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Empirical Abstraction - Paintings / Drawings. Call for Entry




Paintings / Drawings

Please submit artworks executed in Suprematism, Cubism, Constructivism, Futurism, Bauhaus, Minimalism, Geometric Abstraction....

Abstract Art has firmly established itself in our lives as an expression of freedom from the concrete representation of objects. Artists use many ways to express their emotions, experiences, and ideas through lines, colors, geometrical forms, and textures. Relying on observations and sensations, they convey their thoughts and vision of the world around them.

Virtual Exhibition: Twenty-six (26) selected works in two categories (Painting/Drawing) will be showcased in the virtual gallery, promoted on all social media platforms, and distributed via email to all our subscribers. All selected artists will be published on Issuu digital catalog. 

Prizes Details: 

Award: Two artworks will be selected as the best in the show. Two winners will be awarded the Certificate for The Best Artwork. Special Recognition Category Certificate will be awarded to all other selected artists.



Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$15 for 3 submitted artworks
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“Shifting Perspectives on Trauma” Art Exhibition




The Perception Project is a Los Angeles based art-for-healing non-profit organization devoted to providing survivors of trauma (muses) with services that take on creative forms as expressive outlets and serve the local community. Between an artist/survivor collaboration, the muse provides a personal story, and the artist creates a masterpiece showcasing the muse's strength and inner beauty. These works are showcased through public art exhibitions designed to promote mental-health awareness, then gifted to the muses as a symbol of their strength. 



About the Project:

The volunteer artist will

a) Receive a written or audio story based upon the experiences of a trauma survivor (muse)


b) Meet a trauma survivor (muse) in person or via Skype, to listen to the muse’s experiences with the presence of a therapist or mental health professional

and use it as inspiration to create an artwork meant to empower and inject positivity to the muse. Artwork is donated to the muse after the end of the exhibition. Acceptable mediums are canvas, wood panels, paper, digital prints, mixed media, 2D visual art, small-sized sculpture/3D art, and photography. A gift card or an art supplies goodie bag will be allocated to each artist (or artist team) to cover partial cost of materials. Artist travel fees are not covered.

Art Goals:

Works of art are created then gifted to the muses (survivors) as a symbol of their internal strength to continue thriving in life. The Perception Project devotes its creative platform towards promoting mental health awareness, maximizing community partnerships, local community involvement, providing meaningful work experience, and above all encouraging a shift towards positive perspective.


The art exhibition will be held at a private gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The event will be open to the public.



All artists who are passionate about making a positive difference in the community are encouraged to apply. Application eligibility is not restricted to geographic location. Due to the sensitive nature of the material, artists must be 18 years of age or older. Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. All entries must represent original works.



Application Opens: March 2, 2020

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Notice of Applicant Status: June 2020

Artist & Muse Pairing: June 2020

Artwork Creation Period: June-October 2020

Artwork & Artist Statement Due: November 1, 2020

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: late November 2020


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Final Draft



Final Draft

June 26, 2020 - August 7, 2020

Deadline to enter: May 4th, 2020


The Call for Entry: 

The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Final Draft”, an exhibition showcasing design and illustration in fine art. Design and illustration affects and constructs our daily lives; from websites and social media, to billboards and greeting cards, to the way we navigate our surroundings. Visuals created with purpose and intentional design. While they can be utilized differently, illustration and design have long gone hand in hand. For this exhibition we invite all designers and illustrators to display their work in a Fine Art setting. All media is considered for submission.



Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition - worth $500 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each



Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 

Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org 


Entry Fee:

Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24. 


To Learn More Information:http://www.foundryartcentre.org/final-draft


Entry Specifications:

A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.  

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. 

See Exhibitions FAQ on www.foundryartcentre.org/frequently-asked-questions for details. 


David Potthast is an artist, designer, and educator; he observes & documents such things. He is a sculptor studied in design & computer science. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MA and MFA from Fontbonne University. He has shown locally the past few years, but has works in private collections both nationally and internationally.


His approach to art and design is aligned with the tenets of the Bauhaus. Mainly that work can be both intellectually controlled and emotionally expressive. His works turn the digital languages and logic in visual pattern, often reacting to materials, but always steeped in concept. Whether entertaining chaos theory, game theory, time, or even ideas from his own or other’s fictional worlds, he seeks to find meaning in the existence and persistence of objects and experiences. His works even go so far as to inhabit far ancient worlds, yet appear as functional or ritualistic devices. He creates his own fictional companies as identity studies, too; going so far as to build and publish websites for them.


He often works under the name dpstudiolab as an expression of his work being a bit of art and a bit of experiment. This includes documenting his works in ways that align with experimental research and study.  His works don’t just explore digital existence, but also reaction to materials such as steel, concrete, plaster, glass, found objects. The boundary between the virtual and the actual is blurred for him, but he explores both realms.


In the end: David Potthast/dpstudiolab makes things he sees in his imagination, even it requires stretching the laws of time and space to make it in what passes for reality these days.


