MidWk Updates: Calling All Artists…


Good Morning creative peeps! It’s that time again to see what has in store for upcoming art competitions for October. Here are all the exhibitions, contests, and competitions available.

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Lacawac Artists’ Residencies 2019

Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located near Lake Ariel, PA in the Pocono Mountains. Each year professional or aspiring artists are selected to spend time at Lacawac Sanctuary for either one or two weeks. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the inspiration of the beauty that is Lacawac. Housing and limited studio space are provided. Artists are provided: a comfortable, rustic room in the Historic Watres Lodge or the Ice House; access to 545 acres which includes a glacial lake, 2 ponds, shore access to Lake Wallenpaupack, ledges natural area, and forests; interaction with scientists conducting research at Lacawac (May thru early August). $10 application fee. The cost of the residency is $200 per week. Deadline: Rolling Basis. More info. Contact: email or call 570-689-9494.


The RAA&M National 2019 Art Show

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in Rockport, Massachusetts announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 23 – December 29, 2019. Over $4,000 in Prize Money to be awarded! Jurors: Tom Hughes for the category of traditional art, and Jo Ann Rothschild in the category of contemporary art. The RAA&M National 2019 is an invitational for artists across the United States to exhibit artwork created in a wide and diverse number of media (drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art, and sculpture, both Traditional and Contemporary). $35 for RAA&M members, $45 for non-members. Deadline: October 1, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 978-546-6604.


CLWAC 123rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc. announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 7-31, 2020 at the National Arts Club in New York, NY. Awards totaling more than $10,000. Jurors for 2D: S. Herdrich, L.B. Tait, S. Adoquei. Jurors for 3D: J. Mauro, M. Mellon. Open to all women artists. Media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Graphics, Mixed Media and Sculpture. $45/Members, $50/Associates, $55/Non-Members. Deadline: October 1, 2019More info.


5th Annual Figures & Faces Art Competition

Fusion Art announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, October 5 – November 4, 2019. Cash prizes and an invitation to 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs for Best in Show winners. Worldwide promotion for winning artists. Juror: Chris Hoffman. For this competition, both 2D & 3D artists are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the human form – both figures and faces. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: October 1, 2019More info. Contact: email


Vermont Studio Center Fellowships

The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT announces a call to artists for VSC Fellowships and several special full-pay Fellowships with stipends. Open to both visual artists and writers. $25 application fee. Deadline: October 1, 2019. More info. Contact: email or call 802-635-2727.


Tapped: Works by Artists and their Current or Former Instructors

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites artists to submit works of art by current or former artist/teacher pairs for an upcoming exhibit, December 13, 2019 – January 10, 2020. The relationship between artists and their current or former instructors 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. Out of respect for this 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 Tapped, an annual exhibit that presents paired works of art by current or former artist/teacher pairs. Submission to this exhibit may be initiated by either party. Artists will seek out an instructor who has been a key teacher to them or whose work they particularly respect and ‘tap’ them to participate in this project submission. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: October 6, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.


International Call for Online Art Competition, “All Figurative/Portrait”

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, October 8 – November 5, 2019. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Event Collateral and much more. Jurors: Sharon Drinkard, Michael Harris, Portia T. Webb, Anissa Harris, Kelsey Hails. All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old. $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Deadline: October 6, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 844-210-7722.


Small Works 2019

Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY announces a call to artists for its 6th annual national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction*), Nov 30, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $1,000! Juror: Anna Kaplan, gallery owner and curator at Anna Kaplan Contemporary in Buffalo, NY. Open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. $30 for up to 3 submissions, $35 for 4 to 6 submissions. Deadline: October 7, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 315-462-0210


The 53rd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition

The Naples Art Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 6, 2019 – January 9, 2020, in Naples, Florida. $1,000 Best of Show, $800 First Place, $600 Second Place, $400 Juror’s Choice Award, $200 Award of Merit (2), $100 Honorable Mention (3). Jurors: John Loscuito, FGCU Art Gallery Director; RW Lovejoy, Professor, American University; Erin Palmer Szavuly, Art Professor. Open to two-dimensional or three-dimensional art in any medium or style. $29 entry fee. Deadline: October 7, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 239-262-6517.


Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit January 18 – April 5, 2020, at Bayfront Park in Sarasota, FL featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or quote submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity – as well as the differences that make us all unique. The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program if they worked under the direction of an educator. Deadline: October 8, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 941-404-5710.


Bug-Insectum: An International Call for Works About Bugs

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about bugs, real or imagined. For many, bugs are notorious. They freak people out, even the ones that don’t readily sting, bite or infect. Some do massive damage to people, other animals, homes, and each other. But by and large, they are the dominant denizens of this planet, mysterious and ubiquitous. Perhaps we are lucky they tolerate us at all. This show honors them, both in all seriousness and in light-hearted play. After all, without them, we’d likely not be here at all. This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional realism to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. $40 for up to 4 entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: October 8, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.


