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Artist Opportunities #582

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 arianed@theartleague.org.


Call for Entries, DADA 2.0, Del Ray Artisans Gallery – Alexandria, VA

Deadline: January 10   This exhibit invites artists to express absurdity and discontent through the lens of Dada. All forms of art are welcome – particularly the mediums of collage, cut-up writing, and sculpture, which embody the spirit of original Dada. The more absurd, the better! DADA 2.0 is a Del Ray Artisans exhibit open to all area artists; however, Del Ray Artisans members pay a lower entry fee. For more information, click here.


Call for Art, Being Seen, The Artists Gallery – Frederick, MD

Deadline: January 15   Being Seen is a regional, juried exhibition of art from artists living in MD, VA, DC, WV, PA, and DE. The intention of this exhibit is to showcase uniqueness of thought and diverse perspectives, ideas and opinions. This curated show will shine a light on the artists and their visions. This art and these artists need to be seen. For more information, click here.


Call to Artists, 24 Commissions for Permanent Two- & Three-Dimensional Artworks for Washington, DC Schools – D.C.

Deadline: January 15   The Department of General Services (“Department” or “DGS”) is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to engage individual artists and artistic teams (Artist) to respond to this Call to Artists with professional qualifications in addition to a proposal of site-specific artistic capital improvements for the renovation and additions to properties in Washington, DC. The artists shall develop a new original permanent work of art made specifically for each awarded commission. For more information, click here.


Call for Entries, Neoteric Abstract X, Limner Gallery – Hudson, NY

Deadline: January 31   SlowArt Productions presents the tenth Neoteric Abstract exhibition. The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entry is limited to abstract art. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. For more information, click here.


Call for Submissions, World Illustration Awards 2022

Deadline: February 14   Presented by the Association of Illustrators (AOI), in partnership with the USA-based Directory of Illustration, the World Illustration Awards 2022 are now open for submissions. The World Illustration Awards showcase the great work being made by illustrators all over the world today. In 2022, we will focus on supporting creativity and connecting illustrators to their peers and the industry. Learn more here.



Re-runs: These were previously posted, but it’s not too late to enter!


Call for Artists, Large Scale Art Reproduction for Showplace Arena — Upper Marlboro, MD

Deadline: December 31    We are seeking artwork entries from artists that will be re-printed to a 4 x 6-foot full color reproduction to be displayed at The Showplace Arena for a period of 1 year. This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. All art media is welcome for submission; however, the selected works must be ones that a large-scale re-sizing would be most beneficial for. For more information, click here.


Call for Entry, New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition – Easton, MD

Deadline: January 2   The Academy Art Museum’s open call invites photographers at any stage of their career to submit a cohesive body of work comprising of five images, made between 2019 and 2021. The exhibition seeks to showcase the most compelling and relevant work made by photographers all over the US. The juror will select between 13 – 15 artists for the exhibition. Click here for more information.


Call for Art, Adorned: Inspired by Fabric and Fashion, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center – Salmons, MD

Deadline: January 2   Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to the juried exhibition ‘Adorned: Inspired by Fabric and Fashion’. This is a national juried exhibition. All media and performance welcome; small to large-scale works; cash awards. For more information, click here.


2022 Open Call for Solo Exhibition, Target Gallery – Alexandria, VA

Deadline: January 2   Target Gallery invites regional artists living in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2022. The individual with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from April 23 – July 17, 2022, as well as a virtual online catalog. The artist will also receive a $2000 stipend as well as $100 for an artist talk and additional programming throughout the exhibition. For more information, click 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.


Screen Printing Associate Wanted, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville, MD

Deadline: January 3  In exchange for volunteering 12 hours a month for Pyramid Atlantic (10 onsite, 2 offsite), the screen print associate will have 24-hour access to studios and equipment and receive a 40% discount on most workshops. The screen print associate also has the opportunity to teach classes, collaborate with resident artists, and sell artwork in the Pyramid Atlantic shop. For more information, click here.


New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition – Easton, MD

Deadline: January 5   The Academy Museum’s acclaimed national juried photography exhibition returns in its third year with artist, publisher and editor Kris Graves as juror. The open call invites photographers at any stage of their career to submit a cohesive body of work comprising of five images, made between 2019 and 2021. The exhibition seeks to showcase the most compelling and relevant work made by photographers all over the US. For more information, click here.


New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition, Academy Art Museum – Eaton, Maryland

Deadline: January 5 The Academy Art Museum’s acclaimed national juried photography exhibition returns in its third year with artist, publisher, and editor Kris Graves as juror. The open call invites photographers at any stage of their career to submit a cohesive body of work comprising of five images, made between 2019 and 2021. The exhibition seeks to showcase the most compelling and relevant work made by photographers all over the US. The juror will select between 13 – 15 artists for the exhibition. Click here for more information.


Call for Entries, Fourth LaGrange Southeast Regional — LaGrange, Georgia

Deadline: January 6   The LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College announce a call to artists for the Fourth LaGrange Southeast Regional – a biannual juried competition open to artists over 18 years of age who live in the Southeastern United States.  The categories are painting, prints, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.  Learn more and apply here.


Request for Qualifications for Public Art, 11th Street Bridge Park Commissions — D.C.

Deadline: January 6    Artists or artist teams are invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the four public art opportunities described below. Artists will be asked in the application for which opportunity they are applying. Artists may apply to more than one opportunity, but it is not required. If you would like to apply to multiple opportunities, you will need to submit a separate application for each. Artists/artist teams applying for any of these opportunities can be located anywhere in the country but must have a team member with a connection to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. For more information, click here.


