Wknd Scene: Poster Contest

Wknd Scene: Poster Contest

December 2 / 17

Hello again, one last thing to add. I received this in my email earlier this week from and of course, I wanted to share this with you. Take a look…

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Poster Contest for ArtFest by the Sea!

It’s not too late to submit your entries for the poster contest forArtFest by the Sea.

Please send your poster submissions no later than December 15th, 2017 to The poster should include an element of Juno Beach, such as a turtle, beach, lighthouse, pier, or anything else that reflects the beautiful beachside town. Submissions must be 2D for printing (i.e., painting, photography, mixed media, etc.).

Learn more about Juno Beach here.

Poster winner will be announced January 31st, 2018.

The selected winner will receive a 10′ x10′ space in the 2018 ArtFest by the Sea show (Value $475), as well as increased publicity.

ArtFest by the Sea is co-produced with:

Examples of previous years’ posters:

If you have not yet applied for this show, we encourage you to do so ASAP, as this show will close!

Apply for Artfest by the Sea

Just click on the link above to get all the information you need. Time is of the essence! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.


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Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

August 30 / 17

Hello! I’m dropping by to pass along a contest and reminder. The Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest is here and this is a great opportunity to share your creative talent to the public. Here is just a preview…..

credit source: Redwood Media Group


An Online Art Competition for Visual Artists

Could You be the Next Big Art-World Discovery?

Now’s your chance to step into the spotlight. Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest, produced in partnership with Art Brand Studios, is the premier awards contest for visual artists looking to make it big. With prize values totaling $125,000, including exposure at the iconic Artexpo New York, a management contract, career coaching, and so much more, this contest offers you the platform you’ve been dreaming of. The search for the next “it” artist begins now … are you the one we’re looking for?

There will be one grand prize winner and nine finalists chosen by our jury.



The winner of the 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest will receive:

$10,000 cash award (given as an advance against future ABS royalties)
Art Brand Studios publishing contract offer, including:

  • Fine art publishing production

  • Retail placement with participation in ABS art gallery programs

  • Product licensing program

  • Comprehensive marketing plan including branding, social media, and personal appearance events

  • Promotion on ABS website and development of artist-branded website

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 6 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $35,000

Each of the 9 finalists receives:

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 3 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $10,500

Click here for contest rules and conditions

To enter and register please go to You’ll see all that is posted above plus the information about entering. You have plenty of time, trust me!




Lastly, 4Heads Governors Island Art Fair starts this weekend and every weekend in September till October 1. Admission is free…..








4heads presents

Governors Island Art Fair 2017

The 10th annual Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s largest independent exhibition – opens Saturday, September 2nd, featuring 100 artists in 100 individual spaces – located in and outside of the grand, historic homes on Colonels Row and this year, for the first time ever, in the long-shuttered spaces inside of Liggett Hall. These landmark structures display varying effects of the ravages of time, providing artists with a fertile environment for creative experimentation.

“Gems among the ruins” (The New York Times)
“It’s a lot to absorb, so… go early” (The New York Post)
“A welcome, art-filled escape” (
“One of NYC’s best art fairs” (Time Out New York)

4headed Pioneers

When 4heads launched GIAF in 2008, this small group of artists were among the first to see Governors Island as an overlooked gem. In fact at that time, most New Yorkers had no idea what the island was, much less where to spot it on a map. Ten years later Governors Island is a standard part of the New York vernacular, and 4heads still remains committed to activating these sites every season, giving voice to today’s working artists and to the history of our great city.

– Colonels Row

– Liggett Hall

Governors Island, New York Harbor

September 2 – October 1
11am – 6pm

Admission is free.

GIAF – Learn More »


As always click on the links above to get all the information you need. Enjoy your Wonderful Wednesday, be blessed!








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Wednz Scene: Art Opportunities

Wednz Scene: Art Opportunities

July 19 / 17

More opportunities, this time for the painters, illustrators, etc, etc. Found several of these opportunities courtesy of Art Show.

