Opportunities

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

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.
 

Regional Opportunities

Call to Artists: Playable Art DC: 8/23

The DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH) in partnership with the DC Office of Planning (OP) is excited to announce a national call to artists for the Playable Art DC, a creative play and placemaking project.  This project is made possible through a grant from ArtPlace America. CAH and OP are seeking artists and design professionals with prior site-specific public art experience to design, fabricate and install playable artworks at three unique sites in the District of Columbia. The competition includes two-stage selection process: request for qualifications and site specific designs.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on prior work demonstrating a minimum of four years of site-specific public art and/or placemaking experience. Up to three finalists will be selected for each of the three sites.

Site Specific Designs: Selected finalists for each site will be required to visit the locations and participate in community input sessions.  This will form the basis for the development of site-specific designs that will be evaluated to determine a winning proposal for each site.  The intention is to create engaging and playful works of art that will be a source of neighborhood pride for all residents.

Each location will have a site-specific selection panel that will evaluate applications, select finalists, sit for finalist presentations and select a winning proposal.

Deadline for Submission: August 23rd, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST

Notification of Selection: September 20, 2019

For more information, click here and here

Call for Entry: Imprint 2019: 8/24

Call For Entry: CREATING CONNECTIONS

An Acquisition & Print Replication Project

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Application Deadline

Full prospectus and application available HERE 

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the CyberWire, is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with the CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and the CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of the CyberWire’s 6th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 24, 2019.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

As the aim of the CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity, and would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The selected artist(s) will be joining a wonderful roster of artists as this program has developed over the last five years. They are: Claire Girodie (year 14’), Anna and Caroline Zellhofer (year 15’), Lindsey McCulloch (year 16’), Carmen Martini (year 17’), and Shanthi Chandrasekar (year 18’).

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no less than 4 X 4” and no more than 24 X 20”.
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed-upon at a later date, but will not exceed 500.
  • All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting the CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by the CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed-upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, the CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain the owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist will benefit in the following ways:

  • $1,000 Cash Award
  • Increased visibility of the artist’s name and artwork through:
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and the CyberWire’s websites
  • The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgment at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 24, 2019

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org by close of business Monday, August 24, 2019 Application Deadline

Application Fee: $10 for non-MAP members. Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10.  Please attach your payment receipt to your application. Checks can be made payable to: Maryland Art Place | c/o Benefit | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Member of MAP? Your submission fee will be waived. Please make a note on your submission that you are a member!

Timeline: 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Application Deadline

  • Week of September 16, Artist Studio Visits/Interviews
  • September30, Awarded Artist Announced
  • September 28 – October 23, Printing/Production
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 Women in Cyber Security Reception

For the full Prospectus and Application Please click HERE 

Call for Entries: LACDA 2019 International Juried Exhibition: 8/26

All styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes are accepted for LACDA’s 2019 Juried Competition, including video stills. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery September 12-October 5, 2019. Ten second place winners also exhibited.

Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Curating Jurors: Joel Ferree & Joanna Szupinska-Myers

Entry fee: $35

Deadline for Entries: August 26, 2019

Winners announced: September 2, 2019

For more information click here.

 

Call for Entry: 9th Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition: 8/26

The Friends of the Yellow Barn are holding a drawing exhibition open to all members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn. The exhibition will take place Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 2nd from 12:00-5:00pm. A closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Monday, September 2nd from 4:00-6:00pm.

About the Exhibition

Every Labor Day at the Yellow Barn our instructors, students, and members celebrate drawing. While the Yellow Barn is known for its classes in oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting; they understand the importance of drawing and how exceptional drawing skills lead to exceptional paintings. This 9th annual exhibition celebrates pencil, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal, and any medium used to make a line. They’re celebrating expressive mark making, line quality, realism, and abstraction. They’re celebrating cartooning, sketching, doodling, and realistic rendering.

Eligibility Requirements:

All work must be created with a non-brush, drawing medium (pastel is accepted), framed and, ready to hang with wire. All work on paper must have glass or Plexiglas. Gallery has the right to turn away work for not following these guidelines.

Artists must be a Friend of the Yellow Barn (http://yellowbarnstudio.com/membership.htm)

All artwork must have been created in the last two years. 

Deadline for Submission: August 26, 2019

Exhibition Dates: Saturday through Monday, August 31st – September 2nd, from 12:00-5:00pm

Closing Reception: Monday, September 2nd from 4:00-6:00pm

For more information, click here

Call for Entries: When Darkness Falls: Night Explorations: 8/29

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center announces a national juried exhibition. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards.

 With the setting of the sun, the transition from day to night stirs within us a sense of mystery. What secrets does the night hold? What dreams and possibilities can be uncovered? The jury seeks works that reflect on why we are drawn to the darkness and the unknown, including works that communicate the drama of the night and examine sources of light within the dark. Desirable works will explore the symbolism and superstition of the dark and reveal the mystery cloaked in the wonder of the night.

Juror: to be announced 

(juror is typically drawn from the Smithsonian Institution) 

Deadline: August 29, 2019 at 11:59PM 

For more information, click here.


