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
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Deadline: June 27, 2016
Posted: 6/1/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 30 - October 29, 2016
Title: Call for Entry - Salon Show
Sponsor: Oil Painters of America
Venue: Castle Gallery
Awards: $12,000
Eligibility: Artists must reside in the eastern region of the U.S., Canada and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting 2016 member applications.
Fees: $30 for one; $45 for two
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Rosemary Murray
Phone: 847-277-2890
Website: http://bit.ly/1r2RAJx
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/22yeFBA
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Clarkston, Michigan
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Posted: 4/26/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 17-18, 2016
Title: Art In the Village
Sponsor: Clarkston Community Historical Society
Venue: Depot Park, Clarkston, MI
Awards: none
Juror: Seated Jury Board
Eligibility: Fine art and fine crafts, any medium
Fees: $175 per 10' x 10' space
Commission: none
E-mail: Exhibitor Chair
Phone: 248-922-0270
Website: http://www.clarkstonhistorical.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Detroit, Michigan
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Posted: 5/29/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 5-6, 2016
Title: Call For Anatomic/Medical/Biological Art: Corpus Illuminata VI
Venue: Tangent Gallery
Eligibility: We are now accepting submissions of artwork of any medium that contain an anatomic, medical and/or biological element for Corpus Illuminata VI ~ An Anatomic Interpretation.
Fees: Free
Commission: 30%
Website: http://www.corpusilluminata.org
Prospectus: http://www.corpusilluminata.org/exhibition/
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Indianapolis, Indiana
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Posted: 6/8/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 28 - September 30, 2016
Title: Indiana Wildlife Artists 33rd Annual Art Exhibit
Sponsor: Indiana Wildlife Artists
Venue: Second Presbyterian Church
Awards: $75 for First, $50 for Second and $25 for Third Place in each category
Juror: The judging panel consists of a fine artist and a naturalist, both of whom are recognized for their expertise.
Eligibility: Anyone may enter, but artwork needs to be dropped off and picked up in person. IWA will not accept artwork before the exhibit, nor will it store or ship artwork after the exhibit. It is your responsibility to deliver and pick up your work from the exhibit location on time, or make other arrangements.
Fees: $50 non-member fee for 3 entries
Commission: 30%
E-mail: Shari Jardina
Website: http://www.indianawildlifeartists.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1Xbf116
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: July 2, 2016
Posted: 5/25/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 20 - August 13, 2016
Title: We the People
Sponsor/Venue: ARC Gallery
Awards: None
Juror: None
Eligibility: As part of the important conversations swirling around this election year, ARC invites artists to join an open walls show that critically explores and dissects the current election season and the wider impact government has on our lives. In a democracy, everyone's voice matters. So if you apply, you are included in this exhibition. No individual candidates from this election can be included in this work. Work must dissect the issues, not just critique a candidate. Please see the prospectus for details and online submission. Due to space considerations, no projections or media installations will be accepted for this show, and some size restrictions may apply.
Fees: $25 per image/ no limit
Commission: None
Send SASE to: 2156 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL
E-mail: Carolyne King
Phone: 773-252-2232
Website: http://www.arcgallery.org
Prospectus: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/z18vsnqu12bu0ao/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Deadline: July 2, 2016
Posted: 6/1/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 24 - November 4, 2016
Title: 29th annual Northern National Art Competition
Sponsor: Nicolet College and The Northern Arts Council
Venue: Nicolet College Art Gallery
Awards: $8,500, including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence
Juror: Jeanine Coupe Ryding
Eligibility: U.S. artists 18 or older working in any medium that is suitable for wall-mounting. Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber work, mixed media are all acceptable as long as the work is original. There is no theme other than the best American art being made this century.
Fees: $30/2 images
Commission: none
E-mail: Katy Ralph
Phone: 715-365-4556
Website: http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/nnac
Prospectus: http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/nnac
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Midland, Michigan
Deadline: July 7, 2016
Posted: 5/23/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 15 - December 23, 2016
Title: 2016 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition
Sponsor: Aden Dow Museum of Science and Art
Venue: Midland Center for the Arts
Awards: $3500 in awards, $1000 Grand Prize
Juror: James Lawson
Eligibility: Open to all Michigan artists 18 years of age or older. Works in all media and mixed media are eligible. Only original works completed within the past three years and not previously exhibited in Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art will be accepted. No giclees, reproductions or copies of original art work. Digital files submitted for jurying must be a non-altered representation of the actual works to be considered for exhibition.
