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
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
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Posted: 5/16/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 16-17, 2016
Title: Mount Horeb 45th Annual Art Fair
Sponsor: Mount Horeb Chamber of Commerce
Venue: Downtown Main Street, Mount Horeb
Awards: Best of Show Award, Best Artist, Best Crafter, Honorable Mentions
Juror: Art Fair Committee
Eligibility: All handmade items.
Fees: $170 total (Jury Fee: $25, 3/3 slides, photos, Digital Images. Booth Fee: $145)
Commission: $0
E-mail: Art Fair Committee
Phone: 608-437-5914
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1WAMPF7
 

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 10, 2016
Posted: 5/4/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 12 - September 9, 2016
Title: Nude: 8th Annual International Open Call Exploring the Human Form
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: An international competitive exhibit exploring the uncovered human form. Works of art in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), and of any size.
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/nude/index.html
 

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
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: June 13, 2016
Posted: 5/11/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: August 12 - September 9, 2016
Title: All-or-Nothing: An International Call for Works Comprised of Multiple Parts
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: Seeking multi-part works which are specifically comprised of and dependent upon many components. The parts could qualify as stand-alone works, but the meaning or impact of the entire work would be lost without the set. Examples include diptychs and triptychs, grid installations, modular or installation-based sculptural works, interdependent narrative/conceptual series, etc.
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/allornothing/index.html
 

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
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Midland, Michigan
Deadline: June 27, 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
 

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/
 

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/
 

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
 

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
 

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

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