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: Frederick Festival of the Arts 2020: 01/31

Presented by the Frederick Arts Council and now celebrating 27 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. This juried fine art and craft venue invites discerning art-lovers from the surrounding areas of: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia. The Festival is committed to presenting the finest of juried national artists and continuing their longstanding tradition of serving these invited artist's immediate needs, while providing a festive and enjoyable outdoor venue for all! Unique to this venue is its waterway and bridge crossings, and downtown location. The community-supported organization is committed to presenting the finest national artists in an exceptional arts venue bringing the best of quality fine art, performing opportunities, and providing for education in the arts.


Deadline: January 31st, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for artists: Women in Art: 1/31

Las Laguna Gallery invites artists to submit work for a juried exhibit to be held at our gallery space located in Laguna Beach, California. This Call for Art is open to ALL local, national and international artists, both professionals and amateurs working in the disciplines of  Acrylic, Assemblage, Airbrush, Collage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Encaustic, Digital Art, Drawings, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor.


Deadline: January 31st, 2019


For more information, click here


Call for Submissions: AcrylicWorks 8: 01/31

For the AcrylicWorks 8 competition, we are looking for excellence in acrylic painting in a variety of styles and subjects. The dominant medium must be acrylic, but some minor use of other media is acceptable.


Pricing and Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: January 31, 2020

  • First entry—$30

  • Each additional entry—$25

Deadline: February 28, 2020

  • First entry—$35

  • Each additional entry—$30

Juror: Stephen Quiller

Deadline: January 31st, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call for Submissions: Neoteric Abstract VIII: 01/30

 SlowArt Productions presents the eighth Neoteric Abstract exhibition. This exhibition is exclusively for the abstract artist and will represent a full range of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Entry is open to all artists working in any media. The exhibition will be held at Limner Gallery,  April 2 - 25, 2020.


ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entry is limited to abstract art. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96" no wider than 120".  Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36"wide entry door.


DEADLINE: The entry deadline is January 31, 2020. Entries must be submitted via email by midnight on this date.


ENTRY FEES:  There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered


For more information, click HERE


Call for Art: Wild: 02/01

It’s no secret that human activities are drastically impacting our environment and climate while affecting vulnerable wildlife and entire ecosystems. Artists have always been inspired by the beauty of nature, but how is this relationship evolving when we know flora and fauna are disappearing? WILD—a national exhibition at Gallery 263 juried by Jane Winchell—invites artists to submit work that considers their definition of ‘wild’ in a time of planetary change.

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Exhibition Dates: February 20–March 14, 2020

Juror Jane Winchell has been the director of Peabody Essex Museum’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center since its founding in 2003.

For more information, click HERE


Call for Art: 5th Annual Artist's Choice Art Competition: 02/01

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 5th Annual Artist's Choice art competition for an online exhibition during the month of February 2020.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography in any subject matter and any media. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art and photography.

All competitions include awards in three categories - "Traditional" Art, "Digital & Photography" and 3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will receive a cash prize and an invitation to Fusion Art's 5th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2021.

Deadline for Entries:  February 1, 2020


A nonrefundable entry fee of $20 for 1 image.

A nonrefundable entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images (average of $7 per image).


For more information, click HERE


Call For Artists and Filmmakers: Takoma Park: 02/02

Artists and Filmmakers are being sought for group exhibitions that will be held in 2020-21 at the Takoma Park Community Center as part of the City of Takoma Park's Takoma Park Arts cultural series. Individual artists and artist groups are encouraged to apply.Our bimonthly group exhibitions feature a wide range of mediums in galleries and sculpture display cases in the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue. 


Applicants don't need to be Takoma Park residents, and there is no fee to apply. 

Proposals are being sought for films to be screened in 2020-21 as part of the Takoma Park Arts cultural series organized by the City of Takoma Park.Films may be documentaries, dramas, or comedies with preference given to local filmmakers from the D.C. area. There are no restrictions on subject matter, but films should be of interest to a general audience. 

A $100 honorarium is paid to selected filmmakers after the screening. Filmmakers are responsible for travel costs and any other expenses to attend the film screening.

Individual artists who are selected will be organized into themed group exhibitions by the curator of the art series. Artist groups of 3 to 5 artists may apply and propose their own theme for a group exhibition. Each member of the group must submit a separate application but some information will be the same on each application (name of artist group, theme of proposed exhibition, etc.).

Deadline to submit: Februrary 2, 2020

For further information click HERE or HERE.


Call for Entries: 51st Annual LAG Open Juried Exhibition: 02/03

The Laurel Arts Guild calls for entries on any two dimensional, original artwork may be entered. Your work must not be larger than 36"w x 48"h, including its frame, and cannot weigh more than 40 lbs., including the frame. Your work must have been completed within the last three years and may not have been shown at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center before. All painting and drawing media, photography, prints, etchings and wall-mounted sculpture that meet these criteria may be entered.

Free standing or pedestal mounted sculpture is not eligible.

Works entered must be original compositions created by the entrant.


Juror: Abigail Mcbride


Deadline: February 3rd, 2020


Awards: First place $250, second place $200, third place $150


For more information, click HERE


Call For Submissions: Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative: 02/03

Call For Artists Submissions

For Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative


Deadline to Apply: Monday, February 3, 2020 at noon




On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville CDC is announcing a Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative. The Initiative seeks five (5) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement, at predetermined, publicly-accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. As part of The Town’s plan to create an engaging, publicly accessible outdoor sculpture gallery across its many neighborhoods, we seek site-appropriate sculptural work fitting of each chosen location. All sites have an existing installed concrete footer/pad, specifically designed to accommodate a range of sizes of work and a variety of bases.


Submittals may be of any durable, easily-maintained, exposure-ready media, and, due to the planned temporary nature of the initiative’s installations should be of existing or nearly completed work. Following a jurying process, the works will be installed by the selected artist for year-long exhibition. At the end of the exhibition term, the works will also be made available for purchase through the  Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative website at https://hycdc.org/rppai.




Eligibility: Artists across the greater metropolitan region are welcome to apply, especially those who live or have studios within Prince George’s County.


Local established and emerging sculptors, woodworkers, metalworkers, and artists of any durable media are welcomed.





At this issuance, the stipend for selection in this Call is $2,000 per selected work, to include all artist fees, costs for installation, documentation of the installed work, transportation, and insurance.

Call for Entries: Spotlight Art Series: 02/03

TouchStone Gallery announces a juried solo exhibition opportunity for local artists in Spotlight Art Series 2020. The show will run from April 29 to May 31, 2020. A successful applicant will enjoy a front window 90 sq. ft. wall exhibition space in our street level gallery located in downtown Washington DC. If you don’t get selected for solo exhibition, you still get to exhibit one artwork, no larger than 12” in any dimension, in 2020 as part of Local Guest Artists Group show at a date to be specified.


Juror: Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Owner and Director of Adah Rose Gallery


Deadline: February 3rd, 2020


Entry Fee: $45 for to 5 images and up to 3 documents

For more information, click HERE

Call for Submission: ZEISS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2020: 2/4

For the 2020 ZEISS Photography Award photographers are asked to respond to the theme Seeing Beyond – Discoveries.

Throughout time the human race has been driven to make discoveries. This might be a personal revelation, a scientific and technological breakthrough or an idea that has led to social change - a new way of thinking that’s revolutionised our everyday lives. Since photography’s inception, many great individuals have seen the camera as a tool to explore and question the world, and used the power of the image to shed light on something new. 

Epiphanies, inventions and transformations from the known to the unknown, we want to see something new. Submissions exploring the landscape, humans, science, political or economic changes, or even something more conceptual, are all welcome.  

While all creative responses are encouraged, submissions must actively explore the topic of the brief. The series should be between five to ten images, have a clear narrative that aligns with the brief (Seeing Beyond – Discoveries) and visual consistency. 

Entrants can submit all different types of photography – be that in technique or subject matter. All submissions must be accompanied by a supporting statement which outlines the story behind the work.

Deadline: February 4th, 2020


For more information, click here


Call for Artists: Luminosity: 02/05

Artwork inspired by, and emphasizing, Light – in tone, color scheme or as a focal point

Exhibition: February 5-27, 2020, Main Gallery, SAS


Artists Reception – 3rd Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 5 – 7:30pm


Eligibility: The exhibition is open to SAS members and other artists, 18 years and older working in all 2D and 3D media including painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture.


Important Dates:

•?Art intake drop off times are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 5:00pm. (If you cannot make these times please call us at 410-546-4748 to make other arrangements.)??


•?Takedown/Pickup is Feb. 28 & 29, 2020 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. (If you cannot make these dates please call us at 410-546-4748 to make other arrangements.)


•?Work will not be released before the exhibition closes.


Deadline: February 5th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Artists: As It Should Be: 2/07

As It Should Be (presented by Modell Lyric) asks artists to imagine what tomorrow brings. If artists had the power to wake in the morning and have the perfect day, have all problems in the world be solved then what would the world look like? “The artist” is often written off as someone who doesn't understand how the world works and whose ideas have no basis of reality within the current system. What is misunderstood in these moments is that the artist can simultaneously hold the world as it is and the world as it should be. The cognitive dissonance between these two worlds is the space where the artist thrives. Artwork provides a vision of how to get from where we are to a more just and sustainable future.
This exhibition is planned in conjunction with Rising Up!, an education program of the Modell Lyric that facilitates performance programs with middle school students and community centers across Baltimore City. The exhibition will be on view with artwork created by young people in these programs and the opening will include youth performers. Artists selected may have the opportunity to work with these programs if desired.
To submit your artwork for consideration, please send the following to sarahbmccann@gmail.com with "As it Should Be" in the subject line:
-Contact info: Name, phone, e-mail
-3-5 images of work to be considered, no more than 300dpi labeled LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_#
-Image List including the following for each submission: Title, dimensions, media, date created, price. For work that is not for sale, please mark NFS.
-Artist statement specific to why you are submitting the artwork chosen for this specific exhibition.
-Artist resume or CV
Deadline: February 7, 2020


For more information, click HERE

Call for Submissions: Back Wall Gallery Takoma Park Md: 02/08

Race and Me (theme; group show) Feb 19-March 16

Creative Children and Autism (theme; group show) March 18 – April 13

Nature and Climate (theme; group show) April 15 – May 11 


Call for Submissions

Location: Back Wall Gallery

Address: 7002 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Maryland 20912 


Calling all artists!!! 

From February 19, 2020 to March 16, 2020 the Back Wall Gallery will host a multi-artist theme show entitled “Race and Me”.  See description below. Submissions for this show will be accepted until February 8. Submit your request and photos to co-curators: Alice Sims at alicesims@aol.com, Jamal Childs at jamal.childs11@gmail.com, and Merlene Mazyck at merlenemazyck@gmail.com

Race and Me.  

The year is 2020. Not many of us envisioned that race would continue to be as divisive an issue in America. A black man was elected to the highest office in our country, twice. The civil rights movement effectively removed legal barriers to equal treatment and access. Interracial relationships are no longer rare, secretive and unlawful. And, there have been more. In view of these momentous accomplishments who would imagine that race relations would be what they are.  A landmark year, 2020 could figuratively and literally symbolize clarity of vision; a period of enlightenment, acceptance and unity. But instead people of color and immigrants are confronted with escalating disenfranchisement, white privilege, racial profiling and inequality. As we celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s prosperity and global leadership we invite you to share your creative perspective and perception about race in America in 2020 through your lenses.


This spring!  From April 15, 2020 to May 11, 2020 we will host another multi-artist theme show entitled "Humanity, Earth, and Climate". Humans engage with nature and this planet on so many levels. Not all positive. Your art will explore the beauty of nature and the impact of humans on nature and climate. Submissions for this show will be accepted until April 4. Submit your request and photos to co-curators: Alice Sims at alicesims@aol.com and Jamal Childs at jamal.childs11@gmail.com.  


Deadline: Feburary 8th, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call for Artists: stARTup Art Fair: 2/09

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is a contemporary art fair for independent artists.


Our three-day fair is April 24-26, 2020 at the fun and retro Hotel del Sol, within walking distance to the nearby SF Art Market gallery fair. Exhibiting artists will have a unique opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallerists, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.


The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.


Deadline to apply is February 9, 2020. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Applicants will have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee of art world professionals:


Andrew Rafacz, Owner Director, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago

Michelle Nye, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco

René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California

Danielle Fox, Owner/Director, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland



At stARTup, you take control of your career and create your own success.


Install your artwork, make your own sales, speak directly to potential collectors and art world professionals and unlike most contemporary artist fairs, and keep 100% of your sales. Exhibitor fees include:


- 4 nights at the hotelComplimentary fair passes your guests

- A personal artist page on the stARTup websiteDiscounted valet parkingPR, advertising, and marketing through our newsletter, ad buys, and social media channels

- Curatorial and professional development support in the weeks before and after the fair

- Automatic acceptance to our leading online sales partner, Artfinder and newest art discovery platform, Wescover


Deadline: February 9, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call For Submissions: Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition 2020: 2/10

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 6th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition (ANPCE), to be held at the Saville and Schwab Galleries in downtown Cumberland, Maryland, April 4-May 2, 2020. This event is a juried competition with over $5000 in cash prizes. The juror is Brownie Harris, acclaimed national photographer, whose work spans more than 40 years capturing portraits of some of America's most famous icons, supporting the television and film industry with work on prime-time shows Sleepy Hollow, Revolution and most recently, the Hulu original series, The Act. 


