Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nationwide calls for art entries!

Michigan Ceramics Show Call for Entries
Deadline: May 31, 2011 
The Anton Art Center is accepting submissions for a juried exhibition highlighting the talent and sophistication of ceramics across the state.  Show will be juried by Benjamin Teague. No entry fee! Jury Results: June 8th. Receiving All Artwork: June 15th - 19th. Exhibition Dates: June 24th - July 29th. Closing Reception: July 29th, 6-9 pm. Artwork Pickup: July 30-31. For more information, call 586-469-8666 or email Open to all artists 18 and older residing in Michigan. Work submitted must be original and completed in the past 2 years.  Work previously submitted to the Art Center will not be accepted. Each artist may submit a maximum of 5 pieces. Non-cash awards will be given. Work must be ceramic-based media. Functional and non-functional works are acceptable. Work must be ready to hang/install. How to Apply: Send completed entry form along with CD/digital images of your work (jpeg files - 72 dpi, no larger than 1500 pixels, maximum of 3 views per piece). By mail: Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. By email:

Artists Wanted for American Idolatry: A Recession Art Show
Deadline: June 27, 2011
From October 29-November 6, American Idolatry will transform the Invisible Dog Art Center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn into a house of worship. Throughout the week, the public will be invited to view artworks and performances, and partake in evening educational programming, as curated by Legacy Russell and a diverse team of up-and-coming artists, academics, and cultural producers — the future of creative America. American Idolatry will make use of physical action, installation, and experimentation in all media to assert spaces of shrine-like religious artifice that, though constructed, will strive to function as “real” sites of idolatry, worship, and remembrance of America as influenced by pop culture aesthetic and contemporary politic. Whether displayed independently or as part of a greater assemblage, shrines take a multitude of forms, and material objects are socio-cultural unifiers and signifiers—they hold memories, they have the capacity to provoke emotion, and they imbue one with a sense of belonging, a sense of history. Thus, a shrine and the actions that accompany its presence are not only a portrait of their maker, but also a reflection of the complex global culture surrounding us. Submissions are open to artists working in all media. Selections will be conducted by the Recession Art Jury led by Guest Curator Legacy Russell and Art Director Ani Katz. The submission fee is $20. Artists will be notified of acceptance by early August. Website: 

Derivatives: Origins in Geometry
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Derivatives: Origins in Geometry is a juried competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction. Artists who are selected as finalists will be featured in an exhibit at the Museum July 15 through September 18, included in a catalog with other finalists, receive exposure on the museum website, and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work. The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art opened in February 2003. The museum concentrates on modern and contemporary geometric, constructivist and kinetic art work. It is also the first museum with a concentration on MADI art, which is always non-representational, hard-edged, and comes out of the frame. The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle Street, Dallas, TX 75204-1194. For more information, go to:

Bodies, Buildings and Books
Deadline: June 10, 2011
The Inner Workings of Tattoo, Comic Book and Graffiti Artists. The purpose of this exhibit is to move the focus from public work produced by graffiti, tattoo or comic artists and shift it to their other body of artwork not seen on bodies, buildings and books. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years old and older, who specialize in either graffiti, tattoo or comic book art to submit original work, created by the artist within the last 2 years and not previously entered in a competition at the Arts Center. Participants may submit up to three (3) entries. All two dimensional entries must be ready to hang with picture wire on the back. No sawtooth hangers. Shipping to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Work(s) must be shipped in STURDY, REUSABLE containers. Deadline to receive accepted work at the Arts Center is June 10, 2011 and must include a prepaid shipping label or a call tag, check or postage for return shipping. Please include any special packing and/or installation instructions. UPS/DHL/FedEx shipping preferred whenever possible. The Arts Council encourages art that is FOR SALE. All art will be available for purchase unless designated “NOT FOR SALE” at the time of entry. The Arts Council charges a commission of 30%. Sale prices may not change during the exhibit. For additional information, download a prospectus or print a contract, please visit or call us at 704-484-2787 or e-mail Cleveland County Arts Council is located at 111 S. Washington St. Shelby, NC 28150.

