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: caitlin@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 Entry: Attleboro Arts Museum "Opposites" Juried Exhibition: 4/23

The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?” A call for artists to explore opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance. Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of OPPOSITES. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

Entry Fee: $18 for up to 2 entries

Deadline: April 23, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: SlowArt Productions Global Meltdown: 4/30

This call from SlowArt Productions is for a thematic exhibition based on the Global Meltdown Crisis, all aspects of the crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. We are living in an age of global crisis - of catastrophic MELTDOWN, a crisis the proportions of which, sadly, needs no description. Historically artists have foreseen, described and been inspired by crisis. The subject of this exhibition is every aspect of the MELTDOWN crisis, be it global, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual.

The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 14 - July 13, 2019.

Entry is open to all artists working in any media. There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four. Details of flat, 2D artwork count as an additional artwork. 3D wall hung pieces and sculpture may include one additional view per artwork without cost. Artists accepted to exhibit will not be charged additional fees.

Deadline: April 30, 2019 

For more information, click here.


Call for Applications: Hippocamp Scholarships: 5/1

Hippocampus Magazine is awarding four full scholarships to HippoCamp 2019. One will definitely be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student, one will be awarded to a full-time graduate student, and for the other two student status does not matter. 

Essay theme: Lessons Learned – up to 750 words

Hippocampus Magazine’s three-fold mission is to entertain, educate, and engage readers and writers of creative nonfiction. Our annual conference fulfills all three aspects of our mission, but especially the educate part. For this essay contest, we’d like to hear about a writing lesson that had a profound impact on you. It can be straightforward, such as a teacher or book that inspired you, or it can be more abstract.

Along with your essay submission (an uploaded doc) and basic biographical information, you’ll also be asked to provide responses to two required open-ended responses as part of the application form; you’ll have 200 words max for each section: 1) How would you benefit from attending a professional development conference for writers, such as HippoCamp? Please be specific, focusing in on this time in your life, at this stage in your career, about what you hope to gain, where you hope to go from here. 2) Please explain how and why you need this scholarship; for example, from a financial perspective, how would this prize help you participate in an event that you might not otherwise get to attend?

For this scholarship competition, we'll consider quality of writing, financial need, and ambition.

Deadline: May 1, 2019

For more informations, click here.

Call to Artists: Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition: 5/1

Artists Magazine's Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine.

Portrait/Figure Portrait and figure entries can be individuals or groups, and will be judged on expressiveness and draftsmanship. Juror: David Kassan

Still Life/Interior Entries will be judged on overall design, unique arrangement of subject matter, handling of medium, lighting and mood. Juror: Douglas Wiltraut

Landscape Any landscape, from city scenes to imaginary horizons, will be judged on the creative use of form, space, lighting and mood. Juror: Dean Mitchell

Abstract/Experimental With unlimited subject matter, entries will be judged on creative use of design, texture, media, lighting or special techniques. Juror: David M. Kessler

Animal/Wildlife Any animal in any setting is fair game for this category. Entries will be judged on the innovative handling of the subject, the expression and rendering. Juror: Karen Bondarchuk

Earlybird Deadline: April 2, 2019

Deadline: May 1, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Entry: Paphos Film Festival: 5/1

The Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual festival held every year in Paphos in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

PIFF is committed to supporting authentically independent SHORT films and it aims to research, promote and develop the art of independent film making. We support low (or no) budget films because we strongly believe that they are worth a chance. PIFF aims to become a platform giving a voice to directors and filmmakers who work with very little but have a lot to give.

The program includes screenings of short films from Cyprus and abroad as well workshops, master classes and lectures. Our categories include films up to 20 minutes from Cypriot and International filmmakers, student films up to 15 minutes (both Cypriot and international) and every year we have a special category dealing with a specific issue.

The festival focuses on community, inclusivity and (of course) good times. It aims to travel across borders in order to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation with filmmakers from Cyprus and from all over the world.

Entry Fee: $6

Deadline: May 1, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: LoosenArt 'THE GAME' Exhibition: 5/7

Since ancient times the concept of "game" has been taken on by countless philosophers, artists and writers, pouring into it a philosophical and conceptual value, as demonstrated by the writings of Aristotle, as well as those of Schiller, Kant and Huizinga. No less are the authors of the art world who bear witness to the interest in the subject.

LoosenArt invites artists, photographers and visual designers to propose works that address the theme of the game in a new perspective, which reconsiders the theme through aspects that mark the contemporary: globalization, new interactive media, gambling addiction, etc.

Group Exhibition will be held in Rome, Italy in August 2019. Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. Entry is free. Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Visual Data

Deadline: May 7, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Entry: stARTup "Small Works": 5/12

Small Works is back by popular demand! stARTup Small Works is a juried fair for small scale art in all media. Artists selected by the jury will each get a table to display their work in an industrial setting.

