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16th Annual Indian Wells International Arts Festival
Deadline: 10/20/2017 | Location: International
"100% of Sunshine Artist auditors recommend coming back to the Indian Wells Arts Festival." -Sunshine Artist Magazine The 16th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival... an International Palette! Join more than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and serious buyers in attendance, March 30, 31 & April 1, 2018 at one of the most pristine venues in the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. Celebrating its 16th year of success, artists travel from across the Nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft. A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2018 Indian Wells Arts Festival's Primary Jury deadline set for October 20, 2017, and 60 places held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 8, 2018. Open to all media artists, 15 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, and other 2-dimensional, as well as sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art. "Auditors agreed the quality and balance of work was present at the show, and gave a score of 9.4 to each, while the prestige of show was ranked a nice 9.6." -Sunshine Artist Magazine The Indian Wells Arts Festival is ranked as an AFSB Blue Chip 100 Fine Art Events in 2017!
Exhibition Opportunities Freelance Art Opportunities Galleries/Nonprofit Spaces Grants and Fellowships
Alex J. Ettl Grant
Deadline: 10/02/2017 | Location: National
The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a prize of $7,800 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society. The Grant includes an unrestricted $5,000 cash award, a half-page ad in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine (value: $2,150) and a quarter page ad in Sculpture Review magazine (value: $650). It is awarded annually to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work. The Ettl Grant is for a mature body of work; sculpture created in workshop or instructional settings should not be submitted. All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.
$500 Grant for Visual Artists
Deadline: 10/15/2017 | Location:
Artist Grant provides a one-time $500 USD grant to one visual artist each grant cycle. The current grant cycle deadline is October 15, 2017. We invite visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world to apply. Accepted media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, and other new or alternative medias. Email the following to [email protected]: A link to your website (or links to your work in the case of video) OR 3-5 digital files of your work, and A CV, resume, or brief bio that includes your name There is an application fee of $25 USD, payable at (using Stripe, Apple Pay, Paypal, debit, or credit card). Direct any questions to: [email protected]
Juried Shows
WORD, TEXT & IMAGE call for entries
Deadline: 10/20/2017 | Location: Virginia
All media 2-D and 3-D national juried exhibition for December 2017-January 2018. Theme "Word, Text & Image". 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
2018 Festival of Arts Fine Art Show
Deadline: 10/31/2017 | Location: California
Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by Orange County’s finest artists. The 2018 show will run July 5 – September 1. Artists who would like to apply for the 2018 fine art show should submit three digital images per media and a completed application form to the Festival of Arts by October 31, 2017. Applicants must apply online through the Festival’s website, For more information call 949-464-4234. Artists applying to the Festival of Arts must be able to show that they have resided in Orange County for at least one year prior to October 31, 2017. Jurying fees are $50 per medium submitted. The jurors will score the submitted artwork based on quality, intention and content; excellence of craftsmanship; facility with media; excellence in the use of design elements; and professional presentation. FREE SEMINAR - "How to Prepare Your Artwork for Submission to the 2018 Summer Exhibit” To learn more about the Festival of Arts, the application process and photographing artwork effectively for submission, artists are invited to attend a free seminar offered on the following dates and locations: - September 30, 2017 at 10:30am in the Saddleback Visual Arts Studio located at 1 Purpose Drive, Lake Forest, CA - October 4, 2017 at 5pm in the Festival of Arts Forum Theater located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 949-464-4234. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Orange County. This prestigious juried art exhibition is Southern California’s oldest and most respected outdoor art show and has been rated one of the top festivals in the nation. Recent accolades include Orange County Register’s Best Place to Buy Original Art, Art Fair Calendar’s Top Five Art Fairs in the West and Top Five Art Festivals in the nation voted by USA Today readers. Each summer the works of 140 accomplished artists are showcased to the public in a six-acre art haven. The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. For general information visit or call (949) 494-1145.
Juried Shows | Gallery Settings Miscellaneous
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.
Non-juried Shows Online Services (Fee)
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control
Deadline: 12/31/2017 | Location: International
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Outdoor Sculpture Competition Professional Development
Dayton Visual Arts Center
Deadline: 10/09/2017 | Location: Ohio
The ArtSource Fellowship program aims to build a network of critical support for artists dedicated to growing their artistic practices. Art Source Fellows will receive professional images of 10 artworks from their current body of work, a one-on-one studio visit, and a group critique with program co-leaders and a gallerist. Participating artists will also gain relevant knowledge with three workshops dedicated to the work that artists do when not making artwork. Topics include writing an effective artist’s bio and statement, applying for grants and residencies, approaching galleries, public speaking, presentation skills, sustaining a balanced creative life, and more. The program culminates in an online exhibition launching June 2018. The exhibition will showcase participating artists’ art made during the program while providing opportunities to apply the professional development skills covered and practice interaction with curators and gallery professionals. In addition, each ArtSource Fellow’s work, bio and artist statement will be featured on the OAC’s Artist Registry page, DVAC’s ArtSource webpage,and serve to launch DVAC’s new ArtSource campaign to better connect artists to local, regional and national exhibition, grant, residency, and sales opportunities. The ArtSource Fellowship program is free for participating artists, pending application acceptance. We hope to select 25 Fellows. The ArtSource Fellowship program is steered by artists and curators/museum professionals Eva Buttacavoli, Tess Cortes and John Sousa. APPLICATION DEADLINE Monday, October 9, 2017, midnight PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be current DVAC Members. Go to for more information. Complete ArtSource Fellowhip proposals shall be submitted in Word or in pdf form via email with the subject line "ArtSource Fellowship Application" to [email protected] by October 9, midnight, and must include: name, address, email and preferred phone 3-5 images of current (within 3 years) work statement about what you would like to get out of being a DVAC ArtSource Fellow statement saying that if selected, you commit to attending the 3 workshops, and will submit info and images to be represented in online exhibition, OAC Online Registry and DVAC ArtSource Registry. The first 25 artists who submit with all components of the application, and who make a strong case for participating, will be selected. Click the link for more information and complete application:
Public Art/Percent-for-Art Publishing Opportunities
Lunch Ticket open for visual art submissions
Deadline: 10/31/2017 | Location: International
Lunch Ticket is accepting Visual Art submissions for Issue 12: Winter/Spring 2018. We seek all categories of distinct, diverse contemporary art, including photography, mixed-media, painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking, graphic narratives, stills of time-based work, and other 2D art. The journal of the Antioch University MFA program, Lunch Ticket balances literary and visual art with conversations about social justice and community activism. We publish work by new, emerging, and established writers and artists, including those who have been underrepresented, or historically misrepresented. Submissions are always free. Visit for submission guidelines. Deadline: October 31.