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Latest update Sunday, 02-Oct-2016 08:27:19 PDT

Artists Opportunities

THIS PAGE:   The Rules   The Ops

Rules for submitting info to this page is below.
This page includes all our art ops. There is no mailing list.

Deadline Monday, October 17, 2016
Event Dates: November 18-20, 2016

The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center are seeking applications for the 2016 Art Mart. Artists who would like to be considered for the Art Mart are invited to fill out an application online at by the submission deadline.

The following art opportunities were sent me by Fort Worth Community Arts Center:

Oil vs. Acrylic Challenge
Deadline: October 7, 2016
Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA is seeking submissions from oil and acrylic painters for an upcoming exhibition, November 3-26, 2016. This unique Open Theme exhibition is designed to explore the differences and similarities between the two mediums. All artists, professional and amateur will be considered. $35 entry fee.

Photo Shoot: 2016
Deadline: October 7, 2016
Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 1-20, 2016. The juror, Todd Johnson, will select 24 photographs for exhibiton at the gallery and an additional 30 photographs for an on-line exhibition. All 54 photographs will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books. Open to all photographers worldwide. $35.00 entry fee.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist-of-the-Year
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Deadline: 10/14/16
2017 Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage juried art competition. Winning artwork will be featured on the cover of the 2017 Wildflower Pilgrimage brochure, T-shirts, and used for publicity. The artist will have the opportunity to exhibit a small selection of original artwork in the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts from April 11 - May 13, 2017.
This year the SWP Committee wants an image showcasing an iconic aspect of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Themes may include, but are not limited to, flora, fauna, and the landscape. Preference will be given to pieces depicting the Park during the spring season. Acceptable media include watercolor, gouache, pastel, colored pencil, oil, acrylic, printmaking, collage, or combinations of these media.The
entry fee is $15 for up to two images. Image files must be in jpeg format and no larger than 5MB. Photography will not be accepted.

KNITTING, CROCHETING & LACE Exhibition & Catalogue
Textile Arts Factory exhibition space in Greece
Deadline: 10/15/16
For quite long time knitting, crocheting and lace viewed as the trite hobby of grandmothers. Nowadays, they have evolved into a highly versatile contemporary art form. Moreover, if someone goes back to art history in the early 20th century the Arts and Crafts movement asserted the handmade pieces as artworks considered equal as painting and sculpture, an argument that has continued until now. It's time then for an exhibition featuring the contemporaneity of craft.
Textile Arts Factory calls all fiber artists, yarn-bombers, fine artists and crafters from around the world for a group exhibition. Artists may submit as individuals and/or as members of an artist team.
A non-refundable fee for the work submitted is $20 for up to 3 entries.

The Cup, The Mug: A National Juried Exhibition of Drinking Vessels
Deadline: October 17, 2016.
Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY announces a national juried exhibition,
December 3, 2016 - January 6, 2017. $1,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $500! Juror: Peter Pincus, ceramic artist and instructor living and working in Rochester, NY. Open to all U.S. artists 18 years and older working in ceramics, glass, wood, or metal. Submissions must be cups, mugs, or other drinking vessels. All work submitted must be for sale. $30 for up to 3 images.

Aviation Week 2016 Photo Contest
Deadline: October 17, 2016.
Aviation Week
announces a call to artists. Get your photo published on AviationWeek.com (December 5, 2016 - June 5, 2017) and in print in Aviation Week & Space Technology. Grand Prize $500; First in Category $250; Second in Category $100; Third in Category $75. The Aviation Week Photo Contest has four categories: Commercial Aviation, Defense, General Aviation and Space. This contest is open to anyone over the age of 18, except for employees of Penton and their families. Photos should be unretouched JPGs of at least 1 MB in size. Photos must have been shot after October 1, 2015. See prospectus for full terms and conditions. $5 per photo.

Annual Armstrong National 2-D Exhibition
Deadline: October 20, 2016
Over the past five years we have had over a thousand art works submitted to this competition. Each year the judges select 30 finalists. We are proud to announce that online submission is now available for this most diverse 2-D competition. We are looking for talented young and mid-career artists throughout the nation whose work covers a variety of concepts and addresses different issues and technical considerations in art. This year our judge is Chris Valle.
Open to all artists who live in the United States and work with 2-D media, including drawing, graphic design, painting, textiles, print-making, and photography. Artworks must not weigh more than 60 pounds nor exceed 50 inches on any side, including frames. There is a fee of $30 plus $5 per extra image. Returning applicants and 2-D alumni are eligible to reapply.

Photographic call for entry "encaustic"
Deadline: October 24, 2016
More Information
Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work for "encaustic" to A Smith Gallery by October 24, 2016. We are seeking works of art that start with a photographic foundation and are then transformed by the application of encaustic. We encourage creativity. Scratch, burn, color, dream. The entry fee is $35 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. The exhibition will be hanging from December 2, 2016 to January 29, 2017. Receptions will be held on December 17, 2016 and January 28, 2017 both from 4 to 8pm. Awards are $325 for Juror's Selection, three Director's Selections and $100 for the Visitors Award.
Juror for "encaustic" will be Jill Skupin Burkholder.

Call for Submissions: Rosalux Gallery's 12th Annual OPEN DOOR Juried Exhibition
Deadline: 10/31/16
ROSALUX GALLERY (Minneapolis, MN) announces a national call for entries for its 12th annual Open Door juried group exhibition to be held December 3-31, 2016.
Open to all US residents working in any 2D/3D media except video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.
The juror will be Andrea Carlson, a Chicago-based artist and independent curator.

Americas 2017: Paperworks
Deadline: November 1, 2016.
The Northwest Art Center at Minot State University in Minot, ND seeks entries for a juried exhibition, Jan 10 - Feb 23, 2017. Cash and purchase awards, solo exhibit in 2018 for Best of Show. Juror: Michael Strand. Original works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. $25 for 2 entries; additional entries $5 each. Maximum of 5 entries.

More Opportunities from the Texas Artists Coalition under MEMBERS on TAC index page under "Artist Opportunities, but to open that page you must either register or click the x.

Open Call for the TAC 9X12 Works on Paper
Deadline: November 15, 2016 postmark deadline
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center announces an open call for entries for the 2016 FWCAC 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show. Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries per artist. Postmark deadline is November 15, 2016. All artwork will be for sale for $100US and the artist
receives 75%. Unsold works sent with an appropriate size self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) will be returned.

Artworks may be any size, but they MUST fit in a 9" x 12" or A4 envelope to be mailed, although they may be folded, 3D or multi-part. More than one work may be mailed in each envelope. Acceptable mediums include unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper works, artist books or digital prints. Prospectus

This is just a sampling. For more information, TAC members may access the art opportunities on the TAC website at the Members tab. Others may email to request an unedited list. as above, apparently.

Greater Denton Arts Council Call for Artists

Deadline: Ongoing
The Greater Denton Arts Council welcomes proposals for exhibitions from local, national, and international artists and curators in the Meadows and Gough Galleries. More information


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.

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program advised by the Fort Worth Art Commission and managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth.  The FWPA Collection includes over 100 commissioned, acquired and donated artworks located throughout the city.  In addition, over 60 public art projects are currently in progress. 

Fort Worth Public Art 1300 Gendy StreetFort Worth, Texas 76107 817.298.3040 www.fwpublicart.org talkto@fwpublicart.org


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…


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 of your url. 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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