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Call for Entry, The Trawick Prize Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards — Bethesda, MD
Deadline: April 25 The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The selected artwork will be on exhibit in September 2022 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD. All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted. To learn more and submit, click here.
Craig Kraft Studio’s Emerging Artists Small Project Grants — D.C.
Deadline: April 30 Craig Kraft Studio is accepting applications for a series of small project grants for emerging artists. Applicants from Wards 7 and 8 will be prioritized, though artists from other areas are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.
Artist in Residence 2022-2023, The Delaware Contemporary — Wilmington, DE
Deadline: May 1 The Delaware Contemporary (TDC) established an artist-in-residence program in 1992 to bring Delaware communities together with contemporary artists. Unlike the artist-in-residence program which was designed for established artists, the redesigned Residency Program extends the residency opportunity to all types and forms of creative producers, and significantly increases the duration of the residency from one-two months to a full year/twelve-month residency. The twelve-month residency will allow the residents to fully engage with the community and to produce a comprehensive body of work for exhibition and documentation. To learn more and apply, click here.
Call for Entry, Plein Air Plus 2022 — Long Beach Island, NY
Deadline: May 1 The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the seventh Plein Air Plus Competition and Exhibition on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Our Paint Out is over a two-month period, allowing artists to visit and paint the scenic, seashore environment of Long Beach Island to paint. Finished paintings will be shown in the exhibition Island Life in September. For more information, click here.
Call for Entries, 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.
PaperWorks 2022, B.J. Spoke Gallery — Huntington, NY
Deadline: May 22 This call is open to artists who use paper as heir primary medium. Works made on paper, of paper, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation will be accepted. For more information, click here.
Re-runs: These were previously posted, but it’s not too late to enter!
Summer Art Camp Interns Wanted at The Art League — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: Until Filled The Art League has internships available during the summer. This is a great opportunity for high school graduates or college students to meet their collegiate internship requirements, or provide a valuable experience and references. Interns for those who work more than 200 hours will be given a stipend. They may also be approved to teach paid sessions towards the end of the summer if they meet the appropriate criteria. To learn more and to apply, contact Keeley Rae Prestwhich at email@example.com.
National Portrait Gallery Teen Portrait Competition — D.C.
Deadline: March 29 The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s “call for entries” for its Teen Portrait Competition is open for 2022. Artists between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to submit portraits to the juried competition in the medium of photography. For more information and to enter, 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.
Experienced Custom Picture Framer Wanted, Georgetown Frame Shoppe — D.C.
Deadline: March 31 Georgetown Frame Shoppe is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join their team. The ideal candidate is an individual who has experience working in a custom frame shop and is eager to learn. If you think you’d be a good addition to the team, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Submissions, Howard County Art, Council — Ellicott City, MD
Deadline: April 1 Want your work considered for future exhibits in our galleries? Submit our General Exhibit application today! 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. We also welcome proposals from curators and arts organizations. For more information and to apply, click here.
Call for Submissions, Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative – Riverdale Park, MD
Deadline: April 7 On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville Community Development Corp is announcing a Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative. The Initiative seeks five (5) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement, at predetermined, publicly accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. As part of The Town’s plan to create an engaging, publicly accessible outdoor sculpture gallery across its many neighborhoods, we seek site-appropriate sculptural work fitting of each chosen location. Submittals may be of any durable, easily maintained, exposure-ready media, and, due to the planned temporary nature of the initiative’s installations should be of existing or nearly completed work. Learn more here.
Call for Entry, VisArts Solo Exhibitions 2023 — Rockville, MD
Deadline: April 8 VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2023 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery. Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. For more information, click here.
Call for Entry, NextGen 9.0, VisArts — Rockville, MD
Deadline: April 10 VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 9.0. This exhibition will be presented in the VisArts Kaplan gallery from June 3 – August 7, 2022. This will present a unique opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience to exhibit their work in a professional gallery. Programming for this exhibition will include conversations with other emerging artists, critiques with local curators/arts administrators who work with young artists, along with other professional development opportunities. For more information, click here.
Call for the VisArts Studio Fellowship 2022-2023 — Rockville, MD
Deadline: April 10 VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts in Rockville, MD. The Studio 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 Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, Paint It! Ellicott City 2022n Juried Exhibition — Ellicott City, MD
Deadline: April 12 Artists, it’s time to submit your entries for the juried portion of our annual plein air paint-out, to be held June 9-12 in Historic Ellicott City. Click here for more information and to apply.
Call for Submissions, Frame & Frequency VIII, VisArts — Rockville, MD
Deadline: April 15 Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Film & Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts located in Rockville, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. This years edition will take place from May 7 – May 8, 2022. Frame & Frequency aims to present a diverse group of artists representing multi-generational and cultural backgrounds, nationalities and personal histories, while demonstrating the artists’ impressive command of video and new media technologies. For more information and to enter, click here.
