Deadline: December 27, 2020

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience, education in the art field, or where they may reside. This is an international competition and everyone is encouraged to participate. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online following the close of the competition for thirty days.

There is No Theme for this Current Art Competition. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational photographic and / or digital art. Here is a link to last year’s exhibition, so as to better demonstrate this month’s theme.

Learn more about this exhibition HERE.


Deadline: December 31, 2020

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An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience. Root words: technology and expressionism.

We aim to establish Techspressionism as a term of art-historical nomenclature for works in which today’s technology is employed with subjective intent within a fine-art context, as opposed to broader terminology such as “digital art” which also encompasses work created within the context of mass-market animated movies and video games.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Entries will be limited to two-dimensional works (paintings, drawings, digital images and prints) which reflect the concept of Techspressionism as defined above.
  • As the exhibition will be presented virtually, “dimensions-variable” digital works which have not been physically produced as objects are acceptable as submissions.
  • Digital works accepted into the exhibition will be scaled based on the limitations of the virtual space.
  • Works will be presented within the virtual space with direct contact information for each artist – no commission will be taken for any sales.

Click HERE for more information.

Submit work HERE.


Deadline: December 31, 2020

The McLean Textile Gallery announces a new opportunity to showcase wall-hung fiber art in the Washington, DC metro area. Solo and group shows are eligible.

The McLean Textile Gallery, located in downtown McLean, Virginia, is excited to display the best of fiber art that can be hung on the wall. Quilting, weaving, felting, knitting, silk painting… We would like to showcase the best of what fiber artists can create! Work from one artist, or self-selected group of artists, will be exhibited during each four-week long show. A group may be 2 or more artists, submitting a single application.

The selected artists/groups will be required to pay a fee of $100 per exhibition. We are keeping the entry fee low for this reason. No commission will be taken for sales. Artworks will be insured by the Gallery during the exhibition.

The artist(s) must live within driving distance of McLean, Virginia, to install and de-install the artwork, with the assistance of Gallery staff.

To enter, click HERE.


Deadline: December 31, 2020

Art Show International announces their 2021 “1st ABSTRACT” Art Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their best artworks on the current theme for inclusion in the Art Show International’s February 2021 exhibition. All types of art styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works.

The theme of this art competition is ABSTRACT. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation in representing the overall theme. Representational and abstract ideas based broadly on this theme, in any media, will be considered.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Click HERE to see Art Show International’s other open Calls for Entry, including ANIMAL, STILL LIFE, PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE, FIGURATIVE, and OPEN.


Deadline: January 5, 2021

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 2nd Watercolor Online Art Competition.

For this 16th Quarterly Art Competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best watercolor artwork. The competition is open to all artists working in water media regardless of location or experience. Paintings must be two dimensional and must consist of water-based media on paper or synthetic paper surface.

Water media includes watercolor, acrylic, ink, gouache, casein, egg tempera, watercolor pencil and watercolor crayon. Pastel or collage may be used as long as water-media is the dominant element.

The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art in any subject matter.

For more information, click HERE.

Click HERE to enter your work.



Deadline: Last day of each month

Art Show International announces their all new 2021 Solo Exhibition Contest. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their 5 best artworks to win an invitation as a solo artist in our gallery. Beginning January 2021, this will be a regular feature at Art Show International. Each month, an exclusive offer will be extended to one artist selected from among our highly talented artist pool. A Grand Prize Winner selected from among these 12 solo art exhibitions planned during 2021 will receive a $1,000 cash award.

Artists need not adhere to any specific theme for their solo exhibition. All types of styles and mediums are welcome, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, video, as well as experimental and installation works.

For more information, click HERE.

Click HERE to apply.


Deadline: January 1, 2021

Submit our General Exhibit application today! Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. We also welcome proposals from curators and arts organizations.

The Arts Council manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts, with over 2100 square feet of exhibit space. Our gallery program was established to enhance the public’s appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work or local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists.

Submit an application HERE.


Deadline: Rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

General Guidelines and Information:

  • MAP only accepts 2-D works: photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60 in.
  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Submit an application HERE.


Deadline: Rolling

Artists works will displayed in the hotel’s gallery (220 S Union St, Old Town Alexandria) for a six-month period. Two-dimensional, framed works only. Artists will install the work using the hotel’s mounting hardware. Labels will be provided by the hotel. All sales handled by artist, no commission. Preference for local or locally influenced selections but not required. The space measures approximately 7’10” by 8’3.″ If interested, contact Kate Ellis, General Manager,


Deadline: Rolling. We are typically booked a year and a half out for your reference.

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.

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 For additional questions call Ms. Kohlenstein at 410-263-5544 ext. 31.

Click HERE to download the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

*Potential exhibition candidates will be contacted for an interview*



Deadline: December 31, 2020

We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple.

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with things such as: artistic supplies, recordings, studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, residencies, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow. Given the pandemic, funding requests for remote programs and projects are most welcome.

Learn more HERE.


Deadline: Rolling

The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information regarding eligibility and funding timelines, please review the Creativity Grants Guidelines.

For more information about the program, and to apply visit the Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland website.

Deadline: Rolling

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.



Deadline: Rolling

Maryland Hall accepts applications for our One Year AIR Residency 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.


Long-term studio spaces can accommodate artists residing in the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County region.  

Click here to download the AIR Application.

To learn about our Current AIR’s click here.

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