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Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist: Let’s Talk Money– Wednesday, April 24, 2019  9:30-11:30 am, Stockton Rush Bartols Foundation, 1501 Cherry St. Have you ever lost money on a residency or realized you charged way too little for the work you promised? What is your time worth? What are the things you know you must have to provide a successful program? This session will work through how to set fair prices for your teaching artist activities, budget for all parts of a project, and develop ‘what if’ scenarios to make budgeting a useful tool in your teaching artist life. FREE! if you pre-register.

Protect the Culture – Tuesday, May 14, 6-8PM, Cultureworks of Greater Philadelphia, 1315 Walnut St, Suite 320. We’ve teamed up with Entertainment + Business Attorney, Karl Fowlkes, Esq. to offer a legal workshop for creatives. We’ll explore some of the business and legal traps that can stunt your growth early on. Sliding scale starts at $10.

Bartols Foundation offers a number of free short workshops for people who are interested in teaching arts in the community.  See the list here.

There are a number of free workshops for creative entrepreneurs offered by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy designed to help artists begin their studio practice business.  See the list here.


Grants for Individuals DatabaseLooking for a grant to fund your next research project? Search over 10,000+ funders that may be interested in supporting your work in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. Get application information, limitations, financial data, and more with a simple search.

Rolling basis: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Gr‌‌ants for Visual ArtistsThe Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.  The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Gr‌‌ants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

Rolling basis: Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant. The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to U.S.-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community on a broad scale. The Foundation has historically granted funding to assist in the repair of homes and studios following flooding and material destruction, to replace art materials such as brushes, paints, inks, other materials such as hand or power tools and computers, and to assist in rent for a temporary studio space in which to work while cleaning up after a disaster.

Ongoing: Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for New Illustrator. The Award is given for distinguished artwork that creatively and skillfully embodies the essence of the story or text. The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the illustrator will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name.

Ongoing: Craft Artist Get Ready GrantsCERF+’s Get Ready Grants award up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review the recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of our website.

Friday, April 19: Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists. The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field.

Tuesday, April 30: Gender Reveal QTBIPOC Grant. Gender Reveal ( will be awarding two $350 grants and two $150 grants to BIPOC* trans** artists, activists, and/or advocates. We are specifically looking for applicants whose work fosters exploration and celebration of trans gender identities and/or provides support to trans folks. Participants of all ages, locations, and backgrounds are welcome to apply. *This grant is open to anyone who identifies as Black, Indigenous, a person of color, and/or mixed race. Anyone who doesn’t identify as solely white is welcome to apply. (White trans folks will be eligible for our next grant, which is scheduled for Sept-Nov 2019.) **For our purposes, “trans” includes, but is not limited to, nonbinary, genderqueer, transgender, agender, genderfluid, and two-spirit identities. Anyone who doesn’t identify as cisgender is welcome to apply.

Wednesday, May 1: Arab Culture Fund Visual Arts Grant. The Visual Arts grant supports painting, sculpting, photography, installations, audio-video arts, publications (artist book or other publications) and multi-media works of a contemporary and innovative nature. The grant can support exhibitions, visual arts book publications as well as art production. The program provides annual grants ranging from a few thousand U.S. dollars up to a maximum of fifty thousand U.S. dollars. When the grant from AFAC exceeds ten thousand dollars yet only covers a portion of the project’s overall budget, the grantee is obliged to raise 70% of the remaining budget in order to be awarded the grant. In the event that the grantee is unable to procure 70% of the remaining project budget within 90 days of receiving the grant, the latter will be canceled.

Wednesday, May 15: CERF+ Get Ready Grant. Do you need to improve the ventilation system in your studio? Work with an attorney to plan your legacy? Improve health and safety in your artistic practice? CERF+ can help! Apply for a “Get Ready” Grant of up to $500 to help safeguard your studio, protect your career, and prepare for emergencies.

Wednesday, May 15: Leeway Transformation Award. The Leeway Transformation Award (LTA) provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. See the grant information session here.

Tuesday, May 21: The Hopper Prize. The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Friday, May 31: Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant. The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field

Friday, June 7: The Velocity FundThe Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize ​new ​collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. Philadelphia’s visual artists are a diverse community of makers and thinkers from multiple social, economic and cultural backgrounds; The ​Velocity ​Fund is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse.

Monday, July 15: Artist GrantFounded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.

Tuesday, October 15: Artist GrantFounded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.


Rolling:The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, Mangalia, Romania. The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory overlooks the Black Sea in the charming, coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. The program hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants.Currently accepting applications for summer 2016. IICAT offers winter and a summer residency sessions. This year’s first summer session is June 18th-30th and the second session August 1st-13th 2016. The winter residency is for winter 2017. Your chosen discipline is irrelevant to the selection process as we select candidates on quality of work and fit with other candidates. However, be aware that Mangalia is a small sea town, and any specialized art supplies you will need you must bring yourself or arranged to have shipped. No Fees for Residency, but airfare is not included.

Rolling: Buffalo Creek Art Center Residency. Buffalo Creek Art Center is a new summer artist residency for three dimensional artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Beginning in the summer of 2017 it will have two 10 week sessions (we can be flexible on the starting dates and lengths of time) for 4 artists each. Artists will be given free room and work space and use of all the equipment. This unique 25 acre property includes a vineyard, fruit orchards, 10 ponds, a miniature train station and hiking trails. Artists will live in a four bedroom ranch style house with separate bedrooms and a common kitchen. The 4000 square foot studio workshop will have all the necessary equipment for welding, wood carving, ceramics and other forms of three dimensional work and room for large scale sculptures. One of the train station buildings will serve as a gallery for periodic art shows. There is no fee for this residency program.

Rolling: Access Arts/School of Service ResidencyArtists will receive studio space and accommodations in exchange for 10-15 hours of service to the Columbia, MS, community in the form of education, outreach, and maintenance. Some materials are provided, and residencies can range from three months to one year.

Thursday, April 18: MAD Artist Studio Residency. The Artist Studios program hosts artists and designers daily in open studios. Artists-in-residence receive space and support to develop new work and expand their practice, while welcoming dialogue with the public about their processes, materials, and concepts. Founded in 2008, the program has provided studio space and financial support to over 160 artists-in-residence working in a range of interdisciplinary media.

Friday, April 19: Arcus Project Artist Residency. Emerging, international artists engaged in all disciplines are welcome to apply to this program based in Moriya, Japan about an hour outside of Tokyo. The program supports artists with accommodation, studio space, and a stipend of ¥630,000.

Friday, April 19: Glen Foerd Artist in Residence 2019. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with Glen Foerd on the Delaware, is pleased to invite artists to apply to become Glen Foerd’s Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Once selected the Artist in Residence will have from June 1, 2019 until May 31, 2020 to complete their residency. This opportunity offers area artists unprecedented access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, impressive grounds and the Delaware River. This is an amazing opportunity for artists across mediums and especially targeted to artists that have an interest in historic collections, architecture, environmental art, public engagement, Philadelphia history, historic homes and riverways.

Monday, April 22: A Studio in the Woods Adaptations Residencies (New Orleans, LA) invites artists to examine how climate driven adaptations – large and small, historic and contemporary, cultural and scientific – are shaping our future. The program will provide artists with time, space, scholarship and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. Applications are invited from artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and culturally related issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths.

