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Art on the Tap Warm Weather Edition: Art. Food. Beer. Fun!

June 7, 7:00–10:30 pm
Tickets: $35 until May 24. $45 afterwards (must be 21+)

Each ticket includes:

So nice we’re holding it twice (a year)! Join us for a very special Art on Tap Warm Weather edition and enjoy local craft beers, original artwork, and amazing food at the Art League’s now biannual ART ON TAP!

Craft beers from local breweries have been artfully paired selected artwork. Local restaurants have chosen a brew/artwork coupling to serve as their muse to create the perfect complementary appetizer.

Sample the creative combinations while drinking from a take-home Art on Tap beer tasting glass, and then vote for your favorite at the end of the event! Play games like giant Jenga and cornhole and join the fun! Make sure to get your early bird tickets by May 24, after that they go up $10 in price!

You must be 21 or older to attend.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSOR:

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The Art League Blog by The Art League - 4d ago

Blooming by Penny Barringer

Every week, 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.

New: Tabletop: Exploring Food & Function  (VA)

NEW Deadline: May 23. This exhibit showcases the artistry of functional wares associated with the table and food. The Art League is calling artists working in ceramic, metal, fiber, wood, and glass to submit. All works must be functional. Ceramics prizes: $1,000 for Best in Show; Two, $400 Equal Merit Awards. Functional Art Forms: $1,000 for Best in Show; Two, $400 Equal Merit Awards. Juried by: Hitomi & Takuro Sibata of STARworks Clay. For more information, visit The Art League website!

Saturation (MD)

Deadline: May 31. DISTRICT Arts is pleased to announce “SATURATION,” an exhibition exploring relationships between color, intensity and the way that purity impacts our visual experiences. Saturation in the context of muted colors? Sure. Saturation impacted by glazing over white? Why not? Inspiration? How about Elizabeth Osborne or Christopher St. Leger? The works of 15 artists will be featured reflecting a variety of media, styles and interpretations. For more information, and to apply, visit the District Arts website.

Coined in the South (NC)

Deadline: June 1. The Young Affiliates, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, will host their fourth annual art show, “Coined in the South”, at the museum’s uptown location, October 11, 2019 – February 16, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. $15,000 in awards ($10,000 Jurors’ Award; $5,000 YAM Member Favorite). Jurors: Marilyn Zapf, Adam N. Justice, & Jonell Logan. Open to both emerging and established artists who are either from, or currently working in, the Southeast. For more info., visit the Young Affiliates’ website.

Call for Proposals, 2020-2021 (FL)

Deadline: July 1. The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition. 3) Artist statement. 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) – 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com. More information at the Broward College website.

Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!

440 Gallery’s Annual Theme Show – Light (NY)

Deadline: May 17. 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 26 – July 26, 2019. Curator’s Choice Award. Jurors: Lauren Hirshfield and Kat Ryals, Co-Directors of Paradice Palase in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. All 2-D work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Canvases must be wired for hanging. All 3-D work must be able to hang securely on the wall, sit on a shelf, pedestal or the floor. Size limit for this exhibition is 40 x 40 inches. $40 for 1 – 3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. For additional information, visit the 440 Gallery’s website.

30th Annual Juried Competition Call for Artists (SC)

Deadline: May 17. The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. To learn more and apply, visit the York County Arts website.

FJORD Gallery 6th Annual Open Call (PA)

Deadline: May 19. FJORD Gallery is pleased to announce our 2019 Open Call! Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in this group exhibition, to run July 6 – August 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by approximately two weeks after the submission deadline. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. The exhibition will be curated by Fjord members; there is no specified theme. Artists outside of Philadelphia are encouraged to apply, but will be responsible for shipping or delivering their work to and from the gallery. Please visit Fjord Gallery website to see our previous juried exhibitions, and to apply.

Sheets: A National Exhibition of Paper Arts (VA)

Deadline: May 19. The d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call to artists for an upcoming exhibition, June 15 – July 13, 2019. Awards for 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $150. Juror: Clay McGlamory. Sheets is a national juried exhibition that features paper arts. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine paper crafts that may also incorporate any additional medium, as long as the finished piece is composed of at least 60% in paper elements (this may include, but is not limited to book arts, collage, sculpture, assemblage, and 2D mixed media). Paintings, drawings, and prints simply composed on paper are not considered unless the paper has a unique handmade component. Open to all artists living in the United States. $35 for up to 3 works. More info., visit the d’art Center website.

Sunrise, Sunset: Landscapes from Dawn to Dusk (VA)

Deadline: May 24. Landscapes are a fundamental part of art with an entire genre dedicated to the subject. Submit your artwork of landscapes from peaceful sunrises, slow and lazy afternoons, to gentle evenings. For more information, visit the Artists in Middleburg website.

1708 Exhibition Proposal (VA)

Deadline: May 24. 1708 Gallery welcomes all artists to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2020-2021. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in 1708’s gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. If you are currently a student, you must have graduated by the exhibition year. Exhibition periods are approximately six weeks. 1708 provides a $1000 honorarium, plus shipping, travel, installation and other exhibition support. For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the 1708 Gallery website.

Upstream Gallery PaperWorks 2019-Theme & Variation (NY)

Deadline: May 24. Upstream Gallery in Hastings on Hudson, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 27 – July 28, 2019. Jurors: Antonio Alvarez, Nancy Egol Nikkal & Rachel Weatherford Whitlow. Seeking work that is on paper or primarily paper based. 2D or 3D. More info., visit the Upstream Gallery Website.

