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

Darkroom Gallery: 'Metamorphosis' Call for Submissions: 6/20

Darkroom Gallery: Metamorphosis

Much as we might try to deny it, the essence of existence is change. Photography from the beginning has often been called a means of stopping time, a way of preserving a fleeting glimpse of existence in material form. Whether the photographic representation of a temporal moment is a rendering of reality is another question - one that's become a topic of considerable controversy now that it's possible to alter a photo to present an "unreal reality". But for the purposes of this exhibition we're going to accept the assumption that a photographic image depicts or represents a specific instant.

Submissions of photographs that address the transient, the ephemeral, and the transition from one stage of being to another are invited.

Entrants must be at least 18 years old. If you are younger. you must have a parent or legal guardian make the submission for you. 

Up to five images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $29 US for on-line submission and $35 for email submission.

Juror: Wendi Schneider


For more information on how to submit, click here.



Call for Artists: Northern National Art Competition: 6/30

Call for artists: 31st Annual Northern National Art Competition (NNAC) October 1 – November 9, 2018

Join artists from across the country in this esteemed national juried competition. This event, featuring works in a variety of mediums, is a cooperative venture of the Northern Arts Council and the Nicolet College Art Gallery.

Register Online or by Mail: For entry forms contact the Nicolet Art Gallery Director: 715.365.4556 or kralph@nicoletcollege.edu

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5 pm at Nicolet College Art Gallery, Northwoods Center Rhinelander, WI

Prizes and Awards: More than $8,500 will be awarded, including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence. Awards are based upon the actual artworks. Shipped work must arrive at the Nicolet Art Gallery by September 14 and remain for the entire exhibition. You may hand deliver entries on September 15 from 10 am – 4 pm. All proceeds of sales are assigned to the artist. Awards will be distributed after the close of the show.

Juror/Judge: Mark Steven Greenfield. A native Angeleno, Mark Steven Greenfield studied under Charles White and John Riddle at Otis Art Institute. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from California State University, Long Beach and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from California State University Los Angeles. He served as director of the Watts Towers Arts Center from 1993 - 2002 and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from 2004 - 2010. Greenfield’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and internationally. His work deals primarily with the African American experience and in recent years has focused on the effects of stereotypes and racial politics on American culture. More information: www.markstevengreenfield.com. 

June 30 - Registration deadline and postmark deadline for mailing of entries 

Additional Specifications and Guidelines: The competition is open to all artists 18 years or older who are US residents. Each artist may submit images of recent, original, 2D hangable artwork in any medium including photography, fiber, and mixed media. There is no theme. A non-refundable fee of $35 will entitle the artist to submit either one or two images – ONE image per artwork. 

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Art: Fourth Annual NorthStar National Watermedia Juried Exhibition: 7/1

The NorthStar National Watermedia Socierty is hosting a call for art for their Fourth Annual National Watermedia Juried Exhibition which will be held September 10 – October 18, 2018 at the White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.The call is open to all artists 18 years or older. All work submitted must be suitable for a family audience

Enteries are limited to: Paintings in watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, water-soluble ink, and egg tempera. Acceptable surfaces include paper, yupo, canvas, canvas board, or board. Every artist whose painting is accepted will receive instructions for shipping or hand-delivery.

Juror and Judge: Rachel Daly has been the Visual Arts Program Director of Artistry in Bloomington MN for more than 18 years. In this capacity she oversees the two exhibition spaces showcasing the work of hundreds of emerging and established artists from a five-state region and acts as the artist liaison for the City of Bloomington’s Creative Placemaking in the South Loop initiative.

Awards: NorthStar Watermedia Society will award a minimum of $4000 in cash and non-cash prizes for the 2018 National Exhibition.

Deadline: July 1, 2018

Member Entry Fee: $40.00

Non-Member Entry Fee: $50.00

To apply through the Café, callforentry.org, application, click here and login or create an account.

For more info, visit the NorthStar website here.

Contact NorthStar Registration via email at jilljacobson@comcast.net for questions related to the Call For Entries.

Bmore Art: Create! Magazine Call for Entry: 6/30

Create! Magazine Call for Entry

ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit. 

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team. 

Guest Curator Conrad Benner 

WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several retail locations in London, New York, Amsterdam Wilmington (DE), Philadelphia and more.

FEE: $30* We welcome free blog submissions on a continuous basis. (non-refundable).

DEADLINE: June 30, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Artists: PIKCHUR Magazine: 7/4

PIKCHUR Magazine is an independent, quarterly-published magazine that connects artists, illustrators, designers of print and digital medias from all over the world. The magazine creates a unique community of creatives who love all things weird, wild and wonderful. It highlights inspiring work for those who eat, sleep and breathe illustration.

