Sunday, February 1, 2009

Calls for entry

Mule Cabins, Wisdom, Montana. Oil on stretched canvas, 16x20. Sold

I did most of this painting in plein air, in Wisdom, Montana, on one of the most beautiful and exhilarating days of my painting life. Just recently, I made some minor changes in it, signed it and sent it to live with Greg and Stephanie Bahr of Anaconda, Montana. They were out for a ride on their motorcycles on this beautiful June evening, and they pulled into the parking lot where I was painting, struck up a conversation with me and simply fell in love with this piece.

The following is something I'm committing to do on a regular basis. Every week or so, I will cull my list of calls and post the ones I find most interesting. If you're a painter and you follow my blog, let me know of calls that interest you, and I will add them.

I'm making no statements about these calls. I'm not endorsing them, or saying that they're right or good or trustworthy. I'm simply copying them from a variety of spots on the Internet and transferring them to my blog. Some of them, frankly, I just could not resist.

I hope you find the list useful!

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 6:
"Interpretation of the Truffle"
-- This juried exhibition held March 5-8, 2009, at the Grande Bohemian Resort in Asheville, NC is open to artists nationwide. Registration is free. Artwork should be inspired by the Truffle and should incorporate its likeness. Judges will review each piece based on the three Cs -- Creativity (overall idea behind the piece), Conceptual execution (how well the piece translates the idea) and Construction (the quality of production/final presentation). Those with the highest marks will be featured in the 2009 National Truffle Fest Art Exhibition and will receive national recognition and exposure. Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - up to $1000 + vacation. Juror: Betty Garland and committee. Postmark Deadline: February 6, 2009. For more information, visit or send a SASE to: 3020 Ode Turner Road - Hillsborough, NC 27278. Questions? Contact Betty V Garland at or 919-593-6214.

Submissions: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7:
Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition
The Salter Memorial Museum has issued its call for entries for the 66th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition to be displayed in the Slater Museum’s Converse Art Gallery from February 22 through April 2, 2009. Artists who are not on the mailing list may download a prospectus at, or call (860) 425-5563 to request a printed copy.

Selection is from actual work. Submissions for the show will be accepted 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8. Artists will be notified by mail following the jurying of submitted works. Entries not accepted may be picked up from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Friday, Feb. 13, or 1 PM to 3:30 PM, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15.

This year’s juror of selection and awards is Ron Crusan.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 13:
Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Art Competition -- The Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia announces a call to artists for its Annual National Juried Art Competition, held April 3-24, 2009. Cash Awards up to $2000. Juror: Sally Lamb Bowring. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older, working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, metal and mixed media. No photography accepted. All work submitted must be original (no reproductions), not done under supervision, not made from kits or patterns. All work must be suitably prepared for installation. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2007, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried art show. $30 entry fee. Deadline: February 13, 2009. For prospectus, visit or send a SASE to: Academy of Fine Arts, 600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504. Questions? Please contact Ted Batt at or call 434-528-3256.

DEADLINE: Sunday, Feb. 15:
Dune Shack Residencies for Visual Artists, Writers & The Public
The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2009 residency program for C-Scape & Fowler Dune Shacks. This novel program, which is a collaboration with the Cape Cod National Seashore, offers one and three week residencies for artists and the general public beginning in April 2009. A $500 fellowship and a three-week summer residency will be offered to one visual artist, and two one-week residencies for writers. No fee. Contact: Application deadline is February 15, 2009.

The Compact, a private non-profit tax exempt organization, was founded in 1993 by Jay Critchley to support the arts, environment and well being of Provincetown. It sponsors the annual Provincetown Swim for Life + Paddler Flotilla, set for September 12, 2009, and offers fiscal sponsorship for artist projects and grassroots community efforts. The Compact, P.O. Box 819. Provincetown, MA 02657
Contact: The Compact | | |

DEADLINE: Monday, Feb. 23
I-Park Environmental Art Residency Program
Environmental artists, landscape/garden designers, visual/performance-based artists are invited to submit proposals for site-specific works on the grounds of I-Park artists' community in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.). Twelve artists will be selected for two, two-week residency sessions (August 17 – 31, September 2 – 16, 2009). $1,200 grant plus up to $1,000 travel costs/materials reimbursement. Lodging/meals provided. A public event on September 19, 2009 will showcase the work. Refer to the I-Park website for details, application materials. Application Deadline: February 23, 2009
Contact: Agnes T. Miyuki | (860) 873-2468 | |

Deadline (postmark): Monday, Feb. 9: "Small Works 31st Harper College National Art Exhibition" call for entries (Posted: 1/27/09) -- Call to artists for the "Small Works 31st Harper College National Art Exhibition", held March 30 - April 28, 2009 in Palatine, Illinois. Juror: Debora Wood, Senior Curator, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Open to all artists over 18, living in the USA. Artwork must be no larger than 22" in largest dimension (including frame for 2D work). All media except jewelry, film and video. Digital images only. $25 for up to 3 entries. Deadline: February 9, 2009 (postmark). Download prospectus from website: (search on Small Works). Questions? Send email to

