Opportunities for Artists in Utah


ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development.

These opportunities are listed here as a service and are not administered by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.

local opportunities

THE BLOCKS presents Exhibitions on Main, an opportunity for our community to exhibit their stories, bodies of work, and more on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. The goal is to capture voices in our community through outdoor exhibition space in a high-traffic area. We invite anyone with something to say to apply to this program and share their offerings with the community, adding to the vibrancy of downtown. No previous experience is required, we encourage all experience levels to apply. 
Deadline: June 30, 2021

THE BLOCKS is activating the streets of downtown Salt Lake City with the spontaneous and participatory nature of Plein Air (outdoor) painting. This project invites audiences to engage with and view artists during the painting process, allowing for a deeper appreciation of this artistic medium. THE BLOCKS will work with a curated team of ten artists to demonstrate their painting skills to the public. 
Deadline: June 30, 2021

The Urban Arts Alliance is seeking crafters and makers of all kinds to participate in Urban Arts Festival Marketplace! Urban Arts Festival is Utah’s largest, and award-winning, free arts festival with 30,000+ attendees each year. 
Deadline: June 30, 2021

Utah Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with Roots Art Kollective is seeking qualified artists to design and install murals in the UMFA’s Great Hall! The selection committee will choose up to three artists or artist collectives to create murals and will award a stipend of up to $4,000 to each commissioned artist or team of artists. If selected, your art will remain on view in the Museum for two to three years. 
Deadline: July 1, 2021

LiveDAYBREAK is looking to bring local artists to create their visual art “live” during our annual arts festival - Fizz Fest. This dynamic festival is centered on bringing our community together to educate, demonstrate, and show art in all forms. We are looking for a variety of art forms, for example: glass blowing, metal arts, pottery makers, woodcarvers, painters, sculptors, etc. Art must be large scale and have the ability to be seen by multiple individuals (at one time). If interested in participating, please submit samples of your work, and what you propose to do at the festival to Sandra Gierisch, For questions, call Sandra 801-806-4681.
Deadline: August 7, 2021

Sorenson Community Campus Art Galleries - The Sorenson Campus serves the public as a place where the city conducts its business, maintains the facility, and offers the public access to the space for rentals, exhibitions, and community services. There is no fee to apply, individual artists, individual artists applying as a group, and non-profit organizations are eligible.
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Kimball Art Center  - Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate, develop and cherish the creative spark that lives within us all. The Exhibitions Committee meets quarterly to discuss proposals submitted for single artists, group shows, and curated exhibitions.
Deadline: Rolling

UMOCA Projects Gallery - An initiative to promote Utah artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. It is the first exhibition space that visitors encounter when entering UMOCA and is solely dedicated to exhibiting the work of Utah artists, providing them with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country.
Deadline: Rolling

National and International Opportunities

Pet Parade, Fayetteville, NC - An assemblage of original pet paintings: Fun or fancy, furry or feathery, snuggly or slithery! Submit your pet-themed art, 8 x 10 (vertical or horizontal orientation). The best of the pack will be chosen for this exhibition. Cape Fear Studios retains 30% commission on all sales. Artist payments will be issued within 30 days of close of exhibit. Entry fee: $15. 
Deadline: June 18, 2021

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center in Portland, Oregon is hosting an exhibition focusing on wharfs, lighthouses and State Parks: Coastal Landmarks That We Recognize. It is our goal to focus on specific, recognizable landscapes; the places that we know and remember. We are looking for artwork that celebrates landmarks along the California, Oregon and Washington coastline, from the Mexican/California border to the Canadian border. We are accepting painting, drawing and printmaking for this show. We are looking for places that are uniquely recognizable and loved. The following are examples, and they are just that. Any location that is immediately recognized by people who have been there will be considered for this exhibit. For example the Friendship Arch is not a wharf or a lighthouse, but it is certainly recognized by all who have seen it at the Canadian border. Entry fee. 
Deadline: June 19, 2021

Luscious. Tasty. Delicious. International Juried Art Exhibition, Poughkeepsie, NY - Our upcoming show takes inspiration from the notion of “a feast for the eyes”. After a long period of isolation, we are once again out in the world — experiencing the sights, sounds, smells, taste and tactile sensations that make us human. We invite artworks that celebrate pleasures of our senses: DELICIOUS food, a TASTY wave, LUSCIOUS locks of hair. Consider too, the joys — and perils — of overindulgence. Entry fee. 
Deadline: June 19, 2021