Thursday, April 25: Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship. The Queens Museum is pleased to announce its fourth QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists in New York City. Two visual artists will receive $20,000 each, professional development consultations, and close mentorship from QM staff members working toward an artist’s project. The fellowships will culminate in exhibitions at the Queens Museum in 2020. The duration of each fellowship is one year, culminating with the closing of the fellow’s exhibition.

Saturday, April 27: RaumArs A-i-R. RaumArs A-i-R started in 1997 and it is an independent, small association with the aim of bringing the art world and the community closer to each other. Often artists work with children/youths. New kind of collaborative work and new audience is welcomed. Priority in selection is in community/participatory artists & art. Annually 3–10 international or national artist are invited to work and live in the city of Rauma. Artists are selected through an application process.

Saturday, April 27: Fall Residency for Interactive Artists. Laboratory’s mission is to provide practicing interactive artists with the time, space, and freedom to make awesome stuff. So we want to offer you space to live, space to work, tools, mentorship, and connections to make that happen. Plus, a $200 a month stipend if you have the right to work in the USA, so that’s cool.

Sunday, April 28: Space and Time Artist Residency. The Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts provides artists with a $1,200.00 USD stipend to cover material, travel, and housing in conjunction with 24/7 shared access to a 4,500 sq. ft. professionally equipped workspace for the visual arts including printmaking and ceramics facilities for three months in Guttenberg, New Jersey (just across the Hudson River). Artists will also be given a group show at the end of the residency, as well as studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is required to give a free public artist lecture and/or workshop towards the close of their three month residency and spend a minimum of 15 hours a week in studio. We highly recommend a site visit to our building if you are unsure of your commute or have questions regarding our facilities. Artists are selected by a blind jury of arts professionals on the merits of their work.

Tuesday, April 30: Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowships. More than 1,400 artists from more than 120 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year. It is essential for the self-conception of Akademie Schloss Solitude that fellows of all spheres of practice are enabled to work and research free of daily pressures and presentation deadlines. Besides the realization of numerous public events, the online platform Schlosspost allows international visibility of fellows and their projects. International artists are invited to apply from the following spheres of practice: VISUAL (visual arts and media), AURAL & PHYSICAL (music and performing arts), DIGITAL (digital art, gaming, digital journalism, digital publishing), SPATIAL (architecture and design), TEXTUAL (literature and language), SOCIETAL (education, mediation, theory), SCIENTIFIC (humanities, social, natural and economic sciences).

Tuesday, April 30: Pienkow Art Residency 2019. The Pienkow Artist in Residency program is the continuation of a visual arts residency program that lasted from 2001-2018. We host young artists from around the world for two weeks near Chelm, Poland, and provide them with an opportunity to paint, exchange ideas and engage with each other. The residency concludes in a competition of the works created during the two week stay. The residency concludes in a competition on Saturday, July 13th, the winner of which shall receive a stipend of 4000 euro to continue their artistic exploration and education. The 2019 edition of the Pienkow Artist in Residency program is from June 28rd to July 13th, 2019. For 2 weeks, you will stay together in a working environment. As there is a competition at the end of the residency, we require attendance for the full 2 weeks. The Pienkow Artist in Residency specializes in the visual arts, especially painting. We are open to mix medias, but generally, this is a painting competition. All equipment and materials to make paintings on canvas is provided by artist request and we may be able to fulfill additional requests as to equipment and materials depending on the individual request.

Tuesday, April 30: I-Park Foundation General (multi-disciplinary) Residency Program. The program is open to those working in the following creative disciplines: visual arts, music composition/sound art, architecture, landscape/garden/ecological design, creative writing and moving image. Self-directed residencies will be offered from June through November, 2019. All residency sessions in 2019 are 4-weeks in duration. International applicants are welcome. I-Park provides comfortable, private living quarters in an 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio and a complimentary food/meals program. In addition to attentive staff support, shared workshop space and a stimulating natural environment – an array of tools, equipment and materials are available upon request.

Wednesday, May 1: Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship. The Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) Fellowship program supports established curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists in focusing deeply on the development of their work. The program allows for self-directed research over an extended period of 12 weeks, within the creative and intellectually stimulating environment of Visual Arts at Banff Centre. Up to four participants will be selected by an international jury for this unique, fully scholarshipped program. In addition to focusing on their own practice, participants will engage with other artists-in-residence in Visual Arts programs to grow their networks and expand their research. They will visit studios, join reading groups, share knowledge through presenting research in progress, as well as engage with each other and Banff Centre’s curatorial and artistic staff.

Wednesday, May 1: Carrying Histories (funded, Denmark). Carrying Histories will explore personal and cultural histories through process and discussion. It will unpack the burden of working with historical material, building cross cultural awareness of past and present power structures. Conversations developed within the residency group will be presented to Oslo audiences through a series of public events. This residency is open to anyone with relevant interest and experience in the topic, be they artist, curator, writer, anthropologist, historian, educator, dancer etc.

Wednesday, May 1: Hotbox Residency. The Hotbox residency—now in its seventh year—transforms MASS’s gallery space into a working studio for two selected artists to develop works and programs for the Austin community for one month of the summer. MASS will host this year’s Hotbox residency in their new gallery space in East Austin and the residency will run from July 19-August 24. To apply visit: The residency program seeks two individual artists or artist-teams interested in participating in a self-directed residency in Austin, TX. While applicants may be at any stage of their career, MASS is particularly interested in nurturing projects that would not be realized otherwise. MASS’s goal is to give artists the opportunity to explore new ideas or practices, and allow the participating artists to engage with the Austin community through public programming.

Wednesday, May 1: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. One-month September residencies include large house with studio and $2,000 stipend.

Wednesday, May 1: David Barr Legacy Artist Residencies. Inspired by the work of artist, writer, and educator David Barr, Michigan Legacy Art Park and Villa Barr are collaborating to provide artists with the time, space, support, and inspiration they need to further their creative work. Applications are now being accepted. Special consideration is given to sculptors, environmental artists, and writers.

Wednesday, May 1: Ox-Bow Fall Artists & Writers Residency. The Ox-Bow’s Fall Residency is designed for artists and writers at many different points in their careers. This residency is an incredible opportunity for emerging artists looking to launch their career with the help of dedicated time, access to resources and mentorship. The fall residency offers a wider variety of studios that can be used for artists of different mediums to collaborate. Stipends available for travel and supplies. Room and board covered by Ox-Bow. The fall residency is open to all artists not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Wednesday, May 1: The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency. Bellagio Center arts & literary arts residencies are for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, interdisciplinary and visual artists seeking time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. The Center typically offers one-month stays for three to five artists at a time, in a diverse community of resident fellows from fields that include the natural sciences, social sciences, as well as political and non-profit organization leaders. This diverse community reflects the Foundation’s belief in the creative and innovative power of interdisciplinary interactions.

Thursday, May 2: AIR 2020 (funded, Norway). Professional visual artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a residency of two, three or four months duration in 2020. Curators are eligible to apply for a one month residence. Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to have a fairly good command of the English language. Note: The program is not available for students.

