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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 2016 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Artshow.com is accepting entries for its 12th annual Art Kudos Online Competition. $4,500 in cash awards. Selected artists will appear in a year-long online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th. This year's awards judge is David Dodge Lewis, the Barger-Barclay Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College. Open to all artists 18 or older. All media, except video/film, wearable art. $35 for 3 images. Deadline is June 30, 2016. For more information.

new April 23, 2016 9 - 2pm  Plein Air event at the InstaMeet in the  #FWCulturalDistrict #wwim13  Artists in this event are asked to tweat their images throughout the day. All of the Cultural District museums are participating and welcome visitors to their grounds.


new  Call for Muralists! Deadline: May 1, 2016 (or until bid is accepted)  The Lofts at West 7th in Fort Worth are looking for bids to paint an abstract design mural on two walls in an inner courtyard. One is 2500 sq feet (35'H x 70' wide), the other is 1200 sq feet (20'H x 60'W). Include sample images or proposed images of design. Work should be completed by June 30, 2016. Send bids to: Angie Kennedy More Information


11th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit  Texas Artists Coalition is pleased to invite members to submit artwork for the 11th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit. Entry deadline is Deadline: June 20, 2016: 12 AM (midnight). Exhibit is August 6 - 29, 2016. Reception is August 6; 6 - 9pm. Over $1500 in awards. Current TAC members may submit up to 3 artworks; No size or media restrictions on artwork. Fee: $15. Non-members may join at the time of entry. Juror is Clint Willhour curator of the Galveston Arts Center, known for the multi-disciplinary focus of his taste.

Call if you have any questions


newish Call for artists: Self Identities — Buenos Aires: itsliquid.com/call-self-identities-buenos-aires-… Take this chance to exhibit your works at Laura Haber Gallery!
Extended deadline for applications is May 15, 2016


Texas Art Shows - call for artists page on Facebook


Trinity Arts Guild in Bedford holds an annual competition for DFW area artists. Awards: $3,800.00 in cash and merchandise prizes. Click here for prospectus and payment. Entry fees - Nonmembers: $45 for up to 3 entries (more possible) Email entries and photo attachments. Show will be at the TAG Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021. Show Chairperson is Katie Hopkins. apparently no deadline…


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. 5 31 16 deadline


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


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 us Art Opportunities

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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