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.

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Call for artists

12/05/2020 - 18:20

International exhibition Art Resilience (exhibition online)

 We are pleased to announce  the launch of the 6th International Art Resilience Exhibition organized by Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou (art museum), Saint-Frajou, France. The Exhibition will take place from August 8 to September 8, 2020.  Online exhibition. 
Online registration on the website :
Deadline for submission July 15, 2020
4 Prizes will be awarded by the jury
1 ° Price 200 euros
2 ° Price 150 euros
Jury Prize (medal)
Museum Award (medal)
 Participation fee
60 euros for two works, 40 euros for a work


email: museepeinturesf [at]
12/05/2020 - 18:18
United States

Ceramics Online Juried Show

In collaboration with the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore, this online exhibition will showcase contemporary ceramic artists from across the region and feature functional & non-functional work. Accepted entries will be featured on our website and social media during the month of June. **Please indicate functional or non-functional in the “MEDIUM” field below.


Exhibit jurors: Marie Cavallaro & Ernest Satchell.


Marie Cavallaro has been a professional artist and Professor of Art in Ceramics & Sculpture at Salisbury University for over 35 years. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Corning Community College, Bachelors of Science Degree in Art Education from State University College at Buffalo and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University. A longtime clay artist who, in her own words, “treats clay as her canvas.” Cavallaro is a Fulbright Scholar recipient, and Co-founder of the Cavallaro & Cleary Visual Arts Foundation. She has judged for and exhibited in numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally. In 2006, she was recognized on Artworks (Maryland Public Television), a weekly arts series. Cavallaro has been recognized through awards from the Maryland Board of Regents, Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, and Top 100 Women of Maryland, and she received a Distinguished Alumni Award at Corning Community College for her service to young adults on the Delmarva Peninsula through the Cavallaro & Cleary Visual Arts Foundation (CCART).


Ernest Satchell is a native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Satchell entered Maryland State College (now UMES) in the fall of 1959 to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, studying with the late Jimmie Mosely who became his mentor, and later renowned educator and ceramic artist Dr. Kenneth Beittel of Pennsylvania State University. It was during this period that Satchell learned the art of inverted stacking, producing pots that were thirty and forty inches in height. After a four-year stint in the US Navy, Satchell worked as an illustrator for the Boeing Aircraft Company in Ridley Park, PA. Becoming disillusioned with commercial art, Satchell enrolled in graduate school at Towson State University in 1970 and pursued a Master’s Degree in Art Education with a concentration in ceramics. It was during this period that Satchell started to move toward ceramic sculpture. In 1971, Satchell began his teaching career at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he has served for thirty-nine years. In 1988, Satchell retuned to Towson State University, earning a Master of Fine Arts Degree in ceramics. Satchell has exhibited extensively with a number of solo and invitational shows to his credit. Satchell is known for his extensive work in the development of large pottery throwing techniques.


Entry deadline: Monday June 1, 4pm.


Online exhibit dates: June 5-28, 2020. Premiering Friday June 5, 5pm on our Facebook page and website.


Entry fee: $10 for members/ $15 for non-members per piece. Non-refundable. Member rate extends to both members of the Art League of Ocean City & Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore.


Prizes awarded for first place: $200 in each category (functional and non-functional). First place artists will also be featured as part of Clay-a-palooza 2021, an annual weekend-long event featuring demonstrations, workshops, marketplace, and more.


Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years or older and may submit up to two pieces of original artwork. Artwork must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an ALOC judged show.


Sales: The ALOC receives a commission of thirty percent (30%) of the sale price of artwork and all sales of artwork exhibited must be processed through the ALOC. If the sale price was discounted through an ALOC member purchase discount, the artist will still receive 70% compensation as a percentage of the asking price. Payment will be made by check to the artist by the end of the month following the exhibit.

