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Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – October 2018


*NEW* 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.

Autumn in Appalachia Exhibition
Deadline:  October 17, 2018
Location: Beckley, WV
Fee: Free for members or $10/ non-members
Artwork Accepted:  See Details
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Beckley Art Center hosts the Autumn in Appalachia Exhibition which is open to all media and interpretation.  The bright colors of leaves, the aroma of Fall air, the changing of the seasons, childhood memories, Halloween, favorite Autumn traditions, all made unique by our Appalachian home.

Exhibit runs October 24 through November 24, 2018.

*NEW* City of Richwood Arts Festival
Deadline:  October 13, 2018
Location: Richwood, WV
Fee: Free set up – registration is required
Artwork Accepted:  Art, Craft
More Information contact:  Carl O’Dell at 304-651-6783 or 304-846-6782

The Arts Festival is a celebration of crafters and artisans alike and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 (10am – 4pm). As part of the week-long celebration of art, these artisans and crafters set up in the Richwood City Hall parking lot and demonstrate their special skills and craftsmanship. Most of their art will be for sale. If you are interested in participating as a vendor in the Arts Festival on Saturday, there is no set up fee. However, you will need to register and bring your own table and equipment. Call Carl O’Dell at 304-651-6783 or 304-846-6782.

The 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition at Marshall University
Deadline:  October 29, 2018
Location: Huntington, WV
Fee: $10
Artwork Accepted:  All Visual Media *See Details
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Marshall University’s School of Art & Design invites artists working in any media to submit entries for the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition. Accepted works will be displayed in Marshall University’s Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery in the Visual Arts Center located in downtown Huntington, WV. This year’s submissions will be juried by Steven Matijcio, Curator of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Exhibit runs  January 7 through February 8, 2019.

*NEW* 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.

*NEW* 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* 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.


Public Art Project – Request for Qualifications
Deadline: October 14, 2018
Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted:  See Details
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The Arts Council of Indianapolis, on behalf of Duke Realty and through the Public Art for Neighborhoods Program, is requesting qualifications from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating outdoor public artwork for the indicated site.  This RFQ is an open call to experienced artists.

BUDGET:  $50,000   ELIGIBILITY:  Experienced, professional artists living in the United States

*NEW* Arlington Art Center Solo Shows Call for Proposals
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Location:  Arlington, VA
Fee: $35
Artwork Accepted:  *See Details
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The AAC’s SOLOS exhibitions program supports the work of emerging contemporary artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each year, AAC accepts proposals from artists for solo exhibitions to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals are accepted through an open call and selected by guest jurors, in consultation with AAC staff. The resulting program presents a suite of cutting-edge exhibitions which include artwork in a variety of media.

Artists who produce contemporary art in any media, and who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region (defined as Virginia; Washington, DC; Maryland; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; or Delaware) may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered. Proposals that specifically take into account AAC’s exhibition spaces are encouraged.

American Fine Craft Show DC
Deadline: October 20, 2018
Location:  Arlington, VA
Fee: $35
Artwork Accepted:  Fine Craft *See Details
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American Art Marketing is a marketing and event production company dedicated to advancing the livelihood of artists and artisans, producing five trademark exhibitions per year in cities along the East Coast of the U.S. and matching artists with thousands of collectors year-round at our affiliate company, An American Craftsman Galleries, in New York City and Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

2018 Show Hours: Saturday Oct. 28: 10am-8pm  |  Sunday Oct. 29: 10am-5pm  Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport  |  2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy  |  Arlington, VA 22202  Admission: Adult $15  |  Senior $12 (ID, 65+)  |  Student $8 (ID)  |  2 Day Pass $18  |  Children under 12 FREE  |  Cash only at Box Office

*NEW* 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.


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* 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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