MidWk Update: Calling All Artists (and Photographers) for May


It’s that time again…

Credit source: artshow.com


Las Laguna Art Gallery seeks entries for an upcoming art exhibition, June 3-26, 2021. Open to artists working in Acrylic, Gouache, Oil, or Watercolor. This is an Open Theme exhibition so any and all subjects are acceptable. All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on our website. A select number of artists will be selected to send their work to our gallery for our in-person exhibition at our brick and mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California. $35 for up to 3 images. Deadline: May 9, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 949-505-0950

Land and Sea 2021 | Online Juried Painting and Photography Competition

Camelback Gallery seeks entries for an online competition and exhibition. Cash Award + More to Best in Show. All award winners receive 3-month online exhibition, social promotion & award certificate. Jurors: Howard Hartman, CEO of Bitcoin Gallery and Artchain. Info, Kassandra Sheerin, Founder of Camelback Gallery, Marie McCallum, Artist. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All painting mediums allowed including drawing mediums, digital art and photography. Artwork may be mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation, human elements including different forms of land use, buildings, and structures, and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions, farmlands, parks, wilderness, islands. etc. Artwork may be any style including representational/abstract. $18 for two art pieces. Deadline: May 9, 2021More info.

Big Four Arts Festival

Artists are invited to apply for the Big Four Arts Festival, held September 11 & 12, 2021 in Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park on the Big Four Bridge Lawn. $2,500 in awards. No buy and sell items. $25 application fee. Deadline: May 10, 2021More info. Contact: email or call 1-502-435-7602.


The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, June 4-26, 2021. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director. Flowers in full bloom, or the simple emergence of a blossoming plant is a renewal for the senses after the long winter. “Bloom” will celebrate photographs of plant life in all its forms during this spring season of growth. MWCP is seeking photographs captured through the exploration of nature photography, still-life genres or through approaches of people interacting with floral and plant imagery. An innate aesthetic appreciation is stimulated through the act of gazing at the fascination of flowers and plant life, and capturing this sensation through photography fulfills our universal quest for beauty. This exhibition aims to represent images from a wide spectrum of flora and fauna. Open to all photographers internationally. $40 entry fee. Deadline: May 10, 2021More info. Contact: email or call 316-269-1250.

Juried Art Competition

One of the world’s fastest growing art galleries, Art Show International, invites all visual artists to submit their artworks for art competitions and solo exhibitions. $1,700 in cash prizes each month given out to 28 winning artists, over $22,000 annually. Long-term residency available. All mediums, including 2D & 3D, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, video, experimental and installation works. Themes are Solo, Landscape, Flower, Animal, Abstract, Figurative, Open, Portrait. 1st Prize $200, Runner-Up $150, Merit $100, Talent Prize $50 in cash awarded in each competition. Two contests/month. $1,000 cash for Artist-of-the-Year. Certificates of Recognition for all Honorable Mention and Finalist Award artists. $10 entry fee. Deadline: May 10, 2021More info. Contact: email or call 602-509-5809.

International Art Competition Nature

Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 4th “Nature” Online Art Competition for the month of May. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The Nature theme may include everything that is nature related (landscapes, seascapes, skies, world of flora and fauna, etc). A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptual). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, drawing, photography, 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. $15 for 2 images. $15. Deadline: May 13, 2021More info. Contact: email

Artwork Archive Art Business Accelerator Grant

Artwork Archive provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. 10 unrestricted grants of $2,500 each. A lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000). Educational resources/expert guidance. Jurors: Josely Carvalho, Thomas Evans, David Kassan, Charly Palmer, and Joan Snyder. Who is eligible? Visual artists 21 and older who are working to better their communities and / or address community challenges directly through their work (community projects, education, mentoring, public art, etc). Open to professional visual artists worldwide with a strong artistic focus (including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation, mixed media, and site-specific works). We regret that we do not accept submissions for narrative film/video, music, performance or sound art, theatre, or dance. Artists that have demonstrated high artistic quality, innovation, and creativity with a track record of participation in the arts for at least 2 years. No fee. Deadline: May 14, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Summer Sculpture Showcase 2021

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, CT seeks entries for the annual Summer Sculpture Showcase, June 19 – October 30, 2021. Outdoor Sculpture including figurative, representational, abstract and proposals for environmental installations. No entry fee. Deadline: May 14, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 860-434-5957.

That is it for now. This will be maybe a two or three part post for this because it’s quite a lot for this month. Lots of opportunities! Go to www.artshow.com for more. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be safe, healthy, and blessed!

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