Opportunities

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.
 

Regional Opportunities

Call for Sculpture: Havre de Grace Sculpture Trail: 2/10

Open Call for Public Sculpture:

Permanent Sculpture Installation Havre de Grace Sculpture Trail

Submission Deadline: February 10, 2023

Total Project Budget: Not to exceed $45,000

Background:

Havre de Grace Maryland is a historic city at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. The city was the crossing place of the Susquehanna River, and played host to the founding fathers during the years before and after the American Revolution. During the years before the American Civil War the city was a stop on the underground railroad. Havre de Grace was the terminus of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, used for shipping goods up and down the treacherous Susquehanna River to and from Pennsylvania and points north. The Susquehanna flats where a stopover for migrating ducks and geese and became a center of decoy carving for those who hunted on the lower Susquehanna. Skipjacks plied the waters looking for the bounty teaming below the surface of the wide waters of the upper bay. Havre de Grace has identified public art as important for the economic and cultural development of the city, to simultaneously strengthen the fabric and identity of the community, and to raise its profile throughout the region and beyond. To that end, the Public Art Committee of the Havre de Grace Arts Collective (https://hdgartscollective.org/public-art/) is developing a Sculpture Trail that will include a combination of permanent and rotating sculpture installations throughout Havre de Grace. The Sculpture Trail will begin in North Park, at the North end of the city, continue through the downtown district to Concord Point Park and Millard Tydings Memorial Park at the South end of the city. The Sculpture Trail follows the path of other historical and cultural trails through town, and the Sculpture Trail project has support from the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway (LSHG). Several potential sites for installations of sculpture have been identified along the route. (A proposed map is attached.) The overall goals for the Sculpture Trail are to increase the presence of public art, specifically sculpture, increase public engagement in the city as a result of the increase in public art. This project ties directly to goals established in the 2014 Public Art Plan for Havre de Grace, commissioned by the city: “Develop and implement a comprehensive public art program rooted in the heritage, architectural and natural beauty of this city and environs, and in its strong sense of place.” And “Public art can help transform Havre de Grace into a cultural center that radiates energy and excitement.... Public art conspicuously brands a city as a cultural destination, helping to catalyze the growth and health of the cultural sector.” The 2014 Public Art Plan specifically mentions several sites for sculpture in the city and recommends a public sculpture trail. (Can be viewed in Google Chrome at: chrome-

Havre de Grace Sculpture Trail - Permanent Sculpture Installation Call for Entries Havre de Grace has several historical and cultural museums and performance venues throughout the city. The Sculpture Trail will effectively connect those sites, from the Susquehanna Museum at the Lockhouse in North Park, past the Opera House and Harmers Town Art Center in the center of the city, to the Concord Point Lighthouse Museum, Maritime Museum and Decoy Museum in Concord Point Park and Tydings Park at the south end of the city.

Scope:

The Havre Grace Arts Collective, Public Art Committee and the City of Havre de Grace plans to install one or two additional permanent sculptures along the Sculpture Trail in Havre de Grace in 2023. These permanent sculptures will join existing sculptures in the city to create significant anchor points along the planned Sculpture Trail. Currently, the city of Havre de Grace has a figurative sculpture of the Marquis de Lafayette at the entrance to the downtown business district, and additional permanent sculptures in Concord Point and Tydings Parks. This call, supported by the Maryland State Arts Council (MASC), is for Maryland artists to propose a permanent sculpture in North Park, near the beginning of the Sculpture Trail and, possibly, an additional sculpture in the central part of the city. Historical and cultural considerations for each of the sites are mentioned in the ‘Project Overview’ section of this call for entries.  Once proposals are received from interested artists, up to eight finalists for the sculpture(s) will be selected by a Selection Committee, including Public Art Committee members, regional arts professionals and interested citizens. The Selection Committee will consist of at least three and no more than five members. The selection of finalists and priority for the sites of the sculptures will be guided, in part, by consideration given to increasing the diversity of the permanent sculptures placed throughout the city, so that a variety of artists and types of artworks are represented. The selected finalists will be awarded a stipend to create models for submission for the final selection process. The models produced by the finalists will be on view to the public at the Havre de Grace Opera House, which is in the cultural center of the city and is open to the public. The Public Art Committee will solicit discussion and feedback from the public prior to the final selection, by the Selection Committee, of the sculpture(s) to be created. At least one public meeting and a reception will be scheduled to gather feedback about the models and proposed locations for installation.

Project Overview:

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective Public Art Committee and the City of Havre de Grace are seeking a sculpture(s) that reflects the heritage, history, contemporary energy, or natural beauty of the city and environs, and helps to establish Havre de Grace as a cultural center for years to come. This sculpture(s) will also serve as a catalyst for other public art projects in the city. The proposed sites for the sculpture(s) are in North Park near the Susquehanna Museum at the Lockhouse, and other potential sites near the center of the downtown. North Park, the primary site for the proposed sculpture, is an open, public park at the North end of Havre de Grace. The park is along the Susquehanna River near the site of the terminus of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal and is home to the Susquehanna Museum at the Lockhouse  (https://www.thelockhousemuseum.org), as well as a section of the original canal, including granite

 

Havre de Grace Sculpture Trail - Permanent Sculpture Installation Call for Entries block walls and wooden locks originally used to control water flow in and out of the canal. A large pond, remaining from the canal system, is a stop-over for migrating birds as well as home to local waterfowl. North Park is also the site of the annual encampment of reenactors of the attack on Havre de Grace by the British during the War of 1812. The park acts as a gateway to the Joe K. hiking trail that continues North along the river, following the path of the former canal. Several locations are available in North Park for siting a sculpture. A sculpture sited in North Park should reflect the historical or natural impact of the location. The potential sites in downtown Havre de Grace are all within the Arts and Entertainment District and within a block or two of the Susquehanna River. Downtown Havre de Grace is a vibrant community of local residents, businesses and activities. Several annual festivals take place during the summer months with a festival or other large event almost every weekend, as well as monthly First Friday celebrations, which bring people into the downtown area from the surrounding region. The Arts Collective, the Opera House, State Theater and the Star Center all bring a variety of performances to the city, including liv music festivals and live theater performances. A sculpture sited in the city center should reflect the dynamic energy and celebratory nature of the festivals and events held in the city. Artists may propose sculptures for either or both locations, North Park or the downtown area. The sculpture(s) must be designed for outdoor installation along the waterfront or for a site within the city center within blocks of the water. The anticipated footprint for the sculpture is to be no larger than 100 square feet. The installation may include a base, which could incorporate a plinth, slab or in-ground anchors for the sculpture. The artist is responsible for the design, engineering and installation of all support structures for the sculpture, including the base, foundation or anchors. The City of Havre de Grace is responsible for site preparation and lighting. The city will work with the artist to accomplish the installation of the sculpture, but any special installation requirements are the responsibility of the artist. Ongoing maintenance of the sculpture and its surroundings will be the responsibility of the City of Havre de Grace under the direction of the Public Art Committee of the Arts Collective.

Eligibility:

Open to all artists age 18 and over in the state of Maryland. Artists in Havre de Grace and Harford County are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selection Process:

Submissions will be reviewed by the Selection Committee, which will include Public Art Committee members, regional arts professionals and interested citizens. The Selection Committee will consist of at least three and no more than five members. All complete submissions will be considered. The selection of finalists will be guided by the following criteria:

  • Adherence to the submission requirements.

  • Attention to the relationship of the sculpture to the specific site.

  • The potential of the work to enhance and expand the public’s interest in Havre de Grace.

  • Art work that increases the diversity of the permanent sculptures placed throughout the city, so that a variety of artists and types of artworks are represented in the city.

 

Havre de Grace Sculpture Trail - Permanent Sculpture Installation Call for Entries

• The artist’s experience with similar projects.

• Demonstrated ability to maintain projects within budget and on schedule.

• Verification of good standing with the state of Maryland.

• Durability of materials, maintenance requirements, consideration of the susceptibility to

vandalism, and timelessness of the work

The Selection Committee will review all submissions and invite up to eight finalists to prepare and present fully developed models, any related site drawings, installation details, and any additional requested information for public review. Each artist selected to continue to the Finalist Round will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Timeline:

  • Deadline for receipt of applications: February 10th, 2023.

