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: 1st Miami Contemporary Small Format Art Exhibition: 02/16

Since 2002 Art Basel Miami Beach, and other 18 collateral art fairs presenting more than a thousand art galleries from around the world, have drawn scores of art lovers and collectors to Miami, which is getting closer to become a real “art scene”. Is in this auspicious context that the 1st Miami Contemporary Small Format Exhibition will take place, hosted by Cowry Art Studio, (in downtown North Miami, 3 blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art), and slated to be opening during the last week of March 2020.

- This call is open to all emerging, mid-career, and established artists, over 18 years old, residing in the USA, and working within any style, media or concept of art; being the highest standard of virtuosity, and creativity the main curatorial criterion to be applied when selecting the artworks. The call will be open for submissions from January 6th to February 16th, and the exhibition will be curated by artist and critic Rafael López-Ramos, and artist Natasha Perdomo.

- Only bi-dimensional works will be accepted (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Collage, Mixed media), which should be no larger than 14 inches on any of its sides (also applying to diptychs), had been created during the last 3 years, and not previously exhibited in the Greater Miami Area.

- Each artist may submit up to 5 artworks, with a $25.00 non-refundable entry fee for the first image and $5.00 for each additional image. Payable by Paypal or credit card. Deadline for submissions is February 16th, 2020.

Entry Fee: $25

Deadline: February 16th, 2020

For more information, click HERE


Call to artists: Graphic era juried exhibition: 02/17

The Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD announces a call to artists for Graphic Era, a celebration of the graphic arts by digital design professionals and artists from around the U.S. Exhibition dates: April 4-26, 2020. 

Awards: Grand Prize $500; Gold $250; Silver $150; Bronze $100

Juror: Kat Irannejad, Co-Founder and Executive Illustration Agent at Snyder New York. 

This exhibition will feature a selection of artists who are using illustration to engage larger audiences via social, digital and print media. Graphic Era introduces visitors to the digital arts and artists who adapt this artform to a new generation and their interests. Each print will be priced and sold at $100, with 50% of the sale going to the artist. $35 for up to 3 images/animations ($25 for Delaplaine members). 

Deadline: February 17th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Writing Coaches: 02/20

Young audiences is now hiring recent educators to be Writing Coaches in the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program, a fantastic program for rising Baltimore City seniors.  Over the course of seven weeks in the summer, students take on paid internships in arts and cultural organizations on three days and get professional development on two days. The PD includes support from writing coaches in completing their college essays and a resume and support from college mentors in selecting a school, figuring out how to pay for it, navigating the Common App and more!

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

This is a part-time position that allows you to directly engage with young people at this critical juncture in their lives.  You can find much more information, including the Scope of Work for this position, on our website: https://www.yamd.org/bloomberg-arts-internship/  

Applications are due Feb. 20, 2020.


Call for College Mentors: 02/20

Young audiences is now hiring recent college graduates to be College Mentors in the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program, a fantastic program for rising Baltimore seniors. We are hoping you might know some recent college graduates (or college seniors) who might be interested in this paid summer opportunity.  

Over the course of seven weeks in the summer, Bloomberg Arts Interns take on paid internships in arts and cultural organizations and also get professional development to help prepare them for their future.  College Mentors support Bloomberg Arts Interns two days a week in selecting a school, figuring out how to pay for it, navigating the Common App and more! 

This is a part-time position that allows college mentors to directly engage with young people at this critical juncture in their lives.  You can find much more information, including the Scope of Work for this position, on our website: https://www.yamd.org/bloomberg-arts-internship/  

Applications are due Feb. 20, 2020.


Call For Entries: Fleeting/Fled at Glen Echo Park: 2/21

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and Glen Echo Park, Fleeting, Fled is an exhibition about the temporal that is open to many possibilities. The cycle of life, death and rebirth is the underlying theme. Occurring during the Spring season in Washington, artwork could be inspired by the ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms and daffodils that will be in bloom. Environmental themes might also relate to climate change or the climate crisis. The opportunity to halt rising global temperatures is fleeting, or has the window for evoking remediation already closed? The setting of Glen Echo Park, one of our national parks might also be inspirational. The indoor and outdoor setting allows for a wide range of media, including ephemeral outdoor works. The juror welcomes a broad interpretation of this theme, personal or political.

