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Factory March150 Special Exhibition and Art Sale (VA)
Deadline: Friday, Mar 1—Tuesday, March 5. March150, Target Gallery’s annual special exhibition and art sale, returns with all proceeds going to support new exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery. Open to all! (provided the artwork submitted meets the guidelines). A $15 fee guarantees entry into the exhibition. Artist is guaranteed one free ticket to the Art Party on Friday, March 29 and a chance to win awards chosen by special judges upon the return of completed artwork(s).Participation fees for artists are $15. To learn more and pick up your panel, visit the Torpedo Factory website.
Target Gallery “Habitat”
Deadline: April 28. Exhibition Juror: Ellyn Weiss, DC-based artist and curator. Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Habitats. In this group exhibition, Habitats will explore the relationship between humans and nature creating a dialogue on the impact that we make on the earth and our environments. Exhibition Dates: August 9 – September 22. Opening Reception: Friday, August 9. For more information, check the Torpedo Factory website.
The District of Columbia Department of General Services’ Percent for Art Program: DC Public School Installations
Extended Deadline: March 4. The District of Columbia Department of General Services’ Percent for Art Program invites artists to apply to 26 works of art to be permanently installed at Coolidge High School, Hyde-Addison Elementary School, Kimball Elementary School and Maury Elementary Schools, in Washington, D.C. Artworks include graphic design and two-and three dimensional. Three months of fabrication during spring/summer with installation occurring right before the students return to school – this year July 15-August 15th for installs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions. Please use the links above to apply, each link will allow you to access the application for all schools.
‘Five and Dime’: District Arts – MD
Deadline: February 28. All 2D and 3D artists are invited to submit an application for participation. Each artist may submit up to three pieces for consideration. All 2D work should be ready to hang. All work should be labeled with the artist’s name, title, process, date, and sale price. Selected work may be dropped off at the gallery or shipped to arrive between 3/28/19 and 3/30/19. Select work will be displayed on the DISTRICT Arts website prior to and during the exhibition. For more information and to apply, visit the District Arts website.
Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art & Photography Exhibitions (PA)
Deadline: March 1. Artists are invited to submit entries for two juried fine art and photography competitions. The first exhibit will be held May 18 – June 5, 2019 at the Westmoreland County Community College (Youngwood, PA). The second exhibit will be held July 4-8, 2019 at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival (Latrobe, PA). $4,400 in awards. Eligible media: Painting, Graphics, Ceramic, Sculpture, Woodworking, Mixed Media, Photography. $40 for up to 4 pieces, $10 each thereafter. More info (PDF)., visit the Arts and Heritage website.
Call For Entry – Spectrum: DITTO (CT)
Deadline: March 2. The spring exhibit will showcase multiples – a pair, diptych, triptych or group of pieces that relate to each other. Selected works will highlight the juxtaposition, contrast, comparison, expansion, connection and separation between the pieces. Jurors will be looking for submissions of two or more pieces that make statements that are both subtle and obvious, complementary and conflicting. Spectrum is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork in all media. Entries must have been created within the past two years and not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn. Acceptable media includes painting, prints, drawing, photography and mixed media. In addition, sculpture that includes two or more pieces that are thematically related and make sense when exhibited together. For more information, visit the Carriage Barn website.
Contemporary South 2019 Call-For-Art (NC)
Deadline: April 6. VAE’s Contemporary South (CoSo) exhibit showcases what the South is currently thinking, discussing, and making work about. In one of our most popular annual calls VAE is looking for entries of recent art made by artists currently working in the following 11 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Contemporary South 2019 will be curated and juried by Rachel Reese, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Telfair in Savannah, Georgia. This call is open to all media and the words “contemporary” or “south” do not refer to any particular aesthetic or subject matter. For more information: visit the VA Raleigh website.
Call for Entry: Regional Juried Solo Show (DC)
Deadline: April 15. Foundry Gallery is welcoming applications for a guest solo exhibit at its industrial-style space in Washington DC. Open to painting, drawing and photography by artists 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia. Apply with up to 10 images through SmarterEntry, $45 fee. Application deadline April 15. Exhibition dates: July 3 to 28, 2019. Promotion and reception by gallery. To learn more, and apply, visit the Foundry Gallery website.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts: Call for Solo Exhibition (PA)
Deadline: May 1. Sweetwater invites emerging and established artists who reside within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, PA to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a 5-week solo exhibition at Sweetwater. Open to artist working in all 2D and 3D media, film/video not accepted. Submit 10 images of artwork created within the last 3 years, an artist statement, image list and CV. Selected artist will receive a $200 stipend and will be asked to present an artist talk during the duration of the exhibition at Sweetwater. For more information, visit the Sweetwater Art Center website.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Wide Open 10 (NY)
Deadline: February 24. The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, May 11 through July 7, 2019 at BWAC Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. $3,000 in Cash Awards. Juror: Ylinka Barotto, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee reproductions of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered. More info (PDF).