Call for Submissions, The Washington Prize — D.C.
Deadline: April 15 S&R Evermay (formerly S&R Foundation) has re-launched the prestigious Washington Award which recognizes artists in the greater Washington, D.C. area whose work is focused on creating social impact or inspiring social change in new and innovative ways. New this year, in addition to our standard $12,500 cash prize, we are also offering studio space in the historic Fillmore building in Georgetown. For more information and to apply, click here.
Call for Artists, Falls Church Arts Gallery Exhibition Black + White — Falls Church, VA
Deadline: April 17 Artists are invited to submit predominantly black, white, and grey images, paintings, drawings, collages, sculpture. Whatever the medium and technique used, the artwork’s beauty will be reinforced by the use of black and white or greyscale. Predominately black and white works with minimally placed color will also be considered for acceptance. For more information and to apply, click here.
Open Call for Resident Artists at Torpedo Factory Art Center — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: April 19 Torpedo Factory Art Center is accepting applications for Resident Artists—individuals or groups of up to four—who will earn three-year leases in one of the Art Center’s studios. Visual artists at all levels of their respective careers, who are over the age of 21, are eligible to apply for the 2022 studio jury. For more information, click here.
Call for Artists, Mary B. Howard Invitational Exhibition, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art — Reston, VA
Deadline: May 3 Every two years, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents the Mary B. Howard Invitational, a group exhibition featuring the work of regional contemporary artists. For each iteration of the show, Tephra ICA works with a guest curator to produce the exhibition through an open call for artists. This program values exhibition-making as a meaningful collaboration between artist and curator and a generative process that feeds the development and public presentation of innovative new work. For more information, click here.
Call for Entries, Future Places 7th Annual Juried Exhibition — Harrisburg, PA
Deadline: May 4 What does a better future look like to you as an artist? Susquehanna Art Museum is challenging artists to render their vision of a promising future for its exhibition Future Places. We believe that artwork addressing this theme will bring the viewer one step closer to imagining a better world. Allow your unique creativity to describe a place where artist and viewer can thrive. Applicants are encouraged to depict spaces where innovation is valued and essential. Submissions may illustrate imaginative landscapes, technology, ecology, and architecture, as well as demonstrate concepts and values that are important in the social systems of the future. The exhibition is meant to inspire viewers to consider the state of humanity while incorporating hope of what may come. Learn more here.
First Annual Lab Gallery Curatorial Development Project at Brentwood Art Exchange — Brentwood, MD
Deadline: May 6 Brentwood Arts Exchange is proud to announce this ambitious new project, welcoming independent curator Irene Clouthier to lead a group of selected curators to create several exhibitions in our Lab Gallery over the 2022-2023 season . Irene Clouthier has over 15 years of curatorial experience and has been a successful working artist for over 30 years. Her insight and attention to cultural diversity will provide young curators an opportunity to transform conceptual ideas into tangible exhibitions. This project will also help young curators to navigate the process of communicating with established artists, scheduling, and the responsibilities and working closely with a professional art center. 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 Entry, The Hooper Prize
Deadline: May 17 The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2022 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000 ($11,000 USD total prize money). All media eligible. Jurors: Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 and Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal and Instagram feed reaching 63k. For more information and to apply, 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.
Open Call, Teeny Tiny Trifecta 5, Second Street Gallery – Charlottesville, VA
Deadline: June 19 Second Street Gallery is now accepting submissions for our fifth annual Teeny Tiny Trifecta Juried Exhibition and Fundraiser, to be held in the Main Gallery from September 2 to 30, 2022. The exhibition is open to all artists, with preference given to artists living in Charlottesville and the state of Virginia. Learn more and enter 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 Interns and Teachers, The Art League Summer Camp – Alexandria, VA
Deadline: Until filled Summer camp at The Art League provides a week-long experience in art with each day bringing a new medium or project for youth, ages 5 and up. We are looking for interns and teachers to instruct and engage young artists in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Send a resume and a letter of interest noting any teaching and/or experience with children to Keeley Rae Pestwich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 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.
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, email@example.com.
The New Project Studio – Ongoing Opportunity (VA)
Ongoing. Located in Studio 8, the New Project Studio is a community-focused arts incubator space that offers a short-term location to test new program ideas, spotlight underrepresented voices, and enhance community engagement. Projects rotate on a regular basis. For more information, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The oldest cooperative in Washington, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows at its beautiful space north of Shaw near the 9:30 Club.
Looking for artists: Printmakers (DC)
Deadline: ongoing. Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking artist members specializing in printmaking, photography and book arts. An active cooperative for over 30 years, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows in its lovely space in upper Georgetown. Distant and shared memberships are available. If interested in applying for membership please email email@example.com.