  • Notification of Finalists: February 12th, 2023.

  • Deadline for submissions of Finalists’ models, drawings and site plans: March 10st, 2023.

  • Public Review of Finalists submissions: March 11th-19th, 2023.

  • Final selections made by Selection Committee after public input: March 20st, 2023.

  • Agreement to complete selected sculpture will be drafted once final funding is complete:

  • TBD pending final funding approval.

  • Installation due: TBD, based on the complexity of construction process; three to six months after

  • awarding of contract.

  • Dedication of installation: TBD, after installation date is set.

 

For more information click HERE 

Call for Teen Artists: Vibe Check: A Teen Art Exhibition: 2/12

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center invites teen artists to submit original artwork to 'Vibe Check: A Teen Art Exhibition'. The exhibit will include two components:  a virtual show that will include all submitted works; and a juried gallery show that will feature works selected by a guest juror.  

All media welcome; large to small-scale works; individual or group entries are welcome; social media submissions welcome; cash awards. No application fee; open to all teens.

This exhibition will have two components:

Virtual Exhibit of all submitted works - opens March 3, 2023

Juried Gallery Exhibit - March 3-26, 2023 in the Annmarie Arts Building 

'Vibe Check' is intended to give teens ages 13–19 a safe space to express themselves through art. With many students having to adjust to the challenges of post-pandemic life, art continues to be more important than ever as an avenue of communication and connection.

Click HERE to apply! 

Deadline: February 12, 2023

Call for Entries: Harford 100-Mile Biennial: 2/15

The “Harford 100-Mile Biennial” Exhibition

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2023

The Chesapeake Gallery invites submissions to the first Harford 100-Mile Biennial exhibition. It is open to all artists who reside within one hundred miles of Harford Community College (HCC) and who are at least 18 years of age. (Some of the eligible cities include Baltimore and Annapolis, MD, Fairfax and Leesburg, VA, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington and Dover, DE and Washington, D.C.) This exhibition aims to showcase the area’s top artists as a vital component of our cultural offerings to the region. All submitted artwork must have been created within the past three years. Final choices for the show will be selected by members of HCC’s faculty and staff. Selected artists are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery. There is no application fee or commission on sold work. There will be a $500 Juror’s Choice Award given to an artwork demonstrating high levels of skill and merit. Contact Brad Blair, Chesapeake Gallery Coordinator, at bblair@harford.edu with any questions.

Exhibition Dates:  June 16 - September 15, 2023

Closing Reception: Mid-September, 2023

 

Emailed Submissions Must Include:

  • 1. Artists may submit up to three works for consideration and up to two images of each work. Please submit 1-6 high quality digital images, not exceeding 3MB each, in jpg or jpeg format. (YouTube links for video & other time-based media will be accepted as well.)
  • 2. Current Resume or C.V.  
  • 2. Artist Statement relevant to the submitted work
  • 3. Image List corresponding to submitted images including Artist’s Name, Title of Work, Medium(s), Dimensions, Date of Completion, and Price

* All written materials should be submitted in PDF or Word format

* All materials are due via email to bblair@harford.edu by February 15, 2023

* Results will be released to artists on April 5, 2023

* Accepted artworks to need to arrive at the Chesapeake Gallery by June 7, 2023

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College features contemporary art by emerging and established artists, as well as HCC faculty, staff, and students. Located in Bel Air, MD, the Chesapeake Gallery serves as a vital educational link between the community and the practice of art and design in the region.

To Apply Click HERE

 

Exhibitor Applications: Arts & Drafts Festival: 2/28

Artist Exhibitor Applications for the 2023 Arts & Drafts Festival are OPEN!

The Baltimore County Arts Guild is welcoming applications from artists wishing to

exhibit and sell their work at the 2023 Arts & Drafts Festival. All artists working with a range of mediums are encouraged to submit an application.

The 2023 Arts & Drafts Festival, presented by the Baltimore County Arts Guild, will be held June 24 - 25, 2023 at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, MD. This 2-day, outdoor festival will provide a unique opportunity for artists to display and sell their work to over 8,000 visitors, connect with up to 60 other visual artist exhibitors from across the Baltimore-Washington region, and enjoy live music, interactive programs, and family-friendly activities.

  • Early Bird Application Fee: $25

  • Apply by February 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST and your non-refundable application fee is only $25!

  • Standard Application Fee: $35

  • After February 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST, the non-refundable application fee goes up to $35.

  • All applications are due February 28, 2023 at 11:59 EST. 

 
If you are an arts non-profit interested in presenting a booth showcasing your organization (as opposed to exhibiting and selling artwork) or are interested in sponsoring the Festival, click HERE.
 
If you are a performance artist interested in performing at the Festival, click HERE.
 
Click HERE to apply
 
 

Call for Poets: Enoch Pratt Library Poetry Contest: 3/1

Poetry Contest

Calling Maryland poets age 18 and older! Submit an entry to the Enoch Pratt Free Library Poetry Contest for the chance for your poem to be published and featured in Little Patuxent Review.
 
Maryland poets, this contest is for you! The winning poem, to be announced in mid-April, will be published in Little Patuxent Review and celebrated at a public reading hosted by the Pratt Library and Little Patuxent  Review. It may also be displayed at the Central Library or turned into a collectible broadside.
 
Contest Rules
  • Entrants must be Maryland residents, 18 or older.

  • Paid or volunteer staff of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Little Patuxent Review and their immediate families are not eligible, nor are previous Pratt Library Poetry Contest first-place winners.

  • Please send only one original poem, on any theme and in any form, for consideration.

  • Your entry must be unpublished, either in print or online, including personal blogs, Facebook, or Twitter. It cannot be currently under review for possible publication.

  • Your entry must not exceed 100 lines.

  • Submit your typed entry as a Microsoft Word attachment by email to contest@prattlibrary.org or by mail to:

  • Poetry Contest, Fiction & Humanities Department, Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore MD 21201-4484.

  • All entries must be received by Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

  • Please submit your name, address, phone number, and a brief biography on a separate page. Please do not put your name, address, phone number, or biography on the entry itself. Our judges will see only the poem.

Confirmation of receipt and comments on your entry will not be provided, nor will your entry be returned to you.

Questions? Email contest@prattlibrary.org or call (410) 396-5484.

For more infomration click HERE

 

Call for Applicants: Quilting Instructor at Montgomery College: 03/01

The Montgomery College, Community Arts Program, is currently accepting applications for possible openings as a part-time faculty member teaching quilting and fiber arts. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrates the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner.

Click here to apply.

Call for Artists: Free LakeFest Weekend Fine Arts & Crafts Show: 03/06

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ LakeFest event is returning to the Columbia Lakefront June 16-18, 2023 for a spectacular celebration. Included in this not-to-be-missed free outdoor weekend is our Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show along with the live performances from national, regional and local artists on the LakeStage, interactive children’s activities, festival foods, and fun for the entire family!

Our juried, Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show is currently seeking artisans with original work, representing a breadth of media including functional and wearable art, to participate in this June 16-18, 2023, free outdoor weekend in Columbia, Maryland. DON’T MISS this opportunity to showcase your original artwork.

Non-Refundable $275 Show Fee upon juried acceptance into the show. ($200 if NFPA 701 Fire Code Certified tent is provided by artist)* Additional $50 Fee if Electricity Requested, available on a limited basis. All artists are responsible for providing any display fixtures, tables, signage, etc. Artists invited into the show will be required to participate for all 3 days; no exceptions will be made.

*Fee includes the rental of one (1) NFPA 701 Fire Code Certified 10’x10? tent. If using your own NFPA 701 Fire Code Certified 10’x10? tent (Certification proof is required), you will receive a $75 credit towards the show fee, reducing it to $200.

For more information or to apply click HERE

Call for Applications: BOPA Open Studio Tours: 3/12

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the 2023 Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 6–7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend is a citywide event that brings together professional artists and the public. It gives art lovers, students, collectors, and creative influencers the opportunity to meet, connect with, and purchase art from some of Baltimore City’s most vibrant artists. Each year during Baltimore OST Weekend, attendees travel from across the Maryland region to visit artists in their Baltimore studios, see their works in progress, and step into their creative processes.

