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Call to Artists/Curators for Exhibition Proposals 1708 Gallery – VADeadline: October 15, 2011. 1708 Gallery, a 33 year old non-profit space for new art in Richmond, Virginia, is seeking exhibition proposals for our 2012-2013 season.  National and international curators and artists working in all mediums including, but not limited to, video and film, new media, installation, painting and social 
practices are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals. Current students are not eligible. Proposed work must have been created within the last three years. Submissions are reviewed by 1708 Gallery’s Exhibition Committee, which includes professional artists 
from 1708 Gallery’s Board of Directors. Selected artists/curators will receive an exhibition (approximately 6 weeks long) at 1708 Gallery and a $300 honorarium. Pending funding, this 
amount may increase. Artists/curators are responsible for delivering, shipping, installing and de-installing their work and all 
related costs. 1708 Gallery will provide assistance with installation and de-installation. Exhibiting 
artists/curators are encouraged to attend the exhibition opening and participate in a gallery talk. All proposals must be submitted using our online form: http://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form10/index.html?1306951286938. Please contact Gallery Coordinator, Erika Koch at ekoch@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708 if you have any questions. Website: http://www.1708gallery.org/exhibitions/about-exhibitions.php
“Hope” – The First in a Three Part Photo Exhibition – MDDeadline: October 13, 2011. Howard Avenue Arts Incubator in Kensington, MD announces a call to photographers for an international juried photography exhibition, December 3, 2011 – January 3, 2012. Best in Show – $500, Second place- $250, Third Place – $100 and Ten Honorable Mentions. Juror: Catriona Fraser. Hope is the first in a three part photo series focusing on the positive aspects of life. Hope can be poignant as well as fanciful or even humorous. Hope is one of most powerful emotions, sustaining the impossible and giving life to the unlikely. We want to see the hope you see through your lens. The three competitions offer photographers multiple opportunities to exhibit their work in an art-supporting Washington DC area gallery, be listed in the Washington Post, be included in a book publication and more. $35 for the first three (four until Aug 31) images, $10 per additional image. Visit website for prospectus @ http://artincubator.org/hope.html. Questions? Contact Hamilton Whitney at info@artincubator.org or call 301-493-5577. http://artincubator.org/hopesurvivalrenewal.html.
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season – VADeadline: October 16, 2011. GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) is a non-profit arts center in Northern Virginia dedicated to presenting visual art that illuminates new ideas and promotes dialogue between artists and audience. The exhibition program offers artists from the mid-Atlantic region opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open, contemporary space. Artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are invited to submit proposals. The arts center is now accepting proposals for periods of approximately 4 – 6 weeks from November 2012 through September of 2013. Six solo artists will be grouped into two Focus Exhibitions, each featuring three artists in separate areas of the gallery. Group exhibition proposals are also welcomed. Please see the Prospectus for further information and for application details: http://www.restonarts.org/Exhibitions/2013%20Prospectus.pdf

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition – DCDeadline:  October 31, 11. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery seeks entries for the next “Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.” The juried exhibition is open to artists over the age of 18 who may submit portraits in any visual-art medium, including painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, photography, electronic and digital media. Works must have been created after January 1, 2010. Submissions may be submitted online at portraitcompetition.si.edu between September 1 to October 31. The work of finalists will be shown in a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, March 22, 2013–January 4, 2014. The grand-prize winner will receive a $25,000 cash award and have the opportunity for a separate commission to portray a remarkable living American for the gallery’s collection. In addition, entrants may be featured on face2face.si.edu, the gallery’s blog, as the competition unfolds. Please visit portraitcompetition.si.edu for more information about the submission process.  

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