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 Entries: Revival: A Call for Radical Care: 01/29

Call for Entries: Revival: A Call for Radical Care: 01/29


Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

Media: All

Entry Fee: $25

Curator: Antonia B. Larkin


Call Description:

Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all media to submit work for our curated exhibition; Revival: A Call for Radical Care. 

As a culture, we have been indoctrinated into social norms that have driven us to lose touch with who we really are. This past year we have suffered through the collective trauma of the pandemic and the awakening of many people to the systemic racism and injustices present in our society. There is a common misconception that our world is changing, but it isn’t. The facade is crumbling. In order to reveal our true selves, we must practice radical self and collective care. As the Nap Ministry states, “rest is a form of resistance because it pushes back against capitalism and white supremacy.”

Revival is a multidisciplinary exhibition that attempts to challenge how we interact with the world around us so we can begin the healing process. 

We will accept all media for this call. Artists are strongly encouraged to submit work that pushes the boundaries of rest and radical care conceptually, aesthetically, or both.



Entries Due: January 29th, 2021 by 11:59PM

Artists notified: February 1st, 2021

Work received by gallery before: February 22nd, 2021

Opening Reception: March 5th from 6 - 9PM

Curator’s Talk & Artist Spotlight via IG Live: March 20th @ 2PM

Exhibition runs: March 4th - March 27th, 2021

Work returned : Week of March 29th


For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2021: 01/31

Call for Entries: Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2021: 01/31


Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Media: Writing

Entry Fee: €18

Judge: Blake Morrison, Author of "And When Did You Last See Your Father?" and "Things My Mother Never Told Me."


Call Description:

Everyone has a memoir in them. Go for it! Write a piece of your life, send it to Fish for the Short Memoir Prize 2021. This contest is an opportunity to have your memoir published. Blake Morrison, author of And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me, will select 10 short memoirs to be published in the Fish Anthology 2021, which will be launched during the West Cork Literary Festival, July ’21. Anyone’s memoir can be worthy if written in a way that captivates the reader. You need not have had a life of fame, fortune, or tragedy to make the grade as the ordinary can be woven into a masterpiece. It’s all in the writing.



Ten memoirs will be published in the Fish Anthology 2021. The ten published authors will each receive five copies of the Anthology and will be invited to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July 2021.

First – €1,000

Second – Online Writing Course + €200    

Third – €200



Closes: 31 January 2021

Results: 1 April 2021

For more information, click here!

Call for Artist: Woman Made Gallery Call for Art: Reciprocity (Photography)

Call for Artist: Woman Made Gallery Call for Art: Reciprocity (Photography)


EXHIBITION DATES: March 4 - April 3. 2021

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 31, 2021

NOTIFICATIONS: Feb. 11. 2021

IN-PERSON ART DROP OFF: 12-4 pm on SAT Feb 20 // SUN Feb 21 // TH Feb. 25




IN-PERSON ART PICK UP: Noon - 4 PM on SUN April 4 // THUR April 8

SHIPPING ART OUT: Carrier pick up will be scheduled for TH April 8



Reciprocity is a relation of mutual dependence, action, or influence.

In photography, reciprocity refers to the relationship between the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed, which work dependently and inversely to capture light. It is the key to a perfect exposure.


In reciprocal relationships, like in any collaborative act, ideas and conversations are exchanged, enriching participants intellectually and emotionally. Whether through the aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee relationships, friendship, photographer/subject or teacher to student, our pursuits are sustained by these relationships.


To celebrate the reciprocal bonds that enrich our photographic practices, Woman Made Gallery invites women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community to pair their photograph with that of another practicing photographer with whom they are in conversation. 2 and 3 dimensional forms, plus video will be considered.


We believe no photograph is created without dialogue or influence. The purpose of the exhibition is to reflect and acknowledge the under-recognized importance of support and the varieties of reciprocity in our practices. The paired works do not need to look alike. The only criteria is that both photographers have benefitted from the shared exchange.


Invite another photographer with whom you have a relationship of inspiration (ie: aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee, colleagues, friends, teacher/student, etc.)

Submit your works separately as 2 jpegs (labeled with your last name-first name-1 and if you submit an additional submission of two pairings label your image with last name-first name-2, last-name-first name-3, and so forth.)

