Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: caitlin@mdartplace.org

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Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

National & Beyond

Call For Entries: Tiny But Mighty II: 7/12

Call For Entries: Tiny But Mighty II: 7/12

Application Deadline: 7/12/20

Event date: Thursday, August 6th 2020 - Saturday, August 29th 2020

Entry Fee: $35.00

Tiny But Mighty II: A National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks

Tiny but Mighty is an exhibition of small three-dimensional works from across the country which do not exceed 8” in their longest dimensions. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed. Also including both freestanding and wall-mounted three-dimensional works, and open to all artists living in the United States. Work should be three-dimensional in at least 50% of its form and structure. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

This exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Betsy DiJulio.

Location: Virginia 

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 

Jurors: Amanda Bradley and Betsy DiJulio

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 3

Awards Given:

1st Place: $500.00

2nd Place: $300.00

3rd Place: $150.00    

Important dates: Notification by 5pm, Monday July 20th, 2020 

For More Information click, here

Call For Proposals: NJ Women Vote Digital Exhibition: 7/12

Call For Proposals: NJ Women Vote Digital Exhibition: 7/12

Application Deadline: July 12, 2020, midnight

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is accepting letters of interest for the commissioning of digital content for its NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100 Digital Project, part of New Jersey’s initiative to commemorate the centennial of the passage of the19th Amendment and American women achieving the right to vote. The NJHC, in collaboration with Alice Paul Institute, has engaged with over 70 partners to participate in NJ Women Vote, developing programs and projects in 2020 that explore the history of women’s suffrage while encouraging contemporary civic engagement and voter participation. The vision of NJ Women Vote is to mark the centennial of women’s suffrage while  acknowledging its inequities and the challenges New Jersey women of all backgrounds have faced and continue to confront from 1920 to the present day.   This digital project seeks to engage artists and humanities scholars to create digital content that addresses the theme of voting and suffrage, particularly related to New Jersey. Individual artists or humanities scholars may apply, and teams of scholars and artists are encouraged to apply together. Priority will be given to proposals where artists and scholars partner to create the work. 

Please submit a letter of intent expressing your interest and strategy for the project. Submissions will also include a CV, and samples of previous work. 

Location: Online Exhibition

Eligibility: This call is open to living United States resident artists or scholars, age 18 or older, only.  

Important dates:

Posting date: June 12, 2020 

Closing Deadline: July 12, 2020 

Committee Review Begins: July 13, 2020 

Jury/Panel Review End: August 10, 2020 

Notification of Selected: August 17, 2020  

Completion of Project: October 12, 2020  

For More Information click, here

Call for Entries: NAHP MATERIALITY: Hand Papermaking in an Age of Isolation: 07/20

Call for Entries:  NAHP MATERIALITY: Hand Papermaking in an Age of Isolation: 07/20

Event date: 10/01/2020

Entry Fee: 30

The North American Hand Papermakers invite all artists utilizing hand papermaking techniques or working with handmade paper to submit artwork to the 2020 NAHP Juried Exhibition. 

As a community of artists and craftspeople working with handmade paper and techniques, we create a wide array of tactile material. Those materials speak to the core of our senses and tie us to a vast tradition rooted in the transformation of natural fibers. We encourage you to investigate the concepts of transition and change that are so inherent in the creation of paper and paper arts. 

Location: Online

Mediums accepted: Hand papermaking techniques or working with handmade paper


Hong Hong

Fabiola Jean-Louis

Anne Q. McKeown 

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 9

Important info:

Exhibition Submission Fee: $10 members / $30 non members

it is not a requirement to be a papermaker to participate in this call but handmade paper must be a significant aspect of the works submitted

Artist collaborating with papermakers should credit the papermaker 

Only submit original works created within the last 2 years

Artists may submit up to 3 works

Nothing but the artwork should be included within the image area

Artists selected by the jury will be notified within 6 weeks of the submission deadline

Becoming a member or renewing membership affords you a reduced submission rate as well as free access to the NAHP 2020 virtual conference in October.

