Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists!

Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists!

March 28 / 18

It’s Hump Wednesday. Just one post for today. For those who are practicing art as a hobby or simply want to pursue it as a career, take a look at these exhibition/competition opportunities courtesy of Artshow.

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52nd Annual Lewiston Art Festival

Lewiston Council on the Arts seeks artists for a juried art and fine craft competition and show on August 11 & 12, 2018 on Center Street in Lewiston, NY. $5,000 in awards. Over 20,000 people will attend this much anticipated outdoor festival, which attracts art lovers from Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as international visitors from Niagara Falls, 10 minutes away. The festival is Lewiston’s signature event and features work by 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters. Categories include Painting; Graphic Arts (Drawing, Printmaking, T-Shirts, Computer Generated Art); Mixed Media; Photography; Pottery/Ceramics/Glass; Fiber; Jewelry; Sculpture; and Wood. College Alley features the work of high school and college students to provide them an opportunity to gain exhibiting experience. The event is held rain or shine. Free parking. No admission charge. Booth Sitters. Complimentary artist awards breakfast Sunday morning. $15 jury fee + $200 booth fee. Deadline: April 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 716-754-0166.



Richard McDermott Miller Modeling Competition

The National Sculpture Society announces a call to sculptors for an upcoming competition. There are 3 cash awards totaling $5,250. Sculptors must have been born between 1982-1997. All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number. Objective: To successfully model a bust from life (from the neck up), working from a live model. Modeling will be done in front of an audience. The Competition is part of NSS’ Sculpture Celebration Conference and will take place on Friday, June 22, 2018, at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. Each selected competitor will receive a Participation Scholarship. Deadline: April 2, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 212-764-5645 x 10.



2018 National Juried Exhibition

First Street Gallery in New York announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 21 – July 14, 2018. Juror: Ronnie Landfield. Open to U.S. resident artists 18 yrs. or older. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Online application only. See prospectus for details. $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, max. 6. Deadline: April 3, 2018More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 646-336-8053.



6th Annual Bower Center Annual National Juried Exhibition

The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, VA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 22 – June 30, 2018. 1st $750 + solo exhibit, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, min of 3 Awards of Merit $75 ea. Juror: Katherine Shortridge, Artist-Professor, Roanoke College, Salem VA. Open to artists age 18 and over. All entries must be original works (no reproductions), created by the artist within the past three years, and not have been in a previous juried exhibit at Bower Center. Acceptable media includes, but not limited to, painting, drawing, print-making, collage, pastel, mixed media, photography, mosaics, sculpture, fiber, and glass (stained or fused). $30 entry fee. Deadline: April 4, 2018More info. Contact: or or call 540-586-4235.



2018 Gloucester Arts Festival Juried Show

Artists are invited to enter the 2018 Gloucester Arts Festival Juried Show, held June 1-30, 2018 at Arts on Main, in Gloucester, Virginia. More than $5000 in total prizes and featured show. Juror: Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator Emeritus for Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. Artists will be juried for inclusion in the show by submitting five digital images of original 2D oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, tempera, graphite, charcoal, original print or pen and ink work created in the last two years. These images are for juror selection and if the artist is juried into the show, these works do not have to be in the show. $40 entry fee. Deadline: April 6, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 804.824.9401.



Impressionism vs. Realism 2018

Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA announces a call to artists for a group exhibition, May 3-31, 2018. This exhibition will compare and contrast the styles of impressionism and realism. The pieces chosen will showcase the traditional aspects and beauty of both movements. There are no restrictions on content, medium or context, but your entries should fit within this theme. We invite and encourage artists of all ages to participate and look forward to seeing your work. All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur, are encouraged to submit their works. We do not have a limitation on the size of works submitted but have found pieces over 48″ to be costly for shipping and recommend manageable sized pieces. $35 entry fee. Deadline: April 7, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 949-667-1803.



