Artist Opportunities #388

Artist Opportunities #388

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.

This is America

Deadline: October 20. Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invites artists working in all media to submit to “This Is America,” a national juried exhibition. Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or expression about some aspect of America and how you see it. Juror: Marsha Staiger.

NC public art

Deadline: October 23. Madison County is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for artists to design a sculpture to be part of a permanent collection on the expanding greenway in Mars Hill, NC. Read the call for artists.

Matador Review

Deadline: November 30. Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.

Northern Virginia Festival

Deadline: December 10. 27th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival: Every spring the Greater Reston Arts Center invites over 200 artists to showcase their best, original, contemporary fine art and craft in this competitive, juried outdoor event.

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

Photography competition

Deadline: September 13. The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery in New York City. This competition provides a great opportunity for the exposure of work by amateur as well as professional photographers alike.

Functional art

Deadline: September 15. “Tabletop” at The Art League (Alexandria, VA) will showcase the artistry of various functional wares associated with the table: acceptable media include ceramic, metal, fiber, wood, and glass. All works must be functional. For this exhibit, artists do not need to be members to submit.

Artists aged 40+

Deadline: September 15. Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grants for Artists 2017: To be eligible for consideration for an award, you must be a visual artist, work in any medium except film, video, and performance, be 40 years of age or older, and live within 150 miles of Washington, DC.

Outdoor functional art

Deadline: September 15. Dance Place (Washington, DC) is seeking design submissions for artistic picnic tables, seating and/or bistro sets that will serve as seating for the 8th St Arts Park.


Deadline: September 16. The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC is holding its annual exhibit this fall. Artists do not need to be members to submit.

Shino ware

Deadline: September 22. The District Clay Gallery (Washington, DC) will hold its 2017 Shino Splendor Exhibition from October 29 to November 26.  This exhibition celebrates one of the most exciting and historic ceramic glazes in all its amazing variation and beauty.

Solo exhibits @ The Art League

Deadline: September 23. The Art League (Alexandria, VA) seeks artists who have a strong, cohesive, and exciting body of work expressing an aesthetic concept for our prestigious solo artist exhibitions. Artists must be members to submit. Exhibit applications are reviewed two years ahead of time, so jurying takes place now for exhibits in 2019.

Smithsonian Craft Show

Deadlines: September 17–24. The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work.

Target Gallery: unfinished works

Deadline: September 24. Target Gallery, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, invites national and international artists working in all-media to apply to Interlude: Unfinished Works. This exhibition gives the spotlight to the artistic process. Curator Betsy Johnson of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the juror.

Contemporary craft

Deadline: September 29. The Greater Denton (Texas) Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

Public art: Prince George’s

Deadline: September 29. The Hyattsville (MD) Community Development Corporation is accepting artist proposals for the design and fabrication of two sculpturally-devised bus shelters for placement on Rhode Island Avenue in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts & Entertainment District.

Foundry Gallery

Deadline: September 30. Foundry Gallery is seeking a few established or emerging artists in the greater WashingtonDC area. The oldest cooperative in Washington, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows.

SC exhibit proposals

Deadline: September 30. Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC recently opened a Call for Artists for 2018-19. It is open to all contemporary artists nationally and internationally ages 18+.

Crafty Bastards

Deadline: October 4. Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair will be held outdoors at Nationals Park on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Washington Award

Deadline: October 5. S&R Foundation invites emerging artists including musicians, dancers, and visual artists to apply for the 2018 Washington Award.  Winners receive $5,000 and the opportunity to showcase their work during the Washington Award Ceremony in the spring of 2018.

King Street mural in Leesburg

Deadline: October 6. The Leesburg (VA) Commission on Public Art is seeking submissions for murals to be painted on each side of the King Street bridge that crosses over Town Branch in Leesburg.

Virginia fellowships

Deadline: November 3. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline.

Show proposals

Deadline: Ongoing. ArtSpace Herndon (Herndon, VA) invites submissions for solo shows and thematic group shows from artists 18 years and older.

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