On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and on Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.
Enter the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition (DC)
Deadline: September 3. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is accepting submissions to its fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Established in 2006, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition invites artists (18 and over) living and working in the United States to submit one portrait for consideration. Selected artworks are featured in a museum exhibition. This year, the competition will focus on broadening the definition of portraiture while highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art and culture. The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Additional cash prizes will be awarded. Submissions from each finalist will form The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today exhibition, which will be displayed at the Portrait Gallery from November 2,, 2019, through September 7, 2020, before traveling to other cities in the United States. Previous competitions have received more than 3,000 entries.
Deadline: July 29. What does it mean to be a human? What evidence can you supply to convey that you are human? How can you prove that you qualify to be a “documented human?” For this curated exhibition, you may submit a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, a photograph, a video, a sound bite, a story, artifacts, your philosophy on anything at all… you may propose a performance, or show us what it means to be human through a documented or recorded action. Make us laugh, make us think, break our hearts, make us feel… human. Please submit your entry via email, email@example.com. Apply and learn more at the Jenny Wu website.
Wundor Illustration Contest 2018 (International)
Deadline: August 31. The winner of the Wundor illustration contest will receive three paid commissions for Wundor book covers in 2019, subject to negotiation of fair and professional fees for each cover that are mutually acceptable to both parties. The contest is open internationally. May be a new and or up-and-coming artist or someone who is established. The winner and two runners up will have their work published and published on the Wundor website and on our social media accounts. The prize is open to anyone in the world who is 16 years of age or older. Entrance fee is £10 for one image. £15 for three images. There is no limit to the number of entries that illustrators may make. The competition is open to work created using any medium, digital or physical, and with any tools. Artwork should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format. Entries will be judged onscreen. Learn more about Wundor and the illustration contest.
32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition (TX)
Deadline: September 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. 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.
HerFlag Collaborative Project (National)
Deadline: April 26. We are seeking 36 female/self-identifying collaborators in 36 states to help with the creation of a printed flag to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. The participating artists will represent each of the 36 states that helped pass the 19th Amendment. You need to be currently living in the state you are applying to represent. You will need to be able to travel to the capital city of your state on a specific date to hand over your completed stripe and be a part of the public performance while your stripe is added to the flag. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend. The finished flag will be 18 feet by 26 feet. There will be 36 stripes, one to represent each state that ratified the 19th amendment. The selected 36 pieces of art will be sent to Her Flag in a digital format. Learn more about the project at the HerFlag website.
Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!
Woven Tale Press Photography Competition (NY)
Submissions open July 15–September 15. Open to film, digital, Polaroid, photo collage, any photographic form. Can include mixed media, as long as the origin of the work is photographic. Cash prizes, first place award, one-week stay in expanded 1909 charming cape in the legendary Hamptons, NY, destination to artists from around the world; home to the Pollack-Krasner House, Parrish Art Museum, contemporary art galleries; accommodations for two; one block to NYC train, Atlantic ocean beach and town; full amenities; flexible bookings. More information here.
The Bicycle: Art Meets Form (NC)
Deadline: July 25. Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 30 – September 28, 2018. Artists may submit a maximum of three entries in any medium, including photography. Subject matter must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. Work must be original and must have been completed within the last 10 years. Giclees, copies, reproductions, or kit work will not be accepted. For more information, visit the Theater Art Galleries Website.
Open Call for Figurative Art – Group Exhibition (NY)
Deadline: July 30. Exhibition Dates: September 16-30, 2018. Dacia Gallery is pleased to invite emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in Dacia Gallery’s Eight-Year Anniversary Group Exhibition. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork in all mediums and styles that is based on figurative art and portraits, this will be a group show comprised of artwork created by contemporary artists, exhibiting what is being created on today. Accepted artwork: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital art, mixed media, illustration, etc. In other words, all creative culminations are welcome. For more info and to apply please visit the Dacia Gallery website.
Call for Artists – Dacia Gallery Solo Exhibition (NY)
Deadline: July 30. Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Solo Exhibition at Dacia Gallery in NYC. We are actively searching for new talented artists in all media and styles to work with, exhibit and represent for the new year of 2018. If you are looking for gallery representation and to have a Solo Exhibition in New York City, submit your art that we may discover your compelling work and present it to the public, gallery directors, curators and collectors. All creative culminations are welcome. For more info and to apply please visit the Dacia Gallery website.
Out Of Context: Graffiti and Street Art in the Gallery (GA)
Deadline: July 31. Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all mediums to submit artwork that is inspired by graffiti and street art to be displayed in a gallery setting. How does the context of the gallery change the impact the work has on the viewer? What happens when the work is removed from the street and placed in a white box environment? How does this transition from public to private spheres alter the reception of the work’s message? Does this in some way legitimize street art, or remove its integrity? For more information and submission instructions visit Sulfur Studio’s website.
Transformation Residency (NY)
Deadline: July 31. RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization announces a call for artists. The winner receives a week-long artist residency (studio+bedroom). The competition is open to everyone, 18 years and older, established and emerging artists alike. The following media are accepted: photography (including documentary), painting, illustration, drawing, installation, mixed media art, digital art, print, 3D-art including ceramic works, video art. $35 entry fee. For additional information, visit the Transformation exhibit website.
2018 New England Regional Juried Exhibition (MA)
Deadline: August 1. The Guild of Boston Artists seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 8-29 in Boston, MA. The Annual Regional Juried Exhibition is a juried show featuring the best of representational painting by New England artists who work in the realist tradition. Work must be representational, with a strong academic background. Prints, including giclees, are not eligible. The Guild has a preference for work done from life rather than photographs. Although works done from photography are not excluded, preference is given to work done from life, especially when the jurors are making the awards. Accepted media are oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, and pencil. Please check if using any other medium. For more information and to apply, visit the Guild of Boston artists website.
2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award (DC)
Deadline: August 3. The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual arts, music, and dance. This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. Additionally: Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners will be invited to the Washington Award Ceremony in Washington DC in Spring 2019. To learn more and apply visit The Washington Award website.
Site:Brooklyn – 4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking – NY
Deadline: August 7. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. Highlighting traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint and solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element. To submit online and view instructions visit the Site:Brooklyn website.
CREATING CONNECTIONS: An Acquisition & Print Replication Project (MD)
Deadline: August 12. Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and The CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018. More information here.
Call For Entries: Rachel Reese Selects (GA)
Deadline: August 16. Atlanta Photography Group is now taking submissions for Rachel Reese Selects, APG’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by Rachel Reese, the Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA. The Virginia Twinam Smith Award is an important part of this exhibition. Two works will be selected for a $500 prize and acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. For more information please visit the Atlanta Photography Group website.
Headphones and Handstamps: Art from Maryland’s Music Underground at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum (MD)
Deadline: August 18. Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Bmore BeatClub, is pleased to announce an open ‘call to artists’ and ‘call to musicians’ to participate in a new exhibition highlighting album art and poster art. MAP is working with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture to offer a visual arts exhibition on album and poster art in tandem with Bmore BeatClub’s debut event at the Museum. This exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Museum outside of the theater. This opportunity is available to visual artists and musicians submitting posters and album art on behalf of artists they have worked with (must have artists written approval). Submitters must be living in, or have a strong connection to the State of Maryland. More information here.
The Limner Gallery – A Show of Heads (NY)
Deadline: August 31. “A SHOW OF HEADS” is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery October 18 – November 10, 2018. The exhibition is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Artists may submit portraiture, partial, composite or multiple interpretations of the head. Entry is online via email, instructions are posted at the Slow Art/ Limner Website.
Deadline: September 1. Artlink Contemporary Gallery, in collaboration with Shakespearemachine, is pleased to present an exhibition inspired by Shakespeare, from contemporary interpretations to classical renderings. This is a juried exhibition. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to enter this exhibition. Artwork must have been created within the last two years and not have been previously exhibited at Artlink. Artwork must be original, reproductions will not be accepted. For more details visit the Artlink website.
The Center for Contemporary Art 2018 International Juried Exhibition (NJ)
Deadline: September 16. The Center for Contemporary Art’s annual International Juried Exhibition celebrates contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. The Center for Contemporary Art (“The Center”) is a vibrant regional non-profit art center with studio art classes, a summer art camp, rotating exhibitions and community outreach programs. Juror Midori Yoshimoto, Ph.D., will select work for inclusion in the exhibit and for three cash prizes. The Center’s Exhibitions Committee will review the body of work of each artists selected and choose one for a solo exhibit in 2019. Please check out The Center’s website for more details.
