Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Time For a Full Semester? Try Our June Workshops!

We totally understand if you can't commit to a full class. But we don't want you to be left out of the amazing lessons our instructors have to offer! 

This month, The Art League School is offering workshops spanning from one to four days long in various mediums, allowing the community to squeeze a full art experience into a short block of the calendar. 

Visit The Art League School's website to sign up or to get more info!

  • Introduction to Kiln-formed Glass with Judith Conway
  • Pop-Up Books: Beyond the Fold I with Nancy Johnson
  • Advanced Monotype with Penny Barringer
  • Quick Portrait Painting with Matthew Cuenca

  • Shape Painting in Watercolor with Peter Ulrich
  • Alternative Photo Process with Alison Duvall & Pete Duvall
  • Sketchbook Workshop with Avis Fleming
  • Summer Flowers in the Spontaneous Style of Sumi-e with Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz
  • Painting the Seasons in Watercolor with Susan Herron
  • Perspective Drawing with Patrick Kirwin
  • Landscape from Photos with Kurt Schwarz
  • The Ins and Outs of Anatomy with Nick Xhiku
  • Basic Matting and Framing with Eileen Yeager & Ron Yeager
  • Making Space-- Perspective in Watercolor with Gwen Bragg
  • Clay Animation Movie Camp (ages 8-15) with Andrew Morgan
  • Loosen Up with Abstracts with Marsha Staiger
  • Jumpstart in Ceramics with Blair Meerfeld
  • Exploring Surface Design: Open Studio with Julie Booth
  • Jumpstart in Wood Engraving with Rosemary Feit Covey
  • Exploring Photoshop with Libby Cullen
  • Portrait Sculpture Workshop with Charles Flickinger
  • Landscape Painting Techniques: Trees & Plants with Patrick Kirwin
  • Finding Your Visual Language with Rosemary Luckett
  • Portrait Photography with Robin Reid
  • Gestural Florals with Jackie Saunders
  • Gesturing the Figure in Oil with Priscilla Treacy
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  • Intensive Monotype with Penny Barringer

Nationwide calls for art entries!

Michigan Ceramics Show Call for Entries
Deadline: May 31, 2011 
The Anton Art Center is accepting submissions for a juried exhibition highlighting the talent and sophistication of ceramics across the state.  Show will be juried by Benjamin Teague. No entry fee! Jury Results: June 8th. Receiving All Artwork: June 15th - 19th. Exhibition Dates: June 24th - July 29th. Closing Reception: July 29th, 6-9 pm. Artwork Pickup: July 30-31. For more information, call 586-469-8666 or email Open to all artists 18 and older residing in Michigan. Work submitted must be original and completed in the past 2 years.  Work previously submitted to the Art Center will not be accepted. Each artist may submit a maximum of 5 pieces. Non-cash awards will be given. Work must be ceramic-based media. Functional and non-functional works are acceptable. Work must be ready to hang/install. How to Apply: Send completed entry form along with CD/digital images of your work (jpeg files - 72 dpi, no larger than 1500 pixels, maximum of 3 views per piece). By mail: Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. By email:

Artists Wanted for American Idolatry: A Recession Art Show
Deadline: June 27, 2011
From October 29-November 6, American Idolatry will transform the Invisible Dog Art Center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn into a house of worship. Throughout the week, the public will be invited to view artworks and performances, and partake in evening educational programming, as curated by Legacy Russell and a diverse team of up-and-coming artists, academics, and cultural producers — the future of creative America. American Idolatry will make use of physical action, installation, and experimentation in all media to assert spaces of shrine-like religious artifice that, though constructed, will strive to function as “real” sites of idolatry, worship, and remembrance of America as influenced by pop culture aesthetic and contemporary politic. Whether displayed independently or as part of a greater assemblage, shrines take a multitude of forms, and material objects are socio-cultural unifiers and signifiers—they hold memories, they have the capacity to provoke emotion, and they imbue one with a sense of belonging, a sense of history. Thus, a shrine and the actions that accompany its presence are not only a portrait of their maker, but also a reflection of the complex global culture surrounding us. Submissions are open to artists working in all media. Selections will be conducted by the Recession Art Jury led by Guest Curator Legacy Russell and Art Director Ani Katz. The submission fee is $20. Artists will be notified of acceptance by early August. Website: 

