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 Exhibitions: Go BIG or Go Home: Deadline 9/30

JCO'S Art Haus' Go BIG or Go Home showcase with deadline September 30th, 2021.

What if we bought couches to match our artwork, instead of the other way around? What if a painting could redefine the way we think about our homes? What if bigger really is better…? Well. We think we should; we think it can; and we think it is.  

Emerging and established artists, Bay Area-based and beyond, are invited to apply to JCO'S Art Haus' Fall/Winter showcase, “Go BIG or Go Home”. This show is curated and installed gallery-style, with the unique and ambitious goal of presenting “something for everyone”. Top-selling artists will be invited to be represented full-time by their gallery.

They are interested in artists working in ALL mediums and themes, including (and not limited to): Landscapes, city scenes, pop art, indoor- and outdoor-sculpture, mixed media, florals, abstracts, and still life.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Paintings should be 48” long on one side, minimum (eg: 48” x 8”, 48” x 20”, 36” x 48”, et al.)

Ideally, they want 60” or longer on one side (eg: 60” x 9”, 72” x 72”, 90” x 120”, et al.)

Paintings may be stretched, or unstretched

• Gallery pricing and studio pricing must be consistent

SALES / FEES:

•  $15 non-refundable application fee

•  NO exhibitor's fees, NO staffing requirement

•  All sales are split 50% Artist / 50% Art Haus

APPLY NOW:

1. 3 — 13 high-quality images of your work 

2. Indicate three preferred 30-minute time slots for a ”virtual studio visit" via Zoom.

3. Artist Statement: A cohesive paragraph or two, which ties your work together.

4. A link to your portfolio website and/or your professional social media page. Optional!

Apply on CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9098

TIMELINE:

Applications Due: 10:59pm PDT on Wednesday, September 30th

Virtual Studio Visit (For Selected Artists Only): Friday, October 1st – Saturday, October 2nd

Notifications to Artists By: Tuesday, October 4th

Artwork Drop-Off: Friday, October 22nd – Saturday, October 23rd

BIG: Thursday, November 4th – Thursday, December 23rd

VIRTUAL STUDIO VISIT:

For selected artists only. You will meet with our team for a 30-minute Zoom call. You’ll present your work, share your story, and ask us any of your burning questions. Building this personal connection helps us better represent your work in our gallery. 

ABOUT JCO’S:

Established in 2012, their mission is to create new art collectors by exciting them with extraordinary art presented in a friendly, unpretentious, meticulously-curated environment.

Contact Email: fineart@jcosplace.com

Call for Artists: COVID-19 Heroes Campaign Art Contest Deadline: 09/30

COVID-19 HEROES CAMPAIGN ART CONTEST

ENTER THE CONTEST HERE

DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Call to Artists and Illustrators: $7,500 Commission

About 

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is hosting an art contest and invites you to submit your entry for consideration. 

The selected artist will receive a $7,500 commission to capture in a painted art piece pharmacists’ and pharmacy teams’ engagement within various COVID-19 response activities across the health care system and within communities. The final piece will be framed and installed at the APhA Headquarters Building, home of America’s pharmacists, on the national mall in Washington, DC.  

Theme

"Contributions of the Pharmacy Team During COVID-19"

Depictions of the theme could extend to individuals such as survivors or victims, front line workers and volunteers, including pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians and others. It can also extend to such entities as vaccine manufacturers, distributors, logistics organizations, government agencies, and the various types of practices pharmacists provide care within including community pharmacies, health systems, long-term care, and others.

Rules

The APhA Foundation art contest is open to anyone at least 18 years old and living in the United States. Limit of one entry per applicant.

Your entry must be original in concept, design, and execution, not have been previously published, produced, or sold, and not violate any U.S. copyright laws. You may only submit your own artwork that you, personally created. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than you is a violation of the contest rules and will not be accepted.

