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22nd One Act Festival - Ten Below

The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase original, never been produced in the state of Ohio 10-minute plays. Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 22nd One Act Festival — Ten Below in April, 2019 at The Fine Arts Association.
Submissions of original ten-minute plays will be accepted beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Submission deadline is Monday, October 1, 2018. Only ONE 10-minute submission will be accepted per playwright. Submit your favorite! The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions. Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 7 – 18, 2019. The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There are no submission fees for this Festival. There will be no monetary stipend for plays used in the Festival.

Call For Artists: Sit and See #CLE

The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, dba Destination Cleveland, and LAND studio are seeking artists interested in designing and producing three-dimensional viewing platforms for Sit and See #Cle. The first series of installations will be located along the recently opened section of the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway, between West 28th Street and West Boulevard.

Audition Notice: Dance Film project

Elu Dance Company is seeking professional dancers to take part in an upcoming production titled barefaced- inspired by C.S. Lewis' Till We Have Faces. This dance production will include film portions in which we need visceral and theatrical dancers to perform.

2018 AIA Cleveland Architectural Photography Competition

AIA Cleveland announces the 2018 Inaugural AIA Cleveland Architectural Photography Competition. The subject matter is of Cleveland or the Greater Cleveland Area that must have an architectural theme or contain some element of the man-made environment. Photographic interpretation of the subject matter is the issue, not the architecture. The competition was founded to capture and honor architects, design professionals, architectural students, and professional and amateur photographers whose amazing talents are showcased in their photographic interpretation of the designed environment. 

Art Competition for a Utility Box Design

The Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) is sponsoring an art competition for the design of a utility box located on the Vintage Development Group’s Townhomes of Shaker Heights property on Van Aken Boulevard at Sutton and Onaway Roads.

Family Photographs

Flower City Arts Center is seeking original photographic work exploring the idea of a family photograph. From the daguerreotype of the 1850’s to Kodak’s snapshot craze a hundred years later to the countless photos currently stored in your iCloud, the history of family photographs is almost as long and varied as the history of photography itself. Unlike any other medium before it, photography allows us to capture the exact likeness of our loved ones. And the act of taking photographs is both an affirmation and denial of death’s inevitability. The tradition of artists who use photography to explore their family histories, relationships, and identities is as complex and varied as how one defines a family. For this exhibition, juror Sara Macel ( is interested in seeing photo-based work by artists that explores the ideas of family, memory, intimacy, or domesticity through the use of contemporary and/or archival photography. Entry Deadline is September 23, 2018. Best of Show receives $500 award. For more information and to submit:

CRITTERS Exhibition Call for Art

artlessBastard is calling for 2D & 3D works of art, in all mediums – except performance art or film – for their Nov/Dec 2018 ‘CRITTERS’ Show. If your art features ANY critter, real or imagined, then it’s a good fit for this exhibition. And whether the animal inspiration is obvious or subtle, they want to see it! If there’s a beak, paw, fur, tentacles (or anything in-between)... they’re leaving the interpretation of theme up to their artists and can’t wait to see what you come up with. If bugs are your thing, bring it on! If creatures of the sea mystify you, bring it on! If made-up monsters make you happy, bring it on! If dressing models up like animals trips your trigger, bring it on! They’ve instructed their guest jurors that their core audience enjoys both traditional & contemporary works – so this show will be a great mix of style, medium, size and subject. Email with questions or submit online via the easy web-form

47th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Artists living within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls are invited to submit artwork for consideration to this prestigious annual exhibition. New this year, artists submit their art pieces digitally rather than delivering them to be juried in person. Each artist may submit up to 2 pieces in any art medium. Historically approximately 275-300 pieces of artwork have been received, including 2-D and 3-D. The art is juried on site to approximately 100 works in painting, drawing, fiber arts, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more! Over $1,000 in cash is awarded for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and several community sponsored awards including the Hardy Watercolor Award and the Phyllis Lloyd Memorial Award.

Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

The Evanston Art Center’s Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The EAC is excited to present an open call to artists for their Winter Arts & Crafts Expo, a juried exhibition on view from December 3 to December 22. The 16th Annual Expo showcases arts and crafts by over 140 selected artisans, featuring original, handmade works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media, and more.

The Dark Arts II

It's Back! Join SquidInk this October for the second annual Dark Arts Themed Gallery, where they will continue to explore art and its relationship with emotion, trauma, mental health, mortality, morality and dreams. They will be accepting work for this show starting in JULY 2018. This is an open medium show so all artists are welcomed, however they will be accepting work with mature themes and nudity. you must be 18 years or older to enter this competition. Please contact them if you have any questions or concerns about your submissions.

“Our World, Our Future” 2018-19 California International Student Art Contest

Arts For Future is inviting students from all over the world to use their talents, imagination, and creativity to create original artwork “Our World, Our Future”. 2018-19 International Student Art Contest is launched by 501C3 Non-Profit Organization Arts for Future and Peninsula Museum of Art. Organized by Innovative Bay.

Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 32nd annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The call is open to craft artists who have created works in the past 2 years (2016-2018) in the following media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. All work must be ready for installation and are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. Artists are responsible for shipping costs. Selected artists will receive 1 copy of the exhibitions catalog. This year’s juror is Janet McCall of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She will select about 70 pieces for the exhibition. Juror awards will be given out in the following amounts: $1,000, $750, $500, and $250. 

Screw Factory Call for Artists, Holiday Market

The Holiday Market at the Screw Factory is December 14th & 15th. We are looking for super fab artists, makers, and collectors to join us. 

Open Call for "Cleveland's Smallest Gallery"

Introducing Phone Gallery - Cleveland's smallest gallery - annexed to the front of Russ' Auto Care in the Waterloo Arts District across the street from Waterloo 7 Studios and Praxis Fiber Workshop.
Originally conceived in 2013 by artist Ivana Medukic of 'Project Pop-Up Galleries' and architect Ali Lukacsy, Phone Gallery demonstrates the transformation of an otherwise vacant and underutilized "space" - in this case, an abandoned phone booth - into an inventive place for art display.

Call for Volunteers - MOCA Cleveland Docent


Artfetch Representing the next generation of leading artists, from around the world.

Artfetch presents the work of selected emerging artists for sale online. The team of specialist cutting-edge curators will choose the most promising up-and-coming artists from around the world to be included on the website.