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Calls for Artists and Submissions

•bj spoke gallery's annual competition

Dave Bown Projects
•Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition

Small Works Show
•Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art.

The Art of The Book
•Artists Books and Altered Books 2014

Shoe Factory
•The Shoe Factory seeks artists to exhibit at Starry Nites Café



EXPO 34, the bj spoke gallery's annual competition, is open to all Fine Artists living in the US. It will be judged by Adrienne Rooney, Curatorial Assistant of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Award will be the exhibition of selected works, April 2015 at the gallery, 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY. The Deadline for entry is December 10, 2014. The Fee is $35 for up to 6 images.

To find out how to enter go to: or for the prospectus:

If you need more information you can contact me at 516-729-7191 or at

Dave Bown Projects

Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition

Jurors: Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum; Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).
Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Deadline: 6 December 2014

Small Works Show

The first national juried exhibition at Main Street Arts will be an exhibition of small works (12" or less in any direction). Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entry is currently open.

Jurors: Gallery director and staff

Awards: $1,000 in cash awards

Important Dates

Entry Deadline:  Monday, September 22, 2014 at midnight
Notification: The week of October 6, 2014
Shipping/Delivery Dates: October 28–November 1, 2014
Exhibition Dates: November 6–December 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Submit online:

The Art of The Book

Artists Books and Altered Books 2014

Call For Entries

Fourth Annual juried competition and exhibition of artists books and altered books at the Lower Link Gallery of the Central Library. $500 in prizes will be awarded.
July 25, 2014: Deadline for receipt of signed entry form, CD and fees.
September 8, 2014: Mailing of jury results.
October 8, 2014: Deadline for receipt of accepted work.

No exceptions can be made to the stated date. Work not delivered during scheduled times will not be included in the exhibition.

October 27, 2014: Show opens.
November 6, 2014: Opening reception and awards ceremony
January 4, 2015: Exhibition closes.
January 8, 2015: Artwork shipped to artists. Appointments required for in person retrieval of work.
Do not submit work if you cannot deliver and/or pick-up works on the dates listed above.


Jessica LaManna
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604

The prospectus can be downloaded from the Rochester Public Library website:

The Shoe Factory

The Shoe Factory seeks artists to exhibit at Starry Nites Café
Ongoing rotating exhibits

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op hosts rotating art shows at Starry Nites Café in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. The ongoing exhibits feature the work of regional artists. Currently seeking original artwork with boldness of design to stand out on the bistro’s walls. Sizes of work must be 12” or larger. Selected artists’ work will be scheduled to hang on the walls of the café located at 696 University Ave.
Artists may apply at this website

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