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"Save the Date" Art Calls: Mid-May/Early-June Edition

“Save the Date” Art Calls:  Mid- May/Early-June Edition:


Hate looking through Art Calls and finding fantastic opportunities for artists with deadlines that are too soon or worse yet, already passed? In this new article series, “Save the Date -Art Calls" will be showcasing some of the best and highest profile calls for submissions with deadlines at least one month or more from the posted date of the article, giving you the opportunity to prepare accordingly! 

Here are ten of the most interesting and potentially lucrative art calls scoured from the internet! Located in each listing is the location, deadline and a blurb about the details regarding the art call opportunities, including any application fees and links to apply! 


Hopefully this is helpful, and we will be posting more opportunities as the year continues:

1.)     Jonathan LeVine Projects: 2nd Annual “Delusional Art Competition”Deadline May 20 

Jonathan Levine Projects

888 Newark Avenue, Suite 415

Jersey City, NJ 07306

PHONE 201-763-6998


Jonathan LeVine Projects is a prestigious Gallery in New Jersey, with over 157k followers on Instagram. A wonderful gallery with a great reputation and a longstanding history, Jonathan LeVine Projects has been working with new brow and pop culture art, among many other styles and genres. This is a Juried Show consisting of professional artists.


Entry Requirements:
• 1 image for each 2D work submitted, 2 images for each 3D work submitted (no video, photography or performance art)
• Work details (title, year, medium, dimensions, price)
• Pricing: $45 for 3 submissions ($10 for each additional submission)
**Size limit: Paintings – 5 x 5 feet; Sculptures – 5 x 4 feet

40 Finalists Chosen for the Group Show from August 1st-25th, with multiple sets of prizes including Juried Choice (1st-3rd), People’s Choice (1st-3rd) and more including cash awards and gallery showing opportunities.


2.)     “Herstory – Manhattan Arts International”Deadline May 31st

Manhattan Arts International is inviting women artists worldwide to enter “HerStory”, an online exhibition, from June 15 – August 15, 2018. All styles, mediums, subjects, and sizes are welcome. The juried online exhibition at will feature more than 50 women artists. It will be promoted extensively via social media and to our international subscribers. Cash Awards, Awards of Excellence, and other special awards. Entry fee: $35 for 1-3 entries. $8 for each additional entry. Enter before April 1st and you’ll receive a free copy of “A Resource Guide to Women Artists” ebook. For details and entry form visit


Renee Phillips

Manhattan Arts International




3.)     “COLOR – National Juried Art Show”Deadline May 30th

BWAC Gallery

481 Van Brunt St, Door 7

Brooklyn, NY 11231 


This is an open Call for Submissions from artists all over the USA for an exhibit in our gallery – 8000 square feet of a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. With its trendy restaurants, bars, boutiques and billion-dollar view of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, it’s an exciting place to visit and EXHIBIT. The enormous space of the gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit large work, and we welcome it.


Cash Prizes for Jury and People’s choice.

Call to Artists for Submissions
Early Bird Discounted Deadline: May 9, 2018
Final Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018
Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 19, 2018 weekends 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1-6 PM



Early Bird Submissions through midnight, May 9, 2018: $45 for up to five (5) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.

Submissions between May 10 and midnight May 30, 2018: $65 for up to five (5) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.






4.)     “Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of Medium” Deadline May 16th

Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of the Medium

55 Noxon Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601



Media - Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10

Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00

Entry Deadline: May 16, 2018

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday. August 11 – September 22, 2018


Submitting Entries:

BAC Members: $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Non-members: $40 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Members, please email or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code.  To become a member, visit,


Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of the Medium seeks work that explores and manipulates the materiality of paper, as well as works on paper, including watercolor, oil, photography, prints, digital work, and drawings.   Artists are invited to provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices. In addition to 2-D works in all media, sculpture, and installation are all encouraged.


5.)     “Axis Gallery 13th National Juried Exhibition”Deadline June 3rd

Axis Gallery

625 S Street

Sacramento, CA 95811


Axis Gallery is an artist-run space that has been in operation for over 30 years, with a national reputation for bringing contemporary and challenging exhibitions to Sacramento. The gallery is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in the selection and presentation of works of art.


Entry Fee

$35 for three images/videos, additional entries $10.00 each, limit 6.

Videos are limited to a total of 3



Email Axis Gallery:


6.)     “Juxtaposed”Deadline June 10th

Target Gallery

105 N Union St. Studio 02

Alexandria, VA 22314

PHONE 703-746-4590


Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the work itself should be at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts. The juror for this exhibition is Megan Rook-Koepsel, who is an independent curator in Washington D.C.


For question about this exhibition, please contact:

Contact: Leslie Mounaime

Call: 703-746-4590



7.)     “Onishi Project”Deadline June 4th

Onishi Gallery

521 West 26th Street, Basement

New York, NY 10001

(between 10th and 11th Avenues)


Call For International Artists and Galleries

2018 Group Exhibition Opportunities through Onishi Project


We are now accepting applicants for the following:

Summer Group Show III
Exhibition dates: July 9 – July 20, 2018
Opening Reception: TBA

Space is limited. We will accept up to eight artists per group show.

To apply, please email Dannie Pierce at for further details. Please be aware there is a management fee.


8.)     “The 9th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit”Deadline June 4th

St. Augustine Art Association

22 Marine Street

St. Augustine, FL 32084

PHONE 904-824-2310


The 9th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit explores nature in all of its beautiful forms, from plants and landscapes to the diversity of species inhabiting the oceans and great outdoors. Final artwork for the exhibit is chosen by a jury panel of professional artists and nature lovers. $5,000 in awards are given out with a $2,000 Best in Show award. 2D&3D artwork; No giclees. $45 entry fee. See for details.


9.)     “Open Call for Emerging Artists at Berlin Blue”Deadline June 1st

Berlin Blue Art Gallery

Köpenicker Str. 96

Berlin, GRM 10179


‘BERLIN BLUE art’ gallery is located in the heart of Berlin and focuses on emerging and early career artists. We are currently planning Vol.3 of our format “EMERGING ARTISTS”. Therefore we are looking for 3-5 distinct artistic positions to present in a 3-weeks long exhibition at our gallery in July 2018. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue. Amongst the exhibited artists the gallery will select one artist to be the winner of 1st prize. The winner will be fully promoted as a guest artist on the gallery’s ARTSY profile for 1 year.


10.) Bibliophoria V”Deadline May 23rd

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

282 S. High Street

Sebastopol, CA 95472

PHONE 707.829.4797


Calls for Entry

Bibliophoria V

International Juried Show

June 22 to July 29, 2018


Subjects may encompass handmade artist’s books, excellence in bookmaking or altered book techniques, book like sculptures, or homage to the book.


That's a wrap for this month's "Save The Date: Art Calls" Mid-May/Early-June Edition! Be on the lookout for another installment of this series focusing on the Summer Art Calls for Mid-June to Early July this time next month!