Artist Opportunities #287

Artist Opportunities #287

Prague from the sketchbook of Art League instructor Avis Fleming.
Prague from the sketchbook of Art League instructor Avis Fleming.

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.

Solo exhibits at The Art League

Deadline: September 25. The application for 2017 solo exhibits at The Art League is now online!

Women’s Studio Workshop

Deadlines: various. Women’s Studio Workshop offers a variety of residencies, grants, and internships with application deadlines this fall. See their opportunity calendar here.

Printed Matter

Deadline: October 18. Target Gallery explores the fine art of printed matter. This exhibition will feature editioned work at affordable prices, as well as a library of artists’ books and zines. This call is open to national and international artists working in printmaking, illustration, graphic design, artists’ books, and zines. More about this exhibit →

Re-runs: These opportunities were previously posted in this space, but it’s not too late to apply!

Portrait competition

Deadline: September 8. The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition & Exhibit is open to artists 18 years or older residing in MD, VA, DC, WV, and DE. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by judge Judith Peck. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture. Read the call for artists →

Japan Media Arts Festival

Deadline: September 9. The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released between September 3, 2014 and September 9, 2015 are eligible for entry in the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. More about the Japan Media Arts Festival →

Small Wonders

Deadline: September 10. Small Wonders is currently open for entry. This exhibition is hosted by the Maryland Federation of Art and will be on display at Circle Gallery (18 State Circle, Annapolis MD) from November 27 – December 23, 2015. Any original 2-D artwork not exceeding 11″ and 3-D artwork not exceeding 7″ and following entry guidelines is eligible. Juror: Georgia Deal, Professor at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Awards total $1000. More information at mdfedart.org.

Call for proposals

Deadline: September 14. FEAST at VisArts 2015 will take place September 27 on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. Patrons will give a $30 donation for which they receive a delicious brunch of local food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event ticket money. More about this event →


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.

Bader Fund: Artists over 40

Deadline: September 15. The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund was established in 2001 in accordance with the will of the late Virginia Bader to provide grants to visual artists who have reached the age of 40, reside within 150 miles of Washington, D.C., and whose ability to concentrate on their art would be enhanced by receiving a grant. More at baderfund.org →

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 →

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 →

Arlington artists

Deadline: September 28. The Waverly Hills Civic Association is hosting a Woodstock Park Festival in Arlington on Saturday, September 12, and is looking for to host artists who either live or work in Arlington to sell their products. The entrance fee is $20, and sales go directly to the artist. Interested artists should email [email protected] by September 28. More information about the festival is at waverlyhillscivic.com.

Photography portfolios

Deadline: September 30. Fifteen photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center for Fine Art Photography’s Annual Portfolio ShowCase book. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to the artist’s websites. Select images will be exhibited in Fort Collins, CO at The Center for Fine Art Photography for the Portfolio ShowCase Exhibition. Read the call for artists →

Contemporary art

Deadline: September 30. The Women’s Caucus for Art, hosted by Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory with juror Elizabeth K. Garvey, announces a Call for Art: “Trending: Contemporary Art Now!” for January 23–February 28, 2016. “Trending” seeks works that are driving the direction of contemporary art. Read the call for entries →

Art League exhibit: Mini MAX

Deadline: October 2. These exhibits for Art League members are by online entry only. Work is restricted by size: under 48 square inches (MAX) or over 2,880 square inches (mini). Artists can enter up to three pieces in each exhibit; up to one may be accepted in each. Find the prospectus and enter these exhibits at https://theartleague.submittable.com/submit

Theme: “Public”

Deadline: October 5. The Multiple eXposure Project will be curating “Outside the White Cube”, an alternative, traveling, curatorial project which aims to feature image-based works across different disciplines and media by emerging artists from the Philippines and elsewhere. We are inviting local and international artists whose works discuss the notion of the “PUBLIC” and its complexities. Artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to participate and submit their works. We are seeking image submissions such as photographic series, video arts, short films, video mapping, recorded public performances, digital manipulation, animation, digital arts, new media arts, and others. Needless to say, any medium that can be projected to the screen will be accepted. Read the call for artists →

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 →

Paint the Beach

Deadline: October 30. The 6th Annual Paint the Beach returns to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, November 2 to 8. Events include a plein air painting competition and a quick draw event. More about Paint the Beach →

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