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.

National & Beyond

Call for Submissions Printed Matter: 10/21

The Emerging Artists Publication Series supports early career artists in realizing an artists’ book project. Four compelling book proposals will be selected by Printed Matter staff and a guest jury to be developed and published under our imprint in 2019-20. Applicants will be practicing artists but will not have major gallery representation, a significant solo exhibition history or an extensive book publishing practice. First publications are welcome. Proposed books may be in progress—a final design is not required—however applications should be for book projects developed beyond the idea stage. Though we expect that selected projects will continue to evolve during the working period, submissions should be carefully considered and successfully illustrate to the jury what the completed project will look like. Applications may also describe production aspects of the book, including size and format, printing method and binding

Application Requirements

  • A detailed summary of the proposed project (up to 500 words)
  • A short status report on progress to date (up to 200 words)
  • PDF sample pages or PDF of images that directly relate to or demonstrate some aspect of the proposed project, including brief captions (up to 15 pages)
  • Artist website or CV

Deadline: October 21, 2018

For more information, click here

Call to Artist: stARTup Art Fair: 10/28

stARTup Los Angeles 2019: Call for Independent Artists

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles is a contemporary art fair for independent artists.

stARTup LA runs January 25-27, 2019 at the hip and stylish Kinney Hotel in Venice, and takes place concurrently with the Art Los Angeles Contemporary gallery fair in nearby Santa Monica. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

stARTup’s mission is to provide a marketplace for artists to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

Deadline: October 28, 2018.

Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. There are application and exhibitor fees.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Create United States Coin and Medal Designs: 10/29

The Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) was established to enrich and invigorate the design of United States coins and medals by developing a pool of outside artists in graphic design, sculpture, engraving, drawing, painting, and other visual arts to design United States coins and medals.

The designs on our coins and medals are more than drawings. They express the values, aspirations, and shared heritage of our Nation. Artists are an essential part of the United States Mint coin production team. We contract talented, professional American artists who represent diverse backgrounds and a variety of interests to help ensure our country’s coins and medals illustrate the essence and story of America. 

AIP artists’ designs are found on many coins and medals. Artist information is included in historical documents, Certificates of Authenticity, and promotional materials. In most cases, the artist’s initials appear on the final coins or medals, along with the initials of the United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver who sculpted the selected design. Contracted artists are paid for design work.

Deadline: October 29, 2018.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition: 10/31

Portraits are a long-standing genre of fine art: always evolving and changing in style and media. LHUCA, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for The Arts seeks artworks that broaden the definition of portraiture and its relevance in contemporary art. Portraits can be more than simply visual recognition and resemblance: they can offer a conceptual interpretation of the theme through a diverse range of media and creative possibilities.

Open call to all artists working in: Painting, drawing, prints, mixed media, collage, photography, ceramics, books,  textiles, neon wall sculptures and wall installations.

Application fee: $35.00

Deadline: October 31, 2018 

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: MPC Art Gallery: 10/31

The MPC Art Gallery hosts six exhibits of contemporary art during each academic year. There are three 5-week long shows each semester in a wide range of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and metal arts, and digital media. Exhibits high quality art which challenges traditional ideas, employs experimental methods and ideas, and fosters critical discussion. Exhibits offered in pairs, groups or solo.

Proposals accepted from artists all across the U.S., including our Central California region. 

Submission Materials:

1. Cover Letter (stating your proposal for an exhibition in our gallery)

2. Artist’s Resume (typed on 8 1/2” by 11” paper. Abbreviated resumes of not more than 3 pages)

3. Artist’s Statement (your philosophy)

4. CD of examples of work to be included in the show. Best format: .jpgs at 300 ppi, at least 4 x 6 inches or larger---we will view images projected on a slide screen. Limit 10.

5. An annotated slide or CD description sheet, with titles of each work, medium, date completed, and complete description of the work, including SIZE.

6. A self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your slides/CDs (OPTIONAL).

Deadline: October 31, 2018.

For more information, click here.

Drip: A Ceramic Exhibition Highlighting the Glaze Drip: 10/31

The exhibition will be held at the Morean Center for Clay December 8th – January 31st, 2019 in St. Petersburg Florida. The purpose of this exhibition is to nurture and advance the careers of emerging and established ceramic artists while also giving our community the opportunity to discover exciting new art being made in our region.

