all artwork shown above is by Mary Knoblock

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REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Coos Bay, Oregon
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Posted: 7/30/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 12, 2014 - February 14, 2015
Title: Pacific Shores Photography Exhibition
Sponsor: Coos Art Museum
Venue: Coos Art Museum/Coos Bay, Oregon
Awards: 1st: $500, 2nd: $350, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mentions
Jurors: Don Briggs, Wood Sabold, Burl Noggle and Julie Noggle
Eligibility: All photographers residing in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii, amateur or professional, are invited to provide up to three submissions in any theme. All forms of photographic expression are encouraged: from film-based to digital capture -- black and white darkroom to digital manipulation and alternative processing. All entries must be the entrant's original work, i.e. the capture of the image as well as dark room and digital processing. This does not preclude the use of professional labs for printing, resizing, and film development. Photography submitted must have been created within the last 2 years (2012-2014) with an image size limitation of 24 inches by 30 inches and a weight limitation of 40 pounds.
Fees: $20 for 1st submission plus $10 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd
Commission: 30% from any sale
Send SASE to: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
E-mail: Pacific Shores Photography Exhibition
Phone: 541-267-3901
Website: http://www.coosart.org/
Prospectus: http://www.coosart.org/newsevents/call-to-artists-pacific-
shores-photography-exhibition/
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Los Angeles, California
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Posted: 7/30/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 27, 2014 (One Night Only)
Title: The Life and Time of Blacks, Negroes, and Colored People
Sponsor: Gallery at 1820
Venue: Gallery at 1820 Industrial Ave. Down Town Los Angeles, CA
Jurors: Jerry Weems, Eric Myles, Andy Drew 2
Eligibility: Open to all artists, work must have been created within the last 3 years.
Fees: $45 per 3 entries
Commission: 30% for Gallery / 70% for Artists
Send SASE to: Art Gallery at 1820, c.o. Jerry Weems, 2529 S. Tiara Ave., Ontario, CA 91761
E-mail: Jerry Weems
Phone: 951-212-2367
Website: http://jerryweems.com
Prospectus: http://jerryweems2012.wix.com/art-gallery-at-1820
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Los Angeles, California
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Posted: 8/1/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 13 - October 11, 2014
Title: Call For Artists: Instagram Photography Exhibition
Venue: 1650 Gallery
Juror: Andrew Overtoom
Eligibility: Open to all Instagram photographers internationally.
Fees: $30 for seven images
Commission: 50% of sales price
E-mail: Tricia Noble
Website: http://1650gallery.com/index.php
Prospectus: http://1650gallery.com/instagram2014_call.php
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Estes Park, Colorado
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Posted: 4/15/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 1-16, 2014
Title: Lines into Shapes
Sponsor: Art Center of Estes Park
Venue: Estes Park, CO
Awards: $1000 top award
Eligibility: Al artists/all media
Fees: $15
Commission: 40%
Send SASE to: Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park CO 80517
E-mail: Alice League
Phone: 970-586-5882
Website: http://artcenterofestes.com
Prospectus: http://artcenterofestes.com/lis/call.htm
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Santa Cruz, California
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Posted: 6/16/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 25 - November 16, 2014
Title: Degrees of Abstraction
Sponsor/Venue: Santa Cruz Art League
Awards: $1,000
Juror: Tobin Keller
Eligibility: Theme: Abstract art. Open to United States residents. Submissions include printmaking, drawing, painting, bookmaking, collage, photography, and 3D construction.
Fees: $45.00 Non-member/$35 SCAL Member
E-mail: Keelin Sabel
Phone: (831) 426-5787
Website: http://www.scal.org
Prospectus: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=307
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Sacramento, California
Deadline: September 1, 2014
Posted: 5/28/14
 
 Title: EN EM Art Space - Gallery Representation
Eligibility: EN EM Art Space is currently accepting submissions from contemporary artists seeking gallery representation. We will consider talented artists at every stage of their career, in all media, and acceptance is granted on the basis of a portfolio review by the directors as well as gallery advisors. Representation includes participation in exhibitions and presence on gallery website, magazine listings, display advertisements, press releases, postcards, art marketing, targeted client presentations, museum submissions, and more.