Artist applications to participate in Baltimore OST Weekend are now open. All eligible artists (fine, visual, and performance artists with studios within Baltimore City limits) are invited to apply. The deadline is Sunday, March 12, 2023. The application is hosted on BOPA’s Submittable portal here:

https://bopaartscouncil.submittable.com/submit/245583/baltimore-open-studio-tour-weekend-2023

There will be a virtual information session for applying artists on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. To register for the Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend Information Session, click

here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIof-mrrDkiGNWaMAFAr9d2e-xxpDDOy2ic Participating artists will be announced Friday, March 31, 2023. For more information about Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend, visit promotionandarts.org and be sure to follow BOPA on social media (@promoandarts) for the latest arts and cultural events around Baltimore.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events center, and film office. By providing funding and support to artists, arts programs, organizations, and arts education, as well as producing cultural events across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative place to live and work.

Call for Musicians: Montpelier Arts Center: 3/12

Montpelier Classical Recital Competition

Classical musicians are now being sought for the Montpelier Arts Center Recital Competition!  Winners will be featured in a recital in the Main Gallery during the September 2023-May 2024 season.

Musicians must be 18 & older to be considered. There are no geographical restrictions, but winners are responsible for their own transportation and hospitality.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

  • Ten-minute selection of music that best identifies your repertoire and technique. 

  • Musician(s) biography. 

  • Headshot(s) that is appropriate for print (at least 8" x 10" and 300 dpi resolution). 

  • Current one-page resume with contact information for each participating musician

  • The honorarium is $500 per performance.   If applicable, one accompanist per performance will receive a $300 honorarium.

  • There is no entry fee for this competition.

  • Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2023, 11:59 pm

  • Notification of Results: March 29, 2023. If selected, artists must confirm performance date by April 7, 2023.

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

To apply click HERE

Call for TEEN artists: Montpelier Library Gallery: 3/12

Call for teen artists: Montpelier Library Gallery

Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2023 – July 2024.  To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland.  Previous winners from 2018 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.

An honorarium of $400 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibiting (i.e. groups would share the $400 honorarium.) The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, Montpelier Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the competition.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all exhibitions are subject to being virtual only, by appointment, and/or without a reception.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

  • Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Wednesday, April 5, 2023

  • Artist/Artist Group statement that includes a statement about artwork to be exhibited if selected for an exhibition.

  • Current résumé of all artists to exhibit.

  • A proposal of no more than 500 words (click here to see a floor plan of the Library Gallery).

  • Preferred month for your show and include second and third choices. Exhibitions typically run 6-8 weeks.

  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi resolution.

  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2023, 11:59 pm.

  • Notification of selections: March 29, 2023.

  • Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

To apply click HERE 

Call for Artists: Our Best Foot Forward: 3/25

Call for artists – Our Best ‘Foot’ Forward

The Kent Cultural Alliance (KCA) invites Kent County Artists to submit work for an Open House celebration of the Grand Opening of the Vincent and Leslie Prince Raimond Cultural Center on the weekend of March 24. The exhibit, “Our Best ‘Foot’ Forward: A Celebration of Kent County’s Creative Community” will showcase the work of Kent County artists (as well as any Queen Anne’s County artist that lives in the 21620 zip code.)

All submissions must be from Kent County Residents aged 18 or older (there will be a separate submission process for student artists)

  • All visual art and craft submissions are to be 1 foot of art.

  • For 2 dimensional pieces this means a piece no larger than 1’x1’

  • For 3 dimensional pieces, no larger than 1 cubic foot

  • Works of printed poetry and prose are also encouraged… please stick to the guidelines of 12 inches by 12 inches 

  • For music and film submissions, a high-quality digital file must be submitted and can be no longer than 12 minutes in length (and will run in a loop with other works)

  • Submit via the Google Form (red button above) or by emailing hester@kentculture.org or by calling (410)778-3700

  • All pieces must be delivered ready to display

Delivery Dates are March 16 and 17 between 10 am and 5 pm and March 18 between 10 am and 3 pm

Artists can have their pieces for sale, but the KCA will not handle any sales, nor take a commission of any kind

Since this is a show in celebration of Kent County Artists, works that celebrate Kent County would be welcome, but this is not a requirement

Deadline: March 25, 2023

CLICK FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

email: john@kentculture.org

 

Call for Artist: Montpelier Annual Studio Jury Competition: 3/26

Montpelier Arts Center Annual Studio Jury Competition

Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program. These artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. These artists are selected by an annual jury panel and exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.

Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first floor and the second floor. The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists.

To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old, and reside in Maryland. Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others. Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.

Selected artists can renew their lease for up to three years and if the artist would like to stay three additional years, they will need to re-jury in. Artists have the opportunity to hold a studio space for up to a maximum of six years. Leases run July 1 through June 30. Studio access is commensurable to the hours the facility is open.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

  • Current résumé, artist statement, and biography for each artist looking to rent.

  • Letter of intent stating reasons for applying, what you hope to accomplish through/during residency, how studio space will be used, and any special projects you propose with Montpelier Arts Center.

  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal, with the titles, dates, and dimensions of each work. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi.

  • Three professional references, their relation to you, and their contact information. 

  • Each selected artist will be granted a lease for rental space at Montpelier Arts Center. Montpelier resident artists may hold solo exhibitions in the Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11:59 pm

New Leases Begin at Montpelier Arts Center: Saturday, July 1, 2023

To apply click HERE 

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

Montpelier: Resident Artist Program: 3/26

Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program for a short term lease. There is one studio available for an artist to work alongside others working in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. Artists are selected by an annual jury panel and exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.

Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first floor and the second floor. The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists.

To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old, and reside in Maryland. Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others. Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.

Selected artists will be a Resident Artist for one year with the lease running July 1 through June 30. Artists are eligible to compete for a longer term studio provided there is available space. Studio access is commensurable to the hours the facility is open.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 26, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

  • Current résumé, artist statement, and biography for each artist looking to rent.

  • Letter of intent stating reasons for applying, what you hope to accomplish through/during residency, how studio space will be used, and any special projects you propose with Montpelier Arts Center.

  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal, with the titles, dates, and dimensions of each work. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi.

  • Three professional references, their relation to you, and their contact information. 

  • Each selected artist will be granted a lease for rental space at Montpelier Arts Center. Montpelier resident artists may hold solo exhibitions in the Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis.

  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11:59 pm

  • New Leases Begin at Montpelier Arts Center: Saturday, July 1, 2023

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

To apply click HERE

Call for Performing Artists: USArtists International: 3/29

USArtists International supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. The program funds individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines.

USArtists International is designed to encourage the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and in the global arts community; to support engagements that develop and expand both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists; and to promote justice in the arts community by elevating the diverse voices contributing to the vibrant array of creative expression in the United States.

USAI provides grants of up to $18,000 toward eligible expenses; please reference the guidelines for further detail.

USArtists International is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts through the generous funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, and The Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Applicants with eligible performance engagements between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 can apply at the next deadline: March 29, 2023. Notifications of funding by June 20, 2023. 

Deadline: March 29, 2023

To apply click HERE

Call for Entries: Off the Wall at Laurel Arts Gallery: 03/29

The Laurel Arts Gallery want you to get Off the Wall....and onto the floor at the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts? We are looking for artists that work in the 3 dimensional space to create unique, unusual, off the wall pieces to display throughout our galleries. Instead of walking up to the art, we want you to be able to walk through the art as it’s displayed on the floors, on pedestals, tables OR even hanging from the ceiling (please call ahead for availability and weight restrictions).

What do we mean by three-dimensional art? This is art that is presented in the dimensions of height, width and depth that occupies physical space and can be perceived from all sides and angles.

We are looking for artists that make three-dimensional pieces in any medium (wood, stone, metal, plastic, glass, found objects, etc.), sculptural, welding, blacksmithing, carvings, castings, installations, reliefs, mixed media, 3-d printing, collages, mosaics, jewelry, pottery and/or fibers. Your piece can be whimsical, abstract, or realistic. This is your chance to go completely off the wall with your designs and thoughts so don’t wall yourself in!

