Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

12/09/2019 - 23:12
United States

Call for Art by Members of the Military for Cobb Salutes Benefit Evening


Cobb Thanks You For Your Service would like to invite active and former members of the United States Armed Forces to participate in our November 9, 2019 “Because of the Brave” event.

Entries will be accepted through midnight October 25, 2019 via email submission to stokes [op] loftmarietta [punt] com.

Cobb Thanks You For Your Service is a 501(c)3 dedicated to serving our armed forces veteran neighbors and their families. This special evening will display artwork created by members of our armed forces. We are sourcing art for both the live and silent auction.




  • Each work of art should be created by active or former members from all branches of the US Military. 
  • There is no theme to the artwork included in this auction. The artworks do not have to be military or patriotic; our desire is to show a variety of styles and mediums created by veterans.
  • All media will be considered in this auction: painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Original work - or prints/giclees of original works - may be submitted by the artist or a friend of the artist.
  • There is no application fee to submit your work. If your piece sells, a 20% commission of the selling price is donated to Cobb Thanks You For Your Service. It is the artist’s responsibility to price their work to reflect this commission. Sponsorship opportunities are available, in which a sponsor purchases the artwork and donates all proceeds to Cobb Thanks You For Your Service.
  • The artist is expected to carry their own insurance. All work shown is at the risk of the artist.
  • Two-dimensional work must be properly wired and ready to hang. Work not meeting this requirement will not be accepted into the show. No saw-tooth hangers, please.
  • All artwork must be complete before entry.
  • Sold work must remain until the end of the show. The person buying the work may pick up the piece with proof of payment following the close of the event.
  • Sculptural works that need to be hung should be brought in with hardware sturdy enough to hang and a suggested method for hanging. We cannot hang from the ceiling of the venue.
  • Maximum dimensions for 2-dimensional art is 30 X 40 – vertically hung, this is including frame.
  • Sculpture pieces, free-standing can be no larger than 5ft. tall and 4ft. wide and must be on a study base that cannot be knocked over. No sharp edges or points easily broken.
  • All work must be labeled with the artist’s name, medium, dimensions, title and price.
  • This is a juried exhibit and entries will be accepted or rejected upon entry.
  • All work MUST BE PICKED UP by 4pm Sunday, 11/10/19 or before. We do not have room for storage. 



Submit artworks for consideration to Stokes O’Shields via email at stokes [op] loftmarietta [punt] com.

Subject line must state: Cobb Salutes Artwork Submission

Please include the following in your submission

  • Full Name
  • Branch of military served and years active
  • High-resolution images of artworks to be submitted (please label each image like so: ARTISTNAME_TITLEOFWORK.jpeg
  • Title, medium, and dimensions of artworks on separate sheet
  • Artist biography and statement



September 1                        Call for Art released

September 1-October 25                Submissions are Open

Saturday, October 26: 12AM            Submissions Close

Saturday, November 9: 12-4PM            Delivery of Art at
                            Marietta Country Club:
                            1400 Marietta Country Club Dr.
                            Kennesaw, GA 30152

Saturday November 9: 7PM -11PM         Event Program

Sunday November 10                Pick up artwork by 4pm 


Cobb Thanks You For Your Service will generate publicity for the exhibit.

Questions can be directed to Stokes O’Shields at stokes [op] loftmarietta [punt] com


email: stokes [at]
12/09/2019 - 07:41
United States

Pleiades Gallery first National Exhibition of American Art.

Submissions are now open for Pleiades Gallery first National Exhibition of American Art. 


The theme for this exhibition is “Altered States: A state of mind that deviates from what is thought to be a normal state of consciousness.”
Artists often reinterpret reality in their art, using their own visions to create new possibilities. We are interested in seeing artist’s interpretations and perceptions of unconventional ideas, dreamscapes and elaborate fantasy worlds. 


The Jurors for this exhibition are members of Pleiades Gallery: 

Denise Adler, Al Benkin and Joseph O’Neill 


The exhibition will consist of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art works in all media. The size limitation for wall-hung work is 60 inches high by 40 inches wide (including frame.) Free-standing work may not exceed 30 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 96 inches high. Sorry no performance or video art. 


Entry Deadline is December 2nd, 2019 (11:59pm) EST. 


Entry Fee: $35 for 2 works, $5 each additional work up to a maximum of 10. 

The entry fee is non-refundable. 

Artists will be notified by December 20th. 

The exhibition will run from January 23rd thru February 15th, 2020 Opening reception on Saturday, January 25th from 3 to 6 pm 


Submission rules and guidelines:


•This call for entries is competitive; entrants are not guaranteed inclusion in the exhibition by sub- mitting an entry. Depending on the number and the quality of the entries received, the work of an entrant may or may not be curated into the show. The selection of the curators is final. 