Fees: $35
E-mail: Vann Nguyen
Phone: 916-905-4368
Website: http://www.enemspace.com
Prospectus: http://www.enemspace.com/#!submissions/c6zo
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Essex Junction, Vermont
Deadline: September 3, 2014
Posted: 7/21/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 9 - November 2, 2014
Title: Mirror, Mirror: the new self portraiture
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery
Venue: Darkroom Gallery, 12 Main St., Essex Junction, VT 05452
Awards: All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image and free entry into a future exhibition.
Juror: Amy Arbus
Eligibility: All photographers internationally
Fees: $24 for four images
Commission: varies
Send SASE to: Darkroom Gallery, 12 Main St., Essex Junction, VT, 05452 USA
E-mail: Timothy Gottshall
Phone: 802-777-3686
Website: http://www.darkroomgallery.com
Prospectus: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex61
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Fort Collins, Colorado
Deadline: September 3, 2014
Posted: 8/12/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 5, 2014 - January 10, 2015
Title: OPEN with Shane Lavalette | International Photographic Call For Entries
Sponsor: The Center for Fine Art Photography
Venue: The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO
Awards: Juror's Selection: $500, Director's Selection: $250.00, Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks, Honorable Mention Awards
Juror: Shane Lavalette from Lavalette and Lightwork
Eligibility: Open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.
Fees: Members: $20 for the first five images. Non-Members: $35 for the first five images
Commission: Artist Receives 60% of sale price
E-mail: Sunshine Divis
Phone: 970-224-1010
Website: http://www.c4fap.org/
Prospectus: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/openwithshane-lavalette/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
San Francisco, California
Deadline: September 4, 2014
Posted: 5/27/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 8 - December 6, 2014
Title: Dark
Sponsor: Arc Gallery
Venue: 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Awards: Juror's Award ribbon & certificate to 3 works expressing most imaginative interpretation of theme
Juror: Nancy Toomey
Eligibility: Artists residing in the United States
Fees: $35.00
Commission: 0
E-mail: Greer Hauptman
Website: http://www.arc-sf.com/
Prospectus: http://www.arc-sf.com/dark.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Pleasanton, California
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Posted: 7/21/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 15 - February 21, 2015
Title: CWA 45th National Exhibition
Sponsor: California Watercolor Association
Venue: Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA
Awards: $12,000
Juror: Selections - Eric Wiegardt; Awards - Gary Bukovnik
Eligibility: 18 yrs or older. Entries must be recent works completed in the last 2 years. Paintings must be two-dimensional and primarily water-based media on paper surface; watercolor canvas, Yupo and Tyvek are acceptable. More info on the prospectus.
Fees: CWA members $35/$40/$45, Non-members $45/$50/$55
Commission: 30%
E-mail: Ruth Miller
Phone: 925-837-2818
Website: http://www.californiawatercolor.org
Prospectus: http://www.californiawatercolor.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Portland, Oregon
Deadline: September 10, 2014
Posted: 8/8/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: October 1-20, 2014
Title: Snapshot Aesthetic: Domestic and Everyday Photography
Sponsor/Venue: Black Box Gallery
Awards: None
Juror: Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw
Eligibility: Open to all photographers.
Fees: $35.00
Commission: None
E-mail: Todd Johnson
Phone: 503-804-5032
Website: http://blackboxgallery.com/
Prospectus: http://blackboxgallery.com/Snapshot%20Aesthetic-Domestic%20
and%20Everyday.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Twentynine Palms, California
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Posted: 7/13/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 5-28, 2014
Title: Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2014
Sponsor: Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts
Venue: 29 Palms Art Gallery
Awards: $6,000 in cash awards and an Artist-In-Residence award
Juror: Julie Lazar, Mike Buchheit, Katherine Hough
Eligibility: Entries must depict or be inspired by the natural beauty or cultural history of Joshua Tree National Park. Open to living artists 18 and over, 2D or 3D work created in the last five years, and juried artwork must remain for the entire month-long exhibition. Juried artists may also request a complimentary booth space for the opening weekend exposition.
