Call for Artists: Open/No Theme Art Competition & Exhibition
Contemporary Art Gallery Online has opened the “Open/No Theme” Art Competition and Exhibition. Entries are accepted from October 4 to October 31, 2021. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged within three categories: Paintings/Drawings, Photography/Digital Art, and Mixed Media/3-Dimensional Art. Entry Fee: $15 for Three, $25 up to 5 & $35 for up to 8 images. Apply online. Competition Results posted: November 15, 2021. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from November 3 to November 30, 2021.
Call to Artists – But Once A Year: Holiday Art Market
But Once A Year: Holiday Art Market seeks to display and sell works of art from any style with the primary focus being on sales, particularly end of year during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Works do not have to express a specific holiday or holiday themes (although this is acceptable), but should be unique art and/or craft items that shoppers would consider purchasing as gifts, and set at affordable prices for casual art buyers. Authentic reproductions, prints, and works that can be sold in multiples will also be accepted for this opportunity. Apply online. Deadline: November 10, 2021. Event dates are November 20, 2021-December 31, 2021.
ArtPop Street Gallery 2022 Call for Artists
Open call for artists from the Charlotte, NC/SC region (read entry guidelines for more details) to have their work seen by millions on billboards and other advertising spaces for the year 2022. Juried-in artists will receive a $500 honorarium, and high school student artists will receive $1,500 in college tuition and a website. You must apply by October 11, 2022.
Say What?! Open Mic Poetry at Coffee Underground
Say What?! at Coffee Underground on Sundays except every third Sunday at The Radio Room! Extended Open Mic for local poets in and around the upstate. Produced by Wits End Poetry. All poetry styles welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Governor’s School Junior Artist Piano Competition
The SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) Junior Artist Piano Competition is an annual event for South Carolina students in grades 8-10 that provides young pianists an opportunity to perform for esteemed guest judges and win cash prizes up to $1,500. The event will take place during the day on October 30, 2021, in Smith Recital Hall on campus at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. Students can apply to participate online; There is a $25 entry fee, and the deadline is October 1, 2021.
Call for Entries: Govie Writing Awards
The Govie Writing Awards is a state-wide contest for South Carolina students in grades 6-12. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Department at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, the awards are named for the department's founding faculty members—George Singleton and Jan Bailey—and recognize student works in fiction and poetry. Prize winners will receive a gift card from a Greenville indie bookstore, M. Judson Booksellers. Teachers of the winning students will also be recognized. Deadline for submissions is November 12, 2021.
Call For Art: “Primal Disposition” Exhibition
"Primal Disposition" seeks to showcase works of art that are raw, emotive, primitive, earthen, sexual, sensory, confrontational, instinctual. We are also looking for work that is primal in the materials used: foundational, basic, primary colors, elemental, and/or textural. We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show. Deadline to apply: October 2. "Primal Disposition" In-Person opening reception party will be held Saturday, October 16 at 6 p.m. Special live performance or DJ will accompany the event. Show ends November 19. Full details and application online.
Recycled Art Contest
Artists are invited to participate in our 4th Annual Recycled Art Contest. The theme for all artwork should relate to the Port Royal Sound – think ocean, animals, beaches, local culture & history, and fun in the sun! Entries must be recently created from at least 80% recyclables or trash material. $2000 in prize money will be awarded in several categories. Registration and $10 entry fee are due no later than October 20. Contest limited to first 100 entries. All art submissions are due November 5/6 to the Maritime Center. Judging will take place the week of November 8.
Call for Public Art: Great Place to Bee
Keep Gastonia Beautiful’s Art Committee seeks to commission artwork for the downtown area of Gastonia, North Carolina titled “Great Place to Bee” and include interactive smaller art pieces that will weave/waggle their way through Main Street to a larger art piece. The artwork will be sited in a prominent location at a Gateway to the new FUSE Baseball Stadium. Seeking artists who are regional in either North or South Carolina. With the completion of the FUSE District and new baseball stadium and team named, the Honey Hunters, we were motivated to create ways to flourish our downtown with public art and education on bees. We envision groups “buzzing” around downtown searching for metal bees, ending at a bee-related sculpture near the new stadium. RFQ online (PDF).
The Black Poets Miniature Challenge
Castle of our Skins's Shirley Graham Du Bois Creative-in-Residence, Marlanda Dekine, is curating a poetry challenge: the Black Poet Miniature Challenge (#BPMC). In this installation, poets who identify as Black and part of the African diaspora are challenged to compose haikus and tankas. All ages are encouraged to participate, and each poet will receive a $75 honorarium. Your poem can be submitted as written text, recorded voice, or a video recording of you reading the poem. Poems are due August 31, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Send your poem as a PDF, MP4, or WAV file and any relevant format to David@CastleSkins.org. Review all guidelines online.