MidWk Update: Calling All Artists!

8.19.2020

Hello everyone! A few things to touch over. First, I’m reaching out to artists (one for photographers)…amateur or professional. I visited the Artshow website to find any competitions and there are several…


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International Art Competition Waters

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce its 1st “Waters” Online Art Competition for the month of August 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The gallery invites artists and photographers to submit their best artworks related to the theme Waters (seascapes, oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, streams, ponds). A variety of interpretations 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. $15 entry fee. Deadline: August 24, 2020More info. Contact: email

 

 

Corporate-Connections

MFA’s Corporate Connections program launches an opportunity for artists to connect with professional developers, designers, and more at this gala one-day event at the Peterson Headquarters building at National Harbor in Maryland. Juror: Robert W. Madden. Up to 20 of the 50 artists will be awarded purchase prizes selected by a panel of corporate designers who will present these works at the event. Entry is open to established and new member artists of MFA (Maryland Federation of Art). Entries of original 2-D or 3-D work may be submitted. All images of selected works will be featured in a promotional catalog and also displayed on MFA’s online Curve Gallery from Oct. 15 – Dec. 1, 2020. $95 for one or two entries and an MFA Membership (MFA Members, $25); $5 additional work. Deadline: August 24, 2020More info (PDF). Contact: email or call (410) 268-4566.

 

 

Innovate Grants – Call for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. $25 entry fee. Deadline: August 25, 2020More info.

 

 

4th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Online Juried Art Competition, to be held September 1-30, 2020. The gallery encourages artists (including the photography & digital arts), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best interpretation of the theme. Artists are invited to submit their best representational or abstract art. Early entry and art student discounts. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. $14 for 1 to 2 entries / $24 for 3 to 5 entries. Deadline: August 27, 2020More info. Contact: email

 

 

Being in America: International Call for Art About Being In America

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art that in some way address the theme of Being in America for an upcoming exhibit, November 6 – December 4, 2020. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. With this exhibit, we ask how artists record, through creative and thoughtful means, thoughts, feelings, and observations on what it means to be in America today, whether that is from the point of view of one living here now, of those who aspire to be here one day, or from those who observe at a distance. The theme is wide open to interpretation, and works need not be overstated, nor political in nature. They may simply be works that comment or reflect on being in America today. Subtlety is most appreciated and welcome. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: August 27, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

 

 

Artificial Light: International Call for Works Depicting, Revealing, or Using Artificial Light

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art that depict, reveal, or use artificial light. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. With the invention of artificial light, everyday life, even humanity itself, was changed forever. While electricity powers much of society, it is specifically artificial light that has become the primary vehicle of nearly all our communications. It has extended our workdays and formed the avatars of our virtual existence. We have become light-based beings… How do artists of today incorporate the use of artificial light in their process? How does artificial light serve as a subject in visual art? Does the synthetic nature of such illumination impact the content of artists’ work? We invite artists around the world to answer these questions and more, all centered on the subject of Artificial Light. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: August 28, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

 

 

Grown: An International Call for Works of Art About Maturity & Adulthood

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about maturity and adulthood, and how these and related concepts are addressed in the art of today. The exhibit will be on display November 6 – December 4, 2020. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: August 29, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

 

 

2020 National Exhibition: “Valued Strokes”

The Southwest Florida Pastel Society announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, Sept. 12 – Oct. 30, 2020. Awards: More than $2,000 in total. Juror: Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Open to all soft pastel artists. You do not have to be a SWFPS member to enter. Non-Members: first image $45, subsequent images $5 each, maximum of 5 images. Deadline: August 30, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 540-309-5717.

 

 

40th Annual Faber Birren Color Award Online Exhibit

In 1980, Faber Birren, a world-renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for the original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown to one of the international scope and is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 40th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show and due to COVID-19, it will be an online exhibit only, September 26 – November 8, 2020. $2,000 in awards. Juror: Sean O’Hanlan, Research Assistant in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, created in the last 3 years and not exhibited previously in the Faber Birren Show. Categories: Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking. Electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted electronically via Entrythingy. $35 for the first piece, $20 for additional pieces. Deadline: August 30, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 203-325-1139.

 

 

Modified: An International Call for Art About Modification

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art that are about or depict the process of tuning, refining, or altering subjects, their contexts, or materials in order to achieve a different purpose or point. This concept is wide open to interpretation and application of the theme ‘modified’. This exhibit will be on display November 6 – December 4, 2020, and has no defined expectation for type or style of work. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: August 30, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

 

 

A Show of Heads

Limner Gallery announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 1-30, 2020 at the Limner Gallery website, digital and print magazine publication. Open to all reproducible media, some video work may not qualify. $35 entry fee. Deadline: August 31, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 518-567-7858.

 

 

8th International FL3TCH3R Exhibit – Socially & Politically Engaged Art

All artists and designers are invited to submit entries for The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, on display October 5 – December 11, 2020, at The Reece Museum in Johnson City, TN. Over $1,000 in awards. Open to anyone 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as the entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original. Submissions will be accepted from the following categories: audio/sound, ceramics, digital, fiber, glass, graphic design, jewelry/metals, mixed media (2D), mixed media (3D), painting, performance/installation (via video), photography, printmaking, sculpture, video/film and other. A non-refundable fee of $40 for up to 3 entries, with an, add’l $10/work over three. Deadline: August 31, 2020More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 423-534-9827.

 

 

The Shape of Things

Praxis Gallery & Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, October 24 – November 16, 2020. Fifty images will be selected. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions and a Director’s Choice will be awarded. Juror: Ross Anderson. Open to Photography & Photo-based media. $35 for the first 5 images and $5 for each additional image. Deadline: August 31, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 612-475-1605.

 

 

The Gateway International Painting Competition

Range Dog Publishing announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, August 1-31, 2020. Cash award to Best in Show; promoted entries and certificates to Finalists and Best in Show. Juror: Professional, award-winning artist Patrick Saunders. All artists over 18 workings in traditional painting media are accepted including but not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, and mixed media. No digitally-created art or photography. Artists upload images of their traditionally created work. $25 annual membership; $10 per painting entry (unlimited). Deadline: August 31, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 928-282-4326.

 

Click on the links above to get all the info you need. I will be looking for more in September!

 

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