Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Are you looking to participate in a festival, exhibition, contest, creative collective, art project? Scroll through the ads here below for all kinds of open calls.

Please note that this is a free posting board, not curated or edited by the DutchCulture | TransArtists team. We do not take any responsibility of double checking all the calls published on this page.

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Call for artists

05/05/2019 - 21:45

"XPOSED" The interaction of unique and expressive explorations of the Human Figure.



“Xposed” - We are looking for unique and expressive explorations of the human figure. Entrants must be 18 years or older.

Entry Deadline - May 31, 2019

Guidelines & Terms for Entry

Eligibility: International

Signed & dated entry form.

Entry Fee - $ 15.00 (non-refundable) for 3 works ( max ) per artist - jpeg or pdf.
Payments are to be sent as an e-transfer to: knoxgalleryofart [op] gmail [punt] com.

Accepted Media: 2D, 3D and Photography

Maximum Size of Artwork: 6ft. x 10ft.

Sale prices determined by the artist. All prices must include any applicable taxes.

The Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art will retain a 35%commission on any sales.

All the work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

All artwork must be wired ready for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. Plexiglass must be used on any framed works.

The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit any artwork that differs significantly from the image submitted or is not prepared properly for hanging.

Artists are responsible for all shipping arrangements and costs of their artwork to and from the gallery. All artwork shipped must be sent in reusable crates or cartons and must include prepaid return shipping label. Works without proper labels or reusable crates or cartons will not be returned. Artwork must NOT be packed with Styrofoam or plastic “peanuts” or any other loose packing materials. Any artwork that is packed with “peanuts” will be resealed immediately and not exhibited.

Artists are responsible to ensure that their artwork is insured to and from the gallery and while at the gallery. The gallery will take every effort and precautions to handle the work in a safe manner but will not be held responsible for any damages.

By signing the Entry Form the artist agrees to the terms of guidelines and that they are 18 years or older.

We thank all the artists in advance for submitting their work. Only artists accepted to the exhibition will be notified via email.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:                    May 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance:            June  7,  2019
Deadline for shipped work:            June 21, 2019
Deadline for hand delivered work:     June 21, 2019
Exhibition Dates:                June 29 to July 13, 2019
Pick up of hand delivered work         July 14 - 15, 2019    11:00am - 5pm.















                                         Entry Form - “XPOSED”
Deadline for entry - May 31, 2019

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Send entry form as a PDF along with e-transfer payment to:   knoxgalleryofart [op] gmail [punt] com

B03 - Main Floor, Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 4R5


email: knoxgalleryofart [at]
04/05/2019 - 23:28
United States

Meed3: When Photography Ruled the Street

mportant Dates:

Finalist Exhibition Dates: 07/12/19 – 08/02/19

Exhibition Opening 07/12/19

Entry Deadline: 06/22/19


Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our Third annual juried competition, Meed3: When Photography Ruled the Streets. Photographers at all experience levels are invited to submit work.  Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of July 2019. ** As competition judge, Ahmed Ozsever, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on July 12th, 2019.


THEME: When Photography Ruled the Streets

Gallery19 and juror Ahmed Ozever delve into the ever-changing world of street photography. There is no clear definition of street photography, but for this competition we will define street photography as the preservation of special moments of our time, in which artists make accessible to future generations.  These images are a documentation of who we are and where we have been.  Street photography fully immerses the viewer into a different time and experience.  Our hope is that artists of all levels will submit work that will tell stories like street photographers Vivian Maier and William Eggleston.


To apply follow the link:



The winner of Gallery19 Meed3 will receive a solo show at Gallery19 for the month of August 2020.  The winner will also have a one-year contract with Gallery19, which includes exposure on the gallery’s website, ongoing multi-media, promotion, including social media, participation in gallery programming (openings, events, artist talks, etc.), and direct sales efforts.  In addition, Ahmed Ozsever will mentor the winner for a full year August 2019 through August 2020, by reviewing and evaluating work product, and assisting in development of a gallery-ready exhibition, all culminating in a solo exhibition at Gallery19.



