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.

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local opportunities

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for 2021 Flash Projects. Both established and emerging Utah-based artists are invited to apply for a Flash Project. The goal of Finch Lane Flash Projects is to supplement resources for emerging to established individuals and groups by providing professional opportunities for those working in various arts and cultural practices. Examples of projects include (but are not limited to) performances (performance art, dance, music, etc.); interdisciplinary arts festivals; sound/audio works; fashion shows; literary events; free workshops; experimental film screenings; community gatherings; multi-disciplinary panel discussions; short-term immersive art installations; research presentations; or other arts & culture related projects. 
Deadline: April 20, 2021

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for Finch Lane Gallery 2022 Exhibitions. Both established and emerging Utah-based artists are invited to apply. The exhibition program is designed to give Utah-based artists an opportunity to exhibit a current body of work, explore exhibition themes or media relevant to the community and field of arts at large, and foster the development of curatorial skills through exhibition production and collaboration. The application process includes a thorough and competitive review by the Visual Arts Committee of the Salt Lake City Arts Council. 
Deadline: April 30, 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

IncuArts invites artists to submit work for Persist, Persevere, Be- an exhibition exploring ideas related to perseverance in the face of discrimination. Persecution can come in the form of discrimination based on gender, culture, race, sexual orientation, disabilities and more. For this exhibition, we ask artists to respond to this topic. How has persecution affected you? Your work? How have you persevered? Is being an act of defiance? Is your work the proof of perseverance? Women, BIPOC, LGBTQA+, and other community members who embody this experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists of all media are encouraged to apply. 
Deadline: April 19, 2021

Working collaboratively with Team Halo, Amplifier is offering $100,000 in awards to artists to help build the #Vaccinated campaign. #Vaccinated is a global call to arms (literally), to make sure everyone gets a vaccine as quickly as possible, especially the most vulnerable, wherever they are in the world, making it harder for this virus to mutate into new variants. In solidarity with our global community of artists, we will award $1,000 apiece to 100 artists. 
Deadline: April 20, 2021

Artweblist, is dedicated to present most recent news about art, be a voice for artists, release articles and interviews about them. Making art reachable for anyone, anywhere. We are a fresh, independently-run Website and for the creative artists and who see the world around them and want to make it better and more beautiful for everyone. Artweblist hopes to offer the artists a space for their authentic perspectives to be collected and shared worldwide with contributors and readers are from all over the world. Do you want your art to reach out to people around the world, share your work and imagination? Do you have your own paintings, sculptures, modern art pieces, creative or meaningful pictures, illustrations or essays and poems about anything arty? Now is your chance to display your artwork or get your voice heard by sharing your stuff on art websites. Apart from getting exposure, you could meet new business contacts or clients. A chance to publish your work to a wide audience interested in your art. Whether you simply love art, or a casual art collector, or an avid art investor, you’ll enjoy educational facts about art culture and artists, insightful interviews and more in our website. 
Deadline: April 20, 2021

The Providence Art Club invites artists from throughout the United States to submit their recent work for an exciting open juried exhibition opportunity. Each year, the Art Club welcomes non-member artists from across the country to submit work for an open exhibition. This year's show will celebrate the best in contemporary art by makers from throughout the United States regardless of theme, style, or media. Founded in 1880, the Providence Art Club is one of the oldest arts organizations in the nation and the first such Club to be co-founded by women and men. 
Deadline: April 23, 2021

New Appalachia Mixed Exhibition seeks to capture the new and innovative artistic experience surrounding Appalachia and beyond. Known as "The Paris of Appalachia," the Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, at Vestige Concept Gallery. We are seeking artwork of any kind, from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should encompass themes relating to something "new," and should offer a refreshing perspective on arts in the wake of the pandemic, so that visitors may feel a sense of enjoyment and familiarity with art once again, after remaining indoors for so long. (Note, that the theme of the show does not revolve around the pandemic whatsoever, nor is exclusively "Appalachian"). Entry fee: $25. 
Deadline: April 23, 2021