10th Annual Manifest Prize

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH announces a call to artists for a juried art competition, December 13, 2019 – January 10, 2020. $5,000 award. The winning work will be revealed at the gallery on December 12th during the preview event (7-9pm). The Manifest Prize is open to everyone, works of any media, any genre/style, any size. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of visual art of any kind and be available and capable of being exhibited in one of Manifest’s five galleries. One work will be selected for the award, featured in the gallery, and published. Ten semi-finalist works will also be recognized and published. Early Deadline (Oct 1): $40 for up to five entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Final Deadline (Oct 10): $60 for up to five entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: October 10, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.


48th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

The Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 8 – December 11, 2019. Over $1,000 in cash is awarded for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and several community-sponsored awards including the Hardy Watercolor Award. Jurors: Nikki Woods – Director of the Reinberger Gallery, Billy Ritter – Ceramacist and Instructor, Jan Mettee – Watercolorist. Artists living within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls are invited to submit artwork for consideration to this prestigious annual exhibition. Open to art in any art medium, including 2-D and 3-D: painting, drawing, fiber arts, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more! See the prospectus for complete guidelines. Entry Fee: $15 apiece, up to three (3) pieces per artist. Deadline: October 11, 2019, at 4 p.m. More info. Contact: email or call (440) 247-7507.


Time Bombs: An International Call for Works About Anxiety and/or Impending Disaster

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about anxiety, impending disaster, fear, worry, etc. for an upcoming exhibit, December 13, 2019 – January 10, 2020. We live in a world increasingly enervated by the sense that at any moment everything could change, generally for the worse. Individuals, communities, political subcultures, social media spheres, even whole countries are each, it would seem, a ticking time bomb… Where is the fuse, the key or trigger? How can we detect and diffuse such intense energy-pockets bent on total destruction? Anxiety and fear are like a virus. Perhaps the solution is to acknowledge, examine, and then contain and discard them. Maybe art can help with this by providing an encapsulation of the subject, something that safely externalizes the issue, providing release. And maybe Time is the key… This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional realism to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: October 11, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.


15th Annual Small Works Show

440 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 4-29, 2019. 3 awards x $100 – Juror’s choice, 440 Choice, People’s Choice. Juror: John Gagné. Open to artists who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry and who have a US shipping address. Work must be no more than 12 inches (12″) in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. The artwork may represent any subject matter. All media – including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media – will be considered. Accepted work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 30 pounds. Wall-mounted monitors must be provided for videos. $40 for 1-3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Deadline: October 11, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 718-499-3844.


Keepin’ It Real, Themed Juried Show

The Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 9 – December 21. 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250. Science says reality is simply how we interpret the world based on our experiences. If each of us could step into the body of someone else, we’d be surprised by how different colors appear or how music sounds. For this challenge, examples of traditional, realistically painted scenes are welcome, but we also invite artists to define their own reality. Share your personal life experience, your unique view of the world. Expose what is hidden. Show the truth. A written statement must accompany each entry explaining how it relates to the theme. Seeking 2D media including, but not limited to oil, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media. Submit up to 3 entries for $55 entry fee. Deadline: October 11, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 214-348-7350.


International Art Competition “Colors”

Contemporary Art Room Gallery announces their 2nd “Colors” International Online Art Competition for the month of September 2019. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. In this open subject competition, the theme is the concentration of color. Artworks with either one or a multitude of colors will be accepted. A variety of interpretations of Colors theme can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional…). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. First place will be on the poster of the show. Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented. $15 for 2 images of artwork. You may enter more than once. Deadline: October 13, 2019. More info. Contact: email



The Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 24, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Pets are a part of the family and should be cherished, especially at Holiday time! The bond between a pet and a parent is something unique. Pet portraits attempt to capture that cherished bond. In this year’s Monmouth Museum Holiday Exhibition, “Petopia,” the Main Gallery will be filled with pet paw-traits of man’s best fur-ends as well as en-deering depictions of creatures big and small covered in fur, feathers and scales to celebrate the loving bond we have with our pets as well as the universal affection for the natural beauty and majestic power of all animals. Artwork will be considered in all media and styles from the traditional pet portrait to depictions of animals in their habitats to anthropomorphism and beyond. Happy Howlidays from the Monmouth Museum! $20 per entry/artwork. Deadline: October 14, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 732-224-1989.


Mark 100 Regional Exhibition

Mark Arts in Wichita, KS announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 3 – April 18, 2020. $5,000 for first place; $1,000 for second; $500 for third; numerous patron purchases also anticipated. Jurors: Mike Michaelis, Sonia Greteman, Chris Shank. Artists are encouraged to enter two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork. The exhibition is limited to ceramics, digital arts, drawing, enamel, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media. The exhibition is open to all artists living and working in Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North America. Work must be ready to exhibit, created in the last 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. Each artist may enter up to 10 pieces. All artwork must be for sale. $30 entry fee. Deadline: October 14, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 316-634-2787.


