Explore current opportunities for artists below:

Holiday Market 2017 – Deadline: July 6 • The 2017 Downtown Holiday Market will be held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood in Downtown DC with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop. There is room for 58 exhibitors each day, with exhibitors rotating through.

Virginia Photographers: Deadline: August 1 • Compelling Images from Virginia Photographers celebrates professional, original photography with varied aesthetics from around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Open to all artists living in Virginia, this exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

People Are Not Products Deadline: August 15 • Central Virginia Justice Initiative is accepting entries for the People Are Not Products benefit exhibition which will be held at Verizon Gallery in the The Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale Campus, NOVA. Artists must be residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Artwork relating directly or indirectly to human trafficking (slavery in the form of labor or sex trafficking) is encouraged. Please do not submit work that is sexually graphic in nature.

The Washingtonia Collection- Deadline June 23 •  CAH seeks artwork that reflects the concept of HOME. A wide spectrum of people, places, and things call this city “home”: multigenerational native Washingtonians, those beginning new careers and families establishing new roots, internationally diverse populations, unique cultural collectives, and an array of festivals, landmarks, flora and wildlife. Words of inspiration include but are not limited to: hometown, homemade, home rule, homegrown, etc. We invite artists to approach the idea of home from all imaginable perspectives in relation to the District. The FY18 Washingtonia Collection is open to artists who reside full time in Washington, DC.

Art Impact USA – Deadline: June 16 • Climax: The Best of the Best at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (Washington, DC) highlights what the artist feels is his or her best work, most inspiring message, and/or most sublime visual imagery. Only 2D wall art will be juried; no nudity. This is Art Impact USA’s Second Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

Culture Shock – Deadline July 2, 2017 • Target Gallery invites national and international artists to apply for Culture Shock, an exhibition exploring the influence of pop culture and street art in contemporary works. Artists working in pop, street, graffiti, and mural art styles are encouraged to apply. This is an all-media group exhibition but will also have a special opportunity for artists to submit designs for a temporary mural to go on the back wall of the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Exhibition Dates: September 9 – October 22, 2017

SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | STRANGE FIGURATIONS – Deadline June 30, 2017•  Strange Figurations is a thematic exhibition open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Open to all media, techniques and styles from the realist to the surreal and visionary. 72x“ maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 6 – 30, 2017

Rehoboth Art League 2018 Solo and Group Exhibition Call for Entries – Deadline August 1, 2017 • The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a member-based, non-profit arts center, located in the resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Exhibitions Committee is in the process of organizing solo and group exhibitions for 2018.

Delusional: Jonathan Levine’s Search for the Next Great Artist – Deadline July 5, 2017 • Jonathan LeVine Projects’ first annual art competition is open to artists from around the world, ages 18 and above, of all backgrounds and experiences. A selection of artworks will be chosen to be exhibited in Delusional, a group show highlighting the finalists, opening on August 9, 2017.

Leesburg Fair – Deadline: First come, first served • The First Annual Arts in the Alley Street Fair will be held one day only July 29, 2017 in Leesburg, VA.

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017, Rockville, MD –  Deadline Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 • F.E.A.S.T. (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) at VisArts 2017 calls for proposals that help envision and frame the future. What voices, stories, platforms, food, services or experiences are currently missing or hidden? Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic, social, design and scientific practices. Performances, community events, visual, sonic, tactile, documents, parades, maps, participatory actions, poetic data analysis, interviews, stories, etc. We encourage artists, thinkers and organizations to move outside their everyday practice and produce work that encourages situations where interaction and participation are essential.