Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: naomi@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Regional Opportunities

Call for Entries: Sole Purpose at Arts/Harmony Hall: 9/22

Arts/Harmony Hall invites artists of all ages and creative backgrounds to re-interpret the purpose, function, shape or meaning of the shoe. What purpose could it have? What else could it do or be?

This call is open to artists living and working in Maryland/Washington/Virginia. All mediums are accepted with maximum dimensions limited to 18”x18”x18”. There is no fee to participate. All entries must be 3 dimensional in form and relevant to the theme. One shoe entry per artist. Accepted artists will be notified by September 29, 2017. Exhibit on view October 23 – December 29, 2017.

DEADLINE: 5pm on Friday, September 22, 2017.

TO SUBMIT: Click here.


Call for Art: Color: Primary to Tertiary: 9/25

This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography today. This call for submission is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in two dimensional media. The deadline to submit is September 25, 2017. 

$35 entry fee for 3 images, additional $10 per additional image 

For more information, click here

To apply, click here

Call for Art: Maryland Federation of Artists Small Wonders: 9/26

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any original 2-D work 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1-23, 2017.

A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.

Deadline: September 26th, 2017

Learn more here. 

Apply here. 

Call for Art: Submissions For Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative: 9/29

On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville CDC is announcing a Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative. The Initiative seeks five (5) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement, at pre-determined, publicly-accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. As part of The Town’s plan to create an engaging, publically accessible outdoor sculpture gallery across its many neighborhoods, we seek site-appropriate sculptural work fitting of each chosen location. All sites have an existing installed concrete footer/pad, specifically designed to accommodate a range of sizes of work and a variety of bases.

Submittals may be of any durable, easily-maintained, exposure-ready media, and, due to the planned temporary nature of the initiative’s installations should be of existing or nearly completed work. Following a jurying process, the works will be installed by the selected artist for year-long exhibition. At the end of the exhibition term, the works will also be made available for purchase through our forthcoming Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative website.

For more infromation, click here

Job Listing: Young Audiences: Master Teaching Artist: Ongoing

Young Audiences is hiring a Master Teaching Artist in Visual Art for the fall Teach Artist Seminar (TAI).

The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is a comprehensive professional development program for teaching artists that build artists’ capacity to contribute to student learning in and through the arts.The program trains teaching artists in the use and understanding of the state curriculum and the Common Core Standards, as well as arts integration strategies to assist the artist in engaging teachers and students. Topics such as classroom management strategies, designing, writing, and teaching artist-in-residence lessons, and educator needs are covered, as well as opportunities for field testing and feedback.

Responsibilities for this position include working with the TAI staff and advisory board to plan and teach the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI), overseeing a cohort of 4 to 6 teaching artists specializing in visual arts throughout a three-day Retreat, and participating fully in all dates of TAI (which includes a three-day Retreat, a Writing Day, a Presentation Day and an Evaluation Day plus three planning meetings and a reflection/evaluation meeting for TAI staff.)

This comprehensive training program for professional artists is a partnership between Young Audiences, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).

For more information about the application process, please email cat@yamd.org.

For questions please call 410-837-7577.

Call for RFQ: Hyattsville Bus Shelter: 9/29

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, on behalf of Landex Development, LLC, is accepting artist proposals for the design and fabrication of two (2) sculpturally-devised bus shelters for placement at two (2) revitalization sites on Rhode Island Avenue in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts & Entertainment District. Applicants must first register their intent when planning to respond to RFQ. Three finalists will be selected to further develop designs ($750 stipend). $36,000 total project commission for both shelters.

DEADLINE: September 29, 2017


QUESTIONS? Contact Justin Fair at jfair@hyattsvillecdc.org or 301-683-8267.

Call for Artists: Meeting House Gallery: Ongoing

The Meeting House Gallery at The Oakland Mills Interfaith Center is accepting applications for future exhibits. Artwork in all media and styles which can be hung, including wall sculptures, is acceptable. The gallery is large, has new lighting and two display cases for three dimensional work. Artists for each exhibit will be selected by jury or by special invitation.

