Call for Entries
EMERGENCY GRANTS – DRAMATISTS GUILD FOUNDATION
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.
NEXTGEN 7.0: 05/20
VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 7.0, our sixth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from June 10 – August 9, 2020. NextGen 7.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.
Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year’s exhibition.
After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by May 28.
All submissions will be juried by professional artists and curators (names to be announced).
Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on Monday, June 1 anytime between 10AM- 6PM. Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times.
This year the jurors are:
Shanè K. Gooding
Required Application Materials:
– Application Form
– High Res images with captions, for up to 5 works of art
– Film and video pieces are welcome: 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total. Videos must be in .mp4 or .mov file format.
– Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
– Artist Statement (250 Word Maximum)
– Artist Bio (150 Word Maximum)
– Resume/ CV
– Application Fee ($5.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or PayPal. Financial assistance available upon a need basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 7.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at email@example.com
Deadline: May 20th, 2020
For more info, click HERE
A SCULPTURAL SOLAR DANCE: 05/25
Washington sculptors group calls for entries for Artina 2020: LIGHT: A sculptural Solar Dance.
Wednesday, Jully 22 – Saturday, November 7, 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: May 25th, 2020
JUROR:María Gabriela Mizes
For more info, click HERE
PACKARD GROUP NATIONAL EXHIBITION 2020: 05/30
The Packard Group National Exhibition will provide artists the opportunity to display their art 8×10″ at No. 7 Center in Vermillion, SD. This exhibition will be curated by Klaire A. Lockheart, and all entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show. The reception will take place on Friday, June 19th, 2020 from 6-8 pm. An online gallery will be available through www.klairelockheart.com.
Entry Fee: $30
Deadline: May 30th, 2020
For more information, click HERE
HARFORD PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL: 06/01
The Maryland Center for the Arts, a nonprofit in Harford County dedicated to providing a broad range of creative and collaborative experiences in all disciplines of the arts and building a visual and performing arts center in Harford County; has a Call for Artists for its 6th Annual Harford Plein Air Painting Festival; scheduled for Sept 14-19, 2020. The Call for Artists is open until June 1, 2020.
Deadline: June 1, 2020
For more info, click HERE
HERE/NOT HERE: 05/01
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: June 1, 2020.
For more information, click HERE
PAINT IT! ELLICOTT CITY 2020 JURIED EXHIBITION: 04/12
The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in the juried portion of Paint It! Ellicott City 2020. The annual plein air paint-out will be held October 15-19 in picturesque and historic Ellicott City, Maryland, with a minimum of $1,000 in total awards given to participating artists.
Both juried and Open Paint artists set up their easels around the historic district, enjoying a summer weekend as they capture the picturesque mill town and all its charms.
The event will culminate in a gallery exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts from June 29 – August 14. Juror: TBA.
Deadline for entry: July 23rd 2020.
For more information click HERE.
Artists! A Studio space is available at 428, 4th street, suite 6 East Port.
Rent is $450
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local By Design:
- 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.For 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.