Kansas City Stockyards Gallery is seeking artists to apply with work that explores “Perspective”. The world may seem like a more beautiful place when we are looking for beauty. What is it that artists are seeking in the world and expressing in their art? Art and culture play a huge role in how we and consumers of art understand our world and our part in it. We look forward to seeing work by artists that expresses their unique take on this world we share. All mediums are accepted. Work must revolve around the ideas of perspective. Entry fee: $ 10. 
Deadline: April 25, 2021

In 2020 the world experienced a global pandemic. We remained at home to keep our communities safe-- at most venturing no more than the distance of several blocks for necessities or to take a walk outdoors. This has also been a time of heightened racism and sexism that along with the pandemic has provoked major unrest and upheaval. Tragedy, death and violence focused the attention of the world on stereotyping, injustice towards people of color and peoples dislocated by poverty, war, disease and sexual orientation. Artists help focus our attention on matters that need to be addressed in society. Art can be a way of expanding spaces, translating the imaginary onto a blank page, seeing emergent meanings in combining material and color. View proposes an exhibition of artworks created during and stimulated by this global crisis when artists may have had limited materials but maximum time. Time spent in isolation and quarantine may open new processes of creation coincident with processing the moment itself. We therefore welcome artists to submit to the call individual works or series in progress that would be completed by the time of the exhibition. View’s Unprecedented: Art Responds to 2020 exhibition will bring together these works — from sketchbook collaborations to finished two-dimensional works to new constructions with unfamiliar materials in three dimensions — showcasing the ways in which expression and imagination are manifested in a novel time. 
Deadline: April 26, 2021

Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and internationally. This year will mark the 34th Anniversary of the show. 
Deadline: April 26, 2021

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program amplifies the voices of visual artists with disabilities through career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, residing in the United States. 
Deadline: April 28, 2021

The Valletta Cultural Agency is inviting proposals from those wishing to take on the role of Artistic Director of the Valletta Pageant of the Seas 2022. The call is open to both local and international applicants. Conceived as one of the flagship projects of Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture, the event took place in 2016 and 2018 as part of the cultural programme of Valletta as European Capital of Culture in 2018, attracting tens of thousands of people to the shores of the harbour each time. As part of the legacy of the ECoC, the event was taken up by the Valletta Cultural Agency which produced a televised edition in 2020 due to the restrictions brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic watched by more than 30,000 people. The video of the live broadcast may be seen here. 
Deadline: April 30, 2021

That Which Surrounds You (Online) -Art has always been an important way to describe and convey our impressions of the world around us. For many, in the past year of lockdown and isolation, the world has been limited to that which surrounds us: our homes, our gardens, our immediate family. Yet, at the same time, we are keenly aware of the societal environment that engulfs our personal lives and communities. Artists are invited to share their experiences of that which surrounds them, whether interpreted literally as one’s physical surroundings and companions, the environment or allegorically as one’s thoughts, fears, hopes, feelings, values, or other concepts. All m, ia will be considered, including painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture, book art, and video. 
Deadline: April 30, 2021

“Portrait” is a thematic art open call focused on the art of portrait. Supported by ArtWeek, selected works will be promoted through @ArtJobs instagram and newsletter to all connected galleries and publications. Accepted Media: Painting, Photography, Illustration, MixMedia, and Sculpture. Entry fee: $16 for up to 2 submission, $26 for up to 5 submissions.
Deadline: April 30, 2021

Artists are invited to submit works for the May 17–July 2, 2021 O’Hanlon Center ONLINE Gallery exhibit “BLUE.” BLUE is the HUE! So many intriguing shades of blue to work with including cyan, cobalt, cerulean, azure, navy, Prussian, indigo, periwinkle, royal, sapphire, steel, slate, sky or baby blue. Which ones inspire or challenge you? For this exhibit, the color Blue should figure prominently in your work. Sculptural and 3D pieces are welcome. Contemporary, expressionistic, abstract, exploratory, and/or experimental entries encouraged. Entry fee: $40 for non-members $30 for members.
Deadline: April 30, 2021

