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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 Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 3rd Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by the distinguished Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee. This year's
competition will include eligibility for 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 24th through August 6th with an opening reception on the evening of June 24th. Due date for entries is May 31st. Please contact
Will Grella at artspace111.com for more information, also visit Artspace111's website.


Fort Worth Public Art Call for Entry! East Lancaster Avenue Traffic Signal Control Cabinet Artwork - Tarrant County Artists - Deadline January 7, 2016.  More opportunities from Fort Worth Public Art. Click on the


"To whom it may concern, I am the owner of a progressive medical office. We like to display local artists artwork in our offices. I have an brand new office and am looking for art that can be hung on walls. We display them on average 6 months to a year. I allow them to display at no cost and they can have their information and price under the piece to sell. I hope you can point me in the right direction. Normally Craigslist yields better results. I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Steven Kloster, D.C.
7777 Forest Ln C-534
Dallas, TX 75230
P: 972-566-3355


Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition in the Irving Arts Center — See Prospectus online. Deadline Monday, February 1, 2016

* Notices marked with this asterisk are from Sharon Giles, who, I believe, keeps up with many more opprotunities than this page does in her calendar-based art opportunities page that I have often promoted here.


Love Field Airport Modernization Program celebrates the Spirit of Flight . Contact them at loveartprogram@dallascityhall.com or call (214) 670.7143. I bet they have a spiffy color brochure.


An opportunity from The Fort Worth Community Arts Center:

2016 FWCAC Biennial
Art Drop off: March 1 - 3, 2016 — All artwork delivered to the FWCAC over a 3-day period is displayed on a first-come, first-served basis.* [See FWCAC note in gray text below.] Art is hung salon-style. "The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is committed to free peach and freedom of artistic expression. The FWCAC reserves the right to decline works that may be patently offensive and that, taked as a whole, appeal to a prurient interest in sex and lack serious artistic value* and may thus be deemed to be "obscene" by a court of law."

There is no link to the "taked as a whole, appeal to a prurient interest in sex and lack serious artistic value*" asterisk on the FWCAC Biennial Prospectus online.

*new Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 International Juried Exhibition — Annual international exhibition for watermedia held at the Central Library in Fort Worth: traditional watercolor, acrylics, water based inks, gouache, and watercolor pencils/crayons, painted on paper or yupo. Juror: Frank Eber (His workshop will be April 26-29, 2016). Awards total $4000 in cash/ merchandise Best of Show—$1000 2nd Place—$750 3rd Place—$500 4-Juror Awards $300 each 4-Honorable Mention $150 each

February 20 : Deadline midnight online (entries via CallforEntry.org); February 29: Notification date; April 10: Shipped paintings due ' pril 16: Saturday: noon-2:00pm hand delivered works due; April 17: Sunday: Show opens; April 30: Saturday, 2-4pm Reception & awardsJune 25: Saturday: noon-2pm Pickup hand-delivered work; June 28: Shipped works returned; contact: swawatercolor@gmail.com


*new Trinity Arts Guild 2016 Winter Members Show: February 17 - March 15, 2016; $1,500 in cash and prizes' Open to all members of Trinity Arts Guild . (non-members may join at time of entry) Entries must have been completed since January 2014. Artist's original work only.; First 3 entries for TAG members is $35 .Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $5. Categories: 1. Works on Canvas or Hardboard 2. Works on Paper or Yupo 3. Three Dimensional 4. "Integrated Words" (Challenge);

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Registration and delivery of artwork. 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Show Opens
Monday, March 7, 2016 - Reception and awards 6:30 pm (prior to monthly demonstration)
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Close of show all work must be picked up. 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Show Chairperson - Katie Hopkins trinityartsguild61@gmail.com

31st Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition - 31st year for the Regional Art Competition. Deadline for entry: February 1st, 2016. $8,000+ in awards, plus Signature status for artists exhibiting in 5 shows. Open to artists residing in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. 2-D original artwork created in the last two years. Media: Oils, Acrylics, Drawing, Water media & Mixed Media. Held April 16 - May 14, 2016 in the Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX. Reception & Awards Sun., Apr. 17 2-5pm; Entry fee: $40. Juror: Soon Warren. Juror Talk / Reception Sat., March 12 7-9pm; Contact IAA Exhibit team at info@texasandneighbors.com. Prospectus at http://www.texasandneighbors.com/ Sponsored jointly by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.


I guess this goes here. "Aves (scientific word for birds) And The World" invited me, and since I'm not interested, because it just doesn't make enough sense, I'm inviting you all to this "opportunity," if that's what it is. I almost just chucked the whole thing, and maybe I should have. The email letter I got says:

"My name is Dominique Simmons and I am working on a documentary film / art exhibit and I am looking for artists, photographers, musicians, writers, singers, and dancers to be a part of it. For the documentary you along with several other artists will be filmed touring the Audubon Center in Dallas. The date of that tour will be on August the 9th from 4-8pm. After that tour you will create artwork that has inspired you from that trip. During your process of creating your artwork, we would like to film your creative process for the art. Rather if you're creating your art outside, in the studio, or at home we would like to follow your process of creating your art. Moreover, during the spring we will have an exhibit and during the exhibit you can sell your artwork that you have created inspired from the tour. I will be sending the date for the exhibit to all artists within the upcoming months. Moreover, I would love to have you apart of this project. Does this sound like something that you would like to be a part of?"

There doesn't seem to be a website to explain all this to me or you. But surely, if it were a world-wide organization, it would have one, don't you think?
No website but there's a phone number for more information, (904) 601-2837 or Avesandtheworld@gmail.com. And of course, a gmail account is a certifiable sign of professionalism, huh? No deadline, of course.


"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


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


Beyond Dallas

Call for Entries: 6x6x2016

June 4 - July 17, 2016
Artwork Entries due: April 17 (postmarked by April 16) Global Online Preview Begins: May 20 at 10am In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 30 - June 3  Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm (admission: $15)  7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20  8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers  Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at 10am  Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each  Sold Out Artists' Names Revealed : July 1  Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 17 - 20, 12-6pm

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 9th year! It's almost 2016 and that means 6x6x2016 is just around the corner. Start the new year off the right way by creating your 6x6 artworks early! Last year, thousands of artists participated from all around the globe. Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, students, youths, and YOU. Please visit http://www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2016_intro.php for more information. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and will be exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted and exhibited in the gallery and online. All artworks will also be offered for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Read more here.


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


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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