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 Entry: Small Wonders Nationally Juried Exhibition: 9/25

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any fine art, original 2-D or 3-D work meeting strict size restrictions and other guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1 through December 23, 2019. 

Any original 2-D work that is 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work that is 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry. 

Juror: Linda Crocker Simmons 

Entry Fee: $40 for up to 2 works, $5 for each additional work

Deadline for Submission: September 25, 2019

Notification of Selection: October 9, 2019

For more information, click here


Call for Application: The Teaching Artist Institute: 9/25

The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is looking for artists interested in bringing their art form to classrooms around Maryland as paid teaching artists. 

TAI is a comprehensive professional development experience beginning in November that empowers artists to partner with teachers, transforming learning environments and breathing joy and creativity into classrooms of all curricula. Artists come away with a highly marketable fine arts residency to implement in classrooms around Maryland.

TAI’s professional development programs provide artists with:

- Training in educational trends and best practices, curriculum standards, and classroom management strategies;

- Coaching from an exemplary faculty of master teaching artists;

- Opportunities to network and collaborate with other artists and teachers.

Deadline to Apply: September 25, 2019

For more information, click here


Call to Artists: Little Library Art Project Proposal: 9/29

Proposals are being sought from an artist or artist team to paint five Little Library boxes that will be placed in locations around Takoma Park. Artists need to submit two completely different designs, including a front view and one side view for each design. Artists may be asked to paint all of the boxes with one design or paint some boxes with one design and others with the second design. The theme of the designs is up to the artists but they should be lively, colorful, and upbeat. The all-inclusive payment for the project is $1,200. Artists are responsible for any expenses, including materials, travel, etc. The dimensions of the boxes are 24" h x 18" w (front and back), 12" h x 24" w (sides), and 4" h x 4" w support posts that are 60” long with approximately 24” underground. For more information about the little library program go to: https://littlefreelibrary.org/. The selected artist can pick up the boxes in Takoma Park and paint them at their studio. The artist won’t be responsible for installing the boxes.

Notification of Selection: October 24, 2019

Deadline for Application: September 29, 2019

For more information, click here


Call for Proposals: City of Dreams Pavilion 2020: 9/30

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is excited to announce we are now accepting entries for The City of Dreams 2020 Pavilion Design Competition!

FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion in Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion. The 2020 pavilion will be our tenth City of Dreams Pavilion.

The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. Our theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. If we imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In our wildest and most optimistic dreams, what is the future of the city?

The 2020 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition will be a two-stage process, in which a jury of leading architects and other industry professionals will review initial submissions and select a number of finalists. These finalists will receive comments and will have the opportunity to revise their proposals. The jury will meet again and select the competition winner in November 2019. 

Entries are encouraged from individuals or teams of architects and non-architects of any age or experience level, provided they are prepared to carry out the project. Attribution of the winner and finalists will be given based on the names of the individuals who enter, rather than to any firm with whom they are affiliated.

Entry Fee: $90

Deadline for Application: September 30, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Mentorship: PEER FORUM at Camden Arts Centre: 9/30

Applications are open for artists to hold Peer Forum at Camden Arts Centre in 2019. Peer Forum, Artquest’s annual Peer Mentoring programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. 

Artquest will fund a peer mentoring group at Camden Arts Centre for 6 sessions over a 6-8 month period and seek applications from individual artists to take the lead in coordinating these peer mentoring groups. Camden Arts Centre welcomes applications from artists who have been working (outside of education) for 5 years or more. Camden Arts Centre particularly welcomes applications from peer groups that also include curators and writers.

Deadline for Application: September 30, 2019

For more information, click here


Call to Artists: FUSION: 9/30

DISTRICT Arts is pleased to announce “FUSION,” a juried themed exhibition that illustrates the joining of two or more “things.” Imagine a black and white photograph where the artist has hand-painted elements on the printed image.  Or a combination of dried flowers and watercolors. How about hyper-realism and the surreal in the same piece? FUSION is more than mixed media. It is the creative process extending beyond traditional boundaries. The works of 20 artists will be featured reflecting a variety of media, styles and interpretations. The exhibition will open on November 1, 2019 and close on December 1, 2019.  An opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with awards presented at 6 p.m.


Best in Show: $500

Award of Merit: $250

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2019

Exhibit Dates: November 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Opening Reception: November 2, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM

For more information, click here

Call for Application: The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre: 10/1

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, music, television, and theatre. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to administer this Fund, which this year adds music as a category.

The program will provide:

  • Finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects

  • Funds for the creation of music recordings or videos

  • Production funds for live theatre

In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role. 

Grants will be given in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

  • Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000

  • Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000

  • Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - $20,000

  • Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - 50,000

  • Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000

  • Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - $20,000

  • Music: Classical/Experimental/Jazz/New Music - $20,000

  • Music General - $20,000

  • Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000

Deadline for Application: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Notification of Selection: March 2020

For more information, click here


Call for Artists: Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – Portraits, Interiors, Landscapes: 10/30

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

*Any related topic including Family Impact, Alternatives, ReEntry, Fines, and Parole

In each of six shows, the Davis Orton gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work. The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways: prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

Deadline: 10/03/2019

Portfolio Showcase Submission Guidelines: Entries are submitted online. You may submit for any theme anytime as long as it is before the deadline. If your entry falls into more than one theme –  if not selected, it will be considered for other themes.

Submission fee: Each portfolio is $35 (7 to 12 photographs from a single series/portfolio.) A single entry is a compressed file that includes a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 jpg images from a series/portfolio related to the theme and completion of our online submission form.

For submitting your Entry, click here.

For more information, click here.


Call To Artists: Maryland Municipal League Reflections of Maryland’s Cities and Towns: 10/11

The Maryland Municipal League (MML) announces a call to artists for a special project that reflects the spirit of Maryland’s cities and towns. This is a unique opportunity for visual artists, state-wide. MML wishes to commission the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented as gifts within the League’s advocacy, development and other promotional efforts.

The League would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the spirit of Maryland’s cities and towns including its geographic and cultural diversity. The artwork will represent the state’s 157 cities and towns and two special taxing districts, as a token reminder of the importance of municipal government to legislators, community partners and special guests of the League’s two premier training events.

This opportunity is open to all visual artists living and working in the state of Maryland.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Only 2-D works will be accepted for reproduction – painting, photography, mixed media or similar are welcomed

  • All works must be no less than 8X10” and no more than 24X20”

  • All reproductions will receive a “seal” noting the Maryland Municipal League as the publisher

  • MML will cover fees associated with reproduction

  • Artist agrees to use of artwork for press and promotional purposes related to this project

  • Artist will remain the owner of image copyright

  • Artist is invited to attend a Maryland Municipal League conference (either summer or fall) within a year of the artwork’s release

Benefits to the Artist

  • Stipend opportunity

  • Increased visibility of the artist’s name and artwork through:

    • MML’s internal outlets including website, ebulletin, Municipal Maryland magazine (potential audience 3,000+)

    • Gifting of artist reproduction to Maryland’s state legislature, business community partners of MML, nationally recognized keynote speakers and international guests

    • Potential for work to serve as a branded gift of the League

    • Acknowledgement during Maryland Municipal League conference session 

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on prior work demonstrating a mastery of the artist’s medium. Up to three finalists will be selected to meet with MML team to discuss their concept for capturing the essence of Maryland’s cities and towns.

For consideration, please send application and attachments to paulah@mdmunicipal.org by close of business October 11, 2019

Deadline for Submission: October 11, 2019


Call to Artists: Art Quilt Elements 2020:10/13

Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the AQE 2020 exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 29  through May 2, 2020.

MARCH 29 – MAY 2, 2020 Art Quilt Elements 2020 is the 14th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show, unique for its professional presentation of contemporary fine art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for the presentation of the work but also for the commitment to promoting the art quilt as a fine art form.

Entry fee is $45 per application.

Entry Deadline: 10/13/19

Online Entry Information: Artists may submit up to three works per application. A maximum of four images may be uploaded to show alternate views or details of work.

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be 18 years of age or older; Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted; Work must have been completed in the last two years (after January 1, 2018); Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible; All work must be for sale; Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

For more details of submission requirement, click here.

For more information about AQE2020 visit 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 due October 15, midnight EST. 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.

For online applications, click here.

Call for Grants: “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund: 10/16

New initiative by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will provide finishing grants for film, television, digital projects and theatre productions.

Applications for the “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund are now live. To be eligible, projects must be made by, for, or about all who identify as women.

The Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund is a centerpiece of a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, television and theatre. Administered by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the program will provide finishing grants for film, television, digital projects and theatre productions. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2020.

Recipients will be selected from the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

?      Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) – $50,000

?      Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) – $25,000

?      Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) – $20,000

?      Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) – $50,000

?      Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) – $25,000

?      Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) – $20,000

?      Theatre Production – $50,000

In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female director; and/or include a meaningful female producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female writing credit; and/or include a female protagonist(s). Projects must also meet the “Made in NY” criteria as described in the program guidelines.

Deadline for Application: October 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: SABA V: 10/20

Take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your work in front of collectors in an art museum setting and join the emerging, established, and community artists supporting The Delaware Contemporary. Last year, we received over 350 pieces of artwork by incredibly talented artists from all over the world. Help us exceed that number for SABA V!

Each donation must be a 6x6 inch (15cm) square piece of wall art. No other sizes or free-standing sculpture will be accepted. Please sign only on the back of the work for anonymous exhibition. Artists may enter works in any 2D or 3D medium. Charcoal or pastel must be fixed. Smaller works on paper may be mounted to a 6x6 inch card stock or board. Clay or metal work thicker than 1/4 inch must have holes to accommodate pins/nails. There is no limit to the number of works an artist may enter. All entries that meet the specifications will be accepted, however The Delaware Contemporary reserves the right to jury-out work. Entries will not be returned, but artists retain copyrights. There is no entry fee.

Deadline for Entry: October 20, 2019 

To apply, click here


Call for Entry: Korean Cultural Center New York: Call for Artists 2020: 10/25

Apply to the Call for Artists 2020 from the Korean Cultural Center New York for a great opportunity to exhibit your work at the Gallery Korea next year.

The Gallery Korea is a beautiful, versatile space located within the Korean Cultural Center New York; selected artists will be given a chance to display their works as a part of a group exhibition in 2020. 

(Call for Artists 2020 is open to artists of all backgrounds, ages, and nationalities, and applications may be for individual or group artworks. We accept applications for all art forms including visual arts, sculptures, installations, and new media arts. The finalists will be announced in January, 2020)

Deadline for Submission: October 25, 2019

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Mountain Maryland Photo Contest: 10/31

Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland is accepting entries for the 2019 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, through October 31, 2019. Enter your photos of Allegany County in four different categories for your chance to win cash prizes ranging from $75 to $250!

First through third place photos in each category will appear in the 2020 Visit Mountain Maryland Destination Guide and will be framed and displayed in our partner locations in Frostburg, MD, and Cumberland, MD.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 

For more information and to apply, click here.  

Call for Entries: Second Annual “Books and Readers” Group Show: 11/1

Call for Entries: Second Annual “Books and Readers” Group Show: 11/1

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

Deadline: November 1, 2019

*Photography and photo-based works are eligible for the show

Group Show Submission guidelines: click here for details.

Submission fee: $25 (Up to 5 jpg). Please pay for submissions immediately before or after uploading your file. You can pay with your Paypal account or with any credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card.

For Submission Form, click here.

For more information, click here.


Call to Artists: unchARTed: 11/4

unchARTed will transform three alleys in Downtown Frederick, MD for one year.

A design competition and installation, unchARTed is sponsored by Downtown Frederick Partnership in cooperation with the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation, AIA Potomac Valley and the Frederick Arts Council.

The Partnership is a historic preservation based, economic development nonprofit that works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick, a national Main Street community. Downtown Frederick is a dynamic and vibrant home to more than 200 retailers/restaurants, a robust arts community and beautiful historic architecture. As a whole, Frederick County welcomes more than 1.4 million visitors each year, the majority of whom spend some time in Downtown Frederick. The downtown also is home to about 7,000 residents.

This competition will result in design installations in specific alleys that will better link the urban fabric of the downtown together. The alleys are dynamic places of movement, rather than focal points. They create the opportunity to knit together Downtown Frederick from within. As a result, this design competition is focused on the following goals: attract locals and visitors to Downtown Frederick, activate the sometimes-forgotten between spaces in Downtown Frederick and create stimulating interactive experiences that are memorable.

The Competition in Brief

Participation in the competition is free and open to everyone. All are encouraged to submit their ideas for design installations in pre-identified Downtown Frederick alleys. Entrants are asked to design a spatial installation that can be used for public events and activities. The design must be safe for general public use and be able to function unattended. The design must be able to be constructed within a seven day time frame. Entrants can pre-fabricate a portion of the installation off-site prior to the seven day time frame.

The winning entrants will build their entries using the prize money. The winning installations will be in place for one year, during which time they will serve as the site of various public events and community activities. unchARTed also will be the focus of significant publicity efforts.

The design installation proposal should activate alleyway spaces in Downtown Frederick, create interactive experiences that are memorable and create stronger connections within Downtown Frederick. Entrants need to consider their ability to construct the project. The Partnership will grant up to three awards of $10,000 each. Selection will focus on design installations that have a high level of design quality, relate to the specific site and best meet the design criteria.

Deadline for Submission: November 4th, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

For more information, click here


Call for Entries: 10th Annual Self-Published Photo-book Show: 11/1

Davis Orton Gallery + Griffin Museum of Photography

Deadline: November 1, 2019


All winning photo-books will be exhibited and for sale at the Griffin Museum of Photography and in the Online-Catalog-Gallery. Twenty of the winning books will be exhibited and for sale at the  Davis Orton Gallery.

Submission Guidelines:

PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photo book. There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, Lulu, Magcloud, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.

Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photobooks of any size, format, or style.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography;  and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum are final.

All Submissions must be original works of authorship created by the photographer who submits the Submission. You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying. (see below re international submissions.)

By entering, Contestant warrants that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party to submit the Submission. Once entered, all Submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.

Submission Fee:

The fee for submission of up to three books is $35.

Exhibition and Sale:

Twenty selected books will be exhibited and for sale in the Davis Orton Gallery. All photo books, including those exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery and online, will travel to Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA and will be part of an exhibition, TBA 2018. If sold, the artist will receive 100% of the book purchase price.

Three Steps to Enter:

Step One – Ship Book(s) to Davis Orton Gallery

Mail one copy of each book entered and check (if you don’t pay by PayPal in Step Three) and prepaid return postage (stamps only) and a pre-addressed mailing label or UPS label (no FedEx, please) to:

10th Annual PHOTOBOOK Show

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren Street

Hudson, NY 12534 USA

(*see note to International artists at bottom of page)

This “jury copy” of your book will be retained for exhibition if you are accepted into the show or will be returned if you are not accepted into the show. Some of you may wish to have your book sent to the gallery directly from your printer. That would be fine. If you pay by check mail it to the gallery with a note that the book(s) will be coming separately If you live near the Gallery, books can be dropped off at any time during gallery hours Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 to 5:30 pm.

Step Two – Complete Entry Information Form

For submitting the entry form, click here.

Step Three – Make Payment, Read Remaining Information Below about Other Requirements

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 for Entries: The Blue Cat Screenplay Competition: 12/15

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 22nd year, is open for submissions for its 2020 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.

BlueCat accepts features, shorts, and pilots and awards over $40,000 in cash prizes each year, including the Fellini Award, which gives $2,500 to the best script written by an international writer.

All submissions must be original. All ages are able to apply. There is no limit to the amount of entries you may submit. 

Regular Deadline: September 15, 2019

Final Deadline: November 11, 2019

Late Deadline: December 15, 2019

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

For more information, click here

Call for Entry: The Windows at Studio Montclair Gallery: 12/31

Studio Montclair is a non-profit organization that exhibits professional, emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts. The mission of the organization is to promote culture and education in the visual arts. They are seeking proposals for artwork to be installed in the display windows that run along Bloomfield Avenue, adjacent to the Studio Montclair Gallery. There are a total of four display windows; each will be treated as an independent space. Submitted proposals may treat the space as a site-specific installation, or as a solo or small group exhibit hung in a traditional gallery style or salon style. Both 2D and/or 3D work can be displayed in the windows. 

Deadline: December 31, 2019 

For more information and other exhibit opportunities with Studio Montclair, click here.

Call for Entry: Photo Finish Juried Photography Exhibition: 12/31

Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as they prepare for their 2nd annual Photo Finish exhibition, debuting in von Stade Gallery in July 2020!

 The Museum is pleased to announce the call for submissions for our annual juried photography exhibition. Photo Finish will showcase work submitted by amateur and professional photographers that relates to the sport of Thoroughbred racing in America. Photographs do not have to be a racing action scene; it is up to the photographer to interpret the theme and be as creative as possible! Interested photographers can submit up to two photographs for consideration, and additional entry details are listed on the application form. A panel of judges representing both the racing and arts communities will select the photographs for the inaugural exhibition. Up to 45 photographs will be featured in the von Stade Gallery, and additional photographs may be selected for inclusion in our online exhibition.

Deadline for Submission: December 31, 2019

Notification of Selection: March 20, 2020

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: General Exhibit in The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC): 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 Submissions: First Sunday Arts Festivals: Ongoing

In 2001 the seed was planted after two art receptions at ARTFX gallery & 49 West on West Street held at the same time started to spill into the sidewalks between the two on the first Sunday evening of each month. In 2002 other businesses on the first block on West Street joined in and the event starts filling the sidewalks of West street and went from an evening event into an all-day event known as First Sunday Arts Festival.

Keeping the momentum going in 2016 we went further into the Annapolis Arts District by expanding the festival down West Street, adding the blocks between Calvert and Lafayette Streets. The festival now features about 130 vendors each month.

Festival Dates: May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, & Nov. 3, 11 am -5 pm

Festival Location: Calvert and West Streets, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

We seek artists and crafters whose work represents the highest quality in design, materials, and workmanship. First-time vendors need to submit photos with their application. New vendors with re-sell items will not be approved. All vendors must be approved by the IWSA festival committee or its designee. IWSA maintains the exclusive right to refuse vendors who, in IWSA’s sole discretion, do not meet festival standards or adds to an over-represented product category.

For submit the application, click here.

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.)

Workshop proposals are reviewed three times per year. Decisions are made by program staff based on recommendations from CA’s Members’ Committee and Instructor interviews.

Complete proposals should include:
Completed Workshop Proposal Form (required, below)
Resume or summary of relevant experience (encouraged)
Testimonials or References from former students or employers (optional)
Documentation of work by you and/or former students which are relevant to your proposal. Documentation may be slides, video, digital files or a link to a website (optional). Documentation should be accompanied by an image list or other narrative indicating, size, date, media, etc.

Click here for more information

The Howard County Arts Council: Ongoing

Submit to the General Exhibit application today!

Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. Proposals from curators and arts organizations are welcomed.

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

The deadlines for submitting materials are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

For more information, click here

Call 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 Entry: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

The Studio Montclair at Keller Williams Gallery continues as another venue to showcase the creations of Studio Montclair members. In addition to a curated selection of fine art, SMI members creating fine craft will also be showcased. All work shown in this gallery must be for sale. Accepted artists residing within a 50 mile radius of Montclair are required to gallery sit during the time their work is in the Gallery. Artists may become members after their work is selected to exhibit.

Studio Montclair Inc. is an artist member organization that provides exhibiting opportunities to our emerging, established, and underrepresented artists. We strive to bring stimulating and high quality exhibitions to the northern New Jersey area. Every show is curated or juried and undergoes a highly competitive selection process. Below are listings and descriptions of venues we currently use.

Deadline: This is an ongoing call, submitted work will be kept on file and revisited monthly.

Click here to submit work.

For more information, click here.


Call for Applications: Artist in Residence Program: 5/1/2020

Maryland State Arts Council’s Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency. Artists who live in Maryland may apply to the Artist in Residence or Visiting Performer Rosters. The artists on this roster specialize in harnessing the arts as tools for learning and are available to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools (Artists in Residence) or assemblies with two workshops (Visiting Performers). Artists in Residence may apply in performing arts, playwriting, poetry, and visual arts. Visiting Performers may apply in music, dance, puppetry, and theater.

Eligibility: Individual artists who apply to the AiE program must be Maryland residents, eighteen years of age or older, must have established residence in Maryland at least six months prior to the deadline, and must continue to be residents while they serve in the AiE program. Undergraduate/graduate students are not eligible.

Performing companies that apply to the AiE program must be located in the State of Maryland and must continue to be located in Maryland while they serve in the AiE program.

All AiE artists are subject to ongoing review and evaluation.

Guidelines for the FY20 Program can be found here and applications can be accessed in eGrant.

Deadline: Accepting application throughout the 2019-2020 academic year


For more information, click here.


Call for Applications: Presenting and Touring Program: 7/1/2020

Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Touring Grant is a granting program that provides funding to eligible Maryland-based non-profit organizations to support the presentation of artists listed on the Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster.The Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster is a listing of Maryland-based performing artists who have been selected through a peer review process in which they are rated on artistic merit and on a demonstrated history of successful touring engagements. View profiles of artists and ensembles listed on the Roster.

The Maryland Touring Grant and the Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster work together to promote the artistic collaboration between Maryland artists and Maryland presenters.

To be eligible to apply for funding through the Maryland Touring Grant, the applicant organization must be an IRS designated  501(c) (3) or unit of government based in Maryland, be legally incorporated in Maryland, and have a demonstrated history of successfully presenting performing artists.

Guidelines for the FY20 Program can be found here and applications can be accessed in Smart Simple. All applicants will need to register for a new account.

Deadline: July 1, 2020

For more information, click here.


Call for Curators: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

Call for Curators: Studio Montclair: Ongoing

Studio Montclair is pleased to announce a Call for Curators for our gallery space located at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. This 1,000 square foot contemporary gallery is located at street level with four large display windows for additional exhibition space.

Our Call for Curators offers an opportunity for experienced, mid-career, and emerging curators to curate a group exhibition for Studio Montclair.   .

For more details about the Guidelines and Responsibilities, click here.

Click here to view floor plan.

Studio Montclair Inc. is an artist member organization that provides exhibiting opportunities to our emerging, established, and underrepresented artists. We strive to bring stimulating and high quality exhibitions to the northern New Jersey area. Every show is curated or juried and undergoes a highly competitive selection process. Below are listings and descriptions of venues we currently use.

For more information and submitting proposal, click here.


Call for Proposals: 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 courtyard 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 Artists: LandEscape, 10th Edition 2019: Ongoing

LandEscape is launching the 10th edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting their art activities.

LandEscape is a career-enhancing opportunity for established and emerging artists to engage in professional critique and artistic introspection, to open the dialogue between artists and audience, between thoughts and their articulation.

The current edition aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the nature of their creative process and focuses more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meanings and the recognition of the fundamental role which surroundings of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. Selected participants will be featured in the special edition of LandEscape. 

The theme of the landscape will be a recurring one but not the only one, since LandEscape is open to a large variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: painting, fine Art, photography, video art, installation,performative arts, mixed media, public Art.

SUBMISSION FEES: There are no entry fees and the contest is open to worldwide artists as well as groups of artists and performers.

HOW TO SUBMIT: In order to participate in the selections, please fill the following entry form here.

Any further related materials (as images, pdf documents as well as videos) can be sent via email directly to landescape@europe.com

Deadline: Ongoing.

For any further information please contact our board or visit our website by click here.

Call for Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery: Ongoing

The Mosely Gallery is an academic art gallery in an HBCU and we are always looking for prospective artists for exhibitions. The gallery is a non-profit gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with an educational mission to enhance and promote UMES Department of Fine Arts academic programs in commercial photography, graphic illustration and sequential arts, as well as the art work of UMES students and faculty. As an HBCU, the UMES gallery pays particular attention to highlighting, supporting and promoting African American artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational programming to the campus community as well as the greater area of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Johns Hopkins Professor Seeks Women in Creative Industries for Study: Ongoing

Dr. Antigoni Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor of Leadership at Johns Hopkins University, is conducting a research study is designed to examine factors such as entrepreneurial orientation, creative personality, networking ties and mentoring as a necessity for the growth and development of Maryland's creative and cultural industries and the role of women entrepreneurs. 

Creative industries, by focusing on arts and culture, generate spillover effects for other industries associated with quality of life, "image" of cities and regions and tourism. Research has recognized the critical importance of women in the field of creative industries

The creative industries sector includes: Art Gallery, Architecture, Graphic and Industrial Design, Decoration, Sculpture, Publishing, Literature, Poetry, Painting, Electronic media, social media, advertising, Theatre, Film, Music, Table Games and Electronic Games, TV and radio production, videos, Fashion, Photography, Crafting and Antiques, Dancing, Events Planning, Spectacle etc.

For more information, click here


Call to Artists: Exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center: Ongoing

The Exhibitions department is responsible for the programming of the Morean’s galleries. The Morean’s exhibitions serve as a portal through which members of our community are introduced to contemporary art that is socially and culturally relevant, accessible, dynamic, and educational and at times challenging and provoking. Our department arranges exhibitions of work in all media by a broad spectrum of artists, including those who are emerging, mid-career, and established, as well as work by children.

We put on over 30 exhibitions each year, with each exhibition running from 4 to 7 weeks.

The Morean Arts Center is not only interested in the meaning of contemporary art, but also in educating our visitors on how art is made. Often our exhibitions will feature process areas where an artist reveals his or her working philosophy, even showing step-by-step progressions of artwork at times.

We seek to connect people with our exhibiting artists so that our community feels an affinity with the artists whose work is on display and a personal connection with the artwork itself.

We also work with the Morean’s education department to offer additional programming that enriches the viewer’s experience with our exhibitions. These may include gallery talks, panel discussions, special tours, master artist workshops, and hands-on activities for children. We welcome artists’ programming ideas, as well.

Most of the works in our exhibitions are for sale, with proceeds going to the exhibiting artists and to the programs at the Morean Arts Center.

For submit the application and more information, click here.



Call for 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 Submissions: The AU Museum Project Space: Ongoing

The AU Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and non-traditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog. 

You are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators. We cannot wait to see what you come up with! We ask that exhibitions highlight educational themes to engage the university community.  

Applicants may suggest displaying artworks from the AU Museum collection. However, we are still in the process of inventorying works from the incoming Corcoran Legacy Collection. We will update the page with more details as soon as possible. However, we welcome all submissions. 

Looking for Inspiration? Our first Project Space exhibition, Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley was organized by graduate students in the anthropology, arts management, and art history departments. The exhibition highlighted fights against racial injustice by historically black communities in Washington, DC’s neighboring Montgomery County. Read more about Plans to Prosper You here.

If you are interested in presenting an exhibition project for consideration, please submit the following information:

  • Name of Curator/Project Manager, with contact information.

  • AU school and department faculty/staff member is associated with (if applicable). 

  • Will a class (or classes) be involved in the execution of the project? 

  • Are there departments within the University that you would particularly like to engage? 

  • One paragraph describing the concept for the exhibition.

  • 2-5 images to illustrate the project idea (optional).

We will contact you if we are interested in featuring your proposed exhibition. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions from AU faculty and staff are especially welcome, but all are encouraged to apply, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. 

For more information, click here


Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Fall Semester): Ongoing

Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Fall Semester): Ongoing

Montgomery College are seeking proposals for an artist to spend 3 weeks in the Art Department leading students in collaborative project that provides foundation level students with direct hands-on experience in the arts. Professional artists or Artists Groups in all visual arts disciplines who are interested in working with students are encouraged to apply. Proposals should offer a mutually supportive creative learning environment between students, classes, and the Artist. Preference will be given to applicants whose work and proposal expand on the working range of foundation level teaching. Non-residential (housing and travel not provided)

Artist-in-Residence Artist Stipend: $3000

Fall Semester applications accepted on a rolling basis: 3 weeks in October – November

Collaborative work may take place in, but is not necessarily limited to, the Sarah Silberman Art Gallery throughout the duration of the residency.

Programming may include exhibition of the artist’s work, workshops, talks, field trips, and/or any other areas of student art engagement.

Residency culminates with an installation or presentation of student collaborative project.

For more information and the full application, click here.

Questions? Contact Amanda.Miller@montgomerycollege.edu




Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Spring Semester): Ongoing

Call for Proposals: Artist in Residence program at Montgomery College (Spring Semester): Ongoing

Montgomery College are seeking proposals for an artist to spend 3 weeks in the Art Department leading students in collaborative project that provides foundation level students with direct hands-on experience in the arts. Professional artists or Artists Groups in all visual arts disciplines who are interested in working with students are encouraged to apply. Proposals should offer a mutually supportive creative learning environment between students, classes, and the Artist. Preference will be given to applicants whose work and proposal expand on the working range of foundation level teaching. Non-residential (housing and travel not provided)

ArtWalk Air Artist Stipend: $3000

Spring Semester applications accepted on a rolling basis: 3 weeks in April

Focus on public, social, or community based outdoor visual arts projects

Outdoor projects may include temporary installations, performances, participatory activities, and outdoor installation of the artist’s work.

Residency culminates in activities and projects to be viewed or participated in outdoors on both campuses during ArtWalk, a week of outdoor art.

For more information and the full application, click here.

Questions? Contact Amanda.Miller@montgomerycollege.edu


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

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

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

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

Deadline: Ongoing.

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

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



Call for Entry: LensCulture: Ongoing

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

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

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

For more information, click here.


Our Mission

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

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