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Touch Me Here – Emotional Encounters with Our Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2009
Artists are invited to submit their interpretation of the theme “Touch Me Here”. The submissions featured in the Touch Me Here exhibit should represent special moments in time that reflect various stages of love (first love, lost love, love renewed). Each submission should feature a written sentiment (love letter) that speaks to the viewer. The Touch Me Here exhibit is intended to marry our visual and tactile senses together in such a way that it tells the story of our heart’s fuel, love. Portions of the registration fee will be donated to the Go Red For Women Movement. Touch Me Here is a fundraising event to support the life-saving efforts of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement. E-mail rmcdougal@e-glam.com for prospectus.

Small Wonders

Postmark Deadline: September 4
The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States to enter this exhibition. This is MFA’s 5th exhibition of small works. 2D work: No more than 11″ length on any side, including frame. 3D work: Cannot exceed 7″ in any one direction. The juror is Al Miner, curatorial assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Visit http://mdfedart.org/prospecti.shtml for more info.

International Miniature and Small Art Show
Deadline: September 23
Modern and traditional miniature and small art in any medium such as portraits, still life, landscape, collage and boxes may be submitted. The maximumoverall sizes for miniatures including picture, frame and mount (if any) should be no larger than 8″x8″. Open to all artists. No age or residency restriction. For more info. www.redstudio.org

Paper, A Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
Deadline: September 23, 5pm
Open to artists 18 years or older who reside, work or attend school in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The juror is Susan Goldman, Artistic Director and Owner of Lily Press, whose work is included in major national collections. $1,000 in cash awards. Contact julia.morelli@pgparks.com for prospectus and application.

City of Alexandria – Charles Hamilton Houston Memorial
Deadline: October 1, 4pm
The memorial will be located at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street. Anticipated installation date is April 2011. Create a civic space that visually or physically links to the Alexandria Black History Museum and the Watson Reading Room located across the street; Celebrate the life and accomplishments of civil rights leader Charles Houston who fought for equality of public education in the City of Alexandria; Honor and commemorate the history associated with the establishment of Alexandria’s first African American High School, Parker-Gray High School; Inspire young people to remember the past and move them to see a legacy that belongs to them and to future generations. For more info., visit: http://alexandriava.gov/arts – click on Charles Houston Public Art Project

Cade Art Gallery – “New Narratives”
Postmark Deadline: October 2, 2009
Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Art Gallery announces a call for entries to “New Narratives.” This all-media exhibit seeks artworks that explore stories and messages in contemporary ways. The exhibit’s juror is Peter Bruun, Artistic Director, Art on Purpose, Baltimore, MD. Artists may submit up to six digital files on CD or slides. Accepted work will be exhibited Nov. 10 – Dec. 10, 2009. Download the form at www.aacc.edu/cadegallery e-mail cpmona@aacc.edu for an entry form.

Gallery West 13th Annual National Juried Show
Deadline: November 13, 2009
Juror: Jack Rasmussen, American University
Eligibility: Open to all national artists, 18 years of age or older. Original art, all mediums, no videos, no reproductions. For more info. and prospectus, visit http://gallery-west.com

Prince Georges County Artists
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission maintains a Visual Arts Registry for artists who live, work or go to school in Prince Georges County. Registry artists are placed on the county visual artist roster, which is used in the annual selections for exhibition opportunities at corporate locations and governmental venues open to the public. Registry artists also receive a monthly newsletter with information on various alls for artists. Contact julia.morelli@pgparks.com if you are interested in joining the registry.

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