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Artist Opportunities: October 9, 2012

See below for upcoming workshops and deadlines. You can click the banner above to see past opportunities posts.

Art League classes & workshops
Get back in the swing of art classes this fall! Check out the school homepage for upcoming workshops. There are also a few weekly classes that haven’t started yet:

Free lectures
The Art League Gallery’s fall lecture series includes talks on art insurance and Adobe Photoshop. See our Lecture Series & Enrichment page for details and check back as we add new events. Please RSVP to the gallery if you’d like to attend one of these free lectures.

The exhibit opportunities below were previously featured on this blog and there’s still time to enter:

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.

Maryland, DC, & Virginia artists
Deadline: October 29, 2012. OPTIONS 2013 is the fifteenth Washington Project for the Arts biennial exhibition of unrepresented artists from MD, DC, and VA. Open to artists working in any media, OPTIONS highlights the breadth and diversity of artistic practice in the area. Gerald Ross, curator for OPTIONS 2013, encourages submission of works in all media, including (but not limited to) film, video, performance, sound, new media, painting, photography, sculpture, and drawing. A catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. Participating artists will receive a $300 stipend. For more details, click here.

Photography exhibit
Deadline: November 14, 2012. Artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada are invited to enter Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography at the Maryland Federation of Art. The selected works will be on exhibit in the MFA’s Circle Gallery from February 1 through February 24, 2013. For more details, click here.

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.

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.

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