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:

 

Spin and Sell Print Bazaar

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is currently seeking artists for MAP’s Second Annual Spin & Sell Print Bazaar! This opportunity allows artists to sell their artwork in MAP Underground during a two-day market featuring zines, posters, prints, gifts and more. Spin & Sell is a great way to discover other artists and makers in the Baltimore Community. The event will feature live entertainment including a DJ and karaoke!

Artists and vendors can register today to reserve a half or full table. To register visit MAP’s website, “Maportunities“.

MAP UNDER 500

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for UNDER $500, an annual affordable art sale. Held on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017, this event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. 

The exhibition will include 1-3 works by each artist with each individual piece retailing for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the opening event on Friday, December 8. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 with each artist or an optional 100% donation in support of MAP.

For more information and to apply, please visit MAP’s website, “Maportunities“.

Deleware Watercolor Society Juried Show

DWS is calling for entries from member and non-member watercolor and aqueous media artists interested in submitting artwork for our upcoming DWS Juried Fine Art Exhibition. The Exhibition will be held at the Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal Street, Dover, Delaware 19901. Artists 18 years or older may submit for consideration up to two original works that

Artists 18 years or older may submit for consideration up to two original works that have been created within the past three years in any water-based media except water-based oils. Paintings previously shown in DWS juried exhibitions are ineligible. Artwork entries for this exhibition must be delivered to the Biggs Museum of American Art on October 30 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. The exhibition will be open to the public and will remain in place until January 21, 2018.

Monetary awards totaling $600, for First, Second, and Third Place and non-monetary Merit Awards will be given to artists whose paintings demonstrate significant artistic value deserving acknowledgement. The exhibition will be on display in the Biggs Museum of American Art from November 3-January 21, 2018.

Go to www.delawarewatercolorsociety.org to download a detailed prospectus
and the necessary entry forms. If you have questions, please contact the Exhibition
Director at 302-945- 3721.

The Art League of Alexandria: “Doubt”

Art League members, enter this unique show about doubt and insecurities. Along with their entry, artists have been asked to include a short statement about their “doubt,” that will be displayed next to their piece during the exhibit.

For more info, or to join The Art League, click here. 

MAP: Curators’ Incubator Program

Spartanburg Art Museum 2018 – 2019 Season

Spartanburg Art Museum is a regional museum in South Carolina promoting contemporary visual arts by inspiring and engaging people of all ages through exhibitions and education and are currently accepting submissions for our 2018-19 season.

We’re interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition.

If you’re interested, click here for more info and to apply!

 

Workshops, Open Houses, Artist Conferences, Fundraisers:

The Mitchell Gallery: Learn the Art of Bookmaking

Books are more than mere words on paper. They move and inspire us. Using your imagination and a few simple materials create a hardcover book that is as unique as the story inside of it. Join The Mitchell Art Gallery and artist Joan Machinick for their four consecutive-weekend workshops in October on how to make your own books. Click here to learn more and to register!

RAW Artists Showcase: SAVOR

A one-day only showcase, featuring MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed’s artwork along with over 40 other Baltimore creatives – from musicians of many genres to dancers and make-up artists, a renowned Spoken Word Group, and more. Purchase your ticket and support the arts!

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Four Squared by Elaine Weiner-Reed

 

 

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. The event is Oct 7, 2017.

 

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 mdfedartmembernews@gmail.com

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