JUROR: Laura Roulet


Friday, February 21, 2020

Eligibility/ Fees: The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students).

For more information, click HERE


Call For Artists: 2020 All Women Artist: 02/23

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all Women 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field or where they may reside.  This is an international competition and everyone is encouraged to participate. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online from February 26th, 2020 to March 24th, 2020.  

There is No Theme for this Current Art Competition,except you must be a woman to enter.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. Here is a link to last years EXHIBITION, so as to better demonstrate this month's theme.

This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings/Drawings, Photography/Digital Art and Mixed Media and 3 dimensional Work.  Awards will be given for the top 6 to 8 works selected in each category, (this will depend on the number of submissions in each category). In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of all submissions received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions).   Winners will be announced on March 16th, 2020. 

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

Applications are due by February 23, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call to Artists: ARTsites 2020: 02/28

The Howard County Arts Council, located in Ellicott City, Maryland, is currently seeking proposals from artists with public art experience for ARTsites 2020, a one-year outdoor sculpture exhibit on display in Howard County, Maryland from August 2020 to July 2021. Selected artists will be awarded a $3,000 grant to participate in the exhibit. 

Deadline: February 28th, 2020

For more information, click HERE



Call for Submissions: 11th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition: 02/28

With $10,000 in prize money, this annual juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, a non-profit organization established in 1975 to support and cultivate the arts in Allegany County, Maryland. The event is now in its 11th year.

This competitive event is a hallmark of the Western Maryland art scene, and is a treat for the plein air enthusiast. Western Maryland, located in the Appalachian Mountains, is filled with magnificent vistas, pristine state forests, historic architecture, an abundance of small-town charm, and attractions including the C&O Canal, Casselman Bridge, Potomac River, streams and hiking paths, industrial settings, and the steam engine of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The exhibition takes place at the Arts Council's first class exhibition space, the Saville Gallery. Only thirty artists will be invited to participate, and over $10,000 will be awarded in prize money.

Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Fees: The entry fee for this competition is $40.00 and includes submission of three (3) digital images which should broadly represent the applicant’s plein air body of work. Applicants should include a brief artist statement. A total of 30 artists will be selected to participate.

JUROR: Nancie King Mertz

An award-winning artist, Nancie has spent her lifetime painting in oil & pastel. She was awarded the Master Circle Medallion by the IAPS in 2015, their Eminent Pastelist distinction in 2018, and is also a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Chicago Pastel Painters.

For more information, click HERE

Call For Submissions: HCAC ARTsites 2020: 02/28

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its 9th annual juried public art competition, ARTsites, for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2020 to July 2021. 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 provide up to 12 artists with a $3,000 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to the sculpture

Submissions are due by February 28th

For more information click HERE.


Call for Proposals: Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition: 02/29

Brickscape is a five-week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. Artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different location chosen each year. At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation art will be on display as part of a two-week, city-wide festival. Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Socially engaged or process-based artists are also eligible and encouraged to apply. Previous experience creating installation art is not required.

Submissions due: February 29, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call for aritsts: 42nd Annual Long's Park Art Festival: 03/01

Artists are invited to apply for the 42nd Annual Long's Park Art Festival, held September 4-6, 2020 at Long's Park in Lancaster, PA. Categories include: Emerging Artists, Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber - Decorative, Fiber - Wearable, Functional Art, Furniture, Glass, Non-precious Jewelry, Precious Jewelry, Leather, Metal, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Painting (acrylic or oil), Painting (watercolor), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood, Upcycled/Creative Reuse. 

$35 application fee.

Deadline: March 1st, 2020. 

For more information, click HERE


Call For Application: Folklife Apprenticeship Grants: 03/01

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is pleased to announce that applications are open for 2020-2021 Folklife Apprenticeship Grants, which fund the teaching of folklife skills by a master to a learner artist. 

Each grant is $5,000, with $4,000 going to the master and $1,000 to the learner. Folklife skills may include any activities associated with living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Common examples include but are not limited to traditional music, dance, storytelling, fiber art, craft, food and occupational practices.

