CALL FOR ENTRIES

ARTISTS’ GALLERY OF ELLICOTT CITY’S LOCAL COLOR 2021

Deadline: February 7, 2021

The Artists’ Gallery of Ellicott City invites visual artists (both 2D and 3D) to submit original work for a juried show. Accepted artwork will be on display on our website from March 1 to March 28, 2021 and offered for sale through our online store. Prize winning work will be displayed in our gallery for the month of March. Artists 18 or older living or working in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area are eligible to apply.

A non-refundable fee of $15 for up to two entries must be received by the submission deadline. All work must be for sale. 

Three-dimensional work may not exceed 24″ on its longest dimension; two-dimensional works may not exceed 36″ on its longest dimension. 

Click HERE to read the prospectus.

Enter your work HERE.

GALLERY RING’S ABSTRACT

Deadline: February 17, 2021

Gallery Ring announces a contest devoted to Abstract works of art. 2D artwork including photography / digital is eligible.

Many awards are available including “Best In Show” (cash prize and free-entry voucher), the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards of Merit and others. 

All Winners and random Finalists will be featured and promoted on Gallery Ring’s Instagram during the event.

Click HERE to learn more and to enter your work.

MONTPELIER ARTS CENTER’S ARTISTS ON THE RISE: NINTH ANNUAL JURIED TEEN EXHIBITION

Deadline: February 21, 2021

Open to artists 13-18 years of age who are residents of Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Participants may attend public / private middle and high schools or home school. Submitted artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Montpelier Arts Center.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

This year installation art, sculpture, and video art are eligible. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. 

To learn more and to submit your work, click HERE.

ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL’S HOW I REMEMBER 2020 INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Art Show International announces their “HOW I REMEMBER 2020” International Juried Art Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their best artworks on the theme for inclusion in the 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 international juried art competition is HOW I REMEMBER 2020. For most Earthlings, 2020 has been an unprecedented time that left and indelible mark on every soul. The grief, the rage, the callousness that appeared so pervasive – and yet – the sacrifice, the love, the empathy that arose from it is so genuine! While Epi-Pen and N95 became commonplace, we discovered we didn’t need social distancing to experience the consequences of the different shades of skin we wear. Or that breathing may not be a universal right for those wearing darker shades among us. For this competition, share what has best captured your artistic imagination about the year 2020 – the joy, the sorrow, and everything in between. 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. 

ARTWEEK’S “PORTRAIT”

Deadline: February 28, 2021

“Portrait” is a thematic art open call focused on the art of portrait.

  • Open to everyone worldwide.
  • Accepted Media: Painting, Photography, Illustration, MixMedia, Sculpture
  • $16 for up to 2 submissions, $26 for up to 5 submissions.

Click HERE for more information and to submit your work.

THE MUSEUM OF WILD AND NEWFANGLED ART’S ONLINE BIENNIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: March 2, 2021

Call for submissions. Free to submit. 2021 Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art Online Biennial. A selection of 100 artists will be curated. Artists receive 70% split of ticket sales. All media and all mediums of art made from 2019 to 2021.

This may include interactive, experiences, movement, abstract, play, sound, street, fashion, animations, live performance, photography, illusions, nature, software, video art, memes, writing, bots, gifs, vr, ar, xr, painting, sculpture, sketches, theater, poetry, opera, cinema and other creative things only you can dream up. We are wild and newfangled, are you?

Click HERE to learn more and to submit material.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL 2021 SOLO EXHIBITION CONTEST

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.

HOWARD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL

Deadline: April 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.

MARYLAND HALL

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 ekohlenstein@mdhallarts.org. 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*

GRANTS

THE CREATIVITY GRANT PROGRAM STATE OF MARYLAND

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.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

MARYLAND HALL

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.

Eligibility

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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