Artist Opportunities #267

Artist Opportunities #267

Lily Study by Art League instructor Kurt Schwarz.
Lily Study by Art League instructor Kurt Schwarz.

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.

Target Gallery

Deadline: April 27. “Borders & Boundaries” examines work inspired by the outsider’s perspective. The theme extends to geographical boundaries, personal boundaries, societal boundaries, and everything in between. This exhibition is open to national and international artists working in all media. Our juror is Clint Mansell, Director of Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. More about “Borders & Boundaries” →

Virginia watercolorists

Deadline: June 6. The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild 2015 Annual Show is scheduled to open on Friday, September 4 at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. This month long juried show is open to Virginia resident artists, 17 years or older. Each artist may submit two original paintings in watercolor or other water media for consideration. More about the watercolor show →

Digital fabrication residency

Deadline: June 15. Digital Fabrication Residency (Easton, MD) is a professional development program engaging artists with digital tools for project visualization and fabrication workflows for 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital embroidery, textile printing, animation and other platforms. Residents learn software workflows and become knowledgeable in current applications of technology in the production of art. More about the residency →

New paintings 2016

Deadline: July 10. The University of Mary Washington Galleries is proud to host the tenth Mid-Atlantic New Painting biennial exhibition! The competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older, living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Entries must have been completed within two years of the application deadline. More about the painting exhibit →

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

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 →

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 →

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 →

DC artists

Deadlines vary. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities offers several funding programs for individuals and nonprofit organizations located in the District of Columbia. More about FY16 grants →

Purchase for permanent collection

Deadline: May 3. Amazon Web Services seeks to purchase a wide range of original artwork in various media for their corporate office in Washington D.C. from artists who are either current students, alumni, or faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) from all campuses or artists eighteen years and older who live, work, or have studios in the Metropolitan D.C. region. More about the project →

Fauvism exhibit

Receiving: May 4–5. For “The Influence of Fauvism” at The Art League, members are invited to explore this movement’s relationship to bold, bright color. Best in Show, as selected by the juror, receives $500. Click here for information on the exhibit and here for information on membership →.

Smithfield Arts Festival

New deadline: May 15. 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 →

DC photography competition

Deadline: May 22. FotoDC is holding two spring competitions for photographers: Faces of DC 2015 and Places of DC 2015. Judges will select cash prizes and images to appear in online and offline exhibits.

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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