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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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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 08 July 2018.

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Entry Deadline: 08 July 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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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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Visual Arts Scotland

UK

 

 

Members Exhibition, Tatha Gallery

A celebration of the work of VAS members at the beautiful Tatha Gallery overlooking the river Tay in Newport, Fife. All members of VAS are invited to submit work for consideration for our first collaboration with the Tatha Gallery in Newport-on-Tay.

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Entry Deadline: 17 July 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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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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Society of Scottish Artists

UK

 

 

Palimpsest

“Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” The Society of Scottish Artists invites submissions of new or existing works in all mediums, which interrogate, challenge, comment or engage creatively with the concept of 'Palimpsest'. Selected works will be exhibited at An Lanntair in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. All artists are welcome to apply but artists must join or be a current member of the Society to apply. Membership is open to all artists across the world. There is no additional submission fee.

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Entry Deadline: 16 August 2018 - Midnight

 

 

  
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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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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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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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The Cordis Trust

UK

 

 

Tapestry Showcase 2018

The object of the showcase is to encourage the work of amateur and emerging weavers, and to give them a platform to exhibit and sell their work in a venue of national prestige. The Tapestry Showcase is an exhibition of small scale tapestries by amateur and emerging artists held each year in The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant in the National Galleries of Scotland’s Weston Link overlooking Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. The purpose of the showcase is to encourage the work of aspiring weavers, and to give them a platform to exhibit and sell their work in a venue of national prestige. One exhibitor will be chosen as the recipient of a £250 prize.

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Entry Deadline: 24 October 2018 - 5pm

 

 

  
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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

 

Curators and Exhibition Organisers - Please Note:
Due to the rise in the number of scams and profit making schemes targeting artists, from 1st June 2018 we will no longer accept listings from profit making organisations unless they are using the OESS submission system.
If you are a charity or a 'not for profit' organisation you can still add your listing for free. However we reserve the right not to show your listing on The OLIST if we cannot confirm your charitable or 'not for profit' status from the details you submit.

 

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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The Old Print Works

UK

 

 

Call For Submissions! HOME

This summer, artists are invited to explore the meaning of ‘home’. Through tradition and historical convention, the concept of home is embedded in the human consciousness, sought out instinctively as a way to separate space in our minds, home is home, and everything else is not. But what makes a physical entity feel like home. What is home to you, where is it and what makes it significant? All submissions will be considered. Different mediums, interpretations and approaches are encouraged! Work relating to personal relationships, tradition and community are applicable. Prize: One exhibitor will be awarded the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition. *Enquires Bethany Nugent at bethany@oldprintworks.org

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Entry Deadline: 01 July 2018 - Midnight

 

 

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Art-Competition.net

Online

 

 

Art Call To Artist: The Human Condition 2018

Submission Opens: May 30, 2018 Deadline: Month July 16, 2018 (Midnight EST) Jury Selection: July 20, 2018 Artist Notification: July 27, 2018 Title: “The Human Condition 2018” Art-Competition.net is proud to announce the Art Call “The Human Condition 2018.” There will be 7 Winners and 10 Honorable Mentions. This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide. The participant must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium, including: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, and fiber art. Total Awards in Cash and Art Marketing Prize Value: $8,125.00.

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Entry Deadline: 16 July 2018 - 11:59pm

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Art-Competition.net

Online

 

 

New Art Call: "Dreams 2018," an exhibiting and art grant opportunity at Gallery 25N

Twenty artists will be selected for this new online group exhibit " "Dreams 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 receive the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" of $500.00. This artist's creation will become the exhibition image and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and all online marketing pertaining to the exhibit. In addition, the grant recipient will have a dedicated marketing campaign about their art and accomplishments sent to over 26,000 recipients worldwide.

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Entry Deadline: 16 July 2018 - (12:00AM MIDNIGHT EST)

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Cryptic

Glasgow, Scotland

 

 

Call out for Cryptic Nights

Celebrating 10 years of Cryptic Nights, we are looking for ambitious, emerging artists based in Scotland, who create high quality, innovative visual work with original music or sound-based elements at its core. We are particularly interested in submissions that use technology in new and creative ways. With Cryptic’s support, artists will be guided in the development of an existing idea or piece of work.

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Entry Deadline: 16 July 2018 - Noon

 

 

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Artist Opportunity - Free to Entry. 

 
 

Surface Gallery

United Kingdom

 

 

Surface Gallery

The Street Art Festival at Surface Gallery celebrates and supports Nottingham’s thriving alternative art scene by showcasing some of today’s best local, national, and international street art.

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Entry Deadline: 28 July 2018 - 5pm

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Society of EquestrianArtists

UK

 

 

Horse in Art Annual Open Exhibition 2018

The 39th Annual Open Exhibition sees the Society returning to the stunning gallery at Sally Mitchell Arts, Tuxford - also home of the award winning Museum of the Horse - The Society seeks submissions from member and non member artists of an equestrian nature. Exhibition runs from 15th September - 29th September

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Entry Deadline: 01 August 2018 - Midnight

 

 

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Entry or Exhibition Charges Apply. 

 
 

Surface Gallery

United Kingdom

 

 

Surface Gallery

Surface Gallery is now accepting submissions for our tenth East Midlands Graduate Project: EM18: Nottingham’s only graduate residency. This opportunity supports Fine Art graduates from across the region by offering a free residency and exhibition in an independent contemporary art space to kick-start the transition from university to professional art world.

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Entry Deadline: 13 August 2018 - Midnight

 

 

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Artist Opportunity - Free to Entry. 

 
 

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.