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 Entries: Endangered Species Act Logo Competition: 10/10

Next year, 2023, is the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. To celebrate, the Endangered Species Coalition and our Member Organizations are partnering to create a series of events recognizing and honoring the Endangered Species Act. To elevate and recognize the incredible events being planned, we’re seeking your designs for an Endangered Species Act at 50 logo to be used across all Endangered Species Act at 50 events. Events featuring the logo will be in-person and virtual, with the logo used by ESC and our Member Organizations on digital platforms including webpages/websites, social media, and in other locations.

We’re looking for designs representing the celebratory tone of Endangered Species Act at 50 events, and which include one more more species of animals or plants which have benefited from the Act’s protection. Inclusive designs featuring multiple species of plants and animals and showing Environmental Justice themes are highly encouraged.

For complete guidelines and a link to enter your design, visit the entry page.

Looking forward to seeing your logo ideas!

Submission Details:

Individual designers and artists as well as design teams are eligible to submit a logo design. 

One entry only per individual or team.

Submissions must be the original work of the Artists/Designer or the Artist/Design Team.

Use a standard image file type, such as jpeg, ai, or png and upload a high-res version of your logo entry.

Endangered Species Coalition and Endangered Species Coalition Member Groups or Partners have the rights to use the final, winning logo for any and all uses related to Endangered Species Act at 50 celebrations or events, either virtual or in person, in perpetuity.

Competition Process:

All logos submitted will be included in a two-round juried competition. The first round will be a jury representing conservation professionals from ESC Member Organizations where semifinalist logos will be chosen to advance for a public vote, with the winning artist/designer or team being awarded $500 and recognition for the logo creation.

Schedule:

Entries open today, September 12th and close Monday, October 10th. The semi-finalists will be announced in late October for public vote, and the winning logo will be announced in early November. 

Contact Information:

Mailing Address: PO Box 65195, Washington DC 20035

Phone: 240-353-2765

Use their Contact Us Page to message the team/website directly.

Morgan State University 46th Annual Career Day: 10/13

The Center for Career Development at Morgan State University cordially invites you to participate in our 46th Annual Career Day on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the University Student Center - Calvin & Tina Tyler Ballroom, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD, 21251.

Please join us for this premier opportunity to recruit leading candidates in all fields—to promote summer jobs, internships, full-time/part-time positions, and graduate school programs.

This year’s fair will be held in a hybrid format. This means the virtual and in-person fair will happen on the same day. In order to maximize your experience, we would like to encourage you to also register for the Virtual Fair scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Handshake platform.

In-Person Fair:

Fees:

In-Person:

Profit/Corporate Registration: $575

Government, Colleges/Universities Registration: $475

Non-Profit Registration: $375

Additional Representatives: $25 each (maximum two additional representatives for a total of 4)

Fee includes a 10’ x 6’ draped booth space, one 6’ draped table, 2 chairs, 1 organization name sign, continental breakfast, and lunch for two (2) attendees.

Virtual Fair:

Fees: 

Employer Registration: $275

Space is limited to the first 25 paid registrants! If we receive any cancellations, please use the waitlist and we will notify you as soon as possible. Fee includes a virtual room, unlimited representatives (up to 2 representatives per employer is highly recommended), advertisement via email, social media, and campus flyers.

Schedule: 

Payment Deadline - Friday, September 30, 2022

Career Day - Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. — In-Person Check-In and Set-Up (Continental Breakfast)

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. — In-Person Open fair format for student traffic

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. — In-Person Employer Luncheon (Buffet)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m — Virtual Fair

If you have more questions, please contact 443-885-3110 or careerfairs@morgan.edu.

Call For Artists: The Feather Project: 10/15

Calling all artists (and non-artists too)!

Virginia Beach Art Center is trying to get 1000+ people to participate in The Feather Project, a nationwide community art exhibition. The Art Center is installing the feathers in November for its Aware 2022 exhibition.  

The Feather Project is a community art installation that is designed to bring awareness to the Indian Boarding Schools that Native American children were forced to attend over more than a century in the US. You may have seen a lot of press about this lately, as the Pope was recently in Canada, issuing an apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the boarding school program there.  

The US had over 400 of these schools and still no one knows exactly how many children attended them.  The schools were rife with abuse and neglect, and many many children went missing or died without their families ever learning of their fate.  The Feather Project honors the lost children and lost generations due to these schools.

