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  • Call for Artists: Media Arts CouncilGallery Juried Painting Exhibition

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

    Call for Artists: Media Arts CouncilGallery Juried Painting Exhibition

    Media ArtsCouncil Gallery invites regional artists to submit works for the juriedpainting exhibition Fresh Hues. Fresh Hues welcomes allprofessional artists to submit images of paintings relating to theirinterpretation of “the change of season.”

    Cash prizes: First place $300.00;Second place $200.00; Honorable Mention $100.00

    Fresh Hues is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Fran andDonna Shields.

    Exhibition dates:  May 11, 2017 – June 3, 2017

    Opening Reception: Saturday May 13, 2017 4-6pm

    JUROR: Alice Beamesderfer, Philadelphia Museum of Art

    ENTRY FEES: There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to three artworksentered, presentation is by JPG image files. There is a $5.00 fee for eachadditional artwork. Limit of five artworks permitted. Please submit images injpeg format at 300 dpi with longest side not exceeding 1900 pixels. Payments bycredit card at time of entry.

    ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all regional professionalpainters. Paintings must be created using traditional media such as oil,acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and mixed media.  Video, photography,graphic, digital or sculptural work will not be accepted at this time. All workmust be original, completely finished, wired, and ready to hang. Maximum sizefor pieces is 36″ by 48″. Please label the back of each piece with your nameand the title of the work.

    Accepted works must remain onexhibit for the duration.

    LIABILITY: While every effort to properly care for work is made, theMedia Arts Council is not responsible for the loss or damage of work while intransit or during the exhibition.  Artists should provide their owninsurance coverage.  Submission into the exhibition indicates acceptanceof these conditions.  A Hold Harmless Agreement will be signed upondelivery of your work.

    Deadline to apply: March 15

    NOTIFICATION:  Artists will be notified of acceptance ornon-acceptance no later than April 14 via email address submitted attime of entry.

    Delivery/Drop off artwork date (NoExceptions): MAY 7, noon to 2pm

    ·      The gallery is located at 609-B W.State St., Media, PA

    ·      Please bring an artist’s statementand short bio when delivering.

    Pick up date: JUNE 4, noon to 2pm

    Sales/Commission: Gallery takes 40% of sales

    Listing Expires: 03/16/2017

  • Call for Artists: Solo Exhibitions

    Deadline: March 31, 2017
    $15 to apply

    VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2018 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

    The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

    The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

    Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

    Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 before midnight
    *Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/31/2017.

    You can find the layout for each gallery here:
    Gibbs Street Gallery –
    Common Ground Gallery –

    SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request.

    Listing Expires: 4/01/2017

  • Call for Artists – 2017 NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, First Street Gallery

    Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

    Juror: Peter Colon

    Exhibition runs from June 22 – July 15
    Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. Exception: Artists currently represented by FIRST STREET GALLERY. Eligible works include oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, and sculpture in any medium. No video, film, installation, or mechanically reproduced artwork (computer, giclees, etc.).
    Entry fee is $35 for 1 – 3 works. $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable. Online entries only.

    About The Juror
    Peter Colon is the Associate Director at DC Moore Gallery in New York City. Founded in 1995, DC Moore Gallery represents nationally and internationally known contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and installation, as well as important estates and foundations. Prior to coming to DC Moore in
    2014, Peter was Associate Director at Matthew Marks Gallery; before that, for many years, he was Artist Liaison at Fraenkel Gallery, a prestigious gallery exploring photography and its relation to other arts. Earlier gallery associations include Alpha Gallery in Boston, John Berggruen Gallery, and Hackett-Freedman Gallery both in San Francisco. Recently he was a key collaborator in the organization of several traveling museum exhibitions: Garry Winogrand (2014), at the San Francisco Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jeu De Paume (2015) and the Fundación Mapfre (2015); The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White (2012) at the Los Angeles
    County Museum of Art; and Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks (2011) at the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco de Young Museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is passionate about his work with artists, institutions, and collectors.

