Art Opportunities!

Art Opportunities!

One Life Photography Competition is seeking submissions for several prizes, magazine features and exhibitions. Deadline is July 29th. Prizes include a feature in PDN Magazine, a feature on “Artists Wanted,” a New York City exhibition and reception hosted during the Photo Plus Expo with 30,000 guests, your choice of a worldwide travel adventure or $10,000 cash, plus special cash prizes for each category, the People’s Choice Award and the Early Entry Award. Visit for more contest info.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) accepts artwork submissions year-round for its annual Expressions of Hopewall calendar. Cancer has a profound effect on all the lives it touches. We invite anyone who has been affected by cancer – patients, friends, families, caregivers – to share their emotions through art and inspire hope in others.
Artwork Specifications
  • Artwork for the 2011-2012 calendar must be submitted by August 31, 2011. Artwork submitted after this date will be considered for future calendars.

  • Artwork must not have been previously published.

  • Artwork may be submitted on paper or canvas any size up to 16” x 20”. Horizontal images are encouraged. If you have a non-horizontal image, please note that it will need to be cropped to accommodate the calendar layout.

  • If your artwork has already been scanned or photographed or if your artwork was originally electronic, please send your highest-resolution tiff file on a CD along with your artwork.

  • Photography submitted will need to be able to accommodate 9 5/8” x 7 1/4” at 300dpi to be included in the 2011-2012 calendar.

  • Artwork must be one dimensional. Mediums may include but are not limited to oil, watercolor, charcoals, acrylics, pencil, pen and ink, crayon, etc.

  • All artwork will be returned. ASCO cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipment.
Please complete and submit the artwork submission form with your official entry. There is no fee to submit artwork. You can also view artwork submitted to ASCO as part of previous calendars.
To request a copy of the Expressions of Hope calendar, send an email to [email protected].

OTHER ART OPPORTUNITIES (from our friends at Find Art Info Bank)

Call for entries: Asking and Telling – NM

Deadline: July 15, 11. It has been a year of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; “It gets better;” and civil rights battles for gay marriage. Share your story. “Asking and Telling: Visual art and writing about coming out, or being forced out, of the closet.” Please submit images (up to 15) or short written works, along with a statement linking the specific work to the show’s theme. Submissions must be post-marked by Friday July 15th. Send to: LGBTQ Exhibit @ The Harwood, 1114 7th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. You may also submit to [email protected]. Note: We have no money budgeted for shipping pieces of visual art. If you are out of state and interested in submitting, please contact us: (505) 242-6367. Shipping writing samples may prove less of a challenge.

The Nature of Trees – VT

Deadline: August 22, 11. Trees are essential to our well-being in so many ways. They produce oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide. They provide shelter and keep soil from eroding. We build our houses from them, read books printed on the paper they provide. And they nourish our hearts as beautiful elements of the landscape and metaphors for life. PhotoPlace Gallery is honored that Sean Kernan will serve as the juror for the exhibition “The Nature of Trees.” For this juried exhibition Sean will choose forty photographs featuring trees in any form for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from October 11 to November 5. He will also choose an additional thirty-five photos for the gallery’s “Online Annex.” All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge. Submission fee: $25 for 5 photos. For details

Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition – PA

Deadline: July 30, 11. HOYT MID ATLANTIC JURIED ART EXHIBITION held October 1 – 28, 2011. Open to artists 21 and over living in the Mid Atlantic States: DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, W.VA, and Washington DC working in 2D and 3D media. Cash prizes of $1,500. Entry by slide or digital images on CD. Entry fee. Juror: Phil Alexandre, President of Alexandre Fine Art Inc. which operates Alexandre Gallery in Manhattan. For a prospectus: or call 724-652-2882, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA 16101.

Heads, Shoulders, Genes & Toes: FSU Museum of Fine Arts – FL 

Deadline: August 10, 11.  An evolving collaboration between the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance and the College of Medicine has brought Professor Judith Rushin, guest curator from the Department of Art, to her research for “Heads, Shoulders, Genes & Toes.” The exhibition will contain works by artists who explore the intersection of art and human biology where scientific advances raise issues of cultural, political and technological significance through work that is editorial, thought provoking, and sometimes infused with humor. All works in 2 and 3-D, performance, installation, and video will be considered. Open to artists 18+ with all media eligible for consideration. To apply visit the FSU MoFA website:

9/11 Memorial Show (All ages welcome) International Fiber Collaborative, Inc – NY

Deadline: August 15, 2011. Location: NYC, venue: TBA. Show: September 2011. Artwork Due: August 15, 2011. Sign up at: This exhibit is part of the Dream Rocket project, a massive public art project happening at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. The designated theme of submissions, “Dare to Dream”, challenges individuals to expand beyond the present state of the world and imagine the future. Perhaps most importantly, individuals are challenged to imagine their contribution to that future. These individual dreams & aspirations will combine to create a monumental 32,000 sq ft work art, providing a tangible demonstration of the beauty of individuals collaborating to meet universal challenges. Submissions are also being placed on display in national & international venues up until the time the Saturn V is wrapped, to date, 42 shows have been organized.

