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 for Artists: Pop Up Guinness & Guild Arts & Drafts Festival 2020: 03/30

The Baltimore County Arts Guild is seeking artists to take part in the 2-day juried Arts & Drafts Festival. This inaugural event will be held June 13 and 14, 2020 on the grounds of the historic Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, Maryland. 100 Artist booths are available for this event which will attract 10,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. The event includes regional music, art demonstrations, VIP events, free shuttles from the Halethorpe MARC and Amtrak station and much more. The event launches with a reveal of the special beer brewed by Guinness for this Arts & Drafts event. 

Jury TBA. 

Deadline for Entry: March 30th

For more information, click HERE

Call for Residency: HCCA: 03/30

Howard County Arts Council is currently seeking applications from artists to fill one available resident artist studio space. The available studio is approximately 380 square feet, rents for $295.13 per month, and has shared access with another artist in an adjoining studio. 

Eligibility: Practicing artists and arts organizations who demonstrate a central commitment to the production or performance of fine arts. In some studios, practicing artists and arts organizations may also teach in their studio space.

Selection: In general, artists and arts organizations will be selected for available studio space based upon their artistic merit, artistic discipline and commitment, as well as contribution to the diversity of media, style and discipline representation in the Center. In cases where all other elements of candidates’ qualifications are roughly of equal value, Howard County residents or organizations will be given priority.

Interested artists and arts organizations should submit a Studio Interest Form to HCAC. When a studio is available, the HCAC Center Committee reviews all submissions and selects an artist or organization based on the above criteria. If no studios are available, applicants will be placed on a waiting list for future consideration.

Deadline: March 30th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for Artists: ARTSFEST '20 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: 03/31

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites artists working in all media to apply to our festival of the arts. It's our 27th year and we are ready to showcase an exceptional line up of visual artists. You can expect a well run show with great staff and volunteers. Annmarie is a spectacular backdrop for a festival, with convenient load-in and parking. $20 Non Refundable Entry Fee

Deadline: March 31st, 2020

For more information click HERE

 

Call for Artists: DEXTER JONES RESIDENCY: 03/31

The NSS Dexter Jones Award Residency at Chesterwood will be given to an emerging sculptor working in bas-relief. The award is funded by an endowment in memory of Dexter Jones, past Fellow of National Sculpture Society. The sculptor’s residency will be at Chesterwood. Applications will be reviewed by a jury appointed by the National Sculpture Society. No entry fee.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2020  

For more information click HERE

 

Call for Entries: MARRIOTT HOTEL POSTER CONTEST FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS EXPO: 03/31

East County Art Association is proud to announce their partnerships with Marriott Courtyard Hotel of El Cajon for their 2nd year Annual Art Expo. Artwork is needed to showcase a one day art expo at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Marriott Courtyard Hotel of El Cajon encourages entries from all artists regardless of their experience, or education, in the art field. This is an international competition and is open to all artists and all types of 2-D media are accepted.

There is a $20 entry fee per image but there is no limit.

Deadline March 31st, 2020

For more information click HERE

 

Call for Entries: THE CATERPILLAR POETRY PRIZE 2020: 03/31

The contest is organised by The Caterpillar, a magazine of art for grown-ups. The prize is for a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). The poem can be on any subject, and there's no line limit. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast and entries must be in English. 

Deadline: March 31st, 2020

For more information click HERE

 

Call for Entries: THE COSMOS PRIZE: 03/31

Cosmos was an ambitious serial novel orchestrated by the staff of Science Fiction Digest (later Fantasy Magazine) beginning in June, 1933. The story of Cosmos spanned 17 chapters written by 16 different authors. Cosmos represents an iconic event in the early history of science fiction fandom, and deserves remembering. The Cosmos Prize is our attempt to right (or re-write) an historic tragedy. First Fandom Experience will award prizes, both cash and merchandise, to selected writers who submit alternative versions of Chapter 17 of Cosmos. No entry fee.

Deadline: March 31st, 2020

For more information click HERE

 

Call For Entries: Juried Fine Arts Festival: 03/31

Artsfest is an annual juried arts festival held at beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay (Solomons is about an hour drive from the Baltimore-Washington metro area). Recognized as one of the top outdoor arts festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, Artsfest brings together 170 of the country’s most accomplished artists for a weekend of terrific shopping, great music, and delicious food and drink. 

Artsfest also features more than 30 bands and entertainment acts performing on four stages, as well as family activities and programs under the Discovery Tent and in the Zany Zone. The beauty of Annmarie Garden is the perfect backdrop for this annual celebration of the arts! Artsfest enjoys dedicated crowds and excellent management - with terrific volunteer support. We hope you will join us for our 27th Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival!

