Calls for Entry

Second Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival   West Springfield Arts Council

Submission Due Date: June 30 Submission Fees: $45 City/Town: West Springfield Website:  The West Springfield Arts Council will host the Second Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, August 2, on the town common in West Springfield. Fine artists, photographers, and crafters are encouraged to submit their work for this juried festival. Booth spaces are 15×15 for $45. Applications may be downloaded at the website or by calling Rita Petersen at 413-732-8630. Contact: Sue Newman 413-531-0009


The Guild of Boston Artists 2014 Regional Painting Competition

Artists must complete and return the entry form by July 1, 2014. Work must be representational, with a strong academic background August 9—23, 2014 This year’s exhibition is very special because the Guild is celebrating our 100th Anniversary, so we are expecting more focus and attention to be placed on us by the media during this year. The Annual Regional Painting Competition is a juried exhibition featuring the best of representational painting by New England artists who work in the realist tradition. click here for prospectus AWARDS

  • Awards will be announced* and distributed at the Opening Reception & Awards Presentation on Saturday, August 9, 3—5 pm
  • First Place: Gold Medal & $500.00
  • Second Place: Silver Medal & $250.00
  • Third Place: Bronze Medal & $100.00
  • Robert Douglas Hunter Award & $100.00
  • Award of Merit & $50.00


 The Dedham Square Artist Guild

Deadline: July 9, 2014  

invites all artists working in all mediums to submit work for their themed exhibition “Identity.” Open to artists working in all mediums. This show will be displayed at the Dedham Community Theater.

Call for Artists The Fifth Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition

Deadline: July 10, 2014 at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Thayer Street Art District. All media. Juror: Edmund Barry Gaither, Director and Curator, National Center of Afro-American  Artists; Museum of NCAAA; Special Consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.Learn more. click here for prospectus


Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition

Deadline July 12, 2014. $2000 in awards. Juror Mim Fawcett, Director, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA. $35 for up to three pieces. Exhibit September 16 to October 5, 2014. Ames Mansion Museum, Borderland State Park, North Easton, MA. Open to all living artists 18+ residing in the United States. Color Catalog. Download prospectus at or send a SASE to BANJAE, 66 Massapoag Ave., Sharon, MA 02067.  click here for prospectus


Epson Pano Awards

Earlybird entries close Sunday 13th July, 2014. Late entries close Sunday 20th July, 2014 (late entry fees apply) The 2014 competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool of cash and prizes of approximately US$40,000! Prizes include an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer, an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer, and an Epson EB-1775 Ultra-slim Projector! The Open competition is open to professional, non-professional/amateur and student photographers. Entry fees are US$22 per image, US$40 for 2 images, US$54 for 3 images, US$64 for 4 images and US$14 for each additional image. Includes GST for Australian entrants Categories:

  • Nature (including landscapes)
  • The Built Environment (including architecture)
  • The overall open winner will be decided from the two category winners in the Open Awards.

The Amateur competition is open to non-professional and student photographers only. Entry fees are US$18 per image, US$32 for 2 images,  US$42 for 3 images, US$48 for 4 images and US$10 for each additional image. Categories:

  • Nature (including landscapes)
  • The Built Environment (including architecture)
  • The overall amateur winner will be decided from the two category winners in the Amateur Awards.

VR/360 awards The VR/360 competition is open to professional, non-professional/amateur and student photographers. Entry fees are US$18 per image, US$32 for 2 images, US$42 for 3 images, US$48 for 4 images and US$10 for each additional image. Includes GST for Australian entrants Category:Open The highest scoring image will be awarded the overall VR/360 winner. for entry or rules click here


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


Enter the 44th Annual National Wildlife® Photo Contest!

Enter photos between April 1, 2014 and July 14, 2014 You could see your photo featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife® magazine, along with pictures from the world’s top nature photographers. Plus you could win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to photograph polar bears, cash prizes and more! Photographers ages 13 and up and all skill levels are invited .  Enter here.  Last day to vote for the People’s Choice Award: August 5, 2014




An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression of color at the Stamford Art Association

October 5th through November 6th 2014 The Faber Birren $1000 Color Award – Additional Cash Awards Opening Reception: October 5th (4-6pm) click here for application


Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s Northeast Regional Watermedia competition

Deadline: July 15, 2014

Watercolors Entries are now being accepted for the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s Northeast Regional Watermedia competition. All work must be painted with water media on paper, unvarnished and framed under glass or Plexiglas. No collage, pastels, mixed media, pen&ink, color copies or computer generated work. click here for prospectus

Photography Center of Cape Cod

Deadline: July 25, 2014 Photographers Entries are being accepted for the Photography Center of Cape Cod’s next online photography contest, NIGHT. The best submissions will be featured in an online image gallery with cash prizes available for first, second and two honorable mentions. This exhibit is an opportunity for all photographers to create moving and powerful images inspired by nightfall. Learn more.


The Art Wall

Entry Deadline: 2014-07-26

The Art Wall is a yearly outdoor public art installation on view on the lawn of the QVCAH in Southbridge, MA. Artists from the communities supported by the QVCAH each create a panel that once assembled, becomes a wall of artwork (see list of eligible communities below).

This year’s Art Wall will be assembled in August. As each artist completes their panel, their work will be mounted to create a contiguous wall of art along the Main Street lawn of QVCAH. This placement offers excellent visibility for artists as thousands of viewers pass by the location each day.

The installation will be on view 24/7 at 111 Main Street in Southbridge through August.

The panels for the Art Wall are 8′ x 4′ plywood sheets, mounted vertically. The art must be able to withstand the weather, as it will be displayed outside continuously for a month. The QVCAH can provide the first panel for each participating artist. Artists that would like to create additional works of art, may do so – but please contact us to discuss what space we have available. Artwork is not limited to 2d paintings. In the past, we have had panels with cutouts, and built up with 3d layers of wood – as long as it can be mounted on the back to framing (usually with screws through the edges) it can be part of the Art Wall. Artists, please be imaginative!

If you are an artist that would be interested in this project – please contact the QVCAH Arts Center as soon as possible. – contact information can be found on our website call for art page.

Eligible communities represented by the Arts Center:

  • Brimfield
  • Brookfield
  • Charlton
  • Dudley
  • East Brookfield
  • East Douglas
  • Holland
  • Leicester
  • Monson
  • North Brookfield
  • Oxford
  • Palmer
  • Southbridge
  • Spencer
  • Sturbridge
  • Wales
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • West Brookfield


  • North Grosvenordale
  • Pomfret
  • Putnam
  • Quinebaug
  • Thompson
  • Woodstock


BURN Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund 2014

Deadline: July 31, 2014 (6:00 pm PDT)

Photography Entries are now being accepted for BURN Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund 2014. The Emerging Photographer Fund grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation.


All New England  at Cape Cod Art Association

3480 Rte. 6A
Barnstable , MA 02630


Entry Deadline: 2014-08-01

Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) is pleased to announce a call to artists for ALL NEW ENGLAND, an open juried exhibition for all media. This exhibit will run from September 18 through October 20th.
Artists far and wide are invited to submit to this exhibit. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, Best New England Landscape  and first and second place works. Entries are due by August 1st, 2014.
The public is invited to the Grand Opening and Awards Reception on Thursday, September 18th from 4-6PM. Light refreshments will be served.
The Cape Cod Art Association is located at 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630. It is open seven days a week, Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm, and Sundays 12pm-4pm.


Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show

Submission Due Date: August 1
The event will take place on Sunday, October 5, 10am-5pm at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building in South Deerfield. We are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre. While not a requirement, we encourage artisans who can to demonstrate their craft. Inside single booth spaces will be a minimum of 8′x6′ and will cost $50. Outside spaces are 10′x10′ and will cost $40, and you will be required to provide your own tent. Application and guidelines, click here.