Application Fee: $20.00

Eligibility: All artists must be 18 and older to apply. All work must be of your ownership, do not submit other artist's work. All artists are welcome, graphic designers, and illustrators in both print and digital medias, as well as; 3D design, comic book (art), product design, sculpture, tattoo art, and street art. We also welcome all artists around the world, from all countries, to submit. We request all submission information be in English. Please only submit one application per Call for Art. Please contact us at info@pikchurmag.com if you have a question about any of the above information. We will be sure to get back to you as soon as we are available.

Artwork: Whether you're an illustrator or painter, tattoo artist or street artist - we welcome all kinds of illustrative art! We accept multiple file formats for artwork. Please make sure your artwork is at a high resolution. Please send individual photos ONLY. Only submit your artwork through this form. *Our $20.00 application fee allows you to submit two pieces of art. For $5.00 more, you can submit four additional art pieces.

Artist Selection: Our team will carefully review all applications and artwork submitted to us. Submitting your artwork does not guarantee a spot in our magazine. The submission fee is non-refundable. If your work has been accepted to be featured in our print issue, you will receive a confirmation email from PIKCHUR Magazine. All published artists will receive a free digital copy of the magazine and your work will be featured on our website and social media, along with your information and website.?

Application Deadline: July 4th, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Art: Ground Floor Gallery + Studios' 6th Annual Juried art Exhibition - Rhythm and Rush: 7/15

Calling all artists, please submit your work to Ground Floor Gallery + Studios’ 6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition–Rhythm and Rush juried by Catherine Haggarty! Selected artists will be chosen for the gallery show and ‘Best of Show’ chosen from those will receive a solo exhibition. New this year, at least one image of ALL artists that submit will be included in a bound book created and printed by local artist, RD King and Extended Play, that Ground Floor presents to Catherine as a gift.

Rhythm and Rush seeks to find work that provokes movement, atmosphere, and speed in both conceptual and formal ways within all media. The ways in which the picture frame is questioned, expanded or uniquely considered while being provocative, contemporary and personal are elements of this show concept. The juror, Catherine Haggarty is curious about the ways in which the speed of image consumption, and image promotion affects artists today – or the ways in which it does not affect them. Rhythm and Rush is an open consideration to the lens in which we all are living and working in. Slow, fast, static, haptic, and rhythmic can be presented in many ways – they are seeking works that touch on these ideas in very specific, sensitive and strong ways.

Final submission deadline is July 15th, 2018. Rhythm and Rush will run from September 1st-October 20th, 2018. Notification for inclusion in gallery show August 1st. Work needs to be delivered by August 15th, ready to hang. Catherine Haggarty, b. 1984, is an artist, curator, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Haggarty earned her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently the co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, New York.

$30 for 3 images

$50 for 6 images

$70 for 9 images 

Deadline: July 15, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Artists: International Design and Communication Awards (IDCA): 7/15

The 2018 International Design and Communication Awards (IDCA): Honouring Creative Excellence in Design and Communication within the Museum and Art World.  IDCA celebrates excellence in communications and creativity in the cultural sector. From branding to apps and web design, IDCA is an international showcase for the work of the world’s finest professionals in culture.

International Design and Communication Awards (IDCA) was created in 2007 to celebrate excellent design and communication initiatives across the art world. The IDCA awards assess communications, design and branding strategies within the art world and museum sphere. They also encourage art organisations to find original and inventive ways to communicate. The wish is to provide a new networking forum for communications and design professionals and to increase awareness on how museums, art institutions and galleries use design to communicate.

The IDCA awards encompass 5 different categories, taking into account various aspects of a visual communication and brand strategy. The winners are chosen based on a result of discussions and deliberations by a jury of experts and professionals highly recognized in their fields.

The Awards ceremony will take place in Chicago on 25 September 2018 during Agenda’s 21st Communicating the Museum conference.

Application Deadline Extended to July 15th, 2018.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Entries: CAVA Later Impressions Juried Art Exhibition: 7/18

The Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) is pleased to announce its Later Impressions 2018 juried art exhibition. The exhibit will be held from September 4 - 26, 2018, at the Old Town Art Center in Chicago.

We encourage eligible artists to submit up to three of their best works created within the last five years to be featured in the show. Paintings, prints, photography, drawings, fabric art, mixed media and 3-D pieces that can be wall mounted may be entered.

In 2018 CAVA celebrates its 30th year as a not-for-profit organization committed to addressing the needs and concerns of artists age 50 and older. In addition to our annual Later Impressions exhibit, CAVA sponsors workshops, events, and exhibitions. Through our website and Facebook page, CAVA promotes opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.