Eligibility: The exhibition and competition is open to all ceramic artists (age 18 or older). All work must be original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Morean. The Morean’s curatorial staff has the final authority for selection.

Deadline: October 31, 2018 

Application Fee: $25

For more information, click here.

Call for Curatorial Proposals: BSA Space Summer 2020: 10/31

BSA Space, Boston’s leading center for architecture and design, seeks curatorial proposals for its 2020 exhibition season.

BSA Space features more than 7,000 square feet of gallery space for creative explorations of the potential for design to engage community, inspire vision, and to provoke positive change. Home to the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) and the BSA Foundation (Foundation), BSA Space welcomes community members and design professionals. BSA Space produces exhibitions and programs exploring the aesthetic, economic, and social impact of architecture, design, and the built environment on Greater Boston and the wider world. Freen and open to the public, exhibitions at BSA Space are supported by the BSA Foundation.

Summer 2020 proposals should focus on infrastructure’s impact on the lives of urban dwellers and its role in creating an architecturally vibrant city and region; address ways to engage the public in discovery around the monumental form; and suggest how the exhibition might challenge attitudes about urban experience.

Eligibility: This call is open to individuals, teams, or firms (note: proposal should not showcase the work of a single firm or individual). Applicants for this round of entries must have demonstrated experience curating a museum-quality exhibition. Applicants should not feel limited to architectural themes, as the committee will consider proposals that explore a wide variety of design and urban-related topics. BSA Space also considers traveling exhibitions that have formerly been exhibited at other venues.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4pm.

For more information on how to submit, click here.

Call to Artists: Yuma Art Center: 11/1

Yuma Art Center presents: Art in the Park.

An alfresco fine arts festival in Yuma’s scenic Gateway Park. Modeled after Georges Seurat’s stoic painting, “Sunday on La Grande Jatte,” Art in the Park features local and regional artists alongside the banks of the meandering Colorado River. Join us for a leisure afternoon in the park and partake in a mimosa or glass of wine while you peruse a wide variety of art displays and chat with artists.


Deadline: November 1, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Art! Vancouver: 11/1

Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for the 5th edition of Art! Vancouver, an international art fair, held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue. Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is a non-profit organization and our mission is to grow, inspire, and empower the local & international arts community.

Art! Vancouver draws well-educated buyers from all around the world. For four days, April 25 – 28, 2019, Art! Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work. Space limited. Different booth sizes available.

Deadline: November 1, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Collective Terrain: 11/1

The Chicago Artist Resource presents: The Collective Terrain.

The Collective Terrain is a new digital arts publication launching this December. They believe that humanity’s relationship to land is complex and at times can be regenerative, exploitative, dismissive, fraught, neutral, frustrating, joyful, and alienating and we aim to forefront artwork that express these moments.

Collective Terrain will feature new and existing artworks, poems, videos, performance documentation, sound pieces, drawings, flash fiction, essays, critical pieces, interviews, etc. Potential themes for submissions may include: land politics, borderlands, environmental justice, place-based pieces, land rights, etc.

Submissions will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis. You may submit unfinished or in progress pitches/submissions/ideas, keeping in mind that if chosen, they will need to be completed by November 23rd.

Deadline: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Americas Paperworks: 11/1

Northwest Arts Center of Minot State University presents the annual America's Paperworks 2019.

Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. It is preferred that two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. 

Entry fee: 2 entries/$30; Additional Entries: $5 each. 

Deadline: November 1, 2018

Cash and Purchase Awards:

Five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of Show earns a 2020 solo exhibition and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit. The Awagami Paper Award.

For more info click here.

Call to Artists: Currents New Media: 11/5

CURRENTS New Media presents 2019 Exhibition.

This Year’s Categories include: Interactive Environments, CURRENTS Entrance Design, Installations (Interactive and non-interactive), Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics, Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing), Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, Experimental Documentary Special Category for Axle Contemporary’s Mobile Gallery For New Mexico Artists Only 

All Applicants must submit the online Submission Form 

You are welcome to submit multiple entries in one or more Categories. You must submit a new form and pay the fee for each entry – $20 for a single entry and $15 each for multiple entries. The exception to this is the Single Channel Video and Animation Portfolios Category where you can submit multiple works on one form and pay a single $20 fee.