Send a statement (150 words) with your name and the name of the photographer with whom you have a reciprocal relationship. Statements can be written broadly or specifically and could touch on how you communicate, the nature of your relationship (e.g., teacher/student, friends, academic colleagues), process, how you have influenced each other and/or the benefits you have received from the exchange. These statements, which we consider documents of acknowledgement, will be displayed with your work.

We like to receive entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 48" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. Please note, the regular application fee for this juried photography exhibition is $45, which covers both artist’s submissions. Each artist may submit one work of art per submission (and one detail image per piece if necessary).


A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: general@womanmade.org.


Jurors: Collaborators Barbara Ciurej + Lindsay Lochman

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have been collaborating on photographic narratives for four decades and understand reciprocity as essential to collaborative practice. Through photographs, artists’ books, and installations, their work explores the confluence of history, myth, and popular culture. Ciurej lives and works in Chicago and Lochman is an educator and photographer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They share a studio in Milwaukee. www.ciurejlochmanphoto.com.



Deadline: 01.30.2021

Link: https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit/153257/reciprocity


Name: Jamie Pitts

Email: general@womanmade.org

Address: 2150 S Canalport Ave., STE 4-3A

Phone: 312-738-0400


Call for Artist: MURAL PROJECT 2/1

Call for Artist: MURAL PROJECT 2/1


Deadline: February 1, 2021

Location: 101 W. Potomac St.


Call Description: 

The Frederick Arts Council is seeking qualifications for Artist /Teams to submit their proposals for a mural to be displayed on 101 W Potomac St, a property containing three connected walls in Brunswick, MD. Applications are due on February 1, 2021, and finalists will be selected by March 1, 2021.



The Frederick Arts Council is commissioning artists to design and execute a mural on 101 W Potomac St, a property containing three connected walls on a property in Brunswick, MD. This property is in close proximity to a public art project in the midst of realization – the Brunswick Archway. Applicants should research the archway and give consideration to potential conceptual links between the archway and mural. The artist should also take into account the age of the walls and consider any wall repairs before proceeding with the mural installation.



At this stage, we are requesting that interested applicants submit their CV, examples of their past work, as well as a link to their website or other portfolio platforms.



The budget is $10,000.



This opportunity is open to all professional artists residing in Maryland and up to 80 miles from





Work examples

Letter of Interest


Apply here 

For more information email: charlotte@frederickartscouncil.org


Call for Entries: Arts and Drafts Festival: Baltimore County Arts Guild: 02/01

Call for Entries: Arts and Drafts Festival: Baltimore County Arts Guild: 02/01

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility: Regional, 18+

Call Description:

An arts and music event at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. This family-friendly event will feature 60+ juried artists, live music and vendors, including local artists, emerging artists and regional musicians. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. 

Applications for artist booths are due February 1, 2021. Musicians and bands may send an email if interested.

Sponsors and Partners include Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Diageo, Baltimore County Tourism, the Catonsville Restaurant Association, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, and The Citizens of Baltimore County. 

Questions may be directed to events@bcartsguild.org

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: Local Color Juried Show 2021: 02/07

Call for Entries: Local Color Juried Show 2021: 02/07

Application Deadline: February 7, 2021

Eligibility: Regional, 18+

Media: 2D & 3D

Call Description:

The Artists’ Gallery of Ellicott City invites visual artists (Both 2D and 3D) to submit original work for the Local Color Juried Show.  Accepted artwork will be on display on our website from March 1 to March 28, 2021 and offered for sale through our on-line store. Prize winning work will be displayed in our gallery for the month of March. Artists 18 or older living or working in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area are eligible to apply. Application Deadline is February 7, 2021.

Questions may be directed to The Artists’ Gallery of Ellicott City at 443-325-5936.

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: DRAWN: 8th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing: 02/10

Call for Entries: DRAWN: 8th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing: 02/10


Application Deadline: February 10, 2021

Media: Drawing

Entry Fee: $40


Call Description:

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.). This exhibit has no expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental.

In honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery launched DRAWN almost a decade ago as a new annual exhibition marking the organization's 10th season. DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today. This gallery exhibit is completely separate from the triennial INDA publication projects.

DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).

DRAWN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media applicable to the practice and discipline of drawing.



The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season. Manifest Press will produce a high quality hard-cover publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and works shown.


For more information, click here!