The Oakland Mills Interfaith Center is used by various congregations and community groups for religious services, classes, nursery school, meetings, theater performances, weddings, receptions, and private parties. With all events combined, more than 3,000 people visit our building each week. You may tour the facility at your convenience. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily (closed on federal holidays).

For information and an application, visit our new site.

Call for Entry: Poe & Puck Juried Exhibition: 9/30

Strathmore invites artists to submit original artwork inspired by magical scenes or mysterious themes in the literary work of these beloved authors. Artwork may be of any style and medium either pulling directly and literally from work, created in the mood or vein of the writers’ oeuvres, or inspired by the authors themselves. Submissions will be considered through a blind jurying process and juried on mastery of craft and relevance to the exhibition theme.

AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, Second Place, and Third Place at the opening reception. Honorable Mentions will also be recognized.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2017


ArtZept for 2017: Kitchen Gadgets 9.30

Zepter International is announcing their 14th Design Competition entitled: KITCHEN GADGETS

The kitchen has become the heart of home both as the place to enjoy everyday meals and as an area to whip up an extravagant feast. Unleash your imagination to create something extraordinary and spice up both “haute cuisine” and daily home food preparation.

Entries can be submitted online here.

No entry fee.

Deadline: September 30

Call for Artists: Street Scenes: 10/3

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter its 2nd Street Scenes competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work depicting a view of the street, will be considered. Works selected will be displayed online in MFA’s Curve Gallery, from November 1 to December 15, 2017. The exhibition chair is Wil Scott.

Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Three cash awards will be designated by the juror. 1st Place: $300, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

For more infromation, click here

Call to Artists: King Street Bridge Mural: 10/6

The Town Of Leesburg’s Commission on Public Art (COPA) is initiating a contest for sketches as well as design and installation fees. The contest is open to all artists in the Washington, DC metro region. Artist(s) and Artists Teams can submit for one or both sides of the bridge. A panel of 4 appointed artists/technical persons along with the high school student who proposed the project will review and choose the winner(s) of the contest. Artist or Artist Teams will be responsible for the installation of the artwork directly on to the concrete portion of the bridge on either one or both sides, depending on submissions and contest winners. The size of the mural area is approximately 625 square feet on each side. Trompe l’oeil design is encouraged but not required.

The theme for the murals is historical and could be relevant to the area of the bridge. Suggestions include an historic map, train, passenger station or depot but artists are not limited to these ideas. The area east of the bridge was colloquially called “The Wharf” and historical information for the area can be found on the Commission on Public Art website which may assist artists in providing a sketch of their idea.

This Call is open to artists and artist teams within the Washington DC Metro region. Emerging artists and artist teams are encouraged to apply. There is no requirement that artists have previous public art experience.

Application Requirements

1. Up to 4 separate sketches can be entered by artist/team.

2. Résumé with contact information, website or Facebook page (if available) and any previous related experience.

3. Artist statement – a written description of the work. The brief written representation is for, and in support of, the artwork to give the viewer a full understanding. It should inform, connect with an art context and present the basis for the work.

4. Proposed fee for design and installation (cap of $15,000) and budget for paint and supplies (Note: Up to $3,000 of paint and supplies will be reimbursed to Artist)

For more information, click here.

Application for this Call can be made via email to ageiger@leesburgva.gov (10MB limit), or mailed or delivered, in hard copy form or files on CD, to Town of Leesburg Commission on Public Art 25 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176 ATTN: Anne Geiger, COPA Liaison

Washington Award: 10/5

Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has recognized talented artists in the fields of music, dance, and visual arts especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration. Each winner is awarded a cash prize of $5,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who receives an additional $5,000. Award winners are honored annually in the spring at the Washington Awards Ceremony.

DEADLINE: October 5, 2017

TO APPLY, click here.

Call For Art : ACCR Art 10.6

The Art Connection in the Capital Region is looking for artwork submissions for Charitable Art: Omanoot l'Tzedekah!

