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 to Artists: 28th Annual Strathmore 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

For more information,click here

Call to Artists: apexart NYC: 10/31

apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2018. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart's NYC space as part of its 2019-20 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online.

Deadline: October 31, 2018

For more information, click here.


Call to Artists: New American Paintings: 10/31

New American Paintings' 2019 review of painters working on their graduate degree in the United States. MFA candidates and current year graduates are eligible to apply.

  •  1) Four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension)  
  •  2) A credit card for the entry fee of $50 (You may also take advantage of a special artist's offer: $99, which includes your application fee and a one year subscription to the magazine).

Deadline: October 31, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call for Entries: Carlisle Arts Learning Center "Alterations" Juried Exhibition: 10/31

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) of Pennsylvania seeks works for this juried exhibit that are the artist’s interpretation of the theme “Alterations”. Adjust, Modify, Revise, Adapt! Ideas include a piece the artist has reworked, an object that has been revamped, or a piece that speaks to the process of change. All media are accepted except for audio/visual, film, or performance.

Artists are asked to submit with consideration to venue-appropriateness and the work’s ability to engage an audience of diverse ages and backgrounds.

Deadline: October 31, 2018 

Application Fee: CALC Members: $20.00  Non-members: $35  

For more information, click here



Call to Artists: Holiday Art Competition Frederick: 11/2

Holiday Art Competition

As the first event in our series of The Holidays in Historic Frederick, all visual artists are invited to compete for the $1,000 prize for best depicting the theme of “The Holidays in Historic Frederick”. The focus of this competition is to select one piece of artwork that captures the spirit of Frederick during the holiday season. The winning piece will also be used for the 2018 Celebrate Frederick Holidays marketing campaign.

Applications submitted will be reviewed and acceptance determined by Holiday Art Competition Sub-Committee. If approved, you will receive an e-mail or phone confirmation.

A $15 non-refundable entry fee per piece must be submitted for review of your application to move forward.

The competition will take place on Wednesday, November 28, 2017 at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center at 40 S. Carroll Street in Frederick, MD from 5:30 to 7 PM. 

Deadline: Friday, November 2 @ 4 PM 

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call to Artists: Under $500: 11/2

Maryland Art Place presents: Under $500.

Have your work noticed and purchased by area buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for UNDER $500, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. On Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, 2018, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.  Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist.

The exhibition will include 1-3 works by each artist with each individual piece retailing for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the opening event on Friday, December 14. Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form in an effort to simultaneously promote the artist during the event. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 with each artist.

Deadline: November 2, 2018 @ midnight

To download the full prospectus, click here

For more information, contact naomi@mdartplace.org.

Call to Artists: Beyond Beautiful: 11/1

BEYOND BEAUTIFUL: The One Thousand Love Letters Project

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proudly accepting love letters of all types on behalf of “The One Thousand Love Letters Project” and the exhibition “Beyond Beautiful”, created and curated by artist Peter Bruun. This exhibition is slated to open January 17, 2019 at Maryland Art Place, with a partner site for the exhibition located at Area 405

ABOUT “BEYOND BEAUTIFUL”: Beyond Beautiful focuses on eight topics: “Wild Horses” - Love’s tenacious hold through addiction and mental illness; “Forever Family” - Love as the foundation through thick and thin; “Cupid’s Arrow” - The power of romantic love and its sway; “Love Thyself” - Where the healing power of love begins; “Such Sweet Sorrow” ~ The ache of loss and lingering aroma of deathless love; “Drive All Night” - love abides despite barriers or physical distance; “Honeysuckle Words” ~ Words of love from writers and poets in all their nuance and “The Thousand Things” - Love in all its surprise, its beauty, its infinite colors.

Maryland Art Place is seeking individuals to contribute love letters to participate in creating content for this unique exhibition. Peter Bruun, both curator and artist, will use these love letters to create 1,000 artistic responses to be displayed in the exhibition at MAP and Area 405. To date, over Bruun has created over 600 drawings using excerpts from participant’s letters to contribute to “The One Thousand Love Letters Project”. Letters do not need to be submitted based on the above listed topics and can be submitted digitally or physically.

Love letters of all kinds are accepted: of joy and loss, regret & titillation, complexity & simplicity. *Submissions may consist of actual letters, or poetry or prose in any format dedicated to love: a eulogy, a poem, a text message, a note scrawled on a napkin. They can be to a romantic interest, a friend, a family member, an idea, or yourself.

Deadline: November 1, 2018 by midnight 

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

Call to Artists: Biggs Shots 2018 Juried Photography Exhibition: 11/2

The Biggs Museum of American Art presents Biggs Shot 2018, the fifth juried photography competition and exhibition featuring the work of professional and emerging photographers, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region. The theme for Biggs Shot 2018 is open, and any photographic medium can be submitted for consideration, including film, video and digital formats. First Place - $1,500 Purchase Prize.

The competition is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Deadline: November 2, 2018 

Entry fee: $35 for 3 works, $5 for additional works limit 6.

For more information, click here.


Call for Artist Proposals: “Language of Love” Permanent Sculpture: 11/5

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) and The Arts Council of the Valley are accepting proposals from artists or artist teams who wish to be considered for a commission of a permanent sculpture to be placed in Downtown Harrisonburg, VA alongside our existing LOVEworks sculpture. This new sculpture, inspired by the phrase, Language of Love, will join LOVEworks to develop a permanent sculpture garden in the heart of Harrisonburg’s Downtown.

The project proposal can be sculptural, installation, light or sound art, or a mix of media.

