Calls for Entry

 DEADLINE: November 14, 2014.

seeks submissions for Open Call: NNE (North-Northeast), a juried exhibition open to artists in the six New England states and New York. Unlike BMAC’s previous juried exhibitions, Open Call: NNE will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each. EXHIBITION DATES: January 10–February 7, 2015. JUROR: Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. ENTRY FEE: $30 ($20 for BMAC members). APPLY ONLINE: click here


Jeffrey Leder Gallery: Photographic Being II  Brooklyn, New York

Deadline: November 21, 2014

Open to all artists, American and International, who have created photographic works of art. Each work will be considered based on the merit of each single piece.Prospectus: click here


Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut: Accessible Art 2015: Regional Call for Artists

Deadline: November 21, 2014

January 19 – December 31, 2015

Open to all 2D, 3D, and installation artists, 18 years or older. All disciplines welcome. (Presenting almost 100 local and regional visual artists since its inception, Accessible Art is intended to provide opportunity for artists to show work in alternative spaces, making art more accessible to the general public while bringing life to downtown communities.)  Cultural Alliance membership required: $35 annually


New York Center for Photographic Art International Call for Entry Black and White 2014

Deadline: November 23, 2014

New Century Gallery $3,000 total awards $35/3, $10 for each add’l image April 6-18, 2015


International Airport Gallery Art Contest

Deadline: November 25, 2014

MIA (Miami, FL), JFK (New York, NY), and GRU (São Paulo, Brazil)  Embler Art Gallery will select 8 artists to represent and have work featured for sale inside International Airport VIP Airline Club Lounges for one full year! This contest is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, and mixed media are all eligible. $45 for 4 images      Prospectus: click here


Valley Photo Fall Open Submission Show  Fall, 2014

Drop off deadline noon on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.   Friday, November 21, 2014 at the VPC

Twice a year the Valley Photo Center has an Open Submission Show in our gallery. This is an opportunity for members and photographers to show off their work to the general public as well as offer them for sale. While most for profit galleries charge 50% or more of the sale price, because the VPC is a not for profit we charge only a modest 30% deductible donation on sales. That donation is fully deductible on your taxes.

Photos for the show may be dropped off at the VPC gallery during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 11 AM until 2 PM or at any of our sponsors. Keep in mind that if you want to drop the photos off at the VPC we are normally closed the week before the next show opens so you’ll have to drop off your entries by Friday, November 21, 2014 at the VPC. The deadline to drop off you photos at one of or sponsors for the Fall 2014 show will be noon time on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

All prints should be ready to hang. That means they should be framed and the frame should have a hook or wire on the back of it. We have a limited number of 11×14 frames if you would like to borrow one for the show. If you don’t have a frame you can rent a 11×14 frame from VPC or we can hang any size print bigger than 8×10. Please call the director at 413-455-5658 to borrow a frame for the show.

A basic VPC membership allows you to enter two prints in one show per year. If you are not a member or you want to enter in both shows there is a $25.00 fee for the first two prints and a $10.00 fee for each additional print or $30.00 for a frame rental or unmounted print and $12.50 for additional prints.  If you enter prints in a show you automatically become a VPC member. Join as a Silver member and you can enter two prints in each show and you get a link to your web site. Join as a Gold Member and you also get a free VPC Tee shirt and you can submit an extra print, for a total of three, to each of the Open Submission Shows.

After the show you can pick up your prints at the VPC during regular hours or call for an appointment:  413-455-5658

Members enter prints at these levels: Become a member of the Valley Photo Center and help us accomplish our mission.

Donation Levels

  • Member – $25.00. Submit two free framed prints to either the Fall or Spring VPC Open Show, a $25.00 value.
  • Silver Member – $50.00   Submit two framed prints to both the Fall and Spring VPC Open Shows, a $50.00 value, and get a link to your web site.
  • Gold Member – $100.00 Submit up to three framed prints to both the Fall and Spring VPC Open Shows, get a link to your web site, and get a VPC Tee Shirt.
  • Platinum Member – $200.00 Companies get three free mini adverts in our newsletter, a web mini advert and link, plus the benefits above

 Locations to Drop off Photos:

  • Valley Photo Center 1500 Main St. Tower Square, Upper Level Springfield MA  413-782-0868 Hours: Monday – Friday 11 – 2
  • Giclee of New England, Inc. 1240 Park Street Palmer, MA 01069 413-284-4344 Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5 Saturday 10 – 2


Darkroom Gallery Essex Junction, Vermont Con[text]: Word & Image

Deadline: November 26, 2014

Open to all photographers  $24/first 4 images, $5/each additional image   Prospectus: click here


Gallery 136½ Elemental: earth, air, water, fire January 17 – February 12, 2015

Deadline: November 30, 2014

Artists working in all photographic mediums. We are seeking images that involve earth, air, water, and fire. These images may be simply about one of these classical elements itself, the relationship of one element to another, or the tangible or spiritual connection that humans have with these elements. Forty to fifty photographs will be chosen by the juror to be exhibited. $25 for the first 5 images, $6 for each additional image.   Prospectus click here


Portraits: The National Portrait Gallery has issued a call for entries for The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016

Deadline: November 30, 2014

The work entered should be understood as a portrait in the broadest sense. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental or conceptual portrait, but it must be based on the artist’s direct contact with any living individual(s). Self-portraits will be accepted. Entries will be accepted in all visual arts media including but not restricted to: painting, drawing and watercolor, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, photography, prints, video, film, performance, and digital or time-based media.

Brookline Arts Center – GOLDEN February 6-April 10, 2015

Entry Deadline: December 7, 2014, 11:59pm

The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is celebrating it’s golden anniversary! For 50 years, the Center has been a pillar for excellence in art education and developing appreciation for the visual arts. In conjunction with its 50th Anniversary, the BAC invites Massachusetts based artists of all mediums to submit work relating to gold. Jurors: Julie Graham and Mags Harries   Entry Fee: $25.50 for 1-3 submissions, $40.50 for 4-6


Boston High Water Collective: Boston 2050: High Water – Call for Environmental 2D and 3D Art Summer Fall 2015

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Grove Hall, Boston Public Library, Dorchester, MA   The Boston High Water Collective requests 2D and 3D art that focuses on the impact of flooding in Boston by 2050 and thereafter. Artists, architects and planners 18 years and older are invited to submit. Please email us for a prospectus at


Brookline Arts Center IMPACT April 17-May 23, 2015

Entry Deadline: January 4, 2015, 11:59pm

The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) invites student jewelry and metalsmithing artists to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. IMPACT will be held onsite in conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference May 20-23, 2015.

 Eligibility: All students, whether part time or full time, under the direction of faculty in any North American degree/diploma/certificate-granting institution are welcome to apply. Three pieces of original artwork can be submitted (one image accepted per piece). Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Students must provide the name(s) of metal faculty teaching at their institution.  Jurors: Lauren Blais, Peter Evonuk and Ashley Vick  Entry Fee: $25.50

Guilford Art Center Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2015 July 17-19, 2015

Deadline: January 11, 2015

The Guilford Green Open to fine crafts made in North America by hand or with appropriate tools, by an individual or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. $40 fee Prospectus: click here


 Sony World Photography Awards


Calls for Exhibition:

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 . 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, dimensions, year completed and retail price. -Artist Bio -Artist statement -Contact information


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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