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Artist Opportunities #215

This week's banner image comes from a painting by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin.
This week’s banner image comes from a painting by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin.

See below for this week’s batch of calls for artists, studio space, and more. You can click here for past opportunities posts. Good luck!

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
— Wayne Gretzky

Volunteer opportunities

Deadline: April 11. There are two vacancies on the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. Applicants must apply at http://www.alexandriava.gov/Boards by 5:00 p.m. on April 11. One vacancy is for a member who represents the public at large as an arts consumer and participant, and the other is for a member who represents arts education or business expertise relative to arts and cultural development, including such perspectives as marketing, finance/funding, tourism promotion and organizational development. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately twelve hours per month are required of Commission members. Commissioners are required to become involved in various art projects/events throughout the City and serve on one grant review panel and one committee. More about the vacancies →

Last Chance: Transformations

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) →

Last Chance: Washington Craft Show

Late deadline: April 19. The 27th annual Washington Craft Show, October 31 – November 2, 2014, sponsored by Crafts America, will be held at the Washington Convention Center in the heart of Washington, D.C. This prestigious show features 195 artists who are jury selected from all over the United States. More about the craft show →

Washington Printmakers Gallery

Deadline: May 31. WPG is now accepting entries for the 2014 National Small Works exhibition. Submit your prints by May 31, 2014.  This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the United States of America. Submitted works must be original hand-pulled or digital inkjet prints, completed within the past two years, with an image no larger than 170 square inches and a frame no wider than 18 inches. Photographs will not be considered. More about the exhibit →

Athenaeum open call

Deadline: ongoing. The Northern Virginia Fine Art Association actively seeks local and regional artists interested in having an exhibition at the Athenaeum. See the full open call →

Art studios & large woodshop available

The studios are 133 square feet, 266 square feet, and 600 square feet. The 1,234 square foot woodshop would be ideal for potters, glass blowers, wood workers, and sculptors; plus it has an additional 600 square foot mezzanine. Studios are in an artist-tenant building 2.5 miles from the Torpedo Factory. Two weeks free rent if you identify the Art League instructor who painted the mural in our main hall! Contact Liz Boynton: 703-759-4227, cell 703-638-8369, ehboynton@gmail.com.

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