Artist Opportunities #412

Watercolor by Art League instructor Deborah Ellis.

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.

Our World

Deadline: March 10. The Capitol Hill Art League (Washington, DC) invites you to express in art form what “Our World” means to you. This exhibit is open to 2-D and 3-D work, juried by curator and writer, Eric Hope.

Exhibit proposals: Maryland

Deadline: April 14. Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions for available dates November 2018–November 2020. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome.

Glow in the dark

Deadline: April 29. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites national and international artists to apply for Illuminate, a special glow-in-the-dark exhibition that is focused on the relationship between art and light. The lights will be turned off in the gallery, turning the viewer’s attention to the illuminated artwork whether it be through the lighting of video, light installation/sculpture, or use of black light mediums.

Residency: Maryland

Deadline: ongoing. Montgomery College, Rockville and Germantown Art Department is seeking proposals for its Artist-in-Residence Program, encouraging proposals that cultivate collaborative work between artists and students.

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

New Photography

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.

DC exhibit

Deadline: March 9. Art Impact International’s Third Annual Juried Art Exhibition, “Golden,” will be held at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC.

Roanoke fair

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.

Fairfax festival

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).

NC internships

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.

VisArts fellowship

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.

Bird art

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.

Video art

Deadline: March 28. The PhotoPhore, proud partner of ADAF 2018, opens its call for artists TECH BREAK. We are searching for video-art works, short movies, digital and animation films, to include in our official selection for the 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival – ADAF 2018. The screening will be part of the festival programmed from May 2018 in Athens, Greece.

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.

Virginia festival

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.

Annapolis festival

Deadline: April 7. Art @ the Park (Annapolis, MD) features original art work from exhibitors throughout the region and includes musical performances, other activities, eclectic food, wine and beer.

VA fair

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.

Mural Request for Proposals

Deadline: May 31. Akre Capital Management, located in the historic building formerly known as Mosby’s Tavern in Middleburg, has released a RFP to have an exterior mural painted on the side of their office building. They are seeking proposals from those who have the ability to design, manage and implement the project to completion.

Athenaeum Invitational

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

Introduce NYC school children to the world of art by giving tours at The MET Museum. Volunteer in this year-round program. Visit us at, contact us at or find us on Facebook at artworksnyc.

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.

Foundry Gallery

Deadline: ongoing. Foundry Gallery is seeking a few artists in the greater Washington, DC area. If interested in applying for membership please send up to five images (jpg attachments) and an email letter to: The oldest cooperative in Washington, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows at its beautiful space north of Shaw near the 9:30 Club.

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