Folklife Apprenticeship grants fund the teaching of skills from a master to a learner artist in folklife, or living cultural traditions. During the study period, a master folklife artist passes down her or his knowledge to a learner in an effort to support the vitality of folklife in Maryland.

Applications are due: Sunday, March 1, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Applications: Folklife teaching grant: 03/01

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is pleased to announce that applications are open for 2020-2021 Folklife Apprenticeship Grants, which fund the teaching of folklife skills by a master to a learner artist. Each grant is $5,000, with $4,000 going to the master and $1,000 to the learner. Folklife skills may include any activities associated with living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Common examples include but are not limited to traditional music, dance, storytelling, fiber art, craft, food and occupational practices. Read the Folklife Apprenticeship Grant guidelines and evaluation criteria here.

Maryland Traditions, the state folklife program housed at MSAC, has given Folklife Apprenticeship grants annually since 2004. Applications are accepted in winter, with awards given the following summer. Folklife Apprenticeships  are distinct from registered apprenticeships offered through the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Program (MATP), which supports workforce development. 

For more information on MATP, visit https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/appr/.

Deadline: March 1, 2020


Call for Entries: ViewPoints 2020: 03/01/2020

Studio Montclair seeks entries for its 23rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition “ViewPoints 2020” at Studio Montclair Gallery, Studio Montclair’s nonprofit gallery located in downtown Montclair from April 24 to May 30, 2020. 

JUROR: Virginia Fabbri Butera

VENUE: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all fine artists. 

ENTRY FEE: SMI Members: $35, Non-members: $40 for up to 3 images. $5/each additional work, maximum of 5 images 

CASH AWARDS: Minimum of $1,200 total cash awards.

SHOW DATE: April 24th 2020 - May 30th 2020

Deadline: March 1st, 2020

For more information, click HERE


Call for Artists: Mural in Takoma Park: 03/02

The City of Takoma Park is seeking submissions from artists for a mural covering sections of a concrete retaining wall stretching three blocks along Lincoln Avenue in Takoma Park, Md. Artists must submit a cover letter, 3-5 sketches or mock-ups of their design, and a summary of prior public art projects. The theme of the design is up to the artist or artist team but should reflect the historical or cultural character of Takoma Park in some way. Bids will be accepted up to $25,000.

Artists do not need to be Takoma Park residents, and there is no fee to apply. Please review the full Call for Entries at muralcall.takomaparkmd.gov before applying using the online submission form at muralform.takomaparkmd.gov.

Deadline: March 2, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call For Artists: Creative Alliance Residency Program: 03/06

The application process for the Creative Alliance Residency Program is open and will conclude on FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2020. Creative Alliance is accepting applications for its live/work studio Residency Program beginning in Summer 2019. This long-term program, founded in 2003, is open to artists of all media who would like to deepen their practice in a supportive, dynamic environment, and interact with colleagues who thrive in a lively cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary live/work environment.

The Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore, nationally, and internationally, the program is located on the second floor of The Creative Alliance in Highlandtown, Baltimore’s most diverse neighborhoods. A rarity in the field of artist residencies, Creative Alliance’s long-term program has a lease commitment from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 3 years. The Residency Program accommodates eight resident artists, one in each of the studios. It is intended for emerging artists and more accomplished artists whose goal is to invigorate their work in an intensive creative atmosphere. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the studios as their primary residence. With the support of the Creative Alliance staff, resident artists will be at the center of the Baltimore art scene, with a wealth of community contacts and professional resources at their fingertips.

Entry Fee: $15

Deadline: 03/06

For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College: 03/06

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 28 - June 19, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror William Crow, PhD, Director and Professor of Practice, Lehigh University Art Galleries.

Awards total more than $3,200 with a Landscape Award and $1,000 Best of Show prize. 

There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members. The exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery. Entry forms and membership information are available at www.adamsarts.org or by contacting the Arts Council at aa@adamsarts.org or (717) 334-5006.

Deadline for submissions is March 6.

