Call for Entries

The Howard County Arts Council is now accepting attendee registration for the Cultural Arts Showcase, presented in partnership with the Recreation & Leisure Services Branch (RALS) of the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association. The event will be held at Howard County Center for the Arts at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City on October 11, 2019.

The Showcase is a program to assist school and cultural civic organizations in identifying visual, literary and performing artists for workshops, performances, demonstrations, and residencies. This is an opportunity to meet and view the work of nearly 30 performing artists, each presenting an 8-minute excerpt of their work, and to meet other individual visual, literary and performing artists, who will be on hand to discuss their programs with attendees.

Deadline: October 4, 2019

For more information, click here.

 The Davis Orton gallery features the portfolios of two photographers. The theme of each call is related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways: prints are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

Processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website.

Submission Deadline: 10/03/2019

Entries are submitted online. You may submit for any theme anytime as long as it is before the deadline. If your entry falls into more than one theme –  if not selected, it will be considered for other themes.

Submission fee: $35

 (7 to 12 photographs from a single series/portfolio.) A single entry is a compressed file that includes a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 jpg images from a series/portfolio related to the theme and completion of our online submission form.

For more information, click here.

Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the AQE 2020 exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 29  through May 2, 2020.

Important Dates: March 29 – May 2, 2020 

Entry fee: $45 per application.

Entry Deadline: 10/13/19

Online Entry Information: Artists may submit up to three works per application. A maximum of four images may be uploaded to show alternate views or details of work.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Works submitted must be original in design.
  • Collaborative works are accepted.
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years, after January 1, 2018.
  • Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

For more information, click here.

The Arlington Arts Center and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia are seeking a project that engages the community and is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. The work should offer opportunities for interactivity and public engagement, whether through direct interaction with the work itself; through public programs to activate the work while it is on view; and/or through community involvement in the production of the work. AAC and CFNOVA encourage interested artists to consider the environmental impact of their proposal and avoid the use of environmentally damaging materials, including Styrofoam or spray paint.

Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019

For more information, click here.

Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland is accepting entries for the 2019 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, through October 31, 2019. Enter your photos of Allegany County in four different categories for your chance to win cash prizes ranging from $75 to $250!

First through third place photos in each category will appear in the 2020 Visit Mountain Maryland Destination Guide and will be framed and displayed in our partner locations in Frostburg, MD, and Cumberland, MD.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 

For more information and to apply, click here.

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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