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Artist Opportunities #345

New Life by Art League watercolor instructor Alice Kale.
New Life by Art League watercolor instructor Alice Kale.

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.

iPhone/iPad photos

Deadline: November 20. Any square format photograph taken with an iPhone or iPad can be submitted to iMotif at Sohn Fine Art Gallery (Lenox, MA).

Drawings & prints

Deadline: January 29, 2017. For the 28th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition at Gormley Gallery (Baltimore, MD), drawings and prints (not including photography) in any medium are eligible.

Fiber art

Deadline: February 4, 2017. Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center (Paducah, KY) is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium.

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

Video art

Deadline: November 15. Videos not in excess of 15 minutes are requested for inclusion in Frame & Frequency 3, an international video art exchange, presented as a series of screenings and exhibitions held concurrently in Medellin, Colombia at the PLECTO Galeria and at VisArts in Rockville, MD in November and December of 2016.

Digital creations

Deadline: November 15. From photography to filmmaking, computers have forever expanded ways for artists to capture and produce their work. MFA celebrates this disruption by changing our annual photography show, “Focal Point,” to an exhibition examining artistic use of digital media. Eligible artwork may be either 2-D or 3-D work that is created and/or produced through the use of software, whether purchased or artist-created, including photography, graphic design, digital painting, video, projection, and limited only by the artist’s imagination.

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.


Deadline: November 20. As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing.

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.

Matador Review

Deadline: November 30. The Matador Review, an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Art submissions for the Winter 2017 issue are now being accepted.


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.

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.

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.


Deadline: December 9. The Maryland Federation of Art seeks conventional and unconventional renderings of migrations that can make viewers see the changing world in a new light.

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.

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.

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.


Deadline: December 21. For “see attached,” VAE (Raleigh, NC) will be accepting submissions through email and printing out the attachments to hang. Alongside the attachments will hang the corresponding emails as artist statements, website, and label information.

Stormy Weather

Deadline: December 28. Stormy weather is the theme of the Maryland Federation of Art’s 2nd annual exhibition.

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.

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.

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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