Artist Opportunities #440

Artist Opportunities #440

John Blee Orchard Storm
Orchard Storm by The Art League instructor John Blee

On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck!  Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.


The Center for Photographic Art: 2018 International Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 23. The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is pleased to announce the 2018 International Juried Exhibition. This year, CPA is offering $6,000 in awards. 45 juror-selected photographs will be exhibited in CPA’s historic gallery at Sunset Center in Carmel, California. These photographs will be featured in an online gallery on the CPA website. Up to an additional 45 images will be selected and also included in the online gallery. An exhibition catalog of the images chosen for both the gallery and online exhibitions will be available for purchase. An entry discount is available for new and current CPA members. For more information visit the CPA website.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC)

Deadline: November 1. The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. Recipients will be part of the premier residential fellowship program in American art—one that celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2020. The museum hosts a number of fellows each year through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP), and also awards its own named fellowships to candidates from this general pool. Only one application is necessary. All candidates should apply to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP). More information about the many opportunities and fellowships available at the SAAM website.

Torpedo Factory Target Gallery—2019 Solo Exhibition (VA)

Deadline: November 25. Target Gallery invites artists to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2019. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from June 14 through August 4, 2019. Proposals must be new bodies of work or works that have not been previously shown in the region. Individual works that have been previously shown can be entered if they are a part of new bodies of work and/or a new concept. The artist(s) will receive a $3000 stipend. To learn more and apply, visit the Torpedo Factory website.

Artist/Writers: Medicine and the Arts (MATA) Opportunity

Deadline: Rolling. This column is the journal’s longest-running feature. It is published on two facing pages. The left-hand page features an excerpt from literature, a poem, a photograph, etc. Literature excerpts generally run no more than 700 words and may include a very brief introduction as needed. The right-hand page presents an original commentary of about 900 words that explores the relevance of the artwork to the teaching, learning, and/or practice of medicine. Since submissions cannot be fully accepted for publication until Academic Medicine acquires permission to reprint literary excerpts or artworks (which often takes many months), authors should include all relevant information about the piece they are explicating (publisher, museum, dates, etc.) to enable staff editors to find and contact the copyright holder. Submissions undergo review and editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine

Deadline: Rolling. Submit original works of art inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient (for example, learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, being a research participant, teaching, or being cared for in a teaching hospital). The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media. Images may be cropped or resized to fit into the allotted cover space. Artists must also submit a related Cover Art essay as a narrative companion to the artwork, to explain the connection between the work and the “academic medicine experience.” The related narrative should be 250 to 600 words and is subject to editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

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

Superfine DC –  The Art Fair (DC)

Deadline: September 19. The District’s First (and only) Accessible, Dynamic, Hyper-Curated, Contemporary Art Fair. When you apply to Superfine! DC you are not just entering an art fair but joining a movement, one whose primary objective is to advance sustainability in the art market. Our strategy is designed to equip you with the tools to sell and create new collectors in each and every market. Superfine! is a hyper-curated, contemporary art fair. Superfine! requires a $40 non-refundable application fee along with all application. The fair will run October 31– November 4.To learn more and to apply, visit the Superfine DC website.

10th Annual Juried Show (VA)

Deadline: September 21. Riverviews Artspace announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, from November 2nd through December 14th, 2018 at the Craddock-Terry Gallery in Lynchburg, VA. Juror: Terence Washington. All artists that live in the United States can enter. Artwork can be any media (2D and 3D) and any subject matter.For more information, visit Riverviews Artspace website.

Rochester Arts Gallery “Family Photographs” (NY)

Deadline: September 23. Flower City Arts Center is seeking original photographic work exploring the idea of a family photograph. Unlike any other medium before it, photography allows us to capture the exact likeness of our loved ones. For this exhibition, juror Sara Macel is interested in seeing photo-based work by artists that explores the ideas of family, memory, intimacy, or domesticity through the use of contemporary and/or archival photography. Best of Show receives $500 award. For more information and to submit, visit the Rochester Arts Gallery website.