 

Call for Artists: Portfolio Showcase 5: Open Call, Any Subject: 8/29

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

*Any related topic including Family Impact, Alternatives, ReEntry, Fines, and Parole

In each of six shows, the Davis Orton gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work. The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways: prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

Deadline: 08/29/2019

Portfolio Showcase Submission Guidelines: Entries are submitted online. You may submit for any theme anytime as long as it is before the deadline. If your entry falls into more than one theme –  if not selected, it will be considered for other themes.

Submission fee: Each portfolio is $35 (7 to 12 photographs from a single series/portfolio.) A single entry is a compressed file that includes a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 jpg images from a series/portfolio related to the theme and completion of our online submission form.

For submitting your entry, click here

For more information, click here.





 

Call to Artists: Uncommon Thread: Essomenia: 8/31

Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art (“BRG”) is honored to give this program - originally presented by Culture Candy (2007 - 2015) - new life and bring it to BRG and BREC’s City Park this Fall with an eye towards the future. Since its founding, Uncommon Thread has been synonymous with innovative presentations of wearable art, working with design professionals, choreographers, dancers, make up artists, stylists, and musicians. Over the years, over 200 works of wearable art from across the country have walked this unconventional runway. 

We are currently accepting submissions from all U.S. based artists for Uncommon Thread: Essomenia, taking place at BRG on Friday, September 13, 2019. 

Deadline: August 31, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: Aesthetica Art Prize 2020: 8/31

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Recent finalists include acclaimed director Toby Dye; Tokyo-based French architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux; Rachel Ara, whose work has been exhibited at the V&A, Barbican Centre and Whitechapel Gallery; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Deadline for Submission: August 31st, 2019

Entry Fee: £24

For more information, click here

 

Call to Artists: 7th Annual Flat File Program: 8/31

Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York (Brooklyn, NY) is pleased to announce our open call for artists to participate in the seventh year of our annual Flat File Program. The 2020 program will run for one full year, from December 2019 through November 2020. The program is initiated with a short exhibition in our gallery in December 2019 comprised of works selected from the new season’s flat file.

Individual works from the Flat File Program will be selectively highlighted throughout the year in the gallery, on our website, through social media (Facebook/Instagram) as well as shared as part of our press releases with our mailing list; the Flat File will also be accessible to gallery visitors for browsing. Works included in the Flat File Program will be available for purchase throughout the year on our website.

Submission Details:

  • Open to professional working artists only. Currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply.

  • Current and previous artists who currently have/had work in our Flat File are not eligible to apply.

  • All work for consideration must be unframed and unmounted.

  • Dimensions should be no larger than 16 x 20 inches, with a maximum thickness of ¼ inch or less. Any work that exceeds these dimensions will be rejected as our flat file is 16 x 20 inches.

  • Submission fee is $15, non-refundable and for up to four jpegs*.

  • Maximum retail price of each work submitted should be less than $1,000.

  • All submissions must be in by 11:59pm EDT on August 31, 2019 for consideration.

  • Selected Artists will be notified in early Fall of 2019.

  • Specific works submitted to the open call must be available for the Flat File. If an accepted work is not available for any reason it may not be switched with replacement.

  • Each image should be no larger than 1000 pixels at the largest dimension.

  • Files must be numbered and named following this naming convention: LastnameFirstname#.jpg for example ObamaBarack1.jpg.

  • Check the FAQ section on the website for answers to commonly asked questions.

Double-check your submission against the requirements before submitting. Submissions that do not meet the parameters will be automatically disqualified. If accepted artwork does not meet the parameters when received at TSA NY it will not be included in the flat files.

Deadline for Submission: August 31, 2019 11:59 PM EST

For more information, click here

 

Call for Entry: The Gateway International Painting Competition: 8/31

Now in its 5th year, this international online JURIED painting competition, exhibition and artist promotion is fully sponsored and managed by Victoria Oldham and Tim Ernster of Range Dog Publishing. A labor of love, the ultimate goal for proceeds is to make and send art kits to students who do not have access to art supplies or art education.

This online, monthly and annual JURIED painting competition is open to all artists worldwide who are over 18 years of age. Cash prizes are awarded each month to Best in Show winners while certificates and free promoted entries are awarded to all Finalists, including Best in Show. All painting media is accepted, including, but not limited to acrylic, oil, watercolor, ink, pastel, pencil, and mixed media.

Deadline for Submission: August 31, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: Chroma, Art Impact International: 8/31

Call for Artists: Chroma, Art Impact International: 8/31

Art Impact International, Inc.announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, November 7 through December 12, 2019 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC. Best of Show Crystal Award, and up to $1,000 in prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places.

Juror: Carolyn Goodridge. Original artwork only - no gicleés or copies.

All 2D visual media including painting, fiber art, mixed-media, photography and 3D bas-relief artwork created to be hung on a wall is eligible. Sculpture is accepted only if the artist supplies their own own stand.

No entry fee.

Deadline: August 31, 2019.

For more information, click here.

Questions? Contact curator, Carolyn Goodridge: cgoodridge@artimpactinternational.org, 877-772-6045

 

Call for Entries: A Show of Heads, SlowArt Productions: 8/31

Call for Entries: A Show of Heads, SlowArt Productions: 8/31

SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, September 5-28, 2019 at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY.

SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 10 - November 2, 2019. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be reviewed and considered.

