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Artist Opportunities #265

Partly Cloudy by Art League instructor Fred Markham.
Partly Cloudy by Art League instructor Fred Markham.

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.

2015 Trawick Prize

Deadline: April 7. This annual juried competition, founded by Carol Trawick and produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, awards $14,000 in prize monies to selected artists and features the work of the finalists in a group exhibition. More about the Trawick Prize →

Academy Art Museum Craft Show

Deadline: April 20. The Academy Art Museum Craft Show in Easton, MD is an annual, indoor juried craft show featuring approximately 65 artists from across the United States. More about the show →

Out of Order at Maryland Art Place

Installation: April 21. For this annual fundraiser at Maryland Art Place, any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day — taking place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 7:00 am to midnight. Sales are split 50/50 between the artist and MAP. More about More about Out of Order →

MIX: Adventured in Mixed Media

Receiving: April 26–27. For this exhibit at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, artists are invited to combine two or more mediums and shake up your imagination. Mixed media compositions can convey visuals that are quirky, abstract, political, environmental and social. Think: Paint, Graphite, Textiles, Jewelry, Found Objects, Collage, Sculpture, Shadowboxes, Altered Books and beyond. Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts have teamed up to create this collaborative juried exhibit. The juror is Rosalee Lamanna, a mixed media artist and 22-year owner of Beads Ltd in Alexandria, Virginia. More about the exhibit →

Free lectures

The Art League is hosting two free talks in April: “How to Be a Fauvist” with Gallery Director Rose O’Donnell (inspiration for May’s juried group exhibit) and two Winsor & Newton product demonstrations with watercolors and oils. More about these talks →

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

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 →

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.

Heroes & Villains

New extended deadline: April 10. 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) →

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 →

2-D figure art

Deadline: April 14 (early deadline: April 7). This competition requires that the feature be ‘The Figure’. Open to any two-dimensional media. More about the exhibit →

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” →

Photography exhibit

Deadline: April 17. Candela Books + Gallery in Richmond, VA is holding its fourth annual invitational and juried exhibition. UnBound4! will be a summer group exhibition. Proceeds from a gala event will raise funds to purchase select works from the exhibition. Read the call to photographers →

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 →

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” →


Deadline: May 1. McLean Project for the Arts’s MPAartfest is a one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of more than 40 local and regional visual artists. The festival is Sunday, October 4, 2015. More about the festival →

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 →

Photo ’15

Deadline: July 1. You are invited to submit to Photo ’15, a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory. The juror is Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art. More about the exhibit →

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