Deadline: March 31st, 2020

Application Fee: $25

For more information, click HERE

 

Call for Residency: Women's Studio Workshop: 04/01

The Studio Workspace Residency is an opportunity for artists to create new work and fully immerse themselves in WSW’s supportive environment. We invite applications from artists at any stage of their careers. This residency gives artists the gift of time, an uninterrupted period to live and work away from the stresses of daily life. Artists may choose to work in any one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics.

Artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, although studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. Artists must provide their own materials, some of which can be purchased from WSW.

As of 2019, all workspace residencies are fully subsidized! This means that while artists are still responsible for their own travel, materials, meals, and other personal incidentals while in residence, WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost.

Entry Fee: None

Deadline: April 1st, 2020

For more information, click HERE

 

Call for grant: MSAC Arts & Entertainment Districts Technical Assistance Grants: 04/01

MSAC calls for applications for Arts & Entertainment Districts Technical Assistance Grants. Designated management entities for Arts & Entertainment Districts in Maryland can apply for up to $2,500 in funding to support organizational development or marketing projects.

Deadline: April 1st, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for residency : MSAC Artist in Residence Program: 04/01

The MSAC's Artist in Residence (AiR) program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency in a particular school. Maryland schools are invited to browse the below Artist in Residence Roster to select an MSAC Artist-in-Residence. The school then applies for a grant from the MSAC that covers half the cost of the residency. 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.

No paper copies of the application contained in the guidelines will be accepted. Applications must completed online through eGrant with an electronic signature. Please read thoroughly. Applications that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.    

Through the Artist in Residence Program, grantees receive 50 percent off artist fees for multi-session arts residencies. Nonprofits and units of government (public schools, libraries, parks and recreation centers, etc.) are eligible for funding.

Deadline: April 1st, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for submission: Art bike rack design contest: 04/02

The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project, working with the City of Crisfield through a grant received from the Maryland State Arts Council, is soliciting designs for art bike racks to be placed in various locations in the City of Crisfield, Maryland. 

This competition for artistic bike rack design will award $500 to each of the top three applicants as determined by the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project board. At least one awardee will be selected from Somerset County. All applicants must be Maryland residents. 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional drawings will be accepted and may indicate a design to be fabricated or modifications to a pre-existing bike rack.

Design proposals will be accepted from January 2020 to April 2, 2020. Selection of award winners will take place by April 15, 2020. This planning grant is designed to lead to an application for an implementation grant in May of 2020. Applicants do not need to have experience with three-dimensional design but should be ready to work with a fabricator to modify their design if needed upon selection.

Deadline: April 2nd, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call For Proposal: Crisfield Art Bike Rack Design: 04/02

The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project, working with the City of Crisfield through a grant received from the Maryland State Arts Council, is soliciting designs for art bike racks to be placed in various locations in the City of Crisfield, Maryland. This competition for artistic bike rack design will award $500 to each of the top three applicants as determined by the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project board.  At least one awardee will be selected from Somerset County.  All applicants must by Maryland residents. 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional drawings will be accepted and may indicate a design to be fabricated or modifications to a pre-existing bike rack.

Design proposals will be accepted from January 2020 to April 2, 2020. Selection of award winners will take place by April 15, 2020. This planning grant is designed to lead to an application for an implementation grant in May of 2020. Applicants do not need to have experience with three-dimensional design but should be ready to work with a fabricator to modify their design if needed upon selection.

Proposals Due by April 2nd, 2020

For more information click HERE.

 

Call for Artists: KMA International Juried Biennial: 04/03 Call for Artists: KMA International Juried Biennial: 04/03

The Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY invites submissions for Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, June 28 to October 4, 2020. 

The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors who are interested in the idea and form of the archive.

 The goal is to present a broad range of contemporary work that addresses the ways historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed. 

In the process of organizing this exhibition, the KMA hopes to build networks of artists around the world. 

$35 per work submitted; Maximum 6 entries. 

Deadline: April 3th, 2020.

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for artists: VisArts solo exhibition 2021: 04/05

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2021 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery.

Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art.

The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.         

The Common Ground Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

The Concourse Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 500 square feet.  It has curved windows along one wall. International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 5th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for submissions: Frame & Frequency VI: 04/05

VisArts calls for submissions for their ongoing international Film & Video Art screening series - Frame & Frequency.

Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Film & Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts located in Rockville, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. 

This years edition will take the form of an Experimental Short Film & Video Festival during the Rockville Arts Festival May 2nd & 3rd.

All selected artists will receive $50 screening fees

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

Submission specifications:

Video: You may submit up to 3 works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews. All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.

Resume/CV

Artist Bio (100 word max.)

Artist Statement (100 words max.)

