Artist Opportunities #691

Artist Opportunities #691

"Rose Bud," a ceramic vase by J.S. Herbert, is on view in June's Dimensions Sculpture Exhibit, on view through July 7.

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 to Artists, Innovative Grant Spring Cycle

Deadline: June 20    Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (12) honorable mentions (6 in art and 6 in photo), will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Click here for details.


Call for Entry, 2024 Peggy Doole National Small Works Exhibition — D.C.

Deadline: July 7  Apply to the 26th annual Peggy Doole National Small Works Exhibitionto be held August 1st – 25th at the long established Washington Printmakers Galleryin Washington, DC.  This a juried national exhibition of contemporary printmaking that includes hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work with print components. Click here for details.


Call for Artists, Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative — Hyattsville, MD

Deadline: July 17    On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville CDC is announcing its annual Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative. The Initiative seeks seven (7) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement, at pre-determined, publicly-accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. Artists across the greater metropolitan region are welcome to apply, especially those who live or have studios within Prince George’s County. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, Quilts = Art = Quilts 2024 — Auburn, NY

Deadline: August 6    Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show. Click here for details.


Call to Artists, reGENERATE Exhibit, Maryland Art Place — Baltimore

Deadline: August 12    Maryland Art Place (MAP),  in partnership with Lumina Solar, is excited to announce an open call for reGENERATE, an upcoming exhibition exploring the dynamic, controversial, and multifaceted concept of “energy.” This exhibition aims to delve into the various interpretations and manifestations of energy. Artworks can be literal or abstract. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, 2024 Quilts Unlimited — Old Forge, NY

Deadline: August 30    Each year, View Arts Center holds the “Quilts Unlimited” exhibition — which is open to all artists working in the fiber based quilting medium. View is a dynamic Center for Arts and Culture based in the Adirondack Region of New York State. Click here for details.


Call to Artists, Exchange Exhibit, Maryland Art Place — Baltimore

Deadline: September 2    Maryland Art Place (MAP,)  in partnership with Quinn Evans, is excited to announce an open call for EXCHANGE. We are seeking artworks centric to energy in relation to the built environment.  Artworks can be literal or abstract, but must examine the dynamic relationship between energy systems and architectural spaces, and how these interactions shape our daily lives, environments, and future. Click here for details.


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


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, Vision Zero Street Mural— Alexandria, VA

Deadline: June 24    The City of Alexandria’s Public Art Program is inviting artists/muralists to submit their qualifications to design and execute a street mural at a new mini-roundabout location in the City. This call is open to all local and regional professional artists living in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington D.C. Click here for details.


Call to Artists, VisArts Solo Exhibitions 2025  — Rockville, MD

Deadline: June 28    VisArts invites artists in all media to apply for 2025 solo exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery. Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art and feature emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect various media and experimental approaches that offer viewers unexpected interactions with art. 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 for Entries, Foundry Gallery Artists’ Choice: 2024 Regional Juried Show — D.C.

Deadline: June 30    Eligibility This month-long group show at the Foundry’s industrial-style space in Washington,DC is open to painting, drawing, mixed media and photography by artists age 18 and up in the greater Washington area (you have to be close enough to deliver your work). One of Washington’s premier contemporary galleries, the Foundry promotes the work of emerging and accomplished regional artists. Click here for details.


Call for Photography, Obsidian Contemporary Art & Design Summer Photo Exhibition

Deadline: June 30    Summer Solstice is our juried photography show. Winners and accepted works will be featured in our virtual gallery. Click here for details.


Peters Valley School of Craft – Maxwell/Hanrahan Guest Artist Residencies — Layton, NJ

Deadline: July 1    Artists who work in blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, jewelry/fine metals, painting/collage, or printmaking can apply for this fully funded residency in rural New Jersey, which includes a $500 stipend for two weeks ($1,000 for one month). Click here for details.


Open Call, DC WallMountables 2024 — D.C.