•Artworks should be fully prepared, wired for safe hanging and must meet professional standards. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 

•If Installation is difficult, artist must be present. Plexiglass for shipped work, no glass unless hand delivered 

•Please send the entry fee thru PayPal, “Friends and Family” to ebradshaw2 [op] nyc [punt] rr [punt] com. Please re- member to make a note with your name and “Altered States Entry” in the note line on PayPal. Then submit your images by e-mail to pleiadesgallery [op] gmail [punt] com as per the instructions below. Please include “Altered States Entry” in the subject line. Failure to follow the instructions may result in the nullification of your entry. 

•Images must be in JPEG format: JPEGs must be 72 dpi, they should be at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1280 pixels in any direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB.


• Image Labeling: 


JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows: 


YOUR LAST Name_FIRST Name_TitleOfWork_Number that corresponds with that work’s placement 

on your entry. (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.): smith_joe_Untitled_1.jpg; smith_joe_FieldOfFlowers_2.jpg etc. 

File names of a maximum 40 characters should only contain letters of the English alphabet and underscores. Please note: Titles may be abbreviated to comply with limit. 


• In the body of your submission e-mail please include


a) your name;
b) Email address;
c) your address and telephone;
d) titles of all included art photos with corresponding file names;
e) sizes of art h”X w” X d”* and prices for all work entered;**
e) your own personal website address (not a social media or collective page), if you have one; 

f) Artist statement and a Short Bio. 

*If an artwork is framed the dimensions should be the framed size.
**Artworks entered to the call do not have to be for sale. Any work is not for sale should be labeled N.F.S. All sales are the responsibility of the Artist.


Pleiades Gallery does not take a commission on any art work sold. 


All art submitted must be original work by artists 18 years or older.
By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant Pleiades Gallery non- exclusive right to use and reproduce submitted artwork for promotional (e.g.: website and Facebook page of the Gallery, catalogue) and exhibition purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. All copyrights and ownership of the works are retained by the artists. Entrants assume and accept all legal and financial responsibility for any infringement on the privacy rights or copyright of others, caused by creating or presenting their work in public. Pleiades Gallery retains the right to exclude from the competition entries that violate the conditions of the competition and ones that violate any human or privacy rights. No violent or harmful art will be selected. 


All artwork must be sent to the galley, shipped or dropped off on January 16th or 17th, 2020, between 11 to 6 p.m. If unable to hand-deliver your work, contact Mari Winterdale for shipping. She will work with you on ship- ping, unpacking, repacking and return of artwork, You must include a prepaid coded return label with your shipped artwork. Contact: Mari Winterdale: m [punt] winterdale [op] icloud [punt] com


If you have any questions about the contest (non-shipping related) please contact: Al Benkin at pleiadesgallery [op] gmail [punt] com

Removal of hand delivered work will be on February 18th and 19th from 11 to 6. 



Pleiades Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. The payment of the entry fee will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus. Acceptance of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus. 


Pleiades Gallery was founded in 1974 by a group of like-minded artist who sought an alternative to the dic- tated constraints of the commercial gallery world. One of the oldest cooperative galleries in New York City, Pleiades was a leading participant in the Association of Artis Run Galleries and the cooperative movement
of the 1970’s. Located in Chelsea among the most prestigious galleries in New York, Pleiades exhibits highly professional contemporary work by its artist members. The judges for this show are all members of the gallery, their bios and more about their work can be found by going to our website:


email: Joeiamone [at]
11/09/2019 - 16:17

"Public Space": take part in a photography exhibition in Lisbon!

Streets, squares, parks, beaches, forest paths, the public space can take many different forms, but mostly refers to the same basic criteria: it’s a place that is open, free and accessible to its inhabitants, allowing their free movement and expression. A place which provides people opportunities to come together and engage with the community.

But over the last few years, significant changes in society have been challenging this concept. The introduction of cars, shopping malls, surveillance cameras among other things have led to a growing privatization of the space. The border between public and private is not always clear and private companies are progressively taking responsibilities that used to belong to the public domain.

In the face of such changes, the place left to the user-citizen seems to be more and more that of the simple consumer of goods and services in a logic of standardized consumption or private property. How can citizens find their way in that changing reality and what remains of the space in itself?

The selected artists will take part in a collective show at Sirigaita in Lisbon in November 2019.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with Habita, a local grassroots organization based in Lisbon and fighting for the Right to Housing and to the City.

