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Watercolor Ohio 31st Annual Juried Exhibition

Juror: Alvaro Castagnet. Deadline: January 31, 2008. Note eligibility restrictions.

Liquitex 2007 Excellence in Art

Entries must make extensive use of acrylic paint. Professional and Secondary categories. Cash and merchandise awards. Read rules carefully about assignment of ownership rights for winning entries. Postmark deadline: January 15, 2008 and entries must be received by no later than January 30, 2008.

SPE Photography Show

United States Colorado, Fort Collins - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Digital Media, Photography Photo Gallery The Society for Photographic Education in collaboration with The Center for Fine Art Photography will present an online exhibition of work created by SPE members. Fifty photographers will be chosen to exhibit their work in the Center’s online gallery. Ten of the fifty photographers will also be selected to exhibit their work in the Center’s gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Theme: Open – This call for entry is open to all SPE members. There is no specific theme for this exhibition. The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N College Ave, 80524, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Art Expo byDesign

United States Ohio, Cincinnati - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography Other Art Expo byDesign benefiting Cherish the Child Foundation is being held May 16, 17 & 18, 2008 at the brand new $68 million dollar Sevierville Events Center which is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just minutes off Interstate 40. Preview Gala & Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 15 from 4-9pm. Only the top 195 artists will be selected through digital jurying process hosted through Juried Art Services. Eight Cash Awards will be given. Art Expo byDesign will be YOUR greatest success in 2008 because… We’ll bring in MORE BUYERS and FIRST TIME BUYERS to purchase YOUR one of-a-kind creations! Each year 11,000,000 visitors travel Route 66 to Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains Tennessee. Easily accessible within a days drive of 75 percent of the country`s population. Those traveling on corporate and charter planes are just minutes away from Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg Airport. Free secure parking for cargo and storage vans. Inexpensive lodging options, including RV parks. Convenient shuttle service. Reach an untapped audience through our aggressive Marketing Campaign. Corporate buyers. 4-hour drive time advertising campaign reaches from Atlanta to Cincinnati. Regional marketing 2-hour drive time – electronic campaign radio/TV. Local marketing campaign including the Knoxville area. 100% of Preview Gala proceeds benefit Cherish the Child Foundation which supports a campus of over 80 abused and neglected children and numerous family support programs. Participate in Silent Auction, Tablescaping, and other Gallery Opportunities to innovatively display your work! Apply NOW! www.juriedartservices.com Online application closing date: February 22, 2008 Offline application: postmark by February 20, 2008 download www.artexpobydesign.com Jury Dates: February 27, 2008 Acceptance Notification: February 29, 2008 Exhibitor Contracts Due: March 14, 2008 Phone toll free 877.825.6402 byDesign Publishing LLC, 9378 Mason Montgomery Rd #215, 45040, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Clash of the Artist`s Voting Begins!

Online Event - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Poetry, Video/Film Art Organization For the past two months, emerging artists have been sending Art For Progress(AFP) their best, and now it`s time for the virtual art community to do its part. AFP`s annual arts competition, Clash of the Artists, is the first of its kind, where artists in six categories compete in an interactive on-line environment. People from New York to Japan can visit artforprogress.org and vote for their favorites while viewing short films, listening to music, and seeing new work from emerging artists and fashion designers. The top three artists in each category will compete on Saturday, March 15th at a live finals event in New York City. In 2007, over 5,000 people voted on-line, and over 300 people attended the memorable live event. The five-week voting period begins January 15th and runs through February 20th. Cast your vote at artforprogress.org! Based in New York City, AFP seeks to increase the visibility of talented artists, and to provide arts education in under-served schools and communities. Proceeds from Clash of the Artists will help support AFP`s growing arts education program. To cast your vote and for more information on Art For Progress, go to www.artforprogress.org. AFP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. “Creative Culture Accelerating Social Change”


United States Florida, Sarasota - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography Art Gallery Call to Artists: Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL. Seeks entries for 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition April 16-May 10, 2008. Original 2D and 3D artwork in any traditional medium, including fiber, ceramics, metal, and glass from the past three years. Gicleés and videos not accepted. Entry fee $25 for up to 3 works. Slide or CD deadline is February 15th. The juror is Elaine D. Gustafson, Director of Exhibitions & Collections and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tampa Museum of Art. For prospectus and application: www.kbutlergallery.com or send SASE to Katharine Butler Gallery, 1943 Morrill St., Sarasota, FL, 34236 Katharine Butler Gallery, 1943 Morrill St. , 34236, Sarasota, Florida, United States

The Edge Photography Show

Online Event - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Digital Media, Photography Photo Gallery The Center for Fine Art Photography call for entries Edgy - Pushing the Limits of Photographic Art, Call for Entry deadline Feb. 5, 2008 Photography has to ability to explore, exploit and explode visual art as no other media. Edgy – Pushing the Limits of Photographic Art seeks images that are on the leading edge of making a statement, conceptual design, being provocative – images that will stop the viewer in their tracks! Gallery Exhibition – May 2 to May 31, 2008. Awards: Presentation in CameraArts magazine, Artists’ ShowCase, $600 in awards, two-year online exhibition – and More. Information and online submissions at The Center for Fine Art Photography http://www.c4fap.org or email questions to info@c4fap.org .

Projections: A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture

United States Ohio, Cincinnati - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Poetry, Video/Film Art Gallery An International Competitive Juried Survey of Wall-based Sculpture Projections invites artists to submit works of art that are clearly sculptural, with three-dimensional space a key element, but which are not in any way floor (or pedestal) based. Works will be either wall or ceiling mounted. This concept pushes the boundaries of the general expectation regarding the weightiness of sculptures, so often seen as being earth-bound and gravity-defined. Eligibility: Projections is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. Entries must represent original works of art or design. Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. This can include works that stretch the boundaries of the assumed definitions of sculpture.Jury and Curator: Manifest`s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by a 4-6 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curator, Jason Franz (Manifest`s Executive Director) who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool. Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work in Projections. Exhibitors will receive a 50% discount on one copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs visit Manifest Press.Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.Each work submitted must be accompanied by a $10 non-refundable entry fee. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form.) Detail images may be included at no additional cost. Sale of Work: All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during exhibit. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Entrants can choose to submit artwork in either slide or digital format (see below). Manifest Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. CD`s and slides of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE. Slide Format: 2' by 2' 35 mm slides. Digital images can be submitted on CD or by e-mail (mail to: show@manifestgallery.org). Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, 2727 Woodburn Avenue, 45206, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Momentum: Images of Dance Photography Competition

United States Connecticut, Simsbury - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Photography Other Momentum: Images of Dance, The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Company Inc. and The Ethel Walker School invite all interested photographers to submit entries into an international contest that celebrates the beauty, grace and athleticism of dance. The judges will select imagery which captures the essence of dance. Moving moments played against dramatic light and unique settings bring the viewers into a world of diverse elements with universal appeal. We are truly appreciative of the time and talent of our participants. There are 3 age divisions in this contest:* High School: grades 9-12 * College: students 18 and up * Adult Each division will be awarded three prizes: 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place. All winners will receive graduated monetary prizes and certificates appropriate to their places. An exhibit of award-winning images will be held at Wesleyan University and on the competition website. For more information please visit the website or contact Dorothy Silverherz at email: dorothy_silverherz@ethelwalker.org

Hun Gallery International 2008

United States New York, New York - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Poetry, Video/Film Art Gallery Open to all artists, national and international, over the age of 18. Works must have been created within the last three years. No particular subject, all media are eligible (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Graphics, Video, Installation, Audio and Digital, Computer Art). Artists may submit works with special installation requirements if the artist will be available to install. $ 40 up to 4 works (If you wish to include more than 4, please include $5.00 for each additional work. No maximum.) Only selected 30~40 winners will participate in Hun Gallery International 2008at Hun Gallery from February 1, 2008 to February 29, 2008. The catalogue of Hun Gallery International 2008 will be produced and widely distributed in worldwide including France, England, China, Canada, Korea, Japan as well as New York. Hun Gallery Members Award: Among winners, 1 artist will be selected and receive an opportunity to have a Solo Exhibition, and to participate in New York ART EXPO 2008. Hun Art Foundation Award: Among winners, 1 selected artist of Hun Gallery International 2008 will receive an opportunity to have a Solo Exhibition at Hun Gallery. Best Show Award: Among winners, 5 selected artists will receive an opportunity to participate in Group Exhibition at Space D9 (a newly opened gallery in East Village in New York) in 2008. Winners will be represented and promoted by Hun Gallery Artists File for 1 year. Selected artists among winners will be featured in Hun Gallery Art Bank and will be sponsored by Hun Gallery for 6 months.

