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 through early January 2020. Georgetown Glow 2019 is free and open to the general public. Installations are lit nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. in the commercial district.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2019
Georgetown Glow 2019 is part of the BID’s overall holiday programming. It includes the region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, holiday shopping, and a holiday window competition. The event includes charming buildings, yuletide decorations, and more than 450+ stores, restaurants, galleries, and salons to shop and dine. The Georgetown neighborhood is internationally renowned. It is the D.C. area’s top stop for all things holiday.
Georgetown Glow 2019 is open to all artists including performance, video, and sculpture that creatively incorporate light as its primary medium. Light at the center of each project. Artists are encouraged to explore concepts of space and place, inspire public interaction, and utilize and respond to Georgetown. The Georgetown BID will not accept projects where light is simply illuminating your art work. The role of light must be essential and integrated with your concept.
Georgetown Glow 2019 Artist Benefits
The all-inclusive budget for each individual project can not exceed $15,000 USD. The budget includes artist fee, all labor costs to build the artwork (from concept to installation on site), all materials, all equipment, all cabling and cable covers, installation, de-installation, engineering services, testing needed for your artwork, shipping costs, permits, all travel and accommodations. The Georgetown BID will provide a discounted hotel rate at a local hotel and basic maintenance.
If the artwork requires a budget beyond that provided by the Georgetown BID, the artist is welcome to seek and propose accompanying sponsors. The artist must indicate the contribution of sponsors within the submission. Private sponsors will only be given recognition as a sponsor in our communication if a specific agreement is made and if the sponsor does not conflict with other Glow sponsors and Georgetown BID businesses.
About The Georgetown Business Improvement District
In December of 2013, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Alliance Francaise D.C., hosted four international artists who showed at the Fête de Lumieres, one of Europe’s most celebrated festivals held annually in Lyon, France, since 1852. This was the first time that any of the Lyon installations had been exhibited in the United States.
In 2014, the Georgetown BID launched Georgetown Glow by commissioning artists to re-imagine the season of light through public art. Glow’s artistic aim is to encourage contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural and historical environment of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.’s oldest neighborhood that dates back to 1751. Over the past five years, Glow has worked with 60 artists and 40 installations. Going into its sixth year, Glow is larger and a widely-recognized public art exhibition in the Washington, D.C. region.
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The Capitol Hill Art League invites artists to express what Our World means to you. This exhibit is open to 2D and 3D work, juried by curator and writer, Eric Hope. April 22nd is the anniversary of the modern-day environmental movement. What better time to honor our world. We and the world around us is in a constant state of flux, influenced by climate, inhabitants, events, time, and gravity.
Deadline: 10 Mar 2018
Artists 18 years of age or older residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are eligible to enter. All work must be original and signed by the artist. Any work previously shown at a Capitol Hill Art League juried exhibit is ineligible. All work must have been created within the last three years.
Juror: Eric Hope, curator and writer based in Washington, DC, gained a passion for contemporary art through volunteer marketing work at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Phillips Collection. In 2009, after over a decade of work at large institutions, he moved into the realm of curation, staging a variety of solo and group exhibitions at the Evolve Urban Arts Project in the H Street neighborhood of DC. He is currently a senior Contributor at East City Art, where he has extensively critiqued exhibitions throughout the metro region for the past seven years.
Cash awards will include Best in Show, Merit, and two Honorable Mentions. All awards will be presented at the opening reception and judge’s talk on April 21, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with the juror presenting his remarks at 6 PM.
About Capitol Hill Art League
Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a visual arts program of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), produces and promotes exhibits throughout the year. Artists and members from the DC-metro area exhibit and sell their work at CHAW and various venues in the DC region. Member artists may exhibit in any 2D or 3D they choose.
Capitol Hill Art League:
- Supports artistic growth, especially through juror talks and feedback
- Brings members and the community together for opening receptions where artists can meet and talk about art
- Promotes growth and appreciation of the arts in the community at large
- Arranges and promotes exhibits by members in local venues outside the CHAW gallery
- Communicates to our members many opportunities for exhibiting work in other venues
- Promotes public art projects
- Offers members workshops, museum tours, and other services, such as photographing their work
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Halcyon announces a call for artists for the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship, a nine-month program established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects in an environment of independent learning, study, and collaboration.
Deadline: 4 May 2017
The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists who desire to develop projects (at any stage) that promote meaningful social impact. It is for those who wish to follow the path of leadership in the field of socially-engaged art. Halcyon accepts six national or international fellows and two DC-resident fellows in each year of the program.
Fellowship dates: October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.
Fellows accepted into the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship will have access to the following:
- Dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice
- Competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs
- Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
- Curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising
- Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional in the Fellow’s field
- Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm from urban planning and policy to design thinking and social justice
- Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction, and inspiration to the next generation
- Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs, and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.
Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms. They galvanize creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. They bring together diverse groups of change-makers in art and social enterprise and provide a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Halcyon offers an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to freely experiment, sometimes fail, learn, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, they foster new pathways to knowledge and resources and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact.
