Wknd Update: Calling Artists…for April pt. 1


Good Morning! The first weekend of April is here and it’s time to get some artists and other creatives attention with competitions and contests from Artshow.

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Art Talent Fair – Prize

The “Art Talent Fair” prize, a contemporary art award dedicated to emerging artists, offers you the opportunity to exhibit your art at the international “Lucca Art Fair“, in the prestigious setting of the Royal College of Lucca in the heart of Tuscany, May 20-22, 2022. It’s a great opportunity for the 10 selected artists who will exhibit their art at the stand of the Moho Art Gallery. The “Art Talent Fair” prize is reserved for artworks with a value of up to € 5,000. The prize is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, etc. from all over the world. Fee depends on the number of artworks submitted. Deadline: April 7, 2022. More info. Contact: email

Skies Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the third “Skies” online art contest for the month of April 2022. Open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age. The primary focus of this contest must be any depiction of the skies (clouds, rainbows, storms, stars, planets, moon, the night sky, the day sky, dusk and dawn). All visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. Winning artwork (Best of Show) will be on the poster of the show. $16 for 2 images, $30 for 4, $42 for 6, and $50 for up to 8 images. Deadline: April 7, 2022. More info. Contact: email

Framed: Trees and Water

Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, May 1-20, 2022. Juror: Todd Johnson. 24 photographs will be selected for exhibiton at the gallery. An additional 30 photographs will be displayed online. Open to all photographers. $40 entry fee. Deadline: April 8, 2022. More info. Contact: email or call 503-804-5032.

National Small Print Show 2022

The Creede Arts Council announces a call to artists for the 21st National Small Print Show. The NSPS will be held as a live exhibit at the Creede Repertory Theatre lobby in Creede, Colorado from May 28 through June 29 and as a virtual show and sale May 28 – July 29. Due to continued COVID concerns, the in-person exhibit will not include an opening party and online purchases will be encouraged. Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mention cash awards. Artists from all 50 states and Canada are welcome to submit up to 3 original, hand-pulled prints. $40 entry fee. Deadline: April 9 postmark. More info. Contact: email or call Charlene Ameel at 719-658-2602.

Open Call for Art – 6x6x2022

Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) 6×6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and you. Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through the end of the exhibition. Limit four artworks per school or school group (no limit for colleges). Deadline: April 9, 2022. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 585-461-2222.

Abstracts Art Competition

Fusion Art, in collaboration with Julianna Poldi Art, invites submissions for a regional Abstract Art Competition open to artists in the Southwestern United States. 10 Artists will be selected for a group exhibition May 13-30, 2022 at Golden Pine Gallery in Idyllwild, California. A simultaneous online exhibition will be held on the Fusion Art website. Juror: Julianna Poldi. Winning Artists will also receive a choice of either a 30 min Zoom art coaching session with Julianna Poldi or the Abstract Painter’s Guide. Additional coaching and mentorship opportunities with Julianna are available upon request. Both 2D and 3D artists, located in California, Nevada and Arizona only, are invited to submit their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. All artists, regardless of experience, are encouraged to submit. $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: April 9, 2022. More info. Contact: email

Immersive Vibrant Gallery call out

VibrantCast announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, April 17 – May 7 2022. Valuable awards and recognitions will be given to top 3 winners. 2D and 3D original work is welcome. This includes paint, photography, mixed media, digital, animation and collage. All artists regardless of experience or location are eligible. The theme of our competition is Vibrancy. What does vibrancy mean to you? All artists 18 and up will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted in our Vibrant Gallery. The top ten will be placed in our Immersive Vibrancy Exhibit. $45 entry fee. Deadline: April 9, 2022. More info. Contact: email

If your interested to enter these contest, you can click on the links above to get the information you need. Part two will be up soon. You can go to to get more of contests, workshops, tutorials, and other stuff.

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