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Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – August 2019


The Biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition
Deadline: August 2, 2019
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: $20 per entry
Artwork Accepted: Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Craft *See Details
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The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History invites West Virginia artists to enter the 21st West Virginia Juried Exhibition. Since 1979, the biennial event celebrates the exceptional talents and creativity of Mountain State artists.

The department will purchase award-winning art for the West Virginia State Museum art collection, ensuring that this collection grows and includes the works of contemporary artists as well as past masters. Awards will be presented for the Governor’s Award, Award of Excellence, and Merit Award.

Tamarack Jury for New Artists in Shepherdstown
Deadline: August 5, 2019
Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted:  Original Art & Craft *See Details
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Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia. Every item sold in the Tamarack facility is approved through a jury process.  Artist’s product is critiqued by a panel of Master Craftspeople and Artists who look for outstanding craftsmanship, unique design, creativity, and use of exceptional quality materials. To be considered for an in-person jury, Tamarack accepts digital image submissions of work via an online submission process.

*NEW* Berkeley Arts Council Eastern WV Juried Exhibition
Deadline: August 19, 2019
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Fee: $25 / up to two works, $10 for each additional entry
Artwork Accepted:  All media *See Details
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The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Seventh Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be on display September 4 – October 5, 2019.

The exhibit is open to artists in all media who reside in one of the eight counties that compose what is known as the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton.

*NEW* Charleston West Side Gateway Mural Project
Deadline: August 26, 2019
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: Mural Proposals  *See Details
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Artists are invited to submit proposals for consideration to execute a mural on the West Side of Charleston, WV. The final selected artist will be paid a stipend of $12,500. Artists are responsible for all materials related to the execution of the project.

Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Location: Weirton, WV
Fee: Booth fee $40 + additional fees if you require electricity &/or water
Artwork Accepted: Industrial Art  *See Details
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Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival is a free community event celebrating Weirton’s industrial roots through art and entertainment.  The festival is sponsored by the Renaissance Weirton Corporation and held at the Weirton Event Center, Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Applications can be found online at www.cityofweirton.com/DocumentCenter under the submenu Renaissance Weirton Corp. Application packets also can be requested by emailing [email protected] or [email protected], or by visiting the Weirton Municipal Building at 200 Municipal Plaza to pick up a hard copy.

*NEW* Sculpture Competition
Deadline: September 1, 2019
Location: Fairmont, WV
Fee: $25 entry fee
Artwork Accepted: Sculpture Proposals  *See Details
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A call for outdoor sculptures that celebrate the City of Fairmont’s 200th birthday is open to all artists, 18 or older, working in the continental U.S. The artist selected will complete the sculpture by May 1, 2020. Installation will be completed no later than June 1, 2020.

Artist Co-op Membership Opportunity
Deadline: Rolling
Location: Buckhannon, WV
Fee: No fee to apply, Juried Members pay fixed monthly rent
Artwork Accepted:   *See Details
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Artistry on Main has an open call for artists and artisans interested in becoming members. Artists whose items are accepted by the jury committee will be required to maintain inventory for sale in the gallery, operate the gallery one day per month, process sales and assist with other gallery operation.


RFP: Kinetic Wind Art Sculpture
Deadline: August 16, 2019
Location: Frederick, MD
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: Sculpture Proposals *Residency Requirements – See Details
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Ausherman Family Foundation (“AFF”), in collaboration with Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, is requesting proposals for a site-specific commission for kinetic wind art. The sculpture will be displayed in the middle of Carroll Creek beginning in early spring for 2 to 8 months. Life Cycle expectations should be durable for a minimum of two installations, each of eight months of exposure.

Proposals from artists living within 80 miles of Frederick will be accepted by the Ausherman Family Foundation through August 16th at 5:00 pm. Individual artists or collaborative teams are welcome to apply. The project budget can range from $5,000-$15,000. The project budget includes artist(s) fees, supplies, fabrication, instillation, travel- related expenses, and other associated costs of the project.

Smithsonian Craft Show
Deadline: September 7, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Fee: $50 + booth fees
Artwork Accepted: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper, wearable art, wood and mixed media  *See Details
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Each April, in Washington DC, the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) welcomes 120 outstanding American craft artists and designers to participate in a five-day exhibition and sale – the renowned Smithsonian Craft+Design Show. Three expert jurors select up to 120 exhibitors from the total group of applicants, based on originality, artistic conception and quality of execution. 

Show opens to the public April 23 – 26, 2020 with a preview night April 22.

Craft Forms 2019
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Location: Wayne, PA
Fee: $45
Artwork Accepted: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Work created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools also is eligible.  *See Details
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Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 25thInternational Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft. Selected works will be on display in the Davenport Gallery of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from December 6, 2019, through February 1, 2020. This year’s juror, Jane Milosch will present $10,000 in prize awards.


Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Fee: $40 up to 3 works
Artwork Accepted: 2D & 3D Original works  *See Details
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Cash prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show, will be awarded. The SAAG National Juried show, which is in its 12th 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.

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Show of Traditional Oils
Deadline: August 2, 2019
Location: Birmingham, AL
Fee: $30 / 1 entry $60 / 3 entries
Artwork Accepted: Traditional Oils *See Details
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OPA’s 2019 Eastern Regional Exhibition is being hosted by Beverly McNeil Gallery, located in Birmingham, Alabama, October 10 through November 11, 2019. The Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, October 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the awards presentation at 7:00 p.m.

The goal of the exhibition is to assemble the finest display of representational oil paintings. The focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter.

The total awardswill be approximately $11,500, including a $4,000 Best In Show.

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.

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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