Mona Lisa Redefined – Call for Entries

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Mona Lisa has been described as the most admired, written or sung about work of art in existence, possessing unique qualities that include the subjects mystifying expression, strong composition and delicate modelling of forms.

This call for entries challenges artists to re-reimagine Mona Lisa – the how is up to you – whether it be in a new medium, new time/place, new interpretation, etc. – we want to see how this famous work continues to capture imagination so many years after it was created.

Accepted mediums include: original watercolor, oil, acrylic, fabric, mosaic, needlepoint, collage quilting, and 3- dimensional sculpture.

Entry Requirements:

  • No prints/digital submissions will be accepted.
  • No nudes or suggestive portrayals will be considered.  
  • Submissions must be entered through CAFE (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11274) and should include: artist statement, images/media of each piece, artist bio and entry fee.
  • Entry fee is $30 for up to 3 artworks.
  • Each artist may submit up to 3 artworks.
  • Mediums accepted include: original watercolor, oil, acrylic, fabric, mosaic, needlepoint, collage quilting, and 3- dimensional sculpture. 
  • Shipping/drop off of accepted work to Monmouth University is the responsibility of artist

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Only artwork of professional presentation will be accepted.
  • Wall-hung items must be appropriately framed and/or edges adequately finished and must use sturdy wire as the hanging medium. No saw-tooth hangers or metal eyelets accepted. Frames must be free of defects.
  • Three-dimensional works must be stable to stand on their own or be submitted with adequate display stands.
  • Three dimensional artwork cannot exceed 5′ h x 3′ w and not weigh more than 75 pounds.

The call for entries closes at midnight on May 5, 2023. Participants will be notified by May 17, 2023. The show will run in Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery from June 16  – August 11. For more information or questions please contact Kelly Barratt at 732.263.5114 or email kbarratt@monmouth.edu

Call for Entries Deadline:  MAY 5, 2023

Monmouth University 400 Cedar Ave West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Entry fee is $30 for up to 3 artworks
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The Pastel Society | OPEN CALL 2023





Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Pastel Society at their Annual Exhibition 2023.

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel and dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality for their 124th Annual Exhibition.

The Society promotes the use of all types of pastel, chalk or crayon whether in stick or pan form, made from pure pigment mixed with a binder including soft pastels, hard pastels, oil pastels, ink pastels, water-based pastels, Conté crayons or sticks and sanguine and other dry mediums that are similar in their application including charcoal and pencil. All of these are regarded as having no boundaries, whether on their own or in combination with other media. However, pastel or the other dry media mentioned should be the primary medium in the finished mixed media work.

The exhibition, in May 2023, offers more than fifteen prizes & awards and the opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of visitors to Mall Galleries.

Submissions are online only and open until Friday 24 March 2023.


How to Submit

A single-stage virtual judging of all submitted works will take place, after which selected works should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for inclusion in the exhibition so long as they are fit for hanging:

- Upload images of work at mallgalleries22.oess1.uk between Friday 20 January and Friday 24 March 2023, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]

- Check mallgalleries22.oess1.uk from 12 noon on Thursday 6 April to see if your work has been selected

- If selected, deliver your work on Saturday 13 May, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

Important Dates

Submissions open: Friday 20 January 2023, 12 noon

Submissions close: Friday 24 March, 12 noon

Notification of selection: Thursday 6 April, 12 noon

Receiving Day (if selected): Saturday 13 May, 10am to 5pm

Exhibition opens: Wednesday 24 May, 10am to 5pm daily

Exhibition closes: Saturday 3 June, 5pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 8 June, 10am to 5pm


Conditions of Entry


  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: All types of pastel including soft pastels, hard pastels, oil pastels, ink pastels, water-based pastels, Conté crayons or sticks and sanguine and other dry mediums that are similar in their application including charcoal and pencil.
  • Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of four works selected.
  • Work must have been completed during the twelve months prior to the exhibition and not have been exhibited elsewhere.
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
  • All works must be exhibition-ready. Works should be sufficient to withstand mirror plating for hanging purposes.
  • All work must be glazed.
  • No hooks are required and there should be no projections whatsoever from the back of the works.
  • Metal frames and clip frames are inadmissible. Glazed works with unprotected glass edges are inadmissible. Diffused picture glass is unacceptable. Frames and mounts of an unusual colour, size or design may prejudice the chance of selection.
  • All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £300.
  • The price of works must include 45%+VAT commission.

Entry Fee

  • The submission fee is £20 per work for standard entries and £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under.

Delivery & Collection

  • Packaging from delivered works cannot be retained and must be taken away at the point of delivery.

  • We are unable to wrap works or provide wrapping materials for any works being returned.

  • Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post Art as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post Art - Tel: 07833 450788 /  Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

  • Any work uncollected on the specified collection date/s will be stored at a separate location and the artist will be charged a storage fee.


  • There is a single stage selection process for the 2023 exhibition. All artworks will be judged virtually after submissions close. 
  • If selected artworks arrive damaged, with unacceptable framing, or size discrepancies from the original submission, these will be rejected.
  • All rejected artworks will need to be collected from Mall Galleries by the artist at their expense.
  • The Selection Committee is formed of artist members of the Society and is rotated annually.
  • Please note that selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.
Prizes Details: 

Prizes & Awards (subject to final confirmation)

There are a number of prizes and awards available to win, including:

Cash prizes:

  • The Yoshimoto Prize: A prize of £1,000 for an outstanding work, in any dry medium, by a non-member
  • The Pastel Society Young Artist Award: £200
  • The Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award: A certificate and cheque for £50

Product prizes:

  • Caran d'Ache Award
  • Derwent Award
  • Frank Herring Award
  • Henri Roche Award
  • Mamut Award
  • Schmincke Award
  • Unison Member Award: Set of 72 pastels
  • Unison Non-member Award: Set of 72 pastels
  • Unison Young Artist Award: Pastels up to £500 for the year plus mentorship for 1 year by Tricia Taylor

  • West Design Award

Publication prizes:

  • The Artist Magazine Award: A feature article in The Artist magazine
  • Artists & Illustrators Award: A feature article in the magazine
  • The Pastel Society Catalogue Award, First Prize: The winning work featured in the exhibition catalogue

  • The Pastel Society Catalogue Award, Second Prize: The winning work featured in the exhibition catalogue

Mall Galleries, SW1Y 5AS, London

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
£20 per artwork or £14 per artwork for artists aged 35 or under
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Open call: exhibition in Zia Maria





Pizza Zia Maria is pleased to announce an open call to all artists and creatives IN AND AROUND Berlin.