Exhibit: MFA Circle Gallery “50 Forever” (MD)
Exhibit dates: July 25 – August 16. Please enter your artwork for each exhibition online here. In celebration of our 50th year at Circle Gallery, MFA is hosting two Fifty Forever Exhibitions! Fifty Forever @ Circle Gallery – MFA current Members – Entry fees are $10 for one entry for this all-hang, all-media exhibition. Artworks must be no larger than 20″ x 20″ x 20″, including frame. MFA former members may rejoin and exhibit for $80 during the entry process ($70 for a one-year membership and $10 for the entry fee). Entry fees are non-refundable. Fifty Forever Online Exhibition – Entry fees are $5 for one entry. Open to all current and former MFA Members. Artworks must be no larger than 72″x 72″x 72″, including frame. If your work is larger, please contact MFA. There will be a closing reception for all artists at Circle Gallery on August 16 during Annapolis Artwalk.
Hillyer Art Space “Uprooted” (DC)
Deadline: July 26. “Uprooted” is an all-media, juried exhibition that aims to examine the concept of home and the after effects of leaving one’s home behind. The exhibition is open to all artists, national and international, over 18-years of age. This exhibition is juried by Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Exhibition Dates: September 7-30, 2018. To learn more, visit the Hillyer IAA website.
2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award (DC)
Deadline: August 3. The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual arts, music, and dance. This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. Additionally: Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners will be invited to the Washington Award Ceremony in Washington DC in Spring 2019. To learn more and apply visit https://bit.ly/2LIrAig
4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking (NY)
Deadline: August 7. This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. Highlighting traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint, and solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element. Learn more here.
6th Annual International Juried 2018 FL3TCH3R Exhibit (TN)
Deadline: August 22. Extended Deadline: August 23 – 31. In 2018, the international FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art will enter its sixth year of sustaining the legacy of East Tennessee State University Art & Design student, Fletcher Dyer, who passed away in 2009. Artists should submit entries online or consult the prospectus. The extended deadline, with an additional fee, is Aug. 31, 2018. All artists must submit entries at the 2018 FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT site.
The 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show 2019 — National Building Museum (DC)
Deadlines: September 7. Late Deadlines: September 8 – September 21.The Smithsonian Craft Show is a prestigious juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American craft in art and design held annually in Washington, DC. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. Proceeds from the Show fund grants that benefit the Smithsonian’s education, outreach, research, and conservation programs. ACCEPTABLE MEDIA CATEGORIES: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Enter RITUALISMS at the Target Gallery (VA)
Deadline: September 9. Exhibition Dates: January 19 – March 3, 2019. Juror: Katy Scarlett, independent curator. The Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to RITUALISMS, a group exhibition that explores how rituals are an intrinsic part of the human experience. Whether it be through personal rituals, such as daily habits or quirks, or through a larger cultural context, such as religious or cultural ceremonies, the work in this exhibition will address the universality of rituals and how they foster connection or isolation.
2018 International Juried Exhibition (NJ)
Deadline: September 16. The Center for Contemporary Art’s annual International Juried Exhibition celebrates contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. Please check out The Center’s website for more details: www.ccabedminster.org.
The Cup, The Mug 2018 (NY)
Deadline: September 24. Main Street Arts is now accepting submissions to our 3rd annual The Cup, The Mug exhibition. This national juried exhibition is open to all U.S. artists working in ceramics, glass, wood, or metal. Submissions must be cups, mugs, or other drinking vessels. 2018 Jurors: Ceramic artists Jenny Mendes and Melissa Weiss. For more information and to submit, visit the Main Street Art Gallery website.
New prize for women painters
Deadline: September 28. The recently announced Bennett Prize will spotlight women artists who paint in the figurative realist style, and who have not yet reached full professional recognition – both new artists and those who have painted for many years.
Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition (TX)
Deadline: September 30. The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd annual International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.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 the juror Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Contemporary Craft, for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. For more information visit the Denton Arts website, to apply click here.
2019 Post Graduation Residency Program (VA)
Deadline: October 7. Jurors: Nicole Dowd, program director of Halcyon Arts Lab and Leslie Holt, DC-based artist and co-director of Red Dirt Studios. The Torpedo Factory Post-Grad Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and three-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both art school students in the region and nationwide, provided nationwide artists submit proof of their permanent residence in the area and/or commitment of contributing to the ongoing future of the DC/Maryland/Virginia arts scene. Please read and review Guidelines before applying.
Small Works 2018 (NY)
Deadline: October 8. Main Street Arts is now accepting submissions to our 5th Annual Small Works exhibition. This national juried exhibition of small artwork (12 inches or smaller in any direction) is open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents. For more information and to submit, visit the Main Street Arts Gallery website.
