Artist Opportunities #685

Artist Opportunities #685

"Botanical Garden," an oil and pastel painting by Lisa Devore, is on view in April's Open Exhibit through May 5.

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.




The Hopper Prize Grants for Artists

Deadline: May 14   The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Spring 2024 artist grants. We are offering $3,500 and $1,000 grants to artists and photographers around the world. click here for details.


Tephra ICA Open Call for Artists — Reston, VA

Deadline: May 15   Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) seeks regional artists for the biennial Mary B. Howard Invitational exhibition, guest curated by Liz Ensz. The group exhibition will focus on the associative power of materials, and how they contribute to the meaning of the artwork. This opportunity is for artists who explore how textile practices embody and express culture. Click here for details.


Call for Artists, MoCA Arlington SOLOS 2025 — Arlington, VA

Deadline: May 24   Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington is currently accepting proposals for SOLOS 2025, a series of solo exhibitions by Mid-Atlantic artists. Contemporary artists living or working in the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to propose solo exhibitions to take place in one of the Museum’s gallery spaces. Click here for details.


Call for Submissions, Stamp Gallery The History of a Hand — College Park, MD

Deadline: May 24   The History of a Hand seeks to explore the profound impact of human actions and interactions on individual lives and the broader world. This exhibition explores how seemingly mundane or everyday actions can leave a lasting imprint on our perceptions, relationships, and the fabric of society itself. All media will be considered for inclusion. Click here for details.


Request for Applications, DC Arts Commission Art Bank Program — D.C.

Deadline: May 28   Submissions are open for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) FY25 Art Bank Program (ABP) Grant. CAH seeks grant applications from qualified artists and District nonprofit art galleries or organizations representing metropolitan artists for the acquisition of original two- and three-dimensional artwork including, but not limited to: ceramics, drawings, fabric arts, mixed media works, paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, Arts Club of Washington — D.C.

Deadline: June 15    The Arts Club of Washington is pleased to announce our continued support for the visual arts with the Call for Entries for 2025. Exhibitions are scheduled eight months a year, September – November and January – May, providing opportunities for artists to display their works and allowing the Arts Club to present a variety of art and artists to gallery visitors. Click here for details.




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


Call for Entries, Fiber Options: Material Explorations, Maryland Federation of Art — Annapolis, MD

Deadline: May 8    Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico to enter its 7th biennial Fiber Options: Material Explorations exhibition. Any original 2D or 3D artwork created with fiber is eligible. Works selected will be on exhibit in MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from July 31 – August 24, 2024. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, The Art of Abstraction, Maryland Federation of Art — Annapolis, MD

Deadline: May 8   Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists to enter an exhibition that welcomes 2D and 3D abstract work for Maryland Hall’s Martino Gallery. This exhibition is open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. All eligible fine art entries in any media will be considered by the juror. Selected works will be displayed in this MFA-organized exhibition at Maryland Hall’s Martino Gallery in Annapolis, MD from July 12 – August 15. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, 2024 Mid-Atlantic New Painting Biennial — Fredericksburg, VA

Deadline: May 15    University of Mary Washington Galleries is now accepting submissions for our upcoming juried exhibition, the 2024 Mid-Atlantic New Painting Biennial. This biannual celebration of contemporary painting showcases artists from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Begun in 1997, MANP is celebrating its twelfth iteration. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, 2024 Photo Review Photography Competition

Deadline: May 15    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.


Call for Entries, Food for Thought, Maryland Federation of Art — Online

Deadline: May 22    From farm to table, from fields and gardens, from land and sea—food sustains our bodies as art sustains our souls. For each person, food has a story and a history. Show us how food has shaped your story through art. All original 2D or 3D artwork in any media is eligible for this online show. 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.


Call for Entries, Fleeting Moments 2024 Street Photography — Alexandria, VA

Deadline: June 16     Back by popular demand, the Athenaeum is hosting an open call for entry to our second street photography exhibition, August 8 through September 22, 2024. This event is open to anyone living or working in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. The show will feature photographs that capture candid moments, revelatory interpretations, and brilliant reflections of the mundane — work commonly referred to as ‘street photography.’ Click here for details.


Call for Entries, National Art League Virtual Art Show

Deadline: June 19    This call for submission is open to all artists 18 years of age or older living in the US. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all styles of artwork, i.e. realism, expressionism, abstract 2D and 3D media, including sculpture. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. No size limitations. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, Harrisonburg Quilt Along Exhibit — Harrisonburg, VA

Deadline: June 30    The Virginia Quilt Museum is hosting an exhibit of the Harrisonburg Quilt Along hosted by Pat Sloan and Wendy Sheppard. All entries will be divided into size categories and within the size categories, by color/aesthetic categories. Within each size category, a piece from each of the color/aesthetic categories will be chosen. A total of 15 pieces will be chosen by the jurors. Click here for details.


Call to Artists, The 2024 Almenara Art Prize — Online

Deadline: June 30    The Almenara Art Prize is an international online painting competition that offers more than $28, 000 in cash awards and other prizes. We encourage the international participation in diverse genres, styles, mediums and substrates including hyperrealism, photorealism, contemporary realism, surrealism, imaginative realism, impressionism and plein air painting.Categories include Figurative, Portrait, Drawing, Landscape and Plein Air Painting and Still Life, Wildlife and Animal, Fantastic Realism and Young category. click here for details. 


Call for Entries, PAPERWORKS 2024 International Juried Competition — Online

Deadline: June 30    Paperworks 2024 is an online competition with a 2 month long exhibition on our website for finalists, small cash prizes for winners and an online reception. Artists who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video are eligible. Works made on paper, of paper or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage,mixed media, video, and installation are welcome. Click here for details.


Call to Artists; VCU Health — Richmond, VA

Deadline: December 1    VCU Health is seeking artists to submit digital images of original artwork available for purchase for the new inpatient and outpatient Liver Transplant Units. This opportunity is open to artists in Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, DC, Maryland and West Virginia. 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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