The Cup, The Mug 2018 (NY)

Deadline: September 24. Main Street Arts is now accepting submissions to our 3rd annual The Cup, The Mug exhibition. This national juried exhibition is open to all U.S. artists working in ceramics, glass, wood, or metal. Submissions must be cups, mugs, or other drinking vessels. 2018 Jurors: Ceramic artists Jenny Mendes and Melissa Weiss. For more information and to submit, visit the Main Street Art Gallery website.

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.

The Pittsburgh Foundation & Muskegon Museum of Art: The Bennett Prize (PA)

Deadline: September 28. The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Muskegon, MI announce a call to artists for The Bennett Prize. Open only to (living) women artists who: Are eighteen 18+, reside in the United States (at least part of the year), and will submit work that does not have to cross an international border to reach Muskegon Museum of Art. Artists must have primary practice as the creation of original paintings in the genre of figurative realism, and be currently pursuing, or intend to pursue, a career as a full-time painter and will not be a student during The Prize residency. All entries must be traditional paintings, which is defined as paint upon a two-dimensional surface. Only original works completed in the past 5 years are eligible. $50 entry fee. For more information, visit The Bennett Prize website.

32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition (TX)

Deadline: September 30. The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by juror Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Contemporary Craft, for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

The Torpedo Factory – Target Gallery: 2019 Emerging Artists (VA)

Deadline: September 30. Target Gallery presents its annual exhibition featuring the work of three to four regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the DC metropolitan area. Artists should have no more than five years of experience as a professional exhibiting artist, live within DC, Maryland, or Virginia, and have never had an solo exhibition in a professional gallery space (excluding BFA/MFA exhibitions). Each artist will receive a $500 stipend. To learn more (view prospectus) and apply, visit the Torpedo Factory website.

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) Gallery Call for Entries (MD)

Deadline: October 1. The HCAC Exhibits Committee meets quarterly to review applications and select artists for exhibit space. Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles, including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. The Committee also welcomes proposals from curators and organizations. Detailed entry guidelines available here, the next deadline for submission is October 1.

2019 Post Graduation Residency Program (VA)

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 three-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 Chelsea International Photography Competition (NY)

Deadline: October 9. The Chelsea International Photography Competition opens August 21, 2018. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition. Competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and designed specifically to support Agora’s mission: to promote extraordinary and innovative art in the modern world, and enhance the careers of the selected artists. Visit the Agora Gallery website to enter.

Small Works 2018 (NY)

Deadline: October 8. Main Street Arts is now accepting submissions to our 5th annual Small Works exhibition. This national juried exhibition of small artwork (12 inches or smaller in any direction) is open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. For more information and to submit, visit the Main Street Art Gallery website.

Function: An exhibition of Contemporary Craft (GA)

Deadline: October 15. The Gallery at Sulfur Studios invites artists working in traditional craft media (ceramic, fibers, glass, metals, paper, and/or wood) to submit work to their fall juried exhibition, “Function”. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of what “functional” means, and work that is conceptual or satirical will be considered alongside more traditional craft forms. Visit www.sulfurstudios.org/function for more information and application instructions. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Call for Entries: Juried Exhibition Winter 2019 at Blue Mountain Gallery (NY)

Deadline: October 15. Blue Mountain Gallery invites mid-career and established artists to submit work for its 7th Bi-annual Juried Exhibition on January 2—26, 2019. The gallery’s exhibitions are frequently reviewed in both the New York and national press. Juror, Elisa Jensen, an American painter who currently teaches at the New York Studio School, exhibits widely in the US and Denmark and curates exhibitions. Entry forms must be completed and submitted online only. To apply, visit the Blue Mountain Gallery website. The prospectus can be found here.

VisArts In(Site) Project Gallery—Call for Video, Sound Art, and New Media (MD)

Deadline: October 15. “Frame & Frequency 4, Vol. 2” is an ongoing International Video and Sound Art Exchange program presented concurrently at VisArts in our In(Site) Project Gallery in Rockville, MD and at PLECTO Galeria in Medellín, Colombia, opening October 26, 2018. Video, sound art (up to eight channels), film, and new media work will be accepted, including: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, net art, interactive media, etc. All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles. For more information, and to submit visit the VisArts website.

