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NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: December 29, 2014
Posted: 8/12/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 27 - May 10, 2015
Title: National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015
Venue: The Wichita Center for the Arts
Awards: $7500 in cash and purchase awards
Juror: Barbara Shapiro
Fees: $30 for 3 entries
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Amy Reep
Phone: 316-634-2787
Website: http://wcfta.com/index.html
Prospectus: http://wcfta.com/UpcomingExhibitions.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: December 31, 2014
Posted: 7/20/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: ongoing
Title: Small Pleasures
Sponsor: Ulrich Museum of Art
Venue: Ulrich Museum facade
Awards: none
Juror: varies
Eligibility: "Small Pleasures" is a public installation designed for the facade of the Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, KS) in place of Joan Miro's monumental mosaic Personnages Oiseaux. Miro's mural is under restoration from 2012 through 2016, which is the duration of this project. The installation includes a small waterproof display case mounted on a billboard-sized image in the middle of the facade, and two telescopes installed across the street for the viewing of miniature works displayed in the case. Bi-monthly, a new item is featured in the 'mini gallery' selected from a pool of submissions. Visit website for further information.
Fees: Application fee is only $10
Website: http://www.smallpleasures.org
Prospectus: http://www.smallpleasures.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Joplin, Missouri
Deadline: 11:59pm CT, January 4, 2015
Posted: 11/24/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 7 - May 3, 2015
Title: PhotoSpiva Call for Entries - 39th annual national competition & exhibition
Sponsor: George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
Venue: Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri
Awards: $3,000 cash awards - $1,000 first, $750 second, $500 third, three Merit awards $150 ea, three Honorable Mention $100 ea
Juror: Shannon T. Perich, Curator Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Eligibility: Open to all U.S. photographers, amateur and professional. Any photographic process is eligible as long as the work is original and has not been exhibited at Spiva Center for the Arts. No three-dimensional entries accepted.
Fees: $40/5 images; $10 each additional
Commission: Sales are encouraged. 40% commission
E-mail: Jo Mueller
Phone: 417-623-0183
Website: http://www.photospiva.org
Prospectus: http://www.photospiva.org
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Deadline: January 6, 2015
Posted: 11/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 3, 2015
Title: Michigan Annual XLII Exhibition
Sponsor: Anton Art Center of Mount Clemens
Venue: Anton Art Center
Awards: 1st Prize: $1,000; 2nd Prize: $600; 3rd Prize: $400; Honorable Mention Awards
Juror: Nancy Mitchnick
Eligibility: Resident Michigan artists 18 years and older are invited to submit up to two original entries completed within the last two years to be juried. All media and dimensions are acceptable. Submit completed entry form, entry fee, and artwork images (JPEGs only on CD or emailed) by mail before deadline. All materials must arrive by deadline to be eligible.
Fees: $20 for Art Center Members; $35 for Non-members
Commission: The Art Center retains a 40% commission on all sales.
Send SASE to: Anton Art Center, Attn. Exhibitions, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
E-mail: Stephanie A. Szmiot, Exhibition Manager
Phone: (586) 469-8666
Website: http://theartcenter.org/exhibits
Prospectus: http://theartcenter.org/open-call-for-artists-michigan-annual-xlii/
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Evanston, Illinois
Deadline: January 12, 2015
Posted: 11/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 5-29, 2015
Title: LENS 2015
Sponsor/Venue: Perspective Gallery
Awards: Juror's Award: $300, 1st runner-up: $200, 2nd runner-up: $150
Juror: Paul Berlanga
Eligibility: All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome. Photographers are invited to submit up to five (5) photographic images in JPEG form. Images must have been created within the past five years.
Fees: $40
Commission: Gallery takes 40% of any sales
E-mail: Christopher Schneberger
Phone: 847-200-1155
Website: http://perspectivegallery.slideroom.com
Prospectus: http://www.perspectivegallery.org/lens-2015
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Columbus, Ohio
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Posted: 9/29/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 12-14, 2015
Title: 2015 Columbus Arts Festival
Venue: Downtown Riverfront
Awards: $11,000 in various merit awards
Juror: 5 jurors; TBD for 2015
Eligibility: Handmade fine arts only - no commercial molds, reproductions, or manufactured work. Work must fit into one of the 16 disciplines. 4 photos of work and 1 photo of a booth image required; must be representative of work exhibited if accepted. Apply through www.zapplication.org.
