Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: naomi@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

National & Beyond

Call for Entries: Average Art Magazine: 8/22

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine with a goal of drawing attention to self-representing artists. Average Art is now taking entries for the September edition. Applicants should send a large digital image of work, and any brief, relevant information.

DEADLINE: 22nd August 2017


TO ENTER: Email entries to september@averageart.co.uk

Boston Printmakers Print Biennial: 8/25

Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking. This year's biennial juror is Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art.

DATES: January 27 – March 4, 2018

VENUE: Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

PRIZES: Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. The Boston Printmakers’ purchase prizes are placed into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, this show generates a large number of sales through patron and public purchases. 

ELIGIBILITY: North American artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. Original, innovative works in all printmaking media are eligible. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

TO SUBMIT, click here.

ENTRY FEE: $30 USD for members of the Boston Printmakers with coupon code (sent after receipt of 2017 membership dues) $45 USD for non-members.

DEADLINE: August 25, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here. Questions? Contact biennial@bostonprintmakers.org.

Call for Entries: LACDA 2017 International Juried Competition: 8/28

LACDA is currently holding their 2017 International Juried Competition, featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

DEADLINE: August 28th.

APPLICATION: To apply, click here.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, click here.

Call for Entries: Digital Art & Photography Juried Competition: 8/28

Enter Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.


DEADLINE: August 28, 2017


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

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

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

Prizes include:

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

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

Deadline: August 31, 2017

For full entry requirements and to submit, visit here

Call for Entries: Sphere Film Festival: 8/31

Sphere festival is presently an autonomous initiative of ZERO DEGREE ARTS, a not for profit international company to enlarge the art and the artistic image worldwide. The purpose of ZERO DEGREE ARTS is to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry, and is extremely excited to launch its first event worldwide. The winning artists will be eligible to participate in the 'z//G2' initiative by ZERO DEGREE ARTS, where his/her short film/ project might get shortlisted for the international distribution program.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017


Call for Emerging Artists: The Foundry Art Centre: 9/8

The Foundry Art Centre (St. Charles, MO) is now accepting proposals for a rotation of solo exhibitions by promising emerging artists. The Emerging Artist series provides a venue, the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre, for early-career artists to show their work to a regional audience. The ideal Emerging Artist would be out of school (not a student) and would not yet achieved significant recognition for his or her work. Proposals must include 10 images of a cohesive body of work, an artist statement, and an artist bio.

There is no fee to submit artwork proposals in the Emerging Artist series.

DEADLINE: Friday, September 8, 2017


Call for Entries: Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition: 9/8

Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) presents the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year, an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment.

DEADLINE: September 8, 2017


Call for Entries: CPA International Juried Exhibition: 9/18

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California is excited to announce its prestigious 2017 International Juried Exhibition! CPA will be accepting submissions from July 23 through September 18, 2017. In honor of its 50th year in the historic gallery space founded by Ansel Adams and Friends of Photography, juror Philip Brookman will award $10,000 in awards. All juror selected work will be included in a gallery and/or online exhibition and published in an exhibition catalog.

JUROR: Philip Brookman is Consulting Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and formerly Chief Curator and Head of Research and Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

DEADLINE: September 23, 2017


Call for Entries: Greater Denton Arts Council Crafts: 9/29

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

DEADLINE: September 29, 2017


Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition: 9/30

The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition is a catalyst for rejuvenation of Tuscawilla Park and the surrounding redevelopment area by providing opportunities for self discovery, art education, community gatherings, and the celebration of creativity. The competition is executed through a partnership between the Appleton Museum of Art, City of Ocala, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance.

If you have a question about the sculpture exhibit, upcoming community events, or competition click here! Alternatively, you can call the Recreation and Parks Department at (352) 368-5517.

Best of Show: $2,000

Second Place: $1,000

Honorable Mention: $500

People's Choice: $500

0 artists will have work chosen and be awarded a $2,000 honoraria.

Applications due September 30th, 2017.

Francois Schneider "Water" Competition: 10/1

For its 7th edition, the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller (Alsace, France) launches the “Contemporary Talents 2017” Competition in order to discover, accompany and reveal new talents at the general public and to support the contemporary creation on the theme of water. The competition chooses each year 7 laureates among thousands of candidates and it is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in all disciplines of the plastic and visual arts.

BENEFITS: An endowment of 20 000 euros per laureate; a collective exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center; a bilingual publication presenting the works of the prize-winners; the entry of the work in the Foundations collection

DEADLINE: October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM (local time)


Women's Studio Workshop: Ceramics Internship: 10/1

Women's Studio Workshop (WSW) is calling for applications for a ceramics internship! Interns will work directly with the Ceramics Studio Manager, preparing for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta fundraiser. During this mid-winter event, WSW warms up our local community by presenting over 900 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers for sale. You’ll work on a production scale, creating between 300 and 600 vessels, depending on the studio’s need. After the Fiesta is over, you may also teach one of our month-long spring ceramics courses.

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $300/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. Though the ceramics intern leaves before our group exhibition, she is still welcome to include her work in the show.

Application: To apply, click here.

Information: For more information, click here.

Deadline: 10/1/17

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

ARTiculAction Biennial Edition: ONGOING

ARTiculAction is celebrating its twelve years long activity launching its 2017 biennial edition, that will once again explore new tendencies and trends in Contemporary Art by featuring hudnreds of visual artists, performers, and curators from all over the world.

ARTiculAction offers a unique opportunity to be published in their special issue, as well as online on several web platforms and social media. The mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists' community and art lovers. This is accomplished by artist profiling, art magazine publication with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations via various media.

ELEGIBILITY: the competition is open to all artists, both national and international: each applicant may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique, including • Painting • Mixed Media • Installation • Video Art & Short Film • Fine Art Photography • New Media Art • Public Art • Performance

To SUBMIT, click here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact biennial.articulaction@post.com

There are no entry fees.


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.

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.

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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Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org