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Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – November 2018


West Virginia Artistree
Deadline:  November 2, 2018
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: $0   
Artwork Accepted:  Hand crafted Christmas ornaments  *See Details
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Governor and First Lady Justice invite West Virginia artists of all ages to create an ornament for the Artistree to be displayed in the Culture Center Great Hall throughout the 2018 holiday season. Ornaments will be featured in the 2018 Artistree commemorative catalog.

Allied Artists of West Virginia Jury for New Members
Deadline:  November 3, 2018
Location: South Charleston, WV
Fee: $0    *$30 annual membership dues
Artwork Accepted:  Original works *See Details
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Allied Artists of West Virginia:  Our mission is to encourage, nurture and present the work of West Virginia artists to the community.

As a member, you will be invited to show with Allied Artists throughout the year at a variety of venues, receive a newsletter with art show opportunities and award announcements, and have access to member only workshops, parties, and monthly meetings.

*NEW* ArtSpring Winter Juried Exhibit
Deadline: November 10, 2018
Location: Thomas, WV
Fee: $5/ per entry – up to 3 entries
Artwork Accepted: 2D & 3D Winter Themed Art
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ArtSpring’s winter juried exhibit is open to paintings, prints, drawings, weaving’s, sculpture, assemblages, etc. that evoke the idea of winter.  Art work is due by November 12th.  The artwork will be displayed among winter artifacts from the newly formed WV Snow Sports Museum.  Artwork will be on exhibit at Cottrill Opera House from November 17-March 31, with an opening reception in conjunction with Thomas Art Walk, January 19 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Oglebay Institute Holiday Art Show & Sale
Deadline: Until Full
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fee: $20 jury fee + booth fee  *See Details
Artwork Accepted: Original works or prints in any medium & gourmet food items
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The Oglebay Institute’s annual Holiday Art Show & Sale is an extraordinary holiday shopping event featuring fine art and crafts from the region’s most talented artists. The exclusive six-week show provides an outstanding opportunity for selected artists to sell to thousands of enthusiastic shoppers in TWO ideal locations – the historic Stifel Fine Arts Center, located on the highly traveled National Road in Wheeling, and the Schrader Environmental Education Center, located in the world-class Oglebay Park. The show runs November 15 through December 29, 2018.

*NEW* The GRID Holiday Art & Craft Sale
Deadline:  Until Full
Location: Montgomery, WV
Fee: $20
Artwork Accepted:  Art & Craft
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The GRID at BridgeValley Community and Technical College is hosting a holiday art & craft sale in their retail space on November 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The cost for art & craft vendors is $20 for the day.  The event is free for the public.  To register as a vendor or for more information call 304 – 734 – 6700  or  304 – 734 – 6710.

*NEW* Tamarack Jury for New Artists in Sutton, WV
Deadline:  November 27, 2018
Location: Sutton, WV
Fee: $0
Artwork Accepted:  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 where the 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 a panel of jurors who excel within their specific media type.

*NEW* Wheeling Heritage Mural Project
Deadline:  December 14,2018
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: Mural Proposal
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Wheeling Heritage is asking artists to share their vision of Wheeling for a mural project. The artist who is selected will bring that idea to life at Kossuth Park, the small green space at the intersection of Route 2 and Interstate 70 in downtown Wheeling. The mural should evoke a sense of community and celebrate Wheeling. The mural will be 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall, and the scale of the piece should be designed for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

A committee from Wheeling Heritage will select up to four projects. Those four projects will be featured on Wheeling Heritage’s website, where the community will vote for their favorite. The design that receives the most votes will be selected for the mural. Not only will community members vote on the mural, but they will also have the chance to participate in its creation. The project will have a community involvement aspect, such as a paint by numbers section or designated section to be painted by the community, as decided upon by the artist. Project budget not to exceed $4,500. The mural is intended for completion by April 1, 2019.

