all artwork shown above is by Mary Knoblock

Art Opportunities: Call for Artists to exhibit in the SOUTH
(DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, KY, TN, MS, AL, OK, TX, AR, LA)

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

 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Raleigh, North Carolina
Deadline: September 22, 2014
Posted: 8/11/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 5, 2014 - January 17, 2015
Title: Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southeastern US
Venue: Artspace
Awards: Best of Show ($750), Award of Distinction ($500), Award of Merit ($250), Honorable Mentions ($50 each, 2 Honorable Mentions awarded)
Juror: Stefanie Gerber Darr, Gallery Manager, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN
Eligibility: All work must be original. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following media: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, and wood. Fine art media such as painting, photography, and lithography are not eligible unless incorporated into an otherwise eligible media. Decorated furniture, candles, pressed flowers, handmade reproductions, and objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not eligible. Eligible ties to the Southeastern US include birthplace, residence, or education based in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. All entries must be submitted through CaFE, www.callforentry.org.
Fees: $30
E-mail: Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions
Phone: 919-821-2787
Website: http://www.artspacenc.org
Prospectus: http://www.callforentry.org
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Raleigh, North Carolina
Deadline: September 22, 2014
Posted: 8/27/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 5, 2014 - January 17, 2015
Title: Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southeastern US - Exhibition Opportunity
Venue: Artspace
Awards: Awards & Cash Prizes $750-$50
Juror: Stefanie Gerber Darr
Eligibility: All work must be original. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood. Fine art media such as painting, photography, and lithography are not eligible unless incorporated into an otherwise eligible media. Decorated furniture, candles, pressed flowers, handmade reproductions, and objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not eligible. Eligible ties to the Southeastern US include birthplace, residence, or education based in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Fees: $30 fee
Commission: Artspace retains a commission of 30% on sold works
E-mail: Shana Dumont Garr
Phone: 919-821-2787
Website: http://www.artspacenc.org
Prospectus: http://artspacenc.org/artists/opportunities/call-for-exhibitions/
fine-contemporary-craft/
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Oklahoma City, OK
Deadline: September 24, 2014
Posted: 8/1/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 21-26, 2015
Title: 2015 Festival of the Arts
Sponsor: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Venue: Hudson & Festival Plaza
Eligibility: Applications are available on Zapplication.org
Fees: $25.00
Commission: 20%
E-mail: Gilbert Magdaleno
Phone: 405-270-4895
Website: http://artscouncilokc.com
Prospectus: http://artscouncilokc.com/festival-of-the-arts
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Savannah, Georgia
Deadline: September 26, 2014
Posted: 8/30/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 17-28, 2014
Title: Tiny Divas: Small Works Juried Exhibition
Venue: Non-Fiction Gallery
Jurors: Non-Fiction is pleased to announce guest judges Max Arnzen, Clinton Edminster, and Patrick Suggett
Eligibility: Bold. Talented. Demanding. Idolized. A true diva is a muse to the masses. With public response shifting between veneration and vilification, divas captivate, terrify and inspire. They unapologetically demand devotion while remaining utterly unapproachable, keeping the world at a measured distance. Non-Fiction Gallery wants to bring the celebrity divine within reach. Show us your smallest works inspired by the biggest and boldest doyennes. All 2D and 3D works are limited to twelve inches on the longest side. Any medium is welcome. The artist price for each of the works submitted should not exceed $275.
Fees: (Non-refundable): $20 for up to three works, $5 per every entry thereafter.
Commission: Non-Fiction Gallery takes a 30% comission on works sold.
E-mail: Non-Fiction Gallery
Website: http://www.nonfictiongallery.com
Prospectus: http://www.nonfictiongallery.com/tinydivas
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Naples, Florida
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Posted: 7/25/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 8 - March 8, 2015
Title: All Creatures Great and Small
Sponsor: National Sculpture Society
Venue: Naples Botanical Garden
Eligibility: The juried exhibition will feature works of sculpture in permanent media throughout the Garden and in the new visitor center during Naples' high season. The exhibition is open to all sculptors. Subject matter should be of or having to do with animals. Sculptures may be in any permanent medium suitable for outdoor display in Florida. Works of all sizes will be considered; large works are strongly encouraged.
Fees: $25
Phone: Patty Delahanty at 212-764-5645 x 13
Website: http://www.nationalsculpture.org
Prospectus: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2056
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Coral Springs, FLorida
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Posted: 8/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 8 and 9, 2015
Title: Signature Artist Competition
Sponsor: Coral Springs Festival of the Arts
Venue: The Walk, Coral Springs, FL
Awards: $500 plus free exhibition and sales tent
Juror: TBD
Eligibility: Artwork to depict South Florida. All two-dimensional mediums accepted as well as sculpture. Reproduction rights must be signed away to Festival.
