Thursday, October 25, 2012

Maryland CFA's


Begin the New Year by submitting a work of art to the
Montpelier All Hung, All Galleries
January 8 - 25, 2012, Free Public Reception: Sunday, January 8, 2-4 pm
Drop-off date for artwork: January 4, 10 am-8 pm The Montpelier Arts Center is delighted to offer an opportunity for all artists to exhibit their works during the biennial All Hung. All works must be brought to the Arts Center on JANUARY 4 between 10 am and 8 pm. Each person may bring only one piece, which must be framed and matted with hooks and wire suitable for hanging. Artwork may not exceed 35 inches in any direction . There is no hanging fee or commission on the sale of work. Artists must be more than 18 years of age. Arrive early, first come, first hung!
All artwork must be picked up on January 26, between 10 am and 8 pm. No exceptions!

Laurel Art Guild Open Juried Exhibition , Main Gallery
March 4- April 1, 2012, Free Public Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2-4 pm
Deadline to apply: January 30, 2012. Juror: Artist and Gallery owner: Norman Parrish.
PDF Download the application and prospectus
The biennial Library Gallery Competition for one person and group shows of Maryland artists is chosen by an outside juror. The next competition will be announced in late 2012.

BlackRock Center for the Arts Call to Artists 2014

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Call to Artists 2014

BlackRock Center For the Arts is accepting entries for exhibits January - December 2014.

You can download the prospectus by clicking the link to the right or go to

Friday, December 21, 2012
Entry Fee:
$35 check or money order made payable to BlackRock Center for the Arts
Open to all artists 18 years and over residing in  Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. 
Special Consideration:
Artists who are willing to conduct a lecture or workshop for a BlackRock standard fee will receive special consideration during the selection process.    
About the Gallery
BlackRock Center for the Arts gallery is 1500 square feet of gallery space.  Its high white walls and beautiful windows allows in just the right amount of natural light. We take pride in the outstanding artists we have exhibited over the years, which have been reviewed by Claudia Rousseau, Lenny Campello, and other art critics in the area.


The Call to Artists is open to all artists residing in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC over the age of 18 for original artwork only. All work must be ready for sale and to be presented in a professional manner to the public at the time of delivery. (See Terms for Exhibit for details.) Pedestals are available for three-dimensional work.

Selection Process

This call will cover exhibits in the Gallery from January to December 2014. An exhibit may include one applicant or a combination of applicants, based on the judgment of jurors (i.e., 1 or 2 wall artists may be combined with a pedestal artist). A jury will select the artists and create eight exhibits to be included in the exhibit year. This season, the jury panel is comprised of Lenny Campello (artist, writer, blogger), Marsha Staiger (artist, Torpedo Factory), and Tim Tate (artist, Washington Glass School). In addition, the panel will have an alternate juror, Krista Bradley (Executive Director of BlackRock).

Gallery Panorama
Send to:
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Call to Artist
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874


Gallery Manager

All correspondance by e-mail, no phone calls please.

Postcards from the Edge - CFA

Postcards from the Edge

The 15th Annual Postcards from the Edge
A benefit for Visual AIDS
January 4-6, 2013
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, January 4, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.  No sales.  $85 admission.

BENEFIT SALE: $85 each.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (*Buy four and get a bonus fifth)
Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM (*Buy two and get a bonus third)
Over 1500 anonymously displayed postcard-sized masterpieces. 

Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit exhibition and sale of original, postcard-sized artworks by established and emerging artists. This year, the event is even more special because it inaugurates the 25th Anniversary year. All artwork is exhibited anonymously. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until after purchase. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or someone who is just making their debut. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with a piece of art they love, knowing that the money raised will support HIV prevention and AIDS awareness. Click here for more info. 

Visual AIDS
 invites artists to donate a 4" x 6" original work on paper for our Postcards From the Edge exhibition and benefit sale. Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and mixed media are all welcome.  Artists must be 18 years or older to participate. One entry per artist.

Click here for information on how you can participate.

