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Parreeee! at UMass Dartmouth University Art Gallery

Entry Deadline:04-18-15

UMass Dartmouth University Art Gallery in Downtown New Bedford is accepting submissions to its exhibition inspired by our perceptions of French culture. Professional artists of all media including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, sound art, video, or installation are asked to consider Paris – the idea, the reality and the fantasy. How did Paris enter our collective minds and how can we portray it? What does “Paris” represent for us? How does Paris act as America’s aspirational or elegant self?
Do you like Paris in the Springtime, the Summer, the Winter, or Fall? Is there a Paris within us? Have you read authors who talk about Paris or are you inspired by artworks associated with the city? As you travel its streets in your mind, are you wearing Chanel, Dior, and/or a beret, accompanying Audrey Tautou, or Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, in a film by Truffaut, Godard, Varda or Woody Allen? What is it about Paris that spells love, desire, elegance, taste, or the avant-garde and freedom? Is it Paris imagined or is it real – and do we even care? 715 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA 02740

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Silvermine Arts Center 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition

Deadline: April 24, 2015

(Show Dates: June 6 – July 26, 2015). Open to all media. Art of the Northeast is a competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made in the Northeast by emerging and established artists. This year the exhibition will be a tightly curated show, comprised of approximately 25 artists, depending on scale. The juror will have at his discretion the ability to select a suite of three to five works by an individual artist. The Best in Show Prize is a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $3,000 stipend for show related expenses. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. Eligibility: Open to all artists, 17 years of age and older, residing in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI & VT. Original artwork in any media will be accepted.

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The 15th Annual Piedmont Juried Photography Show

Deadline: April 25th or 26th  10:00AM to 2:00PM

May 3rd through May 17th, 2015  ENTRIES:  must be hand delivered to  Piedmont Hall, 604 Main Street, Somers CT. May be framed or unframed.  All must be matted.  Frames must have wires for hanging. click here for application

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What’s Old Is New Again: Alternative Photographic Processes – The Gallery 136½

Deadline April 26, Connecticut, 

Open Call For Entries – US Residents 18+  – Photography

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22nd Annual Regional Exhibit at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly

Entry Deadline:04-26-15

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly invites artists to participate in their 22nd Annual Regional Exhibit. The largest and most diverse show of ACGOW’s year, the juried Regional Show is open to local and regional artists from across the Northeast. All fine art and fine craft media are eligible. Exceptional work is recognized in various categories and prizes will be awarded, including the $500 Louise Pittaway Award for Excellence in Oil Painting.

This year ACGOW is honored to have Clint Slowik, Director, Marquee Gallery, New London, CT as juror. Mr. Slowik is also Program Director of the International Contemporary Artist Space Residency Program in East Lyme, CT, and Instructor at LQM Gallery Youth and Adult Workshops in New London and East Lyme. Mr. Slowick will be responsible for determining the winners of the following Fine Arts and Craft awards. For its second year, the $500 Louise Pittaway Award for Excellence in Oil Painting will be awarded in honor of the late Connecticut oil painter and photographer. Fine Art awards also include the $100 ACGOW Award; the $200 Professional Planning Award and the $100 Jerry’s Artarama Award. Five $250 Craft Awards will be given by the Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation. Prospectus
Hand-delivered entries will be received at the gallery on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 12 – 5 PM  7 Canal St. Westerly, RI 02891  4015962221

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The Soho Photo Gallery-National Photography Competition- New York

Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2015       

  • Opening Reception: July 8, 2015, 6–8 pm
  • Exhibition: July 7–25

Soho Photo Gallery initiated its first juried national photo competition in 1995 and it has been an annual event ever since. Each year, the Gallery receives hundreds of entries from photographers all over the United States.

The Soho Photo National Photography Competition has no limits as to subject matter or technique.

Awards will include cash prizes for 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), and 3rd place ($100). There will also be a minimum of two Honorable Mentions and special gifts from our sponsor, Archival Methods.

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The Arsenal Center for the Arts

Deadline: May 1, 2015

seeks the artwork from illustrators and comic artists who create work in a children/family friendly genre, for their summer 2015 exhibition More Than Words: A Children’s Illustration Exhibition. Original work is preferred but high-quality prints will be considered. Work can be hand drawn, painted, print, graphic, or digital – All work must be submitted electronically. Submit 5-10 images in JPEG format, no larger than 300dpi. Include name, address, phone number, and email address on corresponding numbered call sheet with title, medium, dimensions, edition (if applicable) and price of each piece. Please also include resume and artist statement. Send all application materials to Aneleise Ruggles at aneleiseruggles@arsenalarts.org. The submission fee is $20 and can be mailed to: Attention: Aneleise Ruggles, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Questions, contact Aneleise Ruggles, Exhibitions Coordinator (617-923-0100, ext. 8304 or aneleiseruggles@arsenalarts.org.) click here for more info

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Mobile Pics CT 2015: Connecticut themed cellphone photo exhibition at The Gallery at Still River Edition