Friday, May 3: Leslie-Lohman Queer Theater & Performance Residency for Emerging Artists 2019. The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s residency for queer theater and performance aims to support emerging artists interested in advancing the nature and discourse of queer theory through experimental work. This summer, there will be two month-long residency slots: one in July and one in August. Accordingly, the two chosen artists will receive free rehearsal space in the Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Project Space on Prince Street in SoHo for one month alongside access to the museum’s archives, guidance from staff, and a modest artist honorarium of $800. At the end of the residency, artists will be expected to present a work-in-progress showcase within the Project Space.

Monday, May 6: Textile Arts Center Work in Progress Residency. The Textile Arts Center is seeking applicants for the Work In Progress residency sessions from September 2019 to February 2020. The Work in Progress (WiP) residency at the Textile Arts Center is a behind the scenes look into the studio practice of contemporary artists and designers, to engage the public in a dialogue surrounding innovation in the field of textiles. The selected artist will take over TAC Manhattan’s store-front window for one month and (re)create an active studio of their work. Displays will feature tools, materials and their artwork in various stages of progress. The program focuses on engaging the public with the work of textile artists and give an inside look into an artist’s studio. WiP artists will maintain “live studio” times where they can interact with the community and discuss their processes and techniques. The artist will also leave behind a clear visual narrative so the public can get a glimpse of “work in progress” even when the artist isn’t present. This is an ideal program for artists who enjoy speaking about their creative process to the public and want to take advantage of a large Manhattan store-front to promote and display their work.

Monday, May 13: Watermill Center AIR. Watermill’s Artist Residency Program began in 2006, when The Center officially opened as a year-round facility. Each year collectives and individual artists take up residence at The Center to live and develop works that critically investigate, challenge and extend the existing norms of artistic practice. Artists-in-Residence share their creative process with the community through open rehearsals, workshops and artist talks.

Wednesday, May 15: Hypatia-in-the-Woods Residency. Hypatia-in-the-Woods was created to provide physical and mental space, solitude, and time for women to pursue their creative endeavors, undistracted by everyday demands of job, family and other obligations. We invite artists, writers, academics and business women to experience the tranquil setting of Holly House, the small cottage that serves as our residential retreat and study center.

Wednesday, May 15: Ragdale Residencies. Ragdale is a non-profit artists’ community located on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s country estate in Lake Forest, IL, 30 miles north of Chicago. In 1976, Shaw’s granddaughter, Alice Judson Hayes, transformed her family’s summer home into an artist’s retreat to provide time and space for artists to create important new work. Fellowship recipients receive an 18- or 25-day residency at no cost, and a stipend of at least $500.

Friday, May 17: Sirius Arts Centre Residencies 2020. Sirius Arts Centre has been developing its Artist in Residence programme since 1994. The programme receives some funding from the Arts Council of Ireland and Cork County Council and is well recognised internationally. The residency programme is designed to offer artists the opportunity to make work, write, research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Sirius Arts Centre, other organisations in Cork and the surrounding community.

Friday, May 17: Bemis Center. For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas. To date, nearly 900 artists have participated in the residency program. Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public. Bemis Center is also currently building an alumni program that will further extend ongoing artist support.

Tuesday, May 21: Nave Residency Program. At NAVE we aim to provide a select group of contemporary artists with an exceptionally rich making-experience. To foster knowledge exchange between locals and visitors and to maintain a responsible and active engagement within the community we are part of. The residency is ultimately a haven for novel critical thought and a contemporary art/cultural platform. Our operation maintains an international projection -attuned- yet responsive and critical to the current ways of being of an increasingly globalized world.

Saturday, June 1: Sable Artist Residency. This residency is for adult artists of all ages, but specifically targeted at artists confident in their creative processes, and willing to work on solo projects. Applicants will be asked to outline a project they are interested in working on in the application. Residency is 3 weeks long in September only. Sable is off-the-grid! We live in the woods in Vermont’s Green Mountains. There is no electricity, cell service or wifi. Artists will be provided with a tent platform. They are expected to bring their own tent and outdoor gear. Other than that we have a communal kitchen, dragon oven, potable water, and a new bathhouse (complete with shower and flushing toilet!) to round out the amenities – what more could you want? Sable provides food and general art supplies to all Artists.

Sunday, June 9: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Denbo FellowshipThe Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Monday, June 10: Taipei Artist Village. Artist-in-Residence Taipei is managed by the Department of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation and operates in two places, Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village. Secluded by a serene garden, with vibrant Taipei City as a backdrop for creativity, Taipei Artist Village provides freedom and opportunity for innovation in the making of visual art, music, architecture, literature, curatorial and cultural research, arts administration, interdisciplinary arts and performance art and fosters artistic and cultural exchange between Taiwan and the rest of the world.

Saturday, June 15: Prairie Ronde Artist Residency. We’ll provide housing and studio space for one resident at a time, three times a year. We’re offering a stipend of $2,000 for 4 – 7 weeks, a $500 travel grant, and private use of a car. We ask that the artist propose some sort of community “give back” like a workshop, final show or open studio days and that they donate a piece of work to our collection.

Saturday, June 15: Vermont Studio Center. Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 2-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Residents receive an individual studio, private room, and all meals. In addition, VSC’s program includes a roster of Visiting Artists and Writers who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences.

Saturday, June 15: ArtHub. Founded in 2013, ArtHub is an organization that provides visual and literary artists a chance to concentrate on their creative efforts by offering free space to live and work. 3 rooms are available for 3 month sessions. 1 room is on a rotating basis for stays ranging from 2 weeks – 2 months. Housed on the lower floor is an open studio where artists make and display their artwork in the public eye. The upper floor is a fully furnished, five bedroom apartment where the four artists-in-residence will stay. The space was completely renovated in the fall of 2014, built up by Angle Homes. Features include spacious bedrooms, a large living room, storage areas, two bathrooms, a kitchen/dining room with an island, wifi, and other extras.

Wednesday, June 19: CFEVA NewCourtland Fellowship. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to Seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia.

Sunday, June 30: Women’s Studio Worship. The Studio Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to create new work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. WSW invites applications from artists at any stage in their careers. This grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access.

Sunday, June 30: Studio Residency in Malmö, Sweden. This four-week residency in Malmö, Sweden is an unprecedented opportunity for artists working in print media and sculpture. WSW has initiated a studio residency exchange with two not-for-profit collaborative workspaces:KKV Grafik Studio and Sculpture Workshop Monumental. Artists can choose to work in one or both studios, depending on their projects. Orientation to each studio is provided, however selected artists must be able to work independently and be familiar with the printmaking and/or sculpture processes they’ll be utilizing. Additional charges may apply if the selected artist needs professional assistance.

Monday, July 3: Mattress Factory 2020 Open Call for Artists. The Mattress Factory is currently accepting submissions to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming 2020 exhibition programmatic year. The residency periods are April/May 2020 and August/September 2020. National and international artists are equally welcome to submit.


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Ongoing: Looking for a place to display work? Want other people to see your work?  There are several places on campus looking for student work for medium to long term display. This is a great opportunity to show your work around, and maybe even sell it without having to pay a commission!

Ongoing: ArtLink. ArtLink wants to take your art around the world. With over 20 years of artistic entrepreneurship and innovation experience, ArtLink is taking the next step and launching the world’s largest art gallery for young and emerging artists – at sea. This new initiative will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work to over one million potential buyers every year. We invite you to submit your works for consideration. Please note that our curators make admission decisions on a rolling basis with weekly meetings to discuss and select artists. The sooner you apply, the better your chances are for immediate consideration. See you on board!

