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Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – March 2019


Berkeley Art Works Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibition
Deadline:  Deadline Extended to March 1, 2019
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Fee: $35
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The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.

The exhibit will open April 3, 2019 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 4, 2019. There will be a reception at the gallery on Sunday, April 7 from 2-4pm.

*NEW* Tamarack Jury for New Artists in Wheeling
Deadline:  March 3, 2019
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fee: None
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Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia. Every item sold in the Tamarack facility is first approved through a jury process.  In this process, an artist’s product is critiqued by a panel of Master Craftspeople and Artists who look for outstanding craftsmanship, unique design, creativity, and use of materials that are of exceptional quality. Each artist’s work is evaluated and critiqued by jurors who work within their media type. If accepted, your work will be placed into the Tamarack System for possible purchase. Only West Virginia residents are eligible to place craft, fine craft and fine art in Tamarack for sale.

WV Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibition
Deadline:  March 25, 2019
Location: Parkersburg, WV
Fee: $20 per entry for non-members, $10 per entry for members Artwork Accepted:  Water Media *See Details
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The WV Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibition will take place at Parkersburg Art Center, May 15 – June 24.  A reception will be held on May 19, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ,with an award presentation at 2:00 p.m.  Over $2,300 in awards will be given in the form of Best of Show, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Honorable Mentions, and People’s Choice.

*NEW* Lamplight Gallery Artist Collaborator
Deadline:  April 1, 2019
Location: Thomas, WV
Artwork Accepted:  Contemporary Artwork *See Details
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Be featured at Lamplight Gallery in exchange for your contribution of helping run the gallery. The collaborator opens the gallery, mans the register, and represents every artist and maker in the space.

Stifel Fine Arts Center Crosscurrents
Deadline:  April 6, 2019
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fee:  $25 (up to three entries) Artwork Accepted:  All Media
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Oglebay Institute’s multi-media exhibition Crosscurrents has been a staple for more than 30 years, showcasing some of the finest artwork from the tri-state area.

Each year, dozens of artists who reside within an 80-mile radius of Wheeling vie for a chance to exhibit in this annual show, held in the Hart Galleries of the historic Stifel Fine Arts Center. Works are chosen by a guest juror cash prizes awarded to winning artists.

Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition
Deadline:  April 22, 2019
Location: Beckley, WV
Fee: $20 Artwork Accepted:  *See Details
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TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia celebrates West Virginia artists by showcasing their creativity and talent in this special juried competition.  This show, which opens near  West Virginia Day, is the only exhibition hosted by the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery that can be entered by any artist or artisan who is a West Virginia resident. Participants compete for four monetary awards, totaling $4000; Best of Show, Second, Third and People’s Choice.

Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is seeking original two and three dimensional artwork, in any media and subject matter. This exhibition is open to all West Virginia’s residents, 18 years or older. Artists do no need to be juried Tamarack artists to submit artwork for consideration, though they must be a current resident of West Virginia, and work must adhere to our Gallery Guidelines.

All submissions are juried online with a 4 point rubric based on the following aspects, Creativity, Technique, Craftsmanship, and Visual Impact. The amount of work included in is based on top scores and capacity of artwork for the gallery space. The top three prizes are chosen in person after the exhibition is installed. The People’s Choice award is chosen with guest ballots and given at the close of the exhibition.

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Artisan Jury
Deadline:  April 30, 2019
Location: Ripley, WV
Fee:  $25 jury fee + booth fees Artwork Accepted:  Handmade Fine Arts & Crafts
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The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair®: An Appalachian Experience continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality craftsmanship to the state of West Virginia. It is known for hosting unique shopping, family fun and entertainment.

Since 1963 the fair has taken place on the grounds of Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley, WV and featured some of the best that the Appalachian region has to offer.


Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show & Sale
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Fee: $50 + booth fees
Artwork Accepted: Basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, wearables and wood
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The 43rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 8-10, 2019, with a Preview Party on Thursday, November 7. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

This show of Art by Hand is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects.

Approximately 10,000 visitors attend. Out of the 195 artists exhibiting at the 2018 Show, 37 were new to the show, with a number of these juried under the Emerging Artist category.

*NEW* NCECA 2020 Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: April 17, 2019
Location: Richmond, VA
Artwork Accepted: Ceramics Exhibit Proposals
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NCECA seeks exhibition proposals for the 54th annual conference to be held, March 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. Proposals should incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have conceptual resonance with the theme, Multi(VA)lent:Clay, Mindfulness, Memory.

NCECA is committed to the exhibition and expansion of the highest caliber in contemporary ceramic practice including diverse approaches that range from utilitarian and designed objects to sculpture, installations, site-specific works and performance works

*NEW* Rosewood Gallery 13th Annual Juried Sculpture Exhibition Deadline: July 18, 2019
Location: Kettering, OH
Fee: $20
Artwork Accepted: Sculpture
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HWD is a juried exhibition celebrating three-dimensional artwork by artists from Ohio and surrounding states.  Established in 2007, it is the region’s only gallery exhibition focused exclusively on sculpture.

Awards totaling $1,750, including the The Virginia Krause Hess Award for Excellence in Sculptural Art and The The Joan W. McCoy Memorial Peoples’ Choice Award, will be distributed at the discretion of the juror and will be announced at the Sunday, September 8 reception at 3 pm. Rosewood Gallery encourages sales, for which the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department retains a 30% commission. The Peoples’ Choice award will be announced at the close of the exhibition.


American Craft Expo (ACE)
Deadline: March 11, 2019
Location: Glencoe, IL
Fee: $50 application fee + booth fees
Artwork Accepted: Baskets, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed media, Paper and Wood   *See Details
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The American Craft Exposition, held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, September 19-22,  is open to all craftsmen who are residents of and working in the United States. Work must be produced by the craftsmen or under their personal supervision and be made by hand or with appropriate tools. Cash awards will be made for outstanding work in various categories. Over $17,000 in award money was presented to craftsmen at the 2017 show.

An Emerging Artist category is available to those who have been practicing their craft for less than six years and who have never exhibited at ACE. The application procedure and fees are the same as above, however those applying in the Emerging Artist category will be juried separately from other applicants. Those who are accepted will share a large booth space with other Emerging Artists, thereby reducing their booth expense.

*NEW* 27th Annual Colored Pencil Society of American International Exhibition
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Location: Brea, CA
Fee: $25 for members, $35 for non-members (up to two entries)
Artwork Accepted: Colored Pencil
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The CPSA International Exhibition is an annual juried gallery exhibition exclusively for works done in 100% colored pencil. It is held in a different city each year to provide more people the opportunity to enjoy colored pencil as a fine art medium. Awards include a $5,000 Best of Show and CIPPY Award.

*NEW* Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition
Deadline: April 2, 2019
Location: Online, Print
Fee: $15 per image for students, All others $35 per image
Artwork Accepted: 2D Visual Art *See Details
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Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition honors outstanding work. Artists compete for $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine.

*NEW* 17th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art & Craft Show & Sale
Deadline: April 3, 2019
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Fee: $30 jury fee + booth fees
Artwork Accepted: Original, Handmade *See Details
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The 17th annual Orchard Lake Show, July 27 & 28, has been voted one of Sunshine Artist’s top 100 art shows in America 10 years in a row. The show boasts high visibility, plenty of free onsite patron parking, juried fine art & fine craft artists selling their original & personally handmade work, $2,500 in Professional Artist Awards, plus a major promotional campaign, including broadcast TV, radio, print, social media, huge banners, posters, and postcards to bring in art patrons.

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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