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: Like Clockwork: 12/11

Deadline To Apply:  12/11/2021 

Vestige Concept Gallery is an in-person arts display space and store located in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville, a fun arts, culture, and shopping neighborhood. We promote and sell works to casual walk-in's, private clients, as well as online, through mixed exhibitions and events.

Host:  Vestige Concept Gallery

Where: 5417 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201

Email questions:  contact@vestigegallery.com

Deadline To Apply:  12/11/2021 

Show Runs:  1/8/2022 - 2/05/2022

Like Clockwork seeks to showcase works of art that address the nature of time. From birth, our daily routines, anxieties on aging, death, rebirth, to creation and destruction, the forms of time give shape to human experience. Traditional thought, from China to ancient Greece, embodies time not only in gods and goddesses but also in the various devices which measure and grasp it. Time as a flux is apparent in the flow of grains in an hourglass; time as eternal return, in the circling aeons of the Indian and Maya calendars or the tail-eating serpent Ouroboros; time as a universal pattern of synchronous events, in the I-Ching or the astrologers' intricate figure-work. The paradoxes inherent in these parallel ways of conceiving time reveal the mysterious Coincidence of Opposites which underlies the cosmos. It's as the old adage says.. all "like clockwork"...   

We are accepting works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

 

For full details and to apply click here

Call for Artists: Boynes Emerging Artist Award Deadline 12/14

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international, independent artist run online award. They provide a platform for talented artists worldwide to showcase and get rewarded for their incredible works. Emerging artists worldwide are welcome to submit all visual 2D & 3D mediums ie Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture. There is no set theme. For a detailed look at our Rules and definition of an "emerging artist", click here.

Their 5th Edition brings our 1st Place winner $4,000 USD cash, $250 in art supplies from Blick Art Materials, a published interview, long term access to the BEAA marketing team as well as social & digital marketing. You can find a complete breakdown of their prize pool here.

Submissions open 1st August.

Jurors: Fares Micue, Pavel Sokov, Denisa Prochazka, Iris Scott, Carina Francioso, Miriam Innes, and Lorette C Luzajic 

Entry Fee [Early Bird 15% OFF]: 3 images $45, 5 images $60, 8 images $88,10 images $100

Prizes Details: 

1st Place:

  • $4,000 USD
  • Published Interview
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]
  • Digital Marketing
  • $250 Gift to Blick Art Materials
  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

2nd Place:

  • $2,000 USD
  • Published Interview
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]
  • Digital Marketing
  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

3rd Place:

  • $1,000 USD
  • Published Interview
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]
  • Digital Marketing
  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

Finalists:

  • Published Interview
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]
  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

The jurors will choose 30 finalists and 3 winners.

How to Apply:

On the 1st August "submit artwork" buttons will become live on their website. They will take you to their online submission application hosted on the Zealous platform. Their FAQ has step by step instructions on filling out your application.

At the close of judging you will be contacted with an announcement of finalists on the 14th December 2021, then winners on the 20th December 2021.

Contact: info@boynesartistaward.com

 

Call to Artists: Exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center Deadline 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 Exhibitions: Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity Deadline 12/31

Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity

Are you a visual artist looking to expand your portfolio by having a solo exhibit of your work? This call for art is for you! We are looking for artists with a sizeable body of work to feature them for a solo show. This call will be open through 2021, and we will select artists on a rolling basis. We are open to artists at all stages of their career - including emerging artists. The months we plan to host these solo shows are still to be determined, however, June - October 2021 are the current possibilities. You may apply up to 3 times. Please keep in mind that this call has a rolling deadline*. This means that the earlier you apply, the more likely it is that you may be chosen for a 2021 show. 

Exhibit run: Depends on month selected, but runs from First Friday of the month to the last Friday of the month.

Opening Reception: First Friday of exhibit month

Entry Fee (Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity): $20.00

Location: 311 Gallery; 311 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC

Deadline to enter: December 31, 2021*

  • To be considered for the September show apply by July 16
  • For the month of October apply by August 31
  • If you apply after September 1, you will be considered for shows going into the 2022 months.

EXHIBITION DETAILS:

This exhibition is for visual artists looking to expand their portfolio or reach with a solo exhibit at 311 Gallery. Works must be for sale and be able to fit through the door (approx. 36 x 80”), otherwise there are no restrictions to dimensions. All mediums (painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, etc) will be considered. If you are accepted for a solo show, we will reach out to you to schedule a month that works for you. 

