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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 Artists: $3,500 Grants Deadline 5/18

Call for Artists: $3,500 Grants Deadline 5/18

 

Call Description:

 

The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2021 artist grants. For this open call, we have increased grants to $3,500. We are offering artist grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available). This is an international open call. All media is eligible. Grant submissions will be juried by Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center and María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal as well as our Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 55k.

 

Jurors: Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center and María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami

 

Awards: $11,000.00 USD total prize money

— 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant

— 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant

— 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

— A selection from the submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize

— Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art (https://hopperprize.org/journal/)

 

Deadline: May 18, 2021

Entry fee: $40

Works: Up to 10

Media: All media is eligible


For more information: https://hopperprize.org

Call for Entry: Jones Gallery 5/21

Call for Entry: Jones Gallery June 2021 Group Art Show: Deadline 5/1/21
The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our June Group Art Show.
The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week.
This group art show is open to 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed. Gallery will jury 0, 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 pieces to exhibit during the group art show.
Entry fee: $30.00
Works/Media: Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Size limitations: Maximum- 48" width x 72" height
Direct questions to: jonesgallerykc@gmail.com
 
Schedule:
Entry deadline: Saturday, May 1st
Drop off/ shipment of works: Friday, May 28th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Saturday, May 29th ,11:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm
Exhibit dates: Wednesday, June 2nd to Thursday, June 24th
Reception: June 4th, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pick up work: Friday, June 25th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Saturday, June 26th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
For more information and entry 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 Entry: Balancing Acts Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and Sandy Spring Museum Deadline 6/13

Call for Entry: Balancing Acts  Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and Sandy Spring Museum Deadline 6/13

 

Call for Description:

 

The world is out of kilter, with natural as well as social systems listing to extremes. What we need, we say, is balance; balance must be restored. But what do we mean by “balance,” and what is our relationship to it? We often imagine (and we’re conditioned to strive for) an absolute ideal of perfect, harmonious equilibrium; a paradise lost or as yet unattained. But is this truly balanced as we experience it physically or witness it in the natural world? What is balance without time and change? Perhaps the “ideal” is nothing more than a mental construct designed to serve human ends, including the desire for order and mastery. We want to think of ourselves as the still point of the fulcrum—the pandemic has clearly taught us otherwise. This show is about expanding and reimagining the idea of balance. Stability does not depend on stasis or rigidity; balance can be dynamic, contingent, and constantly in flux—a force of nature, an expression of life.

 

Deadline: June 13, 2021

Media: 6 images of sculptures/installations per artist or team may be submitted for consideration.

Artist Notification: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

 

For more information, click here.

Please direct questions to: exhibits@washingtonsculptors.org

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 for Exhibition Proposal: Glen Echo Park, Gallery Request for Proposals 2022: Deadline 9/6

Call for Exhibition Proposal: Glen Echo Park, Gallery Request for Proposals 2022: Deadline 9/6

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests proposals from individuals, groups of artists or curators to present exhibitions in the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery and Park View Gallery venues at Glen Echo Park for the calendar year 2022. 

The mission of the Popcorn Gallery is to showcase the work of established visual artists, including resident artists at Glen Echo Park and artists from the greater Washington, D.C. area. Popcorn Gallery exhibitions attract visitors from across the region and bring new audiences to Glen Echo Park. This gallery is best suited for group exhibitions or occasional solo exhibitions of an established artist. 

The mission of the Stone Tower Gallery is to present intimate exhibitions of work in the Park’s most historic structure. This gallery is a welcoming space for visitors and is well suited to solo or themed exhibitions featuring a small group of artists. 

The purpose of the Park View Gallery is to present the work of emerging visual artists, including instructors and advanced students at Glen Echo Park. 

All Partnership galleries serve the artists and the public in connecting patrons to high-quality artwork and generate revenue for both the artists and the Partnership. Partnership gallery exhibitions are highlights of our Art Walk in the Park events, and host opening receptions and artist talks throughout the year. Annual visitation for all three Partnership galleries is approximately 18,000.

 

Other Proposal requirements: Artist Contact, Exhibition content, Exhibition location, Proposed exhibition dates, Special exhibition needs, Exhibition goals, Artist background information, Sample of work.

Direct questions to: gallery@glenechopark.org

 

Schedule:

Entry deadline: September 6, 2021.

Length of Exhibitions: a minimum of four weeks and maximum of six weeks, and generally change on a monthly basis.

Exhibitions openings: on Fridays during Art Walk season (May through September) and on a Saturday the remainder of the year. 

Set ups: on the Tuesday through Friday prior to a Saturday opening. 

Exhibitions Removals: on the Monday following the final Sunday of the exhibition. 

Available dates for 2022:

January 15 – February 20 (6 wks) 

February 26 – March 27 (5 wks) 

April 2 – May 1 (5 wks) 

May 6 – June 6 (4 wks) 

June 10 – July 3 (4wks) 

July 8 – July 31 (4 wks) 

August 5 – 28 (4 wks) 

September 2 – October 2 (5 wks) 

October 8 – November 13 (6 wks)

 

For more information and entry click here

Call for Artists: General Exhibit in The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC): 1/1, 4/1, 7/1, 10/1

 

Call For Artists: ONGOING EXHIBITION - 1/1, 4/1, 7/1, 10/1

 

Call Description: 

 

Submit our 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. We also welcome proposals from curators and arts organizations.  

 

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The deadlines for submitting materials are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Submit a General Exhibition Application 

 

The Arts Council manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts, with over 2100 square feet of exhibit space. Our gallery program was established to enhance the public’s appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists.

We present 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curate, and community shows. We rarely exhibit solo shows.

 

Eligibility:  Artists ages 18 and older working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply, including time-based and installation artists.  

Size limitations: Exhibited work must fit through a doorway measuring 54” x 80” and be able to be installed appropriately in the Arts Council gallery.

Direct Questions to: Elli Hernandez, Gallery & Programs Coordinator, exhibits@hocoarts.org.


For more information and entry, 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.

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 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 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 for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Opening Acts: Deadline Ongoing

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Opening Acts: Deadline Ongoing

The City of Hagerstown seeks solo musical artists or small bands to open for the headliners in our Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday music series. Compensation is expected to be between $100-700.

Gig Details

Will be at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown (covered stage area). Opening acts will need easy set up and breakdown due to small stage and minimal changeover time. Approximately 45 minutes between 5-6 pm. Sound support and general lighting provided by City of Hagerstown

 

Other requirements: Evidence of past success in live performance settings. Ease of setup and breakdown, as there will be little time and space available. Artist’s/Band’s home base; preference will be given to those based in the Hagerstown regional area

Direct questions to: dced@hagerstownmd.org

Submissions will only be accepted via this Google Form.

 

Schedule:

Currently booking the following dates in 2021-2022: July 23, August 27, September 24, 2021; May 27 and June 24, 2022

For more information and 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 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.

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