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Artist Opportunities #391

Photograph by Art League instructor Robin Reid.

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.

Exhibit proposals: Richmond

Deadline: October 8. artspace in Richmond, VA is currently accepting proposal submissions for exhibition in the 2nd half of 2018 and the first month of 2019.

National call: Food art

Deadline: October 21. Palate to Palette: Art and Appetite is an art exhibition exploring themes of food, cooking, and eating through painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, collage, industrial design, video, textiles, clay, and other media.

Photo contest

Deadline: November 30. What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. The Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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).

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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