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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 Artists: 8th Annual 2020 “ALL Painting/Drawing Art” Competition & Exhibition: 01/29

Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces an International Call for Artists to Participate in the 8th Annual 2020 “ALL Painting/Drawing Art” Competition & Exhibition.  
 
Online Art Competition to be open for entries from December 30th, 2019 to January 26th, 2020.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from January 29th, 2020 to February 26th, 2020.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing Art. Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions).   Winners will be announced on February 17th, 2020.  Entry Fee:  $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images.  Funds in US Dollars.
 
Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more.
Deadline: January 29th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Entry: The 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition: 01/30

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible. Six winners will be chosen for an award of up to $2000

 

Juror: Jo Lauria, Jo Lauria is a Los Angeles-based curator, writer, and educator who received her curatorial training at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  She is a specialist in the fields of design, craft, and decorative arts, with particular emphasis on modern and contemporary studio ceramics.

 

Entry fee: $20

 

Deadline: January 30, 2020

 

For more information click HERE.

 

Call For Artists: The Working Artist Grant / Art Purchase Award: 01/31

Working Artist Org announces a call for artists for The $1000.00 Working Artist Grant / Art Purchase Award. 

This award is available to all artists worldwide, working in all traditional and new visual arts mediums, including but not limited to: conceptual, installation, drawing, painting, prints, sculpture, glass, mixed media, new media, photography and video. The Working Artist Grant / Art Purchase Award do not accept submissions for music, performance or dance.

If selected as the winner, Working Artist Org ask that the award recipient be willing to exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion in our collection, in return for the $1000.00 award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. Working Artist Org do pay the artist's shipping costs. Please send Working Artist Org your best work for review.

In order to submit your work : send your website, or 5 images (each under 1 mb), along with your name and contact information to: grant@workingartist.org. No written proposals or CV's are required unless the artist would like to include them. There is no application form. All participants will be notified of the results usually around 45 days out from the deadline.

There is a submission review fee of $25.00.

Participants agree by completing their submission to limited use of their images or other representation of their artwork and general information to be featured on this site and corresponding promotional media. All rights will be retained by the artists.

Deadline: January 31st, 2020

For more information, click HERE
 

Call For Artists: WILD: 02/01

Gallery 263's upcoming national juried exhibition “WILD” invites artists working in any media to submit work that considers their definition of 'wild' in a time of planetary change. Juried by Jane Winchell, the director of Peabody Essex Museum's Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center in Salem, MA. Open to all US residents. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered. Entry Fee: $25 for 1-3 submissions, $40 for 4-6.
 
Deadline: February 1st, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call For Artists: 5TH ANNUAL ARTIST'S CHOICE ART COMPETITION: 02/01

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 5th Annual Artist's Choice art competition for an online exhibition during the month of February 2020.
For this open (no theme) art competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography in any subject matter and any media. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's 5th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2021 for Best in Show winners. Entry Fee. 
 
Deadline: February 1st, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for artist:Boynes Emerging Artist Award: 02/01

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an online art award that occurs every three (3) months, with a reward of cash and marketing. We are a 2D award, accepting paintings, drawings and photography of any size or support. Physical artwork does not have to be presented at any stage, only a clear and accurate picture depicting said artwork(s). Artwork must have been completed in the last three (3) years. Work will be judged based on skill, composition, impact and originality. When it comes to submitting your images, we require a max file size of 1 mb for each image and for the title of your work to be the title of your image. 

 

This award is open to all living artists regardless of country of origin/residence, sex and age, as our purpose is to give a platform to talented artists  around the world who remain unrecognised for their brilliant work, as well as to especially support artists at the beginning of their artistic careers.

 

Deadline: February 1st, 2019

 

For more information, click here

Call For Submissions: ZEISS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2020: 02/04

The World Photography Organization and ZEISS Photography call for submissions for ZEISS Photography Award 2020. Epiphanies, inventions and transformations from the known to the unknown, we want to see something new. Submissions exploring the landscape, humans, science, political or economic changes, or even something more conceptual, are all welcome. No Entry Fee. 
 
