Calls for Artists

Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition. Prizes: $10,000 (1 artist will receive $5,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000). Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Prospectus: 
DEADLINE: December 6

Local Color - ACWC member artists (high school age and older) are invited to submit one piece of two or three dimensional art for the annual members’ exhibition, Local Color. Artwork should be dropped off at the ACWC Gallery at 31 S. Main St. in Perry before December 20 or on January 2 & 3 during regular gallery hours. All submissions must be properly prepared for display. Two dimensional works must be framed and wired in the back. A typed artist’s statement and/or brief bio, title, media, and price of work must be submitted at the time work is dropped off OR preferably emailed to Please be aware that there is a 20% commission to the ACWC from art sales. Artists are encouraged to send a digital image of the work that will be exhibited to be considered for publicity materials. Artists may also wish to include in their bio or artist’s statements a reflection on the 2015 theme, "Picture This."

Participating artists will have an opportunity to receive any of the following awards which will be presented by the ACWC at the closing reception on February 27:
• Best of Show with specific focus on the 2015 theme: "Picture This."
• Peoples’ Choice
• ACWC President’s Choice

ART in Embassies Program - Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. Information regarding artwork submission is on the website.

Be an Artist-in-Residence at the National Park Service - There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2-4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public. Each park in this directory has its own application process and timeline so visit the park's website for further information. 

Buffalo Arts Studio - All forms of media needed for 2014 season. Send cover letter, resume, artists statement, 10-20 images on CD, image list, SASE to: Cori Wolff, Artistic Director, Buffalo Arts Studio, 2495 Main St, Suite 500, Buffalo, NY 14214 or  Web:

ArtSeen features artwork from local visual artists. To have your work in our pages, send a color photograph or slide to ArtSEEN, City Newspaper, 250 North Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607. Black and white work is also encouraged. Please provide your name, address, phone number, exact medium and dimensions of the work, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Submissions accepted only from artists themselves—not from gallery owners. Contact Chad Oliveiri at (585) 244-3329 ext. 11

Buffalo Arts Studio, Call for work in all media. Send cover letter, resume, artists statement, 10-20 images on CD, image list, SASE to:  Cori Wolff, Artistic Director  2495 Main St, Suite 500  Buffalo, NY 14214

Gatherings at the Depot - We are looking for local artists whose work will include but not be limited to jewelry, pottery, fabric, photography, paintings, leather, printmaking/graphics, wood and metal pieces, hand blown glass, soaps and sundries and a pantry full of regional culinary treats.  Gatherings at the Depot will be a profitable venue for you to display and sell your unique and original art. 10 South Parkway, Leicester, NY 14481. (585 )319-8026. 

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester’s alternative exhibit space, is accepting submissions for:

• Boots and Shoes: Variations on a Theme - an ongoing exhibit, with no deadline. 

For more info & submission forms, visit The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212 Rochester, NY 14607 (585)732-0036. e-mail: Facebook:

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council's Lapham Gallery seeks artists to submit images of original recent work for jury. We encourage artists working in all disciplines to apply. Please call Jenny at (518) 798-1144 ext 2 or email

The Grant Street Gallery is seeking artists from all media to join our vibrant co-op. Located at 216 Grant St, Buffalo (corner of Lafayette). For info please stop in or e-mail

Spot Coffee Elmwood Cafe is seeking new artists! Hang and sell your work at Spot Coffee, 765 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo! Unfortunately, we can't pay you to display your work, but, we will let you take 100% of your profit and let you set your own prices. Submissions must include a digital representation of your work. (photograph of your painting, etc.) Work will be shown for a period of one month. Works must be framed, appropriate and have a wire stretching across the back for hanging. Any specific questions may be directed to 

Buffalo Arts Digital Library is seeking submissions from Buffalo area artists. Works in creative writing, craft, visual, film, media, performance and music arts are eligible. See submission requirements at

Hallwalls reviews proposals on an ongoing basis. All proposals are reviewed for possible inclusion in solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and residencies. Proposals that are not returned within a three months may be kept on file for up to a year for further review. Hallwalls artists’ files are open to all local and visiting curators. For more information please go to

CEPA encourages artists to send in work for review at any time. All artwork must be photographically-based or digital in nature. Please go to: for more information. For further inquiries, contact CEPA M-F 10-5PM at 716-856-2717 or

Big Orbit Gallery seeks submissions from visual artists working in all media for solo exhibitions. Big Orbit Gallery seeks to promote new ideas and experimentation in contemporary art by emerging, under-represented and established artists of the Western New York region through solo exhibitions and group shows. Please send SASE, cover letter, resume, slides or video documentation, slide script, and other related materials to Big Orbit Gallery, Visual Arts Program 30D Essex Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. Call 560-1968 for more information. Deadline is ongoing.