Local Opportunities

Looking for Drawing and Painting Instructors

The Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands is looking for local painting and drawing instructors looking to teach virtual and onsite classes at Oatlands. Instructors must have experience with MFA's a plus. Instructors must submit a bio and examples of work to Walt Bartman, Director, at walt@yellowbarnstudio.net.

  • There is no deadline, instructors and classes can be added at anytime.
  • Applications are now being accepted.
  • The Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands 7215 Mountain Church Rd., Middletown, Maryland 21769. For information call 240-626-4981.

Unique space in Lovettsville opens its doors to the arts community at 50% discount

The Quonset hut on South Loudoun Street in Lovettsville has gone Dutch, and Blikken Hut (Dutch for Tin Hut) is now opening its doors to the arts community as well. As many continue to be impacted by Covid-19, we are offering use of this unique building at 50% discount on all pricing plans for private workspace and hosting of private/small group shopping, small group workshops/lessons/kids camps, indoor and/or outdoor arts/crafts markets, etc. With access to high-speed internet, you will be able to hold a hybrid of in-person and virtual shows, workshops, or events.

Gateway Gallery Call for Artist Membership Applications

Gateway Gallery artists’ cooperative welcomes membership applications from area artists in a variety of 2D and 3D media. Since opening in 2010, Gateway Gallery has become a destination venue for artists to show and sell their work to a large following of area residents and visitors to western Loudoun attractions. Only work by Gateway artist members is shown and sold in the gallery. Members manage all aspects of gallery operations, and staff the gallery by sitting at least two four-hour shifts each month. Members pay monthly dues of $45 and contribute 20% of their monthly gallery sales toward gallery expenses. We especially seek new members in media or styles distinctly different from work already represented in the gallery.

General Opportunities

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) has launched a new artist opportunity with Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism, a nationwide juried exhibition and artist marketplace.

This juried exhibition intends to highlight artists that are working at the crucial intersection of craft and activism, uplifting their political ideals and their communities through their medium of choice. This open call to artists and craftspeople aged 18 and older, throughout the United States, will culminate in a juried exhibition to be displayed virtually on SFMCD.org starting July 30, 2021. BIPOC artists are encouraged to apply. The winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000, the runner-up will receive $500, and the third place will receive $250. Apply now at sfmcd.org/callandresponse.