Deadline: July 12    The DC Arts Center (DCAC) is excited to announce WallMountables 2024 from July 12, 2024 to August 11, 2024 in its newly renovated gallery. During WallMountables, DCAC divides its gallery walls into 2’ x 2’ squares, creating a floor-to-ceiling grid on which artists hang their work. Anyone can purchase as many 2’ x 2’ squares on our gallery wall to display their artwork. The result is a remarkable exhibition featuring work by children, students, self-taught artists, and emerging, mid-career, and late-career artists. Click here for details.


Open Call, Juried Outdoor Sculpture Competition — Fredericksburg, VA

Deadline: July 15    Three locations around the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of public sculpture from October, 2024 to September, 2025. Stipend of $2000. Click here for details.


Open Call,  VisArts 2024-2025 Gibbs Street Residencies — Rockville, MD

Deadline: July 17    VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for one of two six-month residencies at our studios in Rockville, Maryland. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $3,000 stipend. Gibbs Street Artists in Residence present their work in culminating solo exhibitions.  Click here for details.


Call to Artists, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities | FY25 Public Art Building Communities (PABC) Grant — D.C.

Deadline: July 22 The Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program supports individual artists and organizations in their effort to design, fabricate and install new permanent or temporary works of public art that connect artists (and their artwork) with communities.


Call for Entries, ProximityNFK: A Juried Art Exhibition of Local Artists & Artworks Depicting Local Icons & Treasures — Norfolk, VA

Deadline: July 28    ProximityNFK is a juried exhibition of artworks depicting/featuring “local icons and treasures” within a 150 mile radius of Norfolk, Virginia, created by artists who live within 150 miles of Norfolk, Virginia. This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. Work must be hang, or pedestal ready. Click here for details.


Call for Entry, Photography 4 Humanity 2024

Deadline: August 1    The competition is open to anyone 18 years or older. Photography 4 Humanity is an international photo contest created by David Clark Cause (DCC). All photography must relate to people being impacted by climate change, and/or people trying to reverse and/or mitigate climate change. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, 2024 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition — Gaithersburg, MD

Deadline: August 7    Sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS), this exhibit of watermedia is open to all artists residing in the Mid-Atlantic states (NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and DC) and all BWS signature members regardless of residence.  Entries must be original watermedia paintings completed in the last 5 years. Click here for details.


Arts Enrichment Programs for Youth Grant Program — Alexandria, VA

Deadline: August 16    The Alexandria Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Office of the Arts is collaborating with the Recreation Services Division to create Arts Enrichment Program for Youth – Grant Program (AEPY) which is funded by the American Rescue Fund Program for Alexandria. The AEPY is a program to provide funding for nonprofit organizations and teaching artists to develop high quality summer and afterschool arts programs which could be Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math; art, musical performance, culture, both traditional and nontraditional arts; and other creative projects will be in the City’s Recreation Centers. Click here for details.


2024 National Collage Society 40th Annual Juried Exhibit — Baltimore and Online

Deadline: September 6    The National Collage Society will host it’s 40th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland, and online. This exhibition is open to all artists and will count toward Signature Membership. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, Stitching Together History: 250 Quilts Commemorating the Commonwealth of Virginia — Harrisonburg, VA

Deadline: September 30    This project asks artists to commemorate a person, place, event, thing, or idea from Virginia or West Virginia’s history. Artists are encouraged to think beyond the obvious and well-known aspects of Virginia and explore the history of people and places that have been overlooked. The history of Virginia started long before the settlement of Jamestown in 1606 and includes much more than the history of presidents born in the Commonwealth. Click here for details.


Call for Entries, The Bennet Prize 2024.2025 Award Cycle

Deadline: October 4    For women figurative realist painters. The grand prize is $50,000 and a solo show, with an additional finalist receiving $10,000. A four-person jury will select 10 finalists to be featured in a group exhibition that will travel the US. Click here for details.


The Bennett Prize 2024/2025 Award Cycle

Deadline: October 4   The Bennett Prize is open to women figurative realist painters. The grand prize is $50.000 and a solo show , with an additional finalist receiving $10,000. 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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