6th Annual Women Artists Art Competition

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 24th quarterly online art competition. For the 6th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D & 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field.

For this open theme art competition, any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration and all women artists are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography.

A three-month group online exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website starting September 15, 2023.

Choice of a cash prize or complimentary one-year membership to Fusion Art’s Members Gallery for Best in Show winners. Also invitations to Fusion Art’s Group Show in Santa Fe, NM in 2024 for Best in Show winners.

Winners and finalists are provided with extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
Please visit the link for full competition guidelines and to submit. The deadline to enter is September 5, 2023.

About Fusion Art

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris and Valerie Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions, exhibitions and experiences.

25th “Solo Art Series”

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 25th “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition. This competition will result in an award of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions. In addition, the gallery will award the next 8 juried artists a feature in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section.

The gallery invites online submission of all 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection for one the Gallery’s monthly solo art exhibitions or into the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

The gallery encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit their best abstract and/or representational art to this competition. There is No Theme for this Art Competition so any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration.

Extensive worldwide publicity & promotion, 550+ press releases for winning artists. Open to 2D and 3D professional or amateur artists, including photography & digital art, without any geographical restrictions.

The deadline to apply to the “Solo Art Series” is September 5, 2023.

For further information and to apply online to this solo art opportunity here.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is the gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.

Patterns & Textures Juried Art Competition


Ten Moir Gallery is thrilled to announce the call for art into our “Patterns and Textures” art competition. We encourage you to delve into the richness, complexity, and beauty that patterns and textures offer, and incorporate them as integral elements in your artwork. Open to artists from all backgrounds, mediums, and locations. Whether you specialize in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media or any other form of visual art, we welcome your submissions. The competition promises not only exposure but also a chance to win our Best in Show award. Please note that all participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Submit your artwork here by August 28th, 2023.

2024 Vashon Artist Residency

Vashon Artist Residency offers artists space and time to create, connect and live in a community of artists on spectacular Vashon Island in Washington State. We have 11 sessions scheduled for 2024 and we will host 4 artists in each session. We welcome artists working in visual, music, dance, theater, media, literary and interdisciplinary arts.

At Vashon Artist Residency, residents enjoy a warm, well-appointed, and comfortable home, located on the shore of the Salish Sea. Each artist has their own bedroom and access to an artist studio, writing desk or our sound lab to foster their creative practice.
We are committed to offering this opportunity to artists from different races, economic backgrounds, disciplines, regions and countries. We believe that bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds will stimulate growth and exploration for each individual and their cohort.

ELIGIBILITY: All artists who apply must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Applicants may not be enrolled in a full-time, matriculated, degree program. We strongly recommend applicants have a working knowledge of English. Vashon Artist Residency does not provide language interpreters.

SESSIONS: All sessions are 3.5 weeks long except for Session 1 and Session 8, which are 2-week sessions. We have four artists in each residency session.

EXPECTATIONS: We do not place productivity or public presentation requirements on residents. Artists are free to experiment, research, create new work and rest as they wish. Any work artists make at Vashon Artist Residency will be theirs.

APPLICATION CRITERIA & REVIEW: Invitation to Vashon Artist Residency is based on demonstrated commitment to your artistic practice, the strength of past artwork, the feasibility of residency goals and the ability to co-create a positive communal life and work environment in a rural setting. Applications are reviewed by a peer-panel that changes annually.

We request applicants provide the name and email address of one (1) reference. We recommend selecting someone who can speak to your creative practice and your ability to live and work in a positive way with others.

APPLICATION FEE: Vashon Artist Residency’s nonrefundable application fee is $25, due upon submission. This fee is used to pay for our online application system. Applicants unable to pay the application fee may request a waiver without explanation, by emailing us so we can remove the fee from your application account.

Visit our website for details about the application process, FAQs and apply here by 8/23/23.

Colors Unleashed


Apply here by 8/30/23.

Introducing the “Colors Unleashed” online art competition—an opportunity for artists of all levels to showcase their skills . Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, this competition is perfect for you. Must be 18 or older to participate. Submit your visual artwork before the deadline August 30, 2023, for a chance to win $200 in cash awards.

Winning artworks will receive certificates, promotions, and be featured in an exclusive exhibition. This is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, and potential patrons. So, dust off your brushes, grab your pencils, or fire up your digital tablet. Let your imagination bring your vision to life!