For More Information click, here


Call for Artist: City Foundry STL Mural Proposal Deadline 7/24

Call for Artist: City Foundry STL Mural Proposal Deadline 7/24

No Entry Fee

City Foundry STL is a large acre mixed-use development located in a former Federal-Mogul foundry plant in St. Louis, MO.  The development includes restaurants, a large food hall, offices, a grocery store, a movie theater, a rooftop beer garden, and retail.  See CityFoundrySTL.com for additional information.
At the center and heart of the development is a 30,000 sq ft Food Hall.  This large space is designed to accommodate up to 20 different Food Concepts.  The goal of the Food Hall is to “Celebrate St. Louis’ Food Talent and Innovation”.
The Owners of City Foundry have identified three locations at the entrances to the Food Hall, where they would like to commission murals.  These locations will be referred to as Location A, Location B, and Location C.  A photo and description of each location is in the Floor/Site plan link

Each artist may submit for any or all of the locations.

Completed applications must include the following information:
Contact Information
A brief statement of your vision or design intent for the proposed mural
A display board including a sketch or image of the proposed mural or otherwise representing the design intent for the proposed mural. All submissions must be oriented horizontally (landscape).
Photos of examples of previous work and where this exists.
A compensation proposal.
For more information click here


Call for Photography: The Chelsea International Photography Competition: 07/28

The Chelsea International Photography Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Digital, Analog, Phone Images, and Images taken with any camera are all accepted. **Videos are not allowed

The competition does not impose any restrictions in terms of the subject of the submitted photographs. The images may investigate any topic, from regional cultures and travel photography to commercial work and photojournalism.

Amateur Photography: Each photographer must submit at least one (1) image on any topic of their choice. All images must be accompanied by a title.

There is a $25 entry fee for up to 5 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.

Professional Photography: Each photographer must submit a minimum of five (5) images. The images may be part of a series or individual photographs. All entries must be accompanied by a title. You may also send in a series description (not mandatory).

There is a $45 entry fee for up to 5 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.

The deadline to apply is July 28th, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entries: National Watercolor Society: First 100 Years: 7/31

Call For Entries: National Watercolor Society: First 100 Years: 7/31 

Application Deadline: 7/31/2020

Event date: November 14, 2020  

Entry Fee: $30

In 1920, a small group of like-minded watercolorists founded the California Watercolor Society (CWS) and in 1975 the name was changed to the National Watercolor Society (NWS). Today, NWS membership has expanded throughout the USA and abroad to make it one of the best known and well respected Watercolor Societies in the world.

To celebrate their 100 years of excellence and continuous growth, NWS is collaborating with the Hilbert Museum of California Art to create a top-tier exhibition featuring 95 paintings from current NWS members and 21 masterworks by early California artists from the Hilbert Collection. 

Location: Exhibition will be held at the Hilbert Museum of California Art - 167 N. Atchison Street, Orange CA 92866.

Mediums accepted: Watermedia on paper, Yupo or Aqua panels.  Partial collage is okay. (No canvas or water-soluble oils)

Size Limitations: No smaller than 12”x9”, no larger than 60”x44”.

Eligibility: Exhibition is open to ALL active NWS Members 

Jurors: Gerald Brommer and Ken Goldman 

Maximum number of submissions: 1

Important dates:

June 15-July 31, 2020 Entries accepted at www.callforentry.org

July 31, 2020 Entry deadline - 1:00PM, MDT

August 10, 2020 Appx date for List of accepted Artists

Nov. 14 - Feb. 20, 2021 Exhibition Dates

November 14, 2020 Artists' Reception 

Commision:  If your work is for sale, 70% to Artist; 30% NWS.

For More Information click, here

Call for Entries: Watermedia showcase: 07/31

Call for Entries: Watermedia showcase 

Deadline: 07/31/2020
Event date: 09/30/2020
Entry Fee: $30

Description:  Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Watercolor Artist magazine. Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in the April 2021 issue of Watercolor |
Location: online 

Mediums accepted : all water based media
Size Limitations : 5 x 7in Miniumum
8 x 10in Maximum 

Juror: Winners chosen by Magazine Staff
Minimum number of submissions : 1

Awards Given 8
Best in show $2,500
Second Place $1,250
Third Place $750
(5) Honorable Mentions  Names will be published in April 2021 watercolor artist 

Important dates:
Early-Bird Deadline: July 3, 2020 (entry fee reduced to $30)

Important info:
All winners will be notified by September 30, 2020. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in Watercolor Artist. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results.

