More Grants can be found in the CaFÉ website. CaFÉ is a product of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Founded in 1974, WESTAF is located in Denver, Colorado. With over 14 years of experience in call for entries.

Any photographer who is a current resident of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or Alaska is invited to submit work for consideration. Please ensure that your CAFE profile reflects residency in one of these locations.

Submitting to this Call for Entries requires exactly 10 images (no watermarks) from a single series or body of work created within the last five years. If an applicant has previously been featured in the Drawers, the submission must be of new or different work. Submitted images must be the same as the original prints intended for inclusion in the Drawers. Absolutely no substitutions will be permitted. 

Please include a concise artist statement, CV or resume, and details about each print including print type/medium, size, and price. 

If accepted, works must be delivered to the gallery matted, mounted, or protected in some way for handling. Due to the physical dimensions of each drawer, the matted or mounted sizes of accepted works are not to exceed 20” x 24” x 1.5″ when stacked together. 

All prints selected for the Drawers are eligible for sale with the artist’s permission, with a 50% commission retained by Blue Sky. Artists who are currently represented by a gallery are asked to ensure that a Drawers entry does not infringe on any standing agreements before making a submission. Blue Sky will not be responsible for negotiating commissions with an artist’s representation or sending commission payments to an artist’s gallery. Artists must plan to make separate payment arrangements with their gallery representation. 

Deadline for submissions is 10:59 PM (PST), Monday, December 28, 2020. There is no entry fee. Only one entry per artist is permitted. Blue Sky cannot respond to inquiries about the status of a submission, nor are the jurors or Blue Sky staff able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.

Accepted artists will be notified no later than February 5, 2021. Accepted works must be received at Blue Sky no later than 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Accepted works will debut in the Drawers to the public in Spring 2021.

Columbia Center for the Arts and The Dalles Art Center are excited to announce the first in an ongoing collaborative Biennial, each focused on a different medium. The first of these bienniels will highlight ceramic work from around the Pacific Northwest and will be open to artists residing in Oregon and Washington. Beyond the Construct is an opportunity to showcase the expressive and functional capacities of clay. Beyond the Construct will be exhibited at CCA and TDAC in May of 2021.

This exhibition will be juried by Brett Binford, Ceramicist,Co-Founder of Mudshark Studios, founder of Eutectic Gallery, The Clay Compound, Kept Goods, Brett is the Exhibitions Director for NCECA and the Board President for PADA.

Each selected artist will be invited to exhibit two pieces of work. One piece representing the functional aspect of their practice, and the other piece representing the expressive side of their practice.

Selected work will be shown alongside work by Maya Vivas, Ivan Carmona, Lisa Conway, Dirk Staschke, Willie Little, Baba Wague Diakite, PK Hoffman, Joe Davis, Stacy Jo Scott, Aisha Harrison.

Artists whos work is accepted will be considered for additional opportunities at both centers. In addition, one artist will be selected by Brett Binford for a solo show to be held at The Dalles Art Center in 2022.

Entry Fee: $22.00 per application

Artists residing in Oregon and Washington

Selection Criteria:

Artists will be selected based on the artistic quality of their work.

Submission Materials:

Artist’s Statement
Work Samples (examples of both functional and non-functional work required)

Feb 2021 – Applications due Feb 14th
March 2021- Artists notified
May 2021 – Exhibition

Contact Email:
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 7/8/20 – 8/16/20


Entry Fee (EXPOSURE 2020): $30.00

EXPOSURE: The 23rd Annual PRC Juried Exhibition

Juror: Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums

Deadline for Submission: May 8, 2020

The PRC invites entries for EXPOSURE: The 24nd Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Since its inception in 1996, more than 300 photographers have shown in PRC juried exhibitions, including an array of established photographers and those cited as “ones to watch.”  Each year, a respected member of the photographic community—from curators to gallerists to photo editors—is asked to select between 10 to 15 artists for exhibition. The juror then selects between 2 and 4 pieces per person, thus offering artists the opportunity to showcase a series at a deeper level than most juried shows and making for an enriching experience for audiences as well.

A note on the 2020 venue and exhibition dates:
Due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis the PRC is unable to confirm that EXPOSURE 2020 will be on view in a physical space during the planned dates of July 8 − August 16, 2020. Venue possibilities are being explored for the fall and the public and all accepted artists will be informed as plans solidify. Regardless of mounting a physical show, the exhibition will be online on the PRC website beginning on July 8th.

NWS 100th International Open

Exhibition – online
Be a part our centennial celebration! This online exhibition is open to ALL artist working watermedia. The deadline for entering the National Watercolor Society’s Centennial International Open Exhibition is May 22, 2020.

AWARDS: est $45,000 in cash and merchandise
Eligibility: International
State: California

Entry Fee: $30 NWS Members (with Promo Code) / $60 Non Members

April 13-May 22, 2020 Entries accepted at
May 22, 2020 Entry deadline – 12:00 Noon, MDT
June 15, 2020 List of accepted artists posted to NWS website
October 1, 2020-Jan 30, 2021 Exhibition Dates


  1. Artists must be 18 years or older.
  2. Each artist may enter only one (1) painting.
  3. Work must have been completed in the last 2 years.
  4. Work previously exhibited in any National or International Open Exhibit is ineligible.
  5. Painting must be primarily water-based media on any appropriate water media surface.
  6. Other media, if used, must be in conjunction with the water media, which must be dominant.
  7. No digital media, photography, prints or reproductions may be used in the painting.

Entry Fee (Ogden Museum of Southern Art): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

Louisiana Contemporary Presented by the Helis Foundation
Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation. Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center. This year’s juror for Louisiana Contemporary is René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami.


NOTE: The Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation 2020 Annual Juried Art Competition prefers online entries.

The Book as Art v. 8.0: Infinity

Entry Fee (Decatur Arts Alliance): $30.00

Decatur, Georgia
August 28–October 17, 2020



First Place Award –                                     $1000.00
Second Place Award –                                  $700.00
Third Place Award –                                      $500.00
Merit Award –                                                $100.00

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) presents the eighth edition of the juried exhibition of artists’ books, The Book as Art, August 28–October 17, 2020. This edition will be installed once again at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show’s dates encompass the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, which takes place each Labor Day weekend throughout the City of Decatur, and also will be an event of the Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar in Decatur, October 15–17. The DAA will sponsor a festive opening on Friday, August 28, 2020, as well as a Closing Reception October 16.

Entries will be open April 8–May 29, 2020 on

Held in the hand, a book can be a source of stability in unsettled times. Tactile and olfactory, the black and white pages conjure emotions and images that endure longer than flickering light on small screens. From tablet to folio, papyrus to scroll, song to psalm—all are created as a concept that becomes thought, becomes, word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. These objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigurative. They are expressive, expansive and iconic. They have become form, and are infinite.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that shipping artwork may take longer than expected, be more expensive than planned, or may not be accessible to some artists at this time. We welcome international artists to submit works for consideration, but be cautious of the potential for added complications to the entry process. 

The Book as Art v. 8.0: Infinity’s location at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library is just off the Decatur Square, ideally accessible to the more than 85,000 attendees at the Festival as well as to visitors throughout the run of the show.

We are interested in showcasing beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, and one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format. We also encourage artists to submit wall-hung interpretations.