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.

 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wayzata, Minnesota
Deadline: April 29, 2016
Posted: 4/4/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 25-26, 2016
Title: Wayzata Art Experience
Venue: Lake Street overlooking Lake Minnetonka
Awards: Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd Place
Eligibility: 120 juried artists will fill Lake Street to sell original artwork and enjoy showcasing fine art to affluent buyers.
Fees: $25 jury fee, various booth fees
E-mail: info@wayzatachamber.com
Phone: 952-473-9595
Website: http://wayzataartexperience.com/
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4696
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Crawford, Nebraska
Deadline: April 30 RSVP
Posted: 1/11/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 18-21, 2016
Title: Old West Themed Artist Photoshoot
Sponsor: M. Jean Norman
Venue: Our Heritage Guest Ranch
Eligibility: All artists are welcome! Most of the photos will be taken on our 3600 acres. We have a wonderful display of prairie, badlands, ponds and deep cedar filled canyons. We will have models trailing and working cattle. Camping fireside in old tents and some with TeePees. We have someone haying with a team and antique equipment. We will also be haying with motorized machines. A day will be spent at the neighbor's old west town. A sod house is near for Pioneer shots. A trip to Fort Robinson can be arranged for those artists desiring that sort of scenery.
Fees: $600, or $750 to stay on the ranch in a dormitory setting (See website for more lodging info)
Phone: Jean Norman 308-430-1239
Website: http://on.fb.me/1PTlDLB
Prospectus: http://on.fb.me/1PTlDLB
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Valparaiso, Indiana
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Posted: 3/11/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 8, 2016
Title: Mother's Day Art Show & Festival
Sponsor/Venue: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
Eligibility: This is a 4 for 1 deal! We have 4 dates for art vendors available and you will be able to set up on all four dates for one fee. Dates are May 8, July 17, August 12, & August 13. Must bring your own tent and supplies.
Fees: $100
Send SASE to: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
E-mail: Tracy Rosa
Phone: 219-462-0025
Website: http://taltree.org
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
West Lafayette, Indiana
Deadline: May 5, 2016 at 5pm
Posted: 4/12/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 25, 2016
Title: Art on the Wabash; an outdoor juried art fair
Sponsors: KitchenArt, The Store for Cooks
Venue: Tapawingo Park, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Eligibility: Open to any artist, age 18 or older, residing in the following Indiana counties: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White. Work must be original work of the entrant and completed within the last five (5) years. Art work must be of high quality and must be for sale. Artists who have been juried in for three years prior are automatically juried into the fair and do not need to submit images. They do need to submit the form and payment by 5/5 at 5pm. If bringing a new medium, it must be juried. Work may be of any media, but will be juried for quality. No crafts, kits, or production please. Non-fine craft items will not be accepted.
Fees: $15 per artist
E-mail: West Lafayette City Hall
Phone: (765)775-5100
Website: http://www.artonthewabash.com
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: May 6, 2016
Posted: 1/13/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 8 - August 5, 2016
Title: Master Pieces: 10th Annual International MFA/MA Exhibit
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: This tenth installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their MFA or MA. Manifest's goal, is to select works that in the truest sense of the word are contemporary masterpieces-works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career and justify the degree of Master.
Fees: $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Send SASE to: P.O. Box 6218, Cincinnati, OH 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/masterpieces/index.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: May 6, 2016
Posted: 3/7/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 22 - July 16, 2016
Title: Call for Entries - It Figures: The Body in Art
Sponsor/Venue: ARC Gallery
Awards: none
Juror: Dan Addington
Eligibility: This exhibition is a contemporary examination of the human figure, historically a major focus of artists. All societies have created their own concepts for how to portray the human body. ARC looks to examine contemporary society's and artists' views of the human body in all of its manifestations. International eligibility, all mediums and materials are eligible including video and performance, no projections and media-based installations, due to space limitations. Artwork must include human figurative aspects.
Fees: $40 for 3 images, $10 per additional image
Commission: none
E-mail: Carolyne King
Phone: 773-252-2232
Website: http://www.arcgallery.org/
Prospectus: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/it-figures-the-body-in-art/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Canton, Ohio
Deadline: May 6, 2016
Posted: 4/9/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 5, 2016 on
Title: $25,000 national painting competition - "The Reintegration of Pro Football"
Sponsor: ArtsinStark
Venue: Canton Arts District
Awards: One $25,000 award
Juror: The ELEVEN Selection Committee
Eligibility: Any professional artist 18 years of age or older, living in the United States.
Fees: $10
Commission: NA
E-mail: Robert Hankins
Phone: 330-453-1075
Website: http://www.ArtsinStark.com
Prospectus: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3434
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: May 15, 2016
Posted: 3/7/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 29 - August 12, 2016
Title: Land - Group Landscape Photography Exhibition
Venue: Midwest Center for Photography
Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP
Eligibility: Land is a group exhibition that celebrates a range of landscape photographs. We are interested in images of our land, whether they are images of beauty captured in picturesque landscape vistas from the vastness of the land; the plains, the mountains, the forest, the desert, or images of working the land through the cultivation of plant life grown from the earth; flowers, plants, vegetables, crops. Open to all photographers nationwide. All photographic media is welcome.
Fees: $40
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Linda Robinson
Phone: 316-269-1250
Website: http://www.mwcponline.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1QBtTlv
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Akron, Ohio
Deadline: May 22, 2016
Posted: 4/29/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 17 - August 27, 2016
Title: Call for Entry - Summer 2016
Venue: Rubber City Prints Gallery, 140 E Market St., Akron, OH 44308
