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.
Call for Entry, Black & White Imprint, Studio Imprint — Montclair, NJ
Deadline: December 1 Imprint: An impression; the mark left behind. Studio Montclair, in celebration of Black History Month, encourages artists to submit works that evoke personal or collective memory, in both traditional and experimental print-making mediums. For more information, click here.
Call for Entry, The Power of Red
Deadline: December 7 MVA Gallery – Modern Visual Arts in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 1-28, 2024. Art of Distinction Award — One artist will be featured in a special exhibit at the Gallery. Annual Grand Prize — Exhibit opportunity in NYC. Eligible media: Painting, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, digital, pastel, encaustic, sculpture, fiber, drawing and photography. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts CenterMLK Days 2024- Community Arts Project Residency — Solomons, MD
Deadline: December 31 Artists are invited to submit a community arts project proposal inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, his vision, his work. The project coincides with our annual MLK Days program, January 13-15, 2024, and may remain on display through February. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, Capitol Hill Neighborhood Window Beautification — D.C.
Deadline: December 31 The Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking local artists to submit photographs or digital designs of any medium to be displayed on windows of currently vacant ground floor retail spaces in Capitol Hill. The image must be very high resolution to be enlarged for windows. Artwork should reflect the culture, spirit, and history of Capitol Hill Neighborhood but does not need to be solely produced for this purpose. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, Calloway Fine Art & Consulting Second Annual DMV Exhibit
Deadline: January 8, 2024 Calloway Fine Art & Consulting is seeking locally inspired scenes of the DC, Virginia, Maryland tri-state area. Including but not limited to landscapes, cityscapes, interiors, portraits and more. Artwork must be 2D – painting, drawing, or mixed media (no photography). For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, Calloway Fine Art & Consulting Second Interiors Exhibit — D.C.
Deadline: April 1, 2024 We are seeking artwork representing or inspired by interiors. Artwork must be 2D – painting, drawing, or mixed media (no photography). For more information, click here.
Re-runs: These were previously posted, but it’s not too late to enter!
Call for Entries, Hill Center Galleries 2024 Regional Juried Exhibition — DC
Deadline: November 21 This regional, juried art exhibition is open only to artists residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Original hanging work, in any medium, will be considered. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, VisArts Art + Social Justice Fellowship — Rockville, MD
Deadline: November 27 VisArts invites applications and proposals from visual activists whose current research, curatorial or visual activist practice, and passion centers on social, racial, economic, and/or environmental justice for the 2024 Art + Social Justice Fellowship. This year-long fellowship is an opportunity to explore how thoughtfully curated art, dialogue, communication, and collaborations between artists and communities can productively navigate political flashpoints, chronic systemic inequities, and entrenched perspectives to inspire change towards a more equitable, just, and inclusive society. For more information, click here.
Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Deadline: November 30 The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over. This photo contest is organized by Smithsonian Magazine. There are 6 categories: • Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors. • Travel: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place. 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, January 2024 Landscape Exhibit, The Art League — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: December 1 For our annual Landscape Exhibit we invited member artists to submit works that capture a sense of place, be they pastoral scenes, urban vistas, or maritime views—in a variety of mediums. For more information, click here. If you are not an exhibiting member of The Art League but are interested in submitting work, visit our website for more information and how to join.
The Puffin Foundation 2024 Annual Artist Grant Program
Deadline: December 2 This grant supports projects in fine arts, photography, music, and environmental artistic activism that educates the public on topical issues. Average grants are approximately $1,250. For more information, click here.
Call for Applications, VisArts 2024 Emerging Curator Program — Rockville, MD
Deadline: December 8 VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition at VisArts in the Kaplan Gallery in the fall of 2024. The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator or artist with an interest in exhibition-making or curating to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. Learn more here.
Call for Entries, Music to Mt Eyes, Falls Church Arts — Falls Church, VA
Deadline: December 10 Artists are invited to submit works inspired by music for this gallery and online exhibition that will be on view January 13-February 25, 2024. 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 to Artists, City of Rockville’s College Gardens Park Mural Project — Rockville, MD
Deadline: December 18 To reflect its vibrant residents and community, Rockville is transforming the external appearance of select buildings through a series of painted murals. As a part of that project, the City is searching for a professional public artist to create a site-specific mural in College Gardens Park. The selected artist will engage members of the community and user groups to provide input on the development and design of the artwork. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, Montgomery County Consulting Artist Residency — Montgomery County, MD
Deadline: December 22 The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) seeks a Consulting Artist to provide mentorship and training to a cohort of local artists-in-residence within three Montgomery County Regional Service Areas (RSA): Mid-County, Upcounty and East County. The Consulting Artist will provide guidance to the three artists as they undertake a year-long residency project with the goal of engaging community members within their RSA in a series of community conversations and gatherings through the lens of a creative practice. Learn more here.
Call to Artists, Howard County Arts Council General Exhibit Application — Ellicott City, MD
Deadline: January 1, 2024 The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows. 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)
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].