Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

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

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

Regional Opportunities

Call For Entries: Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade: 8/14

Call For Entries: Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade

Application Deadline: August 14, 2020 at 5pm.

Event date: 2021

In light of the great community appreciation toward the first season of Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade, we're planning to increase the number of kinetic sculptures that will be displayed in Carroll Creek in 2021 from three to six and possibly more, and we invite people to join our project by adding vibrancy and artistic fabric to Downtown Frederick!

There are several ways to get involved:

  • Regional artisans can submit designs for kinetic sculptures. Proposals need to be received before 5pm on Friday, August 14, 2020.
  • Sponsors can commission or co-commission regional artisans.
  • Partners can contribute their in-kind or financial resources to our project.                     

Location: Frederick 

Eligibility: Regional artisans living within 80 miles of Frederick

For More Information click, here

Call for Entries: Light: A Smith Gallery: 08/17

Call for Entries: Light : A Smith Gallery :08/17/2020

Application Deadline: 08/17/2020
Event Date: 10/31/2020
Entry Fee: 38
Juror: Richard McCabe
Minimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 16
Location: Virtual 

Call description:
“I remember light, I remember light as the chirp of a frog just as the sun was going down and my Father’s gently rising and falling cigarette warning us of his inevitable approach, the glowing, smoldering tobacco sweet on the congenial summer air, rolled only with the finest Turkish pipe tobacco in unreasonably expensive, delicate, little squares of diaphanous, translucent rice paper,  Aunt Leonie’s wild coiffure, reminiscent of a Brittany hay stack, said my cousin Aristides once as we followed her down Rue de Rivoli to retrieve a special pastry, would appear to retain the brilliant energy of the sun, glowing, even after proud Helios drove his golden chariot over the fading border, true west, the dog barking as Mother approached with an affably luminous paper lantern, my Aunt insisting she hold it and regale us with her tales of visiting the Japanese and the great pyramid of the ancient Mexicans, telling us again how she stood atop the pyramid of the sun and could hear, she was not certain if they were celebratory or a product of overwhelming terror, cries…,” said Marcel Proust…” From “A Journal of Discussions on Light” By Franklin Cincinnatus

Awards Given: 
Jurors award: $350
Directors award: $250
(3) Honorable mentions: an exhibition catalogue 
Visitor award: $100

Important information:
$38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image. Submissions of 11 or more images are eligible for a review of the submitted images by the gallery directors.  Submission fees are not refundable.
Important Dates: 
Exhibition dates:
October 2 to November 15, 2020
October 31, 2020 4pm Facebook Live
For more information click, here


Call for Entries: What divides us and what unites us Touchstone gallery: 8/17

Call for Entries: What divides us and what unites us Touchstone gallery 

Application Deadline: 08/17/2020
Event Date: 09/11/2020
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Virtual
Mediums Accepted: All Mediums Welcome
Minimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum number of submissions: None
Juror(s): Kimberli Gant, Kristen Hileman, Frauke V. Josenhans, Miranda Lash, Karen E. Milbourne, Gabriel Ritter

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years old and older. All original visual media that is the artist's own concept, design and work.

Call Description: An open call to artist to submit work of all mediums that exemplify the theme of what divides us and what unites us.  

Awards Given: Three selected artworks will receive Juror's Best in Show Prize of $300

Important information: Touchstone Gallery will not process any sales of the artwork; all requests to purchase will be forwarded to the artist to follow up directly with the potential buyer.

Important dates:
Exhibition open : September 11
Exhibition Close: October 31, 2020
Reception (online): September 11 @ 6pm

For more information click, here


Call for Public Art: San Juan Building Pueblo Community College: 8/17

Call fo Public Art: San Juan Building Pueblo Community College: 8/17

Application Deadline: 08/17/2020
Entry Fee: Free
Location: Pueblo Community College, Colorado 
Mediums Accepted: All mediums welcom 
Minimum Number of Submissions: 6
Maximum Number of Submissions: 8
Budget: $8,000
Awards Given: $750 Honorarium 

All applicants must be legal residents of the state of Colorado. The artists must have the skills and experience commensurate with the responsibility of successfully completing a major public art installation. The Program is open to all artists regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical handicap.

