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    • Jean Marie DeSpiegler - Florida Society of Goldsmiths

      FSG’s Tips & Tricks booklet - $10 donation for pdf, $20 for a softback version.  Contact for details.  PayPal credit card buyers see down to Tips & Tricks.


      Easy Etching with Electricity on Copper and Silver: 


      Morean Arts Center, 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, JUNE 2 & 3, 2018  (Jewelry Studio - Morean, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701.



      Can’t make the class?  Jean Marie’s Book on the subject with color pages available. Pdf version via email is $10, Softcover in color $25.  Email" target="_blank"> for more information.


      Links in a Chain Fundraising Contest 2018~ Your chance to shine!


      Members can send a link and $5 for the drawing to be held to win a chain. Want more chances to win? Send an additional $10.00 for each additional ticket.   Mail links by August 31st, 2018 to FSG, 719 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33701.



      Amuse Yeux; A Small Delight for the Eyes

      Call Type: Unspecified
      Eligibility: International
      City: Golden
      State: Colorado
      Fee: $10.00
      Entry Deadline: 5/14/18
      A play on the term used in restaurants, amuse bouche, meaning a bite –sized appetizer.  Amuse Yeux is a mixed media small works show which will present the visual equivalent in a refined gallery setting. The motivation for this show was to provide an opportunity for young adults in our community to begin art collections at an entry level price point. Often times the exceptional artwork for sale in the galleries of FAC can be cost prohibitive to the masses. By hosting a show of small works, many of them created just for this instance, we can lower the price of the works without sacrificing quality. The staff at FAC invites you to enter small work in any media (guidelines below) in a show that is sure to be the delight of all our visitors.

      This show will be juried by Eriq Hochuli, Exhibitions Manager with the aid of the FAC Board of Directors.
      Foothills Art Center (FAC) has invited some of our favorite artists who have shown with us in the past to exhibit alongside juried artists....

      St. Tammany Art Association 53rd Juried Exhibition

      Call Type: Unspecified
      Eligibility: National
      City: Covington
      State: Louisiana
      Fee: $35.00
      Entry Deadline: 5/16/18

      St. Tammany Art Association in Louisiana announces 53rd National Juried Exhibition July14-August 18, 2018. Deadline: Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

      Awarding a minimum of $3,000 with $1,000 Best of Show and other cash awards. Show features opening wine/hors d'oeuvres reception, closing event during arts festival Covington White Linen for Public Art, and a gallery talk during the exhibition (date TBA). This year's juror is Katie Pfohl, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

      Annual juried show is open to all artists 18+ in the United States. Original visual art completed within the last two years. No size restrictions. Not admitted: reproductions of original artwork, film or large installations. $35 entry fee, up to 3 art works.

      Full prospectus available by clicking VIEW MORE INFO. 
      Call link:
      Questions, contact: STAA Summer Show, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, LA

      Artspace111: 5th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

      Call Type: Unspecified
      Eligibility: Regional
      City: Fort Worth
      State: Texas
      Fee: $35.00
      Entry Deadline: 5/18/18

      Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 5th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by Christina Rees, the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire. The competition includes eligibility for 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 22nd through July 21st with an opening reception on the evening of June 22nd. Due date for entries is May 18th. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group exhibition in 2017 - 2018. For more information, contact the gallery,

      311 Gallery Annual FLOWERS & GARDENS Juried Show 2018

      Call Type: Exhibitions
      Eligibility: National
      City: Raleigh
      State: North Carolina
      Fee: $30.00
      Entry Deadline: 5/18/18
      311 Gallery, 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC calls for A MAXIMUM OF TWO WORKS OF ART to be entered per artist into the July 2018 FLOWERS & GARDENS National Juried Show. All entries must be available and priced for sale.