Questions? Please contact info@aphafoundation.org

The COVID-19 Heroes Campaign art contest and painting commission is made possible by sponsorship support from Dr. Cynthia Boyle and Dr. Raymond Love. We express our sincere thanks to Cynthia and Ray for their generous contribution to the campaign and support of the APhA Foundation.

 

 

Call for Artists: The Manifest Prize: $5,000 Cash Award Deadline 10/01

The Manifest Prize: $5,000 Cash Award

The 12th Annual Competitive Exhibition and Award

$6,000 in total awards to be given

*Early Deadline to Submit with Reduced Entry Fee: October 1, 2021

Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size... 

The Manifest Prize underscores our artist-driven non-profit organization's strong commitment to reward, showcase, celebrate, and document the most exceptional artwork being made today, and to do this in a non-commercial public arena. Manifest's mission is centered on championing the importance of quality in visual art. This project is one aspect of the realization of that mission. There are no restrictions on submissions to The Manifest Prize except that works submitted must have been completed within the past five years (2016-2021). Artists who have been included in previous Manifest projects are always welcome and encouraged to submit to any future project, including the Manifest Prize.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media capable of being exhibited in one of Manifest's five galleries. Past Manifest Prize winners and semi-finalist works have included paintings, installations, photographs, sculptures, drawings, and more, all of widely varying sizes from very small to room-sized. Size is not a criteria!

The Manifest Prize was launched in 2010 as an annual offering. The cash award for this competition is now $5000 and a four-week solo exhibit of the single winning work displayed along with select juror and artist statements. Ten semi-finalist works will be included in the season-documenting publication, the Manifest Exhibition Annual, and will also receive a modest cash award. (NOTE: the Manifest Prize is a separate award from the annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize, which is also now $5000.)

* Early Deadline to Submit with Reduced Entry Fee: October 1, 2021

For complete details and to apply online visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/one

email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions

Call for Artists: Annmarie Ornament Show & Sale Deadline 10/01

14th Annual Ornament Show & Sale-Application Form

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites artists and craftspeople to apply to the 14th Annual Ornament Show & Sale to take place November 5, 2021 through January 1, 2022 in the Main Gallery of the Murray Arts Building. This exhibition will run concurrently with our annual, award-winning holiday light show, Annmarie Garden in Lights, and with the Holiday Show & Sale exhibition.

Annmarie is a beautiful 30-acre arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1992, Annmarie has captivated visitors of all ages with its natural setting and exceptional programs and events.

Please contact the Gift Shop at Annmarie with questions about this application at (410) 326-4640 or email at giftshop@annmariegarden.org. Please visit our website for more calls for entry at www.annmariegarden.org.

Guidelines and Entry Requirements

  • $20 non-refundable application fee.
  • All media will be considered, but only ornaments and ornament displays will be considered for acceptance for this call. All work must be original.
  • All ornaments must reflect application photos or samples.
  • We strongly encourage artists to stay within a retail price range of $8 – $28 for each ornament.
  • All ornaments submitted for acceptance must arrive ready to hang on a tree!

Application Options

Artists may apply in two ways. Option 1: Artists will apply with 5 images of their ornaments. If accepted, each Option 1 artist must provide a minimum of 36 ornaments. Option 2: Artists will apply with 5 images of ornaments and an image of a display proposal, which includes their own tree. Accepted Option 2 artists will install their own display.

Option 1 - use Annmarie tree/display

Artists will apply with 5 images of their ornaments. If accepted, each Option 1 artist must provide a minimum of 36 ornaments and Annmarie handles the display and care of your work. Ornaments must be delivered to the Gift Shop by November 1 and arrive ready hang.

The gift shop will display your work on our trees and in our baskets. All ornaments must include hooks or fasteners to secure to the display. Please keep in mind that visitors will shop off the trees or from baskets, so you must develop a hanging system that is user-friendly.

If we sell out of your ornaments, you will be offered the option to provide more, if you can, in quantities of 12. All sales will be processed by the Annmarie Gift Shop. Commission rate for is 55% to artist and 45% to Annmarie. The Gift Shop will provide very modest packaging materials. If your ornaments require special packaging, please provide it.

Option 2 - provide your own tree/display

Artists will apply with 5 images of ornaments and an image of a display proposal, which includes their own tree. Accepted Option 2 artists will install their own display. Installation dates are November 1 - 5, 2021 from 12 pm - 4 pm each day. Accepted artists are required to schedule a date and time with the Gift Shop to install display.

Ornaments must be displayed in and around a structure of your choosing or Christmas tree of silver, white, or green. The style of the display is up to the artist, but artist must provide all of their own display materials, lights, display stands, tables, tablecloths, etc.

All ornaments must arrive ready to hang. All ornaments must include hooks or fasteners to secure to the display. Please keep in mind that visitors will shop from the trees or from baskets, so it is encouraged to develop a hanging system that is user-friendly.

Artists must provide enough ornaments to keep their display adequately stocked for the duration of the show. Excess stock can be tucked under your display, or you can visit periodically to re-stock.

All sales will be processed by the Annmarie Gift Shop. Commission rate is 60% to artist and 40% to Annmarie. The Gift Shop provides very modest packaging materials. If your ornaments require special packaging, please provide it.

Important Dates

  • August 13 - October 1 - Application period; once show is full, application will close
  • Rolling Notification: applicants will be notified of decision within 10 business days of application
  • October 30 - November 3 (Noon-4pm each day) - drop-off / installation
  • November 5, 2021 - January 1, 2022 - Ornament Show & Sale
  • January 5-8, (Noon-4pm each day) - pick-up / de-install

Nightly Holiday Artist

All artists are invited to be featured as a Nightly Holiday Artist. As the featured artist, you will assist with monitoring the show and greeting guests. We will advertise your work on our social media, the holiday schedule, and our website. It's a great opportunity to meet guests, promote your work, and boost sales!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD, 20688

 

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

ONGOING EXHIBITION

Dates: 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 For Artists: Primal Dispostion

Primal Disposition seeks to showcase works of art that are raw, emotive, primitive, earthen, sexual, sensory, confrontational, instinctual.  We are also looking for work that is primal in the materials used: foundational, basic, primary colors, elemental, and/or textural.   
 
We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.
 
"Primal Disposition" In-Person opening reception party will be held Saturday, October 16th, at 6 PM.  Special live performance or DJ will accompany the event.
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
  • "Primal Disposition" is open to any artists over age 18, within the United States and Canada.
  • Work should ideally have been created in the last three years, and must be the original artwork, ready to display.
  • The specific work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.
  • Work must be for sale. (No "NFS" or deliberate overpricing)
  • No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted unless the work itself is a Giclee.  Please note this in the media tag, if applicable.
 
Deadline For Submissions is Saturday, October 2nd, at 11:59 PM EST.  
MORE DETAILS AND LINK TO APPLY:  https://www.vestigegallery.com/call-for-art

Call for Artists

CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
 
What is ART OUTSIDE?
 
Two artists* will be positioned in Public Square for 3-4 hours to create miniature pieces of artwork to give away to passersby. The goal: bring art to people who work, live, and pass through Hagerstown’s Arts & Entertainment District. Some people may request a particular subject to be painted for them, or artists may paint from their own inspiration and give away their creation.
 
 
 
*Priority will be given to artists who are residents of Washington County. Secondary consideration will be given to artists from adjacent counties in MD, PA, and WV.
 
 
The Arts & Entertainment District provides:        
 
·         a chair, table, and canopy for each artist (staff will set up and break down)
 
·         a variety of canvas, panel, and paper on which to create miniature art (2”x2”, 4”x4”, etc.).
 
Artists provide:
 
·         their own brushes, paint, charcoal, fixative, other media, etc.
 