Various Deadlines: NYC MTA RFQs. MTA Arts & Design (A&D) encourages the use of mass transit in the metropolitan New York area by providing quality visual and performing arts and design in the transit environment. The percent-for-art program is one of the largest and most diverse collections of site-specific public art in the world, with nearly 300 permanent works by world-famous, mid-career, and emerging artists. A&D also produces graphic art, photography, digital art, live musical performances and Poetry in Motion. A&D serves the 8.5 million people who ride MTA subways and commuter trains daily and strives to create meaningful connections among sites, neighborhoods, and people. For more information, visit MTA Arts & Design, find us on FacebookInstagramTumblr, and Twitter or search #mtaarts.

Thursday, April 18: Content Matters. “Content” is the meaning conveyed by a piece of artwork – a message portrayed through images, symbols, marks, or stylistic treatment. Content communicates the artist’s point of view, their thoughts, beliefs and experiences, and it creates a response on the part of the viewer. 2D or 3D artwork will be accepted in any medium. We are interested in what you have to say through your artwork.

Thursday, April 18: Urban Informality (free). The Penn Institute for Urban Research invites you to participate in a photo contest on the theme of urban informality. In particular, we are interested in photos that capture the ways that people in urban areas create or use informal systems to survive and thrive. Photos might highlight one or multiple aspects of informality—in housing, work, transportation, food production, education—or any other facet or facets of urban life. Prizes: 1st place = $200; Runners up = $50 each.

Friday, April 19: SEXx Interactive Call for Presentations. Stonewall: Roots, Rage, Revolution. SEXx Interactive is back with our signature TEdx-inspired event May 17th! Our theme is Stonewall: Roots, Rage, Revolution. With the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the current sociopolitical climate, and continued discrimination against LGBTQ communities, we will center the voices of queer and trans* people of color who fought back and started a revolution with the Stonewall Riots in 1969. SEXx Interactive collective member Susan DiPronio said so poignantly, “Before Stonewall we were always afraid — of being queer, of being arrested when we were out dancing… Stonewall was the rallying cry – to fight back. – for us to band together and push back.” So, we want to push back, remember those in the past and present who have been killed, attacked, and discriminated against because of their skin color, gender, or sexual orientation.

Saturday, April 20: Artist of the Month (free). Sponsored by and online art supply company Jerry’s Each month we host a FREE contest. The Artist of The Month Contest is open to *ALL* artists and photographers who have not previously been winners in the Artist of the Month contest. Please note that due to the fantastic caliber of work we receive, we have added a third prize. Viewer’s Choice will be an honorable mention and be promoted to the thousands of followers.

Saturday, April 20: United Hub – Her Art HereWe want to put women’s art in the sky, for the whole country to look up to. While 51 percent of today’s artists are women, less than 13 percent of art on display in museums is by female artists. This huge disparity in representation led us to commit to carrying #HerArtHere on two massive, traveling canvases — Boeing 757s.

Sunday, April 21: Juried Exhibition Summer 2019. Blue Mountain Gallery, located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea District, invites emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit work for its 8th Juried Exhibition. For this show the jurors are prominent painter Eric Aho and acclaimed photographer Rachel Portesi, husband and wife, and photography has been added to the media accepted.

Sunday, April 21: Candy. Its sometimes sticky, sometimes its naughty, but its always sweet! Our May 2019 exhibition is themed around our favorite childhood treat, candy. Guests to the reception will enjoy artisinal candy refreshments, live music by local Kansas CIty artists, and beer from our neighbors at Stockyards Brewing Co. The opening reception will be on May 10th and the show runs through June 8th. Artists who apply will be notified of their acceptance by April 23rd.

Tuesday, April 23: Opposites. The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?” A call for artists to explore opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance.  Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

Friday, April 26: CQ56 International Juried Competition. Our show is open to all art directors, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and fine artists in all countries. There are separate categories for professional and student entries. Our categories include Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Fine Art. We accept both commissioned and personal work for judging. Winners will appear in Creative Quarterly as well as in our online Gallery.  Runners-up will be featured only in the online Gallery.

Friday, April 26: Philadelphia Sculptors’ 5 into 1 exhibition (free?). “5 into 1” holds true to being Philadelphia Sculptors’ most mission-fulfilling project by providing soon-to-be graduates with a special opportunity to exhibit their art in a professional gallery. This exhibition celebrates the strengths of young artists while paying homage to the importance of higher learning in the arts. Works from students at Tyler, Moore, PAFA, UArts and Penn. Held in Tyler’s green hallway.

Friday, April 26: 2019 Works on Paper – National Juried Competition. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences Loveladies New Jersey, invites applications to “Works on Paper” 2019, the 21st Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, Prints, Photography, Digital Works on Paper, and Paper constructions that can be wall hung.

Friday, April 26: Cheers: Celebrating the Ceramic Drinking Vessel! Commonwheel Artists Co-op invites all potters to submit work for our second annual “Cheers: Celebrating the Ceramic Drinking Vessel.”

Friday, April 26: CfEVA 2019 Visiting Curator Exhibition. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Sophia Marisa Lucas, Assistant Curator, Queens Museum (Queens, NY). Of the applicants, 10 to 25 artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. One to three of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery.

Saturday, April 27: NEXT 2019. PrintMatters is pleased to announce NEXT 2019, a contemporary print biennial to be held during PRINTHOUSTON 2019. We are looking for innovative and challenging works that transcend process and materials and present printmaking as a versatile and adaptable medium. We invite artists who are pushing the boundaries of techniques and materials to apply. We also welcome those artists who are using traditional techniques to speak to contemporary audiences. In addition to lithography, relief, intaglio, monotype, or serigraphy, we are interested in artists who use printmaking to create installations, ceramics, sculpture, and artists’ books. The only criteria, beyond excellent quality, is that the primary technique(s) used in the creation of the work be listed above.

Sunday, April 28: Fracture. Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present our second open call juried exhibition, Fracture. This years Jurors are Shayla M. Alarie and Sarra Scherb of Quartz Projects. Applicants from across the country and the world are welcome to apply with artwork pertaining to the theme of Fracture. The entry fee is $20 and all mediums will be accepted for consideration, including, but not limited to, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, printmaking, and video. Cash awards will be given for Juror’s Choice and People’s Choice.

Monday, April 29: Networked. Networks are everywhere; the human body contains networks for vital biological functions like genetic signaling, cellular metabolism, and neuronal communication. Organisms use networks to adapt and thrive, such as the “wood-wide web” of fungal tree root connections. Networks are a hallmark of modern life, from the networks of transportation to the multi-faceted network that is the Internet. Networks connect us across scales, geographies, and time. In looking at the systems of life through the lens of network science, how does the structure of a network affect its function? What can we learn from the networks formed by the forces of nature, micro to macro? How have social networks changed with the influx of communication technologies like Facebook, Snapchat, and WhatsApp? SciArt Center welcomes submissions surrounding the ideas, functions, structures, and results of being networked.

Monday, April 29: Clotheshorse. The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for entries for artists in any medium, 18 or older living in the United States for “Clotheshorse” – A national juried exhibition investigating how clothing, accessories, and fashion play a role in identity, commercialism, and social media in today’s world. Multiple mediums, perspectives, and techniques will collide in this survey of all things sartorial. Cash awards total $2,500.00. This show ONLY ACCEPTS two entries per artist or artist team. The show will be juried by Kyle Herrington, Director of Exhibitions and Events at the Indianapolis Art Center.

Monday, April 29: 19th ArtWear Biennial: Where Fashion Meets Art. The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Lincoln Center is seeking designers of one-of-a-kind wearable art garments and accessories (no jewelry, please) for the 19th ArtWear Biennial.  The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. The week-long event includes a fully staged fashion show, sales gallery and other fiber art and wearable art programs and workshops throughout the week of October 18-26, 2019. Wearable art in all media and styles are welcome, including garments, ensembles, hats and handbags. Garments for both men and women are encouraged. Individuals or collaborative teams will be considered. Our goal is to present innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share our enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials.

Monday, April 29: Collage. Usually associated with early twentieth-century modernism, collage has been used by craftspeople and artists for many centuries. Collage stands out for its ability to bring items into relation with one another, to provoke the viewer to discover connections among them, and to tell stories that bring those images together. We are seeking works that range from the traditional to the experimental and everything in-between.

Tuesday, April 30: OUT LOUD: A Cultural Evolution (free?)OUT LOUD is a community arts organization dedicated to showcasing the artistic & cultural contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. If you self-identify as part of the greater queer/LGBTQ+ community, we would LOVE for you to submit your work to be considered for the festival. We are accepting submissions of visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts. You may submit to more than one category (but will only be chosen for one). You must be available to physically attend the festival in Long Beach, Calif., on June 29, 2019. You do not have to reside in Long Beach, but all selected participants are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the festival.

Tuesday, April 30: Inge Morath Award. Alongside the Inge Morath Estate, we are pleased to announce the 18th annual Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a woman photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One Awardee and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the Executive Director and staff of the Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Estate.

Tuesday, April 30: Global Meltdown. Global Meltdown is a thematic exhibition of artwork related to the the global meltdown crisis. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 14 – July 13, 2019 and is open to all all interpretations of the crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. Entry is open to all artists working in any media.

Tuesday, April 30: Art Hawaii International Installations. We are seeking immersive installations by artists to be exhibited in Art Hawaii International and public sites in Honolulu which align with the theme, “Art Ecosystem: Upcycled” (artwork created with upcycled, recycled, sustainable materials), as well as installations driven by technology, multi-media, light, sound, mapping, and immersive experiences. We are open to conceptual work influenced by environmental, political, social and cultural themes.

Wednesday, May 1: Flow. Philadelphia Sculptors seeks artists to create temporary outdoor floating sculptural installations for our Fall, 2019 exhibition Flow, a collaboration with the Independence Seaport Museum. The exhibition will be sited in the boat basin adjacent to the Museum, located at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River in Philadelphia and will run from October 11 – November 30, 2019. The intent of the exhibition is to unite art with the river, and with the Museum’s mission and programming. Five juried artists, along with five invited artists previously selected, will interpret the river and how it affects, and is affected by, human and natural history; human and natural migrations; climate change and the environment; economic development; and political currents. The geographic focus of the show is on the Americas and we are seeking artists from Mexico, South and Central America, and Canada, along with artists from the US and its territories. The jurors will be Nato Thompson, and Teresa Jaynes. The exhibition is also co-sponsored by the Dina Wind Art Foundation. There is a $30 submission fee. Accepted artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium.

Wednesday, May 1: Banff Centre 2019 Photo Essay CompetitionThe competition’s goal is to showcase the best in mountain-themed photo essays – to recognize the best stories told through a series of still images. We invite photographers to submit photos to illustrate their mountain related stories whether culture, adventure, wildlife, sport, environment, or natural history. The jury is seeking a sequence of images that conveys a compelling story or message – with each image strong enough to stand on its own while conveying a greater narrative when viewed in the photographer’s desired sequence. The winning entry will be awarded a $2000 CAD Grand prize and an opportunity to attend the 2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.

Thursday, May 2: Red. Red is a color that calls up associations of love, luck, passion, and violence but also the mementos of childhood, such as balloons and toys. It is found in Paleolithic painting, China’s imperial and popular imagery, the Dutch Renaissance, it is also present in the contemporary graphic texts of Barbara Kruger and the abstract etchings of Anish Kapoor. This is the second installment of Site:Brooklyn’s ongoing investigation into color: its meaning, its roles, and place in contemporary practice. We are seeking works in all genres and mediums.This is the second installment of Site:Brooklyn’s ongoing investigation into color: its meaning, its roles, and place in contemporary practice. What does red mean to you?

Friday, May 3: Master Pieces. Open to current graduate students and MFA/MA degree recipients since January 2018. Every year Manifest offers an opportunity just for graduate students to exhibit at our gallery in Cincinnati. This 13th installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design. Often the most exceptional work comes out of these artists’ immersion in their culture of study and intellectual pursuit. Manifest’s goal, therefore, is to select works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career and justify the degree of Master. The full-color hardcover Manifest Exhibition Annual publication, a ‘yearbook’ for the season, will serve as a visual documentation of these artists’ own benchmarks for years to come. 
 Up to THREE of Manifest’s exhibit spaces will be devoted to the Master Pieces 13 exhibition.

Friday, May 3: Images 2019 at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has issued the Call for Entries for its juried gallery exhibition, Images 2019. Images 2019 will hang in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and Downsbrough Room of the Schlow Centre Region Library during the month of July. Work eligible for exhibition in this show includes drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art.

Friday, May 3: Interpreting Brain and Spinal Fluid Disorders Through Art. Art League Rhode Island is sponsoring a national juried call for art focused on Art and the Disorders of the Brain and Spinal Fluid.  Artists are encouraged to think beyond the obvious and create artwork that depicts their interpretation of the disorder from their own unique perspective.  Artists’ interpretations can reflect this from a myriad of perspectives.  The intention of this Prospectus is to engage artists in the process of creating art that speaks to the tangible and intangible consequences of disorders of the brain and spinal fluid, particularly those impacted by cerebrospinal fluid disorders.  We are asking artists to think deeply about the physical, emotional and psychological toll on patients and their families experiencing one of these disorders, to see beyond the obvious, and how through their artistic rendering, physicians, clinicians and caregivers can better understand and relate to the tacit manifestations of these disorders.

Tuesday, May 7: The Rock Show: Visual Artists look at Contemporary Music. From the beginning of Rock n’ Roll visual artists have been involved in the music world. Starting with album covers to posters to tee shirts artists have been working along side musicians to build an incredibility amazing genre.
Blue Line Arts will be hosting a competition for fine artists inspired by contemporary music. The Rock Show will be in the 2100 sq. ft. Coker Family Gallery at Blue Line Arts. Create artwork inspired by modern and contemporary music. Show us what rock and roll looks like visually through paintings, sculptures, or any form of artistic expression that music evokes in you.

Wednesday, May 8: Decadence + Desire. We live in a world where excess and want are polarized into extremes.  When we have what we need, we can always acquire more, and when we lack the necessities, wanting is all we have.  What shape does desire take? How do you trace the boundaries of decadence? Where are their intersections? How much is Too much? What is enough? How do we measure our consumption, our needs and wants, our materialism in  terms of decadence or desire?