R Gallery is building a permanent online exhibit which will feature images from ALL 62 US National Parks. These images will be for sale on our website and in our downtown Boulder art gallery. Selected artists will give R Gallery the rights to sell prints and artists will receive 50% of the profits for each sale. R Gallery will also create a book using these photos and promoting the exhibit and sale of prints. Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “National Parks” exhibit. In this exhibit, we are seeking photographic images, either film or digital, in all styles. The images must have been taken in or of one of the 62 US National Parks and not previously used in any commercial publication. A portion of the profit from print and book sales will go to the National Park Foundation. Entry fee. 
Deadline: June 20, 2021

Hot Summer City: Street Photography Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA: Lawrenceville. Home to celebrated artists, most notably Andy Warhol, the former steel making capital is now referred to as "The Paris of Appalachia" due to its deep connections to the arts and world-class museums. Vestige Concept Gallery is seeking street photography that captures the essence of urban life in the summertime. Summer is an intense and multifaceted season that brings joy, freedom, and social opportunities. When we think of representing the season through photography we envision intense warmth, deep shadows, and/or depictions of late nights, summer fun, and being outdoors. The heat is also strong enough to get people out in the streets to express their voices and opinions, often expressing the greater need for justice and social reform. We are also interested in work that captures the dark side of summer: oppressive heat; urban blight, the struggle to keep cool; and the struggle to hustle and survive. The show will be Special Guest Curated by Rafael Fuchs. Entry fee: $25.
Deadline: June 20, 2021

EXPRESSIONS 2021 is a National Juried Fine Arts ONLINE SHOW presented by the Marin Society of Artists (MSA), a non-profit artist organization since 1927 dedicated to promoting the arts and providing a broad array of arts opportunities. MSA presents a full schedule of exhibitions in its main gallery and online Virtual Gallery highlighting a variety of artistic expression - painting, sculpture, photography and more. Entry fee.
Deadline: June 21, 2021

Black and White explores the dialectic of freedom and restraint arising from the absence of color. The exhibition is open to painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture and video. Site:Brooklyn Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists. We are taking Site:Brooklyn online and on the road, with a new series of interactive exhibitions. Our goal remains the same, to connect artists with an expert and diverse set of jurors through the open call format. Our new program focuses on online open call exhibitions, selected by a cast of new jurors, solo artist features, and spotlights. As safety and regulations permit, we aim to host a number of exhibitions around the country. Entry fee: $25. 
Deadline: June 21, 2021

Hot Summer City: Street Photography Exhibition seeks to capture Summer Street Life from around the world. The Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, Lawrenceville, at Vestige Concept Gallery. Pittsburgh is home to celebrated artist Andy Warhol, (among others), and the once grand steel making capital is now known informally as "The Paris of Appalachia" due to its deep connections with arts, culture, and philanthropy. We are seeking photography of any kind, from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should encompass themes relating to summer and street life, and anything goes! Entre fee: $ 25.
Deadline: June 22, 2021

RIWS Presents: National Watermedia Show 2021 - The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is proud to support watercolor and other traditional watermedia materials and methods. With the growth of the arts industry comes the introduction of new equipment and practices. As the options for art making expand, so must the horizons of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society guidelines for our member and open juried shows. Entry fee: $25.
Deadline: June 24, 2021

8th Catholic Arts Biennial - Artwork should encourage prayer and contemplation and therefore should be appropriate for use in public liturgy, churches, chapels, shrines, and/or in private domestic settings. This Biennial encourages submissions that expand representations of Christ, the Virgin Mary, biblical narratives, and the lives of the saints beyond Euro-centric presentations. Artwork made by women and persons of color is strongly encouraged. In addition to depictions of traditional Christian subjects, artists are urged to submit works that address social concerns from perspectives of faith pertinent to the contemporary moment. Works investigating the diversity of the human experience enlivened by Gospel values are also desired. Artwork may engage in contemporary methods of making, quote from historical styles/time periods, and/or employ multi-disciplinary approaches as part of the artists’ studio practice. Entry fee: $25.
Deadline: June 25, 2021

Summer Small Works Show -

"And though she be but little, she is fierce."
- Shakespeare

We are seeking artists to apply with artwork, 2D or 3D in any media that is under 14 inches in any dimension. (Frames or pedestals do not count towards the dimensions of the art.) Summer Small Works Show will be a fun, eclectic and whimsical exhibition of all types of artwork from all types of artists. There will be something for everyone to enjoy and something smaller within most budgets. Reception is free and open to the public. Artists are encouraged to attend. The gallery is located in the beautiful, historic Livestock Exchange Building. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: June 27, 2021

The Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition is an international illustration contest held annually as part of the China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair. There are no limits to the entry theme and content provided that is it suitable for children's book illustration. 
Deadline: June 28, 2021

WEATHER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021 - The weather in its many forms can make for some of the most stunning photography. With a constantly changing subject, you may be in the right place at the right time to capture a dream shot or have put a lot of preparation and patience into ensuring the perfect photo. We are seeking those images that showcase the sometimes dramatic and always fascinating story and impact of weather. 
Deadline: June 29, 2021

Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. The show is open to all media, techniques and styles from realist to expressionistic. 72″ maximum dimension. Entry Fee. 
Deadline: June 30, 2021

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. This global photography competition was founded in 2015 by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam. The competition has six categories.
Deadline: June 30, 2021

Visualizing the Past - Juried Fine Art Exhibition - Artists are asked to explore the role of remembrance through visual evocations of past events, landscapes, people, scenes, objects, or structures can make intangible thoughts, emotions, and concepts. Artists can suggest what remains after a physical presence, event, or emotion has vanished.  The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the subject, from literal or narrative-inspired to far-ranging or symbolic. Representational images of remembered sights, activities, impressions, or atmosphere—as well as surrealistic or abstract evocations related to the subject are welcome.  Artists may respond to Emily Dickinson’s phrase: “Memory is a strange Bell—Jubilee, and Knell” which refers to how a single memory can evoke both celebration (Jubilee) and mournfulness (Knell). Juror: Carol Strickland. 
Deadline: June 30, 2021

The Sunny Art Prize is sponsored by the Art Council England and has established itself as one of the UK’s most prestigious international art competitions. The scope of this contemporary art prize is about sourcing the most talented artists from all over the world, both established and emerging ones, who produce ground-breaking and innovative artworks. We select artists who work with a wide range of media, making the art prize a varied and stimulating global platform to engage with critical contemporary issues and topics. The art competition is then open to everyone, regardless of location or preferred medium and theme. Every year, we shortlist 30 artists, among whom we select three winners. All the shortlisted artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Sunny Art Centre, London, a prestigious art institution with an extraordinary collection of old masters and artworks by leading contemporary artists. The winners, alongside seven other artists chosen from the shortlist, have the chance to exhibit their work with our partnering galleries in China. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across China, such as Beijing and Shanghai. They are amongst the leading art institutions in the Asian art market. 
Deadline: June 30, 2021

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our August Group Art Show. This group art show is open to 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed. Gallery will jury 0, 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 pieces to exhibit during the group art show. Entry fee: $30.
Deadline: July 1, 2021

“Marking Lives COVID 19” is a collaborative national community art project conceived by Massachusetts visual artist Elizabeth Awalt. Born from a desire to acknowledge and commemorate lives lost in the U.S. to the COVID 19 pandemic, Awalt invites artists and community members to make 1,000 marks of any kind to create original artworks in the medium of his/her/their choice. Artworks are digitally documented and shared in a collective social media based tribute to lost loved ones. Once “Marking Lives COVID-19 has “marked” the majority of lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S., it will serve as a memorial to this tragic era, similar to the powerful AIDS Memorial Quilt. 
Deadline: July 1, 2021

The 26th Annual Art Ability Exhibition is an international juried exhibition and sale of art/fine crafts by artists with disabilities. Open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. To be eligible for submission, the work must have been created after the onset of a disability or injury. 
Deadline: July 6, 2021

The Cimarron National Works on Paper exhibition is organized by the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University. Founded in 1987, the Cimarron National became a prestigious national juried exhibition. For the 2021 iteration of the exhibition Larissa Goldston, director and a co-owner of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) will serve as juror. Goldston will work with our selection committee to award a purchase prize of up to $2,000 for one or a number of exemplary works. Purchased work will be added to the permanent collection of the Department of Art, housed in the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. Entry fee: $30.
Deadline: July 7, 2021

The Eye of the Beholder exhibit is all about your BEST work. Work you are MOST proud of, work that defines your style to a T, your crème de la crème, your pick of the litter, your greatest hits! We want to see beauty through your eyes. Show us Eye of the Beholder through your perspective. Entry fee. 
Deadline: July 9, 2021

Las Laguna Art Gallery's 2021 Textures & Patterns exhibition is open theme and all local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Submissions for this show can be representational or abstract using any textures, patterns, shapes or forms. Acceptable mediums include: Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Collage, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Glass Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video, or Watercolor.​ Entry fee: $35. 
Deadline: July 11, 2021