© image by Ludwig van Borkum


[email protected]:

email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
11/09/2019 - 14:55

The Taste of Life - Applications open !

We invite visual artists working in all fine art media to participate in our contest!
We accepting all contemporary and fine art submissions that clearly employ and represent the theme of contest. The theme for 2019 is Taste of Life.

View the full prospectus and apply online at

email: pegazsgalerija [at]
10/09/2019 - 22:20






email: l8ndscapes [at]
09/09/2019 - 21:13
United States


For this exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery is seeking animal themed art.
Throughout the history of the world in cultures near and far, animals have played a huge part in the world of art. From the beginning of time when man first scrawled a buffalo on cave walls to the present time; animals are characterized and depicted in stories, cartoons and movies.
The rich history of animals represented in mythologies and folktales is endless. These animals awaken our creative spirit and feed our imagination. From the years of the zodiac to the spirits of totem poles animals and animal icons play a huge part in our everyday life.
This exhibition will explore a wide range of animal depictions in art. We will explore how art artists continue to draw from past stories as well as create new narratives as characters in their art take on animal traits, and new creatures are imagined.
All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art.

Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered.

email: laslagunagallery [at]
08/09/2019 - 17:16

“Motion” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline October 31, 2019

| Theme:

Moving or being moved. Shifting, stirring, changing places. The rise and fall. Progress, flow and change in self and society. Dance, sports, adrenalin. Pushing limits, breaking boundaries. Motion is all around us and lives through us. Share your vision of MOTION.


| 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.


| Call application:

email: info [at]
07/09/2019 - 23:52
United States

Photowork Beyond 20/20, 33rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Photowork: Beyond 20/20, 33rd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

$500 Juror’s Prize, $200 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention
Juror: Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks UK

Entry Deadline: November 11, 2019

Notification: First week of December.

Exhibition Dates:   Saturday, January 25 - Saturday, March 7, 2020

Photowork: Beyond 20/20 will celebrate prescient social commentary as well as engagement with issues relating to contemporary photography. Submissions should embrace excellence in cutting-edge and/or traditional processes. Past winners of this annual national exhibition have worked with small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. Remember, it's possible to have better than 20/20 vision, Barrett Art Center looks forward to seeing your submissions.
Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Photowork celebrates its 33rd year in 2020, and BAC is proud to welcome Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks, UK  as this year’s juror. 

Submitting Entries: 

Non-members: $45 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

BAC Members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

 Members, please email info [op] barrettartcenter [punt] org or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code.  To become a member, visit,

About the Juror, Shoair Mavlian

Shoair Mavlian is director of Photoworks and curated the 2018 Brighton Photo Biennial 'A New Europe'. From 2011 - 2018 she was Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art at Tate Modern, London, where she curated the major exhibitions ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ (2018), 'The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection' (2016), 'Conflict, Time, Photography' (2014), 'Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions' (2014) and 'Harry Callahan' (2013).

 While at Tate Modern she also researched acquisitions and curated displays from the permanent collection including ‘Dayanita Singh’ (2017), 'Lynn Cohen and Taryn Simon' (2017), 'Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen' (2016), 'Close Up: Identity and the Photographic Portrait' (2015), 'Charlotte Posenenske and Ursula Schulz-Dornburg' (2014), 'Lewis Baltz and Minimalism' (2012), and 'New Documentary Forms' (2011).

 Recent independent curatorial projects include the exhibition 'Don McCullin: Looking Beyond the Edge' (Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2016) and 'In flux' (Kanellopoulos Cultural Centre, Greece, 2015 and Getxo Photo 2017).

 Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory, Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice. Recent publications include 'Ursula Schulz-Dornburg: The Land In Between' (Mack 2018) and 'Catherine Wagner: Place History and the Archive' (Damiani 2018). 

 Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include: Press releases submitted to more than print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage; Online: weekly BAC newsletter; website (; Facebook; & Instagram. The BAC e-newsletter has over 2,700 subscribers.  Exhibition artwork is posted in an online exhibition during the show and archived on the site after the show closes.  Social media and eNewsletters emphasize drive traffic to the BAC website and connect viewers to relevant artist contact information in the online gallery for each exhibition.

email: info [at]
05/09/2019 - 03:35
United States

Holiday Small Works

A Holiday Small Works Exhibition, open to all media with an 18" maximum dimension, including frame. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, December 5 - 28, 2019.

email: slowart [at]
05/09/2019 - 03:33
United States

Emerging Artists 2020

This is the 28th annual competition for gallery exhibition and "Artists of the Decade Publication Award." This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of "Emerging Artists." The exhibition will be held March 5 - 28, 2020 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media.

email: slowart [at]