This year we expand to an even bigger venue - The Midway. With over 6,000 square feet of original art in a creative exhibition and music venue, we attract a unique collector market seeking original art works that will fit into almost any spot in your home or office. Find ceramics, prints, sculpture, books, assemblage--and so much more--during a unique and fun weekend.

stARTup Director Ray Beldner had this to say about our "tabletop" art fair, "We're always challenging our own notions about the art world and brainstorming ways to push our mission forward. Small Works is a natural progression of our focus to connect good artists with new audiences."

Deadline: May 12, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: stARTup Small Works Art Fair 2019: 5/12

Small Works San Francisco is a "tabletop" style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting where select artists can show small-scale works in all mediums. The fair runs July 19-21, 2019 at the Midway. 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 60 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.

Deadline: May 12, 2019

For more information click here




Call to Artists: Portraits As Tribute: 5/15

The Vancouver Art Space introduces its juried show Portraits as Tribute. 

The Known and the Unknown, PORTRAITS & SELF PORTRAITS. The focus is on portraits of the people in our lives, and the self-expression of our own image as the artist. Please focus on portraits of friends, family, or colleagues.

8x10 minimum 36x40 maximum size.
VAS Members and non-members ok to submit.
$20 entry fee paid at time of submission.
Submit up to 3 images for review. Prefer png files, but jpeg. files are Okay.
All work MUST be original and from your original resource.

Thanks for participating, this is going to be an awesome show.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cash Prizes and People's Choice Awards

Deadline: May 15th, 2019  

Notification of Jury on May 22, 2019   Show date in 4 months on July 1st, 2019 thru July 31st, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call to Photographers: Blank Wall Gallery Best Portfolio 2019: 5/19

Blank Wall Gallery organizes an international portfolio contest for 2019 in order to discover and promote one photographer. The award of the best photographer will be a two-week solo exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery. The gallery will produce and finance the prints for the exhibition, and the artist will gain international recognition and promotion from our web page.

The best portfolio will be exhibited totally free for 2 weeks in Blank Wall Gallery. The winning artist will be able to present up to 36 photographs as well as enjoy the following:

  1. The exhibition will be presented on the Blank Wall Gallery web page as is the case with all the solo exhibitions.
  2. Blank Wall Gallery will produce the prints the artist will choose for the exhibition, with a maximum of 36 photographs, in our printing labs, completely free of charge.
  3. Newsletter and invitations for the opening night will be sent to all the contacts of the gallery.
  4. Personalised Press Release will be sent to magazines so that the exhibition gains exposure.
  5. The winner will be awarded a Certificate of achievement by Blank Wall Gallery.
  6. A free submission for the next Best Porfolio competition will also be given to the winner.
  7. At the end of the exhibition Blank Wall Gallery will create a detailed folder with publications, photographic material from the exhibition, posters and any other material and will send it to the artist.

Two portfolios will receive a certificate of honorable mention and they will be entitled to submit 10 photographs in one of the following group contests of Blank Wall Gallery. All participants to the Best Portfolio 2019 Contest will have a 25% discount for future prints that will be made at the Blank Wall Gallery lab until the end of 2019.

Entry Fees: The fee for one portfolio is 50 euros per portfolio.

Deadline: May 19, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: "Out of the Box" Juried Sculpture Competition: 5/31

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University is pleased to announce an open call for sculptors, aged 18 and older, for “Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition to be held from October 4, 2019 to October 4, 2020.

This fourth in the series of yearlong exhibitions is the biggest and best yet, with up to 15 impressive outdoor sculptures to be exhibited on the grounds of both the new Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, otherwise known as the Arts District. The selected artists will present concurrently with juror Patrick Dougherty, who is creating a fantastic, site-specific installation for the museum.

Deadline: May 31, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: Barcelona Short Film & Video Festival: 6/1

The Barcelona Short Film & Video Festival (BSF) is an international, juried short film festival based in Barcelona. BSF screens outstanding short film, including narrative, animation, experimental, documentary and video art. We understand that some short film and video blur the lines of typical film festival categories, so we also enthusiastically encourage non-traditional and experimental formats.

The stories of, and films by women, girls and non-binary people, are underrepresented in film festivals, so we want to encourage submissions from anyone identifying as a woman, non-binary and/or anyone telling stories about women, girls and non-binary people. 

BSF 2019 will screen in Zumzeig Cine, Barcelona on October 6th-7th. Zumzeig Cine is an independent, non-profit organisation, and the first cooperative cinema in Catalonia.

A jury of filmmakers and video artists will select the winning categories including, Best International Short Film or Video 2019, which will receive 1000€.

Deadline: June 1, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: Rust Belt Biennal: 6/15

LensCulture is thrilled to introduce the first Rust Belt Biennial, a celebration of photography with work realized throughout the Rust Belt Region in all its manifestations.

The Rust Belt Biennial is seeking to promote and explore photographic work created within the Rust Belt Region (New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin).

This land, its people, the prides and the struggles, the patina of the past and above all, the histories and memories ingrained in the soil across the region. It is time to make new memories and new histories, while revisiting and reevaluating old ones; It is time to start a new dialogue about the state of photography and it’s social, cultural and political effects in our society; it is time to give back to the photographic community but also the region; it is time for you to join us!

For our an inaugural Biennial we are grateful to have Andrew L. Moore as our juror.


