Tuesday, January 06, 2009

FOUR Calls to Artists

brought to you by WPA

WPA Bag Design Contest
Deadline for submissions: Feb 2, 2009
Help design an awesome reusable tote to give out at the Auction in March!

PRIZE: The winner and a guest will be able to attend the 2009 WPA Auction Gala as a WPA Artist for free ($200 value!). The Auction will be held March 7, 2009 at the Katzen Arts Center. The winning artist will also get recognition at the event and on web site.

Idylls in partnership with the World Bank Art Program
Juried by Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator's Office

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 6, 2009 (received)

SHOW DATES: May 22 - July 3, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 5:00-8 :00pm
LOCATION: The World Bank
Main Complex Front Lobby Gallery
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 (Do not send submissions to this address)

The World Bank aims to build better societies through lending funds for civic infrastructure, basic services, housing, and food programs. This is a critical yet utopian agenda that tries to take into account the needs of its constituents. The goal of this exhibition is to see how artists of this greater metropolitan area interpret the idea of an idyll or a utopian environment. These could be personal or social idylls or utopias, ideal worlds, domiciles or languages.


DEADLINE: March 16, 2009 (received)
curated by Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

OPTIONS features the brightest and most talented emerging artists in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia region. Originally developed in 1981 by the WPA board of directors, the first WPA OPTIONS biennial was curated by legendary artist Gene Davis and Washington Review editor Mary Swift. Continuing with this historic and eagerly anticipated exhibition, we are pleased to have Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Portrait Gallery as curator for this13th installation of OPTIONS.

ELIGIBILITY: All artists residing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are eligible to enter OPTIONS 2009. All original work must be produced within the past 3 years. Artists working in all media will be considered. Artists must not have gallery representation. You do not have to be a WPA member to apply, and there is no submission fee.


DEADLINE: Ongoing, applications accepted on a rolling basis
(up to 10 events selected annually to be held at WPA HQ)

Washington Project for the Arts
is pleased to announce it's new artist-run series, COUP D'ESPACE. Channeling our roots, this program celebrates the WPA's new location and launches it as a dynamic space for thought provoking, art-minded events.

Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for a veritable 'take-over' our office space. This call is intentionally vague so that we do not shape or limit the types of submissions we

Examples of what may be considered include but are NOT limited to:
Performance · Discussion / Salon · Food Event · Intervention · Small Exhibition (group/individual) · Projection / Video screening · Workshop / Class · Contest or Competition · Outreach / Community event


For questions on any of these programs, contact Kristina Bilonick, Program Director at 202-234-7103 x 2

Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sarah. Have great day.