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Artist Opportunities: January 14, 2014

This week's banner image is wearable art by fiber instructor Candace Edgerley.
This week’s banner image is wearable art by fiber instructor Candace Edgerley.

See below for deadlines, calls for artists, residencies, and more. You can click here for past opportunities posts. Good luck!

Swanson Spring Fling Arts & Crafts
Deadline: January 17. This annual arts & crafts show will be held Saturday, March 15 at Swanson Middle School in Arlington. All fine craft and art media will be considered, including but not limited to clay, fiber, wood (including furniture), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper, original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, accessories and mixed media. More about the show (PDF download) →

Paducah, Kentucky residency
Deadline: February 1. Artists can apply for residencies in 2014 and 2015 at A.I.R. Studio Paducah in Kentucky. The studio welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of traditional and non-traditional visual arts practices, as well as writers and composers. Residents are encouraged to have a clear objective for the time of their residency. The duration of the residency is two weeks to three months. Collaborative artists and couples are welcome to apply. More about the residency →

Hospital call for art
Deadline: February 15. The Art Committee of Augusta Health Inc. in Fishersville, VA is seeking high quality fine art for temporary gallery exhibits and for possible purchase by the hospital for permanent display. More about the call for art →

Official Cherry Blossom artist
Deadline: January 31. Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival solicits portfolios from interested artists, one of which the Festival selects and works with to create the Official Artwork to be used on official collateral materials and merchandise items such as the official poster, t-shirt and more. More about the contest →

Washington Craft Show
Deadline: April 1. The 27th annual Washington Craft Show, October 31 – November 2, sponsored by Crafts America, will be held at the Washington Convention Center in the heart of Washington, D.C. It is a multi-media crafts exhibition and sale focusing on contemporary American craft. More about the show →


The following announcements appeared here previously, but we’re publishing them again in case you missed them:

Art on Paper
Deadline: January 15, 2014. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its Art on Paper competition. Original work created on or made from paper (including photography), meeting size requirements and following entry guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery. More about the exhibit →

Baltimore-area artists
Deadline: January 15. The Baker Artist Awards are managed by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. To nominate yourself for the 2014 Baker Artist Awards, you must be at least 21 years old and have been a legal resident of the Baltimore region since October 1. More about the award →

Ann Arbor residency
Deadline: January 15. The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan is now accepting applications for the Roman J. Witt Artist Residency Program. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. More about the program →

Figurative abstraction
Deadline: January 25. “Passages: An Exhibition of Figurative Abstraction” at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke will run February 10 to March 6. Artists are invited to submit work in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). More about the exhibit →

Circus-inspired art
Deadline: January 29. The Off-Rhode Studio at Art Enables is opening its walls and inviting artists in the Washington, Virginia, Maryland area to participate in “Amazing Marvels,” a show featuring work inspired by the circus, sideshows or carnivals. Off-Rhode is a gallery for self-taught and outsider artists; however, this call is open to all artists working in all mediums and preference will be given to self-taught and outsider artists. View the call for artists →

TFAC Visiting Artist Program
Deadline: January 31. Artists can apply for residencies at the Torpedo Factory in summer 2014. The juror is Zoma Wallace, the Art Bank Coordinator at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. More about the program →

Print and drawing competition
Deadline: January 31. Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface or materials. The juror is Ann Shafer, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art.  More about the competition →

Photography competition
Deadline: January 31. ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia to participate in their 2014 Fine Art Photography Competition. The competition is open to fine art photographers aged 18 or older working in any medium (digital or analog, color or monochrome), and using any printing technique. There is no required theme for entries. More about the competition →

3-D art
Deadline: February 18, 2014. For the juried exhibit “Dimensional Expressions” at Artful Dimensions Gallery in Fredericksburg, VA, artists in all media are invited to submit images of their 3-D artwork. Art League artist and instructor Kathlyn J. Avila is the juror for this exhibit. More about the exhibit →

Juried exhibit — Harrisonburg
Deadline: March 15, 2014. Park Gables Gallery at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, VA invites submissions to an exhibit juried by a three-juror panel. Entry is open to all artists residing in the U.S. There are over $5,000 in prizes available and the gallery charges no commission on works sold. More about the exhibit →

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