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Artist Opportunities: March 4, 2014

This week's banner image is a detail from Magnolia by Art League instructor Susan Herron.
This week’s banner image is a detail from Magnolia by Art League instructor Susan Herron.

See below for details on upcoming deadlines. You can click here for past opportunities posts. Good luck!

CRAVE micro-granting

Event: March 23. CRAVE is a micro-granting dinner that provides support for creative projects in the DC area. For a $15 donation attendees receive a simple, yet hearty meal and a vote. Prior to dinner, four presenters will have five minutes each to share their vision for a project they feel will benefit their community by means of creativity. CRAVE is sponsored by the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the Convergence Arts Initiative.

Target Gallery open call

Deadline: March 31. This Open Call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2014 is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. Our jurors this year are Mark Cameron Boyd, Schwanda Rountree and Cory Oberndorfer. More about the open call →

Re-runs: the announcements below have previously appeared here, but their deadlines still haven’t passed.

#WeTweetArt 2.0

Installation: March 9. artdc is revisiting this unique social media-connected exhibit with an open call for DC-area artists. Artists install one work each (see details for size restrictions) and discuss and share the exhibit online. The artists must be on Twitter and they all must tweet @artdc about their work in the exhibition. More about the exhibit →


Receiving: March 10 and 11. This is The Art League’s second exhibit in our 60th anniversary series celebrating art movements of the past six decades. Artists should use the artists of the Washington Color School as inspiration, though works do not need to be abstract. Please note that receiving dates are one week later than the usual time due to the biennial Ikebana exhibit. More about the exhibit →

Reimagining Rosa Parks

Deadline: March 15, 2014. The Library at Prince George’s Community College is hosting a call for entries for the exhibit Reimagining Rosa Parks, a collaborative project between the PGCC Library and The Book Bridge Project. More about this exhibit →

The Trawick Prize

Deadline: April 7. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC. Jurors will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in September 2014. More about the Trawick Prize →

Portrait competition

Deadline: April 1. ArtFields is proud to present the second annual ArtFields Portrait Contest on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 AM-3 PM at The Bean Market in Lake City, SC. Twenty-four artists will have the opportunity to compete for “Best in Show” and a $1,000 cash prize by creating portraits of local farmers who will serve as models for the event. Artists at all levels from the 12 Southeastern states (AL, AK, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) are eligible to participate. More about the competition →

Virginia artists

Deadline: May 16. Virginia residents 18 and over are invited to submit to a juried art show presented by the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews, Virginia. Over $3,000 in prizes are available. More about the exhibit → (this link has been fixed if you tried to access it last week)

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