Artist Opportunities #212

Artist Opportunities #212

This week's banner image comes from weaving instructor Marilyn Harrington.
This week’s banner image comes from weaving instructor Marilyn Harrington.

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

“Find something only you can say.”
— James Dickey

To Labor With Love

Deadline: March 31. On behalf of Fjord Gallery in Philadelphia, artist curator Elisa Gabor is calling for artworks to be submitted to To Labor With Love: a collection of objects, images, and gestures about art and process. More about the exhibit →

Fiber Art Exhibit

Deadline: April 14. This exhibit at NOVA in Annandale will be curated by Trudi Van Dyke, an independent curator and fine arts consultant who juries and curate nationally. Work in either traditional or contemporary categories must be composed of at least 75% fiber. More about the exhibit →

Hudson Valley 82nd Annual Exhibit

Deadline: May 1. The Hudson Valley Art Association holds an annual exhibit of traditional representational artwork; this year at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Work must be an original oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, pastel, or graphic (drawing, intaglio, lithograph, or woodcut print). More about the exhibit →

National Photo Competition

Deadline: May 1. The Soho Photo National Photography Competition has no limits as to subject matter or technique. Besides awarding prizes, juror, Ariel Meyerowitz, will select approximately 35 photographers to take part in an exhibition at the gallery during July. More about the competition →

Digital Magic

Deadline: June 1. Digital photography, digital painting, 3D modeling, 3D printing, web based artwork, digital installation, video, phonography, mobile device display, and mixed media works are all potential objects for exhibition. The judge for this exhibit is digital artist Laurence Gartel. Selected work will be exhibited at b.j.spoke gallery in Huntington, NY. Read the full call to artists →

Artist in Residence at Artisphere

Deadline: June 4. Artisphere is offering a free 500 square foot studio space for one artist each for a five month time period in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.  This studio is located at the main entrance of the facility. In return for free work space, the artist would be required to interact with the public and do a final exhibit in their studio of their work created while in residence. More on the residence →

Emerging Artists — Kennedy Center

Deadline: June 30. A juried competition and national touring exhibition of work by emerging young visual artists with disabilities, ages 16–25. Artists are invited to reflect on the theme The Journey — internal and external, personal and communal, human and technological — our journeys shape our aesthetic and environmental terrain and define our daily lives. Read the full call to artists →

Position at Old Town Editions

Old Town Editions has an opening for a full-time assistant studio manager. More about the position →

Open Call at Hillyer

Deadline: September 28. Hillyer is now accepting proposals for solo exhibitions for our 2015/2016 exhibition season. Hillyer presents monthly exhibitions and each accepted artist is given a room in our three room gallery space to present their work. Read the full call to artists →

Studio space available

Studios have 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 twelve studios ranging in size from 197 to 1,064 sq. ft. and a larger 1,186 sq. ft. industrial space 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, [email protected].

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

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 →

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 →

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 →


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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