Artist Opportunities #246

Soldier by sculpture instructor Nick Xhiku.

Soldier by sculpture instructor Nick Xhiku.

We’ve gathered a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for past opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities … because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” — Winston Churchhill

Under $500

Deadline: November 24. Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500,” MAP’s annual affordable art sale scheduled for Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, 2014. More about the exhibit →

BlackRock Center 2016 proposals

Deadline: December 19. BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD is currently accepting proposals for solo, themed and group exhibitions to be presented in 2016. Visual artists, independent curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and arts organizations who reside in Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia are encouraged to submit Exhibition Proposals. Read the call to artists here →

Banner Art Competition

Deadline: January 15, 2015. The City of Manassas, Virginia hangs banners on all the light poles in the historic downtown section. This year the banners will be directly from the work of artists from DC, MD, and VA. Each one different and unique. The winning 50 pieces of art work will be printed on individual street banners and on display in Historic Downtown Manassas, the spring through summer 2015 season. All art must be 2 dimensional media, no photography. More about the competition →

Torpedo Factory Visiting Artist Program

Deadline: January 28, 2015. Applicants may apply for a summer residency at the Torpedo Factory of one to four months from June to September. More about the visiting artist program →

Maryland Artists

In advance of launching its new Maryland Art Marketplace, the Maryland State Arts Council is inviting Maryland artists of all disciplines to sign-up for the Maryland Artist Registry, and encouraging those with online selling sites for their art, crafts or artistic merchandise to opt-in to the Maryland Art Marketplace during the process. Once launched later this fall, the Maryland Art Marketplace will be promoted by the Arts Council and its partners as a hub for Maryland-made art that is available for purchase online. More about the marketplace →

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