Opportunities for students, including exhibitions, internships, scholarships, and grants:

Homeward Bound                                             12/13/19

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce its second juried triennial Homeward Bound, a major exhibition presenting work in all media by artists living currently in the state. The museum invites current Virginia resident artists age 18 or older to apply for consideration. Juried by Nandini Makrandi, chief curator of Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Homeward Bound showcases the prosperity of creativity from the Commonwealth. Click here for more info.

Interiors                                                 12/14/19

INTERIORS can mean various things to different people. It can be a representational viewpoint from inside a home, workplace, studio or cafe – often it can have a nostalgic sensibility or invoke a feeling of security. A person might identify with a place of worship, or even a forest, to express their internal self.  Internalized feelings and emotions may resonate within an artwork. How would you express the concept of interior? Click here for more info.

IACA Artist Mini Grants                                         12/14/19

IACA Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow. This program was started in honor of every artist who has ever impacted the life of another. Click here for more info.

Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure                              12/15/19

The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for entries for artists in any medium 18 or older living in the United States for a “Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure” – A national juried exhibition focusing on new and innovative artwork made about or featuring the human figure. Cash awards total $2,500.00. Click here for more info.

Totems: International Juried Show                                 12/20/19

Since time immemorial spritiuality and symbolism has played an important role in the arts. The 2020 International Juried Show at Beacon Gallery calls artists to take this concept of the “totem”, an item that represents a symbol of a quality or concept (spiritual or not), and to submit artwork on this theme. The artwork may be in any medium that feels appropriate. Click here for more info.

The Artist’s Vision                                             12/27/19

Artist’s Vision is a  National Fine Arts Exhibition juried by Carol Tarzier. Accepted artwork will be shown in the Marin Society of Artists main gallery in San Rafael, Ca from February 6 through February 29, 2020. Open to all media: painting, sculpture, photography, fiber art, crafts, mixed media, digital art, printmaking and all types of fine art crafts. Click here for more info.

Identity in Clay                                            12/30/19

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Identity in Clay,” a juried group exhibition of ceramic work that investigates the existential question of “Who am I?” This exhibition will be on display September 4 – 26, 2020 in the Clay Center’s gallery space in the heart of New Orleans. Click here for more info.

The Human Condition                                     1/3/20

This exhibition will be a visual exploration of the human condition, asking artists to capture what is it that makes a person. From the classic nude, to abstract and impressionist treatments, to pieces that touch on the basic concept of humanity— a wide variety of interpretations will be included. Besides exploring the physical form, artists are asked to consider how a person’s personality, emotions, challenges, preferences, prejudices, and experiences can be visually represented. Click here for more info.

Third LaGrange Southeast Regional                             1/6/20

The Third LaGrange Southeast Regional is a juried competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age. Purchase Awards will be made and those works of art added to the permanent collection of the LaGrange Art Museum or the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College. Click here for more info.

SNAG 2020 Juried Student Exhibition                             1/6/20

2020’s conference will mark another historic milestone: the 50th anniversary of SNAG’s first conference.  Since the original group of smiths came together at the organization’s first conference in 1970, the impact continues to resonate in the organization as SNAG endeavors to positively influence and enhance the livelihood of its large membership. In keeping with the theme of the conference, SNAG’s 2019 Juried Student Exhibition, entitled “Grit to Gold” will focus on the future of the field. Click here for more info.

Ancient- Emerald Art Quilt Exhibition                                   1/11/20

With technology dominating our time and energy today and looking forward to tomorrow . . . The concept of ANCIENT may not occupy our minds.  But, look back at people or things ancient. The images of ancient civilizations, the first forms of writing, the artwork or the ancient caves and tombs come to mind. Expand your common concept of ANCIENT and use your inspiration to create a meaningful and striking work of art for this show. Click here for more info.

Call for Artists for Solo/Group Shows                                   1/15/20

Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery (Valdosta, Georgia) is reviewing artists for two curated shows, and proposals for solo and small group exhibitions for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. 1.      Politically Crafted: Handmade responses to the political and social climate of America 2. Southern Ladies. Click here for more info.

Envision Woodfire 2020 International Juried Exhibition                       1/15/20

The International Woodfire Conference at STARworks in Star, N.C. is a collaboration between STARworks, the North Carolina Pottery Center, and the wood-fire potters of North Carolina. The goal of this conference is to explore all aspects of wood firing and examine its relevance in educational, historical, ethical, and aesthetic contexts pertaining to our field. Click here for more info.

Lip Service                                                   1/15/20

A cup is one of the most intimate objects that we interact with on a daily basis. Selected through a jurying process by nationally renowned Massachusetts-based potter Mary Barringer, this exhibition will feature 100 drinking vessels by artists from across the country– cups, mugs, teabowls, yunomi, shot cups, martini cups, bourbon cups, wine goblets, espresso mugs, tumblers and more. We seek a diverse array of objects that invite use and handling, and are made for different hands, different aesthetics and different liquids. Click here for more info.

delecTABLE: The Art of Fine Dining                                   1/19/20

A juried exhibit dedicated to the presentation of functional ceramics, focusing on the fine art of dining, to include serving vessels, place settings, platters and dinner table décor. Proceeds from the sale of work, and associated events that will showcase the work, will benefit the Art Students League of Denver and its ceramics program. Click here for more info.