In previous years, artists from more than 35 states have submitted work to be juried. Typically, between 60-70 works are selected for exhibition. 

Juror is Brownie Harris, acclaimed national photographer, whose work spans more than 40 years capturing portraits of some of America's most famous icons, supporting the television and film industry with work on prime-time shows Sleepy Hollow, Revolution and most recently, the Hulu original series, The Act. The Public Opening & Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 6-8 pm. The exhibition will run from April 4-May 2, 2020.


Fees: Applicants may enter up to two (2) works for $30.00 with each additional entry costing $15.00.


Deadline: February 10th, 2020

For more information, click HERE


Call For Artists: Traffic Box Art Wraps: 02/14

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation announces a Call for Artists’ designs to transform select traffic signal cabinets in Riverdale Park into public artworks. Traffic signal cabinets – the stainless steel structures located at every signalized intersection – are vulnerable to graffiti and vandalism. This project will utilize a public art application to address community blight and enhance the visual landscape. Artist designs will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around state-maintained signal box cabinets in the Town of Riverdale Park. This project is made possible through funding from the Town of Riverdale Park and the support of the Maryland State Highway Administration.
This call is open to all artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who currently live or work within the State of Maryland.  Submitted designs must be original artwork and can be created in any medium, so long as it can be represented in, and is submitted as, a high-resolution digital image without loss of integrity or quality.
$500 honorarium
Deadline: February 14th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Artists: The Earth Speaks VI - Juried Fine Art Exhibition on the Environmental Crisis: 02/14

The Pocono Arts Council announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 1 - May 31, 2020 at The Dunning Gallery/Northampton Community College-Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA. $1,200 in awards. 

Juror: Santa Bannon.

The Earth Speaks VI exhibition offers artists an opportunity to capture their concern regarding the climate crisis and how it affects our planet, as well as an opportunity to offer possible solutions. All mediums accepted including 2-D, 3-D, Photography, and Printmaking. Sculpture must fit on standard elevator. $30 for first 2 entries; $25 for each additional entry (also student/member discounts). 


Deadline: February 14th, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call For Panelists: Creativity Grants: 2/14

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking panelists to review grant applications for the second year of Creativity Grants! MSAC relies on a diverse array of arts and grants experts from across the State of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating grant applications. Creativity Grant panelists will remotely review grant applications each month for six (6) months. Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to learn about MSAC's granting processes.


The Creativity Grant program is meant to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. 


Creativity Grant applications: 

  • May be submitted by independent artists or arts organizations; 

  • Are for grant amounts between $1,000 and $3,500; 

  • Include a brief financial statement if being submitted by an organization and no financial statement if being submitted by an independent artist; and

  • Include a narrative statement responding to four questions.


Selected Grant Panelists: 

  • Review applications from April - September 2020 (6 monthly reviews).

  • Receive modest compensation for the entire process each month.

  • Are required to attend one of the following training sessions in March:

  • Monday, March 16th at 9am

  • Tuesday, March 17th at 2pm

  • Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm

  • Must be available to review grant applications remotely between the 10th-15th of each month.

  • Must have access to a computer with internet connection to complete monthly digital reviews.

  • Must be a Maryland state resident.

Deadline: February 14, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call for Curators: Call for Emerging Curator 2020: 02/14

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2020 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.

VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in February 2020.

The selection panel includes the VisArts’ Curator, Artist Advisory Council, Gallery Committee and 2020 Mentoring Curator.

The 2020 Mentoring Curator is Kristen Hileman. Baltimore-based independent curator Kristen Hileman spent nearly two decades working as a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC and more recently as the Head of the Contemporary Department at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her monographic exhibitions brought new attention to important female artists Anne Truitt and Maren Hassinger, and she has realized major commissions with Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Sarah Oppenheimer, Tomás Saraceno and others. Additionally, Hileman has organized exhibitions of the works of John Baldessari, Cai Guo-Qiang, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Meleko Mokgosi, and John Waters, as well as surveys of contemporary photography and time-based media. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the Corcoran College of Art and Design and is a frequent visiting critic and lecturer at colleges and universities. Upcoming projects include a retrospective exhibition of South African-born, Baltimore-based abstract painter Jo Smail at the Baltimore Museum of Art (March 2020) and the debut solo museum exhibition for figurative painter Theresa Chromati, which also includes a major public art component, at the Delaware Contemporary Museum (June 2020).

Deadline: February 14th, 2020


Entry Fee: $15


For more information, click HERE


Call for Entries: Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit: 02/15

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.

