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Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists August 2018


Watoga Art in the Park Fine Art & Handmade Craft Juried Vendor Booths
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Location: Marlinton, WV
Fee: $50/booth
Artwork Accepted: Juried Fine Art & Handmade Craft   *See Details
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Labor Day weekend Watoga State Park becomes home to Watago Art in the Park, a juried fine arts and handmade crafts festival sponsored by the Watoga Art in the Park non-profit organization. Weekend activities include workshops, nature activities, shopping and entertainment. Vendors may only offer their own original handmade products for sale.  Categories of work accepted include:  Basketry, Clay, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, 2-D Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood.

10th Annual Women of Appalachia Juried Exhibition
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Location: Morgantown, WV, Ironton, OH & Athens, OH
Fee: $35
Artwork Accepted: Fine Art by Appalachian Women Artists *See Details
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The Women of Appalachia Project focus is centered on producing an exhibit that showcases the vast talent of the region while representing diversity of lifestyles and personal backgrounds.  The mission is to provide opportunity for a diverse group of woman artists to thrive, and to expose the community to one of Appalachian’s greatest assets, its artists.  The exhibit will travel from Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, WV to Ohio University Art Gallery in Ironton, OH, and finally to Ohio University MultiCultural Center Gallery in Athens, OH.

Allied Artists Juried Exhibition
Deadline: August 22, 2018
Location: Parkersburg, WV
Fee: $30/members or $20/non-members
Artwork Accepted: 2-D & 3-D Works *See Details
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The 71st Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition will be held at the Parkersburg Art Center, October 14 through November 10, 2018.  $2,000 prizes will be awarded by juror, Chris Krupinski, AWS-DF, NWS. The Parkersburg Art Center will retain 30% commission on sales of artwork from this exhibition.

*NEW* Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival – vendor booths
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Location: Weirton, WV
Fee: $40/booth fee + additional for electric and/or water
Artwork Accepted: Work from artists who bend, cut, weld and fuse their work together – especially those that use metal, ceramic, glass or scrap  *See Details
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The Renaissance Weirton Corp. is launching a new fall event in the City of Weirton: the Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival, scheduled for October 20, 2018. Celebrating the skills and materials that were crafted during the peak of manufacturing in Northern West Virginia, Gate 5 will celebrate art created using metal, clay, glass and re-purposed scrap. The basic structure of the festival will be a daylong event of industrial art vendors and metal-work and pottery demonstrations.

*NEW* Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival – Call for Proposals & Sculpture Competition
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Location: Weirton, WV
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: Sculpture proposal renderings + descriptions  *See Details
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The Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center has decided to offer a portion of its extensive and precious collection of Weirton Steel Badges for use in the creation of one or more sculptures representative and unique to Weirton for all visitors and citizens to experience in our city.  The City of Weirton Renaissance Committee created this competition to seek out the best sculpture concept(s) from creative and qualified individuals or groups. Selected sculptures created using badges from the museum will be owned by the WAMCC, and, as funds become available, commissioned through a partnership between the Renaissance Committee and WAMCC. The piece will be visible (preferably at an outdoor location) for visitors and citizens in the City of Weirton. A plaque with the creating artist’s name, the mill badge history, and other information about the competition background and sponsors will be included with the completed artwork upon installation.


American Craft Council Wholesale/Retail Show Baltimore
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD
Fee: $30 application fee + booth fees
Artwork Accepted:   *See Details
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The Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland is home to the Council’s flagship show, now in its 43rd year. This highly competitive and prestigious show is a must-attend event for wholesale buyers and the public, attracting artists, buyers, and craft appreciators from across the United States.  There are three separate sections in the Baltimore show: wholesale-only, wholesale/retail, and retail-only. Each is considered to be a separate portion of the show and should be applied to separately.

Show dates are February 21, 2019 (wholesale) and February 22 – 24, 2019 (retail).