Call Description: 
The San Juan Building is one of the oldest buildings on PCC’s campus and was built in 1943. Originally a gymnasium, the building now holds a variety of academic programs, including the Fine Arts and the Welding programs. In addition to classroom and lab/shop spaces, this prominent Spanish/Mission Revival-styled building on campus houses an art gallery, faculty offices and PCC’s Facilities Department and support spaces. This construction project is an interior renovation of the San Juan Building’s Welding facilities, which includes expansion of the existing shop area, safety improvements including major mechanical upgrades, along with modifications to the exterior work yard area.   

Important Dates:
Monday, August 17th, 2020 11:59 pm MST - Deadline for receipt of submittal via CaFÉ™ system
September 2020– Selection committee meets to select Semi-Finalists
September 2020 - Notification of Semi-Finalist selection
October 2020– Artist presentations to the Art Selection Committee
October 2020 – Artist selected

For more information Click, here!

Call for Entries: 34th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition: 8/21

Call for Entries: 34th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition: 8/21

Application Deadline: 08/21/2020
Event Date: 10/02/2020 - November 1, 2020
Location: Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 8126 Emeryville, CA 94662
Mediums Accepted: All mediums welcome
Minimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum Number of submissions: 7
Juror(s): Kathleen Hanna,  Kathryn Funk, Christine Koppes
Eligibility: Open to artists and craftspeople living and/or working in Emeryville, 18 years or older.

Call Description:
The mission of the Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc., the non-profit organization responsible for the Annual Art Exhibition, is to foster an appreciation of the arts and artists of Emeryville, and to promote our city’s image as a culturally vital and progressive center for living and working.

Awards Given: 
The City of Emeryville Art in Public Places Program will consider accepted artwork at the 34th Annual Art Exhibition for a purchase award. Only entries that are for sale are eligible. The selected artwork will become a part of the City’s permanent collection.

Important information: 
A commission of 25% of any sale will be donated to the Emeryville Celebration of the Art

Important Dates: September arts will be notified 

For more information click, here!

Call for Entries: Inspired By: Iconic Images Re-imagined AnnMarie Scupture Garden & Arts Center: 8/23

Call for Entries: Inspired By: Iconic Images Re-imagined AnnMarie Scupture Garden & Arts Center
Application Deadline: 08/23/2020
Event date: 10/09/2020
Entry Fee: $25
Location: Virtual
Mediums Accepted: All Mediums welcome
Juror: TBA

The Kay Daugherty Gallery at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will showcase artworks that reinvent and reconsider recognizable works of art and popular culture icons through a contemporary lens. Artists are encouraged to submit works that speak to contemporary culture, current events, or envision the “new normal.” We seek art that pushes beyond the derivative and creates something compelling, authentic, and telling of the world we live. These re-imagined works can include unique reinterpretations of recognizable art or visual culture, or simply have a familiar style, subject, or composition. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works; cash awards will be presented. 

Minimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 4

Important Dates:
Deadline to apply: August 23, 2020
Notification of decision: September 3, 2020
Loan forms due: September 14, 2020
Delivery of artwork: September 25 - 30, 2020
Annmarie After Hours Opening: October 9, 2020 5-7pm
Exhibit: October 9, 2020 - January 24, 2021
Artwork Pickup: January 25 - 31, 2021
Artwork Shipping: January 30 - February 5, 2021

For more information click, here!

Call for : Public Art : OCA Mocha Mural/ OCA Mocha cafe: 08/28

Call for: Public Art : OCA Mocha Mural/ OCA Mocha cafe: 08/28

Application Deadline: 08/28/2020
Age Restriction: 18 and older
Budget: $2,500 (including artist fees)
MInimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 1

Event Description:
This Public Art Mural is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the creative efforts of UMBC and the surrounding community by uniting people through artistic expression. OCA Mocha is a shared, multi-purpose space that fosters ongoing engagement between UMBC and its neighboring communities and promotes economic development in southwestern Baltimore County. By fostering social opportunities and economic development, OCA Mocha will be a catalyst to create genuine symbiotic relationships between UMBC and its surrounding communities.