For More Information click, here



Call for Entries: Beacon Gallery Art Dash 2020 Deadline 8/1

Call for Entries: Beacon Gallery Art Dash 2020 Deadline 8/1

Entry Fee: $45
Event Date: 12/19
Maximum pieces: 6

Art Dash, one night of original art

This call for entries is open to all New England artists, or artists willing to drop off their work in person, as well as attend Art Dash on 19th.  
In 2020 artists need our support more than ever. Beacon Gallery is producing a one-night-only event to directly provide support to visual artists from sales of their work. Gallery Owner and Director, Christine O’Donnell, is hosting a juried exhibition of small works called “Art Dash” on December 19th where artists will receive 100% of the sales. All work will be priced at $100 each. This is a true pop-up event from 6-9pm with a preview during the day from 12-6pm; sales will begin promptly at 6pm. Gallery visitors will take work right off the walls and take it home on the spot.

All works in Art Dash are priced at $100. Each selected artist will have between 3 and 6 pieces on view and the artist will receive 100% of their sale proceeds.

Artist will be notified by August 31st 3pm EST
In person delivery of work:
December 13 12-3pm
December 16 9-1pm
Jurors: Jessica Burko, Christine O’Donnell
For more information click here



Call for entries: The Arts Club of Washington 2021-2022: 08/01

The Arts Club of Washington continues its support for the visual arts with the Call for Entries for the 2021–2022 gallery season. Exhibitions are scheduled monthly from September 2021 through May 2022. These exhibitions provide opportunities for artists to display their works and allow the Arts Club to present a variety of visual arts to gallery visitors.



Open to all active, living artists.


Submission Deadline


Early Submissions – June 15, 2020


Final Deadline – August 1, 2020



Two-dimensional works in all media, styles, and techniques are acceptable. Overly delicate, large, or heavy hanging works may be accepted at the discretion of the Exhibitions Committee chair.


Entry Fee: Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Arts Club of Washington. Applicants interested in paying by credit card should contact Nichola Hays.

General Public: $65  ($45 for applications submitted by May 15)

Arts Club Members: $45

Students: $25 (must include a copy of student ID with application).


For more info, click HERE


Call for Artists: JF Gallery 9th Annual Juried Exhibition: 08/01

JF Gallery is pleased to announce its 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. Open to all Established, Mid Career, and Emerging Artists in the United States. Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited in JF Gallery. The jury will be looking for technically competent work in all genres and styles. Artists may submit one (1) to three (3) pieces of artwork. JF Gallery takes a commission of 35% on all sold artwork during the exhibit.

Exhibit Dates: September 1 - September 25, 2020.

Artist Reception/ Opening: September 5th, 6-9 pm


Best in Show: $500. The juror has the option of awarding Honorable Mention recognitions. Purchase awards and exhibition opportunities are some of the additional benefits possible for artists whose work is selected.

Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply. (Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, Mixed Media, New Genres) MAXIMUM Outside to Outside Dimensions including any framing, are: 62 x 62

The deadline to apply is August 1st, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for Artwork: Hera Gallery Right to Vote Exhibition: 08/01

In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, Hera Gallery and Educational Foundation is partnering with The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island to host a dual exhibition at Hera. Right to Vote examines artists’ perspectives on the continued importance of strengthening voting rights in our democracy. Hera Gallery seeks artwork addressing the multiplicity and diversity with which the democratic process in America is experienced.

Who decides who gets to vote? Why is the concept of one person one vote so important? Why does America have such low voter participation rates compared to other democratic nations? What does disenfranchisement and enfranchisement look like along racial, economic, gender, ethnic, religious, and environmental lines? What types of barriers exist to voting and how do these, in turn, affect disparate populations differently?

In conjunction with the national juried show Right To Vote, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will be presenting RADical Women, a collection of banners with a narrative timeline of historically significant women of Rhode Island and contemporary information about wages, women’s rights and advocacy and how these are affected by such factors as race and socioeconomic context.

Hera Gallery seeks work in all media, 2D, 3D, and video for this timely, critical exhibition. 3D limited to 50 lbs and must fit through a 5’10” x 6’8” door. 2D must also fit through said door.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entries: New Directions 2020: 36th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Art: 8/3

Call For Entries: New Directions 2020: 36th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Art: 8/3

Application Deadline: 8/3/2020

Event date: Oct 10 – Nov 14 , 2020

Entry Fee: $35

New Directions is a premier national exhibition of new approaches in contemporary art today. Artists are encouraged to submit new works that embrace cutting-edge practices and/or traditional styles in innovative ways. We welcome 2D media, 3D sculpture, video, and installation.

