MidWk Update: Calling All Artists…


Hello! I didn’t do a midweek update last week since I was off and away, but this week we are starting back up. It’s been a while since I looked into artshow.com. They have some upcoming art contests for January 2023. If you have some artwork already done and you want to show off, this is your opportunity to do so.

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Spiritual Visions” Open Call

Fontbonne University’s Fine Arts Gallery in Saint Louis, MO seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, January 27 – February 5. Juror: Anthony Borchardt. All mediums accepted. Looking for artworks inspired by artists’ personal spiritual or religious backgrounds to celebrate diversity of all religious beliefs. Maximum size: 36″x36″. No entry fee. Deadline: January 1, 2023. More info (PDF)Apply online. Contact: email or call 314-889-1431.

W.E.B. Du Bois Sculpture Project

The Du Bois Sculpture Project is accepting qualifications from sculptors working in figurative bronze to create what will be an integral part of a commemorative memorial intertwining history, art and landscape. This is an open call to sculptors based in the Northeastern United States to create a bronze likeness of Du Bois to be seated on a curved marble bench in front of The Mason Library in Great Barrington, MA. Proposals by artists who have demonstrated abilities in executing creative, durable public art exhibits will be considered. No application fee. Deadline: January 1, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 413-429-7795.

Breaking Ground: Art about the Earth

The Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, MD seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, February 10 – April 23, 2023. Cash Awards. Annmarie invites artists to engage in our mission to connect art and nature by creatively visualizing the impacts of sustainability on our Earth. This show will feature works highlighting the fragility, ferocity, beauty, transformation, and stark realities induced by human behavior. All media will be considered, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance, glass, fiber, digital, photography, installation, mixed media, and new genres. All works must be made within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older. $25 entry fee. Deadline: January 1, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 410-326-4640.

PhotoSpiva 2023 – Photography Competition

Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO seeks entries for a juried photography exhibit, March 18 – May 13, 2023. 1st Place: $1,000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $500, Merit Award (3): $150, Honorable Mention (3): $100. Juror: Jennifer Thoreson. Open to any amateur or professional photographer in the U.S. or its territories. Images must be the photographer’s own work, and it is the sole responsibility of the photographer to obtain written releases from any recognizable person(s) depicted. Two-dimensional work derived from any photographic process – traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media – is eligible as long as the work is original and has never been exhibited at the Spiva Center for the Arts. Three-dimensional work is not eligible. There is no theme. All work is required to be printed, mounted on a rigid backing and matted. The only exception to this would be printing on metal. No work should be framed. $40 for 5 images. Deadline: January 1, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 1-417-623-0183.

Yosemite Renaissance 38

Yosemite Renaissance announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 1 – December 31, 2023 (approx) travelling throughout Central California. $4,000 in cash awards. Open to visual artists and artisans working in all media including but not limited to: oil & acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, printmaking, photography, digital art, drawing, fiber art, glass, woodworking, jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture. No film, video, interactive media or performance. Original works only. Limited edition prints and other multiples (photographs and digital/computer art) are allowed. No reproductions. Submitted works must be created in the last 5 years. $25 entry fee. Deadline: January 1, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 559-683-5551.

International Call for Online Art Competition, All Photography/Digital Art

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, January 4-31, 2023. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Event Collateral and much more. Jurors: Sharon Drinkard, Michael Harris, Portia T. Webb, Anissa Harris, Kelsey Hails. All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old. $15 for up to 3 images, $25 for up to 5, and $35 for up to 8. Deadline: January 1, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 1-844-210-7722.

