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Artist Opportunities from NCARTS June 12, 2012

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Visual Arts

The Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh
The Art Center is taking proposals for the months of August and December for 3D work from artists 18 years and older who live or work in Wake County and surrounding areas.

Deadline: Until filled
For more information:
sertomaartscenter@raleighnc.gov

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18th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington
The Cucalorus Film Festival accepts online entries on a rolling basis. Please indicate on entry form if you have already submitted through Withoutabox.com. Entry fees apply, except for Wilmington residents who pay no fees.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information:
http://www.cucalorus.org/submit_a_film.asp

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants Program New York, NY
The foundation provides funding for visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public, or who incur unexpected expenses for projects underway and are close to completion.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information:
http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grant_programs/immediate_needs.html

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Local Color Gallery Raleigh
An artist co-op located in Glenwood South, the Local Color Gallery, is looking for new artist members. Portfolios can be dropped off during gallery hours, Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 22 Glenwood Avenue, Carter Building.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information:
localcolor@gmail.com or (919)754-3887

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10th & 11th Bi-Annual Estero Art Shows, Estero, Fla.
The Estero Fine Art Show is accepting original work for the 10th and 11th bi-annual show. No manufactured items are to be displayed or sold.

Deadline: June 15for Fall
Deadline
: August 5for Winter
For more information:
http://www.hotworks.org/esterofineartshow

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LEAF: Lake Eden Arts Festival, Black Mountain
The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF), an award-winning non-profit Music and Arts Festival, is calling all handcraft artists to apply for its 2012 Fall Festival. Open to all media.

Deadline: June 15
For more information: http://theleaf.org/index.php/thefestival/arts/handcrafts-a-folk-arts

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Yadkin Arts Council, Yadkinville
The Yadkin Arts Council’s 2nd Annual Juried Show, Eye of the Artist – Town & Country, is open to all North Carolina residents 18 years and older.

Deadline: June 18
For more information:
www.yadkinarts.org

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Jupiter, Fla.
The online gallery announces a call for entries for the 3rd Annual “Abstracts” juried art competition for all 2D artists (including photography).

Deadline: June 28
For more information:
http://www.lightspacetime.com or submissions@lightspacetime.com

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City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Raleigh
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission invites artists and curators who are residing or working in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, or Wake County for at least one year to submit work for the Block Gallery and/or Block2 Street Video Series for exhibition years 2013 and 2014. No entry fee.

Deadline: June 29
To submit:
http://www.callforentry.org

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Dave Brown Projects, New York, N.Y.
Dave Brown Projects’ 4th Semiannual Competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. Cash prizes.

Deadline: June 30
For more information: www.davebownprojects.com

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Guerrilla Artists Group Fine Arts Festival, Mooresville
The festival is sponsored by the Guerrilla Artists Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting individual artists, arts groups and arts events. Application and booth fees apply.

Deadline: July 1
For more information
: http://www.guerrillaartistsgroup.org/fine-arts-festival.html

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Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Hendersonville
The mission of the Center’s Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States. Awards, grants and fellowships are available from $10,000 – $15,000.

Deadline: July 2
For more information:
www.craftcreativitydesign.org

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Petersburg Regional Arts Center, Petersburg, Va.
The 2012 National Juried All-Media Exhibition is seeking two or three-dimensional artwork in all media, up to 50 inches in either direction. All works must be original and completed within the last five years.

Deadline:July 6
For more information:
http://www.pracarts.com

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Creative Divergents Summer 2012 Online Showcase
Creative Divergents isnow accepting submissions for its Summer 2012 Showcase.  All forms of creative works are encouraged – any media, subjects, and styles are welcome.  Entry fee applies.

Deadline: July 15
For more information:
http://creativedivergents.com

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1708 Gallery, Richmond, Va.
1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2012, an annual juried, one-night public exhibition of light-based art and performance.

Deadline: July 15
For more information:
http://www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight

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The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville
The Annual Juried Exhibition is open to artists 18 years and older working in fine art and craft media who live in eastern North Carolina and the communities of Wake, Orange and Durham.  Entry fee applies. Cash prizes.

Deadline: July 19
For more information:
http://gmoa.org/exhibitions

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Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby
The Arts Council is accepting two and three dimensional art for an upcoming competitive exhibition based on the theme of baseball, “Baseball as Art” for artists18 and older. Work must be original, created by the artist within the last two years and not previously entered in a competition at the Arts Center. Entry fees apply. Cash awards.

Deadline: July 27
For more information:
http://www.ccartscouncil.org/Files/BaseballProspectus2012.pdf

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The Santo Foundation, St. Louis, Mo.
The Santo Foundation encourages all national and international artists to apply for their foundation grants. Entry fee applies.

Deadline: July 31
For submission information: https://www.callforentry.org/index.php

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Appalachian Pastel Society, Asheville
The Appalachian Pastel Society invites artists to submit work for their 2012 National Juried Exhibition. Paintings submitted must be 80 percent soft pastel (not oil pastel) and submission is made via digital images in JPEG format on a CD. Entry fee applies. Cash prizes.

Deadline: August 1
For more information:
http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/national-exhibitions

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Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, Charlotte
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites all North and South Carolina artists to an open juried exhibit entitled Pride and Patriotism: American Expressions to honor the Presidential election year. Cash awards.

Registration dates: August 8–18
For more information:
www.CharlotteFineArt.com

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Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.
Morehead State University invites artists 18 and older to submit works of all media that reference and/or are inspired by current or historical ideas of rural life and the pastoral in American culture for the exhibition New Country: Ruralism in Contemporary Art. No entry fee.