Deadline: February 4th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call For Submission: Spring 2020 Strange Decelerator Residency: 02/06

The Strange’s Decelerator is a retreat/residency hybrid offering pioneering creative practitioners the chance to slow down and refocus on their work's vision and impact from a beautiful location in New York's Catskill mountains.

 

For the Spring 2020 Decelerator, we seek applicants who are championing and protecting Earth 1.0 through direct action, awareness campaigns, journalism, entrepreneurial ventures, and other creative tactics. Priority will be given to those who can demonstrate the impact of their work, and whose projects would greatly benefit from what the Decelerator program offers: a week of uninterrupted alone time, clarifying mentorship, and an immersive natural setting.

 

Selected residents will be provided with a comfortable and inspiring space to live and work in for a private stay at Strange HQ. Residency dates and durations are flexible based on the needs of admitted residents, but will generally last one week, and will take place in April and May of 2020.

 

Applications are due: February 6, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Submission: Iteration Lab 2.0 with The School of Making Thinking: 02/07

The School Of Art Making hosts multiple spring and summer intensives for artists. The iteration lab is an interdisciplinary session aimed at exploring what happens when a performative structure repeats and evolves with repetition.  Much like a scientist in a laboratory repeating an experiment but with slightly modified conditions, so too will our session function as residents will get the opportunity to repeat a structure of their choosing, supplementing, subtracting and modifying the structure as the session advances.  The iteration lab is a short, intensive session lasting only 4 days, each of which will be spent performing our given structure and being participants in the structures of the other residents.

 

It can be a performance, a conversation, a dance piece, a film scene, a movement practice, an immersive experience, an installation, a sculpture, or anything else.  

 

The Iteration Lab will take place in a small family farm near Kingston, NY.  Indoor spaces mostly include living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens – one of which is large enough to host somatic exercises or small performances.  Each resident will share a bedroom with 1-2 other residents. There are also ample woods, a large field, a creek, and an old church all of which can be used for this session. Residency dates run from April 22 - April 27, 2020

Tuition $300 | tuition and travel subsidies available 

The deadline to submit the application is Februrary 7th, 2020

For more information click HERE.

 

Call for Submissions: International Art Competition "Open": 02/10

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 3rd “Open” Online Art Competition for the month of January 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. There is no theme in this competition. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. 

- All artists from around the world are welcome to enter

- Artists must be 18 years or older to apply

- Entries must follow competition theme

- Artworks containing pornographic or satanic content will not be taken into consideration

- Entry fees are non-refundable

 

The deadline to apply to this art competition is February 10, 2020.

 

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 3rd “Open” Online Art Competition for the month of January 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. There is no theme in this competition. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. 

- All artists from around the world are welcome to enter

- Artists must be 18 years or older to apply

- Entries must follow competition theme

- Artworks containing pornographic or satanic content will not be taken into consideration

- Entry fees are non-refundable

 

The deadline to apply to this art competition is February 10, 2020.

 

Entry Fee: 15 $ for the 2 images of artwork

 

For more information, click HERE

 

Call For Submissions: The International Portrait Competition: 02/12

The Portrait Society of America is hosting its annual competition showcasing the finest in portraiture and figurative art. Over $115,000 in cash and prizes presented at The Art of the Portrait conference in Orlando, April 16-19, 2020 with recognition in categories of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Finalists artwork also exhibited. Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $25,000. Entry Fee.
 
Deadline: February, 12th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for artists: LOWBROW ART: 02/14

Blueline arts calls for artists for LOWBROW ART exhibition. Lowbrow art or pop surrealism, describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, California. It is a populist art movement with cultural roots in underground comix, punk music, tiki culture, and hot-rod cultures of the street. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor– sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes impish, and sometimes it makes a sarcastic comment. Entry Fee.
 
Deadline: February 14th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call For Artists and Writers: Vermont Studio Centers Fellowship: 02/15

The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984 with the intention of fostering creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains. Various fellowships for multiple disciplines are available.