    Click here to view the Prospectus

    Listing Expires: 04/04/2017

  • Call for Entry: ArtVenice Biennale IV

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    The Biennial Project is overjoyed to make known an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 4- an online-juried competition and large screen digital presentation being held at Venice, Italy during the Opening/Press Week of The Venice Biennale 57!!

    Reasons To Enter:

    – An juried competition to be presented on The Biennial Project Website.
    – A large screen digital presentation shown in Venice during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 57!!
    – Promoted on The Biennial Project Blog posting reaching over 40,000 subscribers.
    – Work to be juried by The world renowned Biennial Project Artists.
    – Special prize winners will be chosen by superstar-art-world-notables to be announced.
    – Grand Prizewinner will have a solo gallery show on our website.
    – Many received entries are highlighted on our social media and in our blog.

    If your dazzling work is selected it will be shown on our website and in a blog posting reaching over 40,000 very important people of influence in the international art world. Best of all your art will be presented for one night as a digital display at The Biennial Project’s extravagant, hotshot event in Venice, Italy during the opening/press week of The Venice Biennale 57. That’s La Biennale di Venezia for you international folk.

    In addition the artist who is bestowed the title of Grande Premiato will have a solo gallery show on our website, and a solo blog posting of 15 pieces or his/her magnificenza work to our on-line audience of over 40,000 artist (and growing).

    We know (from hard experience) that artists just love to wait until the last possible moment to respond to calls for entry. But there are great reasons to break from this time-honored tradition and enter ArtVenice Biennale 4 early.

    You will have a much better chance of having your work promoted as part of the publicity for the ArtVenice Biennale 4 . We feature an entry of the day every day during the entire entry period – sending a chosen image out on FB to several thousand people – and linking to the entrant’s website or facebook page. Additionally, we send out Entry Sampler Email Blasts several times during the lead up to the contest, highlighting some of the most interesting work that we have received. Near the end of the entry period we are swamped with the number of replies, whereas at the beginning is much slower – greatly increasing your chances of being included in one of these publicity vehicles. Not to mention that your image could be selected to appear on a postcard or a poster for ArtVenice Biennale 4 !

    So download our prospectus, see all the impressive jurors and enter now! Do it!

    To enter:

    Listing Expires: 02/15/2017

  • Call for Submissions: Selfies for Survival

    Deadline: February 25, 2017



    Selfies for Survival is a mail-in* art exhibition celebrating selfies and their role in our journeys toward healing, self-love and surviving oppression. BIPoC, queer/trans, fat, and disabled folks especially encouraged to submit. Nudity is allowed for individuals 18 years of age and over. Feel free to define “selfie” in your own terms.

    To submit:

    Send up to 3 photographic selfies or self-portraits no larger than 5×7 inches with your name or handle written clearly on the back. Please include your email for updates and communication regarding the show. You may include a short written statement to accompany the images if you wish. If you would like the items to be returned to you, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

    There is no fee for submission. All submissions will be accepted unless they do not conform to the specifications above or contain oppressive content.

    Mail or drop-off all materials by February 25th, 2017 to:Selfie Show c/o A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19143.

    *If you lack the ability to print and mail your images, digital files will be accepted via submission to by February 20th, 2017.

    Opening: Saturday March 4, 2017 6-9PMShow dates: March 4th – March 30th, 2017

    A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia

    Listing Expires: 03/28/2017

  • Call for Entries: Art of the State

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    Celebrating its 5oth year, Art of the State is the annual, juried exhibition held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. With an established tradition of exhibiting highly creative art chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors, Art of the State is open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople.

    Cash Prizes are awarded for selected entries in the categories of: Painting, Craft, Work on Paper, Photography, and Sculpture.

    Art of the State is presented by Jump Street and The State Museum of Pennsylvania to provide an opportunity for both established and emerging Pennsylvania artists to exhibit their work and receive statewide recognition.

    Enter at the Art of the State website:

    Final Date to Submit Entries is February 28, 2017
    Art of the State exhibit will be open to the public from June 11 through September 10, 2017.

