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Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – September 2019


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.


*NEW* Beckley Art Group Juried Exhibition
Deadline: TBD September, 2019
Location: Beckley, WV
Fee: $5 / members,  $10 / non-members
Artwork Accepted: All Media  *See Details
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The Beckley Art Center will soon be accepting entries for the 2019 BAG Juried Exhibition. We are encouraging all artists to create and submit their strongest and most compelling work. We are seeking work in all media, style and content.

*NEW* The GRID Mural RFP
Deadline: September 23, 2019
Location: Montgomery, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted:  Mural Proposals *See Details
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The GRID at BridgeValley Community and Technical College is requesting qualifications from artists for the design and implementation of a mural on the BridgeValley campus in Montgomery, WV.

The purpose of this mural is to illustrate The GRID’s mission of driving positive change and growth for the community of Montgomery and West Virginia’s future. We hope to inspire local community members and visitors by our visions of creative placemaking, entrepreneurship,
innovation, and civic spirit.

Execution of the 20′ x 28′ mural will occur between September 27 and November 17, 2019. The artist selected will be provided with a final stipend of $13,500, which includes the cost of materials, up to 28 days of travel & lodging funding and a per diem daily allowance for meals.

*NEW* The Arts Center Fall Juried Exhibition
Deadline: September 29, 2019
Location: Elkins, WV
Fee: $35 / members, $45 / non-members
Artwork Accepted:  All mediums (no jewelry) *See Details
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The Juried Fall Exhibit will take place during the 83rd Moutain State Forest Festival and will feature artwork from residents and students throughout West Virginia. The exhibition is open to all WV residents, both Amateurs and Professionals, who are 18 and over.

*NEW* Tamarack Jury for New Artists in Thomas, WV
Deadline: October 5, 2019
Location: Thomas, 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* Stifel Fine Arts Center Holiday Art Show & Sale
Deadline: October 8, 2019
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fee: $20 application fee + booth fees *See Details + 10% commission on sales
Artwork Accepted:  Original Art & Craft *See Details
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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 Holiday Art Show and Sale provides extensive space, staff and marketing resources to artists and gives the public a refreshing alternative to traditional retail. Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays while becoming familiar with the work of numerous artists and artisans.

*NEW* Undefeated: Canvas(s)ing the Politics of Voter Suppression Exhibit
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Location: Morgantown, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: 20″ Round, Any Media  *See Details
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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U. S. Constitution (granting women the right to vote), and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (enforcing voting rights for racial minorities), the WVU Libraries are planning a major art exhibition for fall 2020 at the Downtown Campus Library around the political process with special attention to efforts to suppress the votes of women and minorities since 1920.

The exhibit will use the template of the campaign button as individual canvas. The button design at or around 20″ diameter can be of any media, from anyone across the nation.


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.

*NEW* Art Quilt Elements
Deadline: October 13, 2019
Location: Wayne, PA
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted:  Original Art & Craft *See Details
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Art Quilt Elements 2020 is the 14th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show, unique for its professional presentation of contemporary fine art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for the presentation of the work but also for the commitment to promoting the art quilt as a fine art form. The exhibition will run March 29 – May 2, 2020 and will be held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


American Craft Council Philadelphia Present Tense
Deadline: September 1, 2019
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted:  Object Stories *See Details
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Are you interested in work shopping a project with colleagues? Care to get constructive feedback about your work or published material? ACC will host a unique participatory platform (akin to lightning talks). Frame your story and your work by bringing an object and placing it on the podium. From start to finish, you’ll have nine minutes to talk about your object as an object (descriptive), my object (personal), and the object (generative and catalytic) – all with the goal of sparking more interest in the work you’re doing and soliciting constructive feedback. No PowerPoint presentations allowed!

*NEW* Billboard Art Exhibition
Deadline: October 20, 2019
Location: LA, CA
Fee: $27
Artwork Accepted:  Digital Images of Original Work *See Details
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The Billboard Creative (TBC) is accepting submissions from all art disciplines now through October 20 for its 5th annual billboard art show, which will be presented on billboards across Los Angeles.  

TBC is passionate about helping emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks. For the past six years we have helped artists gain access to the LA market and beyond, presenting mass-scale art on more than 130 billboards that together have been passed by cars more than 45 million times. 

Christopher Vroom, founder of Artadia, a non-profit that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with grants and opportunities to connect with arts institutions, fairs, and curators, has signed on to curate this show. Now in its 20th year, Artadia has provided nearly $7 million of support to U.S. artists. Other arts ventures founded by Christopher include Art+Culture Projects and Artspace.com, organizations that work to broaden awareness of the artists while creating sustainable sources of income for both artists and the programs showcasing their work, and his most recent endeavor, CollectorIQ, a sales platform for fine art. 

Past TBC shows have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Flaunt Magazine, Huffington Post, KCRW’s Art Talk, Creators Project, and L’Oeil de la Photographie among numerous other publications. 

Submissions are open internationally to all art disciplines – if you can put it in a digital file we can put it on a billboard.   

*NEW* Artfields 2020
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Location: Lake City, SC
Fee: $25 entry fee
Artwork Accepted: Painting, Sculpture, Ceramic work, Textile work, Photograph, Drawing, Mixed Media, Collage, Assemblage, Digital or New Media work, Video or Film Production, Art Installation, Performance Piece *See Details
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If selected, you and your artwork will be in one of the Southeast’s major art events from April 24-May 2, 2020 in Lake City, S.C. Your work will be among hundreds exhibited throughout our downtown in galleries, warehouses, restaurants, shops, and other venues. Thousands of people will see it, including art curators, collectors, critics, and news media.

$145,000+ in cash prizes will be awarded.

Please review the rules and prize information carefully before you submit.

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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