For questions, please call or email. Phone: 814-443-2433

Email: alison@laurelarts.org

Entry Procedures
  • Open to all artists 18 years of age or older.
  • Maximum of 6 entries per artist and entries may not have been displayed at the Dressler Center for at least the past 3 years.
  • For 1– 3 entries: Non-refundable fee of $25 made payable to Laurel Arts.
  • For 4-6 entries: Non-refundable fee of $35 made payable to Laurel Arts.Artwork should be
  • original and able to stand securely.

Deadline to dropoff: March 29th

Click HERE for more information.

Call for Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery Deadline Ongoing

Seeking submissions tied to our department programs: Commercial Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, and/or Sequential Arts. As an HBCU, we particularly strive to highlight, support and promote BIPOC artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational opportunities to the entire region. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click HERE

Call to Artists: Johns Hopkins Professor Seeks Women in Creative Industries for Study Deadline Ongoing

Dr. Antigoni Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor of Leadership at Johns Hopkins University, is conducting a research study is designed to examine factors such as entrepreneurial orientation, creative personality, networking ties and mentoring as a necessity for the growth and development of Maryland's creative and cultural industries and the role of women entrepreneurs. 

Creative industries, by focusing on arts and culture, generate spillover effects for other industries associated with quality of life, "image" of cities and regions and tourism. Research has recognized the critical importance of women in the field of creative industries

The creative industries sector includes: Art Gallery, Architecture, Graphic and Industrial Design, Decoration, Sculpture, Publishing, Literature, Poetry, Painting, Electronic media, social media, advertising, Theatre, Film, Music, Table Games and Electronic Games, TV and radio production, videos, Fashion, Photography, Crafting and Antiques, Dancing, Events Planning, Spectacle etc.

For more information, click here

Call For Artists: Athenaeum: Ongoing

The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals.

Apply now via CaFE.

Eligibility:

Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit a proposal for a solo show.

A group of artists who live or work in the area may submit a proposal for a group show.

A curator, living or working anywhere, may submit a proposal for a show featuring works by artists living or working in this area.

Insurance:

All works in the show will be insured by the Athenaeum Gallery for 100% of the retail price during the run of the show.

Criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray.  Some of the selection criteria include:

- What is the artist trying to achieve or communicate through the work?

- What makes it unique or interesting?

- Is the work technically excellent?

- Have the works or the artist been on display in this area recently?

Submission Specifications:

All visual media is welcome, but every work must be wall-mounted.

Painting, drawing, collage, etc. must be framed or fully finished, wired, and ready to hang on picture hooks.

Work must be less than 9 inches deep.

Sculpture must be less than 9 inches deep and lighter than 30 pounds.

No floor mounted or free-standing work will be considered.

Work that requires electricity will not be considered.

Each application needs to represent work created by artists in DC,MD, VA.

Delivery/Shipping:

The artist/artists or curator is responsible for getting, or arranging to have their work delivered, to the Athenaeum Gallery and having unsold works picked up form the gallery at the close of the show.

Sales:

The Athenaeum Gallery will retain a 40% commission on works sold, and will issue a check for 60% of the sales price to the artist no longer than thirty days after the show has closed.

For a curator-proposed show, the commission structure can be adjusted with the full agreement of the gallery and the curator.

Sold work remains in the gallery until the last day of the show.

Work does not have to be for sale to be included in a show.

Contact Information:

Please contact twig@twigweb.com or 703-548-0035 if you have anymore questions.

Address: The Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Call to Artists: Fire & Bliss Creative Deadline Ongoing

Fire & Bliss Creative

Work Media: Original photographs, paintings, mixed media works, or any two-dimensional artwork that can be photographed in order to be translated into prints.

Work Size: Preferred file resolution of an artwork is 300 ppi. In order to ensure a good-quality print on both small and large scale, we recommend the short side of your file to be at least 2250 pixels. As for the best file formats to submit, we recommend submitting .jpg or uncompressed .tif files. Please ensure your file is no larger than 100MB.

Entry Requirements: Artists, please join us for a conversation about justice, equity, and art. Our platform centers artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and who are LGBTQ+, but anyone who is committed to our values of racial justice and queer liberation is welcome. We built this platform to be a community and brave space for like-minded creatives who center advocacy and equity in their work and their lives.We are open to many media and subjects, but are largely looking for art around the themes of nature, justice, and liberation. However, we interpret those themes very broadly, so if you are interested in creating with us, please apply. There is no fee to submit and sell your work on Fire & Bliss. 

