National
Call for Artists
Apr30

Open Lens VIII

Gallery Seven in Joliet, Illinois announces a call to artists for a fine art photography exhibition, June 1- July 7. Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mentions. This juried exhibit is open to any artist. All photographs must be entirely the creations of the submitting artist and have not been submitted to previous Open Lens exhibits. The image may be created on film or by digital capture and may be enhanced or manipulated by computer software, but a computer generated or graphic design image will not be accepted. $35 entry fee. Deadline: April 30, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 815-483-4310.
Regional
Call for Artists
Apr30

Art Walk Central 2017

Art Reach of Mid Michigan announces a call to artists for its annual art competition, August 3-31, 2017 at various venues throughout Mount Pleasant, MI. Juror's and People's Choice; total prize money $10,000. Judges: Darlene A. Kaczmarczyk and Courtney Macklin. All media accepted. Must be original work, created within the past 3 years. $35/Adult; $10/youth (12-18 years). Deadline: April 30, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 989-773-3689.
Regional
Call for Artists
May1

The 23rd Annual Arts in Ada Festival: Call to artists

The Ada Arts Council announces a call to artists for a juried art festival, May 20, 2017 at Bronson Street in Ada, Michigan. $1,200 in Cash Prizes. Fine Art: 1st Place $500; 2nd Place $300; 3rd Place $150. Fine Craft: Best in Show $250. Juried by Special Guest Juror Pamela Alderman and members of the Ada Arts Council. All visual art mediums will be considered, including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mosaics, mixed media and fine crafts. Only fine art and fine crafts will be considered. No selling of store bought items, or items assembled from kits will be permitted. $65 application fee. Deadline: May 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email
Local
Call for Artists
May5

Art on the Wabash; a juried, outdoor art fair!

The City of West Lafayette announces a call to artists for a juried outdoor art fair, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10 AM-4 PM at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette, IN. People's Choice Award. Open to any artist age 18 or older residing in the following Indiana counties: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White. Work must be original work of the entrant and completed within the last five years. Art work must be of high quality and for sale. Artists who have been juried in for three years prior are automatically juried into the fair and do not need to submit images. They do need to submit the form and payment. If bringing a new medium, it must be juried. $15 application fee. Deadline: May 5, 2017 at 5 PM. More info. Contact: email or call 765-775-5161.
International
Call for Artists
May5

62nd Annual Park Forest Fine Art Fair

The Tall Grass Arts Association seeks artists for the 62nd Annual Park Forest Fine Art Fair, September 16 & 17, 2017 at Village Green and Main Street in Downtown Park Forest, IL. Prizes for best two-dimensional, best three-dimensional, best jewelry, two "judges' choice" awards and several purchase awards. Work must be original work, produced by he artist. No mass-produced work accepted. Jewelry must show evidence of artist's craftsmanship. $35 for jurying, $175 for participation in fair. Deadline: May 5, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 708-748-3377.
International
Call for Artists
May10

10th Annual Horizontal Grandeur Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

The Stevens County History Museum in Morris, MN announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 22 - November 10. Awards for People's Choice, Artists Choice. Bill Holms' essay Horizontal Grandeur is the inspiration. Open to all residents residing in the United States or Canadian Providences with a prairie. All pieces must have a prairie related theme and be original to the artist. Paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber, hand-pulled prints, fired clay, mixed media, sculptures, etc. Oil paintings must be fully dry and framed. Drawings, prints, photography and watercolors must be framed and under glass (canvases do not need to be under glass). 2-D pieces must be ready to hang, including wires, and must not exceed 240 inches (overall perimeter measurement), frame included. Sculptures must not weigh more than 100 pounds or exceed 4 feet in either direction. If your piece exceeds these guidelines, please contact us to discuss. $5/piece. Deadline: May 10, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 320.589.1719.
International
Call for Artists
May10

