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Artist Opportunities: March 26, 2013

See below for details on upcoming exhibits and other calls for artists. You can click the banner above to view past opportunities posts. Good luck!

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.

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Art in City Hall
Deadline: March 29, 2013, 6:00 pm. The latest Art in City Hall exhibit opens this April. (To read about the Art in City Hall partnership, click here.) Entry open to members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, and the Torpedo Factory Artists Association. Online entry only — for more information, click here.

Food: Friend or Foe
Deadline: April 8, 2013. “Food: Friend or Foe” at Target Gallery is an all-media exhibition featuring work that examines the complex relationship that we have with food – whether it be a personal examination of food and our bodies, or one with a more political focus such as food production and distribution. It is open to all artists nationally and internationally. For more information, click here.

Public Art Proposals
Deadline: April 12, 2013. The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation invites individual artists and artist teams to submit a creative concept/proposal for a work of art to be mounted in the Southern Regional Technical/Recreation Complex in Fort Washington, MD. The available area is approximately 8 feet wide and 7 feet high. In keeping with the overall theme of the building, the Public Art Selection Committee is seeking highly creative, dynamic and innovative concepts that combine art and technology in some way.  Individual artists or artist teams from Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia are eligible to apply. All must be 18 years or older. For more information, click here to download an informational PDF.

Art Uniting People
Deadline: April 12, 2013. This year the Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign will celebrate National Mental Health Month in May through “Art Uniting People – A Celebration of Creativity and Mental Health.” This is an art exhibition dedicated to making a difference.  It seeks to engage the Alexandria community in a conversation about each of our uniqueness and commonality. For more information, click here.

Visualizing Change, Inspiring Action
Receiving: April 30, 2013. The Gallery at Convergence has issued a call for artists: “What do you see? What moves you? What challenges your assumptions? Ask yourself, ‘What potential does my art have to move people?’ Imagine, and dare to inspire action outside the gallery walls!” For more information, find the call for entry PDF here and entry form Word doc here.

Plein Air Festival
This fall’s plein air festival and competition in Solomons, Maryland will be September 18–21. Check back for more information and a prospectus here.

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