Contact: Jan Bajgier


PhotoPlace Gallery

Dreams. Fantasies. Illusions.  While we usually think of the camera as a tool for recording the facts of the real world in front of our eyes with great exactitude, it can also be used to explore the wonders of the imagination.

Deadline: August 4th
For the exhibition DREAMS, FANTASIES, AND ILLUSIONS, we seek photographs of any kind that create dreamworlds, spin fantastic tales, or suggest imaginary illusions.

We are honored that the jurors for this exhibition will be the amazing photographic team of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.  They will choose forty photographs for exhibition in the gallery, and an additional 35 for the gallery’s Online Annex.  All 75 photographs will be reproduced in an exhibition catalog available for purchase from Blurb books.

Submission fee: $30 for five photographs, $7 for each additional photograph. PHOTOPLACE GALLERY, 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753


Connecticut, The Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition Pastel

 Deadline August 6, prospectus


stART on the Street: Fall Edition

Applications will be available until we run out of room or until August 8th (expect Performers have a deadline of August 15), whichever comes first! 

If you are having trouble submitting your application please contact the coordinator for your application (listed near the top of each application).  Due to the sheer volume and limited coordinators we can only take applications through our website, no paper applications will be accepted.  Please know that stART on the Street is put together by a small handful of dedicated individuals who all have full time jobs and other responsibilities on top of planning the largest festival in Central Mass.  If you do not receive a response to an application question immediately you will within two days or so.  Please be patient.  We guarantee that September 21st will a day unlike any other this year with over 60,000 attendees coming to Park Ave to view your wares, eat your food, listen to your music and get creative with their children.  click here for more information and application forms


2014 Summer Invitational Exhibition

at Art Essex Gallery 10 Main Street  Essex, CT 06426 – (860) 581-8553

Entry Deadline: 2014-08-09

Juried show open to a variety of mediums. Submit up to 6 images for consideration to view the application and prospectus


 The New Hampshire Pastel Society

Deadline August 25 It’s Pastel – 6th Annual National Juried Show


 “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 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 by September 1, 2014, with decisions out by September 15.   For any questions, please call Callie Hutchinson at (413) 572-5630.


Angels In The Casa Presents… “Wings Inspired To Fly”

Entry deadline… Sunday, September 7th, 2014 This is a show to inspire the heart and soothe the soul. This event will be a celestial celebration of eclectic talent featuring a collection of artwork in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture and digital art. All ideologies and inspiration  dealing with the theme of wings, flight and transformation…either literal or playfully metaphorical… will be represented.  The goal of this presentation is to be both entertaining and inspirational and to provide art lovers and collectors with a one of a kind, colorful, sensuous and inspiring array of artistic treasures to enjoy.

  • Entry fee…$20.00 per single entry…Limit 5
  • Triptychs may be submitted as three individual pieces.
  • Large scale two dimensional works may not exceed 6×4.
  • Sculpture size is limited to what will fit through door.

contact info- Robin Rice 82 Carriage House Enfield, Ct. 06082 860-798-2068 ENTRY FORMS- (also available at drop off) Calendar:

  • Event date: Friday, September 19th 2014 6:00-9:00
  • Receiving/Drop off :
  • Saturday, September 13th, 2014  1:00-4:00
  • Sunday, September 14th, 2014 1:00-4:00
  • 224 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Ct.



Deadline: September 12, 2014

Craft Artists Artist Application Now Open for CraftBoston 2015. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and superb aesthetic qualities.


Fall Fest Art Show

Ware Business and Civic Association
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: $25

The annual WareBCA Fall Fest is a community festival in downtown Ware. The Fall Fest Art show, hosted by the Ware Historical Society, has vendor space available for artists. The show is in the Ware Town Hall and is free to the public. Last year’s show featured the work of Elizabeth Lincoln along with artists from the surrounding area.

Contact: Cynthia LaBombard


Mystery Build 2014 Challenge

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. 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


“Small Works: Artful Treasures” Celebrations Gallery 

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


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





More Calls for Entry:

Vermont, Saint Michael’s College

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.

For art events and classes visit our other informational pages. click here for classes and here for events

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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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