Entry Fee: A $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four.

Deadline: August 31, 2019

For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entries: Art Howard County 2019: 9/1

The Arts Council is currently seeking entries for Art Howard County 2019, a biennial juried multi-media juried exhibit showcasing the impressive depth of artistic talent right here in our community.

Visual artists, 18 years of age or older, who live, work or study in Howard County, Maryland are eligible to apply. The guest juror for Art Howard County 2019 is Robin Holliday, owner and curator of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Savage.

Entry Fee: $25

Deadline for Application: September 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Notification of Selection: September 30, 2019

Opening Reception: November 8, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM

Exhibit Dates: November 1, 2019 - December 13, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Call to Artists: Reflections in Pastel: 9/1

The Arkansas Pastel Society announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 8, 2019 - February 22, 2020 at Butler Center Galleries in Little Rock, AR. $2600 total in awards, $1000 grand prize.

Juror: Casey Klahn.

Open to all artists at least 18 years of age. Entries must be at least 80% soft or oil pastel, must be original, unpublished, and executed within the past three years. Paintings that have won a national-level award are not eligible. Art must be for sale, suitably framed with wire hangers, and must hang for the duration of the show. Accepted artwork may be refused if digital image doesn't accurately represent work.

Entry Fee: One entry $25 (APS members), $35 (non-members); Additional entries $10/$15, up to 3 total.

Deadline: September 1, 2019.

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: Eleventh Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition: 9/2

The Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University presents their Eleventh Annual National Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition.

Eligibility:

This is a juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), who are over the age of 18, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, or fiber. 

Juror:

Alberto Jorge Carol is an international award winning figurative artist with an extensive professional career spanning decades. Mr. Carol lives in Miami, Florida. 

Entries and Fees:

$25 for up to 3 works

Awards:

Best of Show - $3000

Second Prize - $1500

Third Prize - $1140

Fourth Prize - $900 Honorable mention 1- $250

Fifth Prize - $660 Honorable mention 2- $250

Deadline for Submission: September 2nd, 2019

Notification of Selection: September 16-17, 2019

Opening Reception: October 26, 2019 from 7 - 9 PM

Exhibition Dates: October 26, 2019 - December 9, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Call for Artists: THE 29TH ANNUAL STRATHMORE JURIED EXHIBITION: 9/3

Strathmore welcomes artists to submit original artwork inspired by “home.” Home may be interpreted as a physical place such as a house, dwelling, locale, or country. It may exist in the past or present, be inspired by a sentimental object or the sentiment itself, or inhabit a space in the intangible. Home may explore family, community, or lack thereof. Home may be held in high regard or may require your aspirations for change. Artwork may be of any style and medium and artists from within the DMV region and beyond are encouraged to apply.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tue, Sept 3, 2019, 11:59 pm EST

SUBMISSION FEE: A submission fee of $32 is required for each artist submitting up to 8 works. Submission fees are non-refundable, but they are tax-deductible.

CATEGORY: All media are eligible. Please specify the category most closely associated with the majority of the works in your application: Drawing (including pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, ink), Fiber, Installation, Mixed media (2D), Painting (including acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc.), Performance art*, Photography/Video/Digital arts (including digital illustration, sound art, and .gifs), Printmaking (excluding hand-printed photography), Sculpture (3D, including functional craft works and jewelry); Other

*Artists submitting performance artworks should first email Gabrielle Tillenburg at gtillenburg@strathmore.org with performance specifications to determine if the piece is suitable for the physical space.

For more submission details, please click here.

For more information, click here.

Call for Proposals: Glen Echo Park Partnership: 9/6

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests proposals from individuals, groups of artists or curators to present exhibitions in our Stone Tower Gallery and Park View Gallery venues at Glen Echo Park for the calendar year 2020. 

The mission of the Stone Tower Gallery is to present intimate exhibitions of work in the Park’s most historic structure. This gallery is a welcoming space for visitors and is well suited to solo or themed exhibitions featuring a small group of artists.

The purpose of the Park View Gallery is to present the work of emerging visual artists, including instructors and advanced students at Glen Echo Park.

All Partnership galleries serve the artists and the public in connecting patrons to high quality artwork and generate revenue for both the artists and the Partnership. Partnership gallery exhibitions are highlights of our Art Walk in the Park events, and host opening receptions and artist talks throughout the year. Annual visitation for all three Partnership galleries is approximately 18,000.

Please submit the proposal through our online form at glenechopark.org/exhibitions or by email to gallery@glenechopark.org.  

Deadline for Submission: September 6th, 2019

Notification of Selection: September 27th, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Call for Entry: PHOTOcentric 2019: 9/6

An international juried exhibition presented in THE RIVERSIDE GALLERIES at Garrison Art Center; Categories: People - Nature - Open. 

Jurors: Robin Rice and Cali Gorevic

What to Submit 

Original images in all photographic mediums: Digital, Film, Alternative Processes, Pinhole, Photograms, Black and White or Color. Work must not have been exhibited previously at Garrison Art Center.

Exhibition requirements 

Accepted photographs when exhibited must meet the following criteria for the exhibition:

•    Must measure no larger than 30” x 40” or 1200 square inches including frames. 

