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
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
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Brighton, Michigan
Deadline: July 22, 2016
Posted: 7/7/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 9-23, 2016
Title: Studio West - Juried Art Show
Sponsor/Venue: Studio West Art Gallery
Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2 Honorable Mentions, Juror's Choice
Juror: Marnie Fender
Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older, living and working in Michigan. Only original work completed within the last 3 years will be accepted. Digital files submitted for jurying must be in jpeg format and not previously exhibited at Studio West Gallery. Works in all media and mixed media are eligible. Paintings and hangings must not exceed 5' in height or width, or 25 pounds. Sculpture must not exceed 4' x 4' x 5' or 20 pounds. Work must be for sale.
Fees: $30.00
E-mail: Lauren Donahue
Phone: 810-534-6200
Website: http://studiowestgallery.org/juried-art-show/
 

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
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St. Paul, Minnesota
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Posted: 6/27/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 7-9, 2017
Title: American Craft Council Show: St. Paul, Minnesota - Retail Show
Sponsor: American Craft Council
Venue: St. Paul RiverCentre
Eligibility: We encourage you to apply if you produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood.
Fees: $15 processing and handling fee for each set of images; $30 application fee for each show you would like those images to be applied to
Commission: NA
E-mail: shows@craftcouncil.org
Phone: 800-836-3470
Website: http://www.craftcouncil.org
Prospectus: http://www.craftcouncil.org/shows/apply
 

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
East Lansing, Michigan
Deadline: August 8, 2016
Posted: 7/12/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 26 - October 2, 2016
Title: Between Two Points Drawing Exhibition
Sponsor: Michigan State University
Venue: SCENE Metrospace
Awards: none
Juror: Robert Mccann
Eligibility: Open to everyone 18 years or older. All drawing media. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual.
Fees: $25 for up to three entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.
Commission: No commission fee.
E-mail: Jacquelynn Sullivan
Phone: 517.432.3961
Website: http://www.art.msu.edu
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/29NaNMF
 

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
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cleveland, Ohio
Deadline: September 9, 2016
Posted: 7/13/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 28-29, 2016
Title: Sensuosity Erotic Arts Festival
Sponsor: Cleveland Erotic Arts
Venue: Quail Hollow Resort and Conference Center
Awards: $300 first place, $200 second, $100 third
Eligibility: We are in search of high quality original works that are creative, erotic and thought-provoking. Accepted media include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, digital art, photography, film, and sculpture. Artists and models must be 18 years or older.
Fees: Regional Show: $30 for 5 pieces, late $40; Digital Show: $20 for 10 pieces, late $30
Commission: 20%
E-mail: Rauncie Ryan
Phone: 585-953-1957
Website: http://sensuosity.org/
Prospectus: http://sensuosity.org/art.html
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Oxford, Ohio
Deadline: September 14, 2016
Posted: 7/14/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 14, 2016 - February 10, 2017
Title: 2017 Miami University Young Painters Competition
Sponsor: Miami University
Venue: Hiestand Galleries
Awards: $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award; $1,500 2nd Place; $1,000 3rd Place
Juror: Jed Perl
Eligibility: Representational/ Realism painting only. U.S. artists, 25-35 years of age.
Fees: $25.00
Commission: N/A
E-mail: Ann Taulbee
Phone: 513-529-1883
Website: http://www.miamioh.edu/hiestand-galleries/
Prospectus: http://www.miamioh.edu/hiestand-galleries/
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Joliet, Illinois
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Posted: 7/11/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 1-30, 2016
Title: "The Art of Illinois"
Sponsor: Gallery Seven
Venue: 116 N. Chicago St. Joliet, Illinois
Eligibility: All Illinois artists 18 and older are invited to share their vision of Illinois. From the rolling hills to the farmlands to the bustling cities... All media except film/video.
Fees: $35 for 5 pieces
Commission: 30%
E-mail: Gallery Seven
Phone: 815-483-4310
Website: http://galleryseven.net
Prospectus: http://galleryseven.net/#/page/special-events/
 

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
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Posted: 6/30/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 2-26, 2017
Title: Small But Mighty
Sponsor: Christopher Art Gallery
Venue: Prairie State College
Awards: yes
Juror: Aron Packer
Eligibility: any professional artist creating works 24" or under in any dimension
Fees: $25
Commission: 20%
Send SASE to: 212 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
E-mail: Beth Shadur
Phone: 708-709-7738
Website: http://prairiestate.edu/christopher-art-gallery/index.aspx
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/297Km1q

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