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: Science Inspires Art OCEAN: 7/23

Science Inspires Art: OCEAN

The 19th Annual Art-Sci Juried Exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations at the New York Hall of Science from Sept.16, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018.

Art & Science Collaborations seeks compelling, dynamic, and provocative images of original art by artists and scientists that will help create a new public perception of OCEAN by sharing creative visions of our deep connections to her, the health issues she faces and/or possible solutions, and feelings she inspires in us.

Entry Deadline: July 23, 2017.

Entry Fee: $40 for up to three images, $5 for each additional image (up to five). Every entrant will receive a free ASCI membership.

More information and the application can be found here.

Call for Entries: Creative Alliance Lantern Parade: 7/24

Creative Alliance is seeking dynamic floats made by Baltimore artists and community groups who can make magic out of limited resources for the 18th Great Halloween Lantern Parade. Background in public art projects, puppetry, sculpture, performance, and other public performance is helpful. Final selection of the 18th Great Halloween Lantern Parade Rise sculpture proposals are chosen by the Selection Committee, which includes selected Creative Alliance staff, Artist Dirk Joseph, partners, and community members.

BENEFITS: Creative Alliance will provide awards of up to $600 each for the top proposals for support materials, transportation, and artist fees. All selected artists earn a shared Neighborhood Halloween Parade Studio at Patterson Park’s Pool House or Crown Industrial Park in Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District.

DEADLINE: July 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM


Altered Realities: MAP's Fall Benefit Exhibition: 7/24

Altered Realities:  MAP's Fall Benefit Exhibition

On View: September 14 – November 4, 2017

Application Deadline: Monday, July 24, 2017 at midnight

For more information on how to apply, click here.  

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is accepting applications to exhibit in Altered Realities, MAP’s Annual Fall Benefit Exhibition. This exhibition will open Thursday, September 14 and will be on display at Maryland Art Place through Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Altered Realities focuses on uncanny interpretations of the everyday experience. Artists are encouraged to submit works of art that subvert the viewer’s perspectives literally or metaphorically. MAP is seeking to showcase artworks of all mediums with a preference towards submissions using technology and virtual reality (VR).

On October 28th, MAP will host a ticketed masquerade ball in partnership with Philathropik (philanthropik.org) where the exhibition will be highlighted.

General Guidelines & Information

  • There is no size requirement for this exhibition
  • Artwork drop off will take place September 5 – 9, 2017
  • All proceeds from artwork sales will be split 50/50 with the artists

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

  • 1 free ticket to the fall benefit ($100 value)
  • Artist’s name highlighted by Maryland Art Place on website, social media & press release
  • Biographical information included in the exhibition

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to benefit@mdartplace.org by midnight on Monday, July 24, 2017

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

For additional questions or inquiries, contact Naomi - naomi@mdartplace.org.

Call for Entry: 18th Annual Will's Creek Exhibition: 7/25

The Will's Creek Exhibition is a national juried exhibition of contemporary American art hosted by the Allegany Arts Council at its professional Saville and Schwab Galleries in Cumberland, Maryland. Now in it's 18th year, the Will's Creek Exhibition features contemporary art relating to an exhibition theme.

THEME: Being Sentient/Sentient Being. The Allegany Arts Council invites artists to consider how as “human” sentient beings, we express an awareness of “ourselves” in relation to “others” in a work of art. All media welcomed.

AWARDS: $1500 for Best of Show, $3750 total in awards

DEADLINE: July 25, 2017

FEE: $30 for the first two entries and $15 for each additional entry - up to 10 entries. 

TO ENTER: Café - Call For Entry - www.callforentry.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Heidi Custer at 301.777.2787 or email hcuster@alleganyarts.org or visit http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org

BGE Light Art Walk Call for Artists: Light City Proposals for 2018: 7/31

Artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured in the 2018 BGE Light Art Walk. Central to Light City along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the BGE Light Art Walk features large-scale illuminated artworks including but not limited to installations, sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performance-based works and more. For 2018, 20-30 installations are being sought to receive funding between $5,000 and $75,000. Artists interested in submitting a proposal should consider both the audience and the outdoor environment of the festival when proposing a project. Each artwork on the BGE Light Art Walk should be open and operational for all festival hours for each of the eight nights Light City is open to the public.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2017

TO APPLY, click here.

