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The Artists Pool

UK

 

 

All Can Be Frida

Art Exhibition In collaboration with "All Can Be Frida" project, The Artists Pool invites artists to submit artworks of their own creative ideas channeling the spirit of Frida Kahlo. Transmitting her strength, her fearless attitude with which she approach her lust for life, her art and the enduring power that led her to overcome injury, illness and heartbreak.

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Entry Deadline: 31 May 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Society of Women Artists

UK

 

 

157th Annual Exhibition 2018

The SWA is a unique Society in that its rich mix of oil painters, water colourists, sculptors, printers and ceramicists are able to showcase one of the most diverse annual shows in London today at Mall Galleries, London.

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Entry Deadline: 22 June 2018 - Midday

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

ArtGemini Prize

UK

 

 

6th Edition ArtGeminiPrize 2018

Painting/Photography/Sculpture The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world. It is an independent competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world. Applicants must be aged 18 or over. The winners will be announced at an exhibition of the finalists' works in London.

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Entry Deadline: 01 July 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Royal Ulster Academy of Arts

UK

 

 

137th Annual Exhibition.

Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 137th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Irish arts calendar. Dates will be announced soon for the 137th Annual Exhibition which will take place at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and has once again been sponsored generously by KPMG. The Royal Ulster academy welcomes submissions across the disciplines of the visual arts by emerging and established artists. The deadline for Open Submissions to the exhibition is Wednesday 13th June 2018.

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Entry Deadline: 08 July 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

RSMA Annual Exhibition 2018

UK

 

 

Royal Society of Marine Artists

The RSMA seeks submissions of art inspired by the sea and marine environment. Entry Deadline: 09 July 2018 Midday

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Entry Deadline: 09 July 2018 - Midday

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Society of Wildlife Artists

UK

 

 

The Natural Eye

The Society of Wildlife Artists seeks submissions of works that depict wildlife subjects and evoke the spirit of the natural world.

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Entry Deadline: 27 July 2018 - Noon

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Royal Institute of Oil Painters

UK

 

 

Annual Exhibition 2018

The ROI seeks work in oils and is the only national art society devoted exclusively to oil painting.

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Entry Deadline: 17 August 2018 - Midday

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

The Artists Pool

UK

 

 

Art in Astrology

Mystery, Language, Guidance and Influence of the Stars and Planets. Art in astrology takes us on journey through the foundation that runs within cultures, the varied interpretation of language and mystery of the stars, seasonal shifts, and celestial cycles, creating rooted astrological beliefs, where predictions, visions and dreams, shifts in time and space held a place in history. Artists are asked to submit work exploring and expressing their connection with the universe and astrology. The alignment of planets, moon, sun and stars, predictions and the elements fire, earth, air, and water, and how much is it a part of their lives.

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Entry Deadline: 31 August 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts

UK

 

 

Annual Open Exhibition 2018

The South West Academy of Fine & Applied Arts invites all local, national and international fine and applied artists to enter the 2018 Open Exhibition to be held at The Castle, Exeter, Devon 11th-23rd November 2018. £1,000 of Prizes and Awards.

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Entry Deadline: 14 September 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 

Attention Artists - Beware of Scams

The featured listings above this note all use the OESS to manage your artwork entries, therefore we are pretty sure they are legitimate calls. Many will charge entry fees to cover administration and exhibition costs so we recommend you consider their offerings very carefully before deciding if they are worthwile for you.

All the listings below are managed independently of the OLIST and OESS, therefore we cannot confirm their accuracy or reliability, we recommend that you thoroughly check and research all details before making any payments. Please check with the organiser for more information.

We cannot check all the listings posted to this site but if you suspect a scam, please let us know and we will investigate and if necessary remove them from The OLIST

 

Arquetopia Foundation

Mexico & Peru

 

 

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies: All Sessions in 2018.

Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our academic International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 22 and over.

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Entry Deadline: 27 May 2018 - 11:59 PM US Central Time

 

 

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Residency Opportunity - Charges May Apply. 

