Time is of the essence when it comes to your art career. You must learn to use your time well, to fill it with as much activity as possible to move forward. This means in addition to your artistic practice, you must at all times be on the lookout for opportunities to exhibit your art and get your name – your brand – out into the world. A career artist is ready to jump at the right opportunity should it come along. Below see three with relatively short deadlines. Around here, we call these flash opportunities. They offer a good chance to hone your skill when it comes to pulling together a quality entry in a short period of time.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists is currently accepting entries for the 43rd annual juried show. This is a flash opportunity as the deadline is fast approaching. All regional artists are invited to participate and there is a small fee for entry. For full details and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline is August 23.
Waco Cultural Arts Festival 2020 invites artists to submit their work for consideration. This is a juried event with cash prizes awarded to best in show and best in category. In the event that the festival must be cancelled due to the pandemic, all participating artists will receive a full refund of fees paid. For more information and to submit your art, visit the website. Deadline is August 26.
Stamford Art Association presents the 40th annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, now accepting entries for this year’s online presentation. This is a juried show with cash prizes. Please note there is a non-refundable fee for entry and Stamford Art Association collects a commission from any work sold during the exhibition. For more information, visit the website. Deadline is August 30.
Praxis Center lives in the same world you do. We know that time is short and precious and that to make it in this business, you must always be poise to spring into action. The only opportunities you will never get are the ones you miss out on. So what are you waiting for, gather your resources and get your art out into the world today.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.
Photo credit: Ridgefield Guild of Artists