Call for Proposals, Spring Solos 2022, McLean Project for the Arts – McLean, VA

Deadline: January 7   McLean Project for the Arts is seeking solo exhibition proposals for the Spring of 2022. Contemporary living artists working in the Mid-Atlantic Region are invited to submit exhibition or project proposals to be on display in the Emerson and Atrium Galleries. The dates for the exhibitions will be from April 14 – June 11, 2022. For more information, Click here.


Call for Entry, McLean Project for the Arts Spring 2022 Exhibitions — McLean, VA

Deadline: January 7  McLean Project for the Arts is seeking solo exhibition proposals for the Spring of 2022. Contemporary living artists working in the Mid-Atlantic Region are invited to submit exhibition or project proposals to be on display in the Emerson and Atrium Galleries. The dates for the exhibitions will be from April 14 – June 11, 2022. For more information, Click here.


Call for Entries, Near and Far Photography Exhibit, Falls Church Arts — Falls Church, VA

Deadline: January 9   Some photographers find inspiration from people and places in their far-away travels, and others find it in their own backyards. Macro photography, with its close-up, minute details, calls to some photographers, while others delight in distant, expansive vistas. And some find depth of expression through determining depth of field. Wherever you fall on the Near and Far photography spectrum, this show is for you. For details, click here.


2022 International Krappy Kamera Competition – New York

Deadline: January 10   Soho Photo Gallery (SPG) is pleased to announce the 24th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition.  SPG is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited from March 2 – 20, 2022 in the gallery and permanently on the SPG website. Learn more here.


Call for Entries, 33rd National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition – Baltimore

Deadline: January 14   Gormley Gallery invites entries for the annual National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition, juried this year by Joy Davis, Director and Curator of Waller Gallery in Baltimore. A minimum of $1,500 is available in purchase prize money. Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium up to 60 inches high (with frame) are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface, or materials. To enter, click here.


Call for Entry, Contemporary Color, Site:Brooklyn – New York

Deadline: January 24   Color is among the most significant phenomena of both the natural and human world: it bears on our biology and survival, shapes our attitudes towards what we eat and drink, suffuses religious and political movements, and not least, goes to the very core of our artistic sensibilities. Color generates attraction and opposition, it marks, classifies, and symbolizes. It is an integral part of our shared visual language, extending to the beginning of art history. Site:Brooklyn invites artists, working across all mediums and methods, to submit work that centers, questions, analyzes, or makes use of color in their practice. For more information, click here.


Call for Entry, Self-Expression and Speech/Language Disorders Virtual Art Exhibition – College Park, MD

Deadline: January 24   This exhibit encourages those who identify with having speech, language, or related disorders to submit artworks that express what their disorder means to them. Co-survivors may also contribute or submit artwork. What do you want others to know about your speech/language disorder? How does it impact your everyday life? If you have the choice to completely get rid of your disorder, would you? You may consider the topic from several different lenses: personal, social, realistic, abstract, and more. This is a virtual exhibition, only photographs of artwork will be necessary. This exhibition will be part of University of Maryland’s Arts Fest. Website will be available from May 2022 onwards for anyone who wants to visit it. Learn more here.


Call for Entry, Wharton Esherick Museum 28th Annual Juried Woodworking Exhibition – Malvern, PA

Deadline: February 4   As the Wharton Esherick Museum celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022, we’re reflecting on how we’ve shared and interpreted Esherick’s remarkable self-portrait for thousands of people over half a century. In turn, we invite you to share innovative works of art, craft, and design that represent a self-portrait; wood must be part of your entry, but it doesn’t have to be the only material used. For more information, click here.


The Chelsea International Photography Competition – NYC

Deadline: February 15   The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. To learn more and enter, 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 linksbridgevineyards@gmail.com.


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, gschermerhorn@pyramid-atlantic.org


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 msac.commerce@maryland.gov, 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.


Alterwork Studios Online Residency

This residency was designed to give emerging contemporary artists an online platform to create new work and explore their practice. Over the course of four weeks, artists will be encouraged to experiment and explore their concepts and move their work forward in the contemporary art world. Learn more here.


Accepting Artwork for Curatorial Review by AIWA

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art features five exhibitions per year in the newly constructed first floor space in the American University Museum. We accept submissions, on a rolling basis,  from Washington artists of all ages and backgrounds, and working in diverse media. The museum’s Director and Curator, Jack Rasmussen, will select curators who will review these submissions for potential use in Alper Initiative exhibitions. For more information click here.


Call For Entry Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition – Baltimore, MD

The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 60 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.


Howard County Arts Council Quarterly Call For Artists – Ellicott City, MD

The Howard County Arts Council gallery program was established to enhance the public’s appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists. Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. Proposals from curators and arts organizations are also welcome. Click here to learn more.


Exhibit at Hotel Indigo Downtown Baltimore — Baltimore, MD

The Maryland Art Place (MAP) is working with Hotel Indigo in downtown Baltimore to offer rotating exhibitions in the hotel’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats restaurant. This opportunity is open to visual artists living or working in Maryland. ’s public art partnership projects (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo, is pleased to announce an open call to artists. MAP will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. Click here to learn more.


Solo or Group Shows in Athenaeum Gallery – VA

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region (DC, Maryland and Virginia) and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences.  In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals. For more information, click here.


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 the Peripheral 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, click here.


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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