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Artist Opportunities #486

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.


Photowork: Beyond 20/20 33rd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition Call for Entries – NY

Deadline: November 11   Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Photowork: Beyond 20/20 will celebrate prescient social commentary as well as engagement with issues relating to contemporary photography. Submissions should embrace excellence in cutting-edge and/or traditional processes. Past winners of this annual national exhibition have worked with small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. Work will be exhibited at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Saturday, January 25 – Saturday, March 7, 2020; $500 Juror’s Prize, $200 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention. For more information, visit https://www.barrettartcenter.org/calls-for-entry-1.

Solos 2020 Call for Artists – VA

Deadline: November 12   Arlington Arts Center is currently accepting proposals for SOLOS 2020, to take place April 11 – June 6, 2020. Contemporary artists living or working in the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to propose solo-style exhibitions or projects to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces. Proposals are accepted through an open call and selected by guest jurors, in consultation with AAC staff. Artists are encouraged to propose exhibitions of previously unseen bodies of work and/or other new or previously unexhibited projects or installations. Proposals that specifically take into account AAC’s exhibition spaces are encouraged. Artists who produce contemporary art in any media, and who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region (defined as Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Delaware) may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered. For more information, visit https://arlingtonartscenter.org/exhibitions/call-for-artist/

Expo 39 Call For Artists – NY

Deadline: November 15   B.J. Spoke Gallery announces a call for artists for its upcoming competition and exhibition, Expo 39. This competition is open to all artists living in the United States. All fine arts media are acceptable: watercolor, drawing, pastel, painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation art, photography, video, digital art, etchings, monotype, monoprint, silk screen, lithography, collagraph, fiber art, etc. No crafts, please. For more information, visit http://www.bjspokegallery.org/expo-39/.

Open Call for Solo Exhibition – VA

Deadline: November 17   Target Gallery invites artists to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2020. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from June 6 – July 26, 2020, with an opening reception June 14, 2020. The artist(s) will also receive a $3,000 stipend. For perspective, visit: http://torpedofactory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Solo-Exhibition-Prospectus.pdf.   To apply, visit https://torpedofactoryartcenter.submittable.com/submit/146721/2020-open-call-for-solo-exhibition-at-target-gallery.

Atlantic Gallery 2020 Juried Exhibition: Seeing the Unseeable – NY

Deadline: November 18   Atlantic Gallery in New York’s Chelsea art district announces a call to artists, age 18 and up, for a juried art exhibition January 7-25, 2020. The grand prize is a solo show at the gallery. Categories include oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and sculpture in any medium. For more information visit http://atlanticgallery.org/juried-exhibition-2020-seeing-the-unseeable/; contact info@atlanticgallery.org; or call 212-219-3183.

2020 Socrates Sculpture Park Annual Fellowship Call for Proposals – NY

Deadline: November 25   In light of recent debates about monuments, Socrates Sculpture Park (SSP) asks artists to propose prototypes for new monuments for New York City for presentation beginning in the fall of 2020. Titled “Call and Response: Making Monuments Now,” this open call will be the major component of SSP’s year-long engagement with recent discourse on the current state and future of monuments in the United States. It is a thematic adaption of The Socrates Annual Fellowship and exhibition, and incorporates an extended selection process and production timeline as well as inclusion in an exhibition publication. Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project a $1,000 honorarium and four-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio. For more information, visit https://socratessculpturepark.org/opencalls/the-2020-socrates-annual-fellowship/.

The Moon Gallery Call for Submissions

Deadline: November 25   The Moon Gallery at Berry College welcomes up to three submissions to be considered for inclusion in Calamity, a juried exhibition with work that references the history and legacy of the Holocaust. Artists working with drawing, ceramics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, or mixed media are encouraged to apply with work that reflects on how the Holocaust is remembered 70+ years later; responds to the current era of ignorance and denial of the Holocaust; confronts the rise of antisemitism; or counters manifestations of hate and intolerance by providing solace to the suffering. There is no fee to enter. Additional information and a link to submit work can be found here: https://www.berry.edu/juriedexhibition Contact Brad Adams with questions at: badams@berry.edu.

