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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
Kankakee, Illinois
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Posted: 3/2/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 17-19, 2015
Title: Wright In Kankakee Fine Art Show & Sale
Sponsors: Community Arts Council of Kankakee, and Wright In Kankakee
Venue: B. Harley Bradley House, 701 S Harrison Ave., Kankakee, IL 60901
Awards: Best In Show: $300, People's Choice: $100, First Place: $100, Second Place: $75
Juror: Wright In Kankakee Fine Art Show & Sale Committee
Eligibility: Artists must apply for admission and be accepted by the Show's jury. All media are eligible for acceptance. Artists have the option to submit work into three categories: General, Birds, or Frank Lloyd Wright. All work must be original: no patterns or kits may be used. Complete rules and details will be furnished to those accepted.
Fees: $95: First Time Entries, $80: Returning Artist, $150: Group Entry
Commission: -none-
Send SASE to: The WIK Fine Art Show, c/o Wright In Kankakee, 701 S Harrison Ave., Kankakee, IL 60901
E-mail: Janice Miller
Phone: 815-933-ARTS
Website: https://www.facebook.com/wrightinkankakeefineartshow (2-page application is available in the "Photos" section)
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Bay Harbor, Michigan
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Posted: 3/19/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 25-26, 2015
Title: Bay Harbor Arts Festival - Call for Artists
Venue: Village at Bay Harbor
Awards: $1500
Juror: Bay Harbor Village Company
Eligibility: Artists in fine art and fine craft disciplines are invited to apply. All work must be the original design of the artist; the essential work required to make each finished piece must be done by the artist. A mass-produced, cluttered or commercial appearance to an artist display is not permitted. The artwork exhibited by the artist at the event must match the quality and balance of the images submitted to the jury. The artwork must also match the scope and volume of the images submitted to the jury.
Fees: $35
Commission: N/A
E-mail: Tracy Bacigalupi
Phone: 231-439-2650
Website: http://bayharbor.com
Prospectus: http://bayharborartsfestival.com
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: May 22, 2015
Posted: 5/1/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 10 - August 7, 2015
Title: Master Pieces: 9th Annual Exhibition of Current/Recent MFA/MA Grad Students
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Open to current graduate students or MFA/MA degree recipients since January 2014, to exhibit in all five gallery spaces at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content. Finalists will be included in The Manifest Exhibition Annual publication for season 11.
Fees: $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/masterpieces/index.html
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Topeka, Kansas
Deadline: May 24, 2015
Posted: 2/18/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 10 - August 22, 2015
Title: MidAmerica Pastel Society Regional Juried Show
Venue: SouthWind Gallery
Awards: Best of Show $1500.00
Juror: Mary Binford Miller
Eligibility: Pastel Artists residing in KS, MO, NE, OK, AR, CO.
Fees: $50/non-members, $35/members
Commission: Gallery retains 50% of sales. No NSF or POR
E-mail: Cristine Sundquist
Website: http://midamericapastels.com
Prospectus: http://files.faso.us/52608/4009.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: May 28, 2015
Posted: 2/23/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 28 - October 18, 2015
Title: Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2015
Venue: The Wichita Center for the Arts
Awards: $7500 in cash and purchase awards
Juror: Linda Sikora
Eligibility: Artists are encouraged to enter artwork in any traditional or non-traditional craft media. The exhibition is open, but not limited to the following: Ceramics, Enamels, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Metalsmithing, Paper, Wood, and mixed media. All artwork must be display ready with display hardware included, must fit through a standard 39"x 6'10" doorway. Weight limit is 50 pounds. Installation pieces must be installed and removed by artists. The exhibit is open to all artists living and working in North America. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist. Works shown in previous Wichita National exhibitions are not eligible.
Fees: $30 for 3 entries
Send SASE to: 9112 E. Central, Wichita, KS 67206
E-mail: Amy Reep
Phone: 316-634-2787
Website: http://www.wcfta.com/upcoming-exhibitions/
Prospectus: http://www.wcfta.com/upcoming-exhibitions/
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Northbrook, Illinois
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Posted: 2/27/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 9 - November 20, 2015
Title: Flights of Fancy: Unexpected Works of Whimsy
Venue: Northbrook Public Library
Awards: $2000 Purchase Prize, $1000 2nd Place, $500 3rd Place, $200 Viewer's Choice
Juror: TBA
Eligibility: This year's theme looks for works that embrace unconventional or repurposed materials and tends to surprise the viewer or take them to a place of whimsy and wonder. Works should be completed within the last 5 years and can be executed in any media. Artwork must be suitable for public display and viewable by all ages. Artists must be 18 years or older.
