Lola Flash Exhibition

Mzz Kimberley, 2011, 40″x30″, Archival C- Print photograph (edition of 10), Lola Flash

Lola Flash uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that transcend and interrogate gender, sexual, and racial norms. Since graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art forty years ago, she has established herself as an international artist. Lola’s work is included in important public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Brooklyn Museum. In 2018 Lola and her amazing photography were featured in an article in The New York Times (Link in gallery website). Her most recent solo show took place, in London in 2019, at Autograph Gallery. Lola is also a member of the long-standing Kamoinge Photo Collective in Harlem. Her projects are an insiders’ account of the many ways black and gay people are perceived and how selected images have affected our psyche. She identifies as black and gay and for 40 years Lola has been committed to deconstructing racism, sexism and homophobia through challenging photographic imagery. 

Gallery Blue Door is very excited for this powerful exhibit and pleased to have this exhibit coordinate with Lola’s talk at MICA on Feb. 21st with Dr. Leslie King Hammond. (Details in the gallery website) 

Aperture Portfolio Awards

2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize call for entries…

Jump-start your career today! Share your work with Aperture’s editors for a chance to win an exhibition in New York City, a feature in Aperture magazine, and a $3,000 cash prize. The annual Portfolio Prize aims to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. Submissions are due by January 22, 2020.


Jacqueline Foss recipient for Getty Images and Verizon Media award for disability-focused grant

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and Verizon Media awarded $40,000 in awards to five photographers, as part of first-ever Disability-Focused Creative Grant program. The grants will support and encourage talent as they work to convey the stories, lives and realities of the disability community through imagery. Congratulations to the winners but especially to our own wonderful recipient Jacqueline Foss  #TheDisabilityCollection#DisabilityStories#IDPWD

Senior Jacqueline Foss is a fine art photographer in Baltimore, MD and VA, who uses self-portrait therapy to express what it is like to live with chronic ailments. She uses the stark reality that photography presents to document and create a trail of proof to invisible illness.

“Chronic pain does not look different from healthy people around us. Having an invisible illness is an isolating experience. There is a misconception that we can not be both a sufferer and a survivor. I go through each day being honest and open about the limitations encroaching my health circumstances. Discussing our body’s boundaries needs a space in a society where it is encouraged instead of restrictive.

Through Beneath the Skin, I make the invisible visible to others. It can be difficult to explain to others how sick you really feel. Regardless of whether you can see someone’s illness, it is important to recognize the validity of these struggles.
Please email me if you would like to participate in my ongoing project that sheds light on what it is like to live with a chronic invisible condition.”

Each of the five Bursary recipients have been invited to license their award-winning content through, at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project, and are also invited to receive guidance and mentorship from a Getty Images Art Director, as well as a feature on Getty Images’ Creative Insights website.

Read more here!

Jacqueline Foss


Opportunities in the Arts

Listings for local & national jobs, and calls for entry…

NEW! CALL TO ARTISTS: Juried Art Exhibition Day Break
Triple Crown Tattoo, Towson, MD 
DEADLINE: Feb 21, 2020

Daybreak is the 2nd annual juried exhibition sponsored by Thao Nguyen Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention by providing scholarships to high school graduating seniors and college students whose art helps treat or bring awareness to mental illness.
This year’s theme:  ‘Daybreak’ makes us think of light from darkness: going from the world cloaked in obscurity to the world more fully seen and appreciated. The sun is beyond human control but it warms and illuminates the world; still, we lose sight of it every day. Sometimes sleep carries us through the night and we awake refreshed: sometimes we don’t sleep and still daybreak comes, bringing brighter color into our lives… and hope.
Deirdre Aiken, Artist and owner, Triple Crown Tattoo
Jordan Faye Block, Curator/Designer at Thrive Atelier
Jenée Mateer, Associate Professor of Photo Imaging and Chair, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, Towson University
Curator: Jackie Andrews, TU student and artist
Submission Information:
Work can be any 2D or 3D medium so long as it can be hung on the wall. If framed, work should be wired and ready to hang. If unframed, it must be ok to pin the work.
Two easy steps to submit: Go to and make a donation of $20 ($10 for students). Email your receipt and three jpegs to
Images should be 1000 pixels on the longest side at 72dpi or no larger than 2MB. Name your file as follows: John_Doe_1.jpg; John_Doe__2.jpg; John_Doe_3.jpg. Please list the file names, titles and prices for your work in the email along with a confirmation receipt no later than 11:59 P.M. on 2/21/2020.
By submitting your artwork to Shining Light, you agree to donate 50% of your art, if sold, to Thao Nguyen Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax deductible.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Exhibitions & Programs Coordinator, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

Transformer is seeking a vivacious, detail-oriented individual to fill the full-time role of Exhibitions & Programs Coordinator as part of their ambitious arts management team.

The Exhibitions & Programs Coordinator will work directly with Transformer’s Executive & Artistic Director to organize and present exceptional and innovative exhibitions and programs that challenge artists and audiences alike, while advancing their mission of connecting and promoting emerging visual artists and increasing the understanding of and engagement with emergent expression in the visual arts. 

