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 Proposals: Culture/Shift 2018: 8/20


This intercultural, intergenerational gathering will bring people from across the country for skill-building, relationship-building, and participatory learning, deepening a movement for cultural democracy. The moment demands all our creativity: how to stay grounded and make change? Create, explore, and amplify strategies for cultural healing, resilience, and resistance!

CULTURE/SHIFT 2018 is hosted in partnership with the City of Albuquerque Department of Cultural Services and New Mexico-based arts and social justice organizations. During three dynamic days of workshops, performance and ceremony, interactive art and meaning-making, themes such as migration, Indigeneity, cultural rights, climate justice, commemorative justice, cultural policy, the ethics of community-based arts, community development/displacement—and more will be explored!

Culture/Shift takes place in Albuquerque New Mexico November 1-3rd, 2018.

If there’s something you’d be really excited about sharing/presenting/offering, here are a few opportunities. Please note: 1)  especially interested in offerings that are participatory, experiential, and/or skill-building and 2) due to the limits of time and space, not able to accept every proposal. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the USDAC’s work and Statement of Values before submitting a proposal.

CULTURE/SHIFT 2018 programming will touch on timely and resonant regional and national themes including, but not limited to, immigration, indigenous cultural rights, climate justice, public memory, ethics of community-based arts, and community development/displacement. Submissions related to these and other critical themes at the intersection of art, culture, community development, and social justice are welcome.

Proposals are due by August 20th, 2018 at 10 PM EST. 

For more information, click here.


Call for Art: Transformations RE:ARTISTE Juried Exhibition: 8/31

RE:ARTISTE, International Art Organization, is hosting a call for art for the juried exhibition, “Transformations” which will be held December 2018, at Gallery MC, in New York. Artists of all career levels are welcome to show all kinds of transformations they're witnessing or taking part in. RE:ARTISTE seeks artworks motivated by any kind of transformations we all experience such as globalization, immigration, environmental, human rights, beauty transformation related to social expectations, culture, aging, and more. Personal transformation, psychological and beyond, is also eligible. 

One winner will receive a week long artist residency, free of charge. Twenty-five selected artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition. The finalists will have an opportunity to give an artist talk, be interviewed and/or featured on the RE:ARTISTE's website and social media networks.

The competition is open to all artists over 18. Entries must be in JPEG format, no larger than 1400 x 1800 pixels, and under 2MB.The following mediums are accepted: Photography (including documentary), Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media Art, Digital Art, Print, 3D-Art (including Ceramic Works), Video Art (upload at least one key image related to your video and add the link to your video in the Statement). 

Deadline: 8/31 

Entry Fee: $35 for up to 5 images.

To apply and find more info, click here

Call for Entry: SlowArt Productions: A Show of Heads: 8/31

SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads.

Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be reviewed and considered.

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 72" no wider than 120". Sculptural work must fit through a 36" wide entry door.

EXHIBITION: Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, October 18 - November 10, 2018. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site and social media pages.

EXHIBITION TERMS: All works in the show must be for sale. The gallery will take a 35 percent commission on all sales. Proceeds from sales will be transferred to the artist immediately upon receipt by the gallery. Sale price is determined by the artist.

ENTRY FEES: 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 2D artwork count as an additional artwork. Sculptors may provide one additional view per artwork without cost. 

DEADLINE: The entry deadline is August 31, 2018. Entries must be submitted via email or postmarked by this date.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize: 8/31

Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Entries

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.

The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions. The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

Recent finalists include acclaimed director Toby Dye; Tokyo-based French architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux; Rachel Ara, founder of the artists collective [ALLOY], whose work is being exhibited at the V&A, Barbican Centre and Whitechapel Gallery; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

The Prize accepts works on any theme, pushing the boundaries of experimentation and innovation.

There are four categories for entry; Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; and Video, Installation & Performance.

Prizes: There are two awards for entry: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize. The Emerging Art Prize is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years. The Main Art Prize is open to all, including those eligible for the Emerging Art Prize.

  • Main Art Prize: £5,000 prize money for the winner, group exhibition and publication within an inspiring anthology
  • Emerging Art Prize: £1,000 prize money for the winner

Entry costs: £24

Submissions deadline: August 31, 2018.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Artists: Activate! Chicago Public Art & Performance 9/1

Activate! Chicago is curating unique artisitc and cultural experiences in public space across Chicago. They are seeking submissions from artists, community groups, nonprofits and individuals for ideas to enliven public space through arts and events for all ages. Please complete the online application form here. Activate will provide financial support per activation or performance series. Past financial support ranged between $100 - $250 per activation, but can be more depending on the proposal. Activate will also assist with marketing efforts and city approval coordination. Partners will be responsible for additional fundraising, if needed, event coordination, marketing and audience development. All proposed activations must be completed by September 1, 2018.

A list of plaza locations for consideration can be found here and examples of events in previous seasons are listed below:

  • Clean and green planting day for all ages
  • Acoustic guitar and flamenco dance class
  • Puppet making tutorials for youth
  • Temporary murals and art installations
  • Seasonal events such as Harvest Fest or Winter Wonderland
  • Single day or weekly music performance series

They encourage ideas not listed above to be submitted for consideration. Submissions are evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the year and are reviewed by a committee of Activate! programmers. Due to the volume of submissions, please allow 1 week from the date of your submission for a decision.

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Application: Click here.

Questions regarding submission policy and process can be directed via e-mail to hello@activate-chi.org.

For more information about Activate! Chicago, click here.

For more information about CDOT Make Way For People Program, click here.

