Artist Opportunities #407

This week’s banner image is a painting by Art League instructor Rick Weaver.

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: February 15. The Art League (Alexandria, VA) invites members to submit artwork that evokes a sense of place for the exhibit “Landscape,” juried by Timothy J. Clark.

VisArts fellowship

Deadline: March 20. VisArts (Rockville, MD) invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment.

2019 solo exhibits

Deadline: March 30. VisArts (Rockville, MD) invites artists working in all media to apply for 2019 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

VA fair

Deadline: April 13. Calling exceptional artisans for the 74th Waterford Fair. Located in the Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia, our event draws 18,000+ visitors over 3 days, October 5–7, 2018.

MD craft show

Deadline: May 7. The Academy Art Museum Craft Show (Easton, MD) draws patrons from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region.

NYC volunteer opportunity

Introduce NYC school children to the world of art by giving tours at The MET Museum. Volunteer in this year-round program. Visit us at, contact us at or find us on Facebook at artworksnyc.

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

Exhibit proposals

Deadline: January 31. The Merion Hall Gallery at St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) hosts six professional artist exhibitions each school year.

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).

France residency

Deadline: January 31. BAU Institute announces call for applications for its summer 2018 artist residencies at a Seaside mediterranean village Near Marseille.

Public sculpture

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.

Painting awards

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.

New Photography

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.

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.

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.

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