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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

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

two prizes of instructional art books to the value of £150

Anova Books Awards

two prizes of instructional art books to the value of £175

Leisure Painter Awards:

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

Threadneedle Figurative Prize

About the Prize & Exhibition The Mall Galleries are championing innovation and excellence in figurative art by launching a brand new art prize designed to showcase the best in new contemporary figurative art. Two major prizes offer the chance to win a total of £35,000: the £25,000 Threadneedle Figurative Prize and the £10,000 Federation of British Artists Selectors’ Choice. The competition is open to all artists - established and emerging talent - aged 18 and over living or working in the UK and approximately 60 works, selected from a national open submission, will be exhibited in the Mall Galleries’ newly modernised space in August - September 2008. Seven works, nominated by the panel of selectors, will be shortlisted to win the £25,000 Threadneedle Figurative Prize. The artist who receives the largest share of public votes cast online and throughout the exhibition wins the Prize. All works selected for the exhibition may win the £10,000 Federation of British Artists Selectors’ Choice, awarded by the selectors to the artist they believe has submitted the most outstanding work. The same artist can win both prizes, making this event one of the most valuable competitions in the contemporary art world.

Patchings 2008

ENTRIES BY MARCH 28TH Over 50 prize awards worth over £10,500, including The Artist Purchase Prize up to £1,000 Organised by Leisure Painter and The Artist magazines in conjunction with Patchings Art Centre. Open to all artists - from beginners to professionals - to enter two-dimensional works in any medium. Selected works will be exhibited at Patchings Art Centre in Nottinghamshire, a unique centre for the enjoyment of art and the environment.






RECEIVING DAYS 29th Feb and 1st March



Georgia High School Drawing Competition 2008

Georgia high school art educators are invited to submit student work to the annual Georgia High School Drawing Competition. Entries are judged by a panel of SCAD professors and alumni; selected work is featured in a juried exhibition at SCAD-Atlanta. The competition honors talented visual art students in our state and the art educators who skillfully guide them toward success. Ten winners selected by the jury are offered scholarships to attend SCAD-Atlanta, SCAD-Savannah or SCAD e-Learning, upon application and admission to the college. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000 per year and are renewable until completion of a bachelor’s degree (180 quarter hours), as long as the recipient is enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.


and at the end of June 2008 in Italy and in France. The Directors of Barcelona Dance Awards, present the 20th International Competitions and invite your dance group to performing and teaching at the most prestigious dance events in Europe the next season.

ZIFF 2008 Call for Film Entries

Zanzibar International Film Festival calls for film entries for its 11th festival (July 4-13, 2008). ZIFF 2008 is calling for entries in the feature, documentary, short and animation film categories from any genre BUT films with special attention to the year’s theme—Cultural Crossroads—are given priority.

Rwanda Film Festival invitation for entries

Rwanda Cinema Centre, that organises the annual Rwanda Film Festival, invites filmmakers to submit films for its festival to run in Kigali in March 16-30, 2008.

Prix Jeunesse International Call for Entries

Prix Jeunesse International,the world's leading festival and competition for children's and youth television invites you to enter your best programmes! PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL is not just a competition, but also a forum for evaluating the state of the industry?. By sending your best productions, you contribute to a week of eye-opening screenings, stimulating international discussion groups and informative new research results on children and media. Please check prixjeunesse.de for contest rules and registration forms. Deadline for programme entries: 10 December 2007. Deadline for participant registration: 30 April 2008.

University of California Announces 3rd International Competition with

The Professional Artists Lab (http://www.proartslab.ucsb.edu/) and the California NanoSystems Institute (http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Barbara continue their collaboration with the third STAGE International Script Competition, open to plays about science and technology. The winner of the Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Competition will receive a US$10,000 prize, along with opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script. Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays and new forms are encouraged. (Science fiction is not eligible.) Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2007. The winning play will be announced in July, 2008. For complete submission guidelines and information about past winners, please visit our website at http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage. Scripts will be judged by an esteemed panel of jurors from both the arts and sciences. Previous judges include: Nobel Laureates David Gross (2004 Physics) and Alan Heeger (2000 Chemistry); playwright and MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro; award-winning theatre, film and television director Arvin Brown; Dr. Polly Carl, Producing Artistic Director of the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center; Obie Award-winning playwright Lonnie Carter; award-winning playwright Constance Congdon; award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher; Morgan Jenness, dramaturge and literary agent at Abrams Artists Agency; Professional Artists Lab Playwright-in-Residence Barbara Lebow; Eduardo Machado, award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of New York's INTAR Theatre; and Tony and Olivier award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director Mark Medoff. STAGE endeavors to: - foster new and imaginative voices and methods of storytelling; - catalyze the development of art that depicts the technological age in which we live; - cultivate appreciation and collaboration between the two cultures of science and art; - promote understanding of the sciences in the public arena; - accomplish all of the above within an international community.