•    Must be professionally framed, ready to hang, with name, medium and price on the back. 

•    Must be matted in white, framed with a simple, museum-style frame (black, white or aluminum). 

Entry Fee:

Until August 9; $40 for 5 images

Aug 10 - Sept 6: $50 for 5 images

Additional images are $10 each

Awards

Best in Show: $1000

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

Deadline for Submission: September 6, 2019

Notification of Selection: October 15 - 17, 2019

Opening Reception: December 7, 2019

Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020

For more information, click here


 

Request for Qualifications: Temporary Public Art Connecticut Ave: 9/9

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative invite you to submit your qualifications to be considered for a public art project to be installed along Connecticut Avenue in 2020. We’re seeking one project that aims to pay tribute to women and their history in our shared public spaces. The artworks will be located in the heart of DC’s central business district on the Connecticut Avenue Median (at K Street NW).

Budgets of up to $35,000 will be considered for the projects. Fees for artists/artist teams cannot exceed 20% of total project budget. Up to five semi-finalists for each site may be selected to create concept proposals. Finalists will receive a design proposal stipend.

 No Entry Fee

 DEADLINE: September 9, 2019, 11:59PM (EDT)

 For more information, click here.


 

Call for Submissions: Craft Forms 2019, 25th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft: 9/15

Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 25th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Work created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools also is eligible. Selected works will be on display in the Davenport Gallery of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from December 6, 2019, through February 1, 2020. This year’s juror, Jane Milosch will present $10,000 in prize awards.

About Craft Forms: Established in 1995, Craft Forms is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors.  Craft Forms is internationally recognized as one of the premiere contemporary craft exhibitions. The finest works of ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium and 3D printing are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary crafts, and significantly benefiting all educational and outreach programs for children and adults.

Entry deadline: Friday, September 15, 2019.

Submission Fee: $45.

The exhibition will run from December 6, 2019 to February 1, 2020 and will be held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.

For submitting, click here.

For more information about Craft Forms 2019 visit here.

Questions? Contact 610-688-3553 or visit craftforms.org.

 

Call for Entry: Small Wonders Nationally Juried Exhibition: 9/25

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any fine art, original 2-D or 3-D work meeting strict size restrictions and other guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1 through December 23, 2019. 

Any original 2-D work that is 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work that is 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry. 

Juror: Linda Crocker Simmons 

Entry Fee: $40 for up to 2 works, $5 for each additional work

Deadline for Submission: September 25, 2019

Notification of Selection: October 9, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Call to Artists: FUSION: 9/30

DISTRICT Arts is pleased to announce “FUSION,” a juried themed exhibition that illustrates the joining of two or more “things.” Imagine a black and white photograph where the artist has hand-painted elements on the printed image.  Or a combination of dried flowers and watercolors. How about hyper-realism and the surreal in the same piece? FUSION is more than mixed media. It is the creative process extending beyond traditional boundaries. The works of 20 artists will be featured reflecting a variety of media, styles and interpretations. The exhibition will open on November 1, 2019 and close on December 1, 2019.  An opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with awards presented at 6 p.m.

Awards

Best in Show: $500

Award of Merit: $250

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2019

Exhibit Dates: November 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Opening Reception: November 2, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM

For more information, click here

Call for Application: The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre: 10/1

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, music, television, and theatre. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to administer this Fund, which this year adds music as a category.

The program will provide:

  • Finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects

  • Funds for the creation of music recordings or videos

  • Production funds for live theatre

In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role. 

Grants will be given in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

  • Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000

  • Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000

  • Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - $20,000

  • Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - 50,000

  • Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000

  • Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - $20,000

  • Music: Classical/Experimental/Jazz/New Music - $20,000

  • Music General - $20,000

  • Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000

Deadline for Application: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Notification of Selection: March 2020

For more information, click here

 

Call for Artists: Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – Portraits, Interiors, Landscapes: 10/30

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

*Any related topic including Family Impact, Alternatives, ReEntry, Fines, and Parole

In each of six shows, the Davis Orton gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work. The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways: prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

Deadline: 10/03/2019

Portfolio Showcase Submission Guidelines: Entries are submitted online. You may submit for any theme anytime as long as it is before the deadline. If your entry falls into more than one theme –  if not selected, it will be considered for other themes.

Submission fee: Each portfolio is $35 (7 to 12 photographs from a single series/portfolio.) A single entry is a compressed file that includes a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 jpg images from a series/portfolio related to the theme and completion of our online submission form.

For submitting your Entry, click here.

For more information, click here.





 

Call to Artists: Art Quilt Elements 2020:10/13

Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the AQE 2020 exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 29  through May 2, 2020.

MARCH 29 – MAY 2, 2020 Art Quilt Elements 2020 is the 14th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show, unique for its professional presentation of contemporary fine art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for the presentation of the work but also for the commitment to promoting the art quilt as a fine art form.

Entry fee is $45 per application.

Entry Deadline: 10/13/19

Online Entry Information: Artists may submit up to three works per application. A maximum of four images may be uploaded to show alternate views or details of work.

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be 18 years of age or older; Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted; Work must have been completed in the last two years (after January 1, 2018); Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible; All work must be for sale; Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

For more details of submission requirement, click here.

For more information about AQE2020 visit here.

