Artist Opportunities #381

By Art League instructor Clara Graves.

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.

Charles County, MD

Deadline: July 31 (late deadline September 10). For Express Charles County in Art at Mattawoman Creek Art Center, artists are invited to submit artwork portraying Charles County, MD. Each entry must have been created in 2017. Open to all artists 18 and older.

DC projection

Deadline: August 15. Canal Park DC in Capitol Riverfront is looking for artwork to be projected on the Canal Park Cube with some connection to the theme of “Art and the Environment”. Video, gifs, cinemagrams or other digital media with movement are preferred but still images in rotation would be considered as well.

Politically engaged art

Deadline: August 22. The 2017 5th Annual FL3TCH3R Exhibit (Johnson City, TN) is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art.

Photography competition

Deadline: September 13. The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery in New York City. This competition provides a great opportunity for the exposure of work by amateur as well as professional photographers alike.

Target Gallery: unfinished works

Deadline: September 24. Target Gallery, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, invites national and international artists working in all-media to apply to Interlude: Unfinished Works. This exhibition gives the spotlight to the artistic process. Curator Betsy Johnson of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the juror.

Foundry Gallery

Deadline: September 30. Foundry Gallery is seeking a few established or emerging artists in the greater WashingtonDC area. The oldest cooperative in Washington, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows.


Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!

Monthly exhibit opportunities

The Art League’s (Alexandria, VA) new exhibit year runs July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. All artists are welcome to join and enter monthly juried exhibits. For more information about joining as an exhibiting artist member, visit our website.

Being Sentient

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.

DC exhibit proposals

Deadline: July 31. The Arts Club of Washington continues its support for the visual arts with the Call for Entries for the 2018–2019 gallery season. Exhibitions are scheduled monthly from September 2018 through May 2019. Two-dimensional works in all media, styles, and techniques are acceptable.

Virginia photographers

Deadline: August 1. Compelling Images from Virginia Photographers celebrates professional, original photography with varied aesthetics from around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Open to all artists living in Virginia, this exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

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.

FEAST proposals

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?

2-D art

Deadline: August 14. The National Juried Art Show at Larkin Arts (Harrisonburg, VA) is a national juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to any artist who is a resident of the United States and is over the age of 18, working in two-dimensional media.

Beer vessels

Deadline: August 15. The District Clay Gallery (Washington, DC) will hold its first Annual Beer Drinking Vessels Invitational from September 29 to October 25.  Ceramic artists are invited to apply to the invitational by sending up to four photos.

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.

Maryland exhibit proposals

Deadline: August 15. The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD) invites artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for our 2018-2020 exhibition seasons. There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

Human trafficking

Deadline: August 15. Central Virginia Justice Initiative is accepting entries for the People Are Not Products benefit exhibition which will be held at Verizon Gallery in the The Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale Campus, NOVA. Artists must be residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Artwork relating directly or indirectly to human trafficking (slavery in the form of labor or sex trafficking) is encouraged. Please do not submit work that is sexually graphic in nature.

Photography at Del Ray

Deadline: August 26. For Captured Beauty, Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio are seeking fine art photography that showcases artists’ visions of beauty.

Alternative Art and Literature Magazine

Deadline: August 31. The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly. We invite all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. All work must be electronically submitted to editors@matadorreview.com with “Submission: Name, Title” in the subject line (for example, “Submission: Jane Smith, 5 Poems”). More information here.

DC residency

Deadline: September 6. The CHAW Gallery Residency (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC) offers six weeks of time and space to an artist or team of artists each year to experiment and realize new work. In 2018, CHAW will host the Gallery Resident Artist or Artist Team from March 1 through April 14.

Poster contest

Deadline: September 8. Picturing Freedom is a nationwide poster contest to focus attention on the global and local crime of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Shino ware

Deadline: September 22. The District Clay Gallery (Washington, DC) will hold its 2017 Shino Splendor Exhibition from October 29 to November 26.  This exhibition celebrates one of the most exciting and historic ceramic glazes in all its amazing variation and beauty.

Contemporary craft

Deadline: September 29. The Greater Denton (Texas) Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

Show proposals

Deadline: Ongoing. ArtSpace Herndon (Herndon, VA) invites submissions for solo shows and thematic group shows from artists 18 years and older.

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