Statewide
Call for Artists
Aug22

Grand Haven ArtWalk

Grand Haven Main Street DDA seeks artists for the annual Grand Haven ArtWalk, Sept 26 - Oct 7, 2018 in Downtown Grand Haven, MI. Category 1 - Drawing/Collage/Print/Print Media (Artwork has height, width, implying volume, space and color with the use of line). Category 2 - Painting (Artwork includes any paint or any mix of paint media). Category 3 - Photography (Traditional, digital, and computer enhanced). Category 4 - Sculpture (3-D). Category 5 - Specialty Media (Any media that cannot be defined by the other four categories. Inclusive but not limited to jewelry, fabrics, fiber, etc). $25 application fee. Deadline: August 22, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 616-935-3216.
Regional
Call for Artists
Aug26

2018 Adult Juried Art Show

The EXibit Fine Arts Center & Gallery in Morris, IL announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 12-27, 2018. 1st place - $500, 2nd place - $350, 3rd place - $150, People's Choice - $50. Winners announced Oct. 12. The EXibit welcomes all artists 18+ and a variety of mediums, but must be willing to deliver and collect chosen art work. $35 per submission of three high resolution jpegs. Deadline: August 26, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call (815) 258-5191.
International
Call for Artists
Aug26

The Shape of Things

Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 28 - October 17, 2018. A Juror's Choice, Directors Choice, and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the juror, Ross Anderson. Photography, all genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission. $35 for 5 images, $5 each additional image. Deadline: August 26, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 612-728-5520.
National
Call for Artists
Aug31

2nd ANJE 2018

The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wausau, WI announces a call to artists for its 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, October 2 - December 29, 2018. Over $10,000 in cash awards. Juror: Frank Bernarducci. The competition is open to artists, 18 years or older, nationwide. No international entries. Artists working in any medium are encouraged to enter, with the exception of video and computer generated work. Up to four works permitted per entry/entrant. $100 entry fee; get a $50 discount when you enter the code: 20DidiM18. Deadline: August 31, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 715-571-6551.
International
Call for Artists
Aug31

Plein Air: An International Call for Works Made Outdoors

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, Nov 9 - Dec 7, 2018. Selected works will be eligible for an annual award ($2,500) given to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'. At Manifest we wonder what the context of creation does to the content of the creation. Obviously plein air can be interpreted in a traditional way, ostensibly painting the outdoors. But we are also interested in what else it could mean, in today's world. What other processes and results may be occurring in current art that qualify as plein air, regardless of whether or not they appear related to the traditional images we might conjure from art history? And what does the process of making art outdoors do for the art itself? 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 two-dimensional or three-dimensional works. The only criteria is that works must somehow fulfill the theme of being made outdoors (but be exhibitable in our indoor gallery space) as primary subject, form, or content. $40 entry fee. Deadline: August 31, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
National
Call for Artists
Aug31

Quilt + Resist: Art, Politics, Storytelling

Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL announces a call to artists for an upcoming quilt exhibition, November 9 - December 1, 2018. Jurors: Marcia Grubb and Adelia Moore. Woman Made Gallery seeks quilt work by artists of all stripes. Open to work whether pictorial or abstract, story or symbol, political, personal, or any combination. $30 entry fee. Deadline: August 31, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call (312)738-0400.
International
Call for Artists
Sep2

Soil & Dirt: An Exploration of Two Worldly Aspects

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, November 9 - December 7, 2018. Selected works will be eligible for an annual award ($2,500) given to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'. 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 two-dimensional or three-dimensional works. The only criteria is that works must somehow address or feature the theme of soil and/or dirt as primary subject, form, or content. $40 entry fee. Deadline: September 2, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
International
Call for Artists
Sep4

Animalis: Works Exploring the Real or Imagined Animal in Art

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, Nov 9 - Dec 7, 2018. Selected works will be eligible for an annual award ($2,500) given to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'. Our social, creative, and psychological evolution is inextricably tied to our relationships with animals. For this exhibit we call for artists working in any media to submit works that in some way feature or address animals, real or imagined. 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 two-dimensional or three-dimensional works. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must somehow address or feature the animal as primary subject, form, or content. $40 entry fee. Deadline: September 4, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
National
Call for Artists
Sep4

Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition

Mark Arts in Wichita announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 19, 2018 - January 5, 2019. $3,000 in awards. Juror: Alexis Lavine. Only original paintings in primarily aqueous medium (no water-based oils) on paper are acceptable. No computer-generated images accepted. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist. All artwork must be display ready with display hardware included. All work should be framed, matted with white mats, and glazed with Plexiglas. Each artist may enter up to ten pieces. All works must be for sale. $30 entry fee. Deadline: September 4, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 316-634-2787.
International
Call for Artists
Sep13

Damned 11 - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

Artists are invited to enter the 11th Annual Damned Exhibition, held October 25-27, 2018 at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom in Detroit, MI. Within the word "damned", it is easy to envision devils and hellfire. However, it also reflects the eternal condemnation of self and the subtle mind against itself. It may reflect the emotional trappings within the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps the binding tendrils of our deepest longings or deprivations. Damned is an exhibition of those extraordinary artists who know that without darkness, there is no light, that beauty does reside within the repulsive and enlightenment within our darkest hours. This art may be the one true reflection of self that make us balanced within our personal damnations...or possibly it is an expressive visual therapy...or simply a sign that there is amazingly inexplicable inside without comparison. Artists of all mediums from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit their work. There are no restrictions on genre or content but the more deeply personal and powerfully introspective, the better. No entry fee. Deadline: September 13, 2018. More info.
National
Call for Artists
Sep13

