Call for Entries

Library Gallery Solo Exhibition Competition

Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2020 – August 2021.  To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2015 to the present are ineligible.  The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.

An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibition (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium).  The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the exhibition.

Deadline for Entries: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 PM

For more information, send information to

Classical musicians are now being sought for the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital Competition! Winners will be featured in a recital in the Main Gallery during the 2020-2021 season. Previous winners from 2017 to the present are ineligible. Musicians must be 18 and older to be consid­ered. There are no geographical restrictions, but winners are responsible for their own transportation to the recital.


Ten-minute selection of music that best identifies your repertoire and technique.

Musician(s) biography.

Headshot(s) that is appropriate for print (at least 8”x10” and 300 dpi resolution).

Current one-page resume with contact information for each participating musician.

The honorarium is $400 per performance. If applicable, one accompanists per performance will receive a $200 honorarium.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Submission deadline: March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm

For more information, click HERE

Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Arts Center

These artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events.  Selected by a juror, resident artists exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, Maryland.

Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first and second floor of the building.  The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists.

To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old and reside in Maryland.  Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others.  Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.

Deadline for Entries: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 PM

For more information, send an email to

For More information click HERE 

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The upcoming prize competition will be for photography.

To submit you will need 15 photographs in digital format (jpeg/jpg), a 1-page statement in pdf format, 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format, and a $40 entry fee

The winner of the competition receives $3,000 and features in the Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications. The winner’s work is also placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

Submissions for the 2020 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography will be accepted from December 1, 2019, to March 1, 2020. The winner will be publicly announced in June 2020.

The deadline to submit is March 15, 2020.

For more information click HERE. is an independent online curatorial platform. We understand and promote artists worldwide to art lovers, to private and professional art buyers and Galleries. The contests are international and open to beginners and professional living artists. Competition is open to 2 and 3-dimensional artworks. Photography is accepted. Video, digital and print art are not accepted. One free entry and normal price of $30 for up to 4 extra artworks.

Deadline: March 15th, 2020

For more information click HERE

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing. 15 photographs in digital format (jpeg/jpg) Please label scans with title, year, and format. 1-page statement in pdf format 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format. The winner of the competition receives $3,000 and features in Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications. $40 entry fee Application Fee.

Deadline: March 15th, 2020

For more information click HERE

Studio Space:

Artists! A Studio space is available at 428, 4th street, suite 6 East Port.

Rent is $450

For more information email:

Local By Design:

Artists! A 240’ space is available at Local By Design’s Gallery.
1818 Margaret St off chinquapin.
  • There are 12 artisans.
  • 12×20’. $750/mo
  • Includes utilities and internet, and conference room.
  • Ample parking.

Call: Carol Tessier 410-370-3791
Susan Sears 443-454-1467

mall 2D & 3D women artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of January 2020. Awards will be for the top 10 places. 

The 2020 event will be the 36th year for this event and we are looking forward to another weekend of great art!
The show will open with the always fun Preview Party on Friday, May 15th.  On Saturday the 16th, at the close of the day, there will be music and a buffet dinner available for artists, guests, volunteers, and others from the community to enjoy.  The final day of the show will be Sunday the 17th.  There will be artist discussions and demos and also activities geared for younger artists throughout the weekend too.
For more information, click here

“Reflections” can mean the throwing back of the light, sound or images by a body or surface, an image you see when you look in a mirror, an image given back by a reflecting surface. It can also be interpreted as careful thought about something or a thought occurring in consideration or meditation.  Artists are free to interpret “reflections” with either or both of these meanings.

JUROR: Shelley Barry, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland, CA

VENUE: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, glass art, artist book

JUROR’S AWARD: A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate, catalog and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.

EXHIBITION DATES: May 16, 2020 – June 13, 2020

Sanctuary” OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 16th, 7-9PM

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY: There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and works that will be included only on the Arc On-line Gallery.

CATALOG: All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists residing in the United States.

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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