email: katie [at]
11/05/2020 - 03:08
United States

A Show of Heads

 A SHOW OF HEADS is a thematic group exhibition of work that includes and/or is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head. The exhibition will be held online on the Limner Gallery web site, November 1 - 30, 2020, and will also be viewable on the site thereafter until June of 2021. The exhibition will also be published in a both a print and digital magazine format that will be distributed through direct mail to Limner Gallery collectors and metropolitan bookstores. Deadline August 31. Open for entry to all artists working in any media. Online entry form at

email: slowart [at]
11/05/2020 - 03:07
United States

Global Meltdown

Global Meltdown is a thematic exhibition of artwork related to the the Global Meltdown; the environmental, economic and health crisis that has been compounded by the Covid19 pandemic.  The exhibition will be held online on the Limner Gallery web site, October 1 - 30, 2020, and will also be viewable on the site thereafter until June of 2021. The exhibition will also be published in a both a print and digital magazine format that will be distributed through direct mail to Limner Gallery collectors and metropolitan bookstores. Entry is open to all artists working in any media. The entry deadline is July 31, 2020. The entry form is online at:

email: slowart [at]
11/05/2020 - 03:06
United States

Strange Figurations

Strange Figurations is a thematic exhibition open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Open to all media, techniques and styles from the realist to the surreal and visionary. The exhibition will be held online on the Limner Gallery web site, September 1 - 30, 2020, and will also be viewable on the site thereafter until June of 2021. The exhibition will also be published in a both a print and digital magazine format that will be distributed through direct mail to Limner Gallery collectors and metropolitan bookstores. Deadline June 30. Information, email entry forms at:

email: slowart [at]
05/05/2020 - 21:05

Pandemic Artist Lab Call to Artists

Pandemic Artist Lab


A four week, virtual/online lab in June 2020 with Tulane University Special Collections


Deadline: 24 May 2020


Kasini House’s Art Meets History Initiative and Kolaj Institute announce the Call to Artists for the Pandemic Artist Lab, four weeks of workshops and discussions designed to foster the integration of history and contemporary art into an artist’s practice and to develop artwork that speaks to the effect of COVID-19 on society.


How we understand history takes shape as we live it. COVID-19 and the measures taken to control the pandemic have caused a historic rupture in civilization, the pause of economies, and personal hardships that range from mild inconvenience to financial devastation and death. The dominant visual imagery of the pandemic has been empty streets, closed businesses, press conferences, face masks, and scientific renderings of the coronavirus. These images do not tell the full story of the pandemic: isolation, resilience, system failure, vulnerability, community response and care, joy in the face of crisis.


The goal of the Artist Lab is to equip artists with tools and strategies for picking up the unfinished work of history and speak to contemporary civic discourse around social, economic, and environmental issues. Through interactive online sessions, collections research, and one-on-one visits with historians, archivists, and curators, artists will explore their process and practice; present a slideshow of their work; receive supportive, critical, curatorial feedback about their ideas; and discuss strategies for making art that speaks to the contemporary moment.


The Artist Lab will unfold over the course of four weeks during which artists will participate in online meetings, engage in one-on-one sessions with faculty, and complete independent assignments. Sessions will be one hour to an hour and a half long and include slideshows, artist presentations, and discussions. Guest artists will share their practice and lead discussions. Specialists will introduce participants to special collections and archives and speak to the history of pandemics and their impact on culture.


Open to all artists, the lab includes three special tracks. These are special sessions, open to all participants, where we address concerns unique to a medium. The tracks are:


Collage Artists

Designed with collage artists in mind, this track considers how collagists use popular material culture in their work. The Lab will speak to issues of appropriation, copyright, and fair use and explore how the artist’s choice and understanding of material shapes the narrative of the artwork. Artists will explore how collage has a unique ability to combine historical and contemporary material.



This track addresses unique issues relating to photography, such as the difference between documentary and creative work; the use of film, digital, and hybrid processes; and strategies for investigating a place with limited time and under varying conditions. Photographers will be challenged to make work within their own homes or communities and explore how to use the best of 180 years of photographic technology and blend it with the site and subject to find new ways of telling stories. The role of photography in contemporary art is an underlying theme.


General Art Practice

With an emphasis on process, this track focuses on how artists can bring historical material into their work. Discussions will explore how mark making becomes a visual language and how storytelling can compliment abstraction and create a window for the viewer to more deeply engage.


Artists will complete the Lab with a project proposal for an exhibition, project, or a book and a sample work that will be exhibited in a virtual exhibition at Kasini House. Proposals will be shared with our network of institutional partners for their consideration. The projects will be included in a forthcoming book about how artists are using history to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Artist Lab is intended for self-motivated artists, regardless of the stage in their career, who want to develop a practice of working with historic sites or history associations to create and present art that embeds itself in non-traditional spaces and speaks to a general community about contemporary issues.