Artworks Center for Contemporary Art's Gallery Program in Loveland, Colorado is reviewing proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2022. We are seeking exhibition proposals for innovative, contemporary 2D or 3D art in all genres. All media including installation, performance, video and multimedia is welcome to apply. 
Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our June 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. 
Deadline: May 1, 2021

STIFF Festival invites visual and new media artists to submit their artwork for the exhibition program of the 8th Student International Film Festival. For the last seven years, STIFF Festival has produced a rich accompanying program that elaborates and complements the thematic focus of its film program. With the emphasis on contemporary art practices, STIFF’s exhibition program gathers artists from all over the globe, dealing with relevant social, political, as well as intimate aspects of everyday life. This year the festival is giving attention to the Body, and the exhibition program aims to explore socially relevant ways of interpreting the body in a contemporary environment saturated with images. We encourage a view of the body as productive and creative, the body as a process that changes its meaning and capacities depending on the context in which it resides. 
Deadline: May 1, 2021

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is inviting photographers/visual artists to submit work that describes the idea of Aging and Action. We provide a platform for artistic expression in order to foster a dialogue and drive innovation in the photographic arts to embrace Aging Well for All. We believe aging well is something every American deserves—regardless of gender, color, sexuality, income, or zip code. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” —Betty Friedan. Share your favorite photographic shots of older adults doing everyday activities as an expression of healthy living. This competition focus on older adults 55+ including all ethics (African-America, Hispanic-America, Caucasian, Asian-America, etc.) This is a great opportunity to share portraits of an individual older adult, older adults with families, older adults in their communities, documentary shots, lifestyle, street, etc. 
Deadline: May 2, 2021

Five Points Gallery (FPG), part of the Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization centrally located in the historic downtown district of Torrington, CT. Five Points Gallery, one of Connecticut’s most respected exhibition venues is accepting submissions for its 2021 Juried Exhibition. Open to all artists 18 years or older working in any style and media. All accepted works will be featured in the Five Points' main galleries and on Five Points' website. The one award will be a 2022 solo exhibition in Five Points Gallery. The Exhibition will be juried by CT artist and educator Joseph Fucigna. 
Deadline: May 2, 2021

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the ‘Fanciful Expressions’ exhibit at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. Any artist whose work explores the whimsical, lighthearted, fantastical, or silly aspects of life is invited to apply. All 2-D and 3-D media will be considered for this exhibit. 
Deadline: May 2, 2021

The Yellowstone Art Museum’s Third Annual North x Northwest juried exhibition features the theme “Out of Isolation”, and asks artists to respond to their time in isolation, after isolation, and the societal changes brought on by Covid-19 and the tumultuous year of 2020. We look forward to artists’ responses to the theme in all art media, and to their broad and personal interpretations. Work must be created from January 2020 to present, and not previously shown at the Yellowstone Art Museum. 
Deadline: May 3, 2021

The Public Art Project in Vincennes, Indiana was formed in 2019 with the goal of bringing public art into the City of Vincennes. A consortium of four local galleries manages the project: Art Space Vincennes, LLC (project director); Northwest Territory Art Guild Gallery (Indiana Arts Commission grant applicant); Open Gallery; and Shircliff Gallery (part of Vincennes University). Since 2014, these galleries have collaborated on the First Friday Art Walks, which have contributed to an ongoing revitalization of the Main Street area. This second year of a three-year project is designed to bring art out of the galleries and into a public sphere where a wider audience can be reached. The galleries are assisted in this project by a committee of art professionals and community members representing a variety of stakeholders. The Public Art Project presents an opportunity for sculptors from across the nation to submit up to two (2) entries to the First City Public Sculpture Exhibition of large-scale public sculpture to be installed in the City of Vincennes. Sculptures will be on loan for a period of three years, at the end of which time they will be picked up by the artists and new works will be rotated in. Artists will receive an honorarium totaling One Thousand Six Hundred Dollars and Fifty Dollars ($1,650.00) to help defray costs of transportation and installation. The honorarium will be distributed in three installments over the exhibition loan period. Entry fee: $10. 
Deadline: May 3, 2021

