Calls For Artists

VAST Art Magazine — Open Call for Artists – Print Issue n°03

VAST Art Magazine is accepting open call submissions for ISSUE N°03. Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full-color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives.
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VAST Art Magazine is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide. See your work in print and published alongside new, emerging, and established practices worldwide.

Call for Entries: Best of Tennessee Craft 2021 Exhibition Showcasing the Finest Contemporary and Traditional Craft

Tennessee Craft seeks entries for the 2021 Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition, a biennial event designed to highlight craft artists producing the most diverse, highest quality craft pieces available in Tennessee.

The exhibition will be on view at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville October 29, 2021 through Sunday, February 20, 2022. Visitors can expect to see such craft as traditional Appalachian-inspired furniture, textiles incorporating modern materials and time-honored techniques, and extraordinary turned pieces using found wood. The guest juror will select works for the exhibition from submitted entries and the award winners. Best of Show Award is a $1,500 cash award. Additionally, we will be exploring the diverse and rich history of craft in Tennessee through public programs at the Museum.


Submission deadline is June 1, 2021. Eligible crafts include: basketry, clay, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and other. Online entries may be submitted at

Artists may submit up to three (3) craft pieces for exhibit consideration. Each piece should 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.


Jurying will be conducted solely from images submitted through


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. Visit to read the eligibility requirements and to apply.

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) has launched a new artist opportunity with “Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism,” a nationwide juried exhibition and artist marketplace. This juried exhibition intends to highlight artists that are working at the crucial intersection of craft and activism, uplifting their political ideals and their communities through their medium of choice. This open call open to US artists and craftspeople aged 18 and older will culminate in a juried exhibition to be displayed virtually on starting July 30, 2021. BIPOC artists are encouraged to apply. The winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000, the runner-up will receive $500, and the third place will receive $250. Entry is $5.00, paid directly to SlideRoom for use of their software. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2021. Apply now at

Chalk (Your) Walk is back! For the second year in a row, Dogwood Arts is taking Chalk Walk (typically held in Market Square) on the road with Chalk (Your) Walk. The event will take place April 3rd-12th on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and public spaces all across Knoxville––making it safer and easier than ever for the entire community to participate.

The event is open to individual artists of all ages and families throughout Knoxville and the surrounding counties. Cash prizes and free art supplies will be awarded in 17 categories and the first 500 artists/families who register online will receive a free 48-count box of chalk pastels to create their artwork.

Artober Nashville Now Accepting Submissions from Area Artists for 2021 10th-Anniversary Logo. All artists must submit a piece of visual art that exhibits the spirit of Artober Nashville — full of vibrant colors, patterns or abstract design — along with a theme idea. Full submission criteria is available at

For questions, please contact Erin Holcomb at

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (Saratoga Springs, NY) is pleased to announce the return of its “Photo Finish” juried photography exhibition and requests submissions for our third annual exhibition. Amateur and professional photographers are welcome to submit up to two photographs for consideration. The only requirement is that the submitted photographs must relate to the sport of Thoroughbred racing in America. (This does not mean it has to be a racing action scene; it is up to the photographer to interpret the theme and be as creative as possible!) A panel of judges will select the photographs for exhibition, which will debut in November 2021.

How to apply:

Photographs for consideration must be sent with a completed entry form to by May 10th. The official entry form with additional details can be found here:

Contact Information:

Victoria Reisman,, (518) 584-0400 x113

Artsclamation is now accepting artist applications for the 2021 Artsclamation! The online artist registration is located at ZAPPlication,application deadline is July 2, 2021. Please click the button below to access this year’s form.

About Artsclamation:

Event Dates: Friday, December 3 – Saturday, December 4, 2021
Event Location:
 Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral Hall  – Google Maps
Questions regarding how to apply using Zap – Click here for a tutorial. 

Artsclamation! is an indoor juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. This year the event returns to where it all began and will be located at Sacred Heart Cathedral in the new Cathedral Hall​. Artsclamation! celebrates 20 years of bringing amazing artists, beautiful artwork, and generous buyers together to support an important cause.

The City of Surprise, in conjunction with the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission (SACAC) is seeking qualified artists to propose artwork that will be placed at the new Fire Station 308 facility being constructed at the southeast corner of Litchfield Road and Cactus Road (see included architectural renderings). This feature will serve as an artistic enhancement to the public‐facing spaces within the site. This 14,000 square foot multi‐bay facility will house an Engine Company, Hazardous Materials Response Team and future ambulance. The artwork is intended to pay tribute to the critical operations that occur within this facility and the men and women that provide these services. This Call is open to all professional artist and artist teams whose body of work and skills or combined skill set are proven for a project of this magnitude and type. Information regarding the requirements of this RFP may be obtained at the City Manager’s Office located at 16000 North Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374. The entire information package can be downloaded from the City of Surprise website: Please reference 321050 in all your communications to the City.

ArtFields is now calling artists in all mediums to submit for ArtFields 2021! ArtFields turns a small town in South Carolina into a living art gallery by displaying hundreds of artworks in downtown businesses each spring. This exhibition and competition awards $100,000 in prize money and cultivates networking opportunities. Our showcase and celebration of Southeastern artists includes those from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Open Call for Writers and Artists

Sunspot Literary Journal offers an Editor’s Prize of $50 for the annual edition, and pays for artwork selected for a cover. Now open for flash, stories, essays and memoir. Literary and genre welcome. Length up to 49,000 words. Poetry can be up to 1,250 lines. Translations welcome.

Open: March 1, 2021
Closing: May 31, 2021
Submit here: