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 Submission: Arlington Arts Center 2019 Regional Biennial: 3/25

Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new regional biennial which will take place for the first time in the fall of 2019. Featuring work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic, the exhibition will explore current material and conceptual trends with a focus on work that addresses the concerns of the present moment, whether political, cultural, personal, economic, artistic, or all of the above.

The exhibition and accompanying programming will include artists at various stages of their careers, with an eye towards exhibiting work by young and emerging artists alongside groundbreaking new work by artists with longstanding connections to the region and its art scenes.


The exhibition will be curated by Blair Murphy, AAC Curator of Exhibitions.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019, 11:59pm
Notification Date: June, 2019
Exhibition Dates: September 21 – December 14, 2019

Who Can Submit?
Artists who produce contemporary art in any media, and who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region (defined as Virginia; Washington, DC; Maryland; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; or Delaware) may submit. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered. Artists at any stage of their career are welcome to apply.

Required Application Materials
1. CV/Resume (Word document or PDF file)
2. Artist Statement (Word document or PDF file)
The artist statement should relate specifically to the work samples being submitted. If the artist hopes to have new work or a new project considered for the exhibition, they should describe the new work in the artist statement document. If an artist is interested in organizing a program, event, workshop, performance, etc as part of their participation, this should also be mentioned in the artist statement.
3. Work Sample Index (Word document or PDF file)
List of the samples submitted, including the title, year, medium, and dimensions for each piece.
4. Work Samples
Submit up to 12 images, with up to 2 minutes of recorded material or up to 6 images, with up to 4 minutes of recorded material. 

Application fee: $35

Questions? We’re here to help. Email us at exhibitions@arlingtonartscenter.org

For more information, click here.

Volunteers wanted: LakeFest Volunteer Recruitment Event: 3/28

Columbia Festival of the Arts is preparing for Lakefest 2019, which will occur 14-16 June. Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring all that amazing art and spectacular performances to the Lakefront at no cost?

Teams are needed to:

  • provide assistance and food to performers backstage
  • provide breaks for artists in booths
  • sell performer and festival merchandise
  • assist with loading/unloading/transporting artwork and supplies to artists' booths
  • man the information booth
  • provide office support
  • assist in ensuring the Festival's environmental control efforts are effective

Sign up for one shift or multiple shifts; one day or multiple days; as an individual or a team. Two separate offerings of training will be provided in late May/early June.

Date: March 28, 2019 at Slayton House, Columbia MD

For more information, click here

Call for Entry: Delaplaine Arts Center National Juried Exhibit: 3/28

The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture.

Exhibit dates: May 4 - June 16, 2019

Awards: First place $1,000; Second Place $500; Third Place $250; HM $125

About the juror: Sandy Guttman is Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She has worked with Aspect / Ratio Projects, Bodies of Work, and Gallery 400. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums.

Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if the artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). 

Number of Pieces: Artists may submit up to 3 pieces (in JPEG format) for consideration. One digital image of each entire piece is required; for three-dimensional works up to two detail images per piece are allowed (with a maximum of 9 images per proposal). 

Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019, at 11:59 PM

For more information, click here.

Call for Application: Baltimore County Arts Project Grants: 3/29

Baltimore County is seeking application for exhibitions, performances, and lectures to Baltimore County communities. Applications are open for FY2020 Baltimore arts and culture grants. These competive grants provide funding up to $7,500 to non-profit organizations for visual and performing arts, humanities and science activites taking place in Baltimore County. 

Deadline: March 29, 2019 4:00 PM

For more information, grant citeria and application, click here

 

Call to Artists: Montpelier Arts Center Library Gallery Competition: 3/31

Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery September 2019 - August 2020. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years & older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2013 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.

An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibiting (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium.) The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, Montpelier Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the competition.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Deadline: March 31, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Applications: Creative Baltimore Fund · Individual Artist Project Support: 3/31

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Baltimore City’s arts council, announces applications are available for its arts programs. Applications are open to artists, arts professionals, arts and culture organizations, and community organizations. Applications are available at www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/calls-artists. Additional artist opportunities will be available at a later date.

BOPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the arts community through advocacy, arts, and cultural activities, and develops and administers funds, grant programs, and community workshops. 

An information session for the public takes place Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6–8pm at School 33 Art Center, located at 1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. People interested in applying for arts programs can ask questions about available opportunities, eligibility and application requirements, as well as meet BOPA staff.

Creative Baltimore Fund · Individual Artist Project Support: Local qualified artists can apply for the Mayor’s Individual Artist Project Support. This Creative Baltimore Fund Grant program provides support of up to $5,000 for projects that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and cultural programming in the community. 

Deadline: March 31, 2019

For more information, Click here.

Call for Applications: Creative Baltimore Fund - General Operating Support: 3/31

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Baltimore City’s arts council, announces applications are available for its arts programs. Applications are open to artists, arts professionals, arts and culture organizations, and community organizations. Applications are available at www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/calls-artists. Additional artist opportunities will be available at a later date.

BOPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the arts community through advocacy, arts, and cultural activities, and develops and administers funds, grant programs, and community workshops. 

An information session for the public takes place Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6–8pm at School 33 Art Center, located at 1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. People interested in applying for arts programs can ask questions about available opportunities, eligibility and application requirements, as well as meet BOPA staff.

Creative Baltimore Fund - General Operating Support: Baltimore-based arts and cultural organizations can apply for the General Operating Support. The grant provides core support of up to $10,000 for established organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant. 

Deadline: March 31, 2019

For more information, Click here.

Call for Applications: Art on the Waterfront: 3/31

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Baltimore City’s arts council, announces applications are available for its arts programs. Applications are open to artists, arts professionals, arts and culture organizations, and community organizations. Applications are available at www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/calls-artists. Additional artist opportunities will be available at a later date.

BOPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the arts community through advocacy, arts, and cultural activities, and develops and administers funds, grant programs, and community workshops. 

An information session for the public takes place Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6–8pm at School 33 Art Center, located at 1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. People interested in applying for arts programs can ask questions about available opportunities, eligibility and application requirements, as well as meet BOPA staff.

Art on the Waterfront: Artists and artist collaborators can submit proposals for temporary sculptural works for “Art on the Waterfront.” The temporary sculpture exhibition will be located along the Middle Branch section of the Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore City.

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Download the full prospectus HERE.

For more information, Click here.

Call for Applications: Druid Hill Park Reptile House: 3/31

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Baltimore City’s arts council, announces applications are available for its arts programs. Applications are open to artists, arts professionals, arts and culture organizations, and community organizations. Applications are available at www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/calls-artists. Additional artist opportunities will be available at a later date.

BOPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the arts community through advocacy, arts, and cultural activities, and develops and administers funds, grant programs, and community workshops. 

An information session for the public takes place Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6–8pm at School 33 Art Center, located at 1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. People interested in applying for arts programs can ask questions about available opportunities, eligibility and application requirements, as well as meet BOPA staff.

Druid Hill Park Reptile House: Artists and designers can submit proposals for sculptural lighting design concepts to fit within the vaulted room of the renovated Reptile House in Druid Hill Park. Light, acoustics and the visual relationship to the curve of the vault should guide design concepts for a contemporary art installation that accentuates this unique public office. 

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Download the full prospectus HERE.

For more information, Click here.

 

Call for Applications: SoBo Summer Music Series: 3/31

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Baltimore City’s arts council, announces applications are available for its arts programs. Applications are open to artists, arts professionals, arts and culture organizations, and community organizations. Applications are available at www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/calls-artists. Additional artist opportunities will be available at a later date.

BOPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the arts community through advocacy, arts, and cultural activities, and develops and administers funds, grant programs, and community workshops. 

An information session for the public takes place Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6–8pm at School 33 Art Center, located at 1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. People interested in applying for arts programs can ask questions about available opportunities, eligibility and application requirements, as well as meet BOPA staff.

Proposals · SoBo Summer Music Series: Artists and arts and cultural organizations in/around South Baltimore can submit proposals for the SoBo Summer Music Series, featuring free contemporary jazz and R&B concerts. The series activates greenspaces and community gathering locations throughout South Baltimore. 

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Click HERE to apply.

For more information, Click here.

