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Artists Opportunities

THIS PAGE:   The Rules   The Ops

This page includes all our art ops. There is no mailing list.

Dallas-area Ops First   

Ops beyond Dallas are listed below in a vaguely qualitative order. Most recent ops are at the top of each section. Iffy ops are noted by not bolding their titles. But they're all kinda iffy.

new Richardson Photo Contest is open to rsidents and non-residents. Full info. Entries Accepted January 12 – 25, 2015

500X Gallery Announces Student EXPO 2015-Call for Entry Dallas Texas Submission Deadline: 1/25/2015 The 500X Student Expo is a juried exhibition open to any undergraduate or graduate student within Texas. This years jurors are Jordan and Susan Roth.

Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a contemporary art gallery in Downtown Dallas. Ro2 Art represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists, many with ties to the North Texas Region. At present, Ro2 Art focuses on the exhibition and sale of work in all visual media at the gallery in the historic Kirby Building, as well as through exhibition programs in partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc.,The Magnolia Theatre, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and The Town of Addison. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's Best Art Gallery and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts.

All Media is accepted, however it is the artist's responsibility for all technology, transportation, and complicated installations. All work must be ready to hang and dropped off on Saturday, February 7th and 8th between 12pm and 5pm.

The show will run from February 14th - March 8th. Opening reception - February 14th, 7-10 PM. To submit to 500X EXPO 2014 please visit 500x.slideroom.com. Mo info.


new Society of Watercolor Artists 2015 International Juried Art Exhibition May 3 - June 13, 2015. Contact: Exhibition Director: John James Email: swawatercolor@gmail.com

March 13: CD entries due
March 15: ELECTRONIC entries due

Open to all artists working in water media on paper or yupo.

Juror: Don Andrews is a watercolor artist and workshop instructor.
Location: Atrium Gallery, 2nd floor, Central Library, 500 West Third St., Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 (corner of Lamar and West Third St.)


This one only sent a jpeg of words, and I don't retype. Deadline Midnight January 23 website is www.youngamericantalent.com


new 30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition


The Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40. Approximately $8.000 in prizes! Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The deadline for the 30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition is February 1, 2015. Entry this year will again be online — no mailed or hand-delivered entries. See the Texas & Neighbors website at http://texasandneighbors.com.

Juror is LeeAnn Stone, Dallas portrait artist and teacher, and juror for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Signature status is extended to artists who have had their artwork on exhibit in five of our 29 shows to date. Exhibit is April 18 - May 17, 2015 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit http://www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions.


new Call for Artists To be considered for solo exhibition February 26-March 26, 2015 Deadline for submission: January 1, 2015

St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts, Center for the Arts in East Dallas, announces a call for qualified visual artists to submit work to show in the Justus Sundermann Gallery. The show will run February 26 - March 26, 2015, with reception on February 26th. Artist to set up show beginning on February 23. The Justus Sundermann Gallery is located at 5100 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206.

For consideration, please complete the artist application linked below, and send a digital copy to tolsen@cathedralartsdallas.org. Alternately, physical copies may be mailed to: St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts / Attn: Trai Olsen / 5100 Ross Avenue / Dallas, TX 75206

Artist application   The applications will be reviewed by our curatorial committee in early January. Artists will be notified of further information after review.    *Applications will be reviewed for spring show, as well as the upcoming 2015-2016 season


Beyond Dallas

World Illustration Awards, international art competition for illustrators working in any context and medium. Open to any illustrator in any part of the world. Link with information: http://www.theaoi.com/awards/about-us.php and link to Enter and entry information: http://www.theaoi.com/awards/enter-info.php The deadline is February 9 2015.

Thank you,

Iral Zetina
Serbin Communications, Inc.
iral@serbin.com | 805-963-0439

La Macina di San Cresci Artist's Residency is organizing a collection of funds on the website GoFundMe in order to offer artists the opportunity to spend one month in residency at La Macina di San Cresci in Greve in Chianti, located in the famously beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy.

