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.
Torpedo Factory Visiting Artists
Deadline: February 19. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists (Alexandria, VA), a juried membership organization with more than 275 active visual artists.
Deadline: February 20. The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for entries into the Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition in Cumberland, MD.
Shop Local Project
Deadline: February 28. The Old Town (Alexandria, VA) Boutique District is seeking an artist design to use in shop windows and on branded items.
Deadline: March 15. Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former thrift store in Greensboro, NC. Internships at Elsewhere offer a professional, creative, hands-on opportunity to work and live within an alternative, non-profit organization run by a small, but an impactful team of staff, artists, and community partners.
Deadline: April 6. The Gloucester (Virginia) Arts Festival is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for its 2018 Juried Show. This show is a unique opportunity for artists across the mid-Atlantic to curate their own exhibit and earn a share of more than $5,000 in prize money.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Plein air event
Deadline: February 15. The Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition, an annual juried exhibition and art competition, is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council.
Deadline: February 23. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter the Bethesda Painting Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC.
Torpedo Factory installations
Deadline: March 1. The Torpedo Factory Art Center invites artists and artist teams residing in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to submit their qualifications and proposals for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s common areas. Up to three artists/artist teams will be selected to install works of art in three designated public locations inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Deadline: March 8. Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.
Deadline: March 9. The Sidewalk Art Show takes place annually in Roanoke, Virginia, on the downtown streets near the Taubman Museum of Art. The 2018 dates are June 2 and 3.
Deadline: March 15. The City of Fairfax (VA) Fall Festival returns on October 13, 2018. All work must be original, handcrafted art and craft items produced by the vendor (US based artists only).
Deadline: March 20. VisArts (Rockville, MD) invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment.
Deadline: March 26. For “Of a Feather: Birds in Art” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Solomons, MD), all media are welcome. This includes small- to large-scale work intended for the indoors or outdoors.
2019 solo exhibits
Deadline: March 30. VisArts (Rockville, MD) invites artists working in all media to apply for 2019 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.
Deadline: April 5. artlessBastard in De Pere, Wisconsin is calling for 2D & 3D works of art, in all mediums – except performance art or film – for their May 2018 Wanderlust Show. Themes of work may include anything related to the journey of leaving home.
Deadline: April 13. Calling exceptional artisans for the 74th Waterford Fair. Located in the Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia, our event draws 18,000+ visitors over 3 days, October 5–7, 2018.
MD craft show
Deadline: May 7. The Academy Art Museum Craft Show (Easton, MD) draws patrons from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Deadline: July 13. Artists who live or work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia may enter the 2018 Athenaeum Invitational (Alexandria, VA). The theme is “Cabinet of Curiosities.”
NYC volunteer opportunity
Artists 50 and over
The Beacon is holding a regional competition for people over 50 who have picked up a new artistic endeavor: painting/drawing, 3D art, photography, or poetry. The competition opens in April 2018. For details, download the PDF flyer.
Superfine art fair
Deadline: rolling admission through September 2018. Applications are now open for Superfine!’s first fair in DC, coming this Halloween to Union Market. Galleries, artist collectives, and solo artists can apply for space.