Compensation:
 
·         $125 fee per session + $25 to reimburse artist for materials purchased
 
Dates: 
 
·         Wednesdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
 
The fine print:
 
·         All art work created is to be given away
 
·         All art work created must be “family-friendly” (no nudity, profanities, etc.)
 
·         Artists will be paid upon completion of session, provided contract and required paperwork is completed in a timely fashion
 
·         Artists may not put out a tip jar
 
·         In the event of uncooperative weather (downpours that make a canopy useless; cold temperatures), artists will have the option of moving to an indoor location near the Square or postponing their session to another day.
 
 
 
For consideration to be an artist for ART OUTSIDE, please complete and submit the attached form with 3 work samples (jpgs).
 
 
 
Questions: kclark@hagerstownmd.org; 301-766-4188
 
 
Art Outside Logo
 
 
ARTIST APPLICATION
For best consideration, return this application no later than September 15, 2021
 
 
 
Name: ___________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
Street, City, State: __________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
_________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
County: ___________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
Email Address: ___________________________________________ Phone: ____________________
 
 
Website/Social Media: ________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
Your medium: _______________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
A short biography, including arts experience:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why you are interested in participating in this project:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available dates (check all that apply):
 
 
___ Wed. 9/29, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
 
___ Wed. 10/6, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
 
___ Wed. 10/13, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
 
___ Wed. 10/20, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
 
___ Wed. 10/27, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
 
 
 
 
*Attach 3 JPGs of work samples with this application.
 
Return to: Kitty Clark, kclark@hagerstownmd.org; 14 N. Potomac St., Ste. 200A, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Call for Artists: Holiday Show & Sale 2021 Deadline 10/08

Holiday Show & Sale 2021 - Artist Application

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to the Holiday Show & Sale exhibition to take place November 5, 2021 through January 1, 2022 in the Main Gallery of the Murray Arts Building.

Set your sights on holiday shoppers, as the exhibit will coincide with Annmarie's annual Ornament Show, as well as everyone's favorite festive event, Annmarie Garden in Lights!

All media will be considered, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, glass, fiber, digital, photography, and mixed media, but the size of the work must not exceed 20” in any dimension. Price of works cannot exceed $300. This is a show and sale style exhibit, meaning artworks will be removed as they sell. Artists will be contacted upon sale of work and invited to replace the sold piece with another artwork. Annmarie retains a 30% commission on all works sold.

Guidelines and Entry Requirements

  • $20 non-refundable application fee for up to 6 images of works; works can be replaced as they sell.

  • This is a lightly juried show. Once you apply, please allow 5 business days for a decision.

  • Please use a JPEG format for images of your artwork.

  • All artworks must not exceed size limit of 20” in any dimension.

  • All artworks must be priced to sell. Prices for works must not exceed $300.

  • All works must arrive ready to hang. 3D artworks, such as jewelry, must have a tamper proof display provided by artist.

  • We expect most artists to hand deliver their artwork between the hours of 11am- 5pm on October 26-31. If you are not able to deliver your work, please arrange to ship by Friday, October 29.

Important Dates

  • October 8, 2021 - Deadline to apply
  • October 26-31, 2021 - Artwork delivery
  • November 5, 2021 - January 1 - Holiday Show & Sale
  • January 5-8, 2022 - Artwork pick-up

Nightly Holiday Artist

All artists are invited to be featured as a Nightly Holiday Artist. As the featured artist, you will assist with monitoring the show and greeting guests. We will advertise your work on our social media, the holiday schedule, and our website. It's a great opportunity to meet guests, promote your work, and boost sales!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD, 20688

exhibits@annmariegarden.org

410-326-4640

 

 

Call for Artists: Art Quilt Elements: 11/1

Contact Email: pam@wayneart.org

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: Pennsylvania

Event Dates: 3/27/22 - 4/30/22

Entry Deadline: 11/1/21

REQUIREMENTS:

Media

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Art Quilt Elements 2022): $50.00

AQE 2022, the 15th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art Quilts

Dates: March 27 to April 30, 2022

Wayne Art Center, Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries

Jurors: Jane Milosch, Paula Nadelstern and Jason Pollen

Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the AQE 2022 exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 27 through April 30, 2022. For more information about AQE2022 visit: www.artquiltelements.org.

