In keeping with its guiding principals and practices, the Cultural Center invites submissions from both emerging and established artists and from those with special needs and challenges.
With the exception of its Annual Members’ Exhibition in January, the exhibits it hosts are open to all.
The Center typically issues three or four calls for art submissions each year (though it hosts approximately 80 other exhibits through rentals and invitationals). Open calls are usually based on a theme of wide appeal. Most are juried by the directors. Submission fees, which help to defray expenses, are very reasonable. In some cases, they are waived.
COLOR MY WORLD: AN EXHIBIT OF WORK THAT USES COLOR TO ENGAGE, EXCITE, INSPIRE
Show runs from June 5-30, 2019
JEPGs due by Friday, May 10
Notification of acceptance by Friday, May 17
Reception on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5-7pm
Artists worldwide are invited to submit work that uses color to great effect BUT DOES NOT DEPICT FLOWERS. For four days during the “Color My World” exhibit, the Garden Club of Hyannis, Massachusetts will display floral arrangements and designs inspired by the artwork, so the exhibit itself should NOT include depictions of flowers. All other subject matter and all media will be considered.
Cash prize for Best in Show $500.
$20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
Entry is done through Smarter Entry a web-based service that allows artists to upload images of their artwork for submissions to exhibits. To apply for a call, you must leave our website and go to the Smarter Entry website at https://client.smarterentry.com/CulturalCenterofCapeCod where you can create a FREE artist account. You will add your details and upload your images to Smarter Entry where your work will be submitted to COLOR MY WORLD.
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UPLIFTING ART 2019
Artists worldwide are invited to submit work for UPLIFTING ART 2019.
Three images will be selected, one for each elevator door in the Cultural Center’s Education Wing. The images, provided as high resolution digital files, will be reproduced on material to be affixed to the elevator doors for one year. All mediums are acceptable.
Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2019 11:59pm
Notification of Winners by June 14, 2019
Artists to Provide Digital Files for Printer by June 21, 2019
Installation by June 2019
Each artist will receive a $250 stipend and acknowledgement with contact information at the site of the installation.
$20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry.
You may enter up to 20 images. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
Entry is done through Smarter Entry a web-based service that allows artists to upload images of their artwork for submissions to exhibits. To apply for a call, you must leave our website and go to the Smarter Entry website at https://client.smarterentry.com/CulturalCenterofCapeCod where you can create a FREE artist account. You will add your details and upload your images to Smarter Entry where your work will be submitted to UPLIFTING ART 2019.
For a full prospectus click here
UPLIFTING ART 2018
Tiger Uprising by David Brewster, DTLA #1 by Richard Greene, and Fields of Glory by Jamie Craddock Johnson
UPLIFTING ART 2017
Flight by Kelly Ferguson, Dalia 2 by Asako Iwasawa and Towering Phragmites by Ed Chesnovitch
UPLIFTING ART 2016
Untitled, Katrin in Ashville Alleys by Christopher Brown, Bunny on Trampoline by Lisa Graf and Descent by Jackie Reeves
FROM THE FARTHER SHORE: DISCOVERING CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS THROUGH POETRY
Calliope Poetry and Bass River Press seek poems for an anthology exploring the history, heritage, culture and environment of Cape Cod and the Islands. This anthology, From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands through Poetry, will highlight its spirit and all aspects of life here, including specific landmarks, industries, and people. Poems must capture what is unique about the Cape and Islands, either in the title, an epigraph, or the body of the poem. Please send 5 of your best poems in a Word document to email@example.com by June 30, 2019.
In the subject line of the email, please put Poetry Anthology Submission. In the body of the email, list the title of each poem and, if it was previously published, note where it appeared and when. Please format the document so that each page is numbered and your name and email address appear on every page. Also, include a brief bio of 50 words or fewer.
Publication date of From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands Through Poetry will be in the Summer of 2020 to coincide with the commemoration of the Pilgrims’ landing in Provincetown.
Please visit our online gallery to view our previous call to photographers, APERTURES , SET IN MOTION, ABSTRACTIONS, ELEMENTS|WATER, AMPLIFY and THE GOLDEN HOURS, BLACK & WHITE, FAUNA, APERTURES 2018 and WANDERLUST.
BASS RIVER PRESS – CALL FOR COVER ART
Judith Brandon of Ohio won the 2018-19 cover art competition for Bay Windows by Leo Thibault. Thank you to all who submitted work for consideration.
Bass River Press is no longer accepting submissions of artwork for the cover of its 2019 publication. The winning cover artist received a cash prize of $200 along with 2 copies of the collection upon release.
After ten years, in order to strengthen the focus on WOMR’s Outermost Poetry Competition (in honor of our dear friend Joe Gouveia) and on our efforts to publish poetry collections through Bass River Press, we have decided to end our annual poetry competition. Thank you to the thousands of poets from across the nation who participated in our competition.
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