Exhibition Space:

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 



The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 


Delivery and Pick Up:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of  the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 


Sales, Liability, and Insurance:

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit. 


Prizes Details: 


Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition - worth $500 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
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Sea of Change Mid-Atlantic



Sea of Change Mid-Atlantic 2020

The Virginia Beach Art Center invites you to submit to our a showcase of all media artwork from the Mid-Atlantic states.  There is beauty in all the waterways that surround us, but our climate is changing and perhaps our lives as well.   Artists from South Carolina to Pennsylvania celebrate our present and warn of our future.

The exhibition is juried by Gary Ryan, Executive Direcetor of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, and features an award total of $2000! The opening reception is June 5th, 6-8 pm.

The Virginia Beach Art Center is a popular venue for local and regional art, with a loyal following of patrons as well as a high daily visitor count.  We invite you to join our art family for the month of June and help us bring attention to the crisis that our oceans face.

Exhibition:  June 5 - June 28, 2020

Submission Deadline: April 20

Notifications Sent: April 30

Delivery:  Shipped works received May 20- June 2, Hand-delivered works received May 29 - June 2

Reception:  June 5, 6:00-8:00 pm

Exhibition ends: June 28, 4 pm

Pick up in person/return shipping:  June 30-July 1


Submission Fee:

$35 for up to three works (non-refundable)


Open to artists who reside in the Mid-Atlantic states (SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, NJ & PA) who are 18 or older. All media welcome.   Please advise of any special installation instructions in the description of your artwork (when you add the artwork to your CAFE portfolio).

All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit.  Work needs to have been produced within the last two years and not previously exhibited at VBAC. The Artist certifies that he/she created the works of art entered, has not infringed on any copyrights, possesses unencumbered title to them and has the right to loan and/or sell these works.

All styles and aesthetics will be considered. All artworks must be for sale and must remain on the premises for the duration of the exhibition.  The Virginia Beach Art Center is a public non-profit facility open to patrons of all ages.  The content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.  

Artists must include an interpretative statement (limit 700 characters) that will be displayed with the artwork.  

Submission process:  

All entries and payments must be submitted via CAFE (callforentry.org).  Please follow the directions on CAFE to set up your artist profile and then submit to this call.  If you have exhibition questions, please contact create@artcentervb.org.  Questions relating to the online submission process should be directed to CAFE.

Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration.  A maximum of three photos may be uploaded.  If multiple views of a single artwork are uploaded, clearly label the photos as “Title-VIEW 1,” “Title-VIEW 2,” etc.

The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00.  Commission for works is 65% (to the artist) and 35% to the Virginia Beach Art Center. Payment for sales will be made within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition.  The artist will be contacted if a W-9 is required.


Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds.  

Hanging works (2D) may not protrude more than 12” from the wall.  Works must be wired for hanging (no claw hooks), and the flexed wire must be a minimum of 3 inches from the top of the frame.  Gallery wraps are accepted only if the image is continued onto all four sides of the canvas.  Free-standing (3D) works may not exceed 24” in length or width (height may be taller). Those that require presentation other than a standard pedestal must include those displays with the works.  (Exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis--please contact us before submitting.)

Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions.  Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist.  We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/or for craft issues.


The art center staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition.  However, the Virginia Beach Art Center, its staff, volunteers and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur.  We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves and purchase insurance from the shipping company used.  Shipping your work means that you agree to this.


The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the art center.  All shipped works must arrive between May 20- June 2, 2020 without exception.  Hand-delivered works are accepted May 29 through June 2, 2020.  Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx to be returned.  We do not arrange return shipping in any other manner.  Please, NO packing peanuts.  Works should be shipped in reusable packaging and containers for return.  Clearly indicate any unpacking and re-packing instructions for return of works.  Works that do not include a return label and works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the Virginia Beach Art Center.

Prizes Details: 

A total of $2000 in cash awards will be given.

Best in Show:  $750

Award of Excellence:  $500

Award of Merit:   $250

Most Creative: $200

3 Honorable Mentions: $100


Gary Ryan, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).  

Born and raised in Norfolk, Ms. Ryan has more than twenty years of leadership experience, which includes running the Katonah Museum of Art as Interim Executive Director, as well as spearheading business development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and strategic initiatives at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Thrilled to be back home, Gary currently resides in the Virginia Beach neighborhood of Shadowlawn.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35 for up to three pieces
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The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image: 2020




THE ARTISTS FORUM FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE: 2020 (#affestnyc) is now accepting submissions. This international short film festival is a juried competition, open to innovative filmmakers with unique perspectives seeking to gain exposure in New York City's formidable arts and media market.

Each year, the festival highlights a themed category. This year’s themed category is 'New York Stories.'

Our full list of categories include:


Please see Rules & Terms for eligibility.

Prizes Details: 

Awards & Prizes

Award recognition will be given at a ceremony in New York City, alongside screenings of selected films. Award categories include:





Attending Filmmakers who've won or been nominated for awards are eligible for studio interviews.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
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Girl 9 Magazine Free Online Print Modeling Contest



2019 Girl 9 Magazine Free Worldwide Online Magazine Print Model of the Month Photo Contest for beautiful aspiring female Lingerie Models, Bikini Models, Vixen Models, Eye Candy Models, Swimsuit Models, Fitness Models, Figure Models, Artistic Nude Models, Pinup Models, Boudoir Models, Exotic Models, Erotic Models, Inked Models, Curvy Models, and aspiring models with beautiful faces, great skin, and great eye catching bodies that look sexy in lingerie or bikini wear.


Are you a beautiful aspiring female lingerie or bikini model age 18-30 looking for a free opportunity to become a magazine print model and take your modeling career to the next level?


Do you have a great face, beautiful skin, and a well shaped eye catching body that looks sexy in lingerie or bikini swimwear and you feel you are ready to take your modeling career to the next level by being a featured magazine print model with other beautiful lingerie and bikini models worldwide in the internationally known Girl 9 Magazine?


Are you interested in a chance to win a free $1,000 print model magazine photo shoot, $1,000 modeling photo portfolio, and becoming a lingerie magazine print model in Girl 9 Magazine with other beautiful and sexy lingerie and bikini models worldwide?


Would you like to have your sexy lingerie or bikini photos featured in the internationally known Girl 9 Magazine and receive worldwide exposure as a magazine print model and build your modeling portfolio in ways that could get you paid jobs as a model in the fashion and entertainment industry?


Girl 9 Magazine’s Free Online Magazine Print Modeling Contest is a worldwide  magazine contest for all gorgeous, glamorous, and sexy aspiring female lingerie models and bikini models ages 18-30 that would enjoy the worldwide media exposure of being featured in the internationally known Girl 9 Magazine with an exclusive full featured magazine photo layout of you with other beautiful selected lingerie and bikini models from around the world that will also be featured.


Are you seriously interested in giving your modeling career a real jump start, expanding your modeling portfolio, getting paid modeling jobs, or becoming a featured female magazine print model in an internationally known online magazine that is known worldwide for featuring some of the most gorgeous and glamorous lingerie and bikini models worldwide?


Do you have the creative talent, the persistence, the beauty, the body, the style, the sexy look, and a great recent professional photo portfolio of at least 12 full body high resolution professional photos in lingerie, swim wear, or artistic nude, that are no older than 12 months, that are worthy of being featured and published in Girl 9 Magazine?


If you answered yes to one of the questions above and you are a serious aspiring model that has a dream of doing print modeling or professional modeling and you are looking for an incredible free opportunity to gain worldwide exposure as a print model, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss if modeling is your passion or you have dreams of modeling, because this is a free opportunity that you should take advantage of if you are serious about jump starting your modeling career, or expanding your modeling career this year.


This is an amazing free modeling print opportunity for aspiring models and professional models looking for a free legitimate magazine print modeling opportunity that could take your modeling dreams to a paying modeling career level, that could give you the high profile modeling opportunity that you are looking for and take your aspiring modeling career to the next level, possibly opening doors to great paying fashion and entertainment job opportunities in the future.


All models that are selected as Model of the Month for this excellent exclusive lingerie magazine print modeling opportunity will receive the magazine cover feature, a full photo feature in Girl 9 Magazine, a full photo feature on our website, and a chance to compete for a free $1,000 lingerie magazine photo shoot.


Girl 9 Magazine Model Submission Guideline:

To apply for consideration as a Girl 9 Magazine featured Lingerie model in an upcoming issue of Girl 9 Magazine:


You will need to submit a professionally written bio with your age, your city, state, or country,  your height, weight, measurements, your email address, and phone number and you must submit 12-20 recent professional full body high resolution photos in one of the following only: lingerie, bikini swimwear, or artistic nude only.


We only accept 12-20 full body head to toe professional high resolution photos in lingerie, bikini swimwear, or artistic nude only.

Submit 12 -20 recent full body HIGH RESOLUTION professional photos of you posing in your hottest bikini, artistic nude, or lingerie only and a bio with complete contact information and measurements to us by email:

All photos submitted by models will be judged on skin beauty, body fitness, hair and makeup, creative sexy posing quality, and photo shoot location.




We do not accept photos that are older than 12 months, we do not accept less than 12 recent high resolution professional full body head to toe photos in lingerie, bikini, or creative nude, we do not accept camera phone photos, we do not accept photos with more than one model in it, we do not accept low resolution photos, we do not accept comp cards, we do not accept photos with writing on them, logos, or photographer signatures, and we do not accept personal photos or photos that are taken in your home, we don’t accept photos in jeans or sneakers, we don't accept head shot photos, we do not accept photos that are collages or have effects, or have borders added to them, so please do not submit none of the above photos for consideration.



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