Calls for Entry
Entries will be accepted from February 1st, 2014 through May 31st, 2014 at 5:00 PM, EST.
Call for entries: This is a call for original documentary videos that explore and document the world around us. The top videos chosen will be featured as part of our new video series, Smithsonian In Motion. The winners may also be interviewed and highlighted by Smithsonian.com. Any entry, even those not selected as winners, may also be showcased and eligible for additional prizes. Rules and Guidelines
Smithsonian.com is looking for original videos that explore and document the world around us:
- Documentaries — Find a subject and tell us a story
- Time-lapse — Use this technique to capture everything from cityscapes to plant life
- How-to — Capture how things get accomplished, designed or fabricated
- Profiles — Document an artist or craftsman along with their area of expertise
- Interviews — Capture people’s stories and experiences
- Animation — Set an interesting personal or historical event to animation
- American Experience — Shoot a story that captures something uniquely American
What to Enter: Eligible videos are documentaries of up to up to 10 minutes in total length and 2 GB in size. File formats to be used: MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV. The videos must have been created (filmed and edited) since January 1st, 2013. The Smithsonian reserves the right to ask any entrant to provide written consent for certain or all persons appearing in the entered documentary or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to the Smithsonian upon request.
The Vernon Community Arts Center
Exhibit Dates: May 4 – 31
Entry Deadline: April 23, 24, 26
- Opening Reception: Sunday May 4, 1:00 – 4:00: Awards Ceremony 3:00
- Drop Off Dates: Wed. April 23, 4 – 8 Thurs. April 24, 1- 5, Sat. April 26, 1 – 5
- Pick-up of Unaccepted Work: Fri. May 2, 2 – 6 Sat. May 3, 1 – 5
- End of Show Pick-up: Sun. June 1, 1 – 5, Tues. June 3, 2 – 6
Open to artists 18 years of age and older working in any medium including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and multimedia. No giclee prints or photography please. (The VCAC hosts a separate annual juried photography exhibit.) Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces. All work must be wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers. All work must be original. Work must be hand delivered. (For installation or multimedia, please call with details.) There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions. $20 for one entry. $30 for up to three entries. Make checks payable to the Vernon Community Arts Center. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibit.
- 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066 (860) 871-VCAC (8222)
- For more information please email: email@example.com or call (860) 871-8222.
The Longmeadow Historical Society
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014
Submission Fees: $75 for a 15′ X 15′ space (spaces may be shared for this fee by two artists)
Graphic artists and photographers are invited to exhibit in this always popular and well attended Gallery on the Green. Prints and note cards can be sold. Drawing or painting is encouraged on site. The Gallery will be advertised and publicized extensively. Applications on website. Gallery dates: Sat-Sun, May 17 (9am-5pm) and May 18 (11am-5pm). Free pancake breakfast on Saturday for exhibitors.
Contact: Stuart A. Warshaw
413-531-9414 click here for application
Deadline for ALL Entries: April 25, 2014
May 31 – July 26, 2014
Open to All Media
Awards: Best in Show: $3,000 prize and a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center. The juror has, at his discretion, an additional $4,000+ in cash awards.
Artists must reside in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Deadline: April 28, 2014
- Professionals: $35 | Amateurs: $12
- PhotoServe/WPPI members will receive a discount: (Professionals: $24.50 | Amateurs: $8.40)
- Plants, Animals
- Insects and Gardens
- Beaches, Islands and Underwater
- Parks and Safaris
- Outdoor Sports and Activities
PRIZES: One professional grand-prize winner will receive:
- $500 gift card from Adorama
- GoPro Hero Black Edition camera
- More prizes to come!
All professional first-place winners will receive:
- PhotoServe.com portfolio
- one-year subscription to PDN
One amateur grand-prize winner will receive:
- $500 gift card from Adorama
- GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition camera
- Free tuition to
- MatadorU’s Travel Photography Course
- one-year subscription to MatadorAccess
All amateur first-place winners will receive: one-year subscription to MatadorAccess
Eight professional and amateur
first-place winners will receive:
- $100 Adorama gift card
Deadline: April 30, 2014 (Received)
We are looking for someone to create one (1) original female and one (1) male human character that will appeal universally to children between 0 – 8 years old. The artwork should be fun, bold, contain highly saturated colors, and strong lines. The characters should be standing on a white background, and be at least 10 inches high. If you have the winning submission, you will be asked to provide the characters in other poses approved by HGF. All art must be submitted by email or a large file transfer program to firstname.lastname@example.org, in at least 1200 DPI, along with a signed work-for-hire contract, and signed W-9. The grand prize winner’s artwork will receive a cash prize of $2,500.
