Archive for the ‘call to artists’ Category

Artist Opportunities Goes Back to School

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015


Poetry on the T MassPoetry is accepting open submissions for poetry to be featured on MBTA trains in December 2015 as part of its Poetry on the T program. Two spots will be open for a poem by any Massachusetts resident, while one spot will be reserved for a Massachusetts middle or high school student. Learn more.
Deadline: September 28, 2015

Visual Artists Business Grant The Clark Hulings Fund 2015 Business Accelerator Grant is now accepting applications. The fund offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Examples of activities covered by the grant include mounting, casting, creating marketing materials, and transporting work to an exhibition. The fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work. Winners and finalists announced in November 2015. Amount:Two $5,000 grants (no fiscal sponsorship required). Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Call to Artists The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville has announced a call for entries for the exhibition Predictions: Responding to Environmental Issues.  They want submissions that address a range of environmental issues including: conservation of “place,” sustainability of ecosystems, and topics related to global warming. Work that explores a variety of approaches, such as aesthetic expression of the sublime, activist design, documentary exploration, and/or choice of “harvested” materials will be considered. All media accepted. Curated by Kathy Desmond. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Jazz Musicians Applications are now being accepted for the Presenter Consortium for Jazz which provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2015

Translation of Prose, Poetry, Drama Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000. Award amounts are determined by the NEA. Learn more.
Deadline: December 8, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. They are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 13,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the July-December 2016 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2015 (12 noon)

Vintage Vinyl Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015


Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award is given annually to a woman poet over 40 years of age who has not published a book in any genre. The winner receives $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic, the university’s literary journal; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University with this year’s judge, Lynn Emanuel. Learn more.
Deadline: September 5, 2015

Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the fifteenth call for media art to display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. They are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated motion works by Massachusetts artists that push the creative limits of this 80-foot, seven-screen, three-sided LED sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: September 7, 2015 (midnight)

Short Films Boston Open Screen, an open mic for film, encourages local filmmakers to bring their short films to screen at the next event at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. Boston Open Screen will play any film on the big screen as long as it’s 10 minutes or under. More info and tech specs on the Facebook page.
September 8, 2015, 7-10 PM

Public Artists, Designers, Data Visualizers, Environmentalists Applications are now being considered for an Energy Feedback Sculpture at Harvard University. Selected applicants will be awarded funding to develop proposals to be considered for a major public art installation on campus. Learn more.
Deadline: September 14, 2015

Studios at MASS MoCA The Studios at MASS MoCA, a new program from Assets for Artists, offers two professional development tracks: artists can apply for self-directed professional development residencies of 1-4 weeks in length, and/or enroll in week-long “workshops-in-residence” with individual studio space and housing complemented by instructor-led programming. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Learn more.
Deadline: September 14, 2015

Glass Artists The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) has announced a call for entries for its 1st Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2015,  for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. The juror is Maurine Littleton. Learn more.
Deadline: September 16, 2015

Crafts Artists Entries are now being accepted for the annual Smithsonian Craft Show,  a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design.  Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. Learn more.
Deadline: September 20, 2015

Amherst/Pioneer Valley Writers Calling all writers in the Greater Amherst/Pioneer Valley region: Luminarium Dance’s “Amherst Storybook Project” is in its final stage. Using artwork from local artists, the company has created 12 fanciful images for a new children’s storybook. Writers are asked to choose an image, and write a poem or short story inspired by the scene. Submissions are completely free, and writers are welcome to submit as many entries as they wish. One submission per image will ultimately be chosen to be printed alongside the artwork in the final book, which will debut at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on November 8th. See images, learn more, and submit writing here.
Deadline: September 25, 2015, 5 PM

Dissertation Fellowships in American Art Applications are now being accepted for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art designated for graduate students in any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Stipend: $25,000, plus up to $2,000 as a travel allowance.
Learn more.
Deadline: October 21, 2015

Nominate a Jazz Master Fellowships of up to $25,000 are awarded to living individuals on the basis of nominations from the public including the jazz community. The NEA encourages nominations of a broad range of men and women who have been significant to the field of jazz, through vocals, instrumental performance, creative leadership, and education. Nominees must demonstrate significant contribution to the art form through their body of work in the field of jazz. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Image credit: Original image, via Smithsonian Libraries, from Academy sketches (1877).

The Bitter Tears of Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


Of Note: Are you feeling sad? The Somerville Arts Council and Greg Cook, creator of The Saddest Parade on Earth, are looking for help putting on a giant pity party.

Of Note: these are the final days to sign up for the Venice Watercolor Workshop 2015, a painting-focused trip to Venice led by past MCC Fellow Candice Smith Corby.