DEADLINE: Postmark Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Billboard Art Project - Atlanta

Billboard Art Project

VERY COOL BREAKING NEWS!! (sorry I posted on the facebook page and forgot to update here too.)
Your image(s) from a previous Billboard Art Project show has been selected to be included in a special, week long segement of our current Atlanta show. Guest curator Katerina Lanfranco has included you in Color Shift, her personal selection of images that will run for the next week, October 13 - 19. Congratulations on being included in this show!
Billboard Art Project

The Art of Giving - Call for Art

The Art of Giving
Entry Deadline: November 17th, 2012
This is a benefit show, where the proceeds from the galleries commission sales will go to help local shelters and food banks, as well as the Toys-For-Tots organization. If an artist wishes to include more of their sales to the benefit, please indicate so on your entry.
All artists are invited to enter original artworks in any media for exhibition which will be on view at the Arlington Arts Gallery, from December 3rd through December 31st, 2012.
Special Benefit Reception Featuring Toys-For-Tots: Saturday, December 15th at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
EligibilityThis exhibition is open to all artists in any medium. Only two image submissions are allowed per entry, but there is NO limit on entries.
SpecificationsAll media eligible. All 2D work must be ready to hang with no saw tooth hangers. 2D pieces must not exceed 36″ in any direction. 3D pieces may not exceed 18″ in any direction.
DeadlineAll entries must be received online by Midnight, November 17th, 2012. Acceptance notification will be sent by Tuesday, November 20th. Artwork must be delivered to the gallery by November 29th. All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. All accepted work MUST be labelled on back with title of exhibit, title of artwork, artist’s name, and price.
Entry FeesYour entry fee entitles you to enter a total of two artworks. Click the “Entry Fee” below to pay online for your submission and complete your entry process. Applications will be accepted online until Midnight, November 17th, 2012. The non-refundable entry fee is $25.
Additional entries must be accompanied with a separate PayPal confirmation number. If only one payment is sent for multiple entries, only the first entry sent will be accepted.
Image SubmissionImages must be in JPEG files less than 2MB with the recommended longest pixel dimension between 1000 pixels (maximum). File names must be labeled as such: LastName_TitleOfWork.JPG
Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of AAG for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.
Submit ToPlease send your submission with your PayPal confirmation number to the juror at
Artwork DeliveryArtwork accepted for the show may be hand delivered or shipped to the gallery. Accepted art must remain on display for the entire duration of the exhibition and cannot be removed from gallery January 3rd.
Hand DeliveryDeliver accepted artwork by Thursday, November 29th during normal business hours between Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm, and Saturday 11am to 5pm.
Shipping Your Accepted ArtworkAccepted artwork may be shipped to Arlington Arts Gallery to arrive by no later than November 29th, 2012. Artists are responsible for the cost of transporting their artwork to and from Arlington Arts Gallery.
Shipped art must include a FedEx or UPS prepaid return shipping label or Airbill. Shipping to P.O. Boxes is not permitted. Place the prepaid shipping label or Airbill in an envelope and attach it inside with your art. Arlington Arts Gallery will receive and return all shipped art. The Arlington Arts Gallery shipping address and contact information will be provided to all applicants whose artwork is accepted for the exhibition.
Use care when packing your art. Cushion frame on all sides with at least 4 inches of packing material and pack in a sturdy shipping carton. Popcorn (loose foam) is not an acceptable packing material as it will allow your photograph to shift during transit.
Please note: The Arlington Arts Gallery is not responsible for artwork damaged during shipment. 
SalesArtwork exhibited may be available for purchase or listed as NFS (not for sale). Once stated, neither the price nor title of artwork may be changed. The Arlington Arts Gallery processes artwork sales and will retain a 35% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Artists’ processed checks will be mailed. Artists should receive their checks within three weeks from the close of the exhibition.
Artwork Pick-up or Shipped Artwork ReturnAll unsold artwork will be available for pick-up beginning Wednesday, January 3rd during normal business hours (Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm). Artwork should be picked-up during scheduled pick-up dates. Shipped artwork will be returned shipped by Arlington Arts Gallery by the week of January 7th.
WaiverDue care will be taken with all artwork. However, the Arlington Arts Gallery will not be held responsible for loss or damage to exhibited and/or shipped artwork. Artists may wish to acquire insurance to cover loss and/or damage.
Please make your payment with the link above. Then email all the items to

Focal Point - CFE

Focal Point:
Fine Art and Creative Photography
National Juried Exhbition

View prospectus
Enter online
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 with MFA 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:
 Creative (e.g. manual manipulation, mixed medium, 3-D; you are limited only by imagination and tools!).

