all artwork shown above is by Mary Knoblock

Art Opportunities: Call for Artists to exhibit in the MIDWEST
(WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA)

SUBMIT A CALL FOR ARTISTS: Promote art & photography contests, juried exhibitions, art festivals, or any other artists' opportunities.

 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Bolivar, Missouri
Deadline: July 30, 2015
Posted: 5/12/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 11 - December 13, 2015
Title: NOAPS 25th Best of America Exhibit 2015
Sponsor: The National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS)
Venues: The Dunnegan Gallery of Art and The Vine Art Gallery
Awards: Over $10,000 in cash and sponsor awards
Juror: Charles Harrington
Eligibility: All art submitted must have been completed within the last three years and not previously accepted into a NOAPS Exhibition. Maximum size 1200 sq in. (Ex: 30inx40in)
Fees: $10 per entry plus NOAPS Membership fee $50
Commission: 40%
E-mail: ExecutiveNOAPS.org@gmail.com
Website: http://www.NOAPS.org
Prospectus: http://noaps.org/html/bestofamerica.html
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Indianapolis, Indiana
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Posted: 6/1/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 6 - December 5, 2015
Title: Oil Painters of America's Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
Sponsor: Oil Painters of America
Venue: Eckert & Ross Fine Art
Awards: $11,500
Juror: Charles Cox OPAM
Eligibility: To enter, artists must reside in the eastern region of the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting 2015 member applications.
Fees: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Rosemary Murray
Phone: 815-356-5987
Website: http://oilpaintersofamerica.com
Prospectus: http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2015/
eastern/2015-OPA-Eastern-Prospectus.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St. Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Posted: 6/9/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 8-10, 2016
Title: American Craft Council Show: St. Paul, Minnesota - Retail Show
Sponsor: American Craft Council
Venue: Saint Paul RiverCentre
Juror: JAS
Eligibility: We encourage you to apply if you produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. Small studio production work under the direct supervision of the applicant is acceptable. Direct supervision requires that the artist oversees production work as it occurs and provides direction, feedback, and assistance. All work must be produced in the United States or Canada. The American Craft Council reserves the right to require authentication of the production process.
Fees: $40
Commission: 0
E-mail: shows@craftcouncil.org
Phone: 800-836-3470
Website: http://www.craftcouncil.org
Prospectus: http://www.craftcouncil.org/shows/apply
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: August 8, 2015
Posted: 6/30/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 2-31, 2015
Title: ViewPoint 47
Sponsor: Cincinnati Art Club
Venue: Eisele Gallery of Fine Art
Awards: Over $6,000.00 in cash and sponsor awards
Jurors: Dr. Julie Aronson, Ken Emerick and Paige Williams. Final and Awards Judge: Robert Hagberg.
Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older. All traditional fine art media, including sculpture. Up to 4 entries per person.
Fees: $50 first entry, $25 2nd-4th entry, use VP47 Coupon Code to discount 4th Entry
Commission: 40% Commisssion payable to Eisele Gallery
E-mail: Donald A Schuster
Website: http://www.cincinnatiartclub.com
Prospectus: http://www.cincinnatiartclub.com/viewpoint.html or
https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2740
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago Heights, Ilinois
Deadline: August 12, 2015
Posted: 7/15/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 23 - October 24, 2015
Title: Re-Picturing Photography
Venue: Union Street Gallery
Awards: First $500, Second $350, Third $150
Juror: Allison Grant
Eligibility: Open to all artists living in the U.S. and territories, ages 18+. Original artwork only. Work may not have previously been exhibited at USG in the past 2 years.
Fees: $25 for 2 submissions, $30 for 3 submissions. Members receive $5 off the entry fee.
Commission: All sales are made directly to the artist. Union Street Gallery, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, requests a 30% donation from any sale. Artist is responsible for state/local taxes. Donations are tax deductible.
E-mail: Madeline Henry
Phone: 708-754-2601
Website: http://www.unionstreetgallery.org/
Prospectus: http://artsubmit-unionstreetgallery.org/Submit/Prospectus.aspx
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Greenbush, Wisconsin
Deadline: August 14, 2015
Posted: 6/10/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 30, 2015
Title: 55th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
Venue: Wade House Historic Site
Awards: Best in Show - free booth for the next year's event
Eligibility: Looking for vendors of hand crafted items, original art work, sculpture and photography to sell at the 55th Annual Wade House Arts and Crafts Fair in Greenbush, WI.
Fees: $60.00
E-mail: Jenni Laning
Phone: 920-526-3271
Website: http://wadehouse.org
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Prairie Village, Kansas
Deadline: August 14, 2015
Posted: 7/23/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: Month of October 2015
Title: State of the Arts 2015
Sponsor: The Prairie Village Arts Council
Venue: R.G. Endres Gallery
Awards: Total $3500.00
Juror: Larry Thomas
Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older. 2D & 3D Artwork of any media is acceptable. Artwork must be original, not more than 2 years old, not done in a class or under supervision of another artist, and not copied from published photos or from photos taken by others without their written permission.
Fees: $40.00
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Daniel Andersen
Phone: 913-381-6464
Website: http://pvkansas.com/sota
Prospectus: http://pvsota.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Posted: 7/28/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 28 - September 11, 2015
Title: 2015 Hot New Pics Show
Venue: Midwest Center for Photography
Awards: $250 award
Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP
Eligibility: This exhibition celebrates the range of creative exploration in photography, lets discover what is hot right now. Open to all photographers nationwide and open to all photographic genre and subject matter.
Fees: $40
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Linda Robinson
