Interactive Sculpture
Fast Track Public Art Project
Call for Maryland Artists

The City of Hagerstown seeks an artist to create permanent outdoor sculpture(s) for an audience of all ages on the new Hagerstown Cultural Trail. Works should be completed or well underway by Fall 2018. The total budget for the work is $10,000. The call is open to artists living in Maryland only. This artist call is presented in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council.

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Interactive Wall Art Project in University Plaza
Fast Track Public Art Project
Call for Maryland Artists

The City of Hagerstown seeks an artist to create permanent interactive wall art in the University Plaza. Works should be completed or well underway by Fall 2018. The total budget for the work is $7,500. The call is open to artists living in Maryland only. This artist call is presented in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council.

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The National Folk Festival is coming to Salisbury, Maryland

September 7-9, 2018 with over 60,000 people expected in attendance!

Applications are now being accepting for the Festival Marketplace. The Festival Marketplace will feature juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula.

Vendors will be selected based on artistry, craftsmanship, distinctiveness, connection to state/regional/local traditions, artist’s relationship to their cultural/artistic community, and booth presentation. Marketplace vendors will offer both traditional crafts and artistic expressions!

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Giulia Piera Livi- Something to be looked at, Something to be used (2017. Photo by Joseph Hyde)

School 33 Art Center is now accepting proposals for several 2018-2019 exhibitions in our 165 square foot Project Space.

This application is free of charge and open to all. Proposals are due no later than Monday, April 2, 2018, at 11:59pm. Click here for a link to the application form on Submittable.

With the Project Space, School 33 Art Center is committed to providing opportunities for artists working in multiple forms of visual media to present intimate bodies of work, or to realize experimental installations for which they may not otherwise have the support. We are open to video projections, sculptural installations, and / or any other ideas for which this would be an ideal space. The interior of the Project Space can be fully altered by the artist (if so desired), including painting walls, ceilings, and floors, lighting, or building structures within. Stipends or reimbursements for non-transferable expenses such as building materials, paint, hauling / shipping, etc. may be offered by School 33 on a case by case basis. Applicants must be available to fully execute installation and deinstallation. Chosen artists will have an option to present programming relating to their work, such as an artist talk or workshop. 
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Birdzels by Mark Chatterley, from ARTsites 2017

Join the competition! ARTsites takes the artwork out of our galleries and places it in public spaces across Howard County. Each year we select new sculptures, which are installed in August and remain in place until July of the following year.

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The Howard County Arts Council is currently accepting applications for ARTsites 2018. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018. If you are interested in applying, please download and review the RFP below, then follow the link to submit your application.

2018 ARTsites RFP for Artists

2017 Bethesda Painting Award winner Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites local artists to submit work to the 14th annual Bethesda Painting Awards. This juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Friday February 23, 2018. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in June 2018.

The competition will be juried by Sally Bowring, Professor of Painting and Director of Administration for the Painting & Printmaking Department, Virginia Commonwealth University; Laura Roulet, independent curator and writer and Bill Schmidt, artist and winner of the 2016 Baker Artist Awards and the 2015 Bethesda Painting Awards.

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