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.
Deadline: January 31, 2018. BAU Institute announces call for applications for its summer 2018 artist residencies at a Seaside mediterranean village Near Marseille.
Torpedo Factory installations
The Torpedo Factory Art Center invites artists and artist teams residing in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to submit their qualifications and proposals for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s common areas. Up to three artists/artist teams will be selected to install works of art in three designated public locations inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Deadline: December 30. The Windgate ITE International Residency is an 8-week summer program for five artists; a student artist; photojournalist; and scholar who live and work together at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Deadline: December 31. The DC Department of General Services is commissioning permanent site-specific work in two and three dimensions.
Deadline: December 31. New American Paintings — a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly — is now accepting entries from: AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings.
Deadline: January 1, 2018. Videos not in excess of 15 minutes are requested for inclusion in Frame & Frequency IV, an international video art exchange, presented as a series of screenings and exhibitions held concurrently at VisArts in Rockville, MD, just outside Washington D.C. and in Medellín, Colombia.
Howard County exhibits
Deadline: January 1, 2018. Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group for exhibits at Howard County Arts Council. Proposals from curators and organizations are also welcome.
Shifting Perspectives on Trauma
Deadline: January 1, 2018. For this exhibit by the Perception Project, volunteer artists will receive a written story based upon the experience of a trauma survivor (muse) and use it as inspiration to create an artwork meant to empower and inject positivity to the muse. Artwork is donated to the muse after the end of the exhibition. Acceptable mediums are canvas, wood panels, paper, digital prints, and photography.
Book-based art objects
Deadline: January 5, 2018. Current Books is a new Current Art Fair event featuring independent artists’ book makers, zine makers, and small independent publishers of artist monographs and other book-based art objects. Artists’ book makers, zine makers, and independent publishers of art books and artist monographs are eligible to apply. All applicants must be based in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, or North Carolina.
Deadline: January 9, 2018. For “There’s No Place Like Home,” the Maryland Federation of Art invites all 2-D and 3-D artists to submit works that illustrate what they describe as “home.” Juror: Liza Key Strelka is Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
Works on paper
Deadline: January 16, 2018. Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 39th annual Art on Paper competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper, including collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more, will be considered.
Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association
Deadline: January 22, 2018. Phase I of the 2018 jury to join the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association is underway. Read more about the opportunities and benefits of membership on the jury page.
Deadline: January 31, 2018. The Merion Hall Gallery at St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) hosts six professional artist exhibitions each school year.
Deadline: February 1, 2018. Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is renewing its sculpture on loan program: ArtsPARKs 2018 at Raflo Park in Leesburg VA. For more information, see the Artist Opportunities page and click on “button.”
Deadline: February 1, 2018. BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD) is now accepting proposals for solo, themed and group exhibitions to be presented in our gallery spaces in 2019.
Target Gallery solo shows
Deadline: February 4, 2018. This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition at Target Gallery(Alexandria, VA) in the summer of 2018. This call is open to emerging or mid-career artists from North America working in all visual media.
Deadline: February 6, 2018. Illustrators in any country working in any medium or content can enter work created between January 2017 and February 2018 for the World Illustration Awards 2018.
Plein air event
Deadline: February 15, 2018. The Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition, an annual juried exhibition and art competition, is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council.
Deadline: March 8, 2018. Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.
Greek island residency
Deadline: ongoing. The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for two weeks to two months for ceramists, mixed media artists, painters, printmakers and sculptors from March through December.