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Artist Opportunities #280

By Art League instructor Mike Francis.
By Art League instructor Mike Francis.

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 law education

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts is holding a panel, “Galleries 101: Law for Visual Artists,” on July 21 at Hamiltonian. Admission is $30 for non-WALA members. For the rest of WALA’s Summer Education Series, click here.

Public art

Deadline: July 27. Dance Place in Northeast is seeking artists to create semi-permanent (2-5 years) public art works for an Arts Park that will be in the public space between Dance Place and the Brookland Artspace Lofts. Read the call for proposals →

Light City Baltimore

Deadline: August 31. Premiering in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival of its kind in the United States. All artists are welcome to create and perform works that delight and entertain, as well as challenge, provoke thought, and speak to the important issues of our time. Artists and artist collaborative groups working in all media and genres of both the visual and performing arts are encouraged to apply. Read the call for entry →


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

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 →

Drawing & painting

Deadline: July 15. “Perspective” at Hillyer Art Space is a juried exhibition that examines contemporary painting and drawing. This exhibition is open to all artists living locally and nationally. Juror: Cory Oberndorfer. More about the exhibit →

Water theme

Deadline: July 15. Water Works is the title and theme of this Maryland Federation of Art organized exhibition. Any 2-D artwork in which water is clearly depicted as the primary force, object or consequence will be considered by the juror. More about the exhibit →

Mural project

Deadline: July 31. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces “Paint the Town,” an initiative to promote more public art murals in downtown Bethesda.  The first public art mural project organized by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is the Capital Crescent Trail Retaining Wall. $15,000 will be provided to the artist to pay for supplies and artist’s time. More about the project →

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) →

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 →

Norfolk residency

Deadline: July 31. The Studio Artist Program at Glass Wheel Studio, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is an immersive studio practice program awarded to 13 visual artists annually. The program welcomes visual artists working in all media. Artists will receive partially subsidized studio space, access to communal studio equipment, and public presentations/pop-up exhibition opportunities. More about Glass Wheel Studio →

Gallery B

Deadline: August 3. The gallery, a non-profit arts space, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition. Apply for an exhibit →

Sense of place

Deadline: August 14. Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites artists to enter its exhibit, “Finding Our Place: The Geography of Art.” What informs your work? A physical location or a virtual world ? Do you know “where you are?” All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards. More about “Finding Our Place” →

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 →

Bicycling theme

Deadline: August 15. The 2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championships will be held in Richmond, VA in September 2015 and this art show is in conjunction with the city’s numerous events surrounding the races. More about the exhibit →

Scale theme

Deadline: August 31. Live An Artful Life® Gallery in The Plains, VA invites artists residing in MD, VA, and DC to interpret “scale.” With this show, artists have a unique opportunity to create two paintings in any medium, of two scales: one miniature measuring 8″×10″ or smaller and one medium size painting at 18″×24″. More about the exhibit →

Art Howard County 2015

Deadline: August 31. Applications are now being accepted for this biennial, juried exhibit. Visual artists 18 years of age and older who live, work, or study in Howard County, MD are eligible to apply. Juror: Paula L. Phillips, Community Arts Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art. More about Art Howard County 2015 →

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 →

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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