Fees: 0
Commission: n/a
E-mail: Laurie MacDonald
Phone: 954-644-9345
Website: http://www.csfoa.org
Prospectus: http://www.csfoa.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Asheville, North Carolina
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Posted: 8/17/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 7, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Title: Next: New Photographic Visions
Sponsor/Venue: Castell Photography Gallery
Awards: Best in Show, 2 Honorable Mentions
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator & Writer
Eligibility: Next is an open call for entries of contemporary photo based works. The curator is looking to see exceptional photography with a unique perspective and a cohesive look. Works submitted should be from a single, unified body of work. We encourage entrants to challenge themselves to excite our juror, who has her finger on the pulse of contemporary photography. Show her new photographic visions that she hasn't seen before.
Fees: $35 for up to 3 entries, $10 each additional
Commission: 50%
E-mail: Brie Castell
Phone: 828-255-1188
Website: http://www.castellphotography.com
Prospectus: http://www.castellphotographygallery.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=
63328&AKey=RTJLS9E5
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Fort Pierce, Florida
Deadline: October 4, 2014
Posted: 8/6/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 10 - November 21, 2014
Title: The Best of the Best- Annual Juried Show
Sponsor: Seacoast National Bank
Venue: A.E. Backus Museum of Art & Gallery
Awards: Cash, Ribbons, People's Choice, Director's Award
Juror: To Be Announced
Eligibility: Open to All Artists. Four Categories: Watercolor, Oil/ Acrylic, Varied Technique, Three Dimensional. No Photography.
Fees: $25.00 per entry
Commission: 25%
E-mail: Georgina Love
Phone: 772-465-0630
Website: http://backusmuseum.com
Prospectus: http://backusmuseum.com/Best_of_the_Best_2014.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St. Petersburg, Florida
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Posted: 7/22/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 10 - February 23, 2015
Title: Acrylic Painters 2014 annual juried exhibit
Sponsor: International Society of Acrylic Painters - Florida Chapter (ISAP-FL)
Venue: Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Awards: Ten cash awards including $2,000 Best of Show
Juror: Robert Burridge
Eligibility: Any artist eighteen years or older using acrylic medium. Accepted artwork must be original, at least 80% acrylic, and less than three years old.
Fees: $25 for up three images. Membership dues ($30) must be current to enter.
Commission: 40%
Send SASE to: Judy Weitekamp, Memberships, 180 Beach Drive NE #801, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
E-mail: Judy Weitekamp, Memberships
Phone: 727-823-6946
Website: http://isap-fl.com
Prospectus: http://isap-fl.com
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Woodlands, Texas
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Posted: 8/11/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 10-12, 2015
Title: Call for Entries: The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 2015
Sponsor: The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council
Venue: The Woodlands Waterway and Town Green Park
Awards: 11 Best of Show and one Featured Artist
Juror: TBA
Eligibility: Artists are invited to submit three images plus booth shot in these categories: Clayworks, Digital, Drawing, Emerging Artist, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metalworks, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood.
Fees: $35 application fee; booths starting at $475
Commission: none
E-mail: Cynthia Reid
Phone: 281-705-3882
Website: http://woodlandsartsfestival.com
Prospectus: http://zapplication.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Miami, Florida
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Posted: 7/29/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 1-7, 2014
Title: Art Basel Miami Week 2014 | Cosmic Connections Exhibition
Venue: Concept Fair, Miami, FL
Awards: $2000.00 First Place and $1000.00 Second Place
Jurors: Roberta Gonella, Richard Tooke, Silvia Medina
Eligibility: The cosmic gauntlet is down. We ask all emerging and established artists, 18 years of age and older to respond to our theme "Cosmic Connections". Are we connected to the Universe? Are we alone? Is the Universe in us? Media accepted: Computer Art, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Short Films, Small and Monumental Sculptures, Video, 3D Printing, as well as all Innovative New Technologies in Art. An esteemed jury will choose artwork based upon artistic excellence, innovation and originality.
