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

NCECA 2021 Juried Student Exhibition           10/7/20

The 2021 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition will run concurrently with Rivers, Reflections,Reinventions, the 55th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 17-20, 2021. Ceramic artists Jessika Edgar and Malcolm Mobutu Smith will select works for the exhibition. Click here for more info.

Op Art/Glass         10/11/20

Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking artists who work with glass to submit entries to our 2nd “Call to Artists” exhibition entitled OP ART/GLASS. We are seeking submissions that demonstrate optical illusions or effect. The juried OP ART/GLASS exhibit will showcase works of art, fabricated in glass, that explore optical effects through technique, movement, flashing or vibrating design, optical configurations or repeated patterns. Click here for more info.

Epperson National Clay Competition         10/23/20

Open to all Artists Nationally working in Clay, sculptors, functional artists, potters and hand builders. This exhibition will showcase the best Contemporary Ceramic art being made in the United States. Open to artists 18 years and older living in the United States. All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years. Click here for more info. 

Clay Center of New Orleans Sculpture National         10/30/20

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for its annual “Clay Center Sculpture National,” a juried group exhibition that explores and celebrates clay as a sculptural fine art medium. Open to sculptures and sculptural wall-mounted works or installations that are at least 50% ceramic materials, this exhibition will be on display April 9 – May 22, 2021 in the Clay Center’s gallery space in the heart of New Orleans. Click here for more info. 

ArtFields 2020           11/1/20

ArtFields began in 2013 with a mission of elevating the profile of Southern artists. The event was designed to incorporate the whole town into the celebration, so if you’re selected to participate, your art might be hung anywhere from a barbershop to a clothing boutique. This method has allowed art to be infinitely more accessible, plus our team works tirelessly to ensure that each artwork is looking its best. Submitting to ArtFields is submitting to an exhibition and competition that is strongly committed to celebrating Southern art and the stories our artists have to tell. Click here for more info. 

Museum of Glass Visiting Artist Residency           11/1/20

Apply for the opportunity to explore new techniques and innovative ideas through a Visiting Artist Residency at Museum of Glass! Selected artists will spend up to five days with full use of MOG’s state-of-the-art Hot Shop and the assistance of the acclaimed Hot Shop Team in Tacoma, Washington. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information. 

The Art of the Mark           11/2/20

The Art Guild invites all artists, high school and older, to submit artworks for consideration for “The Art of the Mark: Abstract Show” a Juried Competition and Exhibition.Abstract art has its own language using color, form, shape, line, texture and marks . The marks you make as an abstract artist are intensely personal. Successful mark making can communicate ideas or emotions. Which marks are yours? Click here for more info. 

Methods in Glass Juried Exhibition       11/15/20

Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery is now accepting submissions for our Methods in Glass Juried Exhibition. Sculptural or functional work that consists of at least 75% glass and was made in the last 5 years is eligible. Open to all US based artists 18 years or older. Click here for more info. 

Playing with Fire: Altered Atmosphere           12/4/20

Saratoga Clay Arts Center seeks submissions of functional and decorative ceramic works by clay artists who play with fire. These works are plucked from altered atmospheres – those changed by wood, smoke, salt or the like. Juror and Massachusetts potter Mark Shapiro writes, “The extent to which firing demands and engages the potter varies broadly, depending on type of kiln, its design, how it is loaded, fired, and even cooled.

Wharton Esherick Museum 27th Annual Juried Exhibition 1/4/21

2020 Theme: ​“Wood and…” For the 27th year of the Wharton Esher­ick Museum’s annual juried wood­work­ing exhi­bi­tion, we invite you to share inno­v­a­tive works of art, craft, and design that show­case wood and at least one other medium. We want to know how you might complete the phrase ​“wood and…” Wood and glass? Wood and plastic? Wood and silver? The possi­bil­i­ties are endless! Click here for more info. 

Undergraduate Research and Innovation Grants           Rolling

In the 2019–20 academic year, VCUarts will award a total of $40,000 in grants to support undergraduate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship projects through the Undergraduate Research Grants, Arts and Health Research and Innovation Grants, and the James R. Gregory Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Click here for more info. 

Internship Support Grants         Rolling

The Internship Grant Program supports current VCUarts students who are in need of financial assistance to participate in an internship that will expand a student’s professional experience and network. Click here for more info. 

Innovate Artist Grant           Rolling

Our $550.00 grants act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development. Our grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need. Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work. Click here for more info. 

Awesome Foundation Grants         

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          

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          

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. 

CAA Open Call for Articles/Art Submissions           

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.

Southwest School of Art Artist-in-Residence Program           

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.

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Grants         

We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple. 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.

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