Will you help spread the word? Please share this widely!

Help us reach our goal of 2,000 feathers!

How can you or your organization participate?

All you do is CREATE A FEATHER OUT OF PAPER AND MAIL IT TO US.

1.  Make your own feathers and mail them to us. You can download templates for ideas about how to create and/or decorate your feather.

2.  Ask artists and your patrons to make feathers to send us.

3.  Set up a Feather-making Station within your organization (print copies of the template and provide scissors, markers, colored pencils, paints, collage paper, glue, etc.)

4.  Promote The Feather Project to your mailing list.

5.  Post photos with #featherproject22, #artvabeach, #bookartistvb

Submission Information:

Feathers should be between 6″ and 14″ long, and made of any type of paper, including magazine pages, newspaper, notebook paper, art-paper, craft paper–be creative!

When you mail your feather, please also fill out THIS FORM to share about your contribution. Some comments may be printed and posted as part of the exhibition (with permission, of course).

Include a dollar (optional) with your feather and it will be donated to the Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Mail/deliver your feather to The Feather Project, C/O Virginia Beach Art Center, 532 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite A, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4230.

Feathers delivered in person can be left on the desk in Maggie Kerrigan's studio (down the hall on the right)

Dates:

Mail/deliver your feathers anytime between now and October 15, 2022.

Join a feather-making workshop, either September 3rd or October 1st.

Preparing the installation: October 26, 1-3 pm - October 31, 1-3 pm.

Installing the ceiling panels: November 2.

(Locals can help assemble and prepare the installation)

Aware Exhibition & Opening Reception: November 4, 6-8 pm

Exhibition on display November 4 - November 13, 2022

Extra Information:

You can contact Maggie Kerrigan at featherproject22@gmail.com or 757-377-5375 for any questions.

If you want to suggest a different venue, email maggie@thebookartist.com.

Call for Submissions: The AU Museum Project Space Deadline 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 Entries: November 2022 All Media Show: 10/28

Crossroads Art Center’s AMS are open to mid-Atlantic artists through a bimonthly call for entries, and cash prizes are awarded for the winners. Each show is juried by a prominent arts professional from the community (a gallery director, curator, museum official, arts professor, or accomplished artist).

The 2022 AMS shows are exhibited at Crossroads Art Center and as an online exhibition where customers can shop directly from the website.

Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an online call for entries for the November 2022 Exhibition.

Call For Entries will be through the online service, Artcall.org.

Submission Guidelines:

There is no theme for this exhibit.

All work submitted must be for sale.

Before submitting artwork, please read and be sure you understand thoroughly procedures and expectations for participating in our 2022 juried all-media shows (AMS). Click Here to Read agreement

70 pieces will be chosen to be in the LIVE and the Online Exhibition.  The juror may choose more pieces to be part of the Online Exhibition that will NOT be shown Live.

Image Preparation:

All artwork for exhibition will be juried by digital images.  All Image Files will be named for you when you upload them to artcall.org.

General Requirements:

- Files must be in JPEG or PNG format with resolution of 300 dpi with the longest dimension being no more than 6” and saved at maximum quality level.

- Images should be clear and in focus. This represents your work and how it is displayed online.

- Watermarked images will not be accepted

2D Images Requirements:

- Three images of each piece are required, one of the art without frame (cropped), one with frame, and a close detail image.

- If the art is unframed, then only two photos are required. Detail images must show an important aspect of the art.

3D Images Requirements:

- For each 3D, installation, or wearable art entry, submit one overall front image, one overall rear or sideview image, and one detail image.

- Detail images must show an important aspect of the art. Make sure that both the full-view and detail images are oriented correctly.

Entry Fees:

General Public: $15 per submission for the general public (with a limit of three submissions)

Current Gallery Members: $9 per submission

New or Renewing Gallery Members: $12 per submission

All Gallery Members receive a fourth entry for free. If an artist is not a member and wishes to participate, they may join at the time of entry. Commission on sales is 30%. For more information, download the All-Media Show application form

Awards:  Cash awards are given for the following winners:

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $75

3rd Place: $50 

Dates:

Call for Entries Period: October 1, 2022 through October 28, 2022 (deadline)

Artists Notified: Monday, October 31, 2022 via Email

Artwork Drop Off:  Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2021 – Sat., Nov. 12, 2021 by Noon

Exhibition Opening: Friday, November 18, 2022 from 5-8pm

Exhibition End Date: January 2, 2023 

Artwork Available for Artists to Pick Up: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Contact Information:

Address: Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230

Hours: Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 4pm.