If it has feathers, it’s a bird! So, show us BIRDS! Real and imagined. Historic and philosophical. From the tiniest hummer to the largest ostrich. Give us a legion of bobbing penguins or the glare from a single eagle. Birds riding on hippos or stealing food from a predator. What does “living like a bird” look like? Give us birds with some attitude! We’ve seen enough wildlife shows to know that birds do some very silly and wild things in the name of love, food, and turf! We’d like to see those moments, please. The diversity of birds across their worldwide habitat is nothing short of amazing. Capturing that beauty through art gives us the chance to share that experience. This show is all about our feathered friends and how much we all love and appreciate their presence in our world. Entry fee: $20.
Deadline: May 3, 2021

Earth Photo is an international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society. Artists are encouraged to submit photographs and videos that tell stories about the natural world, its breath-taking beauty, and its ever-growing fragility. Entry fee: yes. 
Deadline: May 4, 2021

KUNST 2021 is our yearly art exhibition of contemporary art in Berlin. It will be the second time that we exhibit in the well known art gallery "Mainoeuvre" situated in the Schoeneberg district. It is one of the most vibrant areas of Berlin characterized by a rich cultural life, with many art galleries, festivals and a very diverse public. It is well communicated and besides its cultural charisma it counts with plenty of restaurants, fancy shops and a dynamic nightlife. Art gallery "Mainoeuvre" counts with an exhibition area of about 90 sqm divided in 4 spaces, which allows us to include as well media like video-art, performance and installation-art. 
Deadline: May 5, 2021

SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions) invites artists to enter our H x W x D virtual exhibit. This exhibit includes free-standing or hanging 3D art. Low and high relief art that is wall hung is accepted. Artwork will be juried using digital images (.JPGs). Video of art may accompany .JPGs upon entering. 
Deadline: May 6, 2021

Open Call for Artists to exhibit with GaleriaZero in Venice during the Biennale di Venezia. Artists are invited to form part of our 2nd exhibition in Venice during the Biennale di Venezia. (selection) This time in a charming groundfloor gallery in the heart of the Biennale area which assures us a large number of visitors. Exhibition dates: 4 - 9 June 2022. This exhibition with the title "Nel Mezzo" will be open for participation with small works and all media will be considered. The show will be present as well virtually by means of an interactive virtual exhibition and also a catalogue will form part. 
Deadline: May 7, 2021

Art Fluent supports artists worldwide through juried exhibitions and funding opportunities throughout the year. As steadfast supporters of the arts, our aim is to connect art lovers directly with artists and vice versa. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees is donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, ConTEXT. ConTEXT-The use of text and language elevates a work of art where it becomes a visual code. A layer of mystery is added, and as humans, we begin to decode what we see to translate it into our minds. The boundless perspectives of text probe ideas and concepts, and a new layer of visual storytelling takes place. Whether your work is filled with a dissertation or has just one single character. Show us what ConTEXT means through your perspective.
Deadline: May 7, 2021

Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts is looking for artists who use recycled denim in new and creative ways in paintings, sculpture, collages, small constructions and wall hangings, etc. for a juried exhibition that will take place from June 17 – August 14 , 2021 in the Pollak Gallery. Works submitted must use denim as the principal medium of the piece and the fabric must be reconstructed from its original form in some way. Please note that if a physical show is not possible due to ongoing COVID restrictions we will pivot to a virtual format.
Deadline: May 7, 2021

Las Laguna Art Gallery presents Painterly. This exhibition is open to artists working in Acrylic, Egg Tempra Paint, Gouache, Oil, or Watercolor. This is an Open Theme exhibition so any and all subjects are acceptable. 
Deadline: May 9, 2021

Artists from antiquity forward have drawn inspiration from the landscape. The growth of cities, modern forms of transportation, and a seemingly ever-growing division between humanity and the natural world, as well as the inventions of portable paints, photography, and video, revolutionized the genre. Changes to the environment, both locally and globally, move at a rapid pace, and will no doubt continue to revolutionize the artist's relationship landscape. Site:Brooklyn is calling for working that engages, across all mediums and techniques, with the natural landscapes and built environments. Entry fee: $25. 
Deadline: May 11, 2021