UNEP Launches 17th International Children's Painting Competition

UNEP has launched the 17th International children's painting competition. The Competition is organized annually by the UNEP and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received over 190,000 entries from children in over 100 countries. This year’s Competition will focus on Climate Change: Actions we can take now. The selection process will be in two stages; the regional selection which will be done by UNEP Regional Offices and their partners, and the global selection which will be done by UNEP and its partners, Foundation for Global peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation.

Maisha Film Lab Accepting Applications for 2008

Maisha is seeking applications from Screenwriters, Directors, Editors, Sound Recordist and Cinematographers for our 2008 Annual Lab that will be held in Kampala , Uganda . Maisha trains in the short film format and requires a maximum of a 10 page scripts from the Screenwriters/Directors using natural light. The technical crews must send in samples of there previous work. The 25-day Lab begins with 12 selected screenwriter/directors who have been selected by a 35-person international reading committee based on their submitted short film scripts. For 7 days, they participate in intensive screenwriting workshops and one-on-one mentor meetings, also having time allotted to revise their work and discuss films. Simultaneously, 9 trainees in cinematography, sound recording, and editing work with mentors in their own specialties. At the end of this first week, the mentors discuss the projects with Maisha’s administrative teams, and three filmmakers are selected to shoot their projects. The remaining filmmakers become production managers and first assistant directors, and 3 production teams are assembled to start production. MAISHA IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR FILMMAKING LAB FOR JULY/AUGUST 2008. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS February 1ST, 2008 FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

DIFF Call for film entries

The 29th edition of the Durban International Film Festival calls for entries from around the world. Feature films, short films and documentaries are all welcome. The festival does have a competition component. The deadline for entries is 31 March 2008 for short films and documentaries; 15 April 2008 for feature films. Early submissions are encouraged.

Bogotá Film Festival Call for Entries

Bogotá Film Festival calls for film entries to its 25th edition to hold October 1-9, 2008. The films to be submitted on DVD must be in English or with English subtitles.Send to: Festival de Cine de Bogotá,Carrera 10 # 27-51, Oficina 325, Bogotá, Colombia, S.A.Direct

Ten filmmakers Sought to Attend Six-week Fellowship in The USA

The Documentary Center at the George Washington University announces the establishment of the Documentary Center GWU/Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Department of State Fellowship in Documentary Filmmaking. We are seeking ten emerging filmmakers from across the globe to attend a six-week fellowship at the Documentary Center. The goals of this intensive fellowship are: € To encourage the development of documentary filmmakers from around the globe; € To heighten the awareness of the work of these individuals in front of program executives from the US and other Western broadcast and funding outlets; and € To engage these non-fiction innovators in an international dialogue to enhance the development, production,and distribution of documentary film throughout the world. We are currently seeking emerging filmmakers from Algeria, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Somalia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and West Bank/Gaza to apply for this program. All expenses, including international and domestic US travel, housing, food per diem, materials, equipment, and attendance at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival are covered for all fellowship participants. Nina Gilden Seavey Director, The Documentary Center Co-Director, The Center for Innovative Media School of Media and Public Affairs The George Washington University 805 21st St. NW Suite 519 Washington, DC 20052 (202) 994-6787 (voice); (202) 994-5806 (fax)

Lola Kenya Screen 2008 Call for Film Submission

Lola Kenya Screen, eastern Africa’s first and only audiovisual event exclusively designed for children and youth, is calling for film entries in all genres and from all over the world for 3rd Lola Kenya Screen that runs in Nairobi, Kenya (August 4-9, 2008). The deadline for entries is April 15, 2008. Eligible films are those made by children and youth, made with children and youth, and those made for children and youth, i.e. Lola Kenya Screen accepts films made by professionals and amateurs that focus on children and youth. Lola Kenya Screen also accepts family films. Theme The theme of the festival is “Keeping Films for Children and Youth in Focus” Target Audience Lola Kenya Screen caters to children (6-13 years), youth (14-25 years), and family. Lola Kenya Screen receives films by students, films by children and youth, films with children and youth, experimental films, television series, interactive digital games and even creatively packaged music videos. Lola Kenya Screen serves films of all lengths, formats and in all conceivable genres. Please do not wait till the last minute to send in your film. Do so today. The deadine for film entries is April 15, 2008.

