Entry Deadline: 10/30/15

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery opens a “call for entries” for the third annual Teen Portrait Competition. Artists between the ages of 13 and 17 may electronically submit portraits to the juried competition in the medium of painting and drawing, photography, and video through Friday, October 30 2015. The grand-prize portrait will be printed and displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in 2016.


Entry Deadline: 10/30/15

The City of Bellevue seeks sculptures and/or proposals for site-specific/temporary sculptures. Sculptures will be exhibited at Bellevue City Hall, along the Pedestrian Corridor that crosses Downtown, and in the Downtown Park from June 24-October 16, 2016. Artwork will be juried by a panel of established professional artists and arts professionals.
Existing artworks selected for the show are eligible for honoraria, insurance, plus shipping and travel reimbursement up to $500 (artists can apply for additional assistance if required), and free professional installation.
Temporary/site-specific artworks created for this show, are eligible for honoraria, plus shipping and travel reimbursement up to $500 (artists can apply for additional assistance if required), limited materials budget for creating the work and professional installation assistance, (case by case basis). All temporary/site-specific artworks will be outdoors.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for organizations interested in being a part of the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.  The parade celebrates the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. onMonday, January 18, 2016 at noon.  Eligible applicants include cheer and dance squads, college and high school bands, community bands, equestrian groups, floats, honor/color guards, military groups and civic/community organizations.  Parade participants are required to represent Dr. King’s message and legacy.  The application deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2015The application can be found on  The parade kicks off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade continues to be an event for residents, visitors and communities to gather in Baltimore to celebrate the life of one of America’s most influential civil rights, political and social icons. The parade promotes collaboration as more than 50 organizations such as community and high school bands, honor and color guards and local chapters of sororities and fraternities come together to honor the legacy of Dr. King.

For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, call 410-752-8632 or visit



The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus  invites proposals for exhibitions in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery invites proposals from local area working artists.

Exhibition Timeframe : 6 – 8 exhibitions, beginning January 2016.

Proposals must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, November 6th, 2015.

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In Libya, Mali, Haiti and too many places around the world, armed conflict threatens historic places and artifacts that are at the heart of local and national cultures. The intentional destruction of archaeological sites in Syria is one large and visible example. Museum curators and preservation specialists are working worldwide to prevent and respond to this enormous and dangerous challenge. Please join us for a talk by a key leader in this field, Ms. Corine Wegener from the Smithsonian Institute.

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Artomatic 2015 is happening this Fall. Artomatic in partnership with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is presenting a six week long exhibit in Hyattsville featuring all genres of visual, creative and performing art. Professional development workshops, tours, seminars and themed events are also held throughout the exhibition.

Artomatic is well-known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that create unique and exciting events for tens of thousands of visitors – all FREE.  Anyone can show art at Artomatic – it is non-juried and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis.  It is simply a great way to discover new art!

Every night of the event, thousands of people visit Artomatic to discover new art, grab a drink, listen to music, go on dates, and mingle with the creative community. No matter what kind of creative events you like, you’ll find something to like at Artomatic

Stay tuned for more updates. Registration for participation is coming soon. Whether you want to be a participant or a visitor, start planning for Artomatic 2015!