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Artist Opportunities #300

Calathea (detail) by Art League instructor Rachel Collins.
Calathea (detail) by Art League instructor Rachel Collins.

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.

Alper Initiative

Deadline: none. The Alper Initiative for Washington Art accepts general exhibition submissions from Washington area artists and curators of all ages, medium, and backgrounds.

I Eat Therefore I Am

Deadline: February 29. “I Eat Therefore I Am” will be at Sipma Contemporary in Trenton, NJ. Artists are invited to express their take on food, body image, need, nourishment, obsession, and compulsion, anything that pertains to the human condition in question.

Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship

Deadline: March 1. The 9th annual open call for the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship is now open. Advancing the professional development of emerging visual artists, the two-year program serves as a steppingstone for the next generation of contemporary artists in Washington, DC.

Philadelphia craft show

Deadline: April 1. The 40th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 10 to 13, 2016, with a Preview Party on November 9. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.


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

Boardwalk Art Show

Deadline: December 31. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to apply to be one of 275 exhibitors at the 61st Annual Boardwalk Art Show along the Virginia Beach oceanfront, June 16–19, 2016. More about the Boardwalk Art Show →

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 →

Hole in the Sky

Deadline: January 3. Hole in the Sky, a cooperative artist-run live/work space located in NE Washington, DC, will hold a series of juried shows showcasing the work of artists living and working in the DC metro area. Works will be chosen by the merit of the individual works, and also by their interplay with surround pieces.

Maryland Federation of Art

The Maryland Federation of Art is hosting three upcoming exhibits and competitions. See details at the links above.

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 →

Sculpture residency

Deadline: January 25. Artist Residencies at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offer sculptors opportunities for inspiration and to create new work in the former marble quarry and manufacturing area of Vermont. Residencies are from one week to three months, featuring artists working in a diverse range of materials and techniques.

Delaplaine juried exhibit

Deadline: March 15. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD, announces a call for entry. All media are eligible. Artwork for exhibition must have been completed in last 2 years and not previously exhibited at the Delaplaine. More about the 2016 National Juried Exhibit →

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