MidWk Update: Artists & Photographers


As promised, more from Artshow

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The Art of Music and Dance

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, CA announces a call to artists for The Art of Music and Dance, June 29 – August 1, 2021. Cash awards. Juror: TBA. Last year, Sacramento Fine Arts Center launched a new “Art of” series. This year’s art of theme is music and dance. Open to all 2D and 3D mediums with a performance theme. The subject matter can include anything that exemplifies music and/or dance. All media is encouraged. Entry Fee (non-refundable): Members $15 each or 3 for $40, Non-Members: $20 each or 3 for $50. Deadline: May 21, 2021. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 916-971-3713.

CAFA 110th Annual Juried Exhibition

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts announces a call to artists for an online juried art exhibition, June 26 – August 14, 2021. $4,000 in total. Best of Show: $1,000 and 5 month virtual solo show in 2022. Jurors: Dora Atwater Millikin + Dominic Molon. Open to all artists within North America. All work must be current and original. Work must not have been previously shown with CAFA. All fine arts media accepted: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, fiber, ceramics, printmaking, mixed media, video installations. No prints from original work. No furniture. Will accept all pieces that could reasonably be displayed within a gallery (i.e. no murals, outdoor sculpture, architecture, etc). Members: $25 for up to 3 entries. Non-members: $30 for 1 entry, $35 for 2 entries. Deadline: May 23, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 860-415-6177

Artist Choice VII | Open Theme Visual Arts Competition

Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists. Cash Award + More to Best in Show. All award winners receive 3-month online exhibition, social promotion & award certificate. Visual art mediums allowed are all painting mediums, including drawing mediums and digital paintings, Sculpture, Photography, Fiber Art & Collage. Open Theme – All styles and all subject matter. $18 for two art pieces. Deadline: May 23, 2021. More info.

Artspace111: 8th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition

Artspace111 in Fort Worth, Texas seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, July 10 – August 28, 2021. $5000+ in awards and Future Exhibition Opportunity. Juror: Caleb Bell, Curator at the Tyler Museum of Art. Open to artists 18 years and older residing in the state of Texas. Contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any media including painting, prints, drawings, photography and digital images. All work must be original (no reproductions), produced within the last two years and not previously shown at Artspace111. $35 entry fee, $5 media fee. Deadline: May 24, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call (817) 692-3228.


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 23, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 949-505-0950.

Artist Grants | Leading Art Gallery | Global Exposure | Publication

Art Show International in Los Angeles, California announces a call to artists. Artist Grants of $1,000 are being given out 4 times a year, during Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Art Show International is one of the most trusted art galleries of our times and a leading voice in the art industry. Just in 2021, we have given out $7,150 in cash prizes to 97 talented artists. All grant money provided is unrestricted and maybe used as desired. This is an incredible opportunity for global exposure, social media promotion, solo exhibitions. Artists worldwide working in any media are invited to apply. Submission process takes less than 2 minutes. $25 entry fee. Deadline: May 26, 2021. More info. Contact: email

11th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 11th Annual “Animals” Online Juried Art Competition, June 1-30, 2021. The “Animals” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of animal art. Animal subjects include any living organisms, mammals, birds, insects and any animals that may also live in water. The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography & digital arts) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best abstract or representational art. $14 for 1 to 2 entries / $24 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry & art student discounts. Deadline: May 27, 2021. More info. Contact: email

International Art Competition Textures & Patterns

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd “Textures & Patterns” Online Art Competition for the month of June 2021. This is an international competition and artists and photographers from around the world are welcome to submit their best works with the theme Textures & Patterns. 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. 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. Deadline: May 27, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art

Pence Gallery in Davis, CA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, July 6 – August 15, 2021. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded based on the Juror’s choice and are $400, $300, and $200. Juror: Faith J. McKinnie. This is an ‘open theme’ juried exhibit, which showcases art that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in California art. Work may be in any medium except for video or sound, but must not exceed 36″ wide for 2D work. There are no size restrictions for three-dimensional work. $30 for Pence members; $35 for non-Pence members. Deadline: 9 PM PST on May 28, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 530-758-3370.

Art Teleported 2022: Call for Solo Exhibitions & Papers

CICA Museum invites creative writers, scholars, and artists worldwide to participate in “Art Teleported 2022,” the Art Show and Conference for Nomadic Artists. The solo shows will be held at CICA Museum in Gimpo-si January 26-30, 2022, and the conference will be held January 29-30, 2022. Due to the uncertain global situation, the conference will be held both onsite and online. We aim to create a global network among nomadic artists, designers, audiences, and communities and promote understanding and appreciation of each other, so they can make, share, appreciate, and live in art in any region and culture. The artists will be featured in the book “New Media Art 2023,” expected to be published in December 2022. The book will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and in the United States and other countries via Kindle. Around 44 square meters will be assigned for each artist. Every artist accepted will be provided with an opportunity to discuss the merits of his or her contribution with peers. It is required that the exhibitor presents in a session. Deadline: May 28, 2021. More info.

