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Artist Opportunities #477

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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.


Gift Shop Request for Proposals (VA)

Deadline: July 15. Torpedo Factory Art Center is interested in purchasing original craft objects, artwork, and designs to sell in the Art Center’s Gift Shop. Selected products will be labeled in the shop as being made by the artist and, as appropriate, the name of the artist will appear on the products.This opportunity is open to all active leaseholding artists or current members of a gallery/workshop at the Art Center. Sublease holders and external candidates are not eligible. Juror: Raven Lynch, Museum Shop Head Buyer, VMFA Shop, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. To learn more and apply, visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center. 


1st Annual Juried Exhibition (NY)

Deadline: June 30. Hudson Valley MOCA’s 1st Annual Juried Member Exhibition is an opportunity to showcase a variety of perspectives and practices within the contemporary visual arts. Juried by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, this exhibition will unite a multitude of voices, both local and national, to explore our contemporary moment and the unique work created within it. The exhibition will be on view at Hudson Valley MOCA from August 10 to September 8, 2019. Cash Prizes. More info, and apply at the Hudson Valley Moca website.

106th Annual Exhibition (NY)

Deadline: July 3. Allied Artists of America announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 29 – September 15, 2019 at the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY. Over $25,000 in cash awards including: Top award of $3,000. Juror: Elizabeth Allan. Open to all artists 18 years and older. Original 2 dimensional artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, graphics, mixed media, and sculpture. $55 for one entry. More info (PDF)., visit the Allied Artists of America webpage. 

Show Your Paper (IL)

Deadline: July 11. Woman Made Gallery in Chicago announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, Sept 20 – Oct 19, 2019. Juror: Kathryn Markel (https://www.markelfinearts.com/blog/92/) Principal, Markel Fine Arts. Open to artists who use paper as substrate or primary medium. Works made on or about paper may include, (but are not limited to) – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, cut paper, paper constructions, etc. All mediums on paper will be considered. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at Woman Made Gallery. $30 entry fee. For additional info., visit the Woman Made website. 

1708 Gallery’s InLight Richmond Call for Proposals (VA) 

Deadline: July 15. 1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines to submit entries for the 12th annual InLight Richmond. InLight is a public exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks— multimedia and interactive projects, video, projection, sculpture, installation, and performance. InLight 2019 will take place at Chimborazo Park in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond. Artists are invited to propose projects that critically engage with the social and geographic history of this site. Two key moments in the park’s history include being the location of the largest Confederate military hospital during the Civil War and following Emancipation, hosting a Freedmen’s community for formerly enslaved African-Americans. 1708 seeks artists and projects that respond to, elaborate on, and propose new ways of understanding these complex histories. Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, and more. There are no interior sites available. Artists may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final site assignments. For more details about InLight 2019 and to apply, visit the 1708 gallery website.   

Call For Entries – The Shape of Memories- Loft Artists 6th Juried Exhibit (CT)

Deadline: July 15. The Loft Artists Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 24 – September 22 at Loft Artists Gallery in Stamford, CT. Cash Prizes. Juror: Arianne Faber Kolb. Open to all artists, 18 years and older, residing in the Tri-State area (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey). Media: drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art and mixed media. Three-dimensional work should be accompanied by a pedestal or base upon delivery of art. All work must be original (no giclee prints) and have been completed within the last two years. $35 first entry, $5 each additional up to 5. More info., visit the Loft Artists Association website. 

Call for 2020 Smithsonian Craft and Design Show (DC)

Deadline: September 7. Each April, in Washington DC, the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) welcomes 120 outstanding American craft artists and designers to participate in a five-day exhibition and sale – the renowned Smithsonian Craft+Design Show. Three expert jurors select up to 120 exhibitors from the total group of applicants, based on originality, artistic conception and quality of execution. The Show does not charge sales commissions. All proceeds from the Preview Night party, daily show admissions, and other fundraising efforts benefit the education, outreach and research programs of the Smithsonian. More information at the Smithsonian Craft Show website.

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

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.

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.

Strive: An Exhibition Highlighting American Immigration & the American Dream (VA )

Deadline: June 30. The d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call to artists for a national juried art exhibition, July 25 – August 31, 2019. Awards for 1st Place: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $150. Juror: Solomon Isekeije. This exhibition highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American Dream. This country was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and both religious, and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years and continues to be at the center of much discussion and debate in the United States. Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration both throughout American history and in today’s society, spanning from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American Dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so), all the way to refugees looking for a safe haven. Open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts, from all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. $35 for up to 3 works. More info., visit the d’Art Center website.

Call for artists ages 60+ in DMV: Lois & Richard England Gallery (DC)

Deadline: July 1. Call for artists ages 60+, living or working within  50-mile radius of Washington, DC to exhibit at the Lois & Richard England Gallery. This may be a 2-4 artist exhibition from September 14, 2019 through January 16, 2020, therefore artists selected must have a portfolio of 24-30 pieces available (depending upon sizes) for hanging if selected.The theme is City and Urban Landscapes with a deadline of submission on July 1. You may enter by sending 10 images, along with your CV and a price list to this email. The Gallery accepts 25% commission on any sales. For prospectus, please see the Gallery Iona 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 the MPArtfest submittable.

Apply for FREE Retail Space for Artists 3 blocks from Torpedo Factory (VA)

Deadline: July 1. The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership’s three-year-old pop-up program, which finds temporary space for home-based businesses or micro-retailers to test a brick and mortar presence, is taking applications for its latest free pop-up space in Old Town. AEDP is working with The Seedling Collective, a new working space at 121 South Royal in Old Town, to offer up to one week of free rent to three pop-up shops during the months of July and August. The three chosen will also get on-site amenities and advertising support. For more information, and to apply visit the GrowALX 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.

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: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com. More information at the Broward College website.

Art in Times of Anxiety, Juried Exhibition (NC)

Deadline: August 30. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announces a call for entries for our 10th Annual International Juried Exhibition.   All interpretations of this year’s theme, “Art in Times of Anxiety” are welcome in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Composition, technique, style, expression, and craft will be considered in the selection process. All artists who are selected by this year’s juror will be displayed in the UNCP’s Art Department Gallery from Thursday, October 04 – Friday, November 01, 2019. Awards: $600 first prize, $200 second prize, and $100 third prize. Entry and Handling Fee: The processing fee for entry is $25.00 and allows for up to 3 entries per artist. For more information and a full prospectus visit the UNCP website.


Deadline: September 16. UNFINISHED BUSINESS is a juried call for art open to any works in progress. We want to see what you’re working on, whether it’s just started, midway, or almost done. This exhibition will also serve as an opportunity to receive comments and critiques on your works before the finishing touches are applied. UNFINISHED BUSINESS is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two and three-dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. Visual Art Exchange reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container. Entry Fees: This call for art is FREE. For more information and to apply, visit, VA Raleigh’s 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, kate.ellis@ihg.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)

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: 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 (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 washington.print1@gmail.com.

Looking for artists: Multiple Exposures Gallery (VA)

www.sulfurstudios.org/function for more information and application instructions. Email exhibitions@sulfurstudios.org with any questions.


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