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.
Artists 50 and over
The Beacon is holding a regional competition for people over 50 who have picked up a new artistic endeavor: painting/drawing, 3D art, photography, or poetry. The competition opens in April 2018. For details, download the PDF flyer.
Emerging artist residency
Deadline: January 31. For this residency at the Torpedo Factory (Alexandria, VA), artists must be 18 years or older and reside in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia. Artists must have less than five years of experience as a professional working artist, and must plan and teach two public workshops.
Prints & drawings
Deadline: January 31. For the 29th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition at Gormley Gallery (Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD), artists may submit drawings or prints (not including photographs).
Superfine art fair
Deadline: rolling admission through September 2018. Applications are now open for Superfine!’s first fair in DC, coming this Halloween to Union Market. Galleries, artist collectives, and solo artists can apply for space.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Deadline: January 24. “Material” at D’Art Center (Norfolk, VA) will highlight the quality and variety of fiber art, and is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in fiber.
Deadline: January 31. The Merion Hall Gallery at St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) hosts six professional artist exhibitions each school year.
Deadline: January 31. BAU Institute announces call for applications for its summer 2018 artist residencies at a Seaside mediterranean village Near Marseille.
Deadline: February 1. 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. 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. 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.
Patrons’ Show donations
Deadline: February 5. Over $21,000 in prizes is available to artists who donate artworks to the 50th Anniversary Patrons’ Show Fundraiser at The Art League.
Deadline: February 6. 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. The Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition, an annual juried exhibition and art competition, is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council.
Deadline: February 23. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter the Bethesda Painting Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC.
Torpedo Factory installations
Deadline: March 1. 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.
Deadline: March 8. 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.
Deadline: April 5. artlessBastard in De Pere, Wisconsin is calling for 2D & 3D works of art, in all mediums – except performance art or film – for their May 2018 Wanderlust Show. Themes of work may include anything related to the journey of leaving home.