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 moc.l1511415623oa@zc1511415623zscd1511415623



Due: October 10, 2017  MD

Inner Worlds

Arnold, Maryland  Inner Worlds: Our perception of the world shapes our reality. This exhibit seeks work that explores the inner experience, and the intersection between reality and perception. This call is open to all media.  Juror: Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton Md.


Due: October 13, 2017  MA

South Yarmouth,  Massachusetts  Fee: $20.00
Music is a powerful force. It motivates, relaxes, and inspires. We can grieve with it, create to it, tap our toes to it, and sweat with it. Scientifically it synchronizes our brainwaves and can literally heal us. We tell stories through music, express emotions, and celebrate through it. Show us your visual expression of music or a glimpse of how music shapes your world. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Alexander Holmes Memorial Recording Studio and Scholarship Fund. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to enter.


Due: October 15, 2017

Landscape Revisted – MD

Montgomery College, situated outside of Washington DC in Montgomery County Maryland, is pleased to announce Landscape Revisited, an exhibition that reexamines the traditional landscape oeuvre. A catalogue will accompany the show. We are looking for artists of all media who reinterpret landscape and the landscape genre.  Sarah Silberman gallery is a large teaching gallery that serves the College community and the broader Washington DC metro area. No entry fee. Return shipping included (up to $50.00). For more information, including important dates, submission guidelines, and form- please follow the link below: https://fs6.formsite.com/Rockville-Art-Department/form13/index.html


Due: October 17, 2017 IL

Winter*17  The Whistle Stop Gallery invites artists to participate in our Winter*17 Show. What do you do in ‪‎Winter? What do you see, feel and hear? Where do you go? What do you dream about? Do you think towards the next season, or revel in what is? Each artist can submit one to five works. The Whistle Stop Gallery charges no submission fees, and a nominal $5 fee for each accepted work. For more information, visit: http://www.whistlestop-gallery.com/site/submit/


Due: October 18, 2017  GA

VSU Call for Artists-Solo or Small Group Shows

Valdosta, Georgia   Fee: $10.00

Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery (Valdosta, Georgia) is reviewing solo and small group exhibition proposals for the 2018-2019 Season. The deadline is October 18, 2017. There is a $10 entry fee to cover administrative expenses. Artists 18+ are invited to apply; all media will be considered; artwork is insured while in the gallery; the gallery takes no sales commission.  To apply, upload 10-20 images, (up to 6 videos if relevant,) and include a short description of your proposed exhibition with a list of all participating artists (for self-organized small group exhibitions.) Include an artist statement(s,) artist CV(s) and describe any expenses that you would like/need covered by the Gallery (e.g., shipping of artwork.) Some stipend money may be available to help with expenses, depending on circumstances and Gallery budget.  Note: The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery hosts 8 exhibitions per academic year; 3 of the time slots are open for visiting artists, per this call for proposals.  Images of accepted artists may be used for educational and promotional purposes by the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts gallery.​


Due: October 19, 2017  NC

Public Art for New Downtown Mixed Use Parking Garage

Durham, North Carolina The City of Durham, North Carolina General Services Department in collaboration with the Transportation Department, Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Durham Cultural Advisory Board’s Public Art Committee, invite qualified artists or artist teams (referred to as “Candidates”) to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install signature public art for the New Mixed-Use Parking Garage in downtown Durham.


Due: October 25, 2017  TX

Clay on the Wall  Clay on the Wall: National Juried Exhibition. Open call: To all artists living in the United States, 18 years and older. All work must be predominantly made of clay and delivered ready to hang on the wall. Work must be original and completed within the last three years. Size Limits: There are no size limitations for work, but each piece may not exceed a total weight of 35 lbs. http://lhuca.org/events/2017/6/16/clay-on-the-wall-open-call


Due: October 30, 2017  TN

2018 Bonnaroo Call for Artists at Nashville International Airport

Nashville, Tennessee
The Bonnaroo Works Fund in partnership with Arts at the Airport, are seeking proposals for 4 temporary public art work Bonnaroo-themed displays at the Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 12, 2018– January 20, 2019, encompasses 4 skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal. Each selected artist will

Festival.  The ideal project will be of highest artistic quality (any media) and should be inspired by the principles of the Bonnaroovian Code. The public art work could communicate the Bonnaroo brand to new and familiar audiences through incorporation of the following project elements:

  • Creative incorporation of iconic Bonnaroo festival elements.  Other examples of iconic elements include the Bonnaroo Arch, Fountain, Fire Tower with Cuckoo Clock, fan atmosphere and the Bonnaroo infinity symbol.  Please note the full Bonnaroo brand logo may not be included.
  • Display of 2017 location (Manchester, Tennessee)
  • Bonnaroovian Code: Prepare Thy Self, Play as a Team, Radiate Positivity, Respect The Farm, Don’t be that Guy/Gal, and Stay True Roo (see website for more info https://www.bonnaroo.com/experience/the-code/)


Due: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Artist-in-Residence at Palette 22, Arlington, VA
The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program at Palette 22 showcases and promotes the original work of VA-based and regional artists inside and beyond the restaurant. Their program brings artwork to the forefront of the dining experience for guests, rather than filling a need for visual interest in the background, as happens in other restaurants.
The Artists-in-Residence are required to work in the restaurant four to five shifts per month, during peak dining hours, but are encouraged to be there as much as two to three times a week. This requirement provides artists with the opportunity to engage with diners and guests.