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33rd Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Art and Crafts Festival

Weehawken Creative Arts seek artists for the Ridgway Rendezvous Art and Crafts Festival, August 12 & 13, 2017 at Hartwell Park (Ridgway Town Park) in Ridgway, CO. Any artist or craftsperson exhibiting his or her own original works of art may apply. Categories include Bath Products Including Candles, Ceramics, Drawing & Graphics, Fiber, Food/Concessions, Glass, Gourmet, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Wearable Art, and Wood. See application for specific requirements. $35 application fee. Art Booths: $250 for each 10×10 space. First Deadline: Feb 28th, Final Deadline: Aug 1stMore info (PDF). Contact: email or call 970-318-0150.



American Craft Council Show – San Francisco, CA

The American Craft Council seeks artists for its show in San Francisco, August 3-5, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion. We encourage you to apply if you produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. $15 processing fee + $30 for each show application. Deadline: August 1, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 800-836-3470.



Call for Entry–2017 National Juried Exhibition

The NorthStar Watermedia Society announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 2-31, 2017 at the Blaine City Center in Blaine, MN. Minimum of $4,000 in cash and non-cash awards (2016 awards totaled $9,000 +). Juror: David Feinberg. All water media. Open to all adults 18 years and older. Digital images in JPEG format to be submitted online ( See prospectus for complete information and requirements. $35 members, $45 non-members for up to 3 entries. Deadline: August 1, 2017 @ midnightMore info. Contact: email



First Annual National Juried Exhibition

The new Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, in central Wisconsin, is now accepting entries for its first annual juried art exhibition, October 6 – December 29, 2017. $10,000 will be awarded to Best of Show. Juror: Alyssa Monks. Open to all artists in the United States. Must be at least 18 years of age. All mediums are accepted, with the exception of video and computer generated works. $50 entry fee. Deadline: August 18, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 715-571-6551.



2018 Solo and Group Exhibitions

The The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a member-based, non-profit arts center, located in the resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – a highly traveled area not only by the residents of this and the expanding surrounding communities, but also by art patrons from the Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York metropolitan areas. Over 29,000 people participate in Rehoboth Art League programs annually. Each year the RAL offers member and non-member group and solo shows, which are displayed in one of several gallery spaces. The Exhibitions Committee is in the process of organizing solo and group exhibitions for 2018. This is a very competitive program, as RAL can only accept a limited number of proposals each year. Artworks in any media are reviewed. $20 entry fee. Deadline: August 1, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 302-227-8408 ext 104.



Glen Echo Labor Day Art Show 2017

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture seeks artists for the Glen Echo Labor Day Art Show, September 2-4 at the Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, MD. Park View Artist Award: Solo Art Exhibition in our Park View Gallery in January 2018. Cash prizes of $250 each for top works in 2D & 3D. Entry is open to all artists with original works created within the last two years. All works must be for sale and submissions must reflect the work that you will be exhibiting in the Labor Day Art Show. All artwork must be your own and must not have been entered in a prior Labor Day Art Show. An application must be completed and submitted to be considered. A limited section of children’s work will also be accepted. $27 entry fee ($17 with valid membership). Deadline: August 1, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 301.634.2234.



2017 Call for Art, “Breaking Barriers”

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) announces a call to artists for an opportunity to have their work displayed in an exhibition at the Massachusetts State House later this year. MOD has some very talented jurors on board from VSA Massachusetts, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Arts Connect International, and more. The Call for Art is open to Massachusetts residents of all abilities ages 18+. Both professional and recreational artists are encouraged to apply. Out-of-state students of Massachusetts colleges and universities are also eligible. Original works must be two-dimensional and not exceed 36″ in any direction. No entry fee. Deadline: August 1, 2017More info.



Making Connections: Artists Working in Queens

LIC Artists announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 31 – September 1, 2017, at Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, NY. Juror: Elizabeth Hoy, director, Godwin-TErnbach Museum, Queens College. Open to artists working in Queens, NY over the age of 18; original painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, graphics/printmaking. $25/5 digital images. Deadline: August 1, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 718-793-0214.


Choose one or more to register or enter. Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday, be blessed.








images source: artshow & Pinterest

Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

June 28 / 17

Good Morning Wednesday! Literature people this is for you….

cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs)

The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States




TUITION / COST: $20 entry fee
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available

CONTACT: Shanna McNair

Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.