ABOUT THE JURORS

Jane Milosch is?an internationally recognized curator and expert in 20th-century and contemporary art, craft, and design. As the founding director of the Provenance Research Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., she advised on WWII-era provenance research, cultural heritage projects, and international museum training programs and institutional partnerships. Previously she served as Senior Program Officer for Art in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, leading pan-Institutional art programs and new interdisciplinary initiatives, as well as strategic planning efforts with the Smithsonian’s eight art museums. Before joining the Smithsonian’s senior leadership team, Milosch was chief curator at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her other curatorial positions include the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Figge Art Museum, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. Milosch studied ceramics and art history in both the US and in Munich, Germany, where she also worked as a managing editor for Prestel Art books. A graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute for Museum Professionals, she lectures and publishes widely on provenance research, contemporary art and craft. Milosch is currently Visiting Professorial Fellow in Provenance and Curatorial Studies, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow. 

Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts, her designs were showcased in the American Folk Art Museum’s first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist (2009). In addition to her numerous awards, she  was a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Bronx Council on the Arts. Paula is the author of Fabricadabra: Simple Quilts, Complex Fabric, Paula Nadelstern's Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist's Journey Continues; Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook; Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabric; Kaleidoscopes & Quilts; Snowflakes & Quilts and Fantastical Designs (a coloring book with selections from her over twenty fabric collections designed exclusively for Benartex, Inc.). She lives in the Bronx, NYC with her husband, Eric.

Jason Pollen received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from the City University of New York. He is an internationally acclaimed artist, designer and educator. He served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York City, and as Professor and Chair of the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute. He has had numerous solo and group shows in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has designed textiles for dozens of major fashion and home furnishing firms. Pollen collaborated as scenic designer for the Kansas City Ballet. He is Professor emeritus of the Kansas City Art Institute, President emeritus of the Surface Design Association, and an American Craft Council Fellow. The Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina honored him with the Outstanding Artist/Educator award in 2012. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted.
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years (after January 1, 2020).
  • Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Online Entry Information:
  • Artists may submit up to three works per application. A maximum of six images may be uploaded to show alternate views or details of work.

Entry fee is $50 per application.

Artists are permitted to submit additional applications. The artist should use the same name and contact information (including email) for both applications but must use a different username and password for additional applications.

Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for application fee payment. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.

UPLOADED IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS

Be sure to have upload-ready JPG files:

File format: JPEG or JPG only

All images should be at least 300 dpi

File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.

File size: under 5 MB

Please name each jpg file with the title of the work and specify full, alternate or detail view.

IMPORTANT ENTRY WINDOW DATES

Online Call for Entries Opens: July 1, 2021, at Midnight MST

Final Deadline for Entries: November 1, 2021, at  Midnight MST

Notification of Accepted/Declined Work: Week of  November 14, 2021

Jury result notification will be communicated by email only.

Communications

Notification to artists will occur via e-mail. Multiple submissions may receive two different email notification–one for accepted work and one for work that has been declined. An e-mail will be sent for each image submitted. Please read each result e-mail carefully, to understand the status of each submission. The artist contact email provided on the online application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking email (and SPAM) for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding Wayne Art Center’s 2022 Art Quilt Elements. No communications will be mailed regarding acceptance and/or declined information. Please do not contact Wayne Art Center for updates regarding notifications until after November 19, 2021.

Shipping and Delivery of Work

Shipped and hand-delivered work should arrive at Wayne Art Center from Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022; 10am–5pm

Artists are responsible for ALL shipping costs. The work must be shipped via FedEx or UPS and A PRE-PAID RETURN-SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE WORK. No work will be exhibited that does not include a prepaid shipping label. If artwork is purchased, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed.

Insurance

Wayne Art Center will insure AQE 2022 work for 60% of its retail value while on the premises after it has been determined that sent work has arrived unharmed.

Artists are financially responsible for the cost of shipping to Wayne Art Center and for return shipping and all in-transit insurance.

WAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from Wayne Art Center.

Hand delivered work not retrieved by May 31, 2022, will become the property of Wayne Art Center.

For internationally accepted work, please review the country of origin shipping and customs regulations and the best way for US customs to receive work. Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be delayed in customs or returned to the artist. Often a commercial invoice is required for return shipping.

Wayne Art Center provides insurance coverage only while work is on our premises. Once the artwork is shipped with the designated carrier, insurance is the responsibility of the artist and not WAC. In the event of damage in transit, the artist is responsible to settle all claims directly with the shipping carrier.

While all precautions will be taken to ensure the protection of submitted work upon receipt, Wayne Art Center cannot assume liability for any loss or damage to artwork in transportation. Artists and agents must arrange their own shipping and in-transit insurance.

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 27, 2022,  3-5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: Monday, March 27, 2020 – Saturday, April 30, 2022

Monday–Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Retrieval of Work: Monday, May 2–Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 9am-5pm

Return Packing and Shipment of Work from Wayne Art Center

Work will be repacked and ready for shipping around May 6, 2022

All works must be delivered to Wayne Art Center with a return shipping label.

Sales Policy

All work submitted to AQE 2022 must be available for sale and, once accepted into the show, remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibition. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. There is no threshold for the level of artwork pricing; however, Wayne Art Center recommends that works not exceed $10,000.

The sale price submitted on the entry form must remain throughout the duration of the show. Wayne Art Center will retain 40% commission of the sale price, or on any sale that results from mediation by the Wayne Art Center staff.

Installation

All work should be submitted installation ready. If the artwork installation is overly complex, Wayne Art Center will contact the artist to request assistance with the installation process. The artist may be required to assume financial responsibility for any alterations (painted walls, site-specific pedestals, armatures, lighting, electrical, etc.) that are requested or required by a particular installation. The artist is welcome to install their complex artworks if necessary. Installation requests must be requested in advance and approved by Wayne Art Center.

Wayne Art Center Contact:

Pam McLean-Parker, Exhibition Coordinator.

Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087

610-688-3553

wayneart.org

artquiltelements.org

Questions

For questions regarding prospectus and exhibition, please contact Pam McLean-Parker, exhibition coordinator at pam@wayneart.org or 610-688-3553, ext. 211. For online submission support, please direct your inquiries to cafe@westaf.org.

Call for Submission: Boynes Emerging Artist Award Deadline: 11/22

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international, independent artist run online award. We provide a platform for talented artists worldwide to showcase and get rewarded for their incredible works. 

Emerging artists worldwide are welcome to submit all visual 2D & 3D mediums ie Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture. There is no set theme. For a detailed look at our Rules and definition of an "emerging artist", click here.

Our 5th Edition brings our 1st Place winner $4,000 USD cash, $250 in art supplies from Blick Art Materials, a published interview, long term access to the BEAA marketing team as well as social & digital marketing. You can find a complete breakdown of our prize pool here.

Submissions open 1st August

The early bird deadline is the 31st August, and the final deadline is the 22nd November. 