Link to the GoFundMe page

Artists must propose a project, which they will pursue during their time as a resident artist at La Macina. (Project particulars and themes are left to the discretion of the artist.)

application and forms may be downloaded as PDF at

For more information : info@chianticom.com


Pretty Everyday Things photo contest. Winner determined by popular vote, so who knows… Doesn't seem to be a deadline, but voting is February 5th till February 28, 2015.


new 40th Annual San Antonio Fiber Art Show
October 13, 2014
Open to all Texas artists working in a fiber medium, or employing fiber techniques. Juror: Barbara Schneider. Nov 21-Dec 17, 2014. Sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio.
For one fee ($30/$35), can enter up to four pieces. Cash awards.

FASA is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization


The Georgetown Art Center is currently taking exhibit proposals for the next 2 years (November 2014 - September 2016).


Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

EASL (Emergency Artist's Support League) offers more financial assistance than ever before to qualifying North Texas visual artists and arts professionals. If you know a visual artist who might qualify, please pass along this information. EASL Grant Application. Tattoo artists need not apply.

The Rules


Send text in the body of an email.

Any Opportunity for which artists in Dallas, Texas, USA are eligible is acceptable. Only local, Dallas or Dallas-area organizations get the benefit of the editor's doubts. Snail mail is ignored. Send ops to Editor J R Compton at the email address near the top of the Contact page using "OPs" as the subject. Ops without deadlines will be deleted at inopportune moments. If you send the same opportunity more than once, we will assume you are spamming and won't run your opportunities.

Send it least a month before deadline, preferably much longer. Give artists plenty of time to make their best art.

TEXT IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS will be deleted, making text around it look stupid. Do not abbreviate. Spell everything out. If your opportunity does not include an email address or a URL, and a deadline, it will NOT be included.

Instead of going on for pages and pages, just give us a web address where it goes on and on.

Do not enclose documents, because I won't use them. Say what you need to say, then stop.

List the exact URL of the page on your site that describes this opportunity, not the home page. Enter URLs in full http://www.etc format. Readers shouldn't have to search all over your site to find the info they need. Email us the shortest possible version. The rest of your info should be on your web page. If you ignore this simple rule, I will not link your link.

When you ignore all the rules, The Editor will just delete whatever you send.



The Editor is suspicious of organizations or individuals seeking art donations for altruistic causes not listed. Beware of scammers and grandiose promises, like rich patrons will see your work and pay you big money and give you shows. Know better. Red text warns. Pink type announces dates & deadlines. Editor's comments are in gray.

Listing here in no way implies DallasArtsRevue.com or its publisher J R Compton or anybody else supports or recommends any of these "opportunities," if they even are opportunities. DallasArtsRevue believes that all online competitions should be free for artists, but most aren't.

Scams, which some of these may well be, are listed/explained at the bottom of this page.
Re-title also has a page of Fraud Alerts.

Other Art Opportunities Pages online

Most complete Dallas-area calendar of art ops I've ever seen is Art News DFW's


Art Deadlines List

Art Alliance Austin


City of Phoenix

City of Las Vegas

College Art Association

I Shot It

Monday News



The Photo Review Competition 

Current Photo Contests

E-mail lists for future opportunities

Email Bath House Cultural Center to receive Gallery Calls for Entries for group shows.

The Fort Worth Public Art Registry provides art and design professionals, such as studio artists, designers, architects, and landscape architects, an opportunity to express their interest in working on public art projects in Fort Worth by allowing them to submit contact information and images, which serves as a resource for artist selection. The Artist Registry consists of: artist resumes, letters of interests, community and public art experience information, images of past work, and image information sheets. PDF with registry form and instructions


Art Scams

If you get emails from South America or Nigeria or Irving, Texas promising to send you a "certified cashier cheque" (or other wording) for your art or your boat or your Sousaphone, pay attention. It is very possibly — if not likely — they are attempting to scam you.

The classic format involves them sending you a check for more than you agreed to charge. You are expected to go to a bank, cash the (probably bogus) check and send the difference back to the thieves who are preying on your desire to sell art, boat, Sousaphone.

I (the editor) know it's a scam, because many DallasArtsRevue artists have been targeted.

That said, many people see something on the internet and assume it is for sale, even if no price is mentioned. They flail about attempting to buy it or multiples of it (warning! warning!).

There are legitimate buyers of art out there, and they may contact you, and you may do business with them. But pay attention. Google the phrasing they use, and you'll find pages warning about scams. I googed "certified cashier cheque" and found More internet scams, Wedding Photographer, Musical Instrument Sales and Fraud Attempts on your Classified Advertisements on the first two pages of results.


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