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the Small Wonders exhibit at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. This exhibit will present work that, while small, is still wonderful and intriguing to the viewer. Fine Line is looking for work that exhibits attention to detail and a unique concept that explores the artist’s ideas in a small-scale format. Submissions are open to work in any 2-D or 3-D media smaller than 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches. This measurement includes the frame. This call is open to artists residing in the United States aged 18 and over. The Kavanagh Gallery Committee will curate the show. The show will charge a sales commission of 30% for any artwork sold during the show. Fine Line will handle all sales and sales tax and provide the artists with a check after the show's end for all sales. As this is a gallery show, artists need not be present while the show is open. Fine Line is responsible for the show installation, opening reception, and sales. Entry fee: $35. 
Deadline: July 11, 2021

The Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League invite you to submit entries for the 2021 REGIONAL FINE ART SHOW. The exhibition will run from Sept.10th, through Sept. 30th with the Artists’ Reception and Awards Presentation on Sept. 10th at 6:00pm, Awards Presentation at 6:30 pm. Entry fee: $45. 
Deadline: July 14, 2021

This is an open call for girls and women to share recollections, reflections, and artifacts from their lived experiences with female gatherings. The exact nature of the submission is up to YOU. We encourage creativity! The Sleepover is a two-part project that seeks to examine female gathering traditions across cultures and generations. Each woman grows up with a unique experience of being included in, excluded from, or creating gendered rituals. And we’d like to hear about yours. We are currently accepting submissions of recollections, reflections, and artifacts from your lived experiences with female gathering traditions. 
Deadline: July 15, 2021

CONNECTION-The human experience carries an authentic universality that connects us all. These connections seem to arise from a collective subconscious that we all share, no matter our culture, generation, or gender. This exploration is what we recognize as human emotion, and our connections are at the core of it all. What we have experienced in this past year and counting has been extraordinary. We are analyzing connections now more than ever, our connection to one another, to nature, to our country, to humanity. Whether we are connecting emotionally, physically, or spiritually, the never-ending desire will stay with us always. Show us what CONNECTION means through your perspective. Entry fee: $20.
Deadline: July 16, 2021

We were all affected in different ways by the day’s events of September 11, 2001. Incomprehensible destruction and loss of innocent life unfolding before our eyes. It was a day that shifted our future in more ways than we could have imagined. As we come upon its 2o year anniversary, we seek art inspired by the events of that day, its aftermath, and all the layers in between. Show us Remembering from your perspective. Entry fee.
Deadline: July 23, 2021

Call for submissions for an anthology on the experiences of BIPOC LGBTQIA+ persons and allies on reconciling their faith, gender identity and sexuality. The following submissions will be accepted: art, photography, poems, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, comics, sermons, essays. 
Deadline: July 31, 2021

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 42nd Annual International Juried Exhibition- All work must be original paintings, hand created, entirely the work of the entrant, and free from any copyright infringement. Works must be watermedia paintings on natural or synthetic paper, no canvas. Your source material must be your own design or your own photograph. No class or workshop paintings. Entries must have been completed within the past 3 years (after March 2018) and NOT previously accepted in any PWS Exhibition, including the online PWS Members Show. Frames are not required for PWS online exhibitions. Entry fee. 
Deadline: July 31, 2021

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS: We sponsor six juried competitions per year. The forty winners of each competition receive a four-page, full-color spread in New American Paintings. Five of the annual competitions focus on geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, West and Pacific Coast), and the sixth is only open to current Masters of Fine Arts candidates who are attending schools based in the United States. Entry Fee. 
Deadline: July 31, 2021

BüNDER BIENNALE 2021 | POSTER CONTEST This year's theme is ‘Happiness'. “ We are calling for people to explore the concept of “luck”. A poster competition will again be the focus of the Bünde Biennial 2021. 25 works will be selected from the entries by a jury and then exibitedin a vernissage on 17.09.2021 in the town hall in Bünde. No Entry Fee.
Deadline: July 31, 2021

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our September Group Art Show. The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week. This group art show is open to 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed. Gallery will jury 0, 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 pieces to exhibit during the group art show. Entry fee: $30.
Deadline: August 1, 2021

The Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts is dedicated to promoting the arts and supporting artists. We are the largest juried fine art exhibition in Eastern Oregon, located in the beautiful town of Joseph - known for its breathtaking scenery, myriad outdoor recreation opportunities, world-renowned bronze foundries, exquisite galleries and Main Street art installations. The festival features representational/traditional realism, as well as contemporary art, from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. A central aim of the annual festival is to reflect the beauty, culture, heritage, and traditions of our region through its arts and artists. Consistent with that intent, any subject, style or medium within the following categories will be considered by our jury: Sculpture (Any 3-Dimensional work in Wood, Clay, Stone, Bronze, or other Metal), Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor), Drawing (Pastel, Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, or any combination thereof), Printmaking (Woodblock, Engraving, Etching, Monoprint, Aquatint, Linotype, Lithography, Silkscreen, or Digital Art Prints), Photography (Any Photograph that begins with the capture of the image through a lens, including Digitally Altered Photography), and Other (Glass, Jewelry, Fiber Arts, Ceramics, or Mixed Media). Entry fee: $30. 
Deadline: August 1, 2021

Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to partner with the International Encaustic Artists organization to present “Metamorphosis” a national juried exhibit of artworks created with encaustic, hot, or cold wax paints. The exhibition will support both 2d and 3d artworks. The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 working in these mediums and is not exclusive to IEA or TCA members. Artists are urged to enter work that is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract. Entry fee: $35.
Deadline: August 2, 2021

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition - Artists have a chance to participate in a juried exhibition in New York City's Chelsea Art District and to be showcased and promoted online and in print. A distinguished panel of jurors is selected to judge, presenting more than $70,000 in awards. Entry Fee. 
Deadline: August 3, 2021

Las Laguna Art Gallery is asking artists to explore the notion of cultural and pop icons. A cultural icon is an object made by a human being that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture or a physical thing such as the national tree, flower or pastime. For example, America is often represented in art by an apple pie, a flag, baseball, the Statue of Liberty or an Eagle. For England cultural icons may be a red telephone booth or double-decker bus. For France, cultural icons may be the Eiffel Tower or a Gallic rooster. For Japan, cultural icons may be the Maneki-neko (beckoning cat), the Cherry blossom tree, or Koi fish. Each country and major cities across the globe can be identified by their icons. Think of New York and the Big Apple; San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge or Trolley Car. Pop icons can be movie stars, recording stars, athletes, or people throughout history that did something notable and are remembered long after their passing. Examples of pop icons include Elvis Presley, Gandhi, Frida Kahlo, Mozart, Einstein, Michael Jackson, Walt Disney, David Bowie, Prince, John Wayne, Bruce Lee, Elton John, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Bruce Springsteen and many others. Sometimes these pop icons can be identified by a single symbol like Prince and his use of an identifiable mark or Elton John and his iconic glasses or the Rolling Stones and the graphic lips. This exhibition invites artists to explore the premise of cultural or pop icons. Entry fee: $35. 
August 8, 2021

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Entry Fee.
August 10, 2021

Near and Far: An Online Exhibition - "Near and Far" can be interpreted in many different ways. The foreground and background of a landscape, close ups and far shots, macro and micro, the present vs the future, emotional closeness and/or separation, and unity vs division are all examples of this theme. Feel free to run with it! This show will be taking place online and will not be displayed physically in the gallery. All 2D Media Acceptable. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is proud to support watercolor and other traditional watermedia materials and methods. With the growth of the arts industry comes the introduction of new equipment and practices. As the options for art making expand, so must the horizons of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society guidelines for our open juried shows. Entry fee.
Deadline: August 12, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America or other regions that identify with the aforementioned cultures. To celebrate the vibrant and diverse communities we serve, Blue Line Arts will host an exhibition open to Latin and Hispanic artists whose works celebrate or reference their cultural backgrounds, or engage with contemporary political and social issues through their unique cultural lens. Blue Line Arts recognizes that Hispanic and Latin artists have been historically underrepresented at our institution, and are committed to furthering inclusivity and equity in the gallery. We recognize that many distinct peoples and cultures exist within the broad nomenclature of ‘Hispanic’ and ‘Latin’, and wish to be inclusive of these cultures without conflating or being reductive. We encourage all artists who identify as Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx, whose ancestors hail from Central or South America, Spain, Mexico, the Carribean, any of the indigenous tribes of South and Central America, or any other regions that identify with these cultures to apply. Entry fee: $25. 
Deadline: August 13, 2021

The Art Center of the Bluegrass in Danville, KY is currently accepting applications for our fall contemporary still life exhibition: The Object Seen. This exhibition is a celebration of one of art history’s oldest traditions – the study and practice of the still life as subject matter.  This exhibition honors both traditional realism as well as more experimental contemporary techniques and welcomes a variety of media. 
Deadline: August 15, 2021

