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"Naturally Nude" A Collection of Figurative Works

Work must be original and may be in any medium. Work must follow the theme of classic or contemporary nude in either 2 or 3 dimensional works. Work must be ready to hang, and clearly labeled. No substitutions of accepted work, and all work must remain on display during the duration of the exhibit.

Crawl Space Gallery

Crawl Space artist-run gallery seeks video submissions from artists around the world for its second annual Centennial juried exhibition in February of 2008. As a fresh authority at the Seattle Art Museum, juror Marisa Sanchez will select video works that not only give a sense of the strengths of early career contemporary artists, but of her own curatorial interests and how they might influence our region in the future. Regardless of their selection for the Centennial, all applicants' work remains available for Crawl Space members to draw from for future exhibits. Video samples must be on a formatted, self-playing DVD and be under 4 minutes in length.

19th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

open to US artists: drawing, prints, works on paper (no photograpy)

Sculpture in the Park

Sculptors working in permanent media.

XXIX National Exhibition

All artists 18 years of age and older. Paintings must be original work in water-based media executed in an aqueous manner on water media grounds.

Embracing Our Differences

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students - all ages - everyone can participate. National and international submissions are encouraged. Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence in reflection of the theme Embracing Our Differences. The artwork will also be evaluated on how effectively it will read outdoors when enlarged to billboard size - 16 feet wide by 12 1/2 feet high. Artists are encouraged to use bold saturated colors and strong lines.

Art For Progress

Imagine taking part in a truly innovative multi-disciplinary global competition like no other. Art for Progress is holding its second annual Clash of the Artists, where emerging artists from around the globe unite online to unearth the greatest talent in the visual arts, live music, fashion design, short film, DJ's and for the true progressives of the avant-garde world, who cannot be classified into one of the above categories, we have a category that we lovingly like to call, “creative”. Creative—we know, but that's your job, not ours. Visual artists: Submit three Jpeg images of your original work. For more details visit our site.

On Faith: Saviors, Prophets, and Magic

Juror: Rhonda Schaller, gallery director Eligibility: Any artist 21+ in any media from around the world Fees: $45 for 1-3 images


Open to all artists in all mediums, only size restriction is to fit through double doors. This is an uncensored salon style show that honors 10 years of Hartford ArtSpace.

"Faces & Figures" Show

Venue: 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901 Awards: Cash Prizes Juror: To Be Announced Eligibility: juried show - please see Prospectus for entry requirements Fees: Members: $10/$8 Non-Members: $20/$18

31st International Exhibition

Venue: WAS-H Gallery Awards: Totaling in excess of $8,000 Juror: Stephen Quiller Eligibility: Artwork must be at least 80% watermedia on paper, clayboard, or yupo. Open to all artists. Work must be original, painted within two years of entry date, and not previously shown in a WAS-H Exhibition. Work completed in a workshop or under supervision is ineligible. Due to the conservative nature of the business environment, artists must consider the content of the works submitted; no nudes will be accepted.

Embers and Ashes

California photographers. Hand deliver two entries, framed. Must be for family viewing. Accepted until gallery is full.

Hands Heads Hearts: A Juried Art Exhibition for Women of African Descent

This exhibit is open to Women of African Descent residing worldwide. Accepted media are oil, watermedia, pastel, graphics, mixed media (incuding films written and directed by a Woman of African Descent), photography, sculpture, quilts, and fine craft art.

Mid-Southern Watercolorists 38th Annual Exhibition

Venue: Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 Third St., Little Rock, Arkansas Awards: MSW Gold Medal Purchase Award, $2000, sponsored by Kutak Rock, LLP Juror: Ratindra Das, AWS, NWS, TWSA Eligibility: Open to all active members of MSW in good standing, $35 annual membership. Fees: $20 for one painting or $25 for two paintings. Fee must accompany entry form. Make check payable to Mid-Southern Watercolorists.

3rd Annual National Juried Photography Show

Open to all photographic media, from traditional to contemporary.

Projekt30's February Exhibition

Juror: This exhibition will be publicly juried. Eligibility: Must be 18 or older. 4D artwork not supported. Fees: $35 for 10 images. Free for Projekt30 members.

Traditional and contemporary African art

Traditional and contemporary African art, as well as art that is thematically or otherwise related to African culture, history, politics, etc. For possible representation artists should mail the following items to the address below: 1) A portfolio of 20 or more photographs, slides, or digital images on CD-Rom of your most recent work. Include title, size and medium for each image. Please do not send original artwork. 2) A current résumé, biographical history, artist statement, reviews and other materials which supplement your work. 3) Artist price for each piece. 4) Self-addressed stamped envelope.

