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.

Code Gallery at Marymount University Deadline May 15, 2019: 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 thru 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.

Art Speaks Juried Exhibition: Deadline March 1, 2019: Open to any artist living in Virginia, at least 18 years old submitting original works only completed since 1/1/2016, not shown or markedly similar to work shown in a previous Art Speaks on the Bay Exhibition. Eligible media include: 2D – painting and drawing all media, mixed media and printmaking, fine art photography and 3D – ceramic, glass, wood or metal functional ware, sculpture in any media, non-wearable fiber art.

New River Art Juried Biennial 2010: Deadline: March 1, 2019 the 15th New River Art Biennial Exhibition, which rotates between the towns of Floyd, Pulaski, and Blacksburg, Virginia. Sponsored by the Blacksburg Regional Art Association(BRAA) and hosted by the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech (VT), BRAA created this juried biennial in 1991 and remains the driving force behind the event.

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.