Entry Deadline: May 1 2015

Connecticut-themed cell phone photo exhibit at the Gallery at Still River Editions Sat. June 13 – Fri. Sep. 25, 2015 Deadline for entry May 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm Public opening reception will be held in conjunction with the State of Connecticut’s Open House Day Saturday, June 13 from 12 noon – 5 pm.
Photos must have been taken with a cell phone camera, and must have been taken in Connecticut. Exhibit is open to anyone residing in the United States. Photos may be enhanced, cropped, or manipulated in-camera or with external programs such as Instagram, Picasa, Photoshop, etc. as long as original photo was made with a cellphone camera. Subject matter is OPEN (landscapes, portraits, still life, etc.), keeping in mind the exhibit is meant to be seen by people of all ages. If your photo is rejected for any reason (at our discretion), your fee will be refunded.
Photos will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach 150 photos, so please submit early. Entries may be made online via our website, email, or in person.
Entry Fee: 1 photo $10 / 2 photos $15  Entry fee includes archival print made on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag (308 gsm) archival paper printed by Still River Editions. If your print is sold, the purchaser may pay for it and take it immediately. Another print will be printed and put in its place at no charge to you . This means at the end of the exhibit there will be either one or two (if you submitted two) prints of yours to take home.
If your print(s) sells, Still River Editions takes a nominal 10% commission. You set the price of your prints (on the order form). Suggested price range is $20-50.

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Closeline Show – Valley Photo Center

Deadline: May 5

The VPC is already accepting submissions from the public for it’s last show of the season, the Spring Open Submission Show. Any photographer can submit photographs for exhibition and sale in the gallery.

The Valley Photo Center Director, D. John McCarthy said, “For the first time the gallery will hold a Clothesline Photo Exhibit. This means photographers can submit any size print without mounting it, without a mat, and without a frame. In fact they don’t even have to be printed, just email your digital files to info@iafphoto.com will print two 8×10 it for you as part of your submission fee of $25.00 and $10.00 for each additional 8×10 print. Students can submit prints for $10.00 for the first two 8×10’s and $5.00 for additional prints. If photographers prefer they may submit their unframed prints to any of our sponsor drop off sites”.  For more information about the show click here:  Open Submission Clothesline Show

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Darkroom Gallery Natural Realm Essex Jct., VT

DEADLINE May 13th, 2015 Midnight EST

Wild, wild wilderness, it’s grandeur and grace epically and intimately explored through photography.

Humans have always looked upon the beauty, majesty, and ingenuity of the world around them with reverent wonder. The regular rhythms of the sun and moon, the myriads of living creatures in all their splendid diversity, the magnificence of a flower, a butterfly’s wings or a snow crystal –  The ancient Greeks aptly called the universe kosmos, a word denoting order and harmony. This underlying order is reflected in many intriguing patterns in nature.

Many of nature’s patterns are related to the golden section and the Fibonacci numbers. For instance, the golden spiral is a logarithmic or equiangular spiral – a type of spiral found in unicellular foraminifera, sunflowers, seashells, animal horns and tusks, beaks and claws, whirlpools, hurricanes, and spiral galaxies.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that investigates this intrinsic magic in the natural world. From macro shots to large scale landscapes show us your examples of this otherworldly complexity within our natural realm.

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2015 New England Regional Juried Exhibition at Creative Arts Center -New England Water Color Society

Entry Deadline: May 14, 2015

Over $2,000 in Awards
Juror of Selection and Awards – Tony van Hasselt, AWS
Open to any artist residing in New England age 18 and older
All work must be painted with aqua media including watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, gouache and inks on unvarnished paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo
All work must be for sale

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The Attleboro Arts Museum  Possessions: Prized and Otherwise.

CD Entry Deadline: By May 15th, 2015
Hand-delivered Entry Deadline: May 29th or 30th, 2015

Open to all mediums, sizes and concepts that explore the things we hold dear – and the things we just plain hold. Consider representations of storage units, moving day, family heirlooms, trophies, travel souvenirs, yard sales, bric-a-brac on the fireplace mantel …
Possessions–Prized and Otherwise will be on display at the Attleboro Arts Museum from June 24–July 23, 2015. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

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 The Post Office Gallery in North Truro

Deadline: May 15, 2015

invites visual artists to participate in their exhibition WEATHER’D. All media will be considered. Submit up to three high resolution images.

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The West Parish Garden Cemetery and the Andover Historical Society

  • Deadline: 3-D installation s due May 15, 2015
  • 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 and 3-D installations will occur on the Cemetery Grounds.

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Sculpture Fix Exhibition The Color of Thin Air INTERNATIONAL ONLINE GROUP SHOW

JUNE 1 – JULY 15, 2015

Deadline for submission: May 17, 2015.

The Color of Thin Air will feature work that captures the color of the world. From a crowded city street to the top of a secluded mountain, the places that steal your breath bring out a feeling like no other. The backbone of this exhibition is that moment of breathlessness, the clarity and detachment when you look around and your world is fully saturated and stunning. We invite artists from around the world to show us the colors of your community and what inspires you to create sculpture. One exhibiting artist will receive a Solo Exhibition in 2016. All work must be original and exhibit multidimensional qualities. All work must be for sale. Submission fee is $30 for 3 images and $5 per additional image. For information visit:www.SculptureFix.com

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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.

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FIRST CONTEST CELEBRATING FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

REGULAR DEADLINE IS 31 MAY 2015 

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.
PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN COMPETE IN 20 CATEGORIES
DIVIDED FOR PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR LEVEL OF EXPERTISE

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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

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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!

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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: pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com
Contact: Kate Powell, Aqueous Co-Chair, katepowell711@yahoo.com, (540) 454-4777.

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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.

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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

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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.

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“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

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Calls for Exhibition

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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 artspacemaynard@gmail.com for further details.

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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

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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 

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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

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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 art@rockyneckartcolony.org

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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

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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
Website: www.westath.org

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
413-568-0638

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