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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: 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 Artists: An Exploration of Digital Media: 3/26

Target Gallery invites national and international artists to apply for Glitch, an exhibition that explores new technological and interactive mediums in art. This exhibition will examine the intersection of contemporary and digital art; highlighting emerging new media in art such as digital, website, glitch / gif, and video art. The juror for this exhibition is Adriel Luis.

For Prospectus and Application details click here. 

For inquiries about submissions please contact Gallery Director, Leslie Mounaime at leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov or call at 703.746.4590.

Organization: Target Gallery

Website: http://torpedofactory.org/opportunities/call-for-entries/

Location: Alexandria, VA

Application Fee: $35 USD

Application Deadline: March 26, 2017

 

Call for Composers: New Music Gathering 2017 3/31

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is teaming up with New Music Detroit to find the final piece for their shared program for New Music Gathering 2017 at Bowling Green State University!

BGSU and ICE will be using the ICEcommons.org submission platform and searchable archive to discover a new work for the program. The selected composer will receive an archival recording of the work from #NMG2017 created by the www.digitice.org media team. ICE is particularly interested in works that include percussion, piano, voice and/or flute for this event but since ICEcommons.org is an often-used resource for programming at ICE, the ensemble recommends adding information about all of your works to the platform. 

Scores can be uploaded via ICEcommons.org

Vox Populi Call for Performance Proposals: ONGOING

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work on a rolling basis. Performances will take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions.

Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions.

Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call.

Proposals should outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Proposals are considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work.

Email submissions and any questions to exhibitions@voxpopuligallery.org with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!

To view the call for entry, click here

Call for Entries: Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition: 4/2

Waterloo Arts is pleased to announce the application deadline for the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. This will be the fourth year Waterloo Arts has held its international juried exhibition. Last year nearly 200 artists submitted over 500 works of art. Cash awards and sales of over $1,500 were distributed. Three local arts organizations all sponsored cash prizes and a small cash honorarium was distributed to all accepted artists.

In addition, the exhibition will be hung in three locations on Waterloo Road, doubling the exhibition space that will be dedicated to the juried exhibition. This will allows acceptance about twice as many works into the show. This year Waterloo Arts is pleased to announce that any artist who is accepted into the show, and does not receive another cash award, will be awarded a $25 honorarium. In addition, over $1,600 in cash prizes and sponsorship awards will be given.

Deadline for entry: April 2, 2017

For more information and a link to the online application, click here

For other inquiries contact gallery@waterlooarts.org

First Street Gallery National Juried Exhibition: 4/1

First Street Gallery announces a call for artists to submit work to their National Juried Exhibition. It is open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. Exception: Artists currently represented by First Street Gallery. Eligible works include ORIGINAL oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, and sculpture in any medium. No video, film, installation, giclées or similar reproductions. The width of work, including the frame, may not exceed 44 inches. No height limit.

ACCEPTANCE: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

SALES: The gallery will take no commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked "N.F.S." No "P.O.R." sales.

ENTRY FEE: The fee is $35 for 1 - 3 works. $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable. 

For the full prospectus, click here

Call for Entries: The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition: 4/3

The Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition is calling all artists to submit for its annual art competition. The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world working in traditional media. Only two-dimensional, original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant, will be considered.

The competition includes up to $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artist's Magazine.

There is no Entry Fee to apply

Deadline for Submissions: April 3, 2017

For more information and to apply online, click here

Call for Entries: Viridian Artists 28th Annual International Juried Exhibition: 4/9

Juror: Susan Thompson, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum, is an organizing curator for the Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the permanent collection.

Cash prizes, Powerpoint Presentation, Group Exhibition in our Gallery June 27 to July 15, 2017.

For guidelines, click here.

Early entry fee (ends March 11, 11:59pm) = $35/ 3 works, $5 each additional work

March 12- April 9 = $45/ 3 works, $5 each additional work.

Deadline: Friday April 9, 2017

Call for Entries: Art for Aleppo Postcard Art Show: 4/15

In response to the overwhelming sentiments toward the horrific news and video surfacing around the atrocities in Aleppo, particularly in regard to the children affected, The Art for Aleppo would like to initialize an open call for artists from around the world to respond and submit artist made postcards for this Exhibtion held at Catalyst Gallery, New York in April. The intention of this call is to allow visual artists an outlet to express themselves around the Syrian crisis and to raise awareness and funds to aid in the effort to provide Syrian children emergency care, food and water.

