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Artist Opportunities #350

Strata, a mixed-media painting by Art League instructor Delna Dastur.

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.

My America

Deadline: December 31. Tell your story of America for My America, January 21, 2017 at Edgewood Arts Center (Washington, DC). This community arts festival & fundraiser will welcome DC-area artists of all backgrounds. There is no submission fee. All videos will be projected without sound. All visual art will be placed on tables. There is available space for a very limited number of floor sculptures.

International Women’s Day (IWD) Artwork

Deadline: January 7, 2017. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence invites female identifying artists in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to submit their artwork to be considered for our 2017 IWD artwork. This year we are trying to lift up a piece as well as an artist who embodies the struggles and ideals behind IWD. The chosen piece will be bought with the rights to be distributed, nationally, on an IWD greeting card, and shared across our online channels. All art mediums are welcome. Pieces, purchase price, artist statement, as well as artist bio can be submitted to Justine Robillard at

Virginia residencies

Deadline: January 15, 2017. Applications are now open for residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

TFAA annual jury

Deadline: January 27, 2017. The annual jury is the process by which artists can join the Torpedo Factory Artists Association’s thriving network of professional artists in Alexandria, VA. All artists working in fine arts and fine crafts are eligible.

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


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.

New American Paintings

Deadline: December 31. The magazine New American Paintings holds regional competitions open to United States artists. The South competition is open to artists in AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular.

Historical Society

Deadline: January 3, 2017. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. invites all artists residing in the Washington metropolitan area to enter its 2017 For the Record juried exhibition and fundraiser.

Facing Our Fear

Deadline: January 4, 2017. The prospectus for Facing Our Fear, to be exhibited in Norfolk, VA, is now live. Artists may apply the student, amateur, or professional category.

Spectacular Skies

Deadline: January 4, 2017. For “Spectacular Skies” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Solomons, MD), artwork should seek to fill viewers with a sense of wonder and mystery. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented.

Fine art photography

Deadline: January 9, 2017. ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from Virginia, DC, Maryland, and West Virginia to participate in the 2017 ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography Competition.


Deadline: January 9, 2017. Emulsion, the fourth annual East City Art regional juried show, is open to anyone 18 years and over who resides or creates art within 50 miles of East City Art’s headquarters located at 922 G Street SE in Washington, DC.

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.

Public art request for portfolios

Deadline: January 17, 2017. The DC Department of General Services has issued a Request for Qualifications in which interested artists will submit portfolios for review, followed by site-specific proposals for public art at the Marie Reed Community Learning Center. Find the details in this PDF.

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.

Prince George’s County artists

Deadline: January 30, 2017. The Prince George’s County Traffic Box Art Wrap project is announcing a Call for Artists. Hyattsville CDC seeks five designs for reproduction on vinyl wraps to cover 11 traffic boxes, at pre-determined sites within Prince George’s County.

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.


Deadline: February 5, 2017. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites national and international artists to submit work for Ephemera, an all-media exhibition that challenges the concept of timeless art by exploring ephemeral artwork. Ephemeral is defined as “fleeting, short-lived, momentary, or brief.”

Matador Review

Deadline: February 28, 2017. 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 Spring 2017 issue are now being accepted.

France residency

Deadline: February 28, 2017. The BAU Institute residency in Cassis, France supports the development of work in the Visual Arts (including photography, video and new media), Creative Writing, Dramatic Writing, Performance and Musical Composition.

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.

Current and recent students

Deadline: March 22. Wet Paint at the Workhouse Arts Center (Lorton, VA) is open to any artist who graduated with a Bachelor or Masters degree in 2014, 2015 or 2016, or any current student artist in a Bachelor or Masters program.

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