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: naomi@mdartplace.org

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 to Artists: 56th Annual Juried Exhibition: 12/27

The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing our community dynamic public programming that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. This long running juried competition also showcases some of America’s best curatorial talent. Recent jurors include: Joel Parsons, Cough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College; Daniel Stetson, LSU Museum of Art; Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center; Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Sandra Firmin, Colorado University Art Museum; Kelly Shindler, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; George Shackelford, Kimbell Art Museum; Liza Simone, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles; Alison Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Houston, currently Bo Bartlett Center; and Miranda Lash, currently Speed Art Museum.

Best in Show award is $1,000.00 and total cash awards are $3,200.00.

There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks).

Deadline: December 27, 2018.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: NAWA Small Works Winter 2019 12/28

The National Association of women artists is calling all women artists 18+ to enter the Small Works Winter 2019 exhibition in the NAWA Gallery.All 2D work must be no larger than 15"x15". Sculpture included (no more than 20 lbs). 

There are five award: lst, 2nd,3rd and 2 Honorable Mentions.

Show Date: 2/6 - 27, 2019 Reception: Thursday, 2/7/2019, 5-7pm

Deadline to apply: 12/28 2019 

For more info click here.

Call to Artists: New American Paintings 12/31

We are pleased be accepting applications to New American Paintings' 2019 review of painters working in the southern United States. Artists from the following states are eligible to apply: AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV.


* 1) Four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) * 2) A credit card for the extended deadline entry fee of $50 (You may also take advantage of a special artist's offer: $99, which includes your application fee and a one year subscription to the magazine). We define the activity of painting broadly. All styles and media are welcome as long as they involve, or are conceptually related to the activity of painting. Works must be original and cannot be editioned.

Please note that if you have been in a past issue of New American Paintings, or have applied to a competition in the past 5 years, then you already have an Account on the web site. DO NOT REGISTER A NEW ACCOUNT. Please follow the instruction on the site to gain access to your account.

Deadline to apply: December 31 at midnight 

For more info, click here.

Call to Artists: Manifest's International Drawing Annual: 12/31

Manifest presents: The 14th International Drawing Annual

A Juried Annual Publication of Works of Recent Drawing

Awards now include a $1200 First Prize

The International Drawing Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years (2016 - 2018). Artists, designers, illustrators, professionals, and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of drawing in a wide range of applications (technical, graphic, fine art, design, sketching, architectural, digital, illustration, etc.) with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of "drawing."

Open to any media applicable to the practice of drawing including but by no means limited to traditional drawing media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.

Essays, poetry, and other drawing-related writings (optional separate call for submissions) Manifest calls for scholarly, critical, and creative writing for publishing it each of its three publication projects. Information about this, and a separate entry process, can be found here.

Entry Fee: $40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal.

Deadline: December 31, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: The Body Language 1/13

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with VENICE EVENTS, is selecting all interesting photos, paintings, video art works, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the next event THE BODY LANGUAGE – ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition 2019 that will be held in Venice during the period of Venice Carnival 2019, at the art gallery THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from February 22 to March 22, 2019.

THE BODY LANGUAGE is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder and director of THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, ITSLIQUID GROUP and LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS) in collaboration with Venice Events at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space. T

o take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks by e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Deadline to Apply: Jan.13th

For more info click here.

Call to Artists: The Body Language: 1/19

The exhibition will be presented during the period of Venice Carnival 2019 and we invite artists to be inspired by the magical power of Venetian costumes, exploring the connection between desires, needs, fears through rituals that brings human kind to change, to transform and to evolve their inner world.

THE BODY LANGUAGE analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness.

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with VENICE EVENTS, is selecting all interesting photos, paintings, video art works, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the event.

The participation includes the following services:

  • exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
  • assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
  • assisting in finding accommodation for artist
  • the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters 
  • the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
  • the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
  • mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
  • exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
  • a one day dedicated presentation, talk or workshop focusing on the artist’s career
  • a dedicated interview published on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
  • providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests

Deadline: January 19, 2019.

For more information, click here.


Call to Artists: Her Flag: 1/25

HerFlag is seeking 36 female/self-identifying collaborators in 36 states to help with the creation of a printed flag to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.

The participating artists will represent each of the 36 states that helped pass the 19th Amendment. You need to be currently living in the state you are applying to represent.