Tiny But Mighty: A National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks

The d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 3rd – June 9th, 2018. 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $300, 3rd Place: $150. Juror: John Roth. This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work for this exhibition is limited to three-dimensional work only. Work must not exceed eight inches in its longest dimensions. Small works that fit together to make one unified work may also be submitted as long as no individual section of the group exceeds eight inches. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. $35 for up to 3 submissions. Deadline: April 8, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 757-625-4211.



18th Annual National Small Print Show

The Creede Arts Council announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 26 – June 24, 2018, at the Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colorado. Cash awards will be given for Best in Show, 2nd and 3rd Place and two Honorable Mention awards. Juror: Sibyl Teague. The 18th National Small Print Show (NSPS) is a unique, juried art show of matted hand-pulled prints. Artists from all 50 states and Canada are eligible to submit up to 3 original prints to exhibit and sell. See prospectus for additional important information. Selected prints will be showcased to a wider audience in the NSPS traveling exhibit in July and August. $40 for up to 3 pieces. Deadline: April 9, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 719-658-0312.



Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition: America, Now

The Providence Art Club in Providence, Rhode Island invites artists from throughout the United States to submit their recent work for an exciting open juried exhibition America, Now, June 23 – July 20, 2018. $5,000 in awards ($1,000 Best in Show Prize). Each year, the Art Club welcomes artists from across the country to submit work for an annual open exhibition. This year’s show will celebrate the best in contemporary art by makers working in all media from throughout the United States and will be juried by Elliot Bostwick Davis, Ph.D., Chair of the Art of the Americas Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Works in all media by artists living and working throughout the United States are welcome. $35 ($25 for Art Club Members, please contact Michael Rose for coupon code)Deadline: April 13, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 401-331-1114 ext. 5.



Food Chain

RE: ARTISTE International Art Organization seeks artists for a juried art exhibition at Gallery MC in New York, free networking events, and consultations with professionals. Jurors: Shirley Siegal, Leslie Tucker, and others (find the info on RE: ARTISTE’s website). Eligible media: Painting, Drawing/Illustration, Photography, Mixed Media and 3-D Art including Ceramics and Textile, Digital Art/ Video Art, and Installation. $35 entry fee. Deadline: April 15, 2018More info. Contact: email


If you’re interested, just click, email or call to get all the information you need. For more art or photography opportunities, go to Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!



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Wednz Scene: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Wednz Scene: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

January 31 / 18

Good morning all…last day for this month. Can you believe it? Anyhow, I have something of interest courtesy of Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. They are having their 33rd Art Competition this year. Here are the details from a press release that was sent to me…


33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 6, 2018
Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art
Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the
CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selected artists and awarding prizes aimed at giving artists
invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.

“The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is one of the most established prominent
international competition today. Juried by a panel of experts in the contemporary art
world, the competition provides artists working in all media an opportunity to be seen and
to possibly be showcased in the most relevant art market in the world. Come join our
family of artists and share your work with art experts who recognize real talent when they
see it!”
-Angela Di Bello, Executive Director, Agora Gallery

This year’s competition awards are valued at over $70,000 and are designed specifically to support our
larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to
ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists. Aside from cash prizes, other
awards include participation in the collective exhibition, magazine profiles, valuable PR opportunities and
an honorable mention and a complimentary entry to the 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
(Feb. 2019). A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart

“Before entering the gallery, I experienced an OMG! moment, when I saw that one of my works was
selected for the outdoor display poster. Once inside, my feelings were a little vague at first. Even standing
there, in the space, I was still trying to absorb the fact that my artwork was being exhibited in a New York
gallery. Then I felt honored, humbled, and delighted, all at the same time. I was very impressed with the
thoughtfulness in which the work was displayed. The whole show looked great!.”
-Rosanne Wolfe, United States, 2017 Selected Artist

The 2018 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries February 6th –
March 12th, 2018. Results are announced on April 23rd, 2018, with the competition exhibition
scheduled for August 14–25, 2018.

