Call for Art-HERE & NOW

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2024-02-23
  • Organization: Art Fluent
  • Organization Type: museumgalleryexhibitionspace
  • Location: Boston, ma
  • Primary Discipline: visualarts
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit a series of artwork to our online exhibit, HERE & NOW.

HERE & NOW is a call for artists to submit a series of work that grabs our attention and provokes thought while addressing pressing contemporary issues. Whether social, political, cultural, environmental, inspirational, spiritual, or personal. We encourage artists to delve into modern life’s realities, challenges, struggles, and joys and express them uniquely through their artistic creations. Show us HERE & NOW from your perspective.

JPEGs due by Friday, February 23, 2024 at midnight MST.
Notification of acceptance and online gallery opening by Friday, March 22, 2024.

All accepted artists will have their series displayed in our online gallery at and will receive a cash prize of $250 each.

$35. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.

This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional.

You will be asked to submit a body of work between 8-20 pieces, along with an artist statement.
Applications are reviewed based on a body of work. Your work will be judged as a whole, not individually. This jury type allows artists to submit as many media samples as allowed, and all media are submitted into one application.
Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible.
Open to ALL fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, ceramics, digital art). AI will not be accepted. Diptychs and triptychs should be uploaded as a single image.

Director’s choice. Each show is curated and juried by Creative Director, Amy Matteson Neill along with an anonymous committee of jurors. Please note, there is no personal feedback given by jurors.

Entry is done through CaFÉ, a web-based service that allows artists to upload images and organize their artwork for submissions to galleries. To apply for a call, you must leave our website and go to the CaFÉ website at where you can create a FREE artist account. You will add your details and upload your images to CaFÉ and then you can submit work to HERE & NOW. If you have any questions, please contact us at we are happy to walk you through the process.

Please only submit properly cropped images of your work that are in focus. We have a free resource for artists for tips on how to get high quality images of your work. Visit for a free download. CaFÉ also offers tips on their blog which you can find here
All images must be in JPEG/JPG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.

Notification will be done by email, everyone who submits will be notified of the juror’s selections. If for any reason you do not hear from us by the notification date, please check the filters in your email account. Notification emails are sent to the email on file with CaFÉ.

All sales inquiries will be directed to the artist’s website and/or contact information. For any artwork that is sold, the artists receive 100% of the sale.

A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees is donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists.

By entering our calls for art through CaFÉ you are agreeing to be added to Art Fluent’s email list for forthcoming artist opportunities. By submitting images, you agree that the images are your own work, nothing copied, you own all rights to the images, and you take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals. The actual artwork will remain the property of the artist, our mission is to promote artists and their work. Should your work be accepted, you grant Art Fluent the right to reproduce your image on our website, on social media, and where appropriate to help promote further online opportunities. Art Fluent will always credit you and your copyright wherever feasible. We will not use your image for any other purpose without the artist’s permission.