Additional Exhibition Opportunities for MMoA Artists

Mystic Museum of Art is far from the only regional venue to exhibit the work of contemporary artists – visit this page often to learn about additional exhibition opportunities in the surrounding areas.

Exhibitions are organized by submission deadline.

Listings will update as MMoA staff members hear about new information! If you come across an opportunity that we’ve overlooked, please contact Exhibitions Manager Amelia Onorato.

For opportunities on a national (rather than regional) scale, the following websites are wonderful resources:

  • SIDE ARTS is an online portal for artists seeking exhibition opportunities. Artists may subscribe to receive email updates
  • Professional Artist Magazine: often updates with links to exhibition opportunities both with and without fees

May 2021

PaperWorks 8: Layers of Time

July 1 – 25, 2021
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY

Deadline: May 30, 2021

As artists, our work is necessarily temporal. We may begin and complete a piece on the same day; it may take us much longer to bring a work to its completion. That sense of time passing is inherent in each work and it can be a presence in either process, composition, content or all three ways. Upstream Gallery invites artists working directly on paper or making paper based constructions – primarily made by hand, rather than digitally – to submit work from their own practices that speaks to these ideas for our 8th Annual Juried PaperWorks exhibition.

Entry Fee: $45.00 for a minimum of 3 pieces; $4.00 additional for each entry thereafter up to a maximum of 8 pieces.($65)

Jurors: 

David Barnett: Combining found elements with those fashioned by his own hand, Barnett’s work encompasses two- and three-dimensional collage as well as sculptural objects. Infused with a rich sense of history, the essence of his work lies in the age-old struggle between nature and the man-made industrial world. Barnett says: “My challenge is to convey that sense of conflict in a way that resonates with the viewer.“ Barnett has taught at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. His work has been published in the NYTimes, City Arts Magazine NY, Gallery & Studio News, and Print Magazine in the US and Eyes In Magazine, Germany, Idea, Japan, Graphis, Switzerland and Kolaj Magazine, Quebec outside the US. Barnett is currently represented by George Billis Gallery, New York NY.

Phyllis Famiglietti: Phyllis Famiglietti is an award -winning video editor and collage artist formerly from New York, now living and working in Boston. Collaborating with clients like photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber helped Famiglietti develop a layering style that became a signature of her video and collage work. She has exhibited widely at galleries in both New York and New England. She was featured in a special World Collage Day edition of Kolaj Magazine in 2019.

Rachel Weatherford Whitlow: Whitlow is a graduate of Cooper Union School of Art who also studied painting, lithography and print making at Academie Minerva in Groningen, Netherlands. She is a master printer of both Tamarind and Paris methods of lithography. She is currently Acting Executive Director of the Haverstraw Brick Museum in Haverstraw New York.

#CreateBecauseWeCare | Art Contest 2020 (Virtual)

Big Screen Plaza, New York, NY

Entry Deadline: May 31, 2021

Each day during this pandemic, many of us across New York City and the world unite at 7PM to #ClapForOurCarers and #ClapBecauseWeCare to show support for our incredible health care and essential workers.

Inspired by this movement, we at Big Screen Plaza have started #CreateBecauseWeCare, a public art contest to broadcast all-day messages of support, thanks, and hope on our 30-foot digital billboard in the heart of New York City!

We’re now accepting work from adults, artists, and KIDS of all ages – to provide a creative outlet to anyone who may need it. Whether you’re working from home and need an activity to keep yourself or the kids busy, or are itching to shout-out positive messages to those on the frontlines, we encourage submissions from all perspectives and corners of the globe. You do not need to be a working visual artist to apply!

ABOUT BIG SCREEN PLAZA:
Big Screen Plaza is a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza located in Manhattan between the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden that features a 30 ft. HD digital screen. Throughout the year, the screen displays a rotating collection of digital exhibitions, including photography, animation, visual art, and more. While social distancing rules are currently in place, many of the people walking through the plaza during this time are health care and essential workers. This is a great opportunity to provide them with encouraging messages of hope, optimism, and thanks.