*NEW* The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019 National Portrait Gallery
Deadline: September 3, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Fee: $50
Artwork Accepted:  Portraiture
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The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists to submit one portrait in any media for consideration in the fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. This year, the focus is on broadening the definition of portraiture and highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art. Artworks may originate from direct encounters between the artist and the sitter, but they may also be representative of indirect encounters. For example, judges will consider portraits that employ existing imagery or archival research as a means of responding to history. Artists are encouraged to think about portraiture’s potential to engage with the social and political landscape of our time.

All finalists’ works will form a major exhibition that will be on view at the Portrait Gallery from November 2019 through September 2020, and there are plans for a subsequent national tour.

The Smithsonian Craft Show
Deadline: September 7, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Fee: $50/application fee + booth fees *See Details
Artwork Accepted:  *See Details
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The Smithsonian Craft Show is a most prestigious juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American craft in art and design, held annually in Washington DC.  Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants.  Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year.  No one is grandfathered into the show.  There is no quota for any category of Craft Art.  Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work.

The Craft Show does not charge sales commissions.  However, accepted artists are encouraged to donate an item for the Show’s on-line auction, raffle, or other fund-raising initiatives, the proceeds of which benefit the Smithsonian.

CraftForm 2018
Deadline: September 14, 2018
Location:  Wayne, PA
Fee: $45
Artwork Accepted:  clay, fiber, quilt, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, 3D printing, and/or mixed media fine craft
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The 24th international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.  The juror is Perry Allen Price, Executive Director, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas. Price will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship and select the award winners on December 7, 2018. $8,000+ in prizes will be awarded.

The exhibition will run from December 7, 2018 to January 26, 2019 and will be held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553.

*NEW* Workhouse Arts Center Glass National 2018
Deadline: September 19, 2018
Location:  Lorton, VA
Fee: $30
Artwork Accepted:  Glass
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The annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition is a juried show of 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.  Awards: Best of Show- $500, 1st place-$350, 2nd Place-$250-Sponsored by Workhouse Glass Program, and 2 Honorable Mentions. The exhibition dates are: October 27, 2018-January 13, 2019, with an opening reception: November 10, 2018 from 6pm-8pm.


The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Juried Exhibition
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Location:  Blue Ridge, GA
Fee: $40/up to three entries
Artwork Accepted: 2-D & 3-D Original Works  *See Details
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The 2018 National Juried Show is sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA). Cash prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show, will be awarded. The SAAG National Juried show, which is in its 11th year, will be on display during the peak visitor months of October and November, attracting interest from the surrounding tri-state metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Artworks selected by the juror will be displayed in the Richard Low Evans Gallery located in the historic courtroom of the Art Center, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The 2018 show will be judged by Z.L. Feng.

*NEW* The Cup, The Mug 2018 NY
Deadline: September 24, 2018
Location:  Clifton Springs, NY
Fee: $30/up to 3 entries -or- $35/ for 4-6 entries
Artwork Accepted: Ceramics, Glass, Wood or Metal
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A national juried exhibition, open to all U.S. artists working in ceramics, glass, wood, or metal. Submissions must be cups, mugs, or other drinking vessels. All work submitted must be for sale. $1,000 in cash awards. Best in Show receives $500. Exhibition dates: Nov. 15–Dec. 15, 2018, with a reception to be held: Saturday, Dec. 1, 4–7 p.m.

*NEW* Public Art Archive
Deadline: Rolling
Location:  Online
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: Public Art  *See Details
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This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive™.  Public art is defined here as art that is sited in a public place that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may be considered eligible. Artworks that have been destroyed are not eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art.

NY NOW Summer Market
Deadline:  Until filled
Location: New York, NY
Fee: See Details
Artwork Accepted:  See Details
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A national wholesale trade market for Home, Lifestyle & Gifts categories held August 12 – 15, 2018.


Please note we attempt to assess the types of artwork accepted and other details of calls for entries from available information provided to us, but strongly encourage artists to closely review information and inquire with opportunity providers if they are uncertain.


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