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: Harper College National Juried Show of Small Works: 5/26

The College's annual Small Works national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. The show features a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture.  


  • Maximum 24 inches, largest dimension, including framing.
  • Entry fee: $35, 3 digital images.
  • Color exhibition catalog.
  • Purchase awards available.
  • Juror: Mark Rospenda, Curator, South Bend Museum of Art.

Entry deadline: May 26, 2017. Exhibition: 8/28-9/28, 2017. Contact Name: Harper College Contact Email: smallworks@harpercollege.edu. For more information, view the Harper College Website.

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 Entries: Santa Fe Annual Photography Contest: 5/31

The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops seeks: The portrait. Environmental, studio, candid, or posed. Self or pet, color, black-and-white, alternative process or digital. No matter what the genre, there’s a power in a well-captured portrait, a sense of breath and life. A portrait can comfort us, unnerve us, cause us to smile, or move us to tears. Whatever the emotional response, portraits possess the capacity to connect us all through shared encounters. 

Our PORTRAITS contest is an opportunity to pause and review your photography, then join our international community of photographers and share your portraits with our distinguished judges. The winning images will be featured on The Workshops online gallery, and there are monetary prizes as well.

Photographers of any level who are at least 18 years of age are invited to enter any photographic imagery that can be defined as a portrait. Photos must be submitted electronically through our entry website (here). More about the contest can be found here.

Fees: $40 for 3 images. $10 for each additional image.

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Call for Entries: Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition: 5/31

New and exciting opportunities exist for artists with the annual Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. A professional selection committee will choose up to seven sculptures to be displayed on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. 

Who: All sculptors 18 years of age and older.

What: Up to seven sculptures are chosen, with each piece receiving a $1,500 honorarium.

When: The exhibition runs from August 2017 through July 2018.

How to enter: Artists may submit up to five works. There is a non-refundable $25 entry fee. Please read and complete the 2017-2018 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition entry form.

Entry forms and CDs of digital images must be in the hands of the Campus Beautification Committee by midnight May 31, 2017. The postmark date is not a qualifier.

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.  




Deadline for Proposals: June 1 for each upcoming season. Seasons begin late September. Selections are made and season planned by end of July. After reviewing the full prospectus below, find the required application form here. Eligibility: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting.

Media/Genre, etc: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Manifest sets out to survey, locate, exhibit, and document excellent quality amongst all types of art. Our record of showing a broad mix speaks for itself. Cash Award Potential: A new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'. Winner will be determined by a final end-of-year jury from among a pool of all top-scoring works from each exhibit's jury process across the current exhibition season.

Jury and Curator: Manifest's main selection process involves a complex two-part system. Most exhibits are juried by an anonymous 9-12 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury then passes along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool. Solo proposals are handled in a similar way. While artists may provide a specific goal for an exhibit, the final selection and layout of works will be determined by a Manifest curator in consultation with the artist.

For more information visit:http://www.manifestgallery.org/proposals/?referer=artdeadlineslist.com

Call for Entries: Abstract at Linus Galleries: 6/3

Linus Galleries is a contemporary art gallery based in Southern California.

There are so many delicious things in abstract art that don’t necessarily cross over into realism. You can get lost in abstracts, creating them and viewing them. They awaken the senses in a completely different way than in “regular” art. They can be completely unique depending on the medium from a mix of color, or line, or texture or depth. They can be utter chaos or orderly organization.

This art call is open to all local, domestic, national, and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions.

Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

The deadline for submissions is June 3, 2017. Submit 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 Art: Las Laguna Gallery "Spectacular": 6/6

Deadline for Entry: June 6, 2017

Show runs July 6 to July 29, 2017.

Las Laguna Gallery, in Laguna Beach, CA, is seeking spectacular works of art in a variety of different mediums. There is no theme for this call for art.

Artists 18 years and older may apply.

Entry Fee: The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00 for up to 3 entries.

More information and submission form can be found here.

Call for Entries: National Juried Exhibition: 6/6


2-D and 3-D Fine Art Media Artists 18 and Older in the US

ENTRIES/FEE: All entries are $10 each. Artists may submit any number of entries by digital image. Entry fee is non-refundable.

DEADLINE: June 6, 2017. Enter online or by mail (more information here).

Juror Dylan Turk from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Call for Entries: Focus at Black Box Gallery: 6/7

Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon is excited to announce a narrative and storytelling juried group photo show. Photography is a descriptive medium of visual communication for sharing and intrepreting experiences. Narrative photography is the documentation of moments and events describing the structure and context of people and places. Storytelling has a long tradion in culture and history for creating meaning (literal and abstract) through artistic expression. This exhibition will explore a range of narrative and storytelling in contemporary photography.