Crossing Boundaries: Dayton Society of Artists (OH)

Deadline: May 31. Crossing Boundaries celebrates the connections and discoveries that are made when we step outside of ourselves and broaden our understanding of the other. Different backgrounds, religions, cultures, abilities, and locations can divide, but in the end, we are all bound by the same humanity. Crossing Boundaries will correspond with the DSA’s hosting of an artist-in-residence from Monrovia, Liberia, Dayton’s sister city. All proceeds from applications to the show will go towards sustaining the residency program and providing art supplies to Monrovian artists. Artists and curators are invited to submit their work for consideration. For more information or to apply, visit the Dayton Society of Artists webpage.

Foundry Gallery – Regional Juried Group Show (DC)

Deadline: June 1. Foundry Gallery is welcoming submissions to a group show in August 2019 at its industrial-style space in Washington D.C. Open to painting, drawing and photography by artists 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia.  Apply with up to 5 images through SmarterEntry, $40 fee. Exhibition dates: July 31 – September 1, 2019. Promotion and reception by gallery. To learn more and apply, visit the Foundry Gallery website.

CALL FOR NEW MEDIA, FILM, AND VIDEO: FRAME & FREQUENCY V (MD)

Deadline: June 7. Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. To learn more and apply, visit the Frame & Frequency submittable.

Public Sculpture Project (VA)

Deadline: June 7. Six sites in the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of large-scale outdoor sculpture from October, 2019 to September, 2020.  Liability insurance provided. Stipend of $2000. Artist responsible for delivery and removal. Submit info on existing or proposed work by June 7. To apply, visit the City of Fredericksburg website.

So Fresh + So Clean Metalsmithing Exhibit

Deadline: June 8. Ethical Metalsmith Students (EM Students) is examining what it means to be an artist in the 21st century by curating the most innovative jewelry and metalsmithing work made within the past 2 years. Applicants will be considered for the Annual Emerging Artist Award. We understand a completely sustainable practice is an ever-evolving goal. However, the first step is becoming aware of the ways our work impacts environmental and human health. It adds an important layer to the creative decision making of artists. Through the lens of sustainability EM Students challenges you to investigate your studio, processes, methods, and personal goals. Tell us about it, ask questions, and then show us the work you are making! Emerging Artist Award: $1,000. Guest Juror’s Choice Award: $500. EM Student’s Choice Award: $250. To learn more and apply, visit EthicalMetalSmith.org.

Nude: Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art – OH

Deadline: June 9. The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that in some way represent the uncovered human form for consideration in Manifest’s eleventh annual Nude, an international competitive exhibit, August 16 – September 13, 2019. Through all the permutations art has experienced across history, work of the body persists. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons for the sake of expression (sensual, delicate, political, aggressive, and so on). Artists are invited to submit works in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, realistic, etc.), and of any size. $40 fee. More info., visit the Manifest Gallery website.

Sunny Art Center International Art Prize (UK)

Deadline: June 30.  The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures. We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics. To learn more and apply, visit the Sunny Art Center website.

Strange Figurations (NY)

Deadline: June 30. Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. The show is open to all media, techniques and styles from realist to expressionistic. 72″ maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 5 – 28, 2019. Information, email and postal mail entry forms at the Slow Art website.

Times Square Arts Call for Submissions (NY)

Deadline: June 30. Times Square Arts invites you to submit original moving-image artwork to Midnight Moment, the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition synchronized on electronic billboards and Newspaper Kiosks throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Visit the Times Square Arts website for more information, and to apply.

King Street Gallery Call for Entry (MD)

Deadline: November 25. The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center has a number of spaces available for mounting exhibitions that support the academic mission of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. This open call is for our King Street Gallery, the largest exhibition space in the Cafritz Arts Center. This light filled, 1050 square foot gallery is in the main atrium of the building. Its prominent location, open design, and extremely high ceilings (30 feet+) make it a great venue for major exhibitions. While much of this gallery space is visible from the main lobby of the building, and through the windows that front onto the street, it does maintain gallery hours and is locked after hours. The gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Exhibitions are generally scheduled a year in advance to complement the academic calendar. Exhibitions in the King Street Gallery are 4-5 weeks long, and emphasize two person or small group shows. Single artist applications may be paired with a complimentary artist or artists to better utilize the space. Curated proposals are encouraged. Learn more about this opportunity at the Montgomery College website.

Ongoing: The Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland (MD)

Deadline: Rolling. The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information regarding eligibility and funding timelines, please review the Creativity Grants Guidelines. For more information about the program, and to apply visit the Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland website.

Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine

Deadline: Rolling. Submit original works of art inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient (for example, learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, being a research participant, teaching, or being cared for in a teaching hospital). The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media. Images may be cropped or resized to fit into the allotted cover space. Artists must also submit a related Cover Art essay as a narrative companion to the artwork, to explain the connection between the work and the “academic medicine experience.” The related narrative should be 250 to 600 words and is subject to editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

Artist/Writers: Medicine and the Arts (MATA) Opportunity

Deadline: Rolling. This column is the journal’s longest-running feature. It is published on two facing pages. The left-hand page features an excerpt from literature, a poem, a photograph, etc. Literature excerpts generally run no more than 700 words and may include a very brief introduction as needed. The right-hand page presents an original commentary of about 900 words that explores the relevance of the artwork to the teaching, learning, and/or practice of medicine. Since submissions cannot be fully accepted for publication until Academic Medicine acquires permission to reprint literary excerpts or artworks (which often takes many months), authors should include all relevant information about the piece they are explicating (publisher, museum, dates, etc.) to enable staff editors to find and contact the copyright holder. Submissions undergo review and editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

The Awesome Foundation Accepting Applications for Art Projects

Deadline: Open. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of “awesomeness in the universe.” Established in 2009, the foundation distributes $1,000 grants on a monthly basis to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees.” The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. Apply on the Awesome Foundation website.

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.

