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.

 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: September 20, 2014
Posted: 8/19/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 26 - December 20 2014
Title: The F Word: Feminism Now
Sponsor/Venue: ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
Awards: None
Juror: Jeanne Dunning
Eligibility: All media considered. As ARC was founded in the 70's during the height of the Feminist Art Movement, we have decided to organize a tribute to feminist exhibitions. Rather than revisit the history of Feminist Art and its early leaders, ARC is choosing to celebrate the gallery's feminist history by examining what else Feminist Art is. That is, rather than reducing feminism's meaning to one familiar artist or era, ARC would like to explore what feminist art was, what it has come to be, and where it is going. ARC is searching for work from anyone interested in this subject, national or international, all genders. Please see website for further information.
Fees: $40/3 images, $10 per additional image, no limit
Commission: None
E-mail: Iris Goldstein
Phone: (773) 252-2232
Website: http://www.arcgallery.org/
Prospectus: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/the-afa-word-feminism-now/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: September 23, 2014
Posted: 6/27/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 5-22, 2014
Title: Essence: a group exhibition
Venue: Flow Art Space
Juror: Flow Art Space Founder Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: The idea behind Essence is to get at what's essential in art and, perhaps, life. It's a time of year where the leaves have mostly fallen and we see the essence of the environment around us. It's often a reflective time. This idea is open to your interpretation. All 2D and 3D media and subject matter will be considered, including but not limited to drawing, painting, photography, book art, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, glass, encaustic, ceramics, mixed media, wood, digital art, video, installation, etc. Artists must be 18+ years of age to submit and ship work from within the United States.
Fees: $35 for 3 images, $5 each additional 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_essence.pdf
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Beloit, Wisconsin
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Posted: 4/28/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 7 through November 24, 2014
Title: The Play of Light and Shadow
Sponsor: Beloit Fine Arts Incubator
Venue: Beloit Fine Arts Gallery
Awards: $150 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize
Jurors: Dan Wuthrich and Dean Folts
Eligibility: The show is open to artists 18 and over. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel and mixed media artwork not displayed during the 2013 or 2014 season at the Beloit Fine Ars Incubator. The artwork must reflect the theme "The Play of Light and Shadow" but the theme is not inclusive or exclusive on any subject, technique or style. Entry form and information available on the website.
Fees: $30 for up to 4 entries, an additional $30 for up to an additional 4 entries
Commission: 30% commission on works sold during the exhibition
Send SASE to: Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI 53511
E-mail: Ben Henthorn
Phone: 608-313-9083
Website: http://www.beloitfineartsincubator.com
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: September 26, 2014
Posted: 8/30/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 7 - December 5, 2014
Title: Face First: An International Call for Entries Exploring the Human Face
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 everyone. The only limitation beyond the general theme is that entries must represent original works which qualify in some considerable way as exploring the theme of the human face.
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/face
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: September 29, 2014
Posted: 8/30/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 7 - December 5, 2014
Title: Losing Your Head: An International Call for Entries Featuring the Human or Animal Skull
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 exploring the theme of the human or animal skull.
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/head
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Posted: 8/30/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 7 - December 5, 2014
Title: Extremities: An International Call for Entries Exploring Hands and Feet
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 exploring the theme of hands or feet.
Fees: $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Commission: 30% commission, works may be listed as NFS
Send SASE to: n/a
E-mail: Jason Franz, Executive Director
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/handsandfeet
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Posted: 9/17/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 3-20, 2014
Title: Imagine - a group exhibition
Venue: Flow Art Space
Juror: Flow Art Space Founder Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: All 2D and 3D media and subject matter you can imagine and create will be considered: Drawing, painting, photography, book art, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, encaustic, mixed media, wood, digital art, etc. Artists must be 18+ to submit and ship work from within the United States. Held concurrent with the exhibition Collage.
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
_imagine.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Posted: 9/17/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 3-20, 2014
Title: Collage - a group exhibition
Venue: Flow Art Space
Juror: Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: Art can be any subject matter but the medium must be collage. Artists must be 18+ in age and ship work from within the United States. This exhibition will run concurrent with the exhibition Imagine.
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
_collage.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Deadline: October 17, 2014
Posted: 8/22/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 3, 2015 - April 1, 2016
Title: 2015 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Sponsor/Venue: Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
Juror: Chris Wubbena
Eligibility: The exhibition is 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. Further information available in the prospectus.
Fees: None
Commission: 10%
E-mail: Murielle Gaither
Phone: 573-334-9233
Website: http://www.capearts.org/capesculpture.aspx
Prospectus: http://www.capearts.org/2015CapeSculpture.aspx
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: October 24, 2014
Posted: 9/9/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 12, 2014 - January 9, 2015
Title: Call for Works by Professors and their Current or Former Students
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: Out of respect for the student-teacher bond, and in honor of professors working hard to help their students tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer Tapped, an annual exhibit that presents works of art by current or former professor/student pairs. The sole criteria for the pairing is that the relationship between the two was a formal teacher/student one at some point in time. Please see full prospectus for parameters on submitting.
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/tapped
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: October 27, 2014
Posted: 9/9/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 12, 2014 - January 9, 2015
Title: $1500 Cash Award + Solo Feature Exhibit of ONE Prize-winning work
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Awards: In addition to the cash prize and solo feature gallery exhibit, the prizewinner will have multiple pages devoted to their winning work in the season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual (MEA) hardcover publication. Five semi-finalists will have their selected works included in the MEA as well.
Juror: Juried by a broad panel of academic and professional advisors.
Eligibility: Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size...
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
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: October 29, 2014
Posted: 9/9/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 12, 2014 - January 9, 2015
Title: Call for Painting by Artists Living in Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana
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: This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria for entry is that works must qualify as works of painting and be made by artists living in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. Works may include other processes or media (i.e. mixed media), but must clearly be definable primarily as painting. 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
Algoma, Wisconsin
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Posted: 9/15/14
 
