Artist Opportunities #352

Artist Opportunities #352

Monoprint by Art League instructor Pamela Day.

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.

Contemporary prints

Deadline: January 8. BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD) is now accepting entries for the juried exhibition “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” (exhibit will be on view February 11 – March 11, 2017). Juror: Helen Frederick.

Photography contest

Deadline: January 11. The Exposed DC 2017 Contest is open to DC metro area photographers ages 18 and up.

Hyattsville Metro

Deadline: January 30. The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation in partnership with WMATA’s Art-In-Transit Program seek a muralist or muralist team to submit preliminary designs/sketches for the two wall sections of the pedestrian underpass at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Artists are encouraged to propose aspirational, dynamic imagery that evokes excitement and change.

Exhibit proposals

Deadline: February 1. BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD) is now accepting proposals for solo, themed and group exhibitions to be presented in our gallery spaces. Visual artists, curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and arts organizations who are over the age of 18 and live or work in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia are encouraged to submit Exhibition Proposals.

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

Historical Society

Deadline: January 3. 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. 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. 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.

International Women’s Day (IWD) Artwork

Deadline: January 7. 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 [email protected].

Fine art photography

Deadline: January 9. 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. 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.

Virginia residencies

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

NoVa Mini Maker Faire

Deadline: January 15. 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. 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.

Landscape photography

Deadline: January 25. All artist renditions on the Landscapes theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for the Landscapes 2017 exhibit at the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO). The juror is Lisa Volpe, associate curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

TFAA annual jury

Deadline: January 27. 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.

Drawings & prints

Deadline: January 29. 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. 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.

Photography competition

Deadline: January 30. Photoworks Gallery (Glen Echo, MD) announces a Call for Entries for United/Divided, the upcoming public exhibition of photography in 2017.

Laurel Art Guild

Deadline: February 1. Any artist over 18 years old who resides in MD, VA, DC, PA, WV, DE, or NJ is eligible to submit to the Laurel (MD) Art Guild’s 48th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.

Fiber art

Deadline: February 4. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Plein air competition

Deadline: March 8. The Bucks County (PA) Plein Air competition is open to all painters age 18 and older. All entrants will be juried, and the total number of participants will be limited to 50.

Harrisonburg juried exhibit

Deadline: March 15. 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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