Peripheral ARTeries – Biennial Contemporary Art Publication

Deadline: Rolling. Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 10th edition. This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. The 10th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach.Each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique: painting, drawing, video art, experimental cinema, fine art photography, experimental media, mixed media, installations, public art, performance. The call is open to all proposed kind of art and media capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. To submit, visit thePeripheral ARTeries website.

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, kate.ellis@ihg.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, clickhere.

Public Arts Grants & Opportunities (VA)

Ongoing. The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations as well as individual artists. See all current opportunities and online applications here.

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.

Residency: Maryland

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: membership@foundrygallery.org...

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Berit Estabrook’s peaceful woodland creatures, at first, seem saccharin and whimsical, but with a deeper look show the cracks in the relationship between humans and nature. Given almost human-like emotions, the creatures in Estabrook’s acrylics seem to call out to the viewer…in many cases, that call is “HELP!”

“My aspiration,” says Estabrook, “is to remind myself and the the viewer of the sacredness of nature and the interdependence of all living things. While most of us have a sense of our roles within the ecosystem, I want to to express how our connectedness goes deeper, beyond the visible.”

One of Estabrook’s integral character is a portrait of a caribou with expressive tones of both ice and earth in  Arctic Moment I. Caribou, nicknamed “grey ghosts” for their elusive nature, are currently endangered in the United States due to human activity.

“Only when we believe that we are isolated from nature can we do it harm.” says Estabrook.

Eyes of the Wild will be on view at The Art League Gallery May 8—June 2, 2019.

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The Art League Blog by The Art League - 1w ago

Lily Study by Art League Instructor, Kurt Schwarz

Every week, 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.

New:

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 40th Annual Juried Exhibition – PA

Deadline: May 15. The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, August 31 to October 26, 2019 at the Lancaster Art Museum in Lancaster, PA. Awards: $14,000 anticipated (1st-$1500, 2nd-$1200, 3rd-$1000, 4th-$700, JKeystone-$500, President’s-$400, plus other cash & merchandise awards). Juror of Selection – John Salminen; Juror of Awards – Matthew Bird. Original work completed after May 2016, your own source material, done on paper; prints, copies, classwork, computer generated work is not eligible; work must not have been shown in any other juried show or PWS member show; work must be matted and framed under Plexiglas; two entries acceptable but only one may be selected. Members: $25 for 1/2 entries; Non-Members: $40 for 1/2 entries. For more info., visit: http://www.pawcs.com/html/juried_show.html  Contact: pwsjuriedshow@gmail.com or call 717-235-5310. http://www.pawcs.com/  

440 Gallery’s Annual Theme Show – Light – NY

Deadline: May 17. 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 26 – July 26, 2019. Curator’s Choice Award. Jurors: Lauren Hirshfield and Kat Ryals, Co-Directors of Paradice Palase in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. All 2-D work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Canvases must be wired for hanging. All 3-D work must be able to hang securely on the wall, sit on a shelf, pedestal or the floor. Size limit for this exhibition is 40 x 40 inches. $40 for 1 – 3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. For additional information, visit: https://gallery440.squarespace.com/call-for-artists . Contact: info@440gallery.com or call 718-499-3844.https://440gallery.com/  

Sheets: A National Exhibition of Paper Arts – VA

Deadline: May 19. The d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call to artists for an upcoming exhibition, June 15 – July 13, 2019. Awards for 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $150. Juror: Clay McGlamory. Sheets is a national juried exhibition that features paper arts. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine paper crafts that may also incorporate any additional medium, as long as the finished piece is composed of at least 60% in paper elements (this may include, but is not limited to book arts, collage, sculpture, assemblage, and 2D mixed media). Paintings, drawings, and prints simply composed on paper are not considered unless the paper has a unique handmade component. Open to all artists living in the United States. $35 for up to 3 works. More info., visit the d’art Center website.

1708 Exhibition Proposal – VA

Deadline: May 24. 1708 Gallery welcomes all artists to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2020-2021. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in 1708’s gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. If you are currently a student, you must have graduated by the exhibition year. Exhibition periods are approximately six weeks. 1708 provides a $1000 honorarium, plus shipping, travel, installation and other exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Application Fee: $10. For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit www.1708gallery.org

Upstream Gallery PaperWorks 2019-Theme & Variation – NY

Deadline: May 24. Upstream Gallery in Hastings on Hudson, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 27 – July 28, 2019. Jurors: Antonio Alvarez, Nancy Egol Nikkal & Rachel Weatherford Whitlow. Seeking work that is on paper or primarily paper based. 2D or 3D. Printmaking, Painting, Collage, Drawing etc… Must be able to hang on the wall. 20″ x 24″ size limit. Entry fee: 3 pieces for $45, $5 for each additional piece, maximum of 6 entries. More info., visit: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6607  Contact: upstreamgallery26@gmail.com or call 914-674-8548. http://www.upstreamgallery.com/

Crossing Boundaries: Dayton Society of Artists – OH

Deadline: May 31. Crossing Boundaries celebrates the connections and discoveries that are made when we step outside of ourselves and broaden our understanding of the other. Different backgrounds, religions, cultures, abilities, and locations can divide, but in the end, we are all bound by the same humanity. Crossing Boundaries will correspond with the DSA’s hosting of an artist-in-residence from Monrovia, Liberia, Dayton’s sister city. All proceeds from applications to the show will go towards sustaining the residency program and providing art supplies to Monrovian artists. Artists and curators are invited to submit their work for consideration. For more information or to apply, visit: https://daytonsocietyofartists.submittable.com/submit/137008/crossing-boundaries; https://daytondsa.org/

Strange Figurations – NY

Deadline: June 30. Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. The show is open to all media, techniques and styles from realist to expressionistic. 72″ maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 5 – 28, 2019. Information, email and postal mail entry forms at: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/strange.htm  

Nude: Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art – OH

Deadline: June 9. The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that in some way represent the uncovered human form for consideration in Manifest’s eleventh annual Nude, an international competitive exhibit, August 16 – September 13, 2019. Through all the permutations art has experienced across history, work of the body persists. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons for the sake of expression (sensual, delicate, political, aggressive, and so on). Artists are invited to submit works in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, realistic, etc.), and of any size. $40 fee. More info., visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/nude/  Contact:info@manifestgallery.org or call 513-861-3638. http://www.manifestgallery.org/  

Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!

