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….

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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.



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Wednz Scene: GDWC 2017

Wednz Scene: GDWC 2017

August 9 / 17

Hey again! One more post for today. Games are now added to the Shadowboxerinc roster. I found this interesting competition here for those who are die hard gamers. Game Development World Championship 2017. This competition has started since January of this year. Someone passed this on to me this morning. You still have a chance, if you’re interested…..

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what is

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The Game Development World Championship is an annual competition for indie game developers, game development students and anyone interested in game development to join in.


The GDWC has started on the 27th of January 2017. The final day to enter and submit your games is on the 30th of September 2017.


The event happens online for the most part, with the finalists from the Pro and Hobby track brought to Finland and Sweden to visit the game companies. The trip will be paid for by us. We will also be attending game developer events and visiting industry hubs. Hope to meet you there!


By pressing the “Enroll now” button below or above, you can register for the competition. Any games that have not been released before 2017 can enter into the championship. We expect a few screenshots, a written description, a playable build and a gameplay video of your games to be submitted.


We believe in new game developers and want to give them the chance to show their games for a large audience.
For game developers, this is an easy opportunity to get extra visibility for yourselves, help to motivate yourselves and most importantly, it doesn’t cost a penny.
If this interests you, please go to thegdwcom to enroll. September 30, 2017, is the deadline! For those of you who already have your gaming ideas already in motion, this competition is for you.
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Weekend Scene: Fashion Awareness Direct

Weekend Scene: Fashion Awareness Direct

December 17 / 16

Afternoon all! Just a few things to cover today. If your creativity is fashion and you live in the UK, then Fashion Awareness Direct or FAD is the place for you. Here’s just a preview of who and what they do……

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What is FAD about?

We are Fashioning Futures

We’re an award-winning charity which offers young people the opportunity to get ahead in their creative careers.

We specialise in professional fashion workshops, competitions and live industry experiences

Our projects bring creative young people and professionals together to learn from each other, equipping young people with the skills, knowledge and resilience they need to succeed.

We are a creative community

Our young people enjoy on-going support, as well as using their personal experiences to inspire their peers.

We strive for a more inclusive fashion industry

We believe that talented young people should be able to progress and thrive, regardless of their personal circumstances, financial situation or ethnic background.

FAD provides workshops, volunteering, competitions, outreach, and careers. FAD is recruiting 16 to 17 year-olds for an opportunity to work in the fashion industry. This is just a preview….





On FAD’s renowned course of Saturday workshops, you’ll be supported by specialist tutors and industry mentors to learn the fundamentals of fashion – from research and design to pattern cutting and garment construction. You’ll produce a sketchbook and portfolio pages, as well as an original paper pattern and toile. Selected participants will be invited to progress to the Fashion Futures summer school and showcase their work on the London Fashion Week runway in September 2017.

To get more information go to

Again, if you live in the UK and you have a creative urge for fashion, this may be just for you.








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Wednesday Scene: Competition, Art Fair, & Other Things…..

Wednesday Scene: Competition, Art Fair, & Other Things…..

September 21 / 16

Hello! The month of September is moving swiftly and there are still things to touch on. The Artist’s Magazine’s All Media Art Competition is heading this way……

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Deadline: October 14, 2016

Sponsored by The Artist’s Magazine, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work! Winners will be featured in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

Already Entered?
You can edit or manage your entry HERE


  • $1,000 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
  • Winner will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winning work will be featured on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.

FIRST PLACE in each Category

  • $100 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winning work will be featured on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.


  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $50 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winners names will be listed on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.


  • Acrylic: paintings executed in watermedia, with acrylic being the dominant (80 percent at least) on any surface; additions of other media are permissible.
  • Graphite, charcoal, ink & scratchboard: works that are executed primarily with drawing materials, including pen and ink, although additions of pastel, watercolor or other media are permissible.
  • Mixed media and collage: any materials on any surface.
  • Oil and oil pastel: paintings done in oil-based media on canvas, board, paper, or wood.
  • Pastel: paintings that are at least 80 percent (soft) pastel on paper or any other surface. NuPastels or other hard pastels are considered soft pastels. (Paintings executed primarily in oil pastels should be entered in the oil and oil pastel category.)
  • Colored Pencil: works executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in colored pencil; underlying layers and additions in other media are permissible.
  • Watercolor & Gouache: paintings executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in watercolor; additions of gouache, acrylic or other media are permissible.
  • Digital: works include archival 2D prints or digitally-assisted work.

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 (2400×3600 pixels), ideally, and 5×7 inches (1500×2100 pixels) at minimum.
  • Artists can be from 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 it’s copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Employees or associates of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, or their immediate families may not enter. The Artist’s Magazine reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition at the time of submission to this contest 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, Judging and Notification or FAQ pages.


