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Artist Opportunities: September 18, 2012

Read on for details on a fellowship and some exhibition opportunities with upcoming deadlines. You can click the banner image above to see past opportunities posts.

Virginia fellowship in painting
Deadline: October 1, 2012. Artists in the discipline of painting, who are legal residents of Virginia at the application deadline, and who plan to remain in the state for the coming year, are eligible to apply for the 2012-2013 Artist Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. For more information and the application, click here.

Portrait competition
Deadline: October 8, 2012. ArtSpace Herndon is holding its 2012 “Expressions” Portrait Competition, open to artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, DC, and Delaware. Artwork entered must be original 2-D or 3-D portraiture. No photography, electronic or computer art, or reproductions. This year’s judge is Kurt Schwarz, a painting instructor at The Art League. For the prospectus and entry form, click here.

More opportunities after the jump!

Proposals for prints/paper/book exhibits
Deadline: October 24. Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking US resident artists (age 18 and over) who create hand-pulled prints, handmade paper, and/or book arts who are interested in submitting proposals for month-long exhibitions in the “Press Room.” There is no fee to apply. For more information, click here.

Opportunity for Latino artists
Deadline: November 18, 2012. UMW Galleries is accepting submissions for their 2013 exhibit, “Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists.” Entry is open to Latino artists over 18 residing in the U.S., working in any medium. For the prospectus and entry form, click here.

Smithsonian Craft Show
The deadline for applications has passed, but late applications with a fee are accepted through September 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.

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