Artist Opportunities #274

Artist Opportunities #274

By Art League ceramics instructor Lori Katz.
By Art League ceramics instructor Lori Katz.

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

Art in City Hall

Deadline: June 19. This juried exhibit enhances the environment of Alexandria’s City Hall and promotes the talents of local artists. It is open to members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, and the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. The juror is Frank P. Phillips. More about Art in City Hall →

Sculpture @ The Art League

Deadline: July 10. “Taking Shape” is an exhibit devoted to 3-D works of art. Entry is open to all members of The Art League. More about “Taking Shape” →

Exhibition proposals

Deadline: July 31. Brentwood Arts Exchange in Brentwood, MD is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome in all media. Read the call for proposals (PDF) →

Hillyer Art Space

Deadline: September 27. Hillyer Art Space in NW DC is now accepting proposals for solo exhibitions for our 2016/2017 exhibition season. Hillyer presents monthly exhibitions and each accepted artist is given a room in our three room gallery space to present their work. Read the call for artists →

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

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 exhibit →

Exhibit in retail space

Deadline: June 7. Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to invite artists to submit proposals for an exhibition in the new Shinola store gallery on 14th and R Street in Logan Circle. Artists with pre-existing work with a minimalist approach that shares Shinola’s aesthetic and vision for a community that thrives though excellence of craft and pride of work are invited to apply. More about this call for artists →

American landscapes

Deadline: June 17. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 15th annual American Landscapes competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work depicting a landscape from one of the Americas and following entry guidelines, will be considered. More about the landscape exhibit →


Deadline: June 19. The Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, VA invites artists 18 and over to enter its juried photography exhibit. More about the photography exhibit →

Outer space

Deadline: June 21. Other Worlds, Other Stories is a group exhibition curated by Jeffry Cudlin. WPA seeks work by contemporary artists thinking deeply about outer space: how humans will travel there in the future, what they will find, and how life after Earth could transform us as a society and as a species. More about this exhibit →

Lexington, VA

Deadline: June 23. Nelson Gallery in Lexington, VA invites submissions to their 16th annual juried show, to be held this summer. More about the exhibit (PDF) →

Hurricane Katrina

Deadline: June 26. As we approach the 10‐year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Montgomery College sees a unique opportunity to educate students and the larger community about the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. We are looking for your best artwork related to the social, political, racial, economic, and environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina. More about this exhibit →

Sustainability art

Deadline: June 30. Art Works For Change is seeking submissions for “Footing the Bill: Art and our Ecological Footprint,” an online exhibition of artwork addressing the urgent need to live sustainably within the Earth’s finite resources. There is no entry fee. More about the sustainability exhibit →

Outdoor sculpture

Deadline: July 1. ArtInPlace invites artists to submit monumental sculpture to install along the roadways of Charlottesville, VA for 11 months. $1,500 stipend. Read the application here →

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 →

Small works

Deadline: July 1. The ArtBeat Gallery in Manassas, VA announces its first annual small artworks exhibit! This will be a juried show, open to all artists over 18 years old and residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All media are eligible, including photography, sculpture, and textiles. More about this exhibit →

Small works (2)

Deadline: July 1. Now in its 16th year, the Will’s Creek Exhibition is a national, juried exhibition of contemporary art work from across the country. This annual show is presented by the Allegany Arts Council and held in the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “One Cubed.” The entirety of the artwork, including the frame or supports, must fit inside a 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot volume or a 1 foot by 1 foot area. More about the exhibit →

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 →

National pastel exhibit

Deadline: July 15. The Maryland Pastel Society’s national juried “Shades of Pastel” Exhibition will be held October 5 – 28, 2015 at Hill Galleries at the Old Naval Hospital in Washington D.C. More than $6500 in cash and merchandise awards are to be awarded. More about this exhibit →

Arts Club of Washington

Deadline: July 31. The Arts Club of Washington in Northwest DC continues its support for the visual arts with the Call for Entries for the 2016–2017 gallery season. Exhibitions are scheduled monthly from September 2016 through May 2017. Read the call for entries →

Mattawoman Creek Art Center

Deadline: August 15. The Mattawoman Creek Art Center, located at Smallwood State Park in Charles County, Maryland, is seeking artists of all media to exhibit their art in individual shows. The Mattawoman Creek Gallery is spacious, light filled, and overlooks the Mattawoman Creek. More about this opportunity →

Wings from Chains

Deadline: December 18. Wings From Chains at the Athenaeum in Alexandria invites artists to consider women’s roles and responsibilities in society — yesterday, today, and tomorrow — and explore the transformation from oppression to liberation, shame to pride, or drudgery into art.  Contemporary, historical, stereotypical, and fictional references are all welcome. This exhibition is timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the Women’s Caucus for Art in Washington, DC in February, 2016. More about the exhibit →

Athenaeum call

Deadline: Ongoing. Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit a proposal for a solo or group show at the Athenaeum. Read the call for artists →

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