The second runner-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000.
The third runner-up will receive a cash prize of $500. (413)276-0730
Deadline: May 16, 2014
Sunday, June 8th, 2014 in Center Park. The show will feature arts, crafts, and antiques.
Located in the heart of downtown Manchester, the show is well attended and greatly anticipated as a yearly tradition in Manchester. click here for entry form
National Deadline: May 20, 2014 -
2014 National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum – See The Light. Open to all mediums, sizes and concepts that explore light both as a tool for emphasis, and as medium. Consider portrayals of sunlight, transparency, highlights … silhouettes, sundials … See The Light will be on display at the Attleboro Arts Museum from June 25th–July 23rd. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.
All mediums & expressions of “See The Light” from US artists will be juried. There is no size limit for 2D, however all entries (both 2D and 3D) cannot weigh more than 100 lbs each.
Each artist may submit up to 2 entries. $18 covers payment for up to 2 entries for Museum members; $25 covers up to 2 entries for non-members. All fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.
We accept CD or hand-delivered entries. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Artists are required to provide entry fees & completed forms with submission(s).
DEADLINE: May 27, 2014
PRIZES: ONE PROFESSIONAL GRAND-PRIZE and ONE AMATEUR GRAND-PRIZE winner will receive:
- A $500 gift card to a major camera retailer
- A digital camera
- iPad Air
- More prizes to come
FIRST-PLACE PROFESSIONAL WINNERS will receive:
- A PhotoServe Portfolio ($860 value)
- One-year PDN subscription ($65 value)
All FIRST PLACE winners will receive:
- A digital camera
- A $100 gift card to a major camera retailer
Winning images will be featured in PDN ’s August issue which has an additional print circulation to 5,000 photography industry creatives, and in an extended online gallery.
- Animal Portraits
- Personal Work
Art in the Courtyard 2014: Art and Fine Crafts at the Lowell Folk Festival A Collaboration Between the Lowell Folk Festival and the Brush Art Gallery
Applications Due: May 30, 2014 (delivered, not postmarked).
Artists and artisans are invited to apply to exhibit at Art in the Courtyard 2014, the arts and fine crafts component of the 28th annual Lowell Folk Festival. Each year over 100,000 visitors enjoy the country’s largest free festival. Art in the Courtyard provides an opportunity for them to visit and purchase some of the finest art and craftwork being produced.
Art in the Courtyard is held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard conveniently located between the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. The courtyard is adjacent to one of the main music and dance stages at the Festival. Tents are set up for the artists to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. The Brush Gallery & Artists’ Studios is coordinating Art in Courtyard 2014 in collaboration with the Lowell Folk Festival and the Lowell National Historical Park.
- Dates of event: • Saturday, July 26, noon – 7:30 p.m. • Sunday, July 27, noon – 6 p.m.
- Applications Due: • May 30, 2014 (delivered, not postmarked).
- For application, instructions and more information on this exciting event: www.artinthecourtyard.org
- Questions? email@example.com
- Click here for application form
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Sept.6&7, 2014 10am to 5pm
Historic Hubbard Green will once again be transformed into an Open Air Gallery on September 6 & 7, 2014, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, both days, rain or shine. Every year, Glastonbury’s picturesque Hubbard Green changes from a quiet oasis of shade trees and open space into a bustling marketplace for original fine art and hand-made craft. click here for Application form
Friends of the Agawam Public Library1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show at the Agawam Public Library
Mon. June 2 – Mon. June 23, 2014
Three day drop off of 3D Objects: Thur., May 29, 2014 3-8; Fri., May 30 1-5; and Sat., May 31, 2014 10-1
- During Library Hours – Mon.-Thur. 9-9, Fri. 10-6, and Sat. June 7 & 14 10-5. Closed Sat. June 21, 2014
- Judging: Sat. May 31, 2014 2 PM Closed to public
- Pick up 3D Art Objects not accepted in the Show: Mon., June 2, 2014 3 PM – 8 PM
- Reception & Awards: Fri. June 13, 2014 7 PM – 9 PM
- Pick up 3D Art Objects at end of show: Wed. June 25, 2014 3-8 and Thur. June 26, 2014 3-8. If can’t come, call 413-789-1550 x8855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fees: Early-bird registration fee $25 per entry, if mail entry form & check by Thur., May 29, 2014; $30 after Thur., May 29
- Entry: Multiple Entries per Category Allowed. All 3D Art Objects must be original and made by the artist/artisan. Fee applies to each entry.