$5 application fee

Selected artists will receive screening fees for participation

Deadline: April 5th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

Call for submission: SPRING FLING: 04/05

DISTRICT Arts, a contemporary art gallery located on Market Street in historic downtown Frederick, MD, is pleased to announce “SPRING FLING,” a juried exhibition that features works that welcome Spring.  It could be interesting takes on blooming flowers or trees, a barn dance, or trout fishing in Idaho. What about pasta primavera? Any 2D or 3D works that speak to the awakening, renewal, and regeneration that Spring brings each year are welcome for submission.

SPRING FLING will be independently juried.  The juror will be announced shortly after the call is open.   The works of approximately 20 artists selected for the exhibition.

An opening reception with the artists will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and will feature light hors d’oeuvres. The exhibition runs from May 7 to June 7, 2020, during which works by the other gallery artists will remain on display.

Each artist may submit up to three pieces for consideration.All 2D work should be ready to hang.

All work should be labeled with the artist’s name, title, process, date, and sale price.

Selected work may be dropped off at the gallery or shipped to arrive between 4/30/20 and 5/3/20. Select work will be displayed on the DISTRICT Arts website prior to and during the exhibition.

Best in Show: $500

Award of Merit: $250

All artists residing in the United States are invited to enter the juried exhibition. Any original 2-D work or 3-D work created within the last three years is eligible for entry.

Deadline: April 5th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

Call to Artists: Paint It! Ellicott City 2020 Juried Exhibition: 04/12

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in the juried portion of Paint It! Ellicott City 2020. The annual plein air paint-out will be held June 25-29 in picturesque and historic Ellicott City, Maryland, with a minimum of $1,000 in total awards given to participating artists.

Both juried and Open Paint artists set up their easels around the historic district, enjoying a summer weekend as they capture the picturesque mill town and all its charms.

The event will culminate in a gallery exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts from June 29 - August 14. Juror: TBA. 

Deadline for entry: April 12th 2020. For more information click HERE.

Call for entries: 2020 FAR COUNTRY: 04/14

TAGat120ART invites artists to submit work for the  2020 FAR COUNTRY competition

The 7th annual Far Country competition is a national juried exhibition organized by TAGat120ART.  Artwork will be separated into two categories: 2D and photography. We are a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the unbridled pursuit of creative expression.

ELIGIBILITY - All artists 18 years or older, working in the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, mixed media and sculpture are invited to submit up to 3 pieces for jury selection that address the concept of “Far Country.”

DATES AND ENTRY DETAILS -  Submit images of your work at 120 dpi to www.artist.callforentry.org no later than 6 p.m. on April 14, 2020.  Successful entries will be announced by 6 p.m. on April 17, 2020.  Work must be shipped or delivered to TAGat120ART, 120 W. 2nd Street, Taylor, TX 76574, no later than April 29, 2020.  

REQUIREMENTS:

Media 

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 

Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Artist and opening reception at 6 p.m., Saturday May 2nd, 2020.

FEES AND PRIZES - Artists may enter up to 3 pieces for $35.00.  Cash prizes will be awarded at the opening reception and the amounts for each category are:  1st prize - $500, 2nd prize - $250, and 3rd prize -  a Jerry’s Artarama Gift card.

Deadline: April 14th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for entries: Bloom & grow: 04/15

AnnMarie sculpture garden & art center calls for entries for a national juried exhibition - Bloom & Grow: Brilliant Botanicals.

Bloom & Grow is a lush, colorful, and wide-ranging celebration of floral and botanical art. From biblical depictions of the Garden of Eden, to the plein air art of the Impressionists, to the bold stylized motifs in pop culture, depictions of flowers are plentiful throughout art history and visual culture. Bloom & Grow seeks works that continue these traditions, as well as works that push beyond to explore the symbolic, the emotional, the environmental, and the personal connections we have with flowers, plants, and all things that grow outdoors. Outdoor installations and multi-sensory works are encouraged. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works; cash awards will be awarded.

JUROR: TBA (typically chosen from the Smithsonian Institution)

Deadline: April 15th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for Submissions for BCPL 2020 Artist in Residence Program: 04/15

The Hereford Branch of Baltimore County Public Library is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2020 Artist-in-Residence program, sponsored by the Northern Baltimore County Art Foundation. Now in its fourth year, this program presents a unique opportunity for the growth and development of selected artists, as well as the convenience of interacting with our community through sharing of skills and expertise. Visual artists may be asked to work in multiple spaces inside the branch, including the Hive - the branch’s enclosed collaborative art/maker space. Musicians spend time on the public floor. Residency terms will be awarded through December, 2020. 

