Opportunities for Visual Artists

2020 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ 2020 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions will be held February 2 – April 5, 2020. The call for entries, and complete information, is online at wcmfa.org/call-for-entries with the entry deadline being Friday, November 15, 2019 by 3 PM. Cash prizes for each exhibition include Best of Show, $1000; 2 Juror’s Awards, $500; 3 Juror’s Awards, $250, selected by juror Amy Eva Raehse, Executive Director of the Goya Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore; the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held February 2, 2020, 2 – 4 PM. Each artist may submit up to four works. All entries are submitted online at Smarter Entry. All works must have been completed in the last two years. No artwork previously shown at the WCMFA will be accepted. Submitted digital images may not exceed 8 MB in size. The juror will select works without knowing the identity of the artist. Artists must deliver artwork to WCMFA Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17, 10 AM – 4 PM; Saturday, January 18, 10 AM – 3 PM; Sunday, January 19, 1 – 4 PM. For more information call (301) 739-5727.


“Something Old, Something New” Open Entry show at IceFest 2020
The Franklin County Historical Society and Council for the Arts invite artists to submit an artwork with the theme “Something Old, Something New” for an exhibition at the Old Jail February 1- 22, 2020. Deadline for entry forms will be Tuesday Jan. 28, and entries will be delivered Thursday Jan. 30 between 10am-4pm and Friday Jan. 31, 10 AM-2 pm.  A reception will be held Sunday, February 2, 2-4 pm, and the show will be open Thurs., Fri. and Sat. from 10 AM – 4 pm through February 22. Call 717-264-1667 for more details. Entry form is available on the Franklin County Art Alliance website –     http://franklincountyartalliance.org/opportunities/

The Engine Room Art Space

The Engine Room Art Space, 36 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD is currently accepting proposals for 2020, to include the artist’s name, address, contact information, website/social media site, several possible months for showing, work samples, proposal, and resume. The application can be found here: https://www.engineroomartspace.com/submissions For more information: [email protected] or 301-739-8577, x. 116.


Coyle Library

Coyle Library has a brand-new art space to suit their amazing renovation: check it out, on the second floor, available by elevator or stairs. If you are interested in displaying your art there, contact Gayle Johnson by email: [email protected] or call the library at 717-263-1054.


The Foundry

Chambersburg’s Artists’ Co-op, The Foundry, now in its third year at 100 South Main Street, continues to welcome applications from new artists. Annual membership fee is now $120 per year, which includes the $25 application fee which is applied to overall cost upon acceptance. Commission is 40% on sales, but artists can receive lower commission rates if they choose to fulfill workshare hours: 8 hours per month = 30% commission, 12 hours per month = 20% commission. The annual fee goes toward overhead costs of paying rent, utilities, insurance, etc., and commission helps cover day-to-day costs of sales, like swipe fees, promotion, administrative work, etc. Visit www.FoundryArtsCoop.com or call 717-261-0706.


FCAA Plein Air Painting Group
Alliance member Jean Frey organizes a group of artists who would like to paint outside in the warmer months. Contact her if you have questions, or if you’d like to join in the fun! She is at: 703-347-1172 or [email protected]


Grove Family Library
Grove Family Library, located on Ragged Edge Road South, just east of Chambersburg, has a very nice exhibit space, with monthly shows by local artists coordinated by staff member Carol Rinehart. There is no commission fee, although donations are gratefully accepted.  In addition, there are three locked cases for display of 3D items, whether sculptures, handmade books, crafts, or just a collection of whatever is important to you. Please email [email protected], or call 264-9663, if you are interested in any of their display possibilities.


Destination Arts! Waynesboro
Destination Arts will soon be 5 years old and has gone through many changes since opening July 2013. “Gallery 50”, the flagship gallery, features: Wind Down Fridays with music every Friday night from 5-8pm, Uncorked Inspiration paint nights, artist’s demo every Thursday with Marjorie Tressler, a Writers Forum and Song Writers Forum once a month. The “Music Makers-Our Community Music Center” next door to Gallery 50 is where area and regional musicians gather to jam and hold musical performances.  Gallery 50 has been joined by 42 West Arts, a co-op gallery; The Ceramic Center, a co-op of potters with pottery for sale plus classes. The latest gallery to open, “Through the Lens and Beyond”, features photography and fine art with classes in digital photography.  All galleries can be found on Waynesboro’s Main Street plus South Church St. Hours of operation are Thursday 1-4pm, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 1-4pm. For more information, call the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro at 717-655-2500 or email [email protected]