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 2023-May 2024 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 online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 12, 2023 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" 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: Saturday, March 12, 2023, 11:59 pm

    Notification of Results: March 29, 2023. If selected, artists must confirm performance date by April 7, 2023.



    For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 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 & 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.

     

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 middle and high schools, or home school. Submitted artwork cannot have been previously 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. Video submissions must be 10 minutes or less. Files must be labeled: “LastName-FirstName-Title of Work”.
  • Submissions will close on Sunday, February 26, 2023, 11:59 pm.
  • Each student may enter one (1) piece of artwork. 
  • Students may submit drawing, painting, photography, collage, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, digital based imagery.
  • This year installation art, sculpture, and video art are also eligible. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. All artwork must not exceed 36 inches in any direction. Work intended to hang on the wall 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 reception on Saturday, April  15, 2023, 1-3pm. Awards will be given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), Third Place ($100), and Honorable Mention ($25).

MEDIA + SIZE

This year installation art, sculpture, and video art are eligible. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Video submissions must be 10 minutes or less. All artwork must not exceed 36 inches in any direction. Work intended to hang on the wall must weigh less than 30 lbs., including frame.

ARTWORK DROP OFF

If selected, artwork must be delivered to Montpelier Arts Center March 24 – April 2, 2023, 10 am–5 pm.  The Drop Off/Pick Up Release Form must be 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 exhibition. Works on canvas do not need to be framed, but should be properly wired and sides should be clear of staples. Wall-mounted sculpture must be properly prepared to hang. 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. 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 May 1 – May 14, 2023. Artwork not retrieved by 5 pm on May 14, 2023, is subject to a late fee of $5 per day that it is stored at Montpelier Arts Center not to exceed $25. 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

It is recommended, but not mandatory, that students price their artwork for sale. 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; so, if you want to receive a specific amount for your work, you must add the 25% on top of that to come up with the sales price. 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, February 26, 2023, 11:59 pm

Notification of Results: March 9, 2023

Drop Off Artwork: March 24, 2023 - April 2, 2023, 10 am-5 pm

Exhibition Dates: April 4 - April 30, 2023, 10 am-5 pm

Reception + Awards Ceremony: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 1-2 pm

Pick Up Artwork: Monday, May 1, 2023 -Saturday, May 14, 2023, 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.

 

Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2023 – July 2024.  To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland.  Previous winners from 2018 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.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all exhibitions are subject to being virtual only, by appointment, and/or without a reception.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • All entries must be submitted online at https://montpelierartscenter.submittable.com/ by Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
  • Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Artist/Artist Group statement that includes a statement about artwork to be exhibited if selected for an exhibition.
  • 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 12, 2023, 11:59 pm.
Notification of selections: March 29, 2023.

Selected Artist/Artist Group will need to confirm exhibition month by Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544 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 & 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.

 

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