Uniquely New Zealand Painting Competition

Register your school for 2008 - Uniquely New Zealand Painting Competition Uniquely New Zealand Painting Competition FAS are offering all Primary and Intermediate schools in New Zealand the opportunity to enter and win $1000 of FAS products for your school. The theme your students are asked to paint is ‘Uniquely New Zealand’, using FAS paints. This could be national landmarks, cultural designs, mountains, All Blacks…. Anything that is ‘Uniquely New Zealand’. Our judges will be looking at the overall creativity of the theme, layout, design and use of colour. All that your students need to do now is register your school (Click Here) and is to dream up something that is “Uniquely New Zealand” and to get painting!! Competition Structure: Timing: Registering Term 1 - Painting and submissions Term 2 - Prizing Giving - Term 3 · Painting of something “Uniquely New Zealand” using FAS paints· Maximum of three submissions per (form) year · Two prize groups (Primary (Year 1 - 6 & Intermediate Year 7 - 8 ) · Submissions by end of Term 2, 2008 · Winners announced early of August 2008 · Photo and article on winning entrants displayed on FAS website · FAS General Manager will personally visit and award the winning Schools in Term 3 An information pack, competition poster and entry forms will be sent out to your school early Term 2, 2008. Teachers please run your own in-house competition to decide who will be the three lucky finalists from each (form) year. Send only the finalists in to Fine Art Supplies for judging. Please ensure that the pupil's full name, (form) year and School details are recorded on the back of the entries and are returned with our entry form. Forms and other information will be posted out early Term 2 Prizes: 1st Prize $1000 FAS products for your school and $100 vouchers for pupil + Scholastic Book vouchers of $100 2nd Prize $500 FAS products for your school and $50 vouchers for pupil + Scholastic Book vouchers of $50

Jake & Dinos Chapman Join Jury For UK's Biggest Painting Prize - John Moores 2008

The Chapman brothers rose to prominence in the 1990s as part of the so-called YBAs or Young British Artists. Other judges include art critic Sacha Craddock and artists Paul Morrison and Graham Crowley, both former John Moores prize-winners. The award is an open submission competition available to all UK-based artists working in paint and entries are being accepted from November 5 until February 15 2008. Judging will take place throughout 2008 and will result in an exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool from September 20 2008 to January 4 2009, and will be a major strand in both the Liverpool Biennial and the city’s Capital of Culture celebrations.

Dobell Prize for Drawing

In instituting this annual prize, the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation wishes to encourage excellence in drawing and draughtsmanship. Value: $20,000 (acquisitive) Medium: Unique work on paper or other suitable support in any medium or combination of media. This includes those media and materials traditionally associated with the practice of drawing (pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.) and those which are part of contemporary drawing practice, including pastel, watercolour, collage etc. Other information: Applicants must have been born in Australia or hold Australian citizenship, and have been a resident in Australia for a period of 12 months prior to the closing date. Works are to be completed during the 12 months preceding the closing date.

Sir John Sulman Prize

Awarded annually for 'the best subject/genre painting and/or murals/mural project executed during the two years preceding the [closing] date ...' Value: $20,000 (non-acquisitive) Medium: oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. Other information: A genre painting is normally a composition representing some aspect or aspects of everyday life, and may feature figurative, still-life, interior or figure-in-landscape themes. A subject painting, in contrast to a genre painting, is idealised or dramatised. Typically, a subject painting takes its theme from history, poetry, mythology or religion. In both cases, however, the style may be figurative, representative, abstract or semi-abstract. A mural is a picture that is affixed directly to a wall or ceiling, as part of an architectural and/or decorative scheme. Applicants must have been resident in Australia for a period of 5 years prior to the closing date.

The Wynne Prize

Awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists completed during the 12 months preceding the [closing] date ...' Value: $25,000 (non-acquisitive) Medium: Paintings - oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. Sculpture - stone, metal, wood or mixed media. Other information: Seascapes and cityscapes are acceptable within the definition of landscape. A figure sculpture may be a work which is abstracted, but at the same time clearly derived from a figurative source, human or animal. Applicants must have been resident in Australia for a period of 12 months prior to the closing date. Entries in the Wynne Prize competition are also eligible to be considered for: · The Trustees' Watercolour Prize - value $2,000 · John & Elizabeth Newham Pring Memorial Prize - value $250

The Archibald Prize

Awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia during the 12 months preceding the [closing] date ...' Value: $50,000 (non-acquisitive) Medium: oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. Other information: Portraits submitted for the Archibald Prize must be painted from life. This means that the subject is known to the artist, is aware of the artist's intention and that there has been at least one sitting by the subject for the artist, for the portrait in question. Artists must provide a written statement signed by the subject stating that they had at least one sitting with the artist. Applicants must have been resident in Australasia for a period of 12 months prior to the closing date.