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Call for Entries

Agora Gallery will hold its 23rd annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, starting February 7, 2008. Selected artists will gain exposure by exhibiting their work in the famed Chelsea art community. The competition will be juried by an influential voice in the art world, Manon Slome, Chief Curator of the Chelsea Art Museum. The names of the winning artists will be announced on April 15, 2008. Selected artists will receive awards valued at US$38,000, including several cash prizes, internet promotion on the Art-Mine.com website and a one-page review with two color images in ARTisSpectrum magazine. In addition, Manon Slome, the internationally renowned curator and art consultant, will select the work of 15-20 artists to participate in a group exhibition at Agora Gallery. Entries should be submitted online.

Call for Participants in 3rd Lola Kenya Screen's Programmes

Lola Kenya Screen, an annual international film festival, production workshop and market for children and youth in eastern Africa, is looking for children and youth living in Nairobi and its environs, and who are knowledgeable, opinionated and interested in film, journalism, and cultural events’ presentation to serve on her four programmes during the 3rd Lola Kenya Screen (August 4-9, 2008).

Videos, photos from young journalists wanted

The Paola Biocca International Reportage Award, which carries a prize of EUR10,000, will go to a journalist who submits an exemplary photo or video report from any part of the world. Entry deadline is February 28, 2008. Winners also will get recognition at the International Journalism Festival, scheduled for April 9 to 13 in Perugia, Italy. Journalists worldwide are eligible to enter the competition if they are younger than 35.

Artists Collective, Inc.

Subtheme:Promote Teens' Artistic Advancement Web address:www.xenonarts.com/art_org/ac/index.html Address:1200 Albany Avenue Hartford, CT 6112 Date Awarded:September 07, 2007 (FY 2008) Grant Duration:1 year Grant Fiscal Year:2008 Grant Amount:$75,000.00

Public Art Commissioning Opportunities

As part of Chinatown Arts Festival 2008: Five Circles, Chinatown Arts Space and Chinatown’s principal landowner, Shaftesbury PLC, are working in creative partnership to commission two major new pieces of exciting public art for London’s Chinatown. These are two significant opportunities for East Asian artists to win a prestigious commission and see their work showcased in the heart of a major capital city. Artists are encouraged to create ideas for contemporary works that address both the heritage and history of London’s Chinatown, and that celebrate the current diversity and dynamism of the area.

Triparks A project of Aune Head Arts with Somerset Art Week and Allenheads Contemporary Arts

Triparks is a collaborative project that will explore links between three National Parks, Dartmoor, Exmoor and Northumberland. Three lead artists and three early career artists are being commissioned to develop artworks during residencies in one of the three parks (two artists will be resident in each park). Artists resident on Dartmoor will be hosted by Aune Head Arts, those on Exmoor will be hosted by Somerset Art Week and those artists in Northumberland will be hosted by Allenheads Contemporary Arts. We are looking for artists who work in any artform, including sonic and performing artists, who are able to demonstrate both a quality of work, an ability to work sensitively and openly with others and who are able actively to engage audiences. In addition we will be bringing in an evaluator a web programmer and an exhibition curator/designer. The early career artists will be offered professional peer mentoring. Following our usual practice (visit www.auneheadarts.org.uk for details of previous projects) we have kept the artist brief very open to allow work to develop in ways that we might not have anticipated.


Open to all US and international artists working in 2D and 3D media. Entries juried by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Cash prizes, Group exhibition and Power-Point presentation, July 1-18, 2008. Send SASE for prospectus: Viridian Artists Inc, 530 West 25 St, New York NY 10001


March 17 - April 11, 2008. Juror: Steven Bleicher. Cash Awards. Open to all 18 or older. No commission taken on sales. All work on paper accepted... except giclee prints or other reproduction printing. Only original work. Max size: 24' x 36', matted or framed. Judged from slides & cds. For prospectus & entry form: David McCormick, Studio 107, Box 2265, Whiteville NC 28472 OR 910-642-7141x237

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