Now in its 36th year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue - the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work. 

Location: New York

Size Limitations: Maximum dimensions for 2D work: 72”. Maximum Installation and sculpture: inquire for details.

Juror: Nic Brierre Aziz

Minimum number of submissions: 3

Maximum number of submissions: 15

Awards Given: $500 Juror’s Prize, $200 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention

For More Information click, here

Call for Entries : The Grand Exhibition: Embodying Masonic Values Deadline 8/6

Call for Entries : The Grand Exhibition: Embodying Masonic Values  Deadline 8/6

Sponsored by: The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvanian

For those of us lucky enough to call California home, we are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of our great state. California presents opportunities for daily awe in every direction we look.  From the majestic mountain ranges to the roaring sea, the redwood trees, the deep valleys with flowing rivers and an explosion of color in the wildflowers that grace the green hillsides, to dramatic deserts spotted with cacti and boulders, we are in no shortage of beauty here. 

Entry fee: $25 for the first image $10 for each additional (up to 3 pieces) 
Minimum images: 1
Maximum images: 3
Total media: 3

For more information, click here




Call for Entries: Muse, Art-Fluent: 08/07

Call for Entries: Muse: Art-Fluent: 08/07

Entry Fee: $20

The artist’s muse is one of the most romanticized figures in art history. From lovers to spouses to friends inspiration comes from many different individuals, maybe something different for you. The relationship between an artist and their muse can be intuitive, complex, and private. This deep relationship drives the creative process, enhances it, and guides the artists into creating their beautiful fantastical worlds. Whether it is inspiration from a person, a spirit or a personified force, it is the fuel that feeds the fire of an artist. Show us your muse through your perspective.

Mediums accepted: All fine art mediums except video

Juror: Jackie Reeves

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 20

For More Information click, here.




Call for Artist: Art St. Louis XXXVI: 8/16

Call for Artist: Art St. Louis XXXVI Deadline 8/16

Entry Fee: $20
Exhibition dates: November 14- December 17
Reception and Awards: Saturday, November 14 5-7pm 

Minimum Images:1
Maximum Images: 10
Minimum Video: 0
Maximum Video: 5
Total media Minimum 1, Maximum, 15

Entry Deadline August 16 

Art St. Louis XXXVI, The Exhibition
"Art St. Louis XXXVI, The Exhibition" is our 36th annual juried exhibition featuring 

Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius*.
Artist also must be resident of the St. Louis region/200-mile radius when show begins (November 14, 2020) in order to submit work & participate, if selected for exhibition.
*ONLY artists from the St. Louis region may enter and participate in exhibit--if you live further than 200 miles, we appreciate your interest, but you are not eligible.

Juror: Meredith Malone 

One cash award and 4 non cash awards will be given:
(1) $250 for best in show
(2) non cash awards of excellence  
For more information click here


Call for Entries: Humanity: Cultural Center of Cape Cod: 08/21

Call for Entries: Humanity: Cultural Center of Cape Cod: 08/21

Event date: 09/01/2020

Entry Fee: $20

For this exhibit the Cultural Center of Cape Cod seeks artwork that goes beneath the surface to reveal aspects of the subject that usually remain hidden. HUMANITY as an exploration of what we recognize as human emotions, human endeavors, and human gestures. Through symbolism, personal stories, and metaphor humanity is ultimately an exploration of self. Show us HUMANITY through your personal perspective.

Location: Online

Mediums accepted: Open to ALL fine art mediums except video

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 20

Awards Given:

All winners will be displayed in our online gallery at www.cultural-center.org

First Place: $300 cash prize

Second Place: $200 cash prize

Third Place: $100 cash prize

For More Information click, here.



Call for entries: Aesthetica art prize 2021: 08/31

Aesthetica invites UK and International artists to enter the Art Prize 2021.

The Art Prize is an outlet for expression and just one way to keep connected with the world. Hosted by the international art and culture magazine Aesthetica, it has supported artists since 2006, with participants reaching new collectors, curators and gallerists from key institutions such as; Tate Modern, Sotheby’s, Creative Review, Magnum Photos and Getty Images, and gaining wider recognition through Aesthetica’s digital channels.