Deadline: November 5, 2018

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Cumberland Valley Artists & Photographers Exhibitions: 11/16

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting entries for the 2019 Cumberland Valley Artists & Photographers Exhibitions. 

Please note that the Cumberland Valley Artists and Cumberland Valley Photography are two separately juried exhibitions. However, deadlines and guidelines are the same for each.


Please read the information thoroughly here before submitting your artwork and more information. 

Deadline: November 16, 2018. 

Application Fee: WCMFA Members pay $12.50 per entry. General public $15 per entry.



Call to Artists: Frame & Frequency IV Vol.2: 11/28

Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video and Sound Art Exchange program presented concurrently at VisArts in our In(Site) Project Gallery in Rockville, MD and at PLECTO Galeria in Medellín, Colombia, opening December 7, 2018.

Video, sound art (up to 8 channels), film, and new media work will be accepted: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, net art, interactive media, etc.

All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.

Deadline: November 28, 2018

Submission specifications:

  • Video/Sound Art: You may submit up to 3 works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Sound Art files can be either.mp3 or .wav format. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews.
  • Resume/CV Artist Bio (100 word max.)
  • Artist Statement (100 words max.)
  • $5 application fee

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Smithsonian Photo Contest: 11/30

Smithsonian 16th Annual Photo Contest!

What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time.

Our 16th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we're looking for the best of the best.

There are 6 categories. No Entry Fee.

Please submit photographs and requested information online through our website at smithsonian.com/photocontest. You may submit up to 15 photographs per category for a contest total of 90 submissions. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 10 MB. You must complete a separate form for each photo submitted. 

Photo contest FAQ.

Deadline: November 30, 2018.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Stevenson University: 12/2

Stevenson University presents a call for artists to submit to their upcoming exhibition, Unruly Bodies. Applications are open to visual artists working in any medium who wish to have their most recent work considered. Through this open call, Stevenson University aims to present new work by emerging and mid- career artists from the United States and abroad that aligns with the themes of the Unruly Bodies anthology. Interested artists should apply via email by Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Send an artist’s statement, biography, CV/résumé, an image list, and up to 10 images of recent work to Aden Weisel, Exhibitions Director & Gallery Curator for Stevenson University, who will be jurying this exhibition. There is no fee to apply. Artists will be notified of their status by Friday, January 25, 2019. Unruly Bodies will be on display Saturday, April 27 through Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Artists are responsible for arranging transportation or shipping, and travel insurance (recommended) for their artwork to and from the exhibition space. Artwork should arrive ready for installation between Monday, April 15 and Thursday, April 18, 2019, and be picked up or shipped out between Monday, September 23 and Friday, October 4, 2019.

Deadline: December 2, 2018

For more information and submission, email aweisel2@stevenson.edu

Call for Curatorial Project Proposals: 12/12

VisArts is calling for independent curators or representatives of artist guilds or groups to submit unsolicited curatorial project proposals for exhibitions in the Gibbs Street, Kaplan and/or Common Ground Galleries. The proposal must be a clear, well-written description of the curatorial project including the artists that will be presented in the show. Curators cannot include their own work in the exhibition.

Up to five images are required and may include proposed installation drawings. Submissions will be reviewed every December.

Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Exhibition plans are made 2 years in advance.

Incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed.

Curators or artist groups/guilds who have organized an exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to submit a curatorial proposal.

Deadline: December 12, 2018 

Application fee: $15.00

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: PHWMBA Lo Foglio: 12/15

The Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association presents Lo Foglio.

Artists offering any of the above media are encouraged to apply. There are size restrictions, listed on the application. We highly recommend offering pieces that would be for sale under $500. Please complete the application and submit at least 3 photos of your work for consideration for inclusion. Non-refundable application fee of $30 will apply. Exhibit space is 10x10, includes a table/chair.

The exhibition fee for space is $75, and a 30% commission on all sales.

Some of the items that we expect to offer for sale are: 

Drawings, Glass, Fibers, Floral, Leather, Metal Art, Mixed Media, and Photography.

Check-out will be handled by PHWMBA Community Foundation staff for your convenience. 

Deadline: December 15, 2018.

For more information, click here

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

Call for Submissions: Baltimore Screenwriters Competition: 1/30

The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is now accepting entries for the 14th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Applicants can submit screenplays in the feature or shorts categories. The top entries in both categories win cash prizes, and feature winners also receive all access passes to the 2019 Maryland Film Festival and passes to local movie theaters.

Deadline: January 30, 2019 by 5pm.

For more infromation, click here.

Call for Art: The Alper Initiative for Washington Art: 2/1

During the Summer of 2019, the The Alper Initiative for Washington Art will present a group show of DMV printmakers organized by local curator and printmaker, Matthew McLaughlin. In order to be considered, you must submit a short bio, 200-300 word artist statement and up to 10 images (300 dpi preferred) along with image checklist. The exhibition will focus on works utilizing printmaking techniques; such as, but not limited to, relief, intaglio, lithography, screen print, and monotype. Strictly photographic or digital work will not be accepted, but works that utilize a printmaking process as a process step will be considered.

Deadline: February 1, 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 Artists: Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial: 3/15

The Boston Printmakers, Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking.

Prizes Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. The Boston Printmakers’ purchase prizes are placed into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, this show generates a large number of sales through patron and public purchases.

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Application Fee: $30 for members of Then Boston Printmakers, $40 for non-members

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: 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.


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

Vox Populi Call for Performance Proposals: 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!

To view the call for entry, click here

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

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

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

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

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.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
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