Montpelier Arts Center 2020 Calls For Artists

By Editorial Team on March 9, 2020

Deadline: Sun, 15 March 2020

Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.
Deadline for Entries: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 PM

Montpelier’s Library Gallery
Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2020 – July 2021. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and be a resident of Maryland. Previous winners from 2015 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.

An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibition (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium). The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the exhibition.

Application Requirements:

  • All entries must be submitted online at by March 15, 2020.
  • Artist/Art Group statement.
  • Current resume of all artists to exhibit.
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words.
  • Preferred month for your show. Include second and third choices.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal.

*Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum of 300 dpi.

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to

Resident Artist Spaces
Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program. These artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. Selected by a juror, resident artists exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artist are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, Maryland.

Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first and second floor of the building. The printmaking studio is a shared work space on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists.

To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old and reside in Maryland. Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others. Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.

All entries must be submitted online at by March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm. Notification of results will occur the week of March 30, 2020. If selected, artists must confirm acceptance of studio space by April 6, 2020.

For information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to