Eligibility: Artists age 50 and over, living in the greater Chicago metropolitan area may enter. Members may submit one to three works for an entry fee of $20; non-members must pay CAVA’s annual membership fee of $50 plus the $20 exhibit entry fee.


Deadline: July 18th

For more information, click here

To apply, click here


Sausalito Art Festival: American Icon Competition: 7/31

Sausalito Art Festival


This year’s American Icon Art Competition theme “Americans at Work” is your chance to show the world your interpretation of the American worker. Who they are. What they do. Where they do it. The American Icon Art Competition is an opportunity to foster the personal expression of American imagery:

We seek submissions by both professional and amateur artists

Open to photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media

World-recognized and long-established artists and creative professionals will judge all entries

Cash prizes of $3,000 Winners will be exhibited in a dedicated presentation venue at the world famous Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day Weekend

Exhibition video will be exhibited online

Deadline to enter is July 31, 2018

All proceeds from the Sausalito Art Festival and the American Icon Art Competition are used to promote the arts through scholarships, grants, education programs and public events that encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community

For more information on how to apply, click here.

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.

stARTup Small Works Art Fair: Call for Independent Artists: 8/5

Small Works SF is the latest edition of stARTup: a "tabletop" style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting where select artists can show small-scale works in all mediums. The fair runs September 29-30, 2018. Small Works offers an excellent opportunity for artists to experience stARTup Fair in a smaller, more approachable framework that taps into a unique collector market.

Artists can apply online with a resume, bio, proposal and 10 images. Up to 40 artists will be selected to exhibit in the new space. Located in San Francisco’s trendy Dogpatch neighborhood, the warehouse is within walking distance of Minnesota Street Project, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, and the Museum of Craft and Design

Fair Hours:

  • Opening Night Preview: Friday, September 28, 6–9pm
  • Saturday, September 29, 11am–6pm
  • Sunday, September 30, 11am–5pm

Exhibitor Fees: varies by size of space from $500-$1600.

Application Fee: non-refundable fee of $10.00 is required.

Application Deadline: August 5, 2018

For more information on how to apply, 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.

Call for Art: Aesthetica Art Prize: 8/31

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries. It is Hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, the Art Prize provides a platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work to international audiences and further their involvement in the art world. Aesthetica offers a £5,000 cash prize, group exhibition, editorial coverage and publication within the inspiring Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, the Prize accepts works on any theme, pushing the boundaries of experimentation and innovation. There are four categories for entry; Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; and Video, Installation & Performance.

Deadline: August 31st, 2018.

Entry Fee: £24.00

For more info and to apply click here.

Call for Artists: Activate! Chicago Public Art & Performance 9/1

Activate! Chicago is curating unique artisitc and cultural experiences in public space across Chicago. They are seeking submissions from artists, community groups, nonprofits and individuals for ideas to enliven public space through arts and events for all ages. Please complete the online application form here. Activate will provide financial support per activation or performance series. Past financial support ranged between $100 - $250 per activation, but can be more depending on the proposal. Activate will also assist with marketing efforts and city approval coordination. Partners will be responsible for additional fundraising, if needed, event coordination, marketing and audience development. All proposed activations must be completed by September 1, 2018.

A list of plaza locations for consideration can be found here and examples of events in previous seasons are listed below:

  • Clean and green planting day for all ages
  • Acoustic guitar and flamenco dance class
  • Puppet making tutorials for youth
  • Temporary murals and art installations
  • Seasonal events such as Harvest Fest or Winter Wonderland
  • Single day or weekly music performance series

They encourage ideas not listed above to be submitted for consideration. Submissions are evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the year and are reviewed by a committee of Activate! programmers. Due to the volume of submissions, please allow 1 week from the date of your submission for a decision.

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Application: Click here.

Questions regarding submission policy and process can be directed via e-mail to hello@activate-chi.org.

For more information about Activate! Chicago, click here.

For more information about CDOT Make Way For People Program, 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


Call for Artists: Lakeview Public Art Program: Ongoing

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, in partnership with Special Service Area (SSA) 27 and Friends of Lakeview, is accepting qualifications from artists and curators interested in activating public spaces in West Lakeview with original works of art. Visit their website here and complete a short application to be considered for future public art projects, including murals, sculptures, performance art, and other media. All future projects will take place within the boundaries of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, which include the area bounded by Racine Avenue, Ravenswood Avenue, Diversey Parkway and Irving Park Road. Applications are on going, however applicants are encouraged to apply by April 30, 2018 to be considered for 2018 opportunities. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants will only be contacted if they are matched with an opportunity. Due to the volume of applications, we kindly request that you do not contact us for an update on the status of your submission. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information and to apply, click here

Call For Exhibitions: 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

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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