Category Archives: Artist Resources / Calls For Artists

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking proposals for a large scale mural on the Norfolk Avenue facade of the Triangle Towers apartment building at 4853 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, MD.
The wall designated for the public mural is approximately 70 feet wide and 100 feet tall. A $50,000 stipend will be provided to the selected artist to pay for supplies and the artist’s time. Necessary lifts and scaffolding will be provided and associated fees will not be the responsibility of the selected artist.
Artists must be 18 years of age or older and be residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia to apply. Artists must also have prior experience with the design and installation of large scale murals and are asked to submit a detailed, site-specific proposal for the Triangle Towers Mural. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2018.
Special thanks to our partners Southern Management and the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission for making this new public art project in downtown Bethesda possible.



Eligible projects can be submitted to any of the AIA Baltimore Excellence and Design Awards categories with the exception of Unbuilt Architecture—projects must be built to be eligible. The award will be given at the jury’s discretion.

Selection Guidelines:

Preference will be given to submissions that clearly define their alignment with the following values:

New in 2018, the Social Equity Design Award is held in partnership with the Neighborhood Design Center in honor of their 50th anniversary. NDC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1968 by AIA Baltimore members after Whitney M. Young’s speech at the AIA National Convention

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Saturday, October 13, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, October 14, 10am – 6pm

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts is proud to announce School 33 Art Center’s 30th Annual Open Studio Tour! An annual city-wide event, Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. On October 13th and 14th, take the opportunity to share your work with the public and with other artists during this event.

If you have a studio at either Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower or School 33 Art Center, please do not use this application. Email Flannery Winchester at for information on how to register.

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A unique opportunity for Maryland artists to showcase their work in the natural beauty of Lake Roland, Art on the Trail returns in 2018/19 to continue celebrating the combination of art and nature with engaging installations that are stimulating and thought provoking. Park visitors can view these sculptures as they hike along the Red and Blue Trails just beyond the Light Rail tracks. Please view and download the Art on the Trail Application and the Art on the Trail Guidelines.

Please follow this link for more details on some of our most recent installations and this link to download a map of the trail indicating the location of all the Art On The Trail installations. Enjoy!

Check the Artists Information 2016/2017 and Artist Information 2017/2018 for detailed information about the artists and their installations.

The Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Green Network, in partnership with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, is hosting a sculpture contest for seven vacant, city-owned lots along Park Heights Avenue in the Lots Alive contest.   The winning sculptures will be eligible for grants up to $5,000 and the deadline for submission is Saturday, July 28.

The seven winners will be installing temporary outdoor sculpture on city-owned, vacant lots along Park Heights Avenue. All projects will need to be installed between Sept. 22-Oct. 5, 2018.  Projects must be removed by Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.   These visual art projects will be designed to enhance and beautify the community as well as bring visitors to the Park Heights neighborhood.

This RFP is open to artists, designers, architects, and community residents over 18 years of age and living in Baltimore City. To apply, artists must create an online account and upload their proposal at

For more information, go to  For more information, please contact Chris Brooks at Baltimore Office of Promotion or and The Arts at 410-752-8632 or Kim Knox, Greening Coordinator at 410-396-5902 or

Call For Entry: Headphones and Handstamps: Art from Maryland’s Music Underground at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Application Deadline: Saturday, August 18, 2018

To download the full prospectus, click here.

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Bmore BeatClub, is pleased to announce an open ‘call to artists’ and ‘call to musicians’ to participate in a new exhibition highlighting album art and poster art. MAP is working with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture to offer a visual arts exhibition on album and poster art in tandem with Bmore BeatClub’s debut event at the Museum. This exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Museum outside of the theater. This opportunity is available to visual artists and musicians submitting posters and album art on behalf of artists they have worked with (must have artists written approval). Submitters must be living in, or have a strong connection to the State of Maryland. An opening reception will take place in tandem with the Bmore BeatClub event on September 28, 2018.

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Annual Open Call for Proposals
Deadline: September 10, 2018
To Apply:

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is currently accepting proposals for our 2019-2020 exhibition season. Through this competitive selection process, accepted artists are awarded a month-long exhibition in one of our three gallery rooms to present their work. 

Selection Process: All proposals that meet the gallery’s qualifications are reviewed and selected by our Artist Advisory Committee, which is chaired by the Hillyer’s Director, Allison Nance. Accepted artists also benefit from our Advisory Program, where our highly qualified Artist Advisory Committee works individually with each artist to help them prepare their exhibitions and establish themselves in the DC arts community. Read more here:

Qualifications: Hillyer focuses on under represented artists. We accept proposals from regional artists that live within 150 miles of Washington, DC and have not had a solo exhibition in the last three years at a professional gallery or art space. We also accept proposals from international artists that are both living and working internationally. While we primarily select proposals for solo presentations, we do occasionally accept proposals for group exhibitions submitted by the artists themselves or by a curator.

*Please note that Hillyer is not a commercial establishment and does not sell the artwork on exhibit. Any interested parties will be put directly in contact with the artist.