Theme Description

This theme is all about bold and vibrant colors! It is essential to maintain visual harmony and balance. Pairing them with complementary or neutral tones can help create a visually pleasing composition. Using color can aid in conveying emotions, tell stories, and captivate the senses. Bold colors have a strong visual impact and evoke energy and excitement.

Rules and Eligibility

Open internationally
Artists must be 18 years or older to apply
All backgrounds, skill levels and styles accepted
All visual media accepted: Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital, and Sculpture, 3D Installation
Entry fees are non-refundable
5 images may be submitted per entry fee. Artists may submit multiple entries.
Images should be original work created by the submitting artist

Commission-Free Approach:
We empower artists and connect them directly with buyers, ensuring that all sales are exclusively between the artist and the buyer.

Awards & Prizes
The prize money for the art contest is unrestricted and can be used in any way that benefits the recipient artist.

First Prize Award | $100

Second Place Prize Award | $75

Third Place| $25

Honorable Mention Award

Entry fees
Early Bird: $20 for 4 Pieces

$25 for 4 pieces (non refundable)

Image Requirements:
File Size: Max 2MB

Format: jpg, jpeg, png, mp4 only

Composition: No frames, mats, or watermarks. Please crop out any background in the images.

Labeling: FirstName-LastName-TitleofArt.jpeg

Competition Timeline
Entry Deadline | August 30, 2023

Winners Notified | Sept 7-9, 2023

Virtual Exhibition Date | September 9th, 2023 – October 8th, 2023

Sonic Expressions: Art+Music Group Exhibition

Call for Artists:
Sonic Expressions: Art+Music Group Exhibition @ Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery
September 1-30, 2023

Sonic Expressions: Art+Music – Yavapai College Art Gallery in Prescott, Arizona, seeks entries for an international juried exhibition on the ancient relationship between visual art and music. The mysterious connections and tensions between human-made images and human-made sounds have been explored and exploited by artists and musicians from the Greeks to David Bowie. We are looking for new explorations along this exciting frontier full of imaginative possibilities. Open to all emerging and established artists 18 and older. Visual artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply (drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, video, digital, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood, etc). There is no size restriction on accepted work.

* Online submission of digital jpeg images only.
* All work must be submitted through here by 8/4/2023.
* Submission Fee: $25 for three images

Juror: Carl Dahl, internationally acclaimed sculptor and violin luthier.
Dahl’s sculpture and works on paper have been exhibited in Europe, Asia and the United States for more than 30 years, including at the Bogena Gallery, in Nice, France; the Boccara Art Gallery in New York; the Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky; David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico; and Udinotti Gallery Scottsdale, Arizona (https://ycvisualarts.com/carl-dahl).

Vibrant Colors Juried Art Competition

Ten Moir Gallery is thrilled to announce the call for art into our “Vibrant Colors” art competition. We invite artists from all backgrounds, mediums, and locations to participate in this exciting opportunity. Whether you specialize in painting, sculpture, photography, or any other form of visual art, we welcome your submissions. The deadline is August 28, 2023. The competition promises not only exposure but also a chance to win our coveted Best in Show award, with prizes totaling up to $700. Please note that all participants must be at least 18 years of age. Don’t miss this incredible chance to exhibit your artwork and join us in celebrating vibrant colors. Submit your artwork today!

Important Dates:

* Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 28, 2023
* Submission Deadline: August 28, 2023
* Winners and Finalists Announcement: Sept 4, 2023
* Online Exhibition: Sept 5 – Oct 4, 2023


* Participants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
* All submissions must be original creations of the participating artists.
* The competition is open to artists from around the world.
* Any artwork containing explicit or offensive content, hate speech, or infringing on the rights of others will be disqualified.
* Emerging to established artists welcome

Best in Show:

* $200 Cash Prize
* Featured on homepage banner
* Inclusion in a month long exhibition
* Free entry to the Blu Sky Award ($500 award)
* E-blast announcement
* Extensive social media exposure
* Award Certificate

Apply here by 8/28/23.

Call for Art: Inner Sense


Apply here by 9/01/23.

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, INNER SENSE.


