Artist Opportunity Listings

Call for Science Inspires Art: OCEAN 19th international, art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations to be held at the New York Hall of Science

New York, NY

Deadline: July 23

Based on new scientific information and your personal experiences, we are asking artists and scientists to help create a new public perception of ocean by sharing creative visions of our deep connections to her, the health issues she faces and/or possible solutions, and feelings she inspires in us.  


Call for New Directions 2017

Poughkeepsie, NY

Deadline: July 24

New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art in all visual art media, showcasing the current work of established and emerging artists from across the United States working in a varied array of medium and genres. Now in its 33rd year, and juried by esteemed professionals from the country’s leading art museums, this exhibition brings contemporary art to an atypical venue – the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.


Call for 18th Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition

Cumberland, MD

Deadline: July 25

We are all alone in our perceptions of the world. At the same time, we are profoundly connected, both with other humans, and all sentient beings. In Western thought, sentient beings are understood as all living beings that have the capacity for pleasure and pain. This is closely related to the Buddhist view of sentience as a quality shared by all creatures who are subject to illusion, suffering, and death. Both of these perspectives center on the notion of compassion – or one’s ability to feel and care for others. This exhibition is intended to bring together diverse artistic reflections on this complex and ever more important discourse. We invite artists to consider how as “human” sentient beings, we express this awareness of “ourselves” in relation to “others” in a work of art – be it other humans, other living creatures, or even nature itself, the very complex of forces that makes sentience possible. We welcome traditional media, as well as installation, video, kinetic, sound, and performance art.


Creative Quarterly

Deadline: July 28

As we head towards our fiftieth call for entries we’ve made some changes to our shows. We’ll continue our quarterly competitions, winners receive a free publication and become finalists in our year-end 100 Best Annual. Quarterly winners will be featured in print and our online gallery and also have a choice to receive a printed certificate. Honorable Mentions will be displayed online.100 Best winners will be shown in a New York gallery, with an artist reception. The 100 Best Annual will be distributed worldwide. Winners will receive promotion online and in print and be exhibited in our online 100 Best gallery.


Juried Exhibition: Show Your World 2017

New York, NY

Deadline: July 31

Be exhibited in New York City! New York is fairly considered a center of contemporary art life. The world famous art neighborhoods - Chelsea and Soho, Lower East Side and DUMBO, Bushwick and Williamsburg - are located in New York City. The city hosts more than 1500 galleries and hundreds of art shows each year. New York is the place where you can view internationally renowned artworks along with witnessing how modern art emerges. Get the chance to show your world and art to thousands of visitors. 


Open call: solo show @ Lansdowne’s 20*20 House, juried by PAFA's Jodi Throckmorton

Lansdowne, PA

Deadline: July 31

The Open Call provides emerging, mid-career and established artists an opportunity to present a solo exhibition in an up-and-coming arts space, Lansdowne’s 20*20 House, and offers artists the chance to have their work reviewed by Jodi Throckmorton,  Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


PAFA’s Jodi Throckmorton to jury solo show series at Lansdowne’s 20*20 House.

Lansdowne, PA

Deadline: July 31

The Lansdowne Arts Board is pleased to announce a Juried Solo Exhibition Open Call. 


Equine: A Group Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Horse

Saugerties, NY

Deadline: August 1

Selection of artists will be made by Emerge Gallery & Art Space curator Robert Langdon. Artists chosen to participate in “Equine: A Group Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Horse” will be featured in a group exhibition at Emerge Gallery & Art Space from September 2 - October 2, 2017. The exhibition will also be exhibited and art work available for sale on the Emerge Gallery & Art Space web site Entry fee DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN "EQUINE". Exhibition space is limited.


Living Image

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline August 2

Living Image will showcase contemporary artists working in traditional photographic techniques. Selected works will be included in an exhibition held at Gravy Studio & Gallery Philadelphia, and published in a printed catalog to accompany the exhibition. All selected artists will receive a copy of the catalog, with additional copies available for sale.


Call for Visual Artists

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: August 3
Mediums accepted: All visual art mediums besides film. The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series, in partnership with Artsy, is in a search to discover the best emerging artists in North America. You can get involved by submitting your art to our open call!


Call for 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition & Competition

New York, NY

Deadline: August 5

 The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) announces its 3rd juried competition and exhibition devoted to miniature prints. Last year, 222 artists from over 30 countries submitted work to this exhibition, bringing together a diverse representation of the print world today. 


High Tide Open Call

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: August 6

High Tide is turning 2 years old! Help us celebrate and broaden our circle by submitting proposals for a solo or two person show.


Calls for The Really Affordable Art Show

Brooklyn, NY

Deadline: August 6

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce our third annual really Affordable Art $how, a national juried show opening. The broad theme encompasses all the possibilities of your imagination – allowing you to think, play and create outside the box with few inhibitions, restrictions, rules, or guidelines. This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. 


Little Berlin: Open Call

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: August 7th

There is no designated theme. We will be curating the exhibition based on the submissions we receive. We are open to all forms of visual and performing art.


Call For an Exhibition about the Pain Experience

Summit, NJ

Deadline: August 14

Healing Arts and the Pain Management Center at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute invite individuals to participate in an exhibition by submitting a work of art that shares their pain experience, including emotions surrounding pain management and recovery. All 2-D media accepted.  


