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Artist Opportunities #263

Lotus With Fabric by Art League instructor Bobbi Pratte.
Lotus With Fabric by Art League instructor Bobbi Pratte.

Every Tuesday, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.

DC Art Bank

Deadline: March 20. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is seeking to purchase original two and three-dimensional works of art — including but not limited to paintings; drawings; mixed media; prints; photographs; fabric art; ceramics; sculptures; installations, and video work. More about the DC Art Bank →

Mural artists

Deadline: March 31. Meridian International Center – a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. – is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists. More about the program →

Strictly Painting 10

Deadline: April 17. From McLean Project for the Arts: All Mid-Atlantic artists (DC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, DE, WV) are invited to submit up to 4 jpegs of paintings or works related in some way to painting completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at MPA. More about “Strictly Painting” →

Tabletop ceramics

Deadline: May 1. The Art League presents its annual, international juried exhibit of ceramic works designed for food, drink, and the table. This year’s juror is Trevor Dunn. More about “Tabletop” →

Athenaeum Invitational

Deadline: June 15. Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit work based on the theme “Don’t Fence Me In.” Work must be wall-mounted and less than 9 inches deep. More about the invitational →

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

Truro Anglican Church

Receiving: March 18–19. As part of the City of Fairfax’s Spotlight on the Arts, Truro Anglican Church presents its 5th Spring Arts Festival Art Show. Work can be submitted in two categories: Adult and Youth. Work will be exhibited in the Truro Anglican Church Gallery and Undercroft from March 20 – May 22, 2015. Cash prizes will be awarded to each age category. More about the Spring Arts Festival →

South Atlantic Juried Exhibit

Deadline: March 20. This exhibit will be at the Montpelier Center in Montpelier, VA. The South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. More about the exhibit →

2016 Solo Exhibits

Deadline: March 25. VisArts in Rockville, MD invites artists working in all media to apply for 2016 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery. More about exhibiting at VisArts →


Deadline: March 30. Gallery Underground in Crystal City is asking artists to explore the color red for an exhibit opening April 27, juried by watercolorist Frank Eber. More about “Red” →

Touchstone Foundation Fellowship

Deadline: March 30. The Fellowship provides a 2 year membership in Touchstone Gallery in downtown DC. This guarantees a solo exhibition as well as participation in gallery group shows, mentorship, and a presence on the gallery website. The monetary value of the fellowship exceeds $4,500. The Fellowship is awarded to 1 or more emerging artists who have not been represented by a commercial gallery in at least 10 years. The application and related information can be found on the TFA website.

Force of Nature

Deadline: March 30. When women demonstrate their feminine power and energy in positive ways that command deep respect, they are often referred to as a Force of Nature. Women’s Caucus For Art, New Hampshire Chapter is calling for artwork to reflect this theme. WCA members and non-members of any gender, working individually or collectively, who live in the United States are invited to submit artworks for this exhibition. More about the exhibit →

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 →

Philadelphia Craft Show

Deadline: April 1. The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 12 to 15, 2015, with a Preview Party on November 11. The jury will accept 195 craft artists. More about the show →


Deadline: April 1. This exhibition at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD gives every artist the opportunity to interpret “transformation” as they wish. All media will be considered. More about the exhibit →

Heroes & Villains

Deadline: April 1. Whether you look to history books or comic books, or your own fantastical imagination, this exhibit welcomes artists that explore the complexities and nuances of heroes and villains. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented. Juror to be announced. More about the exhibit (PDF) →

Two April exhibits @ The Art League

Receiving: April 6–7. There are two juried group exhibits at The Art League in April, and members can enter both. Jayme McClellan will jury the April All-Media Exhibit, and Millicent Young will jury “Bits & Pieces,” an exhibit of work of or about found objects.

Art @ the Park

Deadline: April 10 (early bird April 4). Art @ the Park 2015 is a regional festival (Mid-Atlantic Region) located in Annapolis MD in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. It features original art work from exhibitors throughout the region and includes musical performances, children’s activities, eclectic food, wine and beer. More about exhibiting at the festival →

Smithfield Arts Festival

Deadline: April 10. The Smithfield (Virginia) Fall Festival of the Arts is a juried outdoor fine art show featuring accomplished travelling artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. There will be live entertainment throughout the day on an adjacent stage. The show has openings for more than 80 artists in the first year, and room for expansion in the future. We welcome artists working in Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber/Leather, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Painting, Photography, Wood, and other media. Prizes include $1,000 for Best in Show, and $200 prizes for first place in each category. More about the festival →

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” →

Small Works on Paper

Deadline: April 20. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites all artists to participate in a juried exhibition of small works on paper in conjunction with The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Works on paper (15″ x 11″ or smaller) in all traditional and experimental visual arts media, including photography, will be considered. More about the exhibit →

Art Uniting People

Receiving: May 1. This exhibit is open to anyone whose life has been affected by mental illness, substance use disorders, or intellectual disabilities. This includes those who have been diagnosed with one of these conditions, family members, friends and caregivers. More about the exhibit →

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