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Artist Opportunities #656

"Succulent," by Mary Anne Taylor, is on view in September's Open Exhibit.

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.

 

 

Opportunities 

 

Open Call, 2024-2025 Exhibitions Proposals, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts — New York

Deadline: September 29    EFA Project Space 2024-2025 Exhibitions Open Call is now accepting applications! For the 2024-2025 Open Call theme, EFA Project Space is interested in exploring the notion of “Folklore” in its various forms and aspects. For more information, click here.

 

Center for Book Arts 2024 Workspace Artists-in-Residence — New York

Deadline: October 2    New York emerging artists with little or no background in book arts can apply for this yearlong residency, which includes a $1,500 cash stipend. CBA is also accepting applications for Book Artists-in-Residence, meant for those with a demonstrated commitment to book arts. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entries, Intersection: Identity and Culture, Falls Church Arts — Falls Church, VA

Deadline: October 22    Most people explore the deep question of personal identity at some point in their lives. Identity can be expressed in many ways, including in terms of the self, environment, cultural influences, and gender. For this exhibit, artists are invited to share works expressing the intersection of their identity and their culture of origin or the culture in which they find themselves. For more information, click here.

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum 2024–2025 Fellowship — D.C.

Deadline: November 1    The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications to its premier fellowship program, the oldest and largest in the world for the study of American art. Scholars from any discipline who are researching topics that engage the art, craft, and visual culture of the United States are encouraged to apply, as are those who foreground new perspectives, materials, and methodologies. For more information, click here.

 

The Betsy James Wyeth Fellowship in Native American Art

Deadline: December 1    One fellowship will be awarded annually in support of a 12-month residency for a scholar at the predoctoral level or a 9-month appointment for a postdoctoral or senior-level researcher. For more information, click here.

 

The Audrey Flack Short-Term Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2024    One fellowship will be awarded annually in support of a one-month (thirty-day) residency. For more information, click here.

 

 

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

 

Call for Proposals 2024, IA&A at Hillyer — D.C.

Deadline: September 22   Hillyer is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions that take place between January and December of 2024. Through a competitive selection process, 25 to 30 artists and/or curators will be awarded a one month solo or group exhibition in one of Hillyer’s three gallery spaces. For more information, click here.

 

Call to Artists, 2023 Falls Church Arts “Scenes in the City” Plein Air Festival — Falls Church, VA

Deadline: September 22    The Falls Church Plein Air Festival returns for 2023. Artists paint outdoors in Falls Church City September 15-29, 2023. The Plein Air Festival and Quick Draw Event is on Saturday, September 30 (rain date October 14). For more information and to enter, click here.

 

Call to Artists, Lincoln Park Community Center Mural Project — Rockville, MD

Deadline: September 22    VisArts, with the support of the City of Rockville’s Department of Recreation and Parks and the Maryland State Arts Council, is seeking a professional public artist to create a site-specific mural design using themes and ideas from community stakeholders. The artist whose design is selected as the winner of the planning grant will be the artist who will be awarded the contract to create and install their design. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entries, 9th Annual Workhouse Glass National — Lorton, VA

Deadline: September 23   The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to announce a call for entry for its 9th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition, juried by artist Kristina Logan. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Proposals, IA&A at Hillyer — D.C.

Deadline: September 23   Hillyer is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions that take place between January and December of 2024. Through a competitive selection process, 25 to 30 artists and/or curators will be awarded a one month solo or group exhibition in one of Hillyer’s three gallery spaces. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entry, 2023 Foundwork Artist Prize

Deadline: September 26   The honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with jurors who include esteemed curators, gallerists, and artists. The honoree and 3 shortlisted artists will also be featured in interviews for further public engagement. Open to artists anywhere in the world with limited exceptions. Any media is eligible. Learn more here.

 

Call for Entry, NCECA 2024 Juried Student Exhibition (NJSE) — Richmond, VA

Deadline: September 27    The 2024 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition is open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students enrolled in the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only when clay is the dominant material. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entry, Teapots X, Baltimore Clayworks — Baltimore

Deadline: September 29   From juror Mike Jabbur: “As I consider applications, I have no preference for a single style or approach. I hope to see examples that emphasize practical form and function, sculptural exploration that maintains functionality, and metaphorical teapots that may not function at all—the so-called “teapot as sculpture.” I welcome teapots made with any clay bodies, firing methods, and forming processes. My hope is an exhibition that represents the diverse range of teapots being made in contemporary ceramics.” For more information, click here.

