Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

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

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

Regional Opportunities

2018 Governors Island Art Fair: 5/28

4heads, a group of New York artists, are seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines; Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Video, and Sound Art. Submit your work for the 2018 Governors Island Art Fair opening this September. GIAF - New York’s largest independent exhibition - will once again feature scores of artists of exceptional talent, and each will be awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and its environment are blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island.

Deadline: May 28

Fee: $45.00

For more information, click here.

Call for Entries: The Art Connection in the Capital Region: 6/1

The Art Connection in the Capital Region invites you to participate in an exhibition and art placement project presented in partnership with Impact Hub Baltimore. As part of ACCR’s Art + Community series, this project will bring together artists willing to donate their artwork to qualifying nonprofit community service organizations within Baltimore City. The artwork selected by the participating nonprofits will be considered a donation to the agencies for permanent display. This is a juried exhibition. ACCR will offer all artwork for placement in a participating organization, but placements cannot be guaranteed. If work is not placed during the exhibition, we request that work remains in the possession of ACCR for future placements. Arrangements to have work returned to the artist if not placed can also be made at the artist’s request. To be considered for participation, you must complete the Artwork Submission Form. Each artist is invited to upload up to four images for consideration. Up to two works of art may be selected for inclusion unless the artist specifies otherwise.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

For more information, click here.

Frederick Festival of the Arts Seeking Volunteers: 6/1

Celebrating 25 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts, presented by the Frederick Arts Council, is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. The festival will take place on Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd. The festival is free and open to the public. This juried fine arts venue invites discerning art-lovers from across the country. The festival is committed to presenting the finest national artists bringing the best of quality fine art, exceptional musical talents, and plenty of food and beverages for all to enjoy! Join the high caliber celebration!

All volunteers receive a Festival tee shirt and complimentary bottled water. Volunteers working two or more shifts will receive a meal voucher. This is a fun event and a great opportunity to support the arts while getting to know others in your community. 

Volunteer spots still available - to sign up, click here. 

For more information click here.

Orleans Street Mural RFP- 5/31

In an effort to brighten and beautify Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Children’s Area at the Orleans Street Branch, Baltimore-based artists and designers are invited to submit a proposal. The goals are to create a welcoming, vibrant space for children and families, brighten and beautify children’s area, and highlight area artist/artist team.

The mural location is the East Children’s Area wall, which measures 25ft wide and 16ft tall with vertical facing recessed lighting. No specific subject matter is required and all complete proposals will be reviewed, however, submissions should reflect something appealing to the area, library and its customers. The final project may be a painted mural, printed or other media that appropriately fills the space. The library is open to a variety of materials. This submission should include every aspect of the design and install process.

To learn more about the library, its patrons and those in the community, please attend the info session on: May 10, 2018 at 6pm. Artists may also submit questions to smccann@prattlibrary.org, questions should be submitted by May 10th for answer at the info session.

Deadline: May 31 

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: FRESH! 2018: 6/5

JanKossen Contemporary is hosting their FRESH! 2018 group show which will take place between 19th July - 11th August at JanKossen Contemporary, Chelsea, New York.

Entry fees: $40 for up to 3 entries and $5 per every entry thereafter.

Deadline: June 5th

For more information click here.

To apply click here.

Call for Entries: VisaArts NextGen 5.0: 6/8

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 5.0, our fifth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from July 11 - August 19, 2018. NextGen 5.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery.

Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year's exhibition

Deadline: June 8

Entry Fee: $10

To apply, click here

Call For Entries: MPAartFest: 6/8

McLean Project for the Arts in McLean, VA. MPA is currently seeking submissions for our 12th annual MPAartfest, A one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of more than 50 local and regional visual artists.

Festival Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018 10AM-5PM

Location: McLean Central Park

McLean Central Park is located in McLean, Virginia, a suburb located approximately 10 miles from Washington, D.C. McLean Central Park is located on the corner of Dolley Madison Blvd. and Old Dominion Drive.

Deadline: June 8

Entry Fee: $30

Participation fee: $350 if accepted.

For more information, click here.

Call for Papers, Videos, & ART The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels- 6/14

The Feminist Art Project recognizes the aesthetic and intellectual impact of women on the visual arts and culture. The Feminist Art Project’s Day of Panels will be co chaired by Christen Clifford and Jasmine Wahi. The Day of Panels will be held at The Hilton In NYC at CAA on Feb 16th, 2019. The 2019 symposium will focus on rape and representation. The co chairs are looking for papers, video and art that dwell in the sexual wounds of rape and sexual assault and look for the light of sexual justice. We seek a wide array of proposals on possible topics such as rape and representation, the meanings of sexual justice, gender and power in the art world, intersectional feminisms and responses to assault.

Deadline: June 14

For more information, click here

Artspace: Call for Proposals Submissions: 6/15

Artspace: Open Call for Submissions

Artspace in Richmond, VA is currently accepting proposal submissions for exhibition in 2019

Artspace's Exhibition Committee will review proposals for the Main, Helena Davis, Frable and smallspace galleries for shows in 2019. 

DEADLINE: Submissions due June 15, 2018 

$25 non-refundable proposal fee required.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Entries: School 33 Art Center Fall/Winter Group Exhibitions: 6/25

School 33 Art Center, a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is now accepting applications from artists for its 2018 Fall & Winter Group Exhibitions in the first floor Main Gallery. Applications are open to visual artists working in any medium who wish to have their most recent works considered. Through this open call, School 33 Art Center aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Interested artists should apply by Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:59pm. Artists will be notified of their status by Thursday, July 19, 2018. The resulting exhibitions will be on display Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 24, 2018 and Friday, December 7, 2018 through Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Deadline: June 25

Entry Fee: $35, includes a one-year membership to School 33 Art Center

To apply, click here


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Strange Figurations: 6/30

SlowArt Productions presents the thematic exhibition: Strange Figurations. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from September 6 - 30, 2018. This exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Included are all forms of surreal, visionary and extraordinary figurative art. All interpretations of the theme "Strange Figurations" will be reviewed and considered.

Deadline: June 30

Fees: $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks. $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four.

View entry guidlines here.

For questions, email slowart@aol.com

Call For Entries: ShadowLands: 3-D Adventures in Light and Space: 7/6

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the American Center of Physics

Art and Physics have always been “great attractors” to adapt a term that describes a gravitational anomaly in intergalactic space. Art interprets the visible world. Science, in particular Physics, charts its invisible workings. The two visions may appear opposed but the committed passion, the insatiable curiosity, and the ongoing risk-taking make artists and scientists kindred spirits who use different languages, the language of mathematics on one hand and on the other, the language of visual images. Most importantly, their fundamental quest is the same—to understand why things are the way they are. The ACP exhibition calls for sculptors working in a series, and encourages work on paper that would describe or illustrate the sculptural forms, which will be on display in a large rotunda area, three conference rooms and two passageways. The exhibition would accommodate multiple works (2D and 3D) by the same artist.

The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students).

EXHIBITION DATES: October 23, 2018 – April 12, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 6, 2018 by midnight ET at www.entrythingy.com

CONTACT: WSG EXHIBITION MANAGER: Elsabé Dixon (703) 470- 4163; readingsilk@gmail.com.  For more information, visit WSG Website.

2019 Maryland Individual Artist Awards: 7/25

Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement and honors the contributions artists make to our state through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. IAAs are accompanied by grants of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 to help support artists as they advance their craft. The 2019 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories:

  • Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction
  • Media
  • Digital/Electronic Arts
  • Theater Solo Performance
  • Painting
  • Works on Paper


Deadline: July 25

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resource, here.


Call for Artists: Charm City Night Market: 7/31

Join the inaugural celebration of Baltimore's rich AAPI cultural history - Charm City Night Market. Held during the lunar mid-autumn festival, the Charm City Night Market will host music, artists, food vendors, storytellers, and cultural ambassadors - all converging on an historic block of Baltimore's Chinatown. This outdoor block party will connect Lexington Market to Park Avenue, spanning the city's intertwined communities of color. Charm City Night Market welcomes all creatives of color across all mediums. 

Deadline: July 31 

To apply as a vendor or preformer, click here.

RSVP here or or email vendors@charmcitynightmarket.com.

Performing artists, please send all inquiries to booking@charmcitynightmarket.com.

For more info click here.

Call to Artists: Special Exhibition Opportunity at Winchester Hall-8/31

The Frederick County Arts Council is seeking artists to display artwork on a rotating basis at Winchester Hall. Selected artists will be able to mount month-long shows and display business cards in the County office building. Interested parties should send their information and work samples via email to the Frederick Arts Council at info@frederickartscouncil.org (please reference Winchester Hall Opportunity in subject line).

Call to Artists: Exhibition Space in VOLT restaurant-8/31

VOLT Restaurant, at 228 N. Market Street, is seeking artists to display artwork in their dining and bar space this summer and fall. Selected artists will be able to mount month-long shows with an opening reception on the month's First Saturday. Interested parties should send their information and work samples via email to Hilda Staples at hilda@voltrestaurant.com.

Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial Art- 10/15

The Thoma Foundation Research and Travel offer the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship. The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship is the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of Spanish Colonial art. Each year post-doctoral scholars from across the world are invited to apply for research support in the amounts of $45,000 and $60,000, respectively. Recipients are selected by an international jury of three undisclosed experts in the field and notified in mid-December, with travel commencing within 18 months following notification. Selected scholars design their research projects independently, using funding in any reasonable way to accomplish their goals.

Fellowships range in duration from one to two years, and eventuate in major measurable outcomes, including museum exhibitions, dissertations, book publications, scholarly essays, and lecture series. While proposals are accepted from all of Spanish colonial Latin America and the Caribbean, the Foundation gives strong preference to projects that contribute to the history of painting and sculpture in colonial South America.

Deadline: October 15 

For more information, click here.

Communication Arts 2019 Interactive Competition- 10/5

Enter the most prestigious design competition for interactive media, the Communication Arts Interactive Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on desktop, interactive installation, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative panel of distinguished developers, interface designers and creative directors, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Interactive Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Deadline: October 5

For more information, click here.

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

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

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Click here for more information.

Baltimore Snapshot Submissions- Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: Art at the Point Festival: 8/1

The Art at the Point festival committee invites visual artists to apply for exhibit space to show and sell their original work. Art at the Point showcases a wide range of work including ceramic, jewelry, photography, painting, woodworking, and more. Submissions are reviewed for originality, design, craftsmanship and presentation. 

In its 9th year, this unique festival combines regional visual arts with local bluegrass & stringband music and locally-prepared foods in a family-friendly, one-day celebration of the arts in historic Point of Rocks, Maryland -- to be held Saturday, September 29, 2018. This year's event will include a special demonstration and display of area paintings by plein air artists, as well as historic photo images of the region. 

Early Bird or Returning Artist: $55.00  Deadline: 6/1

Standard Application Fee: $65.00 Deadline: 8/1

For more information click hereTo apply click here

Email aatp@pointofrocks.org for additional information.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Volunteers Wanted: HAMILTON ARTS COLLECTIVE: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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