Artist Opportunities #282

Back Study by Art League instructor Thanasi Papapostolou.

Back Study by Art League instructor Thanasi Papapostolou.

Every Tuesday, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area and beyond. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.

Public art

Extended deadline: August 7. Dance Place is seeking artists to create semi-permanent (2-5 years) public art works for an Arts Park that will be in the public space between Dance Place and the Brookland Artspace Lofts. Installation of selected public art works is anticipated for May-June or August 2016. Read the call for artists →

Implicit Bias

Deadline: August 15. This is a multi-site exhibition at The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and at Busboys and Poets Restaurant locations in Washington, DC. “Implicit Bias – Seeing the Other: Seeing Our Self” is an exhibition that seeks to explore the unconscious racial bias that affects our decisions, choices, friends and beliefs about others. More about this exhibit →

Art Challenge

Deadline: August 15. The Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, and Michael’s Art Challenge is seeking submissions from new, emerging and professional artists for their first-ever fine art competition. The winning artist will be selected to display their work in a gallery show at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park, New Jersey. More about the competition →

Emerging craft artists

Deadline: August 19. This program will recruit approximately 15 emerging craft artists from the DC Metro Area and charter a small bus that will tour two locations, each focusing on a different aspect of making, marketing, and selling fine crafts. After a day of seeing and learning, participants will have two months to create new works. Then on November 2, 2015, the program will culminate by featuring the new works by excursion artists in a Front Window Feature at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. More about this program →

Artist Materials Market

Date: August 22. Artists from the greater metropolitan area are invited to sell and swap their gently used art supplies, tools, materials and ephemera for sale or trade during the 3rd Art Materials Market. There are approximately 20 tables available for purchase at $25. Visual artists from all media are encourage to participate. All spaces must be reserved in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information and sign-up is here.

Bader Fund: Artists over 40

Deadline: September 15. The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund was established in 2001 in accordance with the will of the late Virginia Bader to provide grants to visual artists who have reached the age of 40, reside within 150 miles of Washington, D.C., and whose ability to concentrate on their art would be enhanced by receiving a grant. More at baderfund.org →

Paint the Beach

Deadline: October 30. The 6th Annual Paint the Beach returns to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, November 2 to 8. Events include a plein air painting competition and a quick draw event. More about Paint the Beach →


These previously posted opportunities are expiring this week:

Mural project

Deadline: July 31. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces “Paint the Town,” an initiative to promote more public art murals in downtown Bethesda.  The first public art mural project organized by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is the Capital Crescent Trail Retaining Wall. $15,000 will be provided to the artist to pay for supplies and artist’s time. More about the project →

Exhibition proposals

Deadline: July 31. Brentwood Arts Exchange in Brentwood, MD is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome in all media. Read the call for proposals (PDF) →

Arts Club of Washington

Deadline: July 31. The Arts Club of Washington in Northwest DC continues its support for the visual arts with the Call for Entries for the 2016–2017 gallery season. Exhibitions are scheduled monthly from September 2016 through May 2017. Read the call for entries →

Norfolk residency

Deadline: July 31. The Studio Artist Program at Glass Wheel Studio, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is an immersive studio practice program awarded to 13 visual artists annually. The program welcomes visual artists working in all media. Artists will receive partially subsidized studio space, access to communal studio equipment, and public presentations/pop-up exhibition opportunities. More about Glass Wheel Studio →

Gallery B

Deadline: August 3. The gallery, a non-profit arts space, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition. Apply for an exhibit →

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