Juror: The juror for the 2020 exhibit is Janis Goodman, Professor of Fine Art, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

The deadline for entries is February 15, 2020. The entry fee for the exhibit is $25 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works. Entries are submitted as digital images through and online entry system on the Arts Council’s website.

Entry fee: The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works.


Awards: Best in Show $500 Total prizes $1,000.

Entries: Entries for the Art and Earth exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit.

The image file format should be normal (“baseline”) JPEG. Do not save as “progressive” JPEG. The images should be 1200 pixels on the long dimension with the other dimension proportional. Save at 72 PPI at high quality setting (8 out of 10 or 80% is good.) Set your filename to lastname_title_WxHxD_entrynumber.jpg. (example: jones_pretty-girl_11x14x1_no1.jpg).

Dimensions should include the frame.

One additional image to show detail for 3-dimensional work is allowed.


For more information, click HERE


Call for artists: Artist residency in Newport: 02/15

The Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI announces a call to artists for its residency program in June 2020. 


$500 Honorarium, $200 Travel Stipend, $250 Meals/food shopping, $500 Materials/Supplies/Equipment (any purchased equipment will remain with the Museum). 


The Newport residency strives to create a community of artists that reflects a rich mix of artistic styles and ethnic, social and human diversity. The Newport Art Museum actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or ancestry. 

Artist Status: Mid-Career and Established Artists. Collaboration: May apply as a team (2 people maximum). Geography: Open to US artists. $40 application fee. 


Deadline: February 15th, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call For Applications: The Anderson Center Residency: 02/15

The Anderson Center’s residency aims to uphold the unique arts community in the Minnesota region; to develop, foster, and promote the creation of works by artists of all kinds; and to provide leadership and services that help to insure a stronger arts community and a greater recognition of the value of the arts in society.The Residency Program is open to emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, musicians, performance artists, scholars, and translators. 


A completed application form includes a resume, CV, or biographical statement (3 pages maximum); a work plan; and a work sample.


Our program is interdisciplinary and we welcome applications from a wide range of creative and intellectual genres. The Anderson Center offers month-long residencies May through October with rare exceptions made for two-week stays. Residencies begin on the 1st of each month and end on the last day of each month. 

The Anderson Center campus is on 350 acres of the historic Tower View Estate, built by Alexander Pierce Anderson between 1915 and 1922, on the western edge of Red Wing, Minnesota (population 16,500). Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period in the historic Tower View residence. Visual artists are provided a 15' x 26' studio and are responsible for supplying their own materials. 

The application deadline is February 15th, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for Artists: 1st Miami Contemporary Small Format Art Exhibition: 02/16

Since 2002 Art Basel Miami Beach, and other 18 collateral art fairs presenting more than a thousand art galleries from around the world, have drawn scores of art lovers and collectors to Miami, which is getting closer to become a real “art scene”. Is in this auspicious context that the 1st Miami Contemporary Small Format Exhibition will take place, hosted by Cowry Art Studio, (in downtown North Miami, 3 blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art), and slated to be opening during the last week of March 2020.


- This call is open to all emerging, mid-career, and established artists, over 18 years old, residing in the USA, and working within any style, media or concept of art; being the highest standard of virtuosity, and creativity the main curatorial criterion to be applied when selecting the artworks. The call will be open for submissions from January 6th to February 16th, and the exhibition will be curated by artist and critic Rafael López-Ramos, and artist Natasha Perdomo.


- Only bi-dimensional works will be accepted (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Collage, Mixed media), which should be no larger than 14 inches on any of its sides (also applying to diptychs), had been created during the last 3 years, and not previously exhibited in the Greater Miami Area.


- Each artist may submit up to 5 artworks, with a $25.00 non-refundable entry fee for the first image and $5.00 for each additional image. Payable by Paypal or credit card. Deadline for submissions is February 16th, 2020.


Entry Fee: $25


Deadline: February 16th, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call to artists: Graphic era juried exhibition: 02/17

The Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD announces a call to artists for Graphic Era, a celebration of the graphic arts by digital design professionals and artists from around the U.S. Exhibition dates: April 4-26, 2020. 

Awards: Grand Prize $500; Gold $250; Silver $150; Bronze $100

Juror: Kat Irannejad, Co-Founder and Executive Illustration Agent at Snyder New York. 

This exhibition will feature a selection of artists who are using illustration to engage larger audiences via social, digital and print media. Graphic Era introduces visitors to the digital arts and artists who adapt this artform to a new generation and their interests. Each print will be priced and sold at $100, with 50% of the sale going to the artist. $35 for up to 3 images/animations ($25 for Delaplaine members). 


