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.l1506060450oa@zc1506060450zscd1506060450




June 30, 2017  5:00pm

ARTWORK BUDGET: $25,000 – $40,000

Each artist/artist team that is invited as a finalist by the selection panel to come to Van Ness will receive a stipend of $1,000 plus transportation reimbursement.
Eligibility and Criteria
Artists may apply individually or as a team. Visual artists or artist team shall be from D.C., Virginia and/or Maryland. Artists/Artist Teams will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Aesthetic quality of previous work
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • Experience working with the community
  • Quality and completeness of application materials

Selection Process Van Ness Main Street is facilitating the artist selection for this project. Qualifications submitted through this RFQ will be reviewed by a selection committee. Semi-finalists will be invited for a phone interview.

  • During the interview, artists will discuss their past work, their ability to work on the project, their interest in this particular project and their experience collaborating with communities.
  • Three artists/artist teams will be selected to come to Van Ness and meet with community members and tour the sites.
  • Artists/artist teams will develop their proposal and present to the selection panel after their visit to Van Ness.
  • Selection panel will notify the selected artist/artist team.
  • How To Apply
    Applications will only be accepted electronically as part of a single e-mail. Total attachments should not exceed 10 MB.
  • Timeline for Artist Selection
    June 30: Submissions are due
    July 10 – July 14: Semi-finalists will be selected for phone interviews
    July 24: Three finalists will be selected to meet with the community
    August 10: Finalists to visit and meet the community
    September 5 – 19: Artists to present to Van Ness Main Street selection panel
    September 26: Artist Selected
    For more information or questions, please contact Theresa Cameron at gro.t1506060450eerts1506060450niams1506060450senna1506060450v@nor1506060450emact1506060450 or 240-462-9664 or visit  http://vannessmainstreet.org/van-ness-main-street-issues-public-art-rfq/.

July 2 and July 31, 2017

Light City 2018, Baltimore, MD
Light City 2018 is set to take place Saturday, April 14 – Saturday, April 21, 2018. The following Calls for Entry are now open.
BGE Light Art Walk: for artists who wish to have works featured in the 2018 festival along the BGE Light Art Walk at the Inner Harbor. The deadline for proposals is Monday, July 31, 2017.
Neighborhood Lights Community Expression of Interest: Light City seeks neighborhood partners to participate in Neighborhood Lights 2018, taking place Friday, April 6 –  Sunday, April 8, 2018, with some installations on view for a longer period. Neighborhood partner proposals are due Monday, July 2, 2017.
For more information, visit http://www.lightcity.org/events-festivals/light-city


July 24, 2017midnight

Altered Realities
MAP’s Fall Benefit Exhibition

On View: September 14 – November 4, 2017

Maryland Art Place is accepting applications to exhibit in Altered Realities, MAP’s annual Fall Benefit Exhibition. This exhibition will open Thursday, September 14 and will be on display at Maryland Art Place through Saturday, November 4, 2017. Altered Realities focuses on uncanny interpretations of the everyday experience. Artists are encouraged to submit works of art that subvert the viewer’s perspectives literally or metaphorically. MAP is seeking to showcase artworks of all mediums with a preference towards submissions using technology and virtual reality (VR). To view the full prospectus, click here!

For questions, contact Naomi:  gro.e1506060450calpt1506060450rdam@1506060450imoan1506060450


August 25, 2017

Micro//Macro Exhibition Call for Entries – GA

The Gallery at Sulfur Studios invites artists to submit work that examines the very small, the very large, or the relationship between the two. What can we learn when we step outside of our usual perspective? What is revealed at the cosmic or microscopic level? Work in all media will be considered, including installation and time based media. Work must be under 7ft tall, weigh less than 75lbs and fit through a standard size door.  Work may be for sale but it is not required. Sulfur Studios will handle all sales and will retain a 30% commission on all work sold.  Shipping and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. Visit www.sulfurstudios.org/micromacro to enter, or email gro.s1506060450oidut1506060450srufl1506060450us@of1506060450ni1506060450 with questions.


September 18, 2017   CA

“Luminous” National Juried Exhibition – at Arc Gallery


We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” How do you depict a glowing from within, that which reflects light, or something illuminated or bathed in light? Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, something ablaze, or objects that are shimmery, sparkling, glistening, lustrous, incandescent. Surprise us with your interpretation.

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, art glass, artist book

VENUE  Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

JUROR: Danielle Fox, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland

Danielle Fox has over twenty years of experience as an art historian (PhD, Northwestern University), writer, editor, independent curator, Deputy Director of Business Development at Sothebys in London, and communications and project manager for Artakt Art consulting in London. Danielle founded SLATE contemporary gallery in Oakland in 2009, and SLATE Art Consulting with Shelley Barry in 2013. These positions have allowed her to develop relationships with artists all over the Bay Area, to curate over sixty-five temporary exhibitions in both gallery and office environments, to advise both commercial and private clients regarding permanent acquisitions, and sales at auction.  http://slateart.net

A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.


November 11, 2017 – December 9, 2017


Saturday, November 11th 7-9PM


Saturday, December 9th, 1-3PM


There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and works that will be included only on the Arc On-line Gallery.


All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.


Arc Gallery

1246 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA  94103




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.e1506060450tats@1506060450seiss1506060450abmen1506060450itra1506060450; 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.a1506060450noi@f1506060450oorbu1506060450dp1506060450 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.e1506060450calpt1506060450radm@1506060450yrtsi1506060450ger1506060450


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.




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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