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.
Instructors Wanted at The Art League — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: Until filled The Art League is looking for skilled instructors in all visual arts disciplines. We’re particularly keen to recruit new hires for our sculpture, stained glass, and watercolor departments. Preferred applicants will have a personable and patient disposition, excellent communication skills, and the ability to teach their medium to groups of beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced level students. Class sizes range, depending on enrollment, from around 5 to 30 students. Experience teaching is helpful but not an absolute requirement. To apply, send a cover letter with statement of intent, resumé, and 6-10 tiffs or jpegs of current work to Ariane D’Souza via email at email@example.com.
CQ66 International Call for Entries
Deadline: October 29 Only the best work gets past our Creative Quarterly judges. Categories include Photography, Illustration, Fine Art, and Graphic Design. Open to all professionals, students and amateurs in all countries. CQ66 Best of Show winner receives a $500 cash prize. Winners featured in Creative Quarterly and our online gallery and go on to compete for our year-end 100 Best show, winners exhibited in NYC gallery. Learn more here.
Call for Artists for International Open/No Theme Art Competition
Deadline: October 31
Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held October 4th,2021 through November 30th, 2021. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on November 15th, 2021. For more information, click here
International Compost Awareness Week 2022 Poster Contest
Deadline: November 1
The competition is organized by the Compost Research & Education Foundation based in Raleigh, United States of America. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week 2022. The poster theme is “Recipe for Regeneration: Compost”. For more information, click here
Xposure International Photography & Film Awards 2021
Deadline: November 1
There are 8 categories open to photographers from all over the world: Architectural Photography, Drone Photography, Landscape Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Short Film & Moving Image, Travel Photography, and Wildlife Photography. For more information, click here
Portrait Society of America’s 2021 Members Only Competition
Deadline: November 4
Open to all Portrait Society of America members. Featuring five unique categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Outside the Box, Animals as the Subject, and Still Life. Awards for each category. First Place winners receive either complimentary tuition to annual conference or museum quality Sargent palette. All winners receive recognition in print and online publications. For more information, click here
Call for Art, Art Seen Magazine Call For Art
Deadline: November 8
Art Seen Magazine is an international art publication available in print and digital formats. We are open for submissions from artists to be featured in the February 2021 issue. We welcome submissions from artists working in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Fiber art, Fine art photography, and installation. For more information, click here
Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Deadline: November 9
Artists have a chance to participate in a juried exhibition in New York City’s Chelsea Art District and to be showcased and promoted online and in print. A distinguished panel of jurors is selected to judge, presenting more than $70,000 in awards. For more information, click here
Call for Entry, Maryland Art Place UNDER $500 Exhibit — Baltimore
Deadline: November 20 Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for UNDER $500, our upcoming, winter benefit exhibition/affordable art sale. On Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, 2021 this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. The virtual exhibition and sale event will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 10am – Wednesday, December 15 at 10pm. Artwork featured virtually will include featured artists in addition to artists presented in the gallery. For more information, click here.
Call for Artists + Photographers $550.00 Innovate Grants
Deadline: December 14
Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. To explore past recipients and for more information on how to apply visit our website
Re-runs: These were previously posted, but it’s not too late to enter!
Call for Submissions, 11th Annual Nature Online Art Competition
Deadline: October 27 Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 11th Annual “Nature” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of October 2021. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s November 2021 online group art exhibition. The gallery invites entries from artists (including photography and digital art) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art and photography. To enter, click here.
Artist Residency, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop — D.C.
Deadline: October 29 Through the Gallery Residency Program, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) seeks to expand its engagement with artists working in the DMV. The CHAW gallery will, for eight weeks each year, become an incubator space for the selected Resident Artist. During that time, the Artist will transform the gallery while interacting with visitors and students. The Residency provides a well-lit and clean gallery central to the DC area with substantial foot traffic and visibility. CHAW will offer promotion for the Resident Artist, their work and the show. During the Residency, an Artist can create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. For more information, click here.
