Community Calls to Artists

Focal Point – Foundry Art Centre
Deadline: August 14, 2020

The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Focal Point,” a juried exhibition focusing on how photography can be pushed to its fullest potential. Submitted works do not have to be purely photography but can be mixed media; a photographic element must be present for the work to be considered.

Art as Resilience, Resistance and Respite – Untitled Gallery
Deadline: August 25, 2020

Virtual non-juried art exhibit by Untitled Gallery, Exhibition: September 5 – 30, 2020, Entry: $15/person for up to 3 works. Untitled Gallery is opening it’s online gallery to all Tucson artists, inviting you to participate in our virtual exhibit “Art as Resilience, Resistance and Respite”. During the times of social distancing and isolation, the goal of this exhibit is to connect artists and art lovers in one place during this month-long show, kicked off by a virtual opening reception on September 5th. Questions? email:

Aesthetica Art Prize – Aesthetica Magazine
Deadline: August 31, 2020

The Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.

Street Photography – The New York Center for Photographic Arts
Deadline: September 9, 2020

Vivian Maier, an unknown, left behind a treasure of images she took while walking outside on time off. Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Meyerowitz, Arbus, Evans, the list of accomplished street photographers goes on. Their work captured a special essence of life, not posed, not set up but there in the streets, yards, avenues, porches… we pass every day. Images as compelling surround us as we walk or ride in the streets of our lives. The challenge for this contest is to shoot those street images that set them apart from snapshots.  Again – opportunities abound. Take your camera or phone outside with you and capture the odd juxtaposition of a passerby and a window decoration, a special look, a special split second moment of communication, a scene that conveys a message or feeling.  The examples are too numerous and varied to list.  All 2D photography welcome.

Sculpture-on-the-Street – SculptureTucson
Deadline: October 1, 2020

SculptureTucson places monumental size sculpture in front of businesses on heavily traveled roadways. Your work of art is either purchased outright or leased to the business. Just fill out our online application and if a piece is selected, we will include the image in our physical and digital book of available pieces. A selected number of pieces will also be exhibited at the Post House sculpture garden.

The Bennett Prize
Deadline: October 16, 2020

THE BENNETT PRIZE, created in 2018, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. The Prize will propel the careers of women painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years. The Prize will expand opportunities for the public, who may not be familiar with figurative realist painting, to learn more about the creative vision of talented women painters in this increasingly popular genre.

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