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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Editor is suspicious of those 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.
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. 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 of them aren't.
Dallas-area Ops First Ops beyond Dallas are listed below. Most recent ops are at the top of each.
New Texas Talent XX submission deadline is May 31, show opens August 10, full info, including a prospectus PDF may be downloaded from their site.
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.
Southwest Art's Artistic Excellence. Get your art spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! The 13
winning artists will be published in the December 2013 issue and on our website. One winner will be chosen for that issue's cover art. Entry fee. Details.
Indio Beer Art Gallery (Billboard) Contest requests 2-D art submissions from artists in California, Texas and Illinois. 32 winners chosen. One Grand Prize winner will have their art displayed on billboards across eight cities, get a $5,000 cash prize and have the opportunity to develop additional creative material for Indio Beer. Entrants must be 25 or older and upload a high-resolution image of their original work via Indio’s Facebook page or via email at IndioGallery@formulatin.com now through Monday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. For general quesions, email.
26th Annual September Competition at the Alexandria Museum of Art cash prizes, Deadline is May 31... full info at at http://www.themuseum.org/Events_copy1.aspx
Chianti Arts & Crafts in Chianti, Italy, invites filmmakers to produce an on-location short film in one week during June, July, August or September. Deadline is Tuesday, April 30. entry form and rules
You Be The Judge Art Contest - an online representational contest open to all artists worldwide. Deadline is Tuesday, April 30. details
15 Minutes to curtain at the Bath House Cultural Center is open to all visual artists. details
26th Annual Northern National Art Competition is open to artists 18 or older living in the U.S. Deadline is May 11. details
"The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin needs someone to design: $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins. The three coins will share common designs, with the heads side of the coin being emblematic of the game of baseball and the tails side depicting a baseball similar to those used by Major League Baseball. To the extent possible, the gold and silver coins will be curved so that the heads side is concave and the tails side is convex to more closely resemble a baseball, marking the first time the United States will issue a curved coin in its history. The United States Mint will launch the public coin design competition at noon on April 11, 2013. The competition will close at noon on May 11. The winning designer will receive a $5,000 prize and have their initials appear on the coins. Details about how to submit a design are at www.usmint.gov and www.usmint.gov/batterup If you have questions, please call Leslie Schwager at 202.354.7291 or Tracy Scelzo at 202.354.6794.
Call for art for the 2013 Global Art League International Emerging Artist Exhibition, July 17–August 20 in Montreal, Quebec. Deadline is Saturday, June 15. details
2013 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Artshow.com is accepting entries for its 9th annual Art Kudos Online Competition. $4,000 in cash awards. Selected artists will appear in a year-long online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th. Awards Judge: Kara Rooney, Associate Art Editor for The Brooklyn Rail and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Open to all artists 18 or older. All media, except video/film, wearable art. $35 for 3 images. Deadline is June 30. Entry form and more information
Transart Institute Seeks Artist Teachers in Low-residency MFA & PhD in Berlin & New York City. details
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 on the Web
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.