Call for Artist: 2021/2022 Windgate Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Purchase College 1/12

Call for Artist: 2021/2022 Windgate Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Purchase College 1/12


Deadline: February 12th, 2021

Admission: Free 

Eligibility: Any


Call Description: 

The Windgate Artist in Residence Program (WAIR) in the School of Art+Design at Purchase College invites expressions of interest from contemporary artists and craftspeople working in the field broadly defined as applied design. WAIR is currently accepting applicants for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 sessions with an application deadline of February 12, 2021.

This program supports the development of new work by craft artists and designers that can benefit from the educational and financial support of this grant. We seek risk-takers with strong technical expertise and conceptual rigor in one or more of the following areas of specialization: environmental design, craft, applied design, craft in the expanded form, social practices, and/or architecture.


The Residency:

The Windgate Artist-in-Residence receives:

- a stipend of $19,000

- studio access (located within the college’s wood/metal shops)

- on-campus accommodation

- an exhibition at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery

The residency is a four-month commitment. The selected candidate is expected to live on campus for one semester (Fall 2021 or Spring 2022), to give a lecture on their work, and to deliver a master class in Applied Design to Purchase students. Residents have an exhibition of their work in the semester following the residency at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery in the School of Art+Design. The $19,000 stipend covers all necessary artist materials, travel, shipping, and living expenses for the duration of the residency.



A successful applicant will have a wide range of skill sets and be eager to share their expertise in an academic studio environment. Chosen residents will be artists and practitioners who have a mature and developed body of work, proven experience of working directly with undergraduate and graduate students. They will have proven technical proficiency in their field and be self-sufficient in operating related facilities.

United States residents and international residents are encouraged to apply; international residents are responsible for obtaining legal status for residency during the period. Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study are ineligible candidates. Purchase College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to service, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


More about the program:

Since its inception in 2006, Windgate Artist in Residence Program (WAIR) has hosted 29 residents to-date; featured 40+ guest speakers, artists and critics for panel discussions and symposiums; and engaged with nearly 5,000 graduates of the School of Art+Design at Purchase College. This semester-long residency in Applied Design has become a fixture at Purchase College that has enriched the educational experience of our students, fostered the development of new work by resident artists, and furthered public awareness of the importance of craft and design.


The Facilities:

The School of Art+Design at Purchase College is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Northeast, providing state-of-the-art software and hardware specifically geared to the demands of professional design and art making. See our website for a detailed list of equipment and facilities available for use by Windgate Residents. Applicants are expected to be technically proficient for their proposed project, as production assistance and training is not provided by the School of Art+Design at this time.


Application Information: 

Completed applications are due FEBRUARY 12, 2021, and must be sent in one PDF file containing

the below materials:

  • Completed WAIR Application Form (see link below)
  • Current curriculum vitae (maximum three pages)
  • 20 digital images, labeled with a number, your name, titles, dimensions, materials, date of
  • completion, and any additional description needed to explain the work
  • A one-page statement of intent: a brief artist statement, how your work addresses applied
  • design, and your expectations for this residency
  • One-page proposal for a master class in applied design. It should be a mix of lectures, studio production, and collaborative research that focuses on areas related to and expanded from your artistic interests and pursuits.
  • Names and contact information for two professional references


For more information and to download the application form, visit here

Questions and completed application can be sent to:

Sonja Ng, Curatorial Manager

School of Art+Design, Purchase College, SUNY


(914) 251-7885


Call for entries :Fine Line Creative Arts Center / Sculpture at the Kavanagh St.Charles IL: 2/14/21

Call for entries :Fine Line Creative Arts Center / Sculpture at the Kavanagh St.Charles IL: 2/14/21

Application Deadline: 02/14/2021
Entry Fee: $35
Eligibility: Artist over 18 years of age and reside in Illinois 
Location: 37W570 Bolcum Rd St. Charles IL 60175
Mediums Accepted: Any 3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium
Minimum Number of Submissions: 1
Maximum Number of Submissions: 3

Call Description
Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the "Sculpture at the Kavanagh" exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. The show is open to any 3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium. No paintings, photographs, or other 2-D work will be accepted.
"Sculpture at the Kavanagh "is a regional show, open to artists, 18 years or older who reside in one of the following states:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Awards Given
Awards totaling $800.00.
The Judge to be determined.

Important Information 
Size Limitation: 48 inches' x 32 inches' x 72 inches'. The artist is responsible for shipping artwork to and from Fine Line Creative Arts Center.  A return shipping label must be included with work that is shipped for this exhibit.

