Artist Opportunities #681
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Artist Opportunities #681

"Mom’s Blouse," photography by Helen Sampson, is on view in March'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 to Plein Air Artists, Paint It! Ellicott City — Ellicott City, MD

Deadline: April 15    Paint It! Ellicott City returns June 6-9 this year. This annual event brings artists and spectators interested in the plein air tradition to Historic Ellicott City. We are seeking artists to apply for the juried portion of the event, which culminates in a 6-week exhibit of juried artist’s work in our gallery. Click here for details.

 

Call for Artists, Bethesda Urban Partnership — Bethesda, MD

Deadline: April 29    The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces a Call for Artists for a new public art project in downtown Bethesda, MD. The A&E District will select 15 artists whose original designs will be printed onto a vinyl wrap to adorn 15 Signal Boxes located throughout downtown Bethesda. Artists 14 years of age or older and residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia are eligible. Click here for details.

 

McLean Project for the Arts Open Call for Art Teachers — McLean, VA

Deadline: April 30   MPA is excited to announce an OPEN CALL for Art Teachers! We are looking for artists/teachers to teach art classes in our DuVal studio, located in the McLean Community Center, for adults, children and teens. Click here for details.

 

Call for Muralists & Digital Artists, NoMa in Color Mural Festival — D.C.

Deadline: May 1    The NoMa Business Improvement District is seeking muralists for its annual NoMa in Color Mural Festival to be held in September 2024. If you’re an established muralist or emerging artist located in the National Capital Region and interested in painting on a larger canvas, click here for details.

 

Call for Entries, 2024 Photo Review Photography Competition

Deadline: May 16    The Photo Review,  an acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 39th annual photography competition, on of the oldest continuous photography competitiona in the world. The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entires in its 2024 competition issue and on its website, and prizewinning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at Philadelphia’s noted Woodmere Art Museum. Click here for details.

 

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

 

Call for Submissions, Foundry Gallery: Helena Foundation Young Artist Grant — D.C.

Deadline: March 29    One of Washington’s premier contemporary galleries, Foundry’s mission is to promote the work of young emerging and accomplished regional artists. We are seeking D.C. area artists interested in gallery membership and the opportunity to learn how a co-operative gallery works. Click here for details.

 

Call for Entries, From My Perspective 6th Annual National Exhibition — Virginia Beach, VA

Deadline: March 30    The Virginia Beach Art Center (VB-AC) presents its 6th annual national exhibit that’s all about viewpoint. What you’re seeing, what you’re feeling and what you want to say. What will you choose?  Artists from Alabama to Wyoming and all US territories are invited to show off their personal best. What will you choose? Click here for details.

 

Call for Entry, Wyoming Game & Fish Department Conservation Stamp Art Contest — Online

Deadline: March 31    The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Collectible Conservation Stamp Art competition continues to lead the country in state wildlife stamp art competitions in number of entries, prize money and quality of artwork. The subject 2025 is the western tanager. Click here for details.

 

Call for Entries, Montpelier Arts Center Annual Studio Jury Competition 2024 — Laurel, MD

Deadline: March 31    Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program. Resident artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. These artists are selected by an annual jury panel and exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD. Click here for details.

 

Call for Entries, Translation Through Art — Bethesda, MD

Deadline: March 31    This exhibition will feature work by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists based in the DMV area, in the galleries at the Mansion at Strathmore, to celebrate AAPI heritage month in May of 2024. The goal of this show is to highlight AAPI artists in the DMV area, providing the artists with a platform to showcase their work and share their stories, and an opportunity to gain increased visibility and clients for their practices. Click here for details.

 

Tephra ICA Internship Opportunities — Reston, VA

Deadline: March 31    Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Interns will facilitate projects and train as docents while exploring their interests in different departments. Areas of opportunity include Exhibitions, Gallery Management, Development, Programming, Education, and Festival Production. Click here for details.

 

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.

 

Call for Applications, 2024 Virginia Folklife Program

Deadline: April 7    The Virginia Folklife Program invites people who are experienced in a cultural tradition to consider teaching another community member through the Folklife Apprenticeship Program. We provide funding for an individual who is considered a master of a tradition to train an apprentice of their choosing. Projects in music, dance, crafts, community storytelling, cultural reclamation, traditional healing, agriculture, foodways, and specialty trades are all welcome. Click here for details.

 

Call for Submissions, Lights Out 2024: A Group Video Exhibition — Brentwood, MD

Deadline: April 7    Lights Out: A Group Video Exhibition The Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking submissions from artists who work in video or digital animation for a group exhibition in the Main Gallery. Themes, concepts and video duration can vary. Click here for details.

 

Call for Entries, AcrylicWorks 11: The Best of Acrylic Art Competition

Deadline: April 29    Join artists from around the globe as they share their love of acrylics in our AcrylicWorks 11: The Best of Acrylic competition. Click here for details.

 

Call for Submissions, Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards — Bethesda, MD

Deadline: April 30    Submissions are open for The 2024 Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards! Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in September 2024. Click here for details.

 

Call for Entries, The Coral Reef Encounter 2024 — Columbia, MD

Deadline, May 1    The Coral Reef Encounter invites artists and crafters to create Coral Critters: three dimensional, fanciful fish and/or coral inspired by the beauty of a healthy coral reef. Your piece of art will be displayed prominently underwater in the Reef on June 22 and 23, 2024 at the Jeffers Hill pool in Columbia, Maryland. Click here for details.

 

Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries: Requests for Proposals 2025 — Glen Echo, MD

Deadline: June 5    The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests exhibition proposals from artists for the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery, and Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park for the calendar year 2025. The mission of the Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries is to showcase the work of diverse artists, including resident artists at Glen Echo Park and artists from the greater Washington, D.C. area. Click here for details.

 

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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