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
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://bit.ly/1JXMvZO
 

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/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Posted: 8/11/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 30 - November 13, 2015
Title: National Photography Fellowship Competition - "Developed Work"
Venue: Midwest Center for Photography
Awards: $500 award
Juror: Visiting Juror
Eligibility: We are looking for photographers who have worked with an idea and have developed it conceptually into a solid framework resulting in a fully developed body of work. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online. Open to all photographers nationwide, and all photographic genre and subject matter. Artists must submit a brief artist statement outlining the conceptual intensions of the work. Selection will be considered from the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images.
Fees: $40
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Linda Robinson
Phone: 316-269-1250
Website: http://www.mwcponline.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1KmvQuT
 

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://bit.ly/1Jia7d0
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: September 28, 2015
Posted: 8/25/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 6 - December 4, 2015
Title: Monolithic
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Monolithic is a gallery exhibit that seeks works of any size, which nevertheless address, explore, or present issues of scale, size, or proportions. This may be through illustrative means, or be by virtue of the work's own phyicality, dimensions, or other characteristics. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media.
Fees: $36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry.
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/monolithic/index.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
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: October 2, 2015
Posted: 8/25/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 6 - December 4, 2015
Title: Macroscope
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Macroscope is a gallery exhibit that seeks works of art of any medium, style, or genre, which explore big ideas. This is open to very wide interpretation, and may be descriptive, symbolic, or literal in representing or embodying grand ideas themselves, or the process of considering them.
Fees: $36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry.
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/macroscope/index.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: October 10, 2015
Posted: 8/23/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 25 - December 19, 2015
Title: I Can't Breathe
Sponsor: ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
Venue: ARC Gallery
Awards: none
Jurors: Romi Crawford and Mary Patten
Eligibility: Videos have recently appeared showing shocking violence by police against unarmed citizens, forcing all of us to address our ignorance and denial, as well as to ask about the nature of institutionalized racism. ARC wants to begin a conversation about these events. ARC is looking for work that evokes what it feels like to find oneself targeted, in a suffocating space, or unheard. This also includes work that addresses how one might imagine that grip to be loosened, or what it might look like to begin to listen. Believing that all voices are valuable as we learn to listen to each other, this juried show is open to anyone who wishes to apply regardless of ability to pay. ARC asks for a donation by those who feel they can contribute. Open to all artists working in all media, including written word and spoken word. All sizes will be considered.
Fees: None, ARC encourages donations from those who are able
Commission: None
Send SASE to: 2156 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, Illlinois 60647
E-mail: Michele Stutts
Phone: 773-252-2232
Website: http://www.arcgallery.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1LsRa7Y
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm
Posted: 8/26/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 15, 2016 - April 7, 2017
Title: 2016 - 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Sponsor: The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee
Venue: Broadway Corridor in Downtown Cape Girardeau
Awards: Each artist selected will receive a $1,000 honorarium.
Juror: James K. Johnson
Eligibility: Open to all applicants 18 and older. All entries must be original work and of safe design and construction. Acceptable entries may be existing works, completed prior to the submission, or detailed sculpture proposals. Full requirements included in prospectus.
Fees: No entry fee
Commission: 10%
E-mail: Murielle Gaither
Phone: 573-334-9233
Website: http://www.capearts.org/2016CapeSculpture.aspx
Prospectus: http://www.capearts.org/2016CapeSculpture.aspx
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minot, North Dakota
Deadline: November 2, 2015
Posted: 8/11/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 12 - February 19, 2016
Title: Americas 2016: Paperworks
Sponsor: Northwest Art Center
Venue: Hartnett Hall Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND
Awards: Cash and Purchase Awards, Solo exhibit for Best of Show
Juror: Karen Kunc
Eligibility: Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Work must be original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition.
Fees: $25 for 2 entries; additional entries $5 ea. Limit 5.
Commission: 30%
Send SASE to: Americas 2016: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, 500 University Ave W, Minot ND 58707
E-mail: Avis Veikley
Phone: 701-858-3264
Website: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
Prospectus: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
 

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://bit.ly/1I2mYZH
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.