Berkeley Springs Artists at The Works Co-op space
Deadline:  Until Filled
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Fee: $0 jury fee    *membership dues apply
Artwork Accepted:  *See Details
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The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.  It is a project of the Berkeley Arts Council and home to a select group of local artists whose work is for sale in the gallery.  The co-op currently has one open space for a two-dimensional artist and one open space for a three-dimensional artist.


Focus: Fiber 2019
Deadline: November 2, 2018
Location:  Kent, OH
Fee: $45
Artwork Accepted:  Contemporary Fiber Arts
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Focus: Fiber 2019 is a biennial national juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art.  This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (TAA), and Kent State University Museum.

Focus: Fiber 2019 will be held March 1 to July 28, 2019 at Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH. Artists living in the U.S. may submit up to 3 entries. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber related technique. Innovative two- and three-dimensional fiber art is encouraged.

*NEW* Three Rivers Artist Market
Deadline: January 18, 2019
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Fee: $35 jury fee + booth fees
Artwork Accepted:  Original Fine Art & Fine Craft
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The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a 10-day celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. This world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and open to the public, attracting nearly a half-million visitors annually.

The Artist Market features 350+ independent artists in an open-air setting, selling handmade art from 12 – 8 pm daily.

$10,000 in cash awards.  80% of artists earn more than $2,500.


Artfields 2019
Deadline: November 5, 2018
Location:  Lake City, SC
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: 2D & 3D, Any Medium  *See Details
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Artfields is an annual, nine-day art competition in Lake City, South Carolina – and the largest competition of its kind – ArtFields awards more than $120,000 in cash prizes to artists from across the Southeast. And, it’s also infused new energy, creativity, and growth into Lake City and its surrounding communities.

Smithsonian Photography Contest
Deadline: November 20, 2018
Location: Online
Artwork Accepted:  Photography
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Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact.

The Smithsonian will select 10 finalists per category, a winner for each category, and a Grand Prize winner from the 60 finalists. The 60 finalists will be notified of their status by March 2019 and will appear on our website in spring 2019. At that time, the public can vote on our website for the Readers’ Choice winner from among the 60 finalists. The Readers’ Choice winner, Grand Prize winner and category winners will be revealed online in spring 2019.

*NEW* Florida CraftArt Jewelry Exhibition & Sale – Offbeat Bijou: Alternative Materials, Processes and Ideas in Jewelry
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Fee: $35/ up to 5 entries
Artwork Accepted: Jewelry utilizing alternative materials, process and/or ideas  *See Details
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Florida CraftArt, along with the curators, invites artists who make jewelry using nontraditional methods, materials or concepts to apply for exhibition. In the current age where more materials and methods are available and interchangeable between media, artists have the opportunity to repurpose and reconfigure established techniques. We are looking for examples of contemporary, forward-thinking jewelry in a variety of materials and styles. Jewelry may be any wearable form (necklace, brooch, ring, bracelet, earrings, etc.).

Location: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL.  Exhibition dates: January 25-March 2, 2019.  Opening reception:  January 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Closing reception: March 2, 5:30 – 7 pm.

The Philadelphia Furniture Show
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Fee: $30 application fee + booth fees
Artwork Accepted: Handmade furniture, home décor, lighting, art and ceramics  *See Details
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The Philadelphia Furniture Show is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional artisan quality furniture and is the longest running exhibition of its kind. Now in its 25th year, the show continues to set the bar for the finest heirloom handmade furniture and furnishings in the United States. Held at the 23rd Street Armory in downtown Philadelphia, PA’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, PFS features 85-100 of the finest furniture makers in the US and beyond. Show dates: October 4-6, 2019

Six jurors who are experts in the field choose up to 100 artists from a large pool of applicants. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, conception, and craftsmanship of their work.

The Philadelphia Furniture Show is primarily furniture with an allowance of up to 10% of exhibitors in the home décor, lighting, art and ceramics categories.

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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