Art League of Hilton Head National Juried Show

United States South Carolina, Hilton Head Island - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Poetry, Video/Film Art Organization Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, SC. The juror is Pat San Soucie and there will be $10,000 in Awards. All media/entry by digital image/CD. Exhibition - May 2- 25, 2008. The 2008 National Juried Show Prospectus will be available October 15th. Prospectus: SASE 7 Duck Field Rd, Hilton Head, SC


Online Event - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Poetry, Video/Film Online Gallery Projekt30 is accepting artwork for our March 2008 exhibition. We are an artist- run arts organization dedicated to promoting emerging artists. The exhibition will include thirty artists; invitations will be distributed to over 50,000 galleries, collectors, and artists. All artwork submitted will be presented online prior to the exhibition so visitors of Projekt30 may help select which artists will be included in the exhibition. Visitors have the option of contacting any participating artist with feedback or opportunities. Unlike other juried exhibitions, all participants receive exposure. Opens: March 1, 2008. Deadline: February 1, 2008.Fee varies: $35 for 10 images, free for members.

Plein Air Painters of America Annual Exhibition and Sale

Plein Air Painters of America Annual Exhibition and Sale. More than 120 plein air and studio paintings by PAPA Signature and Emeritus Members and Guest Artists. Meet the Artists Dinner Party and Auction. Free painting demos. Opening Reception. Art Sale Contact: Susan Hallsten McGarry. (505) 982-6379

Laguna Plein Air Invitational Painting Competition

Laguna Plein Air Invitational Painting Competition. Organized by the Laguna Plein Air Painters and the Laguna Art Museum. Gala Dinner and Sale. Quick draw. Cash prizes. Public sale. Contact: Stuart Byer at (949) 494-8971

San Luis Obispo Painting Festival

San Luis Obispo Painting Festival. Sponsored by the SLO Art Center. Cash Awards. Week-long paintout. Opening Reception and Sale. Public show and sale. Quick Draw and live auction. Contact: (805) 543-8562.

Sonoma Plein Air 2008

Sonoma Plein Air 2008. Week-long paintout. One-day show and sale in Sonoma Plaza. Plein Air Silent Auction and Dinner. Quick Draw competition. Artists’ Choice Award. Contact: Keith Wicks (707) 933-9756

Scene on the Strait

Scene on the Strait. Martinez Regional Shoreline. Sponsored by Carquinez Regional Environmental Education Center. Twenty five painters on location. Sale, silent auction, music, and food. Contact: (510) 787-9772.

Valona Plein Air Paintout

Sponsored by Epperson and Nash Galleries, Crockett. Some 30 artists paint out in Crockett, Sat. & Sun. Awards ceremony, silent auction and reception.(510) 787-2925.

The Alameda “Jewel by the Bay Paint Out"

The Alameda “Jewel by the Bay Paint Out.” Sponsored by the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. Quick Draw at sunset on July 19. Outdoor Awards Ceremony, Exhibit and Sale. Contact Irene Thomas

The Plein Air Affaire: Outdoor Painting in Scenic Santa Cruz County

The Plein Air Affaire: Outdoor Painting in Scenic Santa Cruz County. Open to the public in Abbott Square (Museum Courtyard) at 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060. Please call 831.429.1964

MarinScapes 20th Annual Event

MarinScapes 20th Annual Event. The annual landscape show at the historic Escalle Winery. Top Northern California painters. Includes a series of events leading up to show. Contact: Darlene Fiscus: (415) 457-6966 # 347

