• Target Gallery Exhibitions
    Target Gallery Exhibitions
    Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual arts to apply for the upcoming group exhibition “Hypotheses”. This exhibition is all about the process of intellectual experimentation and/or the exploration of new ideas and techniques in an artist’s practice. The goal of this theme is to create a dialogue of work in conversation with each other about embarking outside one’s traditional boundaries of understanding. Whether it be based in cerebral or scientific research or experimenting with a new technique or conceptual idea, each work in the exhibition will embody this concept of questioning and discovery Learn More
  • Glen Echo 50th Annual Labor Day Art Show
    Glen Echo 50th Annual Labor Day Art Show
    Glen Echo Park Partnership announces that their 2021 Labor Day Art Show – the 50th anniversary of this event – will take place in the Spanish Ballroom this year as it has for half a century. The show will be held from September 4 through September 6, 2021, with an opening reception on September 3. They are inviting artists from the public to submit entries for the 50th Annual Labor Day Art Show, a Glen Echo Park tradition where students, teachers, and art enthusiasts come together each year to celebrate the Park and its many distinctive arts programs. In the past, the show has featured work from more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area. The display includes a wide range of media, including sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, and furniture. The Call for Entries is open, so visit Labor Day Art Show Call for Entries on our website to learn more and to enter.
  • Call for Artist: Essex Gateway Sculpture Artwork
    Call for Artist: Essex Gateway Sculpture Artwork
    Any and all Maryland artists are invited to submit work for the new Essex Gateway Sculpture, a public outdoor display featured at the entrance to the new Essex Gateway Park. This sculpture will be viewed by over 30,000 people who drive through Essex daily, and it will be the centerpiece to the new public space. The chosen work will be displayed in the four panels of the sculpture. All works submitted will be exhibited in a curated show and press event at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River. DESCRIPTION: The work will be four panels set as a four-sided column. The panels will consist of translucent UV resistant LEXAN and will be backlit in the evenings and at night. Applicants must keep in mind the properties of the final installation and be mindful of the light elements. The themes of the work can reflect Maryland as a whole, Maryland waterlife, Maryland watershed and Chesapeake bay revival, and a focus on past and future of Essex,[attractions, industry,water culture]. For further information on Essex, please contact the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River email: essexmuseum@gmail.com or visit http://www.essexmuseum.com/ (Guided tour times may vary due to COVID-19). You also may want to visit the Essex Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. SIZE: The final product will be 20-25’ by 5’ vertical. Each concept must be formatted to fit these dimensions once scaled. APPLICATIONS: Mail applications to: Essex Gateway Sculpture, c/o Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce, 405 Williams Court, Suite 108, Middle River, MD 21220. Though we would prefer physical copies to be sent in, we can accept digital works (info@chesapeakechamber.org). All formats will be accepted. Included in the application and sent work should be an artist bio and artist statement alongside the applicant’s name and address. To learn more and to submit, click here.
  • Paint the Town Mural Application
    Paint the Town Mural Application
      This project is a partnership between the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Montgomery County, MD. ELIGIBILITY Artist must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Artist must be a resident of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia. Artists are expected to carry their own general liability insurance. PROJECT REQUIREMENTS Artist is required to use a paint specific to outdoor and concrete use such as Keim, SherKryl, NovaColor by Artex or Golden Artist Colors, etc. PROJECT STIPEND $27,500 will be provided to the artist. This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project related expenses. Necessary lifts and scaffolding will be provided and associated fees will not be the responsibility of the selected artist. PROJECT COMPLETION The project must be completed within four weeks of the start date, and no later than Nov. 15, 2021.  The artist or team of artists will coordinate their work schedule with the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Click for more info and to submit!