Thursday, May 9: Brick by Brick Community LGBT+ Show (free). It’s important to acknowledge up front that THEY strongly believe that all art created through the lens of queerness is in itself an act of resistance. However, artists submitting to this show should also understand that our jury may choose to prioritize submissions that speak directly to themes such as resistance, identity, the empowerment of people who create together and Queer culture.

Friday, May 10: Paperworks 2019. Artists must live in the United States.  Winners will have up to six pieces included in a one month exhibition at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY from August 1-28 2019.  Accepted media include works made of, on, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, photographs, pastels, prints, bound books, collage, paper sculptures, mixed media, video, and installations.

Friday, May 10: RFP: Entrance Installation at Spruce Street Harbor Park. The Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC) is requesting proposals for reinventing the entrance to Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained SSHP). DRWC is looking to work with an organization or individual to create a statement piece that will delineate the entrance to the park, create a photo moment, help with wayfinding, and incorporate a new arts piece into one of Philadelphia’s favorite public spaces. Because this is a key connection from the city to the river, we would like this piece to signal the entry to the waterfront. DRWC is particularly interested in a sculptural piece that can be interactive and look attractive throughout the seasons. This piece must be made of durable materials that can last outside for up to three years at which point the entrance to the park will be redesigned. The creator of the piece will be responsible for proposing, designing, fabricating, documenting, and installing the piece at SSHP. Please note that this proposal does not require that new work be fabricated. Understanding the short timeline, DRWC is open to already fabricated work being rethought for the space.

Friday, May 10: A Different Vision 2019. A Different Vision is a unique concept in the visual arts coming to Plymouth Center for the Arts on June 20, 2019. This is the fourth time the Center has presented this very socially important and popular exhibition that breaks traditional barriers by actively encouraging visitors to experience and explore the art on display through touch and other senses. The experience challenges the notion that sight is essential for creating and enjoying exceptional art, while emphasizing touch as a fundamental part of our daily lives and overall sensual experience.

Friday, May 10: Visarts’ NextGen 6.0 Exhibition. VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 6.0, our sixth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from June 12 – July 21, 2019. NextGen 6.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.

Monday, May 13: VOX XV. This exhibition opportunity is particularly meant for local and emerging artists without commercial representation and who push boundaries in terms of form and content within their work. We seek artists who employ alternative methodologies within their practice and want to expose their work to new audiences. Vox Populi is interested in highlighting work in all media that is ambitious, timely and risk-taking. A theme for the resulting exhibition may emerge based on submissions and the interests of guest jurors.

Monday, May 13: 2019 Plein Air Plus – National Juried Competition. Thirty-five artists will be selected to paint the unique seashore environment of LBI during a 2 month Paint Out, allowing artists the freedom to visit and paint the scenic, seashore environment of LBI, New Jersey on their own schedule, any time between July 1st through August 31st. Artists can choose the time of day, weather, and varied locations to paint. Artists can paint as often as they wish and enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape.

Wednesday, May 15: 9th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2019The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its annual Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2019. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad.

Wednesday, May 15: Fusion Mid-Atlantic. The Virginia Beach Art Center invites you to submit to our showcase of mixed-media artwork from the Mid-Atlantic states.  Artists from South Carolina to Pennsylvania are invited to show the creativity and freshness that can be achieved by combining two or more media!

Wednesday, May 15: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 40th Juried Exhibition. Artwork on paper done after May 2016, original work and your own source material, never shown in any other juried show or PWS member show, Selection Juror – John Salminen, Awards Juror – Matthew Bird. Work must be matted and framed under Plexiglas. Members fees – $25 for 1/2 entries; Non-Members – $40 for 1/2 entries, only one which may be selected. Maximum frame size is 40″. Prints, copies, class work, photo-lithographic or computer generated work is ineligible. Open to artists over 18 years old.

Wednesday, May 15: 2019 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. A prize of $10,000 is given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to support documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. The winner’s work will also be published in the Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications and placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. Competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others. A panel of writers, editors, and documentary artists will judge.

Wednesday, May 15: Wish You Were Here 19 Postcard Show (free). Each year hundreds of artists come together in support of A.I.R. Gallery by donating a small work for the annual postcard show.  Past exhibitions have included work by notable artists, including Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, Barbara Zucker and many many more. We invite all artists to participate by donating a postcard-size work (6×4 inches) in any medium relating to the theme of immigrant rights and advocacy. Each original work is sold for $45 and all proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. Gallery programs.

Wednesday, May 15: Another Day In Paradise: Call for Entries for Photographic Work. The vast majority of photographs we see in our day-to-day lives present idealized versions of their subject matters, often making the world seem cleaner, more orderly, and more beautiful than it actually is. It’s difficult to grasp the profound influence we are subject to within our inescapable media-diets of beautiful images that offer promises of something better. How can photography be used to reflect on notions of paradise, desire, and fantasy? What roles do these promises play in our daily lives, and in our current societal conditions? What’s the value of idyllic spaces? What is the cultural and personal value of a photograph that makes the world look better than it is? Who benefits from notions of paradise, and who doesn’t? Where do we want to escape to, and what are we running from?

Friday, May 17: 311 Gallery Annual FLOWERS & GARDENS Juried Show 2019. All entries must be available and priced for sale. Style may be realistic or abstracted realism; setting may be still life, flowered meadow, or garden. Any media and interpretation of the theme suitable for a family-friendly audience is allowed.

Friday, May 17: Felt Transformed. This juried submission opportunity is sponsored by the Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now. Selected work will be shown in the summer issue of Fiber Art Now magazine and will be featured in our online gallery, and promoted online to 65,000+ followers and fiber art collectors and exhibited at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Center for Craft, Art, & Design.

Friday, May 17: ASLA Student Landscape Architecture Awards. Each year, the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients and their advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego, November 15-18, 2019.

Friday, May 17: Encounters with Whitman“These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers,” Open Call for Video Art. Casa de Duende issues an international call for entries for a juried video exhibition to coincide with the bicentennial celebration of the birth of the American Poet Walt Whitman, (1819-1892). “These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers, Erotic Celebrations of Self, lovers, and Comrades seeks submissions of video work that examines, reinterprets and celebrates Walt Whitman’s Calamus poems. Forming part of Whitman’s larger collection of Leaves of Grass (1855), the Calamus poems remain one of the earliest and most explicit poetical sequences celebrating homoerotic love and affection between men. The Calamus sequence of poems contributed to a wide range of responses in the way homoerotic love would be viewed and expressed by subsequent generations of gay men in the USA and abroad, impacting art, literature, photography, music and film. The Calamus poems also helped to shape individual and collective gay male ideas of democracy, masculinity, sex, freedom, and community. It is the exploration of these aspects of Whitman’s work we seek to highlight through this exhibition. We seek a wide diversity of LGBTQ voices irrespective of age, race and or gender.

Sunday, May 19. Portraiture 2019. It’s back! Portraiture is an endless source of inspiration for the artist. So much can be told (or kept secret) in the use of a portrait. The way artists portray people tells the world their story through the artists unique perspective and skills. We’re looking for: innovation on the portrait, commentary through portraiture, the narrative capacity of portraiture, the exploration of self, art, culture, society, environment, values, or whatever is important to you through portraiture. Please note this call will not display self-portraiture.

