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Artist Opportunities #221

This week's banner image is fold-formed jewelry by instructor Nick Barnes.
This week’s banner image is fold-formed jewelry by instructor Nick Barnes.

Here are this week’s exhibits, residencies, and other opportunities! Click here for recent posts in this category. Good luck!

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote

DC Art Bank last chance!

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 →


Deadline: May 30. The (e)merge art fair will take place October 2–5, 2014 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. (e)merge will feature international galleries and nonprofit spaces along with independent artists. Work in all media (including painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography) will be carefully considered, projects involving experimental works in non-traditional formats are especially encouraged. The application fee is $55. More about the art fair →


Deadline: June 15. This Fall, the American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center will present “Readymade@100,” an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s readymade concept. The exhibition is curated by Maryland artist, art theorist, and Corcoran College of Art and Design professor Mark Cameron Boyd and includes an “open call,” juried exhibit opportunity seeking submissions of “new” readymades from artists that significantly expand upon Duchamp’s idea. More about the exhibit →

Call for Proposals: Kentucky

Deadline: July 1. Interstruct, at the Lexington Art League, is a multi-site exhibition taking place in a number of spaces in Lexington, Kentucky. Artists are asked to submit proposals for projects that respond directly to a place. In the proposal, artists can indicate a specific location in or near Lexington, or can describe the type of space appropriate for the work (old bourbon distillery, historic home, public parking garage, cemetery, domestic/urban exterior, etc.). Read the full call to artists →

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

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:

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