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"Unfinished Works"

"Unfinished Works" is an arts competition in Orange County and surrounding areas in Southern California dedicated to symbolize all that remains to be done in helping those affected with HIV/AIDS and to prevent the spread of HIV.

AWARDS: over $11,000 in Monetary Awards

EXHIBITION: December 1-11, 2005 at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

DEADLINE: for submitting work is August 1, 2005.

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2005 International Figure Exhibition

Red Dot Fine Art will hold its 2nd Annual International Figure Exhibition November 14th - December 3rd at Red Dot Fine Art located on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition call is open to all individuals working in two dimensional and three dimensional work in a realistic figurative style in any media. There is a non refundable $30.00 entry fee for up to three works and additional $5.00 fee for each additional work. DEADLINE FOR ENTIRES: September 10th, 2005. EXHIBITION DATES: November 14th - December 3rd, 2005. FEE: $30 for 1-3 images (slides or JPEG) $5 for each additional image submitted. FOR PDF PROSPECTUS: ( for HTML PROSPECTUS: ( or send a SASE to: Red Dot Fine Art, ATTN: Small Works Exhibition, 616 ½ B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501. If you have questions please contact the gallery at 505.820.0114 or


Description of project: Seven Stories Institute invites you to participate in one of the largest collaborative artworks ever as part of a campaign to
globalize resistance to the war in Iraq. You do not need to be a professional artist to be part of this project of resistance. You just need to be opposed to the war and own a pencil.

According to the most reliable estimates, over 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. We ask each one of you to send us one drawn figure to represent one Iraqi victim of the US occupation. 

We ask you also to send a small photo of yourself, also no larger than 1" in every direction. We will exhibit the drawings and the photos together (unidentified) in conjunction with forums and books about Iraq. Send us your email address so we can contact you about the exhibition. 

To see examples of other submissions to date go to The project will be exhibited when we reach the 100,000 mark.

Eligibility: Open to anyone
Materials/dimensions: 1" x 1" on paper, no 3-D please
Exhibition/dates: TBA, Puffin Foundation will exhibit the finished work and we expect other galleries to do so as well.
Deadline: Until 100,000 images are collected.
Name of Sponsor: Seven Stories Institute
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Seven Stories Institute
PO Box 8414
Jersey City, NJ 07308

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CONQUERED MIND, AWAKENED SPIRIT: THE VISIONARY PATHS:  A juried exhibition presented by Caladan Gallery.  

Many parallel and perpendicular paths of the mind and spirit will be explored in this exhibition.  The multi-layered dimensions of these realms are laid out for us by artists seeking to understand them.  Whether it be through the embellishment of archetypes, the re-emergence of surrealism, or the documentation of meditative realization, the tradition of uncovering knowledge and wisdom through art is a blossoming entity on our difficult world.

  Artists working in all media except video are eligible.   Deadline is July 20, 2005.  One or more artists will be awarded a solo exhibition.  Download prospectus (see "Enter Exhibitions") at or write to: Caladan Gallery, Box 468, Beverly, MA   01915, (978) 741-7979.

NATIONAL JURIED WATERCOLOR & PASTEL SHOW Over $2000 in cash and merchandise awards, including feature and cover of Cascade Arts and Entertainment. Entry fee. Show November 4 - 28, 2005. For a prospectus send an SASE to: November Prospectus, Mirror Pond Gallery, 875 NW Brooks St, Bend OR 97701 OR 541-317-9324 OR

Call for entries: 2nd Annual 'Critical Mass' Photographic Competition. What is the fastest and easiest way to have the top 200 people in photography see your work? By entering the 2nd annual Critical Mass competition, of course! Critical Mass is an amazing and unique juried photography competition where your work is seen by up to 200 reviewers. Reviewers will jury the work of the participating photographers either via a cd-rom with all the images, or on-line by logging onto our website. Reviewers include Alison Nordstrom (George Eastman House), Darsie Alexander (Baltimore Art Museum), Sarah Hasted Mann (Ricco/Maresca Gallery), Corey Keller (SF MoMA), Weston Naef (J. Paul Getty Museum) and many, many others. Photographers enter 10 images to the competition. Entry via website: Awards: One hardbound monograph, two smaller publications as special awards, plus print purchase award. Entry fee: from $60 for 50 reviewers, up to $210 for all 200 reviewers. See: website for submission guidelines, full list of reviewers, additional details & to enter.

ARTISTS WORKSHOP AND EXHIBITION This program is funded by the Newark Arts Council ance Artists only): Workshop is Free. Artist must submit prospectus. Each artist must bring a food dish. Refreshments will be provided by Sumei. Food for Thought is a series of ten three hour critique and discussion workshops for developing artists. The workshops' goals are to support and nurture the creative process by encouraging open-ended explorations of new ideas, techniques, and media; to provide professional expertise and increase career building opportunities by facilitating connections with other arts organizations, local and visiting arts professionals; to actively promote interaction and exchange between artists; and to widen perspectives on challenging cultural, social and political issues through the work, presented in a culminating exhibition, by participating artists. Artist stipend available. Workshop dates are tentative and will be finalized at first meeting: July 10, 17; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28; Sep. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 2005. For prospectus call or send SASE to: Sumei Multidisciplinary Art Center, 19 Liberty St, Newark NJ 07102 OR 973-643-7883 OR 973-242-7914(FAX) OR