Interested? Ready to seize the opportunity and take your career to the next level? Visit for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at

Wednz Scene: Call for Art

Wednz Scene: Call for Art

November 8 / 17

Hey! Found something for those who are looking for a challenge, courtesy of Create! Magazine. Read on….

Credit source: Create! MagazineGoogle+Email



The TAX Collection is a New York-based multi-media platform for artists, galleries, and creatives. The organization has been featured in Forbes, Vogue Italy, Nylon Korea and more.

WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available at several locations, including McNally Jackson Books in NYC, Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum in AmsterdamCharlotte Street News and Magma Books in London (three locations), our online store, and more.

FEE: $30 (A portion of all submission fees are donated to our Artist Grant and National Endowment for the Arts.) We also welcome free blog submissions on a continuous basis.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit. We do not have any education requirements.

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details, and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2017

ISSUE LAUNCH: Late February 2018

Have a question? We are here to help! Please review our FAQS or send us an e-mail to

Preview issue VI here. 

To submit click here.



Image source: Create! Magazine

Scene Wednesday: Young Artist Program & Watermedia Showcase….

Scene Wednesday: Young Artist Program & Watermedia Showcase….

May 11 / 16

Morning peeps! Time to see what this post has in store for you guys. I hope this will put your creative brains in gear…….

(cred: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)

VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

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Since 2002, VSA and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists living with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are currently residing in the United States. This collaboration creates opportunities for these artists at a critical time when many are making the life-defining choice to pursue arts-based careers. VSA and Volkswagen are committed to sustainability and investing in the future of young artists living with disabilities.

Every year, hundreds of emerging young artists living with disabilities compete to be included in a curated exhibition, formed around a unique theme, to be displayed in Washington, D.C. and then toured around the nation. After a rigorous adjudication process, 15 artists are selected to showcase their work and receive: 1) a $20,000 grand prize, a $10,000 first prize award, a $6,000 second prize award, and 12 $2,000 awards of excellence; 2) 2 days of all-expenses paid professional development workshops in Washington, D.C.; and 3) the opportunity to have their work displayed in an exhibition that opens in Washington, D.C. and tours for one year around the United States.

2016 – 2017 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

This year’s Emerging Young Artist program theme, (Re) Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design, aims to showcase artwork created at the intersection of technology, innovation, and disability.

We’re asking: “How have technology and innovation shaped your life in terms of your art and your disability? How has our global move toward technology inspired a re-discovery of traditional or analog arts, or a new take on existing artistic practices?” Through your art, we want to see how you interpret these thematic ideas.

Deadline is June 1, 2016.
Apply here


(cred: artist network)


Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Watercolor Artist Magazine. Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist. New for 2016! We doubled the cash prizes.

Already Entered?
You can edit or manage your entry HERE

One Best of Show Winner will receive:

  • $2,500 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

One Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,250 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

One Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $750 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • Their names published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

How to Enter

  • You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper uploading). The viewing screen & thumbnail which you will see during the entry process is for general reference only and does not reflect the image quality that will be viewed by jurors. The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the jurors.
  • All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Watercolor Artist, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches, ideally, and 5×7 inches at minimum.
  • The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. All works must be original. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Paintings executed in a workshop under another artist’s supervision or paintings based on another person’s photograph (even if copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Entries must be created primarily with water-based media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache or egg tempera) on a surface created for watermedia (paper; illustration board; paper-mounted board; watercolor canvas; or clay-coated surfaces, such as Claybord and Aquabord). Mixed-media entries are accepted, but watermedia must be the dominant element. Employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible. Watercolor Artist reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published at the time of submission to this contest in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition is not eligible.
  • Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.
  • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page or our FAQ page.

If your interested, just go to the sites listed above. One more thing to add……








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Artscene Wednesday: Call to Artists

Artscene Wednesday: Call to Artists

July 29, 2015

Hello! Last week for July….the months are flying by fast aren’t they? As always, I’m searching for competitions and what nots to get you the artist’s attention for opportunities out there in the world of creativity.


