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Artist Opportunities: August 21, 2012

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The 31st Annual Smithsonian Craft Show
Deadline: September 14, 2012 (late fee for applications Sept. 15–21). The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show or given preference. Craft artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The Show does not charge sales commissions. Full details can be found here.

Prize for Photographers
Deadline: September 15, 2012. The Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize offering $3,000 in grant money, a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies, and most importantly, the publication of a book of photography, published by Duke University Press in association with CDS Books. Artists need to submit 40 photographs in .jpg format, 40 captions, and a CV and artist’s statement. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, go to firstbookprizephoto.com

Under The Influence: The 24th Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition
Deadline: October 1, 2012. Under The Influence is a juried exhibition of works that show all kinds of influences, including, but not limited, historic, aesthetic and cultural. The exhibition is sponsored by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The exhibition will be on display from November 5 through December 28, 2012. This call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older who live, work, attend school or have studios in Prince George’s County, MD. Artists may submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration. Full details can be found on the juror’s blog, here.

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