We are honored to have Ahmed Ozsever preside over the 2019-2020 Gallery19 Meed3 competition. Ahmed Ozsever is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. He works in installation and embraces architectural anomalies, as well as the hidden histories of a given location and exhibition space. His background in photography informs his recurring interest in the process, and limitations of photographic seeing. Ahmed’s work explores the articulation and perception of constructed temporalities, mediated experiences of land(scape), and the peculiar human traces inscribed in quotidian spaces. Ahmed earned his BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art at IU Indianapolis, and received his MFA from Cornell University.

email: treyes [at]
04/05/2019 - 19:41

New Art Magazine

Yet another art magazine is about to be launched. Nobody has waited for this, however, we are keen to support Emerging and Raising Artists from around the world. And isn’t there always room for another inspirational collection of visual soul food.


We aim to include features and interviews with artists, art collectors and art curators to give a full picture and insight into the art world.


In the true spirit of Blue Bee, it will be an online magazine which will be printed by demand. We searched thoroughly for the perfect supplier – the paper, binding and colour saturation needed to satisfy our fastidious editorial team. We only put our name on it, if it’s the best quality available.


The first edition of BLUE BEE magazine is about to launch in August 2019 alongside our next Pop Up Art Exhibition in Austria. We are currently looking for artists who want to get featured in the magazine.


Our coffee table style magazine will feature around 100 pages. Although Blue Bee Gallery is specialised in limited edition prints, we are open for all facets of the visual art spectrum.

In contrary to other art magazines, which invite to participation, we are editorially led and aim to have at least 70-80% editorial pages with artwork reviews and interviews. If we ask you for participation, we don’t expect any payments, but won’t give any promises neither.

Our editorial team will review all applications and reach out to the most striking ones for further discussions. This may take some time because we consider each submission carefully and discuss thoroughly the potential.


Please don’t be upset if we haven’t selected you for this issue but encourage you to try it with different artworks for a future edition.


Definitely, want to be featured in the next issue? There are paid options available, of course. Either in the form of a promotion or advertising. 


If you want to support our launch with a pre-order of the printed version? RSP will be £21 per magazine, but as pre-order, you will get the Winter edition free of charge. This means you will get 241.  


Participation deadline for this magazine: 30th June  2019

email: Jean [at]
04/05/2019 - 16:40

“White” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline June 30, 2019

| Theme:

White cats, white milk, white snow. Reflecting most wavelengths of visible light, white provides contrast to other colours that make up our visual space. Around the world, white carries many meanings, including cleanliness, innocence, emptiness, mourning and sterility. White colours many idioms: raise a white flag, tell a little white lie, as white as a ghost. Reveal your visions of WHITE.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

email: info [at]
03/05/2019 - 19:45
United States

Strange Figurations

Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. The show is open to all media, techniques and styles from realist to expressionistic. 72" maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 5 - 28, 2019. Deadline June 30.

email: slowart [at]
03/05/2019 - 14:46

Fringes, Landscape Observatory & Magazine: Open Call — Works & Projects

Fringes (landscape observatory & magazine) has become recently accessible as an online platform on May 1, 2019. It is an experimental and interdisciplinary online publishing platform dedicated to mapping and sharing the diversity of approaches used to work and think about the landscape.

Although this platform has a strong relationship with landscape planning practices, its main goal is to map different ways of working and thinking about the landscape, also crossing different disciplinary perspectives. In this sense, the platform is divided in two main sections (Observatory and Conversations) from which it is intended to provide an expanded knowledge about different work processes.

Thus, we are looking for works and projects that have been carried out fromdifferent perspectives on the landscape; or from different disciplinary fields; or from different cross-disciplinary approaches. Selected projects will be published in the "Observatory" category. Please, read the submission guidelines for works and projects, as well as the Fringes presentation:

A second round of selections will also be made later for the "Conversations" category.

email: fringesobservatory [at]
03/05/2019 - 08:02
United States

Art Teleported Brooklyn NY 2020

Call for Submissions: Art Teleported Brooklyn NY 2020
Project website:

CICA Museum invites creative writers, scholars, and artists worldwide to participate in “Art Teleported,” the art show and conference. The event will be held on January 10-11, 2020 in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Presenters will have a presentation in a session and participate in the art show. Presenters will be featured in the book “New Media Art 2021,” expected to be published in November 2020. The book will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and in the United States and other countries via Amazon. We are open to proposals for paper presentations, workshops, experimental sessions, as well as artistic performance.

Through Project Art Teleported, we aim to create a global network among nomadic artists, designers, audiences, and communities and promote understanding and appreciation of each other, so they can make, share, appreciate, and live in art in any regions and cultures.

*This year’s categories include:
-Visual Culture/Cultural Studies
-Art and Globalism/Localism
-Art and Diaspora
-Art and Artificial Intelligence
-Virtual/Augmented Reality Art
-Art and Social Media
-Art and Mass Media
-Art Performance
-New Media Culture
-Game Art
-Web Art
-New Media Art utilizing Mobile Apps or Devices
-Installation Art

The artist can exhibit up to one work. The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her work to and from the event space, as well as all related expenses. The artist will install the work on January 10, 2020, 5-9 pm. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation work/sculpture should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit. Additional fees may apply.

July 5, 2019 Close submissions
July 15-30, 2019 Approvals: Selected artists/scholars will be notified by email.
January 10, 2020, 5-9 pm EST Presenters’ Meeting/Artwork Installation
January 11, 2020, 9 am – 2 pm EST Conference sessions
January 11, 2020, 2-5 pm EST Party & Performance
January 11, 2020, 5-8 pm EST After Party
***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 10 JPG portfolio images (100-700 kilobytes per image recommended) and/or up to 3 direct links to video/ web/interactive art, your proposal, artist statement, and bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Art Teleported – Presenter’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

*Registration required at the time of the acceptance (more info:

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

email: cicamuseum.inquiry [at]
01/05/2019 - 22:53

Call for Submissions: Queer Fashion Anthology

Author Megan Volpert is seeking 75 queer writers in all genres to contribute to Closet Cases, a forthcoming anthology on queer fashion (Et Alia Press, spring 2020). Submission guidelines here:


As a verb, "fashion" is exceedingly queer. Our queer community learns to fashion its identity out of the clothes we wear, the costumes we choose, the fabrics we desire--and the statements these make. No other community of people allows clothing to serve as such a primary, dominant marker of subjectivity, both individually and collectively. And we don't simply permit it; we rely upon it. Queers communicate through what we put on our bodies. So this is not merely a "fashion book." It's a collection of artifacts that testify to the power of fashion as a verb, to the complex and lovely strategies that govern what we do in the LGBTIQ community to build authentic selves that are both comfortable and seen. 


Each contributor will get a two-page spread with photo of their clothing and accompanying text explaining its significance. This gorgeous, full-color coffee table book will be published by Et Alia Press in spring 2020. Deadline July 15.



-Photograph must include item of clothing
-Author may or may not be pictured with item
-Hi-resolution files preferred, pixelated photos will be rejected
-Square-shaped photos preferred, photos may be cropped
-Full-color, relatively unfiltered/unedited photos preferred
-All-ages appropriate background, no drugs/violence


-Text must address item in photo
-All genres & mixed/experimental genres welcome
-Must fit on one standard page, about 350 words max


-Simultaneous submissions welcome
-Multiple submissions welcome, just fill out separate form for each
-Expect notification of your submission status by August 1, 2019
-Direct any other inquiries to the editor, Megan Volpert

email: meganvolpert [at]
01/05/2019 - 16:20
United States

2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.


Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.


Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique.


The 2019 exhibit received 11,791 submissions representing 111 countries and 44 states including such distant lands as China, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Romania, and Thailand.


The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.


The 2020 exhibit will be displayed beginning January 18 in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. 

email: brenna [at]
30/04/2019 - 17:47

Open call for painters and sculptors


Dear Friends,
I would like to introduce myself to those who do not know me.
I am TopTop and I run a viral Instagram page aimed at painters and sculptors, you can view my page here:

I am launching an online gallery, and I'm very excited to announce that applications are now open.

An art professional has been chosen to curate the online exhibition by selecting works from the open call as well as 2-3 works from established artists of their choice. There will be no more than 10 works in total, it is up to the curator how many works to select. The online gallery will be posted on my website and on my viral Instagram page. The curator will come up with a theme based on the works selected.
The guest curator for the first online gallery will be Kristin Korolowicz.

Kristin Korolowicz is an independent curator and writer. She has held curatorial and programming positions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Bass Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. As the Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the MCA, she curated solo exhibitions of work by Gaylen Gerber, José Lerma, and Theaster Gates. She recently curated the exhibition "Love the Giver" at The Franklin, which included works by Dutes Miller, Derrick Woods-Morrow, and Elijah Burgher. Her writing will be published in the forthcoming catalog accompanying Manuel Solano’s first US solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Korolowicz received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.

  For more details on how to submit please go to​

email: topainters [at]