  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

Deadline: June 15, 2019

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Sunny Art Prize 2019: 6/30

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures.

We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics.

Deadline: June 30, 2019.

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: Mannequins and Puppets Photography Exhibition: 7/7

LoosenArt is looking for photographers who would like to participate in “Mannequins and Puppets,” an exhibition showcasing photography and digital design. A group exhibition will be held in Rome, Italy in November 2019.

Aesthetic products that recall the human figure or fantastic figures, represented by dolls and puppets, up to the virtual productions of avatars, are products through which man since ancient times represents himself, his own world, his own stories, fears and fantasies. The act of control on these products its self becomes an object of reflection by artists starting from the first decades of the twentieth century, especially with reference to the protagonists of metaphysics and surrealism. Today the mannequin subject not only represents the individual who became an automaton and a production machine, but also an individual who became a compulsive consumer immersed in a world in which mass mediatic information and bombardments determine their own culture, lifestyles, customs and world view.

Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. Entry is free.

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic

Deadline: July 7, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: International Photography Awards (IPA): 7/14


Call to Artists: International Photography Awards (IPA): 7/14

The International Photography Awards is now open for entries for the 2019 IPA photography competition.

Professional, amateur and student photographers are invited to submit their most provocative and visually captivating photographs for consideration for this prestigious award. This year the IPA is rolling out a number of exciting changes, including brand new entry categories (analog/film, astrophotography, minimalism, smartphone and “street” photography, to name a few), and lots of new prizes and benefits for the winners.

Deadline: 07/14/2019

Categories of Awards and Prize, click here.

For information about Entry fee, click here.

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Call for Submissions: Aesthetica Art Prize: 8/31

Aesthetica Magazine is seeking submissions for the Aesthetica Art Prize, an exciting opportunity for artists and photographers to showcase their work to wider audiences. Celebrating excellence in art from around the world, the Art Prize is hosted by the international publication, Aesthetica Magazine, and supports innovation across a range of media, offering individuals the opportunity to elevate their practice on the world stage.

Artists have the chance to win £5,000, as well as participation in an internationally renowned exhibition held at York Art Gallery, publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology and editorial coverage within Aesthetica Magazine.

Deadline: August 31, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call to Entries: SACI Gallery: 9/1

Alumni is interested in displaying your artwork in the SACI New York Gallery located in Chelsea, Manhattan.

In addition to your contact information, you will be requested to provide the title of your project (all mediums are eligible) and a URL to an online project gallery. 

If you do not have a website, blog, portfolio or other online image gallery regarding your project, you will receive instructions on how to send a pdf document of low-res images of your artwork.

Make sure the title, medium, dimensions, and retail prices of the artworks you wish to display are either indicated in your online portfolio or in the pdf compilation.

Once you have submitted the Exhibition Proposal Form, you will receive a confirmation email and you will be prompted to send the following materials in pdf format:

Short Artist Bio
Project/Artist Statement

Submission Fee: $30

Deadline: September 1, 2019

If you are selected to exhibit in the SACI New York Gallery, you will be contacted directly. 

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: MPC Art Gallery: 10/31(Annual Deadline)

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 accepts 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. 

Fee: $25

Annual Deadline: October 31st

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 the 2018-2019 season

For more information, click here

Call for Entries: THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019: AGENT OF CHANGE: 12/5

Call for Entries: THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019: AGENT OF CHANGE: 12/5

PRIZES: 1st Prize: £3K | 2nd Prize: £1K | Student Prize: £1K

A shortlist of 25 artists, designers and makers will have their selected works exhibited at The Holden Gallery, Manchester in a high profile exhibition from 12 July - 24 August 2019.

The John Ruskin Prize is open to artists, makers, and designers over 18 and currently resident in the UK.

DEADLINE: 12/05/2019 at 5pm


A challenge, an observation, a protest, a suggestion, a material innovation, a small shift in perception can affect seismic change.

Now in its 5th year, The John Ruskin Prize 2019 aims to uphold Ruskin’s beliefs whilst challenging the nation’s creatives to consider their role as catalysts of change, critics, social and political commentators and material innovators. Open to a broad range of interpretations, the prize organisers are inviting entries from a range of creative practitioners in response to the theme: ‘Agent of Change’.

John Ruskin, an impassioned and influential critic of art, society and life, believed that art has the power to expose universal truths. Ruskin was a writer, artist, social critic, polymath and aesthete who fiercely opposed the social, political and environmental injustices of his day. These injustices – the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots, social and economic uncertainty, rapid environmental change and a complex ever shifting political landscape remain issues that are as pertinent today as they were in Ruskin’s day.

The Prize also embraces Ruskin’s polymathic sensibilities, focusing on the strengths of multidisciplinary practice and inviting submissions from creatives whose work defies easy categorisation. In this bicentenary year, the Prize organisers are encouraging submissions that address change through observation, innovation, protest and that force us to see old problems in a new light .

For submit the online application, click here.

For more informations, click here.


Call to Artists: 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.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: New American Paintings by Open Studios Press: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners receive full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings.

Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

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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