North East Watercolor Society Open Juried Exhibition – CT 

Deadline: July 17, 2011. The North East Watercolor Society announces a call to artists for an international juried exhibition, Oct 23-Nov 6 at The Gallery at Kent Art Association in Kent, CT. Awards: $8000 est. Juror: Jean Uhl Spicer. Open to original watermedia completed in the last 3 yrs. Entry Fee: 1/$25 or 2/$40. Visit website for prospectus at, or send a SASE to: Richard Price, 866 Cadosia Rd, Hancock, NY 13783. Questions? Please contact Richard Price at [email protected] or call 607-637-3412.

Women and Water Rights: Concerning Water Exhibition – WI

Deadline March 1, 2012. Dates June 15-July 22, 2012. At The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI. Juried by a committee of artists from the original show at the Katherine Nash Gallery on the University of Minnesota Campus, 2010. Website: Concerning Water is a juried exhibition on the theme of women and water issues designed to provide visibility for innovative work that addresses the issues of water rights global and/or local. Exhibition will include work from the original exhibition and work selected from the call. Up to 3 submissions. All media. Hand delivered and Pickup of art. Virtual Submission: In addition accepting digital submissions for a virtual exhibit. Also short films not more than 3 minutes. More information, for submission details and form, contact Teri Power[email protected], Barb Bend, [email protected].

Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object – MD

Deadline: August 28, 2011. October 30 – November 26, 2011. Enter online at or send your CD to the address below. Eligible: 2D/3D original work created with one or more found objects incorporated. Juror: Janet Maher, Associate Professor at Loyola University Maryland. Cash awards $1000. One-two entries $35 (MFA members $20), additional entries $5 each, up to 6 entries total. US and Canada residence. Exhibited at Maryland Federation of Art’s, Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD. Prospectus: Send SASE: Found Object, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401. Download:; Email: [email protected]

The 22nd Drawing Show Residue Call for applications: Boston Center for the Arts – MA

Deadline: August 15,11. Since 1979 the Drawing Show has been a widely anticipated hallmark of the BCA’s programming. This juried exhibition has allowed the BCA to work with more than 500 artists and over 20 guest curators from across the country. Proposals are welcome from all artists and designers who explore drawing as a medium in their work. October 14 – November 27, 2011. Steve Holmes, Guest Curator. For additional information, visit:

human ~ a national juried exhibition – IL

Deadline: October 15, 11. This National Juried Exhibition is open to all artists, living or working in the US. Work must be original. All media except video and installation are eligible. Sculpture is encouraged. No size restrictions. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces for the entry fee of $30. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will purchase at least one piece from the exhibition for inclusion into the school’s Permanent Collection. The collection is diverse and can be viewed online at The Purchase Award/s will be selected by committee and will be announced at the opening reception. All submitted works must be for sale. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will retain a 50% commission from all purchases made during the exhibition. A portion of the commission will be donated to Heartland Alliance for their work in Human Rights. The exhibition will be highly publicized. A color exhibition catalog will be produced to help promote sales. 

Ann Arbor Justice Center – MI 

Deadline: September 1, 11. The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission is seeking submission of qualifications of artists to be considered to create artwork for permanent display. The public artwork will be installed in the main lobby of the new Ann Arbor Justice Center, 301 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The location of the work will be in the southwest corner of the lobby. The building houses the 15th Judicial District Court and the Ann Arbor Police Services. Budget for the artwork is a maximum of $150,000.00 and is dependent on the proposal, the recommendation of the commission, and Ann Arbor City Council. A Statement of Qualifications is due September 1st, 2011. The Request for Qualifications can be downloaded at the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission webpage, here: Qualifications: Quality and strength of work, experience, experience with artwork of the type requested, references.

Call for Artists: “Innovations” – NY

Deadline: Deadline: November 7, 2011. The State University of New York at Cortland announces a call to artists for a group exhibition at the Dowd Gallery, January 18–March 2, 2012. Open to all artists nationally and internationally, to submit work for consideration that represents innovation in concept, subject or media use. All work must be the original work of the applicant, suitable for gallery installation. Full color publication produced. Juried by committee of 5-9 professional artists. No entrance fee. Artists are responsible for shipping fees.  Selected artists may be invited for a subsequent short term visiting artist program with undergraduate studio art students including presentation of work, discussion and studio visit. The selected artist will receive a stipend of $1000 for his/her time and travel expenses. For more information contact Bryan Thomas at [email protected] or visit the gallery website at

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