Friday, December 19, 2003

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville
Call for exhibition proposals. Open to all artists living and working in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. There is no entry fee. Deadline January 9, 5pm. A juried panel will select artists and create nine exhibits to be placed into the 2005 calendar. If more than 125 entries are received, the City reserves the right to implement a two-tiered panel review to ensure an appropriate review of all applications. The City of Rockville will receive a 20% commission on all sales. Gallery Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-4:30pm; Tue/Thu 9am-9pm; Sun 1-4pm. For more info: www.rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8682.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District is accepting applications for the 2004 Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, an outdoor fine art and fine craft festival that will take place in the Woodmont Triangle area of Bethesda, Maryland. The festival will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. 150 booth spaces are available, $275 for a 10' x 10' booth, $25 application fee. All original fine art and fine crafts are eligible, no mass produced or commercially manufactured products are allowed. $2,500 in prize money. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2004. To download an application form, visit www.bethesda.org or send a SASE to Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. For more information contact festival Director, Catriona Fraser, at (301) 718-9651.

FACES OF WOMAN, 14th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition. Deadline: February 16, 2004. A celebration of the feminine. Exhibition dates: March 19 - April 16, 2004. Fee: $15/entry. Cash Awards. All original 2D or 3D work, completed within the past 2 years. The Juror will be Ellen Landis whose professional experience includes being curator of Art at the Albuquerque Museum, various California museums and collections, as well as Curator of painting & sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art. For a prospectus send a SASE to: Las Vegas Arts Council, Box 2603, Las Vegas NM 87701 or visit www.lasvegasartscouncil.org

SNAP '04 National Juried Photography Exhibition - NM
Deadline: January 30, 04. $25 entry fee for 3 slides, $5 for each additional slide. Cash prizes and certificates awarded, gallery sales encouraged. Exhibition dates: March 26 - April 9, 2004. Juror: Leading photography critic Carol Squiers, curator, International Center of Photography, NYC. For inquiries contact Dr. Haig David-West at (505) 562-2778. For prospectus go to www.enmu.edu/art/snap or send #10 SASE to: SNAP '04, Runnels Gallery, Department of Art Station 19, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales NM 88130

The Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education, located in Townshend, Vermont is accepting applications for its 2004 summer residency program. Residencies are offered to artists at all stages of their careers, including fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, painters, sculptors, playwrights, photographers, musicians, and performers. The time is an opportunity to work, relax, reflect, and be inspired by the quiet refuge of the Vermont countryside. The Hall Farm is located on a 221-acre, 200-year-old former farm in the southeast corner of the state, approximately 4 hours from New York City and 2½ hours from Boston. It contains miles of hiking trails, woods, open fields, and a swimming pond. Residents are housed in their own rooms in a renovated 1830's farmhouse and are provided with private studio space. Residencies range from one week to one month. There is no cost to artists except materials, transportation, and $20 application fee. Deadline for application is February 2, 2004, with notification in early April. For more information and application forms, visit www.hallfarm.org or contact them at 802-365-4483 or info@hallfarm.org

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Creative Capital will be accepting proposals for grants in visual arts and film/video. Creative Capital has implemented a new application process: to apply for a grant, artists must first submit an Inquiry Form, which will be available February 16, 2004 on www.creative-capital.org/application. The deadline for completed inquiry forms is March 15, 2004; those invited to apply will be notified in June 2004.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Foundry Gallery has openings for new members. Visit Foundry Gallery for more information.

Touchstone Gallery announces its 6th Annual International All Media Exhibition, February 11 through March 7, 2004. Juror: Joe Shannon, a former curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. A well-known artist and writer, Shannon currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a reviewer for Art in America and writes art related stories for The Washington Times. Entry fee of $30.00 for up to three works. Deadline: Wednesday, December 17. Prospectus can be downloaded from the gallery website, Touchstonegallery, or send a SASE to Touchstone Gallery, 406 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004. For further information contact Camille Mosely-Pasley, Director, Touchstone Gallery, 202-347-2787

Black and White, a custom printing lab and gallery, is planning a winter photography exhibit called Weather or Not. They would love to show your most harrowing or sublime encounters of the meteorological kind. Please let them know as soon as possible if you already have an entry for the show or plan to have one by the first week in January when they will be choosing an image for the invitation. They will accept submissions for the show itself up until January 30. Contact: Kit Putnam, Black & White, 1916 Wilson Blvd. Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22201, 703-525-1922

The Washington School of Photography is holding a juried photography competition. The competition is open to female photographers only. The theme of the competition is The Female Perspective, subject matter must showcase a female gender perspective. Entry fee $25. Deadline is January 23, 2004. Exhibtion opens on March 12, 2004. For complete details, send a SASE to WSP, 4850 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

The Secondsight Annual Holiday Dinner will be held on Wednesday, December 17th at Positano Italian Restaurant, 4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6.30pm until 7.15pm. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm.


Hors d'oeuvres - bites of sausage, white pizza and crostini eggplant

Appetizer - Mixed green salad with Italian house dressing

Main course - Rockfish, Chicken Pizzaiola or Manicotti

Dessert - Creme Caramel or Tira Mi Su

Hot tea or coffee

The cost is $50 per person. Please make checks payable to Secondsight and mail to PO Box 34405, Bethesda, MD 20827 to arrive no later than Wednesday, December 10th

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Secondsight is an organization founded by Catriona Fraser, owner and director of the Fraser Gallery, to support women photographers in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Information about opportunities and events will be posted on this blog, so please bookmark it and check back often


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