Call to Artists: The Burke Prize

A new annual award that reinforces the Museum of Art & Desugn’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement, the Burke Prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood.

Named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD, the Burke Prize will be determined by an annual jury of professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design following an open application process.

2018 Jurors

Michael Radyk, Director of Education, American Craft Council, Editor-in-Chief, American Craft Inquiry; Artist

Jenni Sorkin, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara; Art Historian & Critic

Namita Gupta Wiggers, Director, Master of Arts in Critical and Historical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College and Director and Co-Founder, Critical Craft Forum

The finalists of the Burke Prize will  be included in an exhibition in the early fall of 2018. The first winner of the Burke Prize will be announced in the late fall of 2018.

For more information please visit:

Call to Artists: Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Entries

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

Entry costs: £24 | Submissions open until 31 August 2018.

To learn more about the prizes, guidelines, timescale, categories and more, click here to view the Aesthetica Art Prize website.

Art Vendors Needed: Arts at The Mill

Mooresville Arts is partnering with the Mill to bring a three-day, indoor fine arts festival to Mooresville, North Carolina, during the weekend of June 15-17, 2018.

Last year’s inaugural festival brought 70 artists, all from the eastern US, to Mooresville.  Over 1,500 attendees came to the festival and we are anticipating an even better crowd for this year.

Applications can be submitted now through Friday, May 18, 2018.  For more information and to apply, please visit

Call to Artists: Spirit of America- Red, White and Bruised

Realistic or ethereal- united, conflicted or unabashedly red, white and blue- any aspect of what reflects the United States to each artist is welcome here. No matter your viewpoint as proud American’s, let’s use the healing power of creativity to celebrate our many freedoms and heroes. All media invited. Join us spanning Memorial Day and Independence Day. Standard Fee: 35.00/ 3 Entries Student Fee: 20.00/ 3 Entries

Art Intake: May 14 – 17 10-5pm May 18 – 19 10-3 pm

Click here for Spirit of America entry form

OPENING RECEPTION- May 25th 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Art Pick-Up: All work must remain until scheduled end date: July 7 – 8 10-3 pm

All entries must be less than 2 years old and not previously shown at Gateway. 2d must be equipped to hang with eye hooks. Gallery wrapped canvas edge must be finished. All other media must be framed properly to protect the work. 3d must be fully assembled and sit solidly on a flat surface. Gateway reserves the right to use images to promote future exhibits.

Learn more and download the application form on the Gateway Arts Center website.

Call to Artists: “Art and Fear” National Juried Exhibition

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, is accepting entries from all across the United States for their annual national juried exhibition.“Art and Fear” beckons artists to submit work that explores their own feelings about fear, anxiety, and phobias. Fear is a fluctuating entity, and can mean different things to different people. Your entries may be personal and thought-provoking, or they can be laughable and fun! The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri encourages the exploration and interpretation of this idea in a way that is unique to you.

Title of Show: Art and Fear

Deadline for Entries: April 14, 2018

Entry Fee: $35 for 3 Entries, Members pay $30

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – July 28, 2018

Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm, Awards Announced at 6 pm

Exhibition Location:  Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 16B N. Spanish Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

Juror: Marcus J. Howell

For more info, please visit our website at or email


Open to all artists 18 years and older currently residing in the
United States. Entries must be original, not previously exhibited
at the Arts Council, or in any Arts Council sponsored Juried
Exhibit. Maximum size 48”w x 72”h including frame. Maximum
weight: 75 lbs. 2D Works must be framed or gallery wrapped
canvas/panel, and wired for installation. NO SAWTOOTH
HANGERS. 3D pieces must not exceed 36”w x 84”h including
stand or pedestal. The Juror reserves the right to disqualify any
work not suitably presented, or that varies from submitted
image. Original works of art are defined as unique in both
execution and idea, and prohibits duplicates or reproductions.

Call to Artists & Veterans: Healing Vets Art Exhibit

Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities (PRISC), a Washington, NC-based non-profit and Arts of the Pamlico are co-sponsoring a military Veterans art exhibit (Healing Vets Art Exhibit) as part of the Healing Vets Weekend,May 31-June 2, 2018 in Washington, NC.  The weekend is a promotion of healing avenues open to Veterans and besides the art exhibit, the weekend features a series of VET Talks, gardening, yoga and a bike ride.  The art exhibit opens on May 31 at the Turnage and will run for two weeks.

All Veteran artists are welcome to submit the work for the exhibit, there will be a people’s choice awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and all artists can sell their work through the exhibit.

Click here to download the event brochure.

Call for Artists: Garden Party

Blue Ridge Arts Center is pleased to invite you to celebrate Spring’s arrival at our upcoming Garden Party! Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for display at our “Garden Party” themed show. Works can be anything pertaining to the garden – floral paintings, outdoor yard art or furniture, botanical drawings, welded garden gates, landscape sculptures, or photographs from the garden.

Entry Fee: $35 ($30 for BRAC Members)

Up to three works per artist may be submitted.

This is an open show. All works will be displayed, space permitting. Award winners will be selected by a local juror.

All 2-D and 3-D mediums welcome. Work must be designed and executed by the submitting artist. All work must be original; no commercial reproductions of any kind.

2-D Works

  • Size, including frame, may not exceed 44″W x 48″H
  • Must be properly wired for hanging
  • Work must be framed, gallery wrapped canvas or clean/finished edge

3-D works

  • Work must require no assembly
  • Must sit solidly on a flat surface (floor or pedestal)

Artwork Drop Off Dates:
Friday, May 4 (1-4 pm)
Saturday, May 5 (10 am – 1 pm)

Opening Reception & Awards:
Friday, May 18 (5:30 – 7:30 pm)

Exhibition on View:
May 18 through June 28, 2018
Wednesday-Friday (1-4 pm)
Saturday (10 am – 1 pm)

Artwork Pick-Up Dates:
Friday, June 29 (1-4 pm)
Saturday, June 30 (10 am – 1 pm)

Please contact BRAC with any questions or concerns:

Download more information and entry form here. 

Call to Artists: She Persisted: Coretta Scott King and Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Alexander County Library and Hickory Museum of Art Present
She Persisted: Coretta Scott King and Women of the Civil Rights Movement

A multimedia, group art exhibition in which artists interpret the words, lives, and legacies of women whose sacrifices helped form a more perfect Union.

Exhibit Date: May 7 – June 30, 2018

Submissions Due to Alexander Library
77 First Ave. SW, Taylorsville
April 20-27, 2018

Artists are encouraged to submit 2 pieces each, although single entries are accepted. The exhibit is open to students and adults. One piece will hang at the Alexander Library and one will hang at Hickory Museum of Art’s off-site Around Town exhibit space at Atlanta Bread Company in Hickory.

Exhibit curators, Miranda Burgin and Clarissa Starnes, will determine the location of each piece. The result will be two dynamic exhibits, strengthened by diversity and bound by a common purpose.

To join the exhibit or learn more,
or call (828) 632-4058

Download additional information here:

Event Info and Guidelines

Submission Form

Art Vendors Needed: Venture Local Fair

Mark your calendars for every 4th Saturday of each month from May through October 2018, and help us transform 68 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville into the Pit of Love! Want to be a vendor? Apply now >>

The Venture Local Fair cultivates a community of localists. We come together to create a supportive environment where small businesses grow. Watch as makers, artists, collectors, musicians, chefs, entertainers and inventors magically turn 68 Haywood into a bustling, family-friendly, mini-village of discovery.

The first event is Saturday May 27 from Noon – 7pm. If you are a local maker, artist, service provider or found-objects purveyor we want you to join in making this festival come alive!