Ends on April 10, 2017

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 Monday, April 10, 2017 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: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:59 pm
Notification of Results: Week of May 8, 2017
New Leases Begin at Montpelier Arts Center: Friday, July 1, 2017

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 April 10, 2017

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 2017-May 2018 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 Monday, April 10, 2017 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: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:59 pm
Notification of Results: Week of May 8, 2017

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 April 10, 2017
Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery September 2017 - August 2018. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years & older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2011 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 Monday, April 10, 2017 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: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:59 pm
Notification of Results: Week of May 8, 2017

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.