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Artist Opportunities #289

Painting by new Art League instructor Joey Mánlapaz.
Painting by new Art League instructor Joey Mánlapaz.

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 last chance!

Deadline: September 25. Three jurors will select proposals from artists to create exhibits in the 2017 exhibit calendar. Click here for details.

Fairfax County artists

Deadline: September 30. The Arts Council of Fairfax County is coordinating a holiday ornament to represent Fairfax County on this year’s tree in the Executive Mansion in Richmond. Read the request for proposals (PDF) →

Endangered art

Deadline: October 2. You are invited to enter the 3rd annual Endangered Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species or habitats. More about this contest →

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

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 sandrachesrown07@verizon.net 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 →

Sculpture fellowship: Virginia

Deadline: October 1. The Virginia Commission for the Arts offers a limited number of fellowships in sculpture to Virginia residents 18 and older. More about the fellowships →

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 →

Open call for video art

New deadline: October 16. The Art League is seeking submissions for video installations to be on view in the main hallway of the Torpedo Factory from October 26 to November 6, the date of Art on Tap. All videos will be on loop without sound. The juror is Rory Sheridan, Senior Video Editor at the Travel Channel. Selected artists will receive one free ticket to Art on Tap, and Best Video will receive one year free exhibiting artist membership to The Art League Gallery. There is no fee to apply. To read the full call to artists, click here!

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 →

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

Deadline: Ongoing. The Delaplaine seeks proposals on an ongoing basis for shows in five galleries as well as schools and community groups for the Community Art Wall. Proposals for large group, small group, and solo shows are reviewed by an exhibit selection panel and are scheduled two years in advance. More about exhibits at Delaplaine →

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