Awards include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize Winner, as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition which will run for 12-weeks.

Deadline: August 31st, 2020

For more info, click HERE


Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize: 8/31

Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize: 8/31

Deadline: 08/31/2020

Entry Fee: $30

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an outlet for creative expression and just one way to keep connected with the world. The Prize is hosted by the art and culture magazine Aesthetica.

We are looking for artists who are pushing the boundaries across contemporary art and responding to the world in new and exciting ways. Certainly, this time period will bring about a huge breadth of new work!

Mediums accepted: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, installation, video 

Age Restriction: 18 and over

Awards Given:


Grand Prize: $5,635

Emerging Prize: $1,127

Important info:

We accept work from any discipline, on any theme.

You can enter 2 works of art, per entry. This excludes video submissions.

One series counts as 1 work of art. You can enter 2 series per submission.

You can purchase as many entries as you wish.

Collaborative works are accepted.

Works previously exhibited and published elsewhere are accepted.

Works produced within the last 3 years are preferred.

There are no size restrictions.

For More Information click, here



Call for Entries: Tubac Center of the Arts 3rd Annual Plein Air Deadline 9/1

Call for Entries: Tubac Center of the Arts 3rd Annual Plein Air Deadline 9/1

Entry Fee: $22
Retreat without lodging: $250
Retreat with lodging: $850

Entry Deadline September 1st

Location: Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646
Exhibition dates: 10/25-11/15
Check in for retreat: October 25
Check out (if staying at the ranch): October 31
Opening reception: October 30, 5-7pm
Exhibition closes: November 16

Minimum Images:1
Maximum Images: 1

Join us in Tubac for five days of discovery, learning, and camaraderie at the historic Rancho Santa Cruz in southern Arizona. The ranch is approximately one hour south of Tucson, on the Santa Cruz River in a magnificent grove of cottonwood trees. This year’s instructor, Denyse Fenelon, is an accomplished southwestern plein air painter and experienced teacher. She will lead a 3-part workshop during the week and be available to provide guidance and feedback in preparation for the artists’ exhibition at the Tubac Center of the Arts.
All mediums are welcome, and instruction will be geared towards a beginning professional level; some experience is recommended.

For more information click here


Call for Entries: Maryland Federation of Art: 09/03

Call for Entries: Maryland Federation of Art 

Deadline: 09/03/2020

Event date: 10/30/2020
Entry Fee: $40

Description:  Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter this 10th annual all-painting competition. All original 2-D work created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) and following entry guidelines, will be considered.

Location: MFA Circle Gallery

Mediums accepted : All original 2-D work created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) 

Size Limitations: No larger then 72 inches in any direction.
Prizes: total $1000
Juror:  Mark Karnes
Minimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 6

Important dates:

  • By Oct. 5 All artists notified by email. Check mdfedart.com or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
  • Oct. 18 – 23 Shipped work must arrive at MFA Circle Gallery. Please read the prospectus for more on how to ship your piece.
  • Oct. 30 First day of exhibition
  • Nov. 8 Digital reception. More info on when and where as we get closer to the date.
  • Nov. 25 Last day of exhibition.
  • Nov. 28 – 29 Pick up handed-delivered work, 11am – 5pm. There is a $10 fee for late pick up.
  • By Dec. 1 Shipped work will be sent

Important info:
A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible.
Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit.

For More Information click, here



Call for Entries: ROYGBIV, Second Street Gallery: 9/13

Call for Entries: ROYGBIV, Second Street Gallery

Application Deadline: 9/13

Event date: June 4, 2021

Entry Fee: $25

Second Street Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our June/July 2021 exhibition, ROYGBIV.
In Season 46, Second Street Gallery curator, Kristen Chiacchia, challenged a group of local artists to explore new ideas of tones, texture, composition, and expression using only black, white, and shades of grey. In June of Season 47, SSG will present ROYGBIV, an exhibition that will assign one color on the visible light spectrum to seven participating artists. Each artist will create works of art using only shades of their assigned color, following the rich tradition of monochromatic painting in avant-garde visual art throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
The first month of the exhibition will be held during Pride Month and will involve programming to connect with and celebrate Charlottesville’s LGBTQIA+ community. 
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all artists. Special consideration will be given to artists are currently living in Charlottesville, the state of Virginia, and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. 
Juror: Kristen Chiacchia



For More Information click, here




Call for Entries: Old Myths, New Stories, Curtis Cultural Arts Center: 09/23

Call for Entries: Old Myths, New Stories, Curtis Cultural Arts Center: 09/23

Deadline: 09/23/2020

Event date: 11/07/2020

Entry Fee: $25

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women (womxn, womyn, wimmin) the right to vote. This gives us pause to consider where we’ve come, where we are and where we’re going as women and artists. Much has been achieved with the recent emphasis on women artists of the past and the spotlight on contemporary women artists.

