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Artist Opportunities: January 22, 2013

See below for upcoming exhibits, contests, and events. You can click the banner above to view past opportunities posts.

Printmaking Competition
Deadline: February 1, 2013. The National Society of Arts and Letters DC’s Dorothy Nicholson Stabell Competition in Printmaking offers a regional first prize of $4,000, with the winner advancing to NSAL’s national career award competition in printmaking. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 29 on May 18, 2013. For more information and to enter, click here.

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Art Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2013. Applicants for the Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 22. Funds from the scholarship, available through the National Society of Arts and Letters, are for private study, special training, or personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium and cannot be used for college tuition, housing, or travel. For more information and to enter, click here.

Target Gallery Fundraiser
The Target Gallery and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations with our 3rd annual exhibition fundraiser March150 (formerly titled “March Madness”). The show includes 200 panels of artwork created by local artists, each only $150 (and only $100 the night of the Art Party on March 15th), and a free kids art activity on Sunday, March 10th. The exhibition is not juried and is open to all artists with the requirement that the work must be created on the gallery’s provided 10×10″ wood panels. Panels can be picked up in the Target Gallery now until February 17, with artwork due back March 1st – 5th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, click here.

King Street Art Market
Deadline: February 21, 2013. Artists are invited to participate in an art night event with King Street businesses, March 14, 6:00–9:00 pm. There is a participation fee of $10 plus 10% of sales. For more information, download the PDF entry form here.

Contest for DC Students
Deadline: February 25, 2013. The DC Art and Humanities Education Collaborative is holding a contest for students in DC Public and Charter Schools, Grades K-12, in honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Students should create a piece of artwork that will inspire others to respect and celebrate the cherry trees. For more information, download the PDF guide here.

Trawick Prize
Deadline: April 1, 2013.The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is now accepting applications for the annual juried art exhibition and awards. $14,000 in prize money is awarded annually to the top four artists and a group exhibition of the finalists’ work will take place in September 2013 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC. For more information and to apply, click here.

Art on the Avenue
Deadline: April 1, 2013. Art on the Avenue (Saturday, October 5, 2013) is a multicultural arts and music festival organized by the Del Ray Community Partnership and hosted by the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. The show welcomes applications from all craft artists, and is known for high-quality artwork and a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere. The application fee increases after April 1, and judging begins in June. For more information and to enter, click here.

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