MidWk Update: Contests From artshow.com


Good Afternoon all! It’s that time again to see what contests will be of full interest, courtesy of artshow.com.

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11th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery seeks entries for the gallery’s 11th Annual “Landscapes” Online Juried Art Competition, July 1-31, 2021. The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments, scenic vistas, and related landscape subjects. Artists, regardless of where they reside, are invited 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: June 26, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Figurative 2021 | Online Juried Painting Competition

Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists. Cash Award + more to Best in Show. All award winners receive a 3-month online exhibition, social promotion & award certificate. Jurors: Howard Hartman, Marie McCallum, and Linda Lindus. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All painting mediums allowed including drawing mediums and digital painting. (For this competition, digital and drawing mediums are categorized as a “painting”.) Artwork must be representational and clearly depict a human art form as a real-life image. The artwork may be any style, including abstracted shapes, however, a human form(s) must be present in the painting. A “Full Body” image is not required, however, it should not be a portrait of just the face. We are sorry, we know quite a few “figurative pieces” are nudes, however, CB’s Policy is No Nudity – private parts must be covered. $18 for two paintings. Deadline: June 27, 2021. More info.

Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photo Exhibition

Academy Center Of The Arts in Lynchburg, VA seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 3-25, 2021. Over $3000 in Cash Awards. Juror: Bob Schamerhorn. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Photographs must be original photographs or photographically derived work, and not done under supervision. All work submitted must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2016, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried photography show. $35 Non-refundable fee for 3 entries. Deadline: June 27, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call (434) 528-3256, ext. 127.

Magic of the Ordinary

The Pop Art Movement challenged traditional fine art values and brought art based on popular culture and everyday items into the mainstream. Gallery Underground in Arlington, Virginia announces a national all-media call to artists for a juried art exhibition seeking interpretation of the theme “Magic of the Ordinary.” $500 in cash prizes awarded. Juror: Lois Ward Wolford. It is typical of the ordinary and every day to be overlooked, as it can be seen as commonplace or dull. However, magic can be found in the ordinary when it is interpreted as art. Artists are invited to look beyond and turn the ordinary into extraordinary. $35 for up to two works. Deadline: June 28, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 571-483-0652.

Small Works: 43rd Harper College National Juried Exhibition

Harper College in Palatine, Illinois announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 20 – October 28, 2021. Purchase awards, possible solo exhibition at Harper College. Juror: Carrie Johnson, Executive Director/Curator, Rockford Art Museum (RAM), Rockford, IL. Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24″ in its largest dimension (including frame). All media are eligible except jewelry and film/video. All entries are judged from digital files. A color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition. $30 for up to 3 entries. Deadline: June 28, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Seattle Erotic Art Festival seeking art of all mediums for 19th annual show

All artists 18 years and older are encouraged to submit finished works of erotic visual, literary, store, performance, and installation art for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, October 29-31, 2021 at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. The Foundation Award: one piece of art is purchased by the Pan Eros Foundation and the artist is invited to the following year’s Festival. Indigenous, Black, and/or gender non-conforming artists are especially encouraged to apply. Works can be in any medium, including but not limited to: sculpture, mixed media, painting, illustration, photography, fiber, jewelry, metalwork, digital, live performance, aerial, dance, burlesque, circus, spoken word, literature, poetry, and memorabilia. $38 (early bird fee of $19 if paid before May 31st). Deadline: 11pm PDT on June 28, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 206-229-2185.

53rd Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition

Watercolor West announces a call to artists for an online juried art exhibition, October 2 – December 14, 2021. Approximately $15,000 in Cash and Merchandise Awards. Juror: Thomas Schaller. Open to all living artists. Must be transparent watercolor on rag paper. No Yupo or similar paper, no canvas or canvas paper. $50 for Members and $60 for Non-members. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info.

Innovation+Design 2021

The International Society of Furniture Designers announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, September 19 – 24, and October 1 – December 31, 2021, at Congdon Yards in High Point, North Carolina. Best of Show: $1,000, Runner Up: $500, Category Winners: $250, Plus: Free Congdon Yards Maker Generator Time for both Student and Professionals. Eligible media: Seating, occasional tables, occasional storage, lighting, accessories, and dining room furniture. $50 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 336-307-0999.

Visualizing the Past

The Smithtown Township Arts Council seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, August 7 – September 5, 2021, at the Mills Pond Gallery in St. James, New York. Awards: $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, $400 Third Place. Juror: Carol Strickland. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the role of remembrance, suggesting what remains after a physical presence, event or emotion has vanished. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography, digital, or new-media art. $45 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 631-862-6575.

2021 Magic Wand Pleasure as Art

The Magic Wand Pleasure as Art Competition is an open invitation to artists nationwide to design a one-of-a-kind art piece using 100 inactive Magic Wands. Maximum commission up to $10,000. The finished art piece is intended to inspire observers to think about the celebration of pleasure and the joy the Magic Wand has brought to millions of people over the last fifty years. Physically, the art piece may be a sculpture, flat arrangement of the required products, or any combination of the two. Mixed media and additional elements are acceptable so long as the parameters outlined on our website are met. Open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams residing in the 48 contiguous United States. Artist and/or constituent team members must certify that they are 18 years old or older. No entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021, at 11:59pm PT. More info. Contact: email

Strange Figurations

SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 18 – December 18, 2021, at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. $500 award. Open to all media, techniques, and styles focusing on the surreal, visionary, fantastic, and out-of-the-ordinary art forms. 72″ maximum dimension. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 518-567-7858.