Completely renovated in 2016, the Hereford Branch located in northern Baltimore County has emerged as a dynamic community center that provides a?wide range of high caliber art events, activities and exhibits for all ages. In?addition to providing 21st?century library services, the branch utilizes the Walker hanging system on its two floors of gallery space that attracts regionally?and nationally recognized artists, as well as providing a venue for amateur art and school shows. 

As our mission statement says, Baltimore County Public Library is your place to "explore, learn, create and connect." The Artist-in-Residence program enhances the library’s mission to inspire a literate and engaged community. Won’t you consider joining us? 

Attached please find the Artist/Maker-in-Residence application, as well as a full description of the program. Deadline for receipt of applications is?Wednesday, April 15. Applicants will be notified of their status by the beginning of May. If you have additional questions or need additional time, please contact?Samantha O’Heren or Cynthia Webber?at the?Hereford Branch. Please send your completed application to Hereford-Art@bcpl.net.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15

No Submission Fees

For more information, click HERE

Call for fellowship: VisArts studio fellowship: 04/17

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. 

Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend

The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships. 

The VisArts Studio Fellow will participate in the following: 

Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week.

VisArts Studio Fellows are expected to participate in the VisArts Studio Artist Program that meets monthly to share food, ideas, community, and professional development. 

Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events.

Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions.

Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources.

Present a solo exhibition of work at VisArts.

Application Materials:

Images:  Submit 10 images of work produced during the last four years. 

List of Works Form

Resume/CV

Artist Bio (200 word max.)

Artist Statement (100 words max.)

References- Provide contact information for two references who can address your work as an artist.

Describe your goals for the fellowship, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.) 

$15 application fee

 All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

 

Deadline: April 17th, 2020

 

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for Bloomberg Arts Interns: 04/17

Young Audiences is thrilled to announce that applications for the Bloomberg Arts Internship are LIVE!  The Bloomberg Arts Internship Program is an arts based internship program for rising Baltimore City Public School seniors.   Over the course of seven weeks in the summer, students take on paid internships in arts and cultural organizations on three days and get professional development on two days. The professional development includes support from writing coaches in completing college essays and a resume and support from college mentors in selecting a school, figuring out how to pay for it, navigating the Common App and more!  Interns are paid $11.00/hour for 242 hours of work over the summer. 

Check out this video to gain an understanding of the program:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAnnoHq8fNI&feature=emb_logo

 

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:  April 3, 2020

REGULAR DEADLINE:  April 17, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Orientation: June 29, 30, July 1, 2 (9:00-5:00)

  • Program:  July 6-August 14 (7 hours per day that vary)

  • **Trip to Philadelphia on Friday, July 24th 9:00-8:00.

  • Culminating Event: August 14th 4:00-6:00

  • Optional Employment Extension:  August 17-21

More information and the application can be found HERE

Call for entires: ALL Planet Earth: 04/19

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Online Art Competition to be open for entries from March 23rd, 2020 to April 19th, 2020. 

 A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from April 22nd, 2020 to May 20th, 2020.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing, Photography & Digital, Mixed Media & 3-dimensional art.  Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions). 

Winners will be announced on May 4th, 2020.  

Entry Fee:  $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images.

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more. 

Application Link:  https://tinyurl.com/2020-earth

Deadline: April 19th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

Call for entry: Artina 2020: LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance: 4/20

Washington sculptors group calls for entries for Artina 2020: LIGHT: A sculptural Solar Dance.

EXHIBITION DATES:

Thursday, June 17 – Saturday, October 10, 2020

As climate change concerns continue to rise, we need to increase the uptake of renewable energy to help reduce the use of polluting fossil fuels. In this exhibit, LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance, artists will use renewable energy sculptures to represent a need for better environmental responsibility. Work proposed for this exhibition will re-imagine solar energy as an art form. It may adopt sunlight as the medium, the subject matter, or the energy source for the art. Artists may explore how light, sun, sound, and energy intersect, capturing the importance of sustainability by using solar energy in existing or site-specific outdoor sculptures: art made from sunlight—the energy source for life on Earth. Visitors will be able to find sculptural displays celebrating the energy of the sun’s warming rays.

  Artists may experiment with materials like:

·      Recycled and upcycled solar PV panels in new and innovative ways

·      The colors of the solar spectrum

·      Mirrors, prisms, lenses, sound, texts, architecture

·      Eco-friendly materials

Artwork selection will be based on the highest standards of creativity, innovation, and sustainability.

Deadline: April 20th, 2020

JUROR:María Gabriela Mizes

For more info, click HERE

Call For Entries: Non Figurative Portrait OCA Mocha: 04/22

OCA Mocha is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for our next exhibition featuring non-figurative portraiture. Portraiture is a way of studying others, whether it focuses on the fleeting moments we share or encapsulating people’s essence whole. This exhibition highlights portraiture through a non-figurative lens; that is, portraiture that depicts subjects through means other than physical features/form/visage. Pushing the boundaries of representation uncovers the many different ways we choose to see those around us. 

***THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE EXHIBITION***

Artists are invited to submit artwork in any subject matter for this open call. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best work.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting your work is Wed 22 April 2020.

  • Notification of selection will be done via email no later than Fri 24 April 2020.

  • Online (OCA Mocha’s website, instagram, social media pages) starting Mon 27 April 2020. 

  • ***Dates and/or modes of exhibition may change, pending further COVID-19-related announcements from Governor Hogan, the University System of Maryland, and UMBC. All changes will be communicated to participating artists.

Entry Fee: Free of charge.

Submission: The entry deadline is Wed 22 April 2020. Submission must include:

  • Contact information: name, phone, email, website, instagram (if applicable)

  • Images of work to be considered

  • Information about each image: title, dimensions, media, date created, short description if applicable

  • Brief artist statement 

  • Please submit above to email, gp42412@umbc.edu, with “OCA Mocha Arts - Non-Figurational Portraiture” as the subject line 

Eligibility: The call is open to all artists. All accepted work must be displayed online through OCA Mocha’s website and instagram. All images of artwork will be given by the artist. 

Exhibition and Promotion: Selected artists will be featured in the exhibit on OCA Mocha’s social media pages starting April 27th, 2020.

Image Use/Copyright:  OCA Mocha reserves the right to photograph and promote all artwork accepted for this exhibition across media, including printed materials, gallery website, and social media pages. All credit will be given to the artists. 

Mission: OCA Mocha is a shared, multi-purpose space that fosters ongoing engagement between UMBC and its neighboring communities and promotes economic development in southwestern Baltimore County. By fostering social opportunities and economic development, OCA Mocha will be a catalyst to create genuine symbiotic relationships between UMBC and its surrounding communities. The Gallery at OCA Mocha is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the creative efforts of UMBC and the surrounding community in its mission to unite people through artistic expression.

Call for Proposals: Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Branch: 04/30

The Towson Chamber of Commerce, working with The Towson Creative Partnership, is pleased to announce CALL FOR ARTISTS for the design and production of a large scale mural to cover the west facing facade of the Baltimore County Library located in Towson MD. Proposals must contain six individual physical slides or high-resolution photos and a USB drive (or microcards) containing digital copies of all included materials demonstrating their artistic style, skill, and personal vision for the murals.

All submitted pieces must:

  • Be labeled with dates, titles, and your name.

  • Include an artist’s statement with a brief description of the vision/concept for the mural for the Towson Library.

  • Include CVs, projected time frame for preparation, installation and completion, materials to be used, and an overall estimated budget. There is a $60 entry fee per applicant.

Deadline for Submissions:  April 30, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call for Residency: SUMMER COMMUNITY ARTS/ OUTDOOR SCULPTURE RESIDENCY: 04/30

Annmarie welcomes artists to submit proposals for their annual summer residency program in the community arts, which runs mid-June through mid-August. 

Proposals must show a strong commitment to community engagement in the design and execution of the project.  The summer residency program provides a serene place on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay for visual, musical, and literary artists to design and produce a community arts project. Most artists run their project through Annmarie’s creative reuse center, called the artLAB, where artists are encouraged to incorporate recycled or repurposed materials into their project. Artists will also have access to the galleries, a private studio space, the clay studio, the 30 acre sculpture garden, the waterfront area, etc. Residencies are meant to focus on community arts projects; those that merge arts and the environment are particularly desirable.

ELIGIBILITY: Professional and emerging visual artists, musicians, and literary artists may apply. Selection is made by an internal panel. Annmarie accommodates only one artist at a time. Please note that all applicants are subject to a background check. By signing and submitting this application, you agree to the background check.

QUESTIONS? Contact Jaimie Jeffrey at programs@annmariegarden.org or 410.326.4640

Deadline: April 30th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

Call for proposals: Mural Grant for Towson Library: 04/30

The Towson Chamber of Commerce is inviting artists to submit proposals for a mural to be erected at the Towson Public Library located at 320 York Road. 

 

The proposed mural(s) will be at a critical location where a large-scale mixed-use development, now under construction, will mark the south entry into downtown Towson.

 

There are five walls that consist of sprayed textured concrete measuring space, roughly 1800 square feet (additional space also available). It should be noted the workspace is not a contiguous wall but a front facade constructed as separate panels. The Library is constructed in the Brutalist style and was built in 1974.

 

Deadline: April 30th, 2020

 

For more info, click HERE 

 

Call for Proposal: Grant for murals in Towson Maryland: 04/30

The Towson Chamber of Commerce is inviting artists to submit proposals for a mural to be erected at the Towson Public Library located at 320 York Road. 

