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2018 Detroit Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
Deadline: 02/28/2018 | Location: Michigan
Apply Now! 2018 Detroit Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show! We are so excited to launch one of our new show locations for 2018 in the Detroit area! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, Camp Casey. This show is currently accepting vendors. For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn! LOCATION: Studio Center 23801 Industrial Park Dr Farmington Hills, MI 48335 DATE: Sunday, March 4th, 2018 TIME: 10:00am-5:00pm
Art Fair on the Square
Deadline: 03/01/2018 | Location: Wisconsin
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an open call for entries for the 60th annual Art Fair on the Square, to be held July 14 and 15, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. WHAT IS ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE? Art Fair on the Square is not only amongst largest art fairs in the Midwest, it is also rated as one of the Top 10 fine art shows by artists from across the country. Furthermore, Art Fair on the Square is the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's most important annual fundraiser, providing crucial support for exhibitions, art education, and programming. For two days, the eight blocks that surround Wisconsin's beautiful State Capitol are transformed as artists, entertainers, vendors, and nearly 200,000 visitors come together to celebrate the arts at this event. APPLICATION
2018 Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
Deadline: 04/19/2018 | Location: Ohio
Apply Now! 2018 Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Join us this spring for our annual Rocky River event! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue! The show will also be catered with a full concession stand by locally owned Billy's Hut. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Wigs for Kids. This show is currently accepting vendors. LOCATION: Rocky River Memorial Hall (next to rec) 21016 Hilliard Blvd. Rocky River, OH 44116 DATE: Saturday & Sunday- April 21st and 22nd, 2018 TIME: Saturday- 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday- 11:00am-5:00pm
Seasons Competition Submission
Deadline: 02/22/2018 | Location: International
J. Mane Gallery invites submissions for its Seasons online juried art exhibition for the month of March 2018. For this competition artists are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of any of the four seasons, winter, spring, summer or fall. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract "seasons" inspired art and photography.
Orangenius Art Competition
Deadline: 02/28/2018 | Location: National
Orangenius is excited to be hosting our first Art Competition. The grand prize is a New York City gallery exhibition and $750 cash prize to 5 first place winners! Enter in 3 easy steps: 1. Click the Apply Button 2. Register for Orangenius 3. Upload 3 pieces for consideration Each category winner will get to participate in Orangenius: Explorations, a dedicated gallery show in New York, and receive $750 in cash (we will even pay to ship the winners’ artwork to New York). There are also cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners. It’s free to enter and the deadline for participation is February 28th, 2018. CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON NOW TO START YOUR SUBMISSION! Enter works in one of the following five categories: 1. Painting 2. Photographic Art 3. Mixed Media (2D) and Sculpture (3D) 4. Digital Graphics 5. Drawing Once you have uploaded images of your work, enhance your entry using the integrated tools from Orangenius: tell your story using the bio and experience tools, detail your inspiration by adding descriptions to your art… even credit contributors! Winners and Prizes 1st Place Up to 3 works submitted by category winners will be shown at Orangenius:Explorations, a dedicated gallery show at ChaShaMa in New York scheduled for June 2018 . Orangenius will cover the cost of shipping the winning pieces to New York for the show. Each category winner will also receive $750 in cash and will be profiled in an issue of Artrepreneur. Additional Prizes: 2nd place winners in each category will receive $250. 3rd place winners in each category will receive $100. The Jurors The competition will be judged by influential creators, curators, and gallerists from New York City institutions.
Contests Exhibition Opportunities
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, or call (812) 482-3070. Visit us online at for more information.
Solo Exhibition 2019
Deadline: 03/30/2018 | Location: International
VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2019 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery. The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply. The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery. Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply. Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018 before midnight *Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/30/2018. You can find the layout for each gallery here: Gibbs Street Gallery - Common Ground Gallery - SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request. Submission Link:
Howard County Arts Council Galleries General Exhibit Program
Deadline: 04/01/2018 | Location: National
Artists wishing to be considered for an exhibit in the Howard County Arts Council galleries in Ellicott City, Maryland are invited to submit a general exhibit application. Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. Proposals from curators and organizations also welcome. There is a rolling entry deadline for this program. Deadline dates are as follows: 4/1/18 7/1/18 10/1/18
New gallery looking for Professional Artists for 2018
Deadline: 12/31/2018 | Location: Connecticut
GR Art Gallery, is a theme oriented contemporary art gallery (2500sqft) , open to all ideas and techniques especially painting and printmaking.
Fairs and Festivals
Open call – M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019: Still Waters
Deadline: 03/02/2018 | Location: International
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporean and international artists. Themed differently each year, the Festival aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially-engaged works to the Singapore audience. The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre, with a twin-purpose of innovation and discussion; a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world. The theme for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019 is Still Waters, a seminal work by ground-breaking Australia-based Singaporean artist Suzann Victor. Suzann Victor’s site-responsive performance of Still Waters (Between Estrangement and Reconciliation) in 1998 dealt with issues pertaining to censorship, silencing, the abject and the difficulty in navigating between norms/the permitted and the alternative/estranged. We invite you to consider Suzann Victor’s work and its many ideas, layers and symbols, and respond to our call for proposals for Fringe 2019: Still Waters. The Festival accepts proposals for both existing and new works from all disciplines that are related to the title and/or issues brought up in Still Waters. For more information about Still Waters, please visit The deadline for applications is Friday 2 March 2018, 12pm Singapore time.
2018 Pleasant Hills Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
Deadline: 04/15/2018 | Location: Pennsylvania
Apply Now! 2018 Pleasant Hills Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Make your way back to Pleasant Hills this spring and come shop away! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, the Bartko Foundation. This show is currently accepting vendors. For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn! LOCATION: The Georgetown Centre 526 East Bruceton Rd. Pleasant Hills, PA 15236 DATE: Sunday, April 15, 2018 TIME: 10:00am-5:00pm
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.
