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Call for Artists: The Big Picture Collective Art Project
We would love your drawings to be part of our Collective Art Project : The Big Picture
You can read more about the project here: http://thebigpictureartproject.com/
There is a short video at the top of the home page that explain it in a few minutes. Basically, participants from all over the world are uploading their drawings and sketches and we are making a large mosaic-panoramic picture from all the drawings. This picture is fully searchable and zoomable, like a Google map.
Deadline: The project will stop once the picture has been filled with drawings, that should take at least one year.


All Blues Musicians are invited to submit their recordings for consideration.
Music released between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017 is eligible for consideration for a 2018 Blues Music Award. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR RECORDING(S) FOR THE 2018 BMAs


Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition – Call to Artists
The City of Ocala in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is accepting submissions from artists working in North America to participate in the Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a 20-month exhibition at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL. Best of Show, Second Place, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice awards will be selected. Total Awards: $24,000. Artists must be 18 or older to enter. For entry Guidelines and more information, visit www.ocalafl.org/outdoorsculpture. ENTRY DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017. Entries may be submitted via email to Sculpture@ocalafl.org or mailed to: Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition, 828 NE 8th Ave. Ocala, FL. 34470.


The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has announced a call for artists to decorate the ornamental bollards around the Frist Center’s Broadway and Demonbreun Street entryways. Artists and artist teams living in Middle Tennessee are invited to propose a single-bollard design inspired by our upcoming exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. (November 10, 2017–June 24, 2018) and the theme of “Dreams and Aspirations.” Proposals are due by September 15, 2017. Each artist or artist team chosen for the project will be assigned to one of the ten bollards around the building, which they will decorate on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Read the guidelines online.


The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, is calling on artists of all kinds to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project. Show us what health equity looks, feels, and sounds like to you—whether it’s access to healthy food or safe neighborhoods, good education or a living wage, clean drinking water or affordable housing, connection to cultural heritage or lack of discrimination, or any other opportunity that helps you live your healthiest life. Your art could be featured in a permanent digital gallery and/or an in-person show hosted by the NAM in November 2017. Submission deadline: September 4, 2017. More information & submission form: NAM.edu/VisualizeHealthEquity


Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2018 and 2019! Interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition. APPLICATION FEE: $35 USD. APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30 2017. https://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/callforart


National Call for Artists to enter the First Annual Juried Exhibition 2017 at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. Best of Show Award of $10,000.00 Juror: Alyssa Monks. Exhibition deadline of Midnight, September 1, 2017. This is an open-themed exhibit, accepting works in all media with the exception of digital and video art. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter, residing in the US. Artists may submit up to 3 works for a $50.00 entry fee. Works will be on exhibit from October 6, 2017-December 29, 2017. Visit http://www.wmoca.org to enter.


The VSA TN Young Soloist Music Competition is now open. This competition is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14-24 with any form of disability. It is also open to ensembles/groups up to 4 individuals as long as they are all in the age limit and at least one member has a disability. To enter, individuals submit the attached form and a digital recording by Dec. 8. We have a panel of professional musicians who do the judging.  There is a performance on Friday, Feb. 2 at Middle Tennessee State University for the top contestants and that is where the winner is announced. The winner and second place winner receive cash prizes, a recording session in a music row recording studio, and entry into the international Young Soloist Competition with a cash prize of $2000. Last year, VSA TN produced the International winner who was our 2016 winner. Download the application.

Here is a link to our 2017 competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0NczisrhkM
Here is a link the 2017 International performance in which our 2016 winner is recognized and performs: https://www.facebook.com/KennedyCenter/videos/10155077229310865/ 


The New Orleans Photo Alliance is accepting submissions for the 8th annual Clarence John Laughlin Award through September  20, 2017. The award grants one $5,000 prize to a fine art photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision. The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) instituted the Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. Finalists will be announced on October 25 and the winner will be announced on December 1, 2017.

The award is open to emerging and established photographers who reside in the U.S. The online application process requires a portfolio of 10-20 photographs, a written statement, a bio or CV, and a $25 application fee. To learn more about the award and to apply, please visit the Grant Awards page on our website: www.neworleansphotoalliance.org.


Mooresville Arts Gallery would like to share with you its Call for Artists! Arts at the Mill, a three day, nationwide fine arts festival will be held at the historic Mill in downtown Mooresville, NC. November 10th-12th We are currently accepting applications. www.artsatthemill.com

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end November 30.

Our purpose is to promote “alternative work” from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.

Submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/submissions
Submissions can be sent to editors@matadorreview.com
Questions and concerns can be sent to contact@matadorreview.com


stARTup Art Fair LA: Call for Independent Artists. stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles is a juried contemporary hotel art fair for independent artists. The fair returns for the third year to Los Angeles, January 26-28, 2018. Taking place the same weekend as Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Santa Monica, stARTup Art Fair is the only other LA satellite event that week where the public can view and acquire work from 50+ independent artists. At stARTup, artists will have access to the myriad of international collectors, curators, dealers, consultants, art writers, and designers who come to Los Angeles for a weekend of art. stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2017. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work. There are application and exhibition fees. For more information visit: www.startupartfair.com or email: info@startupartfair.com


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): BONNAROO WORKS FUND & ARTS AT THE AIRPORT – NASHVILLE AIRPORT DISPLAY. Deadline is October 30, 2017. The Bonnaroo Works Fund, in partnership with Arts at the Airport, is seeking proposals for four temporary artistic Bonnaroo-themed displays at the Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tenn. The displays, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 12, 2018 – January 20, 2019, encompass four skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal. Complete guidelines for this Request for Proposals (RFP): https://www.flynashville.com/arts-and-music/Pages/Art-Opportunities-Flying-Solo.aspx. Diagram of the skylight dimensions: https://www.flynashville.com/arts-and-music/Documents/Exhibit%20A%202018.pdf


LIT Art Gallery: Call for Artists,  Solo Exhibition “Enlightenment” 
LIT is a modern and contemporary art gallery that shines light on creativity that might otherwise be left in the dark. We aspire to be an exhibition/event space where any genre of diverse and engaging art forms can co-exist. An active location that hosts exciting and innovative experiences for the viewer, and an unrestricted open space for artists. We have rolling calls for artists of all media and types of art including performance, music, sculpture, poetry and more to apply with proposals for group or solo exhibitions. As well we have an open call for artists currently on our exhibition called Enlightenment,  a solo show in our main gallery and a group show in our gallery 2 space, this call is open from now until Midnight November 1st. Please visit our website to apply. All artists welcome! 

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