For more information, click HERE


Call for entries: ?Binary¿Nonbinary?: 03/12

Maryland Federation of Art announced a call for entries for upcoming exhibition?Binary¿Nonbinary?. 

Some things are binary: black and white, sea and sky, night and day. Somethings aren’t binary: gray, horizons, twilight. Show us what’s what, in all media and all subjects that live in either the binary or nonbinary spheres. Entries are open to any original 2-D or 3-D artwork in any media. MFA will display selected works in their online Curve Gallery from April 15 through May 31, 2020. Show Chairs: Richard Niewerth and Wil Scott.



Cash awards of $500 will be designated at the juror’s discretion.


?Binary Non Binary? may be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Go to www. mdfedart.org for details. MFA does not display Watermarks; artists display at their own risk.

  • Works previously viewed in a juried exhibition on Curve Gallery are not eligible.

  • Artist must submit 1 JPEG image per artwork and may also submit 1 additional JPEG as a detail. To provide the best images for juror set pixel dimension to around 2000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.

  • Payments must be processed through PayPal.

  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. 1 or 2 entries $35 (MFA members $20). Additional four entries $5 each. Work may be priced for sale or POR. Entry fees are non-refundable. Membership, if desired, may be immediately processed before entry.

  • If artwork is part of a limited edition, please state total number in the edition.

Deadline: March 12th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: Library Gallery Solo Exhibition Competition: 03/15

Library Gallery Solo Exhibition Competition

Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2020 – August 2021.  To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2015 to the present are ineligible.  The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.

An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibition (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium).  The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the exhibition.

Deadline for Entries: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 PM

For more information, send information to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com. 

Call for Submissions: Classical Recital Competition: 03/15

Classical musicians are now being sought for the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital Competition! Winners will be featured in a recital in the Main Gallery during the 2020-2021 season. Previous winners from 2017 to the present are ineligible. Musicians must be 18 and older to be consid­ered. There are no geographical restrictions, but winners are responsible for their own transportation to the recital.


Ten-minute selection of music that best identifies your repertoire and technique.

Musician(s) biography.

Headshot(s) that is appropriate for print (at least 8”x10” and 300 dpi resolution).

Current one-page resume with contact information for each participating musician.

The honorarium is $400 per performance. If applicable, one accompanists per performance will receive a $200 honorarium.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Submission deadline: March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm

For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: Annual Studio Jury Competition: 03/15

Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Arts Center

These artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events.  Selected by a juror, resident artists exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, Maryland.

Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first and second floor of the building.  The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists.

To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old and reside in Maryland.  Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others.  Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.

Deadline for Entries: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 PM

For more information, send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com


Call for Submissions: New Photography II: National Juried Exhibition: 03/15

Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.

Juror: Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Best in Show  $1,000

Second Prize  $500

Third Prize      $250

Entry fee: $30

Deadline: March 15th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Artists: Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino: 03/20

Sandy Spring Museum, along with co-sponsors Judith Davis, Baltimore Clayworks, District Clay and Montgomery Potters, will honor the life and work of Malcolm Davis (1937 – 2011) with juried exhibition Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino.

Malcolm Davis, a major contributor to 20th century ceramic world, experimented with Japanese Shino recipes until he “perfected” his Malcolm Davis Shino, a ground breaking development and a glaze now found in clay studios around the world.  That spirit of discovery is encouraged in this exhibit.

The exhibition of current Shino glazed work, juried by recognized Shino ceramist and clay educator, Matthew Hyleck, includes no restrictions on the type or size of work, how it is fired, or what Shino recipe is used.

Artists are asked to include five images of at least three ceramic pieces, along with a brief artist’s statement that specifically addresses their use of Shino in the particular work submitted.

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Application Fee: $30

Exhibit: June 11, 2020–August 30, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call for Entries: Packard Group National Exhibition 2020: 03/20

The Packard Group National Exhibition will provide artists the opportunity to display their art 8x10" at No. 7 Center in Vermillion, SD. This exhibition will be curated by Klaire A. Lockheart, and all entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show. The reception will take place on Friday, April 10, 2020 from 6-8 pm. The gallery will be open to the public on April 11th and April 18th. An online gallery will be available through www.klairelockheart.com.  

