On Tuesdays, 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.
First Sunday: Annapolis
Deadline: First come, first served. Applications are now open for vendors for the 2017 season of the First Sunday Arts Festivals in Annapolis, MD.
Baltimore craft show
Deadline: May 15. The 2nd annual Baltimore Fine Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American and international crafts and design.
Event: May 20. Mattawoman Creek Art Center invites artists including photographers to a paint out at Historic Smallwood State Park in Charles County, MD. Register with Barbara Stepura at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at the art center in the morning and paint anywhere at the park. Bring a bag lunch and meet back at the art center at noon for a break and an informal critique, if desired.
Artwork delivery: May 26–28. Mattawoman Creek Art Center (Marbury, MD) invites artists to enter the 23rd annual All Media Juried Exhibition, to be held June 9–July 9, 2017. Juror: Bobbi Pratte.
Studio space: Rockville
Deadline: June 16. VisArts invites applications from local and national artists for studio space at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. The Studio Artist Program provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to experiment, create new work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Lease period: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Deadline: First come, first served. The First Annual Arts in the Alley Street Fair will be held one day only July 29, 2017 in Leesburg, VA.
Soulful Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs
Event: April 14. This free workshop will be presented at Artomatic at 6:00 pm and again at 7:30 pm.
Deadline: April 14. McLean (VA) Project for the Arts invites all Mid-Atlantic artists to submit up to 4 jpegs of paintings or works related in some way to painting for consideration in Strictly Painting 11.
Freedom juried show
Deadline: April 16. Project:Free is a call to artists to explore what it means to live in a free world or to have freedom of speech and expression. Organized by SIPMA Contemporary, the venue is the Printmaking Center of NJ. There are no limitations on size or media as long as it fits through an 84” door.
Dining ware and art
Deadline: April 21. Front of the House: Dining Together in Objects and Images at the Guilford (CT) Art Center will present serving ware and art created by American artists that are fit for the table, or represent gathering to share a meal. The exhibit is open to works from the purely functional to the fanciful and even conceptual, and can include two-dimensional works.
Deadline: April 21. The City of Rockville, MD announces its Call For Entries 2018 at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery. Open to all artists in the greater DC metropolitan area (MD, VA, WV, DC).
Deadline: April 25. Floyd Center for the Arts, located in beautiful, rural Floyd, VA, invites visual media artists within 150 miles of Floyd to submit artwork for exhibition in the New River Art Biennial 2017.
Deadline: April 28. The 39th Annual Bethany Beach (DE) Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 9. The one-day show will feature more than 100 artists.
Deadline: April 29. “Spectrum” at Cade Art Gallery (Arnold, MD) seeks hand-pulled prints and book arts that explore traditional or innovative approaches to color in printmaking.
Deadline: April 30. The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts invites artists and artist teams residing and/or working in Virginia, Maryland or the District of Columbia to submit proposals for participation in a Community Supported Art initiative. Each selected artist or artist team will be paid $2,000 to create fifty (50) original pieces of art.
ArtSpace Herndon (VA) has three calls for entry currently open:
- Deadline April 30: ArtisanWorks ’17
- Deadline June 6: Herndon Town Calendar Photo Competition
- Rolling deadline: Solo and group exhibits
Young artists with disabilities
Deadline: May 3. “Electrify!” is a juried competition and exhibition featuring artwork by artists with disabilities, ages 16–25, showcasing artwork that excites our senses, awakens our curiosity, and electrifies our very being.
Watercolor juried exhibit
Deadline: May 6. The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild invites entries to the 2017 Annual Exhibition, to be held at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. The juror this year is Steve Fleming, former instructor at The Art League.
MD craft show
Deadline: May 7. The Academy Art Museum Craft Show (Easton, MD) is an indoor, juried craft show featuring approximately 65 artists from across the United States.
Deadline: May 15. The ManneqART Competition (Laurel, MD) covers three distinct “sections” of wearable art design: Sculpture, Hair, and Makeup. An artist’s award pool of over $10,000 has been allocated for this year’s ManneqART competition.
Deadline: May 23. Gallery OonH seeks a broad range of submissions from all levels of photographers for “Who’s Looking Back,” a comprehensive look at the impact of the 2017 Inaugural from January 19-21 and beyond.
Deadline: May 29. Continuing our year-long focus on Black Speculative Art, the Creative Currents Artist Collaborative Summer Artist Residency allows literary, visual, performance, dance and music artists two weeks in conversation with their creative muse and each other as we explore the Black Speculative Arts amongst the backdrop of historic Portobelo, Panama.
Deadline: May 31. The Matador Review, an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Art submissions for the Summer 2017 issue are now being accepted.
Small works: prints
Deadline: June 3. For the 20th Annual Washington Printmakers’ National Small Works Competition and Exhibition, eligible entries are hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work with print components.
Art of Engagement
Deadline: June 12. Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC is seeking entries for “Art of Engagement,” a National Juried Show scheduled for August 4–24, 2017. Artwork entries should reflect present-day issues and concerns. Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center.
Deadline: July 21. Art selected for “Glow” at the Athenaeum (Alexandria, VA) will convey a sense of lightness or hope emanating from something dark. Entries may be literal, figural, allegorical, or abstract. Artists who live or work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia may enter.
Deadline: July 21. The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the visual arts of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery in the past, as well as works selected through an open call for submissions.
Deadline: August 1. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 (Rockville, MD) calls for proposals that help envision and frame the future. What voices, stories, platforms, food, services, or experiences are currently missing or hidden?