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Artist Opportunities #251

Rug by Art League instructor Michael Heilman.
Rug by Art League instructor Michael Heilman.

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.

“Challenges are simply opportunities with the wrapping still on.” — Robert Marble

14th Berkshires Arts Festival

Deadline: January 19 (late deadline January 31). The Berkshires Arts Festival in Massachusetts features artists from the US and Canada in these categories: Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber (Decorative), Fiber (Wearable), Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Wood. More about the festival →

Ceramic artists

Deadline: February 17. “MUG Shots” is a national juried exhibit featuring interpretations of the cup. Open to all artists working in the medium of clay residing in the United States of America. Work must be original and have been completed in the last two years. All work must be available for purchase. More about the exhibit →

Solo artist opportunities

Click here to read Friday’s blog post with a spreadsheet of ongoing opportunities around DC.


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

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 →

Photography competition

Deadline: January 2, 2015. 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 →

Kinetic Art

Deadline: January 5, 2015. Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria is hosting a kinetic art show, Let It Move, January 24–March 22. This juried art show will feature the hanging kinetic works of emerging artists and art students. Artwork must be ready to hang from a single ‘S’ hook. More about the exhibit →

Fairfax County artists

Deadline: January 14, 2015. The Arts Council of Fairfax County awards Strauss Artist Grants to support and encourage Fairfax County’s finest creative artists in all disciplines. More information about the Strauss Artist Grants →

Torpedo Factory jury details

Deadline: January 28. All artists working in fine arts and fine crafts can apply to become members of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, the first step to having a Torpedo Factory studio. The application process begins with online submissions by January 28. More about the jury process →

For details about another opportunity at the Torpedo Factory, the Visiting Artist Program, click here.

Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship

Deadline: March 2, 2015. The 8th annual open call to the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship is now open. Advancing the professional development of emerging visual artists, the two-year program serves as a steppingstone for the next generation of contemporary artists in Washington, DC. More about the Hamiltonian Fellowship →

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