18 State Circle | Annapolis, MD 21401 US

12 X 12 Exhibition - CFA

The 4th NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF SMALL SCALE WORKS OF ART The 12X12 exhibition will be juried and comprised of works that do not exceed 12'X12"X12". There are no media restrictions. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and works must have been completed in the last two years. The exhibition is closed to current students, staff, and faculty of Middle Tennessee State University. Works previously exhibited at MTSU are ineligible. Works should not exceed 12" in any dimension including base and/or frame.

November 12, 2012-Deadline for discounted application fee ($30.00 for up to three entries)
December 3, 2012-All entries and fees must be received by this date ($40.00 for up to three entries
December 14, 2012-Artists will be notified of the status of their entries
January 7, 2013-Accepted works due at Todd Art Gallery Accepted artists are expected to cover shipping costs to the Todd Art Gallery. Return shipping will be covered by the exhibition at no cost to the artist.
January 17, 2013-Exhibition opens
January 22, 2013-Reception and Juror awards
February 14, 2013-Exhibition closes

PROVOST'S AWARD, $1,000.00, Sponsored by University Provost Dr. Brad Bartel-
DEAN'S AWARD, 4500.00, sponsored by the MTSU College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Mark Byrnes, dean-
DEPARTMENT OF ART AWARD,$400.00, sponsored by the MTSU Department of Art, Jean Nagy, Chair-
AWARD(s) OF MERIT, (up to five)

Jochen Wierich is Curator of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville. Born in Germany, he received his doctorate degree in American Studies at the College of William & Mary. Wierich has published a number of books on topics in American art and culture and taught courses in the history of American art at colleges and universities in the United States and Germany.

Eric V. Snyder
Director, Todd Art Gallery
Department of Art
Middle Tennessee State University
tel: 615.898.5653 or 615.898.1455

Note: by agreeing to submit work for adjudication, you grant Middle Tennessee State University and its agents the use of same for purposes of promotion, archiving, and publicity. Further, you understand that proper credit will be provided with each image use.
After providing your payment and jpeg information by selecting the 12x12 logo below email up to three images to
Click icon below to begin appliation and fee process
Click icon below to begin appliation and fee process


 Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions and Faculty, MFA in Curatorial Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art
 Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5pm
 April 10 – June 9, 2013
CURATOR AND ARTIST TALK: May 18, 2013, 4pm
 Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONOPTIONS 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.


AAG Solo Show Proposals

Arlington Arts Gallery is accepting art exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis. Both group and individual proposals may be submitted to the gallery with this application, and all media are eligible. All completed applications are reviewed by the gallery and staff. Decisions are made in accordance with the Mission and Guiding Principles of the gallery.
Artists who wish to submit their artwork and/or exhibition proposals are encouraged to email us with the following:
- Maximum of 5 images of work (please title images)
- Current Artist Statement
- Current Resume (with contact email and mailing addresses)
- List of works, sizes, medium, and prices
- All text should be formatted in Microsoft Word
- Processing fee of $35.
** Incomplete submissions will not be considered**
Please make your payment with the link above. Then email all the items to

Slideluck Potshow DC 8 - CFA

Slideluck Potshow

DC 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. 

Slideluck 8 will be an official Fotoweek DC event and will be held at Fotoweek Headquarters, which is in Malmaison, a new (and huge) restaurant/bar/arts space opening in Georgetown. Slideluck will take over the space on the night of Sunday, November 11th, for slideshows, potluck dinner, and our always fun party. Please see the email below for directions on how to submit your work--we expect over 200 paying attendees, and this is a terrific opportunity to display your work in the District (and get into our event with a guest for free!). 