73rd Annual Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club, NYC October 26, Monday – November 6, Friday.
Receptions November 1, Sunday / 1-4pm
Awards Ceremony 2:30pm
Over $20,000 in cash, Medals & Merchandise Awards
Award Jurors To Be Announced
Open to elected and associate paid members in good standing
Elected Members Jury Free
Associates Jury Imposed September 5, Saturday
Online Entry Form & Jpeg Image Deadline See for prospectus

Wayne Art Center presents Craft Forms 2015, the 21st International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft
December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2016
Juror: Ronald T. Labaco, The Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts & Design
Recommended for Artists working in Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Metal, Jewelry, Fiber, Mixed Media, and Installations
$8,000 + Awards. On-line Digital Entry Fee: $45
Deadline: September 10, 2015
For information,, Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087


As always if your interested pleased click on these sites to enter. Come back for more good stuff this weekend and enjoy your Wednesday, be always blessed!




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Artscene Newsletter: The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

Artscene Newsletter: The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

February 18, 2015

Morning dears! Another Wednesday and another newsletter. I’ve posted this with the Shadowbox Wix site, but I’m bring it here for you guys to see. Want to see your work in the Artist’s Magazine? Well here’s your chance!



Compete & Win in 5 Categories:

  • Abstract/Experimental
  • Animal/Wildlife
  • Landscape Portrait/Figure
  • Still Life/Interior

From the Artist’s Magazine:

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world working in traditional media. Only two-dimensional, original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant, will be considered. Two-dimensional means that a mixed media cannot exceed an inch in-depth. “Original” means that if a painting is based on photos, the photos were taken by the artist. “Traditional media” meaning: Oil, oil pastel, soft pastel, charcoal, graphite, ink, watercolor, casein, gouache, acrylic, mixed media (all water media or oil based media); silver or other metal point, collage; mixed media collage; handmade paper; wax and other crayons on paper or board; printmaking (etching, mezzotint, lithography, woodcut, monotype, mono print, aquatint).

Photography, with the exception of minor elements incorporated in a collage, will not be considered. Neither digital art nor sculpture will be considered. Employees of F+W, a Content and Commerce Company, and their immediate families are not eligible.


You may enter work in any and all categories; there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.Enter online or mail all your entries on one CD. If entering by mail, please include a separate sheet that gives the title, medium (oil, watercolor, etc.) and dimensions of each image. All digital files submitted on a CD must be accompanied by an Entry Form. The file names of the images on the CD must match the titles on the sheet.

The file must be saved as a JPEG in RGB color mode (not CMYK). files may not exceed 5MB.

Incomplete entry forms will be disqualified.


All early bird entries (submitted on or before April 1) in the Student/Beginner Division (for artists age 16 or over who (1) have been enrolled in a post-high school art program for no more than four years OR (2) have pursued art on their own or in workshops/lessons for no more than four years) are $15 image. All other entries are $25 per image. Entries submitted after April 1 are $20 for student entries and $30 for all other entries. You may send one check to cover all entries. Checks must be in U.S. funds and made out to F+W Media, Inc.


The Artist’s Magazine will not be responsible for the loss, damage or return of any CDs submitted to the competition.

Early bird entries must be postmarked or submitted online by 11:59 EST on April 1, 2015. Entries for the regular deadline must be postmarked or submitted online by May 1, 2015.

Entries will be prejudged and then finalists will be chosen by the magazine staff. Award winners and honorable mentions will be selected by the jurors named above. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The decision of the jurors is final. The jurors reserve the right to re-categorize entries.

All winners will be notified by August 1, 2015. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in The Artist’s Magazine. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results. Your cancelled check or credit-card charge will be notification for receipt of your entry.

