Makers Art Group Blog

Friday, July 18, 2008


As shown at: Art Calendar Magazine, July/August 2008. I've narrowed down some of the Call for entries to our members' interests and color-coded them for easy access. Hope everyone finds this helpful!

Robyn: GREEN
Elinor: RED
DESTRUCT/CONSTRUCT. NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT. Sept.12 – Oct.10. Awards: $500.00/1st; $350.00/2nd; $150.00/3rd.Open to US artists 18+. Entry Fee: $25/3 slides or jpeg,CD format. $15 handling fee for shipped work.30% donation to gallery appreciated. Juror:Gregg Hertlieb, director/curator of Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN. Prospectus: Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, .

“FIBER ART” JURIED SHOW. PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE. Oct 14 – Nov 11. Open to artists in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, & Wisconsin, 21+ years. Cash awards. Fine Art. Entry fee: $20/4 images. 20% commission. Prospectus and entry form: SASE to Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halstead St, Chicago, Heights, IL 60411 or .
SEPTEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION. DAC Gallery. September 2 – 30, 2008. Open to all artists worldwide, 18 and older, not currently represented by CAS working in all 2D media. Three winners will be chosen to take part in a group exhibition at DAC Gallery in 2009. Juror: Allen Terrell, Program Manager, who has been curating shows for over 15 years and oversees three art centers in the Los Angeles area. Entry fee: $35 for 1-3 pieces, $45 for 4-5 pieces. Artists may send color printouts or a CD via mail or images via e-mail. 40% of the selling price will be retained by DAC Gallery. Prospectus: SASE to 828 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90014 or download application form at .
ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES JURIED COMPETITION. Soho Photo Gallery. November 6 – 29, 2008. Cash awards. Open to US residents 18. Photography Media: Alternative processes including (but not limited to) cyanotype, Van Dyke, platinum/palladium, Polaroid© transfer. $40/5 entries. 20% commission. Juror: Dan Estabrook, artist- photographer. Prospectus: SASE to Alt. Processes, Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White St., NYC, NY 10013, , .

THE PERFECT FIT: SHOES TELL STORIES. Fuller Craft Museum. June 6, 2009- January 3, 2010. Starting in February, 2010, the exhibition will travel to exhibition venues around the country. Open to all US artists working in any craft medium. This exhibition will explore how shoes can tell stories, addressing topics such as gender, history, sexuality, race, class, and culture. Artists looking to apply for this opportunity should review the recent and upcoming exhibitions at Fuller Craft to understand the mission of the museum (e.g. we do not exhibit photography, paintings, or prints, and our focus is contemporary craft). Objects made in 2006 or later by artists working in the United States will be considered. Any size is possible. Any craft medium is possible. Any extraordinary concept is possible. If accepted, artists will be responsible for all incoming shipping, crating and transportation costs. Entry fee: $10. Apply online only at: .

MIDNIGHT OILS. Mills Pond House Gallery invites artists to submit works ranging from the macabre to the whimsical. We are looking for works that celebrate the awesome power of art as a spiritual instrument that helps man transcend its primeval fear of death and of the unknown. Juror: Alain Khadem. The juror is not interested in works that are gratuitously gory, but is looking instead for works that have an added dimension and portray frightening subject matters in a philosophic, romantic, or humorous light. Download prospectus from or e-mail .
UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS: A FINE CRAFT EXHIBITION AND BOUTIQUE AT THE PEN AND BRUSH GALLERIES. Oct. 9 – Nov. 2, 2008. Open to all women artists working in decorative and wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, metal, enamel work, ceramics and sculpture. Entry fee: $50/3 images. 25% commission. Juror: Joanna Rothbard, owner of American Craftsman Galleries, NYC. Prospectus and info: or SASE to CRAFT, Pen and Brush, 16 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10002, or e-mail: .
SMALL WONDERS JURIED EXHIBITION. Maryland Federation of Art. Dec. 2 – 27, 2008. $15,000 in cash awards. Open to US residents. Media: any 2 or 3D work following size guidelines. (slides or digital) Entry fee: $25/1-2 entries; $5/ea.add’l up to 6 total. 30% commission. Juror: Diane DiSalvo, Curator & Director of Cultural programs at Villa Julie College. Prospectus: SASE to MFA, Small Wonders Dept AC, PO Box 1866, Annapolis, Md. 21404, , or .

THE ARMORY ART CENTER invites all artists in all media to submit recent work produced after 2006 to be juried for October 17 to November 8, 2008 exhibition. 35 mm slides or CDs allowed for submission. Fees: $35 for 1-5 slides/images; $5 for each additional slide/image. Jury winner will have their work exhibited. All work must be for sale. for more information, details and entry form please e-mail .

ONLINE OPEN INT’L ACRYLIC JURIED SHOW. International Society of Acrylic Painters. Opens November 14, 2008. Open to all artists 18 years and older with using 80% acrylic painting on any surface. Juror: John Cogan, landscape and wildlife painter. Entry fee: $25 for 2 images for ISAP members; $35 for 2 images for non-members. 15% donation appreciated for work sold during the online show. Prospectus: download at .

ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA 95TH ANNUAL NATIONAL EXHIBITION. Nov 13 – Dec 2, 2008 at the National Arts Club Galleries, NYC. $22,000.00 in awards in cash and medals. Open to all artists. Media: Oil, watermedia, pastel, graphics, sculpture. Slide or jpeg accepted. Prospectus: SASE to Rhonda Yanow, 19 Springtown Rd , White House Station, NJ 08889 or .

SEEING THE LAND 2008. Juried Show. University of Indianapolis Dept of Art & Design. November 10 – December 5, 2008. Cash Awards; Three merit cash prizes. All media. Open to all artists residing in IN, OH, KY, IL, and MI. Entry fee: $20/2 works of art. No commission. Juried by the faculty of the Dept of Art & Design. Prospectus: SASE to University of Indianapolis Dept of Art & Design, 1400 Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227, 317-788-3253.
LIFE’S UNIQUE JOURNEY. 5TH Annual International Juried Exhibition. Northwest Cultural Council. Nov 18 – Dec 30. Cash and ribbon awards. Open to artists 18+ worldwide. All media, except performance, film and video. Entry fee: $25/3 slides. 25% commission. Jurors TBA. Prospectus: SASE to Northwest Cultural Council, 500 N. Hicks Rd, Suite 120, Palatine, IL 60067-3604, , 847-991-7966.

BEYOND PRINTMAKING. JURIED EXHIBITION. Texas Tech. January 2009. All media including time based and installation. Include statement of concept ’beyond printmaking’. Original works by artists 18+. $25/3 entries. $5/ea.two add’l. Juror: Holly Morrison, Virginia Commonwealth University. Notification October 31, 2008. Details, prospectus available online at or send SASE to Beyond Printmaking, TTU School of Art, Box 42081, Lubbock, TX 79409.

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