Deadline: November 5, 2018 

Selection notifications will go out to all artists on January 13, 2019 
2019 Festival Dates: June 7 – 23 / Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Big Arts: 11/9

BIG ARTS seeks artists to submit their ceramic and pottery works for consideration in this juried exhibit. Ceramic art is made from ceramic materials, including clay. It may take forms including art ware, tile, figurines, sculpture, and tableware. Submit works that are functionally beautiful or uniquely created.

Deadline: November 9, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: White Space Collection: 11/29

Do you create upscale wearable art with a price tag too high for the Craft fair market, and are looking to reach the upscale collector clientele? Whitespace Collection introduces a premier boutique event, Collect12345, for wearable design: jewelry, textiles, and sculptural accessories. Seeking the ultimate in wearable art, with items priced at a minimum of $80 per item, and maximum of $1500 per item. Items may be one of a kind or in multiple, but should have the level of craft and innovation expected for the upscale market. 10 artisans will be selected and featured for each event.

Deadline: November 29, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Manifest's International Drawing Annual: 12/31

Manifest presents: The 14th International Drawing Annual

A Juried Annual Publication of Works of Recent Drawing

Awards now include a $1200 First Prize

The International Drawing Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years (2016 - 2018). Artists, designers, illustrators, professionals, and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of drawing in a wide range of applications (technical, graphic, fine art, design, sketching, architectural, digital, illustration, etc.) with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of "drawing."

Open to any media applicable to the practice of drawing including but by no means limited to traditional drawing media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.

Essays, poetry, and other drawing-related writings (optional separate call for submissions) Manifest calls for scholarly, critical, and creative writing for publishing it each of its three publication projects. Information about this, and a separate entry process, can be found here.

Entry Fee: $40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal.

Deadline: December 31, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: MPC Art Gallery: Ongoing

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits of contemporary art during each academic year. There are three 5-week long shows each semester in a wide range of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and metal arts, and digital media. They enjoy exhibiting high quality art which challenges traditional ideas, employs experimental methods and ideas, and fosters critical discussion. They offer exhibits in pairs, groups or solo.

MPC Art Gallery accept proposals from artists all across the U.S., including our Central California region. They also have periodic exhibits of MPC Art student and Art Department faculty work.

The MPC Art Gallery is a clean, open, modern facility with a beautiful space that is flexible enough for the installation of many kinds of art in innovative exhibit designs. 


Annual Deadline: October 31st

Fee: $25

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Exhibition Submissions Local and Regional artists: Ongoing

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is seeking ongoing exhibition submissions from both local and regional artists for our three gallery spaces. We invite both student and professional artists to apply.

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts. From left to right (View of Essence of Landscape by Lorraine Ellerson, Ripe by Jan Kirsh, gallery reception) Maryland Hall’s goal is to present exhibits that engage audiences on many levels, from community exhibits to curated group and solo exhibits in several galleries: the Chaney Gallery, the Martino Gallery and the Openshaw Balcony Gallery. The gallery season features emerging and established artists in all media, from more accessible, traditional work, to work that questions contemporary culture, methods and ideas. 

Deadline: Rolling for 2018-2019 season. 

For more information, click here

ART In Embassies Program: Ongoing

Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.

To submit images to ART staff for consideration in upcoming exhibitions please e-mail .jpg or .gif images of your works no larger than 50k in size, to: artinembassies@state.gov.

Find out more on the ART Embassies website

New American Paintings: Ongoing

Deadline: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners recieve full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings. Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

For more information visit New American Paintings' website.

Call to Artists: Phoenix Gallery: Ongoing

Phoenix Gallery, located at 1829 S. Halsted St., is an art and empowerment space that is now open in the Chicago Arts District. We are looking for a stylistically and culturally diverse group of artists that are interested in becoming a part of our creative family. The collective artists will be promoted and displayed throughout the calendar year, and artists who sign up for a year long term will also be featured in their own solo exhibition.

Please note that the collaborative is not commission based. Instead, there is a small monthly rental/promotional fee. There are varying rental lengths available, and you do not have to be a Chicago resident in order to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Interested parties should send an artist statement, a resume/CV, and at least 5 samples of work to artists@phoenixgroupchicago.com.

Contact Phoenix Gallery at info@phoenixgroupchicago.com

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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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