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 11:
3rd Ward 2009 Spring Solo Show: Open Call for Art

3rd Ward in Brooklyn, NY, announces a call to artists for its 2009 Spring Solo Show. $1,000 cash grant, 1-month residency at 3rd Ward with FULL facility access, and a solo exhibition in 3rd Ward's gallery. Jurors: Janet Ozzard, Editor at New York Magazine, Liz Dimmitt, Curator at Gawker Artists and Jarrett Gregory, Curator at the New Museum. Open to artists 18 or older. $25 entry fee. Deadline: February 11, 2009. Visit for more information. Questions? Please contact Nikki Bagli at or call 718-715-4961.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 13:
"Equality Virginia 20th Anniversary Art Show and Benefit"
-- Equality Virginia is accepting original works in all mediums for its 20th Anniversary Art Show and Benefit, March 13 - April 2, 2009 at the GCCR Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Pieces should have a minimum value of $250 and be easily transportable. Submissions should be made to in JPEG format by February 13, 2009. The pieces selected for the show will be included in the silent auction at the Commonwealth Dinner April 4, 2009. 75% of auction sale benefits Equality Virginia. $1250 in cash awards. Juror: Norman Goodwin. Visit for more information. Questions? Please contact James Parrish at

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 13:
Utah Ties - Juried Art Exhibition
(Posted: 1/26/09) -- The Central Utah Art Center (CUAC) in Ephraim, Utah announces a call to artists for "Utah Ties", a juried art exhibition held March 13 - April 8. Awards: $400/$200/$100. Juror: Moti Hasson. All Utah residents as well as artists with ties to Utah are invited to submit applications. $20 entry fee. Deadline: February 13, 2009. Download prospectus (PDF format) or send a SASE to: Utah Ties - Central Utah Art Center - 86 N Main St. Ephraim, UT 84627. Questions? Contact Jared Latimer at or 435-283-5110.

Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 14:
"4th Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition" call for entries
(Posted: 11/6/08) -- The Katharine Butler Gallery announces a call to artists for the "4th Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition", held April 15 - May 9, 2009 in Sarasota, Florida. Open to artists 18 years or older living in the United States. Original 2D and 3D artwork in any traditional medium, including fiber, ceramics, metal, and glass, except video. Work must have been completed within the last three years. Each artist may submit up to three entries, not to exceed 42" in any dimension, including frame. No giclee copies of any kind. 1st Place-$300 and 2nd Place-$200. Juror: Elaine Roy Slade. Deadline: February 14, 2009. Entry Fee: $25. Download Prospectus (PDF format) or send a SASE to: Katharine Butler Gallery, 1943 Morrill St., Sarasota, FL 34236. Questions? Please contact Chris Falk at or call 941-955-4546.

Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 14:
"The 24th Tallahassee International" call for entries (Posted: 11/25/08) -- FSU Museum of Fine Arts announces a call to artists for "The 24th Tallahassee International", held August 24-September 27, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. Awards: 1st-$1000; 2nd-$500; color catalog. Juried by a panel of FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance Faculty. Open to artists 18+ with all media eligible for consideration. $20.00 for 2 works. Deadline: February 14, 2009. For more information, visit or send a SASE to: Tallahassee International, 250 Fine Arts Bldg, PO Box 3061140, Tallahassee FL 32306-1140. Questions? Please contact Jean D. Young at or call 850-644-3906.

Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 15
New Courtland Fellowship
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, new, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, eight artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to residents of the vast NewCourtland network ( In order to apply, artists are asked to develop an intergenerational project that brings NewCourtland’s residents together with school age children/teens to create a meaningful experience and an exciting artistic project. Work created by residents and their school age partners during the 2009 Fellowship Program will be exhibited with the work of the artist fellows in a large, well publicized exhibition.

Accepted artists will receive a fellowship award of $2,500 (to be paid in two $1,250 installments). Once artists receive this award they will be responsible for conducting ten 1.5 hour workshops weekly for NewCourtland residents (10-15 residents) and their student partners (10-15 students). Artists will also be required to attend several preliminary meetings, one aging sensitivity training session and participate in the spring 2010 exhibition.

For more details and an application please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at 215 546-7775 x11 or Applications can be downloaded at
Contact: Genevieve Coutroubis | 215 546-7775 x11 | |

Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 15:
Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival" call for entries
(Posted: 12/20/08) -- Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival is open to all artists residing in the United States. All work must be the original work of the accepted artist. Media categories: Ceramic, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media , Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood. Visit for details. Application is online at Jury fee of $30. The festival will be held August 15 and 16, 2009 at Riverside Park, on the banks of the Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado. Deadline: February 15, 2009. Questions? Please contact Danna Tullis, Festival Director at or (719)221-1566.