 Title: exhibition opportunity at James May Gallery
Venue: James May Gallery
Eligibility: Artists over 18, living in the continental USA. We are looking for painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, metals, and quality crafts for solo and group shows. Artists may submit up to 10 images. Submission must be individually labeled with artist's name, title, medium, dimensions, year and price (we take 50% so price accordingly). E-mail submissions to mail@jamesmaygallery.com in JPEG or PDF format. Please include resume, statement and bio with submissions. Accepted works must be dropped off at James May Gallery ready to hang or install. Artists will be responsible for shipping costs to the Gallery. Work will be shipped back to the artist at the end of the exhibition.
Fees: There is no entry fee.
Commission: 50%
E-mail: Kendra Bulgrin
Website: http://www.jamesmaygallery.com
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minot, North Dakota
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Posted: 7/10/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 13 - February 26, 2015
Title: Americas 2015: Paperworks
Sponsor: Northwest Art Center
Venue: Minot State University
Awards: Cash and Purchase Awards, Solo show for Best of Show
Juror: James Ehlers, Emporia, KS
Eligibility: Original works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Work may not measure over 60 inches in any direction.
Fees: 2 entries/$25; Additional Entries: $5 each; maximum 5 entries per artist
Commission: 30% commission on works sold or purchased
Send SASE to: Americas 2015: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, North Dakota 58707
E-mail: Avis R. Veikley
Phone: 701-858-3264
Website: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
Prospectus: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: November 12, 2014
Posted: 9/17/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: early 2015
Title: Open Call for group exhibitions and featured artists
Venue: Flow Art Space
Juror: Melissa Metzler
Eligibility: All 2D and 3D media and diverse subject matter will be considered for group and solo exhibitions in early 2015.
Fees: $35 for 3 images for group shows; $55 for 6 images for solo consideration.
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/open_
call.pdf
 

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
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

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