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 Submissions: 2024-2025 Exhibitions at Harford Community College: 8/15

The Chesapeake Gallery is excited to invite artists, artist groups, and curators working in any medium or format to apply for the 2024-2025 exhibition seasons. Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery. There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

Submissions must include: 

1. Resume or C.V.           

2. Artist Statement or Curator’s Statement 

3.  (10) High Quality Digital Images, min. size is 2,000 pixels in longest direction, not exceeding 2MB each, jpg or jpeg format, attached to your email application. (YouTube links for video & other time-based media will be accepted as well.)

4. Image List corresponding to submitted images including Artist’s Name, Title, Dimensions, Medium(s), and Date of Completion

5. Exhibition Description (500 words or less)

* All written materials should be submitted in PDF or Word format

* Application Deadline is August 15, 2022

* Artist Notifications will be sent out during the month of October, 2022

* Please see our Gallery Layout to the right for dimensions and details

* Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed

Please e-mail submissions and/or questions to bblair@harford.edu (or) mail to: Brad Blair, Chesapeake Gallery Coordinator, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015 

Call for Submission: Chesapeake Gallery 2024-2025 Exhibition Seasons: 8/15

Description:

The Chesapeake Gallery is excited to invite artists, artist groups, and curators working in any medium or format to apply for the 2024-2025 exhibition seasons. Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery. There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

Submission Details: 

Your submission must include:

Resume or C.V.

Artist Statement or Curator's Statement

10 High Quality Digital Images must be attached to your email application. 

(Each image must be in jpg or jpeg format, must not exceed over 2MB, and the minimum size is 2,000 pixels in longest direction.)

YouTube links for video & other time-based media will be accepted as well.

Image List corresponding to submitted images that include Artist's Name, Title, Dimensions, Medium(s), and Date of Completion

Exhibition Description (500 words or less)

(All written materials should be submitted in PDF or Word document format)

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Additional Information:

Artist Notifications will be sent out during the month of October, 2022

Please see the Gallery Layout on this page for the Gallery dimensions and details.

Deadline: August 15, 2022

Please email submissions and/or any other questions to bblair@harford.edu or mail to: Brad Blair, Chesapeake Gallery Coordinator, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015

Call For Entries: LibertyTown - Tell Me Your Secret: 8/19

Secrets are everywhere. They can be harmless, like a secret meadow in a forest, or made with good intentions as not to hurt feelings, or worst of all, deceitful and devastating. There is no end to what asecret can be, and humans have always had them. Can you keep a secret? Or is the best part telling?

In this exhibition we want to see secrets. Visually interpret your secret, a secret place, or your ideasabout secrecy and let us see them, we promise we won’t tell!!

Eligbility:

Artists aged 16 and older.

All mediums welcome!

Work must be original and completed within the last five years.

Rules/Policies:

Work previously exhibitied in LibertyTown's gallery is not eligible.

Work must be for sale, and must be priced to sell.

Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror if the work differs significantly from the images provided. (no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying)

Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping, ship to this address: LibertyTown Arts Workshop 916 Liberty Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Usage:

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery

Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed

Entry Details:

Up to 3 images can be provided for each piece if multiple perspective/detail views are required to convey the piece.

Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date.

You can start submitting your entries here.

Fees:

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each piece before it will be juried. (payment is submitted through the Submittable application)

1st piece (non-member): $25

1st piece (Member): $15

Each additional piece: $5

(You can become a “Friends of LibertyTown” member here.)

Awards:

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Schedule:

Submissions due: August 19, 2022 at 10 PM EST

Artist notification: August 21, 2022

Accepted works due/delivered at LibertyTown: August 29, 2022

Opening reception: September, 2, 2022 (Virtual Tour at 1 PM, and Show opens at 5 PM)

Show closes, unsold work is picked up and/or shipped back: October 10, 2022

Call For Entries: Bowie Arts Committee - Fall To Winter: 8/26

Greetings Artists!

The Bowie Arts Committee (BAC) will sponsor an exhibit of artwork from local artists from Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The theme for this show is Fall to Winter. 

The theme for this exhibit is Fall to Winter. The exhibit will feature artwork showing fall and/or winter images.  Some examples might be artwork with ice, snow, people ice skating, or fall leaves.

Eligibility:

Artists may submit up to two paintings, photographs, mixed media, fiber art, or small sculpture. Any original 2-D and 3-D work that meets the exhibition guidelines and size restrictions will be considered.

Any artist residing in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.

18 years of age and older may enter no more than two pieces of original art falling under the theme of Local Inspiration.

Submission Details:

Selection for exhibition will be made by the City of Bowie Arts Committee from JPEG images.

