ELIGIBILITY

Open to artists 13–18 years of age who are residents of Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Participants may attend public, private, or home school. Submitted artwork not have previously been exhibited at Montpelier Arts Center.

There is no entry fee for this competition.
  • All submissions must be entered through montpelierartscenter.submittable.com.
  • Digital images must be submitted in JPEG format, at a minimum 300 ppi resolution and 8˝x10˝. Files must be labeled: “LastName-FirstName-Title of Work”.
  • Submissions will close on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 11:59 pm.
  • Each student may enter one (1) piece of artwork. 
  • All media will be considered, however, due to space considerations, artwork must be displayed on the wall. Work must not exceed 36 inches in any direction, and must weigh less than 30 lbs., including frame.
  • Works entered must be an original composition created by the entrant.

AWARDS

Awards will be announced at the opening reception on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Awards will be given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), and Third Place ($100).

MEDIA + SIZE

Due to space considerations, installation art, performance art, and video are not eligible at this time. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Work must not exceed 36 inches in any direction, and must weigh less than 30 lbs., including frame.

ARTWORK DROP OFF

If selected, artwork must be delivered in person to Montpelier Arts Center from February 24 to February 25, 2018, 10 am–5 pm, with the Drop Off/Pick Up Release Form completed and signed. Artists are solely responsible for transporting work to and from the Arts Center.

All artwork must be properly prepared for exhibition in a gallery. Artwork must be appropriately matted, framed, and wired for hanging. Works on canvas do not need to be framed, but should be properly wired and sides should be clear of staples. Wall-mounted sculpture should be in a shadowbox frame or equivalent. Any work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will not be hung. Unstable frames or clips are not permitted, and work that is not gallery-ready will not be hung. Outside dimensions must not exceed 36 inches in any direction. All work must remain in the exhibition at Montpelier Arts Center for the entire duration of the show.

ARTWORK PICK UP

Any artwork not sold can be retrieved from Montpelier Arts Center Tuesday, April 2, 2018 through Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 10 am-5 pm. Artwork not retrieved by 5 pm on April 8, 2018 is subject to a late fee of $5 per day (not to exceed $25) that it is stored at Montpelier Arts Center. Work may be discarded at the discretion of Montpelier staff if not picked up within 30 days of the official pick up date.

SALES + INSURANCE

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will retain 25% commission on all artwork sold during, or as a result of, the exhibition. The M-NCPPC will insure all consigned artwork in the custody of Montpelier Arts Center from official delivery dates to pick up dates only. Insurance coverage is limited to $300 per work. Montpelier will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any artwork outside of official delivery and pick up dates. Submission of artwork to the Artists on the Rise exhibition indicates agreement with the stated conditions.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 11:59 pm
Notification of Results: Monday, February 5, 2018
Drop Off Artwork: February 24-25, 2018, 10 am-5 pm 
Exhibition Dates: March 4-31, 2018, 10 am-5 pm 
Reception + Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1-3 pm
Pick Up Artwork: Tuesday, April 2-Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10 am-5 pm

For questions or more information, please contact the Montpelier Arts Center by phone at 301-377-7800 or by email at montpelier.arts@pgparks.com. 

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & 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.
Ends on March 31, 2018

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.

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.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
  • 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: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:59 pm
New Leases Begin at Montpelier Arts Center: Sunday, July 1, 2018

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.


Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & 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.
Ends on March 31, 2018
Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery September 2018 - August 2019. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years & older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2012 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 $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibiting (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium.) The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the 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 online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
  • Artist/Artist Group statement
  • 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.
  • 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
Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:59 pm

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-490-2329 or send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.


Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & 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.
Ends on March 31, 2018

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 2018-May 2019 season.

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
  • Ten-minute selection of music that best identifies your repertoire and technique 
  • Musician(s) biography 
  • Headshot(s) that is appropriate for print (at least 8"x10" and 300 dpi) 
  • Current one-page resume with contact information for each participating musician

Each musician/ensemble will receive a $400 honorarium. Accompanists will receive a $200 honorarium. 

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:59 pm
Notification of Results: Week of April 30, 2018

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 or send an email to montpelier.arts@pgparks.com.

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & 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.