Entry Fee: $30

Deadline: March 20, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call For Submissions: 2020 National Juried Exhibition: 03/23

The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2020 National Juried Exhibition. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Size limitation: For 2D works- 72'' in any one direction.

Exhibition dates: May 2 - June 14, 2020

Awards: First Place $1,000; Second Place $500; Third Place $250; Honorable Mention $125

Juror: Noah Smalls, Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts, as well as Gallery Director of the Upper Darby Art Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has acted as design consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. As an independent curator, Smalls has been involved with numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums across the U.S. His mission: 'To contribute to the ongoing transition of the museum field into one offering broader educational opportunities and expanding social impact.

Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine).

Deadline for entries: Monday, March 23, 2020 by 11:59 PM.

For more information, click HERE


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

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

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

Deadline: March 31st, 2020

Application Fee: $25

For more information, click HERE


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

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

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

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

Entry Fee: None

Deadline: April 1st, 2020

For more information, click HERE


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

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

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

Proposals Due by April 2nd, 2020

For more information click HERE.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15

No Submission Fees

For more information, click HERE

Call for Bloomberg Arts Interns: 04/17

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


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



REGULAR DEADLINE:  April 17, 2020



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

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

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

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

  • Optional Employment Extension:  August 17-21


More information and the application can be found HERE

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

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

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

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

Deadline for Submissions:  April 30th, 2020


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

Entry Fee

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

For more information, click HERE


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

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

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

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

All AiE artists are subject to ongoing review and evaluation.

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

Deadline: Accepting application throughout the 2019-2020 academic year


For more information, click here.


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

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

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

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


Deadline: May 13, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: July 1, 2020

For more information, click here.


Call For Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize 2020: 08/31

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

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

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

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

Entry Fees range from £18 to £30

Deadline: August 31, 2020

For more information click HERE



Call for Submissions: Baltimore Snapshot: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.  

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annual Entry Deadline: December 31

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

Or visit our website here.

Call for Artists: Bresler Resident Artists: Ongoing

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

For more information, click here.

Call for Stories Featuring Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Ongoing

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

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact msac.commerce@maryland.gov for more information 


Call for Stories: MSAC Year of the Woman: Ongoing

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

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

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

For more information, click HERE


The Howard County Arts Council: Ongoing

Submit to the General Exhibit application today!

Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. Proposals from curators and arts organizations are welcomed.

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

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

For more information, click here

Call for Proposals for Workshops: Ongoing

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

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

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

Click here for more information

Call to Artists: Hotel Indigo: Ongoing

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

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

General Guidelines & Information

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

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

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

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

Deadline: Ongoing.

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

Questions: email caitlin@mdartplace.org.


Call for artists: FELLS POINT CANNABIS DOCS: ongoing

Call for Visual Art

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


Art Guidelines: paintings or photography.

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

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

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

For more information, please contact info@fellspointcannabisdocs.com 

Call for Submissions: First Sunday Arts Festivals: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

For submit the application, click here.

For more information, click here.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing.

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

Call for Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery: Ongoing

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

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

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

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

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

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

For more information, click here


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For submit the application and more information, click here.



Call for Curators: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

Call for Curators: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

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

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

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

Click here to view floor plan.

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

For more information and submitting proposal, click here.


Call for Performance Proposals: Vox Populi: ONGOING

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

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

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

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

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

No phone calls, please!

Deadline: Ongoing.

To view the call for entry, click here

Call for Submissions: The AU Museum Project Space: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • One paragraph describing the concept for the exhibition.

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

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

For more information, click here


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

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

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

Artist-in-Residence Artist Stipend: $3000

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

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

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

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

For more information and the full application, click here.

Questions? Contact Amanda.Miller@montgomerycollege.edu




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

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

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

ArtWalk Air Artist Stipend: $3000

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

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

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

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

For more information and the full application, click here.

Questions? Contact Amanda.Miller@montgomerycollege.edu


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

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

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing.

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

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



Call for Entry: LensCulture: Ongoing

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

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

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

For more information, click here.


Our Mission

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

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org