The proposed mural(s) will be at a critical location where a large-scale mixed-use development, now under construction, will mark the south entry into downtown Towson.

The mural will be erected on the west exterior walls of the Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Branch, located at 320 York Road. There are five walls that consist of sprayed textured concrete measuring space, roughly 1800 square feet (additional space also available). It should be noted the workspace is not a contiguous wall but a front facade constructed as separate panels. The Library is constructed in the Brutalist style and was built in 1974.

Deadline for Submissions:  April 30th, 2020

Theme

There is no specific theme required. The theme for the mural is open for consideration to include the Towson community, Maryland, the Library’s mission, or its position as the “Gateway of Towson.” No Preferred artist style or other parameters are specified for the mural image either. It can be realistic or abstract or some combination. 

Entry Fee

There is a $60 entry fee per applicant. Please make your money order or check out to Towson Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, click HERE

 

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

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 Submission: Artwork for University of Maryland Medical Center:05/01

The University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center is seeking local artists interested in proposing artwork for the interior of a largescale healthcare facility. Due to the number of locations planned throughout the facility, there is an opportunity for a variety of wall-mounted media at various budgets levels.

Successful applications will include a portfolio of past work, details of similar projects, pricing information, and an outline of the process for design, fabrication and installation (if applicable). 

The following types of artwork will be considered:

Media:

  • Wall-mounted sculpture (ceramic, wood, metal, glass) - cannot project off wall more than 4”

  • Fine art photography – needs to be able to print at image size 23” x 23” or larger.  If provided a digital file, Art Expressions will print (image files must be at least 150 dpi).

  • Oil or acrylic on canvas – minimum size 30” x 30”.  Unstretched preferred, but we will consider pre-stretched pieces.

  • Fine art on paper (watercolor, acrylic, pastel ink, pen, etc.) – minimum image size 23” x 23” unframed.  Wall-mounted fiber panels are also acceptable.

Subject Matter:

  • Representational Nature imagery

  • Nature-based abstraction

  • Non-figurative

  • Conveys positivity

  • Avoid red and black in concentrated amounts

Submission Requirements:

Artists must include their current location with proximity to Prince George’s County, MD. (Must reside within 150 miles of Largo, MD). Please include a brief written description for each piece submitted.

Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call for Artists: Innovative Grant: 05/07

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Cycle.

Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

Deadline: May 7th, 2020


For more info, click HERE

Call for artists: Faces of Hagerstown: 05/10

The City of Hagerstown, in partnership with the Washington County Arts is pleased to announce the second exhibition of Faces of Hagerstown (FOH), a signature public art feature of the Hagerstown Cultural Trail.

Faces of Hagerstown is a large-scale outdoor photo mural gallery focusing on the human face and the truth of the Hagerstown experience. It will be located along the Hagerstown Cultural Trail in two prominent locations: (1) on a layered chain link mesh screening at the West Antietam Street Entrance Plaza, (2) on custom pole covers along the Lee Street segment of the Trail, and also on the brick walls of Artist Alley.

Photographs will be selected for large-scale reproduction in high-resolution black-and-white at a size of 36” x 36” (nine square feet). They will be printed on ¾” PVC display panels and exhibited for approximately three years as follows:

6 – 3’ x 3’ panels in Artist Alley

26 – 3’ x 3’ panels along the Cultural Trail near Herald-Mail

11 – 6” x 6” on utility pole wraps on West Lee Street

Faces of Hagerstown celebrates people of all ages and backgrounds who work or live or go to school in the City of Hagerstown, Maryland, by showcasing candid artistic images of them engaged in everyday life. To be eligible, images must be captured between February 16, 2020 and May 9, 2020.

This competition is open to photographers at any level of expertise and equipment, including cell phones. One third of photos exhibited will be drawn from submissions by each of the following three groups: • Students in Washington County, Maryland, schools, colleges and universities • Professional photographers and photojournalists, residing anywhere • Photographers of any age, at any level of ability, residing anywhere

Deadline: May 10th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

Call for grants: Public Art Across Maryland: 05/12

Maryland State Arts Council accepts applications for Public Art Across Maryland grants.

There are two types of PAAM Grants available for non-profit organizations or local government:

Planning Grants of up to $2500 support the community visioning process, artist selection process and artist honorariums for the development of artwork proposals.

Implementation Grants of up to $10,000 (1:1 match required) support the fabrication and installation of a public artwork. The concept must be fully developed and the artist(s) selected to implement the work. It is not required an applicant have received a Planning Grant in order to apply for an Implementation Grant.

The public artwork may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and inside or outside. The artwork must be free and publicly accessible to all. The proposed public art location must be in Maryland, and the selected artist(s) must be a resident of Maryland.

