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 mdfedartmembernews@gmail.com

Open For Entry:

MFA: Focal Point, Juried Exhibition

Maryland Federation of Art anas a all digital media show currently open for entry. Pieces must be created or altered somehow by software; this can include anything from digital photography to 3D printing, to video and non-film projecting. Deadline to enter is Nov 14, 2017. For more specific guidelines and to enter click here!

The Art League: Petite December

“Petite December” is an exhibit of small works available for immediate purchase during the holiday season. The works will be on display for one month in the front of The Art League gallery. No theme is required for works submitted. Normal gallery framing restrictions will be lifted, but the works must be 8” x 5” or 5” x 8” or smaller. Artists are allowed to enter up to 3 works but only 2 works can be accepted if any. Artists are invited to enter ornaments, jewelry, sculpture, book arts, fiber work, ceramics, and glass, as long as the size requirements are met, made within the past 2-3 years. Digital entry deadline is Nov 17Click here for more info and to enter!

MAP: 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“. Registration deadline Nov 4.

The Art League: Open Juried Exhibit

Now open for entry: all art. To enter you must be a member of The Art League gallery, but besides that, the world is your oyster! The deadline for digital submissions is Dec 15. Click here to go to The Art League website and enter or for more info.

 

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 acknowledgment. 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.

 

Workshops, Open Houses, Artist Conferences, Fundraisers:

MCA: Mind Your Business, Financial and Legal Artist’s Workshop

Join Maryland Citizens for the Arts for a workshop to help the creative class better navigate budgets, cash flow, copyright, insurance, and more! Registration is free but space is limited so make sure to register now. The workshop is on Nov 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Motor House (120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201). Click here to register!

Phillips Collection Artist’s Field Trip with MFA Member Margie Boynton

On November 30th Boynton will be leading a bus trip to the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC to see their featured show “Renoir and Friends”. We will also have time to look at the Philips permanent collection, have lunch in Dupont circle and enjoy a fun afternoon.

 

Dillions Bus Coach will pick up at two locations: AACC, West Campus parking lot at 8:45AM, Ritchie Highway entrance near the Y. Forest Plaza, 2323 Forest Drive, Outback Steakhouse parking lot, Annapolis (across from Parole Center) at 9:00AM. The trip will return by 4:15PM.

The cost is $40 per person. Includes entrance to the Phillips Collection. To register make payment to Margie Boynton no later than November 17th. Send your check to: Margie Boynton 3 German St. Annapolis, MD 21401.

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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