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Artists - Calls for Art

VA Austin Outpatient Clinic Veterans Art Competition

Deadline: March 11, 2015

Have you heard of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival? It is a great opportunity for veterans who are visual artists, dancers, actors, musicians, singers, and writers to get your work seen nationally. The only way to enter the national competition is by starting in a local competition. So if you are a veteran who is being served by your local VA hospital or outpatient clinic, ask if they have a local competition.

If you are in Austin, the VA Austin Outpatient Clinic is hosting their local competition March 11-12, 2015.
Entires in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music, and Art Divisions are being accepted on Wednesday, March 11th from 1000 to 1500.

For details email April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

The Lampasas Association for the Arts 10th annual Art in the Park Celebration
Call for Sculptures

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Lampasas Association for the Arts is looking for artists/sculptures to fill our empty pads for our 10th annual Art in the Park Celebration to be held the third week in October 2015. Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park is located 2 blocks from downtown Lampasas, adjacent to the Hanna Springs Pool and four blocks from Key Avenue (HWY 183/281). LAFTA brings sculptures to Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden and is currently seeking new sculptures to fill 5 available pads. Sculptures should be large- scale (suggested minimum height or width is 10-12 feet) with materials suited for the outdoor Texas Hill Country weather. Each sculptor selected will receive an award of $1,000.00 on completion of installation. The work must remain in the park for one year. NO ENTRY FEE.

Please complete an application and submit to www.lafta.org. Click the "Call To Artist" button on the Home Page.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Poster Art Competition

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The contest is open to any Texas artist with a disability; no specific theme is required. There is NO FEE for entries. Click here for Submission Guidelines and Entry Forms.

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Deadline: March 16, 2015

Coming soon! Each year, a select number of outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award. These emerging musicians win a $2,500 prize, professional development experiences, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Started by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith in 1984, the program, open to musicians of any instrument or genre, has provided opportunities for hundreds of emerging young musicians with disabilities.

VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities:
Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am…The Future

Deadline: March 30, 2015

Coming soon! VSA proudly presents a unique opportunity for student-artists with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington D.C.!

VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

Deadline: April 13, 2015

Coming soon! The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of script writing. Writers may write from their own experience and observations, or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals-be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of students.

Cinema Touching Disability Short Film Competition

Deadline: September 25, 2015

The 2015 Short Film Competition is now open. Enter your film for an opportunity to screen it at Texas' premiere disability cinema event! Prizes include: cash up to $500.00 (USD) and free publicity through Cinema Touching Disability website, newsletter and social media. Get more information at CTDFilmFest.org.

ReNEW East and Imagine Art Open Call for Solo, Group and Curated Shows

No Deadline

Please, send an email to ReNEW East with following information to submit your proposal:

1. About you or your organization, links to your online portfolio, website, or social media
2.The proposed theme of your exhibition
3. Up to 5 JPGs of works that will be shown,
4. Potential month(s) you would like to show
Typical exhibitions will last for fourspace. Gallery hours are from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. A reception will be hosted by us on your behalf at the start of the show.

ReNEW East is a community space so the artwork must be family friendly and all work submitted to a show will be subject to prior approval.

Call for Pet Portrait Artists with Disabilities

Deadline: Ongoing

Tina is a pet portrait artist with a disability. Her website is TinasArt.net. Her business is going well and she is looking for more artists to join her team. Artists must have a disability and love animals. For more information email Jeff L. Vogt or contact him at 469-879-4848.

VSA Texas BBVA Compass Bank
Call for Entries

Deadline: Ongoing

Since VSA Texas no longer has our own gallery space, we are partnering with the Allendale Branch of BBVA Compass Bank in Austin. They are providing us with the wall space and we are providing them with beautiful art displays. We are currently accepting entries by local artists with disabilities for 2-month long solo shows at this space. Please ask for an entry form by emailing April Sullivan or calling 512-454-9912.

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