Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lots of CFA's I'ved saved in my email...

Normally I like to make nice little posts for each CFA I find, but I've been busy. So here is the weekly CFA's I've received emails for. Sorry if it looks messy, but I'm not formatting them, just X and V ing them.

Read them below.

From Del Ray Artists

Inside the Beltway, Art in City Hall: October 22–April 19

Deadline: Friday, September 28 at 6pm. The Art League and the City of Alexandria, in conjunction with the Mayor's initiative to promote the arts, are coordinating a rotating fine art exhibit to enhance the environment of Alexandria's City Hall and to promote the talent of local artists. The exhibit will be juried by an outside, independent expert in the arts, and will hang for six months on the second floor of the Alexandria City Hall. Members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, and the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association are invited to participate. For more information, visit

Sweet 'n Salty Art Exhibit

Receiving: Sunday, September 30 and Monday, October 1, 2012 from 6:30-8:30pm Give in to your cravings and become inspired by the theme Sweet 'n Salty. Both words have a variety of connotations and meanings. Let your senses and personal experiences inspire you, and create dynamic and interesting interpretations of this very tasty and feeling-filled theme. Push your personal boundaries and become a little salty or try to be sweet. 3-D work is also encouraged. Application at: Please read everything and follow all the directions.

Call for Artists: 2012-2013 Artist Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Commission for Arts

Application due: October 1, 2012. Artist Fellowships of $5000 are awarded annually by the Virginia Commission for Arts to recognize the creative excellence of individual Virginia artists and to support their pursuit of artistic excellence. Artists in the discipline of painting, who are legal residents of Virginia at the application deadline, and who plan to remain in the state for the coming year, are eligible to apply. Application available online at: or by calling the Commission (804-225-3132).

Call for Entries: Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Rememberance

Deadline for Entry: October 5, 2012. The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents their 4th Annual Day of the Dead celebration from October 29 - November 4, 2012. Artists are invited to submit artwork inspired by Day of the Dead, as well as artist-made Altar installations. Jurors: Gabriel & Scarlett Pons from PONSHOP. Hosted by the Target Gallery. Entry Fee: $20. For entry details, visit:

Call for Entries: 5x5(x5)

Deadline for Entry: October 8, 2012. Back by popular demand, this small works show is a juried exhibition at the Target Gallery that invites artists to submit work that cannot exceed 5" in any directions. This is an all media exhibit open to all artists nationally and internationally. The juror is Stefanie Fedor, the Executive Director of Arlington Arts Center. For entry details,

Call for Entries: Between the Lines: Contemporary Drawing Now

Deadline for Entry: November 5, 2012. Between the Lines: Contemporary Drawing Now is an exhibition at the Target Gallery that examines current trends in drawing today. This is an all media exhibit ranging from pencil on paper, to the conceptual, and to the three-dimensional. It is open to all artists nationally and internationally. The juror is DC-based artist Linn Meyers. For entry details, visit:

Call for Artist Vendors: In search of artists for Artist Expo in Arlington

Proposals Due: November 7, 2012. Artist Expo on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd - Rte 50) in Arlington, VA, 11:30 to 4 pm. Participation fee is $65. We provide a space no smaller than 9' x 6' (exact dimensions will depend on number of artists). We usually have 30-35 artists. This will be our 7th year. ISO ceramic, glass, wood, fabric and clothing artists, soapmakers, paper & graphic artists, and others. We already have enough jewelers. Contact: Laurie Effron at or 703-307-3205.

From ArtSeeDC 

Call for Submissions! 

Hillyer Art Space is looking for DC Metro area artists  for solo shows during 2013-2014 , more information found here.