Call for Submissions, Rise, an International Virtual Exhibit
Deadline: October 30 Create! Magazine is thrilled to invite visual artists to submit their work to a juried international virtual exhibition curated by Erika b Hess, painter, curator and host of the podcast I Like Your Work. The theme is Rise, and asks artists to consider how art can be a form of healing, processing current events, or overcoming a personal struggle. For more information, click here.
Gutierrez Memorial Fund’s Legacy Grant
Deadline: October 31 The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is pleased to present its 2021 Legacy Grant. The project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations, individual artists, and educators who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to projects that build skills, engage the community, and permanently transform the built environment. Learn more here.
2021 Carelle Women’s Jewelry Association Member Grant
Deadline: October 31 The Women’s Jewelry Association is proud to offer the Carelle Grant in honor of Brooke Tivol McGrath. This is a $7,500 grant intended to support an established jewelry professional (in business for 5-10 years) in innovating their business through technological solutions and advancements, helping to boost sales and streamline operations. The candidate should demonstrate an innovative mindset, forward-looking outlook, and positive perspective of their work and the future of the industry. Learn more here.
Call for Submissions, SlowArt Emerging Artists 2022 – Hudson, NY
Deadline: October 31 SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2022, the 30th annual competition for exhibition, promotion and $500 cash award. It is open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. For more information, click here.
Call for Submissions, The Journey of Surprises, Newark Airport Digital Art Exhibition — Newark, NJ
Deadline: October 31 Munich Terminal One LLC and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (State Arts Council) are pleased to present the Newark Airport Digital Art Exhibition: The Journey of Surprises. This exciting opportunity is accepting submissions from adult visual artists who are current residents of New Jersey (with a priority given to artists from Newark and Elizabeth, NJ). Preference will be given to artists with a strong connection to Newark and/or Elizabeth, but artists from across the State are eligible to submit their work for consideration. The project will be unveiled in Spring 2022 at the new EWR Airport Terminal A, and will be on display for approximately one year. Learn more here.
RAIR Artist Residency at a Recycling Center – Philadelphia
Deadline: October 31 RAIR’s flagship residency program is a unique opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to work at the intersection of art, industry and sustainability. Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day. RAIR has 2 residency programs: The Standard Residency, a longer, more traditional studio based program, and The Biggie Shortie, a shorter, project based residency. Learn how to apply here.
Call for Entries, Art Quilts Elements 2022 — Wayne, PA
Deadline: November 1 Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the Art Quilt Elements 2022 Exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 27 through April 30, 2022. For more information, click here.
Call for Submissions, 6x6x6, Liberty Town Arts Workshop — Fredericksburg, VA
Deadline: November 1 6x6x6, is our annual exhibit of artwork no larger than 6 inches in any direction including frame, if one is used. All artists age 14 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. For more information, click here.
VisArts Next Generation Studio Fellowship — Rockville, MD
Deadline: November 1 VisArts invites applications and proposals from emerging local and national artists for a twelve month Next Generation Studio Fellowship at VisArts in Rockville MD. This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The Next Generation Studio fellow will present their work in a solo exhibition at the end of their respective fellowship. This Fellowship term is from January 2022 – January 2023. Learn more here.
VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2022 — Rockville, MD
Deadline: November 1 The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator or artist with an interest in exhibition making or curating to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2022 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement. Click here for more information.
Call for Entry, Through a Glass, Darkly, The Delaware Contemporary – Wilmington, DE
Deadline: November 1 Through a Glass, Darkly will be on display at The Delaware Contemporary, September 1 through December 31, 2022, and will include new and recent works by artists working with glass and glass-related materials and processes, exposing the material’s dual nature. This exhibition will span across six galleries and will occupy more than 6,000 square feet. Selected works will engage the historical promise and power of the material to reveal and to bring clarity, while challenging viewers to acknowledge an inherent interconnectedness between enhancement and distortion. For more information, click here.
