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Artist Opportunities #422

Acrylite Cuffs by Instructor Nick Barnes
Acrylite Cuffs by Instructor Nick Barnes

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.

Deadline: May 21. Budget: Project budget, including materials, fabrication, installation, travel and expenses, is $75,000. Selected artists will be paid a stipend of $1,000 to develop their proposals and accompanying support materials, including story boards, maquettes, etc. Eligibility: Professional artists and design professionals are invited to apply as an individual or a team. Preference will be given to artists who have public art experience and are residents of, or maintain a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland or Montgomery County, Maryland. Selection Process and Criteria: Three artists/artist teams will be selected to develop proposals for the project. Qualifications must be submitted here and more information about this opportunity here. 

Paul Robeson Call for Artwork: Food

Deadline: May 25. Food may be experienced as a social, political, and bodily phenomenon. This exhibition explores food as both a source of inspiration and a medium for artwork.  Themes of interest include food as a commodity; the relationship between food, death, sex, and the abject; food’s relationship to global economics and geo-politics; the food chain and the environmental impacts of food production; and food justice. The exhibition will include projects located outside the Main Gallery that will directly involve the local and university community, as well as a series of performances enacting the possibility for learning, conviviality, and meaningful exchange during the production and consumption of food. More information and apply here.

“Gone Astray” (Art As The Message / In Care Of The White House)

Deadline: May 28. In Care of The White House Overview: Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artists of all genres are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope, messages of concern, and messages of protest. In this variation on the “In Care of the White House” project, artists supply an image and a message and we’ll create a greeting card for the President and mail it to the White House. Samples of other art work can be found here. More information on how the project and how to submit can be found here. 

Bill of Rights Project 

Deadline: June 8. Open to all medium and persuasions. The Bill of Rights was created in response to the Constitution, “to prevent misconstruction and abuse of it’s powers.” According to the ACLU’s webpage, “The Constitution was remarkable, but deeply flawed. For one thing, it did not include a specific declaration—or bill—of individual rights. It specified what the government could do but did not say what it could not do. For another, it did not apply to everyone. The ‘consent of the governed’ meant propertied white men only.” In images and/or words, please react to OUR Bill of Rights. You can respond to a particular amendment or to the bill as a whole, or you can pose a question. Here are a few sites to get you startedThe first exhibition of the completed piece will be in Bellows Falls VT, June 15 as part of The Arts of Resistance. Jeanette Staley is a VT artist working in collage and mixed media. Email: flyingcanvasstudio@gmail.com. Mail pieces to Jeanette Staley, 201 Church Ave., Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Alexandria Commission for the Arts Call to Artists – Voting Sticker Design

Deadline: June 8 at 5 pm. The City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts invites artists and artist teams that live and/or work and/or attend school within the City of Alexandria, Virginia to submit their qualifications for the City’s first Voting Sticker Design. One artist will be selected to design the City’s official 2018 “I Voted” and “Future Voter” stickers. Artists are encouraged to use a variety of media, such as photography, painting, collage, digital imagery, etc. to develop their designs. To develop the designs, artists are encouraged to consider the spirit of Alexandria, the importance of democracy, as well as ensure non-partisanship. The City will be responsible for the printing of the stickers and distribution of the stickers for the November 2018 elections in the City of Alexandria. For more information and how to apply, click here.

2019 Post Graduation Residency Program

Deadline: October 7. Jurors: Nicole Dowd, program director of Halcyon Arts Lab and Leslie Holt, DC-based artist and co-director of Red Dirt Studios. The Torpedo Factory Post-Grad Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and 3-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both art school students in the region and nationwide, provided nationwide artists submit proof of their permanent residence in the area and/or commitment of contributing to the ongoing future of the DC/Maryland/Virginia arts scene. Please read and review Guidelines before applying.

The New Project Studio- Ongoing Opportunity

Ongoing. Located in Studio 8, the New Project Studio is a community-focused arts incubator space that offers a short-term location to test new program ideas, spotlight underrepresented voices, and enhance community engagement. Projects rotate on a regular basis. For more information, click here. 

Public Arts Grants & Opportunities

Ongoing. The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations as well as individual artists. See all current opportunities and online applications here.

Internships: The Art League’s Summer Art Camp

The Art League School’s Summer Art Camp is currently searching for interns for Summer 2018. Assistance is needed with class set ups, class coordination, in class-instructor assistance, and helping to evaluate the effectiveness of classes offered. Interns are trained and directly supervised by the camp coordinator. Interns will also have the opportunity to create and teach their own lessons towards the end of the summer. More information here.

Exhibit: 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.

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

Exhibit: PaperWorks 

Deadline: May 20. Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 21 – July 29, 2018. Juror: James Lancel McElhinney. Seeking works on paper, not including photography. Artists are invited to submit images of work on paper including collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, etc. All work should be originally created on paper. Photography submissions will be declined. We have a separate annual juried photography exhibition earlier in the year, in February. $30 for one entry, $45 for two entries, $50 for three and $55 for four entries (maximum). For more info., visit: Contact: upstreamgallery26@gmail.com or call 914-674-8548. http://www.upstreamgallery.com/

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.

Exhibit: We Are Takoma

Deadline: June 4. The City of Takoma We Are Takoma cultural series is seeking proposals from artists who wish to participate in group exhibitions in 2019 in the galleries of the Takoma Park Community Center. Artists do not need to be Takoma Park residents. Individual artists working in any visual art medium are encouraged to apply, as well as independent curators or artist collectives with proposals for their own cohesive group exhibitions. Artists aren’t paid but are welcome to sell their work with no commission. Apply online.

Exhibit: Juxtaposed

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.

Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site – PA

Deadline: June 13. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

Allied Artists of America 105th Annual Exhibition

Deadline: June 15. At the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY. Open to all artists 18 years and older. Original artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, graphic, mixed media, and sculpture accepted. Over $25,000 in cash awards. Exhibit on view August 30-September 16, 2018. More information here.

Exhibit: 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.”

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.

Exhibit at Hotel Indigo

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, kate.ellis@ihg.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-us/ 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.

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.

Looking for artists: 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: membership@foundrygallery.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.

Looking for artists: Printmakers

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 washington.print1@gmail.com.

Looking for artists: 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: colleen@colleenhenderson.com

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