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Some Not-So-Local But Awesome Artist Opportunities!

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The Global Perspective: Understanding the Past, Looking to the Future

DEADLINE:  September16th, 2011

Worcester State University is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for our first post-renovation show opening October 20th and on view until December 1, 2011. The phrase “global village” was coined by Marshall McLuhan over 40 years ago, but the meaning of that phrase has evolved in ways he could not have imagined. We invite work by artists that reflects the impact of living in a time when we are still connected to the past and our local identities, but we feel the effects of economies, cultures, and people in remote corners of the planet. What are the benefits and costs of our global connections? How do the lessons of the industrial revolution affect our future? What is the fate of a city like Worcester, with its in the industrial revolution, as it tries to redefine itself? How does the past continue to shape our present? Are we on the cusp of utopian opportunities or dystopian devolution? This show solicits work in any medium that engages with any of these themes. ADDRESS: Worcester State University Gallery, 486 Chandler St., Worcester MA 01602. ENTRY FEE: $25 per 3 entries, $5 for each entry beyond 3 entries. JURIED SHOW, PRIZES AWARDED. for complete submission guidelines. 

Call for Photographers – Water’s Edge

Deadline: June 7, 2011 

Open to Interpretation is a juried book competition of photography, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word. Theme: Water’s Edge. Juror: Douglas Beasley, Photographer and Educator. Early Submission Fee: $30 for 5 images, $10 each additional. Deadline for early submission: April 26, 2011. Submission Fee: $35 for 5 images, $10 each additional. Awards: $300 Juror’s Selection Award. Submit entries online


Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011 

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff is seeking entries for the Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition. The Rozenzweig juried show has a long history with the Arts & Science Center. Many prize-winning artworks from past exhibitions are part of the Center’s permanent collection. The exhibition will be on display from December 2, 2011 through February 4, 2012. Entries with CD-R images are due by September 30. A Call for Entries form is available on the Center’s website: For additional information contact: Howard DaLee Spencer, Curator of Visual Art The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas 701 Main Street Pine Bluff, AR 71601 870-536-3375 

Americas 2011: All Media

Deadline: June 1, 2011

 Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Two-dimensional work should be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. Prospectus:

Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition 2011

Deadline: July 11, 2011 

Now accepting entries for traveling exhibition, featuring works in the four-by-six-inch postcard size. Art in any 2D medium reproducible by photographic process is acceptable, as is 3D work with a depth no greater than three-eighths of an inch. Open to artists 18 and up. The top 12 entries will receive cash prizes and all submitted art will be eligible to participate in an art sale. Thirty-six winning artworks will be included in an exhibit that opens in fall of 2011 at the Lake County Discovery Museum, near Chicago, then travel to various galleries and cultural institutions for one year. Entry fee of $20 for up to 3 entries. $5 for each additional entry. Download prospectus at, call 847.968.3381 or email

Science and Math-based Art Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2011 

Get Creative. Take a little science, some math, turn it into a cool piece of art and you could win part of $3000 in cash prizes. Winning submissions may have their art placed on public display in the new Los Alamos Creative District as part of LA’s new Outdoor Science and Math Art walk. All participating artists will be recognized at Los Alamos’ Next Big Idea: Festival of Discovery, Invention, and Innovation, September 2011. Prospectus:

A Sense of Place 2011

Deadline: June 3, 2011

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce its 2011 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this 31st annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Open to all U.S. artists ages 18 and older working in the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media. Cash awards totalling $1,750 available. Prospectus:

SculptFest 2011 Call to Artists

Deadline: July 22, 2011

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (CSSC) is now accepting proposals for SculptFest 2011, Forces of Nature for installation, site specific and performance arts projects. The curator, artist Rick Rothrock, will select 10 artists to create outdoor installations responsive to the post-industrial marble-quarrying environment where CSSC is located. Artists are invited to submit proposals to include a 1-2 page project description, sketches or other visual representations, a resume, an artist statement (optional), up to 10 images of previous site-specific work (.jpg format on CD), and a SASE for the return of materials, if desired. Submissions should be addressed to SculptFest 2011, Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. For inquiries, call (802) 438-2097 or email Website: 

2012 Materials Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: September 9, 2011

2012 Materials Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas, February 3 – March 30, 2012.  Eligible Media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. U.S. residents. Juror: Monica Moses, ed. American Craft. Entry fee: $30. Awards: $5000. More info: OR 940.382.2787 Prospectus: 

Going Green

Deadline: June 10, 2011

Crossing Art & Queens Council on the Arts. Crossing Art is seeking submissions for “Going Green” a juried group exhibition of local and international artists that will be on view at Crossing Art from August 13 – September 11, 2011. From the artists chosen for the “Going Green” exhibition, 2 artists will be selected to have a solo exhibition at Crossing Art in 2012 and have the option to participate in the Crossing Art Artist Residency Program in Nanjing, China. “Going Green” will present innovative artworks and proposals that integrate natural systems with human patterns while celebrating continuity, uniqueness and place making. We are looking for local and international artists, architects, and designers to submit artworks that explore contemporary meanings of “green” or proposals for sculptures, architectural models and design that fit in green development public spaces. Crossing Art (NEW YORK), visit or contact Jennifer Junkermeier at jennifer@crossingart.comfor additional info. 

Call for Entries for Fall 2011 Exit Gallery Exhibitions

Deadline: July 15, 2011 

The Exit Gallery is a student-run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the fall 2011 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two-week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community is open to artists working in any media from anywhere in the world (applicants need not be MSU students or even from Montana). For an application please or call 406.994.1828. 

Stop & Go 3-D

Deadline: November 15, 2011

Stop & Go is a program of innovative stop-motion animations by contemporary visual artists and filmmakers, touring and screening internationally since 2008. The program showcases animations that use stop-motion techniques to explore visual language, tell stories and make poignant social commentaries. New animation work is being sought for the third installment of the program called Stop & Go 3-D. The program will screen hand-rendered stereoscopic and anaglyphic experiments that explore traditional 3-D animation produced using stop-motion. Animations that experiment with geometrical elements, pieces that are highly optical or those that comment on the current 3-D craze will also be reviewed. Please note that stop-motion techniques must constitute a significant portion of the work. Both narrative and experimental works will be accepted to this program. The audience will view most of the show through bi-colored red and blue spectacles. Visit www.stopandgoshow.comfor more information. 

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights Global Art Competition

Deadline is July 30, 2011 

Contemplate all human life with inspiration and compassion. How would you create an image of….respecting vulnerable people? You are invited to creatively interpret the ethical ideals of respecting cultural diversity and inspiring compassion to all human life. Eleven winning pieces will exhibit in Houston and New York culminating in Rome in conjunction with UNESCO’s Multi-Culturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference on Human Vulnerability October 9-11, 2011. $5,000 Best of Show, $500 to 10 additional winners. $25 per entry. All information is on the website,

The Good Design Awards 2011

Deadline: July 1, 2011

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum’s annual Good Design Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Now in its 60th year, Good Design is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Annually, designers and manufactures in over 30 nations have been honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design. Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original 1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment. Submissions are accepted in two formats: Product Design and Graphic Design. Anything produced and/or designed worldwide from January 2009 to the present is eligible. All submitted products and graphics must have been produced by a client or scheduled for production. In this year’s edition, selected products and graphics for Good Design are announced to the international press in December. The awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum’s permanent design collection.  For more information, visit:

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