Fiber Artists Fiberart International 2016 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. Fiberart International is produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015

Emerging Artists The Arts & Business Council Announces the Inaugural Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists. This new program supports the careers of young artists through the experience of a solo exhibition and provides them with curatorial support, as well as expert counsel in marketing and business skills needed to fully leverage this opportunity. Artists working in all two dimensional media except photography may apply. This fellowship is open to artists who have yet to have their first solo exhibition. Five finalists will be selected for a group show to open in October 2015. From this group show, two winners will be chosen to receive solo exhibitions in spring 2016. Juror: Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015

Writers Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Heather Christle will judge in poetry, Alissa Nutting will judge in fiction, and Mary Roach will judge in nonfiction. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Realist Painters The Guild of Boston Artists is currently accepting entries for their 2015 Regional Painting Competition. Open to New England artists working in a realist tradition. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Call to Artists Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery is currently accepting entries for the exhibition Nature’s Grand Finale: Colors of Fall (September 24 – November 30, 2015). The juror is Diana Hampe. Any medium is acceptable. Entry fee is $15 for up to 5 images in print format only (not matted or framed) for judging purposes only (minimum size 8” x10”). Include name, contact information, medium and size of framed work on the back of each print. If selected for the show, all artwork needs to be framed. Email for more information. Submissions can be dropped off in person or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067.
Deadline:  September 7, 2015

Call to Artists The Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA, is now accepting entries for the exhibition The Holiday Show (Nov 7 – Dec 20th 2015), all mediums considered for this juried show.
Deadline: October 15 2015

Sculptural Installation The Newburyport Art Association (NAA) has announced a Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals for a sculptural installation on the façade of its 1795 historic building which houses their galleries at 65 Water Street Newburyport, MA. Artists, members and non-members, are invited to forward their proposal and qualifications for this public arts project. Learn more.
Deadline: November 6, 2015

Image credit: Illustration by E. Cutis of crying melon. In public domain.

Artist Opportunities Space Oddity

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

“Ground control to artists: You are floating in a most peculiar way!”

Of Note: Print Fair North at Zea Mays Printmaking, September 25, 2015

Call to Artists The Ray Wiggs Gallery located at 432 Commercial St., in Provincetown , MA is currently reviewing submissions by artists interested in representation for the 2016 season. Submissions should be made in jpeg format, or include a link to your website. If you desire to have your materials returned, include a self addressed stamped envelope. The Ray Wiggs Gallery, 432 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657. Questions, contact (774)593-5143 or

Call to Artists Applications are now being accepted for Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction, the 17th international art-sci juried art-sci exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations to be held at the New York Hall of Science; October 10, 2015 – February 28, 2016. Co-Jurors: Elizabeth Corr, Manager of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. Learn more.
Deadline (extended): August 23, 2015

Call to Artists The Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA, is now accepting entries for the exhibition The Landscape Show (Sept 12th – Oct 3rd, 2015), all mediums considered.
Deadline August 30, 2015

Call to Artists The Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA, is now accepting entries for the exhibition The Portrait Show (Oct 10- Nov 1 2015), submit your favorite portraitsof your dog, cat or imaginary friend (anyone really).
Deadline September 1, 2015

Playwright Residencies The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is accepting applications for the National Playwright Residency Program, a program in partnership with Howlround, A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College. Theaters and playwrights can submit joint applications for the program, which provides artist compensation and benefits so that the artist can serve as a resident playwright at the co-applying institution for a period of three years. Playwrights also receive $30,000 in discretionary development funds and opportunities for developmental workshops at ArtsEmerson. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2015

Filmmakers The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications. The fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. Emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Learn more
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Bemis Center’s Artists-in-Residence program in Omaha, NE. Each artist is provided with a live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and 10,000 square foot sculpture facility. Resident artists receive a $750 monthly stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides an opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a room with private bath, a well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. One Fellowship is awarded annually to emerging artists who demonstrate a strong artistic ability and promise and an evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development. Questions, contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or gro.iafs@redlen at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Call for Art Van Der Plas Gallery in New York is currently accepting entries for their annual juried exhibition Anthology. Consisting of ten finalists selected from all applicants, the exhibition will open on December 3rd 2015 and on display until December 30th 2015. Van Der Plas Gallery will present a cash prize of $1,500 and a solo exhibition in February 2016 to one winner. Artists at all stages in their careers and working in painting, drawing and sculpture are invited to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: October 10, 2015 (midnight, EST Time)

Image credit: Vintage animation of sky with moon in public domain.

