Art at the Polk – Call for artists

  1. Get inspired: Visit the President James K. Polk Home & Museum in downtown Columbia for a special artist’s tour with behind-the-scenes access to the house and collections. (Tour lasts about one hour). December 1 (9-5p) & December 2-21, by appointment.
  2. Create: Create a work of visual art inspired by the Polk Home, its collections, or the complex life and legacy of James and Sarah Polk. Creativity in all media is welcome, and we will try to accomodate works of all sizes.
  3. Submit: Bring your piece to the Polk Home before January 28, 2019 with a brief (>300 words) artist’s statement, including how your art was inspired by your visit to the Polk Home.

Deadline for Submissions: January 28, 2019. All submissions will be exhibited in the Polk Home’s beautiful gallery space, Presidential Hall. $$$ PRIZES for Best Expression of the Theme, Best Overall, and by Age Category. Opening Reception: February 1, 2019.

President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 W 7th Street, Columbia, TN,

Upcoming CRS COMPETITIONS for the prize of $1,500.00 plus production expenses of CRS involving the artist/ensemble/composer of a chamber work for piano/ensemble. This will involve works with piano/compositions including piano. The composition may consist of any period composer. It will be for the performance of a new compact disc and future performance opportunities of compositions including music for the piano selected by the CRS committee.

This recording will be in honor of the life of Lydia Walton Ignacio, pianist and Vice President of the CRS, who passed away on April 24, 2018. There will be no application fee required for the first 50 applicants who submit their musical compositions before the March 22 deadline. We highly recommend that early entries be submitted! All who read this announcement are encouraged to bring this opportunity to the attention of your music colleagues and students.  The application may be found on page 11 of the SOCIETY NEWS publication and on our web page at

The Danville Art Festival takes place June 8 & 9 on the idyllic grounds of Centre College during the Great American Brass Band Festival (started in 1990), an event which attracts over 23,000 visitors annually. The Danville Art Festival’s focus is on presenting the work of fine artists in an exclusive opportunity (a maximum of only thirty artists will be hosted for 2019). A variety of media is welcome, but artists will only be able to present two types of media per booth.

The Danville Art Festival will be juried by a panel of jurors to ensure the work is high quality and that the event is well-rounded and not too weighted toward one medium or style of work. The 2019 Danville Art Festival will not have a jurying fee for artists to apply, however entry fees will most likely be implemented in future iterations of the Festival. Hospitality for the Danville Art Festival is top notch and includes an air-conditioned break room, booth-sitters to cover restroom breaks, and refreshments delivered by volunteers.

The Danville Art Festival is presented by Community Arts Center, Inc. of Danville, Kentucky.

Deadline for Entries:  Jan 10, 2019
Notification of Jury Results:  Jan 18, 2019
Show Dates:  Jun 8-9 2019
Categories: Clay, Drawing/Pastel, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media-2D, Mixed Media-3D, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Leather, Woodworking

Entry Instructions:
To enter the Danville Art Festival, artists must submit at least three images of their artwork (in the style and medium they intend to present in the booth) as well as a picture of a fully stocked and show-ready booth. Click here for online entry. One application per medium category. Artists may apply in two categories if the work greatly differs in medium and technique. If an artist is accepted in more than one category, they must display both categories of work within a single booth.

Download the full prospectus here.

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) releases the 2019 PAN Year in Review application to accept submissions for public art projects that were completed and open to the public from January 1st to December 31st, 2018. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. Three public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art.

Past projects have ranged from temporary projects, site specific permanent pieces, artists in residencies, social practice work and more. To access past projects, visit the PAN Year in Review Online Database that holds the over 800 past projects that have been selected by previous jurors.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 27th. More information on the PAN Year in Review and the link to the application can be found here:

Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition 2019 Call for Proposals

Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history and culture of Charleston, WV and the surrounding area by inviting local and national artists to create immersive and interactive installation art in underutilized historical spaces.

Now In its 2nd year, Brickscape is a six-week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. Eight to twelve artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different historical location chosen each year. Each artist is designated an area in the space in which to create their installation, with 24-hour access.  At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation pieces will be on display for a month-long exhibition. Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available, and a $700 stipend will be awarded to help with travel and materials. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply visit

16th Annual Francisco’s Farm Art Fair, Midway University, KY
WMay 18-19, 201

Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival is a unique two-day outdoor juried fine arts festival held in Historic Midway, Kentucky in the Bluegrass region known for its beautiful horse farms, hospitality, and rolling hills. Set on the scenic Midway University campus, this one of kind event boasts the opportunity for visitors to interact directly with the artists.Francisco’s Farm is highlighting many more opportunities this year for artists to have better social media coverage, experience southern hospitality, and have an opportunity to engage with a diverse clientele. There will be a potential 90-120 exhibit slots determined by a jury of non-applicant professional artists and other arts professionals. Artistic excellence is the sole criterion for selection of exhibitors in a blind jury process.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Notification: March 1, 2019
Booth Fee Due: April 1, 2019

For more information please visit our Website
Email questions to Elisha Ann Holt, Show Coordinator at or call 859-202-0709

Alaskan artist-in-residence program

Sponsored by US Forest Service, National Park Service & US Fish & Wildlife Service Residencies open to:  Art professionals in all media – visual (two and three dimensional: photographers, sculptors, painters, etc.), audio (musicians, singers, composers), film (video/filmmakers), performance artists, and writers (poets, fiction, essays, storytellers). Residency period: Typically June through August; dates & length of residencies var.
Coordinator contact:  Barbara Lydon at

Attention Sculptors: The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, Tenn., is seeking pieces of leasable outdoor sculpture to be installed for two years in and around Founders Park and downtown Johnson City. Compensation to the selected artists will be provided by private donations. Each artist whose work is chosen will receive a $2,000 stipend (per piece) as well as inclusion in a printed brochure, exposure on the city’s website, and other related media. The guest juror for this two-year exhibition is Sarah Stanley, curator at the William King Museum in Abingdon, Va. The exhibition is open to all artists, preferably professional sculptors, who are at least 18 years of age and reside in the United States. The extended deadline for submissions for consideration is February 15, 2019. More information and the RFQ can be found at

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