8th Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for an online exhibition during the month of January 2023. Winners and finalists are provided with extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2024 for Best in Show winners. Jurors: Chris & Valerie Hoffman. Both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best abstract art and photography. $25 for 1-2 images / $40 for up to 5 images. Deadline: January 3, 2023. More info. Contact: email

23rd “Solo Art Series” – An Opportunity to Shine

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 23rd “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition. This competition will result in an award of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions. In addition, the gallery will award the next 8 juried artists a feature in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section. The gallery encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit their best abstract and/or representational art. There is no theme, so any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration. $26 entry fee. Deadline: January 5, 2023. More info. Contact: email

Palm Springs Arts Iconic

Arts Iconic is thrilled to announce the official launch of the groundbreaking Palm Springs Iconic Artist Marketplace. This first Annual Artist Marketplace will be held March 10-12, 2023 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA, benefitting Palm Springs Cultural Center. We welcome established artists, artists on the cutting edge, and the newly emerging. All mediums welcome. To exhibit you must be 19 years and older. The Arts Iconic brand allows artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, and collectors the opportunity to buy directly from the artist. Fifty artists will be selected by jury to participate. On-line applications only. $50 application fee. Deadline: January 5, 2023. More info. Contact: email

Shades of Blue 2022 Juried Visual Arts Competition

Camelback Gallery seeks entries for their 6th annual online Shades of Blue Competition. Cash awards, social and art media promotion, virtual award exhibition, top 14 award video, award certificates. Open to artists 18 years and older. We are looking for artwork in all styles and subject matter. The artwork must have shades of blue as the focal point, or as a prominent or secondary color. Jurors will be looking for originality, quality of work and technical skill. Mediums to be considered but not limited to: Colored Pencil, Encaustic, Mixed Media, Gouache, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Airbrush, Fiber, Sculpture, Collage, Digital Art and Photography. $19 for 1-2 images. Deadline: January 8, 2023. More info.

Artist Grants | Leading Art Gallery | Global Exposure | Publication

Art Show International Gallery announces Artist Grants of $1,000 that are being given out 4 times a year, during Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. All grant money provided is unrestricted and maybe used as desired. This is an incredible opportunity for global exposure, social media promotion, as well as sales to international collectors. Artists worldwide working in any media are invited to apply. $45 application fee. Deadline: January 8, 2023. More info. Contact: email

36th Annual Laumeier Art Fair

Artists are invited to apply for the 36th Annual Laumeier Art Fair, held May 12-14, 2023 at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO. Judges will award $6,000+ in cash and prizes. All artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design, and execution are eligible to apply. Media categories include: Ceramics, Fiber/Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography/Digital, Printmaking/Drawing, Sculpture, and Wood. Application fees: $35 (9/1-9/30); $45 (10/1-12/31); $55 (1/1-1/9). Deadline: January 9, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 314-615-5284.

20th annual Telluride Plein Air

The Sheridan Arts Foundation announces a call to artists for the 20th annual Telluride Plein Air, June 28 – July 4, 2023 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO. $15,000 in awards. The 20th annual Telluride Plein Air is open to any plein air artist age 18 and over. Submission includes 3-5 painting images (Plein Air works only please) and a bio/resume of past art shows and awards. $55 application fee. Deadline: January 9, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 970-728-6363.

Street Scenes 2023

The Maryland Federation of Art seeks entries for an online art exhibition, February 15 – March 31, 2023. $500. Juror: Matt Moore. Show us what resonates with you in towns and cities, large and small, near and far; the people, shops, traffic – anything that evokes a distinctive sense of place. Streets, lanes, and country roads tell the stories of communities and what we see there defines a place in our memories. Entry is open to all artists residing internationally. All original 2D or 3D artwork in any media is eligible. $35 entry fee. Deadline: January 9, 2023. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 410-268-4566.

New Horizons: Landscapes 2023, 6th Annual Exhibition

3 Square Art Gallery in Fort Collins, CO announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 3 – April 7, 2023. $700 in awards. Juror: Lynn Thorpe. The competition welcomes all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, and digital art. $42 for 1-3 images, $48 for 4, $54 for 5. Deadline: January 9, 2023. More info. Contact: email or call 970-388-1969.

This is just part of the month of January. For more information about art exhibitions, workshops, and other things, go to www.artshow.com for more.

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