While some things have gone away, new things are being created. Creativity matters, so please keep making art, seeking out calls and submitting those applications when you can.

calls to artists
Clinton County Arts Council announces a call to artists for its Art Walk: Chalk It Up! event. Over the course of two days, local artists will hit the pavement and transform Downtown St. Johns into a colorful concrete masterpiece, using one of the most exciting and underrated mediums: sidewalk chalk. Spectators will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece of street art, and prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. Application deadline is Aug. 28, 2020. Learn more.

The City of Williamston announces a call for proposals for the Art for Community Project. The project includes several murals with the first one to be located on the side of The Bistro at the northeast corner of Putnam St. and Middle St., one
block south of Grand River Ave. The mural will welcome people into town coming
from the highway. Artists will be able to use their creativity while also incorporating a
“welcome” or “hello" message into the work. Application deadline is Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more.

Arc Gallery of Chicago announces a call to artists for their exhibition "Unmasked: Portraiture in a Pandemic." In this time of isolation and confinement, when we can often see only a portion of another’s face, this juried exhibition was created to celebrate faces – and the people behind them. It will also seek to examine the ways in which people mask themselves or masquerade. They are looking to define this genre as broadly as possible: self, other, representational, abstracted, likeness, current, past, psychological, emotional and beyond. Application deadline is Sept. 19, 2020. Learn more.

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas, seeks entries for "Nostalgia," a juried photography exhibition being held on Oct. 4-25, 2020. They are seeking photographs that show a form of nostalgia using the snapshot aesthetic--images of how time is interpreted when thinking about things that happened in the past and memories that shape our lives. A brief artist statement is optional. Selected artists will have their work featured in the gallery exhibition and online. Submission deadline is Sept. 3, 2020. Learn more.

"Embracing Our Differences" invites you to participate in its annual international outdoor juried art exhibit, featuring 50 billboard-size images measuring 16 ft. wide by 12.5 ft. high and reflecting the theme "enriching lives through diversity and inclusion."
The 2021 exhibit will be on display Jan. 20 through April 1, 2021 at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Since 2004, the exhibit has hosted over 3.3 million visitors, in addition to 397,000 students via their education programs, for a very unique opportunity to experience the importance of diversity and inclusion in all our lives. Deadline to submit is Oct. 2, 2020. Learn more.

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 15th quarterly online art competition. For the third-annual Women Artists Art Competition, the gallery invites both 2-D and 3-D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. Application deadline is Sept. 5, 2020. Learn more.

Artists Network Artists Magazine announce Artists Over 60 Competition. Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition. This contest is for artists age 60+ working in all traditional art media. Enter today for your chance to be published in the April 2021 issue of "Artists Magazine." Application deadline is Nov. 2, 2020. Learn more.

Artists Network announces PASTEL 100, sponsored by "Pastel Journal," America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists. This annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work. Winners will be featured in the April 2021 issue of "Pastel Journal." Application deadline is Sept. 7, 2020. Learn more.

Huron Pines presents its Regional Nonprofit Leaders Series. Equip yourself and your organization to handle the operational and emotional challenges of the current service disruption caused by the pandemic during a 2-hour virtual workshop held Sept. 18 and 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn more.

Google presents a Virtual Michigan Nonprofit Summit on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. This one-day summit will provide nonprofits with the tools and resources needed to expand their presence online. The summit will consist of Googler-led presentations on Google Ad Grants, Google Analytics and COVID-19 resources and trends; along with hands-on technical and strategic support from a Googler. Following the larger presentations, nonprofits will be paired with a specific Googler to address their individual needs. Learn more.

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