Precision Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Steady as she goes.

Call for Proposals The Brayer in Ventura, CA, specializes in contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists has announced a call for proposals for shows from now until the April 2016. Solo shows, small group shows, and installations are welcome. Artists of all mediums and genres can apply. Learn more.

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2016 playwriting competition. The judge is playwright Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Public Art on the T At the Blue Hill Ave stop planned for Mattapan on the Fairmount Line, the MBTA is inviting artists to work with architects and design 12 porcelain panels however they can imagine them. The MBTA could pick up to four artists, who would also be paid a $17,500 stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: August, 17, 2015

Of Note: The New York Foundation for the Arts invites all artists and cultural institutions to join #ArtistHotline, an Artist’s Professional Development Day on Twitter, every third Wednesday of the month from 10AM – 8PM EST. Join them on August 19, 2015.

Playwrights Upstream Artists’ Collective in Brooklyn, NY is looking for scripts from local, national, and international playwrights. The mission of Upstream is to produce new work with a focus on environmental and climate concerns in non-didactic, storied ways. Special consideration to: full length plays of less than 90 minutes, plays with music (not musicals), few characters, and poetic storytelling. Learn more.
Deadline: August 22, 2015

Filmmakers Submissions to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival are now open. Learn more.
Deadline: August 24, 2015

Public Art on the T For the new Chelsea Commuter Rail Station, across the street from the new bus rapid transit stop in the neighborhood, the MBTA seeks artists to decorate porcelain panels with up to 22 designs. Up to four artists could be selected to take part, each of whom would take home an anticipated $17,500 design fee. Learn more.
Deadline: August 24, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Public Art on the T At Wollaston Station, the MBTA is asking artists to take part in the design process, collaborating with architects for a rehab project at the existing Red Line stop in Quincy. Approximately $125,000 is included in the budget for the project for artwork, including a $25,000 design fee for the artist whose work is selected. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015

Peforming Artists The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015-2016 USArtists International program. The program supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Learn more.
Deadline: September 4, 2015

Call for Art  IPCNY presents a selection of new prints several times per year. New Prints 2015/Autumn will be IPCNY’s 52nd New Prints Exhibition, and it will be selected by artist Tomas Vu. Only original fine art (limited edition and unique) prints are eligible; reproductions of other artwork such as drawings or paintings are not acceptable. Videos and other media made from prints are acceptable. Learn more.
Deadline: September 9, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Image credit: Manual of Calligraphy and Painting by Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu, Chinese, 1633, polychrome xylographic print. From the Cambridge University Library.

Artist Opportunities Rehearsal

Monday, August 3rd, 2015


She will she will rock you.

Of Note: Two-day Artist-in-Business training available to artists in three towns in Western Massachusetts in 2015-2016: Easthampton, Greenfield, and Springfield. Learn more.

Writers Fellowship Applications are now being accepted for the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowships. Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, public readings, and other programming. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2015

Poets Entries are now being accepted for Grayson Books Poetry Prize. Winner receives a prize of $1,000 and publication for a poetry collection. The judge is Mekeel McBride. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Call for Art The Warwick Museum of Art is currently accepting 2D and 3D entries for their 29th Annual RI Open Juried Exhibit. The juror is Francoise McAree. Awards: 2 Excellence Awards will be presented for $200.00 each; 4 non-cash Honorable Mentions will also be presented. Learn more.
Deadline: August 16, 2015 (5:00 pm)

Call for Projects ILLUMINUS is seeking project applications that cross disciplinary boundaries and engage a diverse public audience for exhibition at their 2015 Festival. They accept projects in any medium but give special consideration to the following categories: Light, Sound or Projection Installations; Audio Visual Performances; Interactive or Participatory Projects; and Experiential Art Installations. Learn more.
Deadline: August 20th, 2015 (11:59 PM)

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the ArtCenter/South Florida’s Studio Residency Program. Ideal for artists who are committed to experimentation and innovation, seeking artistic & professional development. Artists’ are granted partially-subsidized studios at ArtCenter’s Miami Beach campus located in the heart of South Beach. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015

Find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts with ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds.

Image credit: Photograph of woman with band in public domain.

Upping the Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Ballet Dancers on the Beach from the 1930s (2)

Cape Cod Artists The Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square are currently accepting applications from for artists and artisans interested in participating in the Shoulder Season Weekend Cottages, open over Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Seeking high quality work in all media. Work must be hand made or hand crafted, by a Cape Cod based artist. How to Apply: Obtain your application by contacting Debbie Oaks at Applications should be submitted ASAP. Artists will be juried and first selections made on a rolling basis, until all available slots are filled. Labor Day Weekend Dates: September 5, 6, 7. Cottage Hours: Will be open Saturdays, 9 am – 5 pm, Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends from 11 am – 5 pm. Cottage Details: Each Cottage is 10′ x 12′ and the License Fee is $65 for the entire Weekend.