 

Fellowships for artists and writers include 23 VSC Fellowships ,The June Brundage Cater Fellowship , The Swan 2020 Fellowship, and The Vermont Fellowship. And there are further fellowships found on the website. All artists & writers living and working anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.

 

The Vermont Studio Center's Fellowship has a deadline of February 15th, 2020

 

For more information click HERE.

 

Call For Submission: SUBVERSIVE CELEBRATION: INTERNATIONAL ALTERED CARD EXHIBITION: 02/15

Challenge the social custom of giving boring store-bought greeting cards for every occasion by participating in Subversive Celebration: International Altered Card Exhibition. Artist Klaire A. Lockheart wants you to help celebrate her birthday by altering a standard greeting card into a work of art, which she will display at Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. All entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show from March 4-27, 2020. The reception will be on March 4, 2020 from 5-7 pm.

 

Entry fee: $20. No artwork will be returned. 

 

Deadline: February 15, 2020

 

For more information, click here

Call For Submission: SUBVERSIVE CELEBRATION: INTERNATIONAL ALTERED CARD EXHIBITION: 02/15

Challenge the social custom of giving boring store-bought greeting cards for every occasion by participating in Subversive Celebration: International Altered Card Exhibition. Artist Klaire A. Lockheart wants you to help celebrate her birthday by altering a standard greeting card into a work of art, which she will display at Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. All entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show from March 4-27, 2020. The reception will be on March 4, 2020 from 5-7 pm.

 

Entry fee: $20. No artwork will be returned. 

 

Deadline: February 15, 2020

 

For more information, click here

Call for Applications: SPARK Grant: 02/16

Chicago, IL. January 16, 2020--Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is thrilled to announce an anonymous donation made to the SPARK Grant program. This funding will allow for five additional awards to be given this cycle. Last year SPARK awarded 15 grants to Chicago visual artists in its inaugural cycle. CAC’s partnership with the Joyce Foundation to administer the program has increased this year’s number of awardees to 20. With the addition of this anonymous funding, SPARK will award an incredible 25 unrestricted grants of $2,000 to artists in 2020. 

 

The SPARK Grant remains an unrestricted award for emerging Chicago-based visual artists who identify as ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American), an artist with acute financial need, an artist with a disability, or as a self-taught/non-formally trained artist who does not hold a degree from an art program but has made their art practice a primary vocation.



 

Applications for the SPARK Grant are currently open and will close February 16th. 

More information and the link to the application can be found HERE.

 

Call For Submissions: Working Artist Photography Award: 02/17

Working Artist Org announces a call for photography submissions for The $1000.00 Working Artist Photography Award.
 
The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all photographers and photo-based artists working worldwide in all traditional and non-traditional photography mediums, genres, and styles. Work accepted for review includes but is not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, straight and abstract photography, landscape, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, and color photography, and all methods concerning the finished photographic print.
 
If selected as the winner, Working Artist Org ask that the award recipient be willing to exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion in our collection, in return for the $1000.00 award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. Working Artist Org do pay the artist's shipping costs. Please send Working Artist Org your best work for review.
 
In order to submit your work : send your website, or 5 images (each under 1 mb), along with your name and contact information to: photographyaward@workingartist.org. No written proposals or CV's are required unless the artist would like to include them. There is no application form. All participants will be notified of the results usually around 45 days out from the deadline.
There is a submission review fee of $25.00.
 
Participants agree by completing their submission to limited use of their images or other representation of their artwork and general information to be featured on this site and corresponding promotional media. All rights will be retained by the artists.
 
Deadline: February 17th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020: 02/19

Portraiture and photography have been linked since the medium’s inception. What started with formal family Daguerreotype portraits in the 1840s developed into a centuries-old fascination with making and looking at photographs of people — a love that we see translated in the popularity of this award every year.

The LensCulture Portrait Awards are open to photographers at all levels of experience and all interpretations of portraiture. Your work may be made in the studio with professional lighting or snapped on a smart-phone during your travels, what matters is not your method but your ability to move your audience. From quirky self-portraits to candid portrayals of family and friends, from staged and conceptual photographs of public figures to environmental portraits, we want to see your work! Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in New York in April 2020, extensive media coverage, projection at international photography festivals, cash prizes and more.