Grants and Fellowships
VisArts Studio Fellowship
Deadline: 03/20/2018 | Location: International
VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships. Admission to the VisArts Studio Fellowship is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of artists and art professionals. Panelists include painters, sculptors, film and video artists, photographers, installation artists, inter-disciplinary artists, and independent curators. The admission panel is rotated regularly. VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking. The VisArts Studio Fellowship does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period. Terms of Residency: Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists. Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements. The studio may be used only for art-making activities. The VisArts Studio Fellow will be provided with a 169 square foot studio, free of charge, for a period of six months. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture. The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission. The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the fellowship. The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios. The VisArts Studio Fellow will participate in the following: Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week. VisArts Studio Fellows are expected to participate in the VisArts Studio Artist Program that meets monthly to share food, ideas, community, and professional development. Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events. Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions. Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources. Present a solo exhibition of work at VisArts. Application and Selection Process Required materials include: Application Materials: Images: Submit 10 images of work produced during the last four years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution jpgs and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total). *For collaborative teams, 10 images of collaborative work are required as well as a statement of the collaborative nature of the work. *Two minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Artists may choose to include links to Vimeo or You Tube public accounts for time-based work samples. Image Requirements: You may submit up to 10 images. They must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image. Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name-title of artwork-1.ext, first name last name-title of artwork-2.ext, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe-Untitled-1.jpg) List of Works Form- Numbered list of artworks with the following information: artist name, title of artwork, year, dimensions, a description of artwork is optional. Resume/CV Artist Bio (200 word max.)- Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements. Artist Statement (100 words max.) References- Provide contact information for two references who can address your work as an artist. Fellowship Proposal: Describe your goals for the fellowship, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.) Please indicate preferred residency dates (first and second choice): _____ June 7 - December 5, 2018 _____ December 10, 2018 - June 5, 2019 $15 application fee All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals. About VisArts Transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts. From our beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage to our current contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 25,000 visitors through our doors to participate in art education classes and camp programs, attend events in our Buchanan Room, visit one of our four galleries or observe our studio artists on our second floor Artist Concourse. More Information: Submission Link:
Job Postings Juried Shows
Made in California
Deadline: 02/23/2018 | Location: California
All artists residing in California, working in all mediums are eligible! Monetary prizes and a Solo Show Opportunity will be awarded. In its 33rd year, this annual juried tradition showcases a fascinating collection of artwork from artists all over the state of California. As always, MICA strives to highlight artists in all stages of their careers and offers them a chance to compete for a number of awards, including the coveted solo show opportunity. This regional show features artwork from an extensive variety of mediums and explores creative movements happening here in the Golden State. For the prospectus, please visit:
Juried Shows | Gallery Settings
A FINE LINEcall for entries
Deadline: 03/30/2018 | Location: Virginia
All media 2-D and 3-D national juried exhibition for May 2018. Theme "A Fine Line". Juror: Reni Gower. 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: 540-760-6928
38th International Exhibition
Deadline: 05/07/2018 | Location: California
The San Diego Watercolor Society announces its Call for Entries for the 38th International Exhibition to be held in San Diego during October, 2018. The exhibition is open to all watermedia artists. On-line entries only. Juror is renowned artist, John Salminen. The deadline for entries is May 7, 2018. For more information and to view the prospectus visit $17,000 in cash and merchandise awards!!!
ANIMALS, Wild and Winsome
Deadline: 07/15/2018 | Location: New Jersey
We are so closely related to these other sentient beings who inhabit the planet with us.Very often, the bond between us and them is amazingly strong. Some search for an animal as a ‘spirit guide,’ some view them as aspects of creation to be respected and treated with awe. This exhibit invites artists 18 years of age and older from around the world to share images of animals that allow us to catch glimpses into the soul of that other creature. This is an all-media international exhibit. There are no size limitations and film / video submissions are welcome. Submission deadline is July 15, 2018. For all details, visit the gallery website
Miscellaneous Non-juried Shows Online Exhibitions Online Gallery (Free To Post) Outdoor Sculpture Competition Professional Development Public Art/Percent-for-Art Residencies
Art-in-Education Workspace Residency
Deadline: 04/01/2018 | Location: New York
This opportunity is for artists with teaching experience, a knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and an interest in working with public school students. Artists teach in the studio 1-2 days/week for the four-week residency. In exchange, they receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access in etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Chili Bowl Workspace Residency
Deadline: 04/01/2018 | Location: New York
This residency supports WSW's annual Chili Bowl Fiesta! Residents divide their time between creating bowls, mugs, and tumblers for the Chili Bowl and working on their own ceramics project of choice. Artists pay $100/week and must contribute 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls by the end of their residency. In exchange, WSW provides on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Studio Workspace Residency
Deadline: 04/01/2018 | Location: New York
This residency is open to artists who want 4-6 weeks of concentrated work time in any of our studios: etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. For $200/week, artists receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency
Deadline: 06/30/2018 | Location: International
Spend four weeks at Atelier Beisinghoff in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany! Artists can work in letterpress, intaglio, etching, and woodcuts! Artists receive housing free of charge, but must provide for their own travel, food, and materials. Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Studio Residency in Malmo, Sweden
Deadline: 06/30/2018 | Location: International
Spend four weeks at KKV Grafik Studio or Sculpture Workshop Monumental! Artists can work in printmaking, woodworking, ceramics, enamel, glass, metal casting, metalworking, model making, and more! Artists receive housing free of charge, but must provide for their own travel, food, and materials. Applications due: June 30, midnight EST