 

Call for Application: Women's Studio Workshop Chili Bowl Workspace Residency: 10/15

The Women's Studio Workspace presents the Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is an opportunity for potters who want to create their own work and participate in WSW’s Chili Bowl Fiesta, an annual fundraiser and our biggest community event of the year.

Each February, WSW sells over 1,000 bowls, mugs, and tumblers at the Chili Bowl Fiesta to support the operations of our ceramics studio. Pots are made throughout the year by resident artists, staff, interns, local artists, and our weekly clay study group. Every purchase of a pot comes with a helping of chili and cornbread donated by regional restaurants, plus we have raffles, music, and dancing! It’s a great event that allows our community to come together over handmade pottery and local food.

For the residency, we invite applications from artists in any stage of their careers and aim to provide artists with the time and space to live and work creatively. Awardees make 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls for the Chili Bowl Fiesta and also have time and space to create their own body of work.

Spring Deadline: Applications due October 15, midnight EST. Residency occurs: the year following application, January through April

Application must include: A current resume; A project description, including your level of experience (no more than 200 words); Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here); An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

For more information, click here.

For online applications, click here.

Call to Artists: Mountain Maryland Photo Contest: 10/31

Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland is accepting entries for the 2019 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, through October 31, 2019. Enter your photos of Allegany County in four different categories for your chance to win cash prizes ranging from $75 to $250!

First through third place photos in each category will appear in the 2020 Visit Mountain Maryland Destination Guide and will be framed and displayed in our partner locations in Frostburg, MD, and Cumberland, MD.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 

For more information and to apply, click here.  

Call for Entries: Second Annual “Books and Readers” Group Show: 11/1

Call for Entries: Second Annual “Books and Readers” Group Show: 11/1

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

Deadline: November 1, 2019

*Photography and photo-based works are eligible for the show

Group Show Submission guidelines: click here for details.

Submission fee: $25 (Up to 5 jpg). Please pay for submissions immediately before or after uploading your file. You can pay with your Paypal account or with any credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card.

For Submission Form, click here.

For more information, click here.

 

Call for Entries: 10th Annual Self-Published Photo-book Show: 11/1

Davis Orton Gallery + Griffin Museum of Photography

Deadline: November 1, 2019

10th ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND SALE

All winning photo-books will be exhibited and for sale at the Griffin Museum of Photography and in the Online-Catalog-Gallery. Twenty of the winning books will be exhibited and for sale at the  Davis Orton Gallery.

Submission Guidelines:

PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photo book. There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, Lulu, Magcloud, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.

Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photobooks of any size, format, or style.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography;  and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum are final.

All Submissions must be original works of authorship created by the photographer who submits the Submission. You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying. (see below re international submissions.)

By entering, Contestant warrants that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party to submit the Submission. Once entered, all Submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.

Submission Fee:

The fee for submission of up to three books is $35.

Exhibition and Sale:

Twenty selected books will be exhibited and for sale in the Davis Orton Gallery. All photo books, including those exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery and online, will travel to Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA and will be part of an exhibition, TBA 2018. If sold, the artist will receive 100% of the book purchase price.

Three Steps to Enter:

Step One – Ship Book(s) to Davis Orton Gallery

Mail one copy of each book entered and check (if you don’t pay by PayPal in Step Three) and prepaid return postage (stamps only) and a pre-addressed mailing label or UPS label (no FedEx, please) to:

10th Annual PHOTOBOOK Show

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren Street

Hudson, NY 12534 USA

(*see note to International artists at bottom of page)

This “jury copy” of your book will be retained for exhibition if you are accepted into the show or will be returned if you are not accepted into the show. Some of you may wish to have your book sent to the gallery directly from your printer. That would be fine. If you pay by check mail it to the gallery with a note that the book(s) will be coming separately If you live near the Gallery, books can be dropped off at any time during gallery hours Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 to 5:30 pm.

Step Two – Complete Entry Information Form

For submitting the entry form, click here.

Step Three – Make Payment, Read Remaining Information Below about Other Requirements

For more information, click here.



 

Call for Submissions: Baltimore Snapshot: Ongoing

It can be difficult for artists to get exposure and Baltimore Snapshot, a photo series by Baltimore-based Photographer Nick Hanyok, is trying to change that. Each month, beginning in January 2018, Nick Hanyok will highlight an artist, giving a brief bio and a few examples of their work.

The photographer hopes to show how these Baltimore artists get inspired, the challenges they have overcome and the accomplishments they’ve achieved. “I want other artists to see these snapshots and realize, it may be tough, but that is no reason to give up on their dream. My hope is that any artistic mind sees these snapshots and it motivates them to keep creating!”

The secondary goal of Baltimore Snapshot is to help facilitate the changing image of Charm City. Baltimore is home to a vibrant arts scene made up of so many friendly and creative people, it’s alive with amazing talent in so many different forms. Yet, that’s not what you hear when people talk about Baltimore. It’s time to change that!

These two ideas are the foundations of Baltimore Snapshot: To give local artists a platform while showing the world that Baltimore is home to creative and friendly people. In addition to telling the artist’s story through the Snapshot, the photographer will provide the artist with various headshots, a featured artist directed shoot to help promote themselves and fully edited images for the artist to use how they wish. Each month Nick Hanyok Imaging will run paid ads on Facebook/Instagram to reach a larger audience and bring viewers to the Baltimore Snapshot.

