Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program. These artists work in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. These artists are selected by an annual jury panel and exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.

  Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first floor and the second floor. The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists. Rent for Prince Georges County residents is $8 per square foot and non-residents $10.40 per square foot.

  To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old, and reside in Maryland. Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others. Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.

Selected artists can renew their lease for up to three years and if the artist would like to stay three additional years, they will need to re-jury in. Artists have the opportunity to hold a studio space for up to a maximum of six years. Leases run July 1 through June 30. Studio access is commensurable to the hours the facility is open.

  There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2024. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to apply.
  • Current résumé, artist statement, and biography for each artist looking to rent.
  • Letter of intent stating reasons for applying, what you hope to accomplish through/during residency, how studio space will be used, and any special projects you propose with Montpelier Arts Center.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal, with the titles, dates, and dimensions of each work. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi.
  • Three professional references, their relation to you, and their contact information. 

Each selected artist will be granted a lease for rental space at Montpelier Arts Center. Montpelier resident artists may hold solo exhibitions in the Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2024, 11:59 pm

New Leases Begin at Montpelier Arts Center: Monday, July 1, 2024

   For more information, please call 301-377-7800 or send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.
 

Join a thriving community of professional artists in the Montpelier Resident Artist Program for a short term lease. There is one studio available for an artist to work alongside others working in a diverse variety of media and styles, maintain studio hours for the public to visit, and participate in community events. Artists are selected by an annual jury panel and exhibit their work in the Montpelier Arts Center’s Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.

 Individual studio spaces at Montpelier Arts Center are located on the first floor and the second floor. The printmaking studio is a shared workspace on the first floor. Studios vary in size and are rented to qualified artists. Rent for Prince Georges County residents is $8 per square foot and non-residents $10.40 per square foot.

 To be considered, artists must be at least 18 years old, and reside in Maryland. Residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will take precedence over others. Resident artists may share studio space at Montpelier Arts Center. However, each prospective resident artist must submit an individual submission for review by the juror.
 Selected artists will be a Resident Artist for one year with the lease running July 1 through June 30. Artists are eligible to compete for a longer term studio provided there is available space. Studio access is commensurable to the hours the facility is open.

 There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
 

  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2024. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to apply.
  • Current résumé, artist statement, and biography for each artist looking to rent.
  • Letter of intent stating reasons for applying, what you hope to accomplish through/during residency, how studio space will be used, and any special projects you propose with Montpelier Arts Center.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal, with the titles, dates, and dimensions of each work. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi.
  • Three professional references, their relation to you, and their contact information. 

Each selected artist will be granted a lease for rental space at Montpelier Arts Center. Montpelier resident artists may hold solo exhibitions in the Resident Artist Gallery on a revolving basis.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2024, 11:59 pm

New Leases Begin at Montpelier Arts Center: Saturday, July 1, 2024

  For more information, please call 301-377-7800 or send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

 

Classical musicians are now being sought for the Montpelier Arts Center Recital Competition!  Winners will be featured in a recital in the Main Gallery during the September 2024–May 2025 season.

 Musicians must be 18 & older to be considered. There are no geographical restrictions, but winners are responsible for their own transportation and hospitality.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 11:59 pm. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to apply.
  • 10-minute selection of music that best identifies your repertoire and technique. 
  • Musician(s) biography. 
  • Headshot(s) that is appropriate for print (at least 8" x 10" and 300 dpi resolution). 
  • Current one-page resume with contact information for each participating musician.

       The honorarium is $500 per performance. If applicable, one accompanist per performance will receive a $300 honorarium.

       There is no entry fee for this competition.

    Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024, 11:59 pm

    Notification of Results: March 29, 2024. If selected, artists must confirm performance date by April 7, 2024.


       For more information, please call 301-377-7800 send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.

    Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.
     

Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2024–July 2025. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2019 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.

 An honorarium of $400 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibiting (i.e. groups would share the $400 honorarium.) The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, Montpelier Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the competition.

   There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 11:59 pm. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to apply.
  • Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Sunday, April 7, 2024
  • Artist/artist group statement about the artwork to be exhibited.
  • Current résumé of all artists to exhibit.
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words (click here to see a floor plan of the Library Gallery).
  • Preferred month for your show and include second and third choices. Exhibitions typically run 6-8 weeks.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi resolution.


Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024, 11:59 pm.
 Notification of selections: March 29, 2024.

  Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Sunday, April 7, 2024.

  For more information, please call 301-377-7800 or send an email to montpelierarts@pgparks.com.
 

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

 

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