National Arts Opportunities!

National Arts Opportunities!


“Arkansas Pastel Society 4th National Exhibition” 

Deadline: August 4, 2011. The Arkansas Pastel Society announces a call to artists for a pastel exhibition, October 14, 2011 – January 14, 2012 at the Butler Center at Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cash and Merchandise totaling $5000. Juror: Doug Dawson. Open to soft or oil pastels. Entry fee: $35 nonmembers; $30 members. Download prospectus (PDF) at:, or send a SASE to: 316 W. 4th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114. Questions? Please contact Nancy Martin at [email protected] or call 501-590-5934.

2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Commemorative Poster Contest 

Deadline: September 6, 11. Would you like to be the artist for the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Poster? Mail a photo or e-mail your entry today for your chance to win a cash prize, a complimentary booth at the Art in the Heart juried art show and recognition as the official 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Poster Artist. Entry deadline: September 6, 2011. For more information and parameters for entry, Mail a photo or e-mail your entry as a JPEG or PDF file to [email protected].

Works on Paper

Deadline: August 12, 2011. The Santa Cruz Art League presents Works on Paper, a national exhibit. October 22-November 20, 2011. Juror: Preston Metcalf, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art. Open to all 2D and 3D media using paper as a main element. Fee: $40 for up to 3 entries/jpegs. For prospectus send SASE to SCAL, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or or email [email protected].
2011 National Juried ExhibitionDeadline: August 1, 2011. The Oak Park Art League announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 7 – November 18, 2011 in Chicago, IL. $4000 in awards. Juror: David M. Sokol. The competition is for artists 18 and over. The show is open to all mediums except photography and computer generated work of any kind. Hand-pulled prints in numbered editions are permitted. $30 nonmember/ $25 member. Download prospectus (PDF format) at:, or send a SASE to: 720 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302. Questions? Contact Faith Humphrey-Hill at [email protected] or call 708-386-9853.

Nature: Working!

Deadline: July 21, 2011. EventGallery 910 Arts and Grow Local Colorado present Nature: Working!, a juried show designed to raise awareness and understanding of permaculture. An open call for entry invites individuals and teams to submit fun and creative concepts that describe issues, problems and patterns of nature and their effect on an enduring culture. The entry fee is $10 per entry for up to 10 entries and the deadline is Thursday, July 21, 2011. Submission forms and details can be viewed at “All media is accepted and humor is especially encouraged,” says EventGallery 910Arts owner Cheryl Spector. “We hope that, along with visual artists, we’ll get submissions from playwrights, poets, gardeners, scientists, musicians, comedians and really anyone with a great idea about permaculture to share with the community.” Jurors are Adam Brock, permaculture teacher, eco-designer, sustainability consultant and director of The GrowHaus; and Tsehai Johnson, ceramic artist, installationist and assistant professor at Metro State College. The exhibition will run in EventGallery 910Arts, at 910 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, from August 5 through September 11. Interactive salons with the artists and creators of the works selected for the exhibition will be scheduled throughout the run of the show. EventGallery 910 Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

re:nude, a Body of Work: Black Box Gallery

Deadline: October 2, 11. Theme: The 21st Century Nude in Photography. re:nude sources the twenty-first century human body. A body in question, in transition, peril. A body affected by societal de/re-construction via advertising (subliminal, false and otherwise), economic decline and the vestiges (and restraints) of self worth. This exploration of face value is splintered by reference, scrutiny, wonderment and varying abilities. re:nude takes a second look at what lies beyond the evocatively thin surface. Juror: TJ Norris. For more info please visit our website:

83rd Grand National Exhibition 2011 

Deadline: August 13, 2011. The American Artists Professional League announces a call to artists for its annual exhibition, November 1-11, 2011 at the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY. Over $16,000 in awards. Jurors: Joe Hing Lowe (Instructor at The Ridgewood Art Institute), Mark Mitchell (Ass’t. Curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art). Open to all artists 18 or older. One or two works may be submitted for selection in the same media only; only one entry per artist may be accepted. Works only in Representational or Traditional Realism will be considered. Original oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, graphics and sculpture not previously exhibited with the American Artists Professional League. Photo-Lithographs and Oil Pastels are not eligible. Paintings and graphics must not exceed 42″ overall in either direction. This includes the frame. All work must be framed, no wrap-around. Sculptures must not exceed 24″ at the base in either direction. Living artist submissions only, please. $40.00 for first entry; $25 for second entry. Visit website at: for prospectus. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 212-645-1345.

Call for Entries, 6th Annual Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 22, 2011 postmark. The International Society of Acrylic Painters-Florida announces a call to artists for its 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, November 2-30, 2011 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa Florida. Up to $5000 in cash and merchandise which includes $1,000 for Best of Show. Juror: British Artist David Hillhouse. Must be a member of ISAP-FL with dues of $30/year – can be paid at time of entry. CD/DVD entry only. Paintings must be atleast 80% acrylic and no larger than 40 inches in either direction, including frame. $25.00 for up to 3 paintings. Visit website at: for prospectus. Questions? Please contact James Oleson, Exhibition Director at [email protected] or call (352)346-8619.

Lavs n Loos

Deadline for completion: September 1, 2011. Lavs n Loos, a fundraiser by Rocky Mountain Chapter of National Kitchen Bath Association is seeking artists to paint/decorate/”whatever” on a toilet or sink. The Lav or Loo will be provided for you–no limit on your creativity. Finished pieces will be on display in participating businesses and for the month of October, on display in art communities–to be voted on. Winners will be awarded and all pieces auctioned off at a December 1st Gala at the Walker Fine Art Gallery in Denver. Proceeds will go to several participating universities in the area as scholarships for their design departments. The Kitchen & Bath Studio, 4151 E County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122. Phone: 303.771.5910.

Cultural Crossroads national juried show

Deadline: August 19, 11. Museum professional David J. Brown will select artwork for this fall’s national juried exhibition, Cultural Crossroads, October 13–November 22. Awards: Best in show $1,000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250, Honorable Mentions $50. Artists are encouraged to consider many aspects of the Cultural Crossroads theme, from their own traditional cultural perspectives to the ways in which travel or other cross-cultural experiences have influenced their creativity and forms of expression. To download a prospectus, see or email [email protected].

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