    Listing Expires: 03/01/2017

  • Call for Artists: “30 Under 30”

    Deadline: January 21, 2017

    Viridian Artists presents :“30 Under 30”

    Submission Guidelines: 

    Any media, no larger than 36″ in any direction is welcome.

    Artists must be under 30 years of age.

    $20 for 3 images

    Please send your entries to the gallery, by email

    Include with your email your date of birth, a jpg of each artwork with a list of the title, media and size of each.

    30 artists will be selected to for the show.

    The exhibit will be displayed from February 21-March 11 and May 2017 in our Chelsea space. Final selections will be made by Gallery Director, Vernita Nemec.

    Submission Deadline is Saturday: January 21, 2017.

    Please call (212) 414- 4040 if you have any questions!

    Listing Expires: 01/22/2017

  • Call for Artists: Montgomery County Studio Tour

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Are you or do you know of an artist interested in exhibiting in the Montgomery County Studio Tour?


    The first-ever Montgomery County Studio Tour will be held on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th, 2017. The artists who participate stand out among their peers and are award-winning artists who have been recognized by local and international galleries. If you know someone who fits this description, has a studio in Montgomery County, or who would like to participate as a guest artist on the tour, APPLY NOW!


    This unique two-day event creates an intimate opportunity and unlimited access to art studios for patrons and art collectors of Montgomery County and surrounding area artists. This highly-publicized show in Chester County sold more than $175,000 of artwork last year.


    ARTISTS MUST APPLY by the February 15th Deadline.



    Ready to participate?

    Learn more about applying with the links below.


    How to apply:

    Step 1 – Read the Rules and Instructions


    Step 2 – Login and upload images


    Montgomery County Studio Tour is a trail that connects and showcases extraordinary local artists. Be a part of this exciting venue to sell your art. This collaborative exchange benefits all exhibiting artists and local businesses.


    Learn more about the Montgomery County Studio Tour. Visit the website for more information.

    Listing Expires: 02/16/2017

  • Call for Entries: Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College

    Deadline: March 10, 2017
    The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, June 1 – June 23, 2017, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.  Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Barbara McNulty, Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.  Awards total $2,750 with a $1,000 Best of Show prize. There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members. The exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery.  Entry forms and membership information are available online at  or by contacting the Arts Council at or (717) 334-5006. Deadline for submissions is March 10.If you’d like more information, please contact Ashlie Cantele at (717) 334-5006 or


    Listing Expires: 03/11/2017

  • Call for Artists: Main Line Art Center’s Spring Gala Exhibition

    Entry Deadline: January 31, 2017.image004

    APPLICATION FEE: $30 Members | $35 Non-Members. Additional $5 SlideRoom fee

    EXHIBITION DATES: April 30 – June 3, 2017

    JUROR: Ekaterina Popova, Artist & Publisher of Create! Magazine

    AWARDS: 1st place: $150; 2nd place: $100; 3rd place: $50

    The Spring Gala Exhibition is a Fine Art Benefit and Exhibition in celebration of over 50 years of providing Accessible Art Programs for artists with disabilities. As one of Main Line Art Center’s largest fundraisers and elegant events, The Spring Gala Exhibition is a unique opportunity to build your collector base on the Main Line, while receiving 60% commission on all art sales.

    Apply online via Slideroom. For prospectus and more information visit the site here.

    Listing Expires: 02/01/17

  • OPEN CALL for Project: Free, SIPMA ’17

    woolooEntry Deadline: April 16, 2017

    Gallery: Printmaking Ctr. NJ

    This is an all media call for artists to explore what it means to live in a free world or to have freedom of speech and expression. There are no limitations on size or media as long as it fits through an 84” door.
    All submission is online.

    Juror: Jeffrey Wechsler
    was Senior Curator @ Zimmerli Museum

    About SIPMA:
    We offer a platform for artists to come together with the opportunity to have their works gain exposure through exhibitions and publications. Our aim is to promote learning and growth of the artist community and practice through workshops, lectures and exhibitions.

    Please visit for details and updates.