Fees: $35
E-mail: Inal Elbeyli
Phone: 614-221-8569
Website: http://www.columbusartsfestival.org
Prospectus: http://columbusartsfestival.org/apply/artist/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Posted: 11/11/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: February 25 - March 28, 2015
Title: Call For Art : You Art What You Eat | National Juried Exhibit
Venue: Union Street Gallery
Awards: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $150
Juror: Shannon Stratton, professional artist and Director at Three Walls Gallery, Chicago IL
Eligibility: Union Street Gallery is looking for art from all over the nation that explores all aspects of food and its cultural significance including cultivation, distribution, preparation, consumption, and appreciation.
Fees: $25 for 2 entries, $30 for 3 entries
Send SASE to: Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights, IL 60411
E-mail: Jessica Segal
Phone: 708-754-2601
Website: http://www.unionstreetgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.artsubmit-unionstreetgallery.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Peoria, Illinois
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Posted: 11/20/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: February 27 & 28, 2015
Title: Nude Attitude
Venue: Peoria Art Guild
Awards: $1,500
Eligibility: Seeking entries for an international Nude exhibition. This event is an exploration of the human figure through a variety of mediums and techniques. All platforms of artwork welcomed. All artists encouraged to apply.
Fees: $40.00
Commission: 30%
Send SASE to: Peoria Art Guild, 203 Harrison Street, Peoria, IL 61602
E-mail: Joshua Cox
Phone: 309.637.2787
Website: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2166
&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
Prospectus: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2166
&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Palatine, Illinois
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Posted: 12/1/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 2 - April 2, 2015
Title: Harper College 38th Annual National Small Works Juried Exhibition
Venue: Harper College
Awards: Color exhibition catalog. Purchase awards available.
Juror: Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Eligibility: National juried show of Small Works, including all media except jewelry, film/video. Maximum 24 inches, largest dimension, including framing.
Fees: $35, 3 digital images on CD
E-mail: smallworks@harpercollege.edu
Prospectus: http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/services/arts/small_works.php
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Posted: 12/12/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 6 - April 3, 2015
Title: In Situ: An International Call for Site-Specific Entries
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Awards: Exhibiting artists will also be featured in the 'season annual' publication.
Juror: Juried by a broad panel of academic and professional advisors.
Eligibility: Open to all artists. Students and professionals are equally encouraged to enter. The only limitation beyond the general theme is that entries must represent original works which qualify in some considerable way as being site-specific. Please see prospectus for floor plans, and elaboration on the theme.
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/insitu
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: January 19, 2015
Posted: 12/12/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 6 - April 3, 2015
Title: Open Call: Artists living and working in Florida
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Awards: Exhibiting artists will also be featured in the 'season annual' publication.
Juror: Juried by a broad panel of academic and professional advisors.
Eligibility: Open to all artists with a valid address in Florida. 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/regional
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: January 19, 2015
Posted: 12/12/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 6 - April 3, 2015
Title: Open Call: Artists living and working in Michigan
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Awards: Exhibiting artists will also be featured in the 'season annual' publication.
Juror: Juried by a broad panel of academic and professional advisors.
Eligibility: Open to all artists with a valid address in Michigan. 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/regional
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Marion, Iowa (adjacent to Cedar Rapids)
Deadline: January 21, 2015
Posted: 11/13/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 16, 2015
Title: Marion Arts Festival 2015
Venue: City Square Park
Awards: $3,000
Eligibility: Fine art and fine craft/no reproductions
Fees: $25
E-mail: Deb Bailey
Website: http://www.marionartsfestival.com
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3680
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Deadline: January 23, 2015
Posted: 10/3/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 24 - May 27, 2015
Title: 35th Annual National Print Exhibition
Sponsor: Lincoln Financial Foundation
Venue: Artlink
Awards: $2,500, as well as purchase awards
Juror: Mark Pascale
Eligibility: All artists, at least 18 years of age, residing in U.S. are eligible. All original printmaking media are eligible that meet Artlink's exhibition criteria (available at www.artlinkfw.com). No photography, computer generated, or digitally altered prints will be accepted. All work should have been completed in the last 3 years and may be no larger than 54" in any direction. The size limit is in place to minimize shipment costs for traveling the exhibit. Artwork may not have been exhibited at Artlink previously.
Fees: $25
Commission: 35%
Send SASE to: 300 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
E-mail: Amber Recker
Phone: 260-424-7195
Website: http://www.artlinkfw.com/
Prospectus: http://www.artlinkfw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/35-print-
prospectus-artlink.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: January 28, 2015
Posted: 12/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 6-26, 2015
Title: Elemental: earth, water, air, fire
Venue: Flow Art Space
Awards: $100 for Curator's Choice
Juror: Flow Art Space Founder Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: Art in any medium will be considered, as long as it relates in some way to to earth, water, air, or fire. Artists must ship work from within the United States.
Fees: $40 for 4 images, $5 each addl image
Commission: none taken, artists keep 100% of sales
E-mail: Melissa Metzler
Phone: 612-564-3569
Website: http://www.flowartspace.com
Prospectus: http://www.flowartspace.com/uploads/7/9/6/5/7965517/call_for_elemental_earth_water_air_fire.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
East Lansing, Michigan
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Posted: 8/27/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 16-17, 2015
Title: Call of Applications
Sponsor: East Lansing Art Festival
Venue: East Lansing, MI
Awards: $10,000
Fees: $25 Early Bird entry, $35 Dec. 1-Jan. 31
E-mail: Michelle Carlson
Phone: 517-319-6804
Website: http://www.elartfest.com
Prospectus: http://www.zapplication.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Posted: 10/22/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 30 - June 13, 2015
Title: Prairie Art Exhibit and Auction
Sponsor: Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.
Venue: Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery
Awards: Various
Juror: TBA
Eligibility: SFH announces its Call for Entry for its annual juried Prairie Art Exhibit and Auction, celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a theme of, "Grasslands of the World." Submit up to 2 paintings which thematically or graphically reference the Flint Hills of Kansas. Paintings not to exceed 36in, framed or gallery wrapped and current within the past 2 years. Check requirements and entry form on website.
Fees: No entry fee
Commission: 50%
E-mail: Louise Carlin
Phone: 620-273-8955
Website: http://www.symphonyintheflinthills.org
Prospectus: http://www.symphonyintheflinthills.org/_userfiles/63/files/Call%
20for%20Entry%202015.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St. Charles, Illinois
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Posted: 11/6/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 23-24, 2015
Title: St. Charles Fine Art Show
Sponsor: Downtown St. Charles Partnership
Venue: Downtown St. Charles
Awards: Yes
Juror: Multiple
Fees: $35 Jury Fee
E-mail: Chris Prieve
Phone: 630-443-3969
Website: http://www.StCharlesFineArtShow.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Saint Clair, Michigan
Deadline: February 14, 2015
Posted: 11/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 27-28, 2015
Title: St. Clair Art Fair
Sponsor: St. Clair Art Association
Venue: Palmer Park & Riverview Plaza downtown St. Clair
Awards: $2,500 cash awards
Juror: Juried by a broad panel of academic and professional advisors.
Eligibility: Please see St. Clair Art Fair 2015 application for specific rules, regulations and requirements.
Fees: Jury Fee: $20 per medium, Booth Fee: $225
Commission: None
E-mail: Sandy Attebury
Phone: 810-329-9576
Website: http://www.stclairart.org
Prospectus: http://www.stclairart.org/st-clair-art-fair/2015-art-fair
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Union, Missouri
Deadline: February 20, 2015
Posted: 12/1/14
 
 Title: Request for Proposals for exhibitions in Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Sponsor: East Central College Art Gallery
Eligibility: Open to artists in North America working in all visual media, the call encourages proposals for exhibition by both individuals and groups. How to apply: Image entry will be PC compatible JPEG digital files only. Review will be by digital image only. We regret that we cannot review images via email. CDs must be labeled with the artist's name. Images must be in jpeg format (300 dpi, 4" x 6"). Include a document that provides the corresponding title, media, and dimensions for each image. The title list, brief written proposal, and CV should be submitted in both hardcopy and digital format. Delivery: Artists are responsible for shipping their work to the gallery in sturdy, reusable boxes. East Central College will provide return shipping to the artist.
Fees: $0
Commission: 30%
Send SASE to: Jennifer Higerd, ECC Art Gallery, East Central College, 1964 Prairie Dell Rd, Union, MO 63084
E-mail: Jennifer Higerd
Phone: 636-584-6653
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: February 27, 2015
Posted: 12/15/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 17 - May 15, 2015
Title: Drawn: The Second Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Awards: Exhibiting artists will also be featured in the 'season annual' publication.
Juror: Juried by a broad panel of academic and professional advisors.
Eligibility: Open to all artists. Students and professionals are equally encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which qualify in some considerable way as drawing.