Small Works 2018 (NY)
Deadline: October 8. Main Street Arts is now accepting submissions to our 5th annual Small Works exhibition. This national juried exhibition of small artwork (12 inches or smaller in any direction) is open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. For more information and to submit, visit the Main Street Art Gallery website.
Function: An exhibition of Contemporary Craft (GA)
Deadline: October 15. The Gallery at Sulfur Studios invites artists working in traditional craft media (ceramic, fibers, glass, metals, paper, and/or wood) to submit work to their fall juried exhibition, “Function”. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of what “functional” means, and work that is conceptual or satirical will be considered alongside more traditional craft forms. Visit www.sulfurstudios.org/function for more information and application instructions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Call for Writing Submissions: Beyond Beautiful (MD)
Deadline: November 1. Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking writing submissions, love letters of all types, on behalf of “The One Thousand Love Letters Project” and the exhibition “Beyond Beautiful, created and curated by artist Peter Bruun. This exhibition is slated to open January 17, 2019 at Maryland Art Place, with a partner site for the exhibition located at Area 405.
Beyond Beautiful focuses on eight topics –information and guidelines here. Peter Bruun, both curator and artist, will use these love letters to create 1,000 artistic responses to be displayed in the exhibition at MAP and Area 405. To date, Bruun has created over 600 drawings using excerpts from participant’s letters to contribute to “The One Thousand Love Letters Project.” Letters do not need to be submitted based on the listed topics and can be submitted digitally or physically.
Spark Box Studio Dawson Residency Award and Bursary (Canada)
Deadline: March 1, 2019. This award is open to residents of North America. Spark Box Studio is accepting applications from emerging, mid-career, and established artists. One artist will receive a month-long residency at our studio in Prince Edward County, plus the $1,000 Dawson bursary. The selected applicant will be granted a semi-private studio space and be given access to the Spark Box Studio equipment and resources. As well, the winner will be provided with living accommodations for their month-long stay. We support a range of disciplines including; drawers, illustrators, painters, writers, printmakers, film makers, performance artists, multidisciplinary artists, curators, book makers, musicians and photographers (digital)
Call for Artists: Maryland Art Place Seeks Proposals for Rotating Exhibition Partnership with Baltimore’s Hotel Indigo (MD)
Deadline: rolling. Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. Guidelines and information here.
Exhibit at Hotel Indigo (VA)
Artists works will displayed in the hotel’s gallery (220 S Union St, Old Town Alexandria) for a six-month period. Two-dimensional, framed works only. Artists will install the work using the hotel’s mounting hardware. Labels will be provided by the hotel. All sales handled by artist, no commission. Preference for local or locally influenced selections but not required. The space measures approximately 7’10” by 8’3.″ If interested, contact Kate Ellis, General Manager, email@example.com.
The New Project Studio – Ongoing Opportunity (VA)
Ongoing. Located in Studio 8, the New Project Studio is a community-focused arts incubator space that offers a short-term location to test new program ideas, spotlight underrepresented voices, and enhance community engagement. Projects rotate on a regular basis. For more information, click here.
Public Arts Grants & Opportunities (VA)
NYC volunteer opportunity (NY)
Introduce NYC school children to the world of art by giving tours at The MET Museum. Volunteer in this year-round program. Visit us at awnyc.org for more information.
Superfine art fair (DC)
Deadline: rolling admission through September 2018. Applications are now open for Superfine!’s first fair in DC, coming this Halloween to Union Market. Galleries, artist collectives, and solo artists can apply for space.
Deadline: ongoing. Montgomery College, Rockville and Germantown Art Department is seeking proposals for its Artist-in-Residence Program, encouraging proposals that cultivate collaborative work between artists and students.
Looking for artists: Foundry Gallery (DC)
Deadline: ongoing. Foundry Gallery is seeking a few artists in the greater Washington, DC area. If interested in applying for membership please send up to five images (jpg attachments) and an email letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The oldest cooperative in Washington, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows at its beautiful space north of Shaw near the 9:30 Club.
Looking for artists: Printmakers (DC)
Deadline: ongoing. Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking artist members specializing in printmaking, photography and book arts. An active cooperative for over 30 years, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows in its lovely space in upper Georgetown. Distant and shared memberships are available. If interested in applying for membership please email email@example.com.
Looking for artists: Multiple Exposures Gallery (VA)
www.sulfurstudios.org/function for more information and application instructions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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