From America’s Best Racing: Call for Artists for Equine Art Challenge, Deadline 06/08/2015

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abr-logoName of the show: Equine Art Challenge
Organizer: America’s Best Racing
Cost to Apply: $0
Submission Deadline: 06/08/2015
Application link

Show Location: Online at + at a major American horse racing event in the future
Show Dates: 07/06/2015 thru 07/21/2015

Call details: Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete for a $400 first prize and the chance to have their work exhibited at a major racing event in America’s Best Racing’s inaugural Equine Art Challenge, an open-call, juried online art competition of works related to horses and horse racing.

The top 10 finalists as chosen by the independent panel of judges – consisting of an artist, an arts writer and a curator – will have their work exhibited at and the winner will be profiled in an ABR feature.

The winning works will be selected by guest jurors Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky.; Cameron Shaw, Executive Director and Founding Editor of Pelican Bomb, a contemporary visual arts organization based in New Orleans; and Edward Waites, a successful young equine sculptor based in England.

Entries are being accepted through June 8. The top 10 finalists will be displayed at from July 6-17 and the winner will be announced July 21.


– One submission per artist
– All media accepted (painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, works on paper, construction, jewelry, etc.)
– Artwork must be equine-related in some capacity
– Artists consent to having their work exhibited online at (if selected among top 10) and agree to participate in a feature story (if chosen as the winner)
– Winning artist will be invited to have the winning artwork exhibited at a major racing event (event to be determined based on scheduling and logistical considerations)

$400 First prize
$100 Runner-up prize
$25 Third-place prize

To Submit: E-mail hi-res JPG image file (minimum 5×7 inches, 300 dpi) to [email protected]

Include the following information in the body of the e-mail: title, name of artist, medium, dimensions, artist e-mail, phone number and address, Facebook page link, and Twitter handle.

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From Kenia Torres: Call for Artists for March Against Monsanto – MAM, Deadline April 21st

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Name of the show: March Against Monsanto – MAM
Organizer: Kenia Torres
Cost to Apply: 0
Submission Deadline: April 21st
 Application email: [email protected]

Show Location: omni train station
Show Dates: May 23, 2015, May 2 and June 27

Call details: Attention local artists, the March against Monsanto is coming up on may 23, 2015 at 2pm. This huge event can be an opportunity for you to show of your talent. We are looking for an organic related food industry fusion piece or farmers. If yours gets picked, it will be printed on the shirts that would be sold and or weared on the day of this march. Your name and info will be advertised in this creative design. We are inquiring sponsors to have the images printed on organic t-shirts. So far it’s schedule to be printed in two weeks.

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From Aktionsart: Call for Artists for Black Box 2.0, Deadline March 31, 2015

This sounds like a very cool inaugural festival in Seattle. The cost to apply is only $10.00, so definitely check it out.

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Name of the show: Black Box 2.0
Organizer: Aktionsart
Cost to Apply: $10.00
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
Application link

Show Location: Seattle, WA
Show Dates: May 6 – June 7, 2015


Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
Festival Dates: May 6 – June 7, 2015

Artists from around the world are invited to submit work to BLACK BOX – the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. A multi-platform program of significant scope, BLACK BOX presents contemporary artists who expand the language of cinema. The festival cultivates an engaged community that thinks creatively and critically about emerging technologies and digital culture.

Core programming is nomadic and antidisciplinary, focusing on experimental film, video, new media art and moving-image-based work.

BLACK BOX 2.0 will take place from May 6 – June 7, 2015, during the 41st Seattle International Film Festival. It is organized independently by Aktionsart, a new art and technology nonprofit based in the Pacific Northwest.

A comprehensive festival program with screenings, exhibitions, artist talks, discussion panels, educational events and special presentations occurs in various locations throughout Seattle. BLACK BOX 2.0 incorporates multiple platforms – movie theaters, living rooms, galleries, museums, public spaces and shipping containers. An online channel premieres and distributes exclusive content to audiences in Seattle and beyond.