Deadline: August 17
For more information:
j.reis@moreheadstate.edu

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Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, Columbia, S.C.
The Saluda Shoals Park: Amateur Photographers Contest is for color and black and white photographs that capture the beauty of nature found within the state of South Carolina. Entry fee. Cash prizes.

Deadline: Aug. 26
For more information:
www.unearthsaluda.org

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Aesthetica Magazine, York, UK
The Aesthetica Magazine is offering the Aesthetica Art Prize, which is open to all artists internationally. No age limit; no formal qualifications. Cash prize.

Deadline: August 31
For information:
http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/main-prize

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Sins & Needles: Writers and Tattoos, Bebington, United Kingdom
The editors of the tentatively titled anthology, Sins & Needles — are looking for personal nonfiction narratives about the meaning behind the tattoo. Please send 500 to 3,000 word essays in a PDF or Word document file via our submission manager.

Deadline: September 1
For more information:
http://sinsandneedles.submishmash.com or editors@sweetlit.com

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Gilmore Enterprises, Inc., Arts & Crafts Festival, Greensboro
The 39th Annual Craftsmen’s Christmas Classics Arts & CraftsFestivalis seeking original works from artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S.

Deadline: November 1
For more information: http://www.gilmoreshows.com/exhibitorinfo.shtml or email Contact@GilmoreShows.com

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.
VMFA is now accepting applications for their 2013–14 fine art fellowships.

Deadline: November 9
For more information:
http://www.vmfa.museum/fellowships

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Embracing Our Differences, 10th Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit, Sarasota, Fla. Embracing Our Differences 10th annual outdoor art exhibition celebrating diversity is open to national and international artists. No entry fees.

Deadline: January 7
For more information:
www.EmbracingOurDifferences.org

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Literary Arts

Thrush Poetry Journal
The journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis and publishes online six times a year with one yearly “best of” print issue.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information:
thrushpoetryjournal.com/submissions

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Chocorua Review,North Waterboro, ME
The Chocorua Review is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and visual art. The literary and visual arts journal provides a place for newcomers to see their work published alongside award-winning artists.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information:
http://www.chocoruareview.com

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Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Boone
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 – 2013 “To Think, To Write, To Publish” Program sponsored by the consortium at ASU and the National Science Foundation.

Writers and science policy scholars can learn creative nonfiction storytelling techniques, consult with prestigious writers, publishers and editors of major magazines, and publish work in a collection of creative nonfiction essays. Workshops are held in Washington, D.C. and Tempe, Arizona.

Deadline: June 15
For more information: https://asunews.asu.edu/20120424_applicants_thinkwritepublish

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Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.
The Blue Mountain Center invites artists to apply for the Richard J. Margolis Award, given each year to a promising new journalist or essayist whose work exhibits warmth, humor, wisdom, and concern for social justice. Cash prize.

Deadline: July 1
For more information: http://award.margolis.com

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The 2012 Porter Fleming Literary Competition, Augusta, Ga.
The competition is for outstanding fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. Writers age 18 and older who live in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina are invited to enter. Cash prizes.

Deadline: July 13
For more information:
www.themorris.org/PDFS/porterfleming.pdf

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Literary Journal of the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
Fiction Fix, the University’s literary journal seeks works of graphic literature, sequential art, and any other combination of image plus text for a Fall 2012 issue. The journal is also seeking works of fiction and prose poems. All works submitted are considered for Editor’s and Readers’ choice awards and nomination for Pushcart Prize and inclusion in the Best American Short Stories.

Deadline: August 1
For more information:
www.fictionfix.net

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Missouri Humanities Council and Warrior Arts Alliance, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Unpublished poetry, prose (essays, fiction) or photography is now being sought for an anthology written by military veterans or their families from all conflicts. Work must be previously unpublished.

Deadline: August 1
For more information:
web.mac.com/sswartwout/iWeb/Warrior Arts Alliance/Warrior Writers Project.html

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NC Humanities Council, Greensboro
The NC Humanities Council invites original entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. Cash prize.

Deadline: August 15
For more information:
http://www.nchumanities.org/content/linda-flowers-literary-award

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Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest, New Orleans, La.
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions from writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Cash prizes.

Deadline: August 15
For more information: http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests/poetry-contest

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Magnolia Arts Center, Greenville
Scripts are now being accepted for the Seventh Annual Ten Minute Play Contest. Entries must be no longer than 10 minutes when read or performed. Winners selected by the audience. Entry fee applies. Cash prizes.

Deadline: August 31
For more information:
http://www.magnoliaartscenter.com/projects/annual-play-writing-contest

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Tallahassee Writers Association, Fla.
The Seven Hills Literary Content is open to writers of creative nonfiction, children’s books, short story’s, and flash fiction. Entry fees. Cash prizes.

Deadline: August 31
For guidelines and submission:
http://sevenhillsreview.submishmash.com/submit

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Book’em North Carolina, Lumberton
Book’Em North Carolina brings together authors to speak on a variety of subjects. Next year’s charity event will raise public awareness about the link between high crime rates and high illiteracy.

Deadline: September 1
For more information:
http://www.bookemnc.org

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Science Fiction Poetry Association
The Science Fiction Poetry Association’s poetry contest is open to all poets. No entry fee. Cash prize.

Deadline: September 15
For more guidelines and submission: http://www.sfpoetry.com/contests.html

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Missouri Review,Columbia, Mo.
Missouri Review’s E. Smith Editor’s Prize is open to both emerging and established writers of strong work. Entry fee. Cash prizes.

Deadline: October 1
For more information:
http://www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest

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Performing Arts

New Dramatists, New York
The New Dramatists is administering the prestigious Kleban Prize for a librettist and lyricist in honor of Edward Kleban. The award totals $100,000 for each recipient.

Deadline: September 15
For more information:
www.newdramatists.org/kleban_award.htm