Outside Artist Calls

Explore current opportunities for artists below:

Rehoboth Art League: Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition- Deadline August 1, 2018 This exhibition has an open call for entries to all artists who are residents of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The juror and judge for this year’s Biennial exhibition is Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland.

RITUALISMS- Deadline: Sunday, September 9, 2018. Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to RITUALISMS, a group exhibition that explores how rituals are an intrinsic part of the human experience. Whether it be through personal rituals, such as daily habits or quirks, or through a larger cultural context, such as religious or cultural ceremonies, the work in this exhibition will address the universality of rituals and how they foster connection or isolation.

2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award (DC) – Deadline: August 3. The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual arts, music, and dance. This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. Additionally: Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners will be invited to the Washington Award Ceremony in Washington DC in Spring 2019.

2018 National Juried Exhibition at Larkin Arts – Deadline: August 15 This is a national juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to any two dimensional artist who is a resident of the United States and is over the age of 18, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media works up to a maximum depth of 5 inches; as well as other traditional or non-traditional two-dimensional media, excluding film.

4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking (NY) – Deadline: August 7. This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. Highlighting traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint, and solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element.

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition (DC) – Deadline: September 3. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is accepting submissions to its fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Established in 2006, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition invites artists (18 and over) living and working in the United States to submit one portrait for consideration. Selected artworks are featured in a museum exhibition and some artists are awarded prizes. This year, the competition will focus on broadening the definition of portraiture while highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art and culture. The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Additional cash prizes will be awarded. Submissions from each finalist will form The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today exhibition, which will be displayed at the Portrait Gallery from November 2,, 2019, through September 7, 2020, before traveling to other cities in the United States. Previous competitions have received more than 3,000 entries

Art of Armistice – Deadline: July 22. Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit artwork to the Art of Armistice, a group exhibition that explores the after effects of war. This exhibition will focus on the physical, mental, and cultural effects war has on the world through the perspective of both civilians and veterans alike. This exhibition will be paired with different public programs in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the ground breaking of the former munitions plant that the Torpedo Factory Art Center now calls home.

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019 National Portrait Gallery – Deadline: September 3, 2018 The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists to submit one portrait in any media for consideration in the fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. This year, the focus is on broadening the definition of portraiture and highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art. Artworks may originate from direct encounters between the artist and the sitter, but they may also be representative of indirect encounters. For example, judges will consider portraits that employ existing imagery or archival research as a means of responding to history. Artists are encouraged to think about portraiture’s potential to engage with the social and political landscape of our time. The competition is named for Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920 – 2005), a former Portrait Gallery volunteer whose generous gift endowed the program.

Washington Printmakers Gallery – Deadline: ongoing. Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking artist members specializing in printmaking, photography and book arts. An active cooperative for over 30 years, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows in its lovely space in upper Georgetown. Distant and shared memberships are available. If interested in applying for membership please email   washington.print1@gmail.com.

Residency: Maryland – Deadline: ongoing Montgomery College, Rockville and Germantown Art Department is seeking proposals for its Artist-in-Residence Program, encouraging proposals that cultivate collaborative work between artists and students.

Foundry Gallery – Deadline: ongoing. Foundry Gallery is seeking a few artists in the greater Washington, DC area. If interested in applying for membership please send up to five images (jpg attachments) and an email letter to: membership@foundrygallery.org. The oldest cooperative in Washington, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows at its beautiful space north of Shaw near the 9:30 Club.

Superfine Art Fair – Deadline: rolling admission through September 2018. Applications are now open for Superfine!’s first fair in DC, coming this Halloween to Union Market. Galleries, artist collectives, and solo artists can apply for space.

The BloomBars: imPRINT exhibition- Deadline: Rolling Curators Robert Bettmann and John Chambers will select the artists for the exhibition. Selected artists will write an article about their work. Through the exhibition, and connected article publication, BloomBars and Day Eight will promote the work of the included artists. At the end of the BloomBars exhibition period, on May 5, the artwork included in the exhibition is to be made available for rental to the public for a period of four months at a cost of $10 dollars.

Vendor Openings for Artists: Courthouse Art on the Plaza, Arlington, VA – Deadline: None • Vornado/Charles E. Smith companies are seeking local artists and specialty food vendors for their weekly Thursday event between 11:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m. in Arlington in the plaza area of 2200 N. Courthouse Road near the Court House metro. These events will run through September. At least five artists are featured weekly and we have the capacity for up to ten participants. The artists sell, display and in some cases produce their art on site.

Invitation to Exhibit at RRUUC Art Gallery- Rolling  RRUUC encourages local artists to exhibit their work in its art gallery, located in the Fellowship Room. Artists do not have to be members of the congregation.There is no fee to apply for a show, but RRUUC receives 20% of all sales.