Artist Opportunities #325

Artist Opportunities #325

This week's image is by Art League photography instructor Barbara Southworth.
This week’s image is by Art League photography instructor Barbara Southworth.

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.


Extended deadline: June 20. “HotHot” at Foundry Gallery in Washington, DC is open to painting, drawing and mixed media by artists age 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia. Work should not be more than 40” wide. There is no theme.


Deadline: June 21. Sankofa Bookstore is calling local DC artists to submit work that embodies the products, changes and outcomes of gentrification.

Holiday Market

Deadline: July 9. The Downtown Holiday Market (outside the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture) is a juried, high-quality crafts and gift market featuring a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food and beverage vendors.

Ward 5 Wonders

Deadline: July 25. Art Enables is seeking work made by Ward 5 artists for the August/September exhibition, “Ward 5 Wonders” (see bottom of page) in Off-Rhodes Gallery.


Deadline: August 18. For “Games: From Marbles to Minecraft” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, the jury invites artists to submit works that celebrate and explore the broad spectrum of game history, development and innovation, including game design, production, packaging, and marketing.

Open Call

Deadline: Ongoing. Washington ArtWorks (Rockville, MD) is holding an Open Call for the Walls. Artists pay a fee to hang work for two-month periods in these unjuried exhibits.

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

Art League members: Installation art

Extended deadline: June 15. “Not a Box” at The Art League is an exhibit of installation art, juried by Alex Paik. For more information, read our FAQ and the juror’s tips.

Vermont fellowships

Deadline: June 15. Vermont Studio Center is thrilled to announce 54 fellowships available at our June 15th, 2016 deadline. Fellowships for Visual Artists include those specifically for east coast artists of color, female painters over 45, craft artists, and emerging artists, plus 25 fellowships open to all.

Annual juried show

Deadline: June 19. The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is located in beautiful, rural Floyd VA.  We invite visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in our annual juried show.


Deadline: June 30. Photo ’16 is a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Sam Abell, a long-time National Geographic photographer, will be the juror. All photographers living in the U.S., 18 years or older, working in traditional, digital or alternative photographic processes are eligible to participate.


Deadline: July 1. Projekt30 in Baltimore is taking submissions for our August publicly juried exhibition. We are an artist-run arts organization dedicated to promoting emerging artists.

National juried exhibit

Deadline: July 1. The AI&G National Juried Exhibition in Salisbury, MD is long-held tradition featuring the best artwork by artists from across the country. The theme for 2016 is “Tradition & Innovation”. Open to all artists aged 18 or older and all media.

Public sculpture 1

Deadline: July 1. Art in Place (Charlottesville, VA) is seeking submissions for the Outdoor Sculpture Competition 2016/2017, with sculptures to remain in place for 11 months at selected locations around the city. Each artist selected will receive a $1,500 honorarium.

Public sculpture 2

Deadline: July 1. Four locations around the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of public sculpture from October, 2016 to September, 2017. Liability insurance provided. Stipend of $2000.  Artist responsible for delivery and removal.


Deadline: July 5. For the national juried exhibition Art as Politics at Touchstone Gallery, express everything you love and hate in the current election process as a visual art form.

Mural project

Deadline: July 18. For the second “Paint the Town,” the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites artists to beautify the plaza at 3 Bethesda Metro Center. Applicants must be residents of DC, MD, or VA who are 18 years or older.

Harrisonburg juried exhibit

Deadline: August 1. National Juried Art Show at Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg, VA: This is a national juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to any artist, who is a resident of the United States and is over the age of 18, working in two-dimensional media. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography or other traditional or non-traditional two-dimensional media, excluding film, are welcome.

Pets and animals

Deadline: August 10. For “Fur, Feathers, and Fins” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, the jury seeks works that explore the wide world of pets. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented.


Deadline: August 18. The Athenaeum Invitational in Alexandria, VA is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery in the past, as well as works selected through a call for submissions open to anyone living or working in Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, or Maryland.

Digital Fabrication Residency

Deadline: September 1. Digital Fabrication Residency program residents learn and gain hands-on experience with laser cutting, CNC routing, FDM 3D printing, digital embroidery, 2D plotting and 3D scanning. Applications for the 3 Day Onsite Residency Program in Easton, MD must include a project proposal that outlines what the resident plans to work on while onsite.

Art League solo exhibits

Deadline: September 23. Entry is now open for 2018 solo artist exhibits at The Art League. Entry is open to all Art League members.


Deadline: September 28. “Root to Bloom: Places Artists Call Home” at Principle Gallery (Alexandria, VA) will feature paintings representative of where the featured artists call “home.” Works must be paintings no more than 40 inches along the longest edge (measured unframed).


Deadline: October 3. The Dexter Jones Award, an unrestricted prize of $5,000, is presented annually to a sculptor for an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief. Each competitor must be a United States sculptor between the ages of 18 and 39.

Restaurant residency

Deadline: ongoing. The Artist-in-Residence program at Palette 22 showcases and promotes the original work of VA- based and regional artists inside and beyond the restaurant.

Banff residency

Deadline: ongoing. Artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent are encouraged to apply for Independent Residencies at the Leighton Artists’ Colony in Banff, Alberta.

Emergency grants

Deadline: Reviewed monthly. The Foundation for Contemporary Art’s Emergency Grants provide prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who: have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

Can't get enough?

Sign up for our weekly blog newsletter, subscribe to our RSS feed, or like us on Facebook for the latest Art League news. Visit our homepage for more information about our classes, exhibits, and events in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Share this
Every week we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click…
Welcome to Artful Weekend -our listing of area art exhibits and events- This weekend: June 2024 Landscape Exhibit, Dimensions 2024, and Prismatic Motion by…
Every week we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click…
Every week we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click…
Welcome to Artful Weekend -our listing of area art exhibits and events- This weekend: May 2024 Open Exhibit and Cape Cod Waters: Photographs by Meg Clarke at…
Every week we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click…

Did you know?

You can support The Art League every time you shop through AmazonSmile!

Simply set The Art League as your chosen charity, and every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, a portion of your purchase will be donated to support our mission to share the experience of visual arts with the community.