Open Opportunities

Call for Artists
Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino

Deadline: March 20, 2020
Application Fee: $30
Exhibit: June 11, 2020–August 30, 2020

Sandy Spring Museum, along with co-sponsors Judith Davis, Baltimore Clayworks, District Clay and Montgomery Potters, will honor the life and work of Malcolm Davis (1937 – 2011) with juried exhibition Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino. Artists are asked to include five images of at least three ceramic pieces, along with a brief artist’s statement that specifically addresses their use of Shino in the particular work submitted.
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Call for Artists
Yours and My-gration: A Collaborative Artwork

Deadline: March 15, 2020
Application Fee: $2 (to cover online entry fees)
Project begins in January 2021

Sandy Spring Museum is recruiting twenty-five artists who work in diverse mediums.  Each artist will be paired with a non-artist who is a recent refugee to the DC metro area.  Together the artist and non-artist will create a work of art based on the non-artist’s story of migration to the United States.  This collaboration will take place over the course of several months with work sessions held at Sandy Spring Museum or elsewhere.
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Pending grant funding, projects will beginning in January 2021 and end in May 2022. Collaborations will be scheduled throughout the course of the project. The working schedule will be decided upon by the artist and non-artist. The resulting art will be shared at Sandy Spring Museum either through exhibit, a public performance, online, etc, depending upon the nature of the work.
Artists working in diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, textiles, recycled materials, photography, collage, ceramics, sculptures, and performing arts (including theater or musical), literary arts, digital arts and so on.

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $500 for the project.

To Apply
All applications must be submitted online. Further details are available here.


Get Involved!

Sandy Spring Museum accepts proposals from individuals or groups who want to create programs, exhibits, performances, or activities at the museum that will benefit the community at-large.  We encourage projects that make use of the museum’s archives for research and inspiration.

Individuals from diverse multidisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. This includes visual artists, painters, musicians, composers, writers, dancers, photographers, filmmakers, playwrights, and multimedia artists.

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Proposals can be submitted year-round but typically must be received six months in advance of your preferred dates. We strongly encourage artists who will be exhibiting at the museum to become museum members in order to support the exhibition programs. We accept and encourage unsolicited proposals for exhibitions. We also encourage exhibit proposals that are accompanied by a proposal for a public event, such as a lecture, workshop, or demonstration.