The annual Art in Nature Photo Festival will be held August 9-11 in Salisbury, Maryland. A number of club members have entered -- and won -- in various categories over the years at this popular festival. In addition to the photo contest, there are talks, demonstrations, and field trips. Plan on entering some prints this year.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announces a call for entries for the 4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition (BMRE).
If you are age 18 or older and a current resident of Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, D.C., submit up to four entries of your original art (no reproductions) by August 19. All mediums except videography will be considered.
Jurors will select works for the BMRE by September 8, and the exhibition will run from December 1, 2019, to March 15, 2020, in the UMUC Arts Program Gallery in Adelphi, Maryland. The opening reception and awards presentation will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 3 p.m.
The BMRE includes a full-color catalog featuring the works of all selected participants. Cash prizes and other distinctions will be awarded. You can win up to $5,000, so submit your entries today!
Cost $35 for up to three entries, plus $5 for one additional entry
Submission Deadline August 19, 2019
Learn more and submit your entry at umuc.edu/bmre.
MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico to enter its 19th annual American Landscapes competition. Following entry guidelines, any original 2-D or 3-D work depicting a landscape from one of the Americas will be considered (North America, Hawaii, Central America, Caribbean & South America). The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery from August 22 through September 21, 2019. Exhibition Chair: Mike McSorley
The American Dream Revisited (Photoworks at Glen Echo). What does the American Dream look like in the 21st century? How has America changed? What are its most pressing challenges, what needs to be celebrated? Show us your American Dream. Deadline is April 26. http://glenechophotoworks.org/2019/04/01/the-american-dream-revisited/
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, can enter for the chance to win cash and other great prizes.
Winning entries will be posted online, featured in an issue of the seasonal Maryland Natural Resource magazine, and placed in the 2020 wall calendar.
More than 4,300 photos were submitted by more than 800 photographers in the 2018 contest, shattering last year’s record of 1,500 photos. Photographers from more than 16 states, including California, Florida, New York and Ohio entered the contest.
The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll Street, Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture. Click here to submit your artwork for consideration.
Exhibit dates: May 4 – June 16, 2019
About the Juror: Sandy Guttman, Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, D.C., will serve as the exhibit juror. She has worked with Aspect/Ratio Projects, Bodies of Work, and Gallery 400. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums.
Awards: First Place – $1,000; Second Place – $500; Third Place – $250; and Honorable Mention – $125
Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine)
Number of Pieces: Artists may submit up to (3) pieces (in JPEG format) for consideration. One digital image of each entire piece is required; for three dimensional works, up to two detail images per piece are allowed (with a maximum of 9 images per proposal).
Deadline for Entries: Monday, March 25, 2019 11:59 PM
The list of accepted works for the 2019 National Juried Exhibit at the Delaplaine will be posted in April.
The call for entries for the 2019 Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition is now open! This year, submit your photography in three categories - black and white, color, and NEW category, experimental!
This 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition for over $5000 in cash prizes. In previous years, artists from more than 35 states have submitted work to be juried. Typically, between 60-70 works are selected for exhibit in the exhibition. The 2019 juror is Dan Leers, Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. The Public Opening & Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 6-8 pm. The exhibition will run from April 6 through Saturday, April 27.
The deadline to enter is February 8, 2019, so don't miss out!
Women's Center Art Gallery at FMH Crestwood:
"Women's Center Art Exhibit 2019"-January 7th 2019 to May 3rd 2019
This exhibit is a No Theme. The artwork may not be exhibited again if it has been in a previous exhibit at Women’s Center Art Gallery. Art submission deadline is December 7th 2018.
Each artist may submit one or two pieces of original artwork, both will be juried. No giclée prints will be juried in the exhibit. Please indicate your 1st and 2nd choice on back of each piece of work. If large number of submissions we will limit to one per artist.
Artists should submit an art image of their work(s) by email for this exhibit. You can email your submission to
Please send all information to the gallery email
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting entries for the 2019 Cumberland Valley Artists & Photographers Exhibitions.
You will need to scroll down until you find the 2019 Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition. You may only submit via Smarter Entry.