Derivatives: Origins in Geometry
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Derivatives: Origins in Geometry is a juried competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction. Artists who are selected as finalists will be featured in an exhibit at the Museum July 15 through September 18, included in a catalog with other finalists, receive exposure on the museum website, and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work. The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art opened in February 2003. The museum concentrates on modern and contemporary geometric, constructivist and kinetic art work. It is also the first museum with a concentration on MADI art, which is always non-representational, hard-edged, and comes out of the frame. The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle Street, Dallas, TX 75204-1194. For more information, go to:

Bodies, Buildings and Books
Deadline: June 10, 2011
The Inner Workings of Tattoo, Comic Book and Graffiti Artists. The purpose of this exhibit is to move the focus from public work produced by graffiti, tattoo or comic artists and shift it to their other body of artwork not seen on bodies, buildings and books. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years old and older, who specialize in either graffiti, tattoo or comic book art to submit original work, created by the artist within the last 2 years and not previously entered in a competition at the Arts Center. Participants may submit up to three (3) entries. All two dimensional entries must be ready to hang with picture wire on the back. No sawtooth hangers. Shipping to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Work(s) must be shipped in STURDY, REUSABLE containers. Deadline to receive accepted work at the Arts Center is June 10, 2011 and must include a prepaid shipping label or a call tag, check or postage for return shipping. Please include any special packing and/or installation instructions. UPS/DHL/FedEx shipping preferred whenever possible. The Arts Council encourages art that is FOR SALE. All art will be available for purchase unless designated “NOT FOR SALE” at the time of entry. The Arts Council charges a commission of 30%. Sale prices may not change during the exhibit. For additional information, download a prospectus or print a contract, please visit or call us at 704-484-2787 or e-mail Cleveland County Arts Council is located at 111 S. Washington St. Shelby, NC 28150.

Open Call for Curators
Deadline: June 30, 2011 
Future Tenant is currently seeking a guest curator to organize an exhibition for the spring of 2012. Guest curators propose their own group shows, select artists, and have a full exhibition time, including an opening bash and a Gallery Crawl. Innovation, interesting themes, and new media are encouraged, as well as the participation of emerging artists into the shows. Future Tenant, located in Pittsburgh's downtown cultural district, provides a laboratory setting for artists, arts managers, and audiences to explore the limits of the creative expression, presentation and interpretation of various art forms. For more information, contact Qualifications: All are welcome to apply. How to Apply: Please visit to download the application

Calling All Fringe Artists!
Deadline: June 1, 2011
The 2010 Fringe Wilmington Festival—Delaware’s five day celebration of unconventional and innovative art—is seeking adventurous fringe artists/producers interested in pushing the boundaries of performance art. The 2011 Fringe Wilmington Festival will take place September 21-25 in Downtown Wilmington, Delaware in approximately 13 different venues. The fee to apply to the festival is only $75; the festival does not charge any other fees. What's more, producers/performers receive 100% of box office proceeds. Why participate in the Fringe Wilmington Festival? Wilmington is "in the middle of it all" both figuratively and literally. Thanks to our convenient, central location, we draw artists and audiences from throughout the mid-Atlantic corridor, including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Delaware's great arts adventure—Fringe Wilmington 2010! Apply today:

The Art of Collage and Assemblage, National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: June 12, 2011 
Exhibition dates: August 16-October 13 2011, at the Marnie Sheridan Gallery, located on the campus of Harpeth Hall School . This is a private college preparatory school for young women in grades 5-12. Juror Marla Faith, Gallery Director, is seeking to showcase the fine art of collage and assemblage. Gallery provides insurance, nice opening reception, PR, $250 best of show award, and 20 mailing cards to each artist. Gallery accepts a 25% commission on sales. Artists are responsible for getting art to and from gallery. Qualifications: Maximum size 4'x4'. All 2 D and 3D mixed media welcome, and all subject matter and styles. Accepted works must be wired for hanging and framed if appropriate. How to Apply: On line entry at   Entry fee of $25 for 3 images, $5 per additonal entry, up to 6 total.;

Works on Paper Call for Entries
Deadline: June 10, 2011 
The Philadelphia Water Color Society announces a call to artists for their 111th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper, to be held October 2 - November 19, 2011, at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Prizes over $6,000. Selection Juror: Judy Morris, AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Carole Picker, AWS. Eligible media include: pastel, water media, drawings, and hand pulled prints. 2 entries: Members $15, Non-Members $45. Download prospectus from website or send SASE to: PWCS Entries, P.O. Box 555, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

The Edgar Allen Poe Square Public Art Project
Deadline: August 15, 2011 
Following up on the celebration of the Edgar Allan Poe bicentenary in Boston in 2009, the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, Inc. (the Foundation), in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop public artwork(s) celebrating Poe and his creative work. PROJECT SUMMARY: The Foundation ( seeks public artwork(s) celebrating Poe; inspired by his literary achievements and attitudes, and his life in Boston. The artwork (which could include auditory elements) should also serve some practical purposes: increasing the animation of the site, providing visibility during the day and night and a sense of direction through a presently nondescript space, increasing the linkages between this space and other public artworks and interpretive plaques nearby. BUDGET: The Poe Foundation, a nonprofit organization proposes a budget of $100,000 for artwork(s) to cover all expenses associated with, but not limited to, the design, labor, materials, tools, contracted services, operations and meetings, and travel required to complete the art work plus installation, related permits, taxes and insurance, modifications to existing and/or new landscaping at the installation site, and transportation and delivery of the work to the site. Up to three artist/designer/teams will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 to develop and present site specific proposals. For additional information, visit:
(New) "Illegitimate and Herstorical" - NYDeadline: June 15, 2011. A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY announces a call to artists for an exhibition to be held January 4-28, 2012. Curator: Emily Roysdon. Open to all women and transgender artists. $30/up to 4 images, $5/each additional. Visit website for prospectus @ Questions? Please send an email to or call 212.255.6651.

Night Visions IV
Deadline: July 27, 2011 
Calls for Entry for the upcoming Night Visions IV exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to participate in an exciting and versatile exhibition in Flagstaff, AZ. Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores or celebrates the night sky, or the stars. The work in this exhibit should reflect the deep, positive connection that human beings can have with the night. This will be the 4th time we have held this exhibit and will coincide with the 53rd Anniversary of the International Dark Skies movement. We are encouraging artists from all over the United States and Internationally to apply! How to Apply: Please see our website:
Alexandria Museum of Art: 24th September Competition
Deadline: May 27, 2011
Exhibition Dates: August 19-Oct 1, 2011. Awards: $2000 total cash awards. Juror: New Orleans artist and N.O.C.C.A. instructor, Keith Perelli. Eligibility: Open to anyone 18 or older, original works in any media completed in past two years (2009 or later), see prospectus for details. Fees: $35 for two entries, $20 for additional entries. Commission: 30% commission on sales during exhibit. Send: CD to Anne Reid, AMoA, 933 Main St., Alexandria, LA 71301 or… Email: digital images to; Phone: (318) 443-3458; Website:; Prospectus:

Local arts opportunities!

Call for Entries: SOLOS 2012 
Deadline: July 1, 2011
The AAC is pleased to announce that three exciting panelists will lead our review process for SOLOS this year: Klaus Ottman, Curator at Large and Director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art for the Phillips Collection; Karen Milbourne, curator for the Smithsonian African Art Museum; and JJ McCracken, DC based installation artist and art professor. NOTIFICATION DATE: Sept 30, 2011. EXHIBITION DATES: April 13 - June 3, 2012 or Sept 7- Nov 4, 2012. Each year AAC selects 10 to 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC's seven separate gallery spaces--or outside on the grounds. This SOLOS exhibition program provides an invaluable opportunity for emerging artists to exhibit work in an environment that is well-known for cutting edge, exciting contemporary art in the DC metro area. Qualifications: Artists who produce contemporary art in any and all media and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylania may submit exhibition proposal. Visit for more information and to download an application.

