Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015 – Scenes From Western Canada – $1,000 Painter’s Keys prize

Seagulls flying over the ocean, sunsets in the valley, prairie dogs in grassland, the glitter of city lights on a Friday night, the grit of the morning after, the excitement of a game at a stadium, or the peace of a family picnic in the park. A scene from Western Canada celebrates not only the places we live, but also the observations we have and the experiences we share there. 

A scene. Loosely defined as a place where either real life/fictional events take place, Scenes from Western Canada; the exhibition is about much more than natural scenery.

It is an exhibition that explores the backdrop of home, or for visiting artists, it’s an opportunity to share in what inspired you to pick up a pencil or brush when you visited.

There is no shortage of inspiration from the environment in Western Canada. Spoilt for natural bounty from mountains, trees, coastlines, fields, rainforests, prairies, boreal forest and even desert, there is an abundance of natural scenery that has driven many an impassioned artist to the easel.

However, there is more to Western Canada’s scenery, like the farms and ranches, parks, vineyards, suburbs, uptown, downtown and the city streets. Everyday life, the people that live there and events that take place, all make up scenes from our daily lives. Share yours in Scenes from Western Canada.

Submission Deadline: August 31

The Painter’s Keys Prize
$1,000 Cash Prize

Award Eligibility:
Open to eligible Members and Non-members.
Artists must be aged 39 and under and have not been accepted previously into any other FCA exhibition.

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If you have any questions, or require assistance with your submission, please contact the Gallery Coordinator via three days prior to the submission deadline, during office hours. To watch a tutorial about submitting online, click here.

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Deadline: Aug. 20, 2015 – A.I.R.S – International Open Call, $2,000 First Place Grand Prize

ABOUT AIRS – Annual International Representational Show

AIRS is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Annual International Representational Show. This call for submission is an open, international, juried call for representational or semi – representational original paintings, prints and drawings. Artists can submit works depicting any subject matter including but not limited to portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors, and wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist.

Submission Deadline: August 20

First Place Grand Prize
$2,000 Cash Prize

Best Figurative / Portrait
$250 Cash Prize

Best Landscape / Urban Scene
$250 Cash Prize

Best Still Life
$250 Cash prize

Emerging Artist Award
Membership for two persons to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Emerging Award Eligibility: Open to eligible Members and Non-members.Artists must have not been accepted previously into any other FCA exhibition. Artists wanting to be considered for this award must also email the Gallery Coordinator at requesting consideration for this award to be eligible.

Successful entries from existing Active members also obtain a Qualifying Point towards Signature Status applications with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Allowed Mediums: Oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, pastel, graphite, pencil, ink, and mixed media. Media specifically excluded are photography, digital photography, digital art, and etching. All work must be 2-dimensional.

Theme: Representational style.

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Griffin Museum’s 18th Juried Exhibition CALL FOR ENTRIES

Griffin Museum of Photography’s 18th Annual Juried Exhibition

Exhibit dates: July 19th – September 2nd, 2012
67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890

Call for Entries

AWARDS: $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award

ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Entries is open to all photographers. Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with an expiration after 4/1/2012) The Griffin Museum invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We encourage submitting images from a singular body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. A unified body of photographs indicates to the juror you’ve carefully considered your selected edit and are committed to your photography. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to FRAMED SIZE of 30x40in.

JUROR: Paul Kopeikin, Kopeikin Gallery

Paul Kopeikin has owned and directed the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles since 1991. He has mounted over 150 exhibitions of classic, modern and contemporary photography and works on paper. This includes exhibitions by such luminaries as Diane Arbus, Garry Winnogrand, Helen Levitt, Lee Friedlander, Weegee, Marion Post Wolcott and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Contemporary artists Chris Jordan, Amy Stein and Jill Greenberg all got their start at the gallery. The gallery has participated in numerous art fairs and Mr. Kopeikin has juried numerous exhibitions. And yet he never tires of more.

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $15 for 5 images. Members at the Dual level ($75) and above may submit up to 8 images.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 31, 2012 – March 31, 2012