Exhibizone - Winter 2021 will present around 100 artworks created by talented international artists and express current themes and trends in contemporary art. In the spirit of supporting artists to showcase their valuable arts worldwide, Exhibizone's online international sales exhibitions present the 4th edition of its one-of-a-kind smart online group shows for participant artists. 
Deadline: May 11, 2021

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to Women’s Work. Women’s Work is a juried exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics. Historically, women have been excluded from the art world, from being kept out of academies and apprenticeships to being woefully underrepresented in galleries and museums today. Along with this, the art skills that were deemed feminine or appropriate for women, such as sewing, embroidery, or weaving, are dismissed as “just” crafts and hobbies. This exhibition, open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local and national community, seeks to highlight female artists and intersectionality in femininity. 
Deadline: May 12, 2021

The second edition of les Décades de la peinture Festival is open from August 13th to August 22th 2021 in Brioude. Located in the former Jean-Pradier’s school in nearly 700m² of rooms, front of the museum of modern and contemporary art Hotel du Doyenné in the centre of Brioude. The Harpo’s association is in charge of organization, hanging of the works, guarding of the rooms and communication of the festival. 
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Not! An Art Fair. IT'S BACK! It’s basic. Anything goes. Show us what you got…This is an Open Call to ALL THEMES, MEDIUMS and artists from ALL LOCATIONS. Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery in mid June of 2021. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Submit only the work that you like best. Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, composition, and overall artistic ability. Competition will also be featured on ARTSY. Cash Prizes to top three pieces selected by jury. Entry fee: $25. 
Deadline: May 15, 2021

It is San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild's pleasure to invite artists to submit their art for our annual juried Summer Exhibition. This juried online exhibition is a continuation of this prestigious guild’s 106 year tradition of putting on juried exhibitions. Open to all artists working in all 2D and 3D media. This open call is an excellent opportunity for artists, from around the world, to show their work and have their talent recognized. Monetary awards will be given for the top seven artworks, as selected by the guest juror, Anita Feldman, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs & Education at the San Diego Museum of Art. Entry fees - Artists Guild members: $20 for one artwork and $5 for each additional work, up to 5 images. Non-members: $30 for one artwork and $10 for each additional artwork, up to five images.
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Out of Place, Out of Bounds: An International Exhibition of Fiber. What does it mean to be “out of place”? Places hold particular connotations for individuals. “It’s my place.” “Take your place.” The place you are from. The place you wish to go. The place where you can dream. Thoughts of time and identity are wrapped into the word “place”. Are we bound in place? Certainly in the last year many felt this to be true. But, what happens when a sense of place is not ours — when we are “out of bounds”? When we no longer have a place to dream? This exhibition calls for artists working with fiber or fiber techniques to recall, contextualize, and give form to ideas about belonging or not belonging to a place. Places can embody time, thoughts, physical places, metaphorical places. What happens when we reach beyond the places we inhabit? What happens when we cross geographical or mental boundaries? What becomes of us when we are “out of bounds”? Artists are encouraged to submit high-quality works that consider conditions of location and journeys through space that philosopher Gaston Bachelard described as an “exploration of the recesses of the psyche, the hallways of the mind.” Entry fee: $40. 
Deadline: May 15, 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 open juried shows. This show will be taking place online and will not be displayed physically in the gallery. Open to all 2D media. 
Deadline: May 15, 2021

The Salzburger Kunstverein announces the inaugural call for the 2021 Sunset Kino Award for excellence in contemporary film and video. Supported by patrons “Elke & Harald,” the award consists of two €4,000 prizes, and screenings of the winning films at Sunset Kino, a film festival hosted by the Salzburger Kunstverein in the summer of 2021. The award is for professional artists aged 35 and younger working in contemporary film or video. Artists should submit films or videos they have made since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. Submitted work does not have to be thematically related to Covid-19, only produced during this time. Applicants should have a significant professional practise (ie. exhibitions or screenings in contemporary art institutions or film festivals). Only one film per candidate (maximum length of 60 minutes) may be submitted. This must be accompanied by a short preview (maximum three minutes) of the submitted film. 
Deadline: May 16, 2021

