October Artist Opportunity Deadlines Are Right Around the Corner

October Artist Opportunity Deadlines Are Right Around the Corner

artist opportunities for Blink Art

The world needs art. Plan and simple. And people are willing to pay for it. There are many organizations looking for exactly what you're offering! They just don't know it yet, because you haven't put yourself out there.

As we head towards the end of another month, don't miss your chance to put your best foot forward and apply to these amazing artist opportunities. There are calls for public art, exhibit opportunities, artist residencies, grants and more! How do we know? Well, year-to-date we've collected over $24 million in artist opportunities!

Each month we release five of the best artist opportunities whose deadlines are quickly approaching. The remaining database of RFPs, calls to artists, exhibit opportunities, grants, and residencies are housed in our Blink Art artist opportunities page accessible to our Blink Art artist members. Learn more about becoming a member and gaining more exposure for your art!


Rondo Community Library Public Art

Rondo, MN         USA


ORGANIZATION: Rondo Community Outreach Library

AWARD / BUDGET: $40,000

DESCRIPTION: Seeking an artist/artist team who lives, works or is connected to the Rondo and/or Frogtown neighborhoods in Saint Paul to create and install a large permanent public artwork on the exterior of the Rondo Community Library. This RFQ will consist of a two-part process, with an initial response to this RFQ due in October. Finalists will receive a stipend to prepare a full proposal. Selected artist/artist team will receive $40,000 to cover all expenses related to creating and installing artwork on the Rondo Library.

MORE INFORMATION: See full prospectus

CONTACT: peter@springboardforthearts.org


Artist Portfolio Magazine Art Submission

Garden Grove, CA            USA


ORGANIZATION: Artist Portfolio Magazine

DESCRIPTION: 2018 November/December Art Submission

Artist Portfolio Magazine is now accepting art submissions for our 2018 November/December issue.

All visual art mediums and styles are welcome.

Issue 37 will feature 20 Artists. In addition to the magazine, we will also select artists to be featured on our blog and social media. So, make sure you’re following us to see if your art will be featured. Not every artist will be featured due to the number of submissions we receive.

Who will be on the cover? … This will be a secret until the magazine is revealed.

Deadline to submit your art is November 1, 2018 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

MORE INFORMATION: See full prospectus


The Valdosta National 2019 Competition

Valdosta, Georgia            USA


ORGANIZATION: Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery

AWARD / BUDGET: $1,500

DESCRIPTION: The Valdosta National 2019 presents the best in contemporary art nationally in an annual all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, 2019 will be the 31st year of the annual juried exhibition.

Eligibility and Guidelines: Open to all artists over 18 living in the United States.  All artwork must have been completed in the last 5 years (no earlier than 2013,) and original (no copies or giclees’.)

MORE INFORMATION: See full prospectus

CONTACT: jabowlan@valdosta.edu


33rd Annual International Exhibition

Tyler, Texas        USA


ORGANIZATION: the University of Texas at Tyler

DESCRIPTION: The Annual International Exhibition is a juried visual art competition organized by the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Tyler. Internationally known artists, curators, and scholars have served as jurors selecting works for exhibition created by some of the best contemporary artists working today. The Department purchases three to six works from the exhibition each year; purchased works are added to our permanent collection. The permanent collection serves as an educational teaching resource; much of the permanent collection is exhibited throughout the UT Tyler main campus.

ENTRY AND FEES This exhibition will be juried from digital media. Artists may submit up to three works for consideration for the non-refundable fee of $35. Entries must be submitted via CaFE (Call for Entries).

MORE INFORMATION: See full prospectus

CONTACT: mtaff@uttyler.edu


4th Annual Leaves and Petals Art Competition- Online Exhibition



DESCRIPTION: Fusion Art invites submissions for the 4th Annual Leaves & Petals art competition for an online exhibition during the month of December 2018.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best work in any medium.

All competitions include awards in three categories – “Traditional” Art, “Digital & Photography” and Sculpture/3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019.  The top five award-winning artists will have their award-winning artwork included in Fusion Art’s gallery on Artsy.net. Artsy is the largest online database of contemporary art online and receives an average of 2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has become the “go to” place for collectors to find and buy art online.

MORE INFORMATION: See full prospectus






art comes alive

Known as the “Academy Awards for Art,” Art Comes Alive (ACA), ADC's annual art competition and exhibit, is embarking on its 10th year of helping artists get their work in front of art-industry professionals such as interior designers, art galleries, private art collectors, and corporate collections. Each year the art competition gets bigger and better, and this year over $300,000 in awards will be given to artists through gallery contracts, purchase awards, publishing contracts, and more!


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