Call for Entries: F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017: 8/1

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 will take place on September 24th on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 11:30 to 4:00 PM.

Patrons will give a donation for which they receive a meal of locally produced and prepared food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event ticket money. Project proposals will address the theme Future Framers: Envisioning 2040.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Budget: up to $1000. 

We look forward to reviewing your proposals!

Submit your proposal HERE.

Call for Entries: Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show: 8/1

Glen Echo Park invites artists to submit an application for the 47th Annual Labor Day Art Show, held in the Spanish Ballroom from September 2 through September 4, 2017. This art exhibition is truly a Glen Echo Park tradition, where students, teachers, and art enthusiasts come together every year to enjoy the Park and its many distinctive arts programs. The show features work from more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area. The display includes a wide range of media, such as sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, and furniture.

PRIZES: The Glen Echo Park Partnership is proud to introduce a new Labor Day Art Show Awards Program. The Park View Artist Award 2017 will include the opportunity for a solo art exhibition in Glen Echo's Park View Gallery in January 2018. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for top works in the 2D and 3D categories.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 5 pm


Call for Entries: Rehoboth Art League: 8/1

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a member-based, non-profit arts center, located in the resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Exhibitions Committee is in the process of organizing solo and group exhibitions for 2018. This is a very competitive program, as RAL can only accept a limited number of proposals each year. Artworks in any media are reviewed.

The application deadline is August 1, 2017. Each artist (or group of artists) are required to submit a total of 5 images of their work. For group proposals, each artist must have an example of their work within the five images.

Artists receive a sixty-five percent (65%) payment for any work(s) sold during an exhibition. Following the exhibition, artists pay a thirty-five (35%) percent commission to the RAL for any work(s) sold outside of the RAL to a buyer who was introduced to the work(s) while on display during an exhibition. All NFS (Not For Sale) works must be agreed upon with the artistic director. Additional details will be made available upon the acceptance of your proposal.

Further questions may be addressed to Artistic Director, Jay Pastore, at jay@rehobothartleague.org, or 302.227.8408 ext. 104.

For application details, click here

Call for Entries: Future Framers: 8/1

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community that invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit project proposals for funding up to $1,000. Designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community, F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 will take place on September 24th on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 11:30 to 4:00 PM. Patrons will give a donation for which they receive a meal of locally produced and prepared food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event ticket money. Proposal participants do not have to live in Rockville to submit a proposal.

THEME: Future Framers: Envisioning 2040. What voices, stories, platforms, food, services, or experiences are currently missing or hidden? Imagine and implement creative actions, events, and experiences. Explore alternative economies, architectures, or modes of transportation that might be present in 2040 and beyond. Reveal and connect people to the more-than-human environment. Transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. Think long term! Proposals from artists, thinkers, organizations, and collaborative teams are welcome. Put creative thinking into practice. Give us a glimpse of what the future will be or could be. Help envision a sustainable world in the future!

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO SUBMIT: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/62917/f-e-a-s-t-at-visarts-2017

DEADLINE: August 1, 2017

Call To Artists: La Quinta Mural: 8/2

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership La Quinta Inn & Suites, Baltimore Downtownis pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT Projects, MAP is working with La Quinta Inn to offer a unique opportunity for artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and La Quinta Inn wish produce a mural on the exterior of La Quinta Inn’s entrance this September. The work will be on permanent display on 200 W Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore.

For more information on how to apply, please click here.  Please send your completed application to impact@mdartplace.org.  

ABOUT IMPACT PROJECTS: IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences bringing the work of living artists into the public eye. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

ABOUT LA QUINTA INN & SUITES: “The La Quinta Inn & Suites Baltimore Downtown is a boutique style hotel with inviting architecture. … [La Quinta] is centrally located in downtown, just minutes from the world famous Inner Harbor, and easy walking distance from top attractions such as The Orioles Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Ravens M&T Stadium.” – La Quinta Inn & Suites, Baltimore Downtown

General Guidelines & Information 

  • Mural is requested to be an abstracted or pattern based design.
  • Mural proposal must fit the size requirements of 140" L x 28.75" W, with 103" space in between each panel (where door is). 
  • Applicants must submit a project budget itemizing all material and labor expenses estimated for the mural.
  • Sketches and preliminary designs are optional, but helpful in the selection process
  • Artists can work individually or in artist group.

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

  • Full budget for mural materials and labor expenses provided by La Quinta
  • Permanent installation of original mural on 200 W Saratoga Street
  • Artist’s name highlighted by Maryland Art Place on website and social media
  • To apply please see the following application and required attachments:

Deadline:  Please send your application to impact@mdartplace.org by close of business Wednesday, August 2, 2017 

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

Maryland Hall Artist Call: Ongoing

Maryland Hall located in Annapolis, MD invites artists and artist groups to apply throughout the year to exhibit in our galleries and exhibit spaces.

Individual artists should submit a resume, artist statement, and 3 electronic images illustrating your work.

Artist groups or organizations should include 10-20 images of artists whose work will be represented in the proposed exhibition and a brief statement (no more than one page) about the proposed exhibition and the work it encompasses (in lieu of individual artist statements).

To upload work please visit this site.

Please email Gallery Director, Sigrid Trumpy at strumpy@mdhallarts.org to apply.

For more information on exhibiting at Maryland Hall, visit their website.

Call for Entries: Original Mask Display and Silent Auction: 9/5

Original Mask Display and Silent Auction

Altered Realities:  Fall Benefit Exhibition

Application Deadline (EXTENDED): Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by noon

To apply please save the following application and submit the required attachments.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to offer a free opportunity to exhibit an original, hand made, celebratory mask in Altered Realities, MAP’s Fall Benefit Exhibition. MAP will accept up to three masks per artist to be on display from September 14 – November 4, 2017 in MAP’s main gallery. The masks will be silently auctioned during MAP’s masquerade fundraiser event on October 28th (produced in partnership with Philanthropik). All proceeds will be split equally between the artist and Maryland Art Place.

Masks have been created historically for ritual, performance, protection and disguise. Artists are encouraged to use inspiration from historical and contemporary influences while designing their mask. For example, bright, festive masks have been created for traditions such as Carnival, celebrated across cultures, including countries in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and South America. Masks can incorporate a wide range of materials including, but not limited to: paper mache, leather, ceramics, fabric, glass, gold leafing, feathers, beads and more. Masks can be thematic or purely decorative.

General Guidelines & Information 

  • All masks will be auctioned off on October 28th at MAP’s Fall Benefit event and will be included in Altered Realities: MAP’s Annual Benefit Exhibition
  • ALL masks will have a starting bid of $100.00
  • Proceeds will be split 50/50 with the participating artist
  • All masks must fit within a scale of 16” X 16”
  • MAP will accept up to three masks per exhibitor
  • MAP will accept masks until the allotted gallery space becomes full (space is available on a first come first served basis)
  • Artists must submit a high quality photograph of their mask on a black backdrop. Image must have a 300 dpi resolution.
  • Images of the masks will be available for viewing in an online catalog before the auction

Application Fee: None

Please send your application to benefit@mdartplace.org by noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  Please contact naomi@mdartplace.org with any questions.


Call for Proposals: Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center: 8/11

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is now accepting visual art exhibition proposals for consideration in its’ 2018-19 main gallery exhibit schedule. All mediums will be considered and selected for review by the Arts/Harmony Hall Gallery Advisory Committee. Group exhibition proposals are also encouraged.

This call is open to Visual Artists living or working in the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

The following submission guidelines apply:

1. A cohesive body of work.

2. The number of pieces of work must be sufficient to cover 200 linear feet of wall space, i.e. No less than 35-40 two dimensional pieces measuring 20” x 24”, or 1600 square feet of floor space for three dimensional work.

3. Presented suitably for its type, style and medium.

4. Ready to install/hang with appropriate hardware.

5. Submitted on CD, DVD (not returnable without prepaid postage). Call (301)203-6069 for other options.

6. Contain 10-15 representative images of their work with dimensions.

7. Contain a biography of the artist and an Artist’s statement in MS Word format.


All proposals submitted for consideration should be sent to:

Gallery Manager Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center

10701 Livingston Road Fort Washington, MD 20744

OR Contact Natalie Fulgencio at Natalie.Fulgencio@pgparks.com

Deadline to Apply: August 11, 2017

Call for Entries: Sound Off Live!: 8/15

This application is for up-and-coming bands/musicians who wish to participate in Sound Off Live! which is a live audition at the Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown Baltimore for a performance slot at Light City, Artscape, and/or Baltimore Book Festival.

