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


PaperWest 2017 National Works on Paper Juried exhibition is looking for submissions!

All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible.

Works must have been completed in the last two years.

Entry Fee: $22.50

Submit here

Juror: Willie Cole

Call for Entries: CPA International Juried Exhibition: 9/23

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California is excited to announce its prestigious 2017 International Juried Exhibition! CPA will be accepting submissions from July 23 through September 18, 2017. In honor of its 50th year in the historic gallery space founded by Ansel Adams and Friends of Photography, juror Philip Brookman will award $10,000 in awards. All juror selected work will be included in a gallery and/or online exhibition and published in an exhibition catalog.

JUROR: Philip Brookman is Consulting Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and formerly Chief Curator and Head of Research and Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

DEADLINE: September 23, 2017


Call for Submissions: Her Environment New Media Series: 9/27

Her Environment is an expanded new media art series highlighting feminine spectrum artists. Their focus is on broadening the understanding of how New Media practices can be used in multiple forms of art making, from video to installation and performance. Their aim is to show pieces that challenge how new media can be used, and the male dominated culture that surrounds it.

Her Environment’s 7th installment invites feminine-spectrum new media artists to submit their work. They are looking for a wide variety of works, including (but not exclusive to) installations, performances, writing, sound, light, video, sculpture etc. You may submit multiple pieces / body of work. The show will be in Chicago, Illonois. 

Deadline: September 27th, 2017

To learn more and apply, click here

For additional information, installation requirements and tech needs, please send an email to herenvironment@gmail.com.


Open Call For Artists Wynwood Juried Show Fall 2017

Curators Voice Art Projects Gallery in the Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida is seeking applications for their fall edition Juried Show!

Show runs October 5 - 10. 

For submissions and info please contact: wynwoodjuriedshow@gmail.com   +1 786 357 0568



Call for Entries: Greater Denton Arts Council Crafts: 9/29

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

DEADLINE: September 29, 2017



Terras Gauda Francisco Mantecon is having an International Biennial Poster Design! (Bodegas Terras Gauda, S.A., Spain).
Artists may enter a maximum of 2 posters. Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organising company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. 

Call for Artists: Spartanburg Art Museum Solo and Group Exhibitions: 9/30

Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2018 and 2019!

The museum is interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and can elevate their visitors' experiences to new levels of participation and engagement.

Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition.



For more information click here!

Questions? Contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email apayne@spartanarts.org.

Francois Schneider "Water" Competition: 10/1

For its 7th edition, the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller (Alsace, France) launches the “Contemporary Talents 2017” Competition in order to discover, accompany and reveal new talents at the general public and to support the contemporary creation on the theme of water. The competition chooses each year 7 laureates among thousands of candidates and it is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in all disciplines of the plastic and visual arts.

BENEFITS: An endowment of 20 000 euros per laureate; a collective exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center; a bilingual publication presenting the works of the prize-winners; the entry of the work in the Foundations collection

DEADLINE: October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM (local time)


Women's Studio Workshop: Ceramics Internship: 10/1

Women's Studio Workshop (WSW) is calling for applications for a ceramics internship! Interns will work directly with the Ceramics Studio Manager, preparing for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta fundraiser. During this mid-winter event, WSW warms up our local community by presenting over 900 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers for sale. You’ll work on a production scale, creating between 300 and 600 vessels, depending on the studio’s need. After the Fiesta is over, you may also teach one of our month-long spring ceramics courses.

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $300/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. Though the ceramics intern leaves before our group exhibition, she is still welcome to include her work in the show.

Application: To apply, click here.

Information: For more information, click here.

DEADLINE: 10/1/17

Call for Galleries: Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2017: 10/19

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Now going into its seventh edition, Texas Contemporary 2017 will feature 75 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations. The fair wil be from october 19 - 22, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Applications are rolling but limited.

Register your gallery for access to pricing, floor plans, and the ability to begin your application.

