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Artist Opportunities #357

Partly Cloudy by Art League instructor Fred Markham.

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.

Maryland Plein Air

Deadline: February 12. Entries for the 2017 Mountain Maryland Plein Air are now being accepted. This year’s juror is Barbara Jaenicke, a landscape painter based in Bend, Oregon. Over $11,000 in prizes will be awarded this year.

Photos of DC creatives

Deadline: February 17. FotoDC and #202Creates are hoping to find out who you think should be in the first ever DC Creative Class of 2017 to be shown at the #WeDC house at SXSW. We are looking for you to share images of of the DC Creative Community, and select 202 of the strongest images.

LA residency

Deadline: February 28. The LA Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

Virginia fair

Deadline: March 10. The 73rd Annual Waterford Fair, a juried crafts exhibition with demonstrations and retail sales, will be held in the National Historic Landmark village of Waterford, Virginia, October 6–8, 2017.

MD craft show

Deadline: May 7. The Academy Art Museum Craft Show (Easton, MD) is an indoor, juried craft show featuring approximately 65 artists from across the United States.


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

March150

Panel pickup: January 8–February 12. Target Gallery is raising money for its special exhibitions and programming with the 7th annual March150 special exhibition. The exhibition is not juried and open to all artists, with the only requirement being that works be created on the gallery provided 10″x 10″ wood panels. A $15 fee guarantees entry into the exhibition, a chance to win awards chosen by special judges, and one free ticket to the Art Party on Friday, March 24.

Creative Entrepreneurship Series

Events: February 15–March 22. Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts will present its acclaimed Creative Entrepreneurship Series at VisArts at Rockville (MD). Each session is free for WALA members or $20 for non-members.

Painting awards

Deadline: February 17. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the 12th annual Bethesda Painting Awards. Up to nine finalists will be selected to display their work in an exhibition during the month of June at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD, and the top four winners will receive $14,000 in prizes.

Art Hop Takoma

Deadline: February 21. Once again the Old Takoma Business Association is hosting community favorite Art Hop arts fest on April 29–30, 2017! Join us for this weekend of art where we match local artists with local businesses.  We invite a broad range of local artists working in a variety of media at all ranges of pricing, both new and emerging, to create an exciting mix of local art.

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.

3-D art

Deadline: February 28. Artful Dimensions Gallery, an all 3-D, non-profit art gallery in Fredericksburg, VA has a call for 3-D artists for its annual juried show.

Community Mural Project

Deadline: March 1. Greenhill Realty is now accepting artist submissions for the new community mural project Arts on Edsall. The project in West Alexandria, VA will transform the blank canvas of the Edsall Road side of the Greenhills Mayflower Building. Upon completion the artist(s) will receive a $10,000 award. Please email inquiries and submissions to [email protected].

DC Fellowship

Deadline: March 3. The 10th annual open call for the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship (Washington, DC) is now open. Hamiltonian Artists encourages all interested artists who have not had prior gallery representation to apply for this competitive, two-year fellowship program.

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.

Heritage crafts

Deadline: March 10. The 73rd Annual Waterford Fair, a juried crafts exhibition with demonstrations and retail sales, will be held in the National Historic Landmark village of Waterford, Virginia, October 6–8, 2017.

Solo exhibits: Philadelphia

Deadline: March 10. Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA features six professional artist exhibitions per year in all media and all subject matter.

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.

Art Speaks on the Bay

Deadline: March 16 (early bird February 16). Art Speaks on the Bay is a juried art show at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews, VA. There is a courier service offered for accepted artwork.

Target Gallery call for proposals

Deadline: March 19. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at Target Gallery from July 8 – September 3, 2017. The artist(s) will also receive a $1,000 stipend.

Fellowship

Deadline: March 20. VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville.

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.

Illinois art festival

Deadline: March 30. The West End Arts Festival in La Grange, IL is a juried fine art festival taking place September 9–10, 2017.

Solo show proposals

Deadline: March 31. VisArts (Rockville, MD) invites artists working in all media to apply for 2018 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

Performance art

Deadline: April 1. The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York.

Small prints

Deadline: April 10. Artists from all 50 states and Canada are eligible to submit up to 3 original prints for the National Small Prints Show at Creede Arts Council (CO).

Freedom juried show

Deadline: April 16. Project:Free is a call to artists to explore what it means to live in a free world or to have freedom of speech and expression. Organized by SIPMA Contemporary, the venue is the Printmaking Center of NJ. There are no limitations on size or media as long as it fits through an 84” door.

Bethany Beach

Deadline: April 28. The 39th Annual Bethany Beach (DE) Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 9. The one-day show will feature more than 100 artists.

Panama residency

Deadline: May 29. Continuing our year-long focus on Black Speculative Art, the Creative Currents Artist Collaborative Summer Artist Residency allows literary, visual, performance, dance and music artists two weeks in conversation with their creative muse and each other as we explore the Black Speculative Arts amongst the backdrop of historic Portobelo, Panama.

1st Stage

Deadline: ongoing. 1st Stage, a small, professional theater in the Tysons area, mounts art exhibits for each production, usually five to six times a year. If you are interested in being considered for a show, contact curator Deborah Conn at [email protected].

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