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Opportunities for Artists
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Dec. 31 Philip & Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize Competition. A biennial competition for the creation of Jewish ceremonial art. $10,000 award to the winning artist. This years competition explores the Mezuzah. For more info: Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies at (312) 922-9012.

Jan. 4 Artrider Productions presents 8 fine craft shows in the NY / NJ area in 2002. Pay only one $20 application fee to be considered for all 8. For show schedule and other info: (845) 331-7900.

Jan. 4 Five different shows all put on by American Concern for Artistry and Craftsmanship. All shows in NY between May-Sept., 2002. Varying fees. Send SASE w/ $.60 postage to: Raya Zafrina, ACAC, PO Box 650, Montclair, NJ 07042 for applications.

Jan. 15 - 10th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, to be held in Lancaster, PA April 26-May 27. Juried from up to 3 slides. $20 fee. Juror: Jack Troy. For prospectus send business sized SASE to: Jean Lehman, Market House Craft Center, PO Box 204, East Petersburg, PA 17520.

Jan. 18 - Texas National 2002. Juried by Sandy Skoglund. Show dates: April 6-May 12. $20 entry fee. Open to all media. Size limitations. For entry form: (936) 468-1131.

Jan. 25 - Chain of Parks Art Festival, to be held April 13-14, 2002 in three historic downtown Tallahassee parks. Juried fine art show, 100 artists. $12,000 in prizes. Contact Karen at (850) 222-8800 for a prospectus.

Jan. 31 - Second Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Open to all artists working in North America. Entry fee of $15. May submit slides for up to three works w/ two-three views of each. Contact the Polk Museum of Art at 800 E. Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801 for more details.

Feb. 1 - Celebrate the Arts 2002. 8th Annual Fine Arts Festival to be held March 23-24 in Gulf Breeze, FL. Open to all media. Contact Fuller Brown, Chairman at (850) 944-6601.

Feb. 1 - 13th Annual Teapot Show: On the Road Again. Open to functional, fun or funky teapots. Entry fee: $20 for up to 2 slides. Show runs from April 7-May 9 in Chicago, IL. For info: Joan Houlehen at (414) 481-4000.

Feb. 8
- 43rd Annual Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. July 17-20. Juried from 5 slides, $25 fee. Call (734) 994-5260 for info.

March 1
Second Annual National Juried Cup Show. May 15-June 8 in Kent, OH. Juror Larry Bush, Prof. of Art, RISD. For info, send SASE to Anderson Turner, Gallery 138, 138 E. Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.

March 1 Mayfaire by the Lake outdoor festival, Lakeland, FL. Juror: Joseph Schenk, Director of Mobile Museum of Art. Total awards & purchase awards $ 28,500. Juried from slides. Contact: Polk Museum of Art (863) 688-7743, ext. 237 for application.

No Deadline-- April until it is full. Up to 400 participating artists in this juried, indoor festival. No jury fee. For an application, write to: One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, c/o Amdur Productions, 90 Oakwood, Ste. 101, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.

Multiple DeadlinesMarket Square Traditional Wholesale Shows schedules numerous shows in various locations throughout the US. For specific information, phone (717) 796-2377.