Artist Opportunities #248

Pendant by instructor Gretchen Raber.

Pendant by instructor Gretchen Raber.

This week, we’re thankful that there are so many local galleries and arts organizations to bring us opportunities like the ones below. Apply, enter, inquire — and good luck! Click here for past opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.” — Thomas Edison

Art on Paper

Deadline: January 22. The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 38th annual Art on Paper competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper, including collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more, will be considered. More about the exhibit →

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery at 901 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC is seeking excellent artists with a contemporary vision working in printmaking, glass, fiber, watercolor, ceramics and other media. Member benefits include a biennial solo show, one or more pieces on exhibit in each monthly member show, matted work bins and gallery website/online artist pages. To be considered for one of the limited memberships available, contact Jill Brantley at jillbrantley@aol.com or Ksenia Grishkova at info@touchstonegallery.com, call 202-347-2787, or visit touchstonegallery.com/about for more information.

Teach a weekly art class

Coppermine Place in Herndon, VA, an affordable housing community for seniors, is seeking an art teacher for a weekly class. If you are interested, please contact Leigh Serroka at LSeroka@whdc.org with the days you would like to teach and your rates for about an hour long class.


Re-runs: These announcements have appeared here before, but if you missed them, it’s not too late to apply!

Portrait competition last chance!

Deadline: November 30, 2014. Entry is open for the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery. Dorothy Moss, the competition’s director, juried the September exhibit at The Art League and encouraged Art League artists to enter. More about the portrait competition →

Virginia artists last chance!

Deadline: November 30. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach invites artists to enter its annual juried exhibition, “New Waves 2015.” The exhibit is open to all media and all artists currently residing in Virginia. Juror: Lisa Dent. More about “New Waves” →

Figurative Art last chance!

Deadline: December 1. Target Gallery presents its biannual exhibition, “In the Flesh 5”. This all-media exhibition examines contemporary work with the human figure as its subject. More about the exhibit →

Two opportunities at Annmarie Sculpture Garden

Deadline: December 5. Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons Island, MD is accepting entries for an upcoming exhibit, “Cosmos: Imagining the Universe.” All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; cash awards. Juror to be announced. Artists in all media can also apply to their Artists in Action temporary studio space project, held in the main gallery January through March. More about both opportunities →

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Deadline: December 7. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will be held May 15, 16, and 17, 2015. More about the festival →

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 →

Call for Printmakers

Deadline: December 31. Gallery One Visual Arts Center in Washington State announces their first national juried printmaking exhibition titled “In Print.” More about the printmaking exhibit →

Photography competition

Deadline: January 2, 2015. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 5th annual Focal Point, an open-juried all-photography competition. More about the photography exhibit →

Torpedo Factory opportunities

Deadlines: January 28, 2015. Membership jury: The jury process for joining the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association — the first step to leasing a studio in the building or exhibiting in the new associates’ gallery on the first floor — begins with online submissions, due by January 28. The jury will be slightly different this year, so check this page for details when they’re announced later this month. Visiting artist program: 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 →

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