You will need to be able to travel to the capital city of your state on a specific date to hand over your completed stripe and be a part of the public performance while your stripe is added to the flag. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Deadline: January 25, 2019

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: The Biennial Project: 2/15

The Biennial Project presents an open call to artists worldwide for The Biennial Project Biennial 2019 - an online juried biennial, with accepted work to be displayed on our website. In addition, all accepted work will be shown via a large screen digital presentation at a champagne reception to be held at the CENTRO CULTURALE DON ORIONE ARTIGIANELLI (donorione-venezia.it) in Venice during the Opening Press Week of The Venice Biennale 58.

Reasons To Enter The Project Biennial 2019:

  • Accepted work will be displayed permanently on the very busy Biennial Project Website.
  • Accepted work will also be shown on a large screen digital presentation in Venice during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 58.
  • Online galleries with accepted work will be promoted on The Biennial Project Blog posting reaching over 40,000 art lovers.
  • Work will be juried by The world renowned Biennial Project Artists, with Special Prize Winners chosen by by jurors to be announced.
  • Hundreds of entries are highlighted on our well-trafficked social media sites during the months leading up to the entry deadline.

Now we know that artists love to wait until the last possible moment to respond to calls for entry. But there are great reasons to break from this time-honored tradition.

Reasons to enter The Biennial Project Biennial 2019 before 12/31/18:

  • You will have a much better chance of having your work promoted as part of the publicity for The Biennial Project Biennial 2019.
  • We feature an entry of the day every day during the entire entry period
  • sending a chosen image out on Facebook to our following of over 5,000 people and linking to the entrant's website or facebook page. 
  • Additionally, we send out Entry Sampler Email Blasts several times during the lead up to the contest, highlighting some of the most interesting work that we have received.
  • Near the end of the entry period we are swamped with the number of replies, whereas at the beginning the pace of entries is less frenzied, greatly increasing your chances of being included in one of these publicity vehicles. 

Not to mention that your image could be selected to appear on a postcard or a poster for The Biennial Project Biennial 2019. So while we don’t guarantee you instant fame and fortune, you do get a heck of a lot of lot of promotion work for your buck (early entry only $30 for 5 entries). ENTER NOW, we can’t wait to see your work!

Deadline: February 15, 2019.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Art Olympia 2019 3/15

Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event with the goal of discovering talented artists around the world and supporting their art activities. Approximately 160 artworks (80 from Japan and 80 more worldwide) will be selected and undergo a final review in Tokyo. You could win $120,000 1st place winner will receive $120,000 and 1,000 artists will be featured in Art Olympia website and Art Olympia catalogue.

Entry Rules: Two-dimensional works, representational or abstract; oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mineral pigments, print, charcoal, digital/multimedia art, mixed media, photography etc. (calligraphy, video, sculpture, and group/collaboration works are not accepted) Original works that have never been previously submitted to other competitions (rule offender will be revoked) Size and weight Maximum Size: 117cm x 117cm (46 x 46 inch) Maximum Depth: 10cm (4 inch) (including the frame) Maximum weight: 20kg (44.1lbs)

Deadline to Apply: 3/15 

For more info click here. 

Call to Artists: Sunny Art Prize 2019: 6/30

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures.

We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics.

Deadline: June 30, 2019.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: MPC Art Gallery: Ongoing

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits of contemporary art during each academic year. There are three 5-week long shows each semester in a wide range of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and metal arts, and digital media. They enjoy exhibiting high quality art which challenges traditional ideas, employs experimental methods and ideas, and fosters critical discussion. They offer exhibits in pairs, groups or solo.

MPC Art Gallery accept proposals from artists all across the U.S., including our Central California region. They also have periodic exhibits of MPC Art student and Art Department faculty work.

The MPC Art Gallery is a clean, open, modern facility with a beautiful space that is flexible enough for the installation of many kinds of art in innovative exhibit designs. 


Annual Deadline: October 31st

Fee: $25

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Exhibition Submissions Local and Regional artists: Ongoing

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is seeking ongoing exhibition submissions from both local and regional artists for our three gallery spaces. We invite both student and professional artists to apply.

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts. From left to right (View of Essence of Landscape by Lorraine Ellerson, Ripe by Jan Kirsh, gallery reception) Maryland Hall’s goal is to present exhibits that engage audiences on many levels, from community exhibits to curated group and solo exhibits in several galleries: the Chaney Gallery, the Martino Gallery and the Openshaw Balcony Gallery. The gallery season features emerging and established artists in all media, from more accessible, traditional work, to work that questions contemporary culture, methods and ideas. 

Deadline: Rolling for 2018-2019 season. 

For more information, click here

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.

Find out more on the ART Embassies website

New American Paintings: Ongoing

Deadline: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners recieve full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings. Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

For more information visit New American Paintings' website.

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

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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.

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