“This ongoing photography project is my way of highlighting and helping Baltimore’s creative landscape and the charming city they live in”, Nick Hanyok.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.  

Call to Artists: Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition: Ongoing

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 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: General Exhibit in The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC): Ongoing

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC 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.

HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows. HCAC rarely exhibits solo shows.

Artists ages 18 and older working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply, including time-based and installation artists. Exhibited work must fit through a doorway measuring 54” x 80” and be able to be installed appropriately in the Arts Council gallery.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

 

Call for Submissions: First Sunday Arts Festivals: Ongoing

In 2001 the seed was planted after two art receptions at ARTFX gallery & 49 West on West Street held at the same time started to spill into the sidewalks between the two on the first Sunday evening of each month. In 2002 other businesses on the first block on West Street joined in and the event starts filling the sidewalks of West street and went from an evening event into an all-day event known as First Sunday Arts Festival.

Keeping the momentum going in 2016 we went further into the Annapolis Arts District by expanding the festival down West Street, adding the blocks between Calvert and Lafayette Streets. The festival now features about 130 vendors each month.

Festival Dates: May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, & Nov. 3, 11 am -5 pm

Festival Location: Calvert and West Streets, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

We seek artists and crafters whose work represents the highest quality in design, materials, and workmanship. First-time vendors need to submit photos with their application. New vendors with re-sell items will not be approved. All vendors must be approved by the IWSA festival committee or its designee. IWSA maintains the exclusive right to refuse vendors who, in IWSA’s sole discretion, do not meet festival standards or adds to an over-represented product category.

For submit the application, click here.

For more information, click here.


 

Call for Proposals for Workshops: Ongoing

The Creative Alliance offers workshops for artists in a range of media: film, video, digital, painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, music, writing and art history. Classes can be presented as a one time lesson on a specific material or technique, or a more comprehensive overview of a subject, taught over several weeks. Workshops are generally taught on weekday evenings, or Saturdays during the day. Teacher fees are based on a split of registration fees, and teachers are expected to be active partners in the marketing of their workshops. (Creating and posting fliers, sending emails, etc.)

DEADLINES/REVIEWS:
Workshop proposals are reviewed three times per year. Decisions are made by program staff based on recommendations from CA’s Members’ Committee and Instructor interviews.

Complete proposals should include:
Completed Workshop Proposal Form (required, below)
Resume or summary of relevant experience (encouraged)
Testimonials or References from former students or employers (optional)
Documentation of work by you and/or former students which are relevant to your proposal. Documentation may be slides, video, digital files or a link to a website (optional). Documentation should be accompanied by an image list or other narrative indicating, size, date, media, etc.

Click here for more information
 

The Howard County Arts Council: Ongoing

Submit to the General Exhibit application today!

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 welcomed.

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

The deadlines for submitting materials are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Hotel Indigo: Ongoing

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.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist(s) will benefit in the following ways:

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. 

Questions: email caitlin@mdartplace.org.

 

Call for Entry: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

The Studio Montclair at Keller Williams Gallery continues as another venue to showcase the creations of Studio Montclair members. In addition to a curated selection of fine art, SMI members creating fine craft will also be showcased. All work shown in this gallery must be for sale. Accepted artists residing within a 50 mile radius of Montclair are required to gallery sit during the time their work is in the Gallery. Artists may become members after their work is selected to exhibit.

Studio Montclair Inc. is an artist member organization that provides exhibiting opportunities to our emerging, established, and underrepresented artists. We strive to bring stimulating and high quality exhibitions to the northern New Jersey area. Every show is curated or juried and undergoes a highly competitive selection process. Below are listings and descriptions of venues we currently use.

Deadline: This is an ongoing call, submitted work will be kept on file and revisited monthly.

Click here to submit work.

For more information, click here.



 

Call for Applications: Artist in Residence Program: 5/1/2020

Maryland State Arts Council’s Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency. Artists who live in Maryland may apply to the Artist in Residence or Visiting Performer Rosters. The artists on this roster specialize in harnessing the arts as tools for learning and are available to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools (Artists in Residence) or assemblies with two workshops (Visiting Performers). Artists in Residence may apply in performing arts, playwriting, poetry, and visual arts. Visiting Performers may apply in music, dance, puppetry, and theater.

Eligibility: Individual artists who apply to the AiE program must be Maryland residents, eighteen years of age or older, must have established residence in Maryland at least six months prior to the deadline, and must continue to be residents while they serve in the AiE program. Undergraduate/graduate students are not eligible.

Performing companies that apply to the AiE program must be located in the State of Maryland and must continue to be located in Maryland while they serve in the AiE program.

All AiE artists are subject to ongoing review and evaluation.

Guidelines for the FY20 Program can be found here and applications can be accessed in eGrant.

Deadline: Accepting application throughout the 2019-2020 academic year

 

For more information, click here.

