Dooby’s is a cafe-restaurant in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore, featuring coffee, pastries and sandwiches during the day and craft beer, cocktails and full service dinner in the evening. We’re looking for local artists to feature work in our 26-seat dining room for six week time periods. We will host an opening reception. We are open to all media. Please be aware that several of the walls are brick, and require heavier duty hanging gear.


Our space gets approximately 350 unique views per day from Peabody/MICA/UB students, staff from Walter’s, nearby galleries, and Agora publishing, as well as community leaders from the Baltimore City non-profits and development organizations. We are located at 802 N. Charles Street, one block from the historic Washington Monument.

Entries for the first show are due by January 20th. Entries should include a grouping of about 10-15 woirks with titles, prices and medium. Send inquiries to



Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is seeking talented Teaching Artists to join the Bright StARTS program arts education team.  Ideal candidates are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts who are committed to working with educators and young people. The Bright StARTS program brings high-quality arts enrichment to the youth of Baltimore City by working through established after-school, summer and at-risk youth centers. The program is currently accepting applications for dancers, creative writers/poets, musicians, theatrical artists, and visual artists with teaching experience or substantial training in teaching artistry. Applicants must demonstrate expertise working as professional artists, a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, strong communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, an ability to facilitate group decision-making, an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and a strong attention to detail. Artists earn $50/hour to teach Bright StARTS workshops.


Qualified applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter and resume, or curriculum vitae, outlining relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience.
  2. Sample lesson plan.
  3. Artistic Sample: Please share your own original, creative work in the arts discipline in which you work most frequently.

Acceptable artistic samples:

  • 3-4 pages of poetry or prose (DOC or PDF format)
  • 3-4 images (JPG or PDF format)
  • 3-4 Productions/performances list with descriptions, dates, venues, etc. (DOC or PDF format)
  • Links to creative portfolio and/or videos of performances online

Please submit your application materials to

Subject Line: “Bright StARTS Teaching Artist Position (your art form)”

No phone calls or follow-up emails please


The Mattress Factory is currently accepting submissions to be considered for inclusion in upcoming exhibitions at the museum.Submissions will be accepted now through Feb. 6, 2015.  National and international artists are equally welcome to submit.

To be considered, please complete the attached form. Include a brief cover letter, your exhibition history, a selection of your best images of past work and a list identifying them. You may also provide video clips, a professional website link, Vimeo/ YouTube links, and a few publicity items. If attaching video samples directly, keep files to an upload size of 50 MB or less. Only submit examples of recent work that focus on installation art. We want to get a sense of your body of work, background and current art practice.

Please contact submission[at] with questions. Do not send images, video or audio files to this email address. A list of answers to frequently asked questions is provided below.

Thank You!

Mattress Factory


Answers to frequently asked questions.

– The Mattress Factory is using the service of to manage our form. If you are having technical problems, such as with uploading files, try Submittable’s online help system:

– We are only accepting submissions via our Submittable form. This is necessary to manage the volume of submissions that we receive and we will not be responding to mailed or emailed materials for this call. Our form will automatically go offline at midnight EST on Friday February 6, 2015.

– The Mattress Factory is dedicated to installation art. We look for artists with an appropriate body of work and experience to create a new installation in one of our galleries. We are open to a wide range of media including any installation-based approaches to sculpture, architecture, video, performance, technology, painting and drawing.

– An artist whose practice is strictly two-dimensional is typically not considered a good match for our programming.

– The Mattress Factory does not consider specific proposals. We feel that all decisions regarding projects should be made after an artist is invited.

– Collaborative artists should submit examples of past work that were completed as a team. We cannot evaluate the merits of potential collaborators who have not worked together previously.

– Concentrate on providing clear and concise images of your work. Images are the primary way we review materials and are therefore required. All other materials are considered as supplemental. Image file sizes need not be larger than 10 in. x 12 in. at 150 dpi.

– The identification list is for providing information specific to each image and media file you upload. Basic information such as title, year, media and a descriptive sentence are helpful.

– Professional websites and videos are reviewed at our discretion. They are supplemental and are not a good substitute for uploading images.

– A Vimeo link is the most convenient way for us to review video files. You may also upload files that are less than 50 MB. Provide only a brief selection as an introduction to your work.

– A brief cover letter of less than 250 words is appropriate. Letters may be written to the attention of “Mattress Factory.”



The City of Indio, California is seeking artists for the creation of artwork, fabrication and installation of entry monument art pieces on three (3) selected intersections. The artwork shall be in a sculptural form or a combination of elements that create entry statements that could be viewed and enjoyed by the residents and visitors to the City of Festivals. The entry monuments are intended to enhance the City’s image and to compliment the City’s culture, history and activities that Indio has become known for.

For full RFQ visit:

Deadline:  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Budget: $2,000 for each art design per location for three selected artists and $80,000 – $100,000 for the proposed art work for each location including creation of the art piece(s), installation fabrication, site preparation, permit fees and any associated cost.

Eligibility:  Open to qualified artists. Artists will adhere to insurance requirements as recommended by the City’s Risk Manager and State’s prevailing wage requirements.

For more information contact:  Mamun Faruque, City of Indio,, 760-391-4120


The Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) is seeking up to ten artists to exhibit in the third AIR: (Art in Roanoke), a temporary sculpture exhibition running May 16, 2015 through November 15, 2016 in the newly renovated Elmwood Park in the heart of the city.  The RAC is accepting submissions now through February 6, 2015 The application and instructions along with photos and drawings of the site can be viewed at under “current calls to artists”.

There is no entry fee. Artists chosen to participate will receive a stipend of up to $4,500 per selected artwork.  In addition one artist will receive a $1,000 Best in Show Award. Voting will take place the weekend of Festival in the Park, one of the major festivals held in the park on Memorial Day weekend May 22 to 24, 2015.

For further information contact Susan Jennings at or 540-853-5652.

Please note information and photos of the site can be found on the web at after December 23, 2014