Calls for Entry


 The Vernon Community Arts Center Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit Exhibit Dates: June 7 – July 11

Drop Off Dates:

  • Thurs. May 28, 4 – 7
  • Fri. May 29, 1- 4
  • Sat. May 30, 1 – 4

709 Hartford TurnpikeVernon, CT 06066 (860) 871-VCAC (8222) click here for prospectus


The Post Office Gallery in North Truro, MA,

invites visual artists to participate in their Annual Juried Exhibits for 2015. Your interpretation of the theme(s) is requested. All media will be considered. You may submit up to three high resolution images of your work for each show. Learn more.
Deadline for Home exhibition: May 30, 2015
Deadline for Faces exhibition: June 15, 2015
Deadline for Doesn’t Belong exhibition: June 30, 2015
Deadline for Mixed Media exhibition: July 15, 2015


Images of Grief and Healing The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts

Deadline: May 31, 2015

invites artists to submit work for an exhibition that explores the ideas of loss, grief and ultimately healing. Exhibition will run from August 10 through September 11, 2015. $15 entry fee.




Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also be a conscious and deliberate manifesto. FAPA is searching for photos born out of passion – your passion.
The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. Your work will be judged by an international panel of high profile photographers.
The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year and $5000 in cash prizes.


The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly, MA

Deadline: June 1, 2015 (midnight)

is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Love from the Earth – Minerals, Mushrooms & Plants. Love from the Earth! Her bones are crystalline structures, her growths are sublime. USA Artists are invited to send us their best creations representing this theme for a chance to be included in a Group Exhibition at Zeitgeist Gallery in August, 2015.
2D, 3D and emerging media welcome.


8th Annual Governors Island Art Fair,

Deadline: June 1st, 2015

New York’s largest independent exhibition. Seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines. Each awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and its environment are blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island. Founded by 4heads, a group of New York artists, GIAF champions a new art fair model that puts the artists first. Once selected by the 4heads jury, your exhibition space is free. The entire massive event is free to the general public. And as an emerging or established artist, you are free to present your work, your way, at this acclaimed independent art fair in New York City. Click here to apply


1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show at the Agawam Public Library

Submission Due Date: June 3

Five Categories and Media: Sculpture – Traditional/Single Media; Sculpture – Contemporary/Mixed Media; Artisan/Craft – Jewelry/Metals/Glass; Artisan/Craft – Furniture/Wood/Fabrics; Artisan/Craft – Ceramics/Gourds. Multiple Entries per Category Allowed. All 3D Art Objects must be original and made by the artist/artisan. Download Prospectus/Entry form on website.

Contact: Bob Kadis


Darkroom Gallery Essex Jct., VT War & Peace

DEADLINE June 10th, 2015 Midnight EST

Conflict and resolution, photography that documents the dynamic power-struggles in our world and conversely, the moments of calm.

Humankind is in a constant state of conflict. As described by the famous Karl Marx theory: society is in a state of perpetual conflict due to competition for limited resources.  One can see that is true if you simply watch a broadcast news program.

From civil rights, to gay rights to global terrorism, our world is a bubbling cauldron of adversarial commotion. And it seems it has always been this way. History textbook pages merely skim the surface when if comes to wars and hypocrisy. Cultural misunderstandings, power-struggles and discrimination easily erupt into violence.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that investigates the relationship between conflict and photography, exploring the types of photographs created during turmoil, as well the times of peace. We are interested in the progression of war: from the acts that instigate armed conflict to “the fight,” to victory and defeat, and photos that memorialize a time, its combatants, and its victims. Images playing with symbolism and allegory are well suited for this exhibit.

We ask you to think outside the box. This theme of conflict can be expressed intimately, quietly behind civilian curtains as well as on the battlefield.


Art on Paper 

Deadline: June 15, 2015

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester MA, seeks work for Printed, Painted, Folded or Torn, a juried exhibition of New England Artists that explores the possibilities and pushes the limits of the use of paper in works of art. Artists working in New England are eligible with work produced within the past 4 years,that has not been shown in Gloucester and will be delivered in person. Application Fee $35/3. Juror: Katherine French, Director Emerita at Danforth Art, Framingham, MA. Click here for application

Vermont, The Bennington Center for the Arts-Laumeister Fine Art Competition -Traditional Fine Art Media

Deadline June 20

Show Dates: August 8 – December 20, 2015

This year’s show and the top three award winners will be selected by Coeur d’Alene Art Auction organizer and Settlers West Gallery owner Stuart Johnson.

  • First Place: $4,000
  • Second Place: $1,500
  • Third Place: $500

Submission: Representational work completed in a fine art media (no photography at this time ) will be considered. There are no size limitations.


Third Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: West Springfield Arts Council
Submission Due Date: June 30
City/Town: West Springfield

The festival will be held on Saturday, August 1  (rain date August 2) on the town common on Park Street. Artists working in the area of fine art, photography and crafts are encouraged to submit applications with samples of their work for this annual, juried show. Applications may be picked up at J.H. Miller Framing & Gallery, 86 Elm Street, the Park & Rec office, 2nd floor of the Municipal Office Building, and the library.

Contact: Rita Petersen


The Massachusetts Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery, Insects: Miniature Marvels,

Deadline: June 30, 2015

July- September 2015. Any medium is acceptable. Artists are invited to submit up to 5 photographic prints only (minimum size 8” x 10” up to 11” x 14”, not matted or framed) of your work for judging purposes only. Total Entry fee is $15. If selected for a show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (detailed information available upon request). Submissions may be dropped off at the Visitor Center or mailed to Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067. Contact with any questions.


The Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Submission deadline: July 1.

announces its 120th Annual National Watermedia Competition and Exhibition. October 3 – October 29, 2015. Juror: Ted Nuttall. $4,000 in cash awards. First prize $1,500. Open to all artists residing in the US. For prospectus: prospectus

Celebration of the Sea Open Juried Show: Watermedia    The Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Drop off: Sept 1st – Sept 8th
September 12th – October 1st
Juror: Robert Mesrop
Prospectus: TBA
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 4pm – 7pm


The Sixth Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition

Entry deadline: July 10, 2015.

August 5th through 30th, 2015 Opening Reception First Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6-8pm.  Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Art and Design District. All media. Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum.  For prospectus: (617) 542-1500.


 New Hampshire, The Nashua Area Artists’ Association- Greeley Park Art Show Outdoor Art Festival

Deadline July 11

  • Location: 100 Concord Street, Nashua, NH
  • Show Date: August 15th &16th, 2015
  • Show Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm (both days!)
  • Early Bird Deadline: May 5th
  • Deadline: July 11th
  • Jury Notifications: February 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 9th, June 6th, July 11th
  • FINAL Notification & Booth Assignment: July 18th

click here for guidelines and prospectus


The Epson International Pano Awards

The ‘early-bird’ entry period closes on Sunday July 12th Midnight (UTC -11), 2015. The late entry period closes Sunday July 26th Midnight (UTC-11), 2015.

showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography. 2015 TOTAL PRIZE POOL WORTH OVER $50,000USD, INCLUDING $18,000 CASH!


The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society

Entry deadline: July 14.

presents its 69th Annual International Aqueous Open exhibition, October 2015. Juror: Mark Mehaffey, internationally acclaimed Artist, Teacher. $4,000 awards.  Workshops: Sept. 28–Oct. 2. Prospectus/workshop enrollment available at:
Contact: Kate Powell, Aqueous Co-Chair,, (540) 454-4777.


The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA  Reclamation – Female Artists 

Deadline: August 1, 2015

Following in the footsteps of women’s rights leaders, activists, and makers, today’s female artists are reclaiming feminism, reclaiming domesticity, and reclaiming their role as makers and creators. Through art, women are reclaiming their powerful place in society.

The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England. The exhibition examines the themes, narratives and perspectives that make artwork by women unique and powerful.


 2015 Biennial Exhibition, to be held at Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery

Deadline: August 1, 2015

The Northampton Arts Council. October 2 through October 30 2015. The Arts Council Biennial is a juried art show with free entry open to artists from Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. The theme, Motion-Emotion, can be interpreted freely, and all two and three-dimensional art in any style, as well as video and performance art will be considered. The Arts Council encourages submissions of large three-dimensional and performance weather-tolerant art for the outdoor exhibition space on the Forbes Library lawn. Learn more.


Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show

Submission Due Date: August 1

Submission Fees: $40 outside; $50 inside
South Deerfield

The Artisans of WMass is now accepting applications for our Fall Craft Show to take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building in South Deerfield. We are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre. This will be a juried show. It will be an indoor/outdoor show and will take place rain or shine. Limited electricity will be available on a first come, first served basis. App. online at:

Contact: Jan Bajgier


Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s Art Festival

DEADLINE: August 15, 2015.

Fine Arts Exhibit and Sale, September 12, 10AM-4PM on Bradford Common (Bradford, MA), rain or shine. Open to all: non-refundable entry fee $40 ($30 members). Information and registration click here


Worcester State University Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

August 28, 2015: Deadline

Until recently, art and science were not such distinct disciplines. Before the 20th century, collectors displayed their scientific treasures alongside their paintings. In cabinets of “curiosities,” collectors displayed specimens from the natural world alongside prints, drawings, and paintings. All of these treasures were deemed marvels of the material world, equally important for their aesthetic qualities and expressive of the mystery and hidden order of the world. In the 20th century, art and science diverged dramatically. Artists and scientists were regarded as having different perspectives and goals. Now we see a reconvergence; we appreciate the creative thinking in scientific discoveries, and artists seek out the images in macro and micro scale produced from our scientific and tech-dominated age.