New Painting Contest

You have to make a reproduction of a masterpiece (in the meaning of artistic production of one of painting's big masters, such as Botticelli, Leonardo, Goya, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, etc.), but making a modification in the technique of the original work. You can also do a subtle modification of content of the original painting. But just subtle. This is because this contest is not about flipping around the content of the painting of someone else (like drawing a mustache on The Mona Lisa), it's about making a change on how the painting was made. As always, only traditional painting is accepted (watercolors, oils, acrylics, inks, etc.). Sorry everyone else but this is a traditional painting club. Only *painters club members can participate of this contest. But don't worry, if you are not right now, you can always apply by following the 'How to join' rules linked in the top of this journal. You must upload your work in your gallery in deviantart, and send a Note to the club with the link to your work and a link to the original masterpiece. This last requirement is MANDATORY. You can scan or take a photo of your work, but the image file of it must be at least 640 pixels width. Be careful if you take a photo with flash of your work, flares usually disturbe the image. Try taking it outside in natural light, without flashes. The note must include a description of the medium used in the original masterpiece, and in your work. The subject of the note has to be 'Lost in Replication submission'; if that's not the case the note may get confused with normal submission notes, and not get into the contest. Only one entry per member.

Call for Artists: International Art Award PREMIO ARTEINGENUA 2008

Call for Artists: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS (20-40) 'IMPACT – ART place and relationships'. ARTEINGENUA Spa makes its bow on the international contemporary art scene as an innovative space and new kind of modern patronage. It is inspired by the need to discover, understand, evaluate, and diffuse - through operative and cultural strategies – new forms of art that, more than ever today, demonstrate the force to be found in a rediscovered expressive purity, a necessary spontaneity in “art making”, in a multifaceted growth of pictorial, plastic, multimedial, and performing languages. The key word for this new integrated system for contemporary art is INGENUOUS, and in it is mirrored a new methodological approach to the expressive purity of young and so of emerging contemporary artists. This purity is shown in various forms which, at times, have re-emerged from a past that is both historical memory and a generational clash, but vibrating with the joy of “giving” to everyone an awareness of the great possibilities of each artist. For ARTINGENUA the propulsion behind art starts in less known and, in a certain sense, less eloquent areas which are also less dominated by, and impermeable to, prevailing ideologies: it is to this world that ARTINGENUA wishes to offer its help with an overview that is still INGENUOUS, still open to suggestions and in search of what is yet to be born. The organisation of competitions for young artists is not a new idea but what is innovative about this one is the amount of the prize money. This will allow, on the one hand, worthwhile young artists to study and deepen the languages and themes of the contemporary art they feel most in accord with, without having to “limit” or “sell” themselves but, rather, to concentrate on themselves without having to market their own artistic abilities; on the other hand these prizes will allow a qualitative gain in the form of the works presented for the eventual exhibition. For ARTINGENUA to give an economic reward means above all “enriching” the mind rather than the pockets of young artists: to give them, in other words, the possibility of really concentrating on their own future without anxiety or the fear of having to sacrifice themselves in other activities having nothing to do with their wishes or real potentiality. The international competition “ARTINGENUA prize 2008” is placed, then, within a wider context: ARTINGENUA is, in fact, concerned with its artists’ “full time” and aims at realising together with them the projects and continuing collaboration so often absent in the art system, establishing long-term, focussed strategies and moves. In this context of initiatives and working methods identified and followed up by ARTINGENUA is to be placed the first edition of “ARTINGENUA prize 2008” which offers a range of prizes that is quite exceptional, even internationally, especially considering that this is a privately organised award: in fact the first prize amounts to 30,000.00 Euros; the second 7,000.00 Euros; the third 3,000.00 Euros, for a total of 40,000.00 Euros. The competition plans an exhibition, a substantial catalogue with reproductions of all the works admitted to the competition itself, biographies of the artists, and critical essays. The show of the works, the voting, and the adjudication of the prizes will all take place in an important venue, yet to be decided on, in Italy. A carefully selected jury, consisting of persons of note from the following categories: Art criticism Journalism Collecting Industry Architecture and design Poetry and literature Music Fashion Theatre New media All will be a guarantee for both discovering the artists’ real abilities and for giving them concrete possibilities for becoming known and appreciated. The theme that the ARTINGENUA prize 2008 proposes is: IMPACT – ART place + relationships It is, then, a provocation more than a proposal, an attack more than an invitation, that ARTINGENUA offers young and emergent contemporary artists, calling on them to take part in a competition that, for the first time, aims at having an IMPACT on new expressive languages, with yet to be discovered artistic forms, as is described in the outline supplied with the competition notice. In this are to be found the three central themes by which the artists are free to be inspired. INFO 'PREMIO ARTEINGENUA 2008' Anna Leopoldo ARTEINGENUA Via Corfù, 106 25124 BRESCIA Tel. (+39) info@arteingenua.it