Call for Applications: 2019 Community Art Grants: 3/31

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Baltimore City’s arts council, announces applications are available for its arts programs. Applications are open to artists, arts professionals, arts and culture organizations, and community organizations. Applications are available at www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/calls-artists. Additional artist opportunities will be available at a later date.

BOPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the arts community through advocacy, arts, and cultural activities, and develops and administers funds, grant programs, and community workshops. 

An information session for the public takes place Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6–8pm at School 33 Art Center, located at 1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. People interested in applying for arts programs can ask questions about available opportunities, eligibility and application requirements, as well as meet BOPA staff.

Community Art Grants: Community Art Grants funding is available to Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to creatively reimagine and enliven public spaces through new mural art projects. The artist-neighborhood collaborative projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible spaces. 

Deadline: March 31, 2019

For more information: Click here.

 

Call to Artists: Limitation/Liberation at ArtEnables: 3/31

ArtEnables is looking for work to be exhibited at our Limitation/Liberation exhibition. Open to artists living or working in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. Work should be made within the last 5 years and should consist of a limited cool palette or limited warm palette.

Up to 10 submissions.

Deadline: March 31, 2019 

For more information, click here.
 

Call for Artists: Artsfest ‘19 Fine Arts Festival: 3/31

Artsfest is an annual juried art festival held at beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. Recognized as one of the top outdoor arts festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, Artsfest brings together 170 of the country’s most accomplished artists for a weekend of terrific shopping, great music, and delicious food and drink.

Artsfest also features more than 25 bands and entertainment acts performing on two stages, as well as family activities and programs under the Discovery Tent and in the Zany Zone. The beauty of Annmarie Garden is the perfect backdrop for this annual celebration of the arts! Artsfest enjoys dedicated crowds and excellent management - with terrific volunteer support.

We hope you will join us for our 26th Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival!

Application Fee: $25

Deadline: March 31, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Applications: Women's Studio Workshop Summer Internship: 4/1

The Woman’s Studio Workshop is pleased to offer a Summer Internship. You’ll perform independent work in the kitchen and work with the Studio Manager on all ArtFarm-related projects. This two-month internship runs through our Summer Art Institute (SAI) workshops. You’ll focus on honing culinary skills and agricultural knowledge as it relates to non-traditional papermaking fibers. Your work will directly contribute to WSW’s community by bringing staff and SAI participants together over a midday meal.

Responsibilities:
Planning weekly, rotating menus for staff and SAI students (an absolute cap of 45 people/day)
Preparing mostly vegetarian lunches and accommodating allergies and special diets like vegan and gluten-free
Grocery shopping: visiting supermarkets and weekend farmer’s markets to stock up on ingredients
Maintaining and harvesting papermaking fibers, vegetables, and herbs at ArtFarm
Cleaning and general maintenance on ArtFarm and of WSW’s kitchen facilities

Required:
Previous cooking experience
Ability to work independently 
A car

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: May 1
Length of internship: 2 months
Internship occurs: the year of application, July – August

Application must include:
A complete resume
Three current letters of reference
A cover letter
A sample menu for one week of lunches
Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

For more information, click here.

Call for Application: Women's Studio Workshop Chili Bowl Residency Program: 4/1

The Women's Studio Workshop is inviting artist to apply for the Chili Bowl Residency Program, an opportunity for potters who want to create their own work and participate in WSW's Chili Bowl Fiesta, an annual fundraiser and their biggest community event of the year. The Chili Bowl Fiesta supports the operation of their ceramic studio. Pots are made throughout the year by resident artists, staff, intern, local artist, and their weekly clay study group. 

For the residency, they invite application from artists in any stage of their careers and aim to to provide artists with the time and space to live and work creatively. Awardees make 50 glazed and 100 bisqued bowl for the Chili Bowl Fiesta and also have time and space to create their own body of work. 

The program is 4-6 weeks, scheduled the year following the application, September through January. 

As of 2019, all workspace residencies are fully subsidized! This means that while artists are still responsible for their own travel, materials, meals and other personal incidentals while in residence, WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost. 

