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Artist Opportunities: August 28, 2012

Read on for upcoming classes, exhibits, and other opportunities! You can click the banner above to see past opportunities posts.

Apply to Gallery West!
Gallery West is jurying for new members. We are at 1213 King Street and would love to see your work. For more information or to express your interest, please contact P. Delia Chisholm at or 703-328-1020, or Jefferson Evans at Jefferson.Evans@USPTO.GOV  or 703-869-1682.

Seminars and portfolio reviews for photographers
FotoWeek DC and the Goethe Institut are offering portfolio reviews and a variety of seminars this November. Seminar topics include self-publishing photography books, marketing photographs, and working in multimedia, among others. Click the links for details; early-bird discount for seminars ends September 9.

4th Annual Juried Art Show benefitting the Retreat
Deadline: September 1, 2012. The Retreat, the only non-profit domestic violence agency serving the East End of Long Island, is pleased to announce their 4th Annual Juried Art Show. In the previous three years of the Juried Art Show the Retreat has garnished both national and international attention by reaching artists who have submitted works for consideration as far as South Africa, San Paolo, Brazil, the Midwest, and the entire Eastern seaboard. The show benefits the Retreat’s Domestic Violence Services and is open to all artists with work in Photography, Painting, 2D, 3D, and Sculpture (no video art). The work cannot be larger than 24″ x 36″. For details and to enter, visit

The Cube at Canal Park
Deadline: October 1, 2012. Artists or Artist Teams in the Washington DC area with experience in time-based works are encouraged to submit materials for consideration in the curatorial programming for a 20’ transparent cube equipped with data projectors and an audio system, at Canal Park in SE Washington DC. The Cube is part of Canal Park Development; the project is administered by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and curated by Bruce McKaig. Interested artists should email a letter of interest, a brief statement about their work and url(s) for work samples to: Two artists or artist teams will be selected, to each program a 4-month exhibition for the Cube between March and October 2013, in exchange for an honorarium, artistic, technical, marketing, and community support.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Deadline: November 15, 2012 (late applications through November 30). The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is produced annually by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and showcases the best contemporary fine art and craft from around the country. The 2013 Festival will be held on May 17, 18 and 19, 2013 and marks our 22nd anniversary. Over two hundred artists will be selected on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship by a panel of jurors, who are experts in their fields, and by members of GRACE’s professional staff. For details and to enter, click here.

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