Opportunities

Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

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

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

Regional Opportunities

Call for Entries: Foundry Art Centre’s Self Reflections: 11/26

Call for Entries: Foundry Art Centre’s Self Reflections: 11/26

 

Application Deadline: 11/26/20

Exhibition Open: 01/15/21

Media: Photography, sculpture or traditional portraiture 

Entry Fee: $24 members, $35 non-members

Juror: Natalie Baldeon


 

Call Description:

The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Self Reflections”, an exhibition asking all artists how artists reflect on themselves and create self portraits. Whether it’s through abstract expression, photography, sculpture, or traditional portraiture, we want to see how artists recognize themselves in their work and portray themselves to others. Open to all mediums, this exhibition will feature works that explore the world of portraiture in both classic and nontraditional forms. All two and three dimensional work will be considered for this physical and virtual exhibition.
 

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.

 

The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes.

 

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artists are responsible for work in transit. 


 

Contact: Questions may be directed to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org.

 

For more information, click here! 

 

Call for Artist: Slowart Productions | Emerging Artist 2021: 11/30

Call for Artist: Slowart Productions | Emerging Artist 2021: 11/30

 

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2020

Exhibition: March 4 - 27, 2021

Location: The Limner Gallery 

Award: $1000

 

Call Description: 

 

SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2021, the 29th annual competition for exhibition and $1000 cash award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held March 4 - 27, 2021, at the Limner Gallery. This will be our first post pandemic physical exhibition.

 

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96" no wider than 120".  Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36"wide entry door.

 

EXHIBITION AND TERMS:  Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery,  - March 4 - 27, 2021. All works in the show must be for sale. The gallery will take a 35 percent commission on all sales. Sale price is determined by the  artist. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery website and social media sites.

 

CASH AWARD:  A $1000 cash award will be presented to one artist. The award will be presented at the discretion of the gallery, on or before March 6, 2021. 

 

ENTRY FEES:  There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files and/or print reproductions. Up to six images may be submitted with a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four. Ten image maximum entry may be submitted for $50. Sculptors may provide one additional view per artwork without cost. Artists accepted to exhibit will not be charged additional fees of any kind.  Payments by credit card at time of entry using PayPal, or check or money order payable to SlowArt Productions.

 

IMAGE USE / COPYRIGHTS:  Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork.  Digital images submitted with artist entry are for exhibition selection only and will be deleted after completion of the selection process. By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Limner Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only. Limner Gallery and/or SlowArt retain no copyrights to artists work.  

 

NOTIFICATION:  Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than December 30, 2020. Results will be posted on or before this date at: http://www.slowart.com/results. Notification will be made via email and by posting on the results page. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified via email, if no email is provided, artists will be notified via postal mail only if accepted to exhibit. Type your email address clearly, if a mistake is made you will not be notified. 

 

PRIVACY POLICY: Artist contact information (address, telephone, etc.) is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists and is not preserved in any database. Entry data and image files are deleted on the completion of the jury process. All artist emails will be added to our future events announcement email list.  Artists who do not wish to be on the email list may unsubscribe when they receive their notification.

 

DEADLINE: The final extended deadline is November 30, 2020. Entries must be submitted via email by 12:00 midnight on this date. 

 

For more information: Click here

 

Call for Artists: OCA Mocha: 12/1

Advocacy Through Art

 

OCA Mocha is accepting submissions of art— of any hangable medium— that addresses any social issue for which you are an advocate or activist. 

 

This exhibition will be in-person at OCA Mocha; 5410 East Dr, Arbutus, MD 21227

 

Important Dates: 

- Deadline for submitting your work is Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 

- Notification of Selection will be emailed by Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 

- All artworks must be dropped off at OCA Mocha by Friday, December 10th, 2020 

 

Entry Fee: Free of charge. 

 

Submission: The entry deadline is Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. Submissions must include: 

  • Contact information: name, phone, email, website, instagram (if applicable) 

  • Images of artwork to be considered

  •  Information about each artwork: title, FRAMED dimensions, medium, date created, short description (if applicable) 

Please submit above to OCA Mocha’s Art coordinator, Madeline Arbutus, at m166@umbc.edu with “Advocacy Through Art” as the subject line.

Call for Artist: Advocacy Through Art: 12/1

Call for Artist: Advocacy Through Art: 12/1

 

Deadline: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Entry Fee: Free of charge. 

Eligibility: Open to call artist 

 

Call Description: 

 

OCA Mocha is accepting submissions of art— of any hangable medium— that addresses any social issue for which you are an advocate or activist. 