Palette 22’s Artist-in-Residence program is a unique opportunity for artists to garner exposure to a wide audience, as well as practice promoting their work and engaging with prospective collectors.  More Information


Due: November 1, 2017  NC

Public Art for the Liberty Warehouse Wall in Durham Central Park
VIEW MORE INFO   APPLY TO THIS CALL:  Durham, North Carolina
Durham Central Park, Inc., Liberty Warehouse Apartments, and the City of Durham, North Carolina General Services Department in collaboration with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Parks and Recreation Department, and the Durham Cultural Advisory Board’s Public Art Committee, invite qualified artists or artist teams (referred to as “Candidates”) to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install signature public art on the Liberty Warehouse Wall in Durham Central Park in downtown Durham.


Due: November 3, 2017 at 5 pm  VA

VMFA Fellowship Program for Residents of Virginia
We ask that you please encourage interested students and professional artists to apply. View the full eligibility criteria, how to apply instructions and a printable flyer online.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since the program’s creation more than 76 years ago.

The VMFA Fellowship program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Offered through VMFA Statewide, Fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment, and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic, Jr. Scholarship Fund. The Fellowship program has a long and established history of supporting Virginia’s artistic talent and has helped to further the careers and studies of many distinguished individuals, including recent recipients Brian Davis of Springfield, Matt Eich of Charlottesville and Aimee Joyaux of Petersburg.

VMFA offers $8,000 awards to professional artists, $6,000 awards to graduate students, and $4,000 awards to undergraduate students. Applicants may apply in the disciplines of Crafts, Drawing, Film/Video, Mixed Media, New/Emerging Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Art History (graduate students only). All applicants must be legal residents of Virginia and student applicants must be enrolled full-time in degree-seeking programs. Applicants’ works are reviewed anonymously by distinguished jurors and awards are made based on artistic merit.
Questions? Email us.     More Information


Due: November 8, 2017  VA

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, located in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia seeks proposals for outdoor sculptures to display within an enclosed garden courtyard from April 6 – October 14, 2018. Cash awards and artist stipends are offered for transport.  The exhibition is open to artists 18 years or older. Artists who are working independently or as a group may enter. Each artist or group may submit up to five existing works that have been completed within the last five years and not already presented at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center. To download an application visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com/exhibits.

Send submissions postmarked by November 8, 2017 to the attention of Sculpture Committee, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622. Include artist’s vitae, list of proposed sculptures, dimensions, weight, materials, date of completion, and photographs or digital images that represent the work.  Photos of the Courtyard may also viewed at the website above. Gayle Paul, Curator

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Mail: 521 Middle Street

Located at 400 High Street

Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622





Due: November 10, 2017  VA

Sculpture Commission for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA  Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is looking to engage individual artists and artistic teams to respond to this Call to Artists with professional qualifications in addition to a proposal of site-specific sculpture as voted on by the class of 2017 for their class gift. The Sculpture will be in the center (outdoor) courtyard of the school.
Class of 2017 Vision
“For the design, we have decided to represent our experience at TJ as a tree. TJ taught us to branch out our interests in classes and clubs, to branch out to new friends and communities, and to branch out in life in general. Each branch of the sculpture would represent a unique aspect of our multifaceted high school experiences. This sculpture will continue to highlight the intersection of the arts and sciences.”
Budget $25,000  Site Specific Design Proposals shall include or consider the following: Fabricated from durable, low-maintenance material that can withstand the elements and requires minimal maintenance.  This work will be permanently installed in a school outdoor courtyard and must be able to withstand a school environment. The work will be placed in the center of a courtyard on a circle that is 7 feet in diameter. The sculpture should be 14-17 feet high.  A pedestal may be part of your design, and should count toward the height of the piece.

The work commissioned is for permanent installation and therefore should last for at least 50 years.

  • Incorporate context of the local community, with sensitivity to the history, traditions and iconography that uplift the pride of the community.
  • Adhere to requisite ADA and safety regulations.
  • Engaging and enjoyable to individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • It is important for the artist to remember that installation is included in the artist’s budget – including lifts, cabling, bolting, etc.  The artist will work with TJHSST and FCPS to confirm installation arrangements.

Eligibility The competition is open to professional artists with a minimum of five years of site-specific and/or public art experience. Notification of Finalists
Nov. 22, 2017 All applications will be reviewed by a panel of school staff, artists and arts professionals. More Information For more information about the process and/or site and to apply contact Jill Burdick-Zupancic.

January 1, 2019   VA

Open Call for Exhibits Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA

The Workhouse Arts Center offers artists and curators and groups opportunities to exhibit at the Workhouse in one of many galleries. This open call facilitates interested parties in communicating information to the Center.




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: vog.e1511415623tats@1511415623seiss1511415623abmen1511415623itra1511415623; 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 gro.a1511415623noi@f1511415623oorbu1511415623dp1511415623 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   gro.e1511415623calpt1511415623radm@1511415623yrtsi1511415623ger1511415623


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.
Saatchi Online Share, Buy and Sell Art Online Create your own website account with your Artwork including Paintings, Photography, Sculpture, Prints. www.saatchionline.com




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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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