Seventh Annual Paint San Clemente Plein Air

Seventh Annual Paint San Clemente Plein Air sponsored by the San Clemente Art Association. Week-long paintout, quick draw, gala and exhibition. $10,000 in cash prizes. Contact Pam: (949)369-0260

Point Reyes Plein Air

Point Reyes Plein Air. Sponsored by the William Lester Gallery, consists of a two-day paintout, Quick Draw and gallery exhibition and sale. Reception: Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Call: (415) 663-9365

MALT Show: Ranches and Rolling Hills

Sponsored by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Two-day exhibit and sale in Nicasio. Preview Sale and Artists Reception. Contact: Elizabeth Ptak. (415) 663-1158

2008 Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational

2008 Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational. Sponsored by Borrego Art Institute and Borrego Valley Inn. Twenty artists. Week-long paintout, Quick draw, artist receptions, Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony. Contact: Katalina Prince: (760) 767-5152

2008 Downer Avenue Premier Plein Air Painting Competition

The 2008 Plein Air is currently in the planning stage, dates and details are being finalized and will soon be released. If you would like to be among the first to receive updated information, please submit the form below.

RayMar's Third Annual Fine Art Competition

$26,500 in PRIZES! (To be awarded Spring 2009) 1st - $10,000 Cash 2nd - $5,000 Cash 3rd - $2,500 Cash 4 - 12 - $1,000 Cash Current Contest - February 2008 Judge: Kevin Macpherson Kevin Macpherson one of the country’s leading plein air painters, is highly respected among collectors and fellow artists alike. Past President of the Plein Air Painters of America, Kevin is a popular instructor throughout the country and abroad. His painting workshops are highly attended, often selling out years in advance. Now in its ninth printing, Macpherson’s painting instruction book, Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color, has been translated into the Chinese language and has quickly become a best-seller for publisher North Light Books. Kevin's clear, concise teaching method has inspired and directed thousands of plein air painters. Born in 1956, this artist’s work is nationally recognized and collected, having attracted the attention of major art collectors, including Roy Rose, the grand-nephew of acclaimed California plein air painter Guy Rose. Kevin has won numerous national awards, including so many in national Oil Painters of America competitions that he is the first artist in the organization to be elevated from Signature Member status to that of Master Signature Member. Kevin excels in his ability to paint all subject matter: landscape, still life, and figurative works. Using spontaneous brushwork and candid color, Kevin’s work reveals his interpretive and creative virtuosity. He easily manipulates the elements of an artist’s 'visual toolbox' to capture the mood of his subject, whether it be the dramatic light of southern France, the rugged beauty of the California coast, or the brilliance of dappled light through a floral still life. Kevin’s work has been featured in many national magazines, Art of the West, Art Talk, U. S. Art, Wildlife Art and gracing the covers of Southwest Art, American Artist, International Artist, and The Artist’s Magazine. Contibuting editor to Southwest Art Magazine, author of 'The Artist’s Voice, 2000'. In addition to numerous gallery exhibitions, he has shown at the Gilcrease Museum, the Arizona State Capital and the Albuquerque Museum. Kevin now makes his home in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico, merging his influences from years in Arizona with his childhood memories of New Jersey. Bitten with wanderlust, Kevin and his wife Wanda can be seen anywhere in the world painting en plein air.

Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Competition 2009

Downloadable Entry forms will be posted on this website in August, 2008. All Plein Air painters can submit their entry forms. It is not by invitation. Entry fees are non-refundable. Deadline to apply for 2009, December 1, 2008. The Carmel Art Festival is always the weekend after Mother's Day weekend. In 2009, the Carmel Art Festival will be held May 14-17, 2009

Carmel Art Festival's 2008

Carmel Art Festival's 2008

Plein Air Quick Draw Event

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Telluride Ah Haa School of Arts will be sponsoring a Quick Draw event during the 2008 Telluride Plein Air Celebration. The Quick Draw is a 90 minute on-site painting demonstration and competition that will be held on Main Street beginning at the San Miguel County Courthouse. The Quick Draw competition is open only to the Telluride Plein Air Celebration artists. This competition will be judged by the Ah Haa School of Arts in the Sheridan Opera House Courtyard at 12pm. The winner will receive a cash award and have their piece featured at the 2008 Ah Haa School's Art Auction. All Quick-Draw paintings are limited to 8' X 10' in size and will be on display and available for purchase once the winner has been announced.