 

***This exhibition will be in-person at OCA Mocha; 5410 East Dr, Arbutus, MD 21227*** 

 

Important Dates: 

 

- Deadline for submitting your work is Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 

 

- Notification of Selection will be emailed by Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 

 

- All artworks must be dropped off at OCA Mocha by Friday, December 10th, 2020 


 

Submission:

The entry deadline is Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. Submissions must include: 

 

Contact information:

name, phone, email, website, instagram (if applicable) 

Images of artwork to be considered

 Information about each artwork: title, FRAMED dimensions, medium, date created, short description (if applicable) 


 

Please submit above to OCA Mocha’s Art coordinator, Madeline Arbutus, at m166@umbc.eduwith “Advocacy Through Art” as the subject line.

 

For more information: Click here

 

Call to Artist: Her Weight in Gold: 12/05

Call to Artist: Her Weight in Gold: 12/05

 

Deadline: Dec 5th, 2020

Fee: $20

Exhibit: Online

Medium: painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art. We do not currently accept videos or films.

 

Call Description:

We are now accepting submissions for our next online juried exhibit, Her Weight in Gold: An International Women’s Showcase. This exhibit will be curated by Mollie Barnes, founder of She Curates.

Her Weight in Gold is a celebration of work by women artists around the world. This exhibit does not have a specific theme, and we are completely open to all subject matter and visual mediums. We encourage artists who work in diverse styles to apply.

 

Requirements:

Please be sure to include high-quality images of your work,

  • 72 DPI, minimum 800 pixels wide
  • All images must be cropped to show only the artwork
  • Bio, 300 words max
  • Artist Statement, 300 words max
  • Files no larger than 10MG

 

ARTIST AGREEMENT

 

Submitting artwork to an online exhibit requires a non-refundable submission fee of $20. Submission fee does not guarantee that your work will be selected. 

If work is selected for an online exhibit, Visionary Art Collective reserves the right to use images of the artist’s work on this website and Instagram. In submitting your work, you agree to these terms.

All images of artwork and rights relating to them, including copyright and ownership rights in the media in which the images are stored, remain the property of the artist.


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Call for Entries: Build KCI One Percent for Art Program: 12/06

Call for Entries: Build KCI One Percent for Art Program: 12/06

 

Application Deadline: 12/06/20

Eligibility: International

Media: Image, Audio and/or Video

Entry Fee: Free!

 

Call Description:

Public art will welcome visitors to Kansas City when they land at our new airport terminal, and we have launched a nationwide search for artists who will create compelling new works. Work is underway on the $1.5 billion terminal and parking garage at Kansas City International Airport. The Build KCI project will replace the aging three-terminal complex with a single, modern terminal and 6,000-space garage that will improve the traveling experience for residents and visitors. Public art will be a significant part of this experience. The City of Kansas City, Missouri, has issued Calls for Artists for four locations in the new terminal. 

 

“The art team has made it clear that our goals are diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the art program,” said Public Art Administrator James Martin. “The public art at Kansas City International Airport should reflect our city’s diverse demographics and be welcoming to travelers of all backgrounds. With an open RFQ process we hope to provide opportunities to local, regional, national and international artists so we have a good mix of local and global art.”

 

As with other KCI Airport public art projects, the New Single Terminal and Parking Garage will showcase works of art approved by the Municipal Art Commission as part of Kansas City, Missouri’s “One Percent for Art” program. Along with over 300 other U.S. cities and counties, this program stipulates that one percent of public construction costs be set aside for public art. A panel of aviation professionals, community representatives and artists will select the artist for each project.

 

 

Media Contact: Joe McBride, (816) 243-3164. 

 

For more information, click here!

 

Call for Entries: Alternative Facts: Photography by Any Means: 12/11

Call for Entries: Alternative Facts: Photography by Any Means: 12/11


 

Application Deadline: December 11, 2020 midnight MDT

Notice of Acceptance: January 11, 2021

Work received to gallery: February 19, 2021

Exhibition dates: March 1, 2021 – April 12, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Photography

Total Media: Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (Alternative Facts: Photography by Any Means): $35.00

Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00

Exhibition juror: Fran Forman


 

Call Description:

The PACE Center for the Arts is partnering with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) for photographic artists to submit work for the biennial photo festival Month of Photography Denver, for March 2021.

 

For almost two centuries, photographers have understood the power of a photograph to confuse, entertain, lie, alter or to depict reality. And we know that the photographer has always made choices…when to click the shutter, how to frame the picture, what to include and exclude, what part of the image to accentuate. We have learned to question whether the image is in fact an accurate depiction of a specific moment in time or rather, an expression of the photographer’s emotional state at the time of its creation.

 

Now, we are all living with the daily onslaught of lies and misperceptions and of “alternative facts”, to quote Trump’s communication director. Images are often manipulated for political gain, as lies and disinformation blanket our lives. Today, more than ever before, we must question what is real, what is fake; it is the responsibility of every individual to ferret out the difference.

