Artist Opportunities #213

Artist Opportunities #213

This week's banner image is an etching by Art League printmaking instructor Pamela Day.
This week’s banner image is an etching by Art League printmaking instructor Pamela Day.

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

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
— George Bernard Shaw

Exhibit proposals

Deadline: April 15. The Department of Visual Arts and Design is calling for exhibition proposals for the Open Gallery in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center that address the theme, “Mark, Trace, Impact.” Four exhibitions will be scheduled for the 2014–2015 academic year. Read the full call to artists →

Art Uniting People

Deadline: April 25. Art Uniting People is presented and sponsored by the Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign each spring during National Mental Health Month. Artists whose lives have been affected by mental illness, addiction, developmental and intellectual disorders are invited to submit two-dimensional artwork. More about the exhibit →

Online exhibit: Imagining Equality

Deadline: April 30. The Global Fund for Women announces a global online media project, “Imagining Equality: Your Voices on Women’s Human Rights.” Submissions of visual art, video, audio, journalism, creative writing and more are accepted online. More about the project →

Plein air painters

Deadline: April 30. Event: July 11–13. The Howard County Arts Council is now accepting applications for the juried portion of “Paint It! Ellicott City” 2014. Artists will paint in the picturesque historic district of Ellicott City, MD for three days, creating work that will be shown in a six-week exhibit at Howard County Arts Council’s Gallery I. Artists who are not juried into the exhibit may still participate in the paint-out and an exhibit at the Howard County Welcome Center. All plein air artists working in oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, 18 years or older, are eligible to apply. More about the event →

Annual photography exhibit

Deadline: May 30. Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon is pleased to open the call for entries to our 8th Annual Juried Exhibition. Selections will be made by Melanie McWhorter, photographer and Book Division Manager of photo-eye. All styles of work will be considered for inclusion. More about the exhibit →

Art studios available

One studio now available in a building with 12 studios 2.5 miles from the Torpedo Factory. Several other studios may be available soon. First month’s rent free if you can identify the Art League instructor who painted the mural in our main hall! 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.

Call for sculptors

Deadline: March 30. Applicants will consider some scientific/mathematical theory, hypothesis, or principle as their inspiration and externalize these thought experiments in a sculptural expression. 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. More on the exhibit →

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 →

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. More about the open call →

The Trawick Prize

Deadline: April 7. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC. 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). Read the full prospectus (PDF) →

Fiber Art Exhibit

Deadline: April 14. For this exhibit at NOVA in Annandale, 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Read the full call to artists →

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