DAILE GALERIE is now inviting visual expressionist artists working with paint on canvas, mixed media on canvas, or fine art paper to consider for our second virtual exhibition of the year, based on expressionism. The exhibition will be curated by Adila Ben and Rodshir Dailë. We are open to all subject matter and points of inspiration. Expressionism is a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionism is a complex and vast term that has meant different things at different times. The term is so elastic that it can accommodate artists ranging from Vincent van Gogh to Egon Schiele and Wassily Kandinsky. Fees: €30 up to 6 works; Submission fees are non-refundable. (via PayPal) 
Deadline: May 16, 2021

The Locust Grove Estate is partnering with Barrett Art Center to announce four Solo Show opportunities in 2022-2023. Each 10-12 week show presents artists with the opportunity to present a solo show of 20-30 artworks in the Transverse Gallery in the Visitor Center at Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark museum, education center, and nature preserve which attracts over 90,000 visitors annually. Solo shows are available for 2-D artwork. Please note the galleries are frequented by visitors of all ages, including school groups. Artists’ discretion is requested. We encourage artists to develop new works of art for this exhibition opportunity. If selected for a solo show, the images submitted for review do not necessarily have to be among the works exhibited. In an effort to give artists time to prepare, solo shows are being offered now for Spring 2022 – Spring 2023. Entry fee: $40,Barrett Art Center Members: $35 .
Deadline: May 19, 2021

Vestige Concept Gallery presents Backroads: Art Less-Travelled. This exhibit seeks to showcase works of art that venture off the beaten path, especially with regard to travel. Artwork could include places or experiences involving hidden gems, special or unusual places, wanderings, odd travel, strange encounters, and/or "lost" and fading places. We are seeking artwork of any kind, from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show. Entry fee: $25.
Deadline: May 22, 2021

The 2021 Gwangju Design Biennale (GDB) is pleased to announce our 2021 International Designers Open Call. We are looking for emerging, talented artists and designers who can translate the spirit of creativity, innovation, and experimentation into the GDB in response to this year’s theme <D’Revolution>. The successful applicants will be invited to have his or her exhibits presented at the 2021GDB as well as provided with numerous benefits. 
Deadline: May 23, 2021

Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California announces its 49th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards total over $4,000 including a Juror’s Award. All accepted artworks will be included in a show at the Brand Gallery or as part of a virtual show (depending on pandemic restrictions) and in both printed and online exhibition catalogs. We recognize the toll that the last year has taken on artists around the country and know that artists now more than ever want an opportunity for their work to be seen and celebrated. This year we are removing financial barriers to Brand 49 with entrance fees that are greatly reduced and, if necessary, waived completely. Entry fee: $10. 
Deadline: May 23, 2021

Kahilu Exhibits, located in the galleries at Kahilu Theatre on Hawai'i Island, has opened the application process for our 2022 Exhibition Season (Jan- Dec 2022). Our exhibition program features local and global works of art from both emerging and established visual artists and accepted proposals will be considered from individuals or artist groups, as well as from curators of exhibitions.. Educational outreach includes school visits, artist talks, workshops, and publications that encourage the visual arts to be a catalyst for creativity and growth. Our Exhibition Committee selects artists, artist groups and/or curators via a proposal-and-review process, once a year. Applications submitted will remain on file for two years, and those not chosen for an exhibit will be considered for any additional opportunities that occur during that or the subsequent season. 
Deadline: May 23, 2021

Established in 2012 by artists for artists, Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) is an open competition for visual art. Based in the beautiful cathedral city of Wells, Somerset, this yearly exhibition aims to support creatives, stimulate debate, and push the boundaries of the visual arts scene both nationally and internationally. WAC gives contemporary artists the opportunity to show their work within Wells Cathedral, which welcomes 300,000 visitors a year. All artists, all styles, all techniques and all nationalities are encouraged to take part in the open exhibition. Entry fee: yes.
 Deadline: May 25, 2021

