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Artist Opportunities #390

Lotus With Fabric by Art League instructor Bobbi Pratte.

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.

Small works

Deadline: September 26. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any original 2-D work 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry.

Obama Foundation fellowships

Deadline: October 6. The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.

MD juried show

Deadline: October 10. “Inner Worlds” at Cade Art Gallery (Arnold, MD) seeks work that explores the inner experience, and the intersection between reality and perception. This call is open to all media.  Juror: Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD.

Landscape Revisited

Deadline: October 15. Montgomery College, situated outside of Washington DC in Montgomery County Maryland, is pleased to announce “Landscape Revisited,” an exhibition that reexamines the traditional landscape oeuvre.

Bethesda studio space

Deadline: October 20. Studio B, located just a short stroll from the Bethesda Metro, features workspace for local artists. The studio includes exhibit space in each individual artist studio, as well as on the main wall. A 185 sq. ft. individual artist studio is available for rent, and applications are now being accepted.


Deadline: October 31. Original works in all printmaking media including intaglio, lithography, relief, screenprinting, monoprints, monotypes, digital prints, mixed printmaking media, and three-dimensional prints are eligible for “Impressions 2018” at Sarah Silberman Art Gallery (Rockville, MD).

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

Solo exhibits @ The Art League

Extended deadline: September 26. 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.

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+.

Alexandria art purchases

Deadline: October 1. The City of Alexandria (VA) is purchasing original art to add to the City’s art collection and to display in City-owned buildings. Artists, art galleries, and art consultants working or residing in Alexandria and the Washington, DC area are encouraged to respond to this call.

Vermont residency

Deadline: October 1. Vermont Studio Center fellowships are open to all artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. Every VSC residency opportunity includes private room, private studio space, all meals, and full access to our schedule of evening programs and events.

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.

SW DC art fair

Deadline: October 4. A new art fair at the Carrollsburg Condominium Complex (Washington, DC) will be held on November 4. For details, see the info sheet and submission form.

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.

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.

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.

Passages at Target

Deadline: November 12. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites artists to apply for Passages, a group exhibition that explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity. Adriana Ospina, Curator of Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of the Americas, is the juror.

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.

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