Fees: $40
Commission: 0
E-mail: Celina Preston
Phone: 847.272.6224
Website: http://www.northbrook.info/art-exhibitions
Prospectus: http://www.callforentry.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Belleville, Michigan
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Posted: 3/26/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 25-26, 2015
Title: Artaffair on Main
Sponsor: Belleville Area Council for the Arts
Venue: Main Street, Belleville, Michigan
Awards: $1000 cash total
Eligibility: Fine quality, original work submitted in the name of the original artist. Manufactured, kit and/or commercially produced items not accepted. Buy/Sell items forbidden. All displayed works must be available for purchase.
Fees: $125 booth fee, $10 jury fee
Commission: n/a
E-mail: Pamela Dalton, Show Manager
Phone: 734-697-8123
Website: http://artaffaironmain.org
Prospectus: http://artaffaironmain.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Posted: 1/26/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: Season 12: September 2015 - August 2016
Title: Season 12 Call for Exhibit Proposals: Solo, Group & Concept Submissions
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: Manifest is accepting proposals for solo, group, and concept shows for its upcoming Season 12. Open to all artists. Students and professionals are equally encouraged to enter.
Fees: $50/application
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/proposals
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minot, North Dakota
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Posted: 2/23/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 25 - September 24, 2015
Title: Americas 2015: All Media
Venue: Northwest Art Center
Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of show earns a solo exhibition in 2016 and an invitation to the Best of the Best Show.
Juror: Richard Notkin, Vaughn, WA
Eligibility: Traditional or experimental works, completed in the last two years.
Fees: 2 Entries/$25; Additional Entries $5 each
E-mail: Avis Veikley
Phone: 701-858-3264
Website: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
Prospectus: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Quincy, Illinois
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Posted: 4/10/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 18 - September 19, 2015
Title: Biennial Quad State Exhibit
Venue: Quincy Art Center
Awards: Best of Show: $1,500, plus $2,400 in additional awards
Juror: Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director of UICA in Grand Rapids, MI
Eligibility: Open to all artists over 18 living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. Original artworks of any medium will be accepted. Artwork must have been completed in the past 3 years. 5 artworks can be entered, a maximum of 3 can be accepted.
Fees: 3 works for $30, $10 for each succeeding entry.
Commission: %30
E-mail: Kayla Obert
Phone: 217-223-5900
Website: http://www.quincyartcenter.org/Biennial-Quad-State-Exhibit.html
Prospectus: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: June 3, 2015
Posted: 1/13/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 3-6, 2015
Title: One of a Kind Show Chicago
Venue: The Merchandise Mart Chicago
Eligibility: The One of a Kind Show invites artists with high quality, handmade, original work to apply to be a part of the One of a Kind experience in Chicago! Eligible work ranges from giftable craft to premium fine art. Artists will be juried and chosen based on uniqueness, craftsmanship and attention to detail. You must be the maker, designer, creator and producer of the work. Artists may have limited assistants/apprentices as long as the artist is on-site and involved as stated above. Your product, booth design and application information will be juried for quality, authenticity, uniqueness, salability, booth presentation and overall balance of categories. Reproduction aids such as molds used in jewelry or ceramics must be created by the applying artisan. For photographers only: original photographs should make up most of the artist's display. Signed and numbered limited editions will be permitted.
Fees: Application fee: $35, Booth fee: $2,500
E-mail: Erin Hartz
Phone: 312.527.7757
Website: http://oneofakindshowchicago.com/exhibit/exhibitorapplication/
Prospectus: http://oneofakindshowchicago.com/exhibit/exhibitorapplication/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Lincoln, Nebraska
Deadline: June 6, 2015
Posted: 1/30/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 7 - October 24, 2015
Title: American Plains Artists 30th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale
Sponsor: American Plains Artists
Venue: Great Plains Art Museum
Awards: Over $18,000 in Awards with $2,000 Best of Show
Juror: Tom Tierney
Eligibility: Original artwork rendered in traditional media in a realistic or representational style must depict the people, the life, the wildlife, or the landscape of the American Great Plains in past or present times, be rendered within the last three years, and must be for sale. No photography or computer generated art.
Fees: $70
Commission: 25%
Send SASE to: J. I. McElroy, 11730 RD 40, Gurley, NE 69141-6505
E-mail: J. I. McElroy
Phone: 308-249-1488
Website: http://www.americanplainsartists.com
Prospectus: http://www.americanplainsartists.com/2015/APACallforEntries
2015.htm
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Monmouth, Illinois
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Posted: 3/27/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 31 - October 23, 2015
Title: 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition
Sponsor: Buchanan Center for the Arts
Venue: 64 Public Square, Monmouth, Illinois
Awards: $2,800 in cash prizes, including $1,000 Best of Show
Juror: Frank Saliani
Eligibility: See eligibility and entry details at: www.callforentry.org
Fees: $25 per 3 entries
Commission: 20%
E-mail: Kristyne Gilbert Bradford
Phone: 309-734-3033
Website: http://bcaarts.org
Prospectus: http://bcaarts.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Omaha, Nebraska
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Posted: 4/1/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 26-27, 2015
Title: Omaha Summer Arts Festival Presents ARTsarben
Venue: Aksarben Village, Omaha, NE
Awards: $1,000 in Cash Merit Awards and automatic invitation to the 2016 show for award winners
Eligibility: ARTsarben will showcase the work of 80 artists from throughout the U.S. The focus of the show will be on offbeat, creative and novel artwork that is affordable and can be purchased as a gift or enjoyed every day, such as vintage jewelry; hand-sewn purses; one-of-a-kind, whimsical items for the garden and home and other treasures that will attract buyers and browsers of every age group.
