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Artist Opportunities: July 23, 2013

Artist opportunities

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

Call for photo portfolios
Deadline: July 28, 2013. (Late entry through August 4.) FotoDC’s Uncover/Discover will once again spotlight regional photographers’ work that displays a focused and consistent vision. Photographers from DC / MD / VA can enter portfolios into one of two categories or both, Fine Art or Photojournalism. For more information and to enter, click here.

Crafty Bastards
Deadline: July 28, 2013. The dates for this craft fair have changed to September 28 and 29, but the deadline to apply is still this Sunday. For details and to apply, click here.

Calling all painters
Deadline: August 21, 2013. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its all-painting competition. Original work created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) and following entry guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery. For more information and to enter, click here.

Smithsonian Craft Show
Deadline: September 15, 2013. 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 121 artists from a large pool of applicants. Acceptable media categories: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. For more information and to apply, click here.

Volunteer painters needed
Event: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 3:00–8:00 pm. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is asking local artists to be part of the remembrance activity to honor loved ones lost to suicide. Please volunteer your skills and time for the Washington, DC Walk! More information in this flyer (PDF) and on the web. Details on the art project: Walkers will be encouraged to bring portraits of loved ones to the walk. Artists will then transfer these images onto large canvasses – a mural of faces of those lost. After the walk, the work of all artists will be combined into one large display, serving as backdrop for the remembrance activity. Many artists will work together to honor those lost to suicide, and support friends, family members, and colleagues suffering from mental illnesses. Please be one of them! Please reach out to Simone Poetscher at simone.poetscher@gmail.com if you are willing to support this important cause.

Foreign-born artists
Deadline: October 21, 2013. The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the third annual dARTboard Call for Entries in Digital Art. We are now accepting submissions of work created by foreign-born artists living permanently in the United States, using computer-based and new media technologies, to be featured on the dARTboard in 2014. One applicant will receive an honorarium of $5,000. No application fee. For more information and to enter, click here.

Studio space available
Three art studios available with onsite free parking and 24/7 access. Each artist has a key to the building’s main entrance and a studio key. All studios have full spectrum lighting with a color temperature matching sunlight. The building has 9 studios ranging in size from 197 to 1,064 sq ft. and a larger industrial space is available for a commercial artist or group of artists. Near intersection of Duke Street and S. Quaker Lane (2.5 miles from Torpedo Factory). Contact Liz Boynton 703-759-4227, cell 703-638-8369, ehboynton@gmail.com.

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