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Submissions are now open to participate in the


Deadline June 1, 2017 , publication date July 2017


In Search of Original Artwork for the ArtQuench Masters Edition Art Book

ArtQuench is accepting both emerging and professional artists work in painting, drawing, photography, digital photo, mixed media and sculpture. All work must represent originality and hold inspirational values. This top quality coffee table style art book will be available for purchase to the artists, the public and sent to galleries to help promote the participating artists.

Only accepted work will pay the entry fee. $49.00 entry fee.

Deadline: June 1, 2017.


Contact: email

Enter the Art Book Cover contest at ArtQuench Gallery


Artist may submit as many images as they like. Entry fee for each image is $5.95 . This is a great opportunity for a chance to have your artwork on the cover of an amazing collection of the best creatives. Showcased in a beautiful top quality coffee table book and exposed to the world.






For most of us life in the US moves pretty fast. If we don’t slow down once in a while we can overlook many amazing experiences. This year’s theme is about capturing those images, the places, people and things that tell a story of the overlooked or forgotten in America.

Show us your vision of Forgotten American and you could win cash prizes and be part of the Sausalito Art Festival.




Art Installation in LA’s National Park

Peter Strauss Ranch



Augora, CA

Theme: “Members-Only”
Location: Peter Strauss Ranch (in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area)| 30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura, CA 91301
Duration: May 13, 2017-October 14, 2017
Honorarium: $1000
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Contact: Tori Kuykendall:


The Arts-in-Parks program at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is now accepting submissions for installation art for the 2017 exhibit, “Members Only,” scheduled to run May through September 2017. Peter Strauss Ranch features terraced hillsides, a 650,000 gallon empty pool with a center stage, a large aviary, an amphitheater, terrazzo dance floor, lawns, a trail through oak woodland and chaparral and more. We ask that each artist engage the public in their art or art form at least once during the duration of the exhibit.

This enchanting oak woodland has long been a source of dreams, visions, and memories. The ranch was transformed into “Lake Enchanto,” a fairyland of charm and a paradise for children and adults. This members-only country club style resort drew hundreds of people daily and up to 5,000 people for company picnics from 1945-1955. Now a National Park Service site and free and open to the public, the “vision of enchantment” continues today with hiking, concerts, picnics and art exhibits.

Check out some photos at and make sure to find “Click here to see more photos of Peter Strauss Ranch.”


  • Artistic Merit: we are seeking site-specific, conceptually strong work.
  • Appropriate: The piece created shall be appropriate and viewable by regular park visitors and their families and is non-political.
  • Public Engagement: There is an opportunity for the artist to engage the public by using their art in a public performance, offering a workshop opportunity, or perhaps the public to add to your installation.
  • Site Sensitivity and Stability: Installation should be well-constructed and carefully thought-out and should not impact or damage the natural or cultural resources of the site.


Email all questions and materials listed below to the project coordinator with the subject line Installation Art Submission to Tori Kuykendall at: by March 7, 2017.

  • Resume and/or brief bio
  • One-page project proposal which includes:
    • Concept or theme
    • Materials/technical elements
    • Public engagement component idea
    • Hopeful site location – first and second choices: terraced hillside, pool, aviary, amphitheater, lawn and trail.
  • Up to 5 images of your past work in similar genres and ability to carry out the project.
  • Up to 4 sketches of proposed installation.


Beverly Hills Art Show

Held each May and October for forty-four years,
the Beverly Hills artSHOW is one of the most popular art events on the west coast.



The Beverly Hills artSHOW takes places across four linear blocks of historic Beverly Gardens Park in the heart of Beverly Hills. The artSHOW runs along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive.

The Artists

The Beverly Hills artSHOW features 240 artists from all over the country working in many media. All artists at the Beverly Hills artSHOW are selling their work and each artist is available to talk to artSHOW guests throughout the weekend.

If you are an artist interested in applying to the show, click here for more information. 


The Beverly Hills artSHOW is and always has been free to the public! We invite the community to come and experience the event.

Food and drink, reasonably priced, are available throughout the show.



  • Teachers or students can enter the art online.

  • Any student in grades K-12 can enter for free.