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This coming weekend is the last weekend for the Governors Island Art Fair. I hope you guys had the chance to visit the art fair and have some fun in the process. Ferry ride to Governor’s Island is $2, admission is free. Catalogues are $20. So if you’re in the NYC area, take the ferry to Governor’s Island and enjoy some art!

For more information:

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SW: Calls to Artists

SW: Calls to Artists

April 20 / 16

Hey….the last post for today. for the artists out there, if your interested, just follow along. This piece of news just caught my eye so bear with me.


National Juried Exhibition: June 24 to July 18, 2016. 

Cape Fear Studios, Inc. is looking for art from all over the nation created in all 2D painting and drawing media, hand pulled prints, and collage. Photographs and digitally produced images will not be accepted.

JUROR: Dan Beck, artist, teacher, and author.

Workshop June 24 – 25, 2016.

AWARDS: Best in Show – $1,000; 1st Place, $350, 2nd Place, $250, and two $50 Honorable Mention Awards. Entry fee: $35/2 entries. 

For prospectus and entry form, go to For more information send email to or call 910.433.2986, Ann Griffin,,

More to come this Saturday, so be patient. Enjoy your ‘Hump Day’ Wednesday and be blessed!







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The Scene Wednesday: Art Competitions

The Scene Wednesday: Art Competitions

January 11 / 16

Good Morning peeps! The Artist’s Magazine is having their annual art competition for 2016 and the Portrait Society of America is having their annual competition as well. You have plenty of time to get your art work together. Here’s how it goes….


See your work in The Artist’s Magazine!


Compete and Win in 5 Categories

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

Jurors: Candice Bohannon, Duane Wakeham, Olga Antonova, David N. Kitler and Donna Watson


Your Art In Print ♠  Winners will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Student Winners will be featured in the December 2016 issue.

Your Story In Its Pages ♠ Nine finalists will be showcased in the magazine’s Competition Spotlight feature. Let fans of your work learn a bit more about you — and your inspiration.

Your Work Online ♠ Twelve finalists will be featured as Artist of the Month on our website, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visits per year — more eyes on your work!

For complete prizes, guidelines and to enter online, visit




April 14 – 17, 2016

Call for Entries

The Portrait Society of America invites artists from all over the world to enter the 18th annual International Portrait Competition. Our goal is to create an exhibition, in conjunction with our annual conference, of the finest portrait and figurative work being created today. Mark your calendar for March 2, 2016, in the online entry deadline.

Awards & Categories

Over $65,000 in prizes and awards will be presented in categories recognizing Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Visit our website for full details or call toll-free for your prospectus.


The selection finalists are required to exhibit their original artwork and be present at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait® conference in Washington, DC, April 14 – 17, 2016 for awards presentation.

To enter, register or for membership information

Call toll-free 1.877.772.4321   /


Two, just two competitions to get your creativity in gear. Just go to the websites listed above for more information. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday….be always blessed!





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November 12, 2014

Hello Wednesday! Humpy Hump Day… this newsletter asks, are there any art shows or competitions going on? Yes and here is a few that are going on.


Exhibit Dates: February 4-28, 2015
Title: International Krappy Kamera Competition 2015 / New York, New York
Sponsor/Venue: Soho Photo Gallery
  Awards: First, second and third place
  Juror: Miriam Leuchter
  Eligibility: The Competition is open to all photographers age 18 years or older, excluding members of the Soho Photo Gallery. Any photographic print medium will be accepted as long as the original capture was made with a qualifying camera. Examples of Krappy Kameras are Holga, Diana, Ansco and pinhole cameras. The lens is the determining factor.
  Fees: 1-5 images $40, 6-10 images $65, 11-15 images $85
Commission: 30%
E-mail: Myra Hafetz
 Deadline: December 4, 2014
Exhibit Dates: January 17 – March 8, 2015
  Title: 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition / Lincroft, New Jersey
  Sponsor/Venue: Monmouth Museum
  Awards: 4 monetary Juror Awards and 4 Honorable Mention Awards
  Juror: TBA
  Eligibility: Open to all artists world-wide age 17 and over. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last five years, and must not have been exhibited in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions.
  Fees: $20 per piece entered (limit 4 pieces); Ex: 4 submissions=$80; No refunds if not selected
  Commission: The Monmouth Museum will collect a 20% sales commission.
E-mail: Catherine Clark, Arts & Education Coordinator
Phone: 732-224-1989
 Deadline: December 5, 2014 by 12 am EST