Phone: 804-278-8951

Email: crossroadsartcenter@gmail.com

Call For Artists: Bresler Residency: 10/20

The Bresler Residency just opened, and we would love to spread the word to as many artists as possible.  

In honor of patrons Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four-month residency at our studios in Rockville, Maryland.

The Bresler Residency provides three dynamic individual artists or collaborative artist teams the gift of time, space, and financial support, along with a unique opportunity to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment.

The Bresler Residency encourages interaction, dialogue, experimentation, and exploration with the VisArts artist community and the local community.

The Montgomery College Collaborative AiR is a three-week program in which a professional artist is embedded in the Rockville and Germantown Art Departments, providing a unique opportunity for students to work directly with contemporary artists other than faculty. Students have the authentic experience of creating artwork for public installation, as part of collaboration with peers, faculty, and the artist, working toward a common goal of a gallery installation or social practice project.

The College has an enrollment of about 60,000 credit and noncredit students and is noted for being one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse community colleges in the nation, with enrolled students from more than 170 countries. The Art Departments encourage proposals that cultivate collaborative work between artists and foundation-level students, expanding their experience with contemporary art concepts.

The program is supported by the Arts Institute at Montgomery College.

Applications are done via Submittable (additional information can be found on Submittable as well).

Eligibility:

This residency is open to artists utilizing all mediums.

Professional artists or artists groups in all visual arts disciplines interested in working with students are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants whose work and proposal expand on the working range of foundation-level teaching.

Terms:

Covid safety measures will be updated in accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines. Currently, artists must wear masks in VisArts’ facilities unless they are alone in their studio with the door closed.

The Floor 2 galleries are open during regular operating hours. Artists may invite guests to their studios, but all guests must wear masks while in VisArts’ facilities.

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

Attend monthly gatherings of VisArts Studio Artists, which may include as potluck lunches; crit sessions; and meetings with visiting artists, critics, and curators. We’ll provide a schedule.

Welcome the public during opening receptions and at scheduled open studios.

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

Attend artist talks and opening receptions.

Participate in the annual Bresler Residency exhibition

Conditions:

The Bresler Residency can’t provide artist housing.

Non-residential housing and travel not provided.

Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that require additional electrical use must obtain permission for each such piece of equipment.

Bresler Resident studios may be used only for art-making activities.

Bresler Residents are responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of their materials and equipment.

The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the Residency.

Bresler Residents are responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe, reasonably tidy manner and may not make alterations to the space without permission.

Residents must provide their own studio furniture.

Benefits:

VisArts provides studio space free of charge.

VisArts provides a $500 monthly stipend.

A stipend of $3,000 will be available for the three-week AIR, which includes transportation, installation of work, and compensation of time. 

Student materials for any proposed collaboration with students will be supported through a separate budget up to $1,000 and will be determined based on the size and scope of the work. 

Residency Studio & Materials:

Bresler Residents will be provided with a 169-square-foot studio, free of charge, for a period of four months.

Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (we’ll provide advanced notice).

Each studio is equipped with a sink, WiFi connection, and abundant natural light.

Required Application Documents:

Resume/CV

Artist Bio (maximum 100 words)

Artist Statement (maximum 100 words)

Contact information for two references

List of Works (Provide a numbered list of artworks with the following information: artist name, title of artwork, year, dimensions. A description of artwork is optional.)

Image/Video Requirements:

- Individual artists must submit up to seven images of work produced during the last three years. Work samples may be a combination of high-resolution jpgs, pdfs, and time-based media (up to 10 minutes total). Collaborative teams must submit up to seven images of collaborative work along with a statement of the collaborative nature of the work.

- Two minutes of video, film, sound, or performance documentation equal one work. Artists may choose to include links to Vimeo or YouTube public accounts for time-based work samples.

- Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, .pdf, or .gif file formats.

- Minimum image resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

- Maximum file size: 5MB per image.

- Files must be labeled in the following way: last name_title of artwork_1.ext, last name_title of artwork_2.ext, etc. The file number should correspond with the number on the list of works. (Ex., Jane Doe_Untitled_1.jpg

Proposal Requirements:

A detailed proposal for a three-week residency, including how this project will expand students’ scope and experience in the visual arts through student participation.