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A project description, including your level of experience (no more than 200 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work
  • An image script, which should include a title, medium, 

Deadline: April 1, 2019 

For more information and to apply, click here

Call for Application: Women's Studio Workshop Studio Workspace Residency Program: 4/1

The Women's Studio Workshop is inviting artists to apply to their Studio Workspace Residency Program, which is an opportunity for artists to create new work and fully immerse themselves in WSW's supportive environment. This residency gives artists the gift of time, an uninterrupted period to live and work away from the stresses of daily life. Artists may choose work in any one or more of their studio: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics. 

As of 2019, all workspace residencies are fully subsidized! This means that while artists are still responsible for their own travel, materials, meals, and other personal incidental while in residence, WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost. 

The program is 4-6 weeks scheduled the year following the application, January through June.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

For more information and to apply, click here

Call to Artists: National Folk Festival Marketplace: 4/1

The 79th National Folk Festival in Salisbury, MD is currently accepting applications for the Festival Marketplace. The Festival Marketplace will exclusively feature the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions. Only 30 - 40 vendors will be chosen to participate.

Please read the guidelines before applying - they answer almost every question a vendor might have. 

Deadline: April 1, 2019

For National Folk Festival Marketplace info click here.

For the direct link to the application, click here

For the direct link to guidelines, click here.

Call for Entry: EBB & FLOW: 4/2

The Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in association with the Smithsonian Institution invites artists to apply to its national juried exhibition, EBB & FLOW: the power of water.

Vital to Earth and all known forms of life, water holds awesome powers of creation, destruction, and transformation. This exhibit invites artists to submit works that explore the power, meaning, and majesty of water, from its chemical composition to its economic importance, to its terror and allure. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works to be included in the show. Cash awards to be presented.

Deadline to apply: April 2. 2019

Juror:  to be announced; to be drawn from the Smithsonian Institution

Application Fee: $25

IMPORTANT DATES:
Deadline to apply: April 2, 2019
Notification of decision: April 9, 2019
Delivery of artwork: May 8-12, 2019
Annmarie After Hours Opening: May 24, 2019, 5-8pm
Exhibit: May 24 - September 2, 2019
Artwork Return/Pick-up: September 3-7, 2019


For more information click here

Call for Applications: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Jean Cushwa College Internship: 4/5

The Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offered to one qualified college student who is majoring in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a similar field of study. The intern will become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the WCMFA and contribute to a variety of museum projects and functions, under the supervision of the Museum staff. The work of the intern will support WCMFA art collections, exhibition planning and management, and/or art education program activities. All interns, regardless of prior experience, will receive an overview of the Museum’s operations as well as specific museum training in collections, exhibitions or art education management, and museum best practices. Interns will benefit from an introduction to behind the scenes work of a professional art museum, and from the opportunity to develop professional skills. The intern must submit to a background check/drug test.

The intern will be chosen by a Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from the WCMFA’s Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, Director, and Staff. The internship is funded through the Jean Cushwa Art Internship Fund. The intern will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.

Deadline: April 5, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Applications: VisArts Center 2020 Solo Exhibition: 4/5

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2020 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery. Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art.

The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

The Common Ground Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

The Concourse Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 500 square feet. It has curved windows along one wall. International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply.

Application Fee: $15

Deadline: April 5, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Applications: WCMFA College Summer Internship: 4/5

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD is now accepting applications for its paid summer internship. The Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offered to one qualified college student who is majoring in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a similar field of study. The intern will conduct curatorial work to support art collections, exhibition planning and management, and/or art education program activities.

This is a paid summer internship. The intern will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.

Deadline: April 5

For more information, click here.

 

Call to Artists: 9th annual “International Photography Competition": 4/6

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is now accepting submissions for its 9th annual “International Photography Competition.”

Photographers from all over the world are invited to submit their work. All styles and levels of experience are welcome. Winners will be selected by a jury and announced on May 4. The winning selections will be printed and framed by FMoPA and exhibited in the Community Gallery from June 1-July 23. There will be a formal opening reception from 5-7 p.m. June 28 at the museum.

This year’s categories include: People/Portraits, Places/Landscape/Drone, Nature/Science/Animals, Documentation/Social and Political Photojournalism, Still Life, Abstract Photography and Conceptual Photography.

