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Artist Opportunities #303

Painting by Art League instructor Sara Linda Poly.
Painting by Art League instructor Sara Linda Poly.

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.

Hillyer Art Space

Deadline: January 14. “Typecast” at Hillyer Art Space is an all media exhibition that will showcase artists whose work expresses, explores and questions ideas about identity.

Art Hop Takoma

The Old Takoma Business Association is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Art Hop Takoma. On Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2016, the Takoma commercial district (DC and MD) will once again transform into a lively arts district showcasing the talents of both emerging and established visual artists and welcome visitors to our eclectic mix of local businesses.

Studio space: Arlington

Deadline: May 1. Newly renovated artist studios are available at Studio 3700, the Arlington Cultural Affairs arts incubator located in south Arlington. Professional artists and collaborative artist groups who live or work in the Washington, DC metro area are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

Upcoming exhibits at The Art League

Deadline: various. The full exhibit schedule for 2016 is now online. The next three exhibits you can enter are the March Open Exhibit, April’s “Orbit” exhibit, and the May Open Exhibit (online entry only). There is also over $9,000 in prizes available to artists who donate artwork for the Patrons’ Show Fundraiser by February 8.

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

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.

Exhibit proposals: Richmond

Deadline: ongoing. Artspace in Richmond, VA has an exhibition season running from January to December. The Exhibition Committee reviews proposals throughout the year. Proposals may be submitted at any time. Proposers will be notified whether they have been placed on the exhibition calendar for the coming year.


Deadline: January 15. All artists and craftpersons are invited to submit works for the Biennial 2016at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, VA. The juror is Valerie Fletcher, senior curator at the Hirshhorn Museum.

Virginia residency

Deadline: January 15. The Virginia Center for Creative Arts residencies are for visual artists and other fields including music and writing.

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 →

Video fest

Deadline: January 20. The Brentwood Arts Exchange All-Screened Video Fest (PDF) is an open-call feature of short film and video work by regional filmmakers. Presented to the public in a social and appreciative atmosphere, the one-day festival is a showcase of known and unknown talent alike. One artist/filmmaker will be awarded Best in Festival with a $300 prize.

Maker Faire

Deadline: January 23 (early bird January 16). The NoVa Mini Maker Faire is held each spring in Reston, Virginia. Northern Virginia tech enthusiasts, engineers, woodworkers, artists, and craftspeople come together to show what they’re making. Makers who wish to sell work at their booth pay a fee; otherwise participation is free.

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.

Fiber arts

Deadline: February 8. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Dowell, MD invites artists to submit works that reflect the best of contemporary fiber and textile art for Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Art.

Emulsion 2016

Deadline: February 15. The third annual Emulsion juried show at East City Art is open to all 18 and over within 50 miles of East City Art in SE DC.

Food art

Deadline: February 16. This March, Capitol Hill Art League hosts its annual DC-metro area Open Call juried art exhibit based on the theme Appetite for Art. 2-D and 3-D work will be accepted.

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.

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 →

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.

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