Fees: $55.00 Application and One Image, $65.00/two images, $75/three images, $3 extra for Videos
Commission: 30% for Organization and 70% for Artists
E-mail: Tata Fernandez
Phone: 786-262-5886
Website: http://contemporaryartprojectsusa.com
Prospectus: http://contemporaryartprojectsusa.com/call-for-artists-2/
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Knoxville, Tennessee
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Posted: 5/27/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 6-8, 2015
Title: ArtXtravaganza
Sponsor/Venue: Webb School of Knoxville
Fees: $25.00
E-mail: Joy Edwards
Phone: 865-291-3846
Website: http://artxtravaganza.com/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
San Antonio, Texas
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Posted: 7/18/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 18 & 19, 2015
Title: Fiesta Arts Fair
Sponsor/Venue: Southwest School of Art
Awards: Yes
Eligibility: 42nd annual Fiesta Arts Fair is a two-day event featuring 120-125 artists. Eligibility requirements and applications accepted through www.zapplication.org.
Fees: $25
E-mail: Barbara Hill
Phone: 210-224-1848
Website: https://www.swschool.org/fiestaartsfair
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Niceville, Florida
Deadline: November 1, 2014 (digital entries)
Posted: 7/27/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 12 - February 15, 2015
Title: 23rd Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition
Sponsor: Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, Inc.
Venue: Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College
Awards: $2,000 total cash awards and one-man show for First Place
Juror: Julie Bowland, Professor of Art and Director of Valdosta State University Fine arts Gallery
Eligibility: Open to artists 18 years of age and older, living in the United States. All forms of art are eligible. Work that has won an award in a previous ADSO exhibit, been previously shown in the Mattie Kelly Galleries, or an installation, are not acceptable. Work must have been completed after January 2013. Submission must be original and entirely the work of the entrant. For complete rules, see prospectus.
Fees: $45 - limit 3 entries
Commission: No commission taken
Send SASE to: SE Regional, ADSO, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
E-mail: Marcy Eady
Phone: 850-585-4867
Website: http://www.artsdesignsociety.org
Prospectus: http://artsdesignsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ADSO-
SE-Regional-2015-prospectus-Rev.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: November 4, 2014
Posted: 9/12/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 30, 2014 - January 30, 2015
Title: Juried Portrait Exhibition : Michael Shane Neal, Juror
Sponsor: The Portrait Society of Atlanta
Venue: The LONA Gallery, Lawrenceville, GA
Awards: Ribbons; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Members Choice, Honorable Mentions
Juror: Michael Shane Neal
Eligibility: Open to all artists with eligible work. Work must portray a person and been created in the past five years. No nudes, photography, class work, instructor assisted or copies permitted. Works submitted must be displayed at the gallery for the duration of the show. Visit website for prospectus and submission details.
Fees: Non-members $45, Members $35 for up to 3 pieces.
Commission: Gallery retains 45% of sale. NFS acceptable
Website: http://www.portraitsocietyofatlanta.org/events.htm
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Nashville, Tennessee
Deadline: November 5, 2014
Posted: 9/10/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 18, 2014
Title: Ground Floor Gallery's 3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Venue: Ground Floor Gallery
Awards: 'Best in show' receives a solo exhibition
Juror: Jodi Hays
Eligibility: Ground Floor Gallery is all settled into their new, larger space and is ready for its 3rd Annual Group Exhibition, juried and curated by Jodi Hays. Jodi enthusiastically agreed to take on the challenge of an Open Call format. She will cull the finest work from all of the submissions and formulate a collective theme. All artists over the age of 18 and working in any medium are welcome to submit their recently made work.
Fees: $30 for up to 3 images if before October 19th, $35 after
Commission: 20%
E-mail: Janet Decker Yanez
Phone: 615-478-1467
Website: http://groundflrgallery.com
Prospectus: http://groundflrgallery.com/submissions-2/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cedar Key, Florida
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Posted: 8/13/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 28 & 29, 2015
Title: Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key, FL
Sponsor: Cedar Key Arts Center
Venue: Historic 2nd Street
Awards: Over $16,000 in prize money and purchase awards
Juror: Committee
Eligibility: Fine Arts and Crafts. No mass produced or country craft items. Ceramics/Pottery, Drawing, Glass, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Wood, Jewelry, Fiber, Mosaic, Mixed Media.
Fees: Application Fee: $32, Booth Fee: $165 if invited
Commission: none
E-mail: Event Coordinator
Phone: 352-543-5400
Website: http://CedarKeyArtsFestival.com
Prospectus: http://Zapplication.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Tyler, Texas
Deadline: November 21, 2014
Posted: 9/9/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 20 - February 27, 2015
Title: 30th Annual International Exhibition
Sponsor: Art and Art History Department, University of Texas at Tyler
Venue: Meadows Gallery on UTT Campus
Awards: Purchase awards
Juror: James R. Pace
Eligibility: Any artist, 18 years of age or older. Any two dimensional work including paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs are acceptable if completed within the last 3 years.
