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 Entries: Narrative Artwork for Storytelling Exhibition at the Foundry Art Centre: 4/24

Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences across all cultures. Whether implied or spelled out, many artworks have epic tales to tell despite the limited imagery they are allowed. While literary artists have the luxury of inexhaustible words to describe a tale, visual artists rely on their imagination to successfully communicate a narrative and ignite another's imagination.

Open to all media, Tell Me A Story highlights the story-telling, narrative abilities of artwork. Jason Bly, juror for the exhibition, is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and an accomplished trompe l’oiel oil painter.

All entries are due by Monday, April 24, 2017. Tell Me A Story will open on Friday, June 16, 2017 with an opening reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given prior to the reception at 5:30pm.

Three awards will be given at the opening reception, two $200 juror’s choice awards and a $500 or Going Solo exhibition juror’s choice award. This exhibition closes on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Calls for entry are available online or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

Call for Artists: Arc Gallery and Studios: Flora and Fauna: 4/24

Arc Gallery and Studios has an open call for artists for “Flora & Fauna” National Juried Exhibition. They welcome artists whose concerns are ecology-based as well as those whose subject matter is traditionally flora, fauna or landscapes. They are seeking wide-ranging interpretations that will transform our gallery into a virtual Shangri-La.

Accepted media: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book

Deadline: April 24, 2017

Venue: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103  

Awards: A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.

Exhbition dates: June 17, 2017 – July 15, 2017 “Flora & Fauna”

Reception: Saturday, June 17th 7-9PM “Flora & Fauna” . Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification. ELIGIBILITY Artists residing in the United States.

Requirements: 2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame 3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16 inches x 16 inches or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space.

Notification to Artists: May 19th, 2017

Fees: $35 submission fee for up to 3 pieces

For more information click here.

Call for Artists: Bloom: Descanso Gardens: 4/28

A public garden since 1953, Descanso Gardens in California is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections, evocative native landscapes and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. It opened the Sturt Haaga Gallery in 2011, created by repurposing an historic building with a modern addition. “Portraits of the Garden: BLOOM!,” the gallery’s second invitational/juried exhibition, opens March 1, 2017.

“BLOOM!” will concentrate on perhaps the most compelling phase of plant life, the flower, and invite artists to not only represent the flower in their artwork but also to suggest the flower’s crucial role in reproduction, evolutionary change, and at the center of an intricate and beautiful web of life that includes pollinators of all kinds (including we humans).

Artwork of any style and genre will be considered but the key to the selection process will be art that not only depicts flowers and floral forms but also suggest the flower’s central role in the life cycles of plants from the tiniest primrose to the mightiest of the oaks, and as a biological intersection among literally tens of thousands of other species of life, from the smallest microbes that inhabit the soil to the largest and most present of the herbivores. Artworks can therefore be representational, metaphorical or abstract. 

Deadline: January 11, 2017

Fees: $60 entry fee. Descanso Gardens members receive a 75 percent discount. Members will be notified of the code through a members-only email. 

Duration: March 7 through May 28, 2017.

Click here for more information. 

Call for Entries: PROUD: 5/5

PROUD is an exhibition of visual art running from June 2 - 25, 2017 produced by The Studio Door

The Studio Door is seeking artwork that expresses authentic viewpoints of the LGBTQ experience. Artists are encouraged to submit meaningful works underscoring identity, lifestyle and diversification. Show us what your Pride looks like.

PROUD is an exhibit designed to celebrate LGBTQ artists in honor of the Stonewall Riots during National Pride Month. If you do not self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer, we respectfully ask that you consider entering one of The Studio Door's other calls for 2017.

Deadline: May 5, 2017  - 10:59 PM PST 

For more information click here

Call For Entries: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery: Rolling

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea NYC Invitation to Submit Portfolio

Deadline: rolling

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, located in Chelsea, New York City, is curating FEBRUARY 2017 "Chelsea Biennale" Exhibition.

National and International Artists are invited to submit a portfolio to curatorialreview@aol.com

Please include:

-6 JPEG Images

-Artist Statement

-Contact Information

 For more information, please click here.

Call for Artists: Lumen Prize 2017: 6/1

The Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with technology. Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money and is committed to supporting and widening the opportunities for artists working in the field of digital art.

The competition offers a total prize fund of $10,500, plus inclusion in Lumen’s annual program of exhibitions and events which take place globally. Entries will first be reviewed by the International Selection Committee including Carla Gannis, Kelani Nichole, Alessio de Vecchi and Scott Draves to select the Lumen Longlist, the Jury Panel will then determine the shortlist and overall category winners.

Deadline: June 1, 2017 

Find more information about how to apply click here.  

Call for Entries: Field Projects Gallery: 6/3

Field Projects is an NYC-based project space located in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district. Field Projects is pleased to announce the Summer 2017 Open Call. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in the June-July 2017 exhibition: Show #42. Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel will be considering the submissions for future group shows, solo shows, art fairs, and the studio visit program.

Apply online here

Submission Fee: $25

Deadline to Apply: June 3rd, 2017

Call for Entries: Live! LandEscape's Int'l Performance Fest: 6/15

LandEscape is seeking submissions for the 8th edition of LIVE!.

The annual contest is curated by LandEscape's committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research and a jury of representatives of the organizers will select the works invited to the festival from the submissions. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers. The call is open to any kind of style and technique and applicants are free in their choice of subject.

The 2017 edition will be dedicated to contemporary performance art and will showcase artworks of over 40 new media and performance artists from around the globe. This edition will focus on the relationship between humans and environment and how this can be addressed through interdisciplinary collaboration. Accordingly, contributions from neighboring art disciplines such as visual art, media art and music with performative or theatrical references are just as welcome as site-specific projects and performances in public space.

Requirements: There are no limitations regarding the number of participants or the length of the productions; short works and works with a large cast are also taken into consideration.

Submit your projects: Please fill out the application form

• For any further information or clarifications please contact land.escape@europe.com

No entry fees 

Call for Entries: Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition: 6/30

Artshow.com is now accepting entries for its 13th annual Art Kudos Online Competition.

Mike Calway-Fagen will select the award winners. Mike is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Open to all artists 18 or older. $4,500 in cash awards.

Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. $35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in an online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th.

Guidelines and entry form, here.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Call to Artists: 2017 Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition: 6/30

Artshow.com is now accepting entries for its 13th annual Art Kudos Online Competition.

$4,500 in cash awards. Mike Calway-Fagen will select the award winners. Mike is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. $35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in an online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th. Guidelines and entry form: http://www.artkudos.com/prospectus.html

Deadline: June 30, 2017 

Call for Entries: Online Exhibition Opportunity for Media and Digital Artists: 6/30

maps-dna-and-spam, a temporary home for wayward new media, is looking for new occupants. Submitted projects should be in html format, with related files (if needed). Exhibitions run for one month.

Send samples to mail@michaeldemers.com for review. Visit the site for current work, as well as the archive.

Deadline: June 30th, 2017

Call for Entries: The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: 8/31

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.

The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial mention in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.

Deadline: 31 August 2017.

For full entry requirements and to submit, visit here


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.

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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