Outside Artist Calls

Explore current opportunities for artists below:


The Center for Photographic Art: 2018 International Juried Exhibition – Deadline: September 23. The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is pleased to announce the 2018 International Juried Exhibition. This year, CPA is offering $6,000 in awards. 45 juror-selected photographs will be exhibited in CPA’s historic gallery at Sunset Center in Carmel, California. These photographs will be featured in an online gallery on the CPA website.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC) – Deadline: November 1. The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. Recipients will be part of the premier residential fellowship program in American art—one that celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2020. The museum hosts a number of fellows each year through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP), and also awards its own named fellowships to candidates from this general pool. Only one application is necessary. All candidates should apply to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP).

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.

10th Annual Juried Show (VA) – Deadline: September 21. Riverviews Artspace announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, from November 2nd through December 14th, 2018 at the Craddock-Terry Gallery in Lynchburg, VA. Artwork can be any media (2D and 3D) and any subject matter.For more information, visit Riverviews Artspacewebsite.

2019 Solo Exhibition – Target Gallery – Deadline: Sunday, November 25 Target Gallery invites artists to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2019. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from June 14 through August 4, 2019.

2019 Emerging Artists – Target Gallery – Deadline: September 30, 2018 Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 3 regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area.

The Pittsburgh Foundation & Muskegon Museum of Art: The Bennett Prize – Deadline: September 28. Open only to (living) women artists who: Are eighteen 18+, reside in the United States (at least part of the year), and will submit work that does not have to cross an international border to reach Muskegon Museum of Art. Artists must have primary practice as the creation of original paintings in the genre of figurative realism, and be currently pursuing, or intend to pursue, a career as a full-time painter and will not be a student during The Prize residency.

32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition (TX) – Deadline: September 30. The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

The Chelsea International Photography Competition (NY) – Deadline: October 9. The Chelsea International Photography Competition opens August 21, 2018With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.

Signs of the Times National Juried Exhibition – Deadline: November 28 Gallery Clarendon in Arlington, VA seeks entries for a national juried art exhibition January 5 – 31, 2019. For this exhibition artists working in all media are called to submit works that interpret and express signs of the times – real or imagined, literal or figurative, positive or negative; art that addresses, questions, protests, or celebrates our changing world. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual, both 2-d and 3-d work.

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.