Sketch: An International Call for Works Exploring the Creative Process

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, July 14 - August 11, 2017. Possible annual cash award of $2500. Nearly all artists, regardless of the media used, create sketches that help find solutions to problems or conceptualize a plan before creating a finished work. This exhibition seeks to feature creative processes including demonstrations of techniques or technical processes, sketches, plans, diagrams for 'finished' work, visual notations, experiments, and creative-process work. $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry. Deadline: May 10, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
International
Call for Artists
May12

In Memoriam: An International Call for Artwork Reflecting Remembrance, Loss

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, July 14 - August 11, 2017. Possible annual cash award of $2500. Whether through abstract symbols, illustrations of the memorialized, or poetic conceptualizations of the idea of remembrance, Manifest is eager to review and present a collection of works made with these concepts in mind. This project is open to wide interpretation of the theme, and is not restricted to traditional definitions of the term 'in memoriam' (such as relates to obituaries and epitaphs). $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry. Deadline: May 12, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
Regional
Call for Artists
May15

Call for exhibiting artists

The Monument Circle Art Fair is seeking artists for their October 7th art fair at Soldiers and Sailors Circle Monument in downtown Indianapolis, IN. Juror: Joanie Weber. Eligible media: Ceramics, paintings, drawings, glass, metal, wood, textiles, prints, wearable art, gourds, jewelry, photography, etc. $15 application fee, $125 booth fee. Deadline: May 15, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 317-840-8965.
National
Call for Artists
May21

Mark Arts Printmaking National Exhibition

Mark Arts in Wichita, KS seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, July 7 - August 13, 2017. $3,000 in awards. Juror: Sarah Riley. Original fine art monotypes, monoprints and edition prints are eligible. Traditional printmaking mediums such as woodcut, intaglio, lithography and silkscreen are eligible. Drawings, photographs and direct reproductions of drawings and paintings are not eligible. Open to all artists living and working in North America, both amateur and professional. Work must be ready to exhibit, created in the past two years, and not previously exhibited in a Mark Arts exhibition. 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 10 pieces. All prints must be for sale. $30 for 2 entries; each subsequent $5 up to 10. Deadline: May 21, 2017. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 316-634-2787.
Regional
Call for Artists
May24

7th Annual Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts

The Sedalia Visual Art Association and Sedalia Downtown Development, Inc. announce a call to artists for the Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts, Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Historic Downtown Sedalia, Missouri. Best Overall: First-$150; Second-$100, Third-$50. Open to all professional fine art artists, fine art crafters and folk artists; only original handcrafted works and reproductions of original artists' works shall be labeled as reproductions. Categories accepted: Painting/drawing, photography, sculpture, pottery, ceramic, glass, metals, fibers, wood, jewelry, leather, baskets, quilting and other. $50 booth fee plus $20 non-refundable jury fee for first-time exhibitors. Deadline: May 24, 2017. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 660.827.7388.
National
Call for Artists
May26

Call for Entries: National Juried Watercolor Exhibition

The Northville Art House in Northville, Michigan seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, August 2-26, 2017. $650 in awards: $300, $200, $100 & $50. Juror: Jill Stefani Wagner, PSA-MP. Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of 3 original works of art in watercolor, gouache, egg tempera and casein on any surface, created within the last 2 years, and not previously exhibited at the Northville Art House. Please see Prospectus for full eligibility and more details. Entry Form. $35 entry fee; $25 for Members. Deadline: May 26, 2017. More info (PDF). Contact: email
International
Call for Artists
May28

Meed1

Gallery19 in Chicago, IL announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, August 4-31, 2017. The winner of Gallery19 Meed1 will receive a solo show at Gallery19 for the month of August, 2018. The winner will also have a one-year contract. Juror: Jennifer Murray. Open to all photography. $50 entry fee. Deadline: May 28, 2017. More info.
Local
Call for Artists
May31

