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Artist Opportunities #211

This week's banner image is a detail from Adam's Apple by Art League instructor Joe Spollen.
This week’s banner image is a detail from Adam’s Apple by Art League instructor Joe Spollen.

See below for details on upcoming calls for artists, contests, and other exhibits. You can click here to view past opportunities posts. Good luck!

“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
— Steven Pressfield

Seed pack commissions

Deadline: March 19. Each spring, the Hudson Valley Seed Library commissions artists to create original works of art to illustrate their heirloom seed packs. Artists should submit two images (not necessarily garden-related) that best represent their style. Read the full call to artists →

Photography competition

Deadline: March 20. The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 4th annual Focal Point, an open-juried all photography competition. Following exhibition guidelines, any 2-D or 3-D work created in any form of photography will be considered. More on the competition →

Torpedo Factory jury

Receiving: Monday, March 24. This is the annual jury process to become a member of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. On the first day of the Annual Jury, applicants bring five pieces of their artwork plus a CD with images of 10-20 additional works, completed application, and a $75.00 fee to the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. The work will be juried over the second and third days. More on the jury process →

Call for sculptors

Deadline: March 30. For “Gedankenexperiment,” presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, applicants will consider some scientific/mathematical theory, hypothesis, or principle as their inspiration and externalize these thought experiments in a sculptural expression. Non-traditional ideas and broad interpretations of “Gedankenexperiment” are encouraged. Audio-visual and Performance Art will be considered with the understanding that the artist will supply all his/her own equipment. Entry is restricted to WSG members — non-members can join by paying annual dues of $45. Read the full call to artists →


Deadline: March 31. For this exhibit at Gallery Underground in Crystal City, artists should depict the theme “Mayhem” visually. The juror is Mark Cameron Boyd, and the exhibit benefits the Arlington Artists Alliance. More on the exhibit →

Sculpture conference

Deadline: April 11. Call for Panels: The International Sculpture Center is seeking a diverse and comprehensive program, covering topics relevant to sculpture today, at the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community in New Orleans, LA from October 1–4, 2014. More on the conference →


Deadline: April 12. Entry to “Transformations” at the McLean Project for the Arts is open to all Mid-Atlantic artists (DC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, DE, WV). The journey from one thing or state to another can be explored or demonstrated through any technique, approach or medium, conceptually and/or formally. Read the full prospectus (PDF) →

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