Blue Mountain Gallery 7th Biannual Juried Exhibition Winter 2019 (NY)

Deadline: October 15. Blue Mountain Gallery, in the Chelsea District of New York City, invites emerging, mid-career, and established artist to submit work for it’s 7th Biannual Juried Exhibition. Open to all artists 18+ of age, living in the USA. Two-dimensional media accepted: original oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, and mixed media. The fee is $40 for one to three works, $5 for each additional work, up to six works total. Additional submission requirements on the Winter 2019 Juried Exhibition site, and prospectus here.

Introductions 2019 (NY)

Deadline: October 31. “Introductions” is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. In support of their 2019 exhibition theme & focus, all applicants to 2019’s open call will be considered for a solo exhibition at Trestle Gallery. The only qualification is that artists may not have participated in a show at the Trestle Gallery before (previous open calls count, member salons do not count). The exhibit will be curated by Jason Andrew, an independent scholar, curator, and producer. A prominent figure in the Bushwick, Brooklyn art scene, Mr. Andrew is the co-founder and director of Norte Maar, a non-profit now celebrating its 10th anniversary encouraging, promoting, and presenting collaborative projects in the arts. To learn more and apply, visit the Trestle Gallery website.

Call for Writing Submissions: Beyond Beautiful (MD)

Deadline: November 1. Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking writing submissions, love letters of all types, on behalf of “The One Thousand Love Letters Project” and the exhibition “Beyond Beautiful, created and curated by artist Peter Bruun. This exhibition is slated to open January 17, 2019 at Maryland Art Place, with a partner site for the exhibition located at Area 405. Beyond Beautiful focuses on eight topics –information and guidelines here. Peter Bruun, both curator and artist, will use these love letters to create 1,000 artistic responses to be displayed in the exhibition at MAP and Area 405. To date, Bruun has created over 600 drawings using excerpts from participant’s letters to contribute to “The One Thousand Love Letters Project.” Letters do not need to be submitted based on the listed topics and can be submitted digitally or physically.

Women Artists Call — Pen and Brush Solo Exhibit (NY)

Deadline: December 31. Long-established contemporary art gallery and nonprofit seeking talented professional female artists for various opportunities. These opportunities include, but are in no way limited to: a solo exhibition in our ground floor space on 22nd street, group exhibition opportunities, inclusion in exhibition catalogues written by art historians and curators, and opportunities to expose work to influential curators. All work submitted must be contemporary art, submitted work must be complete, to be considered work must meet standards of quality, every work in a submission must be for sale. Artists must meet professional standards of composition and presentation of their work. To apply and learn more about this opportunity, visit the Pen and Brush website.

Spark Box Studio Dawson Residency Award and Bursary (Canada)

Deadline: March 1, 2019. This award is open to residents of North America. Spark Box Studio is accepting applications from emerging, mid-career, and established artists. One artist will receive a month-long residency at our studio in Prince Edward County, plus the $1,000 Dawson bursary. The selected applicant will be granted a semi-private studio space and be given access to the Spark Box Studio equipment and resources. As well, the winner will be provided with living accommodations for their month-long stay. We support a range of disciplines including; drawers, illustrators, painters, writers, printmakers, film makers, performance artists, multidisciplinary artists, curators, book makers, musicians and photographers (digital)


The Awesome Foundation Accepting Applications for Art Projects

Deadline: Open. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of “awesomeness in the universe.” Established in 2009, the foundation distributes $1,000 grants on a monthly basis to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees.” The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. Apply on the Awesome Foundation website.

Call for Artists: Maryland Art Place Seeks Proposals for Rotating Exhibition Partnership with Baltimore’s Hotel Indigo (MD)

Deadline: rolling. Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. Guidelines and information here.

Exhibit at Hotel Indigo (VA)

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 protected].

The New Project Studio – Ongoing Opportunity (VA)

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 (VA)

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.

NYC volunteer opportunity (NY)

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 for more information.

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 (DC)

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: [email protected]. 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 (DC)

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 protected].

Looking for artists: Multiple Exposures Gallery (VA)

www.sulfurstudios.org/function for more information and application instructions. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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