Phone: 316-269-1250
Website: http://www.mwcponline.org
Prospectus: http://mwcponline.org/Midwest_Center_for_Photography/
hot_new_pics_entry.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: August 21, 2015
Posted: 7/13/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 25 - October 23, 2015
Title: Fresh Paint Biennial
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Fresh Paint is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art that qualify in some way as 'painting'.
Fees: $36/3 entries, $10 per additional entry
Send SASE to: PO Box 6218, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/freshpaint/index.html
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Kent, Ohio
Deadline: August 30, 2015
Posted: 7/8/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: February 12 - July 3, 2016
Title: National Fiber Show
Sponsor: Textile Art Alliance
Venue: Kent State University Museum
Awards: Over $2000
Juror: Jane Sauer
Eligibility: Open to all artists who live in the U.S.A. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique. Innovative two- and three-dimensional fiber art is encouraged. Individual and collaborative entries are invited. Each entry must be an original work completed after June 2013. Work produced in a classroom or under instruction is not eligible.
Fees: S45
Commission: $0
E-mail: Mary Ann Tipple
Phone: 440-327-8087
Website: http://callforentry.org
Prospectus: http://callforentry.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: September 1, 2015
Posted: 7/29/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 25 - October 9, 2015
Title: Midwest Photo Emerge
Venue: Midwest Center for Photography
Awards: $250 Fellowship award
Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP
Eligibility: Open to all emerging photographers nationwide. All photographic media is welcome; black & white gelatin silver prints, color c-prints, digital prints, alternative processes, iPhone photography, etc. Selection will be based upon the body of work submitted by each artist rather than on individual images. Artists must submit a brief artist statement.
Fees: $40
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Linda Robinson
Phone: 316-269-1250
Website: http://www.mwcponline.org
Prospectus: http://mwcponline.org/Midwest_Center_for_Photography/
emerge_entry.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Detroit, Michigan
Deadline: September 13, 2015
Posted: 6/19/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 29-31 2015
Title: Damned - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Venue: Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom
Eligibility: Within the word, it is easy to envision devils and hellfire. However, it also reflects the eternal condemnation of self and the subtle mind against itself. It may reflect the emotional trappings within the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps the binding tendrils of our deepest longings or deprivations. Artists of all mediums from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit. There are no restrictions on genre or content but the more deeply personal and powerfully introspective, the better.
Fees: None
Commission: 33.3%
Website: http://thatdamnedshow.com/
Prospectus: http://thatdamnedshow.com/call/
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Okoboji, Iowa
Deadline: September 19, 2015
Posted: 7/20/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 1 - November 21, 2015
Title: Dia de Los Muertos Call for Art
Sponsor/Venue: Pearson Lakes Art Center
Awards: First Place $200, Second Place $150
Juror: Britney Hansen
Eligibility: Submissions must be original, creative, one-of-a-kind artwork, not previously displayed in Iowa. All Artworks must be designed and executed by the artist.
Fees: $0.00
Commission: 30%
Send SASE to: Pearson Lakes Art Center - ATTN: Britney Hansen, 2201 US-71, Okoboji, Iowa 51355
E-mail: Britney Hansen
Phone: 712-332-7013
Website: http://lakesart.org
Prospectus: http://lakesart.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/CALL-TO-ART
.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Posted: 1/26/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Title: The Manifest Prize
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Awards: $5,000 Cash Award + Solo Exhibition of ONE work
Juror: Juried by a broad panel of academic and professional advisors.
Eligibility: Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size. One work will be selected for the award, featured in the gallery, and published. Five semi-finalist works will also be published. Open to all artists. Students and professionals are equally encouraged to enter.
Fees: $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Commission: 30% commission, works may be listed as NFS
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/one
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Peoria, Illinois
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Posted: 7/7/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: February 24 - March 25, 2016
Title: 5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics
Sponsor/Venue: Bradley University Galleries
Awards: 1st place - $1,000.00, 2nd place - $500.00, 3rd place - $250.00.
Juror: Verne Funk
Eligibility: Open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the Central Time Zone (including areas of Canada and Mexico within this time zone). All forms of ceramic expression created within the last three years are encouraged.
Fees: $30 Dollars for up to 3 entries, $50 for up to five
Commission: %35 commission on any Sales
Send SASE to: Attn: Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University Galleries 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61625
E-mail: Erin Buczynski
Phone: 309-677-2989
Website: http://art.bradley.edu/bug/5th-central-time-ceramics-call-for-
entries/
Prospectus: http://art.bradley.edu/bug/files/2015/06/5CTCProspectus.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: March 16, 2016
Posted: 7/1/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 19 - June 17, 2016
Title: Freedom Imagined; Freedom Lived
Sponsor: artConversations, LLC
Venue: The Boyle Family Gallery - Scheidegger Center for the Arts
Awards: $500 (1st Place); $150 (2nd Place)
Juror: Naomi Fishman
Eligibility: Artists working in any medium.
Fees: None
Commission: None; Donations Accepted
E-mail: Naomi Fishman
Phone: 314-477-5772
Website: http://www.artconversation.org
Prospectus: http://artconversations.org/call-to-artists/

 
SUBMIT A CALL FOR ARTISTS: Promote art & photography contests, juried exhibitions, art festivals, or any other artists' opportunities.