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.

Maryland Citizens for the Arts is an arts advocacy organization committed to expanding the nonprofit arts sector through public investment and service, thereby enhancing lifelong learning, quality of life, and economic vitality for all Maryland citizens.

MCA compiled these links and resources below to provide help and guidance during this time. This includes resources for independent artists, resources for arts organizations, government resources, virtual programming, and more.

For more information click HERE.

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

Maryland’s Eastern Shore has many beautiful vistas of sandy beaches and bucolic farm land, but it is also filled with suburban sprawl, strip malls and chicken houses. The art depicting our area often captures our picturesque beaches, birds, barns, and boats but rarely do we see images of the forgotten and overlooked spaces which are equally a part of this place. HERE/NOT HERE calls on artists to capture, explore, and depict those unscrubbed and often unseen places. We are looking for artwork that tells the stories not often told about the landscape and architecture that have shaped this place we call here. The liminal spaces, the tension zones, and the hap-hazard, slap-dash, crap-laps.

Deadline to Apply: May 1 2020.

For more information, click HERE

The Photographic Resource Center invites entries for EXPOSURE: The 24th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Since its inception in 1996, more than 300 photographers have shown in PRC juried exhibitions, including an array of established photographers and those cited as “ones to watch.”  Each year, a respected member of the photographic community—from curators to gallerists to photo editors—is asked to select between 10 to 15 artists for exhibition. The juror then selects between 2 and 4 pieces per person, thus offering artists the opportunity to showcase a series at a deeper level than most juried shows and making for an enriching experience for audiences as well.

*Due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis the PRC is unable to confirm that EXPOSURE 2020 will be on view in a physical space during the planned dates of July 8 − August 16, 2020. Venue possibilities are being explored for the fall and the public and all accepted artists will be informed as plans solidify. Regardless of mounting a physical show, the exhibition will be online on the PRC website beginning on July 8th.

Entry Fee: $30 ~ Photographers may submit 6 images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, checklist information, artist statement, and resume.

Submission deadline: May 8th, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Maryland State Arts Council accepts applications for Public Art Across Maryland grants.

There are two types of PAAM Grants available for non-profit organizations or local government:

Planning Grants of up to $2500 support the community visioning process, artist selection process and artist honorariums for the development of artwork proposals.

Implementation Grants of up to $10,000 (1:1 match required) support the fabrication and installation of a public artwork. The concept must be fully developed and the artist(s) selected to implement the work. It is not required an applicant have received a Planning Grant in order to apply for an Implementation Grant.

The public artwork may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and inside or outside. The artwork must be free and publicly accessible to all. The proposed public art location must be in Maryland, and the selected artist(s) must be a resident of Maryland.

Deadline: May 12th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

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.


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. 

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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