Friday, December 23, 2005

calls for entry and such

capitol arts network prospectus

arlington arts/wpa prospectus

The All Hung Show
deadline: Wednesday, January 04

Open to all artists over the age of 18, this art show offers a 'first come, first hung' opportunity.

To enter the show:
1. Bring one artwork to the Montpelier Arts Center on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 between 9am and 8pm.

2. Work should be framed and ready to hang with wire or hooks. Art may not exceed 35' in any direction. Hanging wall sculpture is acceptable in a shadow box or if unbreakable.

3. There is no hanging fee and no commission is taken on the sale of artwork.

4. Come to the recption on Friday, January 6, 7-9pm.

5. Remove work on Thursday, January 26, from 9am to 8pm.

for more info:
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center
t: 301.953.1993 or

Call for Artists: City as Nature - PA
deadline: Saturday, January 07

Call for Artists: Man is nature. As creatures we build our dwellings and tear them down. No one would deny that an ant hill is part of nature. Open to all Artists in the United States working in traditional or new fine art media - No Size Restriction (except that the work needs to be able to fit through a standard door).

Please submit the following to: Afif Gallery - City as Nature, Attention: Liz Afif , 1904 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. - numbered list of submissions include name, title of exhibition, address, email and phone #, title, materials, and dimensions. - slides or photos labeled with entry number, your name, and arrow indicating top. - entry fee, $20 for 1 - 4 slides, $5 for each additional slide, check or money order made out to “Liz Afif - Afif Gallery”. - a self addressed stamped envelope.

Afif Gallery takes a 20% commission on sales from juried exhibitions. The art is insured while in Afif Gallery. Artists are responsible for shipping work to and from the gallery. Return shipping postage and label must be included. Works are not required to be for sale.

for more info:
Afif Gallery
t: 215.520.4062 or

2006-2007 Gallery Season at Flashpoint-RFP
deadline: Wednesday, January 11

The Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC) is requesting proposals for exhibitions in the Gallery at Flashpoint’s September 2006 – August 2007 season. This request is open to artists, curators, arts organizations, galleries and/or anyone choosing to present contemporary work in any medium.

A key component of the Flashpoint arts incubator, the Gallery at Flashpoint provides a springboard for talented artists and curators to enhance their careers. The Gallery seeks to inspire creativity and encourage new work by emerging and under-represented artists and curators while providing a place for artists and curators to experiment with progressive concepts and participate in an active, multi-disciplinary arts community.

Please visit to download an application. All proposals must be received no later than 6 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2006.

for more info:
t: 202.315.1310 or or

newJanus: An exhibit curated by Sarah Tanguy
deadline: Friday, January 27

As part of Maryland Art Place’s 25th Anniversary programming scheduled for 2006, MAP announces a call for artists who wish to be considered for an exhibition celebrating the diversity of mixed media artworks. Works will be selected by Sarah Tanguy, currently curator for the ART in Embassies Program as well as an independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC. Tanguy’s current projects include: transrealities, a joint US/Lithuania photography exhibition; and Taken for Looks, an all-photography, food-inspired exhibition; Breaking Bread, a joint Cuba/Russia/US exhibition. In addition, Tanguy has written numerous exhibition-related essays and reviews in The Washington Times, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Glass, American Craft, Metalsmith, Hand Print Workshop International, Turning Points, Mid-Atlantic Country, Baltimore, and Reader’s Digest.

Exhibition Title: Janus (working title)
Exhibition Dates: March 14-May 6, 2006

This call for entry requires that artists desiring consideration must either be (1) currently registered in the Maryland State Arts Council Visual Artists’ Registry—a free resource housed and maintained by MAP; (2) establish a new on-line Visual Artists’ Registry file; (3) submit a CD or slides according to the official exhibition application form.

To be considered, all applicants must COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM and either upload materials to the Visual Artists' Registry or deliver materials to MAP by January 27, 2006.

Calls for entry, rules and application forms can be found at Artists will be responsible for coordinating the delivery, installation, and removal of their work.

Questions? Please call (410) 962-8565.

for more info:
Maryland Art Place
t: 410.962.8565 or or

Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest
deadline: Tuesday, January 31

Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia artists throughout the metropolitan area will have the opportunity to compete for the $3,000 grand prize as part of the Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest sponsored by the VEGA Hispanic Yellow Pages, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs.

The poster theme should be the artist’s interpretation or rendition of Hispanic Heritage in action their community.

The winning poster will be featured on the front cover of the VEGA Hispanic Yellow Pages. The design may also be used for other promotional items such as billboards, T-shirts, programs, etc. Only one work may be submitted per artist.

For more information, contact Jose Dominguez at (202) 724-5614.

For application form visit

for more info:
DC Arts Commission
t: 202.724.5613 or or

Annual Hispanic heritage competition for artists
deadline: Tuesday, January 31

Open to all local artists, this competition is designed to showcase the interpretation of rich and diverse Hispanic heritages in U.S. communities. All artists from the Greater Metropolitan Washington Area are eligible. Top prize: $3000 and receive extensive local and national promotion.

For details on how to enter, please visit or call 800.989.2860.

for more info:
Hispanic Yellow Pages Network

Second Annual Bethesda Painting Awards
deadline: Tuesday, January 31

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the second annual Bethesda Painting Awards. Eight finalists will be selected to display their work in an exhibition during the month of June 2006 at the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda, and the top four winners will receive $14,000 in prize monies. Best in Show will be awarded $10,000; Second Place will be honored with $2,000 and Third Place will receive $1,000. Additionally, a “Young Artist” whose birthday is after January 31, 1976 will be awarded $1,000.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Each artist must submit five slides, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. For a complete application, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, visit or call 301/215-6660.

for more info:
Bethesda Arts and Entertainmnet District

17th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition
deadline: Friday, February 10

Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of MD seeks entries. Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium are eligible. A minimum of $1500 available in purchase prize money.

A non-refundable entry fee of $30 entitles the artist to submit up to three slide entries. For prospectus or SASE National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition, Attn: Geoff Delanoy, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. 410-532-5582

for more info:
College of Notre Dame
t: 410.532.5582 or

Bethesda Artist Market
deadline: Tuesday, February 28

The Bethesda Artist Market, an outdoor market featuring fine art and craft by 30 local and regional artists, is accepting submissions for the June 10 and July 8, 2006 dates.

The Bethesda Artist Market will be held in the Bethesda Place Plaza located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda on June 10 and July 8 from 10am-5pm. The Bethesda Artist Market is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and is free to the public.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older. All fine art and fine craft are accepted including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media, clay, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper, ceramics and wood. Reproductions are accepted. All booth space is 10’x10’ and all artists must provide their own white 10’X10’ tent. No staking is allowed and artists must bring their own weights.

Each artist must submit five slides of their work and one slide of their booth display, application, a non-refundable entry fee of $10 and a separate check of $50 for the booth fee.

For a complete submission form, please visit, call 301/215-6660 or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Artist Market, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.

for more info:
Bethesda Arts and Entertainmnet District
t: 301.215.6660 x.17 or f: 301.215.6664 or or

Transformation - international call for entries
deadline: Friday, March 24

VSA arts invites artists to reflect on the many ways art transforms our lives. Open to artists (ages 22 and over) who are committed to their artistic progress and who have a physical, cognitive, or mental disability. Distinguished jury will review two slides of earlier work and three slides of current work within the span of 5 years. Recent work entered must be completed after the onset of disability. An entry-specific artist statement should be included with slides. No entry fee; round trip shipping expenses covered; selected artwork does not have to be framed. Exhibit will debut in Washington, DC during June of 2006.

Mailed application only. Visit Web site For eligible media and entry forms in English, Spanish, French and ASCII. Braille, large print available upon request.

for more info:
VSA arts
t: 202.628.2800 or f: 202.429.0868 or or

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