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Solo, Group & Concept Submissions (Season 16: 2019/2020)

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Entry Fee: $50
Location: Manifest Gallery | Cincinnati, OH
Contact: Erin Corley,
Manifest is happy to receive proposals of various types and accepts these on an ongoing basis starting usually in late winter, reviewing them starting in early June in consideration for the upcoming exhibit season. No notifications are made until the final season schedule is decided (usually by the end of July), but updates are sent to all artists at the start of our committee's review process. Anyone can submit a proposal, and selections are open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media.
On average, one-third of Manifest's exhibits are dedicated to solo exhibits. Solo exhibitors have included local, regional, and national artists from as far away as New York City, San Francisco, Canada, and Hong Kong. Our exhibits are routinely reviewed in local and sometimes national news and art publications (including Sculpture Magazine, Drawing Magazine, and Art Papers among others). And while our focus is on providing a museum-like experience of visual art, patrons and collectors, including museums, watch Manifest and our publications for future acquisitions and exhibitors. We believe this makes the spots in our schedule reserved for solo or proposed exhibits highly valuable.
ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'.
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Juried Exhibition/Architectonic

Deadline: June 3, 2019

Entry Fee: $35
Open to: Artists 18 and over
Exhibition Dates: July 26, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Location: St. Charles, MO
Contact: Natalie Tucker,
Additional Information: The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Architectonic”, an all-media exhibition highlighting works that are inspired by architecture or that incorporate architectural elements. Works may depict actual architectural forms, or may approach the theme less literally by incorporating grids or other structural lines. The visual language of drafting, such as plans, elevations, and cross-sections, may also be utilized in the artwork. Nancy Newman Rice will serve as juror for this exhibition. Her paintings, which utilize architecture elements as a primary feature, have been displayed internationally in museums and galleries. She recently retired as director of Studio Art at Maryville University. To learn more about this call for entry, visit
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Shaped by Water: The Pollinator Show

Deadline: June 4, 2019

Entry Fee: FREE
Open to: artists 18 years of age and older who live in Kentucky and/or Kentuckiana
Exhibition Dates: June 11 - September 3, 2019
Location: Gallery on Main (Richmond, KY)
Name: Obiora Embry,

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Powered By Creativity – Jeffersonville Utility Box Mini Murals

Deadline: June 7, 2019

Entry Fee: $0
Open to: anyone eighteen years of age or older, unless it is an “artist team”, in
which case, at least one person of the “team” must be eighteen years of age or older.
Event Dates: WEEKEND PAINT-A-THON! - July 12th, 13th and 14th – RAIN DATES - July 19th, 20th and 21st
Location: Various locations around Jeffersonville, IN
Contact: Dawn Spiker,
Additional Information: The City of Jeffersonville’s Public Arts Commission invites artists to submit up to three, 2-dimensional plans/drawings for artwork that will be painted on electric utility boxes throughout Jeffersonville’s various districts. The selected artists will be expected to paint the designs on the boxes during a weekend long painting event. Twelve boxes will be painted during this round. Painting electric utility boxes transforms necessary utilitarian objects into works of art to enhance the visual landscape. This project celebrates community pride and elevates awareness of public art amongst the citizens and visitors of Jeffersonville. This project will also be an opportunity for local artists to display their talents in the public sphere of our community. The overarching theme for public art in Jeffersonville this year is - UNFURLING. Artists are invited to submit designs suitable to this theme OR come up with a different and unique concept. All designs must be submitted on the Design Template. Please note the utility boxes are different sizes and the designs submitted must be adaptable and able to be altered to fit the dimensions. Designs will be selected based on their adherence to guidelines and criteria as defined within this document.
Chosen artists will be asked to paint the utility boxes during the weekend of Friday-July 12th, Saturday-July 13th and Sunday-July 14th (rain dates will occur the next weekend if necessary). The boxes will be prepped prior to artists painting the boxes. The Public Art Commission will provide appropriate outdoor paint for the artists.
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INHABIT: An International Call for Art About Personal Domains

Deadline: June 11, 2019

Entry Fee: 40.00
Event Dates: August 16 - September 13, 2019
Event Location: Manifest Gallery
Contact: Erin Corley,
Additional Information: The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that in some way represent, either through subject, form, or content, the concept, image, or expression of Personal Domains. Deliberately very much open to interpretation, all types of visual art in the broadest sense are welcome, including traditional and non-traditional approaches in any media, and any subject, realistic, non-objective, abstract, conceptual, etc. This exhibition will help close out Manifest's 15th exhibition season, and, we hope, remind people that our gallery can also be considered a form of home. This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental.
ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'.
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Art and Activism Exhibition

