Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists….

Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists….

February 7 / 18

Hello everybody…wifi has been acting up earlier this morning, but it’s all good now. It’s that time again. Artists, if you want to show your work to the world, this is the time and opportunity. Thanks to, you can. Here are several competitions and or exhibitions you can apply to…

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Call to Artists for St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

Artists are invited to apply for the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, held May 5-6, 2018 at First Street in Sanford, Florida. $3,000 Best in Show; $12,000 in these categories: Awards of Excellence, Awards of Distinction, Juror’s Choice. Fine arts, fine crafts may be submitted with three photos of the artwork and one of the booths set up. All artwork must be current and represent the entire body of work to be shown. All applications are juried by a committee. Applications can be made on ZAPP. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 407-416-1779.



Fine Art Fine Wine Fair

Artists are invited to apply for the Fine Art Fine Wine Fair, held June 23-24, 2018 at St Mary’s in Orchard Lake, MI. Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, & Honorable Mention. Jurors: Elizabeth Wilson, Karyn Stetz, & TBD. Categories include Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Digital, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Upcycled Art, Woodworking, Miscellaneous. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 734-476-1772.




Long’s Park Art Festival

Artists are invited to apply for the Long’s Park Art Festival, held August 31 – September 2, 2018, at Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA. Over 11,000 art lovers will make their way to the beautiful tree-lined park where booths follow walkways surrounding a tranquil, freshwater lake. This top-rated show draws sophisticated, high-income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. Eligible media include Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber (Decorative & Wearable), Furniture, Glass, Jewelry (Non-precious & Precious), Leather, Metal, Mixed Media (2D & 3D), Painting (acrylic, oil, or watercolor), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. See prospectus for complete details. $35 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email




Call for Artists and Artisans

JART, Inc./Spotsy Arts Festival seeks artists and artisans for a juried Arts Festival, August 11-12, 2018 on the Historic Courthouse grounds in Spotsylvania County, VA, strategically located between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA. $6,000 in awards. Jurors: Joe DiBella, Ed King, and Patricia Troiani. Seeking fine art, fine craft, specialty foods, etc. Everything must be handmade with the artist/maker present. Booth Fees: $400 by February 1 (discounted rate), or $500 by March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 703.887.2878.



Art in the Wilds

Artists are invited to apply for the 12th annual “Art in the Wilds” Fine Arts Show, held June 23 and 24, 2018 at Evergreen Park in Kane, PA. Cash awards. Seeking handmade fine arts and fine crafts including watercolors, acrylics, oils, drawing, pastels, leather, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, fiber, photography, mixed media, printmaking, graphics, and sculpture. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email




Monument Square Art Festival

The Racine Arts Council seek artists for the Monument Square Art Festival, June 9 & 10 at Monument Square in Downtown Racine, WI. $1,600 in cash awards. One of Wisconsin’s oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs features 70 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media including Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Fibers and Wearables, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, and Painting. $20 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 262-635-0261.




Round the Fountain Art Fair

The Round the Fountain Art Fair committee announces a call to artists for the Round the Fountain Art Fair, May 26, 2018, at the Courthouse Square in Lafayette, Indiana. $1200 Best in Show, $750 2nd Place, $500 3rd Place, 10 merit awards $250 each. All awards include automatic acceptance to next year’s fair. All fine arts are eligible: acrylic, ceramics, graphics, fiber, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, wood, jewelry, sculpture, etc. No furniture or garments, limited fine crafts. $35 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 765-491-6298.




2018 New Hope Art League Juried Art Show

The New Hope Art League announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 6-20, 2018 at The Conservatory in Doylestown, PA. Up to $3,000 in awards. Jurors: Lisa Tremper Hanover and James Toogood. Anyone 18 and older may enter original art, not previously shown in NHAL or other local area shows or exhibits. Paintings works on paper, mixed media, photography, digital art & sculpture. No copies of artworks or artists. No works reproduced by any commercial process, no giclees, video, film, jewelry or fiber art. Max size is 40in. on the longest side, including the frame. Three dimensional & assembled works must be stable and safe for viewing. maximum footprint 40in.x40in., artists must provide a stand that is finished and structurally sound. $25 for members/ $40 for non-members, 2 artworks max. Entrants may have 2 non-juried portfolio pieces. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 561-400-1958.


There are many more! All you need to do is check out to find even more opportunities. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.



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Wednz Scene: Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Writing Competition

Wednz Scene: Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Writing Competition

January 24 / 18

Last post for today. Just discovered this competition this morning. Writer’s Digest is having their annual writing competition. Plain and simple information to pass along to those who are interested in entering. Read on…

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Don’t miss the competition that could transform your writing life!


  • $5,000

  • His or her name on the cover of Writer’s Digest (subscriber edition)

  • A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference


  • Memoir/ Personal Essay

  • Genre Short Story

  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story

  • Magazine Feature Article

  • Rhyming Poetry

  • Non-Rhyming Poetry

  • Script

  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

  • Inspirational/Spiritual




If your interested, you know exactly what to do. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.



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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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