The gallery has approximately 140 ft. of linear wall space to hang work. This means, depending on spacing, anywhere from 20-40 works will fit neatly into the space. More for small works, less for larger ones. As a general rule, we suggest applying so long as you have at least 15 works available. This is not a digital exhibition, if your work is accepted, it will need to be shipped/hand delivered to the gallery. 

  • Entries must be received by 11:59 pm CST December 31, 2021 
  • Entries must be able to fit through the door (approx. 36 x 80”)
  • Entries must be for sale. 
  • Up to 10 entries per artist. Your entries are samples of your work and should represent the type of work you expect to show, but the actual inventory for the month of exhibit may be different.
  • Juried with JPEGs, one per work.
  • All mediums will be considered so long as they are for sale.
  • Commission rate is 60% artist, 40% Gallery.
  • Open to all artists in the United States
  • Accepted artists will be notified on a rolling basis as we extend invitations. If works are accepted, artists will be notified of the available month(s) that is open in order to schedule and discuss further details.

ENTRY FEE: Fee is $20 regardless of how many works are submitted, not a price per piece.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

To submit images of your work, please review these instructions:

  • Images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, up to 2000px, and are not to exceed 4MB per image. Images should be cropped to only show the artwork and nothing else, and with proper lighting. A huge part of the jurying process is how well your photos are presented.
  • For 2D Work (exhibit): Artists may submit one JPEG per entry.  Maximum of 10 images per artist.
  • For 3D Work (exhibit): 3D artists may submit TWO JPEGS (one full shot and one detail/additional perspective) per entry.
  • No video or audio works are eligible for submission. If you need an audio or video component to complement your show, we will address that after having extended an invitation and will work with you.

ELIGIBILITY: This solo exhibition opportunity is open to any living artist in the United States. Entries must be either hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container. 

ACCESSIBILITY: At 311 we strive to make our space completely accessible, and this includes the submission process. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition please email us at hello@311artgallery.com. 

LINK TO APPLY: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8396

Call for Writing: Manifest Gallery Deadline 12/31

ONGOING CALL FOR WRITING

Critical, Philosophical, Creative, Narrative, Poetic, or Historical Works Related to the Practices of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the Subject of LIGHT

NOTE: Learn more about Manifest's publications here. All participating authors receive a complimentary copy of the finished book their work is featured in.

Written entries can be in any form (poetic, historical, technical, creative, narrative, philosophical) but should be directly relevant to one of the disciplines indicated (drawing, painting, photography/light).

Next Submission deadline: December 31, 2021 (relevant to drawing)

For complete info visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/writing

Call for Entries Academy Art Museum Deadline 1/5

Academy Art Museum Announces Call for Entries for the New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition

Artists notified: February 25, 2022

Works expected to arrive at the Museum: March 15, 2022

Exhibition opens: April 5, 2022

 

Photography has contributed significantly to the cultural history of the US from the time of its invention as a tool of visualization in the mid-19th century to its establishment as an art form in the early 20th century. Made dynamic by constantly-evolving technologies in image-making, yet in conversation with the historical processes that continue to define its contemporary paradigms, the medium is more relevant than ever as an enlightened tool of critical and artistic inquiry. 

The Museum’s acclaimed national juried photography exhibition returns in its third year with artist, publisher and editor Kris Graves as juror. The open call invites photographers at any stage of their career to submit a cohesive body of work comprising of five images, made between 2019 and 2021. The exhibition seeks to showcase the most compelling and relevant work made by photographers all over the US. Please refer to the application guidelines below to confirm your eligibility.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Artists must be at least 21 years of age at the time of submission to the exhibition.

The exhibition has no theme. Artists and student artists at all stages of their career are welcome to apply.

Please submit a cohesive body of work comprising of 5 images. All 5 images will be shown in the exhibition if you are selected. Selected artists who do not provide all five works in their submission may be disqualified from the exhibition.

Artwork must arrive at the Academy Art Museum by March 15, 2022 in museum-quality frames and ready to hang (only wires and d-rings are accepted) with a return shipping label. Our preferred shipper is USPS and UPS.

