To have your artist opportunity added to this list please write a brief explanation of your sculpture opportunity including blue links to more detailed information using a similar format to what you see below. Send your sculpture call to Diane Szczepaniak at 


February 28, 2019  PA

The Olin Art Gallery on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, is now accepting exhibition proposals in any medium for the 2019-20 academic year. Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions. Submissions must include: 10-20 digital images (jpg-format), contact information, artist statements for all participating artists, an image list (including title, media, size, and date completed for each work), and a resume or CV. Proposals will be accepted via email only (email should be no larger than 10m – ZIP file, Mac compatible, preferred). There is NO entry fee. The application must be received by February 28, 2019. Send proposal or questions to: Doug McGlumphy at: . Website: www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-art-gallery


February 28, 2019  IN
Kokomo Sculpture Walk 2019-2021

Kokomo, Indiana   Fee: $0.00
The City of Kokomo invites you to participate in the 2019-2021 juried, on-loan, outdoor Sculpture Walk exhibit in downtown Kokomo, Indiana.  8 Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000 per piece and will enter into an Art Loan Agreement with the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance. Kokomo Indiana is located in north central Indiana just 45 minutes from Indianapolis with a vibrant and growing arts movement.  Sculptures will be installed and on display along Kokomo’s beautiful downtown trails and waterways from April 2019 through March 2021.


February 28, 2019  FL
Landmark Sculpture – 10th Street and US 41 Roundabout 

Sarasota, Florida  Fee: $0.00
Event Dates: 11/30/2019 – 9/30/2020
The City of Sarasota, Florida is sponsoring an outdoor landmark sculpture for placement within a future roadway roundabout at the intersection of 10th Street and US 41 (N. Tamiami Trail) in a downtown location. This project is related to a public art initiative that is focused on acquiring public works of art that will be permanently displayed in numerous roundabouts that will be constructed during the next decade.  The City intends to construct approximately 16 new roundabouts by 2025 which will incorporate public artwork in the center islands.  There is no central theme for the overall collection of sculpture in these future roundabouts.  This Call to Artists is only for the roundabout to be located at 10th Street and US 41; a separate Call to Artists has also been issued for a roundabout to be located at 14th Street and US 41.


February 28, 2019  FL
Landmark Sculpture – 14th Street and US 41 Roundabout
Sarasota, Florida   Fee: $0.00
Event Dates: 11/30/2019 – 9/30/2020
The City of Sarasota, Florida is sponsoring an outdoor landmark sculpture for placement within a future roadway roundabout at the intersection of 14th Street and US 41 (N. Tamiami Trail) near a downtown location. This project is related to a public art initiative that is focused on acquiring public works of art that will be permanently displayed in numerous roundabouts that will be constructed during the next decade.  The City intends to construct approximately 16 new roundabouts by 2025 which will incorporate public artwork in the center islands.  There is no central theme for the overall collection of sculpture in these future roundabouts.  This Call to Artists is only for the roundabout to be located at 14th Street and US 41; a separate Call to Artists has also been issued for a roundabout to be located at 10th Street and US 41.


March 1, 2019  DC
CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2019 Georgetown GLOW, Washington, DC
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) invites artists to submit proposals for the sixth edition of its Georgetown GLOW Winter Public Art Exhibition, an outdoor display of light art installations on view in Washington, D.C. from November 2019 – January 2020. Georgetown GLOW is free and open to the general public, with installations lit nightly from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the commercial district  Learn More


March 1, 2019  CA
Off Center: Third Annual International Ceramic Art Competition at Blue Line Arts
Roseville, California  Fee: $35.00   Event Dates: 4/5/2019 – 6/1/2018


March 1, 2019  IL
Request for Proposals (RFP) Chicago Tree Project
Chicago,  Illinois  Chicago Sculpture International, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, is seeking experienced artists and artist teams to give dying trees in Chicago parks new life. This RFP seeks an experienced artist (or artist team) to turn the tree into a sculpture: a beautiful, original, unique work of art that will become a distinguishing feature in the neighborhood. The approach can be additive and/or subtractive. The trees will be approximately 16-30 ft. tall and may include main side branches. Past projects can be seen at www.chicagotreeproject.org.


March 2, 2019  NC
A call for work about the environment – NC
This is an open call exhibition hosted at National Humanities Center (NHC). This show will be installed in time for NHC’s three-day summit Beyond Despair: Theory and Practice in Environmental Humanities. VAE and NHC are looking to showcase art about, including, referencing, and showcasing anything in the environment. https://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions/2016/4/5/beyonddespair 


March 18, 2019
Artists in Residence call for applicants – NY

The Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with the resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities through a combination of studio access, rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, critical dialogue, and mentorship. The culminating group exhibition showcases and promotes residents’ work on a regional and national level through additional catalogue materials. The 8 artists for Cycle 11 of the AIR program will be selected by a jury of TAC staff and professionals working in different fields of textile arts. Cycle 11 runs from October 2019-June 2020. TAC AIR Program Provides: Individual studio space: 24-hour access to TAC studio and equipment. Technical classes in techniques including weaving, spinning, machine knitting, and surface design. Seminars in textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development (e.g.  grant writing, art law, material sourcing). Critiques and Mentorship with professional designers and fiber artists. Learn more at www.textileartscenter.com/aboutair. Application Instructions: Last day for clarification: March 14th. Application Fee: $25 through March 3rd, $35 March 4th-March 18th. Applications online through SlideRoom: https://tac.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/41161. If you have any questions please contact Isa Rodrigues,  or stop by for a studio tour.