Deadline: June 14, 2019

Entry Fee: $10
Open to: All
Exhibition Dates: July 5- 27
Exhibition Location: Art Sanctuary, 1433 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217
Contact: Sabra Lynne Crockett,
Additional Information: Art Sanctuary Gallery is looking for 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work that is exploring the theme of the political issues we are facing right now. Examples of themes can include gun rights, Black Lives Matter, climate change, the Me Too movement, etc. Work can be as large as 8 feet in height and 12 feet in width. 2D work must be ready to hang. Work that is not ready to hang will not be accepted. The exhibit runs from July 5 – 27. There is a flat $10 submission fee. You can submit up to 3 works. Interested artists should submit work to be entered by June 14. Please send a copy of your CV, an image or images of the proposed work, and an artist statement about the work. Images should be 300 dpi, and 5 inches at their longest side. If you have further questions, you can contact us at Thank you!
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not BIG(5) fifth bi-annual small arts competition

Deadline: June 15, 2019

Entry Fee: 1-3 artworks $25; 1-4 artworks $30; 1-5 artworks $35
Open to: An open call for artworks in any medium, no works over 12 inches in any direction
Exhibition Dates: July 16th, - August 31, 2019
Exhibition Location: M S Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington Distillery District, 903 Manchester St, Lexington,KY
Contact: Mary Rezny,
Additional Information: This year’s juried competition has no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”, no works over 12 inches in any direction including frame. This is an open call to artists in the USA for works in any medium including but not limited to limited to painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, mixed media, photography, fiber, printmaking, glass. The juror for the competition is Becky Alley, artist, curator, creative collaborator and educator. She is currently the Bolivar Gallery Director at the University of Kentucky. Each artist may submit up to five artworks.
$500 1st Prize Award; Three $100 Honorable Mention Awards, Purchase Awards and People’s Choice Award
Complete prospectus and entry link here.
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SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XV

Deadline: July 13, 2019

Entry fee $40 member, $50 non-member for up to three entries
Open to: This juried competition is open to all artists, 18 years of age and over, who currently reside in the United States.
Exhibition Dates: October 4 – 26, 2019
Exhibition Location: The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Contact: Duane King,
Additional Information:  This juried competition is open to all artists, 18 years of age and over, who currently reside in the United States. Over $2,000 in cash awards. Prospectus: Download at or SASE to Southside Art League, 299 E. Broadway, Greenwood, IN 46143. Entry fee $40 member, $50 non-member for up to three entries. DEADLINE: JULY 13, 2019
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Horizon - Contemporary Landscape 2019

Deadline: August 1, 2019

Entry Fee: $25 for 1 to 3 entries, $35 for up to six entries
Open to: All media except live or performance art. 72" x72" size restriction
Exhibition Dates: September 6- November 1
Exhibition Location: Community Arts Center, 401 W Main St. Danville, KY
Contact: Brandon Long,
Additional Information: The HORIZON: Contemporary Landscape exhibition will be celebrating its tenth year of challenging the conventions of landscape art in 2019. All media is welcome (with the exception of live or performance-based art).
Juror: Daniel Graham
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“Small Wonders” National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 2, 2019

Entry Fee: $35 for Gallery on Main members, $40 for non-members
Open to: United States residents 18 years of age or older
Exhibition Dates: September 10, 2019 5: 30-7 pm EDT
Exhibition Location: Galllery on Main, 128 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475
Contact Name: Obiora Embry,
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: VOCs in 3 Video Contest

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

Entry Fee: $0
Open to: anyone over 14 years old
Contact: Lauren Anderson,
Additional Information: Help the Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil and Superfund Research Center at the University of Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute explain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in a 3-minute video for a chance to win an Amazon eGift Card.

There are over 10,000 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the air around us. VOCs come from common household items such as air fresheners and household cleaners, new building materials like wood or fabric (anything with a "new car" smell), cigarette smoke, and industrial materials like paint thinner, inks, and adhesives. When there are high levels of VOCs in the air it can lead to headaches and asthma attacks and long term effects like heart disease and cancer.

