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Artist Opportunities #340

Washington, Medusa, Watson by Art League instructor Matt Pinney. 48” x 48”, oil on aluminum photographic print, 2013
Washington, Medusa, Watson by Art League instructor Matt Pinney. 48” x 48”, oil on aluminum photographic print, 2013

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.

Anything Goes

Artwork dropoff: October 29. Towson Arts Collective (MD) is holding its Anything Goes Salon and Sale from November 3 to 19, 2016.

Under $500

Deadline: November 1. Maryland Art Place is seeking artists for “Under $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. On Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2016, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.

Virginia artists

Deadline: November 27. Virginia artists are invited to submit works for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual juried exhibition, New Waves 2017. Work in all artistic mediums and made between the years of 2013-2016 is accepted for review.


Deadline: December 1. For “Shelter: Creating a Safe Home,” Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh, PA) is currently seeking artists whose work reflects an interest in topics related to home, shelter, homelessness and displacement.

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

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.

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.

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.

Small and large works

Deadline: October 17. Open to Art League exhibiting artist members only. Members can enter up to three works of art in each part of the MiniMAX exhibit (mini, or small works; and MAX, or large works). See the prospectus for specific size limitations. For this exhibit we’re honored to welcome our first-ever international juror, U.K. painter Susan Ashworth.

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.

Baltimore-area artists

Deadline: October 22. Maryland Art Place, in partnership with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will produce a small exhibition at the reception of the 45th Annual Monument Lighting this December (scroll down to see this opportunity). The work will be on display for one night during a private exhibition and exclusive after party. Exhibition attendance is expected to reach up to 175 guests.

Fine art photography

Deadline: October 26. For “Singular/Signature,” juried by Alyssa Coppelman, the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO) is looking for your most impactful images.

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.

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.


Deadline: December 16. Open to Art League exhibiting artist members only. For “Habits” at The Art League, artists are encouraged to examine habits, patterns, routines, and rituals – either in the context of their own lives, their own artwork, different cultures, or humanity as a whole. Juror: Rebecca Chaperon.

Arts instructors

Deadline: ongoing. Arts on a Roll, a program of the Prince George’s County (MD) Department of Parks and Recreation is a mobile, on-demand arts service that can be booked for events and recurring workshops. The goal of this program is to provide engaging and affordable arts services to people of all ages. The program is currently seeking teaching artists in the areas of Visual Arts, Dance, Digital Media, Poetry/Spoken Word/Storytelling, and Theatre.

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