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Artists - Calls for Art

CORE 11: Defining Ourselves

Deadline: September 1, 2015

Arts and Services for Disabled Inc. is proud to announce CORE 11, to be held this year at The Art Exchange in Long Beach, CA. To initiate the 2nd decade of the CORE exhibition we are pushing into new territory by revamping the structure of the exhibition to facilitate an in-depth experience of each accepted artist. Details available on Arts and Services for Disabled Inc. website.

PEN 2 PAPER a disability focused creative writing competition

Deadline: September 22, 2015

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities annual Pen 2 Paper creative writing competition seeks pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and comics that treat the topic of disability. Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice! Details available on CTD website.

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

ART7 Crockett Community Gallery 2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists

Deadline: September 30, 2015

ART7 welcomes submissions from artists in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media qualify for entry. This gallery space is managed by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Details available on Ft. Worth Community Arts Center website.

Art + Autism

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder at least 18 years of age are invited to enter this exhibit that will take place through Autism Awareness month, April 2016, at the beautiful UNT ArtSpace gallery in the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas. All artists must submit a completed submission form, along with accompanying photo or video for each piece being submitted. A maximum of three pieces can be submitted for each artist and can include, but is not limited to, video and projection work, painting, 3-D sculpture, and installation work. For an entry form, contact Sharon Hartman or call 817.692.5571.

The People’s Gallery 2016 Call for Artworks

Deadline: October 16, 2015

The City of Austin seeks 2 and 3 dimensional artworks in any medium from Austin area visual artists, galleries, or visual arts organizations for this exhibit at Austin City Hall, on view February 2016-January 2017. Details at People's Gallery website.

Call for Entries - 2016 Hunting Art Prize

Deadline: November 30, 2015

The Hunting Art Prize announces the call for entries for its 2016 competition, giving artists in Texas an opportunity to vie for a $50,000 prize.

The competition, which is celebrating its 36th anniversary, is open to artists who are legal residents of Texas and at least 18 years of age or older by Aug. 1, 2015. Artists can participate by completing the electronic sign up form available at and 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 and 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.

All entries must be submitted no later than midnight on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

For questions, email Huntington Art Prize. For further details on submission criteria, terms, and conditions, visit

Hunting PLC, which sponsors the annual competition for painting and drawing, is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit

Call for Caricature Artists

Deadline: Ongoing is an online art gallery featuring "Award-Winning Artists With Disabilities". We sell the portfolios of talented artists and also do commissioned pet portraits. We are now adding Pet Caricatures to our product line and are looking for talented Caricature Artists. If you would like to work from your home creating great caricature art please email Jeff directly.

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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