The submission deadline is Thursday, November 1st.

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. 

Viewbook Trial:



Thursday, October 18, 2012

CFA's from the WPA Projector Newsletter

I would highly recommend any artist in the DC region to become a member. Their newsletters and events alone, pays for your membership in valuable information!!

Press Room Mini Solos at WPG
Washington Printmakers Gallery seeks artists creating hand-pulled prints, handmade paper, or book arts to exhibit in the Press Room during the 2013 season.  Solo and group exhibitions considered, 75% of work must fit the categories above. No fee to apply, $250 exhibition fee for accepted shows.
Eligibility: Open
Deadline: October 24, 2012
Entry Fee: None  MORE>>
DC Arts Commission Art Bank
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is seeking to purchase two- and three-dimensional works of art including, but not limited to, prints, drawings, mixed media compositions, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and moveable sculptures. This year, the DCCAH strongly encourages submissions by video artists and other technological innovators, as the agency intends to expand the Art Bank Collection to include more diverse forms of contemporary art. Representational, conceptual, and abstract works will be equally considered. Each artist is allowed to submit up to ten images for consideration, and all artwork submitted must be available for purchase and review upon submission. Artwork must be created with archival materials and shall not exceed 96" in any direction or 100lbs in weight.
Eligibility: This call is open to all artists who reside or maintain studio space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; however, preference will be given to District residents.
Deadline: October 30, 2012
Entry Fee: N/A MORE>>


CFA - Art Deadlines List

This is from one of the numerous places that posts call for artists. Lots of good stuff, locally, and regionally!

Art Deadlines List - October 2012 Free Email Edition



for Entry is unique to Mpls Photo Center as it has no specific theme
like previous ones. The concept is to showcase a broad mix of genres
and processes, which we believe, will create one of our most
compelling exhibits to date. We suggest you submit a variety of
subject matter, rather then a series of the same. Entry fee. Details:

November 30, 2012 EMERGING ARTISTS 2013 The twenty first annual
competition for gallery exhibition, $1000 cash award and $2400 in
publication awards. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery,
introduction and promotion of emerging artists. The exhibition will be
held in April 2013 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists
working in any media. Entry fee. Details:

contest captures families, youth and site managers engaging in
volunteer work on public lands across the nation. All volunteers and
site managers are encouraged to bring their cameras and enter their
best photos of volunteers improving our public lands. 1st Place: REI
camping prize pack with sleeping bag, two-person tent with footprint
and backpack (value approximately $625). 2nd & 3rd Place cash and
merchandise prizes. Entry fee. Details:

October 20, 2012 MIAMI PROJECT CALL FOR ARTISTS An Opportunity to
Showcase, Market and Sell Your Art at Miami Project. NEW EMERGING
ARTISTS is Accepting Submissions for a 5-Person Group Exhibition at
MIAMI PROJECT, which runs along Art Basel on December 4-9, 2012. The
selected artists will receive exposure to thousands of collectors and
industry insiders and marketing package worth $10,000. 70% of the sale
price on all work sold is awarded to the artist. Entry fee. Details:

Read More Below!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Design a Wine Label

Attention Artists: The Capital Grille Now Accepting Submissions
for 2012 Wine Label Design Competition
Artists of all media are invited to enter; winning artwork will adorn bottle
of exclusive 2009 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2012) – The Capital Grille is now accepting artwork submissions for its fourth-annual Artist Series Wine Label Design Competition. Through October 19, 2012, aspiring and established artists nationwide, aged 21 years or older, are invited to submit original artwork that will be considered for the label of a limited-allocation wine served exclusively at The Capital Grille, whose award-winning wine program is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator magazine. In addition to having his or her artwork adorn the bottles of this year’s featured vintage, the winning artist also will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the wine country of California’s Napa Valley.