Fees: $35 for up to 3 entries
E-mail: Rhonda Lane Coleman
Website: http://www.jtnparts.org
Prospectus: http://www.jtnparts.org/pdfs/JTNPArtExpo-2014EntryRules.pdf
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Loveland, Colorado
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Posted: 7/30/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 30 - June 28, 2014
Title: Colorado Governor's Art Show and Sale
Sponsors: The Loveland Rotary Club and the Thompson Valley Rotary Club
Venue: Loveland Museum/Gallery
Awards: $1000 Best of Show; 10 - $100 Merit Awards
Eligibility: Colorado residents 18 or over
Fees: $25
E-mail: GovernorsArtShow@gmail.com
Phone: 970-663-0919
Website: http://GovernorsArtShow.org
Prospectus: http://GovernorsArtShow.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Tucson, Arizona
Deadline: September 30, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Posted: 5/9/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 8, 2015 - March 1, 2016
Title: 6th Annual Tucson JCC Sculpture Exhibition
Sponsor: Tucson Jewish Community Center
Venue: Tucson, AZ
Awards: Each selected entry will receive a $500 honorarium
Juror: Lee Karpiscak, retired assistant director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art
Eligibility: All materials should be appropriate for an outdoor, desert environment and sculptures will be available for sale. Please submit all application materials on CD. Please visit website for all pertinent applicant information.
Fees: None
Commission: 35%
Send SASE to: 6th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 East River Road Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
E-mail: Lynn Davis, Director of Arts and Culture for the Tucson JCC
Phone: 520-299-3000
Website: http://www.tucsonjcc.org/arts/sculpture-garden/call-to-artists/
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Las Vegas, Nevada
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Posted: 8/1/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 2 - May 31, 2015
Title: 12 Inches of Sin
Sponsor: Sin City Gallery
Venue: Las Vegas
Awards: Best in Show and Invited Artists in Art Catalog
Juror: www.12ofsin.com
Eligibility: 18 years and older
Fees: $12.00 per piece
Commission: 50/50
E-mail: Dr. Laura Henkel
Phone: 415-577-3003
Website: http://www.12ofsin.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Mesquite, Nevada
Deadline: October 6, 2014
Posted: 5/16/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: November 3 - December 27, 2014
Title: Lucky 13
Sponsor: Virgin Valley Artists Association
Venue: Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery
Awards: $1300 in Cash Awards
Eligibility: National Small Works Exhibition and Competition. Wall hung artwork only. All framed artwork must be under 13x13 inches. Entry form and guidelines available at website.
Fees: $13 per piece
Commission: 30% to Gallery
E-mail: Barbara Withelder
Phone: 702-346-1338
Website: http://www.mesquitefineartscenter.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Stockton, California
Deadline: October 6, 2014 (postmark)
Posted: 8/27/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: February 26 - March 26, 2015
Title: Women In Art ~ An Exhibition on Herstory and Themes of Identity
Venue: LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College
Awards: $300 stipend to all artists selected for exhibition
Curator: Jan Marlese, Gallery Director
Eligibility: Open to women artists residing in the United States. The exhibition will present works that reflect women's stories, culture, and themes of identity. Diversity of sociocultural content and representation is sought. Entry is open to all artistic styles and mediums: 2D (painting, photography, printmaking, collage, etc.), 3D (sculpture, ceramics, etc.), installation, and interactive works. This is intended to be a group exhibition of 8 to 10 artists. The Gallery has an extended ceiling of 22ft high in a 15' long by 20' deep area with installation mounts for large-scale hanging works.
