Deadline: October 22, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Exhibition Run: January 12 – February 17, 2019

Strathmore welcomes artists working in any medium to explore nocturnal themes. Whether it is the night sky, darkness, or the transformative nature of nightfall, Night delves into the beauty, mystery, and sometimes phobic qualities of the hours from dusk to dawn.

There is an application of $32 for each submission of up to 8 works. Submissions will be considered through a blind jurying process and juried on aesthetic value, mastery of craft, and relevance to the exhibition theme. Each artwork will be considered individually. There is no limit to how many works from one artist’s entry may be accepted. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, First Runner Up, and Second Runner Up at the opening reception. Honorable Mentions will also be recognized.

For more information, and to submit, please visit

The Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment District in conjunction with the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council are accepting proposals for a Mural Project in Leonardtown, Maryland. We are looking for professional muralists/painters interested in creating a mural to be painted on the north concrete wall of the Hair Company Building in Leonardtown, MD, that reflects the history and revitalization of the Leonardtown waterfront.

Deadline: March 12, 2018

For more information, click here.

The Schuler School of Fine Arts is hosting its 9th Annual Juried Animal Exhibition: From Fur To Feathers in March 2018. The theme for the exhibition is animals — an animal must take visual precedence in the composition. The quality of the work will take precedence over the subject.

Any original, representational, two dimensional work in the mediums of oil paint, pastel acrylic, watercolor, ink, pencil or scratchboard and wall-mounted sculpture relief or in the round under 40 lbs will be considered. 

All works must be for sale.

Deadline: March 10th

Cash Prizes

Click here for more information. 

The Howard County Arts Council is excited about the new collaboration with Howard Hughes Corporation to establish the Merriweather District Artist in Residence Program (MD AIR) – in Howard County.  Up to 3 artists will receive a $10,000 stipend, studio space, and living space to create new work in our community from June 1 – July 31, 2018.  MD AIR is open to local, national and international artists working in all media including, but not limited to, performance, video, 2-D and 3-D visual arts, dance, music, and the spoken word; priority consideration will be given to artists exploring light, music, technology and/or interactivity in their work.   

To apply go to

The full Call For Entry is available here. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is available here.