Sound Off Live! will take place during Free Fall Baltimore in October, 2017. Bands/musicians will be selected to perform live in front of an audience and a panel of judges at The Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Baltimore. Bands/musicians will have 15 minutes to perform (three songs).

Any genre of music is eligible - keep in mind that bands/musicians will be performing in a family atmosphere, so no explicit lyrics, please! A majority of the band's members (60%) must reside in any of the following locations: Baltimore City, one of Maryland's 24 counties, the Delmarva Region or Washington D.C. At least 90% of the music performed must be original - no more than 10% covers, please.

Only bands/musicians that have NEVER been booked at Light City, Artscape and Book Festival will be considered for Sound Off Live! Please note: If you have performed and/or applied for any of the festivals mentioned, your information is in our database.

To apply, bands must submit an application complete with music samples no later than Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Call for Entries: Harford Community College: 8/15

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College is excited to invite artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for the 2018-2020 exhibition seasons. Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery.

There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

REQUIREMENTS: Resume/C.V., artist(s)/curator’s statement, 10 digital images (YouTube links for video and other time-based media accepted as well), image list (including artist’s name, title, dimensions, medium(s), and date of completion), exhibition description (500 words max)

DEADLINE: August 15, 2017. Results will be sent out to artists during the Fall of 2017

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


Call for Entries: Ocean City Station Museum Contest: 8/15

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is holding an on-line art contest for adults. The theme of the contest is the activities of the men of the Life-Saving Service, the ‘storm warriors,’ who gave assistance to shipwrecked mariners. Work should be inspired by and/or envision a day in the life of those brave men, whether they were performing a rescue on a cold and stormy night or even a scene from their daily existence at the station.

PRIZES: First prize is $500, second $250, third $100 and honorable mentions $50.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2017


TO SUBMIT, click here.

Call for Entry: Creating Connections: 8/25

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and The CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 4th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 17, 2017.

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

As the aim of The CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security and would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017 @ Midnight

To apply please see the following application.  Send the completed application and required attachments to imprint@mdartplace.org 

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no less than 4 X 4” and no more than 10 X 10”.
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 250.
  • All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting The CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by The CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, The CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on October 17, 2017.

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

  • $1,000 Cash Award
  • Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through: 
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and The CyberWire’s websites
  • The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgment at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 17, 2017

Application Fee: $10 for non-MAP members. Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10. Please attach your payment receipt to your application. 

Checks can be made payable to Maryland Art Place | c/o Benefit | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

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

Call for Entries: Del Ray Artisans Photography Exhibition: 8/26

Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio are seeking fine art photography that showcases artists’ visions of beauty. Located in Alexandria, VA, Del Ray Artisans is a a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists in the DC/MD/VA area.

THEME: CAPTURED BEAUTY: A Photography Exhibition. Art pieces will demonstrate careful staging, composition and lighting of the subject, as well thoughtful post-processing techniques (if desired) and selection of production material to make an individual expression.

ENTRY FEE: $10 per piece (max. 4 per artist). No charge for Full-Time Students (proof required).

DEADLINE: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at midnight


Call for Artists: ARTiculAtion:

After two successful biennial editions with the participation of hundreds of visual artists, performers and curators from all over the world, ARTiculAction is celebrating its twelve years long activity launching its 2017 biennial edition, that will once again explore new tendencies and trends in Contemporary Art.

They are seeking artists to be featured in the next issue of their art publication, that comes to its 12th edition. ARTiculAction offers a unique opportunity to be published in their special issue, as well as online on several web platforms and social media. The mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists' community and art lovers. This is accomplished by artist profiling, art magazine publication with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations via various media.

Submission guidelines

1.  Elegibility: the competition is open to all artists, both national and international: each applicant may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique, including

•  Painting
•  Mixed Media
•  Installation
•  Video Art & Short Film
•  Fine Art Photography
•  New Media Art
•  Public Art
•  Performance

2. Application: please fill the entry form that you will find here

3. Information: For any further clarification, feel free to contact our board at biennial.articulaction@post.com

There are no entry fees.

Call for Artists: The Meeting House Gallery: Ongoing

The Meeting House Gallery at The Oakland Mills Interfaith Center is accepting applications for future exhibits. Artwork in all media and styles which can be hung, including wall sculptures, is acceptable. The gallery is large, has new lighting and two new display cases for three-dimensional work. More than 3,000 people visit their building each week and you may tour the facility at your convenience. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily (closed on federal holidays).

For information and to apply, visit their new site.

Call for Entries: Juried Poster Contest: 9/8

ArtWorks for Freedom uses all forms of artistic expression to raise awareness about modern day slavery and human trafficking, working to transform public perceptions, educating individuals, communities and policy makers, and inspiring action to put an end to modern day slavery. VisArts, located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, is a hub for the visual arts that engages nearly 30,000 visitors annually through gallery exhibitions, education programs, a studio artist program, and events.

Picturing Freedom is a nationwide poster contest that will present winning posters on Artwork for Freedom's website as well as in a pop up exhibit in a Washington, D.C. gallery during the month of October, 2017

THEME: Human Trafficking. It is estimated that over 21 million people around the world are victims of forced labor of all kinds, today, in 2017. Food, clothes, goods and even people, are exploited. Forced labor touches us in ways we try not to imagine. VisArts invites professional and student artists, illustrators and graphic designers to create visually innovative and provocative interpretations of human trafficking and the myriad issues related to its proliferation. VisArts challenges you to: • Get beyond stereotypes and clichés • See victims with empathy • Avoid stigmatizing, sensationalizing and inauthentic imagery • Incorporate the National Human Trafficking phone number: 1-888-373-7888 

AWARDS: Grand-prize winner: $1,000 First prize - professional category: $400 First prize - student category: $200 2 Honorable mentions - professional: $50 gift certificate each 2 Honorable mentions – student: Art supplies 

DEADLINE: September 8, 2017 11:59 PM EDT

APPLICATION FEE: $30.00 USD for professionals, $5.00 USD for students 

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/85609/2017-juried-poster-contest-picturing-freedom

Job Listing: Young Audiences: Master Teaching Artist: Ongoing

Young Audiences is hiring a Master Teaching Artist in Visual Art for the fall Teach Artist Seminar (TAI).

The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is a comprehensive professional development program for teaching artists that build artists’ capacity to contribute to student learning in and through the arts.The program trains teaching artists in the use and understanding of the state curriculum and the Common Core Standards, as well as arts integration strategies to assist the artist in engaging teachers and students. Topics such as classroom management strategies, designing, writing, and teaching artist-in-residence lessons, and educator needs are covered, as well as opportunities for field testing and feedback.

Responsibilities for this position include working with the TAI staff and advisory board to plan and teach the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI), overseeing a cohort of 4 to 6 teaching artists specializing in visual arts throughout a three-day Retreat, and participating fully in all dates of TAI (which includes a three-day Retreat, a Writing Day, a Presentation Day and an Evaluation Day plus three planning meetings and a reflection/evaluation meeting for TAI staff.)

This comprehensive training program for professional artists is a partnership between Young Audiences, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).

For more information about the application process, please email cat@yamd.org.

For questions please call 410-837-7577.

Call for Artists: Meeting House Gallery: Ongoing

The Meeting House Gallery at The Oakland Mills Interfaith Center is accepting applications for future exhibits. Artwork in all media and styles which can be hung, including wall sculptures, is acceptable. The gallery is large, has new lighting and two display cases for three dimensional work. Artists for each exhibit will be selected by jury or by special invitation.

The Oakland Mills Interfaith Center is used by various congregations and community groups for religious services, classes, nursery school, meetings, theater performances, weddings, receptions, and private parties. With all events combined, more than 3,000 people visit our building each week. You may tour the facility at your convenience. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily (closed on federal holidays).

For information and an application, visit our new site.

Call for Curators: Curators' Incubator: 10/6

Exhibition on View:  May 17 - June 23, 2018

May 17, 2018: Curators' Incubator Opening Reception

To view the full prospectus click here!  To download the application, click here!

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to restore the Curators’ Incubator program, slated to open May of 2018.  MAP established Curators’ Incubator in 2004 as a platform for aspiring curators to grow. In this program, MAP’s gallery is made available to an emerging curator or curatorial team to develop a creative, curatorial vision as part of a 9-month mentored partnership initiative. The program provides approximately 2,200 square feet of gallery space in downtown Baltimore, located within the Bromo Arts District.

