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.
Art Impact USA
Deadline: June 16. Climax: The Best of the Best at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (Washington, DC) highlights what the artist feels is his or her best work, most inspiring message, and/or most sublime visual imagery. Only 2D wall art will be juried; no nudity. This is Art Impact USA’s Second Annual Juried Art Exhibition.
Deadline: June 18. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites national and international artists to apply for Culture Shock, an exhibition exploring the influence of pop culture and street art in contemporary works. Artists working in pop, street, graffiti, and mural art styles are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: July 25. The Will’s Creek Exhibition is a national juried exhibition of contemporary American art hosted by the Allegany Arts Council at its professional Saville and Schwab galleries in Cumberland, Maryland. This year’s theme is Being Sentient/Sentient Being. Traditional media, as well as installation, video, kinetic, sound, and performance art, are eligible.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
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.
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.
NC craft market
Deadline: May 12. 2017 marks the 48th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual craft market. Emerging and career craft artists are encouraged to apply.
VA art festival
Deadline: May 15. The 13th annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival returns to Newport News, VA in October 2017.
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.
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.
Deadline: May 18. Applications are now available for art sale booths at the June 11 Mt. Vernon Spring Art-Fest at Sacramento Center (Alexandria, VA).
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Exhibit proposals: Richmond
Deadline: June 1. artspace (Richmond, VA) is accepting exhibit proposals for solo, joint, and group exhibits for the first half of 2018.
VA juried exhibit
Deadline: June 1. Bower Center for the Arts (Bedford, VA) announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 25–August 26, 2017. Juror: Halide Salam.
VisArts juried exhibit
Deadline: June 1. VisArts (Rockville, MD) welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 4.0, the fourth juried exhibition in their Kaplan Gallery. NextGen 4.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.
Deadline: June 1. One residency is available in painting, drawing, metals, fibers, or mixed media at LUX Center for the Arts, a non-profit arts center in Lincoln, NE. Artists with an MFA or BFA in studio art are eligible.
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.
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.
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.
Wearable hat art
Deadline: August 1. The Wearable Hat Show at Artists & Makers Studios (Rockville, MD) will be curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror. Artists in the metro area are invited to make a statement through the art of the hat. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable.
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?
Artist trading cards
Deadline: August 15. Artist trading cards are small, baseball-card sized works of art that can be traded with other artists as a way to get creative, connect with other artists, make contacts, and collect great art! This on-going by-mail exchange is hosted by Jennifer Hines. There are three deadlines per year.
Deadline: Ongoing. ArtSpace Herndon (Herndon, VA) invites submissions for solo shows and thematic group shows from artists 18 years and older.