Artist Opportunities #473

Artist Opportunities #473

Lollipop Tree by Michael Heilman

Every week, 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.


Apply to be an Art League Art Camp Intern (VA)

Deadline: June 3. The Art League School’s Summer Art Camp is currently searching for interns for Summer 2019!  Interns act as classroom aides to over thirty working artists during the course of the summer. They are also responsible for basic camp functions such as assistance with class setups, class coordination, and helping to evaluate the effectiveness of classes offered. Interns are trained and directly supervised by the camp coordinator. Campers range from ages 5 to 11, and art projects are done in a variety of fine art media. Interns will have the opportunity to create and teach their own lesson towards the end of the summer. Camp begins June 16 and ends August 16, 2019. Hours are 8:30 am–4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Interns receive a stipend on a rolling basis. College credit is available. A background in art is recommended. If interested, please send your resume and letter of interest noting any teaching and/or experience with children to Jacob Navarro at [email protected]Limited internships are available.


Solo Series 2019-20: Abington Art Center (PA)

Deadline: June 10. Solo Series offers artists the opportunity to show a body of work in an individual gallery. Each season, AAC’s exhibition program features national and regional artists in our gallery spaces, as well as related programs such as lectures, public forums, and workshops designed to involve audiences in the experience. Applicants will also be considered for an exhibition in our Community Arts Gallery, which highlights artists whose work aims to create conversation and engagement around local cultural and historical concerns. Exhibitions taking place in the fall, winter, and spring of 2019-2020 will be awarded to 9-12 artists. SUBMISSION FEE: $40. For more information, contact Abington Art Center.

22nd Annual National Small Works Competition & Exhibition (DC)

Deadline: Extended to June 15. National call for exhibit at Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown. Grand Prize: 2020 Solo Exhibition. Other prizes: $500 cash prize and art materials gift certificates. Juror: JD Talasek.  Hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work (including artist books) with print components completed within the past two years. Image may be no larger than 100 square inches, with framed size of 256 square inches or less. 3D works are limited to 250 cubic inches. Open to artists 18 years and older. For more information visit the Washington Printmakers website.

All You Need Is Love but (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction: Art Inspired By the Songs (NY)

Deadline: June 17. The debate over who is the better band — The Beatles or The Rolling Stones — has reigned for decades, but both bands have influenced artists equally. Now is your chance to pick a side (or show them both some love) and pay homage to your favorite band. The work in this exhibition will contain art inspired by a song of either the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. The exhibit will be both a virtual exhibition with submissions exhibited at www.emergegalleryny.com with a selection of work displayed at our physical space. One side of the gallery will exhibit work inspired by the Beatles and the other side will exhibit work inspired by the Rolling Stones. They will meet in the middle. This exhibition will include art of various styles and mediums — works on paper, fiber, paintings, photography, small sculpture are all acceptable. Artists in the Hudson Valley are especially encouraged to submit work. Work will also be exhibited and available for purchase on the Emerge Gallery website. There is a submission fee for this exhibition. Details may be found at the Emerge Gallery website.

Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition (VA)

Deadline: June 28. The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, September 6-28, 2019. Over $3000 in Cash Awards. Juror: Michael Mergen. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Photographs must be original photographs or photographically derived work, and not done under supervision. All work submitted must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2016, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried photography show. $35 for 3 entries. More info., visit Academy Center’s website.

MPAartfest 2019 (MD)

Deadline: July 1. McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) seeks work for MPAartfest 2019, a one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of more than 35 local and regional visual artists. This 13th annual event will be held October 6, 2019 at McLean Central Park in McLean, Virginia (approximately 10 miles from Washington, D.C.). Well over 9,000 visitors are anticipated. $30 application fee; $350 exhibitor fee. More info., visit MPAartfest 2019 submittable.

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

Saturation (MD)

Deadline: May 31. DISTRICT Arts is pleased to announce “SATURATION,” an exhibition exploring relationships between color, intensity and the way that purity impacts our visual experiences. Saturation in the context of muted colors? Sure. Saturation impacted by glazing over white? Why not? Inspiration? How about Elizabeth Osborne or Christopher St. Leger? The works of 15 artists will be featured reflecting a variety of media, styles and interpretations. For more information, and to apply, visit the District Arts website.

Crossing Boundaries: Dayton Society of Artists (OH)

Deadline: May 31. Crossing Boundaries celebrates the connections and discoveries that are made when we step outside of ourselves and broaden our understanding of the other. Different backgrounds, religions, cultures, abilities, and locations can divide, but in the end, we are all bound by the same humanity. Crossing Boundaries will correspond with the DSA’s hosting of an artist-in-residence from Monrovia, Liberia, Dayton’s sister city. All proceeds from applications to the show will go towards sustaining the residency program and providing art supplies to Monrovian artists. Artists and curators are invited to submit their work for consideration. For more information or to apply, visit the Dayton Society of Artists webpage.

