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Artist Opportunities #231

Painting by Sara Linda Poly
In the Stillness, oil, by Art League instructor Sara Linda Poly.

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

“When you are describing
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don’t state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things
With a sort of mental squint.” –Lewis Carroll

Black & White Art

Deadline: August 6. “Simplicity: Art in Black & White” at Washington ArtWorks will feature art using only tones of black, white and gray. Photography, painting, mixed media and more will be considered for this exhibition. “Simplicity” will be juried by acclaimed photographer John Reef, who is well known for his work in black and white film photography for portraits, landscapes, and more. More about the exhibit →

Post-Photography & Mixed-Media

Deadline: August 18. Target Gallery explores the future of photography with the exhibition “Post-Photography: Beyond the Print.” Submissions are open to all-media artwork that involves an innovative approach to the photographic medium, including, but not limited to, photo-manipulation, stop-motion video, mixed media collage, artist books, photographic sculpture, alternative process photography and GIF art. More about the exhibit →

Photography competition 1

Deadline: September 1. Instant DC is launching an open call for photography by D.C.-area photographers starting now through September 1, 2014. We are partnering with the Washington School of Photography, which is graciously hosting a free opening night celebration October 3, and showcasing the exhibition for an entire month. Read the call for photographers →

Photography competition 2

Deadline: September 12. The Delaplaine Art Center, located in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2014 National Juried Photography Exhibit. All photographs, black and white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated are eligible. More about the exhibit (PDF) →

Videos at the Institute for Women and Art

Deadline: September 12. The Institute for Women and Art seeks entries for the Momentum: Women/Art/Technology online festival of video works called MTV: Momentum Technology Videos. Submissions are through Vimeo. More about the project →

Re-runs: there’s still time to make the deadlines for these opportunities:

Manassas ArtBeat

Deadline: August 10. This exhibit sponsored by ArtBeat Gallery is open to individual artists or groups and will be held, rain or shine, in the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas. Download the PDF prospectus →

Art in City Hall ’14–’15

Deadline: August 22. Online entry only. This installment of Art in City Hall has no theme. Entry is open to members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, Empowered Women International, and Convergence Art Center. Artists can also join one of these organizations (except for the TFAA, which has juried membership). More about Art in City Hall →

Art Maryland 2014

Deadline: August 31. Entry to this juried exhibit, sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council, is open to visual artists 18 years or older who live in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. The juror for the exhibit, which runs from October 31–December 12, is Julia Marciari-Alexander, the new Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum. More about this exhibit →

Inter-Generational Artist Residency

Deadline: September 5. The Barrie School and Winter Growth, an adult day and assisted living facility, are teaming up with The Art Gallery of University of Maryland to offer this exciting teaching artist opportunity. This Artist in Residence position is ideal for someone committed to engaging the community in an experiential art installation project. Applicants should have an interest in educating learners of all age levels, community outreach, and generational diversity. More about the residency →

Prince George’s Sampler

Deadline: September 6. The county’s annual juried exhibit is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Juror: Myrtis Bedolla. Download the PDF prospectus →

Smithsonian Craft Show 2015

Deadline: September 14. Applications are now open for the 33rd annual Smithsonian Craft Show, taking place in April 2015. More about the Smithsonian Craft Show →

National Small Works Show

Deadline: September 22. The first national juried exhibition at Main Street Arts (Clifton Springs, NY) will be an exhibition of small works (12″ or less in any direction). Open to artists working in all media excluding film/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. More about the exhibit →


Receiving: September 28 & 29. Entry to “Metamorphosis” at Del Ray Artisans is open to members and nonmembers. The juror is Elizabeth Ann Coleman, curator emeritus at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Download the PDF prospectus →

Hillyer Open Call

Deadline: September 28. Hillyer Art Space in Northwest DC is accepting the 2015/16 exhibition season. Hillyer presents monthly exhibitions and each accepted artist is given a room in the three-room gallery space to present their work. More info here →


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