Featured Writers Include:

Knightville Poetry Contest judge: Mark Doty

Machigonne Fiction Contest judge: Chris Abani

Publisher: Shanna McNair



Poetry, Fiction


The New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 5101
New Hampshire, United States


The Writer’s Hotel


Please note that since TWH is a part of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Writers and Writing Conferences community, TWH applicants are eligible for AWP’s Scholarship Competition for conference attendees, where three $500 conference stipend grants are awarded each year to emerging writers of Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry.

TWH will also award three stipends of $500 on site in NYC, to be announced on the last day of classes. TWH stipend recipients are chosen at our sole discretion. Stipend recipients will be announced on our website.

We also are able to point applicants toward credit opportunities via our billing arm, and we can let you know about affordable hotels nearby.

Click on the links above to get the information.
















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Wednz Scene: FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Wednz Scene: FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

June 14 / 17

Hello….one last post for today. Literary peeps this is for you and an opportunity not to pass up…

cred: the writer’s chronicle

FC2 & The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation

present the

FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Winner receives $15,000 and publication by FC2

Entries accepted 

August 15, 2017 – November 1, 2017

Submission Guidelines


FC2 is among the few alternative, author-run presses devoted to publishing fiction considered by America’s largest publishers to be too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commerical milieu.


As always, please click on the link above to get all the information you need. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday and be always blessed!

















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Wednesday Scene: Alice James Award

Wednesday Scene: Alice James Award

October 19 / 16

Good Morning! It’s been awhile since I posted anything in the literary department, but today I’m making up for it with two posts. The first one is the Alice James Award…….

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Alice James Books is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the Alice James Award (formerly the Beatrice Hawley Award) postmarked through November 1, 2016. The Alice James Award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Entrants must reside in the United States.

The winner receives $2000, book publication, and distribution through Consortium. In addition to the winning manuscript, one or more additional manuscripts may be chosen for publication as the Editor’s Choice.

Guidelines for Manuscript Submission:

  • Screening for the Alice James Award is blind. Because of this, no contact information is allowed within your manuscript, including within the filename, if electronically submitted. Electronic submissions will have contact information collected via Submittable, which is hidden from our screeners. Hardcopy submissions must include a separate title page, which lists the title of your manuscript and contact information (name, address, e-mail address, and phone number).
  • Do not include any preambles, bios, or acknowledgements within your submitted manuscript.
  • Manuscripts must have a table of contents.
  • No illustrations, photographs or images should be included.
  • Manuscripts must be typed in a no less than 12 point font, paginated, and 48 – 80 pages in length (single spaced). We accept double-sided manuscripts.
  • Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection, as a whole, must be unpublished.
  • Translations and self-published books are not eligible.
  • No multi-authored collections, please.
  • MANUSCRIPTS CANNOT BE RETURNED. Please do not send us your only copy.
  • If electronic: send your manuscript via Submittable only with a cover page that lists the title of your manuscript. No personal/contact information is allowed to be included within your manuscript file.
  • If hardcopy: send one copy of your manuscript submission with two copies of the title page (one title page that includes just the title of your manuscript, the second which includes the title and your contact information [your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and an optional biographical note)]). Use only binder clips. No staples, folders, or printer-bound copies.
  • For notification of winners, include a business-sized SASE.
  • If you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, include a stamped addressed postcard. Winners will be announced in April 2017.
  • Entry fee for the Alice James Award is $30 for online and hardcopy submissions. Checks or money orders for hardcopy submissions should be made payable to Alice James Books.
  • Manuscripts may be submitted online or by regular mail. Mail hard copy entries to: Alice James Books, Alice James Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. For online submissions (open until 11:59 PM EST on 11/1), click here.

Checklist for entry:

  • One (1) copy of manuscript enclosed (NO CONTACT INFORMATION WITHIN MANUSCRIPT)
  • Electronic: Title page that lists only the title of your manuscript (NO CONTACT INFORMATION)
  • Hardcopy: Two (2) copies of title page (one page that shows only the title, the second which shows the title and your contact information)
  • $30 entry fee enclosed
  • Self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of manuscript
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of award winner


You still have the time, but don’t diddle daddle too long though. November 1 is the deadline, so if your interested, please don’t waste anytime. Again, this was brought to my attention today, so bear in mind about that.


