- Describe your project, goals for the Residency, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources.

- The project must be centered around environmental, social, racial, and/or economic justice.

- You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your proposal (maximum 250 words).

- Past project summaries are listed at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/academics/departments/art-rockville/opportunities-projects.html

- Please indicate what you would like to see as future plans for the collaborative artwork (ephemeral, donated, returned to students, property of the artist).

- A proposed list of materials and equipment necessary for the project. This should include any materials needed for student participation.

- You may provide a maximum of five supplemental support materials, such as drawings of proposed project.

- This may include a sketch of the proposed use of gallery space (downloadable here), samples of proposed materials, and/or copies of reviews, brochures and articles that would help the selection committee understand the intent and scope of the proposal.

Eligible applications will be kept in an AIR directory for 5 years.

Dates:

Deadline: November 20, 2022

Residency Dates/Periods:

- January 18 - May 12, 2023

- May 17 - September 15, 2023

- September 20, 2023 - January 12, 2024 (Bresler Residency + Montgomery College Collaborative AiR) 

- January - March 2024 (Residency Exhibition)

Contact Information:

For any questions, please feel free to contact the team at VisArts via email at fmccauley@visartscenter.org 

Questions about Montgomery College's Collaborative AiR? Email Amanda.Miller@montgomerycollege.edu

VisArts is in Rockville Town Square, three blocks from the Rockville Metro station, at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Md. Our four galleries at 155 Gibbs Street are open Wednesday-Thursday/Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m. and Friday, 12-8 p.m. Our 355 POD Space gallery, at 355 Hungerford Drive, is open 24/7. Exhibitions and gallery programs and events are free and open to the public.

Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301.315.8200 for more information.

Call For Performers: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Preface:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is a 50 acre campus, with multiple buildings, lawns, and gathering spaces. We present events year-round, indoors and outside, making use of all of our campus. Some events have covered performance spaces, while others have informal set-up areas, as well as informal jamming, street performers, strolling or busking.

Highlighted Events:

ANNMARIE AFTER HOURS: (Select Friday Evenings)

February 11, April 1, May 27, June 10, July 8, October 14

5:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Casual Indoor event (outdoors is optional if the weather is nice)

Adults only, preferably a smaller audience than usual.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

MAKER'S MARKETS: (Select Friday Evenings)

February 12, April 2, May 7, July 2, August 6, October 1, December 3

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Outdoor, informal street performances/busking.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

FAIRY & GNOME HOME FESTIVAL:

April 24, (Sunday) 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2 outdoor stages, timed performances.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome.

Family-friendly, magical theme.

GREEN LIFE FESTIVAL & MARKET:

June 4, (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Informal stage at the Tonger Fountain.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

Flexible schedule.

INSECTIVAL:

July 23, (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Timed performances; informal stages outside.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

Family-friendly, insect and nature theme.

ARTSFEST Art & Music Festival:

September 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

**this event requires you to complete a separate Interest Form

HALLOWEEN in the GARDEN:

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Informal stage at the Tonger Fountain.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome.

Acoustic or lightly amplified; flexible schedule.

GARDEN IN LIGHTS:

November 25 - Janurary 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

**this event requires you to complete a separate Interest Form

To Apply:

Click here to access the application form.

Click here to see the schedules for every Annmarie event.

Call for Miniature Artists: Bristol Art Museum: 10/18

From the Bristol Art Museum:

For centuries, miniature artworks have been created around the world and across cultures dating back to prehistory. These little treasures take many forms, tend to be easily transported and have been created from many materials. Miniatures can be mementoes of loved ones, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, original prints, etchings, stamps, sculptures, engraved gems, and even carved beads.

Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity.

Juror: Patricia Miranda

Miranda is an artist, curator, educator and founder of several artist-run organizations including The Crit Lab and MAPSace,. In 2021 she founded the Lace Archive, an historical community archive of thousands of donated lace works and family histories. She has been awarded numerous residencies and grants.

Miranda has developed education programs for K-12, museums, and institutions, including Franklin Furnace, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution. She is a noted expert on the history and use of natural dyes and pigments, and teaches about environmentally sustainable art practices.