Open Call for Curators
Deadline: June 30, 2011 
Future Tenant is currently seeking a guest curator to organize an exhibition for the spring of 2012. Guest curators propose their own group shows, select artists, and have a full exhibition time, including an opening bash and a Gallery Crawl. Innovation, interesting themes, and new media are encouraged, as well as the participation of emerging artists into the shows. Future Tenant, located in Pittsburgh's downtown cultural district, provides a laboratory setting for artists, arts managers, and audiences to explore the limits of the creative expression, presentation and interpretation of various art forms. For more information, contact Qualifications: All are welcome to apply. How to Apply: Please visit to download the application

Calling All Fringe Artists!
Deadline: June 1, 2011
The 2010 Fringe Wilmington Festival—Delaware’s five day celebration of unconventional and innovative art—is seeking adventurous fringe artists/producers interested in pushing the boundaries of performance art. The 2011 Fringe Wilmington Festival will take place September 21-25 in Downtown Wilmington, Delaware in approximately 13 different venues. The fee to apply to the festival is only $75; the festival does not charge any other fees. What's more, producers/performers receive 100% of box office proceeds. Why participate in the Fringe Wilmington Festival? Wilmington is "in the middle of it all" both figuratively and literally. Thanks to our convenient, central location, we draw artists and audiences from throughout the mid-Atlantic corridor, including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Delaware's great arts adventure—Fringe Wilmington 2010! Apply today:

The Art of Collage and Assemblage, National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: June 12, 2011 
Exhibition dates: August 16-October 13 2011, at the Marnie Sheridan Gallery, located on the campus of Harpeth Hall School . This is a private college preparatory school for young women in grades 5-12. Juror Marla Faith, Gallery Director, is seeking to showcase the fine art of collage and assemblage. Gallery provides insurance, nice opening reception, PR, $250 best of show award, and 20 mailing cards to each artist. Gallery accepts a 25% commission on sales. Artists are responsible for getting art to and from gallery. Qualifications: Maximum size 4'x4'. All 2 D and 3D mixed media welcome, and all subject matter and styles. Accepted works must be wired for hanging and framed if appropriate. How to Apply: On line entry at   Entry fee of $25 for 3 images, $5 per additonal entry, up to 6 total.;

Works on Paper Call for Entries
Deadline: June 10, 2011 
The Philadelphia Water Color Society announces a call to artists for their 111th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper, to be held October 2 - November 19, 2011, at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Prizes over $6,000. Selection Juror: Judy Morris, AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Carole Picker, AWS. Eligible media include: pastel, water media, drawings, and hand pulled prints. 2 entries: Members $15, Non-Members $45. Download prospectus from website or send SASE to: PWCS Entries, P.O. Box 555, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

The Edgar Allen Poe Square Public Art Project
Deadline: August 15, 2011 
Following up on the celebration of the Edgar Allan Poe bicentenary in Boston in 2009, the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, Inc. (the Foundation), in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop public artwork(s) celebrating Poe and his creative work. PROJECT SUMMARY: The Foundation ( seeks public artwork(s) celebrating Poe; inspired by his literary achievements and attitudes, and his life in Boston. The artwork (which could include auditory elements) should also serve some practical purposes: increasing the animation of the site, providing visibility during the day and night and a sense of direction through a presently nondescript space, increasing the linkages between this space and other public artworks and interpretive plaques nearby. BUDGET: The Poe Foundation, a nonprofit organization proposes a budget of $100,000 for artwork(s) to cover all expenses associated with, but not limited to, the design, labor, materials, tools, contracted services, operations and meetings, and travel required to complete the art work plus installation, related permits, taxes and insurance, modifications to existing and/or new landscaping at the installation site, and transportation and delivery of the work to the site. Up to three artist/designer/teams will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 to develop and present site specific proposals. For additional information, visit:
(New) "Illegitimate and Herstorical" - NYDeadline: June 15, 2011. A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY announces a call to artists for an exhibition to be held January 4-28, 2012. Curator: Emily Roysdon. Open to all women and transgender artists. $30/up to 4 images, $5/each additional. Visit website for prospectus @ Questions? Please send an email to or call 212.255.6651.

Night Visions IV
Deadline: July 27, 2011 
Calls for Entry for the upcoming Night Visions IV exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to participate in an exciting and versatile exhibition in Flagstaff, AZ. Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores or celebrates the night sky, or the stars. The work in this exhibit should reflect the deep, positive connection that human beings can have with the night. This will be the 4th time we have held this exhibit and will coincide with the 53rd Anniversary of the International Dark Skies movement. We are encouraging artists from all over the United States and Internationally to apply! How to Apply: Please see our website:
Alexandria Museum of Art: 24th September Competition
Deadline: May 27, 2011
Exhibition Dates: August 19-Oct 1, 2011. Awards: $2000 total cash awards. Juror: New Orleans artist and N.O.C.C.A. instructor, Keith Perelli. Eligibility: Open to anyone 18 or older, original works in any media completed in past two years (2009 or later), see prospectus for details. Fees: $35 for two entries, $20 for additional entries. Commission: 30% commission on sales during exhibit. Send: CD to Anne Reid, AMoA, 933 Main St., Alexandria, LA 71301 or… Email: digital images to; Phone: (318) 443-3458; Website:; Prospectus:

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