Flash a Light on Homelessness

Flash a Light on Homelessness is a subsidiary competition of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore’s Flashlight event. This is a skill-based juried competition.

In a world desensitized by the visual imagery of the plight of homelessness, we challenge you to capture the story, cultivate the emotion, and convey the issue through your lens.

There will be one winner. The prize is valued at $1,500. There is a $500 cash prize, and the opportunity to be hired as the official paid photographer of the event OR photography equipment. Please visit our website to learn more about Flashlight, an all-night sleep out event on Saturday, November 5, 2016 on the infield of the Maryland State Fairgrounds that challenges individuals and teams to sleep out and raise awareness and funds to help Baltimore’s homeless. Please also read the Official Rules and Terms & Conditions. Please visit www.flashlightbaltimore.org/picture-this.

Entry Deadline: 10/1/16

Entry Fee: $25

Winner Announced: 10/15/16

Entry Link: www.flashlightbaltimore.org/picture-this


Request for Proposals: SUNNYFIELDS
Application Deadline: Friday, April 22nd, 5pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for its spring 2016 IMPACT project at Sunnyfields located 6305 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21209. This Spring, MAP is partnering with the Sunnyfields, a division of Delbert Adams for an artist or several artists to display their work within the Sunnyfields retail space and gallery as part of the one year anniversary of the Sunnyfields showroom.

IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences brining the work of living artists into the public eye. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

**Artists are strongly encouraged to visit Sunnyfields prior to submission. Collectively MAP and Sunnyfields are seeking already created, contemporary works of art.

Eligibility: This call for proposals is open to all artists residing in the state of Maryland.

**Please note that work should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

The selected artist or artists will need to drop the chosen work to Sunnyfields on Monday May 16th between 10-4pm. MAP will offer a loan agreement to each participating artist prior to the exhibition opening which will be held Thursday evening May 19, 2016. All works will be insured by Maryland Art Place.

Please send your proposal to impact@mdartplace.org by 5pm, Friday April 22, 2016. Along with your application, you are welcome to submit up to 10 images. Fee: $10 to submit, free for MAP Members.

Application Deadline: 5pm, Friday April 22, 2016. Download the application HERE.


One of the very first Creative Alliance extravaganzas, our members’ annual salon-style exhibition proudly displays over 200 works of art by professional and novice artists alike.

An annual favorite of participants and viewers alike, The Big Show & Little Big Show is our members’ opportunity to show off their visual art creations. Any and every member is encouraged to submit one work of art that will be hung in a massive, salon-style show. Artwork can be of any media, and members of all ages are encouraged to participate, with a special $5 fee for youth ages 17 and younger. With so many novice and professional artists exhibiting in one place, The Big Show & Little Big Show is a fantastic opportunity to find and purchase completely unique and affordable works of art for your growing collection.

Artwork Drop-Off: Tue June 7 – Sat June 18 | 11am-6pm each day
Artist Reception: Sat June 25 | 6-8pm
BIG Show ON STAGE: Sat Jun 25 | 8pm
The Big Open Critique: July 20, 6:30pm
Exhibition on View: June 25 – July 30
Artwork Pick-Up: Aug 2 – 6 | 11am-6pm

Registration Form:

Loan Agreement form:

Both forms can be filled out in advance OR when you drop off your work.
*The size limit is 3 feet wide, with no height restriction. If sculptural, limit is still 3 feet in any width or depth dimension, but no height restriction.*


Artists as Educators 2-Day Workshop August 5th & 6th, 2016

Join Arts Every Day in collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a 2-day workshop geared towards artists and teaching artists interested in working in schools and after-school settings with young people. Workshop will be held at The Motor House, 120 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD Registration fee: $40 (includes breakfast and lunch on both days)

Workshop Details:

August 5th from 8:30AM – 5:00 PM Laying the Foundation: Defining Arts Integration  This Seminar examines a comprehensive definition for arts integration, principles for how students learn, and how the philosophy and practice of arts integration is supported by current theories about learning. Leave with a shared definition and practice of how to incorporate your art form with school day and other curriculum.

August 6th from 8:30AM – 5:00PM Anatomy of a Lesson: Designing Instruction This session examines the impact of lesson design on teaching effectiveness and student learning. Participants identify the components of effective lessons, see them reflected in a lesson template, and apply their new understandings to plans for their own teaching. Through participation in an example lesson, lively discussions, activities and presentations, participants examine the steps of their own instruction to plan ways to better facilitate student learning. A binder full of valuable resource materials, which documents and extends the Seminar content, is provided. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided both days. On August 5th, meals will be combined with Baltimore City Schools teachers providing an opportunity to meet teachers to develop potential partnerships. Attendance all day for both sessions is required.


Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-as-educators-2-day-workshop-facilitated-by-the-kennedy-center-tickets-25976605727?mc_eid=8a91d3b8ba&mc_cid=b4d038c421



An Exhibition Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

EXHIBITION DATES: October 25 – November 27, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6-8 pm

LOCATION: King Street Gallery The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 930 King Street Silver Spring, MD 20910 www.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions

JUROR: Claudia Rousseau, PhD.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Entries must be posted on the EntryThingy website by midnight, June 27, 2016.

ENTRY FEE: $5 + current WSG membership

View the call details on the WSG website.


Memes are cultural viruses; they’re ideas spread throughout our collective consciousness with a speed we can scarcely observe. As memes mutate and shift, their popularity and trending lifespan become signposts which define broader cultural moments. We invite you to dig deep and decode the cultural viruses that live in you: show us your dank memes.

Deadline for Submissions: June 12th, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: June 20th, 2016

Work MUST be at Non-Fiction Gallery by July 15th, 2016

Exhibition Dates: July 22nd-August 1st, 2016

Details & to apply: 912-376-9953 OR http://nonfictiongallery.com/#!/dankmemes/


IICAT works in partnership with the Archive Space Project.

The Archive Space Project is a curatorial project that exhibited in the Crane Archive Space gallery in the Crane Arts building (Philadelphia, PA) between 2007 to 2016. It is now exhibits worldwide.

The Archive Space Project remains dedicated to promoting emerging artists, as well as fostering a collaborative relationship between artist and curator.

Current Open Call:

New Grounds

The group show New Grounds will explore the concept of place and the ways in which it informs identity.

New Grounds will be exhibited in IICAT’s gallery in Mangalia, Romania. As such, we are especially interested in works that address issues that affect Mangalia in particular, such as the East/West divide, neoliberalism, tourism, youth culture, regionalism and traditions, the seaside and land/water in general, and so on.

The Archive Space Project is searching for small works on paper that investigate these themes through process, composition, or content.

Submission Requirements: 

Work must be made on paper, but any media encouraged

Size cannot exceed 11” x 14”

To Submit:

$5 fee per image. Submit via Paypal on website here.

Email one .pdf page to that includes:

A brief artist statement

Image list with titles, dimensions, and media. (Maximum 5 images.)


Artists cover cost of shipping to US address.


Selected works will be exhibited in IICAT’s seaside gallery (located in Mangalia, Romania) and displayed alongside works by the institute’s summer artists-in-residence.

Opening reception will be August 13th, 2016.