Calls for Visual Artists


Deadline (proposals): April 18, USFCAM A DIFFERENT FRAME OF MIND: USF Contemporary Art Museum is seeking proposals from area artists for this experimental show taking place this summer.

Deadline: April 20, 2014, EMERGENCE, Warehouse Arts District, St. Petersburg, FL.   This juried art show takes place at Station Number Three, May 3 and May 10 (as part of the monthly trolley ArtWalk event), 2014. Email if interested or visit the Facebook page at

Deadline: May 2, 2014, FOCUS ON HEALTHY DATING VIDEO PROJECT, Florida Art Therapy Association. Individuals of all ages but especially teens, are invited to create an educational video of one minute or less. Videos will be submitted for review and will be judged based on effectiveness in addressing healthy relationship choices and the impact of technology on dating. A monetary prize will be provided to the top 3 videos selected ($500 for first; $300 for second; $200 for third). Special consideration will be given to videos that address online and digital aspects of healthy relationships. However, videos all forms of relationships are encouraged. Read details. 

Deadline: May 3, 2014, THROUGH THE EYE OF THE CAMERA, Juried Photography Competition, Backus Museum, Ft. Pierce, FL.

Deadline: May 15, 2014, SUMMER ART MARKET, Southern Brewing & Winemaking, Tampa, FL. Event will be held May 25, from 12-5pm. Eligibility: Artists and craftsmen of all trades, including painting, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood working, glass blowing, jams and jellies, produce, or anything else that is local and independent! For more details, visit:

Deadline: May 18, 2014, 7th ANNUAL TRASHION FASHION SHOW (RECYCLED AND UPCYCLED RUNWAY SHOWCASE), Artpool, St. Petersburg, FL. All ages welcome to participate. Designs must be 75% must be recycled or upcycled. It is free to participate. Actual event takes place Saturday, July 19, 2014. Email

Deadline: June 1, 2014, HANDMADE IN AMERICA, Singing Stone Gallery and Studio, Tampa, FL. Open to American artists of handmade fine art and contemporary craft. See application for full details.

Deadline: September 24, 2014, 25TH HYDE PARK VILLAGE ART FAIR, Tampa, FL. See Howard Alan Events website for full details:

Deadline: October 28, 2014, 24TH TARPON SPRINGS THANKSGIVING ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL, Tarpon Springs, FL. See website for full details:



Deadline: May 1, 2014, 3rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS COMPETITION, Art Fusion Galleries, Miami Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL.

Deadline: May 5, 2014, 33rd DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL & ART SHOW, Gainesville, FL.

Deadline: May 6, 2014, CAMERA USA: NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD AND EXHIBITION 2014, Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL. Enter online using Juried Art Services

Deadline: May 13, 2014, PERSPECTIVES, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

Deadline: May 20, 2014, WINTER PARK ART ON THE GREEN 2014, Juried Art Show and Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture.  Details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting the city’s web site at and clicking on the “Art on the Green” button or can be requested by calling 407-599-3498.

Deadline: June 2, 2014, 5TH ANNUAL NATURE & WILDLIFE EXHIBITION, St. Augustine Art Association, FL. View Prospectus for complete details.



Deadline: May 7, 2014, DORTHEA LANGE-PAUL TAYLOR PRIZE, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images.

Deadline: May 10, 2014, 27th ANNUAL NORTHERN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION, Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and is co-sponsored by the Northern Arts Council. View website for full details.

Deadline: June 1, 2014, VIDEOHOLICA 2014 <7> OPEN CALL for video art, short films and animation, Videoholica Association, Varna, Bulgaria.

Deadline: June 30, 2014, VSA EMERGING YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM: THE JOURNEY, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. This is a juried competition and national touring exhibition of work by emerging young visual artists with disabilities, ages 16-25.




Deadline: June 1, 2014, MOMENTUM: IMAGES OF DANCE, online photography exhibition.

Deadline: June 30, 2014, 2014 ART KUDOS INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION, online exhibition.

Deadline: May 05, 2014, MUSE MADNESS, Professional Artist Magazine, On-line competition for publication. No fee.

Deadline: May 12, 2014, 34th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST, Photographer’s Forum Magazine. Open to all amateur photographers.


Deadline: October 20, 2014, MYSTERY BUILD 2014 ART COMPETITION. Purchase a kit and compete for cash prizes creating a work using only the materials provided.

Deadline: December 31, 2014, PROFESSIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – ARTIST SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION, print publication and online gallery. The bimonthly selected winning artists will receive a two-page interview profile and images of his or her artwork printed in the magazine. The winner and finalists will be featured in their own Artist Spotlight gallery on No fee.




ArtsLINC is a Florida fiscal agency program designed to assist artists who have a conservation project in mind and can benefit from LINC’s non-profit status to fundraise for their project.  LINC accepts project proposals quarterly, with deadlines of March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. LINC sponsors projects that focus public attention on one or more important conservation issue in Florida through the use of: of visual arts, photography, film, journalism, storytelling and/or other artistic forms.  For Application and Guidelines:  LINC’s website: (Updated 4/2014)

BAMBOOZLE CAFE, downtown Tampa. Monthly exhibitions for groups of artists. Contact for information. (Updated 4/2014)

CITY OF SAFETY HARBOR, Bi-monthly exhibits in City Galleries. Visit (Updated 4/2014)

DOWNTOWN LARGO ART MARKET and the Downtown Largo Merchants Association are looking for artists to participate in the 2nd Saturday art Fest (event takes place year round, every second Saturday of the month). Contact Tanya Pistillo at or 7274658558 to find out more. (Updated 4/2014)

KAHWA COFFEE, Tampa and St. Pete locations. Submit 2-3 images in jpg form to (Updated 4/2014)

LOFT ART GALLERY, downtown Lakeland. Email for info. Gallery website: (Updated 4/2014)

MONTHLY SATURDAY ART WALKS, DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council, Arcadia, FL. See website for details and application: (Updated 4/2014)

TAMPA ARTISTS, DESIGNERS & FOOD AFFAIR, Bearss Groves, north Tampa, 1st & 3rd weekends of every month. Apply at (Updated 4/2014)



PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE, bi-monthly art contest. Prospectus: (Updated 4/2014)

SAXIFRAGE PRESS, online exhibitions. Prospectus: (Updated 4/2014)

SINGULAR CREATION SHOWDOWN, online competitions. Visit website.

UNCOMMONGOODS.COM ART CONTEST, monthly online art contest for original creations to be featured and sold on the UncommonGoods website. Work must be hand-drawn, painted, collaged or digitally rendered. No photography will be accepted.


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