LENS CULTURE - Emerging Talent Awards 2018: 9/5

The 5th annual Emerging Talent Awards 2018 is LEN CULTURE's search for the world’s best emerging photographers! Since year one, these awards have put hundreds of emerging photographers in a spotlight on the world stage. If you think you are ready for international recognition, these are the awards that can help get you there.

Their international jury will select the work of 50 outstanding talents from all cultures, all points of view, all genres, with no age limit. All winners will be showcased in a gallery exhibition in New York City this fall. Other benefits include projections at international photography festivals, inclusion in our third major book, The Best of LensCulture, Volume 3, and—for everyone who enters—free feedback about your project from a photography professional in the form of a personal written review! They're seeking entries from members of the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure at an international level—our aim is to discover fresh and inspiring visions from the next great image-makers. Show the world your best work today!

For a related series of 10 photos reviewed as one entry. Submission should work together as a group, thematically or aesthetically.

Fee: $60

Deadline: 9/5

For more information, click here

Call for Entry: Pastel 100 Competition: 9/4

Pastel 100

Sponsored by Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work!Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Pastel Journal.


  • First Prize, Pastel Journal Founder’s Award in memory of Maggie Price $5,000 CASH
  • Second Prize, Pastel Journal Award of Excellence $2,500 CASH
  • Third Prize, Ruth Richeson Pastel GOLD Award Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $2,000
  • Fourth Prize, Richeson Pastel SILVER Award Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $1,500
  • Fifth Prize, Richeson Pastel BRONZE Award Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $1,000 25

Categories and Jurors:

  • Landscape + Interior: Desmond O’Hagan
  • Portrait + Figure: Diane Rappisi
  • Still Life + Floral: Jennifer Evenhus
  • Animal + Wildlife: Dawn Emerson
  • Abstract + Non-Objective: Casey Klahn

Early Bird Deadline: August 6, 2018

  • All entries—$30 fee

Deadline: September 4, 2018 

  • All entries—$35 fee 

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Critical Art Writing: 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize: 9/15

The Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art, is hosting a call for critical art writing eligible for the 2018 Toni Beaucamp Prize. The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to bring exposure to  contemporary critical art writers and the under represented subject of critical art writing. Grounded in both scholarship and journalism, critical art writing occupies a specific niche.The best examples appeal to a diverse readership through an accessible approach and maintain a unique voice and literary excellence. 

The Prize will consider submissions of work that have been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly essays.The writing will be judged by Wendy Vogel, an independent art writer, curator, and critic based in New York. First place prize will recieve an award of $3,000 dollars and two runners up will recieve an award of $1,000 each. Prize winners will be featured in GC’s printed journal, as well as online.  

Application Instructions 

Submit one piece of critical writing, of no more than 1,500 words, in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include any personal information in the uploaded document. Submissions will be accepted both via Submittable and via postal mail.

Deadline: 9/15 

To apply click here

To find more info click here

Call for Entry: The GDAC's Materials Exhibition: 9/30

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International 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. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists.

Approximately 70 works will be selected by juror Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Contemporary Craft, for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

HOW TO ENTER: Entries can be submitted online or through the mail.

AWARDS: Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 1, 2019.

ELIGIBLE MEDIA: Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2016-2018) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES + ENTRY FEE: Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

Online Application Deadline: September 30, 2018 (by 11:59 PM) 

Exhibition on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center February 2 - May 4, 2019

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call to Artists: SCOPE Miami Beach 2018: 10/1

Call to artists for an art fair during SCOPE Miami Art Week 2018.

The exhibition will take place from the 4-9 December 2018.

Due to the high demand among artists and volume of applicants for SCOPE Miami, ARTEPONTE has a strong curatorial vision for the booth as a criteria in the selection process.

Once a year Miami is the centre of the art scene. If you are an artist with a strong exhibition history, or an emerging artists from a reputable educational institution working in any genre using any media (mixed media, video, glass, resin, canvas, paper) you are welcome to apply.  Only unique art created during the last three years will be accepted.

Application Deadline: October 1st, 2018.

Artists notified October 15th, 2018.

For more information on how 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


Call for Curatorial Proposals: BSA Space Summer 2020: 10/31

BSA Space, Boston’s leading center for architecture and design, seeks curatorial proposals for its 2020 exhibition season.

BSA Space features more than 7,000 square feet of gallery space for creative explorations of the potential for design to engage community, inspire vision, and to provoke positive change. Home to the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) and the BSA Foundation (Foundation), BSA Space welcomes community members and design professionals. BSA Space produces exhibitions and programs exploring the aesthetic, economic, and social impact of architecture, design, and the built environment on Greater Boston and the wider world. Freen and open to the public, exhibitions at BSA Space are supported by the BSA Foundation.

Summer 2020 proposals should focus on infrastructure’s impact on the lives of urban dwellers and its role in creating an architecturally vibrant city and region; address ways to engage the public in discovery around the monumental form; and suggest how the exhibition might challenge attitudes about urban experience.

Eligibility: This call is open to individuals, teams, or firms (note: proposal should not showcase the work of a single firm or individual). Applicants for this round of entries must have demonstrated experience curating a museum-quality exhibition. Applicants should not feel limited to architectural themes, as the committee will consider proposals that explore a wide variety of design and urban-related topics. BSA Space also considers traveling exhibitions that have formerly been exhibited at other venues.

Submissions deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4pm.

For more information on how to submit, click here.

Call For Exhibitions: MPC Art Gallery: Ongoing

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 accept 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. 


Annual Deadline: October 31st

Fee: $25

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

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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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