March 22, 2019  VA
Gallery Underground in Arlington, VA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, May 1-24, 2019. Up to $500 in awards. Juror: Sandy Maudlin. Artists working in all media are invited to submit works depicting or representing risk. These can take the form of either literal depictions of taking risks, or more figurative demonstrations of the artist’s personal risk-taking in their subject matter, medium or technique. For this exhibition, artists are encouraged to submit a paragraph explaining how their submitted works represent the theme; these paragraphs will be displayed next to each accepted piece. $35 for up to two works. More info., visit: https://www.galleryunderground.org/risk-national-juried-exhibition/ Contact:  or call 703-314-6351. https://www.galleryunderground.org/


April, 2019
The Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists

The Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field.

WHO: Under-recognized US visual artists over the age of 21.

FIELD: Any field.

AMOUNT: Awards are made of up to $10,000.

FINE PRINT: Students are not eligible. $15 application fee is required. You will need to submit an artist resume, artist statement, and work samples on the online application. Detailed FAQ here.


April 02, 2019

Vital to Earth and all known forms of life, water holds awesome powers of creation, destruction, and transformation. This exhibit invites artists to submit works that explore the power, meaning, and majesty of water, from its chemical composition to its economic importance, to its terror and allure. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works to be included in the show. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://bitly.com/2VgaGvA OR 


May 1, 2019  PA
Flow  Philadelphia Sculptors seeks artists to create temporary outdoor floating sculptural installations for our Fall, 2019 exhibition Flow, a collaboration with the Independence Seaport Museum. The exhibition will be sited in the boat basin adjacent to the Museum, located at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River in Philadelphia and will run from October 11 – November 30, 2019. The intent of the exhibition is to unite art with the river, and with the Museum’s mission and programming.  Five juried artists, along with five invited artists previously selected, will interpret the river and how it affects, and is affected by, human and natural history; human and natural migrations; climate change and the environment; economic development; and political currents. The geographic focus of the show is on the Americas and we are seeking artists from Mexico, South and Central America, and Canada, along with artists from the US and its territories. The jurors will be Nato Thompson, and Teresa Jaynes. The exhibition is also co-sponsored by the Dina Wind Art Foundation. There is a $30 submission fee. Accepted artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium.  For more information and how to apply, go to www.philaflow.org.


May 1, 2019  WV
Sculpture Tour The School of Art and Design seeks proposals for outdoor sculptures to be exhibited on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, West Virginia. Sculptures will be on display for two years (from October 2019-October 2021). Selection includes an honorarium of $2000 for travel, set up, and de-installation. $1000 of the honorarium will be dispersed at install and the remaining $1000 will be dispersed when the artist picks up their work.  Open to artists 18 years or older. Sculptures will be placed on the landscape and walkways surrounding the WVU Creative Arts Center. The selections will be submitted to the University Public Art Committee for verification before the final selections are publicized. Each artist may submit up to three works that have been completed within the last five years for a nonrefundable handling fee of $25.00 for professional artists and $20.00 for full-time students. Sculpture requirements: The work must be able to withstand outdoor environmental conditions for two years, should be weatherproof and made of durable materials. Public safety is an issue so potentially hazardous features will eliminate an entry. Entries must be received or postmarked by May 1st. Juror: Glenn Dasher. Apply at https://artanddesign.wvu.edu/sculpture-tour


May 15, 2019 VA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Open Call 2019, Visual Arts Exhibition Proposals, Arlington, VA

NOTIFICATIONS: Saturday, June 15, 2019 EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday, Sept. 7 – Oct. 26, 2019 Cody Gallery, in partnership with Arlington Arts, is inviting artists to submit proposals for a contemporary art exhibition for fall 2019. Up to three artists will be selected to exhibit their artwork from Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 2019. The Gallery opened its brand new 800 square foot space in September 2017. Cody Gallery at Marymount University is located at Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Rd., 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA, just a short walk from the Ballston Metro. Gallery hours are Thursday thru Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Learn more about the Gallery and Open Call for Proposals.


December 15, 2019
The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
Adolph Gottlieb, one of the artists known for initiating the Abstract Expressionism movement, achieved artistic and financial success far beyond his early expectations. But, he had several colleagues who, despite their artistic achievements, were not able to support themselves financially. The Gottlieb Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

WHO: Artists who have been working for at least 20 years in a mature phase of your work, and can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

FIELD: Painting, printmaking, or sculpting.

AMOUNT: $25,000

FINE PRINT: Maturity is based on a high level of intellectual, technical, and creative proficiency that has been maintained over time. It is based less on an applicant’s age than on the development of and commitment to an artist’s work that has progressed over time.  Detailed FAQ here.