Juried Watercolor Exhibition: Traditional to Modern

Lincroft, NJ

Deadline: August 14

The fluidity within the medium of watercolor offers artists a gamut of innovative and bold ways to express how they see the world. From the traditional transparent processes often capturing people, places and things in a realistic fashion, to expressive modern approaches encompassing the use of inks, gouache, acrylic and mixed media; watercolor, watercolors, watercolour, aquarelle, acuarela, etc., offer both the artist and viewer a chance to explore this unpredictable, uniquely challenging but beloved medium. Watercolor works in a variety of styles on paper, cotton, rag and fiber will be considered for this exhibition. 


Call for Artists: Crafting Contexts

Philadelphia, PA 

Deadline: August 18

This year, we are partnering with Craft Now Philadelphia to highlight local artists and artisans from the Philadelphia region.  We are looking for art that invites interpretation and dialogue, perhaps narrative in nature or having a social element that connects to our current times. It’s up to you.  Stretch the boundaries of craft and art, and let your work be a platform for discourse.


Whether They Should Cry Out

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Deadline: August 19

A national juried exhibition focusing on the ways we are responding to the changing political climate and the world around us.


Call for SlowArt Productions the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads.

Hudson, NY

Deadline: August 31st 2017

Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be reviewed and considered. 


Muscle Memory

Deadline: September 1st

Interdisciplinary exhibition dedicated to rituals and ritual-based art. It will explore the repetitive, deliberate patterns of action that make up our days, the acts not done to produce an outcome, but because they must be done, how they must be done.


LDG 9th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

Selinsgrove, PA

Deadline: September 2

This national, juried visual art competition and exhibition is open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), working in painting, drawing and printmaking who are over the age of 18.


The Chelsea International Photography Competition

New York, NY

Deadline: September 13

The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery in New York City. This competition provides a great opportunity for the exposure of work by amateur as well as professional photographers alike. With a distinguished panel of jurors and prizes valued at more than $55,000, the Chelsea International Photography Competition is an excellent opportunity for photographers seeking the possibility of national and international acclaim.


Call for Artist: Reflection

Jenkintown, PA

Deadline: September 15

For this exhibition, Abington Art Center is taking inspiration from our Little Abington Meeting House, located by the corner of Alverthorpe Park. Silence is a key characteristic of the Quaker religion: in that silence, to reflect. Reflection is also a physical characteristic, a surface effect – a bending back that encompasses the physical or metaphysical and may include an ethical call.


Call for Chelsea transitions to present Environmental Vibrations

New York, NY

Deadline: September 30

A stimuli that excites and devastates globally, we invite artists both established and emerging, to engage in the ephemeral discourse. This year we are focusing on securing 5 undergraduate students to exhibit work alongside chosen artists. Students are encouraged to submit proposals & artworks in order to participate in a 3-day group exhibition in Chelsea, the heartbeat of the  arts gallery district, and to be a part of an online catalog showcasing artists selected by the curatorial board.


Call For Art Quilt Elementa 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: October 10

One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in our gallery settings but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form” stated Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Art Center. AQE 2018 seeks innovative artworks in a variety of formats including, two-dimensional, three-dimensional and “off-the-wall” installations. Furthermore, AQE embraces the Studio Art Quilt Associates definition of the art quilt “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure”.


Exhibition Opportunity

Berywn, PA


Keystone Property Group, a real estate investment company, is a looking for artists to display their work for a period 6 months in one of our premier office locations. This is a great opportunity for an artist to show his or her work in a prominent location with the chance to have his or her work sold. We are looking for colorful, modern pieces to fill the rotunda of one of our office buildings. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Ashley Millwood at (610) 227-1062 or by email at .



Philadelphia, PA


Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work to take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call. Please outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Email submissions and any questions to with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!


Residency, Fellowship, Award & Grant Opportunities 

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize

DEADLINE: August 31

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.


Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Two-Year Fellowship

New York, NY

Deadline: December 7

The online application to the 2017 Artist as Activist Two Year Fellowship is now open. This fellowship provides the opportunity for creative professionals who are committed to moving the dial on mass incarceration, and by extension racial justice, to seek a robust set of resources to advance their work. The fellowship lasts from May 2017 – April 2019 and includes a grant of up to $100,000 over the two year period.


Harvestworks New Works Residency

New York, NY

Deadline: January 4

The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists and legal US residents commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media.



The Handwork Studio is on the search for a Studio Instructor and a Community Events Coordinator. This crafty, dynamic person believes a job is to inspire and create, and smiles are part of the uniform!

Studio Instructors will lead after school and weekend classes in the Narberth Studio Location. This is approximately a 15 hour per week commitment during the school year. Weekday and weekend hours required.

Events Coordinators will be out and about in the community meeting and greeting families and creating crafts with kids at different events throughout the Philadelphia region. Approximately 20 hours a month. Weekend hours required. Access to a vehicle and valid driver's liscnese required. Apply at



Manayunk Studio space for rent. 215+ square feet (14.6’ x 15’) with utility sink, half bathroom, and storage closet. Located on ground floor of home with central heat/air-conditioning and offers separate entrance, ample street parking (no permit needed), access to shared backyard with patio, and option to rent attached 200 square foot storage/workshop space.  Walking distance to multiple bus routes, SEPTA Norristown line, Ridge Avenue business district, Manayunk’s Main Street, and close to route 76.  For more information please email . Available immediately: $400/month plus utilities. 

The Loom / Amber St. Studios in Port Richmond, 3240 Collins St., Philadelphia, PA 19134. For information contact Nicole at or (215) 300-3561.


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July 21
October 10, 2017
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103