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 Artists: 2018 National Prize Show: 2/22

The Cambridge Art Association's 2018 National Prize Show celebrates 20 years of our national juried exhibits. The 2018 National Prize Show will be exhibited in two locations: our Kathryn Schultz Gallery, at 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA; and our University Place Gallery, at 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge MA. We expect to exhibit between 60 and 100 original works across the two gallery spaces.

PRIZES Best in Show Award | $1,500 First Prize | $750 Second Prize | $500 Three Juror’s Choice | $100 Each EXHIBITION LOGISTICS Submission Fees All applicants may enter up to 3 pieces of original work

$40 for non Members

$25 for Cambridge Art Association Members

Eligibility Open to artists age 18 and older living and working in the USA, open to all media. All work will be juried from digital images submitted through Slideroom.

Acceptance Notification: April 2 after 5pm

Gala Preview Event: May 11, 6-9pm

Public Reception: May 16, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: May 17 – June 23, 2018

Deadline: February 22, at 11:59pm 

For more information, click here.


The Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition showcases the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. The competition is open to all artists and the top 20 finalists are required to exhibit their original artwork and be present at The Art of the Portrait conference in Washington, DC, April 19-22, 2018. Over $100,000 in cash & prizes will be awarded with the Grand Prize Winner receiving $20,000. Entry Fee. 

Deadline: February 22 

For more information, click here

Call for Entries: STUDIO MONTCLAIR VIEWPOINTS 2018: 2/28

Studio Montclair seeks entries for the 21st Annual Open Juried Exhibition “ViewPoints 2018” at Studio Montclair Gallery, Studio Montclair’s new nonprofit gallery located in the downtown Montclair Arts District from June 2 to August 16, 2018.

“ViewPoints,” now in its 21st year, expands the reach of SMI to introduce artists not only from New Jersey but from across the nation and the world to our regional community.  

Open to all fine artists.

Entry Fee: SMI Members: $35, Non-members: $40

Deadline: February 28, 2018

For more information click here.


The Naples Art Association brings you CAMERA USA® 2018 Exhibition. CAMERA USA® 2018 is a national competition created to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels. Brick and mortar exhibition from Jun 4 - Aug 3. $5,500 in cash awards. Open to photographers in the USA. One photographer will be honored with the 2018 Camera USA® National Photography Award of $5,000 and receive travel and hotel accommodations to receive the award in person in Naples, Florida on June 1st. Entry Fee.

Deadline: March 5 

For information, click here

RFQ FOR A PRE-QUALIFIED ARTIST DATABASE, Sacramento Convention and Theater Complex: 5/5

The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites Public Artists and Artists teams, as well as Studio Artists to submit their qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist database for public art opportunities for the Sacramento Convention Center and Community Theater sites. This list will be used to request proposals from artists to create permanently installed artwork at various sites throughout the Theater, the Convention Center, and the Plaza during the next three years. In addition, the Public Art Program reserves the rights to use this pre-qualified list to request proposals, commission or purchase existing work for other opportunities that might arise. The project is open to experienced professional artists nationally and internationally.

Professional artists living in Northern California are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline: March 5, 2018, 5:00 pm Pacific Time

For more information or to apply, click here.

Call for Entries: Watercolor USA at the Springfield Art Museum:

Springfield, MO. – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for Watercolor USA 2018, highlighting the very best in contemporary American watermedia. This year’s exhibit will run from June 2 through August 26, 2018. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2018.

Organized in 1962, this year marks the 57th year of Watercolor USA. The nationally known exhibition is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories, and seeks to discover what is new and what is next in the world of American watermedia. This year’s exhibit will be judged by Kelly Kane, former Editor-In-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and a leader in art publishing for more than 20 years.

Approximately $20,000 in cash prizes and possible Museum purchase awards are available. Top awards include the $3,000 Kenneth M. Shuck Memorial Award, the $2,000 Greg G. Thielen Memorial Award, the $1,500 Bill Armstrong Memorial Award, and the $1,000 Robert E. Goodier Memorial Award For Traditional Transparent Watercolor, among others. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

Artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories, ages 18 and up, who are using watermedia as critical components of their work are eligible to apply. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional aqueous media are encouraged to enter. High realism, abstraction, traditional transparent watercolor, and innovative uses of the medium are all welcomed as the exhibit continues to expand and adjust with contemporary artistic practice, including the use of nontraditional supports and mounts.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Enty: Scope Basel 2018: 3/10

Call for Entry: SCOPE BASEL 2018 

On View: June 13-17 2018, Basel Switzerland.

Application deadline: March 10th 2018.

Interested applicants, please fill the application form here

Read the guidelines here before applying: Arte Ponte 2018 SCOPE Basel Guidelines

For more information contact hello@arteponte.org.

Call for Entry: 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition: 3/12

Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selected artists and awarding prizes aimed at giving artists invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition. Juried by a panel of experts in the contemporary art world, the competition provides artists working in all media an opportunity to be seen and to possibly be showcased in the most relevant art market in the world. This year’s competition awards are valued at over $70,000 and are designed specifically to support our larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists. Aside from cash prizes, other awards include participation in the collective exhibition, magazine profiles, valuable PR opportunities and an honorable mention and a complimentary entry to the 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (Feb. 2019).

A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

The 2018 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries February 6th – March 12th , 2018. Results are announced on April 23rd, 2018, with the competition exhibition scheduled for August 14–25, 2018.