Deadline: February 17th, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call For Entries: Fleeting/Fled at Glen Echo Park: 2/21

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and Glen Echo Park, Fleeting, Fled is an exhibition about the temporal that is open to many possibilities. The cycle of life, death and rebirth is the underlying theme. Occurring during the Spring season in Washington, artwork could be inspired by the ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms and daffodils that will be in bloom. Environmental themes might also relate to climate change or the climate crisis. The opportunity to halt rising global temperatures is fleeting, or has the window for evoking remediation already closed? The setting of Glen Echo Park, one of our national parks might also be inspirational. The indoor and outdoor setting allows for a wide range of media, including ephemeral outdoor works. The juror welcomes a broad interpretation of this theme, personal or political.


JUROR: Laura Roulet



Friday, February 21, 2020


Eligibility/ Fees: The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students).


For more information, click HERE


Call to Artists: ARTsites 2020: 02/28

The Howard County Arts Council, located in Ellicott City, Maryland, is currently seeking proposals from artists with public art experience for ARTsites 2020, a one-year outdoor sculpture exhibit on display in Howard County, Maryland from August 2020 to July 2021. Selected artists will be awarded a $3,000 grant to participate in the exhibit. 
Deadline: February 28th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Submissions: 11th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition: 02/28

With $10,000 in prize money, this annual juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, a non-profit organization established in 1975 to support and cultivate the arts in Allegany County, Maryland. The event is now in its 11th year.

This competitive event is a hallmark of the Western Maryland art scene, and is a treat for the plein air enthusiast. Western Maryland, located in the Appalachian Mountains, is filled with magnificent vistas, pristine state forests, historic architecture, an abundance of small-town charm, and attractions including the C&O Canal, Casselman Bridge, Potomac River, streams and hiking paths, industrial settings, and the steam engine of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The exhibition takes place at the Arts Council's first class exhibition space, the Saville Gallery. Only thirty artists will be invited to participate, and over $10,000 will be awarded in prize money.


Deadline: February 28th, 2020


Fees: The entry fee for this competition is $40.00 and includes submission of three (3) digital images which should broadly represent the applicant’s plein air body of work. Applicants should include a brief artist statement. A total of 30 artists will be selected to participate.


JUROR: Nancie King Mertz

An award-winning artist, Nancie has spent her lifetime painting in oil & pastel. She was awarded the Master Circle Medallion by the IAPS in 2015, their Eminent Pastelist distinction in 2018, and is also a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Chicago Pastel Painters.


For more information, click HERE

Call For Submissions: HCAC ARTsites 2020: 02/28

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its 9th annual juried public art competition, ARTsites, for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2020 to July 2021. HCAC aims to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County. The sculpture will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces and generate interest in public art.


HCAC will provide up to 12 artists with a $3,000 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to the sculpture


Submissions are due by February 28th

For more information click HERE.

Call for Proposals: Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition: 02/29

Brickscape is a five-week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. Artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different location chosen each year. At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation art will be on display as part of a two-week, city-wide festival. Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Socially engaged or process-based artists are also eligible and encouraged to apply. Previous experience creating installation art is not required.


Submissions due: February 29, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call for aritsts: 42nd Annual Long's Park Art Festival: 03/01

Artists are invited to apply for the 42nd Annual Long's Park Art Festival, held September 4-6, 2020 at Long's Park in Lancaster, PA. Categories include: Emerging Artists, Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber - Decorative, Fiber - Wearable, Functional Art, Furniture, Glass, Non-precious Jewelry, Precious Jewelry, Leather, Metal, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Painting (acrylic or oil), Painting (watercolor), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood, Upcycled/Creative Reuse. 

$35 application fee.


Deadline: March 1st, 2020. 


For more information, click HERE


Call For Application: Folklife Apprenticeship Grants: 03/01

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is pleased to announce that applications are open for 2020-2021 Folklife Apprenticeship Grants, which fund the teaching of folklife skills by a master to a learner artist. 


Each grant is $5,000, with $4,000 going to the master and $1,000 to the learner. Folklife skills may include any activities associated with living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Common examples include but are not limited to traditional music, dance, storytelling, fiber art, craft, food and occupational practices.


Folklife Apprenticeship grants fund the teaching of skills from a master to a learner artist in folklife, or living cultural traditions. During the study period, a master folklife artist passes down her or his knowledge to a learner in an effort to support the vitality of folklife in Maryland.


Applications are due: Sunday, March 1, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call for Entries: Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College: 03/06

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 28 - June 19, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror William Crow, PhD, Director and Professor of Practice, Lehigh University Art Galleries.