Always close to emerging art, Pizza Zia Maria offers its space to exhibitions, installations and environmental interventions that accompany the tasting of pizza with a visual experience.


This open call invites visual artists to submit site-specific projects that want to make their work known to a varied public, which frequents the place in large numbers.


The room to be set up is approximately 24 square meters and assembly should be completed in 2-3 days.


The exhibition will take place in the second half of February and will last 2 or 3 months.


Selected artist will receive a fund for the material used and 200 euros payment.


For applications and more info please sent to basta.e@libero.it


We look forward to receiving your best ideas.

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Occhi Arts Live Events



Occhi Arts and Entertainment is inviting musicians and spoken word artists to collaborate on planned monthly and quarterly events in London in 2023. We’re inviting all styles of expression to the stage, and are particularly keen to provide a platform for unsigned and independent artists.

If you’re interested in participating and would like to be showcased as part of our lineup please contact us at submissions@occhimagazine.com with ‘ Live Events’ as your subject title.  Please attached your CV/resume or any online links we can reference as an example of your work.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Prize Summary: 
Artist Representation, with PR and Marketing Support
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We are planning a calendar of events for the year. The live events will showcase a variety of creative talent with monthly fixtures for musicians, comedians, and poets/spoken word artists. We are also planning several bespoke events showcasing indie films. We encourage, particularly UK-based filmmakers to contact us to arrange a Q&A special screening for their projects.  All participating artists will feature across our website and social media platforms, including our popular arts and entertainment magazine.


Occhi Arts & Entertainment 128 City Road. London EC1V 2NX

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Fee Detail: 
No Fee
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FREE FILM : NYC Photographer in Residence






WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is pleased to announce the fourth iteration of its FREE FILM project: FREE FILM : NYC, which will travel throughout New York City. The project follows FREE FILM : CANAL, FREE FILM : USA and FREE FILM : JUNE 2020, a series of initiatives that sought to catalog our communities, our country and our world over the past three years in radically different ways, while democratizing the documentation of our ever-shifting realities. FREE FILM : NYC kicks off 2023 by turning towards WORTHLESSSTUDIOS’ home city of New York to uncover a new truth about the old topic of community.

FREE FILM : NYC follows the footsteps of the previous iterations as a meditation on community and local culture. The Airstream-darkroom will take up residency in a given neighborhood and distribute free rolls of film to the general public, and WORTHLESSSTUDIOS will partner with local artists and community organizations and hold youth workshops where students will learn how to use a film camera, focus a lens and process and print film using professional equipment provided by WORTHLESSSTUDIOS. Over the course of the next year and a half, the project will make its way around New York to document different neighborhoods.

The first neighborhood in June of 2022 was Red Hook, where WORTHLESSSTUDIOS partnered with local arts nonprofit Pioneer Works to host the Airstream-darkroom, distribute film and teach photography classes to locals.

Participating photographers of all ages were asked to photograph within the boundaries of one neighborhood at a time, responding to the prompt ONE SQUARE MILE.” Pioneer Works’ Artist-in-Residence taught a series of workshops for 5 Red Hook Arts Project students and to interested Red Hook locals. Upon completion of the project across NYC neighborhoods, WORTHLESSSTUDIOS will produce a FREE FILM : NYC book.

WORTHLESSTUDIOS is a New York-based nonprofit providing space, materials, technical assistance and resources for aspiring artists of all backgrounds to realize their creative visions.

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is looking for 4 resident photographers from across New York City to partner with us as part of FREE FILM : NYC. Each resident photographer will collaborate with FREE FILM for one month in the borough of their choice

The Resident Photographer will be required to:

  • Have a strong film photography background, a close relationship with a borough in NYC, and experience and enthusiasm for teaching.
  • As a resident photographer you will be asked to be a face of the project, lead educational workshops in your neighborhood and community and help curate the FREE FILM : NYC book.
  • Develop and teach 1-2 workshops or photo walks during the period of the collaboration.
  • Be involved in photographic community-based projects in the borough of their choice


  • $2,500 stipend for Artist.
  • Access to Airstream Darkroom for 1 month
  • Use of darkroom equipment and some chemicals for personal work
  • 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-x 400
  • Seat on photo selection committee for the book


  • Your development of public program curriculum
  • Your teaching at 4 youth workshops
  • Your teaching or running of 2 public workshops or photowalks
  • Your timely participation and collaboration on meeting with selection committee to finalize a selection of images for the book
New York City
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Open Auditions (Dance)





"Enter the Jungle" features animals from Ballethnic's signature ballet "The Leopard Tale". 

DATE: January 28, 2023

TIME: 3pm - 4pm (Ages 7 - 12)

             4:15pm - 5:30pm (Teens 13 & up; Community Adult dancers; Professionals; Pointe & Non-pointe)

FEE: $15

Register & pay at Ballethnic

Ballethnic Dance Company and Ballethnic Academy of Dance 2567 Cheney Street East Point, GA 30344
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