A unique opportunity for Maryland artists to showcase their work in the natural beauty of Robert E. Lee Park.  Art on the Trail celebrates the combination of art and nature with engaging installations that are stimulating and thought provoking.  Park visitors can few these sculptures as they hike along the Red Trail just beyond the Light Rail tracks.

Look for the Art on the Trail 2 installations this summer. Click to download the “Art On The Trail 2” Proposal Forms andGuidelines. Please note that all proposals for Art On The Trail 2 are due to the proposal review committee no later than April 17, 2015.

Check the Artists Information for more details about the existing individual installations.


Refaced Defaced

A Collaboration with Mericle, Worthy and TOVEN

Opening May 22nd 8pm

Gallery 788

3602 Hickory St.

Baltimore, MD 21211

There is a very specific, interesting, and important product that results from the process of street artists “defacing” surfaces in public spaces, along with others who then reface those spaces, only to then have them defaced again. Refacing again occurs, and a cycle of changing façades (or faces) results, giving the spaces character and depth (both physical and implied).

Countless walls, alleys, and buildings throughout the world are testaments to these cycles. On them, textures are created through a give and take between two opposing process’. Addition and removal.

Painting and buffing. Pasting and tearing down. The cycle is continuous, and the reason why so much street art is often temporary.

Street artists TOVEN and Worthy, along with sculptor/painter Paul Mericle, have teamed up to explore this theme. Collaborating to create large and small scale pieces, they explore the various ways in which “faces” can be created through defacing, refacing, building, removing, adding and subtracting from surfaces.

TOVEN is known for his surreal wheatpastes that feature heads of animals, objects, and humans juxtaposed on recognizable bodies. Worthy creates elaborate linocuts of insects, prints them, then dissects and rearranges the pieces, stretching out the images, and giving the feeling of the image moving within space. Mericle’s work features materials that are broken down, and rearranged to create relief sculptures that are then painted to play with the viewer’s concept of space within the work. Combined these three unique, yet similar, styles have led to interesting works that question the notions of defaced refaced surfaces.

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2nd Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition
April 25- June 29, 2015
Celebration of the Arts Evening: April 25, 2015, 6:30pm

AWARDS: Best in Show – $750, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $250, Honorable Mention – $100, and the Edith Byrd Haller Award – $100

The South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Artists are invited to submit up to three works completed within the last two years and not previously shown at The Montpelier Center. All artwork must be for sale. Show entry implies consent for The Montpelier Center to use any accepted artwork for marketing and publicity purposes. Images must be sent in JPG format via digital CD (by mail) or Email (to coa@montpeliercenter.org) but must arrive on or before the deadline of Friday, March 20, 2015 along with the entry form and fee of $30.00. The juror for this exhibition will be Lindsay Nolting. Go towww.montpeliercenter.org to download the prospectus. Contact Toni Smith at coa@montpeliercenter.org for further information.

The Montpelier Center for Art & Education 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192

Call For Entry: Full Circle Photo

Deadline: 2015

Full Circle Gallery seeks submissions for solo and group exhibitions in 2015 and 2016! Submissions should include a one page resume/bio, 10-15 jpeg images and an annotated image list. Jpegs should be 72 ppi and no longer than 1200px. Please also include a short statement about your work or proposal for a show. Email: submissions@fullcirclephoto.com


Carroll Museums 2015 Call for Submissions:
Deadline: March 25, 2015 at 11:59PM

Notice of Acceptance: April 2, 2015
Drop off: April 16 from 12PM-8PM
Opening Reception: May 2, 2015

Carroll Museums is happy to announce an open call for submissions for its upcoming Transformation show. Transformation will be a collection of artwork reflecting the title, be it transformation of space, place, or self.

Once selected, work will be on display throughout the historic Carroll Mansion from May 2 – June 14.

Eligibility: Open to all 2D and 3D artwork with the following limitations:
2D artwork
Must weigh less than 20 lbs
Must be able to hang from a single nail or wall molding
No adhesives allowed
No painting on the wall of any kind 3D artwork
All artwork must be for sale

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must be emailed to submissions@carrollmuseums.org
Artists must submit a short biography and short statement about their piece(s) and its connection with the Transformation theme.
Artists can submit up to 5 pieces of art for review
Artwork for consideration must be submitted as a high resolution photograph or through a link to an artist’s website.
Include Title, Medium, Dimensions, and Price
Carroll Museums will collect a 30% commission on work sold
All submissions for consideration must be received by March 18, 2015

For more information on Carroll Museums: www.carrollmuseums.org

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards was established by Carol Trawick in 2003. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is past Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Founder of The Trawick Prize. Additionally, the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation was established in 2007 after the Trawicks sold their successful information technology company.

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the nonvoting Chair of the The Trawick Prize. Ms. Fraser is the owner of the Fraser Gallery.

Best in Show – $10,000
Second Place – $2,000
Third Place – $1,000
Young Artists* – $1,000

*Young Artist whose birthday is after April 7, 1985 may be awarded this prize. 

The Jurors will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in September 2015.

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The selected artwork will be on exhibit in September 2015 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD.

All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Artwork does not have to be for sale at the exhibition. Selected artists must deliver and pick up artwork to and from Gallery B. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards.


Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director, Arlington Arts Center

John Ruppert, sculptor, Professor and Chair of the University of Maryland’s Department of Art

Richard Waller, Executive Director of University Museums, University of Richmond

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in Maryland and all artist members of MFA to enter its fine art juried competition for artists working in two- and three-dimensional formats. Submissions following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. The selected artworks will be on exhibit at The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, by invitation to MFA.

  • Exhibition Chair: Stephen Borko
  • Exhibition Dates: June 19 – Aug 1
  • Submissions Deadline: April 23
  • Juror: Yumi Hogan, Adjunct Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore MD.
  • Download printable prospectus (pdf)
Terms of Entry For Exhibitions

Exhibition and Presentation Guidelines are detailed in the prospectus. Additional information will be included in the acceptance letter.


  • All Maryland residents are eligible to enter.
  • All MFA members living in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are eligible to enter.


  • A maximum of 6 original works created in the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in a juried show at University of MD’s The Art Gallery are not eligible.
  • Two-dimensional works may not exceed 8 feet in height or width. Three-dimensional works may not exceed 10 feet in height nor 6 feet in width and depth.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • 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.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password.  There is no charge to create an MFA account
  • Images must be in JPEG files less than 2MB with the recommended longest pixel dimension between 1600 and 2000 pixels (maximum).
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.