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Deadline: 12/20/2017 | Location: National
Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest to select our Japan Day Official Artist 2018. Japan Day is a highly anticipated annual event in spring that celebrates Japanese culture. The event provides food and activity tents as well as stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture, including both traditional and contemporary performances. We are accepting submissions that incorporate the three themes: "New York", "Japan", and "Central Park." The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018, and will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip economy class tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All the winning artworks will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. All winners will be announced in late March/early April 2018. The awards will be presented on the day of event in May 2018. RULES - Art must incorporate all of the following three themes: “New York,” ”Japan,” and “Central Park.” - Size must be 24" tall x 18" wide. - Only two-dimensional media is accepted. - Only one submission per artist will be accepted. - All entries must be the original work of the entering artist. - Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible. - Artwork does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event. - Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible. (For example, the use of existing anime characters would be a violation of copyrights.) - Art must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements. - The final layout and design of the poster, flyer and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day Inc. Artist’s approval is not required for publication. - By submitting their artwork, artists grant Japan Day Inc. the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition and other Japan Day-related uses. - The applicants does not need to be New York residents, but must be available to accept their awards on the day of the event. The work must be submit through Japan Day website.
Exhibition Opportunities
Emerging Curator Call 2018 at VisArts
Deadline: 12/15/2017 | Location: Maryland
VISARTS 2018 EMERGING CURATOR CALL VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition. The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2018 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement. VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2018. Application Deadline is December 15, 2017, midnight. The selection panel includes the VisArts’ Curator, Artist Advisory Council, Gallery Committee and 2018 Mentoring Curator. For more information and application details: (Image caption: Photograph of installation from "Cultural Platforms for Resistance," Curated by Ashley DeHoyos, 2017 Emerging Curator
NWWS 78th Int’l Open Exhibition with Juror/Instructor Mark Mehaffey
Deadline: 01/14/2018 | Location: International
Water media artists including watercolor, acrylic, gouache and egg tempera are invited to view the prospectus and summit digital entries at Mark Mehaffey, AWA Signature Member, Dolphin Fellow NWS, returns as juror/instructor. Awards up to $10,000: 1st $2,000; 2nd $1,250; 3rd $750. Entry fee members $30 for 1; $45 for 2; non-members $40 for 1; $55 for 2 For prospectus
Intolerance as Violence
Deadline: 01/31/2018 | Location: Rhode Island
Juror: Ian Alden Russell, Ph.D., Curator of David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University Concept: Intolerance is itself, a form of violence…and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. -Mahatma Gandhi We are living in a time of heightened intolerance, anger and hardened frontiers. How can creative discourse open up a diverse, respectful dialogue? Can art melt the hardened confines of convictions, broaden the perimeters of comfort and bigotry, free us of our self-imposed boxed-in existences, and allow us to see beyond our own, familiar perspectives? The proposed exhibition gives a forum to creative voices of tolerance that search to reach beyond limitations and to speak to all of humanity in a world of radical and profound divisiveness. Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 7 – Saturday April 28, 2018. Entry Fee: Each artist may submit 3 entries for $30. Judging will be done from digital files. Fees are non-refundable. Eligibility: Open to works of any medium including performance and installation. 3D limited to 100 lbs and must fit through a 5’10” x 6’8” door. 2D must fit through said door. Guidelines: Work should be submitted either electronically via email to [email protected] with “Intolerance as Violence” in the subject line or by mail on a CD or USB thumb drive. Files should contain jpeg images of work; an image list that contains artist name, address, phone numbers, email, title of work, year completed, medium, dimension (h x w x d) and price. Jpegs must be 300 dpi and maximum 1024 pixels on the longest side. Video Submissions MUST be in either low resolution or H.264 format. Extra detail images will NOT be sent to the juror. One image per submission. Image Name: TitleofWork_WxHxD (dimensions) e.g: Untitled_5x7x1.jpg Notification of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists by Wednesday, March 1st regarding the inclusion of their artwork in Intolerance as Violence. Artwork Delivery: Local delivery instructions will be sent to all accepted artists. Return Shipping: Artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping containers. Artist must include prepaid return shipping label. Sales Commission: Hera Gallery retains a 30% sales commission. Insurance: Although the utmost care will be taken in handling your work, Hera Gallery assumes no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft. Artists are responsible for their own insurance. Photography/Publicity: Hera Gallery reserves the right to photograph work for publicity. By entering this exhibition, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material or documentation developed for the exhibition. Digital Submission to: [email protected] Subject Title: Intolerance as Violence Please allow 72 HOURS for processing. Online Payment: Visit and use the PayPal “Donate” Button Send Check and/or CD Submission to: Hera Gallery, PO Box 336 Wakefield, RI 02880 Attn: Intolerance as Violence
Call for Artists, Krempp Gallery
Deadline: 03/12/2018 | Location: Indiana
The Krempp Gallery will be reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2019. Open to artist working in all medias. No fees included. Professional and graduate-student artists only please. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. The Gallery provides invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on-site, and reception where needed. The artist is responsible for framing, shipping and/or delivery. 30% commission. Minimum of 10 images for solo show, more for group show, along with artist statement and curriculum vitae. Digital images and information should be sent by email or on CD. Paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. Deadline: March 12, 2018. If interested please mail materials and a SASE to Emily Peak, Visual Arts Coordinator, Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, IN 47546. Or email submissions and any questions or concerns to Emily Peak, [email protected] or call (812) 482-3070. Visit us online at for more information.
