Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

April 18 / 18

Hello everyone…it’s Wednesday and looks like this month is halfway over. Hard to believe, but it’s happening. I’m always searching for contests to share with y’all and if there are writers out there who would love to put their story or poetry out there, here is your chance. Thanks to The Writer, they have contests you can enter to get your work noticed.

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The Coming Change

Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.”

Deadline: May 15th, 2018

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 2,000 words or less

Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website,; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on as well.

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2018 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest


Monday, April 30, 2018


Entry Fees

Submit 1 poem for $6, or 3 poems for $15. No entry limits.


Winner receives $200 and publication. Two finalists will also receive publication.


2018 Judge: Jericho Brown
Contest submission window: January 30th to April 30th, 2018

Contest Judge: JERICHO BROWN is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
Please submit one single poem ($6), a packet of three poems ($15), or any additional poem over a packet of three ($5) in a .doc or .docx file.
$200 cash prize + publication in Nightjar Review will be awarded to the winner.
All entries will also be considered for publication in Nightjar Review. The top two finalists are guaranteed publication.
All submissions must be anonymous: no name or contact information should appear on the poem. Entries must be submitted via Submittable. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
1st round of judging will be performed by Nightjar Review Editors and Readers. Finalists (approximately 10 to 12 poems) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
Winner will be selected by October 30th, 2018, along with two finalists at the judge’s discretion.
Entrants not selected as one of the 10-12 finalists will be notified of contest results and of the editors’ decision about publication of their entries by September 30th, 2018.
Winner and two finalists will be publicly announced by October 30th, 2018.

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2-4-2 Poetry Contest


Monday, May 7, 2018


Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at


$100 Cash Prize


A “2-4-2” is a poem that has three lines. The syllable count is 2-4-2. So the first line has two syllables. The second line has four. The third line has two syllables again. You can write about anything but keep the syllable count in mind while writing.

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There are more contests. Go to for articles, writing resources, and prompts. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.


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Wednz Scene: Calling All Photographers!

Wednz Scene: Calling All Photographers!

April 11 / 18

Hello! It’s time to call out to photographers who want to up their game and here is your opportunity to do so courtesy of

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Photo-Based Solo Exhibitions

Manifest in Cincinnati, OH is eager to receive proposals for solo exhibitions of various types of photo-based visual art for this season-launching exhibition. We will review them starting in mid-April in consideration for the September 28 – October 26, 2018 exhibition period. No notifications are made until the final selection is decided (anticipated by June 1st). Our goal is to select from one to three solo exhibitions for this timeframe. These will be concurrent with two competitive FotoFocus- sponsored group exhibitions at Manifest. We are requesting only solo exhibition proposals for this Photo-based exhibition opportunity. Participants are eligible for the end-of-year Manifest Grand Jury Prize ($2,500). $50 entry fee. Deadline: April 15, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call (513) 861-3638.



Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions

The New York Center For Photographic Art announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, September 17-29, 2018. Juror: Kay Kenny. Open to any and all photography that interprets the theme. Entry fee: $35/3, $10 for each additional. Deadline: April 23, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 917-359-2642.



2018 Annual Juried and Open Fine Art, Photography and 3D Show

The Associated Arts of Ocean Shores seeks entries for an upcoming art exhibition, April 27-29, 2018 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center in Ocean Shores, WA. Cash awards for Juried and open Fine Art, Photography & 3D. Juried eligibility: Entries must be original work, done entirely by the entrant. No copies, in whole or in part, of photographs by other. Works produced in workshops or under supervision are not eligible. Entrants accepted in juried divisions may not submit entries in the same division in the open show. Conditions for open & juried: All entries must be for sale. AAOS receives a 25% commission. All entries must be framed with wire hanger (no clips, no saw-tooth hangers). Gallery wraps are permitted. Framed dimensions must be at least 12″ but not exceed 52″ horizontal and/or vertical. Juried Entry Fee: single for $20, or up to three for $50; Open: single for $10, or up to six for $50. Open Entry Deadline: April 25, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 253 576-2717.



Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2018 Portrait Prize

This juried photography exhibition will be on display September 8-17, 2018 at Whitebox Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. $5,000 & Trophy Grand Prize to one photographer, plus $5,500 in various Category Prizes. Open to photographers – professional and amateurs – from all countries. Seeking Portraits, any format, Open theme. $15 per image, $65 per photo-story (6-12 images). Deadline: April 30, 2018More info. Contact: email



Focus 2018 National Fine Art Photography Competition

b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, August 1-26, 2018. Promotion on gallery website and social media. Opening Reception for artists/guests. Juror: Kelly Sidley, Photography Department, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and live in the United States. All types of photographic technique, post-processing, style, and subject matter is accepted. From pinhole to cell phone, film – digital. Judging will be based on the body of work submitted, the juror will select 1-6 works by each winning photographer. $35 for up to 6 images, all of which could be selected for exhibition. Deadline: April 30, 2018More info. Contact: email or call (631) 549-5106.



7th International Photography Annual

Manifest announces a call to artists for an upcoming publication. $2,000 in cash prizes. The International Photography Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art created within the time frame of 2015 – 2018. Professionals and students in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works in a wide range of applications with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of high quality “photography or lens-based art.” $25 entry fee. Deadline: April 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

That’s all for today but come back Saturday. Why? Well, it’s National Poetry Month and every Saturday of this month we got poems to share. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.