Occasionally we make portions of our customer list available to other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may interest you. If you prefer we withhold your name, send a note with your name, address and the competition name to: List Manager, F+W Media, Inc., 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242

Contact us at



5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each

5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each

5 Third Place Awards: $750 each

15 Honorable Mentions: $100 each 



5 First Place Awards: free subscription to Artist’s Network TV for 1 year ($199 value) + two free Artist’s Network University courses.

5 Second Place Awards: free subscription to Artist’s Network TV for 1 year ($199 value) + one free Artist’s Network University course.

5 Third Place Awards: free subscription to Artist’s Network TV for 1 year ($199 value).


Winners will be featured and finalists’ names published in the December 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Student winners will be featured in the January/February 2016 issue.

PLUS, all Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will receive a 1-year membership to NorthLight VIP Program, which includes a one-year subscription to The Artist’s Magazine.

For more information and guidelines visit,

Come back this weekend as we visit The African-American Museum in Philadelphia, more Artscene, and Black History Feature.

Enjoy your Wednesday & be blessed!

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September 20, 2014

Hello, hello! The Ok, I’m going to be honest with you. Yesterday I couldn’t figure out what to post on today’s newsletter. This is the truth, honest! All was not lost because I found this competition and it’s a good thing I did, because the deadline is in 7 days! Read on!


Association of Illustrators (AOI), in partnership with London Transport Museum, has announced that submissions are now and still welcomed for the Prize For Illustration 2015. This year’s theme is “London Places and Spaces.”

The aim is to attract artwork for display that is colorful, inspiring, and celebrates a vibrant, multi-layered city that is London.

All artworks should be in portrait format. London Transport Museum would prefer that artworks conform to actual or in proportion standard poster sized:

Double Royal – 635 x 1016 mm (25 x 40 inches) or Double Crown – 505 x 760 mm (20 x 30 inches). For this exhibition the sizes are not prescriptive.

You’ll be happy to know, that there is no entry fee!

The competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration from all over the world, regardless whether if you are a member of Association of Illustrations (AOI) or not.


  • First Prize: £2000 (approx. $3,300 USD) & display of image on a London Transport Museum poster.
  • Second Prize: £1000 (approx. $1,650 USD)
  • Third Prize: £750 (approx. $1,200 USD)

It is possible that your work could be featured on merchandise sold in the London Transport Museum’s shop.

The top 100 entries selected by a panel of judges will be displayed in an exhibition at the London Transport Museum that will open from May and will run until August 2015. The winners will be announced at a private award ceremony in early May 2015.

The deadline for entries for this competition is September 28, 2014.  Yes….like I said I just found this competition. Bear with me ok?

If any of you are interested in entering, just click here. I spread the message, now the ball is in your court!

Happy weekend! Be blessed folks!




August 9, 2014

Hello! The weekend is here and I’m sure you guys are enjoying it where ever you are.  There are lots of opportunities for artists using all types of media, who are to putting themselves out there and today I’m calling artists to take a look at these three competitions…..


October 25 – November 29, 2014

@ Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Juror of Selection: Frank Federico, PSA

Awards: $5,000 +, $1,000 Best in Show

Members: $35/Non-Members $45

Up to 3 digital entries, soft pastels only

Prospectus: www. or send a SASE to:

Kitty Clark, 69 Peninsula Dr., Stratham, NH 0388

(There are some issues with trying to pull up the prospectus, if any of you meet the same problem, just send an SASE)



Baton Rouge, LA

December 3-29, 2014

US artists 18+, national juried/judged exhibition

$40 for 3 entries, $5 each additional

Award $4,000+

Judge/Juror: Morten E. Solberg

Prospectus at



1716 Thames St.

Baltimore, Maryland

October 1 – November 2, 2014

Reception, Prizes; Entries accepted August 15 to September 5, 2014

Open to artists from the US, Canada, and Mexico

No photo, copier receptions or computer generated images

Judge: Narissa Steel


Contact: Pat Baker, 443/326.1365 or


Come back for more next week!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend & be blessed!