call for entry 2012This is a list of 10 websites that update frequently with calls for entry, visual artist opportunities, fine art competitions and contests, and juried exhibitions. Clicking on each one will automatically open in a new window.


2012 Open Call to Artists List – Fine Art Events, Visual Art Competitions, Juried Shows, and more


  1. Visual Overture

    visual overture opportunitiesVisit Visual Overture at this link to view a list of calls for entry and fine artist opportunities. Visual Overture offers extensive resources and services for emerging artists. They also have a visual artist spotlight (Artist of the Week), consultation and critiquing services, and a variety of helpful articles on the site.

  2. A Singular Creation

    A Singular Creation provides a comprehensive catalogue of juried fine arts competitions and calls to artists, for painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, watercolor, student, child art, and digital. They also have their own Art Showdown, whereby photographers and artists may enter a monthly contest for prizes. Other useful features of A Singular Creation include a forum, gallery, and various tutorials.

  3. The Art List

    artlist art call The Art List boasts over $23 million awarded from the artist opportunities listed. The site showcases hundreds of fine art events, artist contests, residencies, competitions, calls for public art, fairs, workshops, classes, juried exhibitions, and more. The Art List also hosts an extensive inventory of directories and resources. Visual artists may submit a blog or website to their directory (reciprocal link).

  4. Ceramics Monthly

    Ceramics Monthly is a subscribable magazine for ceramic artists. The site catalogues numerous open calls for entries for all types of ceramics, including clay sculpture, pottery, and ceramic sculpture.


    art show competitionArtShow has a large listing of visual art competitions, classes, festivals, workshops,  and exhibition opportunities. Artshow also hosts premium websites for fine artists, and a list of lessons, books, tutorials, resources, and more.

  6. ArtBuzz Blog

    ArtBuzz is committed to the promotion of emerging artists, and connecting them with organizations, representation, fine art dealers, collectors, galleries, and more. The ArtBuzz Blog lists current calls for submission, visual art opportunities, and art news.

  7. ArtDeadline

    art deadline exhibitionSince 1994, Artdeadline has been recording exhibition and income opportunities for artists. They currently have over 2400 contest deadline listings.

  8. Competitions for Artists

    Competitions for Artists archives a variety of artist awards, prizes, festivals, contests, and juried shows, in order of closing date.

    The listings are mostly for Australia fine artists.

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  9. Contest Watchers

    Contest Watchers features an easy to follow categorized list of international art contests.

    Art opportunities include free to enter, sound and music, residency, visual arts, scholarship, and workshop.

  10. Saatchi Gallery

    saatchi online showdownThe Saatchi Gallery is a famous London art gallery that features artwork by relatively unknown fine artists. They hold an international art competition in painting and sculpture, for schools. Saatchi Online also features a regular Showdown, whereby visual artists all over the world may compete for money, and the chance to be included in a show in the famous Saatchi Gallery.

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