    Listing Expires: 04/16/17


    Deadline: February 1, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)


    BlackRock Center for the Arts invites artists working in all media to apply for solo and group exhibitions to be presented in the Kay Gallery and Terrace Gallery from January 2018 – December 2018. Visual artists, independent curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and arts organizations who are over the age of 18 and live, work, or attend school in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia are encouraged to submit exhibit proposals. BlackRock hosts exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and established artist working in all media, to include site-specific installations, video and other time-based media, performance, new technologies and experimental forms. BlackRock provides curatorial and exhibition support, publicity via print and social media, as well as hosting community engagement events. While BlackRock previously required that all two-dimensional artwork be hung from the gallery cable hanging system, we now allow alternative installation methods, to include work that may require nails, screws or other fasteners. Artists are responsible for transport of artworks, assistance with installation, and attending scheduled events. Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)


    Entry Fee: $35.00


    Application materials may be submitted online at: 


    Listing Expires: 02/02/17

  • Call for Artists

    Ten years since its first release as Euforia Clothing in 2007, Euforia Studios has returned. Created by a team of imaginative innovators–for artists, by artists–Euforia works to connect artists from all mediums for the opportunity to collaborate and work together.

    Euforia Studios is looking to secure its position in the film, art, and fashion industry, and they want to hear from you: Euforia is currently reviewing portfolios and working to consider the best of the best to be a part of their growing empire.

    Artists are encouraged to visit to apply.

  • Call for Artists

    Renaissance Craftables, partnering with downtown areas on fine craft & art festivals, seeks new artists! Apply to be featured in the following festivals — Applications available at

    Downtown Glenside Arts Festival
    Show Dates/Times – April 22, 2017 11 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine
    Location – Downtown Glenside, PA
    Application due date: March 1, 2017
    Notification: March 15, 2017
    Artist fees: $15 App/Jury Fee, $100 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $25 Corner Premium, $25 Late Fee (after March 1)

    Italian Market Festival
    Show Dates/Times –  May 20 & 21, 2017, 11 AM to 6 PM, rain or shine
    Location:  Italian Market Area
    Application due date: March 1, 2017
    Notification: March 15, 2017
    Artist fees: $15 App/Jury Fee, $210 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $25 Corner Premium

    Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Arts Festival
    Show Dates/Times: July 8 & 9, 2017. Saturday, 11 AM to 7, Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM, rain or shine
    Location: Haddonfield Business District (Kings Highway & Tanner Sts)
    Application due date: March 20, 2017
    Notification: April 24, 2017
    Artist fees: $20 App/Jury Fee, $325 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $50 Corner Premium

    Haddonfield Fall Festival
    Show dates: October 14, 2017 (rain date: Oct. 15, 2017)
    Show day and times: Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM
    Location: Haddonfield Business District (Kings Highway & Tanner Sts)
    Application due date: July 15, 2017
    Notification: August 1, 2017
    Artist fees: $15 App/Jury Fee, $140 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $25 Corner Premium

    Contact with questions.

    Listing Expires: 08/02/17

  • Call for Performance Proposals

    Entry Deadline: Rollingsecondfirstfridayperformancecall

    Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work on a rolling basis. Performances will take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions.

    Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call.

    Proposals should outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Proposals are considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work.

    Email submissions and any questions to with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!

  • Call for Entries: 11th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival

    Entry Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Wayne Art Center is proud to announce the 11th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival. This year’s juror, plein air artist and illustrator Don Demers, will select around 30 artists to travel to Wayne, Pennsylvania to paint the beautiful local landscapes. Plein air artists working in all painted media are invited to enter their work online at

    Now in its 11th year, the Wayne Plein Air Festival has grown to be one of the most successful celebrations of landscape painting on the East Coast, drawing top plein air artists from across the country, including Mark Boedges, Stuart White, Charlie Hunter and Tim Kelly. Over $15,000 in awards will be selected and presented by the juror at the Preview Party on May 13, 2017.

