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:

The Art League: Petite December

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.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center: BIG FUN ART

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is accepting entries for BIG FUN ART! Bright colors, bold scales, and a playful spirit are just what we need to distract us from the worries of the day. Inspired by the likes of Yayoi Kusama, and the recent addition to Annmarie Sculpture Garden of a work by Taiwanese artist, Hung Yi, BIG FUN ART! seeks to capture a jovial and exuberant spirit. There may be a profound subtext, but on the surface, the jury is looking for works that possess a boldness in color, an exaggeration in scale, abundance in repetition, a dynamic pattern, or playful in subject. All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works to be included; cash awards. Deadline is Dec 11. Click here to enter!

VisArts: Emerging Curator Program

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2018 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange, and audience engagement. VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming will be available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2018. The deadline is Dec 15. Click here to enter and for more info!

Baker Artist Portfolio: Baker Artist Awards

The Baker Artist Awards provides critical recognition and resources to support artists’ projects, their lives, and their well-being, for those living in the Baltimore area. Artists may submit portfolios for the chance to win. Awards will include $10,000 for an artist in each of the six disciplines. One of these artists will then be selected to receive an additional $30,000 prize. The deadline to enter is Dec 21. Click here to learn more!


After two successful biennial editions with the participation of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and curators from all over the world, ARTiculAction is celebrating its twelve years long activity launching its 2017 biennial edition, that will once again explore new tendencies and trends in Contemporary Art.

They are seeking artists to be featured in the next issue of their art publication, that comes to its 12th edition. ARTiculAction offers a unique opportunity to be published in their special issue, as well as online on several web platforms and social media. The mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists’ community and art lovers. This is accomplished by artist profiling, art magazine publication with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations via various media.

If being a part of this interests you click here to learn more and to enter! The deadline is Dec 31 and there are no entry fees.

Artists and Makers Studios: Submit a Flip Doll

For this show, Artists and Makers Studios are inviting artists from the DC community and beyond to submit their own flip dolls for display in their exhibit.

Flip or “Topsy-turvy” dolls are two-sided dolls connected at the waist and separated by a skirt. The skirt flips over to cover one side when the other side is revealed. The original flip dolls were black/white dolls made by slaves in the south during the Civil War era. In the words of flip doll artist Terri Dowell Dennis, they could be seen as “racist relics of the past.” In spite of their origin, many of these dolls were well loved by their owners and makers, who responded to the soft cloth bodies and enjoyed using the dolls for storytelling. In this exhibit Artist and Makers Studios would like to “revision” the flip doll as a way to show the commonalities within differences and as a way of exploring the ways in which we are all united. The challenge is to make a flip doll out of any materials you choose.

The deadline is Jan 2, 2018. Click here to learn more about flip dolls and click here to enter!


Workshops, Open Houses, Artist Conferences, Fundraisers:


The Art League: Artfête FREE Open House & Holiday Party

Join The Art League on Dec 8 from 6-9 p.m. at their Madison Annex as they kick-off the holiday season with live music, great artwork, artist demos, wearable art fashion show, and more. Enjoy live music by the Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers as you shop their Holiday Ceramics Sale, Jewelry Sale, and original art by their stained glass, mosaics, and fiber arts students and teachers. Admission is free and all are invited!

Montgomery Potters: Annual Fall Pottery Sale

Join the Montgomery Potters on Dec 1 from 2-8 p.m., Dec 2 from 10-6 p.m., and Dec 3 from 11-5 p.m., as they sell and display everything from stoneware to raku in their 45th annual Fall Sale. The event is at the Historic Garret Park Town Hall (10814 Kenilworth Ave, Garrett Park, MD 20896) and they will be taking cash, credit, or checks.

Laurel Art Guild: Floral Watercolor Workshop with Jackie Saunders

Saunder will be teaching a class on gestural floral watercolor on Mar 31, 2018, from 10-4 p.m. at Riderwood Village. The class will start with small format studies of individual blossoms, focusing on color mixing and getting the essence of the individual flowers, then moving on to larger still life bouquets. The cost is $30 for LAG members and $40 for everyone else. If interested email to request a form. No refund by Mar 3, 2018.

Job Opportunity: Access Now, Advocacy Graphic Designer

Access Now, an international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, is looking for a motivated, talented, and passionate junior designer to join their Advocacy team to work on branding, visual design, and digital media engagement. This role will work under the guidance of Access Now’s Design and UX Lead and work closely with other members of the Advocacy team and contribute to the strategic and creative process for Access Now campaigns, initiatives, events, and publications by creating and developing innovative, interactive designs that will help advance their campaigns on important global challenges to digital rights, including encryption, Net Neutrality, privacy, free expression online, and more. If interested in the position or the organization, click here to learn more!


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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