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Artists Opportunities

THIS PAGE:   The Rules   The Ops

Rules for submitting info to this page.

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 The DallasArtsRevue New Work Show seeks art work of any medium for a curated on-line exhibition on the cover of the DallasArtsRevue, which is where all the details are. It's free. There's no subject or medium restrictions or entry fee. But I want to show the best art made this year in north central Texas. Yes, your work could be on the cover of the DallasArtsRevue, and all you gotta do is send me a JPEG. Show curated by DallasArtsRevue Editor & Publisher J R Compton. All the important information is on the cover of the DallasArtsRevue.

 

new Enter the 2015 14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition August 30 - September 24, 2015 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic. This national show is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Juror is Helen Bailey. All work must be original — see the prospectus for details. Limit of three entries. Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel etc.), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking) and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

 

new "Hello! I'm producing a documentary on creativity in art: sculpting, painting, music, etc. I would like to interview any willing artists. Contact me anytime to discuss. Thanks!

Caleb Coleman | UptrendProductions.com
(972) 861-2815 | Dallas, TX

 

The WYNG Masters Award welcomes photography submissions from all over the world. An annual, issues-based award headquartered in Hong Kong, this year's theme is Identity. Images must relate to the theme and be made in or relate to Hong Kong. The deadline for submission is 15 September 2015 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT + 8:00).   application

 

2015 14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition August 30 -- September 24 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX: 2015 marks the fourteenth year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on wildlife and/or domestic animal art. Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic. This national show is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Juror is Helen Bailey. Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel etc.), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo. Entry Deadline Saturday, August 1, 2015 until midnight. Entry fee: $35 ($25 for IAA members). Prospectus and entry information at http://irvingartassociation.org/exhibits/animal-art-show/ Contact: Mark Thompson, Exhibits Chair iaaexhibits@gmail.com

 

Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter A Year on the Plaza Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 27 at 3:00 p.m. for an exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist. Presented by The Catholic Foundation, the unique competition is accepting original work, searching for a piece of art to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year. Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches, and the winning work will be digitally enlarged to cover the wall. The winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend and honorable mentions receive $250 each.

"A Year on the Plaza Art Competition is an amazing opportunity for a Texas artist to showcase his or her talent and artistic expression with the entire Dallas Arts District," said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. Submissions must be appropriate for the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme. There are no entry fees. The Request for Proposal is available at catholicfoundation.com.

Once the winning piece is selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community, it will be unveiled during a public dedication ceremony in October 2015. The Selection Committee includes one representative from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Dallas artist Pamela Nelson; and architect Gary Skotnicki.

 

500X Project Space Rentals

500X Gallery is now accepting proposals for project space rentals! 200.00 for one month. Openings will correspond with shows in the main gallery spaces. Submit 20 images and a proposed statement outlining what you would do in the space. You can drop off proposals at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 or mail to 500X Gallery 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas, TX 75226 214-828-1111

Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show - Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Works cannot be longer than 48" on any side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis. All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.

Drop Off: May 30th & May 31st Noon-5pm Payment due at drop off
Opening: June 13th 7-10pm
Show runs: June 23th- June 28th Gallery Open: Sat & Sun 12-5pm
Pick up: June 28th 5pm-7pm or June 29th 6pm-8pm

Work not picked up by June 29th or other arrangements made by June 28th will be discarded.

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Beyond Dallas

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
www.chianticom.com/en/news/327-call-for-application-fellowship

For more information : info@chianticom.com

 

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

Senders

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.

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Seekers

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

ArtDeadline

Art Deadlines List

Art Alliance Austin

ArtShow

City of Phoenix

City of Las Vegas

College Art Association

I Shot It

Monday News

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TheArtlist

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

Scams

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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