Opportunities

Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: naomi@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.
 

Regional Opportunities

Call for Applications: Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring: 7/15

Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring is now accepting applications for new Consortium Members through July 15th, 2018 to be in residence at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. The mission of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring is to provide innovative management of the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre for the culturally diverse resident companies and other artists and organizations for the enrichment of the community in and around the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District.

The Theatre Consortium will provide performance space for the resident companies and other artists and organizations, as the rental calendar allows. The Consortium will offer high quality, diverse, and reasonably priced theatre.

Deadline: July 15th

To apply, click here

 

Call for Artists: NAGUS: 7/21

“How does contemporary design and art fit in everyday living spaces?” Over three days, NAGUS – Nomad Art Gallery of Union Square — will attempt to answer this question by showcasing works by Maryland designers and artists in 5 private spaces in Union Square. This square, situated in a diverse and lively neighborhood in West Baltimore, is surrounded by large mid-nineteenth century row-houses.

By discovering ambitious talent from across the state, and giving them the opportunity to show their work, NAGUS will bring 10 to 15 exciting new designers and artists to a broader public than would usually see contemporary design and art.

Although the work will be for sale, the event is not about selling art. Rather, NAGUS is a cultural event aiming to establish bonds between designer/artists, residents and visitors by bringing them together in a series of unique but connected spaces.

To apply, fill out the information form and you will receive a file number. Applicants have until Saturday, July 21st 2018, 9pm, to submit your portfolio. The entire artist portfolio must be submitted in PDF (letter format) only. 5 images minimum, 10 images maximum. Send the PDF, with your file number, by email to nagus@unionsquareassociation.org.

Deadline: July 21, 2018

For more information, click here

For the application form, click here

2019 Maryland Individual Artist Awards: 7/25

Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement and honors the contributions artists make to our state through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. IAAs are accompanied by grants of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 to help support artists as they advance their craft. The 2019 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories:

  • Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction
  • Media
  • Digital/Electronic Arts
  • Theater Solo Performance
  • Painting
  • Works on Paper

 

Deadline: July 25

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resource, here.

 

Call for Proposals: 2018 Lots Alive: 7/28

The Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Green Network, in partnership with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, is hosting a sculpture contest for seven vacant, city-owned lots along Park Heights Avenue in the Lots Alive contest. The winning sculptures will be eligible for grants up to $5,000 and the deadline for submission is Saturday, July 28.

The seven winners will be installing temporary outdoor sculpture on city-owned, vacant lots along Park Heights Avenue. All projects will need to be installed between Sept. 22-Oct. 5, 2018. Projects must be removed by Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. These visual art projects will be designed to enhance and beautify the community as well as bring visitors to the Park Heights neighborhood.

This RFP is open to artists, designers, architects, and community residents over 18 years of age and living in Baltimore City.

Deadline: July 28, 2018

For more information, and to apply, click here

Call for Artists: Lots Alive: 7/28

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Baltimore Green Network welcome proposals for sculptures and installations to be installed as part of the 2018-2019 season of the Lots Alive outdoor sculpture program. Winning proposals will be eligible for grants up to $5,000.

Lots Alive supports the creation of temporary outdoor sculpture sited on vacant lots within the Baltimore City limits. For this grant cycle, seven vacant lot sites have been identified for artist activation in the Park Heights neighborhood (on Park Heights Ave). Each project is expected to be installed for 12 months.

Designed in partnership with Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Baltimore Green Network, Lots Alive aims to breathe life into underutilized vacant spaces through creative interventions.

(BGN): Managed by the Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability, Baltimore Green Network is a city-led effort to use sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective practices for stabilizing and holding land for redevelopment, and reusing vacant land to green neighborhoods, reduce storm water runoff, grow food, and create community spaces.

(BOPA): The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City and Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and offering funding and support to arts programs across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Applicant Eligibility: This RFP is open to artists, designers, architects, and community residents over 18 years of age and living in Baltimore City. Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply. 

Submission Deadline: July 28, 2018

All projects must be installed September 22 – October 5, 2018

Projects must be deinstalled by October 5, 2019

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Proposals: The Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District: 7/30

The Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District is seeking concept proposals for a mural on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Bonifant Street, within the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District.

Through a unique public-private collaboration between the Silver Spring Urban District, Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District, and Washington Property Company; the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District is seeking design proposals for a two-dimensional, outdoor, large-scale public art mural. The Selected Artist will be contracted to paint a mural on the side exterior wall of 8402 Georgia Avenue at the corner of Bonifant Street. The site faces the future location of a new residential building on Georgia Avenue and the new public transit/light rail Purple Line. The mural may be a single overall image or multiple images that that create an overall composition.

As an entry piece to the Ripley District, across from the soon to be installed purple line transportation system, the proposed mural should convey a sense of movement and whimsy. The mural may be representational or abstract. The Selection Committee will consider all approaches to the project, including designs employing trompe l’oeil style (fool your eye) or street art.

Three (3) final Designs will be chosen by the Selection Panel and released to the public for comment and voting. The Artist/Team whose Design has highest number of community votes after the review period will be awarded the contract. The two alternate Artist/Team Designs will each be awarded a stipend of $500.

The total Project Budget is $14,000. The Project Budget is inclusive of all costs associated with the Project.

 

Application Deadline: July 30, 2018

For more information and to apply, click here

 

Call for Artists: Rubys Artist Project Grants: 7/31

2018 RUBYS ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS: Literary Arts and Visual Arts

The Rubys are project-based funding of up to $10,000 for emerging and established Baltimore-regional artists to support the creation of innovative artistic projects. The grants support the region’s gems – the local creative community of performing, visual, media, and literary artists.

The Rubys were established in 2013 by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, with the vision and start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, to provide meaningful support to individual artists as well as enrich the arts and broader community of Baltimore and the five surrounding counties.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

Application Fee: $25.  If you are a current GBCA member, then you are eligible to apply without paying the application fee.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Artists: Charm City Night Market: 7/31

Join the inaugural celebration of Baltimore's rich AAPI cultural history - Charm City Night Market. Held during the lunar mid-autumn festival, the Charm City Night Market will host music, artists, food vendors, storytellers, and cultural ambassadors - all converging on an historic block of Baltimore's Chinatown. This outdoor block party will connect Lexington Market to Park Avenue, spanning the city's intertwined communities of color. Charm City Night Market welcomes all creatives of color across all mediums. 

Deadline: July 31 

To apply as a vendor or preformer, click here.

RSVP here or or email vendors@charmcitynightmarket.com.

Performing artists, please send all inquiries to booking@charmcitynightmarket.com.

For more info click here.

2018 Labor Day Art Show Awards: 8/1

https://glenechopark.orgGlen Echo Park Partnership is proud to continue the Labor Day Art Show Awards Program. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for top works in the 2D and 3D categories. The Park View Artist Award 2018 for our selected winner will include the opportunity for a solo art exhibition in our Park View Gallery in January 2019. All participants qualify to be considered. The award selection is subject to the judges’ discretion.

Entry Free: 27$

Deadline: August 1st

For more information, click here.

Call for Proposals: Willow Street Gallery: 8/1

Willow Street Gallery (WSG) is seeking proposals from curators and artist curators residing in the DMV to present an exhibition for November 2018 (First week of November – Dec. 3rd, exact opening date and reception to be determined). We may also consider the proposals for future exhibition openings during the 2019 season. This call is for thematic group exhibitions (not solo shows) and should include at least one artist from the DMV area. We support art in all media and forms. 

 

Proposal submission deadline: August 1st, 2018

For more information, click here

To apply, click here

Call for Artists: Willow Street Gallery: 8/1

Willow Street Gallery (WSG) introduces Unframed, a group exhibition of drawings in their most raw form. Ripped from sketchbooks and plucked off studio walls, this show focuses on the initial stages of the creative process. Think B Sides and Rarities as opposed to 5th Symphony. This exhibition will be held September 15 – October 28.

The gallery is a part of DC Arts Studios located at 6925 Willow St. NW, Washington, DC 20012 and is housed on the first floor of the building. The space is open to the building, without a locking door. While the building front door is locked to the general public during non-open gallery hours, visitors to the building are not monitored in the gallery, although we do have security cameras in place. The gallery is open and monitored on Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and by appointment. Please keep in consideration that this is a community-oriented space, where children are often present. If works are explicit in nature, we suggest contacting us first to see if it will work in the space.

Deadline: August 1st, 2018

To apply, click here

Call for Entry: Rehoboth Art League Biennial Exhibition: 8/1

8th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition at the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE.

Eligibility:Open to all artists living in DE, MD, PA, NJ, WVa,DC, VA.

Juror and Awards Judge: Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland. Mr. Simons received a Masters of Arts and a Masters of Philosophy/AbD in English from Yale University. Previous positions have included the Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator of the Nantucket Historical Association, Campaign Office for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Board Member of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts.

Awards: Best in Show: 1500.00 and a future solo exhibition (concurrent with the 9th Regional Biennial Exhibition) Awards of Excellence (3): 250.00 each Honorable Mention( (2): 125.00 each.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: August 17, 2018

Exhibition Dates: September 7 - October 13, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Art: Glen Echo Park 48th Annual Labor Day Show: 8/1

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture invites artists to submit an entry for the 48th Annual Labor Day Art Show, held in the Spanish Ballroom from September 1-3, 2018. This art exhibition is truly a Glen Echo Park tradition, where students, teachers, and art enthusiasts come together every year to enjoy the Park and its many distinctive arts programs. The show features work from more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area. The display includes a wide range of media, such as sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, and furniture. Glen Echo Park is pleased to announce the opening of the call for entries. All entries will be reviewed and approved in advance using an online system. Please visit the Labor Day Art Show Call for Entries page to learn more. 2018 Labor Day Art Show Awards Glen Echo Park Partnership is proud to continue the Labor Day Art Show Awards Program. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for top works in 2D and 3D categories. In addition, the Park View Artist Award 2018 will include the opportunity for a solo art exhibition for our selected winner in our Park View Gallery in January 2019.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Fee: $27.00, save $10.00 by becoming a member. Click here for more info.

When: Saturday - Monday, September 1 - 3, 12 - 6 pm at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park.

Public Reception & Awards Announcement: Friday, August 31, 7:30 - 9 pm

To learn more and apply, click here.

2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award: 8/3

Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has recognized talented artists in the fields of, music, dance, and visual arts especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration.

This year they are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. Award winners are honored annually in the spring at the Washington Awards Ceremony.

Deadline: August 3rd

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: Creating Connections: 8/13

Call For Entry: CREATING CONNECTIONS

An Acquisition & Print Replication Project

Monday, August 13, 2018 Application Deadline

To download the full prospectus, click here.

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire is pleased to announce an open 'Call to Artists'. As an extension of MAP's annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and The CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire's 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018.

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

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

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no larger than 18" X 24".
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 250.
  • All reproductions will receive a 'chop or seal' noting The CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by The CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, The CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018.

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

  • $1,000 Cash Award + a $500 additional award in honor of the event's 5th anniversary for a total of a $1,500 Cash Award in 2018.
  • Increased visibility of artist's name and artwork through:
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and The CyberWire's websites
  • The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgement at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018 

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org by close of business Monday, August 13, 2018.

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

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

TIMELINE

  • July 3: Release Call 
  • Monday, August 13, 2018 Application Deadline
  • Week of September 10, Artist Studio Visits/Interviews
  • September 24, Awarded Artist Announced
  • September 28 - October 14, Printing/Production
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 Women in Cyber Security Reception

About the Women in Cyber Security Reception

Bringing together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum, this event will be an opportunity to get together and share what we are all passionate about-empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security. This invitation-only event will be held at the International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza overlooking the Washington Monument and the Capitol in Washington, DC.

The CyberWire & the Arts

The CyberWire believes that having a thriving arts community is critical to the future of the state of Maryland-the place they have made their home. "Artists challenge the way we see and think about the world, and about ourselves-without this, we don't learn, and we don't grow; their work brings about new ideas, changes attitudes, and shapes culture-without this, we stagnate. The arts community is a wellspring of imagination and creativity-this is the fuel of innovation. The arts contribute immeasurably to the world we see around us, and to our quality of life-this creates a vibrant culture that attracts new residents, businesses, and sustains those that have already made their home here. We believe the arts are invaluable and desire our employees and their families to live and work in a visually and intellectually vibrant state for decades to come." ~ The CyberWire team

For more information on how to apply, click here.  Questions? Email Naomi@mdartplace.org.

Call For Entry: Headphones and Handstamps: Art from Maryland's Music Underground: 8/18

Call For Entry: Headphones and Handstamps: Art from Maryland's Music Underground at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Application Deadline: Saturday, August 18, 2018

To download the full prospectus, click here.

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Bmore BeatClub, is pleased to announce an open 'call to artists' and 'call to musicians' to participate in a new exhibition highlighting album art and poster art. MAP is working with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture to offer a visual arts exhibition on album and poster art in tandem with Bmore BeatClub's debut event at the Museum. This exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Museum outside of the theater. This opportunity is available to visual artists and musicians submitting posters and album art on behalf of artists they have worked with (must have artists written approval). Submitters must be living in, or have a strong connection to the State of Maryland. An opening reception will take place in tandem with the Bmore BeatClub event on September 28, 2018.