Fees: $35.00 for up to three images
Commission: 30%
Website: http://www.mcfta.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1sMWOuC
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Nelsonville, Ohio
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Posted: 4/6/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 5 - November 4, 2016
Title: In, On, Of Paper
Sponsor: Paper Circle
Venue: Paper Circle Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio
Awards: (2) Awards of Distinction $300, Excellence $200, Merit $100, Origami Award, Awagami Awards (2 prizes each: 50 sheets of kozo from Awagmi in Japan)
Juror: Tom Balbo of the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland; origami submissions: Dr. Robert J Lang
Eligibility: Open to all artists and hobbyists living in the USA and Canada. Original works created either in, on, or of paper including handmade paper, paper sculpture, origami, artist's books, cut paper, stitched paper or works on paper.
Fees: $30.00
E-mail: Barbara Campagnola
Website: http://www.papercircle.org
Prospectus: https://papercircle.org/callforwork/
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Posted: 5/21/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 26 - September 16, 2016
Title: 2016 Hot New Pics Show
Venue: Midwest Center for Photography
Awards: $250 award
Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP
Eligibility: Open to all photographers internationally, also open to all photographic genre and subject matter. This exhibition celebrates the range of creative exploration in photography. Selected artists will have their work featured in the "Hot New Pics Show" and online.
Fees: $40
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Linda Robinson
Phone: 316-269-1250
Website: http://www.mwcponline.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1W95HL3
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Roma, and Mexico City
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Posted: 6/17/16
 
 Title: 10 opportunities in Chicago, Roma and Mexico City
Venue: 10 galleries in Roma (4 galleries), Chicago (3), and Mexico City (3)
Awards: 10 solo shows and/or events
Eligibility: Open to all artists, regardless of media, age and nationality. At the end of the call, each gallery in the "jury" will select one artist to organize a solo exhibition/event and start a true collaboration. Furthermore, your work will be seen and voted by our international curatorial board.
Fees: from €15
E-mail: tinaplatform@gmail.com
Website: http://www.tinaprize.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Indianapolis, Indiana
Deadline: July 16, 2016
Posted: 4/25/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 1-22, 2016
Title: SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XII
Sponsor: Southside Art League
Venue: Garfield Park Art Center
Awards: Awards will total a minimum of $2000 in cash
Juror: To be decided
Eligibility: This juried competition is open to all artists, 18 years of age and over, who currently reside in the United States.
Fees: $40 for members of the Southside Art League, $50 for non-members
Commission: The Southside Art League will retain a 33.3% commission
Send SASE to: Southside Art League, Inc. 299 E. Broadway, Greenwood, IN 46143, Attn: Abstract Exhibit
E-mail: Robert Aichele
Phone: 317-727-5539
Website: http://www.southsideartleague.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1pxPD6X
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: July 17, 2016
Posted: 5/22/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 5 - September 3, 2016
Title: 5th Annual Juried Encaustic Exhibition
Sponsor/Venue: Morpho Gallery
Awards: none
Jurors: Kathleen Waterloo and Kathy Blankley Roman
Eligibility: The exhibit is open to artists in the U.S. who work in the encaustic medium. Mixed media is welcomed, but media must primarily consist of "hot wax" encaustic. 2D works only, unless it can be hung on a wall. Dimensions should not exceed 28" per side, including frame or support.
Fees: $25
Commission: 20%
Send SASE to: 5th Annual Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
E-mail: Kathy Roman/ David Leigh
Phone: 773-878-4255
Website: http://morphogallery.com/
Prospectus: http://morphogallery.com/links.htm
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: July 26, 2016
Posted: 6/18/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 8-24, 2016
Title: Featured Artist
Sponsor/Venue: Flow Art Space
Juror: Founder Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: Up to 8 artists will be chosen; a body of work from each exhibited. All subject matter considered and 2D and 3D, including drawing, painting, photography, book art, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, glass, encaustic, ceramics, mixed media, wood, digital art, video, installation, etc.