Deadline: June 7, 2017 

Exhibition Dates: July 1-20, 2017

Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos).

How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to: info.blackboxgallery@gmail.com.

More information and the PayPal link to submit the entry fee can be found here.

Call for Entries: ARC Gallery "SHOUT!": 6/11

SHOUT! A Juried Exhibition at ARC Gallery, Chicago. July 19 - August 12, 2017

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, June 11, 11:59PM CST 

In late July 2017, ARC will present "SHOUT!" As political passions sweep the country, public expression has taken the form of marching, petitioning, donating, writing to congress…. While ARC Gallery encourages all these voices of outrage and resistance, the gallery is particularly committed to supporting creative expression as a vital and essential avenue of engagement as well. The creativity of signs at recent marches are just one inspiring example. Because of this, ARC invites artists to participate in an exhibition, opening in July 2017, which will bring together a host of voices, culminating in a collaborative SHOUT! for justice, democracy, and equality.

In this call, ARC seeks out a diversity of art and artists, recognizing that in the awareness of our intersectionality, we can better acknowledge and celebrate the differences among us. ARC does not discriminate by gender, race, religion, sexuality, age or political party. All applications are welcome.

Juror Patricia Nguyen was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is a performance artist, educator, and scholar.

Entry fee: $40 for one to three images, $10 for each additional submission.

Apply and pay online here.

Call For Entries: Washington Studio School: 6/13

Anyone who has taken a class or workshop at WSS within the past year. Can submit drawings, paintings, prints, or sculptures done in WSS classes, workshops, and visiting artist master classes within the past two years, or work that is a direct continuation of work done in these classes. Up to three pieces can be submitted.

This year’s juror is Juliana Netschert. She will be looking for work that is technically sound, demonstrates a strong understanding of visual language, and takes the classroom lessons into a personal realm. She will also be looking for an overall balanced and unified show.

Submitted work is due by 5pm on Tuesday, June 13. Please label securely on the back with your name, phone number, e-mail address, title of piece and medium, and bring to the library. Work does not have to be framed or wired for the jurying phase. Drawings will be safest if they are in a cardboard or other portfolio.

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: Arts + Literature Laboratory "Off the Wall": 6/15

DEADLINE: June 15th at 11:59PM CST


Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin seeks works for OFF THE WALL: a nighttime, outdoor screening series of contemporary video art. OFF THE WALL aims to present a survey of the most compelling and innovative moving image works from a broad cross-section of artists—local to international, emerging to mid-career.

This year, OFF THE WALL will double to four nights of programming, with screenings on each Saturday in August 2017. Additionally, Arts + Literature Laboratory has partnered with Madison Film Forum for curatorial and media support.

Guidelines for submission and terms of agreement can be found here.

Online entry form here.

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 for 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 here.

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 Artists: stARTup Art Fair Chicago: 7/7

stARTup Art Fair Chicago is a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists. The fair runs September 15-17, 2017 at the ACME Hotel in the River North District, within blocks of the Navy Pier where EXPO Chicago takes place the same weekend.

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 Chicago for a weekend of contemporary art. stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.

All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

The deadline to apply is July 7th, 2017.

The application fee is $25.00 and there are exhibitor fees as well.

Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work.  

For more information please visit the website or email ray@startupartfair.com.

Call for Entries: SUPERNOVA Digital Animation Festival, Boulder: 8/1

SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival is the only forum of its kind in the world to exclusively focus on the convergence of technology and animation. The two day festival is set to take place on Friday September 22nd with an all-day education forum and evening launch party, followed by screenings throughout the day and evening on Saturday, September 23rd on large-scale L.E.D. screens situated in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado including a special competition screening in the Denver Performing Arts Complex outdoor Galleria.

Submissions for SUPERNOVA 2017 are being accepted now via Film Freeway here.

Artists from anywhere in the world may submit up to two animations for consideration at a discounted rate through June 15th. Final deadline for all submissions is August 1st, with programs announced in early September

Fees: $15.00 for first entry and $10.00 for additional entries before June 15th. $25.00 per entry after June 15th.

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

Call for Galleries: Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2017: 10/19

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Now going into its seventh edition, Texas Contemporary 2017 will feature 75 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations. The fair wil be from october 19 - 22, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Applications are rolling but limited.

Register your gallery for access to pricing, floor plans, and the ability to begin your application.

For more information and to apply, click 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

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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