Highly Commended Award

Highly Commended Award of a subscription to The Artist worth £100

Winsor & Newton Awards

Winsor & Newton Awards: three prizes of £250 worth of art materials

St Cuthberts Mill Awards

St Cuthberts Mill Awards: four prizes of £150 worth of watercolour paper

Royal Talens Awards

Royal Talens Awards: four prizes of £250 worth of art materials

ProArte Awards

ProArte Awards: two prizes of £250 worth of brushes

Hahnemühle Awards

Hahnemühle Awards: three prizes of £170 worth of Hahnemühle Fine Art Traditional Papers

Great Art Awards

Great Art Awards: two prizes of £250 worth of art materials from Europe’s largest art materials’ catalogue

Derwent Awards

Derwent Awards: three prizes of £250 worth of art materials

Daler-Rowney Awards

Daler-Rowney Awards: three prizes of £250 worth of art materials

Caran dâAche Awards

Caran dâAche Awards: ten assorted art materials prizes totaling £750

Purchase Prize Award

Purchase Prize Award for a work up to the value of £1,000

Pendrell Learning Break Award
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Pendrell Learning Break Award of an art course for two people at Pendrell Hall in Staffordshire, to the value of £300

Patchings Award

Patchings Award of a gift voucher worth £450 to be used at Patchings Art Centre in Nottinghamshire

Norfolk Painting School Awards

Norfolk Painting School Awards: two prizes of a two-day oil course at The Norfolk Painting School, worth £190 each

Earnley Concourse Award

Earnley Concourse Award of a residential weekend art course for two people at The Earnley Concourse in West Sussex, worth up to £450

David & Charles Awards

David & Charles Awards: two prizes of art books to the value of £175 each

Coombe Farm Studios Award

Coombe Farm Studios Award of a residential three-day weekend painting course at Coombe Farm Studios in Devon, worth £330

Collins Art Awards

Collins Art Awards: two prizesof instructional art books to the value of £150

Anova Books Awards

Anova Books Awards: two prizes of instructional art books to the value of £175

£400 Leisure Painter Awards

Leisure Painter Awards: two prizes of a workshop worth over £300 and a subscription to Leisure Painter worth over £100

21st Century Watercolour

21st Century Watercolour is an annual open painting competition organised by the Royal Watercolour Society, which usually takes place in the Spring.

About the Liverpool Art Prize

The Liverpool Art Prize is a new annual exhibition and award for artists from or based in Merseyside. Created by artinliverpool.com, this inaugural year’s event evolved from a campaign to urge the public to nominate Merseyside artists for the Turner Prize being held in Liverpool this year. Visitors to artinliverpool.com were invited to nominate local artists. Unlike the Turner, there is no upper age limit, many nominations were received. Details and images were displayed on the artinliverpool.com website for the public and fellow artists to view, comment upon and give ratings. A panel of judges then selected a short-list of 6.

Peterborough Art Prize

Peterborough Art Prize will celebrate its fifth year in 2008. This prestigious event will feature nearly 500 art and photographic works by artists from all over Australia. The venue for the Art Prize is the beautiful and historic Peterborough Town Hall situated in the Main Street of Peterborough. Tea and coffee is provided at no cost. Official opening on Friday 14 March 2008 at 6pm.

The Stanthorpe Art Prize

The Stanthorpe Art Prize

City of Albany Art Prize website

The City of Albany Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize open to all Australian artists for a two dimensional painting. With a first prize of $25 000, The City of Albany Art Prize aims to attract entries from artists of excellence from throughout Australia. Artworks entered into this art prize are to be substantially painted, meaning that other media such as drawing (pencil, pastel, charcoal), printmaking, and collage can be included but only if paint remains the dominant medium. The artwork must be able to be hung (pinning or another method of direct attachment to the wall is not acceptable). Photography and sculpture are not accepted. This prize is proudly sponsored by the Jack Family Charitable Trust and presented by the City of Albany. The winning artwork will become part of the City of Albany Art Collection. Entries are to be submitted on CD and will be assessed by a panel of three judges who are highly knowledgeable of the visual arts scene in Australia. Thirty artworks will be selected for the exhibition in March 2008 at the Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, Western Australia.

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