Coined in the South (NC)

Deadline: June 1. The Young Affiliates, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, will host their fourth annual art show, “Coined in the South”, at the museum’s uptown location, October 11, 2019 – February 16, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. $15,000 in awards ($10,000 Jurors’ Award; $5,000 YAM Member Favorite). Jurors: Marilyn Zapf, Adam N. Justice, & Jonell Logan. Open to both emerging and established artists who are either from, or currently working in, the Southeast. For more info., visit the Young Affiliates’ website.

Foundry Gallery – Regional Juried Group Show (DC)

Deadline: June 1. Foundry Gallery is welcoming submissions to a group show in August 2019 at its industrial-style space in Washington D.C. Open to painting, drawing and photography by artists 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia.  Apply with up to 5 images through SmarterEntry, $40 fee. Exhibition dates: July 31 – September 1, 2019. Promotion and reception by gallery. To learn more and apply, visit the Foundry Gallery website.


Deadline: June 7. Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. To learn more and apply, visit the Frame & Frequency submittable.

Public Sculpture Project (VA)

Deadline: June 7. Six sites in the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of large-scale outdoor sculpture from October, 2019 to September, 2020.  Liability insurance provided. Stipend of $2000. Artist responsible for delivery and removal. Submit info on existing or proposed work by June 7. To apply, visit the City of Fredericksburg website.

So Fresh + So Clean Metalsmithing Exhibit

Deadline: June 8. Ethical Metalsmith Students (EM Students) is examining what it means to be an artist in the 21st century by curating the most innovative jewelry and metalsmithing work made within the past 2 years. Applicants will be considered for the Annual Emerging Artist Award. We understand a completely sustainable practice is an ever-evolving goal. However, the first step is becoming aware of the ways our work impacts environmental and human health. It adds an important layer to the creative decision making of artists. Through the lens of sustainability EM Students challenges you to investigate your studio, processes, methods, and personal goals. Tell us about it, ask questions, and then show us the work you are making! Emerging Artist Award: $1,000. Guest Juror’s Choice Award: $500. EM Student’s Choice Award: $250. To learn more and apply, visit EthicalMetalSmith.org.

Nude: Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art – OH

Deadline: June 9. The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that in some way represent the uncovered human form for consideration in Manifest’s eleventh annual Nude, an international competitive exhibit, August 16 – September 13, 2019. Through all the permutations art has experienced across history, work of the body persists. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons for the sake of expression (sensual, delicate, political, aggressive, and so on). Artists are invited to submit works in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, realistic, etc.), and of any size. $40 fee. More info., visit the Manifest Gallery website.

Sunny Art Center International Art Prize (UK)

Deadline: June 30.  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.

Strange Figurations (NY)

Deadline: June 30. Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. The show is open to all media, techniques and styles from realist to expressionistic. 72″ maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 5 – 28, 2019. Information, email and postal mail entry forms at the Slow Art website.

Times Square Arts Call for Submissions (NY)

Deadline: June 30. Times Square Arts invites you to submit original moving-image artwork to Midnight Moment, the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition synchronized on electronic billboards and Newspaper Kiosks throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Visit the Times Square Arts website for more information, and to apply.

Call for Proposals, 2020-2021 (FL)

Deadline: July 1. The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition. 3) Artist statement. 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) – 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: [email protected]. More information at the Broward College website.

Dexter Jones Award: National Sculpture Society (NY)


Deadline: November 4. The Dexter Jones Award is an unrestricted prize of $5,000.  It is presented annually to a sculptor for an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief. For more information, and to apply visit the National Sculpture website.

King Street Gallery Call for Entry (MD)

Deadline: November 25. The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center has a number of spaces available for mounting exhibitions that support the academic mission of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. This open call is for our King Street Gallery, the largest exhibition space in the Cafritz Arts Center. This light filled, 1050 square foot gallery is in the main atrium of the building. Its prominent location, open design, and extremely high ceilings (30 feet+) make it a great venue for major exhibitions. While much of this gallery space is visible from the main lobby of the building, and through the windows that front onto the street, it does maintain gallery hours and is locked after hours. The gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Exhibitions are generally scheduled a year in advance to complement the academic calendar. Exhibitions in the King Street Gallery are 4-5 weeks long, and emphasize two person or small group shows. Single artist applications may be paired with a complimentary artist or artists to better utilize the space. Curated proposals are encouraged. Learn more about this opportunity at the Montgomery College 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 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.

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 thePeripheral 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 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, clickhere.

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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