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Artist Opportunities: November 26, 2013

Marsha Staiger

See below for upcoming exhibits, contests, and everything you can enter or apply for. You can click the banner above to view recent opportunities posts. This week’s banner: detail from a painting by instructor Marsha Staiger.

Good luck!

Art in the Open
Deadline: December 15. Professional artists working in all media are invited to participate in Art in the Open 2014 (AiO). From Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, artists will use Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating art “outside, on- site.” More on Art in the Open →

Exhibit proposals: Bethesda
Deadline: ongoing. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (RRUUC) in Bethesda, Maryland invites proposals for exhibits to be displayed in the gallery of its Fellowship Hall. The gallery is 42 by 43 feet, with one full wall of windows. Two walls are available for hanging art with approximately 60 feet of wall space. Exhibits are about six weeks in duration. Proposals are welcome year round from individuals or groups, with rolling acceptances. There is no entry fee. RRUUC charges a commission of 20% on work sold. More on exhibiting at RRUUC →

In case you missed them, these announcements from recent posts have deadlines still to come:

Virginia artists
Deadline: December 1. Artists residing in the state of Virginia are invited to submit works for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) annual juried exhibition, “New Waves 2014.” More about the exhibit →

Art in City Hall
Deadline: December 6. The Art League and the City of Alexandria, in conjunction with the Mayor’s initiative to promote the arts citywide in Alexandria, continue to support Art In City Hall. This juried exhibit enhances the environment of Alexandria’s City Hall and promotes the talents of local artists. The exhibit will be juried by an outside, independent expert in the arts, and will hang for eight months on the second floor of the Alexandria City Hall. Members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, Empowered Women International, and Convergence Art Center are invited to participate. This fall, the exhibit theme is “Intersections of Art and History.” More about the exhibit here →

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
Deadline: December 6. The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival (May 10 & 11, 2014) features 130 booth spaces. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District advisory committee will select the artists. All original fine art and fine craft is eligible to apply. More about the festival →

Myths & Legends
Deadline: December 6. This exhibit at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland celebrates works of art that bring to life fantastical myths, legends, fables, folktales, fairy tales, and the like. More about the exhibit (PDF) →

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Deadline: December 7. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival (May 2014) is produced by the Greater Reston Arts Center and is a competitive, juried, outdoor event showcasing the best contemporary fine art and craft from around the country. The Festival is held in the streets of Reston Town Center, an upscale, elegant, shopping destination. More about the festival →

Artists in Action
Deadline: December 13. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods. More about the call (PDF) →

Deadline: December 13. Submissions are open for ArtFields, an Artfest Competition and Celebration to be held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina. Emerging and professional artists can submit one piece of 2-D (no larger than 72″ x 72″) or 3-D artwork. Selected artists will be invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues, from a former mercantile to a barbershop for ten days. Art competition winners will be determined by popular choice and juried panel votes. Voters will have to be present in Lake City, SC to cast their votes during ArtFields. Cash prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded to winning artists. More about ArtFields →

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