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Artist Opportunities #338

Lily Study by Art League instructor Kurt Schwarz.
Lily Study by Art League instructor Kurt Schwarz.

On Tuesdays, 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.

Latin@ artists

Deadline: October 13. NALAC Fund For The Arts provides a variety of grants to support US-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth.

All-media national show

Deadline: October 14. The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler is an all-media national juried show at Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD). Juror: Jack Rasmussen.

Sitar Arts Center

Drop-off dates: October 17–22. Sitar Arts Center celebrates arts in the community with our seventh annual juried exhibition. The exhibition will showcase work from local artists, including student and parent artists from the Sitar community in a variety of mediums. This year’s theme is Heart of the City. Images must be appropriate for school-aged children.

Nebraska residency

Deadline: November 1. The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for an artist-in-residence. One residency is available in painting, drawing, metals, fibers, or mixed media. A Master of Fine Arts is preferred, but not required. A desire to teach is a must.

Women’s Caucus for Art

Deadline: November 3.  The Women’s Caucus for Art, District of Columbia Chapter has issued a call for entries for a juried show at Artists and Makers Galleries in Rockville, MD.  Rebecca Cross, owner of the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown, will jury the show. Women artists working in all 2D and 3D media may submit up to three works of art

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


Deadline: First come, first served. If you would like to show your artwork at Artomatic@Baltimore (November 4–December 10), all you need to do is register to secure a space to feature your work. There is a $100 fee for visual artists. Registration is now open! (For an idea of what Artomatic is like, read our review of the most recent Artomatic event or this installation guide.)


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).

Contemporary craft

Deadline: September 30. The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Craft artists

Deadline: September 30. The Lydon Emerging Artist Program is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

Korean art

Deadline: September 30. The Korean Cultural Center Washington, DC is accepting proposals for exhibitions for the 2017 exhibition season. The K-Art Gallery presents monthly exhibitions which highlight the diversity of Korean art and which bring east and west together. The gallery accommodates various types of art, both traditional and contemporary.


Deadline: September 30. The 26th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition celebrates La Vie en Bleu, or “life in blue,” and welcomes entries of original artwork in all mediums that take inspiration from the theme of blue, including in nature, color theory, emotion, and more. All media are eligible.

Maryland residency

Deadline: September 30. VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville, MD.

Small works

Deadline: September 30. The Council for the Arts (Chambersburg, PA) presents “Miniature Art 2016.” 2-D artwork must have an image size no greater than 4″ by 6″, and sculpture should not exceed 5″ in any direction. No crafts, jewelry, photography, laser prints or computer-generated artwork.

Photography about homelessness

Deadline: October 1. For Picture This, organized by Flashlight Baltimore, entries can depict the homeless experience from around the country, however the Baltimore region is preferred. Entries must be original photography.

Torpedo Factory residency

Deadline: October 2. The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency (scroll down) is a competitive program that provides meaningful support to recent, promising MFA graduates for three months at a time in partnership with accredited MFA programs. Submissions are open for both graduates in the DC region and nationwide, provided they submit proof of their permanent residence in the area and/or commitment of contributing to the ongoing future of the DC/Maryland/Virginia arts scene.


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.

Young at Art

Artwork drop-off: October 4. Young at Art at Durant Arts Center is open to all DC-area residents ages 55 and older. All media are accepted and cash prizes will be awarded.

Fotoweek 2016

Deadline: October 7. There are three categories, and a chance to win cash prizes & have your photographs featured in the FotoWeekCentral gallery at the National Geographic Museum during this fall’s FotoWeekDC festival.

Figure & figurative

Deadline: October 11. Gallery Underground announces “Figuratively Speaking,” a national juried art competition. All-media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that interpret the theme “Figuratively Speaking” in two different ways: by depicting human forms, faces and features in representational or abstract works (portraiture, sculpture and all subject matter including people); or works which depict a broader interpretation of the theme, such as figurative language and figures of speech.

Awards for career development

Deadline: October 15. The 2016 S&R Foundation Washington Award application is now open! Every year the S&R Foundation awards four $5,000 prizes to emerging artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Video art

Deadline: October 16. The Art League in Alexandria, VA invites video artists, filmmakers, animators, performance artists, and media artists to submit silent, video-based art for the third annual Art on Tap event taking place Friday, November 4. It is free to enter.

Fellowships for Virginia artists

Deadline: November 4. In summer 2016, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting applications for 2017–2018 fellowships. Professional artists, graduate and undergraduate art students, graduate art history students, and college-bound high school seniors may apply.

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