    Entry Requirements:

    1. Entry is open to plein air artists in all painted media. Registration is from November 10th, 2016 to March 1st, 2017.
    2. Entries must be submitted online through The entry fee is $45 and must be paid by PayPal, credit card or personal check. All entries must be paid in full by March 1st, 2017; unpaid entries will not be considered by the juror.
    3. Artists may submit up to three paintings representing their body of work. Professional digital images must be in JPEG format at a minimum of 300 dpi, no larger than 1800 pixels on the longest side.
    4. Works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2014 and must be authentic plein air style paintings that were not completed in the studio.

    Exhibition website:
    Entry website:

    Listing Expires: 03/02/17

  • Call for Artists: The Art of Time

    Entry Deadline: February 28, 2017

    The National Watch and Clock Museum issue a call for artists for the upcoming exhibition The Art of Time:

    The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to almost 13,000 items. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.

    This exhibit invites artists to create their own artistic interpretations of an object within the museum’s collection using any medium they are comfortable with. Artists are encouraged to be as creative as they would like in creating works of artistically inspired pieces by either visiting the museum or viewing the entire museum collection online here.

    To view full prospectus and to apply, click here.

    Contact with questions.

    Listing Expires: 02/28/17

  • International Juried Call for Entry

    Entry Deadline: January 22, 2017

    International Juried Call for Entry

    Despite the focus on color images in today’s media, in the world of photography Black and White will always have a place. This call is homage to those images where all the emotion, texture and beauty were expressed in shades of Black and White. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x or with a digital SLR, if the end product is a terrific Black and White, it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

    Mark Sink – Instructor, Museum Co-Founder, Curator

    January 22
    Midnight – Pacific Time

    $3,000 in cash awards
    New York Exhibition – Jadite Gallery
    NYC4PA Online Gallery
    Exhibition Catalog

    $35 for the first 3 images – $10 per additional image
    Full prospectus here.

    Listing Expires: 01/22/17

  • Call for Artists: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

    Entry Deadline: February 28, 2017

    GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is pleased to announce an open call to all professional artists, age 18 and up, who design and produce their own work, to show in our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. A catalog will be published by GoggleWorks Center for the Arts containing artists’ bios and images of work(s), together with juror’s bio and statement.

    Lisa Tremper Hanover

    Important Dates:
    midnight, February 28, 2017 – all entries due
    April 29 – June 4, 2017 – exhibition dates
    5:30-7:30pm, April 28, 2017 – opening reception

    Open to all professional artist, ages 18 and up, who design and produce their own work. Work must have been created within the last three years and may not have been previously shown at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. All work MUST BE FOR SALE. All media welcomed; video artists must supply their own equipment.

    How to Apply:
    There is a $35 application fee per submission. Submissions may include up to three artworks. All submissions must be entered via our online submission form. Entrants must create a Submittable username and password, then log in to complete their submission. Applicants are allowed to submit up to three artworks. Images must be in .jpg format – max. 1500×1500 pixels, at 300dpi. Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4. All applicants must submit a 75-100 word artist statement. Please note that entries will be disqualified for failure to follow the submission guidelines/instructions.
    Link to Application

    Listing Expires: 3/01/2017

  • Environmental Art/Public Relations Intern – Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

    Winter 2016: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, an urban environmental education center in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeks an intern to support both the Environmental Art Department’s exhibition program and the Center’s marketing and public relations efforts.

    Click here for more information.

  • Call for Exhibition Proposals – George School Anderson and Walton Galleries

    Ongoing: George School is a private Quaker boarding and day high school located on a rural campus in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

    The George School galleries host three artist lecture series per year, as well as various faculty, student, and alumni work. The school hosts receptions and artist lectures on select Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    The first three exhibitions of the school year are open to all artists. Exhibitions are six to eight weeks in length; individual and group exhibitions may include two or three-dimensional works in all media, including installations. If you would like to be considered for a show, please submit the following:
    Please send ten images of your work, attached to an email, sized at 6×9” with a 72 dpi resolution, with an accompanying description that includes slide list with title, size, medium, date of completion, and price, along with a resume and artist statement to:
    Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Once a submission has been received the Exhibitions Committee will review the work and the artists will be notified as soon as this process is complete.