Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vote now!

The Washington Post asked readers to submit their work to their "Real Art D.C." contest on

Since April, Galleries columnist Jessica Dawson has been scouring the submissions, and from the 4,000 images submitted, she chose 10 finalists. The finalists work with neckties, petri dishes and Bertoia chairs; they use Holga cameras, watercolor, needlepoint, video and pixels. Their subjects range from the inside of a Korean liquor store to the inside of the artist's studio. Now it's your turn. Go to to vote for your favorite.
Vote now and vote here.

Opportunity for Photographers

Deadline: October 18, 2010

This competition has an interesting twist to it. It features figurative and Fine Art Nude photography with a twist of fetish to celebrate Halloween. It is titled the "Halloween Fine Art Nude/Figurative Photography Show" and it is being held at the The Carriage House Studio and Gallery in DC. All entries are submitted online.

Submission Guidelines: Content may be any image in the realm of fine art nude photography. Winners will be selected and exhibited in the following categories:
1) best figurative image
2) best costume/fetish image
and two special exhibits
3) best figurative/fine art nude image shot on film and
4) best image of Nika (, who is returning to to Washington DC from Germany and will attend the show as their Feature Model.

The images for the exhibit will be selected by three judges with background in fine art photography, who will be announced shortly. The top selection in each category will receive a complementary shoot at the Carriage House studio during the 60 days following the exhibit. Participants whose work is not selected will also have their work displayed on a wide-screen display.

All images must be received by 11 pm on Mon, October 18th. You may send up to 5 jpegs (1200 px x 1200 px max) for consideration.

All the details are here. The show will be at The Carriage House Studio and Gallery, a new arts cooperative in Washington, DC, located in the historic Logan Arts Circle District. The studio is located in a historic landmark 1860's carriage house.

ARCH's Artist Residency Program

Deadline(s): December 1, 2010 and March 1st, 2011

This artist residency program is:

"an opportunity for artists to pursue their creative projects amid DC's vibrant and diverse urban environment. Two residencies (for up to 4 artists each session) are offered; spring and fall. The residencies are approximately 8 weeks each.

Each artist will work closely with the creative staff at the Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions to determine the parameters of the residency and needs of the artist in advance of their arrival. These parameters will focus primarily on details of the artists' project, but are also about how to best connect to the local community, foster dynamic interaction and develop exposure to the resources of the greater DC cultural community."
The program will offer free housing and free workspace to participating artists. Application fee $25.

* Winter/Spring: DEADLINE December 1st, 2010 - The Winter/Spring Residency will run from February 21st - April 22nd 2011 and is open to any type of visual arts.

* Summer DEADLINE March 1st, 2011 - The Summer Residency will run from May 30th - July 22nd 2011 and is open to any visual arts.

More details on how to apply: