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Artist Opportunities #255

This painting is by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin.
This painting is by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin.

Every Tuesday, we gather 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.

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.” — Napoleon

Beer Can Contest

Deadline: January 24. Our friends at Pizzeria Paradiso are holding a Beer Can Art Contest on January 25. The art must be made primarily of craft beer cans. See this page for the rules and prizes.

Lost & Found

Deadline: February 13. The Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables invites artists in the Washington, Virginia, Maryland area to participate in “Lost & Found,” a show featuring work created with found materials, or regarding items both lost and found. Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is a gallery for self-taught and emerging artists however, this call is open to all artists working in all mediums (including photography) and preference will be given to self-taught artists. Read the call for artists →

Emerging clay artists

Deadline: February 17. The May 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly will feature the works of emerging clay artists. US and international clay artists who have been actively pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years are encouraged to apply. Read the rules (PDF) →

Public sculpture proposals

Deadline: February 27. The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) in Maryland is seeking up to 13 artists to participate in its Fourth Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2015 – July 2016 . HCAC’s goal is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County. Read the Request for Proposals (PDF) →

Richmond Gallery seeking proposals

Deadline: March 1. 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA is currently accepting proposals for 2016 and 2017. National and international artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals to exhibit work in all mediums (including but not limited to: video and film, new media, installation, sculpture, performance, painting and social practice). More about 1708 Gallery →


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

Anacostia River photography

Deadline: January 23. Vivid Solutions Gallery seeks submissions to a group photography exhibition highlighting the Anacostia River, to be on view March 13 – May 1, 2015. The exhibit coincides with Celebrate the River, a celebration of the Anacostia River that will serve as the closing day festivities of The National Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place near the gallery in Anacostia Park on April 12. More about the photography exhibit →

Don’t forget: Torpedo Factory opportunities

Deadline: January 28. Want to exhibit at the Torpedo Factory? Check out the annual Torpedo Factory jury and the Visiting Artist Program, which both have the same deadline next week.

Drawing & Print Competition

Deadline: January 31. The 26th National Drawing and Print Exhibition at Notre Dame of Maryland University: Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium are eligible. All drawings and prints must be original works of art. Each artist may submit up to 3 works, online only. More about the competition →

2-D art

Deadline: February 12. Fresh Paint Magazine is looking for submissions from emerging and mid-career artists for our juried April 2015 Issue. Artists working in two dimensional fine art disciplines (except photography) are welcome to submit their work. Juror: Margaret Winslow. More about the magazine →

Bethesda Painting Awards

Deadline: February 13. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter the Bethesda Painting Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC. More about the painting awards →

Emulsion at East City Art

Deadline: February 15. This call for entry is open to all residents 18 years of age or over who reside or create art within 50 miles of East City Art’s headquarters located at 922 G Street SE. Artworks in all media are eligible; the theme is “Emulsion.” Download the prospectus (PDF) →

Art about first responders

Deadline: February 20. “Visions of Courage, Impressions of Service” at Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center will express, through art, the values of the first responders and interpretations of police, fire and first responders from around the world. The exhibit coincides with the World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax. Entries are limited to 2-D art. More about the exhibit →

Paint Annapolis

Deadline: February 22. Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition held June 8-14, 2015, that brings to Annapolis plein air painters from around the world. Artists are juried in to participate, and a judge awards prizes at the competition. More about Paint Annapolis →

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 →

Torpedo Factory loading dock mural

Deadline: March 31. This is an open call for artists to design and execute a mural to cover the exterior of the Torpedo Factory Art Center loading dock. More about the mural →

Interactivity: Sight and Sound

Deadline: April 17. Sounds, music or voices seen as colors is referred to as synesthesia. Artists are invited to consider this concept and propose an exhibit of works that might connote or express it for an exhibit at Montgomery College. More about “Interactivity: Sight and Sound” →

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