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Artists - Calls for Art

The Hunting Art Prize

Deadline: Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Hunting Art Prize announces the call for entries for its 2015 competition, giving artists in Texas an opportunity to vie for a $50,000 prize. The competition, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, is open to artists who are legal residents of Texas and at least 18 years of age or older by Aug. 1, 2014. Artists can participate by completing the electronic sign up form available at www.huntingartprize.comand uploading one digital image of their artwork.

A single two-dimensional piece that complies with the terms and conditions may be submitted for the prize. The digital file must be in JPEG format no less than 1 MB and no greater than 2 MB in size. Artwork must be uploaded at the time the artist signs up for the competition. For questions, email Hunting Art Prize. For further details on submission criteria, terms, and conditions, visit www.huntingartprize.com.

Registration Open for the 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Austin International Poetry Festival takes place in Austin, Texas from April 9-12, 2015. This festival is the world's largest non-juried poetry festival and every poet has a place. By registering for the Austin International Poetry Festival, any poet of any age, can read their work before an engaged and interested audience, and have a chance to be published. Hosted in the heart of Texas, the Festival utilizes more than 20 unique Austin venues. The annual four-day poetry celebration includes a wide array of events such as open mic readings, appearances by international and national headlining poets, workshops, live music, a Haiku Death Match, plus youth and adult poetry slams. Registration for the April 9–12, 2015 Festival ranges from $35 to $55 per person, and INCLUDES the entry of three poems into the annual juried Anthology. Although full participation in the Festival is encouraged, poets who wish to participate but can not attend, may do so by registering and submitting their works for the Anthology. The deadline for registration, which includes submissions to the Anthology, is January 31, 2015. Please visit the website at www.aipf.org for all of the details.

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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