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Artist Opportunities #660

"Helicopters," watercolor by Alexandra Tolstoy, is on view in October'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 

 

Call for Entries, HMVC Gallery presents Vibrant Visions — Online

Deadline: October 25    For many artists color is one of the most important elements of their art practice so this time in our November group show we invite artists to submit their unique interpretations of color, vibrant subject matters, and lively energy. For more information, click here.

 

October PleinAir Salon Art Competition — Online

Deadline: October 31    The 13th Annual PleinAir Salon is a monthly, online art competition that awards $50,000 throughout the year. With 19 categories to choose from, and the ability to enter multiple paintings, there are numerous opportunities to win! All 23 monthly winners are automatically entered into the Annual Competition where the Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and their painting featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Art, Noir, Art Fluent — Online

Deadline: November 10    Step into the shadows and embrace the mysterious allure of Noir. Defined by moody and atmospheric aesthetics, this artistic genre thrives on the interplay of light and shadow, creating an evocative visual style characterized by deep shadows and high drama. Noir goes beyond a mere genre; it evokes an underlying energy of tension, ambiguity, and emotional intensity like no other. Dark and mysterious on steroids. Submit your shadowy masterpieces and show us NOIR from your perspective. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Artists, Eclecticism, Orange Art Foundation 2023 Curated Exhibition — Online

Deadline: November 12   The Orange Art Foundation is excited to announce the 2023 Open Call- Eclecticism! Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work. All submissions will be considered for the Online Exhibition. Also, we will be considering the submissions for future solo shows, group shows, and book projects. For more information, click here.

 

Women’s Studio Workshop Residencies — Hudson, New York

Deadline: November 15    Located in the Hudson Valley, WSW offers a variety of funded residencies for women and trans, intersex, nonbinary, and genderfluid artists. The organization maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. For more information, click here.

 

Applications Open for Artist Studios Residency, Museum of Arts and Design: Community Engagement & Professional Development — New York

Deadline: January 7, 2024  Located on the sixth floor of the Museum and open to the public, the Artist Studios at MAD is a community engagement and professional development program for contemporary artists and designers. The first program of its kind, the Artist Studios opportunity is designed to encourage visitors to meet artists-in-residence as they expand their creative practice while working on-site at MAD. For more information, click here.

 

 

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

 

Call for Entries, Intersections: 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.

 

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.

 

Call for Entries, Peace on Earth Juried Photography Exhibit, Maryland Hall — Annapolis, MD

Deadline: October 27    Submit photographic work that will show us moments of the peace you see or want to see from your location on the planet Earth. Works selected will be on exhibit in Maryland Hall’s Martino Gallery, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland from November 16, 2023  to January 2, 2024. For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entry: UNDER $500 Exhibition and Sale — Baltimore

Deadline: October 30    Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition & affordable art sale. The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each selected artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece must retail for $500 or less.For more information, click 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.

 

Call for Entry, The Artists Magazine Over 60 Art Competition — Online Exhibition

Deadline: October 31    The Artists Magazine Over 60 Art Competition recognizes outstanding artists who are living proof of this journey. Whether you’ve been painting fulltime for decades or have kept your art going as a side hustle while juggling other professions or responsibilities, don’t miss this opportunity to earn recognition for your creative efforts. Learn more 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.

 

Call for 2024 Bresler Resident Artists & Montgomery College Collaborative  AiR — Rockville, MD

Deadline: November 8    The Bresler Residency provides three dynamic individual artists or collaborative artist teams the gift of time, space, and financial support, along with a unique opportunity to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. For more information, click here.

 

Open Call, MATERIAL/MATTER/S, VisArts 2024-2025 Bresler Resident Artists and Montgomery College Collaborative AiR — Rockville, MD

Deadline: November 8    Craft is a collaboration between artist and material, and this current call is open for artists or artist teams whose work explores the unique relationship between makers and the materials they work with. To truly understand a material one must spend time, experiment, and push the boundaries beyond what has been done before. We are seeking makers from across a broad spectrum of practices (metal, wood, paint, fiber, soil, clay, etc.) that celebrate the rich histories of their medium but transform their materials beyond these traditions, into work that is conceptual, experimental, and discusses topics that are relevant in today’s fast pace manufactured world. Learn more 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 for Entries, Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023 Competition

Deadline: November 13    Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition for the chance to win monthly prizes, exposure in the magazine, and the title of ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023.’ 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.

 

The Hopper Prize Artist Grants

Deadline: November 14    The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD. The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Fall 2023 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000. 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.

 

Call for Entry, EXPO 43 International Juried Competition — Online

Deadline: December 13   All fine arts media are acceptable (no crafts): watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, original digital art, fiber art. Selected artists will be included in a virtual on line exhibition on the gallery’s website February 1 through March 31, 2024. Learn more 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.

 

Call for Entries, 2025 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition — D.C.

Deadline: January 26    The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition celebrates excellence in the art of portraiture. The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Additional prizes in the amounts of $10,000 and $7,500 will be awarded to second- and third-place winners, respectively. Learn more 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.

 

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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