Exhibition Proposals The gallery at the Brookline Arts Center is looking for exhibition proposals for 2016. Local, national and international artists are eligible for consideration. Group and solo exhibitions of all media are welcome to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Female Artists  A traveling, DIY art exhibit presented by Iris Nectar Studio featuring female artists and focusing on fiber art is now accepting submissions. It is taking the form of an art crawl through Boston with an opening of August 14th. They are considering submissions on a rolling basis through at least the end of 2015. The exhibit will be traveling through alternative art venues in Boston from August through December, and will be moving to Philadelphia in January of 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling through 2015

Call for Art Seeking submissions for a juried art exhibition at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to be held in conjunction with the fortieth annual meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, an interdisciplinary conference on the theme The Twenty-first Century Body: Thinking Merleau-Ponty In and Out of Time. The exhibition intends to collectively depict what it is to be a body and embodied at the dawn of the twenty-first century while also holding together a diversity of mediums, subject-matters, levels of expertise, artistic technologies, degrees of realism and abstraction, temporalities, and perspectives. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2015

Free webinar: How to Use CreativeGround as a Performing Artist,
New England Foundation for the Arts. RSVP required.
August 11, 2015

Short Films Boston Open Screen, a kind of open mic for filmmakers, encourages local filmmakers to bring their short films to screen at the next event at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. Boston Open Screen will play any film on the big screen as long as it’s 10 minutes or under. More info and tech specs on the Facebook page.
August 11, 2015, 7-10 PM

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Center for Fine Art Photography’s exhibition Illuminate. The juror is Elizabeth Avedon. Learn more.
Deadline: August 26, 2015 (Midnight MST)

Painters Entries are now being accepted for the New American Paintings 2015 Northeast Competition. New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print periodical.  All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight EST)

Artist in Residence Proposals The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is accepting proposals for their Spring 2016 Artist in Residence Program. This residency provides artists the opportunity to be in residence at the HBI at Brandeis University while working on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish gender studies, and to produce an exhibit for the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. The residency will begin March 1, 2016 and be 4 – 6 weeks in length. The exhibit will coincide with or immediately follow the residency and be on view until mid-June 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who create a site-specific exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Image credit: Ballet dancers Narcisse Matouchevsky and Yurek Lazowsky on the beach, Monte Carlo, 1932. From Vintage Everyday.

Crowing About Artist Opportunities

Monday, July 20th, 2015


Of Note: Lowell Folk Festival

Call for Art The MBTA has released Integral Art RFQs for the Chelsea Commuter Rail Station and the Blue Hill Avenue Station. A call for entry for Wollaston Station will be available shortly. Note that preference will be given to artists from the region. Information sessions have been scheduled to introduce the projects and to answer questions related to the application process. Christina Lanzl is Public Art Consultant for the MBTA Silver Line Extension and the Red Line’s Wollaston Station. Learn more.

Short Fiction A prize of $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given quarterly for a short short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 3,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Call to Artists Trinity Financial is seeking a New England artist or designer to create a unique piece of art that will be permanently installed in the gallery entrance space of the Enso Flats artist live-work community in Brockton. They are seeking an artist to create a piece that is reflective of Brockton and that incorporates its rich history and culture. The free standing, wall-mounted or suspended piece to be commissioned will be installed in the Enso Flats gallery lobby. The budget for the Enso Flats Art Installation, including fabrication and installation, is $15,000. Interested applicants should send an email explaining why they should be considered for this projected to Images must be submitted in digital format. Brockton Arts will help to facilitate the artist selection process. One artist/designer/team will be commissioned for the Enso Flats gallery project. Five to ten finalists will receive a $500 honorarium to develop a proposal for public exhibition at the 5th Annual Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival on August 29, 2015.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Call for Art The Northampton Arts Council invites submissions  from artists in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties for their 2015 Biennial Exhibition, to be held at Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery from October 2 through October 30 2015. This year’s theme, Motion-Emotion, can be interpreted freely, and all two and three-dimensional art in any style, as well as video and performance art will be considered. The Arts Council encourages submissions of large three-dimensional and performance weather-tolerant art for the outdoor exhibition space on the Forbes Library lawn. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015 (11:59 PM)

Photographers Panopticon Gallery is currently accepting applications for the exhibition  think small, open to New England photographers.  All photographic-based images will be considered.
Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Brockton Arts, Inc. is currently accepting entries for the 2015 DBAMfest Juried Art Exhibition, open to work that can be hung on a wall. The exhibition will take place from August 24 – September 20, 2015 in the new Enso Flats gallery in the Enterprise block development in downtown Brockton. Prizes will be awarded for 1st ($1,000), 2nd ($500) and 3rd ($250) place.  Learn more.
Deadline: August 7, 2015.