Deadline: Feb. 21:
A national juried visual art competition and exhibition, open to all two-dimensional visual artists, over the age of eighteen and currently residing in the United States. Any original, two-dimensional works of art including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and works using traditional and non-traditional materials are considered for the selection process. A full color brochure will be developed to document the exhibition. Awards totaling $5,000. Jeffrey Grove, The Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The High Museum of Art located in Atlanta, Georgia will serve as this year's juror. The Halpert Biennial is a part of An Appalachian Summer Festival-a multi-arts festival featuring music, dance, theatre and visual arts. For a prospectus send SASE to: Halpert Biennial '09, Brook Bower, Box 32139, 423 West King St, Boone NC 28608 OR 828-262-7520 OR

Deadline: Feb. 28: Created to help emerging artists break into the Midwest art scene, emerge is distributed quarterly to over 100 galleries in the Midwest. Six artists are hand selected for each issue - full color spreads of work plus all contact information available to galleries and collectors. Open to all artists nationwide, working in any medium. $12 total for 3-10 images. Juror: Heath Yenna, accomplished artist and former Gallery Director. Deadline: February 28, 2009. $12 total for 3-10 images. Details online at or artists can send SASE to: PO Box 114, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Questions? Contact Sarah Earle at

Deadline: Feb. 28:
"Art Biologic" call for entries (Posted: 12/31/08) -- SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for "Art Biologic". The exhibition will be held May 2-30, 2009 at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. $2400 in publication awards. Open to all media. Limited to artwork inspired by nature and the biological world. Entry fee: $35. Deadline: February 28, 2009. The prospectus is available online at or artists can send SASE to: SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534. Questions? Contact Tim Slowinski at or 518-828-2343.

Deadline: Feb. 28:
A Singular Creation 3rd Annual Art and Photography Competition (Posted: 1/22/09) -- Deadline: Saturday, February 28. A Singular Creation (ASC) is proud to present our 3rd Annual Art Competition. The competition is open to all artists worldwide, working in any media, excluding video. We will award large cash prizes and publication awards - as well as promote all artists heavily on our site. All artists' portfolios will remain on our site permanently. The competition will be juried by ASC founder, along with a small panel of ASC judges. Prospectus:

Deadline: Feb. 28:
"Out of Nature (WSG)" call for entries (Posted: 1/23/09) -- Whistle Stop Gallery announces a call to artists for "Out of Nature (WSG)", an online exhibition that begins March 30, 2009. Monetary and non-monetary awards are available, see website for details. Juror: Joseph A. Langley. The subject matter can be plant or animal. The intent is to inspire thoughts of Spring and Summer; nature returning from the brief respite of colder weather (or not so brief, in many cases). Feel free to represent your Spring and Summer seasons as they present themselves to you. No offensive, vulgar, or nude imagery is permitted. $5 USD per work, with a 5 work maximum. Entries must be postmarked by February 28, 2009. For prospectus, visit or send a SASE to: Whistle Stop Gallery, PO Box 967, Granite City, IL, 62040. Questions? Contact Joseph A. Langley at

Deadline: Feb. 28:
"In Your Grocer's Freezer (WSG)" call for entries (Posted: 1/23/09) -- Whistle Stop Gallery announces a call to artists for "In Your Grocer's Freezer (WSG)", an online exhibition that begins March 30, 2009. Monetary and non-monetary awards are available, see website for details. Juror: Joseph A. Langley. Have you ever pondered the artistic merit of a carrot? Use your inner artist to portray items found "in your grocer's freezer" and other grocery items. Try packaging design, meals made with grocery items, and even the items themselves. How do you abstract an onion? Maybe you could demonstrate! Let your imagination and creativity flow; just don't knock over the fruit juice on the bottom shelf. No offensive, vulgar, or nude imagery is permitted. Entries must conform to subject. $5 USD per work, with a 3 work maximum. Postmark deadline February 28, 2009. Prospectus available at or send a SASE to: Whistle Stop Gallery, PO Box 967, Granite City, IL, 62040. Questions? Contact Joseph A. Langley at

Deadline: Feb. 29: "Art's Alive" (Posted: 1/29/09) -- The Town of Ocean City announces a call to artists for Art's Alive, held June 20 & 21, 2009 at Northside Park in Ocean City, Maryland. Total of $5,000.00 in cash and Ribbons. Media Categories: Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Printmaking, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Fine Wood. The Art's Alive Jury determines artistic eligibility. The intention of the Art's Alive Fine Art Show is to encourage and support the creation of original art. All work must be original, created and executed by the applicant's own hand, and of professional quality. $25.00 entry fee /$200 space fee. Deadline: February 29, 2009. Visit for more information, or send a SASE to: 200 125th Street & the Bay, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Questions? Please contact Brenda Moore at or call 410-250-0125.

1 comment:

Unknown said... you live on 3 hours of sleep? This is great info, but I love your plein air! Do more!