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Local & National artist opportunities…


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Arlington Arts Center, Fall 2019 Art Instructors, Arlington, VA
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Arlington Arts Center is looking for instructors for upcoming fall art classes. This is a contracted position starting at $32/hour for instructors with a BA/BFA and $35/hour for instructors with an MA/MFA. We are looking for art instructors interested in teaching onsite at AAC and/or offsite classes in partnership with local elementary schools.

Instructors are responsible for the following:Developing a unique art curriculum that provides high-quality arts education for children, teens and/or adults. We strongly discourage craft projects and encourage our instructors to use fine arts practices in developing their curriculum.Preparing and organizing supplies for projects.Communicating consistently and openly with AAC staff through email and sometimes over the phone when necessary.Onsite classes will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Youth classes run from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., and adult classes are from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Offsite enrichment classes are generally offered to elementary-age students weekdays at or around 3:00 p.m.

All instructors must pass background checks. If interested, please email with the following:ResumeThree images of your artworkThree images of student’s artworkPreferred age group to work with (24, 57, 810, 1114, 1418 and 18+)
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 NEW! 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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 NEW! RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY: Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR), Philadelphia, PA
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

RAIR’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day.

There are two residency programs for application, the Standard Residency and the Biggie Shortie. Residents of both programs are given access to Revolution Recovery’s waste stream. RAIR’s staff works closely with all residents, both while picking in the yard and in the studio. 

The Standard Residency
The Standard Residency has a longer (46 weeks), more traditional studio-based program. Standard residents are given access to waste materials and a studio and project space with a minimum of 20 hours per week of work required. Professional benefits include: assistance with project documentation, studio visit with application juror, “Open studio” event or onsite exhibition opportunities.

The Biggie Shortie
The Biggie Shortie is a shorter (24 weekends), more project-based residency. This is best for a big project in a short amount of time with a minimum of 20 hours per week of work required. The flexible nature of Biggie Shorties allow for projects to be customized to fit each residency. Professional benefits include assistance with project documentation, studio visit with application juror, “Open studio” or onsite exhibition opportunity.

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 NEW! WORKSHOP OPENINGS: Master of Independent Media Workshops, Arlington Independent Media, Arlington, VA
Arlington Independent Media (AIM) will be offering eight of their very popular Master of Independent Media workshops this this fall. Classes in Location Lighting, Adobe After Effects, Advanced Audio Production, Digital Still Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom, Advanced Camera Technique, Developing Stories for Media and Advanced Premiere Pro Editing are all starting this fall.    

Don’t delay, registration is open now. For more information or to register, contact Jackie Steven or visit their website.

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 NEW! REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Public Art Installation at Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

The Arlington Arts Center (AAC), in partnership with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA), invites artists based in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., to submit a proposal for a temporary public art project to be installed on AAC’s front lawn during the spring of 2020.

Project Goals and Expectations
AAC and the CFNOVA are seeking a project that engages the community and is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. The work should offer opportunities for interactivity and public engagement, whether through direct interaction with the work itself; through public programs to activate the work while it is on view, and/or through community involvement in the production of the work. AAC and CFNOVA encourage interested artists to consider the environmental impact of their proposal and avoid the use of environmentally damaging materials, including Styrofoam or spray paint. 

Project Timeline
AAC and the CFNOVA anticipate installing in March or April of 2020 and keeping the project up for three to six months. The final timeline will be developed in conversation with the selected artist. 

QUESTIONS? Contact Blair Murphy, Curator of Exhibitions, at 703-248-6800.

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DATE: Monday, Oct. 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

As the Arlington Commission for the Arts begins its work for fiscal year 2020, they would like to invite members of the Arlington arts and culture community to participate in a conversation about future priorities and opportunities for the arts in Arlington.

Please join Commission members in the conversation on Monday, Oct. 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206. 
 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 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.

Learn More 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.

Learn MoreCALL 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.

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 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.

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