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Market & Presentation Opportunities for October


West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships Program
Deadline: October 15
Location: WV
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The West Virginia Folklife Program is now accepting applications for the inaugural West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program offers up to a $3,000 stipend to West Virginia master traditional artists or tradition bearers working with qualified apprentices on a year-long in-depth apprenticeship in their cultural expression or traditional art form with the aim to facilitate the transmission of techniques and artistry of the forms as well as their histories and traditions.  The 2017-2018 West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin on December 15, 2017, and run through December 1, 2018.

Allied Artists of West Virginia New Member Fall Jury Session
Deadline: October 28
Location: South Charleston, WV
Fee: $30
Artwork Accepted: See details
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Prospective members should deliver 5 pieces of finished art to South Charleston Library at 11:00am and pick up at 3:00pm.

*NEW* Weirton – The City Forged by Steel Art Competition
Deadline: October 31
Location: Weirton, WV
Fee: $25 for up to two entries
Artwork Accepted: See details
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The former Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant (BOP) & blast furnaces are being demolished this fall. Inspired by this major change in the city’s skyline, the Hancock Co. Arts Council created this last-chance, juried art competition, calling for artists to capture the BOP and blast furnaces and the impact they have had on our city and the nation.

A $500 Best in Show prize will be awarded, along with first and second place prizes in oil; acrylic; watercolor; pastel; drawing (such as charcoal or colored pencil); and mixed media/collage and printmaking.

Registration is open now through Oct. 31. Artwork will not be submitted until January 2018, giving artists a few months to complete their submission. All work must be original and completed during the contest period. Artists must be 18 to enter.

*NEW* Pleasants County Holiday Pop-Up Shops
Deadline:  until filled
Location: Pleasants County, WV
Fee: *See details
Artwork Accepted:  *See details
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The Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking local vendors, artists and crafters interested in the annual pop-up retail store concept. The Chamber wants to provide temporary retail outlets in Pleasants County for artists, craftsmen and vendors to sell their products on a part-time seasonal basis running through November and December.

Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia Jury Session for New Artists – Huntington
Deadline: November 5
Location: Huntington, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: See details
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Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia at an upcoming December 1, 2017 jury session to be held in Huntington. 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.

*NEW* Marshall University National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: November 12
Location: Huntington, WV
Fee: $10 per entry
Artwork Accepted: All media *see details for restrictions
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Marshall University’s School of Art & Design is pleased to invite artists working in any media to submit entries to the 7th 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 from January 8 – February 16, 2018. This year’s submissions will be juried by Bill May, Executive Director of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

*NEW* Artistree
Deadline:  November 14
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: none
Artwork Accepted: All media *See details
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Governor and First Lady Justice invite West Virginia artists of all ages to create ornaments for the Artistree display at the Culture Center Great Hall during the 2017 holiday season.  The tree showcases West Virginia artwork throughout December at the Culture Center.  The ornaments will be featured in a commemorative catalog and artists will be invited to a celebration at the Culture Center.

*NEW* Crazy Eights Open Exhibition
Deadline:  January 6, 2018
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: $5/entry + commission on sales   *see details
Artwork Accepted: All media with outside dimensions exactly 8″ x 8″
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Gallery Eleven is a West Virginia artist co-op with the mission of presenting a diverse range of West Virginian artistic expressions. The Crazy Eights annual small works exhibit is the only non-juried exhibition of the year.  All ages and media are accepted.  Galley Eleven strives to connect new and emerging artists with established working artists and exhibition opportunities through the annual event.


Impressions 2018 – National Juried Printmaking Exhibition
Deadline: October 31
Location: Rockville, MD
Fee: None
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Impressions 2018 is a national juried printmaking exhibition that celebrates the continued vitality, diversity and validity of printmaking as a fine art medium and relevant form of expression in the 21st century. This exhibition will take place in the Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, housed in the Paul Peck Art Building, Montgomery College – Rockville Campus, Rockville Maryland.  No commission will be taken from sales of works. 

The Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII
Deadline: November 27
Location: Oberlin, Ohio
Fee: $35/up to three entries
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The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest running art quilt exhibition in the world.  FAVA deliberately chooses not to define “quilt,” thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing the boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials.  Cash prizes will be awarded.

*NEW* 20th Annual Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Monroeville, PA
Fee: See details
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The 20th Annual Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular returns to the Monroeville Convention Center, November 17-19. This festival has been named as the highest ranked Christmas show in Pennsylvania! The festival enjoyed a fantastic attendance in 2016 and we look forward to returning to this fabulous facility! The venue offers acres of free customer parking, easy move-in & move-out and multiple on-site storage areas.


*NEW* Artfields 2018
Deadline: November 9
Location: Lake City, SC
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: 2-D & 3-D works in any medium *See details
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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. Approximately 400 artists will be invited to exhibit.

11th National Art Exhibition
Deadline: December 10
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Fee: $35 to $60
Artwork Accepted: See details
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The National Art Exhibition is one of the nation’s most prestigious juried exhibitions of two-dimensional media. Punta Gorda is geographically situated in Southwest Florida between Sarasota and Naples, an affluent art-buying market. . The exhibition will take place at the Visual Arts Center, February 2 – March 20, 2018.  Total prizes over $7,000.

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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