Call for Entries: Best of Tennessee Craft 2018 Exhibition.  Submission deadline is June 1, 2018. Eligible crafts include basketry, clay, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, printmaking, sculpture, wood and other. Online entries may be submitted here.

Artists may submit up to three (3) craft pieces for exhibit consideration. Each piece must be represented by one image; no detail views or images depicting the same piece from multiple angles. The competition is open to all craft artists 18 years or older, who are current residents of Tennessee, including students. Work must be original, not previously exhibited at a Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition, and within generally accepted craft media. No person shall be excluded from entry on the grounds of race, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

A single non-refundable fee of $40 ($35 for current Tennessee Craft members) for up to three (3) works, payable by check, credit or debit card, must be included at the time of application at café:

Arts at the Mill is excited to announce it’s Call for Artists! The festival prospectus and artist application are now available on our website- Apply Today!
Arts at the Mill is a juried Fine Arts Festival held at the historic Mill in downtown Mooresville, NC. This 3 day event is held indoors Friday, June 15th – Sunday, June 17th.

Artsclamation! is an annual fine art sale benefiting the behavioral health services of Peninsula, a member of Covenant Health and East Tennessee’s leader for effective, innovative and caring psychiatric services. This year’s sale will be Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lighthouse Knoxville. The Artsclamation! application process is open to all artists selling original works in a variety of media including acrylic, ceramic/clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil, original prints, pastel, pen/pencil, photography, stone, watercolor, and wood. Participating artists are chose by jury review.  30% of the sale price of each piece goes to support the work of Peninsula. Interested artists should submit a completed online application, uploaded images, and non-refundable $25 application fee by May 14, 2018.  Notifications will be sent by June 29. More details regarding the event, artist participation, and the application process may be found at  If you have questions, please contact Laura Wallace at or 865-531-5216.

Open call to all artists to enter the Agri-Culture exhibit held by Broadway Studios and Gallery. In this competition the theme “Agri-Culture” has to do with anything related with the producing of food and/or the culture surrounding such activities. Be creative. Sculpt it. Paint it. Print it….  Submit it! All media welcome. Cash prizes. Drop off dates for are April 26,27, and 28th from 10a-6p at Broadway Studios and Galleries, 1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville,  TN 37917. Each entry is $5. Maximum 3 entries.

Art of the South 2018 Exhibition Call for Artwork Due May 20. Art of the South – sponsored annually by Number Magazine – is an event that supports Southern artists by showcasing their work in a juried exhibition hosted in a rotating roster of prominent commercial and academic gallery spaces. We are especially pleased to announce that this year’s exhibition is juried by Brian Jobe, an artist, educator, independent curator and non-profit co-director based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2015, Brian and Carolyn Jobe founded Locate Arts, an organization that connects and promotes contemporary visual art in Tennessee. Presently, Brian is the Co-Executive Director of Locate Arts + Seed Space. He also teaches art courses at Lipscomb University. We are also pleased to announce that Art of the South 2018 will be hosted by Crosstown Arts, the organization that created the new mixed-use, vertical urban village space at Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tennessee. Number is currently seeking work from artists in any media residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. or West Virginia. The deadline to apply is May 20, 2018. To apply and get more information about the exhibition, please visit

Open Call for 20/20 Exhibition Opening in September 2018. Locust Projects 20/20 – 20 Artists Over 20 Hours. As part of our 20th anniversary season, Locust Projects is organizing a new show celebrating our roots in experimentation. Over a consecutive twenty-hour time span, twenty artists will each be provided a one-hour temporary exhibition. The event will take place in the Project Room at Locust Projects and be viewable from the garage door opening. The space will be divided into two 6’ x 6’ chambers allowing one artist to set up in a concealed environment while another is presenting their work. Each project will be unveiled on the hour and will be recorded on video. After the artist’s hour-long window is over, the projects will be reinstalled in our Main Gallery. Due May 31st 2018 midnight EST. Submit through Submittable
Selections will be made by June 30th, 2018.

New RFP for a paid public art commission in Washington, DC. It might be especially valuable for emerging artists. The RFP has been issued by Make Room, a DC-based nonprofit working to address America’s rental housing crisis — and the 11 million families who spend over 50% of their income on rent. This September, Make Room will commission 11 US artists to participate in a public art exhibition called “The Doors of Make Room.”  The 11 selected artists will be commissioned to paint a distinctive fiberglass door that will be exhibited on the streets of the nation’s capital from Sept. 14 to Sept. 25, 2018. The painting on the door should comment on, or raise awareness of, the affordable housing crisis. Each artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000, plus up to $450 for supplies, three days of free studio space, travel, accommodations and meals. An application form can be found here. “The Doors of Make Room” will culminate with a reception at Fathom Art Gallery in DC on Sept. 26. This event will include local leaders, housing organizations, sponsors and press to further raise awareness of this important social cause. My website, The Clyde Fitch Report, which publishes opinion and reporting at the crossroads of arts and politics, is a media partner of Make Room. All US artists are eligible to apply.  Email Kashe Mowatt (, with any questions.

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