Fees: $30.00 for up to three works
Commission: none
E-mail: Ray Sikes
Phone: 903-566-7237
Website: http://www.uttyler.edu/art
Prospectus: http://www.uttyler.edu/art
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Naples, Florida
Deadline: November 24, 2014
Posted: 9/17/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 14 - April 18, 2015
Title: National Art Encounter Competition 2015
Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Venue: Frederick O. Watson Gallery in The von Liebig Art Center
Awards: $2,500
Juror: Dr. Carol Damian, Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Art History and the Past Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
Eligibility: All artists residing in the United States are invited to enter one original two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork in any media for the National Art Encounter Competition 2015. Set up a free account with www.juriedartservices.com and enter online.
Fees: $40
Commission: 30%
Phone: Jack O'Brien at 239-262-6517
Website: http://www.naplesart.org
Prospectus: http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_
info&event_id=856
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Houston, Texas
Deadline: November 30, 2014 midnight
Posted: 8/1/14
 
 Title: 2015 Hunting Art Prize
Sponsor: Hunting PLC
Awards: $50,000
Eligibility: The competition is open to artists who are legal residents of Texas and at least 18 years of age or older by Aug. 1, 2014. A single two-dimensional piece that complies with the terms and conditions may be submitted for the prize. The digital file must be in JPEG format - no less than 1 MB and no greater than 2 MB in size. Artwork must be uploaded at the time the artist signs up for the competition.
Fees: 0
E-mail: info@huntingartprize.com
Website: http://www.huntingartprize.com
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Virginia Beach, VA
Deadline: November 30, 2014
Posted: 9/18/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 30 - April 19, 2015
Title: New Waves 2015
Venue: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Awards: Six Awards for $4,750 total
Juror: Lisa Dent, Director of Resources & Award Programs for Creative Capital
Eligibility: All artists currently residing in Virginia
Fees: $35
E-mail: Heather Hakimzadeh
Phone: 757-425-0000
Website: http://www.virginiamoca.org
Prospectus: http://www.virginiamoca.org/new-waves-2015
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
various locations
Deadline: Jurying begins August 29, 2014 and continues until full
Posted: 8/18/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 30 - February 1 in Chantilly, VA - Dulles Expo Center
March 13-15 in Somerset, NJ - Garden State Exhibition Center
March 20-22 in Oaks, PA - Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
April 17-19 in Gaithersburg, MD - Montgomery County Fairgrounds
April 24-26 in Timonium, MD - Maryland State Fairgrounds
Title: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Now Accepting Artist Applications for Spring 2015
Sponsor: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
Eligibility: The Artist or Craftsperson who designs the work and is a principal of the business must be present to show their work. All work must be original and completely finished.
Fees: $20 Seasonal Jurying Fee
E-mail: Lorrie Staley
Phone: 301-990-1400
Website: http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/becomeex.html
Prospectus: http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/become-exhibitor/PDFs/scf_app
_contract_spring_2015.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Sarasota & Bradenton, Florida
Deadline: January 5, 2015
Posted: 7/17/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April & May 2015
Title: Embracing Our Differences
Venue: Sarasota & Bradenton, FL USA
Awards: $3,000
Eligibility: National and international submissions accepted
Fees: None
Commission: None
E-mail: Brenna Welhm
Phone: 941-404-5710
Website: http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/call-for-artists.html
Prospectus: http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/pdfs/2015Artists.pdf
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: January 20, 2015
Posted: 9/22/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 15 - May 9, 2015
Title: Louisiana Watercolor Society 45th International Exhibition
Sponsor: Louisiana Watercolor Society
Awards: Over $8,000 in cash prizes
Judge: Chris Krupinski
Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older
Send SASE to: Veronica B. Thomas, 29 Cycas, Kenner, LA 70065
Website: http://www.louisianawatercolorsociety.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
various locations
Deadline: Jurying begins January 9, 2015 and continues until full
Posted: 8/18/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: Oct. 9-11 in Timonium, MD - Maryland State Fairgrounds
Oct. 16-18 in Gaithersburg, MD - Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Oct. 23-25 in Somerset, NJ - Garden State Exhibition Center
Nov. 6-8 in Oaks, PA - Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Nov. 20-22 in Gaithersburg, MD - Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Dec. 11-13 in Chantilly, VA - Dulles Expo Center
Title: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Now Accepting Artist Applications for Fall 2015
Sponsor: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
Eligibility: The Artist or Craftsperson who designs the work and is a principal of the business must be present to show their work. All work must be original and completely finished.
Fees: $20 Seasonal Jurying Fee
E-mail: Lorrie Staley
Phone: 301-990-1400
Website: http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/becomeex.html
Prospectus: http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/become-exhibitor/apply_now.
html

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