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.
Fall leaf art contest
Deadline: Weekly through November 24. As the City of Alexandria begins its annual leaf collection program, the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) is partnering with UpCycle on a Fall Leaf Art contest.
George Mason murals
Deadline: December 3. George Mason University’s inaugural Contemporary Mural Arts Festival will begin in April 2018 with up to seven murals on its Fairfax, VA campus. University regulations will not allow painting directly on building surfaces, so the project will feature alternative mural methods including painting on suspended mesh fabric, projection, computer-activated light, digitally-printed wrap, banners, etc.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Deadline: October 31. Original works in all printmaking media including intaglio, lithography, relief, screenprinting, monoprints, monotypes, digital prints, mixed printmaking media, and three-dimensional prints are eligible for “Impressions 2018” at Sarah Silberman Art Gallery (Rockville, MD).
Deadline: November 3. For “Between the Seams” at Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), artists are invited to submit work that places emphasis on the concept of cloth through broad definition and use of materials. Traditional or uncommon approaches to weaving, stitching, knitting, dyeing, felting, crochet, layering, surface embellishment and patterns as well as digital interpretation may be applied. All materials and techniques will be considered.
Deadline: November 3. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline.
Passages at Target Gallery
Deadline: November 12. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites artists to apply for Passages, a group exhibition that explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity. Adriana Ospina, Curator of Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of the Americas, is the juror.
Deadline: November 13. Praxis Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait – revealing personal narratives or creating new anthologies through the creative representation of the subject. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Deadline: November 15. The International ARC (Art Renewal Center) Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards.
Deadline: November 15. VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital requests original art for the new C.A.R.E. Ambulatory patient facility in South Hill, Virginia. The imagery and subject matter should embody the concept of “Caring.”
Deadline: November 30. What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. The Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions.
Deadline: November 30. Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.
Deadline: November 30. Container, a publisher of text objects and artist’s books, invites submissions during its fall Open Container reading period. Submit poetry, fiction and nonfiction plus a pitch for transforming it into a text object.
Emerging DMV artists
Deadline: December 3. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites regional emerging artists to submit work for a new group exhibition. This exhibition will feature up to 5 regional emerging artists — spotlighting new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the DC, Maryland, Virginia area.
Solo show in DC
Deadline: December 10. The Spotlight Art Series@Touchstone is an opportunity for area artists to have a solo exhibition at the Touchstone Gallery. Successful applicants will enjoy a front window 90 sq. ft. wall exhibition space in our street level gallery located in downtown Washington, DC at 901 New York Avenue NW.
Northern Virginia Festival
Deadline: December 10. 27th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival: Every spring the Greater Reston Arts Center invites over 200 artists to showcase their best, original, contemporary fine art and craft in this competitive, juried outdoor event.
Big Fun Art
Deadline: December 11. For Big Fun Art at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Solomons, MD), take a break from the news of global doom and gloom and celebrate Big Fun Art! Inspired by the likes of Yayoi Kusama. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works accepted.