The mural will be located on the side wall of the OCA Mocha building. The wall faces south/south-west and is adjacent to the main entrance of the cafe. The wall surface is brick and artists should be prepared to use this as the surface and have the ability to modify the project in case the mural is required to be affixed to a panel attached to the wall.

Important Info:
The mural will be on the side of OCA Mocha that faces Poplar Avenue. It is an approximately
10’ x 15’ space. The mural will be created directly on the brick wall or on a panel attached to the
wall, to be decided based on the design and approval process. In the picture below, from
ground to roof, and fence to edge is the 10’ x 15’ space for the mural

Important Dates: 
Selection process and notification will be in late August/early September 2020.

For more informaiton click, here!

Call For Proposals: A More Than Human World: 08/30

Call For Proposals: A More Than Human World Deadline 08/30

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2020 encourages artists, thinkers, and organizations to expand their everyday practice and create project proposals that address the theme of A MORE THAN HUMAN WORLD. Imaginative, sustainable, and provocative projects that explore and make visible a more-than-human perspective are welcome! F.E.A.S.T. 2020 advocates for proposals that join art with social, cultural, political, economic, historic, and environmental dynamics. Imaginings, actions, performances, dance, theater, writing, visual art, walks, physical and virtual, analog or digital, and beyond. 

Proposals are evaluated for artistic innovation, community impact, feasibility, proposal clarity, and content.

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. Patrons will give a donation for a meal and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event donations. This year we will be hosting a virtual F.E.A.S.T. over Zoom. Tickets by donation, $15 minimum, 100% of donations go to fund the micro grant of up to $2000.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2020

For more information click here.

Call For Entries: See My Color: 8/30

Call For Entries: See My Color

Application Deadline: August 30, 2020

Event date: September 30 - November 30, 2020

Entry Fee: $20

The Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC invites members of the National Women’s Caucus for Art to submit artwork for a juried online exhibition entitled "See My Color," WCADC’s Social Justice Art Exhibition. "See My Color" will explore artists' relationships with racial injustice, police brutality, and criminal justice reform through visual art. The show aims to confront the current social injustices surrounding the deaths of people of color in the United States by law enforcement, as well as systemic racism as a whole. “I don’t see color” is no longer an acceptable response. 

All art entered remains the property of the artist and gives permission to WCADC to use artwork images in promotional materials for the exhibit on social media. Selected art will be displayed on the WCADC.org website for the duration of the exhibit. Sales of artwork including any shipping will be arranged solely by the artist. WCADC will not collect a percentage and 100% of the sale goes directly to the artist.

Location: Virtual Exhibition

Mediums accepted: All two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in all mediums and styles

Eligibility: Artist must be a member of the National Women’s Caucus for Art (any chapter or member at large) 

Juror: Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell

Important dates:

Artists are invited to attend a public virtual online opening reception via Video Conference on October 15, 2020 from 6-8 PM. 

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 Entries National juried Photography Exhibition: The Delphine Arts Center: 09/28

Call for Entries: National juried Photography Exhibition:  The Delphine Arts Center: 09/28/2020
Event date: 11/07/2020
Application deadline: 09/28/2020
Entry fee: $35

The National Juried Photography Exhibition is held biennially in November at the Delaplaine as part of FOCUS, our month-long celebration of photography. Artists residing within the U.S. are invited to enter up to three (3) photographs for consideration. The entry fee is $35 per artist ($25 if the artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). All photographs, black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, digital, or pinhole are eligible.

Awards Given:
First: $1,000
Second: $500
Third: $250
Honorable mention: $125

Location: 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701
Mediums Accepted:All photographs, black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, digital, or pinhole
Minimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum number of submissons: 3
Juror: Regina DeLuise

Important information:
All artwork must be an original of the submitting artist, and should have been completed in the last 2 years. Artwork must not have been previously exhibited at the Delaplaine. Accepted works should arrive ready to hang or install.
Fee — $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine).