Nerd Alert! Do you have a curious mind? There are all kinds of nerds – math nerds, sci-fi nerds, computer nerds, book nerds, history nerds, space nerds, science nerds, tech nerds, comic nerds, etc. and we love them all! Whatever your passion, The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center invites you to submit your interpretations and illustrations of the NERD theme. “Nerd” has morphed from the stereotypical construct of the introverted and socially awkward intellectual to a label that incites pride and celebration. In this exhibit we want to celebrate the eccentric, irregular, odd, strange, alternative, and unusual in all its glory. So, whether you are into quantum mechanics or cartoons let’s show the public what self-proclaimed nerds are all about! Entry fee: $20, or $18 for current Museum Members (with coupon code). 
Deadline: May 25, 2021

MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide. We give creative people the opportunity to be published and to show the world their images and their works. Impressive images, of high standards from world emerging talents. MVIBE Magazine is printed in California-USA and distributed worldwide. It can only be purchased online, either in print or electronically, through the publishing company's website. It publishes three issues a month. One with wedding photographers, one with portrait photographers and one with Fine Art artists. MVIBE Magazine aims to spread creativity around the world and gives the opportunity to those who want to exhibit their work or their works to the world. 
Deadline: May 28, 2021

Altered images is a spontaneous space for experimental film production, videoart, installations and live music. The festival aims to showcase silent or sound movies that are open to a sound reinterpretation. Our showcase is open to artists all around the world whose works have an experimental and innovative character. We’re looking for brave and risky filmmakers, who enjoy exploring the sounds and the different touch other artists can provide to their images. Entry Fee: Yes. 
Deadline: May 31, 2021

The Gulf Coast Bird Photography Competition is finally back! This competition is meant to celebrate the joys and benefits of birdwatching, draw attention to the diversity of bird life in Louisiana and across the US, and showcase the work of wildlife photographers from all over the country. With cash prizes from 1st-3rd place and a Youth 1st place, the winners will certainly be rewarded for their beautiful photos! Entry fee: $35. 
Deadline: May 31, 2021

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award, funded by MaryRoss Taylor, honors Judy Chicago and her pioneering work as an art educator. The award is open to scholars, artists, and educators creating projects based on primary research that incorporates any of the archives that are included in the Judy Chicago Research Portal, which was launched in October 2019. These archives include: Judy Chicago’s Visual Archive at the Bettye Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA); Judy Chicago’s paper archives at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America at Harvard; and Judy Chicago’s Art Education Collection at the Special Collections Library at Penn State which includes the K-12 Dinner Party Curriculum. Winners are awarded a certificate and a $2,500 prize, presented at an award ceremony to be held in July, 2021, at the Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, New Mexico. 
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Superpresent is seeking submissions for its Summer 2021 issue. The theme for the issue is "The Mind at Play". We are seeking submissions of visual art, experimental art, poetry, essays, short stories, audio, and video. 
Deadline: June 1, 2021

A Fall of Rain… As spring arrives, we look forward to a world renewed and building on our general theme of moving forward, the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is accepting entries to address the theme, A Fall of Rain. “Whether gloomy or relaxing, rainy atmosphere elicits an emotional response. Distorting the world through reflections, splatters, and color shifts, rain can transform our surroundings in ways both magical and disastrous. Spring showers wash away the snow and grime of winter, shifting into summer thunderstorms. From gentle drizzle to treacherous hurricanes and monsoons, we look for photographs in all mediums that explore the regenerative and destructive powers of precipitation.” This Call for photography is open to all styles and photographic processes and will be juried by Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures. Entry fee: $35.
Deadline: June 12, 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

Refresh Art Award is now open for entries! We're an international art competition, promoting every entry.

  • £3000 Refresh Art Award.
  • £300 prize for 2 additional categories.
  • EVERY entry goes in our online gallery and is promoted until December 2022.
  • November exhibition in London for shortlisted entries.
  • £10 basic entry with additional entries £6 each for up to a total of 4.
  • We take no commission from artists in our show.

See our website for more details about this biannual art award with a difference - running since 2018. 
Deadline: July 2, 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

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

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

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

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

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