Artist Opportunities

Open calls for entry are listed here when available. See our event calendar to see a full list of programs, announcements, and special events.

Have questions about the jury process? Please email Curator, Eriq Hochuli

City of Salida Public Art Installation

Entry Deadline: 6/23/23
The Public Art Commission of Salida (PAC) in tandem with the City of Salida invites artists to apply for a call of a visual art piece in a pre-determined outdoor space in late-Fall 2023. The PAC is looking for a 3-D outdoor sculpture/work/installation that is contemporary and can be viewable from a distance. The selected artist’s or artist-lead team’s work will be installed in an outdoor location near a multi-use trail at an entrance to the downtown business sector and the Creative Arts District adjacent to an urban skate park and downtown section of Highway 291.

Lakewood Arts Gallery Calls for Art

Registration Deadline:  6/18/2023. 
Show Dates:   June 25, 2023, through July 23, 2023. 

A Castle in the Clouds
“There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” —Gilbert K. Chesterton. 
This exhibition seeks to show the integration between art and architecture, exploring the designs, lines and textures present in architectural structures.  Structures may be real or imagined.

Art & Mind: I Know Who I Am! Journeys of Women of Color & Femme-Expressing Creatives

Entry Deadline: 7/1/23
Budget: $200 Stipend, no submission fee

I Know Who I Am!” is an “Art & Mind” series virtual event occurring on October 5th, 2023 showcasing artists finding solace and healing in art. This event is created by Sista Creatives Rising (SCR), a project founded by Black, invisibly disabled mother-daughter duo Claire Jones and Amaranthia Sepia. Five artists, national and international, will be chosen for their narrative videos and artworks discussing their experiences around race, gender, disability, sexuality and more. All five artists selected will be compensated a total of $200 each. Any medium is accepted. We especially encourage disabled and/or queer BIWOC and femmes of color to apply. 

Community gallery

We have made our selections for 2024 but we are always looking for proposals for the future.

Please continue to submit to be considered for 2025 and beyond. To submit, simply email photos of your work and a brief proposal of what your show or series would be about to

All proposals will be considered. See below for the dimensions of the space. Please remember that a modular wall system will be available to add hanging space for artists with larger
collections. All shows in the community Gallery will pay an honorarium of $250 to the artist and installation costs (not shipping) will be covered by FAC.


Artists needing assistance with the CaFÉ online system can contact CaFÉ directly.


CaFÉ (which stands for Call for Entry) is one of the more popular websites for entering exhibitions online, and it’s the one that FAC uses for all of our juried exhibitions. We even make it less expensive to apply through CaFÉ – plus, we give you longer to apply!

One of the best things about CaFÉ is that they have great step-by-step instructions to help you use their website. Learn how to apply to calls for entry using CaFÉ. They make it very easy to set up a profile, search for opportunities, and apply to exhibitions.