Important Dates
02/16/21 - All application entries are due via CAFÉ
02/29/21 - Artists are notified of the jury's decision via email
03/24/21 -  Delivery and check-in of work (10 am – 6 pm by hand)
03/26/21 – 05/08/21 – Show open to the public (Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm)
05/11/21 – 10 am – 6 pm - Pick-up work/Work shipped
Exhibited work cannot be removed from the gallery until May 11, 2021

For more informaion click, here!

Call for Entries: Ninth Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition: 02/21

Call for Entries: Ninth Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition: 02/21

Application Deadline: February 21, 2021

Eligibility: Regional, 13-18 y/o

Media: Painting

Entry Fee: Free!

Call Description:

Montpelier Arts Center presents Artists on the Rise, an annual juried teen exhibition held in the galleries of Montpelier, designed to provide local teens with an opportunity to showcase their artistic accomplishments in a professional setting. Come on, give it a try - YOU are an artist on the rise! We welcome 13-18 year old students in public or private middle and high school or home school who are residents of Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.


First Place ($200)

Second Place ($150)

Third Place ($100)


  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021,11:59 pm

  • Notification of Results: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

  • Delivery of Artwork: Saturday, March 6 - Saturday, March 27, 2021, by appointment only

  • Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 3 - Sunday, May 2, 2021 

  • Virtual Reception + Awards: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1-2 pm

  • Pick Up Artwork: Monday, May 3 - Saturday, May 22, 2021

Questions may be directed to Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800 or montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.

For more information, click here!


Call for Entries: HCAC ARTsites 2021: 02/26

Call for Entries: HCAC ARTsites 2021: 02/26


Application Deadline: February 26, 2021

Eligibility: 18+

Media: Visual Art


Call Description:

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its tenth

Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2021 - July

2022. HCAC’s goal is 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. If multiple pieces are selected from one

Artist, a separate grant will be awarded for each piece. Selected artists will receive two grant

payments, one after the contract is signed and the sculpture is installed, the other after the

sculpture is de-installed and the site is returned to its original condition. Artist fee is contingent

upon HCAC receiving full funding for ARTsites 2021 from Howard County.


Artist and Site RFPs posted - December 2020

Proposals due at HCAC - February 26, 2021

Sites notified - March 2021

Artists notified - April 2021

Contracts due - May 2021

Artwork installed - August 1-15, 2021

Artwork de-installed - July 15-30, 2022


Questions may be directed to Dana Whipkey at grantsandprojects@hocoarts.org, or call (410) 313-2787.

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: Famous Artists Inspire: The Arts Collective: 02/28

Call for Entries: Famous Artists Inspire: The Arts Collective: 02/28

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

Entry Fee: Varies

Call Description:

Artists are influenced by personal mentors, by use of media, art elements, composition or content, for example. Show off work that displays what you have learned from your mentor, teachers, or artist inspirations.  

Email image file to towsonartscollective@gmail.com and bring artwork, entry form, and payment to the TAC gallery located at The Shops at Kenilworth; 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21204; 2nd level across from AboutFaces. 


Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Drop off

Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception

Sunday, Mar. 28, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Pick up

Questions may be directed to towsonartscollective@gmail.com.

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: Sidewalk Poetry Project: 02/28

Call for Entries: Sidewalk Poetry Project: 02/28

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

Eligibility: Regional; Takoma Park residents

Media: Poetry

Call Description:

Would you like to see your original poem imprinted in a city sidewalk? City residents can enter their short original poems in a contest from the City of Takoma Park's Arts and Humanities Division. No poetry experience is needed. Just write a poem and enter it! Sidewalk poems will be seen in local neighborhoods and should be appropriate for people of all ages and backgrounds. Children may submit their own original poems with parental or guardian consent and should include their age in their submission.  


Winners will receive a $100 award and retain all copyrights to their poems. Winners must grant the City permission to feature their poems in any promotion for the project. A poetry reading by the winners also may be organized by City staff. 

Questions may be directed to the Arts and Humanities Coordinator, Brendan Smith, at brendans@takomaparkmd.gov.

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: “HOME” National Juried Exhibition at Arc Gallery: 03/15

Call for Entries: “HOME” National Juried Exhibition at Arc Gallery: 03/15


Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: All

Entry Fee: $35

Juror: Susan Aulik, The Fourth Wall Gallery, Oakland, CA


Call Description:

In 2020, the word, “home” took on great significance as a place of shelter from the corona virus pandemic. Members of families scattered all over the globe came home to seek safety and comfort. The home became a place of refuge and a trap, a place to protect loved ones and a place that incubated and spread the deadly virus within its walls. Those who shared tight living spaces with roommates found themselves having to adjust to confined spaces, annoying lifestyle differences and lack of privacy. Those living alone had to cope with isolation, loneliness and boredom. The concept of “home” as a manifestation of a private place in a world of public places has been turned upside down by COVID-19, which has squeezed public places into the home via technology like Zoom. What does “home” mean to you? 

Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, glass art, artist book -- are all accepted media. A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate, catalog and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: Alexandria Museum of Art 34th September Competition: 04/10

Call for Entries: Alexandria Museum of Art 34th September Competition: 04/10


Application Deadline: April 10, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Media: All

Entry Fee: $40

Juror: Dr. Andrew James Wulf, Ph.D.

Call Description: 

Seeking all mediums for Alexandria Museum of Art’s 34th September Competition. All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2019 or later). AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.


First Place: $800

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $300

Honorable Mentions: $100


Questions may be directed to nancy@themuseum.org.

For more information, click here!

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

Call for Submissions: First Sunday Arts Festivals: Ongoing

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

Call Description
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.
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.

To submit an 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 Applications: Howard County Artist Relief Fund: Rolling

The Howard County Arts Council has established the Howard County Artist Relief Fund to assist individual artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of this fund is to assist artists who make income partially or fully through gigs and freelance work and are losing their income and ability to support themselves and their families as a result of events being cancelled due to COVID-19. The Artist Relief Fund will assist these artists through small, expedited grants of up to $250.

"Howard County has a rich history of supporting local arts and culture," said County Executive Calvin Ball. "I commend the Howard County Arts Council for working quickly to provide relief to many whose work has been disrupted. We have always valued and supported our arts community, and our support is especially needed during these tough times."

Deadline: Rolling 


The Howard County Artist Relief Fund will award grants of up to $250 to individual artists over 18 years of age who live in Howard County and can demonstrate their income has been adversely impacted by COVID-19. The artist must live or have their maker space in Howard County. The Relief Fund is for individual artists only, not organizations or nonprofits.

Arts Council Board of Directors and staff and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

Application Materials:

1.) Artist Resume

2.) Copy of driver’s license or recent utility bill in your name to verify identity/residency

3.) Link to Artist website or platforms such as YouTube or SoundCloud

4.) Contact information to verify loss of contract/income

For more information 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.

The Howard County Arts Council: Ongoing

Submit to the General Exhibit application today!

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

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

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

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Call 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 Proposals for Workshops: Ongoing

Call Description
The Creative Alliance offers workshops for artists in a range of media: film, video, digital, painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, music, writing and art history. Classes can be presented as a one time lesson on a specific material or technique, or a more comprehensive overview of a subject, taught over several weeks. Workshops are generally taught on weekday evenings, or Saturdays during the day. Teacher fees are based on a split of registration fees, and teachers are expected to be active partners in the marketing of their workshops. (Creating and posting fliers, sending emails, etc.)

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

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

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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 to Artists: Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition: Ongoing

The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Studios For Rent: Long Reach Artist Studio Program: Ongoing

The Howard County Arts Council is currently seeking applications from artists of all disciplines to fill multiple artist studio spaces at Long Reach Village Center. The available studios range in size from 120 to 187 square feet, with monthly rents from $80-$125/month.

The studios at Long Reach Village Center feature abundant natural light, convivial community atmosphere and access to water. Resident studio artists have 24-hour access to their workspace. Artists working in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Artists are selected by a jury process as studios become available.

The Studio Program is open to practicing artists who demonstrate a central commitment to the production or performance of fine arts. Emerging Artists are also encouraged to apply.
HCAC Board of Directors, full-time staff, HCAC Center Committee, and their immediate family are ineligible to apply.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their artistic discipline, artistic merit and commitment, as well as the appropriateness of their activities for the available space. In cases where all other elements of candidates’ qualifications are deemed of equal value, Long Reach residents and Howard County artists will be given priority.

For more information click here or contact deputydirector@hocoarts.org.

Call for 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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