George A. & Eliza Gardner Howard Fellowships in Photography
Deadline: November 1 The Howard Foundation will consider proposals from visual artists working in any genre, style, and media that can be classified as Photography, with regards to still images. In accordance with the fellowship program’s overall goal of supporting early mid-career artists, applicants should have a record of exhibitions and demonstrate a promising program of creative development using photography as a mode of creative expression and experimentation. Learn more here.
Manhattan Graphics Center Printmaking Scholarship – New York
Deadline: November 1 Manhattan Graphics Center awards 11 scholarships each year to artists. Any artist who has not previously worked at MGC (i.e. taken a class, taught a class, served as a monitor, or purchased open workshop time) is eligible to apply; printmaking experience is not required. MGC Scholarships are intended for emerging through mid-career artists. Learn more here.
Call for Entry, Portraits Project, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. — D.C.
Deadline: November 2 The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is seeking artwork to be used as part of the PORTRAITS project to be premiered in June 2024. PORTRAITS will represent through visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. Paintings, drawings, and photographs are welcome. The artworks may be a portrait, or a scene depicting an aspect of the human experience, including identity expression and historical references specific to the LGBTQ+ community. Selected artworks will be used as projections as part of a live performance, brought to life aurally by music, and visually by GMCW’s 17th Street Dance ensemble to be presented in June 2024. Learn more here.
Call for Entry, 4th Annual Women Artists Art Competition
Deadline: November 5 Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 19th quarterly online art competition. For the 4th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. All competitions include awards in three categories – “Traditional” Art, “Digital & Photography” and 3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). For more information, click here.
Call for Proposals, Public Art – La Plata, MD
Deadline: November 9 The Arts Workgroup of Keep La Plata Beautiful (KLPB) is dedicated to fostering community collaborations and partnerships between local artists and businesses in La Plata. We have begun a public art project as a way of demonstrating our commitment to urban renewal and growth in our neighborhoods. Any artist or group of artists interested in creating a two-dimensional painting or three-dimensional sculpture, or other art satisfying the guidelines may submit a proposal. Click here for more information.
Field Residency, Chelsea: Winter Spring 2021-22 – New York
Deadline: November 13 Field Residency is an art studio in Chelsea, Manhattan’s Gallery District in New York City. We provide a 300 square ft, 12 ft ceiling studio space to accepted applicants for 6 weeks. International & US-based artists working in all mediums are eligible. Apply here.
Call for Entry, What A Relief: small relief sculptures , Washington Sculptors Group
Deadline: November 14 This small scale exhibition invites artists to rethink and expand upon the tradition of relief sculpture in contemporary terms. It is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only, but artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). For more information, click here.
Open Call, Three-Person Exhibit, Tiger Strikes Asteroid – Philadelphia
Deadline: November 15 Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia (TSA Philadelphia) is pleased to announce our Open Call 2022: Three-Person Exhibition, to run from January 8, 2022- February 12, 2022. We invite you to submit your work for an opportunity to be featured in a curated exhibition. Professional documentation and a modest stipend ($150 per artist) for shipping or other costs associated with the exhibition will be provided. Artists living outside of Philadelphia are welcome to apply but will be responsible for artwork shipping costs. For more information, click here.
Hooper Prize Grant for Artists
Deadline: November 16 The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call. We are offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000. Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. Apply here.
Call for 2022 Bresler Resident Artists, VisArts — Rockville, MD
Deadline: November 19 In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. The current call is for artists or collaborative artist teams whose primary practice is sound, new media and/or photography centering on environmental, social, racial, and economic justice. Artists must be prepared to use online platforms in place of face to face community gatherings due to pandemic safety concerns. For more information. click here.
Smithsonian Magazine 19th Annual Photo Contest
Deadline: November 30 To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2019. There are 6 categories: Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, and Mobile. Learn how to enter here.
2021/2022 National Arts Club Fellowship – New York
Deadline: December 1 The Artist Fellowship provides a select number of artists, working in any one of the disciplines reflected in the NAC’s arts committees, a 18-month Artist Fellowship at the Club, situated in Gramercy Park, New York. Artist Fellows will be provided with complimentary Club participation, providing access to the historic clubhouse, public programs and discounted private overnight rooms. The Artist Fellowship provides opportunities for the recipient to be featured in Club programming and presentations. Learn more here.
