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The Torpedo Factory: My Queer Valentine (VA)
Deadline: September 15. Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to apply to My Queer Valentine (Juror: Andy Johnson, director of Gallery 102), an exhibition that will explore love and relationships through LGBTQ+ artists perspectives. The themes and subject of artwork in this exhibition should explore non-heteronormative and non-binary relationships. The tone of the exhibition is playful, fun, and cheeky, so we encourage artists to apply with their perspectives on love (romantic or asexual) with this in mind. To celebrate this exhibition, Target Gallery will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day reception and event in partnership with local LGBTQ+ organizations. Exhibition Dates: January 25, 2020 – March 8, 2020. For more information, visit the Torpedo Factory website.
The Torpedo Factory: Post-Graduation Residency (VA)
Deadline: September 22. The Torpedo Factory Post-Grad Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and 3-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both art school students in the region and nationwide, provided artists submit proof of residence in the D.C. metropolitan area. Residents receive studio space and public presentation opportunities, including an artist talk and participation in a culminating curated exhibition in the Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Residents are active and equal participants in the Torpedo Factory’s unique creative community. Residents benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists. For a full description of the requirements and opportunity details please visit The Torpedo Factory website.
The Torpedo Factory: 2020 Emerging Artists (VA)
Deadline: October 27. Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 3-4 regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. Artists should have no more than 5 years of experience as a professional exhibiting artist, live within D.C., 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. For more information, visit The Torpedo Factory website.
Tulsa Artist Fellowship (KS)
Deadline: September 13. The Tulsa Artist Fellowship program seeks a variety of contemporary arts disciplines, including arts workers such as curators, publishers, and artistic collaborations. To learn more and apply, visit the Tulsa Artist Fellowship website.
The Teaching Artist Program
Deadline: September 16. The Teaching Artist Project, a training program for working and emerging teaching artists, is accepting applications. To learn more, and apply, visit The Teaching Artist Project.
Red Bull Arts Detroit 2020 Artist Residency and Curatorial Fellowship (MI)
Deadline: September 30. Red Bull Arts Detroit 2020 Artist Residency and Curatorial Fellowship. Learn more and apply at the Red Bull Arts website.
The City of Cambridge Arts Council – 19th Amendment Commemoration (MA)
Deadline: September 30. The City of Cambridge Arts Council is seeking artist submissions for a $300,000 public art commission to commemorate the 19th Amendment. Applications must be submitted by September 30. For more information, and to apply, visit the Cambridge Arts Council.
Cover Art and Feature Art for Print Publication in Phoebe Literary Journal
Deadline: October 15. Phoebe publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. They produce a print issue in Fall/Winter and an online issue in Spring/Summer. Above all, we seek to publish quality art from artists at various stages of their careers, with an eye towards exhibiting work by emerging talent alongside work by established artists. Phoebe finds artwork that illustrates a narrative or conveys an emotion, as we believe in the importance of both visual and textual storytelling. To submit, please upload between one and five images for the Phoebe staff to consider for the 49.1 print issue cover image and featured visual art. Send as a .png, .tif, or a high-quality .jpg with at least 300dpi and a size of at least 1 MB. Visit phoebejournal.com to submit your work, $2 submission fee.
Capricious Photo Award
Deadline: November 1. Applications are open for the Capricious Photo Award, which gives one photographer financial and editorial support to complete a body of work. The application deadline is November 1. Visit the Capricious website to learn more.
Pioneers Works Residency (NY)
Deadline: September 30. Pioneer Works will host its first-ever Open Call for 2020-2021 across all residency disciplines in Visual Arts, Music, Technology, and Narrative Arts. For more information, and to apply, visit the Pioneer Works website.
A Blade of Grass – 2020 Fellowship
Deadline: October 16. A Blade of Grass is seeking socially engaged artists to apply for its 2020 Fellowship, which supports “courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work.” Fellows receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support. Visit the ABOG website to learn more and apply.
AIR Gallery – CURRENTS exhibit
Deadline: October 13. AIR Gallery is hosting an open call for its sixth biannual CURRENTS exhibition, curated by Carmen Hermo. The exhibition will be held January 10–February 9, 2020. To apply, and learn more visit the AIR website.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition (NJ)
Deadline: September 15. The Center for Contemporary Art 2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition will be held November 8 – December 21. The exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Work across a variety of display solutions is also encouraged including video or film related to clay. Juror: Garth Johnson, the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Online entries are now being accepted through September 15th. Awards: Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art. First Prize: $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. For more information and to enter visit the Center for Contemporary Art 2019 website
2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition (NJ)
Deadline: September 15. The Center for Contemporary Art 2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition will be held November 8 – December 21. The exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Work across a variety of display solutions is also encouraged including video or film related to clay. Juror: Garth Johnson, the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Online entries are now being accepted through September 15th. Awards: Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art. First Prize: $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. For more information and to enter visit the Center for Contemporary Art website.
VA Raleigh: UNFINISHED BUSINESS (NC)
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.
Red Bull Arts Detroit 2020 Artist Residency and Curatorial Fellowship
Deadline: September 30. The Artist Residency provides artists at different stages of their careers the resources and freedom to develop their practice, with nine artists selected for three two-month-long residency cycles. They receive fully-furnished off-site living accommodations, a 6,000-square-foot shared studio space, transportation to Detroit is included, fully-furnished off-site living accommodations, an 8,000 USD unrestricted stipend, as well as a 2,000 USD individual budget for hiring assistants, sourcing materials, or otherwise producing work in Detroit. The Curatorial Fellowship creates an opportunity for a curator to realize an exhibition concept and bring it to the public in Detroit. The fellow receives production and marketing support in addition to a 12,000 square foot gallery, 5,000 USD stipend, and a 15,000 USD exhibition budget, both unrestricted, as well as budget for three-to-four public programs. For more information, and to apply, visit the Red Bull website.
2020 Emerging Artists
Deadline: October 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 3-4 regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. Artists should have no more than 5 years of experience as a professional exhibiting artist, live within D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, and have never had an solo exhibition in a professional gallery space (excluding BFA/MFA exhibitions). Jury Panel: Rex Delafkaran, Co-Gallery Director of the Hamiltonian Gallery, Jaynelle Hazard, Director of Exhibitions at the Workhouse Art Center, and Amy Lokoff, DC-based independent curator. Each artist will receive a $500 stipend. For more information, and to apply see the Torpedo Factory 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.
Wall Art/Mural for Arlington Based Gym (VA)
Deadline/Timeline: Start in late August and completed by late September. Company has brand guide and some inspiration boards to start from. Walls would be painted directly and dimensions will be given upon request. Style and final product are open ended but the aim is to inspire gym goers who are primarily runners. Artists who live or work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia can apply. Budget has not been determined. Send Curt Cimino, Curt@epion.co any questions or comments.”
Del Ray Artisans: High Note Art Exhibit (VA)
Deadline: rolling. Join the Del Ray Artisans for High Note, an art exhibit exploring the connection between music and the mind. Meet the curators and some of the artists at the opening reception on Friday, September 6 from 7-9pm. The exhibit runs September 6-29, 2019 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. For more information, visit the Del Ray Artisans website.
Printmakers Inc. Call for New Member Portfolios (VA)
Deadline: Rolling. Rolling portfolio call for interested new members of Printmaker’s Inc: a non-profit dedicated to furthering the practice of Printmaking and residents of the Torpedo Factory for over forty years. Printmakers is looking for a new teammate for their shared studio. Members take turns working, share a commission on sales of 30%, and pay a small share of rent. The studio is equipped with three presses, storage space, inking tables, and multiple exhibit spaces for groups and solo exhibitions. If you are interested in having your work seen by the over 100,000 visitors annually, please drop off your artist statement, resume, and a portfolio with eight to 10 prints representative of a body of work at Studio 325 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union, Alexandria, VA). For more information, view the Facebook post with this call.
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 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@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.