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Scene Wednesday: Call to Artists

Scene Wednesday: Call to Artists

May 4 / 16

Morning all! You know what this post is about. I know you guys have some creative ideas coming out of that brain of yours and it’s time to show people what you got. Here are a few that may interest you…..



(Posted: 2/6/16) — Photographer’s Forum and Sigma seek entries from amateur photographers worldwide. Over $6,950 in cash and equipment awarded! Juried by a panel of three judges. All Finalists, Honorable Mentions, and Winners will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2016. Winners will also be published in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute! Entry Fee: $4.95 per photo thru April 15; $5.95 per photo thru May 20. Deadline: May 20, 2016. Enter online, or send in prints or slides with the manual entry form. Questions? Contact Julie Simpson at or call 805-963-0439, ext. 240.


“DREAMS 2” CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR A GROUP EXHIBITION(Posted: 4/20/16) — seeks entries for an online group exhibition at Gallery25N with extensive marketing. Up to 18 artists/photographers will be selected. Theme: “Dreams 2” – windows into an alternative reality that we all experience. The memory of a dream can be fleeting or can haunt us for a lifetime. Without the artist we would only see and feel our own dreams. However, the artist can help us connect to our dreams as well as allowing us to see into their dreams. The artist can present a dream as a representational memory or as an explosion of abstract images. Deadline: May 23, 2016. $20 for first image, $10 each additional image. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Chris at or call 845 765-2932.


18TH ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY ART JURIED ONLINE INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION (Posted: 4/5/16) — Upstream People Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017. Up to $3000 for upcoming shows: Cash Award(s), Special Recognitions, Press Releases to Local Newspapers, Int’l Press Service, Juror Review. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor Emeritus of Art/Art History, numerous awards & exhibitions worldwide. Open to all artists worldwide with contemporary artworks in all media and forms. $35 for up to 5 images, $7 each add’l. $37 with PayPal. Deadline: May 24, 2016. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: 18th Contemporary, Upstream People Gallery, 5607 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68106-1257 USA. Questions? Contact Larry Bradshaw at or call 402-991-4741.


LIGHT & SHADOW INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION(Posted: 4/16/16) — Fusion Art invites submissions for its upcoming online juried art exhibition. Cash awards / Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the group show in Palm Springs in Nov. 2016. Artists and photographers worldwide are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of light and shadow. Whether color or black and white, the artwork should focus on the dramatic placement and effects of light and shadow over the canvas or through the lens. Artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction. Must be 18 years or older. $25 for first two entries / $10 each additional entry. Visit website for prospectus. Deadline: May 25, 2016. Questions? Contact


CALL FOR ART – 6TH ANNUAL “ANIMALS” ONLINE ART COMPETITION (Posted: 4/28/16) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, June 1-30. Extensive worldwide publicity and promotion to the winning artists. Juror: John R Math. Open to all 2D & 3D artists (including photography), amateur or professional, 18+ years old, with no geographic restrictions. $14.00 for 1 to 2 entries & $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Deadline: May 27, 2016. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact John R. Math at or call 888-490-3530.


I did saw a few right? These should get your interest up and trust me there are more to come. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!








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No Entrees for Crimson Peak Fan Contest

No Entrees for Crimson Peak Fan Contest

October 20, 2015

Hello again everyone. It saddens me to say this, but there were no entries to this contest. None. Of course if there were money involved, then it would’ve been successful. Money does make the world go round…..

There are a few good reasons for this. First, I should’ve planned this around this time last year. I could’ve had a few sponsors to help with this contest, but did I think about that? No.

Secondly, trying to keep this contest afloat wasn’t easy. I really needed to campaign a whole lot harder and that was another downfall.

Lastly, I knew I couldn’t do this by myself, but I wanted to at least try! Running this blog is no easy feat. With a second shift job (4:30pm – 1:00am), working on this blog, and my artwork and writing, it gets hard, but the bright side: you may fail, but that you can always try again. You live and you learn, right?

So yeah the contest was a big fail, but so the hell what!