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.
Art @ the Park
Deadline: April 8. Art @ the Park is a regional festival (Mid-Atlantic Region) located in Annapolis MD in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. It features original art work from exhibitors throughout the region and includes musical performances, children’s activities, eclectic food, wine and beer.
Baltimore juried exhibit
Deadline: April 10. School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD) is now accepting applications from artists for the 2017 Juried Group Exhibitions. Applications are open to visual artists working in any medium who wish to have their most recent works considered.
Watercolor juried exhibit
Deadline: May 6. The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild invites entries to the 2017 Annual Exhibition, to be held at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. The juror this year is Steve Fleming, former instructor at The Art League.
Deadline: May 31. 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 Summer 2017 issue are now being accepted.
National Parks residencies
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Deadline: First come, first served. Artomatic 2017 will be held March 24–May 6. Artomatic is not juried; participation is based on a first-come basis and no one needs to see your art in advance. It’s open to all artists 18 and older. (For an idea of what Artomatic is like, read our review of Artomatic 2015 or this installation guide.)
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.
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.
Deadline: March 13. Taking inspiration from the prints and posters in Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque and the artist’s style, the Phillips Collection (Washington, DC) invites you to create a poster with a modern-day spin.
Arlington Arts Center
Deadline: March 13. Each year, Arlington Arts Center selects approximately 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically consider AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged. Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, or PA may submit exhibition proposals.
Deadline: March 15. Foundry Gallery (Washington, DC) is welcoming proposals for a juried solo exhibition for the month of August 2017. The solo exhibition gallery features 65 feet of running wall space with significant street-front exposure. This exhibition call is open to all artists 18 years or older residing in the United States.
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.
Deadline: March 16. The City of Fairfax (VA) is holding its annual Fall Festival and Holiday Craft Show in 2017. All work must be original, handcrafted art and craft items produced by the vendor (US based artists only).
Art Speaks on the Bay
Deadline: March 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.
Deadline: March 17. The Art League of Hilton Head (SC) invites you to enter the 2017 Biennale, its 25th National Juried Exhibition, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $7000 in cash prizes will be awarded.
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.
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.
Deadline: March 26. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites national and international artists to apply for Glitch, an exhibition that explores new technological and interactive mediums in art. This exhibition will examine the intersection of contemporary and digital art; highlighting emerging new media in art such as digital, website, glitch / gif, and video art.
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.
Public Art in Falls Church
Deadline: March 31. The Arts Council of Fairfax County is accepting proposals from artists or artist teams for a temporary public art engagement project in Falls Church, VA. The selected artist/team will design, fabricate, and install a temporary work. The $15,000 artist fee includes design, materials, fabrication, insurance, travel, packing, shipping, installation, de-installation, display and maintenance.
Colored pencil works
Deadline: March 31. The Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition is exclusively for works done in 100% colored pencil. This year’s exhibition is in North Bethesda, MD.
Deadline: March 31. In association with Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) presents “Artful Living,” a juried art exhibition and community event. Proceeds from event benefit our families and the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival Scholarships Fund.
Philadelphia craft show
Deadline: April 1. The 41st Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 9 to 12, 2017, with a Preview Party on November 8. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.
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.
Art on Vacation
Deadline: April 3. For “Escape: Art on Vacation” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Solomons, MD), artists should submit artwork that embodies the spirit of adventure, the love of travel, and the artistic inspiration found abroad. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards.
Deadline: April 7. The 15th Annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards will award $14,000 in prize monies to selected artists and features the work of the finalists in a group exhibition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC. All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted.
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.
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.
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.
Deadline: May 15. The ManneqART Competition (Laurel, MD) covers three distinct “sections” of wearable art design: Sculpture, Hair, and Makeup. An artist’s award pool of over $10,000 USD has been allocated for this year’s ManneqART competition.
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.
Small works: prints
Deadline: June 3. For the 20th Annual Washington Printmakers’ National Small Works Competition and Exhibition, eligible entries are hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work with print components.
Deadline: July 21. The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the visual arts of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery in the past, as well as works selected through an open call for submissions.
Deadline: August 1. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 (Rockville, MD) calls for proposals that help envision and frame the future. What voices, stories, platforms, food, services, or experiences are currently missing or hidden?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.