Each category will have first, second and third place winners. First-place winners will receive $100-cash prizes. One submission will be awarded Best in Competition over all seven categories and receive a $1,000 prize. Finally, one submission will be awarded People’s Choice and is decided by public votes on the competition website.

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.

Entries must be submitted ONLINE.

Deadline: All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on April 6.

Non-refundable entry fees are $10.

Multiple submissions are permitted.

For additional information, Click HERE.

 
 

 

Call for Artists: Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2019: 4/7

Waterloo Arts is pleased to announce the 2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition entry deadline. In 2014, Waterloo Arts introduced its first international juried exhibition, Vacancy/No Vacancy. Over the past five years, with the expansion of our exhibition space, there have been over 600 different artists accepted from over 1500 entrants. 

Waterloo Arts is located in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland, Ohio and features the Waterloo Art Gallery, the Callaloo Cafe, artist studios and a large community center space for classes, rehearsals and performances. This will be the fifth year Waterloo Arts has held its international juried exhibition. In 2017, the exhibition expanded into three locations on Waterloo Road, Waterloo Arts, Brick Ceramic + Design, and Praxis Fiber Workshop, doubling the space that was dedicated to the juried exhibition. This has allowed us to accept more entries than ever into the show.

Deadline for Entry April 7, 2019!

2019 JUROR: TBD
2018 JUROR: Ray Juaire: Senior Exhibitions Manager, MOCA Cleveland
2017 Juror: Anderson Turner: Director, School of Art Collection and Galleries, Kent State University
2016 Juror: Rob Lehr: former Director Marketing and Communications, Canton Museum of Art
2015 Juror: Therese Bembnister: Curator, Akron Art Museum 

Online application.

For more information please contact gallery@waterlooarts.org

Call for Entry: Notes of Color: 4/14

The Washington Sculpture Group is seeking artists for its exhibit Notes of Color. Notes of Color is an exhibition exploring the materials of both the painter and the sculptor, as inspired by the unique multi-media practice of Hilda Shapiro Thorpe, Color Field painter turned sculptor, 1919 – 2000.

Submission Guidelines

  • Artists may submit three-dimensional sculptures or mixed media installations that fit the theme. New media works are acceptable as long as they do not require an external power source.
  • ALL work must be able to be wall hung using simple hooks. Works must weight less than 15 lbs and protrude no more than 12 inches from the wall.
  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) works, with two images per work (maximum of ten images).
  • Submissions MUST be anonymous—please remove any identifying labels from titles, file names, images, etc. Submissions that are not anonymous will be disqualified.

Must be submitted online with an image processing fee of $5

Deadline: April 14, 2019

For more information click, here.

Call for Entry: Regional Juried Solo Show: 4/15

Foundry Gallery is welcoming applications for a month-long guest solo show at its industrial-style space in Washington DC. The gallery will publicize the show, hold an opening reception, and staff the exhibit throughout the month. Open to painting, drawing, and photography by artists 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia.

Entry Fee: $45

Exhibition dates: July 3 to 28, 2019.

Deadline: April 15, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 Juried Plein Air Paint-Out & Exhibition: 4/19

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in the juried portion of Paint It! Ellicott City 2019. The plein air paint-out will be held June 27-July 1 in picturesque and historic Ellicott City, Maryland, with a minimum of $1,000 in total awards given to participating artists.

Paint It! Ellicott City is an annual event that brings artists and spectators interested in the plein air tradition to Historic Ellicott City. Both juried and Open Paint artists set up their easels around the historic district, enjoying a summer weekend as they capture the picturesque mill town and all its charms.

A popular feature of the event is the Quick Draw competition – open to both juried and Open Paint artists – in which artists take a plein air painting from start to finish in just two hours. A pop-up exhibit and sale of work completed during the Quick Draw is fun for spectators and artists alike.

Paint It! culminates in an exhibit of juried artists’ work in our gallery from July 1 - August 9, which features an opening reception and juror’s award presentation. A temporary exhibit of work created by Open Paint artists is also on view in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. Artists and visitors may view and purchase the finished pieces during the reception.