This unique competition sponsored by The Capital Grille celebrates the art of the wine label.  For centuries, wine-label design was about as basic and austere as a shipping label. That changed in 1940 when Baron Phillippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild began enlisting famous artists, including Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso, to craft a masterpiece for the outside of the bottle that would beautifully convey the work of art inside.

The bottled inspiration for the 2012 Artist Series competition is a 2009 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, blended by winemaker Heidi von der Mehden from Arrowood Winery and George Miliotes, The Capital Grille’s own Master Sommelier. Intensely purple in color, this wine presents aromas of ripe, dark fruits that are matched on the palate with notes of blackberry, plum and blueberry. Mehden and Miliotes describe this exceptional wine as “a natural beauty,” imparting layers of flavor that begin with a deep intensity and end with a soft, rich finish.

“This competition combines two complementary cultural passions: fine wine and fine art,” said Miliotes. “While my expertise focuses on what’s inside the bottle, I love that this competition is as much about the palette as it is the palate.”
Only 1,000 cases of the Arrowood Cabernet will be produced for this year’s Artist Series event, which will take place next spring in all 47 locations of The Capital Grille nationwide. The restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold to Share Our Strength in support of its mission to end childhood hunger in America. To date, The Capital Grille has raised more than $1,000,000 on behalf of the organization.

How to Enter
To enter, use the medium of your choice to create an original piece of art that captures the essence of this exclusive, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Entries should be original artwork and will be accepted through October 19, 2012. Entries will be accepted via mail or email. To enter, visit for contest rules and details.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DC's (e)merge Art Fair 2012

Starting tomorrow with a huge kickoff party is DC's (e)merge Art Fair!

Date: Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2012
Location: Rooms 217 + 218, Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 “I” Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

The (e)merge art fair celebrates galleries, artists, and the creative process with an an energetic environment of collaboration and discovery.

The 2012 Fair takes place October 4 – 7 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC. (e)merge will present over 80 international exhibitors in two platforms, exhibiting 152 artists from 24 countries.

The GALLERY PLATFORM features galleries and nonprofit art spaces in Hotel rooms on designated floors and the ARTIST PLATFORM features a vetted selection of works by unrepresented artists throughout the Hotel's public areas and grounds.

The affluent DC region is experiencing a groundswell of creative energy in its galleries, museums, non-profit spaces and artist communities. The objective of (e)merge is to internationalize and fuel this vitality as it coalesces into a vibrant new center for artistic experimentation, cultural exchange, and curatorial discovery.

(e)merge VIP & Press Preview
> Thursday, October 4: 5pm – 7pm
By invitation only

Opening Preview
> Thursday, October 4: 7pm - 9pm
+ Concert by the Pool, 9 - 11pm presenting:
Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation DJ Set
ticketed event
$45 advance ($60 at the door)

> Friday, October 5: 12pm – 7pm
> Saturday, October 6: 12pm – 7pm
> Sunday, October 7: 12pm – 5pm

$15 ($10 Seniors and Students/ valid ID)

My piece Sorrowful Intentions will be featured with other WPA artists in rooms 217 + 218. I will be stopping by the fair on Saturday and look forward to seeing everyone there!!

RAWards! Vote For ME Please!!

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Consultation with Shana Nys Dambrot, renowned art critic, writer & editor
Consultation with Claudia Deutsch, owner of Artspace Warehouse
Consultation with Kimya Nuwabi, Winner of Bravo's Work of Art
Exhibit in Downtown LA Artwalk
Placement in Artspace Warehouse
$500 certificate to Blick Art Supplies
Opportunity to include art/prints in IndiExhibit celebrity award show gift bags (3 events)
1000 printed IndieCards from Bands on a Budget
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Write-up feature on Staged Incident
RAW's Golden Ticket: Unlimited free showcases in any RAW location (50+ cities) during the 2013 season
RAW:Visual Artist of the year Winner's Seal & Accolade
RAW On-Camera interview
Honored at RAWards 2012 Ceremony as RAW:Visual Artist of the Year
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