Call for Exhibition Proposals (PA)
Deadline: February 28. The Olin Art Gallery on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, is now accepting exhibition proposals in any medium for the 2019-20 academic year. Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions. Submissions must include: 10-20 digital images (jpg-format), contact information, artist statements for all participating artists, an image list (including title, media, size, and date completed for each work), and a resume or CV. Proposals will be accepted via email only (email should be no larger than 10m – ZIP file, Mac compatible, preferred). There is NO entry fee. The application must be received by February 28, 2019. For more information, visit the Olin Art Gallery website.
7th Annual Art Speaks Juried Exhibition Calling All Virginia Artists (VA)
Deadline: March 1. Presented by the Bay School Community Arts Center. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Must be a resident of Virginia and over 18 years old. Up to three entries may be submitted. $5,000 in awards, with $1,500 for first place entry. For more information, and to submit, visit the Art Speaks website.
Art & Beyond Online Magazine
Deadline: March 1. Art & Beyond is promotional services for artists in form of both Online and Print Edition Magazine with 108,500+ readers as of today. If you are on the mission to bring your art to a next level and be seeing by thousands of art professionals now is a time to make it happened. To find out more, and apply, visit the Art & Beyond publication site.
Art Speaks Juried Exhibition: Call for Artists (VA)
Deadline: March 1. Art Speaks presents the Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, to be eligible for prizes totaling $5,000 (including $1,500 for Best in Show) artists must be a resident of Virginia, and 18+ years. Artists may submit up to three entries. Entry fees: $25 before February 1, $35 after February 1, $20 for students. Pick-up and drop-off of juried-in artwork from designated locations around the state. To apply and learn more, visit the Bayschool Arts 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 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition 2019 (VA)
Deadline: March 2. Paintings in watercolor and other watermedia including water soluble ink on paper or Yupo. No canvas, digital, computer generated or Gicleé art. If other media are used, water based media must dominate the piece. Collage elements will be accepted if the adhered paper pieces are painted in watermedia by the artist. No computer generated, digital or printed clippings will be allowed. All paintings must have been completed on or after January 1, 2015 and not have been painted under supervision. Paintings may not infringe upon another’s copyright. If photo references are used, they must be the artist’s own photographs. Paintings accepted for previous VWS jurored exhibitions are ineligible. To apply, visit the Virginia Watercolor Society’s website.
Taubman Museum of Art – Exhibitors wanted for 2019 Sidewalk Show Sale (VA)
Deadline: March 8, 2019. This annual benefit infuses downtown Roanoke with energy, excitement, and creativity, attracting 10,000 shoppers over the weekend! Don’t miss your opportunity to exhibit in this premier destination for fine art shopping, scheduled for June 1-2, 2018. Submission categories include: original paintings, prints, watercolors, etchings, mixed media, photography, fine craft and sculpture. To learn more and apply, visit the Taubman Museum of Art website.
34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (NY)
Deadline: March 12. This year’s Chelsea International Fine Art Competition awards offer participating artists a wide range of opportunities and prizes specifically chosen to promote the selected artists and enhance their careers. The 34th competition is proving to be one of the biggest yet and an opportunity artists should not miss. For more information, visit the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition website.
Gallery Underground’s next National Juried Show: RISK (VA)
Deadline: March 22. Gallery Underground invites artists working in all media to submit works depicting or representing risk. These can take the form of either literal depictions of taking risks, or more figurative demonstrations of the artist’s personal risk-taking in their subject matter, medium or technique. For this exhibition, artists will submit a paragraph explaining how their submitted works represent the theme; these paragraphs will be displayed next to each accepted piece. Juried by Sandy Maudlin. $500 in cash prizes awarded. For full prospectus and to enter visit the Gallery Underground website.
de/composition: a National Juried Exhibition (NY)
Deadline: March 25. Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, May 25 – June 28, 2019. $1,000 in cash awards. Best in Show receives $500. Juror: Margot Muto, head of exhibitions at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. This is a national exhibition with a focus on things decomposing, being in a state of decay, deconstructed, or paired down. Both the conceptual side as well as technical/ compositional side of the theme will be encouraged. Open to artists working in all media who are U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. $30 for up to 3 submissions, $35 for 4 to 6 submissions. For additional info (PDF)., visit the Main Street Arts website.
Arlington Arts Center’s 2018 Regional Biennial Now Accepting Applications (VA)
Deadline: March 25. Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new regional biennial, which will take place for the first time in the fall of 2019. Featuring work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic, the exhibition will explore current material and conceptual trends with a focus on work that addresses the concerns of he present moment whether political, cultural, personal, economic, artistic, or all of the above. Submit an application at the Arlington Arts Center website.
Delaplaine Arts Center (MD)
Deadline: March 25. The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing and sculpture. To learn more and apply, visit the Delaplaine website.
Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts
Deadline: March 30. Call for entries: The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, June 8 – July 13, 2019. Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC. Juror: David Lobenberg. Entry online or by CD. First place $1200. For a prospectus and more information visit the Baltimore Watercolor Society.
Art Enables “Limitation:Liberation” Open Call (DC)
Deadline: March 31. Art Enables presents “Limitation:LIberation” Open Call for artists. Open to artists living in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. Work should be made within the last 5 years by an artist who lives or works in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia and work should consist of a limited cool palette or limited warm palette. Cool colors are defined as Red-Violet, Violet, Blue-Violet, Blue, Blue-Green, and Green. Warm colors are defined as Red, Red-Orange, Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow, and Yellow-Green. Including Black and/or White is at the discretion of the artist. For more information, visit the Art Enables website and this call.
Propose an exhibition at UMW Galleries (VA)
Deadline: April 1. The UMW Galleries accept proposals from professional artists and curators for solo and group exhibitions for each of our gallery spaces (Ridderhof Martin Gallery and duPont Gallery). Proposals should be submitted via the UMW Galleries submittable form. Deadlines: Proposals are accepted year round, but are collected for review on November 1 and April 1. Any applications received after the deadline will automatically be considered for the following deadline. Notification will be given via email within a year of submission. Include the following attachments in your submission: A description of the proposed exhibition. An artist’s statement or curatorial statement. Artist/ curator current resume or CV. Three to five images that are indicative of the work to be exhibited.
Del Ray Art on the Avenue (VA)
Deadline: April 1, rolling. Art on the Avenue is a multicultural arts and music festival organized by the Del Ray Community Partnership, and hosted by the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. The show welcomes applications from all craft artists, and is known for high quality artwork in a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere. Art on the Avenue is a juried show and all work must be original, handmade, created and exhibited by the approved artist. For more information about the show, and application materials, visit the Art on the Avenue information packet.
The LUX Center for the Arts: 2019-2020 Residencies (NE)
Deadline: April 4. The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for 2019-2020 year long residencies in all media. A strong desire to teach is required. Artists with more than one area of expertise and an MFA are preferred. This residency can be extended an additional year if both the LUX and the artist agree. All residents receive free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available) and 24-hour access and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied. Ceramics residents have access to regularly stocked clay and glaze materials and use of kilns in exchange for studio maintenance duties. All residents can buy materials from the LUX at cost.Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX. To apply, visit https://www.luxcenter.org/AIR.
Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6x6x2019 – The International Small Art Phenomenon (NY)
Deadline: April 14. What brings together artists from all over the world of all different skill levels? There’s no entry fee so get creative and send RoCo your artworks by April 14 or postmarked April 13. Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. For more information, visit the RoCo website.
Sunny Art Center International Art Prize (UK)
Deadline: June 30, 2019. The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures. We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics. To learn more and apply, visit the Sunny Art Center website.
The Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland (MD)
Deadline: Rolling. The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information regarding eligibility and funding timelines, please review the Creativity Grants Guidelines. For more information about the program, and to apply visit the Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland 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.
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.
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 theAwesome 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.
Peripheral ARTeries – Biennial Contemporary Art Publication
Deadline: Rolling. Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 10th edition. This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. The 10th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach.Each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique: painting, drawing, video art, experimental cinema, fine art photography, experimental media, mixed media, installations, public art, performance. The call is open to all proposed kind of art and media capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. To submit, visit the Peripheral ARTeries website.
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@example.com.
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, clickhere.
Public Arts Grants & Opportunities (VA)
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.
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: 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.
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@example.com.
Looking for artists: Multiple Exposures Gallery (VA)
www.sulfurstudios.org/function for more information and application instructions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.