Call for Art The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester is seeking 2D and 3D artwork with a broad interpretation of “Landscape”: physical, spiritual, cultural, ecological, etc. Various media will be selected for the exhibit, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, and more. The works will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery from September 10, 2015 through January 8, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: August 14, 2015

Image credit: Crow by Susan Sharpe. Cranberry Rug Hookers’ Guild, S. Dennis, MA.

Hot Ticket Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


Craft Artists The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2015

Printmakers The Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE) is currently accepting entries for ONCE, a juried exhibition of monotypes and monoprints at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, MA. Juror: Scott Schnepf. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2015

Gallery Seeking Members The Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SoWa Gallery district is currently accepting applications for membership. The gallery is governed and run by dues-paying, exhibiting artist members. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2015

Artist Grants Artist’s Resource Trust was established in 1996 to provide grants to talented mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment and who have a financial need. A.R.T. supports artists (aged 35 or older) living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY. Grants awarded range from $1,500 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Artist Residency Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, offers year-round residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Ceramic Artists Entries are now being accepted by Pottery Northwest in Seattle, WA, for UN-WEDGED (November 7 – 28, 2015), a ceramic competition and exhibition of contemporary ceramic work. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for NEW DIRECTIONS ’15, 29th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition
(September 26 through October 31, 2015) at the Barrett Art Center Galleries in Poughkeepsie, NY. Visual media eligible for entry are: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation art, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media Learn more.
Deadline: August 8, 2015

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2016 playwriting competition. The judge is Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Crafts Applications are now being accepted for CraftBoston 2016, a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, and creative use of materials. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2015

Call for Art The Fountain Street Fine Arts, in Framingham is seeking all artist/all types of media for the exhibition Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground, juried by John Colan, the Chair of Design at Monserrat College of Art. Learn more. Questions, contact Marie Craig (gallery director) at
Deadline: September 15, 2015 (6 PM)

New England Play Anthology The New England New Play Alliance is calling for New England-based theatre companies to submit full-length plays and short plays, written by New England residents and produced by that theatre company within the last five years, for a new printed anthology of New England plays. Between 4-6 full-length plays and a handful of short plays will be selected and published. Questions: Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of Pricilla Beach Theatre. Read more about it’s reopening.

Fishing for Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Bathing girls catch mermaid on California Beach, 1933

Of Note: Jamaica Plain Porchfest 2015

Humorous Short Story/Essay Entries are now being accepted by the Mark Twain House & Museum for their Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a humorous short story or essay. Excerpts of the winning piece will be published on the Mark Twain House & Museum website. Ben Yagoda will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2015

Photographers Emerging and established photographers who live or work in New England are invited to submit work to the New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art’s highly-selective exhibition of innovative, contemporary photography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 13, 2015

Call to Artists  On Thursday, July 23rd, 6pm – 8:30 pm, The Gardens at Elm Bank, in Wellesley, MA, will be open free to all to stroll the gardens, enjoy live music and explore visual artists and their artwork on their Art Walk. It is a chance for the community to buy original art from the artists who make it and enjoy the gardens in all their summer splendor. Activities, tours and refreshments will also be available. Artists working in any medium are invited to participate. Learn more. Questions, contact Amy Rodrigues at

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Memories, Stories, Histories. The juror is Amy Galpin. Learn more.
Deadline: July 22, 2015

Call for Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) in Boston, has released Request for Proposals for Temporary Floating Public Art in conjunction with Fall Open Studios 2015. The work of public art will serve to engage the public, highlight the Channel, the Fort Point neighborhood and its creative community, and promote Open Studios. One award of $8,000 will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2015

Call for Art The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England. The exhibition examines the themes, narratives and perspectives that make artwork by women unique and powerful. Curated by: Yosra EmamiZadeh, Vanessa Marcoux, and Cory Munro Shea. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery is currently accepting entries for their exhibition The Art of Science, The Science of Art. This juried exhibition seeks art that reflects the artist as scientific explorer, empirical thinker, or art that has been influenced by scientific discoveries and imagery, past and present. The juror is Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: August 28, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of bathing girls catch mermaid on a California beach, 1933. In public domain.