11th Annual International Drawing Discourse Exhibition – NC

Deadline: December 1   The University of North Carolina Asheville announces a call to artists, age 18 and up, for a juried art exhibition, January 17 – February 21, 2020, at the Holden Gallery at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. $2,000 in awards. In an effort to support the breadth in contemporary drawing, the exhibit is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media welcoming both two or three-dimensional works, video, and/or installation. For more information visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7143; contact tbeldue@unca.edu; or call 828-252-6845.

National Exhibition of American Art – NY

Deadline: December 2   Submissions are now open for Pleiades Gallery’s first National Exhibition of American Art. The theme is “Altered States: A state of mind that deviates from what is thought to be a normal state of consciousness.” Artists often reinterpret reality in their art, using their own visions to create new possibilities. We are interested in seeing artist’s of the world, as interpreted in their own work. We are looking for a variety of styles and approaches from total abstraction or hyperrealist or anything in between. For more information visit http://pleiadesgallery.com/call-for-artists-2/.

Call for Social Practice Artists for Collaborative Public Project – MD 

Deadline: December 2   The towns of Brentwood and North Brentwood are seeking an artist or team of artists to engage with the North Brentwood community and design a large-scale piece of art to support a community-designed placemaking and public history project. The sculpture will stand on the town lines and will speak to a divided past as well as a shared future for the two towns. Removing barriers, both physical and institutional, is at the core of this project. In that spirit, a non-established artist/team with maximum two years experience in the field of public art is sought. Acknowledging the rich experience of artists in both towns, public art experts are invited to the project as mentors. A budget of $10,000 includes up to $5,000 for artists’ fees and $5,000 for materials and expenses related to the design process. Design proposals to be submitted by April 1, 2020 for presentation to the public on April 4, 2020. Applicants should live in Washington DC Metropolitan Areas—Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia—and be over the age of 18. For more information, visit https://www.eastcityart.com/calls-for-entry/call-for-social-practice-artists-collaborative-public-art-design-incubation/.

Access and Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion Call for Entries – NJ

Deadline: December 2   Acts of injustice, bias, and disrespect, against groups and individuals, continue to play out across our nation. This juried exhibition will feature works that define what it means to be a good citizen in a global context, a person appreciative of all cultures and committed to fairness with respect and equality for all. By looking broadly at access and opportunity for all members of society regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation we can help everyone recognize, appreciate, and respect difference. The show will run in Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery from January 21 – March 13, 2020 with an opening reception on February 8. For more information, visit https://www.monmouth.edu/mca/callforentries/. For more information, visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7010.

Goethe-Institut Call for Fellows

Deadline: December 8   Monument Lab in partnership with Goethe-Institut and Federal Agency for Civic Education invites applications for a 2020 cohort of Monument Lab Transnational Fellows. This fellowship recognizes individuals and collectives whose ongoing projects address long term inequities in monuments and engage new creative approaches to public art, history, and memory. The fellowship program is part of the joint project Shaping the Past, which engages the changing forms of collective remembrance and reckoning in public spaces within and across national borders. The multidisciplinary project fosters transnational exchange among curators, artists, activists, historians, and civic participants to discuss and imagine the next generation of monuments. There are two general categories of Monument Lab Fellows: civic practitioners and high school students. For more information, visit https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/kul/art/21689613.html.

The Human Condition Exhibition Call for Entry

Deadline: January 3  The Human Condition: exploring the body as subjectwill be a visual exploration of the human condition, asking artists to capture what is it that makes a person. From the classic nude, to abstract and impressionist treatments, to pieces that touch on the basic concept of humanity— a wide variety of interpretations will be included.  Beside exploring the physical form, artists are asked to consider how a person’s personality, emotions, challenges, preferences, prejudices, and experiences can be visually represented.https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6968

31st National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition – Baltimore

Deadline: January 15   Gormley Gallery is now accepting entries for the 31st National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition, March 23 through April 24, 2020. A minimum of $1,500 in purchase prizes will be awarded. Original framed drawings and prints in any medium and up to 60 inches high are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface, or materials. A nonrefundable entry fee of $36.00 entitles artists to submit up to three entries online only (no mailed or emailed entries will be accepted). Submit online here: https://artndm.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/52095. For more information, visit ndm.edu/gormleygallery or contact gormleygallery@ndm.edu.



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

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

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 galleries@marshall.edu


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, 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.

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.


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