Important Dates:
September 28, 2020 • Deadline for entry submission (by 11:59 pm)
October 12, 2020 • Notification of accepted works (by 5 pm)
October 29, 2020 • Deadline for delivery of accepted works
November 7 – 29, 2020 • Exhibition

For More information click, here!

Call for Entries: Hawii Nei 2020: 10/16

Call for Entries: Hawii Nei 2020

Deadline: 10/16

Entry Fee: $15 ($15 per sample after the first)

The main subject(s) of your piece(s) must be a species native to Hawai‘i Island which can include both indigenous (naturally occurs in other places) and endemic (specific to one place) species. Native species found ONLY on other islands will not be accepted. All species found from ridge to reef on the island are acceptable. Subjects from beyond the reef, including the deep ocean, will not be accepted. Artwork highlighting non-native species, including Polynesian introductions, will not be accepted. 

Location: Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646
Exhibition dates: 9/6-12/10
Opening reception: October 30, 5-7pm

Artist must pick up work:
Wailoa Center: December 11 10am-2pm
Donkey Mill Art Center: Friday, December 11, at 10:00am 

Minimum Images:1
Maximum Images: 5

Entry Deadline: October 16 7pm

Monetary prizes will be awarded.

Colleen Cole
Fia Mattice
Codie King

For more information click here


Call for Entries : Blue line Arts Crocker Kingsley 2021: 11/1

Call for Entries : Blue line Arts Crocker Kingsley 2021

Deadline: 11/1

For those of us lucky enough to call California home, we are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of our great state. California presents opportunities for daily awe in every direction we look.  From the majestic mountain ranges to the roaring sea, the redwood trees, the deep valleys with flowing rivers and an explosion of color in the wildflowers that grace the green hillsides, to dramatic deserts spotted with cacti and boulders, we are in no shortage of beauty here. 

Entry fee: $45 for the first image $5 for each additional (up to 10 pieces total)
Minimum images: 1
Maximum images: 10

Juror: Carrie Lederer 

Open to all artists residing in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older to apply.
All work must be original and completed within the last two years.
Works must not have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts.
All 2-D works must be ready to hang with wire backing (no sawtooth hangers).

Important Dates:
Show dates: January 8th – February 20th, 2021 
Results will be sent by 5pm PST on November 20th, 2020. 
Opening Reception - Awards and Crocker Selections announced: January 19th, 2021
Closing Reception and People’s Choice Award announced: February 16th, 2021
Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Gallery: February 21 & 22, 2021 10am to 3pm
5 Artists Selected for the Crocker Art Museum: February 28th to May 9th 2021

For more information, click here





Call for Entries: Arc Gallery Fragments Show: 11/14

Call for Entries: Arc Gallery Fragments Show

Deadline: 11/14/2020

“Fragments” brings to mind broken pieces, something incomplete, a small part of something larger or remains when something has been lost or destroyed. We are seeking works ranging from abstract to representational, fantasy to realism, and portraiture to architecture and landscape.  Help us shatter traditional boundaries by your imaginative interpretation of “fragments.”

Venue: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103
JUROR: Jen Tough

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, glass art, artist book

JUROR’S AWARD: A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate, catalog and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.

Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2020 – December 19, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 21 7-9pm 
Artist must Live in the United States

For more information click here





Call for Entries: Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine: 12/30

Call for Entries: Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine

Deadline: 12/30/2020

No Entry Fee

Submit original works of art inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient (for example, learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, being a research participant, teaching, or being cared for in a teaching hospital). The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media. Images may be cropped or resized to fit into the allotted cover space. Artists must also submit a related Cover Art essay as a narrative companion to the artwork, to explain the connection between the work and the “academic medicine experience.” The related narrative should be 250 to 600 words and is subject to editing.

Mediums accepted : Photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media
Size Limitations : 250 to 600 words
Age Restriction: 18 and over

Important info:
Artists must also submit a related Cover Art essay as a narrative companion to the artwork, to explain the connection between the work and the “academic medicine experience.”

