Opportunities for the New Year: 2012


Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Applications for Spring 2012 -- Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is seeking artists for juried art festivals in Chantilly, VA; Somerset, NJ; Oaks, PA; Gaithersburg, MD; Timonium, MD. Work must be original design, artist must be present all three days at show to sell their work in person. Last year artists sold more than $15.6 million in handmade items to more than 178,000 visitors at Sugarloaf shows. Deadline: January 13, 2012. Visit website at http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/ for application information. Questions? Contact Lorrie Staley at apply@sugarloaffest.com or call 800-210-9900.

4th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air -- call for entries
The Allegany Arts Council announces a call to artists for a plein air painting juried exhibition and art competition, May 29 - June 10, 2012 at The Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland. Awards: $5,000 ($1,500 Best of Show). Juror: Steve Doherty, Editor, PleinAir magazine. Open to all Plein Air painters over the age of 18. $30 entry fee. Deadline: March 2, 2012. Visit website at http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/event.php?eventid=4424 for more info, or send SASE to: Allegany Arts Council, 9 N. Center St., Cumberland, MD 21502. Questions? Contact Emily Thomas at ethomas@allconet.org or call 301-777-ARTS (2787). 

35th Annual Art on Paper - Maryland Federation of Art invites artists to enter its annual Art on Paper National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Susan Badder adjunct professor Maryland Institute College of Art and former Senior Curator the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Any 2D/3D original work created on or of paper will be considered. Deadline: January 11, 2012. Works selected will be exhibited at the MFA's Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD, March 23 - April 22, 2012. Visit website at http://www.mdfedart.com/pages/call_for_artists.php for prospectus. Questions? Send an email to info@mdfedart.org

23rd National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition Awards: A minimum of $1,500 available in purchase prize money. Juror: Sue Spaid Executive Director, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Eligibility and media: Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface or materials. All drawings and prints must be original works of art. Each artist may submit up to 3 works on online only. No mailed or emailed entries will be accepted.
Enter online at: https://artndm.slideroom.com Entry fee: $35 for three entries.
www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery Deadline: January 31, 2012

The Appalachian Film Festival is accepting submissions for its 2012 festival to be held Feb. 25-26 at the historic Keith Albee Theater in Huntington. Deadline: January 1, 2012. For entry forms and submission guidelines, visit www.appyfilmfest.com, or enter your work at https://www.withoutabox.com. Questions? Contact festival director, Christopher Lusher, at cdlusher@gmail.com or 304-690-2500.

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