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Artist Opportunities #286

New Life by Art League watercolor instructor Alice Kale.
New Life by Art League watercolor instructor Alice Kale.

(Our apologies — we missed last week’s post due to technical issues. All of those opportunities are included this week.)

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.


Deadline: September 14. The competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older creating drawings. Theme: “Drawing” – Whether the work is in black and white or color, created as classical or experimental, this call is all about drawing. More about this call for artists →

Bethesda studio space

Deadline: September 15. Studio B is located in downtown Bethesda adjacent to the Bethesda Metro. Studio space is available beginning October 2015. Studio information:

  • Studio is 215 sq. feet
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. – Sat., 12–6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales

For more information about the studio space, click here.

Painting residency

Deadline: September 28. Calling all artists working in paint! The Golden Foundation has just released the 2015 application for residency sessions in 2016. More about the residency →

Washington Award

Deadline: October 15.  Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has remained open to talented artists working in any medium. Each winner will be awarded the cash prize of $5,000. More about the Washington Award →

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Deadline: December 6. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and is a competitive, juried, outdoor event that showcases the best contemporary fine art and craft from around the country. Two hundred artists will be selected on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship by a panel of jurors, who are experts in their fields, and by members of GRACE’s professional staff. More about the festival →


Deadline: rolling. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation encourages local artists to exhibit their work in its Fellowship Hall in Bethesda, MD. Artists do not have to be congregation members. There is no fee to exhibit or to apply for an exhibit, but RRUUC receives 20% of the final total of all sales. Applications to exhibit are accepted on a rolling schedule. We are now scheduling 2017. Steps in the application procedure are explained here.

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