Fees: none
Commission: 20% Gallery Commission on all sales
E-mail: Jan Marlese
Phone: 209-954-5507
Website: http://gallery.deltacollege.edu
Prospectus: http://www.deltacollege.edu/div/finearts/dept/dca/gallery/
Call_for_Entries.html
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
San Mateo, California
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Posted: 7/7/14
 
 Title: Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition
Sponsor: NorthStar Memorial Group, LLC
Venue: Skylawn Memorial Park
Awards: $1000
Eligibility: The goal of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition is to elicit the most creative and exceptional designs for this significant public memorial project. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older, who are located in the United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Any individual between the age of 13 and 17 may have their entry submitted by their parent or legal guardian.
Website: http://nelsonmandela-memorial.com/
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Tacoma, Washington
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Posted: 8/31/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 4, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Title: Nature's Gift of Water: Exhibition 2014
Sponsor: Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA)
Venue: American Art Company
Awards: $1,000 for Best of Show; $750 for First Place; $500 for Second Place; $250 for Honorable Mention; $200 for People's Choice
Juror: Jeremy Lipking
Eligibility: Only members of PAWA who are current with their dues and new members who've paid the $20 membership fee will be considered. Artists who aren't members may join for this occasion and many opportunities available for plein air painting with PAWA throughout spring, summer and fall as posted on the PAWA web site.
Fees: $30 for one set (1 plein air painting - Maximum size 16x20, and 1 studio painting derived from the plein air painting) or 1 large plein air painting; $35 - two sets or large plein air paintings; $40 - three sets or large plein air paintings
Commission: 50% commission retained by gallery
Website: http://pleinairwashington.com
Prospectus: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=300
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Denver, Colorado
Deadline: October 20, 2014
Posted: 8/15/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 5, 2014 - December 31, 2015
Title: The Nature of Light
Venue: ArtHaus
Jurors: Michael Gadlin, Aliki McCain, Alisha Price
Eligibility: Colorado artists are asked to submit original works of art that use light as material or as subject matter. Special consideration will be given to unconventional installations and works that incorporate actual lights or electricity in some way. All 2D works must be no larger than 72" x 84". All 2D work must be ready to hang with D hooks and a secure wire on the back. No zigzag or triangular hangers, no plastic frames. All artwork must fit through a door opening of 3' x 6'8". Accepted work must be for sale at the exhibit and remain in the exhibit for the entire show.
Fees: $25 per entry
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Alisha Price
Phone: 303-292-1965
Website: http://www.arthausdenver.com
Prospectus: http://arthausdenver.com/news/
 

LOCAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Half Moon Bay, California
Deadline: October 27, 2014
Posted: 7/17/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: December 12, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Title: 30th Annual Coastal Arts League Juried Show
Sponsor: Coastal Arts League
Venue: Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA
Awards: Total awards $650 for 5 places plus 6 honorable mentions
Juror: Janet Jones
Eligibility: All 10 Bay Area Counties. See prospectus at coastalartsleague.com under show name
Fees: $10 for first entry, $5 for each subsequent entry
Commission: Coastal Arts League gets 30% of each sale
E-mail: Catherine Boutell or Maggie Graham
Phone: 650-726-8613
Website: http://coastalartsleague.com
Prospectus: http://www.coastalartsleague.com/CAL2014JuriedShow
Prospectus.pdf
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Los Angeles, California
Deadline: October 30, 2014
Posted: 5/5/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: May, 2015 (TBA)
Title: 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Contemporary Art
Sponsor: Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Venue: Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles Art Gallery
Awards: Best of Show - $2,000, Award of Distinction - $1,000, Award of selected artists - $500 (8 selected artists)
Juror: Notice after Deadline (TBA)
Eligibility: This exhibition of contemporary art is open to all artists residing in the United States. All media is welcome, but work must be under 8 feet high.
