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Artist Opportunities #296

Paradox I by Art League printmaking instructor Nancy Aldrich-Wolf.
Paradox I by Art League printmaking instructor Nancy Aldrich-Wolf.

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.

Two Torpedo Factory opportunities

Visiting Artist Program deadline: January 29, 2016. Applicants may apply for a 1, 2, 3, or 4-month summer residency at the Torpedo Factory, June through September. More information about the Visiting Artist Program

Annual Jury deadline: January 29, 2016. Each spring the Torpedo Factory Artist Association conducts its annual jury for new Torpedo Factory Artists. More information about the jury process

Virginia artists

Deadline: March 16, 2016. Art Speaks on the Bay is held in Mathews, VA and is open to all Virginia artists age 18 and up. More about this exhibit

Re-runs: The announcements below have appeared here previously, but their deadlines still haven’t passed:


Photography exhibit (1)

Deadline: November 18. For “Simply” at the Center for Fine Art Photography, photographers are asked to capture the everyday in an extraordinary way. All subject matter accepted. All capture types and photographic processes are welcome. More about this exhibit →

Photography exhibit (2)

Deadline: November 19. The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 5th annual Focal Point, an open-juried all photography competition. Following exhibition guidelines, any original 2-D or 3-D work created in any form of photography will be considered. More about Focal Point →

Vivid: Abstract Expressions

Deadline: November 30. This exhibit at ArtSpace Falls Church is an all-media, juried show open to all artists. The theme is “Vivid: Abstract Expressions.” For more information, see page 2 of the catalog.

Wearable art

Deadline: November 30. The Spartanburg (SC) Art Museum is seeking fashion designers, jewelry artists, wearables artists, and textile/fiber artists to submit 3–5 images of their original work for consideration in Contextile, a live event to be held in Spartanburg Art Museum’s main gallery on Saturday, January 16. More about Contextile (PDF) →

Alexandria installations

Deadline: December 11. Up to ten artists or groups will be selected to create installation work over the course of approximately 90 days within vacant, commercial properties throughout Alexandria, VA. Artists will be paid a commission of $2,500-$5,000 per project. Installation art is used in the broadest sense. We are looking for innovative, compelling, and community-inclusive work. All mediums, styles, and collaborations including those not necessarily associated with installation artwork will be considered. Group submissions are encouraged. There is no fee to submit. More about this opportunity (PDF) →

Howard County Arts Council

Deadline: January 1, 2016. General exhibition applications for Howard County Arts Council galleries are reviewed on a quarterly basis. All artists ages 18 and over are eligible to apply. More about HCAC general exhibitions (PDF) →

Drop-off: January 7, 2016. For the HoCo Open 2016 exhibit, all artists in Howard County are eligible. More about HoCo Open 2016 →

Fairfax County Artists

Deadline: January 6, 2016. The Arts Council of Fairfax County is pleased to announce the annual Strauss Artist Grant program for individual artists. Artists in all disciplines including visual arts, creative writing, theatre, dance performance, choreography, film, new media, music composition, and music performance are eligible to apply. More about the Strauss Artist Grants →

The Cube

Deadline: January 18, 2016. The Cube is an experimental and installation space programmed by Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. The space, a roughly 20×20′ box, is equipped with several electrical outlets and track lighting. More about the Cube →

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