Montpelier Arts Center Call: Annual Studio Jury Competition 2023

By East City Art Editorial Team on January 10, 2023

Deadline: Sun, March 26 2023 at 2023-03-26 23:59:00

Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program. These artists work in a variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. These artists are selected by an annual jury panel and exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.

Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first floor and the second floor. The printmaking studio is a shared workspace 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.

Selected artists can renew their lease for up to three years and if the artist would like to stay three additional years, they will need to re-jury in. Artists have the opportunity to hold a studio space for up to a maximum of six years. Leases run July 1 through June 30. Studio access is commensurable to the hours the facility is open.

There is no entry fee for this competition.


  • All entries must be submitted online at by Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
  • Current résumé, artist statement, and biography for each artist looking to rent.
  • Letter of intent stating reasons for applying, what you hope to accomplish through/during residency, how studio space will be used, and any special projects you propose with Montpelier Arts Center.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal, with the titles, dates, and dimensions of each work. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi.
  • Three professional references, their relation to you, and their contact information.
  • Each selected artist will be granted a lease for rental space at Montpelier Arts Center. Montpelier resident artists may hold a solo exhibition in the Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis.