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Artist Opportunities #304

Contemplating Calder by Art League instructor Peter Ulrich.
Contemplating Calder by Art League instructor Peter Ulrich.

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.

Collage exhibit

Deadline: January 25. “All to Pieces” is an exhibit at Falls Church Arts devoted to collage.

Photography grants

Deadline: January 31 and March 3. The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.

Wearable art

Deadline: February 15. For “Any Portmanteau in a Storm,” artists are invited to submit any wearable art created using unusual techniques or processes.

Road Trip

Deadline: March 15. Gallery Underground announces “Road Trip,” a national juried art competition. All-media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that portray the subject of a road trip – literally, figuratively, and metaphorically.

Plein air competition

Deadline: February 14. The 8th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event, June 11, is a juried exhibition and art competition organized by the Allegany Arts Council. Artists have two hours to paint and compete for cash prizes.


Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!

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.

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

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 →

Virginia artists

Deadline: March 16 (early bird February 16). Art Speaks on the Bay is held in Mathews, VA and is open to all Virginia artists age 18 and up.

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.

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.

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