Sightlines, 2019-2021: Call for Entries (IN)

Deadline: May 12. The South Bend Museum of Art (SBMA) is seeking large-scale 2D and 3D artwork for long-term display in Sightlines, a collaborative project between SBMA and Century Center. The two year exhibition will highlight the work of six new artists. Indoor and outdoor sites for the work are available and will be considered for accepted work. Artist submission review and selection will be done by representatives from SBMA and Century Center. There is a $10 entry fee to apply. $1000 stipend for each selected artist. A modest printed piece will also be produced. For full details and to apply securely online, please visit the SBMA website.

Sixth Annual Clifton, VA Plein Air Painting Festival and Competition (VA)

Deadline: May 15. Please accept our invitation to paint and compete, en plein air, in historic Clifton, VA on May 16-19, 2019. (rain or shine). In Clifton, a small, one square mile town, you don’t have to go far to find a quaintness waiting to be painted and interpreted with your inspiration. Artists Registration Fee:  $50, All proceeds to support AGC Arts Scholarship Program. For your endeavors, there are cash prizes: 1st Place – $200, 2nd Place – $150, 3rd Place – $100, Honorable Mention – $75. To learn more, visit the Art Guild of Clifton website.

Tabletop: Exploring Food & Function  (VA)

Deadline: May 15. This exhibit showcases the artistry of functional wares associated with the table and food. The Art League is calling artists working in ceramic, metal, fiber, wood, and glass to submit. All works must be functional. Ceramics prizes: $1,000 for Best in Show; Two, $400 Equal Merit Awards. Functional Art Forms: $1,000 for Best in Show; Two, $400 Equal Merit Awards. Juried by: Hitomi & Takuro Sibata of STARworks Clay. For more information, visit The Art League website!

Art on the Tap Mini Exhibit at The Art League (VA)

Deadline: May 15. This year we are featuring a small selection of artwork created by Art League Exhibiting Artist Members as the inspiration for artistic beer & appetizer pairings for Art on Tap. The pairings will compete for the coveted title of ‘Art on Tap’ champion. Click here to submit.

30th Annual Juried Competition Call for Artists (SC)

Deadline: May 17. The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. To learn more and apply, visit the York County Arts website.

FJORD Gallery 6th Annual Open Call (PA)

Deadline: May 19. FJORD Gallery is pleased to announce our 2019 Open Call! Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in this group exhibition, to run July 6 – August 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by approximately two weeks after the submission deadline. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. The exhibition will be curated by Fjord members; there is no specified theme. Artists outside of Philadelphia are encouraged to apply, but will be responsible for shipping or delivering their work to and from the gallery. Please visit Fjord Gallery website to see our previous juried exhibitions, and to apply.

Foundry Gallery – Regional Juried Group Show (DC) Deadline: June 1. Foundry Gallery is welcoming submissions to a group show in August 2019 at its industrial-style space in Washington D.C. Open to painting, drawing and photography by artists 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia.  Apply with up to 5 images through SmarterEntry, $40 fee. Exhibition dates: July 31 – September 1, 2019. Promotion and reception by gallery. To learn more and apply, visit the Foundry Gallery website. CALL FOR NEW MEDIA, FILM, AND VIDEO: FRAME & FREQUENCY V (MD)

Deadline: June 7. Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. To learn more and apply, visit the Frame & Frequency submittable.

Public Sculpture Project (VA)

Deadline: June 7. Six sites in the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of large-scale outdoor sculpture from October, 2019 to September, 2020.  Liability insurance provided. Stipend of $2000. Artist responsible for delivery and removal. Submit info on existing or proposed work by June 7. To apply, visit the City of Fredericksburg website.

So Fresh + So Clean Metalsmithing Exhibit

Deadline: June 8. Ethical Metalsmith Students (EM Students) is examining what it means to be an artist in the 21st century by curating the most innovative jewelry and metalsmithing work made within the past 2 years. Applicants will be considered for the Annual Emerging Artist Award. We understand a completely sustainable practice is an ever-evolving goal. However, the first step is becoming aware of the ways our work impacts environmental and human health. It adds an important layer to the creative decision making of artists.Through the lens of sustainability EM Students challenges you to investigate your studio, processes, methods, and personal goals. Tell us about it, ask questions, and then show us the work you are making! Emerging Artist Award: $1,000. Guest Juror’s Choice Award: $500. EM Student’s Choice Award: $250. To learn more and apply, visit EthicalMetalSmith.org.

Sunny Art Center International Art Prize (UK)

Deadline: June 30.  The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures. We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics. To learn more and apply, visit the Sunny Art Center website.

Times Square Arts Call for Submissions (NY)

Deadline: June 30. Times Square Arts invites you to submit original moving-image artwork to Midnight Moment, the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition synchronized on electronic billboards and Newspaper Kiosks throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Visit the Times Square Arts website for more information, and to apply.

