Sunday, July 26, 2020

National Call for Artists: Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize 2020

Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize 2020

Artists are invited to submit entries for the Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize. $500 first place, $350 second place, $150 third place. "This is a drawing competition on the theme of 'Fortitude'. The interpretation of that word is completely up to you. Fortitude can allude to: courage or bravery, strength of character, endurance (physical objects, buildings, as well as people, can fit this description), resilient, determined, and so on. We look forward to seeing how you take this theme and make it yours! Above all else, have some fun and enjoy your time drawing. Entries may be created using graphite, charcoal, Conté, silverpoint, pen & ink, colored pencil, chalk, or other suitable drawing media, on paper or board." The competition is open to artists 18 years and older who reside in the US or Canada. Up to 3 drawings for $10 total. Deadline: September 27, 2020

Call: (508)560-0083

Friday, July 24, 2020

Emerson Dorsch in Intersect Aspen July 22 - 26, 2020

Karen Rifas, 1707, 2020,
Acrylic on gesso board, 16 x 32 inches (2 panels 16 x 16).


Emerson Dorsch in Intersect Aspen

JULY 22 - 26, 2020


Emerson Dorsch Gallery is pleased to announce their participation in Intersect Aspen 2020.
Intersect Aspen is an online viewing room and virtual art fair, connecting galleries with art lovers and collectors, while fostering community and creating exchange; presenting 110 international galleries from 28 different countries.
Visit the fair online and check out the outstanding programming and galleries from the comfort of your home.

Elisabeth Condon

Blue Sun Flower, 2019
Acrylic on linen,
52 x 40 x 1.5 inches


Karen Rifas

3907, 2020
Acrylic on Arches Hot Pressed 140lb, Watercolor Paper, 45 x 45 inches.


James Allister Sprang

Untitled (excerpt from a Sea of Notes) #3, 2020
Cyanotype on archival paper - Unique, 7.5 x 10 inches / Framed.


Robert Thiele

A-6 #90, 2000
Mixed media, silk, laminated canvas, wood, 8.5 x 7 x 4.125 inches.


Frances Trombly

Indigo Diamond Fold, 2020
Handwoven cotton canvas, indigo dyed Rayon and wood, 52 x 42 inches.


Paula Wilson

Umbrella, 2016
Acrylic and spray paint, on muslin with ash and cherry wood, 72 x 48 x 48 inches.


For more information, please visit:


SINCE 1991

Emerson Dorsch

Emerson Dorsch Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing a core group of select South Florida-based artists. The gallery hosts and represents excellent emerging and mid-career visiting artists. The gallery's name reflects the partnership in art and life between the husband and wife team Brook Dorsch and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch. "We believe in the joys of an artful life. Through all the gallery's activities, we foster art patronage and artistic community."
Brook Dorsch founded Dorsch Gallery in the early 1990s to exhibit Miamibased artists. Tyler Emerson-Dorsch joined the gallery in 2008 after earning a Masters from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In January 2020 Ibett Yanez del Castillo joined the gallery as Director. Yanez del Castillo was the Director of the de la Cruz Collection from its inception until 2019. Together, the gallery's team has passion, curatorial rigor, art market expertise, and a strong administrative rubric.

For more information about the gallery and its artists, please visit:

Thursday, July 23, 2020

International Call for Artists: 'Wet Paint' Online Art Show

'Wet Paint' Call for Entry
Online Art Show

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery seeks entries for an online art exhibition, September 1-30, 2020. Cash prizes will be given. Juror: Janelle Cogan. Theme: "Wet Paint", this show is open to any subject matter as long as it is 2D and uses any type of paint. We will be donating 10% of all entry fees to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. All artists 18 and over may enter. $20 for 1 or 2 pieces (You may enter more than once). Deadline: August 15, 2020

International Call for Artists: Nostalgia


Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 4-25, 2020. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director. Nostalgia is often triggered by something reminding us of a happier time, a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when we think about the way things used to be. "We are seeking photographs that show a form of nostalgia using the snapshot aesthetic, images of how time is interpreted thinking about things that happened in the past, memories that shape our lives. Nostalgia is an exhibition of photographs that elicit or display the binary of remembering and melancholy as a way to document memories, a wistful desire to return in thought to a former point in life, a somewhat sentimental yearning for the happiness of another place or position in time. A brief artist statement is optional. Selected artists will have their work featured in the gallery exhibition and online." $40 entry fee. Deadline: September 3, 2020

National Call for Artists: Black & White

Black & White

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 26 - October 24, 2020 at the BWAC Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. $2,500 in cash awards. Juror: Jenée-Daria Strand. Open to all residents of the U.S. and its territories 18 years of age or older, this is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Limited edition prints must be numbered. Crafts, kit work or reproductions (i.e. giclee) of original works in other media, unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered. $35 for 3 entries; $5 each additional image. Deadline: August 10, 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

National Call for Artists: 'Divulge', a National Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy, Coping & Mental Health Awareness

Divulge: A National Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy, Coping, & Mental Health Awareness

d'Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 5 - October 3, 2020. Awards for 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $150. Juror: Matthew Bernier. Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. Through art, both people and artists can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century. 'Divulge' will feature artworks that highlight/depict self expression, are created in art therapy, and/or raise awareness of mental health. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed and includes both freestanding and wall-mounted two, and three-dimensional works. Open to all artists living in the United States. $35 for up to 3 works. Deadline: August 9, 2020.

Call: (757)625-4211

Artist Skip Hartzell creates large oil paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures inspired by man’s best friend

Artist Skip Hartzell in his art studio

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell is known locally as “the dog artist”. He is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters. The artist creates large oil paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures inspired by man’s best friend.

Left: ‘Raw Dog #1’, Mixed materials with Burlap and Concrete, 75 x 45 x 35 Inches. Right: ‘Raw Dog Bails’, Mixed materials with Burlap and Concrete on Steel Base
55 x 35 x 24 Inches

His inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. The canine-inspired artworks that he creates are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style only Hartzell can produce.

‘Big Pink’, Papercrete and Resin, 36 x 32 x 16 Inches

“The sculptures are partly abstract with lanky legs and floppy ears and body postures that tell shaggy dog stories. He has created his own kind of material, mixing resin and paper mache onto a wire frame then coating it with paints, clay, and wax until he achieves the surface he wants. He likes the surface to look ‘beat up’. When it’s finally done he stamps it with a small red heart as his signature,” said art writer & art critic Sandra Schulman of Hartzell’s dog sculptures in West Palm Beach Magazine.

'Waiting', Resin and Oil, 28 x 20 x 12 Inches
Hartzell’s art studio is crawling with canine-based works. Whether he’s painting or sculpting, Hartzell’s dogs have a wonderful quality of friendliness about them, and it’s hard to keep yourself from reaching out to touch. And that’s perfectly okay with Hartzell. He’s never been one to place a rope around his artwork.

Happy Skip Hartzell Collectors, Art Palm Beach fair

“The texture is so important because the tactile experience of sculpture is so primal for me,” he says. “You grab with your hands and just start to mush things together and get your fingers on the materials, and there is just such a richness to the feel.” He says whenever he’s doing a show, he is quick to hand his sculptures to the patrons so they can enjoy the feeling, too. And whether it’s paint on canvas or sculpture, the texture is one of the most captivating and inviting parts of experiencing his artwork. Hartzell may not set out to mimic the look of someone’s beloved pet, but he says his sculptures and paintings often evoke a fond memory of a furry family member.

Skip Hartzell solo exhibition at Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

‘Partners’, Resin & Graphite, 25 x 37 x 21 Inches
“If you love dogs, you are going to love Skip Hartzell’s soulful pieces. His work is representative of caricature features of dogs,” said J. Marshall Adams, the executive director of the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce where Hartzell has held exhibitions.

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s 2019 Group Show, “Paws and Claws: Animals in Art” featuring Skip Hartzell

“Although I love dogs, my art is about much more, it is about form, movement and mostly about the painterly expression and texture of the surface,” Hartzell says. The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach, A.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher Gallery, Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more.

Skip Hartzell Collector, Curator Dr. Milagros Bello of Curator Voice Art Projects (CVAP) Miami

For more information about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, or general inquiries, please email and visit

Call for Artists: SaveArtSpace Announces New Open Call

SaveArtSpace, collaborating with Art At A Time Like This, is looking for artists of all kinds to submit work to an open call for the public art project, Ministry of Truth: 1984-2020, presenting artworks on billboards around NYC. "To be launched in October 2020, just in time for the election, we are looking for artworks that comment on the current state of U.S. politics and will stimulate dialogue about the increasing polarization of our society.
Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020 is a reference to George Orwell's dystopian novel as artists feel compelled to address the lies, fake news, trolling and propaganda in today's political rhetoric. 50 years ago, Orwell predicted a Ministry of Truth announcing WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, horrifyingly relevant in 2020. It is up to artists with their creative imagination to envision a different future for our country."
Dread ScottDeb KassMarilyn Minter, and Shirin Neshat and other internationally renowned artists will be designing new work to present specifically for this project. The other 50% of artists will be chosen by an open call available to all—students, artists, activists, and concerned citizens. In addition to the public art project, Ministry of Truth will be featured on, accessible to over 120,000 viewers around the globe.
Curated by Barbara PollackAnne VerhallenJerome Lamaar
Learn More
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The University of Miami, Department of Art & Art History presents Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time by Sean Black

Sean Black
Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time

The University of Miami Department of Art and Art History presents the online exhibition Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time by Sean Black. "Given the importance of flattening the curve and the safety and well-being of our students and visitors, the Wynwood Gallery has closed until further notice. We hope you are staying home and practicing social distancing, and are excited to find new ways to engage with art in this challenging time."

"Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to visit Mexico City and this past Christmas I finally made this dream come true. Traveling on Christmas Day from Miami, a simple three-hour flight, I immediately set off on my adventure exploring the many breathtaking neighborhoods of North America’s oldest city. A special highlight was a personally guided tour by my good friend and colleague Lecturer here at the University of Miami’s Art and Art History Department, Gerardo Olhovich, a brilliant painter and a native of Mexico City who guided me on a private ghost tour, treated me to epicurean delights of the artsy Coyoacan neighborhood and led me on a stroll through the upscale artist’s colony of San Angel. Mexico city is definitely one of the most romantic and vibrant cities in the world; a splendid and enchanting trip through time." -Sean Black.

Sean Black is a Miami-based artist, university educator and journalist working in the fields of social justice and sexual health. His decade-long tenure as Senior Editor with A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine allowed him the opportunity of photographing and interviewing numerous celebrity and political luminaries in the fights against HIV/AIDS including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Alicia Keys, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Greg Louganis and many more; thus growing the publication’s mission of collecting, archiving, publishing and distributing the art, activism, and current events emanating from the AIDS pandemic. His work has been published internationally in the LA Times, Huffington Post, USA Today, NBC News, GQ Brazil, Ebony, The NewStatesman, Stern Magazine,, Playbill, Springer Medizin. He is currently a full-time Lecturer at the University of Miami where he received his MFA in 2013.

Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time will be on view online at For more information, please contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at Be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries.

Artist contact information: Sean Black,
*Image courtesy of Sean Black.

International Call for Artists: Online Art Competition 'Water/Seascape'

International Call for Online Art Competition: 'Water/Seascape'

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, August 11 - September 9, 2020. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Radio Interviews, Inclusion in the Year End Anthology Publication, and more. Jurors: Sharon Drinkard, Michael Harris, Portia T. Webb, Anissa Harris, Kelsey Hails. All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old. $15 for up to 3 images and $25 for up to 5 images. Deadline: August 9, 2020

Apply Here
Call: (844)210-7722

Thursday, July 16, 2020

International Call for Artists: Suburban Architecture

Suburban Architecture

Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, August 7-28, 2020. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director. Buildings bring shape and urban design to the neighborhoods in our towns, cities and throughout the countryside in rural communities. We appreciate the visual design elements and the functionality of architecture in all its structures, shapes and forms. From the buildings dotting our land to the structures cutting through the earth, to the rooms we use everyday in our homes, architecture provides the most universal necessity of shelter. All interpretations and styles are welcomed, from the abstract to the literal to the understated, captured with an overview of landscape and cityscape shots to the close up details. The exhibition aims to represent varied takes on how urban, suburban and rural architecture shape our world. A brief artist statement is optional. Selected artists will have their work featured in the gallery exhibition and online. $40 entry fee. Deadline: August 6, 2020.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

International Call for Artists: Expanded Substrates for Watermedia Entries

Expanded Substrates for Watermedia Entries

Northwest Watercolor Society's 80th International Open Exhibition will run online only from October 27, 2020 - January 1, 2021. Up to $10,000 in awards. Juror: Ron Stocke, Signature Member in AWS, NWS and NWWS. Society is now accepting entries on any appropriate two-dimensional watermedia substrate, natural or synthetic. Painting min. size 7 inches. Artists will receive 75% of the sales price and paintings are priced without framing. Open to international artists 18 years or older. Entry fee: $30 members; $40 non-members. Up to 3 entries with added fees. $30 members; $40 non-members. Deadline: August 16, 2020 6PM PST.

Call: (425)691-4498

Thursday, July 9, 2020

International Call for Artists: International Art Competition Textures & Patterns

International Art Competition
Textures & Patterns

Contemporary Art Room Gallery announces their 1st Textures and Patterns Online Art Competition for the month of August 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The gallery invites artists and photographers to submit their best artworks related with the theme Textures & Patterns. A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented. $15 for 2 images of artwork. You may enter more than once. Deadline: August 11, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

ArtServe Art & Chat with KX2 Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman

Friday, July 10th from 3-4pm ArtServe Live presents an art and chat with South Florida art duo KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman. KX2 is a collaboration of sisters Ruth Avra and Dana Kleinman, combining their individual artistic strengths to create mathematically inspired sculpture through the fusing of metal and painting. The work is bold and geometric from a distance, yet up close, the textural hand-sanded metal and multi-layered paintings engages the viewer. Through the exploration of geometry, symmetry and connection, their work aims to create a moment of pause, inviting the viewer to escape the stresses of the day and find a space to achieve balance.

Since the establishment of their artistic collaboration in 2007, KX2’s work has been featured in notable galleries and museums around the world. Importantly, the work was catapulted into the international art scene with an invitation to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Biennale at the National Art Museum of China. Numerous private, corporate and public art collections throughout North America contain KX2 works of art.
Join the chat on Facebook Live to write comments, ask questions, like, and share. See you there!
You’re also invited to participate on ZOOM:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Miami Design District Public Art Tours

Miami Design District Public Art Tours

Saturday, July 11th from 5-6pm join the Miami Design District for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art, architecture as well as temporary artist projects and exhibitions made possible by the district. Experience a bit of what the neighborhood has to offer. The tour, SITE PLAN, explores the Miami Design District’s Architecture, considering the history and ideas important to architecture and how art is integrated within each site as guests stroll through the neighborhood. Sites include Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome, Leong Leong’s Garage, Paseo Ponti, and more. Meet in front of the Fly’s Eye Dome on the first floor of Palm Court (enter at 140 NE 39th Street). This Event is Free & Open to the Public. RSVP here.

Tour guidelines:
  • Maximum of 10 persons per tour
  • Tour guests are kindly asked to wear masks and practice social distancing during the tour.
  • *Tours in Spanish are available upon request.
About your guide: An experienced art and architecture guide, Thom Wheeler Castillo has worked with various institutions throughout the region as a cultural ambassador and educator to bridge the gap between art and conversation, including the Peréz Art Museum Miami, O, Miami Poetry Festival, HistoryMiami, A.I.R.I.E. (Artist in Residence in the Everglades), the Rubell Museum, and the Department of Reflection.

International Call for Artists: 8th International FL3TCH3R Exhibit - Socially & Politically Engaged Art

8th International FL3TCH3R Exhibit - Socially & Politically Engaged Art

All artists and designers are invited to submit entires for The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, on display October 5 - December 11, 2020 at The Reece Museum in Johnson City, TN. Over $1,000 in awards. Open to anyone 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original. Submissions will be accepted from the following categories: audio/sound, ceramics, digital, fiber, glass, graphic design, jewelry/metals, mixed media (2D), mixed media (3D), painting, performance/installation (via video), photography, printmaking, sculpture, video/film and other. A non-refundable fee of $40 for up to 3 entries, with an add'l $10/work over three. Deadline: August 31, 2020

Call: (423)534-9827

Monday, July 6, 2020

International Call for Artists: The Pastel Society of Southern California's 'Make Your Mark!' International Online Open Pastel Exhibition

PSSC's Make Your Mark! International Online Open Pastel Exhibition

Pastel Society of Southern California announces a call to artists for an online pastel exhibition, August 1-30, 2020. $1000 Cash 1st Place Award. Top 15 receive cash and product awards. Jurors: Dianna Ponting, Isabelle V. Lime, Niall O'Neill. Awards Judge: Lorenzo Chavez. Open to PSSC members and non-members worldwide. Must be 18 or older and working in soft pastel medium, no oil pastels. All work must be entered at Please read eligibility and show rules thoroughly prior to applying. Work must be 80% pastel, created within the last 3 years, and must not have been submitted to any prior PSSC show. No shipping, no size restrictions, no sales commission fees, and NFS is admissible. Members $30, Non-Members $40, for first 2 entries; $10 for each additional entry. No entry limit. A maximum of 3 paintings per artist will be accepted into the show. Deadline: July 22, 2020.

International Call for Artists: 40th Annual Faber Birren Color Award Online Exhibit

40th Annual Faber Birren
Color Award Online Exhibit

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The
 Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown to one of international scope and is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 40th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show and due to COVID-19 it will be an online exhibit only, September 26 - November 8, 2020. $2,000 in awards. Juror: Sean O'Hanlan, Research Assistant in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, created in the last 3 years and not exhibited previously in the Faber Birren Show. Categories: Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking. Electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted electronically via Entrythingy. $35 for first piece, $20 for additional pieces. Deadline: August 30, 2020

Call: (203)325-1139