Reginald F. Lewis's mission is: "To be the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The museum seeks to realize its mission by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state's earliest history to the present and the future." For more information, visit www.lewismuseum.org

Bmore BeatClub is a live Hip Hop event & dance party. Similar to an open mic, for the first hour any emcee raps and any producer plays beats. Emcee's freestyle to the music, while the remaining time goes to the notable, featured producers & DJ's while the mic stays open. BMore BeatClub is hosted by Eze Jackson and DJ Moosejaw. For more information, visit http://lineuproom.com/bmorebeatclub/

Bmore BeatClub is a product of the Lineup Room a Baltimore based recording studio located in the Maryland Art Place building within the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District. Lineup mixes have been featured on Netflix, HBO, Billboard and the Vans Warped Tour. www.lineuproom.com

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - vinyl covers, enlarged cd art, show posters and similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no larger than 40" X 40" and no smaller than 12" x 12" for album art or 8.5" x 11" for poster art.
  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Lineup Room may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes.
  • Artwork must be original. You must own the copyright to the artwork submission or submit written approval by the artist to submit artwork on their behalf.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf

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

  • Exhibition opening reception at Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Sept. 28, 2018
  • Increased visibility of artist's name and artwork through: 
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP's website and social media platforms

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to impact@mdartplace.org.

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

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

For more information on how to apply, click here.  Questions? Email Naomi@mdartplace.org.

Call for Entries: Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College: 8/19

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College, located in Bel Air, MD, is excited to invite artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for our 2020-2021 exhibition seasons! Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery. There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

Deadline: August 19, 2018

For application instructions, click here

 

Call for Entry: Light City 2019: 8/27

Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites all artists and artist collaborators to submit a proposal for a temporary, visual light art installation to be a part of the fourth annual Light City, the nation’s first free large-scale light, music and innovation festival powering social change. The work will be part of the festival’s 1.5-mile BGE Light Art Walk. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 27, 2018. Light City is set to take place April 5–13, 2019 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The official Light City BGE Light Art Walk Call for Entry can be found on www.lightcity.org.

For the 2019 BGE Light Art Walk, BOPA is seeking large-scale, medium or small existing works and new commissions in variety of mediums. Each chosen installation will receive funding between $10,000 and $75,000.

The applications are reviewed by an independent panel of jurors: filmmaker, curator and author Elissa Blount-Moorhead; artist, independent curator, writer, professor and Chair of the Art Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Marcus Civin; Director of Art & Civic Engagement at the Burning Man Kim Cook; Co-Founder and Curator of Signal Prague Light Festival Jan K. Rolnik; and Director of Exhibitions of the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York Jess Wilcox. Finalists are notified in late October 2018.

 

Application Deadline: August 27, 2018

To apply, click here

 

Call for Artists: Special Exhibition Opportunity at Winchester Hall: 8/31

The Frederick County Arts Council is seeking artists to display artwork on a rotating basis at Winchester Hall. Selected artists will be able to mount month-long shows and display business cards in the County office building. Interested parties should send their information and work samples via email to the Frederick Arts Council at info@frederickartscouncil.org (please reference Winchester Hall Opportunity in subject line).

Call for Artists: Exhibition Space in VOLT restaurant: 8/31

VOLT Restaurant, at 228 N. Market Street, is seeking artists to display artwork in their dining and bar space this summer and fall. Selected artists will be able to mount month-long shows with an opening reception on the month's First Saturday. Interested parties should send their information and work samples via email to Hilda Staples at hilda@voltrestaurant.com.

Call for Artists: The Maryland Theatre Expansion Project: 9/14

The Maryland Theatre Expansion Project (Hagerstown, Maryland)

Call for Artists: Decorative Light Fixture

The Maryland Theatre seeks an artist to create a permanent indoor light fixture to be installed on the top floor event space within the expansion of the historic theatre. Work should be completed or well underway by Winter 2019. The total budget for the work is to be determined with artist input. The call is open to all artists living within a 100-mile radius of The Maryland Theatre. This artist call is presented in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council.

Deadline to Apply: September 14, 2018 at 5pm EST

The full call, submission form and information can be found here.

Communication Arts 2019 Interactive Competition: 10/5

Enter the most prestigious design competition for interactive media, the Communication Arts Interactive Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on desktop, interactive installation, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative panel of distinguished developers, interface designers and creative directors, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Interactive Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Deadline: October 5, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: Small Works: 10/8

Main Street Arts presents a national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction). Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents.