Guilford Art Center Craft Expo 2020                                  1/23/20

Guilford Art Center is looking for unique, high quality craft work in a variety of media including: basketry, clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, leather, mixed media, metal and wood. In addition, applications in fine art categories such as photography, painting, printmaking, paper arts and sculpture are accepted. For more info click here. 

Dean’s International Research Grant                                   1/24/20

The mission of the Grant is to help fund international travel that is not in conjunction with any credit bearing coursework or faculty led programs affiliated with the University. Although proposals for support of non-VCU faculty led programs will be considered, they are not encouraged. The Dean’s Office seeks proposals for independent travel that inform a student’s research and will provide an experience in relation to their creative or intellectual trajectory. Click here for more info.

23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition                               1/30/20

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is seeking entries from the United States, Mexico, and Canada of ceramic art for the 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, to be exhibited from April 17, 2020 to June 28, 2020. Click here for more info.

Fantastic Fibers                                               2/16/20

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2020 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium. Click here for more info.

Contemporary Clay 2020                                           2/16/20

The Art Center hosts this international, juried exhibition every other spring, bringing artistic displays of diverse and enriching ceramic arts to the Grand Valley. Since 2006, Contemporary Clay has sought to showcase the latest developments in ceramic art nationwide, spanning the categories of functional vessels, sculptural ceramics, and installation art. Click here for more info.

SNAG New Voices Writing Contest                                           2/16/20

In celebration of its 40th year of publication, Metalsmith magazine invites new and aspiring writers to submit proposals to the New Voices Writing Contest. Do you have a research topic that feels congruent with the varieties of content featured in Metalsmith? Are you interested in broadening the discourse within the fields of jewelry, metalworking, adornment, design, and craft? Do you have a fresh perspective, unique voice, or a radical idea? We want to hear about it! Click here for more info.

25th Annual SouthWorks Exhibition                                   3/13/19

OCAF is now accepting submissions for its 25th annual SouthWorks National Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibit will be juried by Chris Clamp, an artist, art handler, and consultant in fine art services, assisting with artwork acquisition and installation in homes, galleries and museums. Click here for more information.

American Ceramic Circle Research Grants                         4/1/20

The American Ceramic Circle (ACC) was founded in 1970 as a non-profit educational organization committed to the study and appreciation of ceramics. Its purpose is to promote scholarship and research in the history, use, and preservation of ceramics of all kinds, periods, and origins. Click here for more info.

Ringling Museum of Art Internship                         Until Position is Filled

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from June 1 – August 7.  The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida. Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, circus museum, historic home, theater, and research library. Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the Museum’s operation. Click here for more information.

Camp Laurel South                                                         Until Position is Filled

Camp Laurel South is a residential summer camp in Maine seeking college students to be activity instructors and camp counselors for the summer of 2020. This is a great summer experience that can fulfill many internship requirements. This is a two month experience June 17 – August 16. Click here for more info.

Awesome Foundation Grants                                      Rolling

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. Click here for more info.

Anderson Gallery Open Call           Rolling

The Anderson is issuing an open call to all VCUarts students, and Faculty for exhibition and event proposals to take place at the Anderson during the 2019-20 academic year (including Summer 2019). Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions, installations, performances, or events lasting up to two weeks. Click here for more info.

Iridian Gallery Internships           Rolling

The Iridian Gallery Internships are part-time (7-12 hrs./week) and unpaid, but can qualify for school credit depending on the candidate’s department. The ideal candidate is currently earning a BA or BFA or has recently earned a BA or BFA, is a motivated, self-starter, and has a passion for supporting Contemporary art and LGBTQIA inclusiveness in the Richmond arts community. Click here for more info. 

Artist in Residence at Appalachian Center for Craft           Rolling

Appalachian Center for Craft is now accepting applications for their Artist in Residency. It is a one-year position, with an opportunity to renew for a 2nd year. There are openings for wood, glass, and exhibitions. We will begin viewing applications on April 5th and will continue until the positions are filled.

CAA Open Call for Articles/Art Submissions           Rolling

CAA invites submissions and proposals of artists’ projects, essays, conversations, and more to Art Journal Open, an open-access, independently edited, peer reviewed web journal that provides an agile counterpart to the quarterly Art Journal.  As an online publication, Art Journal Open prioritizes material that makes meaningful use of the web, such as multimedia formats and techniques. Click here for more info.

Virginia MOCA Exhibition Proposals           Rolling

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our changing exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the Hampton Roads community. For more information click here.

Contemporary Craft Artist Residency           Rolling

Contemporary Craft seeks artists working in craft mediums, including fiber, clay, metal, glass, found objects and wood.  We encourage Artists-in-Residence to develop their existing bodies of work, explore new processes and concepts, and seek instruction in entirely new techniques. Click here for more info.

Southwest School of Art Artist-in-Residence Program           Rolling

We invite artists with experience in contemporary metalsmithing and/or jewelry design to apply for our Artist-In-Residence program. The aim of the program is to foster creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. We designed the program to provide a shared creative experience that is mutually beneficial for both the artist and the School. Click here for more info.

Virginia Commission for the Arts        Various Awards

The Virginia Commission for the Arts builds and strengthens the cultural infrastructure through supporting Virginia’s individual artists, arts entrepreneurs, businesses and institutions. The organization provides a variety of grants throughout the year. Click here for more info.

Art Works Richmond           Various Dates

Submit your artwork in our juried All Media Shows. Bring up to 3 pieces of artwork to Art Works on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month. The juror will pick the pieces to be in the show and the shows open on 4th Fridays. Cash awards! Click here for more info.