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Artist Opportunities

List of Current Opportunities

Open Call for Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects

Application Deadline:
Ongoing
Application Fee:
$15.00

Artists and curators may submit unsolicited proposals for review.

Submissions will be reviewed every December.

Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Exhibition plans are made 2 years in advance.

Incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply for a solo exhibition. Curators who have organized an exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to submit a curatorial proposal.

Call for 2016 Solo Exhibitions

Application Deadline:
March 25, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
$15.00

 

 

 

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2016 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the DC/Baltimore metro area to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Call for Studio Artist Applications

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
$15.00

VisArts’ Studio Artist program is designed to provide artists working in a variety of media with studio space in a 25,000 square foot facility with an art-rich environment that encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger community as well. Studio artists, the artists who are selected each year for a four-month residency as a Bresler Artist in Residence, visiting and exhibiting artists are all important members of the VisArts community. Studio Artists will be given the opportunity to participate in an annual group exhibition, conduct workshops and facilitate discussions during their term. VisArts is eco-friendly and seeks artists who are committed to using materials that are not harmful to the environment.

2015 Rockville Storm Drain Mural Project Call for Artists

Application Deadline:
March 27, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
$10.00

The City of Rockville and VisArts are excited to present the “Rockville Storm Drain Mural Project” to the local community in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2015. This project uses the power and joy of art to educate the public about storm drains and the impact of our collective actions on local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. This project gives the artistic community an opportunity to express themselves via a small-scale outdoor storm drain mural in a City of Rockville neighborhood.

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