“Annual Juried Show,” Allied Arts

Richland, WA:    June 28 to August 12th, 2016

Entries are being accepted for our annual juried show. This year’s juror is Judy Vogland. We are excited to see your newest pieces and have over $2000 of cash prizes to hand out. You can enter up to four pieces (fees are waived for that fourth piece.)

Deadline: May 1, 2016

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“2017 Juried Artist Series,” Allied Arts

Bellingham, WA:     2017

The Allied Arts Gallery is an extension of Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s mission to create and foster an environment in which the arts are an integral part of our community and to support and encourage the arts and artists of Whatcom County.

The 2017 Juried Artist Series will consist of approximately eight shows, each one a month long, taking place in 2017. Participation is open to all artists in Whatcom County. Membership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County is required and can be obtained at the time of application.

Deadline: August 26, 2016

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“2016 Recycled Arts Show,” Ballard Reuse

Seattle, WA:     April 9 – May 11, 2016

The Recycled Arts Show is a showcase for the creative repurposing of material in a variety of visual art disciplines–all work is at least 90% recycled media. Opening night will be April 9th from 6-9pm as part of the Ballard Art Walk and will be at the Blowing Sands gallery (5805 14th ave nw, 98107). It is free and will run through May 11th.

Deadline: March 16, 2016

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“60/50 Quilted Conversations, Materializing Human Rights”

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI:    Throughout 2016

You are invited to be part of the 60/50 Community Quilt Project. Simply create a 12 ½ x 12 ½ “ block on a civil or human rights issue that is important to you. Blocks can be pictorial or abstract, traditional or modern. Students, friends, neighbors, clubs…anyone can make and submit a block to the 60/50 Community Quilt Project. We will stitch the blocks together to create three quilts. The first quilt will be exhibited at MSU and become part of the MSU Museum Collection. Please spread the word!

Deadlines: Spring Quilt March 25, 2016; Fall Quilt October 1, 2016

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Northwind Art Center Artist Showcase

Port Townsend, WA:    2016

The Artists Showcase at Northwind Arts Center allows our mission to connect arts and community and to extend its reach and serve emerging and established artists alike in a unique exhibit opportunity. The Artists Showcase encourages excellence in art by providing an ongoing professional exhibit space at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street in downtown Port Townsend.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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“Textile Posters: Communication & Commentary,” SAQA

IQF, Houston:  Work must be available to travel from August 15, 2017, to December 31, 2020

The history of the poster as art started towards the end of the 19th century, when Jules Cheret began creating posters as a recognizable form of public announcement. Soon posters were liberally plastered on public walls throughout Europe, promoting shows, circuses, and manufactured goods. However, the widespread popularity of posters did not arrive in America until World War I, serving as the perfect vehicle for patriotic propaganda.

Posters are used as a method of advertisement. They may also be employed as a way to educate on topics of historical, social or cultural significance. Posters sometimes reflect on personal, daily experiences, going beyond the medium’s original and inherent function.

Some posters grab the viewer’s attention in an attempt to be heard above the incessant demands of other media. Other posters are more subtle in their approach, forcing the viewer to study the components in detail, intending to open a reflective dialogue. The artistic possibilities are infinite, allowing for both representational and abstract submissions..

Deadline: January 31, 2017

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“Chaos,” Arc Galleries

San Francisco, CA:     May 7 – June 21, 2016

The creative spirit often spins out of control. How does one handle a vortex of senses, impressions and memories and capture the experience in the form of art? Is chaos something you fear, create, or control?

Interpretations could include, but are not limited to: chaos caused by nature such as global warming, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes and floods; sensory overload caused by the constant feed of social media and 24-hour news; the chaos of consumerism and materialism, the chaos of diversity in language, perspectives and religious beliefs; the chaos of war, displacement, overpopulation, hunger and diaspora; and the chaos you cause through subversive, anti-social or outrageous actions.

Deadline: February 21, 2016

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