Calls for Entry

Montpelier Arts Center Calls for Entry

Montpelier Arts Center
Photographed: 2015 By: Cassi Hayden

Deadlines: March 15, 2020

Apply here: https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/submit

Library Gallery Competition 2020
Deadline: March 15, 2020
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 & older and reside in 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) exhibiting (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, Montpelier Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the competition.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
  • Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Artist/Artist Group statement that includes a statement about artwork to be exhibited if selected for an exhibition.
  • Current résumé of all artists to exhibit.
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words (click here to see a floor plan of the Library Gallery).
  • Preferred month for your show and 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 300 dpi resolution.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm

Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Monday, April 6, 2020.

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.

Annual Studio Jury Competition 2020
Deadline: March 15, 2020
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. 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.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 15, 2020 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 solo exhibitions in the Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm
New Leases Begin at Montpelier Arts Center: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.