Sunday, May 19: Self Portrait 2019. As an artist, turning your gaze back on yourself can be a tumultuous relationship. Some artists love to use themselves as the canvas for their ideas, others are terrified by the experience. Each and every interaction with the self-portrait is uniquely the artist’s, it is a record of experience and reflection. We want to see any and all self-portraiture! We’re looking for interesting perspectives, techniques, mediums, anything! We want you to allow us to share you with the world.

Sunday, May 19: Narrative and Illusion. Narrative art is that which tells a story by depicting multiple frames, collaging vignettes into a massive odyssey composition, or illustrating an explicitly active moment from a longer story. Examples of these cinematic methods can be seen throughout art history in ancient Chinese scrollwork, Renaissance martyrdom paintings, French Romantics, & American work. Artists and Filmmakers alike rely on the viewer’s suspension of disbelief to effectively tell their story, to get their message across. In many styles, artists and filmmakers build worlds just believable enough for viewers to enter.

Sunday, May 19: Sheets: A National Exhibition of Paper Arts. Sheets is a national juried exhibition that features paper arts. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine paper crafts that may also incorporate any additional medium, as long as the finished piece is composed of at least 60% in paper elements (this may include, but is not limited to book arts, collage, sculpture, assemblage, and 2D mixed media). Paintings, drawings, and prints simply composed on paper are not considered UNLESS the paper has a unique handmade component. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. This exhibition will be juried by Clay McGlamory, and curated by d’Art Center Staff. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk.

Monday, May 20: American Impressionist Society 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition. The 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition will be held at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City from September 19th through October 2nd, 2019. The Opening Reception will be on Thurs. Sept 19th from 6 to 9pm. AIS Master Kevin Macpherson, who was our first Best of Show award winner 20 years ago, will serve as Judge of Awards. We hope you will make plans to join us for the exhibition opening festivities and programs…and enjoy the sights and sound of New York City!

Monday, May 20: Brand 47 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. The Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California announces its 47th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards sponsored by Brand Associates total over $4,000 including a Juror’s Award. Our juror this year is Alma Ruiz, an independent curator, Senior Fellow at Sotherby’s Institute of Art/Claremont Graduate University, and former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. All accepted artworks will be included in a printed exhibition catalog. 

Monday, May 20: 37th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts. This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, July 20 – September 21, 2019. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form. 

Wednesday, May 22: Gender in the Balance: National Juried Exhibition. Barrett Art Center seeks artwork submissions that explore gender’s place in contemporary art and culture. We welcome works that engage with aesthetics of “feminine” and “masculine” representation as well as works that explore gender beyond the binary to usher in fluid and inclusive expressions of identity. Likewise, we invite artworks that situate gender within its complex intersections with race, class, and sexuality.

Saturday, May 25: Automat Open Call. AUTOMAT presents the 2019 Open Call for submissions. Through this call our members will select 3-6 artists to exhibit their works at AUTOMAT Gallery this July & August. We wish to develop ongoing relationships with artists through this call, so if you would like to show with us, we encourage you to apply.

Monday, May 27: Reclaimed! The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is currently accepting submissions for our upcoming exhibition, Reclaimed!, sponsored by Waste Management and The City of Fayetteville’s Environmental Services Department. Submissions must be original artwork from artists working with repurposed materials and found objects, incorporating at least 70 percent of repurposed, recyclable, or reused materials.

Monday, May 27: Unexpected Narratives: Explorations in Photography and Printmaking. “Unexpected Narratives” is a call for hand-printed photographic imagery using “alternative processes”, such as: photogravure, photopolymer intaglio, cyanotype, gum bichromate, carbon, salt, lumen, anthotype, gumoil, etc; basically, any alternative to straight digital printing. The theme of “Unexpected Narratives” can be widely interpreted…literally, figuratively, expressively, psychologically, visually, etc.

Tuesday, May 28: Textures. The Quality of Something that can be known by touch.  The visual or tactile surface characteristic of something. Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the ‘Textures’ exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois.  In this exhibit, your artwork should have the element of texture as one of its most defining characteristics. The show is run from July 12 – August 9, 2019, and is open to all mediums.

Thursday, May 30: Exposure: America on the Move. Most of us lead fast paced lives. Whether it be traveling for leisure or our daily commute, exploration and extreme sports, even fitness goals, we’re on the move. When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908, Harley Davidson in 1903, we never looked back. The high energy pace of NYC and it’s subways and trains.From snowboarding to horseback riding, ziplining to donkey rides in the Grand Canyon, what keeps you going? They are inviting photographers of all mediums to enter this year’s ‘Exposure: America on the Move’. Think about movement and what you’ve seen or experienced. From dancing, motorcross, the rat race of our daily commute. What does movement mean to you?

Thursday, May 30: The Book as Art v.7.0: Wonders. The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) presents the seventh edition of the juried exhibition of artists’ books, The Book as Art, August 9–September 27, 2019. This edition will be installed once again at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show’s dates encompass the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, which takes place each Labor Day weekend throughout the City of Decatur. The DAA will sponsor a festive opening on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Friday, May 31: Design and Build Competition: Design a Makerspace for the Public. The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Englewood, CO seeks team conceptual proposals for its Design and Build Competition from art, architecture, design and other creatively focused USA based undergraduate and graduate students. Submissions should address this year’s challenge of designing a pop-up makerspace through a blend of architecture and sculpture/installation or other creative solutions. Entries will be reviewed by the MOA Board of Trustees, Executive Staff and a professional in the field, guest panelist.

Friday, May 31: Ink & Clay 44: National Juried Competition. Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual juried competition of printmaking, ink drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture, mixed media and installation, utilizing any variety of “ink” or “clay” (or combination) as material. The competition results in its highly-regarded exhibition sponsored by the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of CalPoly University, Pomona.

Friday, May 31: Soft Borders: 2019 SDA International Exhibition In Print. Each year, the Surface Design Association (SDA) International Exhibition In Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber art and/or textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists are featured in the Fall 2019 issue of the Surface Design Journal. Co-juried by Monika Auch and SDJEditor, Elizabeth Kozlowski Soft Borders explores visualizations and material reflections of borders. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

Monday, June 3: Architectonic. The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Architectonic”, an all-media exhibition highlighting works that are inspired by architecture or that incorporate architectural elements. Works may depict actual architectural forms, or may approach the theme less literally by incorporating grids or other structural lines. The visual language of drafting, such as plans, elevations, and cross-sections, may also be utilized in the artwork. Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of artwork. “Architectonic” will open with a reception on Friday, July 26, 2019, from 5:30-8 pm in the Main Gallery and Grand Hall. The exhibition will be on display from July 26, 2019 to September 13, 2019. Three prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception: two Juror’s Choice Awards of $200, and a Going Solo Award that offers the recipient a solo exhibition in one of our galleries.

Friday, June 7: Unique Abstractions. For this Call for Entry Las Laguna Gallery is seeking unique abstract works in a variety of mediums. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art.