  • Certain Party or Parties Unknown - RFQ
    Certain Party or Parties Unknown - RFQ
      The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is organizing a temporary multi-media public art exhibition that furthers community dialogue about racial justice, as the County’s Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission (The Commission) works to establish a memorial for African Americans who were lynched in Montgomery County. The project is proposed to be located in the area of Courthouse Square in Rockville (approximately at Jefferson and Maryland Avenues), a location that is central to the story of racial justice in the County — in particular three lynchings that occurred in that area in the late 1800s. The project is planned for presentation on the first weekend of November 2021. AHCMC is seeking artists from the region to prepare works that could be presented primarily through the media of projection (still, video, projection mapping) on public buildings in the area. Artists are NOT required to have experience in projection media as they will be working with our Creative Consultant, Robin Bell of BellVisuals. For full RFQ, eligibility requirements, and timelines click here.
  • 10-Minute Play Festival Submissions
    10-Minute Play Festival Submissions
      PLAY FESTIVAL Playwrights and/or theater companies are invited to submit 10-minute plays for performance at AmaZing Theatre Company's 2nd Bi-Annual 10-Minute Play Festival. The festival's theme this year is Love, and Playwrights are expected to interpret the word “love” and creatively write a play based on their inspiration and creativity. Plays not meeting the requirements will not be considered. No application fees are involved. OVERVIEW The AmaZing Theatre Company, formally the Heralds of Hope Theater Company, has received partial support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) to participate in the Wheaton Cultural Arts Project. The project is designed to highlight the Wheaton Arts and Entertainment district as a destination for social and cultural events. The festival is "free" and will take place on Saturday November 27, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. The plays will be presented virtually and in person at a place to be announced in early September based on COVID guidelines. Our goal is to reach the largest possible audiences and all ethnic groups; particularly the participation of Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African Americans, Native Americans, and Arab theater companies or individuals. AmaZing Theatre Company is also happy to announce that this year, in addition to producing the plays selected live and virtually, the Theatre will be awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners a monetary prize. SUBMISSION DEADLINE September 1, 2021 For guidelines and to submit click here!
  • Art Optimism: The 2021 Athenaeum Open
    Art Optimism: The 2021 Athenaeum Open
      The Athenaeum Gallery invites DC, Virginia, and Maryland artists to explore concepts related to climate change. We are looking for a wide variety of topics and perspectives, but all work accepted into the exhibition will have a common leitmotif: optimism for improving our footprint on the planet. Works will inspire rather than threaten, celebrate rather than scare, and explore new materials and techniques that help present a positive message about climate change and productive ways we can meet the associated challenges. $3,750 will be given in prizes, through four awards: Best in Show, Honorable Mention, Art Optimism, and Popular Choice. Visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8960 for more info and to apply.
  • TOUCH | The 30th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibiti...
    TOUCH | The 30th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
    In celebration and in sympathy, “touch” is an expression of care and comfort. Strathmore welcomes artists to submit original artwork for Touch: The 30th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition. Artists may interpret touch as physical or emotional sensations. Touch may be a part of bonding—desire, comfort, or protection—or instrumental in communication—reaching, clasping, or propelling. Touch may include tactile textures we encounter with our fingertips, or senses we feel by degree, as with temperature and pressure. Touch is also an emotional sensation in moments that evoke a profound response, sometimes producing tears, goosebumps, or laughter. Artwork may be of any style and medium and may invite the viewer to actually touch the artwork. Artists from within the DMV region and beyond are encouraged to apply. For more information visit: https://www.strathmore.org/visual-arts/call-for-entries
  • Create Arts Center - Teaching Artists Needed
    Create Arts Center - Teaching Artists Needed
    Become a CREATE Teaching Artist CREATE Arts Center invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to apply to lead Camps, Classes, and workshops as part of our Art Education and After School Enrichment Programs. Our educational programs are designed to foster creativity and enjoyment in the arts while promoting personal growth, and development of essential communication and critical thinking skills. We support underserved populations by offering afterschool enrichment programs for at-risk students who are struggling in school due to a variety of challenges. More Information COMPENSATION Teachers are hired as contract employees. CREATE’s pay scale for its teachers is based on experience and expertise. Our teachers, on average, earn around $25/hour. Teachers working off-site are paid an additional half hour per session for travel time and CREATE covers the cost of supplies.
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