 

June 2021

Essex Green Summer Arts Festival
Father’s Day Weekend: Saturday, June 19 (10-5pm) and Sunday, June 20 (11-5pm)
Essex Town Green, Essex CT

Entry Deadline: June 6, 2021

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2021 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

“Salon de Litchfield”
June 22 – August 1, 2021
The Litchfield Inn, Litchfield, CT and online

Deadline: June 6, 2021

The Voice of Art invites emerging and mid-career artists to submit work that explores personal meaning or interpretation of any ideas and brings their discoveries to light through their artistic sensibilities and skills.  This Annual Juried Exhibition, “Salon de Litchfield” will be held at TVOA’s Virtual Gallery and a select venue, The Litchfield Inn, Litchfield, CT.

TVOA nurtures expanded viewership in the current art market through our 3D walk-through virtual gallery and business venues around the state.  TVOA is committed to enhancing viewers’ immediate experiences with our artists’ creations in these unique, practical marketplaces.  With increased visibility and accessibility, the artists’ work can reach a broader and more diverse clientele.

Entry Fee:
Members: Complimentary up to 2 works; $15 for 3 works; $25 for 4 works
Non-Members: $35 for 2 works; $45 for 3 works; $50 for 4 works

Fine Art Festival
September 25 – 26, 2021. 10 am – 5 pm
West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

Entry Deadline: June 11, 2021

This Festival is open to Fine Artists in the following categories: Painting (oil, alkyds or oil sticks). Watercolor. Pastel: Soft or Oil pastels., Graphics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Fiber, Wood, and Glass. Entries are classified by category and will be juried.

A maximum of 50 artists will be selected from the top entrants to form a balanced exhibit held on our grounds in West Hartford.

Entries can be made in the following categories:
Painting (oil, alkyds or oil sticks). Watercolor. Pastel: Soft or Oil pastels., Graphics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Fiber, Wood, and Glass.

WANDERING CURVES

​NYC4PA, New York, NY

Deadline: June 13, 2021

The world around us is filled with all kinds of shapes.  For this call the focus is on images where a curve or curves is a critical element.  Whether you photograph in the city, the suburbs or the country the possibilities are endless. Is it a winding road, a stack of old tires, a 1950s automobile head or taillight?  Or do you see the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding, the curl of a giant wave or even a closer view of a head full of curls. Curves are all around us.  Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

Entry Fee: $35 for the first three images

Juror: Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review, and editor of The Photograph Collector

 

July 2021

Splashes, Drips and Drops

July 16 – September 5, 2021
Spectrum Art Gallery, Centerbrook, CT

Deadline: July 2, 2021

This show calls for imagery both representational and abstract in all mediums including photography that shows the creativity and spontaneity of liquids (not just water)….have fun with this one and think out of the box.

 

August 2021

Let It Flow
October 29 – November 21, 2021
Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI

Deadline: August 20, 2021

An open exhibit for watercolor, gouache, alcohol/drawing/acrylic inks – “fluid” media!

Juror: Bill Lane – billlanewatercolors.com

Registration is open 07/09/2021 thru 08/20/2021

Audubon Artists Inc. at Salmagundi Club
October 25 – November 5, 2021
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Deadline: August 28, 2021

Audubon Artists Inc. announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 25 – November 5, 2021 at Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue in New York, NY. Over $20,000 in cash, medals & merchandise awards. Medium Categories: Aquamedia, Collage & Mixed Media, Graphics, Oils/Acrylics, Pastels and Sculpture. Must become a member first: Elected Member dues: $70, Associate $40 plus $30 entry fee.

Email for more info.

 

October 2021

Madison Green Autumn Arts Festival

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, Centerbook, CT

Entry Deadline: October 1, 2021

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2021 Madison Town Green Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival.

Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.