This call asks of the photographer…what is truth, what is fiction, what is illusion, what is reality, and wherein lies the kernel of truth?

 

Please use the Call for Entry Media Prep for image upload guidelines. If you have any questions about the guideline please call 303-837-1341 or emailinfo@cpacphoto.org. Final Exhibition print sizes must be specified but there is no size limit. Payment can be made through Café if writing a check, make checks payable to “Colorado Photographic Arts Center”; make credit card payments through Café.



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

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

Deadline: 12/30/2020
No Entry Fee
Mediums accepted : Photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media
Size Limitations : 250 to 600 words
Age Restriction: 18 and over

Call Description: 
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.

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

Call Description
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. 

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 

Call For Entries: The Arts Collective (TAC) - Arrangements In Space: 1/3/2021

Call For Entries: The Arts Collective (TAC) - Arrangements In Space: 1/3/2021

 

Deadline: January 3, 2021 at 3PM

Exhibit dates: Jan. 6, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2021

 

Call Description: 

 

Still lives both traditional and experimental. Artists’ works range from photographic to abstract, including a variety of objects and moods.

 

TIMELINE

 

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Drop off

 

Bring artwork, entry form, and payment to the TAC gallery located at The Shops at Kenilworth; 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21204; 2nd level across from AboutFaces.

 

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception

 

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Pick up 

 

Click here for entry form.

 

Calls for Entry: HoCo Open: Only first 100 submissions!

Calls for Entry: HoCo Open: Only first 100 submissions! 

 

Deadline: Open until 100 submissions have been received 

Drop-off dates: December 17 & 18.

Exhibition: January 9 – February 20, 2021.

Eligibility: 18 and older, who live, work, or study in Howard County, Maryland


 

Call Description:

All Howard County artists are invited to participate in HoCo Open 2021, HCAC’s annual, non-juried exhibit showcasing local artists. In lieu of a one-day drop-off, entries will be accepted online beginning November 5th on a first-come basis, one entry per artist, until 100 submissions have been received. The drop-off dates for the exhibit are December 17 & 18. Accepted artists will be provided with instructions for scheduling a specific time to drop off their artwork at the Center for the Arts.

 

Due to the need for social distancing, there is a change in how artists will submit their work for HoCo Open this year. In lieu of a one-day drop-off, entries will be accepted online beginning November 5th on a first-come, first-accepted basis, one entry per artist, until 100 submissions have been received. The drop-off dates for the exhibit are December 17 & 18. Accepted artists will be provided with instructions for scheduling a specific time to drop off their artwork at the Center for the Arts. HoCo Open will be on display from January 9 – February 20, 2021.




HoCo Open will be on display from January 9 – February 20, 2021. For the full prospectus and to apply, visit our website.

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 entries :Fine Line Creative Arts Center / Sculpture at the Kavanagh St.Charles IL: 2/14/21

Call for entries :Fine Line Creative Arts Center / Sculpture at the Kavanagh St.Charles IL: 2/14/21
 

Application Deadline: 02/14/2021
Entry Fee: $35
Eligibility: Artist over 18 years of age and reside in Illinois 
Location: 37W570 Bolcum Rd St. Charles IL 60175
Mediums Accepted: Any 3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium
Minimum Number of Submissions: 1
Maximum Number of Submissions: 3

Call Description
Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the "Sculpture at the Kavanagh" exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. The show is open to any 3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium. No paintings, photographs, or other 2-D work will be accepted.
"Sculpture at the Kavanagh "is a regional show, open to artists, 18 years or older who reside in one of the following states:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Awards Given
Awards totaling $800.00.
The Judge to be determined.

Important Information 
Size Limitation: 48 inches' x 32 inches' x 72 inches'. The artist is responsible for shipping artwork to and from Fine Line Creative Arts Center.  A return shipping label must be included with work that is shipped for this exhibit.

Important Dates
02/16/21 - All application entries are due via CAFÉ
02/29/21 - Artists are notified of the jury's decision via email
03/24/21 -  Delivery and check-in of work (10 am – 6 pm by hand)
03/26/21 – 05/08/21 – Show open to the public (Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm)
05/11/21 – 10 am – 6 pm - Pick-up work/Work shipped
Exhibited work cannot be removed from the gallery until May 11, 2021

For more informaion click, here!

Call for Proposals for Workshops: Ongoing

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

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

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

Click here for more information

Call 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

Call for Submissions: First Sunday Arts Festivals: Ongoing

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

Call Description
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.
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.

To submit an 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 

 

Eligibility: 

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.

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

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

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

Call for 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
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