ArtPrize 2013 Venue Sites

ArtPrize 2013 finalizes venue site approvals with fewer spots than last year (via The Grand Rapids Press)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – ArtPrize 2013 will have as many as 186 venues in the fifth annual exhibition coming this fall to Grand Rapids. Venue registration ended April 12 with 154 venues ready and willing to part of $560,000 competition created by social media entrepreneur Rick DeVos. Related: ArtPrize…

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Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Open to: Candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking
Grant: First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each

Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The terms of the Foundation’s Charter preclude consideration of non-objective art.


To be eligible for a grant, candidates must:

  • have already started or completed training in an established school of art; and/or
  • demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career.


First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each. The foundation reserves the right to award grants in other amounts.


You can apply by filling the application form, along with reproductions of six recent works (one image per work) – on CD only – preferably completed within the past two years, but definitely no longer than three years ago. Sculptors may send two images of six different works for a maximum of twelve images.

Important Information

  • The Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craft-makers or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories.
  • Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries – not through other organizations.
  • The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year.

Contact Information

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

1814 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite no. 1
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E4
Quebec H3H 1E4

Full details on The Official Website
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FUTURGARDE: International Call for Artists!


FUTURGARDE AWARD is a newly created prize for support and promotion of most interesting and promising living artists from all around the world. 
Deadline: May 30th 2013
Application fee: US $20

FUTURGARDE AWARD is looking for innovative and exceptional works of art showing unique creative practices, ideas and personalities.

FUTURGARDE is looking for art which can influence and change viewer’s way of thinking and perception.

There are no restrictions of media, style, age or location. All styles are eligible.

* An international group of 20 creative professionals (art critics, curators, collectors and established artists) will evaluate the proposals considering their conceptual and visual quality and artistic maturity


- US$ 60,000 for grant awards to split proportionally between 3 winners. That means US$ 30,000 for first place, 20,000 for second and 10,000 for third.
- Acquisition of selected works by winning artists and possibly two other not awarded artists, who submitted their applications
- Solo exhibitions for each winner in New York, London and Berlin in one of our collaborating art spaces in 2014

EXTENDED DEADLINES! Registration – May 30th 2013, Work Submission – June 15th 2013

APPLICATION: please visit:

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Deadline Monday April 29th for PUNK-SALON Artist Submissions


PUNK-SALON is an international open call exhibition of contemporary emerging art across all disciplines to be held at Schwartz Gallery in London.

Artist-curators Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos actively seeking to disrupt the idea of the ‘salon-hang’ for this group exhibition with collaborative

exploration into curatorial environments creating non-traditional hanging, display and projection structures and surfaces that visually divide the gallery space

into fields of seeing and non-seeing.

Deadline for applications: Monday 29th April, 5 p.m

Selected artists announced on Schwartz Gallery website: Monday 6th May

Fees: Application and processing fee: £15 (via PayPal) per application of up to three artworks per artist.

  • Selected artists will have a live link to their site during the exhibition.
  • The exhibition will be accompanied by a small publication.
  • International open call — read the full submissions guidelines on the Schwartz Gallery site.


PUNK-SALON artist submission form

Please e-mail your completed application form together your PayPal Payment Reference Number. and all required support materials to with your name and PUNK-SALON in the subject title.



CALL FOR ARTISTS: Photo and Print Open Salon 2013




The  ‘Back Shop Edition’ space at the Charlie Dutton Gallery, a new space in the back of the gallery exhibiting an exclusive range of photography and printmaking not available anywhere else. Art works in the Back Shop Edition are predominately made in a traditional or unusual alternative process, on view and for sale at the gallery or online.

To coincide with Back Shop Editions, the gallery will once again host the Photo&Print Salon show–a great success in the past with collectors, critics, curators, artists, and of course the viewing public.
DEADLINE for submissions 11.59pm MONDAY 6th MAY 2013

The exhibition will be held 29th May – 29th June.

An artist from the salon show will be awarded a solo show or can take the opportunity to curate a show if they wish. Some entrants will be also asked to show in the new Back Shop Edition space and online, and at shows and fairs outside the gallery.
For this call, the Charlie Dutton Gallery curators are looking for any wall-based Photo-media and Printmaking work– from Collage or C.Types to Etching or Poster works.

Entry fee: £10 for one image or £15 for 2 to 6 art works
For more information please go to


Call for Submissions: 100 Artist Books Exhibition

KALEID 2013 London // Saturday 20th July 2013


KALEID 2013 London will exhibit one hundred artists’ books, focusing on the form of the book as an interdisciplinary activity; combining visual arts with new technology, contemporary ideas and traditional book arts. They encourage artists practising in different disciplines to apply, including installation, drawing, printmaking, art writing, photography, painting, sculpture, book arts, video, digital media and performance. Deadline: May 1, 2013 — For artist submission information, click here.