MAP is open to exhibition proposals of all types. Curators' proposals will be juried by MAP's staff and Programming Advisory Committee (PAC) this October, 2017. After the initial review of proposals, up to five curators will be selected for advancement to phase two of the application process where they will be required to formally present and expand upon their proposal to the PAC in November. 

Proposal Must Contain:

  • Online application form
  • Statement of intent
  • Short biography for each artist intended for inclusion in proposed exhibition
  • Comprehensive Budget (see prospectus for details)

Deadline to Apply: October 6, 2017


  • October 6, 2017: Complete Proposals Due
  • November 2017:  Select Proposal Presentations
  • December 2017: Curators Announced
  • May 17, 2018: Curators Incubator Exhibition Opening
  • May 17 - June 23, 2018: Exhibition on View

Questions?  Email MAP's Program Manager, Naomi, Naomi@mdartplace.org!

Call for Artists: Peripheral ARTeries, Biennial Edition 2017: Ongoing

Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 8th edition.

This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. Accordingly, worldwide artists at any career-stage can submit their works. The 8th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach. 

There are no entry fees: and each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique. We are open to all proposed forms of art and media and we focus on works which cause people to reflect on the larger community and a kind of art capable of changelling the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself.

application form: https://form.jotform.com/artcall/arteries2017

For any further clarification please contact peripheral.arteries@europe.com.

Call for Submissions: Delmarva Review: Ongoing

The Delmarva Review, a literary magazine published on the Eastern Shore, is in search of cover art for its upcoming 10th anniversary issue.

While the Review cannot pay the selected artist, the magazine has a circulation of 500, is sent out to all members of the Eastern Shore Writers Association, and is given to attendees at the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference at Chesapeake College. The selected image will also feature on the magazine's website and promotional materials, and a profile of the artist will be included in the Review.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ENTER: Contact Emily Rich at editor@delmarvareview.com.

Open Call: Next Generation of Artists: Expose Art Magazine: Ongoing

This open call is available for current art students and recent graduates, Ordinarily, application fees are used to underwrite the costs of the in-print print publication of Expose Art Magazine as well as other promotional and informational materials. We are thankful for our donors and sponsors, through their support of Expose Art Magazine, are able to waive the publication fee ($200-$350).

All media is accepted.

Selected artists will be notified by February 14 for the issue being published by March.

More information and submission details can be found here.

Cade Gallery Open Call for Exhibit Proposals: 8/5

The Cade Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland, welcomes artists and curators to submit exhibition proposals for the month of Jan 2018 and for the fall 2018 -2020 exhibition seasons.

Eligibility: This call is open to all visual arts formats. Exhibitions may be group or solo. Timeline/Deadline: Proposals for Jan 2017 exhibits must be submitted by Aug 5, 2017. Additional proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis at various points in the year.

Proposal Requirements Submission Guidelines:

Entry proposals should be sent by email to Cade Gallery director Teddy Johnson at tjjohnson9@aacc.edu. All written materials should be submitted in PDF or Word format. Your proposal packet should include the following items:

1. Images and an Image List

• 5 images that are representative of the work to be included in the exhibit. (You may be asked for more images to flesh out your proposal at a later date.) Images should be in jpeg format, 72dpi and not larger than 1MB in size 2,000 pixels in longest direction. Image files should be labeled with the artist’s name and matching image list number (JDoe002.jpg). YouTube links for video and other time-based media are welcome as well.

• A corresponding image list, including title, the name of the artist for each work, date, dimensions, and medium.

2. Exhibit Description

• This should be a brief description of the idea for the exhibition (1 page or less) including a description of work and the exhibition theme to be considered.

• List whom the audience or potential audience for the exhibit would be.

• Requested Dates. If you do not have specific dates in mind list a preference for spring, fall, or summer.

• Group Exhibitions: Please Identify the exhibit curator and outline his/her curatorial experience. If some of the artists are not yet known, please describe the selection process.

3. Statements and Websites Attach a statement and (if applicable) a website for each artist in the proposed exhibition.

4. Resumes Artist and/or Curatorial Resumes should be included for those involved in the exhibit.

5. Contact Information Please provide the following: Name Address City State Zip Primary Phone Secondary Phone E-mail Exhibition Terms:

• Artists/organizations selected for the Cade Gallery are responsible for shipping/delivery/pick-up and preparation of works, as well as any unusual installation requirements and involvement in the opening reception.

• The Cade Gallery reserves the right to review all works exhibited.

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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