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

Open For Entry:

MFA: Focal Point, Juried Exhibition

Maryland Federation of Art has an 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!

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.


Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for UNDER $500, an annual affordable art sale. Held on Friday, Dec 8 and Saturday, Dec 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“.

Workshops, Open Houses, Artist Conferences, Fundraisers:

Young Audiences recruiting artists for summer Teaching Artist positions

Young Audiences is looking to hire artists in all art forms for teaching artist positions at this coming summer’s Summer Arts & Learning Academy (Jul 9 – Aug 10, 2018).

Artists in the program use their art to educate children in literacy and math and to engage them in art experiences. The program also includes extensive training as a Teaching Artist. The positions available are:

Full-day Teaching Artists:

  • Receive a competitive salary ($8,750 for the five-week Academy and one week of professional development)
  • Receive 40 hours of paid training (if needed, based on experience) in arts integration and classroom instruction (Jan – Apr)
  • Join a nurturing, collaborative, and creative community of people that are dedicated to the young people of our city

Half-day Artist Apprentices:

  • Receive $15/hour to support Teaching Artists in their afternoon art classes during the five-week Academy and three days of professional development (a limited number of full-day slots will be available)

More information about the Academy and the opportunities can be found here.Young Audiences is also hosting Info Sessions on Nov 7 and 15 where you can learn more. For more information and to RSVP click here. Applications are open till Nov 27, 2017.

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.


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


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