Fees: none
Commission: none
E-mail: Heeseon Choi
Phone: 323-936-7141 #112
Website: http://www.kccla.org
Prospectus: http://www.kccla.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Brea, California
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Posted: 5/31/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 24 - March 6, 2015
Title: 3rd Clay & Glass Biennial: Juried and Invitational Exhibition
Sponsors: ACGA and the City of Brea, CA
Venue: Brea Art Gallery, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA
Awards: $1400
Juror: Lana Wilson for clay, and Mary B. White for glass
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to all artists residing in the US who create with clay and glass, and who are at least 18 years of age. Submitted artworks may be functional, sculptural, or decorative, and must be at least 75% clay and/or glass. Works should not weigh more than 100 pounds nor be larger than 60 inches in any direction.
Fees: $30 for up to three artworks
Commission: 30%
E-mail: acganational@gmail.com
Website: http://acga.net
Prospectus: http://acga.net
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Astoria, Oregon
Deadline: November 7, 2014
Posted: 6/29/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 22 - March 5, 2015
Title: Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century
Sponsor: Clatsop Community College
Venue: Art Center Gallery
Awards: $1000 in cash prizes; Up to $2000 in purchase awards; One artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show
Juror: Barbara Shaiman
Eligibility: Au Naturel is an international juried competition open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form ranging from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.
Fees: $35 for up to 3 images and $5 for each additional image beyond the third
Commission: 35% percent commission on all sales
Send SASE to: Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103
E-mail: Kristin Shauck
Phone: 503.338.2472
Website: http://aunaturelart.com/
Prospectus: http://aunaturelart.com/pdf/Au_Naturel_Prospectus_2015.pdf
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Redding, California
Deadline: November 7, 2014
Posted: 8/28/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 30 - May 3, 2015
Title: West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition
Venue: Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Awards: Best of Show: $2500; First Prize: $1500; Second Prize: $750; Third Prize: $500; Honorable Mention: $250; People's Choice: $250
Juror: Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum
Eligibility: West coast artists currently living in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska
Fees: $35
E-mail: Jan DeHate
Phone: 530-242-3108
Website: http://turtlebay.org/biennialcompetition
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Yosemite, California
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Posted: 8/16/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: February 28 - May 10, 2015
Title: Yosemite Renaissance XXX
Sponsor: Yosemite Renaissance Inc.
Venue: Yosemite Museum Gallery
Awards: $4000
Juror: Board of Yosemite Renaissance and Cash Award Jurors to be named
Eligibility: The Yosemite Renaissance XXX competition is open to all living artists. Subject matter is limited to recent works on the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite or the environment of the Sierra. Both representational and non-representational submissions are accepted. Original artwork may be in any fine art medium including the following: Painting (any medium); Photography/Digital; and Other (All other two- and three-dimensional media, including drawings, pastels, printmaking, textiles, and all 3-dimensional works). Each artist is limited to eight entries. No more than two entries from any artist will be included in the exhibit. Please read our prospectus before completing your entry form(s).
Fees: $15 per entry
Commission: 25% on sales
E-mail: Robert Woolard
Website: http://yosemiterenaissance.org/index.htm
Prospectus: http://yosemiterenaissance.org/yr30prospectus.html
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Point Reyes, California
Deadline: November 28, 2014
Posted: 8/25/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: January 9 - February 1, 2015
Title: Reaction
Sponsor: Gallery Route One
Venue: Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, Ca
Awards: $250 Best of Show, 3 non cash awards of merit
Juror: John Seed
Eligibility: All Northern California artists; all media except video, crafts, jewelry. Artwork not to exceed 60" in any direction.
Fees: $12/1 entry, $30/3 entries, $35/4 entries
Commission: 45%
E-mail: Candace Loheed
Website: http://galleryrouteone.org
Prospectus: http://galleryrouteone.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Grand Junction, Colorado
Deadline: December 1, 2014
Posted: 6/4/14
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 3 - April 3, 2015
Title: Rockies West National Watercolor Exhibition
Sponsor: Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Venue: The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO
Awards: $1,000 Best of Show/ $1,000 Best of Colorado
Juror: Fealing Lin
Website: http://www.westerncoloradowcsociety.org

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