Miranda currently teaches studio art and professional practice in undergrad and grad programs at Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, and Massachusetts College of Art and has been a faculty member y at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Jane Street Art Center, Garrison Art Center (Hudson Vallery, NY) ODETTA Gallery, Williamsburg Art+Historical Center, The Clemente Center, ABC No Rio, and Wave Hill (NYC); The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, (Groton, CT); the Cape Museum of Fine Art, (Cape Cod MA); and the Belvedere Museum, (Vienna Austria). Her solo exhibition at Garrison Art Center (2021) was featured in the Brooklyn Rail.

https://www.patriciamiranda.com

Submission Criteria

Up to three pieces may be submitted

$30 for the first entry

$40 for two entries

$50 for three entries.

Submitting artists must reside in the USA and be at least eighteen years old

For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @ 72 dpi on the longest side

Images should be in JPG format, under 4 mb, and sRGB color space

The deadline for online submissions is midnight, Sunday, December 4, 2022

Artists will be emailed when results are ready to view

All work must arrive at the Museum via US Postal Service by Friday, January 20th (no Fedex and no UPS accepted)

Exhibit is on view Saturday, February 4 – Friday March 31, 2023

The Artwork

All work must be original

Artwork must fit in the palm of the hand or measure 25 square inches or less in size, including framing

All media except for video or screen artworks are welcome

 Work received must be accurately represented by images submitted online

All work must arrive ready to install. Please include any special instructions

Artists may make their works available for sale. All sales of artwork are negotiated between the artist and the collector. No commission is taken by the Museum. The Museum will provide all collectors with the artist contact information

Shipping or In Person Delivery & Drop-Off

Artist must agree to mail artwork through the US Postal Service or hand deliver (no Fedex and no UPS accepted)

All accepted artworks that are shipped must arrive at the Museum via US Postal Service by Friday, January 20th.

All accepted artworks being hand delivered must arrive between noon and 3:00pm on Thursday, January 19th or Friday, January 20th. The Museum address is 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI.

 Return of work. Artist MUST include a prepaid return label with their original packaging

Jury Process

All work will be juried using the online images submitted by artists.

All jurors’ selections are final

The Museum has carries insurance for while the artwork is in the building, not while in transit.

Pick Up of Art Work

Hand delivered artwork must be picked up at the Museum:  Art work cannot be stored at the Museum beyond the end of the exhibit.

Artwork that was mailed to the Museum will be returned by mail with the artist’s pre-paid label.  Artwork will be processed for return the first week of April.

For help with your entries, email onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com or call 888-666-1351.

Click here to apply.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Vestige Concept Gallery: 11/5

It's that time of year!  The holidays are coming and Vestige Concept Gallery loves to celebrate with style, beauty, and ART.  Starting Mid-November, this Mixed Exhibition is open to all artists and any genre, and has no specific theme.  Works should somehow convey a "sense of season" relating to their appeal and sale-ability and we are looking for the latest and best pieces.  Lively, bright, bold, pop, metallic, abstracts, peace & love- these are some things that come to mind.  The show is open to decor and sculptural items, in addition to gallery-level 2D pieces.  Lots of events and excitement will round out 2022 with fun and joyous celebration! 

Works of art do not have to relate to any specific holiday.  This Exhibit is a Year-End Mixed Show open to all-genres.  For small shop items (cards, prints, trinkets, etc.,) generally priced under $80, please see our other listing "VCG Shop Items".    

We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists.  

"A Very Vestige Christmas" Soft-Opening Reception will be held Saturday, November 19th, at 6 PM.  In addition to normal business hours, the show will then be open throughout Black Friday and Small Business Saturday weekend.  Later, In December, there will be a live performance event, as well as a Year-End Holiday Party (Date/time TBD).  

About the Gallery:

Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities that appeal to diverse range of artists, audiences, and buyers. Located in Lawrenceville, the new cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, the Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events.  

Timeline:

  • NOV 5 - Soft Application Deadline

  • NOV 6 - First Official Round of Notifications 

  • NOV 19 - Soft Opening Reception

  • NOV 25/26/27-  Thanksgiving Sales Weekend

  • DEC - Additional Live Event and Holiday Party (Date/Time TBD)

  • DEC 28/29/30- End of Year Sale

  • Starting JAN 3- Any Unsold Work Is Returned

Any questions please reach out to: contact@vestigegallery.com

All applications must be received through callforentry.org

Click here for complete guidelines.

Call For Sculpture: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Preface/Objective:

Annmarie Garden is accepting proposals for the exhibition of outdoor works in our beautiful sculpture garden located in Southern Maryland.

