Call for Entries

It is vital to support writers in times of need so that they can get back to doing what they do best. The Dramatist Guild Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

DGF Emergency Grants regularly support costs associated with healthcare, childcare, housing, disability, natural disaster relief, and other unforeseen circumstances. DGF does not support requests related to production expenses or taxes, nor requests from individuals not actively seeking employment if they are able to work. Requests typically range between $500-$3,000. Please be advised that DGF does not support all requests.

For more information and to apply click HERE.

AnnMarie sculpture garden & art center calls for entries for a national juried exhibition – Bloom & Grow: Brilliant Botanicals.

Bloom & Grow is a lush, colorful, and wide-ranging celebration of floral and botanical art. From biblical depictions of the Garden of Eden, to the plein air art of the Impressionists, to the bold stylized motifs in pop culture, depictions of flowers are plentiful throughout art history and visual culture. Bloom & Grow seeks works that continue these traditions, as well as works that push beyond to explore the symbolic, the emotional, the environmental, and the personal connections we have with flowers, plants, and all things that grow outdoors. Outdoor installations and multi-sensory works are encouraged. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works; cash awards will be awarded.

JUROR: TBA (typically chosen from the Smithsonian Institution)

Deadline: April 15th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Online Art Competition to be open for entries from March 23rd, 2020 to April 19th, 2020.

 A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from April 22nd, 2020 to May 20th, 2020.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing, Photography & Digital, Mixed Media & 3-dimensional art.  Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions).

Winners will be announced on May 4th, 2020.

Entry Fee:  $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images.

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more. 

Application Link:

Deadline: April 19th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

Washington sculptors group calls for entries for Artina 2020: LIGHT: A sculptural Solar Dance.


Thursday, June 17 – Saturday, October 10, 2020

As climate change concerns continue to rise, we need to increase the uptake of renewable energy to help reduce the use of polluting fossil fuels. In this exhibit, LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance, artists will use renewable energy sculptures to represent a need for better environmental responsibility. Work proposed for this exhibition will re-imagine solar energy as an art form. It may adopt sunlight as the medium, the subject matter, or the energy source for the art. Artists may explore how light, sun, sound, and energy intersect, capturing the importance of sustainability by using solar energy in existing or site-specific outdoor sculptures: art made from sunlight—the energy source for life on Earth. Visitors will be able to find sculptural displays celebrating the energy of the sun’s warming rays.

Artists may experiment with materials like:

  •     Recycled and upcycled solar PV panels in new and innovative ways
  •     The colors of the solar spectrum
  •     Mirrors, prisms, lenses, sound, texts, architecture
  •     Eco-friendly materials

Artwork selection will be based on the highest standards of creativity, innovation, and sustainability.

Deadline: April 20th, 2020

JUROR:María Gabriela Mizes

For more info, click HERE

OCA Mocha is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for our next exhibition featuring non-figurative portraiture. Portraiture is a way of studying others, whether it focuses on the fleeting moments we share or encapsulating people’s essence whole. This exhibition highlights portraiture through a non-figurative lens; that is, portraiture that depicts subjects through means other than physical features/form/visage. Pushing the boundaries of representation uncovers the many different ways we choose to see those around us.


Artists are invited to submit artwork in any subject matter for this open call. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best work.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting your work is Wed 22 April 2020.
  • Notification of selection will be done via email no later than Fri 24 April 2020.
  • Online (OCA Mocha’s website, instagram, social media pages) starting Mon 27 April 2020.
  • ***Dates and/or modes of exhibition may change, pending further COVID-19-related announcements from Governor Hogan, the University System of Maryland, and UMBC. All changes will be communicated to participating artists.

Entry Fee: Free of charge.

Submission: The entry deadline is Wed 22 April 2020. Submission must include:

  • Contact information: name, phone, email, website, instagram (if applicable)
  • Images of work to be considered
  • Information about each image: title, dimensions, media, date created, short description if applicable
  • Brief artist statement 
  • Please submit above to email,, with “OCA Mocha Arts – Non-Figurational Portraiture” as the subject line

Eligibility: The call is open to all artists. All accepted work must be displayed online through OCA Mocha’s website and instagram. All images of artwork will be given by the artist.

Exhibition and Promotion: Selected artists will be featured in the exhibit on OCA Mocha’s social media pages starting April 27th, 2020.

The City of Gaithersburg and the Washington Women’s Art Caucus invite women artists to submit work for a juried exhibition entitled “Why I Vote.”  This exhibit commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary ratification of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote while exploring the contemporary topics that galvanize women voters, such as climate change, immigration, education and women’s rights. “Why I Vote” invites artists to share the ideas and convictions that drive them to the polls and helps to shape political outcomes across the United States.

This call is open to all two-dimensional mediums and styles, Works should be no larger than 5’x5’. Sculpture cannot be accommodated. Please keep in mind that, as the venue is a family- friendly community center, we are unable to exhibit violent or sexually explicit subject matter, as well as any art depicting current political figures.

The exhibition will be juried by Anne Burton, Curator at Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. The exhibit is co-organized by Sandra Davis (WCA) and Mary Weiss-Waldhorn (City) and will be held at the Bohrer Park Activity Center.

Entry fee is $25 per person.

There is a submission limit of three pieces per artist. Each JPEG/PDF image must be named with the artist’s last name_title (example:Vangogh_Starrynight).

Any work submitted must not have been in any previous WCA/DC exhibition

Call Deadline: Extended to April 30, 2020

For more information, click HERE

The Towson Chamber of Commerce, working with The Towson Creative Partnership, is pleased to announce CALL FOR ARTISTS for the design and production of a large scale mural to cover the west facing facade of the Baltimore County Library located in Towson MD. Proposals must contain six individual physical slides or high-resolution photos and a USB drive (or microcards) containing digital copies of all included materials demonstrating their artistic style, skill, and personal vision for the murals.

All submitted pieces must:

  • Be labeled with dates, titles, and your name.
  • Include an artist’s statement with a brief description of the vision/concept for the mural for the Towson Library.
  • Include CVs, projected time frame for preparation, installation and completion, materials to be used, and an overall estimated budget. There is a $60 entry fee per applicant.

Deadline for Submissions:  April 30, 2020

For more information click HERE.

The University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center is seeking local artists interested in proposing artwork for the interior of a largescale healthcare facility. Due to the number of locations planned throughout the facility, there is an opportunity for a variety of wall-mounted media at various budgets levels.

Successful applications will include a portfolio of past work, details of similar projects, pricing information, and an outline of the process for design, fabrication and installation (if applicable). 

The following types of artwork will be considered:


  • Wall-mounted sculpture (ceramic, wood, metal, glass) – cannot project off wall more than 4”
  • Fine art photography – needs to be able to print at image size 23” x 23” or larger.  If provided a digital file, Art Expressions will print (image files must be at least 150 dpi).
  • Oil or acrylic on canvas – minimum size 30” x 30”.  Unstretched preferred, but we will consider pre-stretched pieces.
  • Fine art on paper (watercolor, acrylic, pastel ink, pen, etc.) – minimum image size 23” x 23” unframed.  Wall-mounted fiber panels are also acceptable.

Subject Matter:

  • Representational Nature imagery
  • Nature-based abstraction
  • Non-figurative
  • Conveys positivity
  • Avoid red and black in concentrated amounts

Submission Requirements:

Artists must include their current location with proximity to Prince George’s County, MD. (Must reside within 150 miles of Largo, MD). Please include a brief written description for each piece submitted.

Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2020


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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