September 04, 2018 – ARTIST NETWORK | PASTEL 100 20TH ANNUAL

Sponsored by Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work!Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Pastel Journal. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2LFO42w

September 01, 2018 – NAVE GALLERY | THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH

This show is a celebration of artists who teach grades K-12. We often spend so much time and energy motivating and helping our students create, that we risk neglecting our own craft. Our jobs require us to assume various roles-nurturer, parent, and coach-and achieve a myriad of goals-to inspire, teach technique and regulate students of varying emotional, social, and developmental levels. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vDNxvb

September 04, 2018 – SOUTH CAROLINA FAST TRACK LITERARY GRANTS

Fast Track Literary Grants are intended to support new or existing public literary programs such as (but not limited to) writers series, festivals, conferences, workshops, or writer’s residencies at schools. Awards are $3,000 or less. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2xsQlHN

September 05, 2018 – LENSCULTURE EMERGING TALENT AWARDS 2018

For 5 years, we have been helping selected photographers rise to the top. Enter the Emerging Talent Awards 2018 for the opportunity to join a celebrated class of photographers who have yet to be discovered internationally — this can be the beginning of your worldwide journey of exposure and recognition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uZZwzn

September 21, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS | RED 2018

Why RED? For nearly 20 years, the Cambridge Art Association has hosted a fall exhibit, open to artists from the New England states, centered around a color – RED or BLUE, depending on the year. Both the success of the exhibit series, and the challenge to participating artists, lies in channeling the varied meanings of a color like RED. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2BkPbEx

October 01, 2018 – ONE GUN GONE: THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH

One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough is a juried international photography exhibition addressing the impact of gun violence and is the third show in an exhibition series designed to provide opportunities to support positive change in the community. This exhibition is produced by Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in partnership with “One Gun Gone” onegungone.com. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Bm5fGp

October 04, 2018 – NATIONAL ART ENCOUNTER 2018 19

Biennial exhibition open to 2D & 3D art in any genre or media. 9 awards worth $3,500. 3 jurors: Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts Director & Chief Curator, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Art, Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg; Brad Cushman, U of Arkansas at LR, Gallery Director. Exhibit on view Naples, FL from 12-1-18 to 1-12-19. Enter 1 or 2 artworks created after 1-1-14. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR http://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5577 OR jack.obrien@naplesart.org

October 05, 2018 – 22ND JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

The competition is organized by the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee. There are 4 divisions: • Art Division • Entertainment Division • Animation Division • Manga Division No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wC4AIV

October 08, 2018 – SMALL WORKS 2018

This national juried exhibition of small artwork (12 inches or smaller in any direction) is open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $1,000! Entry Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 OR http://mainstreetartsgallery.com/submissions OR mstreetarts@gmail.com

October 15, 2018 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES ART EXHIBIT CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

The juried exhibit consists of 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national & international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity & inclusion. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice.” The exhibit will be displayed from 1-19-19 through 3-14-19, in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art OR brenna@embracingourdifferences.org

October 22, 2018 – INDIAN WELLS INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The 17th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, March 29, 30 and 31, 2019. Primary Jury deadline to apply: 10/22/18 Application Fees: $35 application fee through 10/22/18 Second Jury deadline to apply (increases to $50 late fee): January 7, 2019– limited to just 50 spaces left for artists. Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com OR info@indianwellsartsfestival.com

October 31, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS

Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Six shows per years. At may be for sale (20% gallery commission). Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups, and solo. MPC Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. Call (831) 646-3060. Application Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://www.mpc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/creative-arts/art-gallery OR melissarpickford@gmail.com

November 01, 2018 – JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FOR FICTION

Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions of up to 5,000 words. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v2NZiK

November 02, 2018 – 26TH SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL INTL POSTER COMPETITION

This Poster Design Competition is organised by the Media Arts Center San Diego, producer of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Submit an iconic design that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art for a chance to be the face of the festival. Computer graphics, as well as paintings, may be used to compose the design. Poster design must be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2LceEzH

November 30, 2018 – 16TH ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN.COM PHOTO CONTEST

What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 16th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. There are 6 categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vJcrJO

December 31, 2018 – OPEN CALL FOR PRINT ARTISTS THE HIT EXHIBITION 2019

Norway’s first International Festival of Relief Printing. The HIT-festival will be launched in May 2019. It aims at celebrating tradition and innovation within relief print, woodcut and linocut etc.The HIT-Exhibition will be a juried Exhibition and a Competition. Three works will be announced as prize winners with sums of respectively NOK 100 000,-, 50 000,- and 30 000,-. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.haugesund-billedgalleri.no/hitfestivalen-2019 OR postmottak.billedgalleriet@haugesund.kommune.no

December 31, 2018 – EZRA JACK KEATS BOOK AWARD

  1. The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the author will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name prior to the one being considered. The award includes a prize of $1,000 for each winner in each category. Entries from publishers, based on the Award criteria, are welcomed throughout the year. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2x8YWCQ