Artist’s Choice 2021

Foundry Gallery in Washington, DC announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 6-29, 2021. Open to painting, drawing, mixed media, and photography by artists age 18 and up in the greater Washington area. Work is limited to 36″ wide. $40 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email

2021 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition

Miami University announces a call to artists for a biennial juried competition, September 2 – October 7, 2021 at Hiestand Galleries in Oxford, OH. $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award; $2500 Second Place Award; $2000 Third Place Award. Juror: Mark Dion. Young Sculptors, U.S. residents, ages 25 – 35 as of competition entry are invited to participate. Entrants should have achieved a significant degree of success as an emerging artist of noteworthy talent. $25 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 513-529-1883.

Art in the Park- Loveland

The Thompson Valley Art League announces a call to artists for a juried art festival, August 7 and 8, 2021 at North Lake Park in Loveland, CO. Open to Fine Arts and Crafts. $350 fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 970-663-2407.

The Streets

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks photography for a juried exhibition, August 21 – September 4, 2021. Jurors Choice, Directors Choice, and Honorable Mentions will be selected. Juror: Layne Kennedy. Praxis Gallery seeks photographic art that explores the genre of street photography from all angles, including people, urban structure, and documentary subject matter. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission. $35 for 5 images. $5 for each additional image. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 612-475-1605.

Big Ideas / Small Works – Open Call

CollexArt invites artists to submit work to Big Ideas / Small Works. $1000 Purchase Award. Artists 18 and over are eligible. 2D and 3D works excluding film and video will be accepted. Submitted works should be no larger than 24 inches. A broad interpretation of the theme Big Ideas / Small Works is encouraged (e.g. you may be focused on social/political issues, the environment, ideas revolving around scale, personal narrative, color studies). No matter your focus, the CollexArt curators are interested in work that clearly shows your thought process and approach. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email or call 703-506-0878.

In Gallery Exhibit – The Out of Towners Art Exhibit

Tranquility Fine Arts Gallery in Woodstock, GA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 3-30, 2021. This exhibit is for artists who do not reside in the state of Georgia in the United States. The exhibit will feature chosen artists for the purpose of exposure, exhibit, and sales. Must be 18 years or older to submit works. Works with vulgarity or nudity will not be accepted. May not be larger than 48″ x 48″. All 2d works will be considered. No prints – work must be original. If your work is accepted, you will be notified via email. You will also receive a gallery agreement that details gallery protocols and expectations. You are responsible for delivery / shipping your works to the gallery. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Craft Week Atlanta/SE (Online & open to artists from across the country)

The American Craft Council seeks artists for Craft Week Atlanta/SE, September 20-26, 2021 in Atlanta, GA and online at shop.craftcouncil.org. Handmade craft that reflects excellence and the unique vision of its maker or community. ACC does not accept commercially manufactured work or painting and photographs. Small-studio production work made under the direct supervision of the applicant. Direct supervision requires that the artist oversees production work as it occurs and provides constant direction, feedback, and assistance. All work must be produced in the United States. ACC reserves the right to require authentication of the production process at any time. $20 application fee. Deadline: June 30, 2021. More info (PDF). Contact: email

Lab19 – Contemporary art prize

Aps Moho seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, October 2021 at 28 Piazza di Pietra Art Gallery in Rome, Italy. 5000,00€ total awards. Works allowed in the art prize are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video. The contest is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, etc. from all over the world. Entry fees vary. Deadline: July 1, 2021. More info. Contact: email

6th Annual Cityscapes Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 6th Annual Cityscapes online art competition, July 5 – August 4, 2021. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022 for Best in Show winners. Juror: Chris Hoffman. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting cityscapes. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: July 1, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Artist in Residence at A to Z Wineworks

A to Z Wineworks announces a call to artists for its artist residency in Newberg, OR. Monthly stipend. We are open to proposals from artists, writers and poets across all mediums and disciplines. No application fee. Deadline: July 1, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Waters Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the second Waters online art contest for the month of July 2021. Contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age. The Waters theme may include any work with depiction of the water (rivers, lakes, oceans, waterfalls, seascapes, streams, ponds). All visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. The Best of Show winning artwork will be displayed as the poster of the show. All winning artists (Merit Award & Honorable Mention) will receive a digital award certificate. $16 for 2 images of artwork. You may enter more than once. Deadline: July 1, 2021. More info. Contact: email

Allied Artists of America, Inc. 108th Annual Exhibition

Allied Artists of America announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 2-19, 2021 at the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY. Over $30,000 in cash awards will be given. Juror of Awards: John Simko, Director, Nutley Historical Museum, Nutley, NJ. Open to all artists 18 years and older. Original artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, graphic, mixed media and sculpture are accepted. (International entries accepted if delivered by our shipper Safe Art SAT.) 2-dimensional work – 48 inches maximum width or height including frame. All work must be framed, wired and ready to hang. Sculpture in the round – 48 x 24 x 24 inches maximum dimensions excluding base; maximum weight 150lbs. Reliefs – 36 x 36 x 6 inches deep, maximum dimensions; maximum weight 30 lbs. $55 entry fee. Deadline: July 2, 2021. More info (PDF). Contact: email.

That is it for the time being. If you do enter, I wish you all the luck! Enjoy your Wednesday, be safe, healthy, and blessed.

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