For More Information click, here



Call for Entries: peripheral ARTeries – Biennial Contemporary Art Publication Deadline: 12/30

Call for Entries: peripheral ARTeries – Biennial Contemporary Art Publication

Deadline: 12/30/2020

No Entry Fee

Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 10th edition. This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. The 10th 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.Each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique: painting, drawing, video art, experimental cinema, fine art photography, experimental media, mixed media, installations, public art, performance. The call is open to all proposed kind of art and media capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. 

Location: Online
Mediums accepted : Painting, drawing, video art, experimental cinema, fine art photography, experimental media, mixed media, installations, public art, performance
Age Restriction: 18 and over
Minimum number of submissions : 1
Maximum number of submissions : 1

For More Information click, here

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

Call For Artists: Artists’ Emporium Gallery Representation: Ongoing

Call For Artists: Artists’ Emporium Representation: Ongoing

As a leading gallery in the mid-atlantic, Artists’ Emporium is always looking for new and exciting talent and is inviting local artists from Washington DC through Philadelphia, PA to apply for representation!  Our freshly painted gallery and in-house studios measure at 5,700 square feet and can be found at the heart of the historic Arts & Entertainment District in Havre de Grace, MD.    

To Apply:

  • Email the following to curator.aehdg@gmail.com :
  • 5-7 photographs of art at 1000 PPI wide
  • 250 - 500 word Artist’s Biography
  • Resume/CV

Policies & Procedures:

  • Commission split is 60% of the retail price to the artist and 40% to the gallery.
  • Artists are not expected to gallery sit, but are invited to volunteer at events or reserve the gallery’s front display window to create new work and refine their craft.  
  • Art made in Maryland and sold in a designated Arts & Entertainment district is eligible for 502AE filing, providing a tax incentive for our artists.
  • Artwork is hung seasonally with artwork being rotated every three months.  
  • Artists are exclusively represented within a 50 mile drive radius of Havre de Grace, MD.  
  • Art will be marketed through our newsletters, social media, and on our ecommerce site.
  • Artists will automatically be accepted on Mid-AtlanticArtists.com and will have designated webspace for artists’ profile and five artworks.
  • The gallery fee is $125 annually, which helps the gallery focus on and promote high-quality, marketable art.

Hours of operation:

Friday: 11 AM - 7 PM

Saturday: 11 AM - 7 PM

Sunday: 12 PM - 4 PM

Monday: 11 AM - 5 PM

Due to COVID-19, we are asking for all applications to be completed through email.  Please feel free to visit the gallery, but please note that walk-ins will not be able to apply.

Call for Stories Featuring Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Ongoing

Deadline: 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.

Contact msac.commerce@maryland.gov for more information 

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 Applications: Howard County Artist Relief Fund: Rolling

The Howard County Arts Council has established the Howard County Artist Relief Fund to assist individual artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of this fund is to assist artists who make income partially or fully through gigs and freelance work and are losing their income and ability to support themselves and their families as a result of events being cancelled due to COVID-19. The Artist Relief Fund will assist these artists through small, expedited grants of up to $250.

"Howard County has a rich history of supporting local arts and culture," said County Executive Calvin Ball. "I commend the Howard County Arts Council for working quickly to provide relief to many whose work has been disrupted. We have always valued and supported our arts community, and our support is especially needed during these tough times."

Deadline: Rolling 



The Howard County Artist Relief Fund will award grants of up to $250 to individual artists over 18 years of age who live in Howard County and can demonstrate their income has been adversely impacted by COVID-19. The artist must live or have their maker space in Howard County. The Relief Fund is for individual artists only, not organizations or nonprofits.

Arts Council Board of Directors and staff and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

Application Materials:

1.) Artist Resume

2.) Copy of driver’s license or recent utility bill in your name to verify identity/residency

3.) Link to Artist website or platforms such as YouTube or SoundCloud

4.) Contact information to verify loss of contract/income

For more information 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 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

Studios For Rent: Long Reach Artist Studio Program: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Call for 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.

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