Qualifications:Extraordinary organizational skills and attention to detailStrong communication skills, both in writing and in personFriendly, engaging and collaborative demeanorExperience organizing exhibitions and eventsSocial media savvy, proficiency with Microsoft Office, InDesign and additional Mac programsKnowledge of and interest in Washington, D.C., national and international contemporary arts landscapeAvailable to work some evenings and weekendsLearn More
CALL FOR INTERNS: Policy writing, marketing, constituent outreach, graphic design, or communications.
Baltimore, MD 
DEADLINE: Not Listed
The Thiru Vignarajah mayoral campaign is accepting applications for the Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 academic sessions. We are looking for interns that are interested in policy writing, marketing, constituent outreach, graphic design, or communications. We are also looking for interns that are excited about Thiru’s message and are industrious.

Our mission statement reads: “As mayor, Thiru will lead the charge against crime and corruption. He will give our kids a fair shot, ensuring universal pre-k and free college at any Maryland institution – from private to trade.  Thiru will lead the city in a new economy, one that creates new jobs and attracts new industry.  One that stimulates growth across the region and one that spends new resources on treating addiction.  Our issues in Baltimore are deep rooted and can’t be fixed overnight, but together, we can help Baltimore become the city it’s destined to be.”

Students can complete our interest  form if they would like to pursue an internship opportunity:

NEW! CALL TO ARTISTS: Mural Proposals, Kingman Island, Washington, DC 
DEADLINE: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

Living Classrooms Foundation of the National Capital Region (Living Classrooms) seeks a muralist to create conservation-themed murals for five cement bridge panels along the Benning Road Ethel Kennedy Bridge near the Benning Road entrance to Kingman and Heritage Islands. Kingman Island is an incredible natural resource and recreation area and was designated a state conservation area by Mayor Muriel Bowser in 2018. 

The purpose of this project is to beautify access to the Islands by creating an attractive passage, while simultaneously increasing stewardship from the local community. The commissioned murals are planned for the areas of the bridge closest to the Island’s entrance. In addition to the murals, community members will be stenciling wildlife images on panels along the full span of the bridge. Note that the mural sites will be prepped by Living Classrooms staff and volunteers. 

Eligibility: Visual artists age 18 and older.Preference given to District residents, especially of Wards 7 and 8 Learn More
NEW! CALL TO ARTISTS: Taubman Homeward Bound Second All-Media Juried Triennial of Artists Living in Virginia
EXHIBITION: May 1 – Sept. 20, 2020

Juried by Nandini Makrandi, chief curator of the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Homeward Bound showcases Virginia’s finest homegrown talent.

The museum invites Virginia resident artists ages 18 or older to apply for consideration.

First presented in spring 2017, the inaugural Homeward Bound shared the work of more than 55 selected artists. The first-prize winner was Richmond-based artist Genesis Chapman, who was awarded a solo exhibition at the Taubman from March to August 2018.  

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NEW! JOB OPPORTUNITY: Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sculpture, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

This position would be working with Alicia Eggert, some of you know her as an exhibiting artist at Artisphere as well as Arlington Art Truck artist who created You Are Magic in spring 2018.  

The University of North Texas just opened a brand new $70 million, 238,000-square-foot art building and are about to build a second new building that will house a ceramics program, a foundry and studios for 54 studio art graduate students (10 concentrating in sculpture).

Minimum Qualifications:A Master of Fine Arts degree in studio artA portfolio that demonstrates professional achievement and depth of experience in the field of sculptureA strong and active record of research and exhibitionsComprehensive knowledge and technical abilities in a broad range of traditional and contemporary sculpture practicesEvidence of teaching experience in the field of sculpture as instructor of record at the undergraduate levelAn ability to communicate across a broad range of contemporary studio art disciplines and practices  Learn More and Apply

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington, DC 
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled
START DATE: By Jan. 1, 2020
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 – 85,000, plus health benefits and 401k contributions after the first six months

Hamiltonian Artists, a 12-year-old visual arts organization based in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next chapter. Dr. Paul So, Professor of Physics at George Mason University, founded Hamiltonian Artists and the affiliated Hamiltonian Gallery in July 2007. As a scientist with a passion for the arts, he wanted to create an incubator program based on the post-doc experience found in the science field. Hamiltonian Artists is most notable for its esteemed Fellowship program, an incubator for emerging visual artists that fosters career mentorship and professional development. Since its founding, over 50 artists have gone through the program, working with nationally and internationally recognized mentors. In addition, Hamiltonian Artists’ public programs provide wide support for the vibrant Washington, D.C. artist community.

Hamiltonian Gallery provides an exhibition venue for the Fellows to show new work and to connect with collectors and the market. The gallery is regularly accepted into prestigious art fairs such as Pulse (Miami) and Volta (New York City) and has notable success in placing artworks into private collections. The Gallery also coordinates off-site exhibitions. In June 2019, the Board of Directors of Hamiltonian Artists decided to merge the two organizations into one unified nonprofit organization.

