Deadline: May 15, 2015 – Call for Entries | 26th Annual Juried Competition

The Arts Council of York County presents the 26th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC June 18 – July 26, 2015. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 15, at 5 PM. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist.

Entry fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10;
Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information are available at

Best of Show $1,000
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6 PM.

Judging this year’s competition is Mitchell Kearney. Kearney is a commercial advertising photographer and multimedia fine art image-maker dealing in the study of human nature, physics and the miracle of day to day living.

A fixture in the Charlotte art scene since moving from New York City in 1983, Kearney has a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and has witnessed and documented many fine art projects, including the creation of Jean Tinguely’s Cascade in the lobby of the Carrillon office tower for the Bechtler family in 1991. Then, over a period of eight years, he created insightful portraits of the first 185 Artists-in-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Arts. In 2006, he was honored to spend six weeks photographing the ten mid-career Japanese artists who were selected for the Force of Nature installation project. Michell has had numerous exhibitions of his photography-based work in the Charlotte region, including the 6th Juried Annuale at the Light Factory and his Inside Out solo exhibition of insightful portraits at Winthrop University, both in 2013. He has also exhibited at the Arti Multie Visione in Rieti, Italy and at the Camera Club of New York.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at, or visit our webpage at

Deadline: Aug. 16, 2014 – IMAGINE THIS – Call for Entries – Int’l Juried Smart Device Show – Brooklyn, NY

IMAGINE THIS – Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coaltion (BWAC)’s Call for Entries to an international juried competition that celebrates imagination and creativity utilizing emerging apps, software, gadgets and technologies available on smart phones & smart devices.  These apps have opened up exciting new ways for creating extraordinary visions and imagery on devices that we carry around with us day and night.

Important Dates:
August 16th  – Final deadline – must be received by midnight August 16, 2014
Exhibition Dates: September 27 – October 26, 2014, BWAC Gallery, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

Jurors: TBA

$1,500 in Cash Awards
BEST of SHOW Bronze: $200
Best Techniques Using Emerging Apps: $50 each

Emerging Apps:
Hipstamatic: Use of any combination of lens, films, multiple exposure in one of the most popular mobile photography apps on the market. (no tweaking with other apps).
Realistic B&W: What if Ansel Adams or Irving Penn owned an iPhone, this is where classic photography and new technology meet.
Realistic Color: Really? You took that with a camera phone? Be bold, be colorful but realism is the rule.
Grunge: Filters and textures rule, from vintage to steampunk.
Toy Camera: Shots taken with apps that remind us of cheap plastic lens cameras, who doesn’t love a good light leak. Apps include: Plastica, Pudding Cam, Retro Camera, LoMob, Classic Toy or any filter app that recreates the look.
App-tastic: Using multiple apps to create your own artistic vision, from filters apps to blending apps to working with layers, just go for it. (4 app minimum)
Digital Art: Oil Painting, Pastels, Pencil Sketching Cartoons, even Japanese Ink Block there’s an app for that including drawing apps like Sketchbook where you can let your imagination fly, no camera required.
HDR: Whether subtle or full blown HDR apps abound on the mobile platform.
Panoramas: Part of the iPhone native camera App, now there are many apps across all the mobile platforms to stitch great panoramas.
One Shot Wonder Apps: Apps that do ONE thing really well like Tiny Planets, Pixel Twister, Water My Photo, Loom.

This call for submission is open to all creators working on smartphones and smart devices. All work must be captured and edited on a smartphone or a smart device.  All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.
NOTE:  No image edited on a source other than a smartphone or smart device will be accepted.

Submissions and Fees:
Submissions between July 19th  and midnight, August 16th; $35 for up to seven (7) images, plus $3 for each additional image.
All submissions must be online during this period. All entries must be registered and received by midnight, August 16, 2014.

Submissions are on-line only


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Extended Deadline: July 10, 2014 – Art in Clay II – Call for Entries, NYC

A National Juried Figurative Ceramic Sculpture Exhibit

While ceramics have been used for both practical and aesthetic reasons for thousands of years, the medium has experienced an amazing renaissance among artists in the past decade. Today ceramics are integrated into contemporary art. Art In Clay II: Figuratively Speaking is about figurative sculpture in clay representing a range of work from representational to abstract, traditional to experimental.

JUROR: Lilly Wei, a New York-based art critic, writer and independent curator whose focus is contemporary art.

EXTENDED Late submissions deadline; received by midnight July 10th, 2014.Gallery
Exhibition Dates: September 20– October 26, 2014 weekends 2-6PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2-6PM

$850 in CASH AWARDS:
Gold — $500 cash prize
Silver — $250 cash prize
Bronze — $100 cash prize
Five (5) Certificates of Merit

SUBMISSIONS: Submissions are on-line only; see Prospectus for link. All images must be in .jpg file format only.

FEES: Early bird submissions – June 2nd – $45 for up to five (5) images plus $5 for each additional image. On Time Submissions between June 3rd and June 16th — $55 for submission of up to five (5) images, plus $5 for each additional image. Late Submissions between June 17th and July 10th — $65 for submission of up to five (5) images, plus $5 for each additional image. All entry fees are non-refundable.

ELIGIBILITY: This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older working in clay. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist from raw clay.

Visit online prospectus for complete details and easy online entry. Please note: the online prospectus does NOT relect the EXTENDED DEADLINE; however, the Smarter Entry submission link does.

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