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Artist Opportunities #343

Concrete Cover 3, photo collage by Art League instructor Rosemary Luckett.
Concrete Cover 3, photo collage by Art League instructor Rosemary Luckett.

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.

Comic books lecture

Event: November 7 at 12:00 noon. The lecture at the Library of Congress, “The Unacknowledged History of Black Creators and Black Characters in Comic Books,” (PDF flier) is free and open to the public.

Call for collaborative proposals

Deadline: December 1. Evolve at Current Studio (Oklahoma City, OK) encourages teams of artists to propose ideas of work they would make in collaboration. Open to any artists, regardless of geographic location.

Emerging curators

Deadline: December 12. Applications for the 2017 VisArts Emerging Curator program are now open. VisArts (Rockville, MD) invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.

Harrisonburg juried exhibit

Deadline: March 15, 2017. All artists residing in the U.S. are invited to enter artwork completed after January 1, 2015 into the 14th annual VMRC Juried Art Exhibition (Harrisonburg, VA). No commission is charged on sales.

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

Hilton Head craft fair

Deadline: November 1. The Fifth National Juried Hilton Head Fine Art Craft Guild exhibition seeks 2-D and 3-D fine art craft entries.

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.

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.

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: November 13. “Ipseity” is defined as individual identity or selfhood.  This all-media exhibition at Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites national and international artists to submit work that explores this concept of individual identity through works that contextualize themes of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, disability and all other ‘labels’ we might use to identify ourselves.

Reimagine Dada

Deadline: November 17. Are you a dada enthusiast and looking to show your work to celebrate the 100th anniversary of dadaism? The Hugo Ball is looking for artists that work in the visual arts, burlesque, sideshow, poetry, performance, music, etc. to submit their proposal for the show.

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.

Join Printmakers, Inc.

Deadline: December 1. Printmakers Inc at the Torpedo Factory Art Center invites printmakers to submit their portfolios for consideration as they jury for new members. Printmakers was established in 1975 as a workshop where professional printmakers would share facilities, materials and ideas with each other and the public.

Artist as Activist fellowship

Deadline: December 5. US-based artists and artist collectives are invited to apply to the Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist fellowship. The 2017 fellowship’s theme is racial justice with a particular focus on mass incarceration.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Deadline: December 11. The Greater Reston Arts Center invites artists to showcase their best contemporary art and craft in the 26th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, to be held in May 2017.

Fellowship: Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Deadline: December 15. The 2017 CFEVA Visual Artist Fellowship application is now available. Emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists are encouraged to apply. The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 150 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their careers. Three artists will receive a full range of career support during the two-year Fellowship period, including a $1,000 stipend and up to $3,000 for project expenses. Applicants are also eligible for CFEVA exhibitions, sales, and teaching opportunities.


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.


Deadline: December 18. Capitol Hill Art League presents its 6th Annual Metro DC Open Juried Call with “Vessels,” open to 2-D and 3-D art around that theme. The juror this year is Chris Cooley.

NoVa Mini Maker Faire

Deadline: January 15, 2017 (early bird November 21). The NoVa Mini Maker Faire brings together an amazing collection of tech enthusiasts, engineers, woodworkers, metal workers, auto hackers, artists, teachers, and craftspeople from all over the northern virginia, Metro DC area and beyond.

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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