KALEID editions invites submissions from European based artists who do books, for an exhibition and book fair, to be held in London on Saturday 20th July 2013.

KALEID 2013 London is the second annual curated event, showcasing the best of artists’ books to an international audience of collectors. Awards and acquisitions will be held on Friday 19th July, supported by The Art Academy, Frans Masereel Centrum, the British National Art Library and English Arts Council’s Saison Poetry Library.

KALEID editions supports ‘artists who do books’ and will further represent twenty-five artists at the London Art Book Fair, hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in September 2013.


Artists are invited to submit by email. Galleries and publishers may also submit on behalf of an artist, however exhibition catalogues will not be considered.

DEADLINE – 1st May 2013


- Complete a PayPal payment of 10€ for each artist’s book submission and place the receipt number in the subject line of the email
- Attach a maximum of four digital images in JPEG format (maximum file size 1MB)
- Attach a completed Submission Form

Sofie Dederen, Director, Frans Masereel Centrum for Print, Belgium
Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian for Artists’ Books, Word and & Image Department, National Art Library, V&A Museum, UK
David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library, USA.


KALEID 2013 London takes place at The Art Academy in London Bridge, close to White CubeJerwood Space and Tate Modern. Bookstands run by artists are located on the ground floor (100sq m). Singular works, installations, digital media and performances feature in a curated exhibition on the first floor (100sq m). A participatory book arts demonstration will be facilitated in the print studio and the top floor hosts the panel discussion, to seat fifty people during the private event.


If you have followed the Richard Prince copyright controversy, you may have an interest in this open call–

According to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,  five Richard Prince works of Appropriation Art are not transformative enough. For this Call for Artists, you are asked to help Richard Prince and make them more transformative! View the five works here: or, click on “submit” and upload your image (or just upload the image on your Tumblr with the tag “after prince” or “after cariou”), or submit your Applications here:


Art Licks Call for Applications

Call for Applications

The Art Licks Weekend [4-6 October] will be a three-day festival, during which young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public. These spaces will programme and commission special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists, specifically for the Art Licks Weekend.

Art Licks will coordinate and promote the festival, enabling a more diverse range of audiences and greater recognition for the work of these initiatives and individuals.

The Art Licks Weekend will be led by artistic talent and innovative ideas; celebrating the creative energy of the young London art scene.

If you are running such a gallery or project, and would like to be involved in the Art Licks Weekend, then they would love hear from you.

Download the guidelines and application form.

Deadline for applications: 31 May, 5pm.

Please email your application to: proposals[at]artlicks[dot]com

Accepted applicants can also choose to be selected for Artquest’s Workweek Prize.

CorelDraw Competition for Artists / Fine Art

Call for Entries: CorelDraw International Design Contest, closes June 30 2013

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 in Calls to ArtistsdesignillustrationOPPORTUNITIES

CorelDraw Design Contest 2013

CorelDRAW Design Competition

With a total of $100,000 US in prizes and a Grand Prize valued at $28,450 US, the 2013 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest is one of the industry’s biggest competitions! This year’s categories include: Advertising, Fashion, Vehicle Wraps, Illustration and Fine Art, plus a category just for Students and an all-new category for Speed Drawing. It’s the chance for designers and artists of all backgrounds and skill levels to gain global exposure for their work and win valuable prizes.

  • A total of $100,000 US in prizes up for grabs
  • Earn worldwide recognition for your work
  • Get inspired by CorelDRAW users from around the globe
  • Discover the all-new features of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6

For full contest details, please read the Official Rules (.PDF)

Please note: Your artwork must be saved in CorelDRAW X6 or Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6.

Gratis Submit List of Art Blogs, Art Magazines For Artists


Artist Marketing Resources began building this list early in the new year, continually researching and adding new links, so that the list is now 21 pages.

Yes, this is your gratis list of Art Blogs, Art Magazines, and other art media including art TV, art radio, art publishers for you to use. How? Submit your art for more exposure.

Art Galleries like to represent artists that receive magazine and other feature coverage.

Here is your access link to this free list–

Feel free to share the link to the Art Magazine list with other artists.


You’ll need a copy of Adobe’s Acrobat reader to view the ebook. You can download that free 

Also: To read this or any PDF your Adobe Flash Player must be up to date–free upgrade here:

NOTE: Older versions of Google Chrome will *not* open this or any PDF. If using Chrome you will need to make sure that it is the latest version of Chrome with an option at the bottom that allows you to read PDFs.

Best wishes

Marie Kazalia


Artist Marketing Resources blog

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The 17th Annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. The group exhibition will take place September 3rd – 28th, 2013 with an open call for artists’ submissions from January 20th – June 15th. Deadline June 15th 2013The exhibition’s name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. No Dead Artists turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the 90′s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States.The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. Now in its 17th year, No Dead Artists has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South.Each year, hundreds of artists submit thousands of works with the hope of being in the select few to exhibit at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery each September. This year, one jury-winning artist will also be awarded a solo exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in 2013 as the grand prize.

