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


TorpedoFactory: Art in Common Spaces 2018, Open Call for Proposals


This call for proposals is for up to three artists to be selected to install works of art in three designated public locations inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Artists will submit sketches, photos, or renderings of proposed work to be installed and examples of past works. The artwork proposed for installation should be new art never exhibited in the Virginia, Maryland, or District of Columbia. Artists are responsible for the installation of the artwork under the direction of TFAC staff. The juror for this opportunity is curator Lauren Ross.

Click here for more info and to enter! The deadline to submit is Mar 1, 2018

Target Gallery: 2018 Open Call for Solo Exhibition

This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2018. This call is open to emerging or mid-career artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and artist teams will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from May 25 – July 15, 2018. The artist(s) will also receive a $3,000 stipend.

Click here to read more or to submit! The deadline is Feb 4, 2018. 

Maryland Federation of Art: Call for Artists, Two Shows

MDFedArt is looking for artists for two shows; both juried, one online.

There’s No Place Like Home: an all-new online show about where you come from and where you’ve lived, whatever that means to you. The deadline to enter is Jan 9, 2018. For more info on how to enter, the juror, and fees click here!

Art on Paper: An MFA classic. Everything goes in terms of acceptable art so long as paper is included in some way. The deadline to enter is Jan 16, 2018. For more info on how to enter, the juror, and fees click here!

LENS 2018: Call for Photography

The call is now open for LENS 2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition: artists are invited to submit five (5) photographic images in JPEG form. Images must have been created within the past five years. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome. The juror is Paula Tognarelli. Director, Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The fee for submitting five (5) images is $40. $750 in prizes. The deadline to apply is Jan 15, 2018.

For details, and to apply, click here. Questions? Email

Artscape Prize: Call for Artists

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 13th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The prestigious prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region.

An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art and an award ceremony and reception to announce the winner will take place July 14, 2018, at 7 p.m. The prize is held in conjunction with the 37th annual Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival which will take place July 20-22 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. Approximately six finalists are selected for the final review for the prize. Their work is showcased at the Baltimore Museum of Art from June 20 through Aug 5, 2018. Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work is shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of MICA from July 20 through Aug 5, 2018. An opening reception for the semifinalist exhibition will take place on July 19, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The fellowship winner is selected from the Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition after review of the installed art and an interview with each finalist by the jurors. Jurors will be announced prior to the application deadline. Artist collaborators, if chosen as the winner or finalist, receive a single $25,000 prize that is equally divided among the members of the group. The deadline to apply is Jan 8, 2018

Information and application can be found here!

NYC Drone Cinema Film Festival: Call for Artists

The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. The Festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work (shot anywhere in the world), emphasizing innovative flight technique, aesthetic beauty, and more.

The non-competitive curated film festival is seeking entries for the fourth edition of the festival. They’re looking for independent, unique, and compelling work in film, experimental video, and animation. This year’s theme is “LUNAR – SILVER.” Any and all aspects of silver/lunar concepts are offered: colors, metaphors, or any other significance the moon and silver can conjure. All films submitted must adhere to this theme or will not be considered. The deadline for entries is Jan 7, 2018. 

For more information and to apply, click here. 

Maryland Hall: Artist in Residence

MD Hall is currently accepting applications for their Long Term AIR Program3-year residency). Rent is $300 for larger Long Term Studio Space. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Long-term studio spaces can accommodate artist residing in the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County region. MHCA is currently not accepting short-term (one-year) residencies. Click here for more info and to apply!




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!



Guarisco Gallery: Senior Gallery Associate for Marketing and Sales in DC

Guarisco Gallery is seeking a seasoned Senior Gallery Associate for Marketing and Sales with 5+ years of relevant experience for a large, international, nineteenth and early twentieth-century art gallery in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities include marketing, promotional and outreach logistics for a large commercial gallery
- Coordinating daily with the gallery owner on projects
- Generating retail sales and marketing tactics
- Putting together print and digital presentations
- Producing print catalogues and brochures.

For more info about the position click here!

Laurel Art Guild: Floral Watercolor Workshop with Jackie Saunders

Saunder will be teaching a class on gestural floral watercolor on Mar 31, 2018, from 10-4pm 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.


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