The Art For Aleppo project also gives non artists a chance to help in three ways, through the purchase of art, through the purchase of the catalog book of participating artists or through a direct monetary donation in any amount. Any sales or donations will go toward the Save the Children Syrian Children's Relief Fund

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2017

Full Application Details here

 

Call for Entries: 2017 Biggs Picture Landscape Competition: 4/15

The Biggs Museum of American Art is proud to again host the Biggs Picture, a juried landscape competition. This exhibition will present art works from all media; such as, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft, and video; of competition winners that most successfully interpret the theme of "Landscape". Exhibition Open: June 2- July 23, 2017

Depending on size, the exhibition will display between 40 and 60 works. Each work must fit within at least one of these sub-themes: Perceived Landscape: interpretations of actual spaces at particular times. Imagined Landscapes: interpretations of spaces from the past, memory, make-believe, and/or the future. Landscapes of the Mind: interpreting psychological states of being through creations of space.

Winning images, selected from digital submissions, will be featured in a 2017 museum exhibition and the best in show will win a $1,500 purchase prize.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Apply here.

Call for Entries: Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6x6x2017 : 4/16

You can be a part of an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and people just like YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously.

All entries will be accepted and exhibited both in the gallery and online, and all will be on sale to the public for $20 each to benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Artists' names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase, and sold-out artists' names will be revealed next to their works online July 7. Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D), and there is no fee to enter.

There is a four-artwork limit per elementary, middle, or high school.

Read the entry guidelines here.

Email us at info@rochestercontemporary.org

Deadline: April 16, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Narrative Artwork for Storytelling Exhibition at the Foundry Art Centre: 4/24

Charles, MO – Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences across all cultures. Whether implied or spelled out, many artworks have epic tales to tell despite the limited imagery they are allowed. While literary artists have the luxury of inexhaustible words to describe a tale, visual artists rely on their imagination to successfully communicate a narrative and ignite another's imagination.

Open to all media, Tell Me A Story highlights the story-telling, narrative abilities of artwork. Jason Bly, juror for the exhibition, is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and an accomplished trompe l’oiel oil painter.

All entries are due by Monday, April 24, 2017. Tell Me A Story will open on Friday, June 16, 2017 with an opening reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given prior to the reception at 5:30pm.

Three awards will be given at the opening reception, two $200 juror’s choice awards and a $500 or Going Solo exhibition juror’s choice award. This exhibition closes on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Calls for entry are available online or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

Call for Artists: Arc Gallery and Studios: Flora and Fauna: 4/24

Arc Gallery and Studios has an open call for artists for “Flora & Fauna” National Juried Exhibition. They welcome artists whose concerns are ecology-based as well as those whose subject matter is traditionally flora, fauna or landscapes. They are seeking wide-ranging interpretations that will transform our gallery into a virtual Shangri-La.

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

Deadline: April 24, 2017

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

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

Exhbition dates: June 17, 2017 – July 15, 2017 “Flora & Fauna”

Reception: Saturday, June 17th 7-9PM “Flora & Fauna” . Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification. ELIGIBILITY Artists residing in the United States.

Requirements: 2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame 3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16 inches x 16 inches or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space.

Notification to Artists: May 19th, 2017

Fees: $35 submission fee for up to 3 pieces

For more information click here.

Call for Artists: Bloom: Descanso Gardens: 4/28

A public garden since 1953, Descanso Gardens in California is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections, evocative native landscapes and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. It opened the Sturt Haaga Gallery in 2011, created by repurposing an historic building with a modern addition. “Portraits of the Garden: BLOOM!,” the gallery’s second invitational/juried exhibition, opens March 1, 2017.

“BLOOM!” will concentrate on perhaps the most compelling phase of plant life, the flower, and invite artists to not only represent the flower in their artwork but also to suggest the flower’s crucial role in reproduction, evolutionary change, and at the center of an intricate and beautiful web of life that includes pollinators of all kinds (including we humans).

Artwork of any style and genre will be considered but the key to the selection process will be art that not only depicts flowers and floral forms but also suggest the flower’s central role in the life cycles of plants from the tiniest primrose to the mightiest of the oaks, and as a biological intersection among literally tens of thousands of other species of life, from the smallest microbes that inhabit the soil to the largest and most present of the herbivores. Artworks can therefore be representational, metaphorical or abstract. 

Deadline: January 11, 2017

Fees: $60 entry fee. Descanso Gardens members receive a 75 percent discount. Members will be notified of the code through a members-only email. 

Duration: March 7 through May 28, 2017.

Click here for more information. 

Call for Entries: PROUD: 5/5

PROUD is an exhibition of visual art running from June 2 - 25, 2017 produced by The Studio Door

The Studio Door is seeking artwork that expresses authentic viewpoints of the LGBTQ experience. Artists are encouraged to submit meaningful works underscoring identity, lifestyle and diversification. Show us what your Pride looks like.

PROUD is an exhibit designed to celebrate LGBTQ artists in honor of the Stonewall Riots during National Pride Month. If you do not self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer, we respectfully ask that you consider entering one of The Studio Door's other calls for 2017.

Deadline: May 5, 2017  - 10:59 PM PST 

For more information click here

Call For Entries: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery: Rolling

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea NYC Invitation to Submit Portfolio

Deadline: rolling

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, located in Chelsea, New York City, is curating FEBRUARY 2017 "Chelsea Biennale" Exhibition.

National and International Artists are invited to submit a portfolio to curatorialreview@aol.com

Please include:

-6 JPEG Images

-Artist Statement

-Contact Information

 For more information, please click here.

Call for Entries: Field Projects Gallery: 6/3

Field Projects is an NYC-based project space located in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district. Field Projects is pleased to announce the Summer 2017 Open Call. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in the June-July 2017 exhibition: Show #42. Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel will be considering the submissions for future group shows, solo shows, art fairs, and the studio visit program.

Apply online here

Submission Fee: $25

Deadline to Apply: June 3rd, 2017

Call for Entries: Live! LandEscape's Int'l Performance Fest:6/15

LandEscape is seeking submissions for the 8th edition of LIVE!.

The annual contest is curated by LandEscape's committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research and a jury of representatives of the organizers will select the works invited to the festival from the submissions. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers. The call is open to any kind of style and technique and applicants are free in their choice of subject.

The 2017 edition will be dedicated to contemporary performance art and will showcase artworks of over 40 new media and performance artists from around the globe. This edition will focus on the relationship between humans and environment and how this can be addressed through interdisciplinary collaboration. Accordingly, contributions from neighboring art disciplines such as visual art, media art and music with performative or theatrical references are just as welcome as site-specific projects and performances in public space.

Requirements: There are no limitations regarding the number of participants or the length of the productions; short works and works with a large cast are also taken into consideration.

Submit your projects: Please fill out the application form

• For any further information or clarifications please contact land.escape@europe.com

No entry fees 

Call for Entries: Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition: 6/30

Artshow.com is now accepting entries for its 13th annual Art Kudos Online Competition.

Mike Calway-Fagen will select the award winners. Mike is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Open to all artists 18 or older. $4,500 in cash awards.

Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. $35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in an online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th.

Guidelines and entry form, here.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Call to Artists: 2017 Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition: 6/30

Artshow.com is now accepting entries for its 13th annual Art Kudos Online Competition.

$4,500 in cash awards. Mike Calway-Fagen will select the award winners. Mike is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. $35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in an online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th. Guidelines and entry form: http://www.artkudos.com/prospectus.html

Deadline: June 30, 2017 

Call For Exhibits: The Workhouse Art Center: ongoing

The Workhouse Arts Center offers artists and curators and groups opportunities to exhibit at the Workhouse in one of many galleries. This open call facilitates interested parties in communicating information to the Center. There is no deadline for entries. Please allow for one-two month processing.

Entry Instructions: Open to all artists, groups or curators.

Entry Fee: $8 administrative fee.

Funding: As a non-profit, the Workhouse may offer exhibit space, basic installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget and potential funds.

Please Note: The Workhouse serves a large population. Most exhibits are group exhibits and mounted in collaboration with community and academic partners. While artists, groups and curators are encouraged to enter this open call, it is a very competitive. Most exhibits are scheduled at least one year in advance. Selection may include an interview and discussions with the Workhouse Visual Arts Department.

Apply using Entrything.com

For any questions and concerns please contact Brett John Johnson, Director of Visual Arts, at brettjohnson@workhousearts.org for additional information.

For information about the Artist Program, including studios and the Arches gallery, please click here.

Call for Artists: Vox Populi: PA: Rolling

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work on a rolling basis. Performances will take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call.

Proposals should outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Proposals are considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response.

Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work.

Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work.

Email submissions and any questions to exhibitions@voxpopuligallery.org with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!

Deadline: rolling

Click here to visit their website.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TEMPORARY ART REVIEW: Ongoing

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.

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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