Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

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

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

Regional Opportunities

Call for Entries: All Teen Artists! 1/28

Montpelier Arts Center strives to foster a positive, creative environment in which young and emerging artists realize their full potential as creative individuals. In honor of National Youth Art Month in March, Montpelier spotlights teens (ages 13-18) in the Washington metropolitan area and their talents in the visual arts.

We welcome students in public, private, or home school to enter one piece of original artwork online at montpelierartscenter.submittable.com. There is no entry fee for this competition and there are awards given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), and Third Place ($100).

For information or to submit online click HERE or contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800 or montpelier.arts@pgparks.com for additional information.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 11:59 pm

Drop Off Artwork: February 24-25, 2018, 10 am-5 pm

Exhibition Dates: March 4-31, 2018, 10 am-5 pm

Reception + Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1-3 pm

Pick Up Artwork: April 2-8, 2018, 10 am-5 pm

Call for Artists: 29th National Drawing and Print Exhibition: 1/31

Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University is now accepting entries for the 29th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. This year’s juror is Kim Domanski, Public Art Coordinator for Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For a fee of $36 artists may submit up to 3 drawings or prints. A minimum of $1,500 will be available in purchase prize awards.


DEADLINE: January 31st, 2018

For more information, click here.  To apply, click here. 

Call for Entries: A House Divided: 1/31

The Rouse Company Gallery and Howard Community College invite artists 18 years of age and older, working in any medium, to submit politically and socially charged art for a juried exhibition. The intention of this exhibition is to portray a visual dialog amongst artists, emerging from all sides of the political spectrum, where questioning, reflecting and analyzing these revolutionary times occurs fluidly. This synthetic environment will blur the political and societal lines of private and public arenas and create a boundary where one's perceived entitlement to freedom counters the perceived basic human rights of others. Artists may submit up to 3 high quality examples (with dimensions, medium and title.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

For more information, click here

To apply, email tengleman@howardcc.edu

Call for Entries: Art in the Open: 2/1

Art in the Open (AiO), a partnership between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), City Parks Association, and Fairmount Water Works, re-frames the ‘plein air’ tradition of creating art outside and on-site in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city's diverse natural and urban landscapes. Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and interpret a compelling intersection of urban and natural environments in the public realm. Selected artists will also be able to participate in complementary programs and public engagement events presented by more than 30 organizational partners, as well as exhibit their finished work as part of the 2018-2019 AiO exhibition series. AiO reaches an estimated 12,000 visitors over the course of the three-day event.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

For more information, click here

Call for Art: Expressions of Clinician Well-Being Exhibition: 2/16

The NAM (National Academy of Medicine) has recently convened a group of health professionals to address the issue of clinician burnout and clinician well-being. Clinician burnout is a widespread problem in the health and medical fields, and can lead to reduced job performance, medical errors, and clinician suicide. Addressing this issue is critical to ensuring the safety of our health providers and a high standard of health care in the U.S. In order to provide alternative avenues to address this issue, the NAM has opened a nationwide call for individuals and organizations to submit artwork of any type expressing what clinician burnout and clinician well-being means to them.

They will accept any form of art – visual, digital, photography, written word, and videos of dance or other performative art. Anyone can submit an art piece, as long as it addresses what clinician burnout or clinician well-being and resilience means to them. The artists do not need to be health professionals or related to health professionals. Pieces chosen will be displayed for the foreseeable future in an online digital gallery and may be chosen to be displayed in a pop-up art gallery in Washington, DC in Spring 2018.

For more information and to apply, click here. 

DEADLINE: February 16th, 2018

Call for Entry: Asia in Maryland: Expressing Cross-Cultural Experience: 2/15

The Asian Arts & Culture Center (AA&CC) at Towson University is proud to present an exhibition that brings together the work of artists in Maryland who are Asian, Asian American, and whose work has been inspired by Asia to explore the rich connections among art, Asia, and Maryland. Through this exhibition and related programs, the AA&CC hopes to increase awareness and understanding of the diversity of Asian arts and culture in Maryland, while facilitating dialogue about Asian arts and aesthetics, cross-cultural exchange, and cultural identity.

All Maryland-based visual artists who are Asian, Asian American, or whose works are inspired by Asia are eligible. Submit 1 to 5 works, all 2 and 3 dimensional media welcome. Works must be original. PLEASE NOTE: This is a curated exhibit, and we may not be able to accommodate all pieces submitted.