It will be an exhibition and art placement project presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. As part of ACCR's Art + Community series, this project will bring together artists willing to donate their artwork with qualifying nonprofit community service organizations within Northern Virginia. Artwork selected will be considered a donation to the agencies for permanent display.

Deadline: October 6

Visit the following link! http://www.artconnection-cr.org

Call for Curators: Curators' Incubator: 10/6

Exhibition on View:  May 17 - June 23, 2018

May 17, 2018: Curators' Incubator Opening Reception

To view the full prospectus click here!  To download the application, click here!

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to restore the Curators’ Incubator program, slated to open May of 2018.  MAP established Curators’ Incubator in 2004 as a platform for aspiring curators to grow. In this program, MAP’s gallery is made available to an emerging curator or curatorial team to develop a creative, curatorial vision as part of a 9-month mentored partnership initiative. The program provides approximately 2,200 square feet of gallery space in downtown Baltimore, located within the Bromo Arts District.

MAP is open to exhibition proposals of all types. Curators' proposals will be juried by MAP's staff and Programming Advisory Committee (PAC) this October, 2017. After the initial review of proposals, up to five curators will be selected for advancement to phase two of the application process where they will be required to formally present and expand upon their proposal to the PAC in November. 

Proposal Must Contain:

  • Online application form
  • Statement of intent
  • Short biography for each artist intended for inclusion in proposed exhibition
  • Comprehensive Budget (see prospectus for details)

Deadline to Apply: October 6, 2017


  • October 6, 2017: Complete Proposals Due
  • November 2017:  Select Proposal Presentations
  • December 2017: Curators Announced
  • May 17, 2018: Curators Incubator Exhibition Opening
  • May 17 - June 23, 2018: Exhibition on View

Questions?  Email MAP's Program Manager, Naomi, Naomi@mdartplace.org!

Call for Artists : Art Space 10.8

Art Space gallery is currently accepting proposal submissions for exhibitions in the second half of 2018 and the first month of 2019.

$25 Proposal fee

Deadline: October 8 at 11:59 PM 

For more information, visit the link below.


2018 S&R Foundation Washington Grant Award: 10/15

Are you an emerging artist looking to further your craft? Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has recognized talented artists in the fields of, music, dance, and visual arts especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration.

S&R sponsors annual award programs, hosts concerts and events, and works with its partners to encourage social, scientific and artistic innovation, and to promote cultural and personal development. By supporting individuals and enabling their growth and success within various communities, S&R Foundation nurtures their ability, in turn, to enrich society with the fruits of their hard work and dedication.

Winners receive an unconditional cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. An additional $5,000 may be awarded as a Grand Prize to an artist of outstanding ability. Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners may be eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

Application is open to artists least 18 years of age, worldwide. Applicant must be working in music, dance, or visual arts including painting, photography, sculpture or interdisciplinary arts. Applicant may not be enrolled either part-time, full-time, or finishing work in a degree-granting program. 

Deadline: October 15th, 2017

Eligibility Requirements here. 

Apply here. 


Call for Artists: Peripheral ARTeries, Biennial Edition 2017: Ongoing

Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 8th edition.

This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. Accordingly, worldwide artists at any career-stage can submit their works. The 8th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach. 

There are no entry fees: and each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique. We are open to all proposed forms of art and media and we focus on works which cause people to reflect on the larger community and a kind of art capable of changelling the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself.

application form: https://form.jotform.com/artcall/arteries2017

For any further clarification please contact peripheral.arteries@europe.com.

Call for Submissions: Delmarva Review: Ongoing

The Delmarva Review, a literary magazine published on the Eastern Shore, is in search of cover art for its upcoming 10th anniversary issue.

While the Review cannot pay the selected artist, the magazine has a circulation of 500, is sent out to all members of the Eastern Shore Writers Association, and is given to attendees at the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference at Chesapeake College. The selected image will also feature on the magazine's website and promotional materials, and a profile of the artist will be included in the Review.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ENTER: Contact Emily Rich at editor@delmarvareview.com.