      The show is open to 2-D or 3-D works of art that have never been shown in 311 Gallery. MAXIMUM OUTSIDE TO OUTSIDE DIMENSIONSincluding any framing, are:
      2-D works—32 inches wide x 72 inches high, and
      3-D works—16 inches width x 16 inches depth x 28 inches height

      Awards include First Place $300, Second Place $200, Third Place $100 and two Honorable Mentions at $50 each. The First Place Winner will also be asked back in February 2019 to participate in the 2018 Juried Show Winners Exhibition. REMEMBER: ONLY TWO WORKS OF ART MAY BE ENTERED; maximum width of 2-D work is 32”.

      Deadline for submission: May 18, 2018.  Please review the entire long description for dates and other restrictions before submitting.

      NATURAL: Studies of Wonder

      Call Type: Photography
      Eligibility: International
      City: Bridgewater
      State: Virginia
      Fee: $30.00
      Entry Deadline: 5/20/18
      Nature is an infinite source of inspiration for the artist. The forms, colors, and feelings of nature permeate art in all directions. We want to see your best works inspired and informed by nature. Anything will be considered, landscapes, macro, digital art, video art, scanography, anything. Apply now! $600 in awards.

      Celebrating American Craft- Southern Style

      Call Type: Exhibitions
      Eligibility: Regional
      City: Nashville
      State: Tennessee
      Fee: $20.00
      Event Dates: 9/10/2018 - 11/2/2018
      Entry Deadline: 5/26/18

      Clebrate American Craft - Southern Style (September 10 - November 2, 2018) is open to any craft based artists living and working in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. This inaugural exhibit will showcases works created in clay, fiber arts, glass, wood and metal in the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN.
      We are pleased to announce our jurors are: Terri Alea (Executive Direcotr of TN Craft) and Mary Grissim (Curator Arts at the Airport, Nashville International Airport).

      55th Annual Juried Competition

      Deadline: 05/10/2018 | Location: Louisiana

      Masur Museum of Art 55th Annual Juried Competition On View July 12 – October 13, 2018 The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. The 55th Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by Century Link. April 30, 2018: Postmark Submission Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 10, 2018: Online Entry Deadline Go to for more information about the Masur and to to apply online or download an entry form. Enter if you would like your work seen by: Joel Parsons, Juror Director, Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College Awards -- Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,200.00. Awards will be given by Parsons at the reception. The reception date will be determined shortly. Artists do not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception. Entry Fee -- There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks). Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Twin City Art Foundation.


      Deadline: 05/31/2018 | Location:

      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

      Mother" Exhibition
      May 19th-31st 2018

      We are looking to bring new and contemporary art to Chattanooga TN for this exhibition, as well as showcase local talent. We are welcoming all creatives and art forms, and we are giving special attention to artists that are mothers (but not limited to) that apply with their works, we are curious to hear their stories on how being a mother has impacted, influenced, or has inspired their works. This is open to all and we accept all art forms.

      To celebrate the the amazing ability to give life and in the mood of springtime May’s Exhibition “Mother” is an open call to artists inspired by the theme of motherhood, life giving, birth, parental love, or any other understanding of what “mother” means through the lens of the artist.

      Call is open to all art forms, 
      Painting, Drawing, Installation, Performance, Visual, 2D, 3D, Digital, & New media.

      Deadline to apply is May 7th 2018

      Exhibition Opening will be held from 10am-4pm on Saturday May 19th along with Festivities for all, we will have open spots for local artists, Crafts, and small businesses to have booths out for the event, we have one slot open for a small local food truck or local cafe or eatery that is interested in participating in the event. For further information please email us!

      $25 application fee


      Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all
      Posted by: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
      Deadline: Wed, June 13th, 2018

      Not long after humanity began drawing, drawings evolved into writing. Pictures became symbols, abstraction blossomed, and language became visual. Two branches, sharing one root, carried forward people’s ideas, feelings, and plans. The visual and the verbal arts shared the role of encapsulating civilization’s data. And they continue to do so today, in so many wondrous and varied ways. TEXTUALITY is an exhibit that inquires into the overlap of these two branches, seeking examples of where the verbal is made visual, where language returns into image.

