Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Local Arts Opportunities!

Cornucopia: Food for Thought from Female Artists – MD
Capitol Arts Network is accepting entries through September 9 for this all-media show opening October 14th.  Ladies, take off your aprons and join us in front of the sketchpad, canvas, or behind the lens! Cornucopia will present female artists' renderings of food, in celebration of October marking national apple, popcorn, caramel, pineapple, and vegetarian month, among others. Show us your best 2-d works of art for a show that will also benefit the The Manna Food Bank, serving Montgomery County, MD.   Jurors Catriona Fraser, Judith HeartSong, and Missy Loewe are CAN board members. Catriona Fraser is the owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery, an independent fine art gallery established in 1996, specializing in contemporary fine art and photography. Judith HeartSong works as an artist, muralist, and arts educator in  Metropolitan Washington, DC with work in numerous public and private collections. Missy Loewe is the Executive Director of the Washington School of Photography.  See www.capitolartsnetwork.com for further information.

Small Wonders National Juried Exhibition - MD 
Deadline: September 21, 2011. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States and Canada to enter its Small Wonders exhibition. The exhibit will take place at the MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD from December 1-28, 2011. Awards: $1000 plus $500 Caruso Award for Painting to MFA member. Juror: Georgia Deal, Professor and Printmaking Chair at Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC. 2D or 3D original artwork. 2D work can not exceed 11" and 3D work can not exceed 7" in any one direction. All media considered. All work must be for sale or marked POR (price on request). 1 or 2 entries = $35 ($20 for MFA members); $5 each for any additional up to 6. Artists can submit online at: http://www.mdfedart.com or send CD to Attn: MFA Small Wonders, P.O. Box 1866, Annapolis MD, 21404. Questions? Please contact Tiffany Jordan at info@mdfedart.org or call 410-268-4566.

"Hope" - The First in a Three Part Photo Exhibition - MD
Deadline: October 13, 2011. Howard Avenue Arts Incubator in Kensington, MD announces a call to photographers for an international juried photography exhibition, December 3, 2011 - January 3, 2012. Best in Show - $500, Second place- $250, Third Place - $100 and Ten Honorable Mentions. Juror: Catriona Fraser. Hope is the first in a three part photo series focusing on the positive aspects of life. Hope can be poignant as well as fanciful or even humorous. Hope is one of most powerful emotions, sustaining the impossible and giving life to the unlikely. We want to see the hope you see through your lens. The three competitions offer photographers multiple opportunities to exhibit their work in an art-supporting Washington DC area gallery, be listed in the Washington Post, be included in a book publication and more. $35 for the first three (four until Aug 31) images, $10 per additional image. Visit website for prospectus @ http://artincubator.org/hope.html. Questions? Contact Hamilton Whitney at info@artincubator.org or call 301-493-5577. http://artincubator.org/hopesurvivalrenewal.html.

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season - VA
Deadline: October 16, 2011. GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) is a non-profit arts center in Northern Virginia dedicated to presenting visual art that illuminates new ideas and promotes dialogue between artists and audience. The exhibition program offers artists from the mid-Atlantic region opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open, contemporary space. Artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are invited to submit proposals. The arts center is now accepting proposals for periods of approximately 4 – 6 weeks from November 2012 through September of 2013. Six solo artists will be grouped into two Focus Exhibitions, each featuring three artists in separate areas of the gallery. Group exhibition proposals are also welcomed. Please see the Prospectus for further information and for application details: http://www.restonarts.org/Exhibitions/2013%20Prospectus.pdf

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