TC Steele State Historic Park

TC Steele State Historic Park, Nashville, IN offers two competitions each year. The 'Festival of Flowers' in May, and the 'Great Outdoor Art Contest' in September. For info on either of these competitions contact the site at : 812.988.2785


This website links you to all of the art fairs in many states. For those who want to exhibit at Arts and Crafts Fairs, or just want to visit one.

2nd RayMar Competition

RayMar is already accepting entries for their second year contest. At least 2 OPAS members were among for the first 144 finalists: Carolyn Lewis and Susan Astleford! Susan's painting is one of the $1000 finalist winners and will be included on the RayMar calendar!

Year-long paintout with October '08 exhibition opportunity

The Glen Echo Ravine, the Walhalla Ravine and the Overbrook Ravine in Columbus, OH are especially beautiful in the fall and winter seasons. The summer is lush with green canopies and babbling brooks.

Watercolor Ohio 2008

OWS is sending out the prospectus for Watercolor Ohio 2008. Exhibition will be in The Riffe Gallery in Columbus, OH from Nov. 6, to Jan. 11, 2009. Alvaro Castagnet from South America serves as juror. Watch this internationally reknown artist demonstrate at the Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. On Nov. 7 Castagnet will speak about the paintings at the gallery and he will be at both the regular gallery's Thursday evening opening and the OWS Saturday opening and awards banquet.

THE WHITE CLIFFS CREATIVES' GUILD Winter Wonderland Charity Art Competition

The competition is open to artists and craftspeople of all ages resident in East Kent. There are four prize catagories: under 8, 8-16 years, Best Adult and Best in Show. Winners of age categories will be chosen by a panel of judges not including any WCCG member who has submitted work or has relatives submitting work into the category being judged. The decision of the judges will be final. Best in Show will be decided by public vote during Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December. All work (including the entirety of children's entries) must be the artist's or craftsperson's own work and nor breach copyright laws. (This means you must not copy a photo you did not take, or copy complete images from a book or the internet.) WCCG reserves the right to decline entries which in the opinion of the committee and/or competition judges are of an innappropriate subject or liable to cause offense. Flat artwork must be A3 or less in size. 3D work must be less than half a metre cubed in volume. Work will be displayed at Newmart, Pencester, Dover from 16th - 23rd December. While WCCG will take every care to look after entries we are not able to insure against loss of non members' work. Makers should arrange their own insurance (for example through the SAA) if they wish to be reinbursed in the case of theft or accidental damage to their work. Entrants wishing to have their work returned should attach an appropriately sized stamped addressed envelope or collect it between 3pm and 4pm on 23rd December from Newmart. Entrants wishing to donate their work to the art auction after the prize-giving are requested to clearly mark this on the entry form. You may also seperately donate a print of your work if you wish to keep the original, or another item if you are feeling generous. Entrance fee is £1 per picture/item per adult and 50p per picture/item for under 8s and 8-16s. All profit made will be donated to Pegasus. It is not necessary to frame 2D work, but framed work will be accepted. Where work is framed or on canvas please string with eye screws and string or wire and ensure entry forms are firmly attached. Entries may be handed in at Newmart from 16th December 2007 and must be removed or postage provided by 4pm latest on 23rd December. Work left after this time will be considered property of WCCG and may be sold for Pegasus's funds or destroyed. Copyright remains the property of the artist/maker but it is a condition of entry that winners work may be photographed and published in newspapers, the WCCG website and on film media, and names and ages published with parental permission if applicable. No addresses will be published other than towns. Consent for photographs of participants will be sought and you have the right to decline photographs of yourself or your children.

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 d’Ache Awards

Caran d’Ache 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

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