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Local Artist Opportunities, Ripe for the Picking!

“HOT” at Capitol Arts Network
Deadline: July 8, 2011
Capitol Arts Network is accepting entries for a July mixed media show, “Hot”.  What do you think is hot? A new trend, spicy food, a sexy man or woman? Show us your version of HOT in photo, paint, or any 2-D media for this July show. We are looking for turned on, turned up, and scorching hot!  Juror Missy Loewe is co-founder of CAN, executive director of the Washington School of Photography, and owner of Visual Arts Consulting.  She has authored and collaborated on books, articles, and is frequently sought out as a juror and speaker for arts groups.  Entries are due June 8, show opens July 8 at Washington School of Photography in Bethesda, MD, and will be on display until August 8.  Entry fee is $30/4 submissions. for entry forms and further information.

“32 Square Feet” Gallery Show  
Deadline: June 3, 2011 
The Washington School of Photography has a unique opportunity for interested artists working in any two-dimensional media to exhibit work and expose their talents to the hundreds of visitors and workshop patrons who visit WSP every week.  On Friday, June 10, 2011, WSP will open “32 Square Feet”, with space for just 26 artists.  Each artist will have a four foot wide, eight feet high wall space, in an unjuried format.  Your work must be ready to hang on a standard gallery hanging system, and each artist will be allowed up to four rods and five hooks.  Starting at 8am on Friday, June 3, artists may come and hang their work, for a fee of $35.  Artists will be accepted until 2pm, or when the 26 spots are all taken.  The June 10 opening is part of the monthly Bethesda Art Walk (the second Friday of each month, 6pm until 9pm), and will remain hanging through June 30, giving every visitor to the school the opportunity to see your work.  See for full information and due dates.

 “Make Your Own” Gallery Show
Deadline: June 7, 2011
 The Washington School of Photography is accepting applications for use of a gallery space in a classroom which will be viewed by visitors and workshop patrons.  On Friday, July 8, 2011, WSP will open a major show in its first floor gallery, a smaller student show in a second floor room, and a third show on the second floor.  Artists, nonprofits, and other groups are welcome to submit portfolios/applications for consideration to use this third gallery space.  The room is 11 x 24, with over 50 linear feet of hanging space.  The fee for use of this space is $250, which includes promotion as part of the July Bethesda ArtWalk opening night on our website and during the event, and display from July 8 through September 18.  Applications will be accepted through June 7, for a fee of $35.  See for full details and an application.


Call for Video Art
Deadline: June 6, 2011
The Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art + Design is looking for artists working in video to exhibit in the college’s Gallery 31 exhibition space from August 3-28. The exhibition will showcase talented artists working in this contemporary information-based media. The show is open to all local, national, and international artists 18+ years. Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 works. All entries must be digital and uploaded online using Vimeo. Create a Vimeo account and post the three videos you would like to submit. Label video files as follows: Lastname_firstname_title_length(minutes:seconds)_medium.jpg. Through Vimeo, search for, and send a message to “CCAD”, including your name, the title of your pieces, and an artist’s statement. Please visit the Corcoran website for more information: Contact Joseph Hale, Coordinator of College Exhibitions, at with any questions. 

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