This show will feature women in the arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and today. What is the unique voice of women; the feminine, and the sacred feminine in art? Show us your visual voice and vision of the power of women’s past, present and future in society and in the arts. 

Location: Curtis Cultural Arts Center  2349 E. Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Mediums accepted: It is open to interpretation through all styles and media except video and performance.

Size Limitations:

Maximum framed size for 2 D work: 7.5’ h x 3.5’w

Maximum weight for 2 D or 3 D work: 50 lbs.

Eligibility: Open only to members of Women's Caucus for Art, Nation-wide USA, in good standing. While we always love new members to join us, your membership in the WCA is no guarantee of acceptance in the exhibition.

Juror: Chris Stevens

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 3

Important dates:

September 23: Last day to enter

Week of September 28: Notifications go out

Week of October 26: receive shipped and hand-delivered work during gallery hours 

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM; Sat 10 AM – 4 PM; Sun Closed

October 31: Last day for shipped or delivered work

Opening Reception: November 7, 6 – 8 PM Prizes awarded 6:30 PM

Final day of show: Wednesday, December 23

Pick up: Week of December 28 during gallery hours

Artwork shipped: Week of December 28


Prizes: $300 for Best of Show and 3, $100 Honorable Mentions

For More Information click, here.



Call for Entries: A Light In the Darkness Online Show: 09/31

The world has been rocked with the new covid-19 virus. Many people are scared, concerned and uncertain. Businesses and Galleries are closing. At Las Laguna Gallery we still have faith in the human spirit and we know how art can help people heal.

It is because of this that we have decided to do our first Online Exhibition and now if your opportunity to shed some of that beautiful light into the darkness. Simply complete the online form, upload and label your images.

We will be setting up a special page for ALL the submissions and post them to our website, other social media sites and to our Facebook page. It's time we show the world the light they need!

All mediums and subjects accepted*  (*Please keep it family friendly)


All local, national and international artists,  professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in  this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all  paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels,  etc. For this exhibition we will also accept video, sculpture AND jewelry.


SHOW DATE: From now until the end of September

Entry fee: $12 for up to 3 images


Deadline: September 30, 2020

For more info, click HERE


Call for Artists: The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters: 10/16

The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program established by American art collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt to support the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. The Bennett Prize, administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarded biennially and provides $25,000 annually over two consecutive years to the winning artist. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant. The opening exhibition will be held from May 20 to September 5, 2021 at the Muskegon Museum of Art before traveling to additional venues.

Eligibility: The Bennett Prize is open only to women eighteen (18) years or older residing at least part time in the United States (50 States and Washington, D.C.) whose primary practice is the creation of original paintings in the genre of figurative realism.U.S. Citizenship is not required. 

Artists must be currently pursuing, or hope to pursue, a career as a full-time painter. Artists who will be full time or part time students while receiving the proceeds of the Prize are NOT eligible. 

Employment during the period of the grant DOES NOT affect eligibility. The Bennett Prize is intended to support early and mid-career artists. Artists who have received a prior award or grant of $25,000 or more, or sold any single work of art for $25,000 or more, are NOT eligible. To be considered for The Bennett Prize, artists must participate in the exhibition of finalists. For additional information see the F.A.Q. at www.thebennettprize.org.

Artists should submit a minimum of three (3) and no more than five (5) artworks and one detail, for a total of four (4) to six (6) images.


Entry Fee: $25

Deadline for entry is October 16th, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for proposal for a public program: Hamiltonian Artists: 11/03

Call for proposal for a public program: Hamiltonian Artists 

Deadline: 11/03/2020

Hamiltonian Artists is launching a new initiative of public programming, Platform, that positions the organization as a hub for conversation amongst practitioners. For the first season, now through the Presidential election on November 3, we invite artists, independent curators and organizers, organizations, and others to submit a proposal for a public program that specifically addresses racial justice, social justice movements and practices, collective action, and other conversations that intersect with the arts. This is not a call for artist talks or studio visits.

