Artist Opportunity Listings


The Chelsea International Photography Competition
New York, NY
Deadline: September 13

The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery in New York City. This competition provides a great opportunity for the exposure of work by amateur as well as professional photographers alike. With a distinguished panel of jurors and prizes valued at more than $55,000, the Chelsea International Photography Competition is an excellent opportunity for photographers seeking the possibility of national and international acclaim.

Call for Artist: Reflection
Jenkintown, PA
Deadline: September 15

For this exhibition, Abington Art Center is taking inspiration from our Little Abington Meeting House, located by the corner of Alverthorpe Park. Silence is a key characteristic of the Quaker religion: in that silence, to reflect. Reflection is also a physical characteristic, a surface effect – a bending back that encompasses the physical or metaphysical and may include an ethical call.

Plays and Players Gallery Call for Art

Philadelphia PA

Deadline: September 20th

 Plays and Players Gallery invites visual artists and poets to apply for a chance to share their work for our newest group show exhibition “Transformation.” This exhibition aims to explore different variations of transformation within their artwork. Artists who apply must provide a brief explanation stating why they believe their work communicates transformation. It can be physically and or conceptually present within the artwork.

The Solomons Plein Air Festival

Solomons, Maryland

Suggested Registration by September 23rd

 Join us on the Solomons Riverwalk for a day of fun with our juried painters. You can bring your own supplies and paint alongside them, or you can be a spectator and take in the action. Spectators spend the morning wandering up and down the Riverwalk to see the progress of the many paintings being created. Artists are required to stay within sight of the Riverwalk, allowing spectators to keep track of their favorites as the day continues.

Art Opportunity - Color: Primary to Tertiary - International Juried Art Exhibition NYC
New York, NY
Deadline: September 25th 

"Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power" - (Paul Gauguin) 

This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. Color: Primary to Tertiary exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography today.

Hayes Recreation Center

 Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: September 26th, 2017

 The City of Philadelphia’s , through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $13,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for Hayes Recreation Center. This commission is part of the $1.3 million renovation at Hayes Recreation Center by Councilman O’Neil’s Office, the Bustleton Bengals Club, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The Percent for the Art Program and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seek to commission a high quality, original site-specific artwork that celebrates the life of Police officer John Marynowitz, as well as the Bustleton community. The north exterior wall of the Recreation Center, facing President’s Street, has been identified as the public art site. Presently, there is a mural honoring Officer Robert Hayes on the east wall of the existing building. More information, as well as a site visit, will be given at the Pre-Proposal Meeting.

Call for Chelsea transitions to present Environmental Vibrations
New York, NY
Deadline: September 30

A stimuli that excites and devastates globally, we invite artists both established and emerging, to engage in the ephemeral discourse. This year we are focusing on securing 5 undergraduate students to exhibit work alongside chosen artists. Students are encouraged to submit proposals & artworks in order to participate in a 3-day group exhibition in Chelsea, the heartbeat of the  arts gallery district, and to be a part of an online catalog showcasing artists selected by the curatorial board.

Spartanburg Art Museum

Spartanburg, South Carolina

 Deadline: September 30th

 Interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors' experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition. 

7th Annual InVision Photobased Art Juried Exhibition

Bethlehem, PA

Deadline: September 30th

ArtsQuest is hosting its 7th annual InVision Festival on Nov. 3-5, 2017. The InVision Festival is a premier photo-based art festival that is designed to foster excitement and dialogue between a diverse group of participants around learning about and making art. The 3-day festival and complementary year-long programming provides professional development, networking and hands-on workshops for photographers, image-based artists, creative entrepreneurs, makers and DIYers. InVision leverages the unique attractions, history and landscape of the surrounding region and celebrates its diverse artistic and cultural community.

2018 S&R Foundation Washington Award
Washington, DC
Deadline: October 5

An award that supports emerging artists in visual arts, music and dance. The Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual arts, music, and dance.

Call For Art Quilt Elementa 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: October 10

One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in our gallery settings but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form” stated Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Art Center. AQE 2018 seeks innovative artworks in a variety of formats including, two-dimensional, three-dimensional and “off-the-wall” installations. Furthermore, AQE embraces the Studio Art Quilt Associates definition of the art quilt “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure”.

Call for Art at The Delaware Contemporary: Delaware Fun-A-Day
Wilmington, DE
Deadline: October 30

Fun-A-Day is a community-centric art project and show that happens in cities all over the country each year. Participants choose a project and produce one piece of artwork every day for an entire month. The 30 resulting pieces create a narrative outlining each artist’s journey throughout the month. 

Call for Art at The Delaware Contemporary: Art Donation - SABA III
Wilmington, DE
Deadline: October 30

The Delaware Contemporary will host the reprisal of SABA, Small Art Big Auction, to present small works of art donated by emerging, mid-career and seasoned artists as well as students, youth, and local celebrities! Each donation must be a 6 x 6 inch (15cm) square piece of wall art. 

Keystone Property Group: Exhibition Opportunity
Berywn, PA
Deadline: Rolling

Keystone Property Group, a real estate investment company, is a looking for artists to display their work for a period 6 months in one of our premier office locations. This is a great opportunity for an artist to show his or her work in a prominent location with the chance to have his or her work sold. We are looking for colorful, modern pieces to fill the rotunda of one of our office buildings. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Ashley Millwood at (610) 227-1062 or by email at .

Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: Rolling

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work to take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call. Please outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Email submissions and any questions to with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!



The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize
Deadline: August 31

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.

2018 S&R Foundation Washington Award
Washington, DC
Deadline: October 5 

2018 S&R Washington Award, an award that supports emerging artists in visual arts, music and dance.

2018 Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition & Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art 
Haverford, PA
Deadline: October 10

The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, consists of an award of $1000 and a solo exhibition to each selected artist. Three artists are selected annually to receive the award and present a solo show. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support the talented contemporary artists in the region, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement. Adult fine artists, who are not full time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply. All mediums are welcome. The application deadline is October 10, 2017. Winners are selected by MLAC's Board of Artistic Advisors and Executive Director. Artists selected to receive the award will be notified in January 2018 and the exhibition will take place in March/April 2018.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Two-Year Fellowship
New York, NY
Deadline: December 7

The online application to the 2017 Artist as Activist Two Year Fellowship is now open. This fellowship provides the opportunity for creative professionals who are committed to moving the dial on mass incarceration, and by extension racial justice, to seek a robust set of resources to advance their work. The fellowship lasts from May 2017 – April 2019 and includes a grant of up to $100,000 over the two year period.

Harvestworks New Works Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: January 4

The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists and legal US residents commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media.






Manayunk Studio space for rent. 215+ square feet (14.6’ x 15’) with utility sink, half bathroom, and storage closet. Located on ground floor of home with central heat/air-conditioning and offers separate entrance, ample street parking (no permit needed), access to shared backyard with patio, and option to rent attached 200 square foot storage/workshop space.  Walking distance to multiple bus routes, SEPTA Norristown line, Ridge Avenue business district, Manayunk’s Main Street, and close to route 76.  For more information please email . Available immediately: $400/month plus utilities. 

The Loom / Amber St. Studios in Port Richmond, 3240 Collins St., Philadelphia, PA 19134. For information contact Nicole at or (215) 300-3561.


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The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103