Jurors

  • Fares Micue 

  • Pavel Sokov 

  • Denisa Prochazka 

  • Iris Scott 

  • Carina Francioso 

  • Miriam Innes 

  • Lorette C Luzajic 

Entry Fee [Early Bird 15% OFF]

3 images $45, 5 images $60, 8 images $88,10 images $100

Prizes Details: 

1st Place

  • $4,000 USD

  • Published Interview

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

  • Digital Marketing

  • $250 Gift to Blick Art Materials

  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

2nd Place

  • $2,000 USD

  • Published Interview

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

  • Digital Marketing

  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

3rd Place

  • $1,000 USD

  • Published Interview

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

  • Digital Marketing

  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

Finalists

  • Published Interview

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

  • Permanent Place on the Official Website

How to Apply: 

On the 1st August "submit artwork" buttons will become live on our website. They will take you to our online submission application hosted on the Zealous platform. Our FAQ has step by step instructions on filling out your application.

 

Call for Artists: Boynes Emerging Artist Award: Deadline 12/14

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international, independent artist run online award. They provide a platform for talented artists worldwide to showcase and get rewarded for their incredible works. Emerging artists worldwide are welcome to submit all visual 2D & 3D mediums ie Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture. There is no set theme. For a detailed look at our Rules and definition of an "emerging artist", click here.

Their 5th Edition brings our 1st Place winner $4,000 USD cash, $250 in art supplies from Blick Art Materials, a published interview, long term access to the BEAA marketing team as well as social & digital marketing. You can find a complete breakdown of their prize pool here.

Submissions open 1st August.

Jurors: Fares Micue, Pavel Sokov, Denisa Prochazka, Iris Scott, Carina Francioso, Miriam Innes, and Lorette C Luzajic 

Entry Fee [Early Bird 15% OFF]: 3 images $45, 5 images $60, 8 images $88,10 images $100

Prizes Details: 

1st Place:

$4,000 USD

Published Interview

Social Media Marketing

Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

Digital Marketing

$250 Gift to Blick Art Materials

Permanent Place on the Official Website

2nd Place:

$2,000 USD

Published Interview

Social Media Marketing

Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

Digital Marketing

Permanent Place on the Official Website

3rd Place:

$1,000 USD

Published Interview

Social Media Marketing

Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

Digital Marketing

Permanent Place on the Official Website

Finalists:

Published Interview

Social Media Marketing

Access to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Marketing Team [permanent]

Permanent Place on the Official Website

The jurors will choose 30 finalists and 3 winners.

How to Apply: 

On the 1st August "submit artwork" buttons will become live on their website. They will take you to their online submission application hosted on the Zealous platform. Their FAQ has step by step instructions on filling out your application.

At the close of judging you will be contacted with an announcement of finalists on the 14th December 2021, then winners on the 20th December 2021.

Contact: info@boynesartistaward.com

 

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 Exhibitions: Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity: Deadline: 12/31

Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity

Are you a visual artist looking to expand your portfolio by having a solo exhibit of your work? This call for art is for you! We are looking for artists with a sizeable body of work to feature them for a solo show. This call will be open through 2021, and we will select artists on a rolling basis. We are open to artists at all stages of their career - including emerging artists. The months we plan to host these solo shows are still to be determined, however, June - October 2021 are the current possibilities. You may apply up to 3 times. Please keep in mind that this call has a rolling deadline*. This means that the earlier you apply, the more likely it is that you may be chosen for a 2021 show. 

Exhibit run: Depends on month selected, but runs from First Friday of the month to the last Friday of the month.

Opening Reception: First Friday of exhibit month

Entry Fee (Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity): $20.00

Location: 311 Gallery; 311 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC

Deadline to enter: December 31, 2021*

--- To be considered for the September show apply by July 16

--- For the month of October apply by August 31

If you apply after September 1, you will be considered for shows going into the 2022 months.

EXHIBITION DETAILS:

This exhibition is for visual artists looking to expand their portfolio or reach with a solo exhibit at 311 Gallery. Works must be for sale and be able to fit through the door (approx. 36 x 80”), otherwise there are no restrictions to dimensions. All mediums (painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, etc) will be considered. If you are accepted for a solo show, we will reach out to you to schedule a month that works for you. 

