Call For Muralists — The West Colfax MuralFest is a vibrant art experience in 40 West Arts District designed to celebrate creativity and the character of historic West Colfax. Juried artists from across the country will create an outdoor art gallery of murals-culminating in a one-day celebration of art, music, food, and creative activities on August 8, 2015–free for the whole family. For more information on the mural opportunities, click link below.

Deadline for entry: January 30, 2015.



Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting submissions from sculptors for our second Sculpture For All Outdoor Competition and Exhibition. Up to ten works will be selected for a 22-month exhibition in the Arboretum, one of the largest Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1500 will be awarded to each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States. Work must be: Original and created in the last three years. Three-dimensional, suitable for outdoor installation and able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad, capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions, high traffic areas and safe for children. Suitable for family viewing. Works deemed unsafe, fragile, or otherwise unsuitable will not be considered.

Size Limitations: No work can exceed 15 feet in height or weigh more than 1,000 pounds, due to equipment limitations. If you would like to enter a larger piece and are able to provide your own equipment for installation, please contact John Handley, Ph.D., Director of SFA Art Galleries, for authorization prior to submission at handleyjt@sfasu.edu. Electronic submission is required. Submit your entry via online at https://www.callforentry.org/. A non-refundable submission fee of $15 allows each artist to submit up to three entries. The entry fee must be paid online via credit card at the time of submission. Each artist must submit a maximum of three digital photographs detailing alternate views for each entry. Images must be in jpeg format.

Submissions must Include: the title, size, and materials used;  An explanatory statement (approximately 100 words) for each sculpture submitted;  a short biography (100 words or less in paragraph form, i.e. not a resume); your website URL (if applicable); and your contact information (email address, mailing address, and telephone number).

Dates: Entries must be submitted by midnight, January 11, 2015. Sculpture installation: Mid-February 2015. Evening reception: TBA


The National Endowment for the Arts cooperates with the U.S. Japan Friendship Commission in the implementation of this program. The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary or traditional artists from the United States to spend a three to five month residency in Japan.  Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible.

The next deadline for this program is February 2, 2015 for residencies in 2016.

The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work.  Artists should also present compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A grant award in the amount of up to $28,000 to cover housing, living, and professional expenses for either 1 artist or a collaborative team.
  • Up to $2,000 for round trip transportation for the artist.

Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at http://www.jusfc.gov/faqs/creative-artists-programs/creative-artists-program-how-to-apply-2/



APPLICATION FORM EMAILED TO JUSFC.creativeartist@arts.gov ;





From Every Fiber is designed to showcase the many forms that fiber arts take – from traditional to abstract, wall hangings to 3-dimensional pieces. The exhibit will be held at the Texas Gallery in the Arts Center from February 7 to March 18. The Arts Council will also hold a fiber-related workshop during the exhibition to further encourage the growth of the fiber arts in the Brazos Valley.

From Every Fiber is a juried exhibit as there is limited exhibition space. Entrants will be contacted the week of January 12 to be notified of acceptance. All artwork will be insured while on display, however it is the artist’s responsibility to insure artwork during transit.


  • All submissions must be original in design – no crafts, kits, or production work. The use of patterns is acceptable.
  • Artwork must contain at least 70% fiber materials.
  • All artwork must be ready to hang using D-rings or a wire, or display on a pedestal. No sawtooth hangers. Quilts and rugs must have a sewn-in sleeve and rod provided to hang on the wall. Contact The Arts Council if you have questions about preparing your piece for display.
  • Artwork that has been previously displayed in other venues will be accepted, however we will not accept pieces displayed in The Arts Council’s 2013 exhibit Fiber Arts: All Things Fiber.
  • There is no limit on how old a piece may be, but pieces created in 2013 or later are preferred.
  • We encourage but do not require the artwork to be for sale. If your piece is for sale, retail price must be included on the submission form. There is a 30% commission on all sales, so please factor the commission into the retail price.
  • Shipping costs: Artists are responsible for shipping costs, insurance during shipping, and return postage for works not sold. Work will be returned in original shipping container. All work returned by mail will be sent the week of March 23.
  • Maximum artwork size: 2D: No larger than 10’x10’; 3D: No larger than 24”x24”24” for pedestal pieces, 3’x3’x5’tall for freestanding pieces