For more information and to apply, click here

Our World Is Kind Photo Contest 11.5

Science says that looking at kind images makes people happier, healthier and creates a more connected and kind world. You can help make the world a better place through your photography.

Take a picture of kindness where ever you see it and enter the Envision Kindness 2017 Photo Contest: Our World is Kind.

Open to all photographers. With more than $1,300 in prizes!

No Entry Fee.

Deadline: November 5

Enter HERE


Call for Artists: ArtePonte Photography Group Show: 11/10

Call for Photographers: 16th Venice Architecture Biennale: Group photography exhibition

An international photography group show held in Palazzo Corner Spinelli during the 16th Venice Biennale. Artists are invited to present their view of the world, re-interpretation architecture today. During the upcoming 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture, photographers are invited to send in their proposals for the exhibition on the theme "ARCHITECTURE CAPTURED" to be held during the 2018 Venice Biennale, in Palazzo Corner Spinelli a 15th-century palace located on the Grand Canal. Exhibition dates 26 May - 24th August. 2018.


1st Round of Applications- October 10th, 2017

2nd Round of Applications- November 10th, 2017

For more information about the theme, visit their website.


stARTup Art Fair LA 2018 11.15

Applications are now open for the 2018 stARTup Art Fair LA!

stARTup Art Fair return to Los Angeles on January 26-28, 2018, the same weekend as Art Los angeles Contemporary in Santa Monica.

stARTup provides a unique venue where artists can connect to the many curators, dealers, consultants, art writers, designers, and art buyers who come to LA for a fun weekend of art!


Deadline: November 15, 2017


ARTiculAction Biennial Edition: ONGOING

ARTiculAction is celebrating its twelve years long activity launching its 2017 biennial edition, that will once again explore new tendencies and trends in Contemporary Art by featuring hudnreds of visual artists, performers, and curators from all over the world.

ARTiculAction offers a unique opportunity to be published in their special issue, as well as online on several web platforms and social media. The mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists' community and art lovers. This is accomplished by artist profiling, art magazine publication with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations via various media.

ELEGIBILITY: the competition is open to all artists, both national and international: each applicant may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique, including • Painting • Mixed Media • Installation • Video Art & Short Film • Fine Art Photography • New Media Art • Public Art • Performance

To SUBMIT, click here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact biennial.articulaction@post.com

There are no entry fees.


Temporary Art Review seeks new submissions from international contributors. Temporary Art Review is a platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on alternative spaces and critical exchange among disparate art communities. Temporary is an international network, highlighting both practical and theoretical discourse through reviews, interviews, essays and profiles on artist-centered spaces and projects.

Reviews feature short-form criticism about exhibitions, events, publications and any other format that prompts a critical response.

Essays present in-depth research and/or experimental form on a variety of topics.

Interviews feature long-form conversations with artists, curators, community organizers and more.

You may pitch us your ideas at editor@temporaryartreview.com (please include two writing samples), or email a final text using the guidelines on our Contribute page. 

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: Asian Americans United: Ongoing

Asian Americans United (AAU) presents Philadelphia Chinatown's 22nd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 23 from 12:45 - 7:00 PM at 10th and Arch Streets. The Mid-Autumn Festival attracts thousands to Philadelphia’s Chinatown to mark the Harvest Moon, celebrate old traditions, and establish new ones. AAU is looking for volunteers and performers. Email  to learn more and get involved.

DEADLINE: Ongoing.

VOLUNTEER: To get involved, or for further information, email volunteer@aaunited.org or maf@aaunited.org.

MORE INFORMATION: To learn more, click here.

Texas Contemporary 2018

Texas Contemporary, Houston's leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area'so discerning collector base. Texas Contemporary 2018 will feature 65 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

Deadline: Applications are rolling but limited. Register your gallery for access to pricing, floor plans, and the ability to begin your application.

October 4 -7  2018

George R. Brown Convention Center 

For more info, please visit the link below


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 for 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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