Call for Entries

City of Dream Pavilion: 9/30

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is excited to announce we are now accepting entries for The City of Dreams 2020 Pavilion Design Competition!

FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion in Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion. The 2020 pavilion will be our tenth City of Dreams Pavilion.

The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. Our theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. If we imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In our wildest and most optimistic dreams, what is the future of the city?

The 2020 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition will be a two-stage process, in which a jury of leading architects and other industry professionals will review initial submissions and select a number of finalists. These finalists will receive comments and will have the opportunity to revise their proposals. The jury will meet again and select the competition winner in November 2019.

Entries are encouraged from individuals or teams of architects and non-architects of any age or experience level, provided they are prepared to carry out the project. Attribution of the winner and finalists will be given based on the names of the individuals who enter, rather than to any firm with whom they are affiliated.

Entry Fee: $90

Deadline for Application: September 30, 2019

For more information, click here.

Small Wonders Nationally Juried Exhibiton: 9/25

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any fine art, original 2-D or 3-D work meeting strict size restrictions and other guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1 through December 23, 2019. 

Any original 2-D work that is 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work that is 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry.

Juror: Linda Crocker Simmons 

Entry Fee: $40 for up to 2 works, $5 for each additional work

Deadline for Submission: September 25, 2019

Notification of Selection: October 9, 2019

For more information, click here.


The Teaching Artist Institute: 9/25

The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is looking for artists interested in bringing their art form to classrooms around Maryland as paid teaching artists.

TAI is a comprehensive professional development experience beginning in November that empowers artists to partner with teachers, transforming learning environments and breathing joy and creativity into classrooms of all curricula. Artists come away with a highly marketable fine arts residency to implement in classrooms around Maryland.

TAI’s professional development programs provide artists with:

– Training in educational trends and best practices, curriculum standards, and classroom management strategies;

– Coaching from an exemplary faculty of master teaching artists;

– Opportunities to network and collaborate with other artists and teachers.

Deadline to Apply: September 25, 2019

For more information, click here.

Proposals are being sought from an artist or artist team to paint five Little Library boxes that will be placed in locations around Takoma Park. Artists need to submit two completely different designs, including a front view and one side view for each design. Artists may be asked to paint all of the boxes with one design or paint some boxes with one design and others with the second design. The theme of the designs is up to the artists but they should be lively, colorful, and upbeat. The all-inclusive payment for the project is $1,200. Artists are responsible for any expenses, including materials, travel, etc. The dimensions of the boxes are 24″ h x 18″ w (front and back), 12″ h x 24″ w (sides), and 4″ h x 4″ w support posts that are 60” long with approximately 24” underground. For more information about the little library program go to: The selected artist can pick up the boxes in Takoma Park and paint them at their studio. The artist won’t be responsible for installing the boxes.

Notification of Selection: October 24, 2019

Deadline for Application: September 29, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Entries: Second Annual “Books and Readers” Group Show: 11/1

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

Deadline: November 1, 2019

*Photography and photo-based works are eligible for the show

Group Show Submission guidelines: click here for details.

Submission fee: $25 (Up to 5 jpg). Please pay for submissions immediately before or after uploading your file. You can pay with your Paypal account or with any credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card.

For Submission Form, click here.

For more information, 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.

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