January 5, 5pm: Submission Deadline

Week of January 12: Entrants notified of acceptance

February 2-3, 11am-4pm: Artwork Drop-off at the Arts Center (or by appointment) – or
Feb 3: Deadline for artworks to be received by mail

February 7, 2-4pm: Opening Reception

March 19-21, 11am-4pm: Artwork Pick-up at the Arts Council (or by appointment)
Week of March 23: Artwork to be mailed returned to artists


  • 2 images of entry: 1 of entire piece, one close-up
  • Brief artist statement (200 words max)
  • Brief artist biography (200 words max)
  • Artwork entry description
    • Title
    • Medium
    • Dimensions (LxW or LxWxH)
    • Year Created
    • Retail Price
    • For Sale in Exhibit?

Any questions? Contact us at (979) 696-2787 or info@acbv.org.


The Campus Public Arts Committee of California State University is seeking qualifications from artists for a Wildcat sculpture commission.  The Wildcat, has endured as a symbol and mascot for the institution, whose students and alums proudly refer to themselves as Wildcats. The Wildcat has come to represent an ideal of achievement, character, responsibility and community and symbolizes the pride students, alumni, and campus and community members have for the University. Associated Students, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Alumni Association, and the University administration have partnered to commission a larger than life-size Wildcat sculpture with base to be placed in the central campus corridor.  Project budget: $110,000.  The complete RFQ is available on the University’s website:



Art on the Llano (Lubbock, TX) Issues 2015 Call for Public Art Proposals

Due: Friday, February 27, 2015

Art on the Llano is accepting submissions from Texas and New Mexico artists for large, outdoor public artworks to be placed at major, high-traffic interchanges in Lubbock, Texas. This initiative seeks to enhance the quality of the visual landscape of our community, provide quality cultural presentation to both citizens and visitors, encourage creative activity, foster community identity, support economic development, and improve aesthetic values through educational opportunities.

Art on the Llano is a consortium of Lubbock groups supporting art in the community including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, the Buddy Holly Center, Civic Lubbock, and Visit Lubbock,  Texas Tech University School of Art and the Texas Tech University Public Art Collection.

Since 2012 Art on the Llano has supported two-year sculpture installations in Lubbock’s public sphere by selecting works proposed by artists and installing them at major traffic intersections.

Up to Three (3) works will be selected for a two (2) year installation. A $4,000 honorarium for each sculpture and a $500 shipping allocation will be awarded to the selected artists.

To view full call and apply: http://texassculpturenetwork.org/?p=530

For questions, please contact Frank Phillips, Director of Transportation Operations, 135 Slaton Hwy, Lubbock, Texas 79404, frank.phillips@txdot.gov<mailto:frank.phillips@txdot.gov>



Oro Valley, Arizona Public Art Opportunity

Request for Proposals

Total Art Budget: $27,000

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2015

The goal of the project is to develop a viable, permanent public art project for the Stone Canyon Golf Clubhouse of Oro Valley including its final installation at either or both of two proposed locations on campus. The public art project desires to include three-dimensional art to be located either in the clubhouse’s breezeway or part of the outside landscape near the front of Clubhouse site.  The project seeks qualified artist applicants specializing in mediums including Steel, Bronze, Natural Materials, Metal, Wood, Ceramic, Stone, Concrete and Cast Stone, and glass with the possibility of lighting elements and features.  Acceptable and preferred genres include Modern, Human Forms, Animal Forms, Nature Inspired Forms, and Abstract.  The preferred colors may range from natural to vibrant.  The intent of the project is for the artwork to complement the surroundings in the natural setting outside as part of the landscape or within the breezeway and can serve as a standalone piece, multiple pieces or functional art.


Oro Valley, Arizona Public Art Opportunity Request for Qualifications-Public Art

Submission Deadline:       Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Total Art Budget:

$175,000 (includes total budget of 4 sculptural locations)

The goal of the project is to develop a viable, permanent public art project for All Seasons of Oro Valley including its final installation at four different locations on campus. The public art project desires to include sculptures to be located on a Senior Citizen Multi-Family site. The project seeks qualified artist applicants specializing in the medium of bronze and metal sculptures. Weather resistant wood sculptures will also be accepted.

These “to scale” sculptures of local wildlife, flora and fauna are to be placed into a natural setting. The intent of the project is for the artwork to complement the surroundings in a natural setting, with to-scale artwork.