Calls For Artists

Holiday Bazaar 2016

• Submissions are open for Enough: A Me Too Exhibition on view at MCA this January. It is free to apply and all media will be considered. Submission deadline is November 9. Click here for more information and to apply.

Call for entries are now open for the 2019 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition. Open to all artists 18 and older. Submissions must be original works on paper, created within the last two years, including but not limited to, digital, intaglio, lithographic, photographic, relief, serigraphic and stencil processes. Monotypes are also eligible but reproductions of pre-existing works are not. Submission deadline is October 21. Click here for more information.

• Memphis in May Open Call for Artists: Memphis in May is breaking with tradition in 2019 and, for the first time in its history, honoring the City of Memphis as part of the city’s bicentennial celebration instead of saluting a foreign country. They always select a local artist to produce an original artwork that becomes the Fine Arts Poster honoring our saluted country, and this year they are breaking with another tradition related to that selection. Rather than relying on submissions from local gallery owners, museum curators, etc., they are holding an open-call for all local artists to submit their designs for consideration, and their panel of the aforementioned experts – along with the general public—will select the winning artwork. Submission deadline is December 1. Click here for more information.

• Local Shop looking for artisan products: Attenion local Memphis/Mid-South artists and makers of cool stuff, here is your chance to share your wares in a high-traffic, 901-centric retail shop, with a vision of supporting local artisans and promoting the vibrant city that we love. We are specifically seeking jewelers, potters, visual artists, and makers who can sustain a level of production that will meet upcoming holiday demand. We welcome variety; we aren’t asking for mass-produced items, just need to be able to keep the shelves stocked with unique treasures. For more information, or to submit images of your work, email

• Beale Street Artcrawl welcomes artists from Memphis, Nashville and surrounding areas. Submissions are accepted from artists in all mediums. Submission Requirements: Email Full name, Phone Number, Images along with description of art medium used to create art, social links and website if applicable to Deadline of submission will be announced once slots have filled. Facebook event

• Heritage for Planet Earth Photo Contest. The contest is open all year from January 1, 2018 to December 21, 2018, and gives out monthly awards and a yearly final award. Entries must connect the themes of heritage, travel, dialogue and respect for cultural diversities and our Planet Earth in a picture. Click here for more information.

 Shainberg Art Gallery located in the Memphis Jewish Community Center is seeking submissions for their monthly art exhibits. To submit a show or exhibit, please click here and complete the submission form. Specific questions can be directed to Marcy Stagner, Program Director for Cultural Arts and Adult Services, at

•Tennessee Arts Commission list of calls found here.

•College Art Association list of calls found here.

•Manifest Gallery has a list of calls found here.

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