Deadline: February 28, 2021

Inside Outside, Upside Down invites artists to submit recent work produced between March 2020 and February 2021 that speaks to the struggle and resiliency of the human spirit in the face of the global covid-19 pandemic and recent social upheavals.

Click HERE to learn more.

Enter your work HERE.


Deadline: March 14, 2021

International Online Juried Painting Competition at Camelback Gallery. Open to artists 18 years and older. All painting mediums allowed including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, charcoal and digital art. Up to two art pieces allowed per submission. Artists may enter more than once. 

Paintings must be abstract using bright, vivid colors and / or bold painting themes​.

Learn more HERE.

To enter, click HERE.


Deadline: March 15, 2021

For ten years, The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leads to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners and is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with $30,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work. The winning painting is featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine. It is our belief  that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Winners of each competition will also be entered into the annual competition. 

Learn more and enter HERE.


Deadline: March 18, 2021

Post-Rustbelt: Living Between America seeks to capture the artistic experience of life in “Middle America” during the decades following the decline of industry (mid 1970s) to the turn of the millennium. 

We are seeking artwork representative of, but not limited to: industry decline; the disappearance of main street (and subsequent rise of hyper consumerism); general life (artistic, social, work, family, otherwise); caught between changes (i.e. holding onto a past way of life while searching for new identity); and / or juxtaposition of old and new.

Although regional in the nature of the content, the show is open to national artists who may have migrated away from the rustbelt, as this exodus is also an important aspect of the Post-Rustbelt experience.

For more detail and to apply, click HERE.


Deadline: April 5, 2021

Baltimore Watercolor Society presents the Online Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition. All entries must be original paintings, entirely the work of the entrant, and free from any copyright infringement. No class or workshop paintings. No copies or likenesses of other artists’ work. Compositions based on photographs must use photographs taken by the artist or be the sole property of the artist. Works must be watermedia paintings on natural or synthetic paper, paperboard, clayboard, or equivalent. Paper may be mounted to a rigid smooth substrate usign archival materials. No canvas. No side of the painting visible within the mat can be less than 10 inches. Frames must not exceed 48 inches in either height or width.

Click HERE to read the prospectus and apply.



Deadline: March 31, 2021

Established in 1993, Artsfest is an annual juried arts festival held at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center located in Solomons, Maryland. Recognized as one of the top outdoor arts festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, Artsfest brings together some of the country’s most accomplished artists for a weekend of outstanding shopping, exceptional entertainment, and delicious food and drinks. Artsfest hosts 175 visual artist booths, and has more than 25 different bands and entertainment acts that perform on four stages. 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden is committed to presenting the finest of artists and craftspeople. Selections are chosen based on several criteria: quality, craftsmanship, creativity, uniqueness, booth display, and style of execution.

Click HERE for more information.

To apply, click HERE.


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.


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: April 15, 2021

Artist Grant is offering a $500 USD grant to one visual artist for each grant cycle, and $100 each to 2nd and 3rd place runners-up.

We invite visual artists who are 18 and older from anywhere in the world to apply.

 Visual artists who are working in the following media may apply: painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, and other new or alternative medias.

We regret that we do not accept submissions for music, theatre, or dance.

Former grantee Hannah Perrine Mode will be guest jurying the current grant cycle.

To apply, please email the following to a link to your website or 3-5 digital files of your work and a CV, resume, or brief bio that includes your name.

For questions, please email or click 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

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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