Juror: Nancy Tankersley

Deadline: April 19, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Entry: TREES - Jadite Gallery: 5/5

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers worldwide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive a total of $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award Winners Catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.  Cash, prize-winning, and Juror Selection images will be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition at Jadite Galleries in the fall of 2019.

Send us your images of trees as you experience them – forests, single trees, branches, roots….

Entry Fee: $35 for initial 3 images, additional images $10 each.

There is no limit on the number of images submitted

Deadline: May 5, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call to Entry: Art at the Esplanades: 5/5

Art at the Esplanade is seeking artists for our all-media event. The 2nd edition of Art at the Esplanade, a juried outdoor fine arts & crafts show, will be held in Mountain Lakes. Elm Road’s wide esplanade, located across from Mountain Lakes’ two restaurants and surrounded by trees, is the perfect setting to welcome exhibitors and the crowds to meet them.

All artists, professional and amateur are encouraged to submit their artwork!

Deadline: May 5, 2019

Deadline Fees:

Before April 7, 2019, early-bird fee: Write a $60 check to Amy Thompson-Hill

After April 7, 2019: Write a $75 check to Amy Thompson-Hill

(check will only be cashed if your application is selected)

 For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: 2019 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize: 5/15

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, who work alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images by awarding the annual Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize of $10,000.

The winner’s work will also be published in the Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications and placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. Competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others. A panel of writers, editors, and documentary artists will judge.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

Application Requirements:
Submit up to 19 images, 15 pages of double-spaced writing, and/or 10 minutes of time-based media online.
Applicants must also submit a one-page project description, and a curriculum vitae.

Application Fee: $70

For more information, click here.
 

Call for Entry: Poe Baltimore Saturday "Visiter" Awards: 5/30

The Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards are a new honor, presented by Poe Baltimore, recognizing Edgar Allan Poe’s continuing legacy in the arts and literature around the world. The prizes will honor media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works. Eligible works are not restricted by medium or genre. The awards are named for the Baltimore publication that awarded young Poe a prize for writing which launched the famed writer’s career. Prize medals will be presented at The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards in October 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Entries may be submitted within the following categories:

1. “Adaptations of E.A. Poe’s Life or Works” Any artistic work that presents the historical facts of Poe’s life and likeness, or faithful adaptation or performance of Poe’s writing. Examples might include: a stage, film or recorded audio performance of Poe’s prose or poetry; musicals or compositions; portraiture or other artistic rendering of Poe’s likeness. Non-period or modern-day adaptations may qualify in this category provided the entry is clearly presented as directly representative of Poe’s life or works. Historical biography also qualifies in this category due to the narrative nature of such works.

2. “Original works inspired by E.A. Poe’s Life and Writing” Any original work that draws direct inspiration from Poe’s life or writing. Examples might include Poe or an historical person significant to Poe’s life as character in film, novel or play; use of some element of Poe’s written works (setting, character, plot) for sequel, prequel or basis for original story. In every case the entrant must clearly state and illustrate how Poe inspired the work. A dramatic telling or narrative of Poe’s life that purposely changes the historical facts for storytelling purposes might also qualify for this category.

Deadline: May 30, 2019

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Call to Artists: Foundry Gallery: 6/1

Foundry Gallery is welcoming submissions to a group show in August 2019 at its industrial-style space in Washington DC.

Open to painting, drawing and photography by artists 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia. Apply with up to 5 images through SmarterEntry, $40 fee.

Exhibition dates: July 31 – September 1, 2019. Promotion and reception by gallery.

Deadline: June 1, 2019  

For more information, click here

Call for Application: Women's Studio Workshop Chili Bowl Workspace Residency: 10/15

The Women's Studio Workspace presents the Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is an opportunity for potters who want to create their own work and participate in WSW’s Chili Bowl Fiesta, an annual fundraiser and our biggest community event of the year.

Each February, WSW sells over 1,000 bowls, mugs, and tumblers at the Chili Bowl Fiesta to support the operations of our ceramics studio. Pots are made throughout the year by resident artists, staff, interns, local artists, and our weekly clay study group. Every purchase of a pot comes with a helping of chili and cornbread donated by regional restaurants, plus we have raffles, music, and dancing! It’s a great event that allows our community to come together over handmade pottery and local food.