 
 

Artrooms Fair

London

 

 

Call for Artist - Artrooms Fair London 2019

Artrooms Fair London has announced the dates of its 5th Edition! The Fair will run from the 11th to the 13th January 2019 at Meliã White House Hotel, Albany St, London NW1 3UP (Regent’s Park, London). We are now calling for independent artists from all over the world, from all different backgrounds and media. Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed in their own creative and intimate studios. It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries. Artrooms is the first international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists, innovating the way artists and buyers meet. Find out how to apply: https://art-rooms.org/how-to-apply/ Application fee: £20 Deadline: 31st May 2018

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Entry Deadline: 31 May 2018 - Midnight

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

artsdepot

UK

 

 

Opportunity to showcase your arts and crafts at artsdepot!

artsdepot invites applications from local designers, makers, artists and craftspeople who would like their work to be considered for display and sale within our public areas. artsdepot welcomes over 154,000 people each year, providing a great opportunity to show your work to a wide variety of local art lovers. Arts and crafts, including larger artworks such as paintings, drawings, photography and textiles, will be displayed in glass cases in our Ground Floor foyer and on our Exhibition Wall. artsdepot is situated in North Finchley and will consider applications from artists based in Barnet and the surrounding boroughs. Display periods will be arranged by discussion. Sales of all artworks will be managed by artsdepot and the venue will take 20% commission + VAT

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Entry Deadline: 04 June 2018 - 5pm

 

 

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Free to Enter and Charges Apply if Selected. 

 
 

Crafts Council

United Kingdom

 

 

Call for applications: Collect Open

Collect Open offers a unique opportunity to individual artists or collaborations to exhibit alongside world-class galleries at Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, 28 February – 3 March 2019 at the Saatchi Gallery. We're calling for applications for Collect Open, an alternative space at Collect. We're interested in receiving proposals to present large scale, conceptual, installation based displays from individual artists and collaborations that explore the breadth of contemporary design and making today. Taking part in Collect Open provides artists with a platform to make valuable contacts for potential commissions, representation or collaborations.

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Entry Deadline: 04 June 2018 - Midnight

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Art-competition

Online

 

 

Art Call: "Shades of Green 2018," an exhibiting and art grant opportunity at Art-competition & Gallery 25N

Art Call: "Shades of Green 2018," an exhibiting and art grant opportunity at Art-competition & Gallery 25N Twenty artists will be selected for this new online group exhibit "Shades of Green 2018.” The exhibit and its participating artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 26,000 people, including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, and collectors. One artist will be selected to receive the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" of $500.00.

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Entry Deadline: 11 June 2018 - 11pm

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

artsdepot

UK

 

 

artsdepot Open submissions - June 2018

artsdepot is passionate about art and artists and our annual artsdepot Open exhibition is a celebration of creativity. Emerging and established artists from Barnet, London and the rest of the UK are welcome to apply for a chance to have their work displayed at artsdepot in our Apthorp Gallery. This exhibition is a great opportunity for our audiences to experience and buy a wide range of diverse and exciting artwork.

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Entry Deadline: 11 June 2018 - 10am

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Live Art Development Agency

UK

 

 

DIY15: 2018 - Call For Participants

DIY 15, co-ordinated by the Live Art Development Agency, is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists. 23 DIY projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners will take place across the UK between July and November. The closing date for most applications is 18 June 2018 (for Project O's DIY it is 11 June). You may apply to as many as you wish, all DIY projects are free to participate in and some expenses may be covered where possible.

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Entry Deadline: 18 June 2018 - 5pm

 

 

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Artist Opportunity - Free to Entry. 

 
 

London Sunny Art Centre

UK, China

 

 

Open Call for Artists - £6000 Cash Fund - 2018 Sunny Art Prize

A total cash fund of £6,000 is awarded to the art prize winners. First Prize £3,000, a public solo exhibition at Sunny Art Centre in London, a one month residency, and a show at our partners’ galleries. Second Prize £2,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries. Third Prize £1,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries. 30 Shortlisted Artists’ works will be exhibited during the summer at Sunny Art Centre, London. Out of these 30, 10 artists will exhibit their artworks at our partners’ galleries. Accepted Media Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Photography, Printmaking. Sculpture, Ceramic, Video Art &Moving Image, Installation.

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Entry Deadline: 20 June 2018 - Midday

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

East West Art Link

Kyoto, Japan

 

 

APDA Kyoto Award 2019

Open call to international contemporary photographers and digital artists as well as selected visual artists. Four winners will be invited to our Artist in Residence in Kyoto programme and 30 selected works will be showcased in beautiful ancient city, Kyoto Japan.

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Entry Deadline: 30 June 2018 - Midnight

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

The Big Picture Art Project

Canada

 

 

The Big Picture Art Project

We would love your drawings to be part of our Collective Art Project : The Big Picture

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Entry Deadline: 31 December 2018 - 31/12/2018

 

 

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Artist Opportunity - Free to Entry.