      Manifest prepares for the grand finalé of its 14th season with a project intended to feature and explore works which incorporate text or letter forms. These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, fragmented, or in other ways surprising or significantly processed away from recognition. We are eager to see just how artists make work in any media or genre (painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, and non-traditional art, etc.) using text or letter forms as a significant element. Manifest last explored this theme in 2012, during our 8th season.

      ELIGIBILITY: TEXTUALITY is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme as defined by ’text or letterforms’

      MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media. Including potentially boundary-testing forms that may exist as both artistic and yet non-art.

      ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The Manifest Grand Jury Prize end-of-year award process will include at least one work from this exhibition moving on to the final jury for the $2,500 cash prize.

      To view the full prospectus and to submit your work:


      Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all
      Posted by:
      Deadline: Mon, May 28th, 2018

      "Gone Astray" (Art As The Message / In Care Of The White House)

      Offline Artist Action / Online Archive:      

      You make the art. We’ll mail it to the White House for you.  

      Gone Astray

      Everyday, someone in this country feels that it is headed in the wrong direction. Whether it is on a single issue or a larger set of policies, take this moment to let the administration know which direction we should be going. Stay the course or change direction?  

      In this variation on the “In Care of the White House” project (overview below), you supply an image and a message and we’ll create a greeting card for the President and mail it to the White House. (samples from the project at:

      All submissions will be archived and posted at the In Care of The White House website.

      Participation guidelines, and submission specs at    

      In Care of The White House Overview:

      Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artists of all genres are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope, messages of concern, and messages of protest. This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries (as mandated by the Presidential Records Act), and a collection of the responses from the White House.  


      Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all
      Posted by: Trestle Gallery 
      Deadline: Tue, May 1st, 2018

      Click here for more information and application.

      Small Works 2018
      Curated by Sharon Louden

      Show Dates: July 26th - August 29nd, 2018

      Submission Guidelines:     

      - Pieces may be no bigger than 12" on longest side - we accept 2D and 3D framed and unframed works of all media. If a work is framed, the frame can be a maximum of 2" larger than the piece itself, making the max dimension 14"

      - You may submit up to 3 works for consideration

      - Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side

      - CV and Statement must be submitted in PDF form

       About the Curator:
      Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books.

      Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicagoand an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

      Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.


      Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all
      Posted by: StoriesToArt
      Deadline: Mon, April 30th, 2018

      StoriesToArt is accepting 300 artists through a juried application process to exhibit and sell work on a unique platform. Artists are judged on a first-come, first-served basis. We welcome distinguished artists from every field, and recent art school graduates are encouraged to apply. Apply here:


      Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all
      Posted by: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
      Deadline: Wed, May 9th, 2018

      What hackers and painters have in common is that they’re both makers. Along with composers, architects, and writers, what hackers and painters are trying to do is make good things. — Paul Graham

      For this exhibit Manifest is seeking works of visual art which somehow, in some way, represent or are realized as ’hacked’. This may be in the form of narrative, symbolic, or suggestive works. Abstract or conceptual interpretations of the theme are welcome alongside those of technical or literal representations. In our staff brainstorming sessions during Manifest’s season planning we jotted down these notes, along with the definitions and ideas above: open source; no gates; vampires & pirates; found objects; transparency; and democratization, among others. 

      As with most Manifest projects, our curatorial staff and jurors have no expectation for what sort of works can or should fit this theme. Our offering of this project is as much of a question, and a challenge, for artists to answer. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental in any visual art medium (including boundary-testing forms that could also qualify as non-art). The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must address the broad theme as defined by’hacked’

      ELIGIBILITY: HACKED is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme as defined by ’hacked’

      ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The Manifest Grand Jury Prize end-of-year award process will include at least one work from this exhibition moving on to the final jury for the $2,500 cash prize.

      ENTRY FEE: $40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form.)

      Any fee payment must reference your name, or we must be notified if another party is paying your fee.


      Jean Marie DeSpiegler
      Executive Director
      Florida Society of Goldsmiths, 719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701