Outside Artist Calls

Explore current opportunities for artists below:

Art on the Avenue: Deadline April 1, 2019:juried show; all work must be original, handmade, created and exhibited by the approved artist.

 Cody Gallery, in partnership with Arlington Arts, is inviting artists to submit proposals for a contemporary art exhibition for fall 2019. Up to three artists will be selected to exhibit their artwork from Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 2019. The Gallery opened its brand new 800 square foot space in September 2017. Cody Gallery at Marymount University is located at Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Rd., 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA, just a short walk from the Ballston Metro. Gallery hours are Thursday  Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

15th Annual Bethesda Painting Awards, for Residents of MD, DC or VA: Deadline March 1, 2019: This juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in June. The first place winner will be awarded $10,000, second place with $2,000 and third place with $1,000. A “young” artist (born after Feb. 22, 1989) may also be awarded $1,000.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Art Center’s Regional Biennial Submission, Arlington, VA

Arlington Art Center’s (AAC) Regional Biennial will take place for the first time in the fall of 2019. Featuring work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic, the exhibition will explore current material and conceptual trends with a focus on work that addresses the concerns of the present moment, whether political, cultural, personal, economic, artistic or all of the above.

The exhibition and accompanying programming will include artists at various stages of their careers, with an eye towards exhibiting work by young and emerging artists alongside groundbreaking new work by artists with longstanding connections to the region and its art scenes.

The exhibition will take place Sept. 21 – Dec. 14, 2019 and be curated by Blair Murphy, AAC Curator of Exhibitions.

Artists who produce contemporary art in any media, and who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region (defined as Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware) may submit. Any existing works must have been completed within the last three years in order to be considered. Artists at any stage of their career are welcome to apply.

Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine – Deadline: Rolling. Submit original works of art inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient (for example, learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, being a research participant, teaching, or being cared for in a teaching hospital). The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media.

Athanaeum Gallery Solo or Group Show: Deadline: Rolling The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region (DC, Maryland and Virginia) and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences.  In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals.

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.

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.

The 2019 Athenaeum Invitational: Board: out of our minds! The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the visual arts of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and West Virginia in the Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, VA. It is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery in the past, as well as works selected through a call for submissions open to anyone living or working in VA/DC/MD/WV.  A $1500 prize for the best work will be awarded to an invited artist, a $1000 prize will be awarded to an artist from the open call, a $500 prize will be awarded based on core concept and game design, and a viewers’ choice award of $500 will be determined by popular vote.