Artist Opportunities showcases what is new and happening around the area for artists to get involved in, whether that’s workshops, grants, conferences, or shows open for entry. Let us know what you have open for entry by sending an email to membernews@mdfedart.org

Open For Entry:

Maryland Art Place: Original Mask Display and Silent Auction

Altered Realities: Fall Benefit Exhibition

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to offer a free opportunity to exhibit an original, hand made, celebratory mask in Altered Realities, MAP’s Fall Benefit Exhibition. MAP will accept up to three masks per artist to be on display from September 14 – November 4, 2017, in MAP’s main gallery. The masks will be silently auctioned during MAP’s masquerade fundraiser event on October 28th (produced in partnership with Philanthropik). All proceeds will be split equally between the artist and Maryland Art Place.

Masks have been created historically for ritual, performance, protection, and disguise. Artists are encouraged to use inspiration from historical and contemporary influences while designing their mask. For example, bright, festive masks have been created for traditions such as Carnival, celebrated across cultures, including countries in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and South America. Masks can be thematic or purely decorative.

General Guidelines & Information 

  • All masks will be auctioned off on October 28th at MAP’s Fall Benefit event and will be included in Altered Realities: MAP’s Annual Benefit Exhibition
  • ALL masks will have a starting bid of $100.00
  • Proceeds will be split 50/50 with the participating artist
  • All masks must fit within a scale of 16” X 16”
  • MAP will accept up to three masks per exhibitor
  • MAP will accept masks until the allotted gallery space becomes full (space is available on a first come first served basis)
  • Artists must submit a high-quality photograph of their mask on a black backdrop. The image must have a 300 dpi resolution
  • Images of the masks will be available for viewing in an online catalog before the auction

Application Deadline (EXTENDED): Tuesday, September 5, 2017, by noon.

To apply please save this application and submit the required attachments.

Application Fee: None

Please send your application to benefit@mdartplace.org by noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  Please contact naomi@mdartplace.org with any questions.

Hartford Community College, 2018-2020 Season

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College is excited to invite artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for the 2018-2020 exhibition seasons. Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery. There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

REQUIREMENTS: Resume/C.V., artist(s)/curator’s statement, 10 digital images (YouTube links for video and other time-based media accepted as well), image list (including artist’s name, title, dimensions, medium(s), and date of completion), exhibition description (500 words max)

DEADLINE: August 15, 2017. Results will be sent out to artists during the Fall of 2017

TO SUBMIT: Please e-mail PDF or Word document proposals and questions to bblair@harford.edu (or) mail to Brad Blair, Chesapeake Gallery Coordinator, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here.

36th Annual Hospice Cup: Silent Auction Art Donations

The 36th Annual Hospice Cup will be held on September 16, 2017.  This is a charity sailing regatta that raises funds for hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. A silent auction is held after the sailing regatta to help in the fundraising efforts. If you are interested in donating artwork for the silent auction, please contact David Mencarini at dmencarini@comcast.net or 301-980-3586.

Workshops, Open Houses, Artist Conferences, Fundraisers:

12th Biennial Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference

The Mid Atlantic Clay Conference is coming up, and registration is now open. Registration is limited so check out The Clay Connection for more info.

Spend four beautiful days in the Shenandoah Valley area in a rustic 4 H camp. There will be presenters offering workshops all day long on Friday on subjects such as primitive firings like Raku and Pit, Figure and Abstract Sculpture, Internet business practices, throwing, hand building techniques, and more, plus lots of vendors. On Saturday and Sunday nationally known ceramic artists Adrian Arleo, James Watkins, and Martha Grover will be giving talks on each of their respective subjects. This boutique conference of about 150 folks is intimate, casual, and stimulating. Cocktail parties, dinner, dancing, and Raku under the stars after. And Friday at 3:30, MFA Member Jayne Shatz will be leading the Panel Discussion at the Genius Bar; this year’s topic will be How to Diversify for a Successful Pottery Business that Lasts a Lifetime, not just a Temporary Fling. Go to www.theclayconnection.org, view the brochure and sign up.

Art League of Alexandria: Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League of Alexandria would like to invite you to their ice cream bowl fundraiser on September 16th. The League is selling specially sized bowls handmade by Art League artists at the King Street Art Festival, Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets), and all proceeds support the League’s ceramics department! Patrons can purchase one of 1,400 hand-made bowls created by the talented artists of The Art League’s ceramics department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, all for only $15 per bowl. Participants in the Fundraiser are also entered into a free drawing to win ceramic artwork and an Art League gift certificate.

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The University of Delaware: Dream Big Gala, Art and Fashion

The Dream Big campaign will shine a spotlight on Delaware’s rich supply of talented local artist and highlights another form of art that does not always get its proper recognition in Delaware: Fashion. We dream of a campaign that allows artists and fashion designers alike to share their creations in an intimate setting.
Lee Brandon Christopher Studio, a small art studio with the audacity to Dream Big and connect artists and art lovers, will partner with renowned local artists Terrance Vann, Alim “YesterdayNite” Smith, Marilyn Bauman, Ric Conn, Nicole Kristina and many others. In conjunction with the University of Delaware’s school of fashion & art, we will feature the “Dream Big” Gala which will be a celebration of art, fashion, and scholarship in the heart of our community.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the University of Delaware’s art and fashion student organizations for additional education and enrichment opportunities. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will support artistic activities in the City of Wilmington by donating to several organizations that serve low-income families: Northeast Church of Christ, First State Church of Christ, and TeenSharp.

Job Opportunity: College Art Association, varied positions

Last week at CAA we announced a restructuring of the organization and the departure of several staff members who took advantage of a buyout program. As part of the restructure we also find ourselves with the opportunity to hire new staff at CAA. Below are seven positions we are hiring for immediately. Please feel free to share these postings with colleagues and friends who might be a good fit. Click on the linked title of the position to learn more about the role and for application submission details.

Programs Assistant

Media and Content Manager

Manager of Annual Conference

Sponsorship and Partnership Manager

Publications and Programs Editor

IT Manager

Grants and Special Programs Manager

 

Have a grant you want to get the word out about? Maybe a workshop you’re leading in a few weeks? Send us an email to get the word out about it! Contact MFA with the what, when, and where of your opportunity, and an image at membernews@mdfedart.org

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