- Sculpture – Traditional/Single Media – object created using a single material, such as, but not limited to, stone, bronze, cast, wood, ceramics, plastic
- Sculpture – Contemporary/Mixed Media – object combines more than one material including recyclables and found objects
- Artisan/Craft – Jewelry/Metals/Glass
- Artisan/Craft – Furniture/Wood/Fabrics
- Artisan/Craft – Ceramics/Gourds
Proposal for an Outdoor Sculpture: An entry may be submitted as a model of what an outdoor sculpture item would look like. The Friends will review and decide if they want to purchase the full size sculpture for outside display. There are no guarantees that any proposal will be accepted by the Friends. This is an additional opportunity when entering a sculpture item in the show. The model will still be considered as an entry in its sculpture category
Awards: Total $2,550 – Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($200), 2nd ($150), 3rd ($100) in each Category plus 10 Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards
A category must have five or more submitted and accepted entries to qualify for awards. Friends of the Agawam Public Library reserves the right to eliminate a category, if there are not at least five entries submitted and accepted. 3D Art Object entry fee will be refunded.
Location: Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper Street, Agawam MA, 01001
Momentum: Images of Dance — the tenth annual Sanford L. Rosenberg Memorial Dance Photography Competition.
June 1, 2014
- Each contestant may submit up to 3 entries (black and white or color)
- Each photograph must be 8″ x 10″ borderless – submitted works not following this instruction will be immediately disqualified (please use high quality photographic paper – matt or gloss)
- Each photograph must be numbered on the back corner to correspond with the listing on the application form (use soft pencil)
- Do not write on back of photo except to provide number in a corner as described above
- All contestants must submit a completed application with their entries
The 2014 contest will award six prizes: First, Second, Third and Fourth place; C.V.R.B. Commendation Prize and Honorable Mention. All six winners will receive graduated monetary awards and frameable certificates.
In addition, six juried winners will be awarded a frameable certificate.
All 12 winning images will be displayed on the website in 2014. Copy protection will be provided.
Connecticut Audubon Society - Center at Fairfield - Birds and Their Habitat
Deadline: June 14, 2014
As the title suggests, works must feature birds and/or the beauty of nature, from bird life and their habitats to the diversity of natural landscapes specific to Connecticut and the Northeast. Works must be original and current. Mediums include: ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, wood carving and fine art crafts.
Connecticut Women Artists - 85th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition
Online Registration deadline is Monday, July 14, 2014
- August 30 – September 26, 2014
- Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:
- Saturday, September 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
This show is open to all women artists regardless of your place of residency. Original work in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture. Photomechanical reproductions of original work (giclee prints) are not eligible. Three entries per artist. Please note: Work submitted must have been completed within the last two years.
Entry Fees*:First entry $30, second entry $15, third entry $10*Members must have paid their 2014 dues in full
Awards: Up to $2,200 will be awarded in cash and prizes. click here for prospectus
“Emilee’s Art Dream: In Her Honor, an Exhibition for MS Awareness” Sponsored by Westfield State University
Entry deadline: 9/1/14
Date of event: 10/24 to 12/6/14
Send digital submissions to email@example.com
Submissions are now being accepted for Westfield State University’s juried exhibition entitled “Emilee’s Art Dream: In Her Honor, an Exhibition for MS Awareness” The exhibition is open to New England artists only, and will run from 10/24 to 12/6/14, with a reception on 11/6/14. Artists may submit up to 3 works (preferred size under 5 feet). All forms of media are accepted, and submissions/descriptions should be tied to MS awareness. Submissions may be sent digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2014, with decisions out by September 15. For any questions, please call Callie Hutchinson at (413) 572-5630.
