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Artist Opportunities: June 11, 2013

Artist opportunities

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

Chalk art proposals
Deadline: June 21, 2013. Golden Triangle BID is looking for an artist to create a temporary chalk illustration on a designated sidewalk to infuse creativity and create a memorable visual statement within the district. The selected artist will receive a $600 stipend. For more information, click here (PDF).

Mural for a nonprofit
The non-profit organization START is looking for an artist to do a mural at their respite facility in Woodbridge:

We would love to have artists who are willing to donate their time but we are also willing to pay individuals for their work.  For those who would like to be paid, they would need to come and look at the wall space and give us a quote and also complete a W-9 form. Here are the measurements of the walls we are looking to have murals: hallway: 6′ x 5′, inner hallway: 8′ x 5′, entrance way: 4′ x 5′, living room: two 4′ x 4′ spaces, multisensory room: wrap-around mural, hallway: 5′ x 4′.

Interested artists, please contact Jimmy Agor at james.agor@eastersealsucp.com. About this non-profit: Easter Seals UCP creates opportunities, promotes individual choice and changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential for living, learning and working in their communities. START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Respite & Treatment) is a national initiative that strengthens efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs in the community.

Funny art
Deadline: July 31, 2013. For “Humor Me!” at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, the jury seeks a diverse body of work that explores humor through materials, composition, style, message, presentation, etc. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented. For more information and to enter, click here (PDF).

Ephemeral art
Deadline: September 30, 2013. The Szpilman Award is awarded annually to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. For more information, including descriptions of past winners, click here.

Studio space
Art studios are available in an old brick warehouse about 2.5 miles from the Torpedo Factory (near the intersection of Duke Street and South Quaker Lane). Free onsite parking and 24/7 access. Each artist has a key to the building’s main entrance and a studio key. Each studio has full spectrum lighting with a color temperature that matches sunlight. There are 9 studios in the building, ranging in size from 197 to 1,064 square feet. If you would like to consider joining our artist community, please contact Liz Boynton: 703-759-4227, Cell 703-638-8369, ehboynton@gmail.com.

Art in Embassies Program
Deadline: Ongoing. For five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. The Museum of Modern Art first envisioned this global visual arts program in 1953, and President John F. Kennedy formalized it at the U.S. Department of State in 1963. Today, AIE is a public-private partnership engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors, and encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. Professional curators and registrars create and ship about 60 exhibitions per year, and since 2003, over 58 permanent collections have been installed in the Department’s diplomatic facilities throughout the world. For more information and to join the registry, click here.

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