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.
King Street Art Festival
Deadline: May 1. The King Street Art Festival (September 15–16, 2018) in Alexandria, VA is limited to approximately 250 exhibitors chosen by a jury of highly qualified, talented, experienced, 2D and 3D fine artists and craftspeople.
Alexandria Art Purchase Awards
Deadline: May 7. The Alexandria Art Purchase Awards call will be held biannually over four years, totaling eight calls with each call purchasing up to $4000 in artwork. For this second call, the concept of “Natural and Urban Systems” must be conveyed in the artwork submitted.
Multiple Exposures Gallery
Multiple Exposures Gallery, (MEG), a cooperative fine art photography gallery located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA is issuing an open call to all local photographers interested in gallery membership. For more information, please contact Membership Chair, Colleen Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Works on paper
Deadline: April 20. The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Public Art Trust are issuing a call for art to reactivate the Contemporary Works on Paper Collection with new acquisitions from artists living in Montgomery County and the Greater Washington area. This call is specifically for the purchase of original and unframed two-dimensional works of art that are contemporary and modern in style. There is no entry fee for this call for art.
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
Deadline: April 22. Wordplay serves to highlight the voice of all female identified artists who use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression. Works in all media.
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.
Deadline: May 1. Art in Odd Places: BODY, curated by Katya Grokhovsky, invites proposals for its fourteenth annual public art and performance festival in Manhattan, NY and accompanying coinciding group exhibition at Westbeth Gallery, for visual and performance art projects by women, female identifying and non-binary artists.
Deadline: May 5. The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual Exhibition juror for 2018 will be M. Stephen Doherty. This month-long juried show is open to Virginia resident artists, 18 years and older.
MD craft show
Deadline: May 7. The Academy Art Museum Craft Show (Easton, MD) draws patrons from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Deadline: May 7. Open Regional Juried Art Exhibition at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital: Open only to artists residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Original hanging work, in any medium, created since June 1, 2015, will be considered.
Exhibit at Goodwin House Alexandria
Deadline: May 15. Goodwin House Alexandria is currently seeking DMV area artists interested in showing their work during the 2019 calendar year. Shows run for approximately six weeks. Display space for 3-D work is limited unless it is able to be hung. All mediums are encouraged.
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.
Apparel and jewelry
Deadline: June 1. STYLE ‘18 will take place over two days at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Jurors will hand select 36 national and international designers to participate in the 2018 event.
Deadline: June 10. Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA) invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the work itself should be at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts.
Tabletop wares @ The Art League
Deadline: June 15. Tabletop: Exploring Food and Function will showcase the artistry of various functional wares associated with the table. Mediums that will be accepted include ceramic, metal, fiber, wood, and glass. All works must be functional. Open to all artists; Art League members receive discounted entry.
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.”
New prize for women painters
Deadline: September 28. The recently announced Bennett Prize will spotlight women artists who paint in the figurative realist style, and who have not yet reached full professional recognition – both new artists and those who have painted for many years.
Artists works will displayed in the hotel’s gallery (220 S Union St, Old Town Alexandria) for a six-month period. Two-dimensional, framed works only. Artists will install the work using the hotel’s mounting hardware. Labels will be provided by the hotel. All sales handled by artist, no commission. Preference for local or locally influenced selections but not required. The space measures approximately 7’10” by 8’3″. If interested contact Kate Ellis, General Manager, email@example.com
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 awnyc.org, contact us at http://awnyc.org/contact-
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Deadline: ongoing. Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking artist members specializing in printmaking, photography and book arts. An active cooperative for over 30 years, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows in its lovely space in upper Georgetown. Distant and shared memberships are available. If interested in applying for membership please email email@example.com.