Southern Regional Tech/Rec Complex Public Art Project #1 Exterior Entry
Deadline: July 15, 2011
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation invites artists with professional experience in creating public art or site specific commissions to submit an application to design, fabricate and install original works of art for the exterior grounds of the Southern Regional Tech/Rec Complex (Tech/Rec), currently under construction in Fort Washington, Maryland. There are two concurrent calls for public art applications for this site; Project 1 – Exterior Entry and Project 2 – Patio. Artists and artist teams may apply for both, but no one artist or artist team will be awarded both commissions. $1000 will be provided to each finalist or finalist team selected to develop and present proposals, which shall include a scale model, samples of materials, and project budget. The project budget shall include estimates of the costs for materials, fabrication, outside contractors, engineering, transport, and installation. Eligibility: Artists and artist teams residing in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, and West Virginia with previous public art or large scale installation experience may apply.  For the complete prospectus and application:
For more information or questions, contact: Jeneanne Hunter, Arts Coordinator: 301-446-3242 / email

Juried Exhibition - The Sky’s the Limit
Deadline: July 22, 2011   
The 2011 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition, will present works in all media that incorporate photographic techniques. This year’s exhibition features purchase prizes by the Department of Parks and Recreation as well as the Prince George’s Arts Council. Photographic imagery is ubiquitous in nearly every aspect of our lives, from billboards, to cell phone videos, to keepsake albums, to Facebook profiles. It is just as pervasive throughout contemporary art – even in media that are often thought of in stark contrast to traditional photography. The Sky’s the Limit presents a glimpse of the ways photography employs itself throughout the visual arts, here and now. Juried by Michael Platt and hosted at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, the exhibition presents the best photo-inclusive art by artists who live, work, or study in Prince George’s County.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Full-Length Painting Demonstration With Kurt Schwarz!

Ask and you shall receive! In response to so many requests for the entire footage, here is the 12-ish minute-long video from Kurt Schwarz's still life painting class!

Part One
Part Two

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Some not-so-local but awesome artist opportunities!

Big thanks to our friends at FIND ART info bank for this research!!!

The Global Perspective: Understanding the Past, Looking to the Future

DEADLINE:  September16th, 2011

Worcester State University is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for our first post-renovation show opening October 20th and on view until December 1, 2011. The phrase “global village” was coined by Marshall McLuhan over 40 years ago, but the meaning of that phrase has evolved in ways he could not have imagined. We invite work by artists that reflects the impact of living in a time when we are still connected to the past and our local identities, but we feel the effects of economies, cultures, and people in remote corners of the planet. What are the benefits and costs of our global connections? How do the lessons of the industrial revolution affect our future? What is the fate of a city like Worcester, with its in the industrial revolution, as it tries to redefine itself? How does the past continue to shape our present? Are we on the cusp of utopian opportunities or dystopian devolution? This show solicits work in any medium that engages with any of these themes. ADDRESS: Worcester State University Gallery, 486 Chandler St., Worcester MA 01602. ENTRY FEE: $25 per 3 entries, $5 for each entry beyond 3 entries. JURIED SHOW, PRIZES AWARDED. for complete submission guidelines. 

Call for Photographers - Water’s Edge

Deadline: June 7, 2011 

Open to Interpretation is a juried book competition of photography, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word. Theme: Water's Edge. Juror: Douglas Beasley, Photographer and Educator. Early Submission Fee: $30 for 5 images, $10 each additional. Deadline for early submission: April 26, 2011. Submission Fee: $35 for 5 images, $10 each additional. Awards: $300 Juror's Selection Award. Submit entries online


Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011 

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff is seeking entries for the Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition. The Rozenzweig juried show has a long history with the Arts & Science Center. Many prize-winning artworks from past exhibitions are part of the Center’s permanent collection. The exhibition will be on display from December 2, 2011 through February 4, 2012. Entries with CD-R images are due by September 30. A Call for Entries form is available on the Center’s website: For additional information contact: Howard DaLee Spencer, Curator of Visual Art The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas 701 Main Street Pine Bluff, AR 71601 870-536-3375 

Americas 2011: All Media

Deadline: June 1, 2011

 Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Two-dimensional work should be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. Prospectus:

Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition 2011

Deadline: July 11, 2011 

Now accepting entries for traveling exhibition, featuring works in the four-by-six-inch postcard size. Art in any 2D medium reproducible by photographic process is acceptable, as is 3D work with a depth no greater than three-eighths of an inch. Open to artists 18 and up. The top 12 entries will receive cash prizes and all submitted art will be eligible to participate in an art sale. Thirty-six winning artworks will be included in an exhibit that opens in fall of 2011 at the Lake County Discovery Museum, near Chicago, then travel to various galleries and cultural institutions for one year. Entry fee of $20 for up to 3 entries. $5 for each additional entry. Download prospectus at, call 847.968.3381 or email

Science and Math-based Art Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2011 

Get Creative. Take a little science, some math, turn it into a cool piece of art and you could win part of $3000 in cash prizes. Winning submissions may have their art placed on public display in the new Los Alamos Creative District as part of LA’s new Outdoor Science and Math Art walk. All participating artists will be recognized at Los Alamos’ Next Big Idea: Festival of Discovery, Invention, and Innovation, September 2011. Prospectus:

A Sense of Place 2011

Deadline: June 3, 2011

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce its 2011 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this 31st annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Open to all U.S. artists ages 18 and older working in the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media. Cash awards totalling $1,750 available. Prospectus:

SculptFest 2011 Call to Artists

Deadline: July 22, 2011

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (CSSC) is now accepting proposals for SculptFest 2011, Forces of Nature for installation, site specific and performance arts projects. The curator, artist Rick Rothrock, will select 10 artists to create outdoor installations responsive to the post-industrial marble-quarrying environment where CSSC is located. Artists are invited to submit proposals to include a 1-2 page project description, sketches or other visual representations, a resume, an artist statement (optional), up to 10 images of previous site-specific work (.jpg format on CD), and a SASE for the return of materials, if desired. Submissions should be addressed to SculptFest 2011, Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. For inquiries, call (802) 438-2097 or email Website: 

2012 Materials Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: September 9, 2011

2012 Materials Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas, February 3 – March 30, 2012.  Eligible Media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. U.S. residents. Juror: Monica Moses, ed. American Craft. Entry fee: $30. Awards: $5000. More info: OR 940.382.2787 Prospectus: 

Going Green

Deadline: June 10, 2011

Crossing Art & Queens Council on the Arts. Crossing Art is seeking submissions for "Going Green" a juried group exhibition of local and international artists that will be on view at Crossing Art from August 13 – September 11, 2011. From the artists chosen for the “Going Green” exhibition, 2 artists will be selected to have a solo exhibition at Crossing Art in 2012 and have the option to participate in the Crossing Art Artist Residency Program in Nanjing, China. “Going Green” will present innovative artworks and proposals that integrate natural systems with human patterns while celebrating continuity, uniqueness and place making. We are looking for local and international artists, architects, and designers to submit artworks that explore contemporary meanings of “green” or proposals for sculptures, architectural models and design that fit in green development public spaces. Crossing Art (NEW YORK), visit or contact Jennifer Junkermeier at jennifer@crossingart.comfor additional info. 

Call for Entries for Fall 2011 Exit Gallery Exhibitions

Deadline: July 15, 2011 

The Exit Gallery is a student-run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the fall 2011 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two-week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community is open to artists working in any media from anywhere in the world (applicants need not be MSU students or even from Montana). For an application please or call 406.994.1828. 

Stop & Go 3-D

Deadline: November 15, 2011

Stop & Go is a program of innovative stop-motion animations by contemporary visual artists and filmmakers, touring and screening internationally since 2008. The program showcases animations that use stop-motion techniques to explore visual language, tell stories and make poignant social commentaries. New animation work is being sought for the third installment of the program called Stop & Go 3-D. The program will screen hand-rendered stereoscopic and anaglyphic experiments that explore traditional 3-D animation produced using stop-motion. Animations that experiment with geometrical elements, pieces that are highly optical or those that comment on the current 3-D craze will also be reviewed. Please note that stop-motion techniques must constitute a significant portion of the work. Both narrative and experimental works will be accepted to this program. The audience will view most of the show through bi-colored red and blue spectacles. Visit www.stopandgoshow.comfor more information. 

