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 Artists: Paint It! Ellicott City 2018: 4/27

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in the juried portion of Paint It! Ellicott City 2018. Paint It! Ellicott City is an annual event that brings artists and spectators interested in the plein air tradition to Historic Ellicott City. 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.

A popular feature of the event is the Quick Draw competition – open to both juried and Open Paint artists – in which artists take a plein air painting from start to finish in just two hours. A pop-up exhibit and sale of work completed during the Quick Draw is fun for spectators and artists alike. Paint It! culminates in an exhibit of juried artists’ work in our gallery, which features an opening reception and juror’s award presentation. A one-night exhibit of work created by Open Paint artists is also on view, then moved to a temporary exhibit at the Howard County Tourism Welcome Center in Ellicott City. Artists and visitors may view and purchase the finished pieces during the reception.

The annual plein air paint-out will be held July 5-8 in picturesque and historic Ellicott City, Maryland, with a minimum of $1,000 in total awards given to participating artists.

The event will culminate in a gallery exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts from July 9 - August 17.

Deadline: April 27, 2018

For more information, click here.

Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition- 5/1

Artists Magazine's Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine.

Student/beginner entrants must be at least 16 yrs. old – there is no maximum age requirement. They may not have been enrolled in a post-high school art program for more than six years and may not have pursued art on their own or in workshops/lessons for more than six years.

The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world working in traditional media. Only two-dimensional, original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant, will be considered. Two-dimensional means that a mixed media cannot exceed an inch in depth. “Original” means that if a painting is based on photos, the photos were taken by the artist or the artist has written permission from the photographer to use the photos. Artists Magazine reserves the right to request proof of photographer’s written permission.

Early-Bird Deadline: April 2, 2018 

Entry Fee: Regular Division—$35 per image; Student/Beginner Division—$15 per image 

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Entry Fee:  Regular Division—$40 per image; Student/Beginner Division—$20 per image

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: Nature Art in the Park 2018: 5/4

Nature Art in the Park is an annual outdoor exhibition in its 8th year along the 1.5 miles of dedicated trails and fields of Baltimore’s unique urban forest, Gwynns Falls, and Leakin Park. We invite artists to submit proposals for exhibit installations made from natural materials to be on display from June until November 2018. Deadline for spring project proposals is May 4, 2018. Artist surveys of possible installation sites occur on April 7, 8 or 15 from 2-4pm.

To request a submission form, email: natureartbaltimore@gmail.com

Deadline: May 4, 2018 

For more information, click here.

Call For Entries: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 39th Annual International Juried Exhibition: 5/15

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society is hosting their 39th Annual International Juried Exhibition taking place September 15 - October 20, 2018, at the Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA. 

All work must be original, less than 3 years old, and never shown in any other juried show or PWS member show.

Entry fees: Members ($25)

Non-Members ($40).

Deadline: May 15th

Prizes: Over $14,000 in cash and merchandise awards.

Fill out the application here.

For more information, click here. OR contact John at pwsjuriedshow@gmail.com.

23rd Annual Baltimore Book Festival: 5/18

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is accepting applications for the 23rd Annual Baltimore Book Festival, taking place Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

The Baltimore Book Festival is Baltimore’s premier celebration of the literary arts and features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally-known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs and culinary-themed panel discussions, workshops, hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated local food and beverage program. 

Applications are open for exhibitors, single-day tablers and food and beverage vendors. Applications are available online here.

Find more information for Exhibitors here. Single-Day Tablers: here. Food & Beverage vendors: here.

Deadline for exhibitors and single-day tablers: July 13th

Deadline for food and beverage vendors: May 18th

For more information click here


Call For Artists: Strathmore Annual Juried Exhibition: 10/22

Strathmore's Annual Juried Exhibition welcomes artists working in any medium to explore nocturnal themes. Whether it is the night sky, darkness, or the transformative nature of nightfall, Night delves into the beauty, mystery, and sometimes phobic qualities of the hours from dusk to dawn. 

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Click here for more information.

Baltimore Snapshot Submissions- 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.

For more information, click 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.

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