Within each of us, a rich tapestry of experiences, emotions, and thoughts shapes who we are. Our identities are ever-evolving, formed from our experiences, relationships, and the world we inhabit. By peeling back the layers, we can gain an understanding of ourselves and our surroundings—a profound inner sense. We invite artists to delve deep into the core of the self, unveiling the essence, character, and spirit that construct our identities. What stories do we carry, and how do they shape our perceptions and interactions with the world? Show us INNER SENSE from your perspective.


JPEGs due by Friday, September 1, 2023 at midnight MST.
Notification of acceptance and online gallery opening by Friday, September 29, 2023.


All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com
Best of Show: $750
Two Director’s Choice awards: $250 each


$25 for first entry/$10 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance. For 3D work, there is no need to pay for additional entries for detail shots. Once your first entry is made, you may send additional views by email to hello@art-fluent.com.


Director’s choice. Each show is curated and juried by Creative Director, Amy Matteson Neill along with an anonymous committee of jurors. Please note, there is no personal feedback given by jurors.


All images must be in JPEG/JPG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.

Accepted video formats include MOV, MP4, WMV. Aspect ratio 4:3 or 16:9, resolution minimum 640×480, maximum 1920 x1080, bit rate recommended above 240 kbps, recommended frame rate 30 fps. File size must be under 100 MB.


Notification will be done by email, everyone who submits will be notified of the juror’s selections. If for any reason you do not hear from us by the notification date, please check the filters in your email account. Notification emails are sent to the email on file with CaFÉ.


All sales inquiries will be directed to the artist’s website and/or contact information. For any artwork that is sold, the artists receive 100% of the sale.


A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees is donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists.


Cash awards over $600 are subject to federal income tax withholding within the United States. A W-9 form must be filled out by the winner and submitted to Art Fluent, Inc.


This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Work that has been selected for previous exhibits with Art Fluent will not be considered.


Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Open to ALL fine art mediums -now including film/video (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, ceramics, digital art, film/video)

Call for Emerging Artists




– Apply here by July 30, 2023
– Notification of accepted applicants: August 21, 2023


Submission fee is $35 for 10-15 images. All submissions will be handled through CaFÉ.


Application Deadline: July 30, 2023
Call all emerging artists! Strata Gallery 501(c)3 is excited to announce our open call for submissions to our free Emerging Artists Membership Program. Join a supportive community of fellow artists, gain exposure for your work, and unlock incredible opportunities for growth and collaboration. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or work in any other medium, we welcome your unique perspective and creative vision. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your career and be part of a thriving artistic community. Submit your artwork today!


Strata Gallery was founded in 2021 as a non-profit membership gallery that seeks to showcase the work of internationally established artists whose development has typically followed trajectories tangential to prevalent avant-garde trends. It also showcases the work of promising Emerging Artists who otherwise struggle for gallery exposure, as their work is also at variance with those same trends. To some degree the example of these Established Artists validates the promise of those who are still emergent, and the gallery encourages loose creative partnerships between these two groups. Strata Gallery avoids favoring any distinct style and promotes a range of authentic individual expression embodying diverse material practices, imagery, style, and ethos. Strata Gallery is located in the historic Santa Fe Plaza at 125 Lincoln Ave, Suite 105, Santa Fe, NM 87501.


Strata Gallery was established as a membership gallery with the primary goal of creating a space for our artists to showcase their work, as well as to create a dialogue between our Established and Emerging artists. Strata Gallery strives to cultivate a membership that reflects the diversity of the community we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all underrepresented groups, such those who identify as BIPOC artists, as well as artists identifying as LGBTQ+. We seek to attract membership from a diverse group of artists.


One-year Emerging Artist Membership
One Solo Exhibition – Approx. two weeks
Annual Group Exhibition – Approx. three weeks
Artist page on website
Promotion on social media accounts
Promotion on Newsletter
Monthly opportunities email list
Exposure in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Learn how to curate a solo exhibition
Director mentorship from Established Artists
Join an exciting Emerging Artist cohort
Opportunity to learn how a non-profit gallery system works
Artist’s net 80% of all works sold, Strata Gallery commission 20%


Emerging Artist Cohort Meetings
Welcome Meeting
Second Cohort Meeting
Third Cohort Meeting
Farewell Meeting
Director Curatorial Meeting
Exhibition Mentorship Meeting
Solo Exhibition (approx. 2 weeks)
Group Exhibition (approx. 3 weeks)
Gallery Sitting (3 days)
Develop and lead one creative workshop (virtual or in person)
Artists are responsible for negotiating and executing the sale of their artwork (20% commission to Strata Gallery).