Entry deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 by 3:00 PM
On view: February 3 – April 7, 2019
Cash prizes for each exhibition: Best of Show, $1000; 2 Juror’s Awards, $500; 3 Juror’s Awards, $250
Introducing Focal Point:
Computer software has forever expanded ways for artists to capture and produce their work. MFA celebrates this exhibition by examining the artistic use of all digital media. Eligible entries may be either 2-D or 3-D image-based work that is created and/or produced through the use of software (whether purchased or artist created) and includes, but is not limited to digitally produced: photography, graphic design, painting, video and non-film projection. Please visit the exhibition website for additional information. Works selected will be exhibited at MFA’s Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland from January 24 to February 23, 2019. The show chair for this exhibition is Kate Stillwell and Wil Scott. Visit this link to enter: https://mdfedart.com/portfolio/79/ The deadline is November 15.
General Description: Participate in a 74 year old tradition with 18,000+ visitors! The Waterford Fair offers artists, vendors, and producers a venue to reach a wide audience of people seeking photographs in a lovely setting that promotes history and creativity. Please follow the link.
Deadline for submission: Wednesday September 26 by 5 PM
Drop-off: Photographs should be delivered to the Red Barn in Waterford, Virginia, on Friday September 28 or Saturday September 29, 2018, between 10 AM - 2 PM on both days.
Applicants should address questions to email@example.com
The Delaplaine Arts Center, located in historic downtown, Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2018 National Juried Photography Exhibit. All photographs are eligible. Exhibit dates are November 3 –November 25, 2018.
Juror: Richard Nowitz, photographer for National Geographic.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Specifications: All photographs black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, digital or pinhole are eligible. Size limitation: 48” in any one direction.
Fee: $35 per artist for up to 3 images (Fee submitted via EntryThingy).
Notification: Accepted works will be posted on our website (delaplaine.org/npe2018) no later than 5 PM on October 12.
About the juror: Richard Nowitz is a National Geographic photographer of 26 years and an Educational Press Association's Award recipient for Excellence in Educational Journalism. Conducting assignments all over the globe, his pictures frequent the world’s leading international travel guides and magazines, including GEO, Smithsonian, Time, U.S. News & World Report, and Conde Nast Traveler.
Entry Instructions: Visit our website: delaplaine.org; click on exhibits and the 2018 National Juried Photography Exhibit is on a drop list. There you will find a link to take you to our online EntryThingy portal.
Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
Salisbury, MD--- The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, will host the eighth annual Art in Nature Photo Festival on August 10-12, 2018. Photography enthusiasts are invited to show their creative side during the three-day event which includes a keynote lecture.
A highlight of the weekend will be Ansel’s America: An Ansel Adams Special Exhibit with a keynote presentation by Ken Basile on Friday evening at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s Legacy Center, there will be a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. The lecture will be on the work of Ansel Adams and several other noted nature photographers. In addition, the photography of Ansel Adams will be on display starting with the VIP reception and will run until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Admission wristband to the VIP reception, keynote lecture, and seminars throughout the weekend is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students (K-12) and free to Museum Members, SU, and Competitors. Admission to the galleries is free the month of August, which includes the gallery showcase of Art in Nature photo entries, thanks to sponsor Value Carpet One.
Participants may compete in the photo competition in either the professional, amateur or youth divisions and may enter photographs in any of six categories: • Birds • Plants and animals other than birds • Landscape/scenery • Black and white • Nature Macro\Micro photography (amateur & youth only) • Smart Device (amateur & youth only)
Rules, entry fees, and competition details are available online at www.wardmuseum.org. Youth photographers may enter one photo free thanks to the Bill Wallen Memorial Fund.
Photographers compete not only for bragging rights, but also for their chance at top prizes, which includes cash, gift certificates, and photo accessories.
Lectures, seminars and workshops are offered throughout the weekend, as well. These learning opportunities are suited for photographers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and touch on a wide range of topics.
For a complete listing of activities, hotel packages, competition rules and prizes visit the Ward Museum website at www.wardmuseum.org or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
The Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, Washingto DC, is looking for images that tell compelling stories in two categories:
We want to see single images that explore the human condition, which allows for a broad interpretation of the emotions, struggles, conflicts and needs that shape human existence.
We also want to see a series of up to 8 related images that tell the story of an individual or group struggle against challenges, whether they are natural, political or economic; shine a light on marginalized or disenfranchised segments of society; or bring attention to people, places, events or things that are making a positive difference in their communities, region or the world, in general.
Focus on the Story will award $1,500 to the overall best series winner and a $1,000 award to the overall best single image winner as picked by an independent jury in a blind selection process. Winners and finalists will also have their work exhibited at the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival and published in our upcoming annual “best of” edition.
Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.
Sarah Stolfa, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Sarah Stolfa is a working fine-art photographer and educator with over eight years of experience in photography, education, curatorial work and digital lab creation and management. She has an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art. In addition to teaching at PPAC, Stolfa has taught at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the University of Delaware and Drexel University. She currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland, is now accepting entries for the 2018 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible. Laura Amussen, Director of Exhibitions and Curator at Goucher College's Rosenberg and Silber Galleries, and an educator at Towson University, will serve as exhibit juror. Prizes will be awarded: First Place – $500; Second Place – $350; Third Place – $200; and Honorable Mention – $100.
Important Dates: Deadline for Entries – Monday, March 26, 2018 Exhibition Dates – May 5, 2018 through June 20, 2018 Reception – Saturday, May 5, 3-5 pm (attendance not required)
All entries must be submitted through the EntryThingy portal. For more information and the portal link, visit https://delaplaine.org/nje-2018/.
The 15th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through Aug. 31, 2018. Winners will be featured in the department’s 2019 wall calendar and published in the winter 2019 edition of the magazine. Enter now—online or by mail—for your chance to win cash, state parks passports and other terrific prizes!
Winners will be notified in September before the announcement is made on our website, newsroom and social media outlets. Categories
Photographers may enter photos featuring Birds, Insects, Flora, Recreation, Scenic Landscapes, Weather & Wonder, and/or Wildlife. Judges will select first, second and third place winners by season. (See Prizes section for more details.)
There will also be a “Fan Favorite” selected by popular vote on Facebook. The photo with the most “likes” will also be printed in the calendar and magazine.
We remind all participants to be careful of their surroundings and always put safety first!
The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 31- June 22, 2018, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Richard Rinehart, Director, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University. Awards total $2,750 with a $1,000 Best of Show prize. There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members. The exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery. Entry forms and membership information are available online at www.adamsarts.org or by contacting the Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 334-5006. Deadline for submissions is March 9.
ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to enter in its 9th Annual Fine Art Photography Competition. The competition is open to fine art photographers aged 18 or older working in any medium (digital or analog, color or monochrome), and using any printing technique. Fine Art Photography of any subject is welcome; there is no required theme for entries. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 5, 2018.
Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography (WEIP) New! The 85th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography, hosted Delaware Photographic Society of America, is now open for entries! You can enter online by clicking on their website at www.wilmingtoninternational.org for full details. Entries close on February 10, 2018 at 23:59 EST.
The WIEP Public Exhibition will be on display from April 8 to April 15, 2018, with presentation of the projected images on Sundays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The location is Arsht Hall, University of Delaware, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington.
ENTER YOUR BEST for a chance to take your images from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian. Entries to the competition must be taken of subjects in the wild and not baited. Submissions are judged by a panel of experts in the fields of photography, science, and conservation. Photographers whose images move into the second round of judging are emailed and we request high-resolution images, RAW files, and detailed captions. All of the finalists are published in the Fall / Winter Special Collectors' Editions of Nature's Best Photography magazine. In addition, catgeory Winners and a selection of Highly Honored images are displayed as large fine art prints in the annual exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Each photo is judged on technical quality, originality, artistic merit, and overall appeal. QUESTIONS? Email: Awards@naturesbestphotography.com
The information for the Cumberland Valley Artists and Cumberland Valley Photographers can be found at their respective links below.
The deadline to enter is November 26, 2017! The exhibition will occur February 4 – April 7, 2018.
From photography to filmmaking, computers have forever expanded ways for artists to capture and produce their work. MFA celebrates this disruption by changing our annual photography show to an exhibition examining artistic use of digital media. Eligible artwork may be either 2-D or 3-D work that is created and/or produced through the use of software, whether purchased or artist-created, including photography, graphic design, digital painting, video, projection, and limited only by the artist’s imagination.
Circle Gallery 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401
Here is a call for a non-themed, juried art exhibit to be held at the Crestwood Art Gallery at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Click on the "Call for Art" link on the website.
This exhibit will be called “Women’s Art Center Exhibit 2018”
This is our annual No Theme art exhibit
The exhibit will be January 8th 2018 - May 4th, 2018
There is no fee for art submissions.
Any questions call 240-215-1460 or ACRESTWOOD@fmh.org.
Three Catergories, an incredible panel of judges, excellent prizes. We're kicking off the 10th anniversary of FotoWeekDC with a photo competition to showcase both local and international talent. Enter today! FotoWeekDC will be November 11-19
Fine Art FotoWeekDC is looking for extraordinary work! The 2017 Fine Art Competition will honor professional and emerging photographers from our region and around the world. We're not going to hold you back. Express your vision, your creativity, and your photographic eye.
Photojournalism / Documentary Storytelling at its finest. Join the ranks of 10 years of entrants with your finest newsworthy and timely images.
Photographer's Choice Portraits, streetscapes, still lives, live action shots, nature moments and more - all are welcome in the Photographer's Choice Category. Just keep in mind: a great imagery is everything, and letting your creative side REALLY shine is the key ingredient to success here.
August 11-13, 2017
The nature photography competition held during the Art in Nature Photo Festival is open to Professional, Amateur and Youth photographers. All photos are submitted in printed format with a finished canvas size of either 8”x10” or 11”x14” without matting, mounting or framing. Entries are displayed in the museum until the end of the festival on Sunday. First place winning photos will be exhibited in the Welcome Gallery of the museum for up to three months.
All photos must be original photographs and correctly reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder with nothing added to the image, and aside from dust spots, nothing taken away; and have been taken within the last two years. Categories for Professional and Amateur photos include: Birds, Plants and animals other than birds, Landscape/scenery, Black & White, Nature macro/micro photos and Smart Device. Smart Device and macro are for Amateur and Youth only. Entries are judged Saturday evening on basis of originality/uniqueness, creativity, content, composition, and photographic quality. All decisions made by the judges are final. Mail- Ins will be accepted through August 10, 2017. https://www.wardmuseum.org/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx
SE Center for Photography Greenville SC Open for entries
Submissions Close 9/1/17
The SE Center is looking for portraits that go beyond the surface and explore or reveal a deeper vision of the subject, showing an environmental context, capturing a telling expression, or a magical vision that does not exist outside the mind of the artist.
Our Juror for The Intimate Portrait is Joyce Tenneson. Tenneson is internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine.
35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Openings are timed to coincide with the Village of West Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina’s textile mill village turned arts district, First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music. http://www.sec4p.com/calls/
The Byerly-Rothwell Photography Contest encourages individuals of all ages to discover the history of Frederick County through photography. Contest entries should depict an aspect of Frederick County, Maryland history or heritage. Subjects include, but are not limited to, historic structures, historical objects, places of historical significance, important events, notable individuals, and traditional activities.
Click the Link for the Contest Guidelines and Entry Form: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gikou9nf9sg77rh/AAA6MfPYw33VfhJh1K_yFS1ca?dl=0
-Contest entries must be received by September 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church Street, Frederick. Entries are not accepted digitally.
CONTEST BRACKETS & AWARDS Three prizes may be awarded in each of the four categories.
PROFESSIONAL ~ First Prize—$100 • Second Prize—$75 • Third Prize—$50 ADULT AMATEUR ~ First Prize—$100 • Second Prize—$75 • Third Prize—$50 (age 18+ who have not earned a livelihood from photography)
SECONDARY STUDENT (ages 13-18) ~ First Prize—$75 • Second Prize—$50 • Third Prize—$25 PRIMARY STUDENT (under age 12) ~ First Prize—$75 • Second Prize—$50 • Third Prize—$25
BEST IN SHOW (awarded to overall top entry)—$150
Contest awards are made possible through the generous financial support of Frank & Sissy Rothwell and the Rothwell Family Foundation
ENTRIES DUE JUNE 10,2017
This July, we put the pedal to the metal for our first “car show”. The show is open to all media* featuring the best of art related to cars and our love affair with them.
July 1st-29th, Opening reception July 1st 3-7pm
- this is a curated show and not all artwork will be accepted
- all artworks must be available for sale
- artwork needs to be ready to hang/display using wire for two-dimensional work
- works on paper/photos need to be framed (reasonably priced framing available- please inquire)
- we show works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists; but only high-quality works will be accepted
- a 25% commission will be taken by the gallery on all sales
- a $5.00 submission fee for each piece submitted
- works must be hand delivered to the gallery during regular hours prior by June 24, 2017
- open to all artists residing within 50 miles of Frederick MD
- artwork must remain on display for the duration of the show
unsold works must be picked up during regular gallery hours on August 1st
we cannot accommodate extremely oversized, video, or installation works.
for more info contact: email@example.com
You are invited to submit to Photo ‘17, a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. All U.S. artists 18 years of age or older who work in traditional, digital, or alternative photographic processes are eligible. Juror: Molly Roberts, Senior Editor, National Geographic
Exhibit dates: October 17, 2017 - November 26, 2017