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights Global Art Competition

Deadline is July 30, 2011 

Contemplate all human life with inspiration and compassion. How would you create an image of....respecting vulnerable people? You are invited to creatively interpret the ethical ideals of respecting cultural diversity and inspiring compassion to all human life. Eleven winning pieces will exhibit in Houston and New York culminating in Rome in conjunction with UNESCO's Multi-Culturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference on Human Vulnerability October 9-11, 2011. $5,000 Best of Show, $500 to 10 additional winners. $25 per entry. All information is on the website,

The Good Design Awards 2011

Deadline: July 1, 2011

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum’s annual Good Design Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Now in its 60th year, Good Design is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Annually, designers and manufactures in over 30 nations have been honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design. Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original 1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment. Submissions are accepted in two formats: Product Design and Graphic Design. Anything produced and/or designed worldwide from January 2009 to the present is eligible. All submitted products and graphics must have been produced by a client or scheduled for production. In this year's edition, selected products and graphics for Good Design are announced to the international press in December. The awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum's permanent design collection.  For more information, visit:

Local artist opportunities, ripe for the picking!

"HOT" at Capitol Arts Network
Deadline: July 8, 2011
Capitol Arts Network is accepting entries for a July mixed media show, “Hot”.  What do you think is hot? A new trend, spicy food, a sexy man or woman? Show us your version of HOT in photo, paint, or any 2-D media for this July show. We are looking for turned on, turned up, and scorching hot!  Juror Missy Loewe is co-founder of CAN, executive director of the Washington School of Photography, and owner of Visual Arts Consulting.  She has authored and collaborated on books, articles, and is frequently sought out as a juror and speaker for arts groups.  Entries are due June 8, show opens July 8 at Washington School of Photography in Bethesda, MD, and will be on display until August 8.  Entry fee is $30/4 submissions. for entry forms and further information.

“32 Square Feet” Gallery Show  
Deadline: June 3, 2011 
The Washington School of Photography has a unique opportunity for interested artists working in any two-dimensional media to exhibit work and expose their talents to the hundreds of visitors and workshop patrons who visit WSP every week.  On Friday, June 10, 2011, WSP will open “32 Square Feet”, with space for just 26 artists.  Each artist will have a four foot wide, eight feet high wall space, in an unjuried format.  Your work must be ready to hang on a standard gallery hanging system, and each artist will be allowed up to four rods and five hooks.  Starting at 8am on Friday, June 3, artists may come and hang their work, for a fee of $35.  Artists will be accepted until 2pm, or when the 26 spots are all taken.  The June 10 opening is part of the monthly Bethesda Art Walk (the second Friday of each month, 6pm until 9pm), and will remain hanging through June 30, giving every visitor to the school the opportunity to see your work.  See for full information and due dates.

 “Make Your Own” Gallery Show
Deadline: June 7, 2011
 The Washington School of Photography is accepting applications for use of a gallery space in a classroom which will be viewed by visitors and workshop patrons.  On Friday, July 8, 2011, WSP will open a major show in its first floor gallery, a smaller student show in a second floor room, and a third show on the second floor.  Artists, nonprofits, and other groups are welcome to submit portfolios/applications for consideration to use this third gallery space.  The room is 11 x 24, with over 50 linear feet of hanging space.  The fee for use of this space is $250, which includes promotion as part of the July Bethesda ArtWalk opening night on our website and during the event, and display from July 8 through September 18.  Applications will be accepted through June 7, for a fee of $35.  See for full details and an application.


Call for Video Art
Deadline: June 6, 2011
The Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art + Design is looking for artists working in video to exhibit in the college’s Gallery 31 exhibition space from August 3-28. The exhibition will showcase talented artists working in this contemporary information-based media. The show is open to all local, national, and international artists 18+ years. Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 works. All entries must be digital and uploaded online using Vimeo. Create a Vimeo account and post the three videos you would like to submit. Label video files as follows: Lastname_firstname_title_length(minutes:seconds)_medium.jpg. Through Vimeo, search for, and send a message to “CCAD”, including your name, the title of your pieces, and an artist’s statement. Please visit the Corcoran website for more information: Contact Joseph Hale, Coordinator of College Exhibitions, at with any questions.