The United Nations supported project — Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Highlighting the most compelling imagery — the images will serve to inspire people to personally get involved and take a stand for human rights.
Deadline: August 15, 2021

"Movement is life: without movement, life is unthinkable."
- Moshé Pinchas Feldenkrais

We are seeking artists to apply with work that explores “Movement”. Humanity is always on the move. From the moment of birth we learn and absorb the world around us through movement and sensation. We are fascinated with traveling far and wide via planes, trains, and automobiles. Some artists seek to freeze the moving world into a quiet moment to capture it forever in a static two dimensional plane. While others seeks to express the thrill of fast cars, wind blown clouds, and racing horses. Celebrate movement of all kinds with us in this exhibition. All mediums are accepted. Work must revolve around the ideas of movement. Reception is free and open to the public. Artists are encouraged to attend. The gallery is located in the beautiful, historic Livestock Exchange Building. Entry fee: $10. 
Deadline: August 29, 2021

THE NEXT BIG THING 2021 - Artists are continuously challenging their boundaries and excavating their unique discoveries to create new and bold work. Studio Channel Islands invite you to enter your most recent break-through pieces, the ones that have led you to the horizon of your work’s next evolution! All media and styles are welcome. The Next Big Thing is not an online-exclusive exhibition. Our gallery will remain open for the duration of the exhibition unless otherwise mandated by local or state government or if the risk to public safety becomes too great. Entry fee. 
Deadline: August 30, 2021

Poets, writers, filmmakers, and media artists are called to submit their work to the 4th annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium. The film festival and symposium will celebrate and screen a large scope of film and video projects developed primarily through the medium of poetry. FVPS will host a media gallery, a series of panels, guest speakers, and public dialogues regarding film and video poetry over the course of the symposium. The Film and Video Poetry Symposium will accept submissions of poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, choreopoems, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word film and videos, videopoems, visual poetry, poetrinca, media poetry, and film and video works that are driven by onscreen text. The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls for experimental film and video work that explores language and/or literature whether it be oral, written, visual, or symbolic. This includes non-narrative work and the avant-garde. We strongly consider work that challenges traditional and current visual communication methods while continuing to function as a mode for exploring narrative forms and personal expression. The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls essay film, works of epistolary cinema, documentaries, animation, performance art film and video, and oratorical works. Lastly, The Film and Video Poetry Symposium seeks virtual reality projects, new technology, algorithmic, 360° Video, digital art, video mapping, installation proposals, and video art presentations that feature, hybrid, or contain strong aspects of poetry. 
Deadline: September 4, 2021

2021 - Open Theme / All Media - Acceptable mediums include: Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Collage, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Garments, Glass Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video, and Watercolor.​ Entry fee.
Deadline: September 12, 2021

EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES | 2022 EXHIBIT - Artists, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme ”enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” All art must have a horizontal orientation. 
Deadline: October 6, 2021

The 30×30 show is a great way to explore any theme or style by creating one panel that displays 30 works that are 6 inches by 6 inches each. Use the 30-day work period restraint to challenge yourself to create constantly. Each piece will be sold individually, giving viewers the unique opportunity to take home artwork that they may not be able to afford otherwise. So, do you accept our challenge? Application Fee. 
Deadline: October 15, 2021

River Arts, Inc. invites artists from around the nation to participate in a juried exhibit depicting their definition of wings and/or water. Examples of this may include works of birds, insects, fish, animals, rivers, etc or abstract representations thereof. Entry fee. 
Deadline: November 15, 2021

LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the biggest worldwide art event dedicated to Paper as an artistic and architectural means. LuBiCa takes place every two years in Lucca, Tuscany. Founded in 2004, the event is committed to promoting tradition, culture, sustainability and innovation in art and design and next year marks XI edition. This Call for Entries invites artists from around the world to express their vision by using paper and its by-products. The goal of LuBiCa is to promote dialogue amongst the artists who choose to push their limits by breaking away from their patterns and moulds and to help create new points of view. Entry fee. 
Deadline: January 15, 2022

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles [San Jose, CA] The Museum accepts proposals from individual artists working in the fiber arts, independent curators, professionally organized exhibitions, textile collectors and other institutions. SJMQT currently installs exhibitions of historic, contemporary and art quilts, contemporary fiber art and world textiles from all cultures.





Tory Guilfoyle
Visual Arts