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Gallery Seven, located in the Historic Gaylord Building in Lockport, Illinois, seeks entries for "Open Lens XI," a juried exhibition of fine art photography held June 3 - July 11, 2021. Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mentions will be awarded. Open to any and all forms of still photography. Entry fee of $35.00 for up to five images. Application deadline is April 30, 2021. Learn more.

SOS Art announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition "Mini Prints for Peace & Justice." Artists may submit up to three different mini prints (6x6 image centered on 10x10 paper) of traditional printmaking techniques, on any social justice theme(s). The exhibit will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, with exact date/location to be determined in the upcoming months due to pandemic. Works will also be displayed on the SOS Art website online gallery. No entry fee. Application deadline is May 1, 2021. Learn more.

Blue Cat Gallery & Studio in Wayne, Nebaska announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, "Signs of Rural Life," to be held July 7-Aug. 28, 2021. Best of Show ($250) and People's Choice ($75) awards will be given. Juror: Russ Nordman. Open to artists 18 and over, from emerging to professional. Any media including paintings, works on paper, printmaking, photography, mixed media and sculpture (excluding installation) will be considered. Entry fee of $25 for up to three submissions. Application deadline is May 29, 2021. Learn more.

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a call for entry to their "Women’s Work" exhibition, a juried exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics. Historically, women have been excluded from the art world, from being kept out of academies and apprenticeships to being woefully underrepresented in galleries and museums today. Along with this, the art skills that were deemed feminine or appropriate for women, such as sewing, embroidery or weaving are dismissed as “just” crafts and hobbies. This exhibition, open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local and national community, seeks to highlight female artists and intersectionality in femininity. Application deadline is May 12, 2021. Learn more.

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites artists worldwide to enter “Food for Thought.” Artwork reflecting the creation, preparation, consumption or communal aspect of food will be eligible for this online exhibition.
From farm to table, from fields and gardens, from land and sea – food sustains our bodies as art sustains our souls. And, in safer times, we gather at meals to celebrate; when times are tough, we work as a community to feed our neighbors. This all-media MFA exhibition will display the juror’s selections in their Online Sales Gallery from June 15-July 31, 2021. Application deadline is May 6, 2021. Learn more.

Create! Magazine invites visual artists to submit their work to a juried international virtual exhibition titled "Healing From Within," a curated virtual group show. If chosen, your work will be included in a virtual exhibition through Create! Magazine and promoted to their broad audience of international readers, collectors and followers. Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. The broad theme, “Healing From Within” is open to the artist’s interpretation. Healing can mean medical, physical, emotional, spiritual or any other definition. Application deadline is April 30, 2021. Learn more.