Do you or someone you know want to be featured in one of ArtSee's shows or events? Email us 

From Los Angelos Digital Arts
Jurors: Peter Frank, Riverside Art Museum
Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Art
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. Ten second place winners will also be exhibited. Deadline September 24, 2012.
Complete details:
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
102 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

From Maryland Federation of Art 
Call for Entries: 

Small Wonders
National Juried All-Media Exhibition of Small Works
Deadline: September 19, 2012
Juror: Laura Amussen, Director of Exhibitionsand Art Collection Coordinator, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Additional Exhibition Opportunities:
For MFA Members:
La Piccola Roma Restaurant and Paul's Homewood Cafe have partnered with the Maryland Federation of Art to provide exhibition opportunities for members.
Artists wishing to be considered should have a cohesive body of work with at least 10 to 15 pictures ready to hang. All artwork must meet MFA framing standards and subject matter appropriate for these venues. As with other alternative locations, MFA will retain 10% of sales.
To submit, email a brief statement about your work and 5 or 6 images to Circle Gallery for selection process through the Exhibition Committee. Label each image with its title and medium. 
Melange Non-Juried Exhibit 2013
Two groups of twelve  lucky artists will have an opportunity to exhibit in the Circle Gallery on February 27th through March 24 th and March 10th through The 13th.
To be eligible for this non juried exhibit, current members need to donate artwork for Collector's  Choice,  participate in member exhibits,  and volunteer during 2012.     
Qualified members we be chosen from a lottery at the end of year.
Questions, contact Gail Higginbotham,
Other Opportunities:
Solo Artist Exhibit Opportunity
 The Art League seeks artists who have developed, and continue to develop, a strong, cohesive, and exciting body of work for solo artist exhibits. Please visit for more information.
Laurel Factory
Last call for entries at the Laurel Factory, historic downrown Laurel, MD.  If you love grassroots community events please join us every Saturday Sept. 8--Dec.8, 2012. For more info and for calls for entry  visit: www.
Glenelg Country School 
Accepting Applications for Exhibition Opportunity in a small private school in Howard County!
Glenelg Country School has a small art gallery and we are looking for artists
 to display work during several time slots during this school year, 2012-2013. 
The gallery is small and is mostly viewed by students.
Please contact Elisabeth Worthington, for an application and more information.

Focal Point:
Fine Art and Creative Photography
National Juried Exhbition
View prospectus (corrected prospectus)

Entery Deadline: November 14, 2012
Juror: Alex Castro
professor at George Mason University Creative director Urbanite Magazine
Artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada are invited to enter Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography. The selected works will be on exhibit in the MFA’s Circle Gallery from February 1 through February 24, 2013.
  •  Seeking any original work created through any
  • All work and entries must comply withMFA Exhibition Guidelines
  • One-two entries $35 (MFA members $20), additional four entries $5.00 each.   

Cash awards total $1,000. Award contributers and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog

About the Juror:
Alex Castro is an artist and Architect who has designed exhibits for the Los Angeles
County Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Smithsonian Institution, to name a few. His architectural work can be seen throughout the Baltimore area and include collaborative works for building design on the American Visionary Art Museum. Alex is the founder and principal of Castro/Arts, a design firm focusing on architectural design, exhibitions, books and film. He is a founding partner and Creative Director of Urbanite Magazine in Baltimore. He is currently a lecturer of art at Washington College in Chestertown, MD.
 Cash awards total $1000. Award contributers and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.
Specific awards will be given for the following catagories:
  •  B&W
  •  Color
  •  Creative (e.g. manual manipulation, mixed medium, 3-D; you are limited only by imagination and tools!).

From Washington Project for the Arts
CURATOR: Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions and Faculty, MFA in Curatorial Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5pm
 April 10 - June 9, 2013
LOCATION: Arlington Art Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

OPTIONS 2013 is the fifteenth WPA biennial exhibition of unrepresented artists from MD, DC, and VA. Open to artists working in any media, OPTIONS highlights the breadth and diversity of artistic practice in the area. WPA began the OPTIONS biennial series in 1981 with legendary artist Gene Davis and Washington Review Managing Editor Mary Swift as curators. Since that original exhibition, OPTIONS has continued to act as a vital platform for contemporary art in the region. Gerald Ross, curator for OPTIONS 2013, encourages submission of works in all media, including (but not limited to) film, video, performance, sound, new media, painting, photography, sculpture, and drawing. A catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. Participating artists will receive a $300 stipend.