The incoming Executive Director will be the first to lead this new merged organization, will be responsible for the continuation of the Fellowship and will work with staff and volunteers to continue producing exhibitions and programs that advance the mission to support emerging artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. The incoming Executive Director will also be responsible for managing the organization’s budget, embarking on a strategic plan and building upon regional relationships and partnerships.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Design Studio Seeks Decorative Painter, Washington, DCWe are a high-profile design studio in the Washington, D.C. metro area, currently hiring a decorative painter on a full-time basis. You will be joining a team of experienced and talented artists and will predominantly work on residential jobs, with some in-studio work as necessary. Please read the requirements below carefully and apply for this position only if you meet them. 

A minimum of three years previous experience as a decorative or faux finishing painter is essential for this position. Proficiency in some or all of the following decorative techniques is required:Glazing techniques (in oil and water based materials)GildingFaux wood graining and marbleizingStencilingMuralsPlaster products (Venetian plaster, stucco, Marmorino)Furniture paintingQualifications required:Highly motivated, with exceptional attention to detailPunctual and reliableAble to multi-task and not lose focusTeam player who actively sees jobs through to completionAble to present an appropriately professional appearance and demeanor with clientsWilling to commit to dates and follow through with availabilityHave own reliable transportation (car)Normal work hours for the studio are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

A fine arts or related degree is highly recommended, but not a requirement. Pay is at competitive hourly rates, and varies based on skill level and experience. This position is subject to review.
Please send all inquiries and resumes to

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: American University Museum Project Space, Washington, DC

The American University Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and nontraditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington, D.C. community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog. 

Projects are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators.

American University cannot wait to see what you come up with! Exhibitions should highlight educational themes to engage the university community. 

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Various arts-related positions, MEOW WOLF, Santa Fe, NM and Las Vegas, NVDEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Meow Wolf is an arts collective and production company that creates and operates immersive, interactive multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastical realms of storytelling.

Founded in 2008 by a small group of artists, writers, musicians and makers looking to create an egalitarian space for artistic expression, Meow Wolf’s first exhibits were created in warehouses on shoestring budgets. Since then, Meow Wolf has created 25 exhibits all over the United States and worked with hundreds of artists. The ethos of the company is often described as radically inclusive, where people are given the space to be expressive, creative and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.

Meow Wolf is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference or physical or mental disability.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do NOT contact Meow Wolf about this post. Only finalists will be contacted.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Library Exhibitions Call, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None Listed

The Arlington Public Library is committed to displaying works of art and craft created by and/or of interest to the Arlington community. We exhibit solo and group shows of local artists submitted through the online application process.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None ListedThe Humanities Project is Arlington County’s artist-in-education program that sponsors performances, workshops and residencies for students in Arlington County’s public schools and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the Humanities Coordinator at 703-228-6299.
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Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Free Parking 
Metro: King Street-Old Town
Creative reuse is the process of taking used or recyclable materials and turning them into works of art, home decoration or other useful objects. At UpCycle, we rethink our notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative art materials. We collect, organize and prep items for use in a variety of creative capacities.
Visit our reuse shop for all of your creative needs! Our inventory is affordable, dynamic and always changing. Materials memberships are available on a daily (fill a bag for a flat fee) or annual basis (unlimited access to our materials for a period of one year).
Stop in to see what’s in store for you today.ABOUT THIS EMAIL
This is a random email with various calls and employment opportunities for artists in the Washington, D.C. area and sometimes beyond.

If you have questions, please contact the administrator for each call separately. If you have a suggestion of a call or job opportunity you would like distributed, please contact me, Cynthia Connolly, Special Projects Curator, Arlington Cultural Affairs.
Please feel free to forward this email and encourage others to subscribe to the Artist Opportunities email list and share their leads. 

Jules Emile Devoldere

Last semester Jules Emile Devoldere studied abroad at MICA, here is his work from that time featured in Vice of the Hampden Skate Park.

Artist Talk

MICA’s “Lectures @ Lunch” presents Amber Hawk Swanson

Please join the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department in welcoming visual artist, Amber Hawk Swanson, as she presents her work to students as part of MICA’s ongoing series, “Lectures @ Lunch”. The event is on Thursday, November 21st from noon to 1PM in Station 104. Please come see the presentation, and be a part of the discussion!

Alumni Panel next Monday

MICA Photo welcomes the Annual Alumni Panel discussion…

L to R: Akea Brown, Erin Scott Fender, and Zeina Zeitoun

MICA Photo is pleased to announce a special evening of discussions with our power-house alumni panel for this year. On Monday, November 25th at 4:00PM in M110, we will welcome back Akea Brown (Class of 2018), Erin Scott Fender (Class of 2016) , Zeina Zeitoun (Class of 2017) to give an informed look at professional life as an artist after graduation. Refreshments provided after the panel discussion. Please come, and bring your questions for the panel!


Monday, November 25th4:00 pm – 7:00 pm • Main Building • M110