2019 Miami University Young Painters Competition

The Miami University Hiestand Galleries in Oxford, OH seeks entries for the annual Young Painters Competition, January 30 - February 28, 2019. $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award; $2,500 2nd Place Award; $2,000 3rd Place Award. Juror: Barry Schwabsky. U.S. residents, ages 25 - 35 as of competition entry are invited to participate. Year 2019 focuses on Representational Realism Painting only. $25 entry fee. Deadline: September 13, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-529-1883.
Regional
Call for Artists
Sep18

49th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

The Waterloo Center for the Arts seeks artists for the 49th Annual Holiday Arts Festival, November 10-11, 2018 in Waterloo, IA. This is a comfortable indoor arts festival with an average attendance of 2000-2500. All mediums are welcome. Jury Fee: $15; Booth: $120-280. Deadline: September 18, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call (319) 291-4490.
National
Call for Artists
Sep28

The Bennett Prize

The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Muskegon, MI announce a call to artists for The Bennett Prize. Ten (10) finalists will each receive $1,000 to participate in a traveling exhibition. One woman receives $50,000 and a solo exhibition. Jurors: Steven Alan Bennett (The Bennett Prize), Art Martin (The Muskegon Museum of Art), Andrea Kowch (Artist), Maria Tomasula (University of Notre Dame). Open only to living women artists who: Are eighteen (18) years or older, Reside in the United States (at least part of the year), Will submit work (and work for any exhibition) that does not have to cross an international border to reach MMA, Have primary practice as the creation of original paintings in the genre of figurative realism, Are currently pursuing, or intend to pursue, a career as a full-time painter and will not be a student during The Prize residency. Artists must have works available for exhibition and travel from Feb. 1, 2019 through at least the end of 2021. All entries must be traditional paintings, which is defined as paint upon a two-dimensional surface. Mixed media pieces will be considered, as long as paint is the primary material. Paintings must depict representational images of one or more figures. Paintings rendered over photographic images are not eligible. Only original works completed in the past 5 years are eligible. $50 entry fee. Deadline: September 28, 2018. More info. Contact: Art Martin or call Muskegon Museum of Art at 231-720-2582.
Regional
Call for Artists
Sep28

Madison Art Club Regional Art Show

The Madison Art Club announces a call to artists for an upcoming art show, October 13-31, 2018 at Art On Main Gallery in Madison, Indiana. Best of Show $1000, Award Of Excellence $500, Duke Energy Award Of Distinction $250 and aprox 13 other awards $200-$50 ea. Awards judge is Kim Krause of Cincinnati, Ohio. Artist must be at least age 18. Entry categories: drawing, fiber art/textiles, painting, photography, 3-D, artisan & 'Wild card' (works that do not meet criteria of the other 6 categories). $50 for 1 or 2 pieces. Deadline: September 28, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 812-265-2923.
International
Call for Artists
Sep30

Call for Art Critters Exhibition

artlessBastard in DePere, WI seeks 2D & 3D works of art, in all mediums - except performance art or film - for their Nov/Dec 2018 'Critters' Show. Awards: Best in Show Overall, Best in Show Theme Interpretation, Best in Show People's Choice, Best in Show Student. Juried by 2 guest jurors, which change for every show. If your art features any critter, real or imagined, then it's a good fit for this exhibition. And whether the animal inspiration is obvious or subtle, we want to see it! If there's a beak, paw, fur, tentacles (or anything in-between)... we're leaving the interpretation of theme up to our artists and can't wait to see what you come up with. We've instructed our guest jurors that our core audience enjoys both traditional & contemporary works - so this show will be a great mix of style, medium, size and subject. Email casey@artlessBastard.com with questions or submit online via our easy web-form. $15 professional, $10 student. Deadline: September 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email
International
Call for Artists
Sep30

9th Annual Tapped: Works by Artists and their Current or Former Instructors

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 14, 2018 - January 11, 2019. The relationship between artists and their current or former professors can be a powerful one. Even when this bond is left unstated, we carry our professors' voices forward in time as we mature as artists and people. We realize that the learning they inspired (or insisted upon) is a chain-reaction process that develops across our lifetime. Out of respect for the artist-teacher bond, and in honor of instructors working hard to help artists tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer an annual exhibit that presents works of art by current or former professor/student pairs. $40 entry fee. Deadline: September 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
International
Call for Artists
Oct1

The 9th Annual Manifest Prize

Manifest in Cincinnati, OH presents an international open call for its 9th Annual Manifest Prize (One) exhibition, open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size. One work is selected and exhibited for four weeks (December 14, 2018 - January 11, 2019) in its own gallery space along with being awarded a $5,000 cash prize for excellence. There is no required, predetermined theme, style or media of works to be submitted for consideration. $40 entry fee. Deadline: October 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
Regional
Call for Artists
Oct3

Regional Showcase: New England & Gulf South

Manifest in Cincinnati, OH is seeking entries for its New England & Gulf South Regional Showcase, December 14, 2018 - January 11, 2019. Participants will be eligible for an annual cash prize of $2500. Note that this is one call for two simultaneous exhibits, each occupying a separate gallery. Entrants will indicate residency in either a Gulf South state or New England state when submitting. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected, but works must be visual art made by artists living in the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, or the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida. $40 entry fee. Deadline: October 3, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
Regional
Call for Artists
Nov7

1st Annual Art Z Festival at White Oaks Mall

Art Z Studio invites artists to be an exhibitor at the first annual Art Z Festival, November 9-11, 2018 at Oaks Mall in Springfield, IL. 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200, 4th Place $100, People's Choice $100. Jurors: Karen Redenbaugh, Michael Wiest, Marcia Jungmeyer, Mark Jungmeyer. Artists must live within a 300 mile radius of Springfield, IL. Only handmade or handcrafted items will be accepted. See website for full terms. $25 jury fee. Deadline: November 7, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 636-226-6619.

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