Gerald Ross is the Director of Exhibitions at MICA in Baltimore, Maryland and on the faculty of MICA's MFA in Curatorial Practice Program. He was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1965. He received a degree in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1989, where he was also a Yale scholar. In the 1990s he collaborated on six public mural projects, receiving numerous awards. Ross continues to pursue studio art and shows regularly throughout the region. He has also served as a juror for many fine arts awards, including the Trawick Prize and the National Sculpture Residency Prize at Evergreen Museum & Library. As Director of the Exhibitions Department at MICA, Gerald manages a diverse, energetic and vital program - installing over 100 exhibitions per year, campus-wide. Since 2003, he has curated, established public programming, and worked with the community to bring a large variety of local, national, and international groups and artists to MICA.
  • Artists residing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia who have NOT been included in a prior edition of OPTIONS are eligible.
  • Artists must not be currently represented by a commercial gallery or have had commercial gallery representation for the past year.
  • Artists do not have to be WPA members to apply and there is no submission fee.
  • All work must have been produced within the past 3 years.
  • Submissions from artists working in all media are welcome.
  • Artists are solely responsible for delivery and installation of their accepted work on the installation dates, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date.
  • Staff will be available onsite to provide some assistance to artists with installations.
  • All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show unless specified by curators.
  • Artists will receive a 70% commission on all sales
Submissions for OPTIONS 2013 will be accepted through an online submission form on the WPA website. Submitting artists must complete the registration form and upload the following materials with their submission. For any questions or technical difficulties related to the submission process, please contact Blair Murphy, Program Director at or202-234-7103 x 1

  • Up to ten work samples (see formatting information below)
  • For each work sample, please include the title, year, medium, and dimensions (or duration in the case of video, sound, or performance) in the appropriate fields in the online form
  • Artist statement (no longer than 300 words)
  • Current resume
  • Up to five news clippings, show announcements, or other support materials  
Work samples may be images submitted as .jpg files or links to video, sound, or performative work posted on a personal website or video sharing website (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). Submitted .jpg files should be 72dpi and at least 5" x 7".

Artist statement and resume may be submitted as .doc or .pdf files. Optional additional material (news clippings, show announcements, etc.) may be submitted as .jpg, .doc, or .pdf files.

  • Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5pm: Submissions deadline
  • April 1 - 5, 2013: Delivery and installation of work (hours to be determined)
  • Saturday, April 13: Opening Reception with artists
  • Saturday, May 18 at 4pm: Curator and Artist talk 
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture.

WPA is supported by its members, Board of Directors, invaluable volunteers, and by generous contributions from numerous individuals and the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, William C. Paley Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Susan and Dixon Butler, Abramson Family Foundation, Ray Garcia, Carol Brown Goldberg and Henry H. Goldberg, Haleh Design, Hickok Cole Architects, Giselle and Benjamin Huberman, Betsy Karel, Russell and Randy Katz, Yvette Kraft, Marshfield Associates, Richard Seaton and John Berger, MD, TTR Sotheby's International Realty, UBS Financial Services Inc., Sarah Valente, Vivo Design, Alexia and Roderick von Lipsey, and The Washington Post Company.

From SlideLuck PotShowDC Photographers: 

The 8th installment of Slideluck DC is coming up this November, and we will once again be a featured event at FotoWeek DC. Slideluck combines slideshows from professional and amateur photographers with a potluck dinner, and provides a great opportunity to display your work to a wide audience, and to meet other photographers and photography lovers in the District. Our last FotoWeek show drew over 300 photography lovers, and we had a terrific time. 

Slideluck accepts collections of images with some common theme, combined into a slideshow with a soundtrack of your choosing. Slideshows typically have 15 to 30 images, and the running time is usually 2 to 4 minutes. We only accept (and display) images in digital form. 

We don't have an exact date for the next show, but it will be in early November. We welcome submissions from everyone, and I hope that you will consider being a part of the show. We would also appreciate it if you could share this call for submissions with your friends and colleagues. We will accept submissions through October 21st. Of course we would also love to have you attend the event, regardless of whether you submit any work.

Thank you!

Patrick McMullen
Slideluck DC

Submission Guidelines:

NOTE: You will need to sign up for a free trial with Viewbook in order to submit images electronically. If you are planning to submit a movie file instead, please email me first. 

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