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Artist Opportunities #220

This week's banner image is Aeolus by ceramics instructor Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo.
This week’s banner image is Aeolus by ceramics instructor Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo.

Here are this week’s calls for artists and other opportunities. You can click here for past opportunities posts. Good luck!

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. — Gertrude Stein

Virginia artists last chance!

Deadline: May 16. Virginia residents 18 and over are invited to submit to a juried art show presented by the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews, Virginia. Over $3,000 in prizes are available. More about the exhibit →

Touchstone Gallery

Deadline: May 27. Touchstone Gallery is planning a return engagement of the MiniSolos@Touchstone guest artist exhibit during the month of August. It is a once-a-year opportunity for area artists to have a “mini-solo” show in our contemporary gallery. There is no entry fee, but a $250 hanging fee for accepted artists. More about the exhibit →

Crafty Bastards 2014

Deadline: June 6. Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair — an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists — will be held Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 10 am – 5 pm. There is a jurying process for vendors and a $20 application fee. More about the fair →

Washington ArtWorks

Deadlines: See below. Washington ArtWorks in Rockville, Maryland has three open calls for artists:


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

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 →

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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