 

Call for Art, Fresh Paint Global Virtual Exhibition

Deadline: September 30   Create! Magazine invites contemporary artists to delve into the medium of painting in its broadest sense. What does painting signify to you? We encourage artists who experiment with paint, texture, color, and all other facets of this medium to apply to this virtual exhibition juried by a leading museum curator. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Public Art, Eastern Virginia Medical School — Norfolk, VA

Deadline: October 9    The City of Norfolk seeks to commission an artist to design and create exterior artwork for campus of the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. EVMS is a campus of scientists, researchers, educators, learners and healers, the aesthetic is modern, clean, collegial, and authoritative. The artwork should resonate with this brand, showing creativity, innovation and imagination. For more information, click here.

 

RAIR Open Call: Residency at a Recycling Center — Philadelphia

Deadline: October 23   RAIR is a non-profit arts organization uniquely situated within a construction and demolition recycling center in Northeast Philadelphia. RAIR’s residency program provides artists on-site access to recovered materials and a studio space to produce work. Applicants from outside the city are eligible for housing and travel reimbursement. Learn mere here.

 

2023 Women’s Jewelry Association Member Grants

Deadline: October 31    The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) Member Grants are awarded to professional-level WJA members in increments of $500 to be used toward business/professional growth. Funds for WJA Member Grants are provided by the national organization and WJA chapters across North America. WJA is pleased to to allocate additional funds towards WJA member grants specifically designated for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color) and LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, +) applicants. For more information, click here.

 

2023 Carelle Women’s Jewelry Association Member Grant

Deadline: October 31    This is a $7,500 grant intended to support an established jewelry or watch professional (in business for 5+ 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. For more information, click here.

 

Sparkplug 2024 Application — D.C.

Deadline: November 12     The Sparkplug Artists’ Collective is a one-year program that serves as a much-needed resource for artists seeking to establish, reignite, or sustain a professional art career. The collective provides a fertile environment for continued artistic and professional growth by providing mentorship, support, workshops, critiques, juries, art excursions, and coveted art exhibition opportunities in The DC Arts Center’s Main Gallery. Each year, through an application and interview process, artists from wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences are invited to join the collective. For more information, click here.

 

Call to Artists, Strathmore’s 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition: Prism: Connections in Color — North Bethesda, Maryland

Deadline: November 14    Strathmore welcomes artists to submit original artwork for Strathmore’s 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition: Prism: Connections in Color. Whether in combination or in reduction, this call asks artists to develop art that conveys or examines subject matter or meaning through color theory open to fluorescent, monochromatic, neutral, metallic, and everything in between or beyond. Artists from within the DMV region and beyond are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entry, This is the Future of Non- Objective Art!, Atlantic Gallery — New York

Deadline: December 15     Atlantic Gallery, located in the historic Landmark Arts Building in Chelsea NYC, invites artists to submit work for the upcoming juried exhibition, This is the Future of Non-Objective Art! What Happens when the formal, ephemeral, intuitive, cultural, and spiritual co-exist? You get new engagements. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entry, Earth & Fire 2024 — Wheeling, WV

Deadline: January 12   Stifel Fine Arts Center of Oglebay Institute will be hosting a national exhibition of ceramic art in February and March 2024. This is an annual exhibition and will be a focal point of Ceramics Take Over Wheeling, a citywide event that will celebrate ceramic artists and clay enthusiasts alike. For more information, click 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 protected].

 

Ongoing: These opportunities have rolling deadlines.

 

Studio Sundays Submissions, Create! Magazine

Every month Create! Magazine!  picks several winning images of artists’ studio spaces and features them on their website and social media along with artists’ work and story. Submit a quality image of your workspace, studio or kitchen table where you make work for a chance to be featured. For more information and to submit, click here.  

 

 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 protected]. 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 protected].

 

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 protected]

 

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 protected], 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 protected].

 

 

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: [email protected]. 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 protected].

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