Emphasis will be placed on amplifying Black and underrepresented voices including communities of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

Location: Online
Mediums accepted : Proposals only
Age Restriction: 18+

Important info: We believe in paying artists and cultural workers. Hamiltonian Artists will follow that W.A.G.E. (Working Artists for a Greater Economy) Fee Calculator for all engagements.
Programs will be selected on an ongoing basis throughout the Fall. The next season and theme will be announced this Winter.
For More Information click, here



Emergency Grants – Foundation for Contemporary Arts: 12/8

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts launched the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund.

FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding

  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.

Applications close December 8th 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for Entries: Hotel Indigo exhibitions: 12/30

Call for Entries: Hotel Indigo exhibitions  

Deadline: 12/30/2020

No Entry Fee

Artists works will be 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 artists, no commission. Preference for local or locally influenced selections but not required.

Location: Hotel Indigo VA
Mediums accepted: All mediums welcome 
Size Limitations: Space measures 7' 10" by 8' 3"
Age Restriction: 18 and over

Important info:
If interested, contact Kate Ellis, General Manager, kate.ellis@ihg.com.
For More Information click, here



Call for Entries: Art Form Framers: Ongoing

We're looking for artists and art groups to showcase on our three large exhibition walls, available for single or group hire in 2020! Our gallery is located in Shipley, Bradford where we accept 2D artists, painters, photographers, illustrators, any artwork available for wall hanging. We also have window space, easels, narrow column walls and shelving units for small sculpture. Single hire is £60 for 8 weeks and group hire is £120 for 8 weeks. 25% sales commission will be taken from any sales.

Register for an account for free to apply today!

For more information, click here.

Call for Entries: Corona Portrait Project Rolling Deadline

Call for Entries: Corona Portrait Project  Rolling Deadline


A call for artists to submit recent self-portraits in response to the current CoronaVirus pandemic. A way of confronting themselves by creating a self-portrait that displays their current state of mind as the uncertainty of the current world climate continues to rapidly change.  A new artist is featured each week.


Curator: Benjamin Mefford 


Submission Deadline: Rolling

Artist submissions will be reviewed 1-2 weeks after submission. 

No Submission fee


For more information, click here


Emergency Grants – Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: ONGOING

This program has no deadlines

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

This program has no deadlines.

For more information and to apply click HERE.

Call for Applications: The Orphan Grant application : Deadline Rolling

Call for Applications: The Orphan Grant application : Deadline Rolling

Each storyteller must submit a video between 5 and 10 minutes long.
You can use a phone or basic recording device. A selfie video is perfectly fine.  
Be aware of your lighting. We need to be able to see you clearly. When in doubt, use sunlight.
Do not submit a vague story with limited detail.

Tell us a story about a time in your life when you felt left out or excluded. Choose one specific experience. Where were you? Who were you with? What made you feel excluded? Share what happened in vivid detail. 

Tell us a story about a time in your life when you had to show bravery. Maybe you had to step up and act when others did not. Maybe you had to protect someone who was more vulnerable than you. Share your story of bravery in vivid detail.

For more information click, here

Call to Artists: ART In Embassies Program: Ongoing

Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.

To submit images to ART staff for consideration in upcoming exhibitions please e-mail .jpg or .gif images of your works no larger than 50k in size, to artinembassies@state.gov.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: New American Paintings by Open Studios Press: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners receive full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings.

Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Phoenix Gallery: Ongoing

Phoenix Gallery, located at 1829 S. Halsted St., is an art and empowerment space that is now open in the Chicago Arts District. We are looking for a stylistically and culturally diverse group of artists that are interested in becoming a part of our creative family. The collective artists will be promoted and displayed throughout the calendar year, and artists who sign up for a year-long term will also be featured in their own solo exhibition.

Please note that the collaborative is not commission based. Instead, there is a small monthly rental/promotional fee. There are varying rental lengths available, and you do not have to be a Chicago resident in order to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Interested parties should send an artist statement, a resume/CV, and at least 5 samples of work to artists@phoenixgroupchicago.com.

Contact Phoenix Gallery at info@phoenixgroupchicago.com

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org