  • Open to students attending public schools, home schools, and art studios.






The 4th John Ruskin Prize is organised by the fine people at The Big Draw and Guild of St. George. This year’s theme is: Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in The Age of Jack – a celebration of the artist as polymath (like Ruskin himself). 2017 marks the first year that The Prize will be open to makers and craftspeople, as well as fine artists over 18 and working in the UK. The top prize winner will receive £3000, 2nd prize £1000 and a Student Prize of £1000. 20 finalists will be included in an exhibition at The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June – 8th October 2017 where the three main winners will be announced at a private view in June 2017. Entry fees are 1 artwork: £12 for 1 artwork, £15 for 2 artworks and £20 for 3 artworks (with reduced rates for students).

Application Deadline: Monday 24th April 2017

Prizes: 1st Prize (£3000) | 2nd Prize (£1000) | Student Prize (£1000)

Shortlist Exhibition: The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June – 8th October 2017

Selection Panel: Kirstie Hamilton (Head of Exhibitions & Displays Museums Sheffield), Zachary Eastwood-Bloom (Sculptor & Designer), Mandy Payne (Artist), Julia Bell (Head of Partnerships, BALTIC Centrefor Contemporary Arts), Clive Wilmer (Master, Guild of St George), Kate Mason (Director, The Big Draw)

The selection panel will select 20 prize finalists to be included in a high profile shortlist exhibition at The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June – 8th October 2017. The three winners will be announced at the private view in June 2017. All prize finalists will also have the opportunity to be included in the online Ruskin Editions collection.



Sunny Art Prize – deadline 20th Jun 2017

A London based fine art award for emerging and established artists with a global twist. Winners will receive a one month residency in both the FA Eduction of Art and Design residency centre and The Redtory Art & Design Factory (Guangzhou, Beijing or Macau). The first prize winner will receive £3,000, a public solo exhibition at Sunny Art Centre in London, a one month residency along with a show at a partners gallery. Second prize is £2,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and show. Third prize is £1,000, group exhibition, a one month residency and show. Entry fees are £25 for one artwork, £32 for two artworks, £40 for three artworks and £45 for four artworks.





Mark your calendars now for Cache Valley’s Favorite Family Event!


Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Artists and artisans are invited to apply for the Summerfest Arts Faire, June 15-17, 2017 at Tabernacle Square in Logan, Utah. Best in Show, People’s Choice. Eligible media: 2-D & 3-D Mixed Media; Ceramics/Pottery; Artisan-made Culinary/Personal-care Goods; Digital Art; Drawing/Pastels; Fiber (not wearable); Glass; Graphics/Printmaking; Jewelry; Metalwork; Onsite Art/Personalized Creations: calligraphy, face painting, body art, airbrushed T-shirts, etc.; Painting; Photography; Sculpture; Toys and Games; Wearable art: leather, hats, purses, handmade clothing, etc.; Wood.

$35 application fee.

Deadline: February 18, 2017.

Event Location:
Historic Downtown
50 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
Get Directions

Phone: 435-213-3858



25th Annual International Exhibition

The Colored Pencil Society of America announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 10 – August 6, 2017 at The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD. Numerous cash awards total over $15,000, including the $5,000 CIPPY Best of Show. Juror: Dr. Joann Moser, former Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Open to artists worldwide, 18 years or older, working with colored pencil. Submitted works must be 100% colored pencil, original, and completed in the past three years. $35 for non-CPSA members, $25 for members covers up to two entries.

Deadline: March 31, 2017.



Sightlines, 2017-2019: Call for Entries

The South Bend Museum of Art (SBMA) is seeking large-scale two- and three-dimensional artwork for long-term display in Sightlines, a collaborative project between the SBMA and the Century Center in South Bend, IN. The two year exhibition (June 17, 2017 – May 19, 2019) will highlight 3 new artists alongside 3 current artists. $1000 stipend for each selected artist. A modest printed piece will also be produced. All artists are eligible. Indoor and outdoor sites are available and will be considered for accepted proposals. Artist submission review and selection will be by representatives from the SBMA and the Century Center.

$10 entry fee.

Deadline: April 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST.


Contact: email or call 574-235-9102.


