Call for Entries

Strokes of Genius

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter this 9th annual all-painting competition. All original 2-D work created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) and following entry guidelines, will be considered. The juror is Raoul Middleman.

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Small Wonders

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any original 2-D work 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry. Works selected will be on exhibit in MFA’s Circle Gallery at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1-23, 2018. Chair; Nichole Leavy. The juror is Linda Crocker Simmons.

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MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 4th annual Water Works competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work in which water is depicted as the primary force, object, or consequence is eligible. Works selected will be on exhibit online in MFA’s Curve Gallery from October 15 through November 30, 2018. The exhibition chairs are Richard Neiwerth and Wil Scott. The juror is Eric Denker.

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Gallery 564 in Severna Park

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all MFA artist members to enter this MFA organized competition. All original 2-D and 3-D artwork created through any media and following entry guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s alternative gallery space at Gallery 564 from November 7 to November 29, 2019. The juror is Lindsay McCulloch.

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PARA: Beyond Normal

What is “normal”? As an artist what is the role of the “normal” in creating art? Spectowants to know! For this exhibit they’re looking to push the boundaries and associations they have with the “norm”. They’re thinking this means documenting specific subcultures, exploring topics of an abnormal focus (e.g. paranormal, spirituality, fears, dreams, visions, nightmares, subcultures outside of the “norm”, art techniques out of the “norm”, etc), challenging the way we consume or think about the normality of art or other aspects of our lives, pushing the boundaries of how we perceive normal, and so much more. What is the role of weird in art? We want you to take this topic and truly run with it, find the weird in your life and explore it.

Accepted media: Photography, Digital art/graphic/design, painting, drawing/illustration, watercolor, collage/mixed media, sculpture, video art.

Curator: Jeremiah Morris


Best in Show: $150

Honorable Mention: $50 (2)

Application fee: $12 (3 works), $6 additional work, maximum 10 works per applicant

Deadline: August 11, 2019 at 11:59PM

For more information, click here.


The art that is created today is how this time period will be viewed tomorrow. We want to make a difference in the lives of artists as well as a positive change in the world.

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery is an online art gallery that can offer different benefits than a physical art gallery. They offer international exposure; works will be archived and can be viewed over and over, giving you constant exposure and building traffic to your website; there is no cost in transporting artwork and no risk of your work being damaged; and they are a commission free gallery!

Theme: “Wet Paint”

This show is open to any subject matter as long as it is 2D and uses any type of paint.

Pay It Forward: Colors of Humanity will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. For more information, please visit their website Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Habitat for Humanity.

Media: 2D work in any type of PAINT

Judging Criteria: Originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium

Juror: Janelle Cogan

Entry Fee: $20 for 1 or 2 pieces 

Deadline for Submission: August 15th, 2019

Notification of Selection: August 22nd, 2019

Exhibition Dates: September 1st, 2019 – September 31st, 2019

For more information, click here.


An Acquisition & Print Replication Project

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Application Deadline

Full prospectus and application available HERE 

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the CyberWire, is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with the CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and the CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of the CyberWire’s 6th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 24, 2019.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that’s important to them.

As the aim of the CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity, and would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The selected artist(s) will be joining a wonderful roster of artists as this program has developed over the last five years. They are: Claire Girodie (year 14’), Anna and Caroline Zellhofer (year 15’), Lindsey McCulloch (year 16’), Carmen Martini (year 17’), and Shanthi Chandrasekar (year 18’).

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction – photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no less than 4 X 4” and no more than 24 X 20”.
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed-upon at a later date, but will not exceed 500.
  • All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting the CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by the CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed-upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, the CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain the owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist will benefit in the following ways:

  • $1,000 Cash Award
  • Increased visibility of the artist’s name and artwork through:
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and the CyberWire’s websites
  • The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgment at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 24, 2019

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to by close of business Monday, August 24, 2019 Application Deadline

Application Fee: $10 for non-MAP members. Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10.  Please attach your payment receipt to your application. Checks can be made payable to: Maryland Art Place | c/o Benefit | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Member of MAP? Your submission fee will be waived. Please make a note on your submission that you are a member!


Saturday, August 24, 2019 Application Deadline

  • Week of September 16, Artist Studio Visits/Interviews
  • September30, Awarded Artist Announced
  • September 28 – October 23, Printing/Production
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 Women in Cyber Security Reception

For the full Prospectus and Application Please click HERE 

Artist Residency

Maryland Hall accepts applications for our One Year AIR Residencey on an ongoing basis. Rent is $300 for  Studio Space.  All residencies are currently full, however, we recommend that you apply to be put on a waiting list for the next jury process.


 Studio’s of (From left to right) Anne Chamberlain, Lindsay Pichaske, Elizabeth Kendall


Long-term studio spaces can accommodate artist residing in the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County region.  

Click here to download the AIR Application.

To learn about our Current AIR’s click here.

Exhibitions Call to Artists

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is seeking ongoing exhibition submissions from both local and regional artists for our three gallery spaces. We invite both student and professional artists to apply.

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts.


From left to right (View of Essence of Landscape by Lorraine Ellerson, Ripe by Jan Kirsh, gallery reception)

Maryland Hall’s goal is to present exhibits that engage audiences on many levels, from community exhibits to curated group and solo exhibits in several galleries: the Chaney Gallery, the Martino Gallery and the Openshaw Balcony Gallery. The gallery season features emerging and established artists in all media, from more accessible, traditional work, to work that questions contemporary culture, methods and ideas. The galleries are open to the public for viewing, artists’ receptions, and sales.

Applications must be completed and submitted by email to Exhibition Coordinator, Emily Kohlenstein, at additional questions call Ms. Kohlenstein at 410-263-5544 ext. 31.

Click here to download application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

*Potential exhibition candidates will be contacted for an interview*

Submission Deadline:None. We are typically booked a year and a half out for your reference.

2 thoughts on “Just for You: Artist Opportunities, August 7th, 2019

  1. This is so helpful and so appreciated.  I just wonder if we can’t get some of these notices of opportunities a little sooner.  I would love to have entered PARA but the deadline is just a few days away. Same with Wet  Paint.  I also wanted to ask if you have particular sources or methods you use to get listings of open opportunities and if that info or source might be helpful to share with the membership?  Thanks for all you do.  Chris kelsey


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