Site Space(s):

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a thirty-acre sculpture garden and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay

The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than forty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. The award-winning Arts Building, is a 15,000 sq.ft. museum-grade exhibition space that includes two large galleries, a gift shop, the artLAB, and a sunny patio that offers lovely views of the outdoor sculpture.

The lawns, trees, and woods of the sculpture garden provide an inviting array of options for sculpture styles, installations, and materials. From sleek stainless steel to environmental installations, we welcome artists to propose works that celebrate the convergence of art and nature.

Submission Conditions:

Artists who create large-scale, three-dimensional works that are able to withstand the extremes of outdoor conditions are encouraged to submit up to three works for consideration. Artists must provide drawings, photos, and/or a maquette (if possible) of the proposed work(s). 

Construction materials will understandably vary depending on the proposed work, but all works must demonstrate structural soundness, safety and stability for an unsupervised general audience; all works must be original works of art created by the artist or fabricated under their direct supervision; large-scale works are preferred.

Temporary Loans:

Loan period can range from one to four years. Artists must be experienced with the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture.

Financial considerations will vary depending on the nature of the project. An honorarium will be awarded to each accepted artist. Interested artists must complete this easy online form.

Site Specific Installations:

Artists who create site-specific installations are encouraged to submit proposals, and may want to consider applying to our Artist-in-Residence program. Financial considerations will vary depending on the project. An honorarium, will be awarded to accepted artists.

Artists are encouraged to peruse our website for images of other installed works; visits to the garden are strongly encouraged.

Click here to access the interest form.

Address:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, Maryland

Call for Artists: COVID-19 Financial Resource through Annuity.org Deadline Ongoing

Call for Artists: Annuity.org's financial resources seek to aid freelance workers, families and small businesses that have been negatively financially impacted by the pandemic. This is an ongoing opportunity.

Their resource page of their website, listed as the "Support and Resources" section displays a variety of opportunities such as the Yellow Ribbon Network, which is partnering with AFCPE and Wells Fargo to offer free financial counseling for anyone experiencing financial changes or hardship because of COVID-19. Moreover there is the 2-1-1 Network which is a is a confidential service that connects callers with human services, including COVID-19 information, help with paying bills, mental health support and other local support systems. There is also information about Mastercard’s Path to Priceless Initiative, which supports women entrepreneurs through mentorship and networking, in partnership with Create & Cultivate and Hello Alice. Moreover, Annuity.org lists financial advice and information on topics such as retirement, mortgages and evictions. 

Consult Annuity.org's website for their financial guide and for more information.

Call for Artist Submissions Legends Portrait Murals Deadline 12/31

Artists Sought for Bicentennial Legends Portrait Murals

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 12/31/2023

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assembling a pool of artists interested in creating large-scale, painted portrait murals of “legends” important to the growth and culture of Indianapolis. Murals are anticipated to be executed between 2021 and 2023. For each mural, three artists from the pool will be selected by the mural’s community stakeholder group to create design proposals; one of the proposals will be commissioned. At least 2-3 murals will be created during the initial phase, with additional murals pending funding.

This is a non-juried pool: the community stakeholder committee convened for each portrait mural will review everyone whose work is in the pool and will select three artists to be compensated to create design proposals for specific murals. Some murals may require a special jury process or, based on the partnerships involved, may require their artists to be identified in a different manner; however, we anticipate that nearly all mural projects will be commissioned from artists who have submitted their information to this pool. Artists may submit information to the pool at any time. Submitting your information does not guarantee consideration for a commission.

Project Description

As part of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial celebration (observed between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021), the Arts Council of Indianapolis is beginning a long-term, deliberate effort to convene community conversations around the concept of “legends,” and to commission new, civic-scale portrait murals of legendary Indiana figures.

Although it is being started during the Bicentennial, and the goal is to identify “legends” who embody the Bicentennial values of History, Civic Pride, Innovation, and Legacy as well as Indianapolis’ record of unity, audacity, and excellence, the Arts Council anticipates creating Legends murals past the dates of the Bicentennial celebration.

We are defining the concept broadly: legends do not have to be world-famous, but they must have had an impact on the people, places, and culture of Indiana and Indianapolis. We are particularly interested in identifying legends who are “unsung,” or whose importance may have been historically overlooked because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class.

As these murals are commissioned, the Arts Council will also partner with Indiana Humanities to commission Indiana-based writers (including authors, poets, and/or spoken word artists) to create reflections on the legend and legacy of each individual. Writers will be identified through a separate process.

