Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is calling for entries for its Kindred Exhibit opening from  August 11, 2017 to January 28, 2018. This exhibit invites artists to celebrate the stories, people, and places that define them. The jury invites artists to celebrate how we are defined by the past, and the lives of those who have come before us. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented.

Deadline to Appy: June 12, 2017

Link to online application here

Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC is seeking entries for “ART OF ENGAGEMENT,” a National Juried Show scheduled for August 4 – 24, 2017. Touchstone Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located in Washington, DC, close to major national and private galleries. Since its founding in 1976, Touchstone has maintained a reputation for exhibiting contemporary work of high quality and innovation. 

Artwork entries should reflect present-day issues and concerns. Be part of a national conversation about important issues using the universal language of art. Be bold, stand up, and speak out! Be an artist and an activist. Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center. Open to all artists living and/or working in the United States, 18-years-old and older. All original visual media that is the artist’s own concept, design and work.

Entry fees: $50 for up to 3 entries/images; artists may submit up to 3 additional entries/images at a cost of $10 per additional entry.

Deadline to apply: June 12, 2017. Apply here

Any questions please contact Ksenia Grishkova, Director, Touchstone Gallery: info@touchstonegallery.com  or call 202-347-278.

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter its 3-D free-standing Off the Wall exhibition open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. All eligible fine art entries in any media will be considered by the juror. Selected works will display in this MFA organized exhibition at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland from July 11 to August 5, 2017.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Fees: Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

For more information and to apply click here

This residency is exclusively for resident citizens from the Arts Collaboratory countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It welcomes proposals from diverse cultural agents, artists, writers, researchers, curators, and others interested in creative projects, research, and collaboration within the context of the four AC organizations in Colombia (Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Más Arte Más Acción in el Chocó, Casa Tres Patios and Platohedro in Medellín). Applications for the residency can include stays in a maximum of 2 of the organizations above.

More info at: http://artscollaboratory.org/opportunities/open-call/colombia-residencies-2018/

NextGen 4.0 is calling all DC, MD, VA aspiring artists.

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 4.0, our fourth juried exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from July 21 – August 20, 2017. NextGen 4.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.

VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by June 9.

Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year’s exhibition.

All applications are due June 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

For more information and to apply: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/81402/nextgen-4-0

Space4 is an initiative that will bring the arts closer to every corner of DC. In expanding upon the mission of CulturalDC – to make space for art – we will transform and activate spaces across the District to create new areas for performing and visual arts. Space4 is an evolution of our critically acclaimed Mead Theatre Lab and Flashpoint Gallery programs that will bring fresh, groundbreaking visual and performing arts events to neighborhoods throughout the nation’s capital.

Now is your chance to get involved! CulturalDC is proud to announce an open call for visual and performing artists for Space4. We are looking for exciting artists that will bring spaces all across DC to life like never before. Are you pushing the boundaries of your art form? Are you excited to get your art involved in local communities? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, then this opportunity is for you! 

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Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery September 2017 – August 2018. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years & older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2011 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups. An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibiting (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium.) The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the competition.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Application Requirements: All entries must be submitted online. Artist/Artist Group statement Current résumé of all artists to exhibit. A proposal of no more than 500 words (click here to see a floor plan of the Library Gallery). Preferred month for your show, and include second and third choices. A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi.

Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:59 pm

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-490-2329 or send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.