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S&R Foundation announces a call for artists for the Washington Award.
Deadline: 15 Oct 2016
Are you an emerging artist looking to further your creative development? The Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.
Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017, and presented at the spectacular Washington Awards Gala in Spring 2017, an annual event hosted by S&R Foundation in Washington, DC.
- Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development.
- An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.
- Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.
- Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.
The S&R Foundation’s mission is to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration.
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Anacostia Arts Center seeks proposals for unique arts projects to inhabit one of its 500 sq ft galleries for the Immersion artist residency program.
Deadline: 1 May 2016
This project is aimed at individual artists or groups of artists whom enjoy the challenge creating site-specific installations and who need time and space to create and share their work.
The Immersion Artist Residency asks artists to create an installation experience and/or environment where they actively create work. The exhibition should inspire visitors to come back to see an evolution or make a new discovery. The objectives of the program are to offer residents and visitors a high-quality and engaging artistic experience and to allow artists an opportunity to further their practice through experimentation.
- Each exhibition will take place over 8-10 weeks, including installation and de-installation.
- Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $3,500 to include project expenses and their time spent in the gallery.
- Exhibitions must take place between July and December 2016.
If selected, the artist will:
- Work in the gallery a minimum of 16 hrs/week during the highest traffic days of Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm.
- Attend an opening reception and hold an artist talk.
- Make a short weekly report of activities, interesting encounters, and the evolution of the work.
Anacostia Arts Center is a multi-use space that includes galleries, a Black Box Theater, and resident business including a cafe, clothing boutiques, massage and physical therapy, and artist reading room.
Our mission is to creating a home for small businesses, artists, and arts and cultural organizations to fulfill our commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia neighborhood in Washington DC.
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Sitar Arts Center presents a call for artists for the 6th Annual Patricia Sitar Arts Expo Juried Exhibition.
Deadline: 24 Oct 2015
The exhibition will allow the artist the opportunity to challenge their creativity by using paper as the main subject and concept of the piece. Works With Paper submissions must show the manipulation of paper in some form to change the identity or use of the paper to represent your concept or idea. Manipulation of paper can include, but not limited to, construction, collage, cutting, folding, binding, etc.
- Work must have been created within the last five years.
- Work must be created by the artist stated on the work.
- Images must be appropriate for school-aged children.
- 2D and 3D art
- Other mediums accepted within the main use of paper are photograph, painting, mixed media, drawing, digital art.
- No video, film, installation or performance art.
The works will be judged on aesthetic quality, craftsmanship, composition and relation to theme. All works on exhibit will be eligible for the final jury. Work will be judged on a point based system by jurors. Final jury will be in two categories: Category type is determined by age of participant when work is submitted.
- Youth – Ages 10 – 15: 1st Prize $50 and 2nd Prize $25
- Young Adult – Ages 16 – 21: 1st Prize $100 and 2nd Prize $50
- Adult – Ages 22 and up: 1st Prize $200 and solo exhibit at Sitar Arts Center and 2nd Prize $100
Sitar Arts Center offers affordable multidisciplinary arts education in a nurturing environment to the city’s youth who otherwise wouldn’t have access to these opportunities. The Cafritz Gallery gives our students the opportunity to learn how to showcase their accomplishments and grow as artists, as well as learn about the process of creating, to the hanging and selling of artwork.
The gallery series was created to educate the Sitar Arts Center community about the visual arts, how to view and talk about art work and to give young and emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit professionally. The Cafritz Gallery is an intimate space which can exhibit up to 30 pieces of varying sizes. Selling art work is encouraged and welcomed, however it is not the mission of the gallery.
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The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is hosting a juried art exhibition in conjunction with Busboys and Poets titled: Implicit Bias – Seeing the Other: Seeing One Self.
Deadline: 20 Aug 2015
The exhibition will explore the unconscious racial bias that affects our decisions, choices, friends, and beliefs about others. This show will be a powerful depiction of the injustice being portrayed in our country.
Founded in 2008, the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is a nonprofit arts space in Washington, DC dedicated to exhibiting fine art that explores the innate connection between healing and creativity. The gallery is founded on the core principles that art has the ability to mend social, psychological, and physical ills by building community, inspiring change, and celebrating life. A rotating exhibition schedule features contemporary, international and national artists addressing a diversity of themes, such as spirituality, social change, multiculturalism, health, environmentalism, and community.
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Perspective: Fresh Look at Contemporary Painting and Drawing is a juried exhibition that examines contemporary painting and drawing.
Deadline: 15 Jul 2015
This exhibition is open to all artists living locally and nationally.
Hillyer Art Space is one of the leading contemporary galleries in Washington, DC; we have over 10,000 visitors annually and our openings see between 350-500 people during Dupont Circle’s First Friday Gallery Walk.
Hillyer Art Space is a contemporary gallery dedicated to serving the public with quality exhibitions and programming. Established in April 2006, Hillyer is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A’s services include a Traveling Exhibition Service, the Hillyer Art Space gallery, a Design Studio, Cultural Exchange Programs, and Membership Services for artists, cultural institutions and the arts-interested public.
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