Fees: $60 for 6 images
Commission: none taken, artists handle and keep 100% of sales
E-mail: Melissa Metzler
Phone: 612-564-3569
Website: http://www.flowartspace.com
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1Sb6TpC
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: July 29, 2016
Posted: 5/4/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 30 - October 28, 2016
Title: Photo-Real: Open Call for works of Photo-Realism
Sponsor: Fotofocus
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Seeking works of art that convincingly portray the appearance of photography through painting, drawing, sculpture, etc, incorporating photographic qualities such as extreme detail, depth of field, reflections, and flatness in any non-photographic media. There is no limitation on subject matter.
Fees: $36 for up 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Send SASE to: PO Box 6218, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/photoreal/index.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: July 29, 2016
Posted: 5/4/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 30 - October 28, 2016
Title: Real-Photo: Open Call for Works of Photography that Appear Non-photographic
Sponsor: Fotofocus
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Seeking works of art that are made with any photographic media (manipulated film, photograms, abstracted digital photographic imagery, direct emulsion exposure, photo-transfers, historical and alternative processes, etc.) but which appear to not be photographic in nature, at least at first glance. There is no limitation on subject matter.
Fees: $36 for up 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Send SASE to: PO Box 6218, Cincinnati, OH 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/realphoto/index.html
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Posted: 5/6/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 1-30, 2016
Title: Call for Entry--National Juried Exhibition
Sponsor: NorthStar Watermedia Society
Venue: Lakeville Area Arts, Lakeville, MN
Awards: Minimum of $4,000 in cash and non-cash prizes
Juror: Kerry Morgan
Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older. Watermedia only. Up to 3 entries per artist.
Fees: $35 members; $45 non-members
Commission: 35%
Website: http://northstarwatermedia.com
Prospectus: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3204
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Freeport, Illinois
Deadline: June 27, 2016 (Early-Bird) and August 8, 2016 (Late-Entry)
Posted: 4/29/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 4, 2016 (10-5 pm)
Title: Art in the Park 2016
Sponsor: Freeport Art Museum and Freeport Park District
Venue: Krake Park in Freeport, IL
Awards: $100 Best of Show and 2 Honorable Mentions
Juror: TBD
Eligibility: This one-day, outdoor art fair is open to fine artists who work in one of the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Wood Working, Pottery & Ceramics, Glass, Sculpture, and Jewelry. (Sorry, wearable textiles and clothing such as hats, scarves, socks, gloves, leg warmers, dresses and other wearable fiber items will NOT be eligible for this year's event)
Fees: $65 (Early-Bird), $85 (Late-Entry)
Commission: none
E-mail: Carrie Baxter
Phone: 815-235-9755
Website: http://www.artintheparkfreeport.com/
Prospectus: http://www.artintheparkfreeport.com/artist-application.html
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: August 8, 2016
Posted: 6/9/16
 
 Title: Blue Man Group Art Competition Call For Artists
Venue: Briar Street Theatre
Awards: $2,500 awarded to each of 6 winners
Eligibility: The competition is open to artists working in acrylic, digital art, drawing/pastel, mixed media, oil, painting, photography and printmaking.
Fees: 0
Website: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.blueman.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Woodstock, Illinois
Deadline: August 14, 2016
Posted: 6/17/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 6-29, 2016
Title: Fearless
Sponsor: e/artgroup
Venue: Old Court House Arts Center
Awards: cash awards
Juror: e/artgroup; Judge: Beate Minkovski, artist, activist, and art advocate, Founding Executive Director of Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, www.womanmade.org
Eligibility: Fearless is a national juried art show exploring the topic of Fear. Seeking artists working in most media, and all subject matter, exploring the complicated issue of what it means to be (or not to be) Fearless.
Fees: $30
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Vicki
Phone: 815.338.4525
Website: http://www.e-artgroup.com
Prospectus: http://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3472
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: September 27, 2016
Posted: 6/6/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 30 - December 17, 2016
Title: Celebrate, Contemplate: national juried group exhibition
Sponsor/Venue: Flow Art Space
Juror: Founder Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: The holidays conjure differing reactions. For some, it's a time for gathering and celebrating with friends or family. Others find it a challenging time and prefer quiet contemplation or even hibernation. Share your take on the season. 2D and 3D art in all mediums will be considered. Artists must ship work from within the United States and work must be returned to a United States address. Artists must be 18+ years of age to apply. Work that requires freight delivery will not be considered. Read prospectus for more information.
Fees: $40 for 4 images, $5 each addl image
Commission: none taken, artists handle and keep 100% of sales
Phone: 612-564-3569
Website: http://www.flowartspace.com
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1suDpyh

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