Biennial 29: Call for Entries

The South Bend Museum of Art’s all media Biennial 29 will present a diverse look into contemporary artwork in the Midwest and is open to all artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The number of exhibiting artists is deliberately limited to allow for the showing of a greater body of work by each artist. This year’s exhibition (July 8 – October 1, 2017) will be juried by Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum. $1,500 in awards will be selected by the juror and $1,500 in purchase awards will be chosen by the South Bend Museum of Art’s Collections Committee. A color brochure detailing exhibiting artists will also be produced.

$20 entry fee.

Deadline: April 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST.


Contact: email or call 574-235-9102.


Call For Entries – Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 38th Juried Exhibition

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society announces a call to artists for their annual juried exhibition, September 11 – October 28, 2017 at the Adams County Arts Council in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. $14,000 in awards. Jurors: Selection – Jeanne Dobie, Awards – Marjorie Glick. Open to all artists 18 and over working with water media on paper. Only original work never shown in any previous juried show or a PWS exhibition. No prints, copies, class work, or digital work allowed. No diptychs or triptychs. Artists may enter 1 or 2 images, but only 1 may be selected. Maximum outside frame size is 40″. Minimum image size is 8″ x 10″. Prospectus available on the website or by email. Members: $25 for 1 or 2 images, Non-members: $40 for 1 or 2 images. Deadline: April 15, 2017.


Contact: email

Arc Gallery


Flora & Fauna


Arc Gallery in San Francisco seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, June 17 – July 15, 2017. The three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme will be awarded $250, copy of catalog, certificate & ribbon. Juror: Suzanne Gray. What plants or animals inhabit your Earthly Paradise? Are they life forms native to where you live or exotic flora and fauna from far reaches of the planet? Would you bring back extinct species, import life forms from other galaxies, or create phantasmagorical plants and animals from your imagination? We welcome artists whose concerns are ecology-based as well as those whose subject matter is traditionally flora, fauna or landscapes. You are invited to display your technical prowess in realism, abstraction or fantasy. Open to artists residing in the United States. Types of work accepted: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book.

$35 entry fee. Deadline: April 24, 2017. More info. Contact: email




  • Artists are invited to submit entries for ARTSites 2017, the year-long outdoor public art exhibit to be installed in the Tri-Lakes area (pop. 50,000+).
  • The juried exhibit will be installed in June and be on display for one year. Artists selected for the exhibit will receive a $500 honorarium. Entries may be submitted on a CD or by mail and should include photographs from several views of the pieces being submitted and should include the title of the pieces, medium, scale and price including a 25% commission.Artist’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address and website (if appropriate) should also be included. Entries must be submitted no later than April 30, 2017.
  • Entries may be sent by e-mail to or by mail TO TRI-LAKES VIEWS, PO BOX 2564, MONUMENT, CO 80132. For questions, contact
  • Tri-Lakes Views has been bringing public art to the Tri-Lakes Region of El Paso County, Colorado since 2003. They have been responsible for the acquisition of 6 permanent pieces including major installations at both entrances to the region.


For more information, please contact:


2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition


Image by: Ai-Ling Tseng, “Korben”

All artists worldwide are invited to enter the 13th annual Art Kudos Competition, a year-long online exhibition. $4,500 in cash awards: Best of Show – $1,200; Second Place – $1,000; Third Place – $750; Founder’s Award of Distinction – $500; (3) Merit Awards – $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions – $100 each. The 2017 awards judge is Mike Calway-Fagen, an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible Media: Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry).

$35 for 3 entries.

Deadline: June 30, 2017.



Figures and Faces Call for Art


Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA presents Figures and Faces, August 3 to September 1, 2017. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that examine human emotions, faces and figures. Works can be representational or abstract. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking and Watercolor, will be considered. $35 for 1st image, $1 each additional.

Deadline: July 6, 2017.


Contact: email or call 949-667-1803.


Collage and Digital Madness

Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA presents Collage and Digital Madness, September 7-29, 2017. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works in Collage, Digital Art, Computer Art, Mixed Media, and New Media. Open to all artists, professional and amateur. $35 entry fee.

Deadline: August 6, 2017.


Contact: email or call 949-667-1803.








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