Deadline: March 12, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: UNDERWATER Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy: 2/15

UNDERWATER Call for Exhibition. Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme "Underwater." This call aims to gather photos and digital graphic works for a collective exhibition. The exhibition will be an occasion to telling and giving testimonies of memories and experiences lived "underwater", as well as an opportunity to gather works that, through the theme, call upon the dreamlike state and subconscious.

DEADLINE: 15 March 2018

To apply, click here. 

Call for Entry: Seattle Art Fair 2018 3/15/18

The Seattle Art Fair is coming August 2-5 2018 and applications are now open!

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Visit their website HERE

Call for Artists: New Photography: Inaugural National Juried Exhibition: 3/8

New Photography: Inaugural National Juried Exhibition

April 14  - July 15, 2018

Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc. Artists may submit up to five images for an entry fee of $25. All works must be made within the past three years, and works may not exceed 40 inches in any direction. Apply here

Awards: Best in Show $1,000, Second Prize $500, Third Prize $250

Deadline: March 18, 2018

For more information, click here

Call for Designers: World of WearableArt Design Competition: 3/28

WOW (World of WearableArt) Design Competition is a renowned international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. For this very special anniversary event, WOW is once again calling on designers, artists and creators everywhere to bring to life the worlds that live in their mind. Using the human body as a blank canvas, participants are invited to create works of wearable art to be exhibited in the annual WOW Awards Show.

The 2018 WOW Design Competition offers over $170,000 (NZD) in prize money. For 2018, WOW is asking you to create a piece of wearable art that is inspired by one of the six worlds below:

-Avant-garde: Collision between art and fashion

-Aotearoa: Expressing our way of life

-Reflective Surfaces: Catch our eye, make us catch our breath

-Under the Microscope: Defying the limits of our vision

-Open: Explore without boundaries

-Bizarre Bra: Hidden no longer

In 2017, the competition saw 104 finalist garments created by 122 designers, who came from 14 different countries around the world. The WOW design competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, as at 28 March 2018.

For more information and to apply, click here.

DEADLINE: March 28th, 2018

Call for Submissions: Temporary Art Review: Ongoing

Temporary Art Review seeks new submissions from international contributors. Temporary Art Review is a platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on alternative spaces and critical exchange among disparate art communities. Temporary is an international network, highlighting both practical and theoretical discourse through reviews, interviews, essays and profiles on artist-centered spaces and projects.

Reviews feature short-form criticism about exhibitions, events, publications and any other format that prompts a critical response.

Essays present in-depth research and/or experimental form on a variety of topics.

Interviews feature long-form conversations with artists, curators, community organizers and more.

You may pitch us your ideas at editor@temporaryartreview.com (please include two writing samples), or email a final text using the guidelines on our Contribute page. 

For more information, click here.

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Juried Exhibition- 5/15

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 39th International Juried Exhibition, September 15 - October 20, 2018, at the Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA. Over $14,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Limit 2 entries; only one may be accepted. Entry fees Members 1/2 ($25); Non-Members 1/2 ($40). All work must be original, less than 3 years old, and never shown in any other juried show or PWS member show. 

Deadline: May 15

For more information, click here


Call for Entries: "PLASTIC": 5/15

LoosenArt invites artists to take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy in August 2018. Selected artworks will take part of an exhibition that will offer a vision on the theme of the plastic material. The exhibition will highlight, through a more or less critical vision, aspects related to the life of the individual and the modern technological society.

Starting from the 60s, plastic material became the “new frontier” in the field of fashion, design and art. The “new” material bursts into the everyday and into the imagination of millions of people, in kitchens, in living rooms, allowing ever wider masses to access consumption previously reserved for a privileged few, simplifying an infinite number of daily gestures, coloring the houses, revolutionizing habits established for centuries and helping to create the “modern lifestyle”.

Entry is free, and artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. To apply, click https://www.loosenart.com/pages/callshere

For more information, click here

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Call for Artists: Asian Americans United: Ongoing

Asian Americans United (AAU) presents Philadelphia Chinatown's 22nd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 23 from 12:45 - 7:00 PM at 10th and Arch Streets. The Mid-Autumn Festival attracts thousands to Philadelphia’s Chinatown to mark the Harvest Moon, celebrate old traditions, and establish new ones. AAU is looking for volunteers and performers. Email  to learn more and get involved.

DEADLINE: Ongoing.

VOLUNTEER: To get involved, or for further information, email volunteer@aaunited.org or maf@aaunited.org.

MORE INFORMATION: To learn more, click here.

Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Submissions: 8/31

Aesthetica Magazine is pleased to announce that the Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for artists, both established and emerging, to further their career in the art world and showcase their work to a wider audience. The internationally renowned award nurtures and supports talented practitioners from around the world, aiming to unite and provide a diverse platform for artists. Furthering the career of many artists, the Prize is an opportunity for artists to gain further exposure through publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists annual and have the chance to exhibit their work at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, hosted in the historic city of York, UK.

There are two categories for entry; the Emerging Prize which is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years, and the Main Prize, open to all including those eligible for the Emerging Prize. Artists can submit work to one of four categories; Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video; and Installation & Performance.

Prizes include; £5,000 for the Main Prize winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize winner, group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica, Editorial coverage, Publication in the Future Now annual, art supplies and books supplied by Prize sponsors.

The Deadline for submission is 31 August 2018

For more information and to apply click here.

Texas Contemporary 2018 : ONGOING

Texas Contemporary,  Houston's leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area's discerning collector base. Texas Contemporary 2018 will feature 65 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

Deadline: Applications are rolling but limited. Register your gallery for access to pricing, floor plans, and the ability to begin your application.

The fair runs October 4 -7  2018

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center 

For more info, please visit the link 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 for 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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