No Dead Artists is open to living artists working in the United States. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art.

The No Dead Artists exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. The exhibition is reviewed annually by D. Eric Bookhardt (Artpapers and Gambit Weekly).

For the 17th edition, three renowned arts professionals have been tapped for the No Dead Artists jury:

Lawrence Benenson – Board Member of the Museum of Modern Art, American Folk Art Museum, Museum for African Art, Cooper Union, ART/OMI International Arts Center and the Center for Arts in Education

Megan Koza Young – Director of the Dishman Art Museum

Jordana Zeldin – Director and Curator at ArtBridge

Love Yourself Project, Figment Project, and Fabrica

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“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

— John Lennon

The  grassroots Figment Project and the Love Yourself Project show us that you really only need ideas and the desire to share to promote your art and your message.

Figment Project NYC  Click on Calls for Participation in top menu bar for projects in seven cities internationally

Love Yourself Project


Fabrica invites applications from talented young designers and artists. Successful applicants will be awarded a bursary to spend one year in Fabrica working on a range of creative projects.

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Video: Director of the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art talks about Benefits to Artists Who Submit to Open Calls

Video: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Director talks on how he finds jurors for juried competitions, what they look for in digital art submissions, the selection process, how to draw attention to yourself as an artist, the benefits of submitting to open calls, and much more. It’s well worth your time to watch this 23 minute video to the end–

Call to Artists for Museum Exhibition


Alyssa Fridgen, Curator at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana, USA, asked me to share this with my blog readers–

Call for Artists!

26th Annual September Competition

Submission deadline: May 31, 2013

Artworks selected in a national juried competition by artist-juror Stewart Nachmias will be featured in a full-color catalogue and exhibition at Alexandria Museum of Art, along the Red River in the heart of central Louisiana, September 6–November 23, 2013. Visual artists over age 18 working in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, video, textile art, and printmaking are invited to submit. All artworks MUST be original and completed in the last two years (2011 or later). $2,000 in cash awards. $35 entry fee for 2 entries, $20 per additional entry. For more information, please call 318-443-3458 or view the complete prospectus:

Increased Sales as Artist’s Painting is Shared + Liked Hundreds of Times Online

 Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson (1911-1938), recorded 29 songs in 3 days in a Texas recording studio in 1936.   In 2004 Eric Clapton released an entire tribute CD to Robert Johnson.  It is the bluesman’s song Terraplane Blues that inspired this painting by Chris Osborne. The 1935 Hudson Terraplane automobile that is featured is owned by Clem Martin in Connecticut.  Many of Johnson’s song titles are referenced in the painting, including 32-20 Blues, Hellhound On My Trail, Stones in My Passway, and Crossroads.
Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane painting by Chris Osborne

Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane painting by Chris Osborne

Painter Chris Osborne has had recent sales of limited edition posters and Giclee canvas prints of her painting that she directly attributes to a photo that someone else posted on Facebook. 
Chris explained–” There is a canvas print of my painting hanging in the Robert Johnson Foundation office in Mississippi that I donated to them when I was exhibiting art at their music festival in 2005 & 2006. Someone recently snapped a photo of the print and posted the photo on Facebook.  A friend told me about seeing it and I followed it on one page, adding some comments to identify me as the artist (a good number of people in their comments thought it was a photoshopped image!  I hate that!!). Then, it was shared by a page called In Music We Trust.  From that it has been shared over 400 times, and “liked” over 800 times!  Check out that page and go to their photos, you can find the post there.  I wrote to that page via messaging and asked if they could credit me.  He/she re-posted the photo with my name.  They may have deleted the earlier post that didn’t credit me (the one that had 400 shares).  This new post was up to 37 shares as of today. What’s kinda good is even though the snapshot is not to my quality, it is likely to prevent printing or theft because of the flashbulb look.”
You can also view the flashbulb glare image of this painting on Chris Osborne’s Facebook page linked here.
The artist has recently sold posters and Giclee canvas prints of her Robert Johnson & the Blue Terraplane painting — the poster  is 22 x 28 inches  and is available here and the Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane  Giclee canvas print  is 16 x 20 inches and available on Amazon here.

International Call for Young Artists to Exhibit in Gallery in Spain


International Call of Visual Arts for Young Artists
Deadline: 15 May, 2013
Application fee: none

The Gallery Luis Adelantado Valencia opens its 14th International Call for Young Artists 2013

Deadline 15 May at 4:00 PM.
Selected artists exhibited in the Gallery in July 2013.

This contest is open to national and international young artists (between 24 and 36 years old). This year, supporting the event, the Swiss watchmaking brand Franc Vila has partnered with the Gallery to create the acquisition prize FRANC VILA.

Download the rules and application form HERE (no entry fee)

The results will be posted to website on June 3rd.

To see images from previous editions, please visit our website:
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