Because of the Bicentennial celebration, the first several murals will be Indiana figures who had an attributable impact on Indianapolis specifically. Additional portrait subjects will be identified through community conversations and an open nominations process , and will be matched with locations provided by private property owners through a separate “open call for walls” solicitation process.

Artwork Goals

The murals will convey a recognizable likeness of the individual(s) portrayed, and will also seek to highlight each mural artist’s interpretation of the individual’s legendary nature in their own style.

The first mural subject identified is “Major” Taylor, whose portrait mural will be created in the late spring or early summer of 2021. Indianapolis-born bicycle racer Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) was one of this country’s first Black sports superstars and only the second U.S. Black world champion in any sport. He was the world cycling champion in 1899, American sprint champion in 1900, and set numerous international track cycling records. In an era of strict racial segregation, Taylor had to fight prejudice just to get on the starting line. Taylor is an inspiration and model for today, not only for his athletic achievements in the face of unrelenting racism, but also because of his integrity, generosity of spirit, concern for others, and invaluable contribution to America’s non-violent struggle for equality.

Eligibility

Professional mural artists over 18 and legally able to work onsite in the United States.

Application Requirements

Work examples: 1 - 20

Artists are allowed to apply in teams.

Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Artists Art in Embassies Deadline Ongoing

For five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. Today, AIE is a public-private partnership engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors, and encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. Professional curators and registrars create and ship about 60 exhibitions per year, and since 2000, over 58 permanent collections have been installed in the Department’s diplomatic facilities throughout the world.

ART IN EMBASSIES REGISTRY

We are always looking for new artists and artwork to be a part of exhibitions. This registry offers a registered artist the exposure to our internal curators, who have the responsibility of researching and selecting the artwork for all exhibitions and collections. Artists who sign up to be included in the registry are not yet ART in Embassies artists, and should refrain from using that term in CVs, etc. A registry artist will not have an artist card in the main AIE website section until they are included in an exhibition, nor are they searchable in the main search function of the website.

You only need to register once to upload images. We no longer accept any mailed hard copy slides, transparencies or other materials for consideration. For our office to view your images properly, please scale your images to a maximum size of 1MB or less, and please only upload jpegs. Registered artists are responsible for keeping their contact information current within the registry.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Applications First Street Gallery Deadline Ongoing

First Street Gallery provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about, and gaining hands-on experience in the various aspects of running a (nonprofit) art gallery to include: art-handling, publicity, and administrative, curatorial, exhibition and research activities.

This internship is unpaid, but interns may arrange with their college to receive course credit. Additionally, letters of recommendation can be requested at the end of the internship.

Please go to the Internship Application Form and submit a resume, cover letter and a writing sample. A Portfolio in graphic design, website design, audio and video are a plus but not necessary. The Gallery will contact qualified applicants.

REQUIREMENTS

Studio Arts, Art History Majors (preferred)

Passion for art

Possess excellent written and verbal communication

Possess multi-tasking and coordination experience

Possess an in-depth understanding of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Able to collaborate with the FSG team and also have the ability to work independently

Demonstrate attention to detail while maintaining perspective

Have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and MS Office Suite (specifically Word and Excel)

Have a working knowledge of MAC platform

TASKS

Assist in managing gallery operations

Assist in management, research, communication and coordination of installations

Assist in producing and maintaining content on website as needed (text, graphics, audio and video)

Assist during events and receptions

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Studios For Rent: Long Reach Artist Studio Program Deadline Ongoing

The Howard County Arts Council is currently seeking applications from artists of all disciplines to fill multiple artist studio spaces at Long Reach Village Center. The available studios range in size from 120 to 187 square feet, with monthly rents from $80-$125/month.

The studios at Long Reach Village Center feature abundant natural light, convivial community atmosphere and access to water. Resident studio artists have 24-hour access to their workspace. Artists working in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Artists are selected by a jury process as studios become available.

Eligibility

  • The Studio Program is open to practicing artists who demonstrate a central commitment to the production or performance of fine arts. Emerging Artists are also encouraged to apply.
  • HCAC Board of Directors, full-time staff, HCAC Center Committee, and their immediate family are ineligible to apply.

