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Gen-Y 2.0: Aspiring DMV (ages 17-27) Artists

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
$10.00

Overview:

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, Virginia, area to submit their application for review for our second Gen-Y exhibit in our Kaplan Gallery from July 23 – August 24 2015.

Gen-Y is an opportunity for young emerging artists to showcase their work in a professional art gallery. Work will be juried into the show by Peter Dubeau, Associate Dean for Continuing Studies at Maryland Institute of College Art (MICA), and Molly Nuzzo, Assistant Professor of Art at Montgomery College.

Online applications are due by May 31, 2015 11:00 pm at visartscenter.org/call-for-entries. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have never shown in a professional gallery previously. Previous Gen-Y applicants are welcome to apply.

Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on July 17 (12-8pm), July 18 (12-4pm), or July 19 (12-4pm). Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times.

 

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 31 2015, 11:00 pm

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts

Application Deadline:
November 11, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
$15.00

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts offers local, national, and international artists a four month residency at the VisArts facility in Rockville, Maryland. The Bresler Residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic artist to create a new body of work or evolve an existing body of work in a stimulating environment and participate in a group exhibition within a year of the residency. Studio space will be provided free of charge in an environment that encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. VisArts is eco-friendly and seeks artists who are committed to using materials that are not harmful to the environment.

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national and international artists for an 8 week residency at VisArts at Rockville. The Residency offers artists a dedicated studio, a supportive environment and the gift of time to plan, research, construct and present proposed projects. The Residency welcomes artists working in all media, but cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts offers:

  • 169 square foot studio with large windows, sink
  • Wireless internet access
  • 24-hour access to studio
  • Opportunity for presentation to the community

Application Deadline:November 11, 2015

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

(Note: Applicants must indicate two preferred residency dates (1st & 2nd choice)

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.

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