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


MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND aims to generate a new dialogue that resonates with sacred places, sanctuaries, native lands, excavation sites, and extraordinary scientific findings. The inaugural MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibition took place in 2015 at the Landesmuseum in Schönebeck, Germany, as a collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group, in a cross-cultural, trans-Atlantic project. Building on the themes and success of this exhibition, MICRO- MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND will include the overall context of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary monuments across cultures. How does a diverse cultural artistic exchange generate questions about how we as human beings have an impact on the land we occupy, extort, and exploit? How can we learn from deep time and history to understand ourselves in a larger context, and what do we learn from the past that has not yet been practiced? How do we as a society address situations of protracted political instability, and situations that then arise out of long-smoldering unresolved conflicts? The intention of MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND is to reveal a deeper understanding of people’s lives in history, and to allow contemporary artists to interpret topics of the cosmos and nature in order to reimagine monuments in our current culture. Since the beginning, Dr. Gunnar Schellenberger, State Secretary for Culture in the State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, has supported MICRO-MONUMENTS. He continues to be instrumental in making this collaboration happen between IA&A at Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group. Artemis Herber, former WSG President and curator for the previous MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibitions, will return and serve as the Coordinating Curator to create a new exhibition that combines the work of WSG artists with curated work by German artists

Deadline: May 9, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: 55th Annual Juried Competition: 5/10

The Masur Museum of Art’s 55th Annual Juried Competition invites artists working in any medium, anywhere in the US (and occasionally Canada), to submit works to be judged and subsequently exhibited in our museum. Our juror this year is Joel Parsons, Director of Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College in Memphis. There is an entry fee, but we are offering awards totaling $3,200.

Deadline: May 10, 2018

For more information, click here.

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Juried Exhibition- 5/15

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 39th International Juried Exhibition, September 15 - October 20, 2018, at the Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA. Over $14,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Limit 2 entries; only one may be accepted. Entry fees Members 1/2 ($25); Non-Members 1/2 ($40). All work must be original, less than 3 years old, and never shown in any other juried show or PWS member show. 

Deadline: May 15

For more information, click here


Call for Entries: "PLASTIC": 5/15

LoosenArt invites artists to take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy in August 2018. Selected artworks will take part of an exhibition that will offer a vision on the theme of the plastic material. The exhibition will highlight, through a more or less critical vision, aspects related to the life of the individual and the modern technological society.

Starting from the 60s, plastic material became the “new frontier” in the field of fashion, design and art. The “new” material bursts into the everyday and into the imagination of millions of people, in kitchens, in living rooms, allowing ever wider masses to access consumption previously reserved for a privileged few, simplifying an infinite number of daily gestures, coloring the houses, revolutionizing habits established for centuries and helping to create the “modern lifestyle”.

Entry is free, and artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. To apply, click https://www.loosenart.com/pages/callshere

For more information, click here

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Call for Sculptors: ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the sea: 5/15

ScoglieraViva is please to announce its 19th international outdoor sculpture competition Sculpting the sea.every artist can freely choose the subject of his/her work, which will be carved on the large rocks of Euganean trachyte in Caorle by the 3 winning artists, selected by the Jury. The works will be made in the days between 21 June and 30 June 2018. The winning artworks will be presented to the public on the evening of June 30 in Caorle's town centre.

For more information and to register click here.

Deadline: May 15, 2018

About Style' 18: 6/1

ABOUT STYLE’ 18 now in its 12th year, STYLE is a show, sale, and benefit celebrating independent contemporary design. This is a curated event focused on the highest quality fashion, jewelry, and accessories. STYLE ‘18 will take place over two days on Saturday, November 3, 2018 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and Sunday, November 4, 2018 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Our esteemed jurors will hand select 36 national and international designers to participate in the 2018 event. Attendees can experience and purchase original pieces as well as meet the makers. All proceeds will go to support MCD’s MakeArt education program for children and families in the Bay Area.

Eligible Media: Apparel, jewelry, and fashion accessories.

For additional questions please contact Caroline Holley at cholley@sfmcd.org or 415.773.0303.

Application Entry fee: $25

Deadline: June 1, 2018

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.

Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Submissions: 8/31

Aesthetica Magazine is pleased to announce that the Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for artists, both established and emerging, to further their career in the art world and showcase their work to a wider audience. The internationally renowned award nurtures and supports talented practitioners from around the world, aiming to unite and provide a diverse platform for artists. Furthering the career of many artists, the Prize is an opportunity for artists to gain further exposure through publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists annual and have the chance to exhibit their work at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, hosted in the historic city of York, UK.

There are two categories for entry; the Emerging Prize which is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years, and the Main Prize, open to all including those eligible for the Emerging Prize. Artists can submit work to one of four categories; Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video; and Installation & Performance.

Prizes include; £5,000 for the Main Prize winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize winner, group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica, Editorial coverage, Publication in the Future Now annual, art supplies and books supplied by Prize sponsors.

The Deadline for submission is 31 August 2018

For more information and to apply click here.

Texas Contemporary 2018 : ONGOING

Texas Contemporary,  Houston's leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area's discerning collector base. Texas Contemporary 2018 will feature 65 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

Deadline: Applications are rolling but limited. Register your gallery for access to pricing, floor plans, and the ability to begin your application.

The fair runs October 4 -7  2018

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center 

For more info, please visit the link here


ART In Embassies Program: Ongoing

Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.

To submit images to ART staff for consideration in upcoming exhibitions please e-mail .jpg or .gif images of your works no larger than 50k in size, to: artinembassies@state.gov.

Find out more on the ART Embassies website

New American Paintings: Ongoing

Deadline: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners recieve full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings. Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

For more information visit New American Paintings' website.

Call for Artists: Phoenix Gallery: Ongoing

Phoenix Gallery, located at 1829 S. Halsted St., is an art and empowerment space that is now open in the Chicago Arts District. We are looking for a stylistically and culturally diverse group of artists that are interested in becoming a part of our creative family. The collective artists will be promoted and displayed throughout the calendar year, and artists who sign up for a year long term will also be featured in their own solo exhibition.

Please note that the collaborative is not commission based. Instead, there is a small monthly rental/promotional fee. There are varying rental lengths available, and you do not have to be a Chicago resident in order to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Interested parties should send an artist statement, a resume/CV, and at least 5 samples of work to artists@phoenixgroupchicago.com.

Contact Phoenix Gallery at info@phoenixgroupchicago.com

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