King Street Gallery Call for Entry (MD)

Deadline: November 25. The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center has a number of spaces available for mounting exhibitions that support the academic mission of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. This open call is for our King Street Gallery, the largest exhibition space in the Cafritz Arts Center. This light filled, 1050 square foot gallery is in the main atrium of the building. Its prominent location, open design, and extremely high ceilings (30 feet+) make it a great venue for major exhibitions. While much of this gallery space is visible from the main lobby of the building, and through the windows that front onto the street, it does maintain gallery hours and is locked after hours. The gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Exhibitions are generally scheduled a year in advance to complement the academic calendar. Exhibitions in the King Street Gallery are 4-5 weeks long, and emphasize two person or small group shows. Single artist applications may be paired with a complimentary artist or artists to better utilize the space. Curated proposals are encouraged. Learn more about this opportunity at the Montgomery College website.

Ongoing: The Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland (MD)

Deadline: Rolling. The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information regarding eligibility and funding timelines, please review the Creativity Grants Guidelines. For more information about the program, and to apply visit the Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland website.

Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine

Deadline: Rolling. Submit original works of art inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient (for example, learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, being a research participant, teaching, or being cared for in a teaching hospital). The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media. Images may be cropped or resized to fit into the allotted cover space. Artists must also submit a related Cover Art essay as a narrative companion to the artwork, to explain the connection between the work and the “academic medicine experience.” The related narrative should be 250 to 600 words and is subject to editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

Artist/Writers: Medicine and the Arts (MATA) Opportunity

Deadline: Rolling. This column is the journal’s longest-running feature. It is published on two facing pages. The left-hand page features an excerpt from literature, a poem, a photograph, etc. Literature excerpts generally run no more than 700 words and may include a very brief introduction as needed. The right-hand page presents an original commentary of about 900 words that explores the relevance of the artwork to the teaching, learning, and/or practice of medicine. Since submissions cannot be fully accepted for publication until Academic Medicine acquires permission to reprint literary excerpts or artworks (which often takes many months), authors should include all relevant information about the piece they are explicating (publisher, museum, dates, etc.) to enable staff editors to find and contact the copyright holder. Submissions undergo review and editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

The Awesome Foundation Accepting Applications for Art Projects

Deadline: Open. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of “awesomeness in the universe.” Established in 2009, the foundation distributes $1,000 grants on a monthly basis to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees.” The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. Apply on the Awesome Foundation website.

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.

Peripheral ARTeries – Biennial Contemporary Art Publication

Deadline: Rolling. Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 10th edition. This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. The 10th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach.Each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique: painting, drawing, video art, experimental cinema, fine art photography, experimental media, mixed media, installations, public art, performance. The call is open to all proposed kind of art and media capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. To submit, visit the Peripheral ARTeries website.

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, kate.ellis@ihg.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, clickhere.

Public Arts Grants & Opportunities (VA)

Ongoing. The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts provides grants for..

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That’s a wrap for Art on the Rocks 2019…but there’s more!

You made Art on the Rocks a huge hit this year, and this year’s Art on the Rocks also kicked off the very first Old Town Cocktail week!  To thank you for your support of our arts programming, we’re extending our event discount of 10% on all Art League Gallery artworks to you with a receipt from any Old Town Cocktail Week event (May 3 – 11): See the Full Schedule Here!

Weren’t able to make the event, or want to relive all the fun? Here’s a breakdown of the evening…

Awards

After sampling the art-cocktail-appetizer pairings, the Judges’ Choice Award went to Chadwicks, and Hank’s Oyster Bar won the Popular Vote Award for the night!

Participants
    • The restaurants: Chadwicks, Mia’s Italian Grill, The People’s Drug, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Toastique, Columbia Firehouse, Society Fair
    • The Art League Instructors/Artists: Joanne Mazarella, Nancy Wallace, Sally Davies, Sue Miller, Nancy Ramsey, Fierce Sonia, Mary Westphal, Sweta Shah
    • The Alcohol Sponsors: Belle Isle Moonshine, Pernod Ricard USA
    • The DJ: Thairy Banks
    • The Judges: Jenny Axner and Victoria Vergason

Thank you to everyone who came out, and we’ll see you on Art on Tap on June 7Join our email list to get all the details (if you haven’t already).

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Summer is the time to get your feet wet and try something new! So sit dive in to a new class or workshop….color, or collages, or even Japanese papermaking! With 135 classes, 51 workshops and 102 art camps…there’s something for everyone!

Summer Classes:

Urban Landscape by Joey Manlapaz

  • Landscape In the City with Joey Manlapaz – Summer in the city is the perfect time to dive into telling the story of urban landscapes.
  • Dissecting Design Through Collage with Sharon Robinson – This is not your high school collage! Elevate our technique with this class.
  • Gestural Florals with Jackie Saunders – Just in time for roses to bloom…check out this fun florals class with Jackie Saunders.

Doll by Chris Malone

  • Creating the Modern Doll with new Art League Instructor, Chris Malone – Ever wanted to create your own doll version of yourself? Or a fun artistic character? This class new class is definitely for you! Students are shown the techniques used in making a free hand 12″ to 15″ imaginative and original doll.

Summer Workshops:

  • Raku Firing Workshop with David Flohr on June 11 – The history of Raku dates as far back as the 16th century for a special tea ceremony in Kyoto. Raku pieces are taken from the kiln while still red-hot, and placed on a flamable item, and starved of oxygen. The effect is very different from a traditional glaze. Take your ceramic work to the next level! 
  • Japanese Papermaking with Saaraliisa Ylitalo on May 18 – Japanese paper, known as washi, is characterized by its thinness and strength and is commonly made from the inner bark of the mulberry bush. This class progresses through all the steps in Japanese papermaking: starting with pulp preparation, cooking and scraping the fibers clean, and then beating them into pulp.  Students form as many sheets as time allows from foth abaca (banana fibers or Manila Hemp) and kozo (mulberry fibers). 

Painting by Kathleen Speranza

  • Rose Painting (Oil) with Visiting Artist Kathleen Speranza on June 11 – Perfect for when you want to fine-tune your work with this stunning (but notoriously difficult) flower type. 

Ceramics by Hitomi and Takuro Shibata

  • Traditional Japanese Ceramics Techniques with Visting Artists Hitomi and Takuro Shibata: June 14-16 – Hitomi and Takuro learned pottery making as professional studio potters in Shigaraki, one of the oldest and largest pottery villages in Japan and will be bringing their unique expertise to the Art League. Be sure to catch Hitomi and Takuro’s jurying selections at the June “Tabletop exhibit” in the Gallery.

There’s lots more to explore! Browse the full catalog online here. Summer classes begin the week of June 17, 2019!

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Chadwicks: “Belle Isle Moonrise”

-Belle Isle Blood Orange Moonshine
-Belle Isle Honey Habanero Moonshine
-Triple Sec
-Homemade Sour Mix
-Ruby Red Grapefruit

Artwork pairing: Mary Westphal’s “Tequila Sunrise” (Acrylic Mixed Media, $900, 18”x24”
The People’s Drug: “Blueberry Lagoon”

-Monkey 47 Gin
-Blueberry Earl Grey Tea
-Lemon Juice 
-Egg White
-Butterfly Pea Flower and Lavender Tincture
-Dehydrated Coconut Shavings

Artwork pairing: “Reykjavik” by Nancy Ramsey (Acrylic Mixed Media Collage, $800, 24”x30”)!

Toastique (mocktail): “Mercado Calor”

-green apple
-pineapple
-cucumber
-jalapeno
-mint

Artwork pairing: Sue Miller “Mango, Lime” (Photography, $250, 10”x10”)

Mia’s Italian Kitchen: “First to the buoy”

-Cruzan white rum
-Creme de violet
-St Germain
-Chambord

Artwork pairing: “Wayfarer” by Sally Davies.

Columbia Firehouse: “Juniper Blossom”

-Monkey 47 gin
-Cocci Americano
-Benedictine 
-Hell fire bitters( habanero shrub)

Artwork pairing: Nancy Wallace’s “Backlit Sunflower” (Oil, $550, 12”x12”)


Society Fair: “Spring Time In The DMV”

-Smooth Ambler Bourbon
-Rhubarb Black Pepper Syrup/Puree
-Lemon (depending on how sweet the puree is)
-Manzanilla Sherry

Artwork pairing: “From Here to There” (Acrylic Mixed Media, $2200, 60”x48”) by Joanne Mazarella.

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Artwork by Art League Instructor, Patrick Kirwin

Every week, 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.

New/ Featured: Eligible Artist Application

Deadline: May 5. Join the community of artists at Torpedo Factory Art Center! Through this process, accepted artists can sublease studios and take advantage of other opportunities, including applying for available studios to lease. For a full description of the requirements and opportunity details please download the guidelines below or review the online application. For more information, check the Torpedo Factory website.

Tabletop: Exploring Food & Function  (VA)

Deadline: May 15. This exhibit showcases the artistry of functional wares associated with the table and food. The Art League is calling artists working in ceramic, metal, fiber, wood, and glass to submit. All works must be functional. Ceramics prizes: $1,000 for Best in Show; Two, $400 Equal Merit Awards. Functional Art Forms: $1,000 for Best in Show; Two, $400 Equal Merit Awards. Juried by: Hitomi & Takuro Sibata of STARworks Clay. For more information, visit The Art League website!

Art on the Tap Mini Exhibit at The Art League (VA)

Deadline: May 15. This year we are featuring a small selection of artwork created by Art League Exhibiting Artist Members as the inspiration for artistic beer & appetizer pairings for Art on Tap. The pairings will compete for the coveted title of ‘Art on Tap’ champion. Click here to submit.

Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late to enter!

Photo Stories at RICPA (RI)

Deadline: May 1. Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (RICPA) is looking for work in series (5 image minimum) for its Photo Stories Open Call, juried by Michael Itkoff, Co-founder of Daylight Books. Michael interned at the Annie Leibovitz Studio, Aperture Foundation and worked at Rizzoli International Publications. The exhibition will be on display June 20 – July 12. $500 in cash prizes. One image can speak a thousand words, a properly sequenced set of photographs can tell a fantastic story. This is your chance to exhibit work that extends across a set of images to tell a story or explore an idea. We are looking for your story in photographs. Open to all photo-based work with no restrictions on subject matter or technique. Entries will be judged as a series, 5 or more images will be included at the juror’s discretion. $55 entry fee. For more info and to apply, visit the Photo stories website.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts: Call for Solo Exhibition (PA)

Deadline: May 1. Sweetwater invites emerging and established artists who reside within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, PA to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a 5-week solo exhibition at Sweetwater. Open to artist working in all 2D and 3D media, film/video not accepted. Submit 10 images of artwork created within the last 3 years, an artist statement, image list and CV. Selected artist will receive a $200 stipend and will be asked to present an artist talk during the duration of the exhibition at Sweetwater. For more information, visit the Sweetwater Art Center website.

Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibition (VA)

Deadline: May 1. Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, VA seeks entries for a juried fiber arts exhibition, July 9 – August 17, 2019. 1st Place: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $150, Award of Merit $75. (min of 3). Juror: Jill Jensen. Work for this exhibition is limited to fiber art. Natural or synthetic fibrous materials employed in a variety of methods. Techniques may include, but not limited to: quilting, knitting, knotting, embroidery, thread painting, collage, weaving, spinning, crocheting, macrame, and incorporating paper into designs. Work may be fine art, wearable, decorative, or utilitarian. Maximum dimension: 48″ in any direction – may be 3-D. Pedestals are available. $30 for up to 3 works. More info., visit the Bower Center website.  

Void: A Call for Works About the Unknown (OH)

Deadline: May 7. The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that in some way represent, either through subject, form, or content, the concept, image, or feeling of the Unknown, Uncertainty, or Void. Uncertainty is inevitable. It is the dark matter making up the large portion of our perception and experience of being. The unknown remains as much the realm of learners as it is of the uneducated – it defines both, and us all, in ways we may often find uncomfortable, or revealing of a depth of humanity, (or humility) – our least common denominator – often left dormant in living a modern life. All types of visual art in the broadest sense are welcome, including traditional and non-traditional approaches in any media, and any subject, realistic, non-objective, abstract, conceptual, etc. $40 entry fee. To apply and for additional info, visit Manifest Gallery. For additional info., visit the Manifest Gallery website.

Sightlines, 2019-2021: Call for Entries (IN)

Deadline: May 12. The South Bend Museum of Art (SBMA) is seeking large-scale 2D and 3D artwork for long-term display in Sightlines, a collaborative project between SBMA and Century Center. The two year exhibition will highlight the work of six new artists. Indoor and outdoor sites for the work are available and will be considered for accepted work. Artist submission review and selection will be done by representatives from SBMA and Century Center. There is a $10 entry fee to apply. $1000 stipend for each selected artist. A modest printed piece will also be produced. For full details and to apply securely online, please visit the SBMA website.

Sixth Annual Clifton, VA Plein Air Painting Festival and Competition (VA)

Deadline: May 15. Please accept our invitation to paint and compete, en plein air, in historic Clifton, VA on May 16-19, 2019. (rain or shine). We have a special setting that includes historic homes and a barn, beautiful gardens, gazebo in the park, winding lanes and a winding creek, lakeside home, a railroad crossing with caboose, and a donkey named “jackpot.”  In Clifton, a small, one square mile town, you don’t have to go far to find a quaintness waiting to be painted and interpreted with your inspiration. Artists Registration Fee:  $50, All proceeds to support AGC Arts Scholarship Program. For your endeavors, there are cash prizes: 1st Place – $200, 2nd Place – $150, 3rd Place – $100, Honorable Mention – $75. To learn more, visit the Art Guild of Clifton website.

30th Annual Juried Competition Call for Artists (SC)

Deadline: May 17. The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. To learn more and apply, visit the York County Arts website.

FJORD Gallery 6th Annual Open Call (PA)

Deadline: May 19. FJORD Gallery is pleased to announce our 2019 Open Call! Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in this group exhibition, to run July 6 – August 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by approximately two weeks after the submission deadline. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. The exhibition will be curated by Fjord members; there is no specified theme. Artists outside of Philadelphia are encouraged to apply, but will be responsible for shipping or delivering their work to and from the gallery. Please visit Fjord Gallery website to see our previous juried exhibitions, and to apply.

Foundry Gallery – Regional Juried Group Show (DC)

Deadline: June 1. Foundry Gallery is welcoming submissions to a group show in August 2019 at its industrial-style space in Washington D.C. Open to painting, drawing and photography by artists 18 and up in Washington, Maryland or Virginia.  Apply with up to 5 images through SmarterEntry, $40 fee. Exhibition dates: July 31 – September 1, 2019. Promotion and reception by gallery. To learn more and apply, visit the Foundry Gallery website.

CALL FOR NEW MEDIA, FILM, AND VIDEO: FRAME & FREQUENCY V (MD)

Deadline: June 7. Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. To learn more and apply, visit the Frame & Frequency submittable.

Public Sculpture Project (VA)

Deadline: June 7. Six sites in the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of large-scale outdoor sculpture from October, 2019 to September, 2020.  Liability insurance provided. Stipend of $2000. Artist responsible for delivery and removal. Submit info on existing or proposed work by June 7. To apply, visit the City of Fredericksburg website.

So Fresh + So Clean Metalsmithing Exhibit

Deadline: June 8. Ethical Metalsmith Students (EM Students) is examining what it means to be an artist in the 21st century by curating the most innovative jewelry and metalsmithing work made within the past 2 years. Applicants will be considered for the Annual Emerging Artist Award. We understand a completely sustainable practice is an ever-evolving goal. However, the first step is becoming aware of the ways our work impacts environmental and human health. It adds an important layer to the creative decision making of artists.Through the lens of sustainability EM Students challenges you to investigate your studio, processes, methods, and personal goals. Tell us about it, ask questions, and then show us the work you are making! Emerging Artist Award: $1,000. Guest Juror’s Choice Award: $500. EM Student’s Choice Award: $250. To learn more and apply, visit EthicalMetalSmith.org.

Sunny Art Center International Art Prize (UK)

Deadline: June 30.  The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures. We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics. To learn more and apply, visit the Sunny Art Center website.

Times Square Arts Call for Submissions (NY)

Deadline: June 30. Times Square Arts invites you to submit original moving-image artwork to Midnight Moment, the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition synchronized on electronic billboards and Newspaper Kiosks throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Visit the Times Square Arts website for more information, and to apply.

King Street Gallery Call for Entry (MD)

Deadline: November 25. The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center has a number of spaces available for mounting exhibitions that support the academic mission of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. This open call is for our King Street Gallery, the largest exhibition space in the Cafritz Arts Center. This light filled, 1050 square foot gallery is in the main atrium of the building. Its prominent location, open design, and extremely high ceilings (30 feet+) make it a great venue for major exhibitions. While much of this gallery space is visible from the main lobby of the building, and through the windows that front onto the street, it does maintain gallery hours and is locked after hours. The gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Exhibitions are generally scheduled a year in advance to complement the academic calendar. Exhibitions in the King Street Gallery are 4-5 weeks long, and emphasize two person or small group shows. Single artist applications may be paired with a complimentary artist or artists to better utilize the space. Curated proposals are encouraged. Learn more about this opportunity at the Montgomery College website.

Ongoing: The Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland (MD)

Deadline: Rolling. The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information regarding eligibility and funding timelines, please review the Creativity Grants Guidelines. For more information about the program, and to apply visit the Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland website.

Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine

Deadline: Rolling. Submit original works of art inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient (for example, learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, being a research participant, teaching, or being cared for in a teaching hospital). The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media. Images may be cropped or resized to fit into the allotted cover space. Artists must also submit a related Cover Art essay as a narrative companion to the artwork, to explain the connection between the work and the “academic medicine experience.” The related narrative should be 250 to 600 words and is subject to editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

Artist/Writers: Medicine and the Arts (MATA) Opportunity

Deadline: Rolling. This column is the journal’s longest-running feature. It is published on two facing pages. The left-hand page features an excerpt from literature, a poem, a photograph, etc. Literature excerpts generally run no more than 700 words and may include a very brief introduction as needed. The right-hand page presents an original commentary of about 900 words that explores the relevance of the artwork to the teaching, learning, and/or practice of medicine. Since submissions cannot be fully accepted for publication until Academic Medicine acquires permission to reprint literary excerpts or artworks (which often takes many months), authors should include all relevant information about the piece they are explicating (publisher, museum, dates, etc.) to enable staff editors to find and contact the copyright holder. Submissions undergo review and editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.

The Awesome Foundation Accepting Applications for Art Projects

Deadline: Open. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of “awesomeness in the universe.” Established in 2009, the foundation distributes $1,000 grants on a monthly basis to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees.” The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. Apply on the Awesome Foundation website.

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.

Peripheral ARTeries – Biennial Contemporary Art Publication

Deadline: Rolling. Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 10th edition. This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. The 10th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach.Each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique: painting, drawing, video art, experimental cinema, fine art photography, experimental media, mixed media, installations, public art, performance. The call is open to all proposed kind of art and media capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. To submit, visit the Peripheral ARTeries website.

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, kate.ellis@ihg.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, clickhere.

Public Arts Grants & Opportunities (VA)

Ongoing. The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations as well as individual artists. See all current opportunities and online applications here.

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.

Residency: Maryland

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: membership@foundrygallery.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 washington.print1@gmail.com.

Looking for artists: Multiple Exposures Gallery (VA)

www.sulfurstudios.org/function for more information and application instructions. Email exhibitions@sulfurstudios.org with any questions.

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Art League Volunteers are the best and *TODAY is Art League Volunteer Recognition Day! 

Thank you volunteers for your hard work throughout the year: From Patrons’ Show to the Holiday Ceramics Sale, to the Ice Cream Bowl Social, to the every day work you do in the gallery, school, and at Art League Events—we couldn’t do it without you!

*Unofficially….but every day is Art League Volunteer Recognition Day! 

Volunteers at Ice Cream Bowl 2018

Our Heroes: Gallery Volunteers!

Volunteers at Patrons’ Show 2019

Interested in becoming an Art League Volunteer?

Volunteering is one of the easiest ways to become involved in the arts, and The Art League provides a fun, relaxing, and welcoming place to do so! Since The Art League’s inception, volunteering has been a mainstay of the organization, and we welcome you to browse the volunteer and internship opportunities below and join The Art League community. We’d love to have you!

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Art on the Rocks 2019 is just around the corner, and our restaurants are beginning to create their art-inspired cocktails. We know you’ve been eagerly waiting on the artwork pairings for this year’s Art on the Rocks…and the wait is over! This listing is just a sneak peek, so be sure to stay tuned for recipe details from our restaurant partners as well!

1. Mia’s Italian Kitchen

First on your tasting list is Mia’s Italian Kitchen who will create a cocktail inspired by “Wayfarer” a piece Art League Artist, Sally Davies.

Wayfarer by Sally Davies

2. Society Fair

Next on your tasting list is Society Fair’s pairing “From Here to There” (Acrylic Mixed Media, $2200, 60”x48”) a piece by Art League Artist, Joanne Mazarella.

From Here to There by Joanne Mazarella

3. Chadwicks

Our third paring for Art on the Rocks 2019 is coming in hot! Chadwicks has selected Mary Westphal’s “Tequila Sunrise” (Acrylic Mixed Media, $900, 18”x24”) as their inspiration! Mmmmmm!

Tequila Sunrise by Mary Westphal

4. Columbia Firehouse

Fourth on the docket (and bringing major Spring vibes) is Nancy Wallace’s “Backlit Sunflower” (Oil, $550, 12”x12”) selected by Columbia Firehouse.

Backlit Sunflowers by Nancy Wallace

5. Toastique

Fresh! Fifth on the docket is this bright and juicy photograph by Sue Miller “Mango, Lime” (Photography, $250, 10”x10”) selected by Toastique!

Mango.Lime Sue Miller

6. Hank’s Oyster Bar

Mamboing in at Number 6 is Fierce Sonia’s “Spring Break” (Acrylic Mixed Media, $5000.00,16”x20”) selected by Hank’s Oyster Bar!

Spring Break by Fierce Sonia

7. The People’s Drug

On the Rocks…with a dash of extra ice! Next on the list is The People’s Drug’s choice “Reykjavik” by Nancy Ramsey (Acrylic Mixed Media Collage, $800, 24”x30”)!

Reykjavik by Nancy Ramsey

8. TBA

Last up is “Iconic Woman” by Sweta Shah (Acrylic Mixed Media Collage, $2800, 30″ x 48″)! This piece hasn’t been paired yet, but stay tuned!

Iconic Woman by Sweta Shah

Want to sample all of the Art on the Rocks mixology creations? Join us May 3 for Art on the Rocks! Buy tickets here!

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