Exhibit Dates: January 15 – February 14, 2015
Title: Chroma Call for Art / Cambridge, Massachusetts
Venue: Gallery 263
  Juror: Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery)
  Eligibility: A national juried call for work on hue, saturation and value. Apply with your most glowing, blushing, luscious artwork in any medium! Online applications only. Open to all United States residents. Artwork must be no more than 5 years old and complete. All mediums considered. See website for size restrictions. Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist. Time Media: No length restrictions. Submit with links to streaming or DVD.
  Fees: $25/1-3 entries, $40/4-6 entries
 Deadline: December 7, 2014 11:59pm
Exhibit Dates: Summer Fall 2015
Title: Boston 2050: High Water – Call for Environmental 2D and 3D Art /Boston, Massachusetts
Sponsor: Boston High Water Collective
  Venue: Grove Hall, Boston Public Library, Dorchester, MA
  Jurors: Stacey Cushner, Jason Pramas and Susan Emmerson
  Eligibility: The Boston High Water Collective requests 2D and 3D art that focuses on the impact of flooding in Boston by 2050 and thereafter. Artists, architects and planners 18 years and older are invited to submit. Please email us for a prospectus at
  Fees: None
  Commission: 20% going to Boton High Water, remainder to participant
E-mail: Boston High Water Collective
 Deadline: December 15, 2014
Exhibit Dates: January 10-31, 2015
Title: Threads of Life: Fiber Arts Exhibit / Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Venue: SHAPE (Shippensburg Arts Programming & Education), a 501c3 nonprofit gallery celebrating its 15 anniversary this year
  Juror: Becky Myers
  Eligibility: Original works of art, functional and non-functional, 2D and 3D work using fiber of all forms; weaving, felting, quilting, yarn, mixed fiber, etc. All work must be of original design. No kits or pattern work will be accepted. Pieces may not exceed 48 inches in any direction. 2D work must be ready to hang with pockets and dowel or flat rods extending one inch on each side beyond the edge of the work. 3D work must be free-standing or submitted with a support. (Dress forms for apparel may be available on a limited basis.) Intake dates are December 29, 4-6pm and December 30, 4-6pm. Artists who cannot deliver work on these dates should contact Becky Myers to arrange for drop off.
  Commission: 30% commission to SHAPE
E-mail: Becky Myers
Phone: 717-532-2559
 Deadline: December 30, 2014



Exhibit Dates: July 17-19, 2015
Title: Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2015 / Guilford, Connecticut
Sponsor: Guilford Art Center
  Venue: The Guilford Green
  Awards: NA
  Jurors: Kathleen Browne, Kate Lydon, Trudi Van Dyke
  Eligibility: Open to fine crafts made in North America by hand or with appropriate tools, by an individual or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices.
  Fees: $40
  Commission: 0
E-mail: Allison Maltese
Phone: 203 453-5947
 Deadline: January 11, 2015
Exhibit Dates: 2016 Season
Title: Annual Call for Exhibition Proposals / Lake George, New York
Sponsor: Lake George Arts Project
  Venue: Courthouse Gallery
  Awards: n/a
  Juror: n/a
  Fees: n/a
  Commission: n/a
E-mail: Gallery Committee
Phone: 518-668-2616
 Deadline: January 31, 2015
There will be more the in coming months next year. If your interested, just email and click on the websites to get information.
Enjoy your Wednesday and be blessed always.


June 25, 2014

Hello…..I hope everyone had a great and relaxing weekend as I did. I’ve found a jewelry competition for you creative people.

Jewelry making is pretty much a work of art. It takes a certain amount of time to create brilliantly, beautiful pieces. Ready to see what this competition is all about? Go on and read!


Jewelspan has announced their second artisan jewelry competition. All you need to do is to submit your recent pieces of jewelry. There is only one winner, along with a runner-up, and one honorable mention.  Entry fee is only $20, but there is no entry fee for Jewelspan members.

Oh and by the way, you don’t have to be a Jewelspan member to enter.


  • Recent work and not previously published.
  • Works from all mediums will be excepted, as long as the finished piece is a wearable jewelry adornment.
  • Cool-Factor, a piece of artisan jewelry that takes our breath away.
  • All entries must be finished jewelry, no renderings or CAD drawings accepted.
  • Entrants can submit up to three pieces per entry. (Entry fee $20)
  • All jewelry entries must measure at least 1200 pixels width and height.
  • Acceptable formats include jpg, tiff, giff, png. Maximum file size is 5MB. Entries should be jewelry. Photos should not include models or unnecessary props.
  • Entry images photos cannot contain watermarks or other text.
  • Photos should be in focus with no reflection.
  • All entries must be submitted by July 15, 2014

You can go to Jewelspan’s “Cool-Jewels” Competition to get more information.

If this tickles your creative fancy, go on and enter! Come back this Saturday for more Art Scene! Enjoy your Wednesday and be blessed!