December 31, 2019 CA
Now Accepting Exhibition Proposals: Morris Graves Museum of Art – CA
EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of “What is art?”. Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, 




Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Established as part of Lee Krasner’s legacy, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant was set up to support and strengthen the creative lives of artists. A competitive grant for artists with extensive exhibition records, this grant has a long list of impressive alumni. Since its start in 1985, the foundation has granted over 65 million dollars in award money to artists in over 77 countries.

WHO: Mid-career professional artists with demonstrable financial need.  Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

FIELD: Painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmaking.

AMOUNT: Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on need and circumstance.

FINE PRINT: Commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, and computer artists are not eligible. Students not eligible. Detailed FAQ here.


Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
Dowell (Solomons), Maryland, www.annmariegarden.org
Annmarie Garden is accepting proposals for the exhibition of outdoor works in our beautiful sculpture garden located in Southern Maryland.
Temporary Loans – artists who create large-scale, three-dimensional works that are able to withstand the extremes of outdoor conditions are encouraged to submit up to three works for consideration. Loan period can range from one to four years. Artists must be experienced with the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture. Artists must provide drawings, photos, and/or a maquette (if possible) of the proposed work(s). Financial considerations will vary depending on the nature of the project. An honorarium will be awarded to each accepted artist. Interested artists must complete this easy online form.
Environmental Art & Site Specific Installations – Artists who create site-specific installations are encouraged to submit proposals, and may want to consider applying to our Artist-in-Residence program. Financial considerations will vary depending on the project. An honorarium, will be awarded to accepted artists.


Art in Embassies Program seeks artists interested in loaning work for exhibit in U.S. embassies around the world. Chosen works will be on loan for up to 3 years. Shipping and insurance costs are covered by the Department of State and Ambassadors are encouraged to publish a catalog of the artists’ work. For more information, email: ; or visit aiep.state.gov.


American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, in Washington, DC, accepts submissions for exhibitions. Guidelines for being considered: A CD of up to 20 jpeg images along with a resume, image list, a short statement and/or cover letter. If you are proposing a group exhibition please include resumes by all artists involved. Please do not send slides. Submitted materials will not be returned. The reviewing process should take 6 – 8 weeks. We will contact you if we would like to see additional materials. Submissions should be mailed to: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400, Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016


Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grants for Visual Artists  
On a Rolling basis

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.  The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces. For more information or to apply, click here .


The Gallery at Iona Senior Services – Artist in Residence Program DC
The Gallery at Iona seeks 2 and 3 dimensional artworks created by artists 60 + years young. The mission of the Gallery at Iona is to create a welcoming and engaging exhibition space for visitors to enjoy at Iona Senior Services. Promoting wellness through creativity plays a very strong part in our mission of enabling people to live with dignity and independence. Iona provides social services, information and referral, a variety of classes and clubs, an art gallery and an adult day wellness & arts center located in NW DC. Contact Patricia Dubroof, Gallery Director for more information 202-895-9407, Iona Senior Services 1145 Albemarle Street NW, Washington, DC 20016SLIDE R


China Residencies  (residencies): http://www.chinaresidencies.com/residenciesRegistries EGISTRIES


The Maryland State Arts Council
The Registry, a free online resource available to Maryland artists that is an effective tool for those seeking to reach curators, consultants, and others looking to commission or review contemporary artwork. It documents almost 2,800 professional artists, artisans and designers. And it catalogs artists of diverse media including craft, design, drawing and works on paper, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, new genres, and video. Resume, artist’s statement and 6 images of the works of those artists who gave permission for on-line publication. Artists can join the registry and upload images via the Internet. Registry Coordinator Maryland Art Place  8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202 410-962-8565  


NYC Percent for Art Program Slide Registry 
The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program provides an important venue for all New Yorkers and visitors to appreciate artwork outside the traditional museum or gallery setting. Percent for Art projects are site-specific and engage a variety of media, including painting, mosaic, glass, textiles, sculpture, and works that are integrated into infrastructure, or architecture. The Percent for Art artist slide registry is an important component of the Program that allows artists to participate by maintaining a record of their work. The registry is consulted by the architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. The Percent for Art slide registry is open to any professional visual artist; there is no residency requirement for a Percent for Art Commission. Artists who are interested in submitting their work for the registry may print out the application at this web address: home2.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/form.shtml.


Philadelphia Public Art Program Artist Registry
From the Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
With several Percent for Art opportunities on the horizon, Philadelphia’s Public Art Program invites artists* to submit an application with the Public Art Artist Registry. The registry allows artists to participate in all selection processes by maintaining a record of their work that will be consulted by Public Art staff, panelists, architects, and City agencies as public art opportunities become available. The registry is open to all professional artists. There are no residency requirements for the registry, although some opportunities will be limited to the greater Philadelphia region. Click here to learn more and how to apply. *Artists who have already submitted to the registry need not reapply unless you need to update your images.


Artists Wanted invites you to put your artwork on its brand-new website, which lets you create your own personal online portfolio.
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All of the above sites change frequently, so don’t just rely on my recommendations, but do internet searches of your own to discover constantly new sites that are being developed. Please let me know if there is a good site that I have omitted. Thanks.

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