 

Jurors: Russ O’Connell, Eve Schillo, Andrew Wingert, Caroline Hunter, Manolis Moresopoulos, Dina Mitrani, Jim Casper, Samantha Cooper

 

Deadline: February 19th, 2020

 

Entry Fee: None

 

For more Information, click HERE

 

Call for Artists: 2020-21 International Artist Residencies at Farm Studio in Rajasthan, India: 02/20

Farm Studio hosts an international artist residency that accepts applicants from India and from all over the world. Artists of all disciplines creating in any media are welcome to apply: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, culinary, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media. Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply. Open to emerging and established artists.
 
Deadline: February 20th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: 2020 CPA Member’s Juried Exhibition: 02/21

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2020 Members’ Juried Exhibition with $2,000 in awards! 45 juror-selected photographs will be exhibited from April 11 – May 10, 2020 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California.

These photographs will also be featured in an online gallery on the CPA website along with an additional 45 juror selected images. An exhibition catalog of the entire gallery and online exhibition will be available for purchase. 

Only active members may submit images.

The jurors will grant the following awards:

First Place: $1000

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $250

Five awards of merit: $50 each

DeadlineL February 21st, 2020

Jurors: Laura Sackett & Ann Jastrab

 

For more information, click HERE

 

Open Call: KAIR 2020: 02/28

The Kamiyama Artist in Residence (KAIR) Program is an independent project organized by volunteers who share the desire to develop art and culture in the town of Kamiyama, Japan. The program was established in 1999 to provide artists with the opportunity to experience Japanese small-town life while working together with local people on artistic projects.

 

For your application, you will need to submit images of your work and information sheet, CV, the application form, and a $50 fee. 

 

The deadline for applications is on February 28th, 2020 (Japan standard time).

For more information click HERE.

 

Call for artists: “Reflections” National Juried Exhibition at Arc Gallery: 03/16

“Reflections” National Juried Exhibition at Arc Gallery

DEADLINE:  March 16th, 2020

 

DESCRIPTION: “Reflections” can mean the throwing back of light, sound or images by a body or surface, an image you see when you look in a mirror, an image given back by a reflecting surface. It can also be interpreted as a careful thought about something or a thought occurring in consideration or meditation.  Artists are free to interpret “reflections” with either or both of these meanings. 

 

JUROR: Shelley Barry, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland, CA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES: May 16, 2020 - June 13, 2020

 

“Sanctuary” OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 16th 7-9PM

 

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY: There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and works that will be included only on the Arc On-line Gallery.

 

CATALOG: All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Artists residing in the United States.

Call for Applications: USArtists International Grant: 4/1/2020

USArtists International encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world.  USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.

USAI supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. USArtists International grantees reflect the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts. USAI is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding and is the only program of its size and scope in the country.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.The program has three rounds with different application deadlines.

Submission Deadlines: 

September 5, 2019- For projects taking place between December 15, 2019 and December 14, 2020. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by September 12, 2019. Application and guidelines available by July 15.

November 22, 2019- For projects taking place between March 15, 2020 and March 14, 2021. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 3, 2019.

April 1, 2020- For projects taking place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 8, 2020.

To learn more about the program, see additional deadlines or access the online application, click here.

 

Call For Submissions: Nikon Small World Competition 2020: 04/30

The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. There are two competitions: * Nikon Small World Contest * Nikon Small World In Motion Contest Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. The use of Nikon equipment is not required. No Entry Fee. 
 
Deadline: April 30th, 2020

For more information, click HERE

Call for Entries: Art Form Framers: Ongoing

We're looking for artists and art groups to showcase on our three large exhibition walls, available for single or group hire in 2020! Our gallery is located in Shipley, Bradford where we accept 2D artists, painters, photographers, illustrators, any artwork available for wall hanging. We also have window space, easels, narrow column walls and shelving units for small sculpture. Single hire is £60 for 8 weeks and group hire is £120 for 8 weeks. 25% sales commission will be taken from any sales.

Register for an account for free to apply today!

For more information, 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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