Art Westport 2017

The Westport Regional Business League announces a call to artists for its annual art festival, September 8-10, 2017 in the Westport disctrict of Kansas City. Best of Show, First Place, Second Place. Applicants must live within an 80 mile radius of the downtown Kansas City, MO post office to be eligible to apply. $25 application fee. Deadline: May 31, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 816-531-4370.
International
Call for Artists
Jun1

Americas 2017: All Media

The Northwest Art Center announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, held August 15-28, 2017 at Hartnett Hall Gallery, Minot State University in ND. Cash and purchase awards, solo exhibit for best of show. Juror: Greg Blair, Associate Professor of Art at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Entries will be judged from high resolution electronic images. 2 Entries/$25; Additional Entries $5 ea; Limit 5. Deadline: June 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 701-858-3264.
Local
Call for Artists
Jun1

Grand Detour Arts Festival

Seeking artists for the 69th Annual Grand Detour Arts Festival, September 10, 2017 at John Deere Historic Site in Dixon, IL. Best of Show, Best of Media: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Jewelry, 3-Dimensional and Runner-up for each. This is a juried event open to Artists and Artisans who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution. No work will be exhibited that has been commercially produced or made from kits, models, patterns, etc. No commission charged for sales. $60 per booth, after 6/1/17 $75 per booth. Deadline: June 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 815-652-8663.
National
Call for Artists
Jun8

Miami University Young Sculptors Competition

Miami University seeks entries for a juried sculpture exhibit, September 6 - October 16, 2017 at Hiestand Galleries in Oxford, Ohio. $10,000 Purchase Award; $2,500 2nd Place; $2,000 3rd Place. Juror: Dan Cameron. Open to U.S. residents, aged 25-35. Artists may submit up to 3 sculptures; Size: not less than 12"; not more than 60" in any dimension. May contain multiple parts. Artwork should be completed within the past three years that demonstrate the scope and depth of your work. Materials must be permanent: bronze, stone, ceramics, glass, aluminum, steel, wood, mixed, etc. Time based works must include projector and/or monitor. All works submitted must be available for the exhibition and purchase award. $25 submission fee. Deadline: June 8, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 513-529-1883.
International
Call for Artists
Jun12

Nude: 9th Annual International Open Call Exploring the Human Form

Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 18 - September 15, 2017. The 9th Annual Nude exhibition calls artists to submit works of art in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), and of any size. This is an international competitive exhibit exploring the uncovered human form. All works are welcome. $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 12, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
International
Call for Artists
Jun14

Monochrome: International Open Call for Works Using One Hue

Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, August 18 - September 15, 2017. The Monochrome exhibit will display works utilizing a single hue. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style, all works are welcome. $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 14, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.
National
Call for Artists
Jun15

64 Arts National Juried Exhibition

The Buchanan Center for the Arts announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 29 - October 7, 2017 at 64 Public Square in Monmouth, IL. $3,800 in monetary awards including $1,000 Best of Show. Juror: Lucas Cowan, Public Art Curator, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. 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. Works previously exhibited at the Buchanan Center for the Arts will not be accepted. $25 per 3 entries. Submit entries through CaFÉ. Deadline: June 15, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 309-734-3033.
Local
Call for Artists
Jun16

Call for artists! One day modern art exhibit (Chicago)

We are currently accepting artists for our one day event in Chicago on Saturday, June 24th. Join us for a fun night of networking, displaying and selling your work. We feature painters, sculptors, photographers as well as specialty wood, glass and metal artisans. See examples of participating artists and events on instagram @conceptionartists and @conceptionartshow. To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally please go to www.conceptionarts.com/login and choose "submit work" then "artist registration". Our staff we be in touch within 24-48 hrs. Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news. No entry fee. Deadline: June 16, 2017. More info. Contact: email
National
Call for Artists
Jun23

18th Annual Michigan Waterfront Arts Festival in Bay Harbor - Apply Now!

