Call for Entries, The Photographic Process, The Art League — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: February 15 The Photographic Process is a special exhibit that highlights the wide scope of photographic techniques and the unique approaches that photographers use to create their work, from hand developed negatives to digital photography, tintypes, cyanotypes, and more. This exhibit is open to all artists within the United States: non-members are welcome to submit their work! For more information, click here.
Wheaton Art Parade 2022 Poster Contest — Wheaton, MD
Deadline: February 27 The WAP22 Poster Contest is accepting applications from Montgomery County high school and college students. Submit your original design for the 6th Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival poster. Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday, February 27, 2022. The winning student also gets to work with a professional graphic artist to turn their artwork into the image that will be used for the poster, t-shirt, and program. Thanks to Los Chorros Restaurant and IHOP Wheaton, the winner will receive a cash prize of $300, and the winning student’s school will get $100 for art supplies. Click here for details and the application form.
Call for Entries, Art in Bloom, Martha Spak Gallery — D.C.
Deadline: February 28 Martha Spak Gallery invites artists to submit their art for this themed exhibition Art in Bloom. Enter work that is any interpretation of the call. Our goal is to discover unique artistic visions and showcase them. All mediums are welcome. A vital vehicle for many contemporary artists is to show their work to eager collectors and be recognized for their talents, this exhibition coincides with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Wharf. We are located just steps from many Cherry Blossom events and the picturesque blossoms. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Second Place and Third Place. There will also be the People’s Choice Award chosen by Wharf visitors. This exhibition will be both in the gallery and on the website. Learn how to enter here.
Call for Entry, 18th Annual Bethesda Painting Awards — Bethesda, MD
Deadline: February 28 The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites local artists to submit work to the 18th annual Bethesda Painting Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. This juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in June 2022. Learn more and apply here.
Open Call for Exhibitions 2022-2023, Brentwood Arts Exchange — Brentwood, MD
Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions for available dates: September 2022 – January 2023. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome. We support art in all media and forms. Proposals may be for the Main Gallery, Lab Gallery, or both. Proposals will also be considered exhibitions curated in-house. This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older. There are no other restrictions. Learn more and apply here.
Re-runs: These were previously posted, but it’s not too late to enter!
Call for Entries, 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. You might approach this call through traditional portraiture, an abstract interpretation, a functional work that represents your unique outlook on the world, or some other form of object making that captures who you are. Learn how to enter here.
Call for Artists, 40UNDER40 2022, Shenandoah Valley Art Center — Waynesboro, VA
Deadline: February 4 The 10th annual 40UNDER40 exhibition is seeking submissions from Virginia based artists age 40 and under. We are looking for works that will challenge viewers and push boundaries of themes, materials, and media. Accepting all media including visual, video, installation, and sound. This exhibit will take place in person and virtually. A printed catalog will be produced as well. For more information, click here.
Call for Entry, 2022 Floyd Plein Air Biennial — Floyd, VA
Deadline: February 4 Artists juried into this event will enjoy painting plein air the Blue Ridge Parkway, the famed Buffalo Mountain, unique sites along the beautiful Little River, local farms and vistas, as well as the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demonstrations, collector educational talks, Juried Artist Collector Preview Exhibition, Artist/Patron Welcome Reception including Wet Paint Sale, Artist/Patron Cocktail Party, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, Gala Reception and Art Sale. The top cash prize for this exhibition is $1000, as well as other cash prizes for “Best of” themes and manufacturer awards and gifts. Learn more here.
Request for Qualifications, DC Public Library — D.C.
Deadline: February 7 The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to engage individual artists, designers, and art/design teams (Artists) to respond to this RFQ for Call to Artists. The Artists shall respond with professional qualifications in addition to proposals for the design of a permanent work of public art for an interior “Heritage Wall” in the entrance area of the newly constructed Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library, located at 5401 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 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.
2022 Floyd Plein Air Biennial — Floyd, VA
Deadline: February 14 Artists juried into this event will enjoy painting plein air the Blue Ridge Parkway, the famed Buffalo Mountain, unique sites along the beautiful Little River, local farms and vistas, as well as the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demonstrations, collector educational talks, Juried Artist Collector Preview Exhibition, Artist/Patron Welcome Reception including Wet Paint Sale, Artist/Patron Cocktail Party, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, Gala Reception and Art Sale. The top cash prize for this exhibition is $1000, as well as other cash prizes for “Best of” themes and manufacturer awards and gifts. Learn more 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.
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program 2022–2023 Residencies — Brooklyn, NY
Deadline: February 15 Now accepting applications for its 2022–2023 residency period, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free studio space to 17 visual artists for yearlong residencies in Brooklyn, New York. 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.
Summer 2022 Denbo Fellowship, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: February 18 The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. This Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Selected artists will receive access to Pyramid’s printshop, paper studio or bindery; technical assistance; a locker and flat file for tools and materials; use of standard shop supplies; and a stipend for travel, materials, housing, etc. ($250 two weeks, $350 three weeks, or $500 one month). For more information, click here.
Call for Exhibition Proposals, Pyramid Atlantic art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: February 18 Pyramid is currently interested in proposals for exhibitions to run between July 2022 to June 2023. While the call is open to all media, Pyramid is particularly interested in exhibitions that tie to one of its core art forms: printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. Proposals may come from curators, individual artists, or artist groups. For more information, click here.
2022 Summer Internships, Pyramid Atlantic art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: February 18 Pyramid Atlantic offers studio internships for enthusiastic and serious-minded college or recently graduated art students. 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 more information, click here.
Vita Paper Arts Residency, Pyramid Atlantic art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: February 18 Created in honor of artist Gregory Vita, this artist residency offers a competitive opportunity for emerging and seasoned artists alike who hope to gain more knowledge, improve their skills, and explore new techniques in papermaking. For more information, click here.
Call for Entries, Persistence IV: d’Art Center’s Annual National All Women’s Exhibition — Norfolk, VA
Deadline: February 20 Persistence is an annual exhibition that features work from female artists from across the country to celebrate Women’s History Month. This exhibition is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums. In honor of Women’s History Month, this exhibition is only open to female artists, and is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. This exhibition is open to all female artists living in the United States. For more information, click here.
Peter Bullough Foundation Fall 2022 Artist Residency — Winchester, VA
Deadline: February 22 The Peter Bullough Foundation in downtown historic Winchester, Virginia provides residencies to emerging artists and scholars, including those elevating voices and topics relevant to the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Applications are now being accepted for fall 2022 residencies to work in the private studios and enjoy the garden and former homes of Dr. Peter Bullough. The ideal applicant will be self-directed and able to work independently. For more information, click here.
Honfleur Artist in Residency 2022 Program, Honfleur Gallery — D.C.
Deadline: March 31 Honfleur Gallery is delighted to announce the invitation to apply for its 2022 Artist-in-Residence program. This program is open to emerging or professional artists in any artistic discipline, including (but not limited to) visual, performing, spoken word, literary arts, film as well as curation of an exhibition. The artist must live in Ward 7 or 8 pursuing research or in the development stage or production of artistic project/exploration. Learn more here.
H2O National 2022 — Virginia Beach, VA
Deadline: May 10 The Virginia Beach Art Center presents a nation-wide showcase which features water, water, everywhere! It has no taste, no smell, no color, yet we can’t live without it. Artists from Alabama to Wyoming are invited to show our relationship to water through visual media. All media welcome! For more information, click here.
Call for Entries, Potomac River Life, Athenaeum — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: May 26 In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Water Act, The Athenaeum Gallery invites DC, Virginia, and Maryland artists to explore concepts related to the Potomac River, its vital role in the regional ecosystem, and the importance of working toward a clean, healthy river. We are looking for a wide variety of interpretations on the theme – but everything accepted will be a plausible fit to “Potomac River Life.” Work can be literal or abstract. Learn more here.
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.
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.
Call for Instructors, Falls Church Arts
Deadline: Until filled Falls Church Arts is looking for instructors to offer classes, workshops, or even demonstrations of their work. All art media (except large-scale sculpture, glass, or ceramics) and art history presentations are welcome. They have some instruction space in the gallery, but instructors also offer outdoor and online classes. Instructors set the price of classes. Falls Church Arts receives 20% of the fees paid. They to accommodate the artists’ preferred date(s) and time of instruction. For more information about Falls Church Arts and classes currently offered go to FallsChurchArts.org. To submit a proposal, click here.
Ongoing: These opportunities have rolling deadlines.
Call for Artists, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council
Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) is featuring county artists at its newest art space Arts’tination at National Harbor, the premier arts and entertainment destination in our regions Located at 162 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Arts’tination is dedicated to supporting local artists and curating immersive creative experiences. PGAHC is recruiting artists to show and sell their work and/or to conduct arts related workshops for the public. Artists should submit work samples and inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit https://www.pgahc.org/artstination.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
These monthly grants range from $500–$3,000, with the average amount being $1,700. Visual and performing artists whose work is of a contemporary, experimental nature and who have a US Tax ID Number can apply. For more information, click here.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, 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 informationhere.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.