Deadline to commit/postcard images due: September 21st
Nov. 1-Jan. 4, 2015: Sixth Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale where all work is under $200 and under 200 sq inches. Deadline to commit/postcard images due: September 21st. Submission form here
Sony World Photography Awards 4 competitions
Professional Competition – for serious photographers. Close 09/01/2014 http://worldphoto.org/competitions/sony-world-photography-awards-2014-professional-competition/
Open Competition – for amateurs and enthusiasts. Close 06/01/2014 http://worldphoto.org/competitions/sony-world-photography-awards-2014-open-competition/
Student Focus – for those studying photography. Close 12/06/2013 http://worldphoto.org/student-focus/2014-student-focus-competition/
Youth Award – for anyone aged 19 and under. Close06/01/2014 http://worldphoto.org/competitions/sony-world-photography-awards-2014-youth-award/
Open call, artists working in all media for future exhibitions.
Entry deadline: December 1, 2014
at W @ The Whit 42 Wendell Ave Pittsfield, MA 01331 4136958431
W @ the Whit is seeking submissions of art from artists working in all media for possibly placement in upcoming events and exhibitions. W @ the Whit is located in the main gallery of the Whitney Center for the Arts in a mansion in the historic Berkshires. Just down the Road from Tanglewood and Historic Lenox and a scenic drive from Mass MOCA. The Whitney Center for the Arts is in downtown Pittsfield, MA, Referred to as “The Brooklyn of the Berkshires” it is the largest city in the Berkshires and a growing artistic and cultural hub with several theaters and arts institutions within a few steps of the gallery.
Seeking submissions by artists working in any media for consideration for future exhibitions.
All submissions are to be done via email to WattheWhitSubmit@gmail.com .
Please include within the email-
-5 examples of your work and/or a link to where your work can be viewed on the internet.
-A description of each of the 5 images submitted including, name, dementions, year completed and retail price.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What’s inside? We can’t tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, canvas, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It’s a project that combines the creation of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game.
Mystery build is ideal for anyone looking to go beyond the standard art contest, to not only showcase their strongest talents and skills but also stretch their creative muscles and think and work in entirely new ways. The theme this year is “Build a Dream”. What does that mean? You tell us.
Purchase a Mystery Build kit and your project materials will be shipped to your door. Create an original project using only the materials provided, that relates to the contest’s theme. Share your creation online. Upload images and/or video of your project, as well as images/video of your work in progress. http://mysterybuild.com/
The Payoff: Fortune and Fame. Judges and voters will select the winners of cash awards! Winning artists get nationwide exposure on our website! 2014: $21,000 in cash awards
More Calls for Entry:
Seeking video art (no films please) for public display at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Please submit vimeo, youtube or personal website links or send hard copies to the address below as high definition H.264/MPEG-‐4 on a dvd or flash memory stick. Work submitted as links are required to send hard copies if selected. Any length work will be considered. No submission fee required, but hard copies of works will not be returned. Review of submissions will happen quarterly but are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Selected videos will be displayed either individually or as a curated group (depending on length and content). Works will be displayed for one month during the academic year on a 47″ HD flat screen TV located in the Saint Edmund’s Hall Lounge.
The National Association of Women Artists, Inc
Entry deadline: March 15, 2014
(N.A.W.A.) is inviting women artists to apply for memberships in three available categories: Regular Juried Membership, Student Juried Membership (BFA/MFA Students), Associate Membership—Non-Juried (emerging artists who are developing a professional body of work). Deadline for all applications: September 15 and March 15 of each year. (Excellent exhibition opportunities.) Please send SASE to: The National Association of Women Artists, Inc., 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, NY, NY 10011 or download application from our website: www.thenawa.org
FotoFanatic Monthly Photo Contest Enter the FotoFanatic monthly photo contest to be in with a chance to win a cash prize. Every month the members vote on 3 of the 4 categories. $2 per entry. For more information, visit http://www.fotofanatic.com/
Weekly Photo Com This photo competition is held weekly, with submissions from around the world. Entry fee is $1 per photo. Prize money depends on the amount of entries, since half of the entry fee is the dollar amount won. With 500 entries the winner will receive US$500.00, with 50,000 entries the winner will receive US $50,000. All participants are welcome. All work must be submitted online. Visit http://www.weeklyphotocomp.com/ for more information.
Illuminations at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Illuminations at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center A rotating exhibit, for patients, families, friends and staff, intended to offer encouragement and shed light on the human experience. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Open to all artists, mediums, and styles. For prospectus contact the program manager at (617) 726-4808orIlluminations@partners.org.
Daily Photo competitions Check out this site for daily photo