We are looking for easy-to-understand messages that teach a high school aged audience about VOCs in a creative, factually correct, and engaging way.

Videos must:
1. Explain common VOCs chemical structure and properties,
2. Convey a sense of how many VOCs are in the air around us,
3. Identify organic and man-made sources of VOCs, and
4. Explain why VOCs are common in household products like cosmetics and cleaning supplies.

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Yeiser Art Center

Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Fee: None
Location: Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Contact: John Paul Henry, / (270) 442-2453
Additional Information: The Yeiser Art Center is seeking consignment artwork to sell in the Gallery Store.  All art and craft media will be considered.  Send five to ten samples, a price list, contact information, a short biography, and instructions for display to:
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B3 Gallery

Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Fee: None
Location: B3 Gallery, 61 W Main St, Nashville, IN 47448
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The Galleries for the Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky

Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Fee: Percentage of Selling Price
Location: Pendelton Art Center, Ashland, KY 41101
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BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP: Knife-Making Class for Veterans

Deadline: June 7, 2019

Entry Fee: $205
pen to: Veterans Only
Dates: June 8, 9am-5pm
Location: Kaviar Forge
Contact: Craig Kaviar,
Additional Information: This workshop for veterans will teach the skills of blacksmithing through the creation of railroad spike knives. (Must be a veteran to participate.)
Kaviar Forge is honoring a request from a former student and veteran who has found the physical and creative act of forging to be extremely helpful in adjusting to civilian life. He has asked that we dedicate a class just for veterans, hoping to symbolically forge swords into plowshares.
This workshop is limited to 10 students, and fills on a first come, first serve basis.
Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.
Testimonial from Father to Son Forge:
"As a Veteran, A Forged in Fire Competitor, and a Bladesmith I will be there! Craig is my former teacher who introduced me to the art of Blacksmithing, it was in his class that I caught the "forging bug". I discovered through this experience a unique healing. The military took me as a young, naive civilian and "forged" me into a soldier. As a Veteran, which is a soldier trying to be a civilain, I discovered that being "reforged" is not always as easy. A Blacksmith can take a plow and forge a sword and then take a sword and reforge the plow. Come make a knife, let's chat, share our experience, have a lot of fun!"
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BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP: Beginner Blacksmith Class

Deadline: July 12, 2019

Entry Fee: $410
Open to: Minimum Age 14
Dates: July 13, 9am-5pm and July 14, 9am-4pm
Location: Kaviar Forge
Contact: Craig Kaviar,
Additional Information: Kentucky artist/blacksmith Craig Kaviar is opening his workshop to teach Beginner Blacksmith Classes!
While learning basic techniques the students will make several items for themselves including J hooks, nails, leaves (for key chains) and finally a forge welded fireplace poker.
Due to the nature of the working space and safety, classes are limited to 10 students. Payment in full and a completed registration form are required to ensure a spot.
Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.
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BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP: Animal Head Letter Opener Class

Deadline: July 26, 2019

Entry Fee: $205
Open to: Minimum Age 14
Dates: July 27, 9am - 5pm
Location: Kaviar Forge
Contact: Craig Kaviar,
Additional Information: Kaviar Forge is offering a one-day workshop to make your own animal head letter openers!
This workshop is limited to 10 students, and fills on a first come, first serve basis.
Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.
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Deadline: August 1, 2019

Entry Fee: varies
Event Location: Preston Arts Center, Inc., 3048 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
Contact: Kathy Brennan,
Additional Information: 36 ongoing classes, 67 workshops, 18 kids classes and 5 kids workshops are offered this summer, Call the store to register: 502-454-9954
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Workshop Fee: varies
Location: Studio Anchorage, 2125 Cave Spring Road, Anchorage, KY
Contact: Susan Tolliver,, 639-4957
Additional Information: Learn the fundamentals of painting in oils and manipulating "Beyond the Limitations of a Photograph". Class offerings run contiguously in bands of 6 to 8 weeks. Brushwork, edges, the essence of pushing warm and cool tones; working with a limited palette; using a palette knife; components of good composition; avoiding linear drawing are just a few of the routine principles incorporated into classes routinely. Beginners initially have a more specified program structure to establish core oil painting foundation skills.
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Workshop Fee: $32 per week
Location: Schrodt Art Studio, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 13
Contact: Judy Warren,, 502.893.2842
Additional Information: A practical approach to oil painting using proven, teachable methods suitable for beginning to advanced. Classes run consecutively in 12-14 week sessions.
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Deadline: June 30, 2019

Entry Fee: $80 for standard 10x10 booth space (add $15 for electricity access, add $45 for a corner space)
Open to: Original work only (no resale of mass produced or purchased items)
Event Dates: July 4, 2019, 10AM - 7PM
Event Location: Peterson-Dumesnil House 301 S Peterson Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Contact: Evelyn Wilkinson,
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First Friday Hop

Open to: Local artists
Exhibition Dates: First Friday of each month
Location: St. John United Church of Christ
Contact: Autumn Lucas,
Additional Information: St. John United Church of Christ invites artists to sell their work during the monthly First Friday Hop. Artists can display and sell their art for free.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: $550 Innovate Grants for Visual Artists and Photographers

Deadline: June 18, 2019

Entry Fee: $25
Open to: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.
Additional Information: Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Spring 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Winter 2019 Winners
Taylor O. Thomas
Tampa, FL
Grant Recipient – Art

Shane Lavalette
Syracuse, NY
Grant Recipient – Photography

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Glass Lampworking Demonstrations by Lisa Fowler

July 12, 2019, 6-9pm

Watch artists create, have dialog about process and to purchase artworks. The NoCo Arts Center will be bustling with FREE activities this year as the City and the Jeffersonville Public Arts Commission put in motion plans for the ‘Creative Impact Series’!  There are nine scheduled activities that are part of the Creative Impact Series, many of which will correspond with pre-scheduled Trolley Hops hosted by Jeffersonville Main Street. This will be a fantastic reason to find yourself North of Court Avenue!
Location: NoCo Arts Center, 628 Michigan Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN
Contact: Dawn Spyker:
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PART TIME JOB: Paint and Sip Artist

Deadline: Ongoing

Open to: All artists preferably with an art degree and/or teaching experience
Dates: Nights & Weekends
Location: Pinot's Palette
Contact: Kat Baker,
Additional Information: Please submit your resume and at least examples of your original artwork (preferably paintings) to the studio at the email provided. Please inquire to review the job description. Competitive wages.
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HOUSEGUEST: an independent artist-run project space

Open to: All forms of artistry are welcome: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, poetry, etc.
Entry Fee: $10
Location: 2721 Taylor Blvd.
Contact: Megan Bickel,
Additional Information: HOUSEGUEST is an independent artist-run project space located in the south end of Louisville, Kentucky. The space launched in January of 2018. Founded by multi-disciplinary artist and writer Megan Bickel and her husband, chef Jacob Wilson, the gallery's location is in the living room of the couple's house. The space will hold six exhibitions a year: four solo shows and two group exhibitions.  Alongside each exhibition will be a small supper pop-up collaborative event, which will be by invitation only. We encourage artists to interact and activate the space while exploring new ideas and concepts, with full control over what they create.
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Art Mentors Needed

Contact: Patrick Erdley,
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for 8-10 volunteers to serve as mentors to students from The Academy at Shawnee who are interested in pursuing a future in the Arts.  This is a great way to make a significant impact on a young person in our community and foster their passion for art.  
School to Work (STW) is a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana workplace mentoring program. It combines the benefits of 1-to-1 mentoring with the opportunity to provide students with exposure to workplace skills, career opportunities in the arts, and soft skills development. School to Work removes one of the biggest barriers to volunteering as mentor (available time) by bringing students into a workplace once a month for on-site mentoring that includes a custom curriculum provided by BBBS. For this particular program, on-site visits will take place at various arts organizations near downtown.
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Contact: Tracy Pennington,, 502-895-3650
Rental Fee: Varies
Open to: Local Artists and Craftspeople
Location: Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center. 1860 Mellwood Avenue. Louisville, KY. 40206
Additional Information: Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center (MAEC) offers affordable artist studios located in the Clifton neighborhood. We have developed spaces as small as 100 square feet and undeveloped areas as large 30,000 square feet. MAEC is located on Mellwood Avenue near access to US 71 and within ten minutes of downtown, the highlands, and Saint Mathews. Studio spaces are open to renters 24/7. Spaces can be customized to create the studio or small business of your dreams. Call 502.895.3650 to set up a tour today!
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Deadline: Ongoing
Open to: All - original artwork
Location: online publication through LVA
Contact: Keith Waits,
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