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/drawn
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Deadline: February 28, 2015
Posted: 10/28/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 30 - June 13, 2015
Title: Prairie Photography Exhibit and Auction
Sponsor: Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.
Venue: Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery
Awards: Various
Juror: TBA
Eligibility: SFH announces a Call for Entry for its Prairie Photography Exhibit and Auction, celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a theme of, "Grasslands of the World". Submit up to 2 images which thematically or graphically reference the Flint Hills of Kansas or are in keeping with the 10th anniversary theme. Finished framed or mounted work shall not exceed 36 inches in either dimension. Check requirements and entry form on website.
Fees: No entry fee
Commission: 50%
E-mail: Louise Carlin
Phone: 620-273-8955
Website: http://www.symphonyintheflinthills.org
Prospectus: http://www.symphonyintheflinthills.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Pomeroy, Ohio
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Posted: 12/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: June-September 2015
Title: The Psylodelic Gallery Neo-Psychedelic Evolution: Mind Manifesting Art
Sponsor: Fur Peace Ranch
Venue: Psylodelic Gallery
Awards: First Place: $500.00 and exhibition from June-September 2015, Second Place: $250.00 and honorable mention, Third Place: $100.00
Jurors: Artists: Robin Stickney, Spencer Bohren, Bob Steeler
Eligibility: Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. There are no medium stipulations, so long as they are within and can be related to the theme. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: Photography, Print, Graphic Design, Ceramics/Sculpture, Clothing, Video/Audio, Mixed Media, etc. See prospectus for guidelines.
Fees: $69.00
Commission: 20% to venue
E-mail: Vanessa L Kaukonen
Phone: 740-992-2575
Website: http://furpeaceranch.com/psylodelic_gallery.html
Prospectus: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=378
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Posted: 12/10/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 10-12, 2015
Title: 2015 Cain Park Arts Festival
Sponsor: The City of Cleveland Heights
Venue: Cain Park
Awards: cash prizes
Juror: A panel of professional judges.
Eligibility: The Cain Park Arts Festival is a juried fine arts and fine crafts event, featuring the work of a maximum of 150 artists. The Festival is a three-day outdoor event, held rain or shine in a municipally owned and operated park in Cleveland Heights. Visit www.cainpark.com "How to Apply" for more information and eligibility guidelines.
Fees: $50 non-refundable application fee; $450 booth fee upon acceptance.
Commission: none
E-mail: Janet Hoffman
Phone: 216-291-3669
Website: http://www.cainpark.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Michigan City, Indiana
Deadline: Early Deadline: Feb. 28; Late Deadline: March 31
Posted: 12/1/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 15 & 16, 2015
Title: Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival
Sponsor: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Venue: Washington Park
Awards: $3,000 total cash prizes
Fees: Early Deadline Fee: $30 (Use Code Early 2015); Late Deadline Fee: $45
Send SASE to: 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN 46360
E-mail: Adam Horton
Phone: 219.874.4900 ext. 212
Website: http://www.lubeznikcenter.org/Special_Events/art_fest.html
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3766
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Posted: 12/12/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 8-29, 2016
Title: Deep Freeze
Sponsor/Venue: Flow Art Space
Awards: $100 Curator's Choice Award
Juror: Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: Embrace the inevitability of winter. Here's your chance to express your winter wonder or to vent some frustration through your creation. This group exhibition is scheduled for January 2016 so you will have plenty of opportunity to be inspired while this winter is in full force. Art in any medium will be considered, including drawing, photography, printmaking, encaustics, mixed media, painting, sculpture, installation, polymer clay, collage, ceramics, glass, wood, book art, fiber, video (will be presented on an iPad), etc.
Fees: $40 for 4 images, $5 each addl image
Commission: none taken, artists keep 100% of sales
E-mail: Melissa Metzler
Phone: 612-564-3569
Website: http://www.flowartspace.com
Prospectus: http://www.flowartspace.com/uploads/7/9/6/5/7965517/call_for
_deep_freeze.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wausau, Wisconsin
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Posted: 11/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 12 - November 29, 2015
Title: Birds in Art Exhibition
Sponsor: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Venue: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
Eligibility: The Woodson Art Museum invites two- and three-dimensional artists working in all mediums other than crafts and photography to submit original artworks for jury consideration. All works must interpret birds and related subject matter.
Fees: $5 for one entry; $60 for two entries
E-mail: Shari Schroeder/Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Phone: 715-845-7010
Website: https://www.lywam.org
Prospectus: https://www.lywam.org/prospectus

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