Selection

  • Applicants will be evaluated based on their artistic discipline, artistic merit and commitment, as well as the appropriateness of their activities for the available space. In cases where all other elements of candidates’ qualifications are deemed of equal value, Long Reach residents and Howard County artists will be given priority.

For more information click here or contact deputydirector@hocoarts.org.

Call to Artists: Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition Deadline 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 Artists: LandEscape, 10th Edition 2019 Deadline 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 Deadline Ongoing

Seeking submissions tied to our department programs: Commercial Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, and/or Sequential Arts. As an HBCU, we particularly strive to highlight, support and promote BIPOC artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational opportunities to the entire region. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

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

The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals.

Apply now via CaFE.

Eligibility:

Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit a proposal for a solo show.

A group of artists who live or work in the area may submit a proposal for a group show.

A curator, living or working anywhere, may submit a proposal for a show featuring works by artists living or working in this area.

Insurance:

All works in the show will be insured by the Athenaeum Gallery for 100% of the retail price during the run of the show.

Criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray.  Some of the selection criteria include:

- What is the artist trying to achieve or communicate through the work?

- What makes it unique or interesting?

- Is the work technically excellent?

- Have the works or the artist been on display in this area recently?

Submission Specifications:

All visual media is welcome, but every work must be wall-mounted.

Painting, drawing, collage, etc. must be framed or fully finished, wired, and ready to hang on picture hooks.

Work must be less than 9 inches deep.

Sculpture must be less than 9 inches deep and lighter than 30 pounds.

No floor mounted or free-standing work will be considered.

Work that requires electricity will not be considered.

Each application needs to represent work created by artists in DC,MD, VA.

Delivery/Shipping:

The artist/artists or curator is responsible for getting, or arranging to have their work delivered, to the Athenaeum Gallery and having unsold works picked up form the gallery at the close of the show.

Sales:

The Athenaeum Gallery will retain a 40% commission on works sold, and will issue a check for 60% of the sales price to the artist no longer than thirty days after the show has closed.

For a curator-proposed show, the commission structure can be adjusted with the full agreement of the gallery and the curator.

Sold work remains in the gallery until the last day of the show.

Work does not have to be for sale to be included in a show.

Contact Information:

Please contact twig@twigweb.com or 703-548-0035 if you have anymore questions.

Address: The Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Call to Artists: Fire & Bliss Creative Deadline Ongoing

Fire & Bliss Creative

Work Media: Original photographs, paintings, mixed media works, or any two-dimensional artwork that can be photographed in order to be translated into prints.

Work Size: Preferred file resolution of an artwork is 300 ppi. In order to ensure a good-quality print on both small and large scale, we recommend the short side of your file to be at least 2250 pixels. As for the best file formats to submit, we recommend submitting .jpg or uncompressed .tif files. Please ensure your file is no larger than 100MB.

Entry Requirements: Artists, please join us for a conversation about justice, equity, and art. Our platform centers artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and who are LGBTQ+, but anyone who is committed to our values of racial justice and queer liberation is welcome. We built this platform to be a community and brave space for like-minded creatives who center advocacy and equity in their work and their lives.We are open to many media and subjects, but are largely looking for art around the themes of nature, justice, and liberation. However, we interpret those themes very broadly, so if you are interested in creating with us, please apply. There is no fee to submit and sell your work on Fire & Bliss. 

Submission Requirements:

  1. Artists with a commitment to racial justice and LGBTQ+ liberation and be engaged in a community that centers queer and BIPOC stories.
  2. Three digital images of your chosen works in either .jpg or .tif format, ideally no smaller than  a resolution of 300 ppi. These are the photos that will be directly turned into prints, so good lighting and minimal glare is key.
  3. Thoughtfully fill out an application on our website at www.fireandbliss.com/create

Timeline: Ongoing

Selection Process:  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our advisory committee of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists.

Notification to artist: We will notify artists by email within two weeks of receiving their application. 

Delivery: online via hi-res, print ready photo

Publicity: We publicize our artists and their works through online paid ads, social media, email, and word of mouth. The QTBIPOC community is powerful, and we are lucky to have had other like-minded organizations share our posts and boost awareness of our collective.  All of our artists are also encouraged to share our application with other artists in their circle.

Sales: Artists receive a percentage of every sale, and unlike most platforms, we allow artists to decide their own commission percentage. Artists are paid monthly. Read more at our FAQs: https://fireandbliss.com/artistfaq

Contact:

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

Contact Us

Phone: 410.204.1959
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org