One of a Kind Spring Show

Artists are invited to apply for the One of a Kind Spring Show, held April 24-26 at the Mart in Chicago, IL. You must be the artist/designer of your work and the original creator/assembler/producer/maker of your work. You must understand and have mastered the craft process needed to make your work and be intimately involved in the production process from start to finish. You must create/produce your work in the country in which you reside. Artists may have limited assistants/apprentices as long as the original artist is on-site and involved in the production as stated above. Reproduction aids such as molds used in jewelry or ceramics must be created by the artist. For photographers only: original photographs should make up most of the artist’s display. For fine artists: signed and numbered limited editions will be permitted. Accepted work: Accessories, Bath & Body, Ceramics, Emerging Artists (all categories), Fashion, Fiber Art, Furniture, Glass, Gourmet, Home Goods, Jewelry, Kid Products, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper, Pet Products, Photography, Sculpture, Wood. $35 application fee. Deadline: October 15, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 312.527.7757.


“Animals” Call for Entry

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, November 1-30, 2019. Cash prizes will be given. Juror: Janelle Cogan. Theme – According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of animal is: “an·i·mal n. any living thing that is not a plant.” It can be expressed many ways and we look forward to seeing your interpretation. We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to the Humane Society. Our local center, Bedford County Humane Society (in Pennsylvania, USA), provides services for more than 1000 animals each year. All artists 18 and over may enter 2D works in all types of media. $20 for 1 or 2 works (You may enter more than once). Deadline: October 15, 2019More info. Contact: email


Images: A Festival of the Arts Call to Artists

The Atlantic Center for the Arts seeks artists for their 44th annual juried arts festival, January 24-26, 2020 at Riverside Drive and Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, FL. $28,500 in awards. We offer 13 categories of art to choose from. Artists may apply from April 15, 2019, thru October 18, 2019, thru We require 3 images of your work and 1 image of your booth space. Jury fee is $40 and if you are accepted, the booth fee is $250 with an additional $50 if you want a corner space. Deadline: October 18, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 386-423-4733.


40 Under 40: Young Artist National Showcase

The Maryland Federation of Art and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts seek entries for a juried art exhibition, January 4 – February 29 at the Chaney Gallery at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. $500 in awards. Juror: Jose Ruiz. Celebrating 40 years of arts experiences and education at Maryland Hall, we are dedicating an exhibit to showcase 40 talented artists, 40 years of age or under, from around the country. Artists are invited to enter any 2-D or 3-D work. $40 for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Deadline: October 20, 2019More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 410-268-4566.


Printmaking and Encaustic Painting (Pressed and Waxed)

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 11, 2019 – January 3, 2020, at NAWA Gallery, 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, NYC 10018 in New York. Awards will be given: ($150,$100,$75) and two honorable mentions. Eligible media: Printmaking and Encaustic painting (Pressed and Waxed). $45 entry fee. Deadline: October 24, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 212-675-1616.


Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Celebrating its 84th year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta tradition with an emphasis on art, music and family entertainment. Artists from across the country participate in Atlanta’s premier spring festival that attracts an average of 200,000 visitors each year. Continually rated amongst the top art shows in the country, professional management coupled with strong community and volunteer support make this a first class event. The next festival will be held at Piedmont Park, April 17-19, 2020. The Festival is designed for artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. $6,000 in awards to the artists judged “Best in Category.” All work displayed must be produced by the exhibiting artist or two person team collaboration and must be consistent with the images submitted. $35 application fee. Deadline: October 25, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 404-817-6642.


9th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 9th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Juried Art Competition, November 1-30, 2019. Juror: C. David Hoffman. The gallery invites both 2D & 3D artists (including photography & digital arts), regardless of where they reside, to enter their interpretation of the theme “SeaScapes” by submitting their best representational or abstract art. $14 for 1 to 2 entries, $24 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry + art student discounts. Deadline: October 27, 2019More info. Contact: email


Calls for Sculptors

The National Sculpture Society invites artists to apply for its 3 sculpture grants – $5000 each. Sculpture – Figurative, realist, animal or inspired by nature preferred. There is no fee to apply. See website for instructions. Deadline: October 28, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 212-764-5645.


YICCA 2019 – International Contest of Contemporary Art

Aps Moho seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, held December 12-23, 2019 at CMC Centro culturale Milano in Milan, Italy. Awards: 4000,00€. All kinds of art works are accepted, including video, installations, and performances. The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country. There are no special qualifications required for entry. Entry fees depend on the number of artworks submitted. Deadline: October 30, 2019More info. Contact: email


Emerging Artists 2020

SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for a juried art competition & exhibition, March 5-28, 2020 at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. All artist entrants shall be considered for the SlowArt 2020 Artists of the Decade award – inclusion in a publication of a magazine format catalog of the best artists exhibiting at Limner Gallery from 2010 – 2019. Open to all media. $35 entry fee. Deadline: October 31, 2019More info. Contact: email or call 518-567-7858.


“Motion” International Call – Art & Literature Journal

ArtAscent announces a call to artists for publication, profile article, and an online exhibition. Theme: Moving or being moved. Shifting, stirring, changing places. The rise and fall. Progress, flow, and change in self and society. Dance, sports, adrenalin. Pushing limits, breaking boundaries. Motion is all around us and lives through us. Share your vision of Motion. Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form. $15US+. Deadline: October 31, 2019More info.

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