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Artist Opportunities #245

Parlor Light, a watercolor by Art League instructor Gwen Bragg.
Parlor Light, a watercolor by Art League instructor Gwen Bragg.

We’ve gathered a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for past opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.

“I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.” — Sylvester Stallone

Photo Slam

Deadline: November 13. The Glen Echo Photoworks Photo Slam returns for year five. Photographers vie for slots in the Photoworks FotoWeek 2015 gallery show. Three-time National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Cabico returns to emcee a high-energy event featuring an on-the-spot face-off of projected portfolios plus a “best shot” final round, with winners selected by celebrity and audience-rep judges. See the rules and guidelines here →

Figurative Art

Deadline: December 1. Target Gallery presents its biannual exhibition, “In the Flesh 5”. This all-media exhibition examines contemporary work with the human figure as its subject. More about the exhibit →


Re-runs: The announcements below have appeared here before, but it’s not too late to enter!

VMFA Fellowships last chance!

Deadline: November 7. Fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are offered for professionals, graduate students, and undergraduates. Applicants must be legal residents of Virginia. More about VMFA fellowships →

Call for proposals last chance!

Deadline: November 7. The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria invites proposals from artists or art groups to present exhibitions for the calendar year 2015. Artists must reside in the Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC Metropolitan area. Exhibitions may be solo or group; and works can be in both two- and three- dimensional formats. More about the requirements →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Virginia artists

Deadline: November 30. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach invites artists to enter its annual juried exhibition, “New Waves 2015.” The exhibit is open to all media and all artists currently residing in Virginia. Juror: Lisa Dent. More about “New Waves” →

Two opportunities at Annmarie Sculpture Garden

Deadline: December 5. Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons Island, MD is accepting entries for an upcoming exhibit, “Cosmos: Imagining the Universe.” All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; cash awards. Juror to be announced. Artists in all media can also apply to their Artists in Action temporary studio space project, held in the main gallery January through March. More about both opportunities →

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 →

Art instructors wanted

Arlington County is seeking arts/craft instructors to teach recreational classes and workshops in a wide variety of media. We have excellent facilities including a full woodshop, ceramic studio, jewelry studio, a darkroom and a printing press. See how to submit class proposals →

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