Anthropocene Epiphany: Art and Climate Change

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, CA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, July 3 to August 21, 2021. Juror: Erika Hirugami, Executive Director of the Art Historians of Southern California, and the CEO of CuratorLove. The Anthropocene is a new geologic era marked by the impact of human activity on the Earth. The term is gaining currency among curators and critics as artists confront the global climate crisis. In the Anthropocene Epiphany, highly accomplished creatives point the way toward a sustainable future. All media will be considered: painting, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture, video, installations, craft, fashion, architecture, functional objects, and art made from recycled materials. $45 for 3 entries. Deadline: May 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 714-667-1517.

2021 Sugar Creek Arts Festival

The McLean County Arts Center seeks artists for the 2021 Sugar Creek Arts Festival, October 9th & 10th in beautiful Uptown Normal, IL. $1,500 in awards: First and Second Place Fine Art, First and Second Place Fine Craft, and the D. Bill Memorial Award for Best use of recycled material. Categories: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Graphics, Jewelry, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Wood, Other. All fine art and fine craft will be accepted for jury. The artwork presented must be original and created by the exhibiting artist. All artwork must be for sale. No more than 50% of a booth may be composed of giclee prints or other items of this type. Castings from commercial molds, kit items, buy/sell items, unlimited series and/or mass editions will not be permitted. The MCAC reserves the right to exclude any work it deems unsuitable for display, or which was misrepresented in the application. Artists exhibiting Buy/Sell Items will be removed from the festival without a refund. $25 application fee. Deadline: May 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 1-309-829-0011.

Layers of Time; Upstream Gallery PaperWorks 8

Upstream Gallery in Hastings on Hudson seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, July 1-25. Jurors: David Barnett, Phyllis Famiglietti, Rachel Weatherford Whitlow. Artists are invited to submit 2-D or 3-D work that is primarily paper based and made by hand, rather than digitally. Successful entries will demonstrate clear thematic relationships among two or more pieces. Photography is not eligible. Maximum framed size may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. Accepted pieces must be able to be hung and properly wired or mounted for hanging. 3-D work must be ready for wall-mounting or have a base included. The gallery reserves the right to reject poorly presented pieces. $45 for a minimum of 3 entries; each additional entry $4 up to a maximum of 8 entries ($65). Deadline: May 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 914-674-8548.

“Artists of the Month” International Online Contest

Gallery Ring announces the launch of the Artists of the Month online contest. A Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Crystal Artist of the Month will be named each month. Winning artists will receive an “Artist of the Month” distinction and will have their artwork featured prominently on the Home Page of the website and will also receive promotion on Gallery Ring’s Instagram. $20 US for 1-2 artworks. Deadline: May 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email

29th Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition

The Colored Pencil Society of America announces a call to artists for an online juried exhibition, opening July 15. $5000 Best of Show and CIPPY Award, and up to $12000 in other awards. Juror: Julie Aronson, PhD. This is an annual juried gallery exhibition exclusively for works done in colored pencil, open to living artists 18 years or older, worldwide. Work must be 100% colored pencil on a manufacturer-prepared surface (scratchboard not allowed), completed in 2018 or later, and must be solely the original concept and design of the submitting artist. See full prospectus for details. $25 for CPSA members, $35 for non-members. Deadline: May 31, 2021. More info (PDF). Contact: email

The Second Half – 50 & Older

Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA seeks entries for an upcoming art exhibition, July 1-31, 2021. “The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well.” Open to any and all artists 50 years old or older, professional and amateur. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor. All artists will have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on our website. A select number of artists will send their work to our gallery for our in-person exhibition. $35 for up to 3 images. Deadline: May 31, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 949-505-0950.

PleinAir Salon Art Competition

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories. We award $33,000 each year for this competition. The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. We award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and we award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition. Each of the 21 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition with awards presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. Because this competition is created by PleinAir magazine, which features not only plein air paintings, but also studio paintings, all types of paintings are eligible and do not need to have been completed in plein air, but should originate from a plein air study or plein air experience. $38 for the first image / $16 for additional images. Deadline: May 31, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 561-655-8778.

Call to Artists | Promote & Publish | Sell Your Art @ The MoCA

The Magazine of Contemporary Art, a world class online publication covering visual arts from around the world, is offering emerging and professional artists an opportunity to exhibit and promote their works on its pages. Showcase your artworks in our remarkable state-of-the-art gallery exhibitions. Publish your artist interviews in stunning style to reach your clients. Feature works in dazzling details. Pay zero commission on sales. Boost your creations through social media promotions with tens of thousands of followers. The MoCA has helped promote emerging artists by featuring them on their magazine cover, boosting their artworks on social media in front of a global clientele, and publishing their one-on-one interview on their pages alongside renowned contemporary artists of our times. $2.50 per month. Deadline: May 31, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Liquid ~ Sky

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks photography for a juried exhibition, July 17-31. Jurors Choice, Directors Choice, and Honorable Mentions will be selected. Juror: Ellen Jantzen. International, all accepted. $35 for set of 5 images. $5 for each additional image. Deadline: May 31, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 612-475-1605.

That’s it with the month of May. Go to arthshow.com for more exhibitions. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be safe, healthy, and blessed!

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