Fees: $30 for Jury Fee & $300 Booth Fee
E-mail: Emily Peklo
Website: http://artsarben.com
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3735
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Elmore, Ohio
Deadline: June 19, 2015
Posted: 2/10/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 15 & 16, 2015
Title: Schedello! Fine Arts & Music Festival
Sponsor: Schedel Foundation
Venue: Schedel Arborretum & Gardens
Awards: First Prize plus 3 honorable mentions - cash awards
Juror: committee of regional artists and academics
Eligibility: Schedello! Fine Arts & Music Festival is a 2-day, outdoor, balanced, juried fine arts show. The Artists' Village is located along the serene Grand Lawn of the beautiful 17 acre Schedel Arboretum & Gardens.
Fees: $20 Jury Fee. $150 for a 10' x 10' booth space or $225 for a 20' x 10' space - free electric for the first 25 applicants accepted. All others, electric is available for a fee of $20.
Commission: Non
E-mail: Rod Noble
Phone: 419-862-3182
Website: http://www.schedello.org
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3942
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Defiance, Missouri
Deadline: June 22, 2015
Posted: 4/29/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 15-16, 2015
Title: First Annual Defiance Wine Country Art Festival
Sponsor: Defiance Merchants Association
Venue: Wine Country Gardens
Eligibility: Categories for submission include painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawing, pen and ink. Please be aware that all category submissions, must be original art. Giclees and or reproductions will not be accepted.
Fees: $20 Jury entry, $180 when accepted
Commission: NA
Website: http://defianceartfestival.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Bismarck, North Dakota
Deadline: June 26, 2015
Posted: 2/10/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 4-28, 2015
Title: 4th Annual Square Foot Exhibit
Venue: Bismarck Art & Galleries Association
Eligibility: Artists may enter up to 2 pieces in any media that can be applied to a 12" x 12" canvas. Canvases may not be altered in size and/or shape. Artists will receive their canvas from BAGA to ensure consistency of canvases. The show is open to all artists 18 years old or older. All artwork will be priced at $130 by BAGA.
Fees: $20 for 1 or $25 for 2 pieces of art
Commission: 30%
E-mail: Linda Christman
Phone: 701-223-5986
Website: http://www.bismarck-art.org/index.cfm
Prospectus: http://www.bismarck-art.org/uf/Entry%20Form.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: June 26, 2015
Posted: 5/1/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 14 - September 11, 2015
Title: 7th Annual Nude: International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Human Form
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Manifest is excited to renew our invitation to artists exploring the uncovered human form! Open to works of any media, size, style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.) Students and professionals are equally encouraged to enter.
Fees: $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/nude/index.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: June 29, 2015
Posted: 5/1/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 14 - September 11, 2015
Title: Expatriates: Artists Who are Originally from (but no longer live in) KY, OH, IN
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: For Manifest's second exhibit focusing on works from other regions, we are calling for artists originally from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, but who no longer live in these three states. Students and professionals alike are encouraged submit. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work.
Fees: $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/regional/index.html
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Posted: 4/22/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 13 - October 18, 2015
Title: 2015 National Exhibition
Sponsor: Northstar Watermedia Society
Venue: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Awards: over $4000
Juror: Jack Richeson
Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older.
Fees: $45.
Commission: 35%
Website: http://northstarwatermedia.com
Prospectus: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2301
&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Galesburg, Illinois
Deadline: July 17, 2015
Posted: 1/21/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 12, 2015
Title: Art in the Park
Sponsor: Galesburg Civic Art Center
Venue: Standish Park (where Broad St. meets Tompkins St. in downtown Galesburg, IL)
Awards: $750
Juror: Art in the Park Committee
Eligibility: Fine Arts and Fine Crafts - original work only. Prospectus available after 3/15/15 at www.galesburgarts.org under 'events' tab. Must include 4 images with entry form and fees. This 29th annual Art Fair also includes children's area, emerging artists tent, live music and a food court.
Fees: $50 for 10' x 10' booth plus $10 jury fee
E-mail: Tuesday Cetin
Phone: 309-342-7415
Website: http://www.galesburgarts.org
Prospectus: http://www.galesburgarts.org
 

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
 

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

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