Awards total more than $3,200 with a Landscape Award and $1,000 Best of Show prize. 

There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members. The exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery. Entry forms and membership information are available at www.adamsarts.org or by contacting the Arts Council at aa@adamsarts.org or (717) 334-5006.

Deadline for submissions is March 6.

For more information, click HERE


Call for entries: ?Binary¿Nonbinary?: 03/12

Maryland Federation of Art announced a call for entries for upcoming exhibition?Binary¿Nonbinary?. 

Some things are binary: black and white, sea and sky, night and day. Somethings aren’t binary: gray, horizons, twilight. Show us what’s what, in all media and all subjects that live in either the binary or nonbinary spheres. Entries are open to any original 2-D or 3-D artwork in any media. MFA will display selected works in their online Curve Gallery from April 15 through May 31, 2020. Show Chairs: Richard Niewerth and Wil Scott.





Cash awards of $500 will be designated at the juror’s discretion.



?Binary Non Binary? may be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Go to www. mdfedart.org for details. MFA does not display Watermarks; artists display at their own risk.

  • Works previously viewed in a juried exhibition on Curve Gallery are not eligible.

  • Artist must submit 1 JPEG image per artwork and may also submit 1 additional JPEG as a detail. To provide the best images for juror set pixel dimension to around 2000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.

  • Payments must be processed through PayPal.

  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. 1 or 2 entries $35 (MFA members $20). Additional four entries $5 each. Work may be priced for sale or POR. Entry fees are non-refundable. Membership, if desired, may be immediately processed before entry.

  • If artwork is part of a limited edition, please state total number in the edition.


Deadline: March 12th, 2020


For more information, click HERE

Call for Submissions: New Photography II: National Juried Exhibition: 03/15

Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.


Juror: Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.



Best in Show  $1,000

Second Prize  $500

Third Prize      $250


Entry fee: $30

Deadline: March 15th, 2020


For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: Library Gallery Solo Exhibition Competition: 03/15

Library Gallery Solo Exhibition Competition


Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2020 – August 2021.  To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2015 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) exhibition (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium).  The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the exhibition.


Deadline for Entries: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 PM


For more information, send information to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com. 


Call for Submissions: Classical Recital Competition: 03/15

Classical Recital Competition


Classical musicians are now being sought for the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital Competition! Winners will be featured in a recital in the Main Gallery during the 2020-2021 season. Previous winners from 2017 to the present are ineligible. Musicians must be 18 and older to be consid­ered. There are no geographical restrictions, but winners are responsible for their own transportation to the recital.




Ten-minute selection of music that best identifies your repertoire and technique.

Musician(s) biography.

Headshot(s) that is appropriate for print (at least 8”x10” and 300 dpi resolution).

Current one-page resume with contact information for each participating musician.

The honorarium is $400 per performance. If applicable, one accompanists per performance will receive a $200 honorarium.


There is no entry fee for this competition.


Submission deadline: March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm


For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: Annual Studio Jury Competition: 03/15

Annual Studio Jury Competition


Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program.  These artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events.  Selected by a juror, resident artists exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, Maryland.


Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first and second floor of the building.  The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists.


To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old and reside in Maryland.  Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others.  Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.


Deadline for Entries: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 PM


For more information, send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com. 

Call for Entries: Packard Group National Exhibition 2020: 03/20

The Packard Group National Exhibition will provide artists the opportunity to display their art 8x10" at No. 7 Center in Vermillion, SD. This exhibition will be curated by Klaire A. Lockheart, and all entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show. The reception will take place on Friday, April 10, 2020 from 6-8 pm. The gallery will be open to the public on April 11th and April 18th. An online gallery will be available through www.klairelockheart.com.  


Entry Fee: $30


Deadline: March 20, 2020


For more information, click HERE

Call for Artists: Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino: 03/20

Sandy Spring Museum, along with co-sponsors Judith Davis, Baltimore Clayworks, District Clay and Montgomery Potters, will honor the life and work of Malcolm Davis (1937 – 2011) with juried exhibition Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino.

Malcolm Davis, a major contributor to 20th century ceramic world, experimented with Japanese Shino recipes until he “perfected” his Malcolm Davis Shino, a ground breaking development and a glaze now found in clay studios around the world.  That spirit of discovery is encouraged in this exhibit.

The exhibition of current Shino glazed work, juried by recognized Shino ceramist and clay educator, Matthew Hyleck, includes no restrictions on the type or size of work, how it is fired, or what Shino recipe is used.

Artists are asked to include five images of at least three ceramic pieces, along with a brief artist’s statement that specifically addresses their use of Shino in the particular work submitted.