The Masters' Mystery Art Show (MMAS) 2005 is an international exhibition that will coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach 2005. Artists are invited to donate original work in any medium in a 6" x 9" postcard format to be sold for the affordable price of $50. All artist's names will be published at the time of the exhibition but the works will be displayed anonymously and the identity of the artist will only be revealed to the purchaser after the completion of the sale. The event is organized for the sole benefit of the prestigious Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (MFA) program at Florida International University, Miami. In it's remarkably successful 2004 inaugural edition which took place at the Ritz Carlton South Beach, over 1000 artworks by more than 500 artists and celebrities from art related fields were featured and over $20,000 was raised for the MFA program. Full instructions about how to take part in the 2005 version of this high profile event which will benefit such a worthwhile program can be obtained from the MMAS website: We very much look forward to receiving your work.

National Association of Women Artists (non-profit), founded in 1889, is seeking membership applicants from professional women artists in all media. Members are provided with juried and curated exhibit opportunities in NYC and across the US. Applications are due Sept 15 and March 15. Download application at: OR send SASE to: NAWA, 80 5th Av #1405, New York NY 10011

Texas Artists Museum - Art Competition 11th ANNUAL GULF COAST JURIED ART COMPETITION October 4-31, 2005. Open to anyone 18+ living in the USA. 2-D artwork only, no photography. Entry fee. For prospectus send SASE to: Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Dr, Port Arthur TX 77642 OR Cash prizes awarded.

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - CALL FOR ENTRIES Thousands of photographers compete in the annual International Photography Awards (IPA) competition. Fifteen finalists (eight professionals and seven non-professionals) are nominated for IPA's top award: The International Photographer of the Year Award, and invited to the Lucie Awards (October 17 at the American Airlines Theatre), where one winner will be announced, earning the coveted Lucie and $10,000. Visit our Web site for a competition entry form:

SEEKING VISITING LECTURER, CERAMICS Courses to be taught are Graduate Ceramics and Senior Ceramics. MFA and teaching experience required. Application review begins June 15, 2005. Send resume, artist statement and teaching philosophy, slides of personal work, and an SASE to: Rebecca Hutchinson, Ceramics Search Committee, College of Visual & Performing Arts, 715 Purchase St, New Bedford MA 02740 OR 505-910-6683 OR 508-999-8912(FAX)

JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION Seeking photography by Silver Eye Center photographers for $5,000 fellowship and solo gallery exhibition, November 2005 - January 2006. Other prizes include the distinction of Honorable Mention, $100 honorarium and mini-exhibition. No fee. September 30, 2005, deadline. For prospectus please send SASE to: Silver Eye Center for Photography, Fellowship Prospectus, 1015 E Carson St Suite A, Pittsburgh PA 15203 OR 412-431-1810 OR

Enter your artwork in the 22nd Annual Art Competition sponsored by The Artist's Magazine. More than $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, and Top Award Winners will be featured in the December 2005 issue of The Artist's Magazine! Plus, 13 finalists will be featured in The Artist's Magazine's 2006 Calendar! Don't wait... Enter Today! There are 5 categories for you to compete and win in: Portrait & Figures, Still Life, Landscape, Experimental and Animal Art. Plus, there's a Special Student/Beginner Division for new artists. For details and an entry form visit: OR email us at: OR call Terri Boes at: 513-531-2690 x1328.

FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO BECOME TEACHERS The School of Visual Arts offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art Education. This 36 credit, three-semester program, leads to a New York State Initial Certification in Art. The MAT curriculum centers on a community-oriented approach to art education. The faculty of artists offer expertise in a range of areas, including arts-integrated curricula, technology and museum education. For further information, please request a Graduate Programs catalog from the Office of Admissions, 212-592-2100, OR OR

Call to Mosaic Artists, Grand Opening Fish & Goose Soiree, Mosaic Exhibition, and Charitable Benefit. June 23rd, 2005 deadline for July 30 one evening exhibition and party. San Francisco, CA $250 best in show award, other prizes. $15 entry fee per submission, entry fee returned if submission not accepted. Two dimensional original mosaics. For more information: OR e-mail: OR call: 415-503-1711

CALL FOR SHORT FICTION, POETRY, ESSAYS, VISUAL ART, REVIEWS, COMMENTARY AND INTERVIEWS Work must be submitted in pairs as a means to illustrate different perspectives. That may mean two poems or a poem and a collage that are related, for instance. Another option might be to modify one piece in a meaningful way to create a second, related piece. Two authors/artists may also co-submit work that is related. Send your work, with an SASE for return, to: Submissions Editors, Be Which Magazine, Box 10159, San Jose CA 95157 OR OR

ARTIST RESIDENCIES I-Park announces its fifth season hosting The Artists' Enclave. Artists' residencies, self-directed/project oriented, are offered from May through October 2005. Most sessions are four weeks, with a six-week session planned for Oct - Nov. Residencies offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers and architects ($20 application processing fee required). Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850's farmhouse, shared bath and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln and modest music and library facilities are provided. I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. International applicants welcome. For additional project information, go to Application materials for 2005 can be downloaded directly from the website AFTER October 1, 2004. E-mail: Phone: 860-873-2468.

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