Call for Artists: The Bender JCC: 11/1

The Bender JCC is seeking artists to create artwork inspired by the following quote. When the Israelites accepted the 10 commandments at Mount Sinai they said, Na'aseh v'nishma “We will do and we will hear.” – Exodus 24:7

The show will be on display from December 21 – February 19. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, December 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Project Eligibility and Specifications are as follows: 1. This opportunity is open to all artists based in the Greater Washington area. 2. The artwork must be original and must reflect the quote above. 3. The artwork must be 2 dimensional and able to hang on a wall.

DEADLINE: November 1.

APPLICATION: To apply, click here.

FURTHER QUESTIONS: Contact Lisa Del Sesto at 301-348-3756 or ldelsesto@benderjccgw.org for further questions.

Call for Digital Work: Light City "On Demand" Installation

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks visual artists to participate in On Demand, an exhibition of time-based digital content at Light City, a festival of light music and innovation at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor April 14-21, 2018. During Light City, On Demand hosts a curated program of looped video and time-based media content to be viewed throughout the festival. Creatives working across traditional and experimental short films, animations, poetronica, music videos, and other forms of digital media are encouraged to submit their existing works for consideration. Artists may submit up to three digital files for consideration and artworks should be no more than seven minutes in length.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 15, 2017


TO SUBMIT, click here.


Call for Entries: Gallery Artist Membership Jurying: Ongoing

The Hamilton Gallery is a cooperative gallery, artist operated, with monthly shows featuring the works of members as well as a monthly guest artist exhibition. The Hamilton Gallery exhibits and supports fine art and fine crafts. The gallery maintains an active membership of a number of local artists, and screens for new members at monthly gallery meetings. We are looking for both artists with a developed body of work, and emerging artists seeking to foster their artistic practice and to begin their careers. Hamilton Gallery artist members enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their own exhibitions.

Deadline: Ongoing

More information here. 

Contact Bridget Sullivan at bridget@hamiltonarts.org to arrange to drop off application materials. 

Call for Entry: Guest Artist Exhibition: Ongoing

The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

More information here. 

Mail application to:

Hamilton Arts Collective

ATTN: Call for Entry – guest artist exhibition

5502 Harford Road

Baltimore, MD 21214

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

The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: ARTiculAtion: 12/31

After two successful biennial editions with the participation of hundreds of visual artists, performers and curators from all over the world, ARTiculAction is celebrating its twelve years long activity launching its 2017 biennial edition, that will once again explore new tendencies and trends in Contemporary Art.

They are seeking artists to be featured in the next issue of their art publication, that comes to its 12th edition. ARTiculAction offers a unique opportunity to be published in their special issue, as well as online on several web platforms and social media. The mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists' community and art lovers. This is accomplished by artist profiling, art magazine publication with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations via various media.


QUESTIONS? Contact our board at biennial.articulaction@post.com

There are no entry fees.

Open Call: Next Generation of Artists: Expose Art Magazine: Ongoing

This open call is available for current art students and recent graduates, Ordinarily, application fees are used to underwrite the costs of the in-print print publication of Expose Art Magazine as well as other promotional and informational materials. We are thankful for our donors and sponsors, through their support of Expose Art Magazine, are able to waive the publication fee ($200-$350).

All media is accepted.

Selected artists will be notified by February 14 for the issue being published by March.

More information and submission details can be found here.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Volunteers Wanted: HAMILTON ARTS COLLECTIVE: Ongoing

Hamilton Arts Collective is looking for motivated folks who would like to volunteer 10 to 15 hours a month to help keep the HAC moving through the coming months. See how things are run first-hand, munch on some complimentary concessions, and see any show you help with for free.

Please contact through email at s-b-t@hushmail.com if you are interested.

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County is seeking volunteers: Ongoing

Volunteers needed to help conduct audience surveys for the County's Arts and Humanities Economic Impact Study. Volunteers must be willing to attend a short training session and to attend live arts events in Montgomery County. For more information, please e-mail grants@creativemoco.com.

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