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Wednz Scene: Artexpo New York 2018

Wednz Scene: Artexpo New York 2018

April 4 / 18

Hello…I didn’t forget about Artexpo New York 2018. The dates are April 19 – 22, 2018. I did post this earlier this year and I’m going to post it again. If you live in NYC or maybe visiting this month and feel the need to see some art, well here’s your chance…

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(Trade Attendees Only)
Thursday, April 19 | 12 – 7 PM


Thursday, April 19 | 5 – 7 PM




(Trade & Public Welcome)
Friday, April 20 | 4 PM – 8 PM

Friday, April 20 | 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, April 21 | 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, April 22 | 11 AM – 6 PM







  • Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult

  • Discounted admission is available for seniors 60 years of age and over

  • Discounted admission is available with presentation of a valid student ID (for students, ages 12 and older, in middle school through college)

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use. Check in with security from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. upon arriving

  • New Bag Restrictions: Due to changes in security procedure, large bags will not be permitted into the event. Please do not bring suitcases, folding bicycles, scooters or any large items bigger than a handbag or laptop bag. There will be a very limited free of charge bag check facility onsite. Coats and umbrellas can also be checked free of charge. In addition, strollers are not permitted.

  • Pets: Show Management strictly prohibits pets from entering the facilities. Only ADA certified service dogs assisting handicapped or disabled individuals are exempt from this rule

  • Photography of the artwork is only allowed with the exhibitor’s permission

General inquiries for ticket refunds can be sent to



Artexpo New York offers complimentary admission for trade and media professionals, including designers, architects, or gallery owners. Speed your registration process by registering online by April 12, 2018.

Are you an industry buyer, such as an architect, designer, or gallery owner? If so, you can register as a trade buyer, granting you complimentary access to all show days, including trade-only days, the Opening Night Preview Party, and exclusive special events.


That’s the half of it. To read the rest click here. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!


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April 4 / 18

Hello everyone! We all know what day it is, don’t we? I have only two posts to share with you today. First is the 25th Annual Benefit & Award Ceremony. Here are the details…

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Start Date: 4/26/2018 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/26/2018 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: 583 Park Avenue

Location: New York, NY  United States  10022

Organization Name: ArtTable

Contact: Mary Beth Brown
Phone: 212-343-1735 ext. 10

Members |  $325
Guests | $425


Individual Ticket
Listing in event materials

Individual Ticket
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Business card ad in the printed journal

LEADERS | $1,000
Individual Ticket
Listing as Leadership Supporter in all event materials
Business card ad in the printed journal

Table for 10
Listing in all event materials
half-page ad in the printed journal

Preferred table for 10
half-page ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials

Preferred table for 10
Full-page ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials

Premier table for 10
Preferred placement for a full-page ad in the printed journal
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Recognition at podium

Premier table for 10
Premier placement for a full-page ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials
Recognition at podium

Premier table for 10
Inside cover ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials
Recognition at podium

Become a sponsor
Purchase an AD in the gala program

Learn more about our honoreesCheck out the Benefit’s week of events

Your purchase is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law.
The non-tax deductible portion of each ticket is $195
Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Would you like to add a guest to your registration?
Email for assistance

*If you purchased a Host Committee ticket or table, the deadline to submit your ad for the printed journal was March 16, 2018.


Art Table is the Leadership Organization for Professional Women in the Visual Arts. To know more go to to become a member.

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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: What is Twitch?

Wednz Scene: What is Twitch?

March 21 / 18

Hello everyone…time for another Wednz Scene. Have you guys heard about Twitch? I’ve never heard about it till I saw a professional gamer talked about it. What is Twitch? It’s a live streaming video platform, owned by Twitch Interactive, which is a subsidiary of Amazon. Let’s really peel back the curtain to find more about this live streaming platform…

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Interact: Whether you want to fill chat with your live commentary, or just sit back and lurk, it’s all good.

Explore: We’ve got ways for you to find exactly what you’re looking for or maybe discover something you didn’t know you wanted in the first place.

Contribute: By watching, chatting, subscribing, and cheering with Bits, and more, you’re helping your favorite streamers get rewards, recognition, and yes, even love.





You get to Create a Community, Grow Together, Your passion is rewarded meaning that this streaming service helps you make money, yes I did say what you just read. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner. There is a 30-Day Trial of Amazon Prime, which is $12.99/month.

Just giving you the small details on this streaming service. If you gamers are game to try this service, go to get the information and begin playing.

Wednz Scene: SXSW 2018

Wednz Scene: SXSW 2018

March 14 / 18

Hello again…SXSW or South by Southwest Film Festival is happening in Austin, Texas. The event started Friday, March 9 and will end on March 18, which is Sunday. I browsed through their schedule on their website and there are lots and lots of fun stuff to do. Here are several videos from their YouTube page that gives you an idea of what this festival is all about.

Lots, and lots of activities for one big festival right? Go to for more information on the festival and how you can attend if you’re in the Austin area.


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Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

March 14 / 18

Hello everybody! Two events have passed recently, The Armory Show and Volta Art Fair. Both events were in NYC and if I’m not mistaken, during the same dates of March 8-11. Here’s a peek at what happened…





VOLTA 2018

Hope you guys enjoyed these little peeks. Can’t wait for next years art fairs!



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