For the residency, we invite applications from artists in any stage of their careers and aim to provide artists with the time and space to live and work creatively. Awardees make 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls for the Chili Bowl Fiesta and also have time and space to create their own body of work.


Spring Deadline
Applications open: June 1
Applications due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: December 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, January through April

Application must include:
A current resume
A project description, including your level of experience (no more than 200 words)
Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

For more information, click here.

Call for Submissions: Baltimore Snapshot: Ongoing

It can be difficult for artists to get exposure and Baltimore Snapshot, a photo series by Baltimore-based Photographer Nick Hanyok, is trying to change that. Each month, beginning in January 2018, Nick Hanyok will highlight an artist, giving a brief bio and a few examples of their work.

The photographer hopes to show how these Baltimore artists get inspired, the challenges they have overcome and the accomplishments they’ve achieved. “I want other artists to see these snapshots and realize, it may be tough, but that is no reason to give up on their dream. My hope is that any artistic mind sees these snapshots and it motivates them to keep creating!”

The secondary goal of Baltimore Snapshot is to help facilitate the changing image of Charm City. Baltimore is home to a vibrant arts scene made up of so many friendly and creative people, it’s alive with amazing talent in so many different forms. Yet, that’s not what you hear when people talk about Baltimore. It’s time to change that!

These two ideas are the foundations of Baltimore Snapshot: To give local artists a platform while showing the world that Baltimore is home to creative and friendly people. In addition to telling the artist’s story through the Snapshot, the photographer will provide the artist with various headshots, a featured artist directed shoot to help promote themselves and fully edited images for the artist to use how they wish. Each month Nick Hanyok Imaging will run paid ads on Facebook/Instagram to reach a larger audience and bring viewers to the Baltimore Snapshot.

“This ongoing photography project is my way of highlighting and helping Baltimore’s creative landscape and the charming city they live in”, Nick Hanyok.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.  

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

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Call for Teaching Artists: Bright stARTS: Ongoing

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is seeking talented Teaching Artists to join the Bright StARTS program arts education team.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Bright StARTS Program Coordinator, Teaching Artists are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts who are committed to working with educators and young people. The Bright StARTS program brings high-quality arts enrichment to the youth of Baltimore City by working through established after-school, summer and at-risk youth centers. Applicants must demonstrate expertise working as professional artists, a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, strong communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to facilitate group decision-making, an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and a strong attention to detail.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum (2) years teaching artist experience and/or substantial training in teaching artistry.
  • Strong content knowledge in specific arts genre.
  • Commitment to serving children in typically under-represented communities.
  • Excellent verbal and written commutation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with adults and children.
  • Experience with: multiple age groups, various educational settings, working with dual language learners, and children with special needs is a plus. 

Deadline: Ongoing

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Call to Artists: General Exhibit: Ongoing

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC 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.

HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows. HCAC rarely exhibits solo shows.

Artists ages 18 and older working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply, including time-based and installation artists. Exhibited work must fit through a doorway measuring 54” x 80” and be able to be installed appropriately in the Arts Council gallery.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

 

Call for Proposals for Workshops: Ongoing

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.

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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.

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Call to Artists: Hotel Indigo: Ongoing

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

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

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. 

Questions: email caitlin@mdartplace.org.

 

Call for Proposal: Public Sculpture - Pelham Art Center: Ongoing

The Pelham Art Center is looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire space while considering the scale, architecture and use of the area. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of:

Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the court yard to experience the work further.

Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Art Center. Pelham Art Center will not pay for shipping, as well as being responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center will not provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material costs.

Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through our regular notices and stories to local media outlets, our email database of 5000 as well as on our website. Pelham Art Center is located on Pelham’s main commercial street, with constant foot and car traffic passing by. The courtyard is used frequently by passersby and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work. Three to six public events at the Art Center per quarter draw sizeable crowds as well.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three-Four proposals will be realized per year.

Annual Entry Deadline: December 31

For more information and to apply for proposals:
email anki@pelhamartcenter.org Subject: Public Art

Or visit our website 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 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.

 

 

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.

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