The gallery has approximately 140 ft. of linear wall space to hang work. This means, depending on spacing, anywhere from 20-40 works will fit neatly into the space. More for small works, less for larger ones. As a general rule, we suggest applying so long as you have at least 15 works available. This is not a digital exhibition, if your work is accepted, it will need to be shipped/hand delivered to the gallery. 

- Entries must be received by 11:59 pm CST December 31, 2021 

- Entries must be able to fit through the door (approx. 36 x 80”)

- Entries must be for sale. 

- Up to 10 entries per artist. Your entries are samples of your work and should represent the type of work you expect to show, but the actual inventory for the month of exhibit may be different.

- Juried with JPEGs, one per work.

- All mediums will be considered so long as they are for sale.

- Commission rate is 60% artist, 40% Gallery.

- Open to all artists in the United States

- Accepted artists will be notified on a rolling basis as we extend invitations. If works are accepted, artists will be notified of the available month(s) that is open in order to schedule and discuss further details.

ENTRY FEE: Fee is $20 regardless of how many works are submitted, not a price per piece.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

To submit images of your work, please review these instructions:

Images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, up to 2000px, and are not to exceed 4MB per image. Images should be cropped to only show the artwork and nothing else, and with proper lighting. A huge part of the jurying process is how well your photos are presented.

For 2D Work (exhibit): Artists may submit one JPEG per entry.  Maximum of 10 images per artist.

For 3D Work (exhibit): 3D artists may submit TWO JPEGS (one full shot and one detail/additional perspective) per entry.

    No video or audio works are eligible for submission. If you need an audio or video component to complement your show, we will address that after having extended an invitation and will work with you.

ELIGIBILITY: This solo exhibition opportunity is open to any living artist in the United States. Entries must be either hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container. 

ACCESSIBILITY: At 311 we strive to make our space completely accessible, and this includes the submission process. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition please email us at hello@311artgallery.com. 

LINK TO APPLY: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8396

 

Call for Writing: Manifest Gallery Deadline 12/31

ONGOING CALL FOR WRITING

Critical, Philosophical, Creative, Narrative, Poetic, or Historical Works Related to the Practices of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the Subject of LIGHT

NOTE: Learn more about Manifest's publications here. All participating authors receive a complimentary copy of the finished book their work is featured in.

Written entries can be in any form (poetic, historical, technical, creative, narrative, philosophical) but should be directly relevant to one of the disciplines indicated (drawing, painting, photography/light).

Next Submission deadline: December 31, 2021 (relevant to drawing)

For complete info visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/writing

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 Artists: Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council: Deadline: Ongoing

Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) is featuring county artists at its newest art space Arts’tination at National Harbor, the premier arts and entertainment destination in our regions Located at 162 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Arts’tination is dedicated to supporting local artists and curating immersive creative experiences.

PGAHC is recruiting artists to show and sell their work and/or to conduct arts related workshops for the public. Artists should submit work samples and inquires to pablo@pgahc.org. For more information please visit https://www.pgahc.org/artstination.

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 Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Headliner: Deadline Ongoing

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Headliner

Deadline: Ongoing

The City of Hagerstown is seeking great, professional, headliner bands that know how to attract and keep an audience happy for our Fourth Friday series. These evening events take place in downtown Hagerstown at University Plaza.

Gig Details

Will be at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown (covered stage area). One set or two shorter sets between 6/6:30-8:00 pm. Sound support and general lighting provided by City of Hagerstown

Other requirements: Strong track record of entertaining audiences as evidenced by video and other materials submitted.

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 Artists: COVID-19 Financial Resource through Annuity.org : 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 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 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 Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery: 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: 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: Ongoing

CALL TO ARTISTS

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:

Email:  info@fireandbliss.com

Website: www.fireandbliss.com

Instagram: @fire_and_bliss_creative

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FireandBlissCreative

Submit at https://fireandbliss.com/create

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing.

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

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

Call for Entry: LensCulture: Ongoing

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

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

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

For more information, click here.

Our Mission

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

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org

     
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