The cost of Collage Artist Lab is $750, however no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package.



Submit your application HERE.



The submission process will ask you for: Contact information; Artist Bio (50-250 words); Artist Statement (50-300 words); 5-7 images of artwork; a statement of expectations; and ask you some questions about your work and needs.



If you have questions, send an email chris [op] kasinihouse [punt] com (HERE).


Deadline: 24 May 2020
Notification: Final notifications no later than 28 May 2020.

email: chris [at]
05/05/2020 - 14:49
United Kingdom

Museum of You - Be Connected

We believe that in these extraordinary times, the stories of ordinary people are more important than ever. Which is why we are inviting you to help us co-create an exhibition for our Front Room Gallery when we reopen. The Beaney is currently closed but we look forward to welcoming visitors back with an exhibition that will celebrate the creativity, stories and experiences of some of the most interesting people in the country - you!


Everyone has an interesting story to tell and submissions are open to everyone, of all ages, whether you are an established artist or getting creative for the first time. We welcome submissions from individuals as well as community groups, from new creatives and the continuously curious, to domestic Picassos and everyone in between.

Building connections with other people has been scientifically proven to increase feelings of happiness and self worth. Our connections help build a sense of belonging, they influence how we feel and how we behave. Now more than ever we are coming up with new ways of communicating and connecting with each other.

What makes it easier for you to feel connected to people? Have your connections to the people around you changed? 


We welcome any creative response to the theme and invite you to be as imaginative as possible, using any medium - paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, prints, mixed media and written responses are all welcome.


You can submit your stories and artworks by emailing them directly to Jemma [punt] channing [op] canterbury [punt] gov [punt] uk


In your submission please include:


A photo or scan of your artwork

The title of your artwork

A description of your work. This could include a description of how the work relates to the theme, how you felt while you were making it and what was happening while you were making it. (Word limit - 100 words)

Your name

Plus a contact email or phone number 

Entries close 15th May

email: Jemma.channing [at]
04/05/2020 - 11:39

Online Pagan, esoteric and tribal art and craft bazaar

Participate in an online project  - a Pagan, esoteric and tribal art and craft bazaar presented on youtube! 


At the moment, as exhibition spaces and venues are closed, artists, crafters are invited to this Online Pagan, esoteric and tribal art and craft bazaar. 


How does it work? 

MAriska MA Veepilaikaliyamma - Eco-spiritual Earth-Nature Goddess Art will create a youtube video posted on her channel. Artists and crafters whose works relate to pagan, esoteric, and tribal themes can send a 3-5 minutes video presenting their creations and inspirations. 

Participation is free. 

Only requirements are to participate in the group board Pagan, esoteric and tribal art and craft bazaar on Pinterest and to post the video on one's social media channels.

email: mariskamaeco [at]
01/05/2020 - 19:55
United States

All Over The MAP

We want you to be part of a very special delivery for healthcare, food, and grocery store employees who are working hard to make sure we get the supplies and medical care we need at this critical time in our lives.  

The MAP or mail art project consists of post cards, notes, letters and envelopes creatively reconfigured and sent through the mail. Mail art started as an artistic movement in the 1960s but, in this 21st Century adaptation, we want you to create something that can be exchanged through the mail to thank essential workers.

Collage, recycled materials, rubber stamps, paint, poetry, notes – anything that can be put in or on an envelope and sent via post will be accepted. We will exhibit work online and then deliver them.

This thank you mission is open to everyone all over the map!


Entries can be sent by mail or virtually:

All Over the MAP

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery

68743 Perez Rd. D-16

Cathedral City, CA 92235


karen [op] scrapgallery [punt] org


email: karen [at]
30/04/2020 - 12:35

#PutOnAHappyFace - Open Call Rapso Magazine

Now more than ever we need something to smile about: you too can contribute to spreading a bit of joy by drawing a happy face emoji!

The twelve selected works will be printed in a small artisanal zine :)


Find out more at


insta: @rapsomag

email: rapsomag [at]