Eligibility: Prints must display an excellent use of printmaking processes and techniques. Selected prints will encompass artistic diversity in size, orientation and location throughout the United States. All prints must have been created within one year of our submission deadline on May 22nd, 2016. Only original fine art prints are eligible; reproductions of other artwork in the form of digital prints are not acceptable.
Fees: $15 for 2 entries, $10 for each additional entry. All RCP members receive one free entry!
E-mail: Krista Rickert
Phone: 330-269-9837
Website: http://bit.ly/1SPPjv9
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: May 27, 2016
Posted: 4/18/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 9 - October 8, 2016
Title: Call for Entry - Eastern Regional Exhibition
Sponsor: Oil Painters of America
Venue: Eisele Gallery of Fine Art
Awards: $11,500
Juror: Charles Cox OPAM
Eligibility: To enter, 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.
Fees: $30 for one; $45 for two
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Rosemary Murray
Phone: 815-356-5987
Website: http://bit.ly/1Sh2suB
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1rboB7d
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Racine, Wisconsin
Deadline: May 30, 2016
Posted: 3/7/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 7, 2016
Title: Starving Artists Outdoor Fair
Sponsor: Racine Art Guild
Venue: along the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine, WI
Juror: Dianne Levesque
Eligibility: Jurying is required for all artists this year, but to help artists keep their costs down, we have eliminated the jurying fee. For consideration, submit 3 images in each medium of your work. Images must be of current work and the work that will be exhibited at the fair. The maximum price artists may charge for a piece of work is $300. New this year is the Student Exhibitor submission that allows two currently enrolled art students to share a booth.
Fees: $105.00
Send SASE to: Starving Artists Outdoor Fair, P.O. Box 1345, Racine, WI 53401-1345
E-mail: Michelle Ortwein
Phone: 262-880-9752
Website: http://bit.ly/1LR9jxc
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1nwlWlP
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Palatine, Illinois
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Posted: 2/3/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 10-11, 2016
Title: An Art Affair Around the Square
Sponsor: Palatine Jaycees
Venue: Palatine Towne Square
Eligibility: Artists of all ages and specialties are encouraged to apply, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels.
Fees: $25 Jury Fee, $175 Exhibit Space
Send SASE to: P.O. Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517
E-mail: Sarah McKillop
Phone: 847-604-0288
Website: http://artaffairpalatine.com/
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1SYWwLj
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Kansas City, Missouri
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Posted: 4/5/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 9-11, 2016
Title: Art Westport
Venue: Westport District
Awards: Best of Show, First Place, Second Place
Eligibility: Artists wishing to apply must live within a 80 mile radius of the downtown Kansas City, MO Post Office to be eligible to apply.
Fees: $25.00
E-mail: Tia Simpson
Phone: 816-384-2401
Website: http://www.artwestport.info/
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4543
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minot, North Dakota
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Posted: 3/15/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 22 - September 30, 2016
Title: Americas 2016: All Media
Venue: Northwest Art Center, Minot State University
Awards: $2,500 total in awards
Juror: Kim W. Fink
Eligibility: Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. It is preferred that two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing.
Fees: 2 entries/$25; Additional entries: $5 each. Limit 5.
Commission: 30% of works bought or sold
Send SASE to: Americas 2016: All Media, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, North Dakota 58707
E-mail: Avis Veikley
Phone: 701-858-3264
Website: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
Prospectus: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/pdf/am_2016.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: June 12, 2016
Posted: 4/21/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 23 - August 26, 2016
Title: Art Comes Alive
Sponsor/Venue: Art Design Consultants, Inc.
Awards: Purchase awards, publishing contracts, gallery contracts, cash awards, and more!
Juror: Panel of jurors
Eligibility: Must be over 18 years of age. Accepted media: Paintings, original prints, drawings, sculpture, non-functional fine art crafts, photography, mixed media
Fees: $55-$95
Commission: 50%
E-mail: Elizabeth Davis
Phone: (513) 723-1222
Website: http://adcfineart.com/selling-artists-works
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Monmouth, Illinois
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Posted: 3/11/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 27 - October 29, 2016
Title: 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition
Sponsor: Buchanan Center for the Arts
Venue: 64 Public Square
Awards: $3,800 in monetary awards including $1,000 Best of Show
Juror: Lonnie Eugene Stewart
Eligibility: Open to artists working in all media areas. Works must be original. Works created under the direction of an instructor should not be submitted. Source material must be original and not derived from copyrighted images. Entries are limited to a maximum of three (per entry fee) and must have been created in the last two years. Entries will only be accepted through CaFÉ: www.callforentry.org. Works previously exhibited at the Buchanan Center will not be accepted.
Fees: $25 per 3 entries
Commission: 20%
E-mail: Kristyne Gilbert Bradford
Phone: 309-734-3033
Website: http://bcaarts.org
Prospectus: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3356
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Posted: 4/27/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 26 - September 25, 2016
Title: National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2016
Sponsor/Venue: Wichita Center for the Arts
Awards: $3,000
Juror: Michael Onken
Eligibility: All artists living and working in North America. Each entry must be an original oil painting wholly designed and executed by the artist in the last two years. Paintings shown in previous National Small Oil Painting Exhibitions not permitted.
Fees: $30
Commission: 40%
Send SASE to: 9112 E. Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67206
E-mail: Dimitris Skliris
Phone: 316-634-2787
Website: http://wcfta.com
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1YUjfHO
 

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
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/
 

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
 

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

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