Submission Requirements:

  1. Artists with a commitment to racial justice and LGBTQ+ liberation and be engaged in a community that centers queer and BIPOC stories.
  2. Three digital images of your chosen works in either .jpg or .tif format, ideally no smaller than  a resolution of 300 ppi. These are the photos that will be directly turned into prints, so good lighting and minimal glare is key.
  3. Thoughtfully fill out an application on our website at https://www.fireandbliss.com/list-sell-your-art

Timeline: Ongoing

Selection Process:  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our advisory committee of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists.

Notification to artist: We will notify artists by email within two weeks of receiving their application. 

Delivery: online via hi-res, print ready photo

Publicity: We publicize our artists and their works through online paid ads, social media, email, and word of mouth. The QTBIPOC community is powerful, and we are lucky to have had other like-minded organizations share our posts and boost awareness of our collective.  All of our artists are also encouraged to share our application with other artists in their circle.

Sales: Artists receive a percentage of every sale, and unlike most platforms, we allow artists to decide their own commission percentage. Artists are paid monthly. Read more at our FAQs: https://fireandbliss.com/artistfaq

Contact:

Call for Submissions: First Sunday Arts Festivals: Ongoing

Call for Submissions: First Sunday Arts Festivals: Ongoing

Call Description
In 2001 the seed was planted after two art receptions at ARTFX gallery & 49 West on West Street held at the same time started to spill into the sidewalks between the two on the first Sunday evening of each month. In 2002 other businesses on the first block on West Street joined in and the event starts filling the sidewalks of West street and went from an evening event into an all-day event known as First Sunday Arts Festival.
Keeping the momentum going in 2016 we went further into the Annapolis Arts District by expanding the festival down West Street, adding the blocks between Calvert and Lafayette Streets. The festival now features about 130 vendors each month.
We seek artists and crafters whose work represents the highest quality in design, materials, and workmanship. First-time vendors need to submit photos with their application. New vendors with re-sell items will not be approved. All vendors must be approved by the IWSA festival committee or its designee. IWSA maintains the exclusive right to refuse vendors who, in IWSA’s sole discretion, do not meet festival standards or adds to an over-represented product category.

To submit an application, click here.

 

Call for Participation: Sole Connection A Mile in Another’s Shoes Deadline Ongoing

Help build an archive of personal journeys/stories symbolized by images of your shoes.

In this interconnected age of social media, we often forget to stop and meditate on the significance of the little things. While we may share with our close circle of friends and family, rarely do we offer those significant moments to our community at large. When we take the time to share in the subtleties of each other’s journey and experience, we become closer as a community, as a world.

Sole Connection offers that opportunity to share personal experiences stemming from something as simple as the shoes on your feet. Help build this archive to at least 5280 “feet” (entries) so that we can truly walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Please submit work at http://soleconnection.tumblr.com/submit

To see previous stories visit: http://soleconnection.tumblr.com or follow Sole Connection on Facebook.

Grant Opportunity: Maryland State Art Council's Professional Development Opportunity Grant: Rolling

The MSAC’s Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland.

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.

Applicants must be an eligible entity or individual who has identified a relevant and meaningful professional development opportunity.

The grant awards up to $2,000 to eligible artists and arts organizations.

Click here for detailed grant guidelines, and here to apply.

Call for Entry: LensCulture Deadline Ongoing

LensCulture is one of the most popular destinations on the web for people to discover important new contemporary photography. Our site attracts photography lovers from over 50 countries every day. A survey of online visitors defines the LensCulture audience as a tightly focused group: professional photographers, museum curators, gallery owners, international photo editors, publishers, educators, journalists, critics, art collectors, festival directors, and enthusiastic amateur photographers.

LensCulture is always eager to discover and feature great new photography, especially when it represents a solid body of work. We welcome all genres of photography, and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, experimental, poetic, personal, abstract, human, and street photography. All you have to do is set up an account on their site to apply for a chance to be featured in publication.

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

 

To submit, click here.

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.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.204.1959
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org