This exhibition seeks art that reflects the artist as scientific explorer, empirical thinker, or art in any media that has been influenced by scientific discoveries and imagery, past and present. – See more at: Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

Prizes awarded

  • First: $400
  • Second: $250
  • Third: $150
  • Honorable Mention

Important Dates


  • September 18, 2015: Notification
  • October 2, 2015: Art Due in Gallery
  • October 22, 2015 – December 3, 2015: Show Dates


Hertans Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Deadline: Sept 12, 2015

Centrally located in world famous Brimfield, Massachusetts, this fall festival will celebrate the creative talents of approximately 60 artists, artisans and crafters.  Enjoy the exhibits from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday October 3rd and 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday, October 4th in 2015 (Show will take place rain or shine).  Food and refreshments are also available.  Located at Hertan’s show grounds on Route 20 in Brimfield. (GPS address:  6 Mill Lane Road, Brimfield MA 01010)  Vendors with items that are not mass manufactured are invited to apply.


The West Parish Garden Cemetery and the Andover Historical Society

  • 2-D, All Media due September 18, 2015

have announced their following juried show: Passages (October 2015). 2-D, All Media, will be presented at the Andover Historical Society.


Mass Audubon: Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest

2015 Contest: April 1–September 30

Once again we’re seeking photos that highlight people in nature and the beauty of Massachusetts wildlife and landscapes. And new this year: a Mass Audubon Travel category. If you’re one of the thousands of people who have joined a Mass Audubon-led trip in the last five years, domestic or international, you can enter photos from those trips!

We are seeking digital photographs of people in nature, as well as those that highlight the beauty and diversity of Massachusetts wildlife, plant life, and landscapes. In order to qualify, photographs must be taken:

  • in Massachusetts, or
  • at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, New Hampshire, or
  • on a Mass Audubon-led trip

Each entrant may enter a maximum of five photographs. Photos may have been taken at any time prior to or during the Contest except for the Travel category.  Travel photos must be taken within the last five years on a Mass Audubon-led trip. click here for entry  click here for rules


“Expressions” Open Juried Exhibition at Rowayton Arts Center

Entry Deadline: 2015-09-28

Open juried exhibition of artwork in all media. Prospectus and receiving information on web site .All media, any theme


Calls for Exhibition


ArtSpace Gallery

ArtSpace Gallery Exhibition Opportunity. ArtSpace Gallery in Maynard, MA, is currently accepting proposals for group or solo exhibitions for its upcoming September 2015 through July 2016 season. Proposals should be for group or solo exhibitions and present a coherent theme. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. The ArtSpace Gallery Committee may combine solo proposals creating two to four mini solo shows in one large exhibit. Preference will be given to New England artists. Proposal deadline submission is May 15, 2015 for consideration. Please email for further details.


The Newton Free Library

presents monthly art exhibits by regional artists in our Gallery and Main Hall. The library is a state-of-the-art facility which over 15,000 people visit weekly. They are currently seeking submissions of two dimensional, original works by local artists to be exhibited in their galleries for the January-June 2016 time period. Click here for more information
Deadline: May 15, 2015 at noon


The Visual Arts Exhibition Committee of Wellfleet Preservation Hall

announced an open call to artists, curators and collaborators for exhibitions to be held in 2015.  Proposals for new works, existing works or touring shows and all multidisciplinary practices will be considered. Curators may include their own work in the exhibition. Application 


The Brookline Arts Center

is currently accepting exhibition proposals on a rolling review. The Center’s call for exhibition proposals encourages solo artists and groups of all levels to organize and present a professional exhibition with the guidance and support of our staff. The BAC’s Gallery hosts three to four solo or group proposed exhibitions each calendar year. A panel of jurors consisting of local Brookline artists and professionals will make the exhibition selections. All exhibitions will be approximately one month in length. The placement of the exhibit within the calendar year may be timed to accommodate BAC special events. Brookline Arts Center information.
Deadline: Rolling till July 31, 2015


Exhibition Proposals The Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester

seeks exhibition proposals for their 2015/16 season. A number of four-week exhibition slots are available for either year. Exhibition and curatorial opportunities are open to RNAC members and non-members. Solo shows and group exhibitions accepted. The space is suited for two-dimensional work and small sculpture; interested artists should be familiar with the space before submitting a proposal. For guidelines, contact


Exhibition Proposals GRIN

accepts proposals for solo and group exhibitions, gallery-wide guest curated exhibitions, and other special events. GRIN is a contemporary art gallery in Providence, Rhode Island, founded to create a space for artists to develop and exhibit their work and to promote an intellectually demanding yet aesthetically pleasing environment focusing on art across mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling


Westfield Athenaeum seeking applications for Jasper Rand Art Museum

Sponsoring Group Name: The Westfield Athenaeum
Submission Due Date: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield

Currently seeking artist applications for inclusion for the 2015 Jasper Rand Art Gallery exhibits. Artists interested in exhibiting their own work or items from their personal collection, should submit an application, and should make available at least three (3) slides, photographs or examples of representative work, along with a brief description of the artist’s training or background. Applications will be reviewed by committee and submission does not guarantee an exhibit. See website for more info.

Contact: Cher Collins


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Pat Conant January 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Nice collection of competitions. Website very informative.

Nancy@goneinc February 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Thank you, Pat. Let others know about it!

Lynn Salem July 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Thanks for posting, Nancy

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