 

Call for Applications: Presenting and Touring Program: 7/1/2020

Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Touring Grant is a granting program that provides funding to eligible Maryland-based non-profit organizations to support the presentation of artists listed on the Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster.The Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster is a listing of Maryland-based performing artists who have been selected through a peer review process in which they are rated on artistic merit and on a demonstrated history of successful touring engagements. View profiles of artists and ensembles listed on the Roster.

The Maryland Touring Grant and the Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster work together to promote the artistic collaboration between Maryland artists and Maryland presenters.

To be eligible to apply for funding through the Maryland Touring Grant, the applicant organization must be an IRS designated  501(c) (3) or unit of government based in Maryland, be legally incorporated in Maryland, and have a demonstrated history of successfully presenting performing artists.

Guidelines for the FY20 Program can be found here and applications can be accessed in Smart Simple. All applicants will need to register for a new account.

Deadline: July 1, 2020

For more information, click here.

 

Call for Curators: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

Call for Curators: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

Studio Montclair is pleased to announce a Call for Curators for our gallery space located at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. This 1,000 square foot contemporary gallery is located at street level with four large display windows for additional exhibition space.

Our Call for Curators offers an opportunity for experienced, mid-career, and emerging curators to curate a group exhibition for Studio Montclair.   .

For more details about the Guidelines and Responsibilities, click here.

Click here to view floor plan.

Studio Montclair Inc. is an artist member organization that provides exhibiting opportunities to our emerging, established, and underrepresented artists. We strive to bring stimulating and high quality exhibitions to the northern New Jersey area. Every show is curated or juried and undergoes a highly competitive selection process. Below are listings and descriptions of venues we currently use.

For more information and submitting proposal, click here.


 

Call for Proposals: Public Sculpture - Pelham Art Center: Ongoing

The Pelham Art Center is looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire space while considering the scale, architecture, and use of the area. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of:

Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the courtyard to experience the work further.

Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Art Center. Pelham Art Center will not pay for shipping, as well as being responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center will not provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material costs.

Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through our regular notices and stories to local media outlets, our email database of 5000 as well as on our website. Pelham Art Center is located on Pelham’s main commercial street, with constant foot and car traffic passing by. The courtyard is used frequently by passersby and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work. Three to six public events at the Art Center per quarter draw sizeable crowds as well.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three-Four proposals will be realized per year.

Annual Entry Deadline: December 31

For more information and to apply for proposals:
email anki@pelhamartcenter.org Subject: Public Art

Or visit our website here.

Call for Artists: LandEscape, 10th Edition 2019: Ongoing

LandEscape is launching the 10th edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting their art activities.

LandEscape is a career-enhancing opportunity for established and emerging artists to engage in professional critique and artistic introspection, to open the dialogue between artists and audience, between thoughts and their articulation.

The current edition aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the nature of their creative process and focuses more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meanings and the recognition of the fundamental role which surroundings of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. Selected participants will be featured in the special edition of LandEscape. 

The theme of the landscape will be a recurring one but not the only one, since LandEscape is open to a large variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: painting, fine Art, photography, video art, installation,performative arts, mixed media, public Art.

SUBMISSION FEES: There are no entry fees and the contest is open to worldwide artists as well as groups of artists and performers.

HOW TO SUBMIT: In order to participate in the selections, please fill the following entry form here.

Any further related materials (as images, pdf documents as well as videos) can be sent via email directly to landescape@europe.com

Deadline: Ongoing.

For any further information please contact our board or visit our website by click here.

Call for Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery: Ongoing

The Mosely Gallery is an academic art gallery in an HBCU and we are always looking for prospective artists for exhibitions. The gallery is a non-profit gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with an educational mission to enhance and promote UMES Department of Fine Arts academic programs in commercial photography, graphic illustration and sequential arts, as well as the art work of UMES students and faculty. As an HBCU, the UMES gallery pays particular attention to highlighting, supporting and promoting African American artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational programming to the campus community as well as the greater area of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Johns Hopkins Professor Seeks Women in Creative Industries for Study: Ongoing

Dr. Antigoni Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor of Leadership at Johns Hopkins University, is conducting a research study is designed to examine factors such as entrepreneurial orientation, creative personality, networking ties and mentoring as a necessity for the growth and development of Maryland's creative and cultural industries and the role of women entrepreneurs. 

Creative industries, by focusing on arts and culture, generate spillover effects for other industries associated with quality of life, "image" of cities and regions and tourism. Research has recognized the critical importance of women in the field of creative industries

The creative industries sector includes: Art Gallery, Architecture, Graphic and Industrial Design, Decoration, Sculpture, Publishing, Literature, Poetry, Painting, Electronic media, social media, advertising, Theatre, Film, Music, Table Games and Electronic Games, TV and radio production, videos, Fashion, Photography, Crafting and Antiques, Dancing, Events Planning, Spectacle etc.

For more information, click here

 

Call to Artists: Exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center: Ongoing

The Exhibitions department is responsible for the programming of the Morean’s galleries. The Morean’s exhibitions serve as a portal through which members of our community are introduced to contemporary art that is socially and culturally relevant, accessible, dynamic, and educational and at times challenging and provoking. Our department arranges exhibitions of work in all media by a broad spectrum of artists, including those who are emerging, mid-career, and established, as well as work by children.

We put on over 30 exhibitions each year, with each exhibition running from 4 to 7 weeks.

The Morean Arts Center is not only interested in the meaning of contemporary art, but also in educating our visitors on how art is made. Often our exhibitions will feature process areas where an artist reveals his or her working philosophy, even showing step-by-step progressions of artwork at times.

We seek to connect people with our exhibiting artists so that our community feels an affinity with the artists whose work is on display and a personal connection with the artwork itself.

We also work with the Morean’s education department to offer additional programming that enriches the viewer’s experience with our exhibitions. These may include gallery talks, panel discussions, special tours, master artist workshops, and hands-on activities for children. We welcome artists’ programming ideas, as well.

Most of the works in our exhibitions are for sale, with proceeds going to the exhibiting artists and to the programs at the Morean Arts Center.

For submit the application and more information, click here.

 

 

Call for Performance Proposals: Vox Populi: ONGOING

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work on a rolling basis. Performances will take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions.

Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions.

Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open-ended nature of this call.

Proposals should outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Proposals are considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work.

Email submissions and any questions to exhibitions@voxpopuligallery.org with the subject line “First Friday Performance”

No phone calls, please!

Deadline: Ongoing.

To view the call for entry, click here

Call for Submissions: The AU Museum Project Space: Ongoing

The AU Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and non-traditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog. 

You are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators. We cannot wait to see what you come up with! We ask that exhibitions highlight educational themes to engage the university community.  

Applicants may suggest displaying artworks from the AU Museum collection. However, we are still in the process of inventorying works from the incoming Corcoran Legacy Collection. We will update the page with more details as soon as possible. However, we welcome all submissions. 

Looking for Inspiration? Our first Project Space exhibition, Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley was organized by graduate students in the anthropology, arts management, and art history departments. The exhibition highlighted fights against racial injustice by historically black communities in Washington, DC’s neighboring Montgomery County. Read more about Plans to Prosper You here.

If you are interested in presenting an exhibition project for consideration, please submit the following information:

  • Name of Curator/Project Manager, with contact information.

  • AU school and department faculty/staff member is associated with (if applicable). 

  • Will a class (or classes) be involved in the execution of the project? 

  • Are there departments within the University that you would particularly like to engage? 

  • One paragraph describing the concept for the exhibition.

  • 2-5 images to illustrate the project idea (optional).

We will contact you if we are interested in featuring your proposed exhibition. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions from AU faculty and staff are especially welcome, but all are encouraged to apply, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. 

For more information, click here

 

Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Fall Semester): Ongoing

Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Fall Semester): Ongoing

Montgomery College are seeking proposals for an artist to spend 3 weeks in the Art Department leading students in collaborative project that provides foundation level students with direct hands-on experience in the arts. Professional artists or Artists Groups in all visual arts disciplines who are interested in working with students are encouraged to apply. Proposals should offer a mutually supportive creative learning environment between students, classes, and the Artist. Preference will be given to applicants whose work and proposal expand on the working range of foundation level teaching. Non-residential (housing and travel not provided)

Artist-in-Residence Artist Stipend: $3000

Fall Semester applications accepted on a rolling basis: 3 weeks in October – November

Collaborative work may take place in, but is not necessarily limited to, the Sarah Silberman Art Gallery throughout the duration of the residency.

Programming may include exhibition of the artist’s work, workshops, talks, field trips, and/or any other areas of student art engagement.

Residency culminates with an installation or presentation of student collaborative project.

For more information and the full application, click here.

Questions? Contact Amanda.Miller@montgomerycollege.edu


 

 

 

Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Spring Semester): Ongoing

Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Spring Semester): Ongoing

Montgomery College are seeking proposals for an artist to spend 3 weeks in the Art Department leading students in collaborative project that provides foundation level students with direct hands-on experience in the arts. Professional artists or Artists Groups in all visual arts disciplines who are interested in working with students are encouraged to apply. Proposals should offer a mutually supportive creative learning environment between students, classes, and the Artist. Preference will be given to applicants whose work and proposal expand on the working range of foundation level teaching. Non-residential (housing and travel not provided)

ArtWalk Air Artist Stipend: $3000

Spring Semester applications accepted on a rolling basis: 3 weeks in April

Focus on public, social, or community based outdoor visual arts projects

Outdoor projects may include temporary installations, performances, participatory activities, and outdoor installation of the artist’s work.

Residency culminates in activities and projects to be viewed or participated in outdoors on both campuses during ArtWalk, a week of outdoor art.

For more information and the full application, click here.

Questions? Contact Amanda.Miller@montgomerycollege.edu


 

Call for Participation: Sole Connection A Mile in Another’s Shoes: Ongoing

Help build an archive of personal journeys/stories symbolized by images of your shoes.

In this interconnected age of social media, we often forget to stop and meditate on the significance of the little things. While we may share with our close circle of friends and family, rarely do we offer those significant moments to our community at large. When we take the time to share in the subtleties of each other’s journey and experience, we become closer as a community, as a world.

Sole Connection offers that opportunity to share personal experiences stemming from something as simple as the shoes on your feet. Help build this archive to at least 5280 “feet” (entries) so that we can truly walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Please submit work at http://soleconnection.tumblr.com/submit

To see previous stories visit: http://soleconnection.tumblr.com or follow Sole Connection on Facebook.

 

 

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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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