Deadline: May 12th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for Artists: Snow Hill Elementary School: 05/13

Snow Hill Elementary is looking for volunteer artists to fill important spots for The Big Draw - drawing The Arts into our school on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 

Eighteen (18) volunteer artists from the community, along with the faculty, facilitate four, 40 minute (3rd and 2nd grade), 30 minutes (kindergarten and 1st grade) studio sessions. The students will have many opportunities to develop and participate in knowledgeable, creative and critical thinking skills. The event, The Big Draw, exposes and extends the vocabulary of the arts and challenges conventions and preconceptions.  In the afternoon the students will be given the chance to reflect upon the experience of The Big Draw by employing a wide range of strategies as they write and use different process elements appropriate to communicate with the volunteer artists regarding the skills introduced in the art studios.

If any artists consider sharing their time and talents. Please contact Cindy Sullivan 410.632.5210 or email c-l-sullivan@hotmail.com at your earliest convenience. At that time, the details of lessons and materials needed and any added assistance will be discussed.

 

Deadline: May 13, 2020

Call for Submissions: Shop 53 Board Game: 05/16

Email a photo of your piece(s) with the following information: LIMIT 5 PIECES

Size of each piece, YOUR PRICE ONLY (we will add 30% to your cost), Materials used to make it, The title of your piece

Paintings, illustrations, drawings, sculpture, photography, digital media,mixed media etc are all acceptable.  

Deadline: May 18th

For more information, click HERE

Call For Submissions: Moving Walls 2020: 05/19

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists' careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call.

We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 grant cycle.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists

Deadline: May 19th

For more information, click HERE

 

Call for submission: NextGen 7.0: 05/20

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 7.0, our sixth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from June 10 - August 9, 2020. NextGen 7.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.

Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year's exhibition.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by May 28. 

All submissions will be juried by professional artists and curators (names to be announced).

Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on Monday, June 1 anytime between 10AM- 6PM.  Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times. 

This year the jurors are:

Leslie Holt 

Shanè K. Gooding

Required Application Materials:

- Application Form

- High Res images with captions, for up to 5 works of art

- Film and video pieces are welcome: 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total. Videos must be in .mp4 or .mov file format. 

- Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

- Artist Statement (250 Word Maximum)

- Artist Bio (150 Word Maximum)

- Resume/ CV

- Application Fee ($5.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or PayPal. Financial assistance available upon a need basis. Contact fmccauley@visartscenter.org for more information.

Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 7.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at fmccauley@visartscenter.org

Deadline: May 20th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for Entries: Packard Group National Exhibition 2020: 05/30

 

The Packard Group National Exhibition will provide artists the opportunity to display their art 8x10" at No. 7 Center in Vermillion, SD. This exhibition will be curated by Klaire A. Lockheart, and all entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show. The reception will take place on Friday, June 19th, 2020 from 6-8 pm. An online gallery will be available through www.klairelockheart.com.  

Entry Fee: $30

Deadline: May 30th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

 

Call for Applications: Glen Echo Park: 06/12

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests proposals from individuals, groups of artists or curators to present exhibitions in the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery and Park View Gallery venues at Glen Echo Park for the calendar year 2021. The Proposals are due June 12th, 2020.

The mission of the Popcorn Gallery is to showcase the work of established visual artists, including resident artists at Glen Echo Park and artists from the greater Washington, D.C. area. Popcorn Gallery exhibitions attract visitors from across the region and bring new audiences to Glen Echo Park. This gallery is best suited for group exhibitions, mixed media exhibitions or occasional solo exhibitions of an established artist.

The mission of the Stone Tower Gallery is to present intimate exhibitions of work in the Park’smost 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 community organizations, emerging visual artists, including instructors and advanced students at Glen Echo Park.

All three galleries serve the artists and the public in connecting patrons to high-quality artwork and generate revenue for both the artists and the Partnership.

Artists or groups of artists must submit an online proposal via Jotform including the following information:

  1. Artist Contact.

  2. Exhibition content details

  3. Exhibition location.

  4. Proposed exhibition dates

  5. Special exhibition needs.

  6. Exhibition goals

  7. Artist background information.

  8. Sample of work.

Proposals for 2021 dates must be submitted to the Partnership by June 12, 2020.

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

Questions may be directed to Tomora Wright, Visual Arts Exhibition Manager, using the email address above.

An exhibition panel will review proposals, and Partnership staff will contact artists regarding their proposals by July 31, 2020.

Applications close June 12th, 2020

For more information click HERE

 

 

Call For Proposals: Eastern State Penitentiary: 06/17

We seek installations that will explore Eastern State Penitentiarys history and evoke a broad

range of emotions. We seek installations that will make connections between the complex history of this building and today’s criminal justice system and corrections policies. 

Nearly 100 artists have created installations for Eastern State Penitentiary’s cellblocks and yards. Some of these installations were among the most successful programming the site has presented and many brought perspectives and approaches that would not have been possible in traditional historic site interpretation.

We strongly recommend that applicants begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informal tours/conversations give artists a chance to explore the space, discuss what makes a proposal successful, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current installations. There is no charge for attending an orientation.

There is a Standard Funding Level and a Criminal Justice Today Funding Level. A maximum of two Standard projects will be awarded at $7,500. A maximum of one Criminal Justice Today project will be awarded at $15,000. 

Applications must include a written proposal and an artist’s background. Proposals are due June 17, 2020

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 Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize 2020: 08/31

Supporting practitioners since 2006, the Art Prize is hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. It invites both emerging and established artists and photographers from around the world to submit their artwork.

Through the Prize, participants can reach new collectors, curators and gallerists from institutions including; Tate Modern, Sotheby’s, Creative Review, Magnum Photos and Getty Images.

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

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world. We are looking for pieces that challenge us – that redefine the parameters of contemporary art and compel audiences to connect with one another. Winning pieces have reflected upon both social and political structures, questioning the value that we place on the planet and each other. 

Entry Fees range from £18 to £30

Deadline: August 31, 2020

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 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: Bresler Resident Artists: Ongoing

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts.

For more information, click here.

Call for Stories Featuring Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Ongoing

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking stories about entrepreneurship in the arts. Do you know of an artist, small business, or startup that represents an exciting addition to Maryland’s creative economy? Are you aware of an organization whose efforts have heightened the profile of arts and culture in an innovative way? Share your thoughts with MSAC for potential use in future marketing and communications!

This call for stories aligns with a focus on entrepreneurship by the Maryland Department of Commerce, where new director of entrepreneurship and small business outreach Allyson Redpath is facilitating partnerships between businesses and resource providers, including access to capital, company counseling, and small business workshops, seminars, and events.

MSAC’s efforts to highlight the stories of entrepreneurship in the arts will last throughout 2020. Send your ideas to msac.commerce@maryland.gov, and include “Entrepreneurship in the Arts” in the subject line. Staff will contact senders whose stories are selected for inclusion in future newsletters, eblasts, or social media postings.

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact msac.commerce@maryland.gov for more information 

 

Call for Stories: MSAC Year of the Woman: Ongoing

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking stories about women in the arts. Do you have an inspiring story about the vital contributions of women-identifying people who are artists, arts administrators, or cultural workers? Perhaps an exhibition, performance or project featuring women? Share it with MSAC for potential use in future marketing and communications!

2020 has been dedicated to the "Year of the Woman" in Maryland, an initiative announced by Governor Larry Hogan. The Maryland Office of Tourism is helping to shine light on women through exhibits, activities, and women of influence past and present. 

MSAC’s efforts to highlight the stories of women in the arts will last throughout the year. Send your ideas to msac.commerce@maryland.gov, and include “Year of the Woman” in the subject line. Staff will contact senders whose stories are selected for inclusion in future newsletters, eblasts, or social media postings. 

For more information, click HERE

 

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 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
 

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 artists: FELLS POINT CANNABIS DOCS: ongoing

Call for Visual Art

Fells Point Cannabis Docs (FPCD), a medical cannabis clinic, is seeking a visual artist to hang 10 large pieces for the duration of 3 months at our beautiful office space located in the heart of Fells Point Baltimore. We have previously worked with artists Webster Phillips, Nancy Linden, and Daniel Herman.

 

Art Guidelines: paintings or photography.

Liability:  FPCD is not responsible for loss or damage, although all possible care will be taken with work submitted.  Artists should insure their own work.

Publicity:  FPCD hosts an open reception for the artists. Unless otherwise stated in writing, the exhibitor’s permission to use images for publicity purposes is presumed.

Art sales: FPCD retains a 15% commission on all art sales. Artist retains copyright.

For more information, please contact info@fellspointcannabisdocs.com 

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 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 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 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.

Call for Entry: LensCulture: Ongoing

LensCulture is one of the most popular destinations on the web for people to discover important new contemporary photography. Our site attracts photography lovers from over 50 countries every day. A survey of online visitors defines the LensCulture audience as a tightly focused group: professional photographers, museum curators, gallery owners, international photo editors, publishers, educators, journalists, critics, art collectors, festival directors, and enthusiastic amateur photographers.

LensCulture is always eager to discover and feature great new photography, especially when it represents a solid body of work. We welcome all genres of photography, and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, experimental, poetic, personal, abstract, human, and street photography. All you have to do is set up an account on their site to apply for a chance to be featured in publication.

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

For more information, click here.

Our Mission

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

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Phone: 410.962.8565
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