Submit the following via CaFé:

Cover Letter
Bio (PDF format preferred)
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format preferred)
Artist Statement (PDF format preferred)
10-15 images (JPGs 72 dpi, approx. file size 1 MB) in single PDF
Artist Membership Application Form (competed upon selection)


Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Emerging Members for a free 1-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in being part of an Emerging Artist cohort. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Emerging Membership is comprised of artists who work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, and mixed media.

Must not be represented by a commercial gallery
Must not be in a Tenured/Tenure Track teaching position, or retired from one
Note: There are no dues for the emerging members, however, Strata Gallery encourages contributions of time or resources where possible.

Call for Art: Art Lives Here

Geffen Playhouse seeks four artists to create an original artwork to be displayed in our lobby welcoming back audiences this fall to celebrate our 2023/24 Season. We are a home for the arts, and we believe our physical space should also reflect and be representative of our ongoing commitment to diversity in our audience, productions as well as our community at large. It is our mission to create, foster and nourish an environment that is open and welcoming for all.

We’re inviting local artists to create works that bring our community together, inspired by theater experiences and reflective of our shared values. We call it “Art Lives Here.” As with our plays, we seek works of art that speak boldly, have meaningful purpose and feed the soul. A total of four artists will be chosen by a selection committee from all submissions received. Each art piece will be displayed for approximately two months in our theater lobby and featured in Playbill programs during the course of the 2023/2024 season. Join us in this endeavor.


The inspiration. Please consider the following questions in your proposal. We encourage innovative, thought-provoking projects that are highly reflective of our diverse community.

1) How has theater impacted you?
2) What supports a welcoming theater environment?
3) In what way does theater connect us globally?

Spatial Requirements:

  • All visual art mediums will be considered.
  • Canvas works must fit within 48” x 48” area.
  • Sculptural/3-D works must fit within 48” x 48” x 48” area.
  • Video projects up to 5 minutes in length (no audio).

Artist Eligibility:

  • Artists must live in Los Angeles County.
  • Artists must be 17 years or older.
  • Self-taught, emerging, mid-career, and professional artists welcome.


As part of this project, we will invite artists to participate in the documentation of their work. To accompany the final piece, Geffen Playhouse will create content about each artist and their work, as well as a short video to be posted on Geffen Playhouse’s website/social media and printed in Playbill programs. Artists will be asked to document their progress throughout the creation of the works with phone/video cameras, or invite Geffen Playhouse’s videographer to capture a key moment in the creation of their work, as well as participate in a video interview to talk about their work and be photographed by Geffen Playhouse.

Artists must be willing to participate in the creation of additional content and will have input and be consulted on all photography, video and written material. To ensure the privacy of minors, use of images or video will not be displayed without written approval from a parent or legal guardian.


Each artist will receive an honorarium of $4,000 which is all-inclusive of material and design. Upon approval, artists will be paid 50% up front, and the remaining honorarium will be paid upon completion and delivery of their final work. Artists (and a guest) will be invited to opening night of the mainstage production at which their work will be featured. Artists will retain ownership of final works, and all works will be returned to the artists following their exhibition period.


All proposals must be submitted below and include the following:

  • Description of the proposed work, and the inspiration behind it. Max 500 words.
  • Medium for the work.
  • A preliminary sketch (optional).
  • A brief artist bio. Max 500 words.
  • Examples of two previous works. Photos up to 5MB, or video links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

Submit Proposals to: www.geffenplayhouse.org/artliveshere


Geffen Playhouse Art Lives Here initiative is led by its newly appointed project Creative Director
Terrell Tilford (Founder & Creative Director, Band of Vices) will establish a selection committee comprised of art professionals. The selection committee will evaluate each work of art. The selection criteria will include but is not limited to the following:

1) Impact.
2) Relation to theater.
3) Reflective of our diverse community at large.


May 18, 2023: Open for Submissions
July 1, 2023: Submission Deadline
July 15, 2023: Winners Announced
August 15, 2023: Final Artworks Due
Submit Proposals to: www.geffenplayhouse.org/artliveshere
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2023