Freelance Art Opportunities Galleries/Nonprofit Spaces
Seeking Artist Members
Deadline: 06/01/2018 | Location: Colorado
CORE New Art Space is looking for artist members to join our alternative art space. CORE has been in continuous operation since 1981, with artist members sharing the gallery maintenance. CORE hosts 16 exhibitions annually, 6 of which are open entry opportunities for non member artists residing in the community. There are no fees attached to applying for membership. Visit for application details.
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OPA’s 27th National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: 01/26/2018 | Location: Colorado
Oil Painters of America will hold its 27th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, June 1 through September 3, 2018 at Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO. Approximately 25 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show. Convention events will include a wet paint competition with total awards valued at $10,000 in both studio and plein air divisions, multiple demonstrations, interviews, discussions and exhibitors. Juror of Awards will be renown Master Signature Artist Craig Tennant OPAM. Deadline for online submissions is midnight on Friday, January 26, 2016. To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2018 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications. National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second; only one painting may be accepted. Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in. For a prospectus, visit our website at
Unique Viewpoint call for entries
Deadline: 01/26/2018 | Location: National
VA, Deadline January 26, 2018 All media 2-D and 3-D fine arts, photography and fine crafts, national juried exhibition for February 24-March 30, 2018. Theme "Unique Viewpoint". Cash awards. Entry fee: $25/1st, $5/each add'l: FCCA Members $20/1st/$5/each add'l. Download prospectus from and mail with entry form, fee SASE, CD jpg images to FCCA, 813 Sophia St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Online submission and e-mail entries with Pay Pal accepted. Contact: [email protected] 540-760-6928
Neoteric Abstract VI
Deadline: 01/31/2018 | Location: New York
The Neoteric Abstract exhibition is exclusively for the abstract artist and will represent a full range of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Entry is open to all artists working in any media. The exhibition will be held at Limner Gallery, April 5 - 28, 2018. Entry Deadline January 31, 2018. Entry details at
Membership Opportunity
Deadline: 12/31/2017 | Location: New York
The Painting Center, a non-profit, artist-run art gallery in Chelsea is looking for new members. The gallery is governed by its artist members, with an advisory board of alumni and supporters. The membership is responsible for organizing the calendar of exhibitions, maintaining financial stability, voting on new members, and carrying out The Painting Center’s mission. There are 15-22 members of The Painting Center at one time. As members leave, new or returning members are admitted by a majority vote based on viewings of the artists’ work. The membership dues are $240 per month. As a new member, you can expect to have a two-person exhibition in the Main Gallery within 24 months of your membership initiation. You can expect to have a one-person exhibition in the Main Gallery within 48 months following your initiation. In addition to exhibition opportunities, all members are represented on the gallery website, receive administrative/marketing support, and in connection with exhibitions have opportunities to give artist talks and participate in curatorial projects, panel discussions and other educational events. Membership meetings are held once a month. It is important to attend at least 6 meetings a year and participate fully in the operation of the gallery by joining at least two committees. Committees are maintenance, membership, finance, executive, exhibition, scheduling, fundraising and publicity. If you are interested, please submit your website to the current membership for review. This is the first step in the process of becoming a candidate for membership. After reviewing your website, you may be invited to come to The Painter Center to present your work.
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Deadline: 12/31/2017 | Location: International
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