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Artist Opportunities #247

Diane Tesler - The Mason's Table
The Mason’s Table by Art League instructor Diane Tesler.

Apply for some art opps today! Exhibits, residencies, and more are below. Click here for past opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. Good luck!

“If you wait to be convinced that you can do something, you’ll never do anything. People always ask me, ‘How do I become a comedian?’ And I always say, ‘Well, I think one thing you should do is get on stage and tell jokes.’” — Jon Stewart

Call for Printmakers

Deadline: December 31. Gallery One Visual Arts Center in Washington State announces their first national juried printmaking exhibition titled “In Print.” More about the printmaking exhibit

Photography competition →

Deadline: January 2. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 5th annual Focal Point, an open-juried all-photography competition. More about the photography exhibit →

Torpedo Factory Jury

Deadline: January 28, 2015. The jury process for joining the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association — the first step to leasing a studio in the building or exhibiting in the new associates’ gallery on the first floor — begins with online submissions, due by January 28. The jury will be slightly different this year, so check this page for details when they’re announced later this month. (See also “Torpedo Factory Visiting Artist Program,” below.)

Sculpture exhibit

Deadline: January 31, 2015. The Downeast Sculpture Indoor Exhibition is located in Greenville, North Carolina, and is a joint exhibition between the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge and ECU Visual Arts Committee. The juror is Jenny Hagar, an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Florida. More about the sculpture exhibit (PDF) →

Local public libraries

Several local library systems have exhibit spaces for local artists. Below are the libraries we could find information for. Let us know if you know of others! Arlington County Library allows artists to list prices with artwork and juries for exhibits on a quarterly basis (artists do not need to live in Arlington). Follow these links for guidelines:

Food art

Deadline: February 10, 2015. Capital Hill Art League is seeking works of art that creatively capture the ever popular topic of food, to be juried by Bonny Wolf, journalist and food writer. Cash prizes will be awarded. “Food for Thought” is open to all DC-area artists. More about this all-media exhibit →


Re-runs: These announcements have appeared here before, but if you missed them, it’s not too late to apply!

Under $500

Deadline: November 24. Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500,” MAP’s annual affordable art sale scheduled for Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, 2014. 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 →

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” →

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 →

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 →

BlackRock Center 2016 proposals

Deadline: December 19. BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD is currently accepting proposals for solo, themed and group exhibitions to be presented in 2016. Visual artists, independent curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and arts organizations who reside in Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia are encouraged to submit Exhibition Proposals. Read the call to artists here →

Torpedo Factory Visiting Artist Program

Deadline: January 28, 2015. Applicants may apply for a summer residency at the Torpedo Factory of one to four months from June to September. More about the visiting artist program →

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