Competitions & Contests

Dog Days of Summer

Entry Dates 2023-05-15T17:00:00+00:00 - 2023-02-01T10:00:00+00:00 45 Days Left


Open Call!
Welcome artists! NOMA Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition "Dog Days of Summer" and we would love for you to be a part of it.
The phrase "dog days of summer" comes from ancient times when people believed that the hot and sultry days of summer were caused by the rising of the star Sirius, also known as the "Dog Star." The star is the brightest in the night sky and during the summer months, it rises and sets with the sun.
For our exhibition, we want to play off this historical phrase and include artwork depicting our favorite animals and pets. Whether it's a portrait of a beloved furry friend or a whimsical depiction of wild animals enjoying the summer heat, we want to see your unique interpretation of the theme. So, let's get creative and bring our love for animals and pets to the spotlight this June. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
Submissions must be received by May 15, 2023 by 5 pm
Submissions must be sent digitally to ARTCALL WEBSITE No physical mail submissions will be considered.
We are unable to accept works consisting of decaying organic matter.
Submitting artists are welcome worldwide.
VISUAL ARTISTS: If accepted to the show, the work must be ready to hang. Work should be framed, gallery-wrapped or museum wrapped. No "unfinished" or unwired (when necessary) pieces will be accepted. All works must be for sale.
APPLIED ARTISTS: If accepted to the show, please include any special packaging you would like included in the sale to our guests. For example, jewelry bags, boxes, etc.
Artist’s full name and contact information (address, phone, email, social media profile names)
A brief biography for the submitting artist (max. 500 words)
A brief description of the proposed artwork, including dimensions, date completed, price, media/materials, and all technical specifications (for example, if power/data connections are required, if work requires a pedestal, etc)
A short statement on the proposed artwork’s relationship to the theme of "Dog Days of Summer" (150-500 words)
Two images of each entry, in JPG, PNG, or PDF format ONLY (300 ppi preferred) One image should show the full piece, and one image should show the texture. IMAGES SHOULD BE WEBSITE READY
Submissions will be reviewed by the NOMA Gallery Selection Committee.
A maximum of two pieces VISUAL ARTS will be accepted to the show.
A maximum of SIX pieces APPLIED ARTS will be accepted to the show.
NOMA Gallery has the right to accept or reject any work for any reason at any time, with no explanation.
Submissions must be received by May 15th, 2023 by 5 pm
Artists will be notified of their status by May 19, 2023 by email.
Artists will be responsible for all transportation and handling of artworks. Drop off days are from 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT
Show opens WEDNESDAY June 7, 2023
Show Closes SUNDAY August 27, 2023
Art work pick up: AUGUST 29th-31st FROM 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT
FINE PRINT: By submitting to Dog Days of Summer, you certify that ALL work submitted has been created by you, and is an original work of art.