calls for artists

This list includes local and national juried, and non-juried, competitions for artists of all media. Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links. To submit a notice go to

Call for “The Condor and the Eagle: Moving Forward after Standing Rock”

Deadline February 10, 2018

Chosen artists will receive jury awarded $500 to $1500 to participate. Applications will also be accepted for a visiting artist award of $1,500, from June 1 to June 6, 2018. For the visiting artist we are interested in an installation or performance piece that is community involved and developed through that five-day period, to be […]

Call for Entries: The World of Frida

Deadline April 21, 2018

The World of Frida, on view July 8 – September 9, celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo—an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, pain, and courage. The exhibition will include art with Frida Kahlo as the subject as well as artworks inspired by her life […]

“The Problem Play Project”- Bag&Baggage Original Play Commission

Deadline February 02, 2018

Bag&Baggage Productions, a professional theatre based in Hillsboro, Oregon, is pleased to announce an innovative new play commissioning and producing program: The Problem Play Project. Fully funded by a generous grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust, The Problem Play Project provides a $10,000 commission to an Oregon-based playwright of color to adapt one of William […]

Travel Portland Community Art Wall Exhibit

Deadline February 09, 2018

We are holding our first annual call for art for 2-month rotating exhibits on our “Community Art Wall” We recently moved our main office to the First & Main building in downtown Portland and we have a large, modern space which we share with staff members, community partners, the hospitality industry, international tourist partners and […]

SCOPE Basel 2018

Deadline March 10, 2018

SCOPE BASEL 2018 APPLICATIONS OPEN! THE EXHIBITION WILL TAKE PLACE FROM THE 13-17 JUNE 2018. SCOPE Basel will welcome 70 International Exhibitors from 52 cities and 27 countries. IMPORTANT DATES Application deadline March 10th 2018. If you are interested, please visit

Call for “Anthropocene-Climate Change” (NY)

Deadline February 10, 2018

Title of Show: Anthropocene Description: Climate change and its effect on the world’s ecosystems is one of today’s greatest collective challenges. This exhibition will explore the impact of a changing climate and the acknowledgement that humans are the major cause of the earth’s current transformations. We are seeking artists’ creative responses to climate change and […]

Call for “Summer Reads” (Utah)

Deadline April 07, 2018

Seeking travel themed artists’ books for fine art for July featured exhibit. Submissions may be purely recreational or political in subject. Work will be exhibited during the month of July 2018. Please submit up to 3 pieces for consideration with images, descriptions, retail prices, and artist statement. Deadline for submissions is April 7, 2018. Artist […]

Call for “Let’s Get Real” (Utah)

Deadline June 01, 2018

Seeking cell phone photos in any subject for September featured exhibit. Only images with very minimal photo editing will be considered. Cropped images will be accepted, but must be in 4:3 ratio (generally the cell phone standard). Submit up to 6 images. Gallery will suggest specific frames which will be inexpensive, simple and easily acquired. […]

Call for “Counter Culture”(Utah)

Deadline May 05, 2018

Seeking whimsical (or not) functional and recreational ceramics for August featured exhibit. Unique and production pieces will be considered. Work will be exhibited during the month of August 2018. Please submit images, descriptions, retail prices, and artist statement. Deadline for submissions is May 5, 2018. Artist will be notified of acceptance by May 19, 2018. […]

Poster Submissions: Human rights, fracking and climate change

Deadline May 01, 2018

We are inviting submissions of art posters on the subject HUMAN RIGHTS as they relate to fracking and climate change. The Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative and Spring Creek Project are co-organizing the international Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. This will take place in May 2018 online and at Oregon […]

Call for “The Art of Labor”

Deadline April 06, 2018

SDA is now accepting submissions for the 2018 members-only international exhibition, The Art of Labor. Using the word “Labor” as a point of departure, jurors Carole Frances Lung (Frau Fiber) ( and Amy DiPlacido ( will seek fiber, fiber-based, or textile-inspired work by artists exploring the many possible definitions of the term and its relationship […]

Sound Transit Art Program: 2018 Artist Pool Expansion RFQ (Seattle)

Deadline February 09, 2018

Sound Transit (ST) is expanding its pre-qualified artist pool for eligibility to be further considered in developing artwork for ST facilities in the greater Seattle and Central Puget Sound area. Seeking artists to produce permanent and temporary art in a wide range of styles, scales and perspectives for Sound Transit public spaces. • Artists selected […]

FIERCE & FRAIL: Of Beings, Beasts, and Seed

Deadline February 10, 2018

Verum Ultimum Gallery is thrilled to invite artists to explore the theme, “FIERCE and FRAIL: Of Beings, Beasts, and Seed,” and enter work that is any interpretation of the call. They don’t seek to drive the work, they only hope to unveil a unique vision. All mediums and modes of expression are encouraged (including, but […]

First Street Gallery – 2018 National Juried Exhibition

Deadline April 10, 2018

Entry fee: $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, max. 6. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography and sculpture. Online application only. See prospectus for details. Deadline APRIL 3 Exhibition: JUNE 21 – JULY 14, 2018 Open to U.S. resident artists 18 yrs. or older Juror: Artist Ronnie Landfield Contact:; (646) […]

Jackson’s Open Painting Prize

Deadline March 16, 2018

The Jackson’s Open Painting Prize exists to recognise and appreciate original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting, print-making or drawing media. Now in its 3rd year, this prestigious annual competition offers £10,000 in prizes, an online showcase and a physical exhibition for selected finalists at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, London, for both emerging […]

STARTS Prize 2018 Open Call

Deadline March 02, 2018

Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are issuing a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with […]

Seeking leaders for Conversation Project

Deadline February 09, 2018

Oregon Humanities is looking for people who want to get Oregonians talking, listening, and connecting to one another. The Conversation Project brings people together to talk–across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds–about important and challenging issues and ideas. Conversation Project leaders are paid facilitators, trained by Oregon Humanities, who lead four to eight conversations per year in communities across […]

Call for Art: “Namaste”

Deadline February 14, 2018

In these confusing times what our souls and society need are meditation, quiet reflection and a good dose of namaste. In this call for artists we would like to see your interpretation of peace. Namaste. Namaste is open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered, […]

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