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia

Learn more about festival objectives, eligibility, platforms and apply online:

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From ArtAscent: Call for Artists for “Unknown” International Call For Artists by ArtAscent, Deadline Deadline April 30, 2015

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Name of the show: “Unknown” International Call For Artists by ArtAscent
call-banners-500x300-unknownOrganizer: ArtAscent
Cost to Apply: $25+
Submission Deadline: Deadline April 30, 2015
Application link

Show Location: Online
Show Dates: June 1, 2015

Call details: | Theme:
This call theme is “Unknown” A concept that is beyond the range of one’s knowledge, experience, or understanding. A thing that is strange, unfamiliar and obscure. A place that is not discovered, explored or identified. A person that is not famous, not seen, not heard. A feeling that is silent, not shared, not within. The unknown – captured in image and word. To which unknowns will you give form?

| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Open to international artists. Apply using the online form.

| Highlights:
The Gold, Silver and Bronze artists will be featured in the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal complete with artist profile reviews written by our art writer. From 20 to 30 artists in total will be published in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal; showcased, along with website links, in an online exhibition on the ArtAscent website for at least two years; and, promoted on the ArtAscent Facebook and Twitter feeds.

| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media.

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From The Biennial Project: Call for Artists for ArtVenice Biennale 3, Deadline March 23, 2015

Here is a fabulous opportunity to be shown in Venice, Italy! Definitely check this one out.

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Name of the show: ArtVenice Biennale 3
meandchinesegirlvensmalljpegOrganizer: The Biennial Project
Cost to Apply: The entry fee for ArtVenice Biennale3 is $35.00 (US) for 3 images, $40.00 for 5. Additional images may be submitted at $5.00 (US) each. Payment is by Paypal.
Submission Deadline: March 23, 2015
Application link

Show Location: Venice Italy
Show Dates: May 4, 2015

Call details: The Biennial Project is thrilled to announce an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 3 – an online juried competition as well as a large screen digital presentation being held at a beautiful large gallery space in Venice, Italy during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 56!

If your work is selected for inclusion in ArtVenice Biennale3 it will also be shown on our website and in a blog posting reaching over 6,000 very important people of influence in the international art world, (mondo artistico internazionale). Best of all your art will be presented for one night as a digital display at The Biennial Project’s extravagant, VIP Gala event in Venice, Italy during the opening week of The Venice Biennale 56. That’s La Biennale di Venezia for you international folk.

for info and how to enter go to.

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From Blink Group: Call for artist – ArtExpo New York Deadline March 9

From our friends at Blink Group. A chance to exhibit in New York, so definitely check it out!

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Call for artist – ArtExpo New York
Monday, 03/09/2015 – 04/20/2015 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
2000x2000Call for artist – ArtExpo New York
711 12th Ave,
New York, New York 10019-5399
Webpage Link

BlinkGroup Gallery is looking for innovative visual artist to participate in our spring exhibition at Art Expo, Pier 94 – NYC “The Worlds Largest Fine Art Show” We are receiving Submissions from all artistic disciplines for this exhibition.

Submissions are due Mach 9, 2015

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From Knight Foundation: Knight Arts Challenge South Florida Deadline February 23, 2015

The annual Arts Challenge is open from the Knight Foundation. They have millions to give away and anyone can apply, so definitely check it out.

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knightartsBeginning Jan. 26, South Floridians can apply for the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for bringing the community together through the arts. The deadline for the challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is Feb. 23. Submission Page:

“Whether you are an arts organization or a small collective, a longtime South Florida artist or someone who moved to town recently, we want to hear from you,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president of arts for Knight Foundation. “Our goal is to make art general in South Florida. We do that through the challenge, and finding the best grassroots ideas for bringing our community together through the arts.”

Anyone can apply. All it takes is 150 words to fill out the initial application, which will be available at and is deliberately designed to be simple to encourage nontraditional applicants.

There are only three rules for the challenge:
1) The idea must be about the arts.
2) The project must take place in or benefit South Florida
3) The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment.

Knight has received more than 8,900 ideas from the South Florida community since launching the challenge in 2008. In total, 241 projects have received almost $25 million in funding.

Since 2006, Knight Foundation has invested more than $86 million in South Florida’s cultural community. Those funds have launched a new media program that includes the signature “Wallcasts” at the acclaimed New World Symphony campus, helped present Ibero-American films at the Miami International Film Festival, and are bringing every Miami-Dade third-grader to the new Pérez Art Museum Miami, among other projects. The approach is two-pronged: Knight Foundation aims to open up institutions to more South Floridians with large grants, while the Arts Challenge ensures that smaller, grassroots efforts fuel and refresh the arts scene.

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