The Museum has the right to exclude a selected artist if the work is not display-quality and/or differs from the originally-accepted submission.

Artists are responsible for framing and shipping costs. A small number of need-based scholarships for shipping and framing are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Museum staff will be in touch with selected artists about this process.

All work must be produced and printed within the last three years.

Works may not exceed 40 inches in any direction, excluding the frame.

Lens-based works with 3D components are eligible.

 

Further questions can be directed to Conner Dorbin, 410-822-2787 or cdorbin@academyartmuseum.org.

Call for Artists: Reflections of Gratitude Deadline 1/14

Call for Artists:  Reflections of Gratitude

Exhibit Dates: February 23 - April 2, 2022

Deadline: Midnight Friday January 14, 2022

Entry Fee:  $35 for the first two works and $10 each additional work up to a maximum of four.  

Awards:  Best in Show, Merit and Honorable Mention.  Juried by the Berkeley Arts Council.

Presented by the Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV

 

Call Description: In observance of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March, the Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) will present Reflections of Gratitude, a collection of works about women.  The goal of this exhibit is to honor women whose achievements and contributions have enriched our lives and bettered our world.  They are our role models, influencers, sources of strength, beacons of hope.  They may be artists, educators, preachers, healers, engineers, scientists; they are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, friends; they exist in many roles and vocations, in public and private life.  Whether historical or contemporary, who has that woman been for you?  Entries for this juried exhibit should pay tribute to women who have been influential in your life.

 

Eligible: Open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions, representational, abstract, or non-representational.  Entries must be original works of art completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited at The Berkeley Art Works previously. 

 

Questions can be directed to bac.exhibits@gmail.com. 

For more information click here.

Call for Entries Self Expression and Speech/Language Disorders Virtual Art Exhibition Deadline 1/24

Self Expression and Speech / Language Disorders Virtual Art Exhibition

Important Dates

Deadline: Monday, January 24th, 2022, 11:59 pm EST

Notification of Acceptance: late February 2022 

Virtual Exhibition Opens: early May 2022

This exhibit encourages those who identify with having a speech/language disorder to submit artworks that express what their speech/language disorder means to them. Co-survivors may also contribute or submit artwork. What do you want others to know about your speech/language disorder? How does it impact your everyday life? If you have the choice to completely get rid of your disorder, would you? You may consider the topic from several different lenses: personal, social, realistic, abstract, and more. 

There is no entry fee for submission. Submitting physical copies of artwork will not be necessary.

The submission from can be found here. 

 

Eligibility and Selection

Artwork will be evaluated and selected based on the following:

1) Relevance to exhibition theme

2) Originality and creativity

3) Quality of craft/technique

Please include the following with your submission:

Artwork Information: Each artist may submit up to 3 works. Arts media in 2D and 3D are accepted, these include but are not limited to: drawing, painting, calligraphy, collage, and more. Artists must submit high resolution images. This means the image must be a .jpg or .png file, at least 720 pixels wide and 72 dpi. 

Please provide the title, material, and dimensions. File names need to be labeled: LastName_Title.jpg or .png

Artist Statement: Artists must submit an artist statement about their inspiration, process, and relevance to the exhibit. 300 words max. 

 

This exhibition will be part of University of Maryland’s Arts Fest. 

Website will be available from May 2022 onwards for anyone who wants to visit it. 

More information can be found here. 

The Howard County Arts Council Deadline 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 Performance Proposals: Vox Populi Deadline 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 Entries: 28th Juried Woodworking Exhibition: 2/4

28th JURIED WOODWORKING EXHIBITION

Wharton Esherick Museum – Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

International Deadline: February 4, 2022 

In 1994, the annual juried woodworking exhibition began as an opportunity to encourage new, creative and imaginative designs in wood. Encouraged to think like Esherick and invent designs both expressive and functional, professional woodworkers, artists, hobbyists and craftspeople have submitted hundreds of pieces reflecting each year’s theme. From wooden jewelry to wall cabinets, chairs to desk accessories and everything in between, the next generation of artistry in wood has passed through the doors of the Wharton Esherick Museum.

The competition is open to both emerging and established makers.

A group of works from the final jury selection will be exhibited in the Museum’s 150 square foot visitor center gallery. All of the works in the jury selection will be shared via an online exhibition on the Wharton Esherick Museum’s website and through a small publication

Cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded, as well as a $100 Horace Hartshaw award for middle and high school students, and a $200 Viewer’s Choice award, voted on via WEM’s social media platforms. 