Digital images will be used not only for the online exhibit, but also for jurying and planning the exhibit, and publicity purposes. Therefore, they should be the best quality you can obtain.

We also recommend that you watermark your images with your name or logo.

No printed text, other than the artist’s name or watermark, should be visible on photographs. Images must be cropped to show the painting only, no mats or frames showing.

Artwork may be no more than 40” horizontally and vertically.

The City will not accept for exhibit at City Hall any artwork containing religious themes and images, nudity, politically offensive images or graphically explicit scenes or images.

All sales are between the purchaser and the artist. No commission will be collected by the City of Bowie. Sale and artist contact information will be included with the online exhibit.

Exhibition Schedule:

August 26, 2022: Deadline for submitting Google entry form to BAC (by 5:00 PM)

September 9, 2022: Notification of acceptance by email for artwork selected by BAC.

September 17, 2022: Drop-off Date to deliver (framed, wired and ready to hang) accepted art to Bowie City Hall.

September 17, 2022 – January 21, 2023: Exhibition Period

Extra Information:

Please use this link to begin applying, No email submissions will be accepted.

Please contact Lori Cunningham at lcunningham@cityofbowie.org at 301-832-7451

Call For Entries: CREATING CONNECTIONS: 8/27

Call For Entry: CREATING CONNECTIONS

An Acquisition & Print Replication Project

Application Deadline: Saturday, August 27, 2022 

Application Form

Full Prospectus

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the CyberWire, is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female and female-identifying visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and the CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of CyberWire’s 9th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 20, 2022.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them. 

The aim of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity and would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks, and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female and female-identifying artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The selected artist(s) will be joining a wonderful roster of artists as this program has developed over the last five years. They are Claire Girodie (2014), Anna and Caroline Zellhofer (2015’), Lindsey McCulloch (2016), Carmen Martini (2017), Shanthi Chandrasekar (2018), and Jackie Hoystead (2019). Note: there was a break in this program due to Covid-19.

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no less than 4 X 4” and no more than 24 X 20”.
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 500.
  • All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting the CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed-upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by the CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed-upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork images for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain the owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

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

  • $1,000 Cash Award 
  • Increased visibility of the artist’s name and artwork through:
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and CyberWire’s websites
  • The gifting of artist reproductions to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgment at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 20, 2022

To apply please see the prospectus and required attachments: Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org OR fill out the google application form HERE by close of business Saturday, August 27, 2022, Application Deadline

Application Fee: $10 for non-MAP members. Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10.  Please attach your payment receipt to your application. Checks can be made payable to Maryland Art Place | c/o Benefit | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Member of MAP? Your submission fee will be waived. Please make a note on your submission that you are a member!

TIMELINE

July 28:
Release Call
 
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Application Deadline
 
Week of September 12
Artist Studio Visits/Interviews (VIRTUAL ONLY)
 
September 30
 Awarded Artist Announced
 
September 23 – October 19
Printing/Production
 
Thursday, October 20, 2022 
Women in Cyber Security Reception

 

For the full prospectus, application form and eligibility click HERE or visit www.mdartplace.org

To apply please see the full list of application materials, eligibility, and required attachments: Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org OR fill out the google application form HERE by close of business Saturday, August 27, 2022 Application Deadline.

Call For Art: Out of Hand - Tradition Meets Tech (Juried Exhibit): 8/28

Preface: 

"Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to the 'Out of Hand: Tradition Meets Tech' exhibition. All media will be considered, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance, glass, fiber, digital, photography, installation, mixed media, and new genres. This exhibition will be open to the public from October 14, 2022 to January 22, 2023.

Art-making is a process of modification. 'Out of Hand' is dedicated to exploring digital-assisted methods of expanding traditional practices. The exhibition focuses on how artworks can utilize the process of tuning, refining, or altering subjects, their contexts, or materials through the lens of digital aids. These aids could include photography, laser cutting, CNC machining, projection mapping, creative digital programs or software, virtual reality, and more."

Submission Policies:

You can submit up to 4 works in your application.

All images must be in a jpeg format.

You may submit a detail or installation photo (please distinguish them by name when submitting your photos).

Regular Naming convention: "Walters_2_Beach Day"

Detail/Installation: "Walters_2a_Beach Day"

Application Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)

Juror: Fabiola Delgado, Experience Developer at the Anacostia Community Museum

Location:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (In Association with the Smithsonian Institution)

13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688

Important Dates:

Deadline: August 28, 2022 @ 11:00 PM

Decision Notification: Septemper 9, 2022 

Artwork Delivery: October 3 - 9, 2022

After Hours Opening: October 14, 2022

Exhibition: October 14 - January 22, 2023

Artwork Pickup and Return Shipping: January 23 - 29, 2023

If you are an Artist outside this region:

Apply here for the Transportation Grant, provided by the Artist Accessiblity Fund to assist with shipping costs

These grants are awarded on a need basis, and range from $75 - $200

To begin the application:

Click here to begin the application.

Please read the Annmarie Important Exhibition Information page before submitting.

Contact exhibits@annmariegarden.org or 410-326-4640 if you have issues with the application.

www.annmariegarden.org

Call For Submissions: YOU EFF OH: 8/31

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: YOU EFF OH

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 31 by Midnight

On View: Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, November 19, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22 | 6 pm to 9 pm

Virtual Application

Full Prospectus

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce a call for submissions for a group show  YOU EFF OH,  an exhibition that addresses what artists think about alien life and how this topic influences their practice. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, August, 31 by Midnight. The exhibition will take place at MAP running from September 22 through November 19 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm (in conjunction with this fall’s Bromo Arts District Artwalk).

DEADLINE: The deadline for submission is Wednesday, August 31 by Midnight

  • Must have artwork available during the exhibition period (September 22 - November 19)
  • Artwork must address either space, alien life, UFOs, technology or other related subjects
  • There is no Fee to apply!
  • All media welcome

Submission Guidelines:  to submit to YOU EFF OH please include the following materials using this google form or email your submission to submissions@mdartplace.org

Application Materials:

  • 1 - 3 available artworks (any media welcome)
  • Image list outlining title, media, dimensions, brief description, and year
  • A CV or Resume
  • Artist Statement
  • Artist Bio
  • Your website and/or Instagram
  • *Include YOU EFF OH Application in the email header

Please send all application materials to sumbmissions@mdartplace.org or complete the google form HERE

TIMELINE, 2022

July 28:
Release Call
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Application Deadline
 
Week of September 5:
Artists notified of Acceptance
 
Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17:
Artwork Drop off
 
September 22:
Opening Reception
 
September 22 - November 19:
Exhibition on View
 
September 23 - September 26:
Artwork Pick up
 

For full prospectus, application form and eligibility click HERE or visit www.mdartplace.org

To apply please see the full list of application materials, eligibility, and required attachments: Please send your application to submissions@mdartplace.org OR fill out the google application form HERE by midnight, Saturday, August 31, 2022 Application Deadline.

Questions? Contact: Caitlin@mdartplace.org

Call For Submissions: The Changing Chesapeake: 9/1

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is now accepting submissions from all community members for its upcoming exhibition, The Changing Chesapeake. 

Although steeped in traditional culture, the Chesapeake long has been a place of change and evolution, and its history driven by response to that change. The Changing Chesapeake seeks submissions from students and adults alike, responding to changes they observe in the landscape and life around them.

Themes/Questions:

How is climate change and/or the impact of humans on the environment shaping your Chesapeake community?

How has the way you identify with and are inspired by the Chesapeake evolved?

What would you want someone 100 years from now to know about your life and community traditions in the Chesapeake today?

What is your vision for the future of life in the Chesapeake region?

Eligibility:

Artists may be of any age, with no residency requirements.

There is no cost to participate.

All artwork must be submitted virtually for review.

Artists will be notified if their work is selected, with further instruction about how to deliver artwork to CBMM.

Any medium will be considered that can be exhibited indoors, including but not limited to quilting and textiles, mosaics, ceramics/pottery, found/reclaimed materials, literary arts, painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, performing arts, data visualizations, digital art, and design plans.

Guidelines:

Submissions should be reflective of the Chesapeake Bay region.

Artwork should not exceed 25 pounds and should not include hazardous materials, unstable live media, bodily fluids, or foodstuffs. Oversized pieces will be considered on a limited basis as space allows. Flat artwork must come ready to hang with D-ring, sleeve, wire, cleat or whatever is necessary for wall mounting (excludes 3D, literary and audio/video/digital media).

Include an artist statement with your submission that describes how your artwork responds to one or more of the above questions, as well as the overarching theme, in no more than 150 words. Statements will be accepted in the participant’s preferred language.

Dates:

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Review, Selection, Curation Period: September - December 2022

Artwork On-site: December 2022 - January 2023

Exhibition Opens: Feburary 2023

If you have questions, please email ChangingChesapeake@cbmm.org.

To begin the submission process and obtaining more information, please visit this page.

Press Release: Young Blood

CALL FOR SUBMISSION:

YOUNG BLOOD

Submission Deadline:

Monday, June 13 by Midnight

Studio Visits:

week of June 20 - 25 (will schedule if selected)

Young Blood Exhibition:

Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, September 3, 2022

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, July 14 | 6 pm to 9 pm

Application: FORM

May 24, 2022: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to announce a call for Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.  We are soliciting artists from local (Maryland) universities who are currently or have recently graduated from MFA programs. MFA candidates who graduated this year (2022) are eligible to participate in this exhibition opportunity.

This marks MAP’s 13th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

The deadline for submission is Monday, June 13 by Midnight. The exhibition will take place at MAP running July 14 through September 3 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

To apply please complete this virtual application form OR email the submission materials outlined below to Caitlin@mdartplace.org

The exhibition is a self-install show. Applying artists should plan accordingly. The installation period will be Wednesday, July 6 - July 12, 2022.

Eligibility:

* Must be a current graduate (2022)  MFA student at a Maryland university between Jan 1 2022 and May 2022

* Must have artwork available during the exhibition period (July 14 - September 3)

* Must be able to install selected work during the installation window of July 6 - Jul 12, 2022

* Must be able to host a virtual or in-person studio visit June 20 - 25th (MAP will work with you to coordinate)

* There is no fee to apply!

* All media welcome

Submission: Guidelines:  to submit to Young Blood please include the following materials using the google form:

* A PDF outlining 3- 6 available artworks outlining title, media, and dimensions

* A CV,

* Artist Statement

* Artist Bio

* Your website and Instagram

*Include YOUNG BLOOD Application in the email header

Please send all application materials to Caitlin@mdartplace.org or complete the google form HERE.

 

For more information contact: Caitlin@mdartplace.org or call 410-204-1959

 

Maryland Art Place is also supported by the William G. Baker Jr., Memorial Fund.

Call For Entries: Parallax - Women's Photography Exhibition: 9/9

Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore invites submissions to Parallax - Women’s Photography Exhibition, a national competitive exhibition juried by Liz Faust. 

Eligibility:

This juried exhibition is open to U.S.-based women artists of all levels (professional, emerging, and students 18 years and over).

Photographs in any process are eligible, with no limitation as to size or materials.

Each artist may submit up to 5 works online only.

Juror:

Liz Faust, Curator at Catalyst Contemporary Gallery and Full Circle Photography Gallery, Baltimore, and Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Awards:

First Place $500

Second Place $300

Third Place $200

Purchase Prize: The work selected for the Purchase Prize will be purchased at the value set by the artist and will become the property of Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Entry Fee:

A non-­refundable entry fee of $35.00 entitles the artist to submit up to five (5) artworks.

Schedule:

Deadline - September 9, 2022

Notification will be by email on September 16, 2022.

Accepted photographs due by October 7, 2022 will be juried for awards.

Exhibition - October 17 through November 18, 2022

Reception and Juror's talk: Saturday, October 22, 4-6 PM.

Shipping Information/Requirements:

Accepted artists are responsible for shipping or delivery of their work. All accepted works must arrive at the gallery ready to exhibit: framed with plexiglas (no glass), wired, and ready to hang. Ship by UPS or FedEx, using strong, reusable crates or cardboard cartons. No packing peanuts please. Include return shipping document with a scannable barcode. Ship prepaid to: Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. Hand delivery drop-off dates TBA.

Extra Information:

Click here to begin applying.

If you need more information, please visit their opportunities page.

If you have any questions, read their contact page to get in touch.

Call For Artists: Fanciful Picnic Tables: 9/15

Serving as a gathering place for the community, Sandy Spring Museum is installing a series of picnic groves with fanciful picnic tables, most of which will be designed by Maryland artists. We are seeking proposals from artists who would like to be selected to design and build a table. Current plans are to build several tables each year for the next several years. The online application only requires a written description of your idea, your background and rough draft concept images. This is Phase I of the application process. If you are selected for Phase II, you will be asked to submit a full design and fabrication concept.

Eligibility:

Because we celebrate local talent, applicants must reside in Maryland in order to participate. Anyone living within Maryland can apply, including amateur and professional artists, as individuals or as a group.

Submission:

Your submissions must include:

A written description of your concept

Examples of relevant work or a rough concept drawing. 

Selection Process:

Selection of artists will be based on aesthetic appeal and durability of their proposal, their background, their demonstrated ability to complete the project. Please note that the final product is expected to last for many years without the need for maintenance. The final product should not have any perceived safety concerns. Artists who are selected to submit designs/implementation proposals will be asked to include a binding fabrication budget.

1) Applicants need to complete and submit an online form to be considered. Submit your initial proposal by September 15. If selected for Phase II, you will need to submit your final design, fabrication plan and budget by October 15, 2022. We plan to select several proposals each year for fabrication but are under no obligation to contract for any tables.

2) The members of the Museum’s Master Plan Committee will review the applicants’ qualifications and selected artists to submit table designs and fabrication budgets. Those selected will be contacted by the committee.

3) Those applicants who are selected to submit concepts will prepare a more refined design documenting their idea and a firm fabrication budget. Final designs and budget must be submitted within six weeks of invitation.

4) While there is no set budget at this time, we anticipate that fabrication budgets will be between $5000 - $25,000, including design, materials, construction and installation.

5) The Museum intends to award a contract to several artists to fabricate their designs in the amount of the submitted fabrication budget. The selected artists will create, deliver, and install their finished products on the Museum property within six months. The picnic tables will become the property of the Museum.

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Extra Information:

You can view the full document for more details about this call.

You can begin applying here.

Read their Open Program Opportunities page for extra guidelines.

If you have more questions, read their contact page.

Call For Entries: LibertyTown - Into The Void: 9/23

Put your Trypophobia aside and show us your perforated perfections, dotty dazzlements and round openings! “Into the Void” is a show about holes and voids. The holes can be in things, they can be dots, or even openings. Show us what comes to your mind when you think of A VOID.

All mediums welcome!

Eligbility:

Artists aged 16 and older.

All mediums welcome!

Work must be original and completed within the last five years.

Rules/Policies:

Work previously exhibitied in LibertyTown's gallery is not eligible.

Work must be for sale, and must be priced to sell.

Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror if the work differs significantly from the images provided. (no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying)

Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping, ship to this address: LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Usage:

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery

Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed

Entry Details:

Up to 3 images can be provided for each piece if multiple perspective/detail views are required to convey the piece.

Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date.

You can start submitting your entries here.

Fees:

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each piece before it will be juried. (payment is submitted through the Submittable application)

1st piece (non-member): $25

1st piece (Member): $15

Each additional piece: $5

(You can become a “Friends of LibertyTown” member here.)

Awards:

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Schedule:

Submissions due: September 23, 2022 at 10 PM EST

Artist notification: September 25, 2022

Accepted works due/delivered at LibertyTown: October 3, 2022

Opening reception: October 7, 2022 (Virtual Tour at 1 PM, and Show opens at 5 PM)

Show closes, unsold work is picked up and/or shipped back: October 30, 2022

Morgan State University 46th Annual Career Day: 10/13

The Center for Career Development at Morgan State University cordially invites you to participate in our 46th Annual Career Day on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the University Student Center - Calvin & Tina Tyler Ballroom, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD, 21251.

Please join us for this premier opportunity to recruit leading candidates in all fields—to promote summer jobs, internships, full-time/part-time positions, and graduate school programs.

This year’s fair will be held in a hybrid format. This means the virtual and in-person fair will happen on the same day. In order to maximize your experience, we would like to encourage you to also register for the Virtual Fair scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Handshake platform.

In-Person Fair:

Fees:

In-Person:

Profit/Corporate Registration: $575

Government, Colleges/Universities Registration: $475

Non-Profit Registration: $375

Additional Representatives: $25 each (maximum two additional representatives for a total of 4)

Fee includes a 10’ x 6’ draped booth space, one 6’ draped table, 2 chairs, 1 organization name sign, continental breakfast, and lunch for two (2) attendees.

Virtual Fair:

Fees: 

Employer Registration: $275

Space is limited to the first 25 paid registrants! If we receive any cancellations, please use the waitlist and we will notify you as soon as possible. Fee includes a virtual room, unlimited representatives (up to 2 representatives per employer is highly recommended), advertisement via email, social media, and campus flyers.

Schedule: 

Payment Deadline - Friday, September 30, 2022

Career Day - Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. — In-Person Check-In and Set-Up (Continental Breakfast)

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. — In-Person Open fair format for student traffic

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. — In-Person Employer Luncheon (Buffet)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m — Virtual Fair

If you have more questions, please contact 443-885-3110 or careerfairs@morgan.edu.

Call For Artists: The Feather Project: 10/15

Calling all artists (and non-artists too)!

Virginia Beach Art Center is trying to get 1000+ people to participate in The Feather Project, a nationwide community art exhibition. The Art Center is installing the feathers in November for its Aware 2022 exhibition.  

The Feather Project is a community art installation that is designed to bring awareness to the Indian Boarding Schools that Native American children were forced to attend over more than a century in the US. You may have seen a lot of press about this lately, as the Pope was recently in Canada, issuing an apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the boarding school program there.  

The US had over 400 of these schools and still no one knows exactly how many children attended them.  The schools were rife with abuse and neglect, and many many children went missing or died without their families ever learning of their fate.  The Feather Project honors the lost children and lost generations due to these schools.

Will you help spread the word? Please share this widely!

Help us reach our goal of 2,000 feathers!

How can you or your organization participate?

All you do is CREATE A FEATHER OUT OF PAPER AND MAIL IT TO US.

1.  Make your own feathers and mail them to us. You can download templates for ideas about how to create and/or decorate your feather.

2.  Ask artists and your patrons to make feathers to send us.

3.  Set up a Feather-making Station within your organization (print copies of the template and provide scissors, markers, colored pencils, paints, collage paper, glue, etc.)

4.  Promote The Feather Project to your mailing list.

5.  Post photos with #featherproject22, #artvabeach, #bookartistvb

Submission Information:

Feathers should be between 6″ and 14″ long, and made of any type of paper, including magazine pages, newspaper, notebook paper, art-paper, craft paper–be creative!

When you mail your feather, please also fill out THIS FORM to share about your contribution. Some comments may be printed and posted as part of the exhibition (with permission, of course).

Include a dollar (optional) with your feather and it will be donated to the Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Mail/deliver your feather to The Feather Project, C/O Virginia Beach Art Center, 532 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite A, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4230.

Feathers delivered in person can be left on the desk in Maggie Kerrigan's studio (down the hall on the right)

Dates:

Mail/deliver your feathers anytime between now and October 15, 2022.

Join a feather-making workshop, either September 3rd or October 1st.

Preparing the installation: October 26, 1-3 pm - October 31, 1-3 pm.

Installing the ceiling panels: November 2.

(Locals can help assemble and prepare the installation)

Aware Exhibition & Opening Reception: November 4, 6-8 pm

Exhibition on display November 4 - November 13, 2022

Extra Information:

You can contact Maggie Kerrigan at featherproject22@gmail.com or 757-377-5375 for any questions.

If you want to suggest a different venue, email maggie@thebookartist.com.

Call for Submissions: The AU Museum Project Space Deadline 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 Performers: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Preface:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is a 50 acre campus, with multiple buildings, lawns, and gathering spaces. We present events year-round, indoors and outside, making use of all of our campus. Some events have covered performance spaces, while others have informal set-up areas, as well as informal jamming, street performers, strolling or busking.

Highlighted Events:

ANNMARIE AFTER HOURS: (Select Friday Evenings)

February 11, April 1, May 27, June 10, July 8, October 14

5:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Casual Indoor event (outdoors is optional if the weather is nice)

Adults only, preferably a smaller audience than usual.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

MAKER'S MARKETS: (Select Friday Evenings)

February 12, April 2, May 7, July 2, August 6, October 1, December 3

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Outdoor, informal street performances/busking.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

FAIRY & GNOME HOME FESTIVAL:

April 24, (Sunday) 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2 outdoor stages, timed performances.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome.

Family-friendly, magical theme.

GREEN LIFE FESTIVAL & MARKET:

June 4, (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Informal stage at the Tonger Fountain.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

Flexible schedule.

INSECTIVAL:

July 23, (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Timed performances; informal stages outside.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

Family-friendly, insect and nature theme.

ARTSFEST Art & Music Festival:

September 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

**this event requires you to complete a separate Interest Form

HALLOWEEN in the GARDEN:

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Informal stage at the Tonger Fountain.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome.

Acoustic or lightly amplified; flexible schedule.

GARDEN IN LIGHTS:

November 25 - Janurary 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

**this event requires you to complete a separate Interest Form

To Apply:

Click here to access the application form.

Click here to see the schedules for every Annmarie event.

Call For Sculpture: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Preface/Objective:

Annmarie Garden is accepting proposals for the exhibition of outdoor works in our beautiful sculpture garden located in Southern Maryland.

Site Space(s):

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a thirty-acre sculpture garden and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay

The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than forty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. The award-winning Arts Building, is a 15,000 sq.ft. museum-grade exhibition space that includes two large galleries, a gift shop, the artLAB, and a sunny patio that offers lovely views of the outdoor sculpture.

The lawns, trees, and woods of the sculpture garden provide an inviting array of options for sculpture styles, installations, and materials. From sleek stainless steel to environmental installations, we welcome artists to propose works that celebrate the convergence of art and nature.

Submission Conditions:

Artists who create large-scale, three-dimensional works that are able to withstand the extremes of outdoor conditions are encouraged to submit up to three works for consideration. Artists must provide drawings, photos, and/or a maquette (if possible) of the proposed work(s). 

Construction materials will understandably vary depending on the proposed work, but all works must demonstrate structural soundness, safety and stability for an unsupervised general audience; all works must be original works of art created by the artist or fabricated under their direct supervision; large-scale works are preferred.

Temporary Loans:

Loan period can range from one to four years. Artists must be experienced with the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture.

Financial considerations will vary depending on the nature of the project. An honorarium will be awarded to each accepted artist. Interested artists must complete this easy online form.

Site Specific Installations:

Artists who create site-specific installations are encouraged to submit proposals, and may want to consider applying to our Artist-in-Residence program. Financial considerations will vary depending on the project. An honorarium, will be awarded to accepted artists.

Artists are encouraged to peruse our website for images of other installed works; visits to the garden are strongly encouraged.

Click here to access the interest form.

Address:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, Maryland

Call for Artists: COVID-19 Financial Resource through Annuity.org Deadline Ongoing

Call for Artists: Annuity.org's financial resources seek to aid freelance workers, families and small businesses that have been negatively financially impacted by the pandemic. This is an ongoing opportunity.

Their resource page of their website, listed as the "Support and Resources" section displays a variety of opportunities such as the Yellow Ribbon Network, which is partnering with AFCPE and Wells Fargo to offer free financial counseling for anyone experiencing financial changes or hardship because of COVID-19. Moreover there is the 2-1-1 Network which is a is a confidential service that connects callers with human services, including COVID-19 information, help with paying bills, mental health support and other local support systems. There is also information about Mastercard’s Path to Priceless Initiative, which supports women entrepreneurs through mentorship and networking, in partnership with Create & Cultivate and Hello Alice. Moreover, Annuity.org lists financial advice and information on topics such as retirement, mortgages and evictions. 

Consult Annuity.org's website for their financial guide and for more information.

Call for Artist Submissions Legends Portrait Murals Deadline 12/31

Artists Sought for Bicentennial Legends Portrait Murals

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 12/31/2023

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assembling a pool of artists interested in creating large-scale, painted portrait murals of “legends” important to the growth and culture of Indianapolis. Murals are anticipated to be executed between 2021 and 2023. For each mural, three artists from the pool will be selected by the mural’s community stakeholder group to create design proposals; one of the proposals will be commissioned. At least 2-3 murals will be created during the initial phase, with additional murals pending funding.

This is a non-juried pool: the community stakeholder committee convened for each portrait mural will review everyone whose work is in the pool and will select three artists to be compensated to create design proposals for specific murals. Some murals may require a special jury process or, based on the partnerships involved, may require their artists to be identified in a different manner; however, we anticipate that nearly all mural projects will be commissioned from artists who have submitted their information to this pool. Artists may submit information to the pool at any time. Submitting your information does not guarantee consideration for a commission.

Project Description

As part of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial celebration (observed between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021), the Arts Council of Indianapolis is beginning a long-term, deliberate effort to convene community conversations around the concept of “legends,” and to commission new, civic-scale portrait murals of legendary Indiana figures.

Although it is being started during the Bicentennial, and the goal is to identify “legends” who embody the Bicentennial values of History, Civic Pride, Innovation, and Legacy as well as Indianapolis’ record of unity, audacity, and excellence, the Arts Council anticipates creating Legends murals past the dates of the Bicentennial celebration.

We are defining the concept broadly: legends do not have to be world-famous, but they must have had an impact on the people, places, and culture of Indiana and Indianapolis. We are particularly interested in identifying legends who are “unsung,” or whose importance may have been historically overlooked because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class.

As these murals are commissioned, the Arts Council will also partner with Indiana Humanities to commission Indiana-based writers (including authors, poets, and/or spoken word artists) to create reflections on the legend and legacy of each individual. Writers will be identified through a separate process.

Because of the Bicentennial celebration, the first several murals will be Indiana figures who had an attributable impact on Indianapolis specifically. Additional portrait subjects will be identified through community conversations and an open nominations process , and will be matched with locations provided by private property owners through a separate “open call for walls” solicitation process.

Artwork Goals

The murals will convey a recognizable likeness of the individual(s) portrayed, and will also seek to highlight each mural artist’s interpretation of the individual’s legendary nature in their own style.

The first mural subject identified is “Major” Taylor, whose portrait mural will be created in the late spring or early summer of 2021. Indianapolis-born bicycle racer Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) was one of this country’s first Black sports superstars and only the second U.S. Black world champion in any sport. He was the world cycling champion in 1899, American sprint champion in 1900, and set numerous international track cycling records. In an era of strict racial segregation, Taylor had to fight prejudice just to get on the starting line. Taylor is an inspiration and model for today, not only for his athletic achievements in the face of unrelenting racism, but also because of his integrity, generosity of spirit, concern for others, and invaluable contribution to America’s non-violent struggle for equality.

Eligibility

Professional mural artists over 18 and legally able to work onsite in the United States.

Application Requirements

Work examples: 1 - 20

Artists are allowed to apply in teams.

Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Artists Art in Embassies Deadline Ongoing

For five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. Today, AIE is a public-private partnership engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors, and encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. Professional curators and registrars create and ship about 60 exhibitions per year, and since 2000, over 58 permanent collections have been installed in the Department’s diplomatic facilities throughout the world.

ART IN EMBASSIES REGISTRY

We are always looking for new artists and artwork to be a part of exhibitions. This registry offers a registered artist the exposure to our internal curators, who have the responsibility of researching and selecting the artwork for all exhibitions and collections. Artists who sign up to be included in the registry are not yet ART in Embassies artists, and should refrain from using that term in CVs, etc. A registry artist will not have an artist card in the main AIE website section until they are included in an exhibition, nor are they searchable in the main search function of the website.

You only need to register once to upload images. We no longer accept any mailed hard copy slides, transparencies or other materials for consideration. For our office to view your images properly, please scale your images to a maximum size of 1MB or less, and please only upload jpegs. Registered artists are responsible for keeping their contact information current within the registry.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Applications First Street Gallery Deadline Ongoing

First Street Gallery provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about, and gaining hands-on experience in the various aspects of running a (nonprofit) art gallery to include: art-handling, publicity, and administrative, curatorial, exhibition and research activities.

This internship is unpaid, but interns may arrange with their college to receive course credit. Additionally, letters of recommendation can be requested at the end of the internship.

Please go to the Internship Application Form and submit a resume, cover letter and a writing sample. A Portfolio in graphic design, website design, audio and video are a plus but not necessary. The Gallery will contact qualified applicants.

REQUIREMENTS

Studio Arts, Art History Majors (preferred)

Passion for art

Possess excellent written and verbal communication

Possess multi-tasking and coordination experience

Possess an in-depth understanding of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Able to collaborate with the FSG team and also have the ability to work independently

Demonstrate attention to detail while maintaining perspective

Have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and MS Office Suite (specifically Word and Excel)

Have a working knowledge of MAC platform

TASKS

Assist in managing gallery operations

Assist in management, research, communication and coordination of installations

Assist in producing and maintaining content on website as needed (text, graphics, audio and video)

Assist during events and receptions

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Studios For Rent: Long Reach Artist Studio Program Deadline 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 to Artists: Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition Deadline Ongoing

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

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing.

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

Call for Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery Deadline Ongoing

Seeking submissions tied to our department programs: Commercial Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, and/or Sequential Arts. As an HBCU, we particularly strive to highlight, support and promote BIPOC artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational opportunities to the entire region. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Johns Hopkins Professor Seeks Women in Creative Industries for Study Deadline 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: Fire & Bliss Creative Deadline Ongoing

Fire & Bliss Creative

Work Media: Original photographs, paintings, mixed media works, or any two-dimensional artwork that can be photographed in order to be translated into prints.

Work Size: Preferred file resolution of an artwork is 300 ppi. In order to ensure a good-quality print on both small and large scale, we recommend the short side of your file to be at least 2250 pixels. As for the best file formats to submit, we recommend submitting .jpg or uncompressed .tif files. Please ensure your file is no larger than 100MB.

Entry Requirements: Artists, please join us for a conversation about justice, equity, and art. Our platform centers artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and who are LGBTQ+, but anyone who is committed to our values of racial justice and queer liberation is welcome. We built this platform to be a community and brave space for like-minded creatives who center advocacy and equity in their work and their lives.We are open to many media and subjects, but are largely looking for art around the themes of nature, justice, and liberation. However, we interpret those themes very broadly, so if you are interested in creating with us, please apply. There is no fee to submit and sell your work on Fire & Bliss. 

Submission Requirements:

  1. Artists with a commitment to racial justice and LGBTQ+ liberation and be engaged in a community that centers queer and BIPOC stories.
  2. Three digital images of your chosen works in either .jpg or .tif format, ideally no smaller than  a resolution of 300 ppi. These are the photos that will be directly turned into prints, so good lighting and minimal glare is key.
  3. Thoughtfully fill out an application on our website at www.fireandbliss.com/create

Timeline: Ongoing

Selection Process:  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our advisory committee of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists.

Notification to artist: We will notify artists by email within two weeks of receiving their application. 

Delivery: online via hi-res, print ready photo

Publicity: We publicize our artists and their works through online paid ads, social media, email, and word of mouth. The QTBIPOC community is powerful, and we are lucky to have had other like-minded organizations share our posts and boost awareness of our collective.  All of our artists are also encouraged to share our application with other artists in their circle.

Sales: Artists receive a percentage of every sale, and unlike most platforms, we allow artists to decide their own commission percentage. Artists are paid monthly. Read more at our FAQs: https://fireandbliss.com/artistfaq

Contact:

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

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

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

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

For more information, click here.

Our Mission

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

Contact Us

Phone: 410.204.1959
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org

     
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