Friday, June 7: Beyond the Surface. Members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) are invited to submit work for Beyond the Surface: Surface Design Association Annual International Juried Members Exhibition, held in partnership with the St Louis Artists’ Guild, St Louis, MO from September 20, 2019 through October 23, 2019. The exhibition will be on view during Innovations in Textiles 2019 and the SDA Biennial Conference, Beyond the Surface.

Friday, June 7: This is America. War, peace, love, hate, hotdogs, veggie burgers, beaches, mountains, cowboys, drag queens, country music, hip-hop, poverty, wealth, excess, freedom, diversity, segregation, tolerance, racism, religion, sex, politics, TV, and even apple pie!What ever your interpretation is, we want to see it! Paintings, photos and illustrations are all welcome to submit. Successful entries will be displayed, for sale, at a Pop-up Art show located in Denver’s Garage at Bitfactory over 4th of July Weekend.

Sunday, June 9: Plastic Monument: An Architectural Call for our Planet. YAC – Young Architects Competitions launches “Plastic Monument”, a competition of ideas aiming to create an itinerant architectural installation. It will travel all around the world to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste on our planet. A cash prize of € 15,000 + realization of the 1st Prize will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others, Kengo Kuma, Carlo Ratti, Italo Rota, Mandy Barker, Maria Cristina Finucci.

Monday, June 10: “Mythic” An Imaginative Realism and Pop Surrealism Theme. An imaginative realism and pop surrealism theme. We are seeking art with fantastic and imaginary subjects portrayed in a realistic and representational style.  This may range from fantasy art (example: James Gurney) to pop surrealism (example: Naoto Hattori). We hope to see un-real scenarios and beasties that are rendered with painstaking life-like detail.

Wednesday, June 12: 2020 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting its 2020 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

Friday, June 14: Print Center 94th ANNUAL International Competition. The ANNUALis one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process. Any artist using photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

Tuesday, June 18: Transformations: Figures of the Other Self. Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition August 17 – September 14, 2019. Juried by Carol Fabricatore, Transformations seeks visual works that explore the artist’s take on what persona or alter ego is present in their artwork. Transform into something you would like to present as a public image of yourself. It could be a self-portrait that transforms you into who, what, or how you would like the public to see you, or whatever your alter ego may be., The exhibition will accept drawing and/or painting in any 2D mediums traditional or digital. No Photography Entry Fee $45/3 images. Awards: $700 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $300 Third Place.

Wednesday, June 19: Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale. The Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and/or hearing disabilities. The exhibit officially opens with a preview reception on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Artwork will be on display through January 26, 2020, at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, June 20: 2019 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition. 2019 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award. Open to U.S. artists 25 -35; Year 2019 is for Non-Representational sculpture only. Juror: Don Desmett, Founding Director of Exhibitions for the Richmond Center, Curator, and Writer, Kalamazoo, Michigan Exhibition dates: September 4 – October 14, 2019. 3 awards; $10,000.00 Yeck Purchase Award; $2500.00 Second Place; $2000.00 Third Place.

Friday, June 28: SculptFest2019. he Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest2019, September 7-October 20. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Changes, guest curated by Bill Wolff, Assistant Professor and Head of the Sculpture area at Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Few things, if any, are constant. Reflection on the past, contemplations of the inexorable transition to the future and the transitory nature of the present are part of daily life and have been the bread and butter of many artists.

Monday, July 1: 19.5% (free!)  is a group exhibition that will showcase works responding to the increase of women in congress as a result of the 2018 midterm elections. This exhibition not only will display images of women in power or works inspired by them, but it will ask women artists to engage with questions of representation and self-representation, both political and aesthetic. The recent election results were a monumental moment for women in the U.S. and symbolize a collective hope for more gender equality, but nothing will change unless these women actually have a voice in politics. Even though there are more women than ever in congress, 19.5% is still less than 1/5 of the total number of elected representatives; this exhibition aims to remind viewers that the project of representation remains incomplete and that a change in politics will have to be driven by an articulation and visibility of new needs and experiences. This exhibition will encourage artists to reflect on femininity and feminism, on what a presence of women in congress means symbolically and politically, how it will affect not only our image of governance but to what extent this presence will critically challenge and expand our shared understanding of what is actually and ostensibly relevant to all members of society. It will furthermore address image-making in art, its possibilities, limits, and the need to challenge the ways in which we depict and see ourselves and those around us. This exhibition will display work in any form or medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, performance, mixed-media, and installation. 19.5% will run from July 1st to July 31st at Little Berlin Annex. During this time there will be an opening reception, artists talk, and closing reception.

Wednesday, July 3: Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Exhibition. Open to all artists 18 years and older. Original 2 dimensional artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, graphic, mixed media, and sculpture.

Saturday, August 31: Foundwork Artist Prize. The Foundwork Artist Prize is a new juried grant that will be awarded this fall to an outstanding artist chosen on Foundwork. The winner will receive an unrestricted $10,000 dollar grant to support their practice, as well as a studio visit with each of the jurors to encourage a dialogue around the winner’s work. Please note that in order to be eligible, you need to have your artist profile published on Foundwork, with at least five (5) published artworks, continuously from 5:00 PM ET, September 1, 2019 through 5:00 PM ET, September 30, 2019.

Monday, September 16: Workhouse Glass National 2019. The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 5th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2019. This annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is very excited to promote and display the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada.

Ongoing: The University City Arts League Gallery (UCAL) exhibits emerging and established artists to inspire, educate and engage the West Philadelphia community in the visual arts. The UCAL Gallery provides a contemporary exhibition space for regional artists, striving to be a cultural gathering place and active participant in the Philadelphia arts network. The UCAL Gallery Committee accepts artist submissions year-round. The selection committee meets twice a year to select artists for exhibition (April and October). Submissions are due for the April meeting March 15th and for the October meeting September 30. Artists who are offered a show will be asked to sign an exhibition contract. You can view/download the exhibition contract on the University City Arts League Gallery website. Click here for more information.
Ongoing: United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier. Looking for artists to show their work at United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier in Old City for First Fridays. We are seeking artwork that uses natural colors or grayscale and has an outdoorsy feel. We hang new artwork each month for First Friday and leave it up for the entirety of the month, allowing the artists to put it up for sale or simply for show. Contact Jennifer Singley at
Ongoing: White Space, a fine art gallery in downtown New Haven, CT, is looking for artists/sculptors working in a surreal edge. No photography. Interested artists may send jpegs of their work including title, dimensions, medium, with a resume and artist statement to Please allow two weeks for review; gallery will contact you for an interview if interested. For more information, visit the web site,
Ongoing: The Mikhail Zakin Gallery. The Mikhail Zakin Gallery in Demarest, New Jersey, invites regional (NJ, NY, PA & CT)  artists to submit their work for consideration. The gallery accepts artist submissions throughout the year. Submissions are reviewed periodically and exhibitions are not guaranteed. Original art and email attachments will not be accepted for review. Submissions will not be reviewed in the presence of the artist. Details here.
Ongoing: The Oakland Arts Review. We are launching an international undergraduate magazine, The Oakland Arts Review, in Winter 2016. Our intent is for this to be a long term print magazine of excellent quality. The Oakland Arts Review is actively looking for exceptional artwork, graphic narratives, and screenplays to publish alongside a variety of other literary genres. Students interested in this opportunity may submit work to: