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Latest update Wednesday, 25-Feb-2015 22:51:13 PST

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 12th Annual Hecho en Dallas Juried Exhibition

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015 by 5 p.m. Not a postmark deadline. Entries received after the deadline will be disqualified, they say. The Latino Culture Center seems to be in serious disarray

Hours Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings for performing arts events

2600 Live Oak Dallas, TX 75204 214.671.0045

I posted this info soon as I got it at 9:45 pm Tuesday Feb 12. Their link didn't work the first time. The second time, up popped a questionnaire page, so I asked where the prospectus was. The next day I got a PDF with the info here. I think if an "organization" sends out notice of a competitive exhibition we might wish to enter, they should include such niceties, but when I sent them an email to the address that sent me notice of the show, it bounced. 

— J R Compton / Editor / Publisher / DallasArtsRevue

2nd Day: They sent me a PDF, which includes this:

Notifications to artists: Saturday, March 14, 2015 via email
Delivery of artwork: March 21-28, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening reception: Friday, April 10, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition dates: April 10 – June 20, 2015
Pick-up artwork: June 23-June 30, 2

  • Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Art must have been created within the last three years to be eligible
  • Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for providing such equipment for the duration of the exhibition
  • Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet
  • For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet
  • There is no entry fee for this juried exhibition

How to Submit Entries
Please submit the following for consideration:

  • Max of three images of artwork to be considered; files should be named using the last name of the artist, first initial of first name, and sequential numbers for every digital photograph submitted. Example: GonzalezC1.jpg
  • Artist statement of 50 words or less
  • Artist may submit up to three different artworks to be considered following the parameters defined above.
    Completed Artist Entry Form
  • Entries may be submitted by email at hechoendallas@gmail.com or by mail or in person at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204
  • Uncompleted submissions will not be considered
  • Artists will be notified of selection Saturday, March 14, 2015 via email
  • Works must be ready for display, including framing and a secure hanging device, if applicable. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging/displaying will not be included in the exhibition

    Delivery of Artwork
  • Artwork must be delivered to the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, Texas 75204, from March 21-28, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mailed entries should arrive at the LCC by the deadline.
  • Hand-delivered entries may be turned in during LCC regular hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Submission of entries implies agreement to terms and conditions stated on this prospectus. Although no required or even suggested format or file size is provided, "Submissions can be entered by email at hechoendallas@gmail.com link fixed; sorry or by mail or in person at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204"

Contact Information
Benjamin Espino, 214-671-0050
Jessica Trevizo, 214-670-7952
jessica.trevizo@dallascityhall.com link fixed


Then later on Wednesday, I got this email:

"There's no specific website, the prospectus just asks to send your materials in by mail or in person to the Latino Cultural Center. There is also the option to send in your materials electronically to hechoendallas@gmail.com

You are correct there are no requirements for file size, any size jpg will do. All we ask is that the image files are named using the following format, last name of the artist, first initial of first name, and sequential numbers for every digital photograph submitted. Example: GonzalezC1.jpg

If you chose to hand deliver your submission materials you can burn the images onto a CD. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

I had wondered how long their email would be clogged up and how early that would commence, but I was shocked and amazed to enter my multi-megabyte (3 or 4mb each) entries via email, and have them go through very fast indeed.

I am impressed!

It was perhaps the easiest digital entry I'm attempted. It sometimes takes hours to enter just the right number of megabytes and every other thing so many other online entry sites require. Bravo, Hecho!

Next day, I got an email from LCC saying I hadn't included my entry form, because I didn't find it. I still don't know where it was, but my LCC corrrespondant Benjamin Expino sent me one, and I filled it out and sent it, and he replied that "You application is complete," and I sighed a sigh or relief.


new 2015 'Unique by Nature' Juried Art Competition & Exhibition – McKinney Performing Arts Center (City of McKinney) and Arts and Music Guild of McKinney seeking applicants for its 4th Annual Juried Art Show, April 11 to 25, 2015. Award reception Friday, April 10, 2015. No deadline info...

For an overview of the show, visit http://www.mckinneytexas.org/index.aspx?NID=1398 SMU Professor of Art Mary Vernon is the juror.



Society of Watercolor Artists 2015 International Juried Art Exhibition May 3 - June 13, 2015. Contact: Exhibition Director: John James Email: swawatercolor@gmail.com

March 13: CD entries due
March 15: ELECTRONIC entries due

Open to all artists working in water media on paper or yupo.

Juror: Don Andrews is a watercolor artist and workshop instructor.
Location: Atrium Gallery, 2nd floor, Central Library, 500 West Third St., Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 (corner of Lamar and West Third St.)


This one only sent a jpeg of words, and I don't retype. Deadline Midnight January 23 website is www.youngamericantalent.com


30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40. Approximately $8.000 in prizes! Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The deadline for the 30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition is February 1, 2015. Entry this year will again be online — no mailed or hand-delivered entries. See the Texas & Neighbors website at http://texasandneighbors.com.

Juror is LeeAnn Stone, Dallas portrait artist and teacher, and juror for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Signature status is extended to artists who have had their artwork on exhibit in five of our 29 shows to date. Exhibit is April 18 - May 17, 2015 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit http://www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions.


Beyond Dallas

new ArtVenice Biennale 3 is an online juried competition as well as a large screen digital presentation being held at a beautiful large gallery space on Via Garibaldi in Venice, Italy during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 56!! The deadline for entry is March 15, 2015 and the presentation in Venice will
take place on May 4, 2015.

Beneath is a link to our prospectus with all the information you might need. Let us know what we need to do to help you get our opportunity listed on your website? Fell free to contact us with any questions.



ArtForwardContests.com — The premier online contests for contemporary photographers and painters. Deadline: March 11. Don't Miss out! Submit now!


2015 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Artshow.com is accepting entries for its 11th 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 Charles Long, Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside. Open to all artists 18 or older. All media, except video/film, wearable art. $35 for 3 images. Deadline is June 30, 2015. Entry form and more information


28th annual Northern National Art Competition - Juried national competition open to artists 18 or older living in the United States. Work may be in any medium, must be original, recently completed and designed to hang on a wall. Deadline 5/9. Exhibit runs from 7/18 - 9/11/2015. More than $8,500 in prize money. Rhinelander, Wis. TinyURL.com/ajcwzww

Katherine Ralph
Director, Nicolet College Art Gallery
Rhinelander, Wisconsin


Calling for artists of all mediums interested in a solo or group show in the Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University. The Gardiner Gallery is the primary exhibition space on the OSU campus. Exhibitions include a public reception and artist's lecture, as well as the opportunity for an interactive public workshop. The opportunity is for the 2016 -2017 academic year. Deadline for submissions is March 20, 2014

Submissions must include:

- Artist Statement CV
- 10 Images on disc or CD
- Corresponding image list with medium and size

Please contact us with any questions. Submissions may be sent via email or via physical copy to:

108 Bartlett Center for the Arts
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

Gardiner Art Gallery



World Illustration Awards, international art competition for illustrators working in any context and medium. Open to any illustrator in any part of the world. Link with information: http://www.theaoi.com/awards/about-us.php and link to Enter and entry information: http://www.theaoi.com/awards/enter-info.php The deadline is February 9 2015.

Thank you,

Iral Zetina
Serbin Communications, Inc.
iral@serbin.com | 805-963-0439


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


Pretty Everyday Things photo contest. Winner determined by popular vote, so who knows… Doesn't seem to be a deadline, but voting is February 5th till February 28, 2015.


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


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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