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Artist Opportunities #219

This week's banner image is by Art League watercolor instructor Steve Fleming.
This week’s banner image is by Art League watercolor instructor Steve Fleming.

Here are this week’s exhibit opportunities and more. Click here to view past opportunities posts. Good luck!

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett

Hill Center Galleries regional exhibition

Deadline: May 10. Open to DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware artists. Original hanging work created in any medium within the past 3 years will be considered. Juried by Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post. More about the exhibit →

The Lobby Project

Deadline: May 11. The Lobby Project, organized by Washington Project for the Arts, has a 28′ l x 8′ h white wall with lighting in the lobby of a glassed office building. Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium. The call is open to all artists regardless of media used or geographic location. Artists do not need to be WPA members and there is no submission fee. Read the full call to artists →

Paint! Manassas

Registration: through May 20. Competition phase: May 2–June 6. Exhibit: June 7–30. Your art must depict sights found in Historic Old Town Manassas. Art must be created between 5/2 and 6/6 with an approved date stamp. More about the event →

DC Art Bank

Deadline: May 23. The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities is seeking to purchase two- and three-dimensional works of art. To expand the District’s collection further into new media forms of contemporary art, we strongly encourage video artists and other technological innovators to apply. Artists are also encouraged to submit works in series. This call is open to all artists who reside or maintain studio space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; including surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia. Read the full call to artists →

Re-runs: the announcements below have appeared here previously, but there’s still time to enter!

Underpass Competition

Deadline: May 9. The NoMa Parks Foundation seeks an artist, artist team, designer or architect to create designs for four railroad underpasses in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, DC. More about the competition →

Figurative art

Deadline: May 12. “Flesh & Bone” at Hillyer Art Space is a juried exhibition that examines contemporary figurative art. Juror: Judy Byron. More about the exhibit →

Hillyer also has an open call for proposals for the 2015/16 exhibition season, with a deadline of September 28. More info here →

Cooperstown national juried exhibit

Deadline: May 15. The annual National Juried Art Exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums residing in the United States. The show runs in the July/August time slot and coincides with the peak of Cooperstown’s summer tourist season allowing for prime public exposure. Juror: Sondra Freckelton. More info and entry here →

Ward 5 Artists

Deadline: May 30. Artists living or working in Ward 5 are invited to submit work for Artists Off-Rhode at Off-Rhode Gallery. No entry fee. More about the exhibit →

Washington Printmakers Gallery

Deadline: May 31. WPG is now accepting entries for the 2014 National Small Works exhibition. 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 →

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 →

Del Ray Artisans

Receiving: June 1–2. “SUITES” at Del Ray Artisans is open to all area artists. The theme is SUITES: Scandalous, Uproarious, Intriguing Titillating Entanglements & Seductions. Read the call for entry (PDF) →

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. More on the residence →

Strange Bedfellows

Deadline: June 6. Strange Bedfellows is organized by Washington Project for the Arts and will be located at VisArts at Rockville. This exhibit will explore intimacy in its various incarnations, approaching the topic from a variety of angles. More about the exhibit →

Photo Review contest

Deadline: June 30. Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, will be the juror for the 2014 Photo Review Photography Competition. More about the contest →

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