Exhibition: September 7th-December 8th, 2018

Deadline: February 15, 2018. 

For more information and to apply, click here

Call for Proposals: Art Works: 2/15

Art Works supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Deadline: February 15, 2018

For more information, click here

Call for Entries: Mary B. Howard Invitational: STRETCH: 2/16

Deadline to submit: February 16, 2018

Exhibition dates: December 15 2018February 9, 2018

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) invites artists to submit a proposal for new artwork in response to the prompt, "If you could do anything, what would that be?"

Five artists will be selected by Guest Curator Don Rossell and GRACE Associate Curator Erica Harriosn to participate in the 2018 Mary B. Howard Invitational: STRETCH. The exhibition is named in memory of Mary B. Howard, an artist, longitme board member, and staunch supporter of the Greater Reston Arts Center. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium and $1000 for materials.

A written proposal of work in response to the prompt, "if you could do anything what would that be?" (500 words max.), Artist statement (250 words max.), CV or resume, Ten (10) images of past work.

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: The Art of Stewardship 2018: Nature Through the Eyes of Artists: 2/26

The Howard County Conservancy is now accepting registrations for the 2018 10″x 10″ art show, Nature Through the Eyes of Artists. The show is presented by the Howard County Conservancy in partnership with The Art of Stewardship (TAOS) Project, and Medomak Family Camp and Retreat Center. The show will consist entirely of 10”x10” pieces, all donated by the artists and available for a sale price of $100 each. All proceeds will benefit the Conservancy.

All artwork must be original and not previously shown at the Conservancy. Limit of 3 entries per artist. The exhibit is limited to first 150 pieces submitted. There is no entry fee, and artists of high school age and older are eligible to enter. 

Last day to register is February 26, 2018.

For more information click here

To apply, click here

Call for Art: Equine Themes: 3/1

Call for art: Equine themes in any medium. Open to artists 18 and over. Must be original work. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite and mixed medial, sculpture and photography. Crafts not eligible. 2D work can't exceed 5" wide/high including frame. Sculpture can't exceed 20 lbs. Up to 3 entries for $30. Entry Fee.

For details, call (908) 284-9751 or email xochitlb@comcast.net. 

Email xochitlb@comcast.net to apply. 

DEADLINE: March 1st, 2018


Call for Applications: Artscape: 2/28

Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, invites artists, exhibitors, vendors and organizations to apply to participate in the 2018 festival taking place Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting proposals from artists for Artwork Projects and applications for the Artist-Run Art Fair, Food Vendors, The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize (“The Fred”), Gamescape, Kidscape, LOL@Artscape, Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations, and Performing Arts (opera, theatre, dance, classical music, street theater, etc.)  In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, the festival is going back to the basics…ART. For “the year we didn’t have a theme,” artists and festival-goers are encouraged to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City. New for 2018: Artscape is proud to shine a light on the creative and artistic talent of Baltimore’s youth, with plans to showcase youth-focused programming (in both the visual and performing arts) on Artscape’s opening day, Friday, July 20, 2018. 

Deadline: February 28, 2018

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: Columbia Festival of the Arts: 3/15

Columbia Festival of the Arts is returning to the Columbia Lakefront in Maryland in June 2018 for a spectacular celebration. The juried, Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show is currently seeking artisans with original work, representing a breadth of media including functional and wearable art to participate in this June 15-17, 2018, free outdoor weekend.

Show Dates & Times: Friday, June 15, 5 - 8 p.m., Saturday, June 16, Noon - 8 p.m., & Sunday, June 17, Noon - 7 p.m. 

DEADLINE: March 5th, 2018

For more information and to apply, click here. 


Call for Artists: Annual Library Gallery Competition: 3/31

Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery September 2018 - August 2019. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years & older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2012 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.

An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibiting (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium.) The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the competition. There is no entry fee for this competition.

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2018

For more information: click here; call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-490-2329 or send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.

Call for Artists: Annual Juried Studio Competition 2018: 3/31

Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program. These artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. These artists are selected by an annual jury panel and exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first floor and the second floor. The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists.

To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old, and reside in Maryland. Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others. Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror. There is no entry fee for this competition.

Deadline: March 31st 

For more information, click here

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

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

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

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

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

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



Volunteers Wanted: HAMILTON ARTS COLLECTIVE: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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