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Artist Opportunities #242

Shibori collar by fiber arts instructor Denise Vauthier.
Shibori collar by fiber arts instructor Denise Vauthier.

Here are art opps around DC with upcoming deadlines! You can click here for recent posts in this category. Good luck!

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” — Kurt Vonnegut

Treasury of Art

Receiving: November 19. Vienna Arts Society in Vienna, VA, invites artists to enter their annual Treasury of Art show and sale. Juror Deborah Ellis will select 150 – 200 original works of art, and hundreds of bin pieces will be for sale. More about the show →

FotoWeek DC

Deadline: October 29 (early deadline October 19). DC’s annual photography celebration is again holding a competition, with awards in three categories: Photojournalism, Fine Art, and Photographer’s Choice. More about FotoWeek →

Don’t Fence Me In

Deadline: June 15, 2015. Cole Porter’s 1934 song, “Don’t Fence Me In” serves as the inspiration for this year’s Athenaeum Invitational. More about this exhibit →

Re-runs: it’s not too late to apply for these exhibits that previously appeared in this space:


Dropoff: October 20–25. The 5th Annual Patricia Sitar Arts Expo is a juried exhibit at the Sitar Arts Center with the theme “In Movement.” Youth, young adults, and adults can all submit work. Details and requirements for the exhibit (PDF) →

Photographs by veterans

Deadline: October 24. On Friday, November 7th, Washington ArtWorks will open “A Time of Service”, a photography show featuring images taken by United States veterans and active duty service members during their time of service. Photographers of all levels are welcome to submit – novice, hobbyists or professionals. More about the exhibit →

“All Hung” Open Call

Deadline: Bring one piece of artwork to Montpelier Arts Center on October 29, 2014 between 10 am and 8 pm. First come, first hung, until walls are filled. Artwork must be ready to display and appropriately matted, framed, and wired for exhibition, and outside dimensions may not exceed 35 inches in any direction. There is no hanging fee. More about the exhibit →

Stormy Weather

Deadline: October 29. From onset to aftermath and all in between, “Stormy Weather” is the theme of Maryland Federation of Art’s (MFA) open juried exhibition. More about the exhibit →


Deadline: October 31. On Friday, January 2, 2014 Washington ArtWorks will open “White”, a juried gallery exhibition in both of their formal galleries – totaling over 2,000 square feet of exhibit space. More about the exhibit →

Purple Line

Deadline: November 14. The Maryland Transit Administration seeks artists to create enhancements for the future Purple Line light rail project. Artists are asked to submit applications to be considered for future opportunities along the Purple Line. This Call for Artists is open to all professional artists, preferably with public art experience. More about Art in Transit →

The Schwa Show

Deadline: November 15. The Schwa Show in Greenville, NC is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts. This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be ages 18 or up. All work must have been completed in the past three years and never previously exhibited at Emerge. More about the exhibit →

Portrait competition

Deadline: November 30, 2014. Entry is open for the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery. Dorothy Moss, the competition’s director, juried the September exhibit at The Art League and encouraged Art League artists to enter. More about the portrait competition →

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Deadline: December 7. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will be held May 15, 16, and 17, 2015. More about the festival →

Multiple eXposure Zine

Deadline: December 31. The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography, visual ethnography, and performative encounter(s) between the image and the spectator. More about the project →

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