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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 won't run your opportunities.
Send it at 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.
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.
When you ignore all the rules, The Editor will rewrite your copy or just delete it.
These are not arranged in any order except most recent on top — sometimes.
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.
Dallas-area Ops First
Ops beyond Dallas are listed below.
Most recent ops are at the top of each section.
Iffy ops are noted by not bolding their names.
Open Call for the Annual The Fort Worth Community Arts Center announces an open call for entries for the 2013 FWCAC 9x12 Works on Paper Show. The entry fee is $5 per piece with a limit of 6 entries per artist. The postmark deadline is November 15, 2013. The artwork for this exhibit may be any size, as long as it is on or of paper and can be mailed in a 9" x 12" envelope.
What is the 9x12? The 9x12 Works on Paper Show was inaugurated in December of 2005 as an inexpensive exhibition opportunity for artists worldwide and as filler for the galleries during a traditionally slow month. That year, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center received over 900 small works of art through the mail. It was such a success for the artists and the Arts Center that we have continued to hold the exhibition every December, and it is no longer a slow month, as patrons and art collectors discover this treasure-trove of small art.
Two Calls for Entries from the Bath House Cultural Center: The 20th Annual El Corazón art exhibition Entry Deadline November 24 and The Mechanical Soul: Steampunk Style in Contemporary Art Entry Deadline November 16
Art News DFW lists many local art competitions and shows.
Something small has come to Dallas! The Small Gallery will be a little different from most galleries. I want to support primarily Dallas and Texas artists. I am looking for artists who are not represented by another gallery. I am keeping my eyes out for new talent.
The Small Gallery is located in the Midtown Galleries. This is a venue that was created to bring art and artists to a central location. These galleries are also working studios for participating artists. There are several co-op spaces where artists work in shared spaces.
It is becoming an art destination. The Small Gallery strives to bring high quality, vibrant art and artists in front of a new audience.
If you would be interested in showing your art in a progressive contemporary gallery, please contact me.
Thanks for your consideration,
Texas Ops Second …
2014 Hunting Art Prize announces the call for entries for its 2014 competition, giving artists in Texas an opportunity to vie for a $50,000 prize. The competition is open to artists who are legal residents of Texas and at least 18 years of age or older by August 1, 2013. Artwork submitted for consideration must be a single two-dimensional painting or drawing not exceeding 72 inches on any side (including frame, if any). All entries must be submitted no later than midnight on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
Then everybody else …
The First Annual Photogeek Geek Photo Contest from one of the editor's favorite photo blogs.
CentralTrak houses a gallery and live-work space for artists-in-residence and UT Dallas graduate students. Central Trak has a full calendar of events that includes bimonthly gallery exhibitions, lectures, poetry readings and performances. The only university-backed artists residency in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Central Trak accepts applications from artists working in new media, performance, installation art, sound art, theory, criticism and creative writing, architecture, urbanism, painting, drawing and sculpture.
EASL (Emergency Artist's Support League) offers financial assistance 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 VASA Journal on Images and Culture (VJIC) is soliciting submissions for manuscripts that engage the reader through text, image, video, sound and animation adding to current scholarship and aesthetic expression. details
Other Art Opportunities Pages online
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
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.