Keyholder Residency Spring/Summer 2022, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: December 18 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists who want to have unlimited access to the studios in exchange for working 4 hours a week for Pyramid Atlantic. The residency is awarded to artists who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in the printmaking, papermaking, or book arts studios. Two artists are selected twice a year by the Pyramid Atlantic artistic staff. Keyholders work in a productive community atmosphere alongside other artists and are expected to abide by all studio policies. Learn more here.
Open Call for Exhibition Proposals, Second Street Gallery – Charlottesville, VA
Deadline: January 3, 2022 Second Street Gallery is now accepting proposals for solo/group exhibitions for Season 49 (2022-2023). The gallery welcomes proposals for consideration in works of all media – drawings, prints, photography, paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, sound, performance, and interdisciplinary projects. Exhibition proposals must represent living artists, who may be of both emerging and established reputations. For more information, click here.
Studio Internship Summer 2022, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: February 18, 2022 Pyramid Atlantic offers internship opportunities for enthusiastic, engaged, and serious-minded college or post-college artists. Our interns assist resident artists, renters, artistic staff, with printmaking, papermaking, and book arts projects, and in outreach education programs. In addition to hands-on experience with artistic projects, interns gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of a non-profit art center and gallery. For the Summer 2022 season, Pyramid will accept two interns for this program. Click here to apply.
Call for Artists, The Delaware Contemporary’s Artist Registry – Wilmington, DE
Deadline: August 1, 2022 The Delaware Contemporary’s Artist Registry promotes working artists of our region through exhibitions, residencies, and commissioned projects. The Artist Registry is available to artists within a 250 mile radius of Wilmington, DE and will be the tool by which The Delaware Contemporary will collect, review and select artists for juried and curated exhibitions and projects. By submitting an application for the Artist’s Registry, The Delaware Contemporary will have access to an artist portfolio for the 2021 – 2022 season. During each season, artist portfolios will be regularly reviewed for upcoming opportunities including exhibitions, programs, and special events, as well as selected to be highlighted on the museum’s social media platforms. Learn more here.
Ongoing: These opportunities have rolling deadlines.
Call for Art, Links Bridge Vineyards—Thurmont, MD
Links Bridge Vineyards, a small artisan style winery located just outside of Frederick, Maryland, is looking to feature the artwork of various artists on the walls of their tasting barn for two weeks at a time. To learn more, call Joan Cartier 301-602-5733 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pyramid Atlantic Workshop Proposals – Hyattsville, MD
Pyramid Atlantic offers year-round workshops in printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and hybrids thereof. We offer multi-week, daytime, evening, and weekend intensives for adults in our fully equipped studios. As part of a robust and diverse schedule of offerings, we welcome unsolicited workshop proposals, and hope that you will consider applying! Workshop proposal reviews are ongoing, but for best consideration, submit class proposals by the following dates: 1/15 for Summer Workshops; 4/1 for Fall Workshops; 7/1 for Winter Workshops; 10/1 for Spring Workshops. Questions? Email Gretchen, Artistic Director, email@example.com
Call For Stories About Women in the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council
2020 has been dedicated to the Year of the Woman in Maryland. Do you have an inspiring story about vital contributions of women-identifying people who are artists, arts administrators, or cultural workers? Perhaps an exhibition, performance or project featuring women? Share it with the Maryland State Arts Council for potential use in marketing and communications! Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Year of the Woman” in the subject line. Satff will contact senders whose stories are selected for inclusion in future newsletters, eblasts, or social media postings. Learn more about Maryland’s year of the Woman here.
Call For Artists, Busboys and Poets
Busboys and Poets is looking for submissions from Maryland and Virginia artists as it expands to new locations in both areas. Submissions can include drawings, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage, fiber, quilts, etc. Art images reflecting life in the city, family, portraits, whimsy, abstraction, social uplift and life experiences within diverse cultures are encouraged for submission. For more information, click here.