The Village at Bay Harbor announces a call to artists for Bay Harbor Arts Festival, July 28 & 29, 2017 in Bay Harbor, Michigan. The Bay Harbor Arts Festival encourages the creation of high-quality art that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and appreciation of the Visual Arts. Ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, metal, and wood. $250 fee. Deadline: June 23, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 231-439-2024.
National
Call for Artists
Jun30

6th Annual Square Foot Show

The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association (BAGA) seeks entries for the 6th Annual Square Foot Show, August 1-25, 2017 in Bismarck, North Dakota. The show is open to all artists 18 years old or older. All artwork must be completed on the 12"x12" canvas provided by BAGA (Canvases are mailed when entry fee is received). Artwork must be signed with name printed clearly on the back. Canvases cannot be altered in size or shape and must be painted on a square grid, not angled. Artwork must be wired for hanging, no saw tooth hangers. All edges of the canvas must be painted. Artwork will be for sale at $130 each (taxes not included.) BAGA takes 30% commission. Artists may enter up to 2 pieces in any media that can be applied to a 12"x12" canvas. $25 for one canvas /$30 for two canvases. Fee covers the cost of the canvas & shipping. Deadline: June 30, 2017. More info (PDF). Enter online. Contact: email or call 701-223-5986.
Local
Call for Artists
Jul1

WAMMfest

The Sertoma Club of Greenwood invites artists to apply for a juried art festival, August 19, 2017 at Craig Park in Greenwood, IN. Juror: David Wolf. Eligible media: Acrylic, charcoal, baskets, glasswork, woodwork, photo, oils, metals, jewlery, pottery, sculpture, stone, watercolor, wearable art. The artist must be present at the fair. No imports, commercially manufactured items, knits, or strung beads will be allowed in the show. $25 application fee. Deadline: July 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 317-881-8161.
Local
Call for Artists
Jul1

Art In The Village

The Clarkston Community Historical Society announces a call to artists for a juried art show, September 16 & 17, 2017 at Depot Park in Clarkston, MI. Juror: Angela Freeman. Original Artist Work - Mixed Media, Fiber, Wood, Jewelry, Glass, Wood Art, Metal, Fine Art, Market Place. $175 fee. Deadline: July 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 248-922-0270.
National
Call for Artists
Jul5

The Best of America Exhibit 2017

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS) announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 16 - November 11, 2017 at Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana. $25,000 in cash and merchandise awards including Best of Show $5,000 cash. Juror: NOAPS Master Artist Jason Sacran. Open to all artists at least 18 years of age or older working in oil and/or acrylic paintings. Artists from around the world are accepted but please check shipping restrictions from abroad. Shipping is the responsibility of the participating artist. $25 for 1st image ($10 per additional image, maximum of 5). NOAPS Membership $50 required. Deadline: July 5, 2017. More info. Contact: email
Regional
Call for Artists
Jul15

Call for Artists - 43rd Annual Art in the Park, Lake Odessa MI

The Lake Odessa Area Arts Commission announces a call to artists for their annual one-day fine arts and crafts festival, August 5, 2017 at Village Park in Lake Odessa, MI. $500 People's Choice, $500 Best of Show. Eligible media include: Basketry, Floral, Painting, Drawing, Glass, Sculpture, Pottery/Ceramics, Jewelry, Fiber, Photography, Metals, Mixed Media, Wood, Specialty Food, Wearable Art. All items must be original and handcrafted by the artist. No buy/sell items allowed. $75 Single Booth, $100 Double Booth. Deadline: July 15, 2017 or until full. More info. Contact: email or call 616-374-4325.
National
Call for Artists
Jul15

Call for Art - Light and Shadow

The Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods University in MO announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 15-25, 2017. Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Jurors: Jane Mudd, Valerie Wedel and Nicole Petrescu. Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media (2D, 3D, digital). $15 (one entry), $50 (five entries). Deadline: July 15, 2017. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 573-592-4244.

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