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Application Fee: $30

Exhibit: June 11, 2020–August 30, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call For Submissions: 2020 National Juried Exhibition: 03/23

The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2020 National Juried Exhibition. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Size limitation: For 2D works- 72'' in any one direction.


Deadline for entries: Monday, March 23, 2020 by 11:59 PM.


Exhibition dates: May 2 - June 14, 2020


Awards: First Place $1,000; Second Place $500; Third Place $250; Honorable Mention $125


Juror: Noah Smalls, Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts, as well as Gallery Director of the Upper Darby Art Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has acted as design consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. As an independent curator, Smalls has been involved with numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums across the U.S. His mission: 'To contribute to the ongoing transition of the museum field into one offering broader educational opportunities and expanding social impact.


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


For more information, click HERE


Call for Residency: Women's Studio Workshop: 04/01

The Studio Workspace Residency is an opportunity for artists to create new work and fully immerse themselves in WSW’s supportive environment. We invite applications from artists at any stage of their careers. 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 to work in any one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics.

Artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, although studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. Artists must provide their own materials, some of which can be purchased from WSW.

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.


Entry Fee: None


Deadline: April 1st, 2020


For more information, click HERE


Call for Submissions for BCPL 2020 Artist in Residence Program: 04/15

The Hereford Branch of Baltimore County Public Library is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2020 Artist-in-Residence program, sponsored by the Northern Baltimore County Art Foundation. Now in its fourth year, this program presents a unique opportunity for the growth and development of selected artists, as well as the convenience of interacting with our community through sharing of skills and expertise. Visual artists may be asked to work in multiple spaces inside the branch, including the Hive - the branch’s enclosed collaborative art/maker space. Musicians spend time on the public floor. Residency terms will be awarded through December, 2020. 


Completely renovated in 2016, the Hereford Branch located in northern Baltimore County has emerged as a dynamic community center that provides a?wide range of high caliber art events, activities and exhibits for all ages. In?addition to providing 21st?century library services, the branch utilizes the Walker hanging system on its two floors of gallery space that attracts regionally?and nationally recognized artists, as well as providing a venue for amateur art and school shows. 


As our mission statement says, Baltimore County Public Library is your place to "explore, learn, create and connect." The Artist-in-Residence program enhances the library’s mission to inspire a literate and engaged community. Won’t you consider joining us? 


Attached please find the Artist/Maker-in-Residence application, as well as a full description of the program. Deadline for receipt of applications is?Wednesday, April 15. Applicants will be notified of their status by the beginning of May. If you have additional questions or need additional time, please contact?Samantha O’Heren or Cynthia Webber?at the?Hereford Branch. Please send your completed application to Hereford-Art@bcpl.net.


Deadline: Wednesday, April 15


No Submission Fees


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 Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize 2020: 08/31

Supporting practitioners since 2006, the Art Prize is hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. It invites both emerging and established artists and photographers from around the world to submit their artwork.


Through the Prize, participants can reach new collectors, curators and gallerists from institutions including; Tate Modern, Sotheby’s, Creative Review, Magnum Photos and Getty Images.

Awards include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize Winner, as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition which will run for 12-weeks.


The Aesthetica Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world. We are looking for pieces that challenge us – that redefine the parameters of contemporary art and compel audiences to connect with one another. Winning pieces have reflected upon both social and political structures, questioning the value that we place on the planet and each other. 

Entry Fees range from £18 to £30

Deadline: August 31, 2020

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

For more information, 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: Bresler Resident Artists: Ongoing

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts.

For more information, click here.

The Howard County Arts Council: Ongoing

Submit to the General Exhibit application today!

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

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

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

For more information, click here

Call for 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

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 artists: FELLS POINT CANNABIS DOCS: ongoing

Call for Visual Art

Fells Point Cannabis Docs (FPCD), a medical cannabis clinic, is seeking a visual artist to hang 10 large pieces for the duration of 3 months at our beautiful office space located in the heart of Fells Point Baltimore. We have previously worked with artists Webster Phillips, Nancy Linden, and Daniel Herman.


Art Guidelines: paintings or photography.

Liability:  FPCD is not responsible for loss or damage, although all possible care will be taken with work submitted.  Artists should insure their own work.

Publicity:  FPCD hosts an open reception for the artists. Unless otherwise stated in writing, the exhibitor’s permission to use images for publicity purposes is presumed.

Art sales: FPCD retains a 15% commission on all art sales. Artist retains copyright.

For more information, please contact info@fellspointcannabisdocs.com 

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 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.

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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 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 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.

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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. 

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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 

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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
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