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.
40 Under 40: Young Artist National Showcase
Deadline: October 20. The Maryland Federation of Art and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts seek entries for a juried art exhibition, January 4 – February 29 at the Chaney Gallery at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD. $500 in awards. Juror: Jose Ruiz. Celebrating 40 years of arts experiences and education at Maryland Hall, we are dedicating an exhibit to showcase 40 talented artists, 40 years of age or under, from around the country. Artists are invited to enter any 2-D or 3-D work. $40 for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. More info (PDF)., go to: https://mdfedart.com/wp4/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/40-under-40-prospectus-final-1.pdf Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-268-4566. Visit: https://mdfedart.com/portfolio/40-under-40-young-artist-national-showcase-4/
Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant: National Sculpture Society
Deadline: October 28. The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant is a prize of $5,000 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society. It is awarded annually to a sculptor who has demonstrated outstanding ability as a sculptor and who has created a body of work inspired by nature which includes works of sculpture in bas-relief and in the round. For more information visit the National Sculpture website.
Alex J. Ettl Grant: National Sculpture Society
Deadline: October 28. The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a prize of $5,000 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society. It is awarded annually to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work. For more information visit the National Sculpture website.
Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant: National Sculpture Society
The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant is a $5,000 prize for a sculptor, specializing in animal sculpture, who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work. For more information visit the National Sculpture website.
Focal Point: Nationally Juried Exhibition
Deadline: November 14. The Maryland Federation of Art announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 23 – February 22 at the Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD. Cash awards total $1,000. Juror: Margaret Adams. Computer software has forever expanded ways for artists to capture and produce their work. MFA celebrates this exhibition by examining the artistic use of all digital media. Eligible entries may be either 2-D or 3-D image-based work that is created and/or produced through the use of software (whether purchased or artist created) and includes, but is not limited to digitally produced: photography, graphic design, painting, video and non-film projection. Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible. The maximum size of entry, including edges of frame/work, cannot exceed 72″ in any direction. Works must be priced for sale or marked POR (price on request). $40 for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. More info., visit: https://mdfedart.com/wp4/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FocalPointProspWebFINAL2020.pdf Contact: email@example.com or call 410-268-4566. Website: https://mdfedart.com/portfolio/79/
9th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: December 1. Marshall University’s School of Art & Design is pleased to invite artists working in any media to submit entries. Accepted works will be displayed in Marshall University’s Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery in the Visual Arts Center located in downtown Huntington, WV. For more details and to submit your work for consideration, click the link below and follow the directions. http://www.marshall.edu/art/vac/9th-annual-national-juried-exhibition/ E-mail any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
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.
Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant: National Sculpture Society
Deadline: November 4. The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant is a prize of $5,000 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society. It is awarded annually to a sculptor who has demonstrated outstanding ability as a sculptor and who has created a body of work inspired by nature which includes works of sculpture in bas-relief and in the round. For more information visit the National Sculpture website.
Ongoing: These opportunities have rolling deadlines.
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.
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@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)
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.