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Check this page often for up-to-date calls for artists and other opportunities within the creative community.  (Updated 11/21/17)

Please note: The following calls for work were submitted to COOL and are being shared with the Community.  Placement on this page does not constitute a recommendation from COOL.  We recognize that artists are frequently asked to donate their work, or pay fees to enter shows. We also recognize that the business of selling art is not always a financially lucrative one for either the artist or the gallery, and that artists, like everyone else, want to give to causes that are important to them.  We encourage you as an artist to make your own decisions about where to put your time, energy and art.

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 Call for Art: Gray Area
 Deadline for Applications: November 22, 2017
 Exhibition Dates: January 31-February 25, 2018
 Exhibition Location: Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave. No. 43, Boston, MA
 More information and application 

We are looking for artists whose work is relevant to our current contemporary world in its lack of clarity or abundance of ambiguity. The subject is open to interpretation, and can address the title conceptually or formally. All media will be considered.

Call for Submissions: Portfolio Showcase 11
Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2017
Exhibition Dates: TBA, 2018
Exhibition Location: The Center for Fine Art Photography, Inc., 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
More information and application

Each submitted portfolio is evaluated as a cohesive body of work. One artist will be selected to receive the $1,000 ShowCase Award and be offered a solo exhibition at C4FAP. Ten photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center’s annual Portfolio ShowCase publication. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to artist’s websites. In addition, two selected images from each artist will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition. Open internationally.

Call for Photographic Submissions: Landscapes 2018
Deadline for Entries: December 13, 2017

Exhibition Dates: May 18 - June 16, 2018
Exhibition Location: The Center for Fine Art Photography, Inc., 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
More information and application
All types of photographic processes are eligible for the Landscapes exhibition. 

Call for Art: Naked
Deadline for Applications: January 6-8 (see prospectus)
Exhibition Dates: January 12 - February 11, 2018
Exhibition Location: ALL Gallery, 307 Market Street, Lowell, MA
More information and application

NAKED is open to all artists working in any medium except photography. 2D and 3D works are eligible. Members and non-members of ALL are welcome to enter works in this show. Submitted work must not have been shown previously at the Arts League of Lowell Gallery. Student work done under direct supervision is not eligible.

Call for Submissions: $1000.00 Working Artist Purchase Award
Deadline for Submissions: The end of every month!
More information and application

We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, or with digital/new media, installation, photography and film/video. Sorry no performance, dance or music at this time. Send us your website and pay our small review fee.     

Call for Submissions: $1000.00 Working Artist Photography Award
Deadline for Submissions: Approximately the 15th of every month
More information and application         

The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all domestic and international photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats, genres and styles. Work accepted for review includes but is not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, glitch, straight and abstract photography, landscape, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, color, and all methods concerning the finished photographic print.  Submission fee is $25.

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