Juror: Rick Pirozzolo: Rick is the executive director and curator at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY.

Entry fee: $30 for entry of up to 3 images. $35 for entry of 4 to 6 images. Once entry is submitted, fees are non-refundable regardless of acceptance into the exhibition.

A total of $2,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $1,000!

Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2018

To apply and for more information, click here.

Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial Art: 10/15

The Thoma Foundation Research and Travel offer the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship. The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship is the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of Spanish Colonial art. Each year post-doctoral scholars from across the world are invited to apply for research support in the amounts of $45,000 and $60,000, respectively. Recipients are selected by an international jury of three undisclosed experts in the field and notified in mid-December, with travel commencing within 18 months following notification. Selected scholars design their research projects independently, using funding in any reasonable way to accomplish their goals.

Fellowships range in duration from one to two years, and eventuate in major measurable outcomes, including museum exhibitions, dissertations, book publications, scholarly essays, and lecture series. While proposals are accepted from all of Spanish colonial Latin America and the Caribbean, the Foundation gives strong preference to projects that contribute to the history of painting and sculpture in colonial South America.

Deadline: October 15 

For more information, click here.

Call For Artists: Strathmore Annual Juried Exhibition: 10/22

Strathmore's Annual Juried Exhibition welcomes artists working in any medium to explore nocturnal themes. Whether it is the night sky, darkness, or the transformative nature of nightfall, Night delves into the beauty, mystery, and sometimes phobic qualities of the hours from dusk to dawn. 

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals: Smack Mellon: Ongoing

Smack Mellon is interested in proposals that consider the unusual architecture of the gallery space and highly encourages site-specific projects. These proposals can be considered for any show at Smack Mellon. We accept applications for Site-Specific Projects twice a year--in the summer and the winter. The next deadline to submit a proposal is July 18, 2018, and the following will be January 16, 2019. We will respond to each group of new applicants by the end of August and the end of February respectively. We are currently reviewing submissions for 2020 or later.

Smack Mellon's Exhibition Program is at the center of the organization. Designed to advance public interest in the visual arts, the program focuses on providing opportunities for artists to create site-specific works that creatively respond to our space, and work that explores innovative uses of both new technologies and traditional materials. The gallery space provides for large, ambitious shows that allow our artists ample room to explore and present their work. Exhibiting artists also have unlimited access to Smack Mellon’s in-house media equipment. On average, Smack Mellon produces five exhibitions a year showcasing the work of more than 50 artists for 20,000 visitors. We also produce on average one exhibit per year by an emerging guest curator. The gallery, which is free to the public, is open five days a week.

 

Summer deadline: July 18th, 2018

Winter deadline: January 16th, 2019

For more information, click here

Baltimore Snapshot Submissions- 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.

For more information, click here

Call for Entry: Hotel Indigo: Rolling

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

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. Questions? Email naomi@mdartplace.org.

 

Call for Artists: Art at the Point Festival: 8/1

The Art at the Point festival committee invites visual artists to apply for exhibit space to show and sell their original work. Art at the Point showcases a wide range of work including ceramic, jewelry, photography, painting, woodworking, and more. Submissions are reviewed for originality, design, craftsmanship and presentation. 

In its 9th year, this unique festival combines regional visual arts with local bluegrass & stringband music and locally-prepared foods in a family-friendly, one-day celebration of the arts in historic Point of Rocks, Maryland -- to be held Saturday, September 29, 2018. This year's event will include a special demonstration and display of area paintings by plein air artists, as well as historic photo images of the region. 

Early Bird or Returning Artist: $55.00  Deadline: 6/1

Standard Application Fee: $65.00 Deadline: 8/1

For more information click hereTo apply click here

Email aatp@pointofrocks.org for additional information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Volunteers Wanted: HAMILTON ARTS COLLECTIVE: Ongoing

Hamilton Arts Collective is looking for motivated folks who would like to volunteer 10 to 15 hours a month to help keep the HAC moving through the coming months. See how things are run first-hand, munch on some complimentary concessions, and see any show you help with for free.

Please contact through email at s-b-t@hushmail.com if you are interested.

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County is seeking volunteers: Ongoing

Volunteers needed to help conduct audience surveys for the County's Arts and Humanities Economic Impact Study. Volunteers must be willing to attend a short training session and to attend live arts events in Montgomery County. For more information, please e-mail grants@creativemoco.com.

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.

Contact Us

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