Apply here.

$30 Entry

About: The Wharton Esherick Museum is the home and studio of famed American artist Wharton Esherick, located atop Valley Forge Mountain in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is our mission to preserve, maintain, and exhibit the artistic creations of the late Wharton Esherick so that the general public may gain enjoyment, education, and inspiration from Esherick’s life work. We seek to act dynamically; connecting contemporary audiences to Esherick’s legacy and brilliant creations through diverse public programs and community partnerships.

For more information click here.

Call for Proposals for Workshops Deadline Ongoing

Call Description
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 for Entries Howard County Arts Council Deadline 2/24

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its 11th annual juried public art competition, ARTsites, for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2022 to July 2023. HCAC aims to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County. The sculpture will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces and generate interest in public art.

HCAC will administer the selection process and provide an identification plaque for each work and promotional support for the exhibit. HCAC staff will serve as the liaison with site administrators. Sale of artwork will be encouraged; a 20% commission of work sold as a result of the exhibit will go to HCAC. Work must remain on view for the duration of the entire exhibit.

All application materials should be submitted online or delivered to Howard County Arts Council by 11:59PM, February 24, 2022.

 

Grant Awards: HCAC will provide up to 12 artists with a $3,000 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to the sculpture. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist, a separate grant will be awarded for each piece. Selected artists will receive two grant payments: one after the contract is signed and the sculpture is installed, and the other after the sculpture is de-installed and the site is returned to its original condition. Artist fee is contingent upon HCAC receiving full funding for ARTsites 2022 from Howard County.

 

Eligibility: The competition is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, with public art experience commensurate with this project's scope. HCAC board, staff, and their immediate family members, and selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. In addition to finished pieces, proposed work will also be considered (based on previous examples of public work).

 

Artists can apply here

For questions, please contact Dana Whipkey at grantsandprojects@hocoarts.org, or call (410) 313-2787

Call for Artists: Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council Deadline Ongoing

Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) is featuring county artists at its newest art space Arts’tination at National Harbor, the premier arts and entertainment destination in our regions Located at 162 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Arts’tination is dedicated to supporting local artists and curating immersive creative experiences.

PGAHC is recruiting artists to show and sell their work and/or to conduct arts related workshops for the public. Artists should submit work samples and inquires to pablo@pgahc.org.

For more information please visit https://www.pgahc.org/artstination.

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Opening Acts Deadline Ongoing

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Opening Acts: Deadline Ongoing

The City of Hagerstown seeks solo musical artists or small bands to open for the headliners in our Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday music series. Compensation is expected to be between $100-700.

Gig Details

Will be at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown (covered stage area). Opening acts will need easy set up and breakdown due to small stage and minimal changeover time. Approximately 45 minutes between 5-6 pm. Sound support and general lighting provided by City of Hagerstown

Other requirements: Evidence of past success in live performance settings. Ease of setup and breakdown, as there will be little time and space available. Artist’s/Band’s home base; preference will be given to those based in the Hagerstown regional area

Direct questions to: dced@hagerstownmd.org

Submissions will only be accepted via this Google Form.

Schedule:

Currently booking the following dates in 2021-2022:

  • July 23, 2021
  • August 27, 2021
  • September 24, 2021
  • May 27, 2022
  • June 24, 2022

For more information and entry click here

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Headliner Deadline Ongoing

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Headliner

Deadline: Ongoing

The City of Hagerstown is seeking great, professional, headliner bands that know how to attract and keep an audience happy for our Fourth Friday series. These evening events take place in downtown Hagerstown at University Plaza.

Gig Details

Will be at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown (covered stage area). One set or two shorter sets between 6/6:30-8:00 pm. Sound support and general lighting provided by City of Hagerstown

Other requirements: Strong track record of entertaining audiences as evidenced by video and other materials submitted.

Direct questions to: dced@hagerstownmd.org

Submissions will only be accepted via this Google Form.

Schedule:

Currently booking the following dates in 2021-2022: July 23, August 27, September 24, 2021; May 27 and June 24, 2022

For more information and entry click here

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 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.

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 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 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

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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.

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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

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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 

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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: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org

     
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