We are seeking proposals from artists to present exhibitions for available dates in 2020. 

ELIGIBILITY 

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2020 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. 


ABOUT WATKINS NATURE CENTER 

Watkins Nature Center is located at 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Watkins Nature Center offers close-up wildlife investigation with its resident live animals, hands-on exhibits, interpretive programs, and special events. Live animal displays include insects, amphibians, reptiles, and birds of prey. The nature center also features indoor and outdoor ponds, a songbird feeding area, a butterfly/hummingbird garden, composting area, and an outdoor nest box exhibit. Nature hikes, campfires, animal shows, puppet shows, crafts, summer day camps, and other programs attract over 90,000 visitors each year. Specialty programs are offered for school groups, Scout groups, home-school students, and adults. Volunteer opportunities are offered year-round for teens and adults ages 14 and over. Admission is free, but nominal fees apply for programs.


GALLERY DESCRIPTIONS 

The exhibition space at Watkins Nature Center provides approximately 95 linear feet of hallway wall space that provides an intimate and up close viewing experience. Artworks that are 18x24 or smaller are best suited for this space. A variety of mediums, such as works in drawing, painting, photography or printmaking, for example, with an emphasis on wildlife and/or nature, would be suitable for this space. Artworks cannot be mounted directly on the wall and must therefore be exhibition ready to be displayed on a professional hook and wire display system (Walker Display System).


SUBMISSION CRITERIA 

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other forms of application will be accepted. All proposals for art must be family friendly in nature and must be suitable for viewing by all ages.


All proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist 
  • Up to 15 image samples of a cohesive body of work; OR 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 detail images for 2D works or stills of digital works
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal


EVALUATION 

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees and may include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.


NOTIFICATION 

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. Artists selected will receive an exhibition fee of $300 for participation in a solo exhibit or $100 each for a group of up to four artists in a group exhibition, and must register, if they have not already done so, in the M-NCPPC vendor system in order to receive payment. 


INSTALLATION 

Exhibitions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance. 


ARTIST RECEPTION

A public reception for the artist will be held during the exhibition. Dates and times will be set according to facility availability, with preference to the artist’s schedule as well. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division will provide light refreshments for guests. 


SALES & INSURANCE 

The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact: 

Stuart Diekmeyer 

Visual Arts Specialist 

301-446-3251 

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com


The Watkins Nature Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. 

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of the M-NCPPC Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals for traditional 2D work as well as contemporary digital or projection media artworks from artists for presentation and display in four exhibition time slots starting March 2, 2020 through February 22, 2021. All artwork will be displayed at the newest M-NCPPC facility, the Southern Area Aquatic & Recreation Complex (SAARC), upon its opening in early 2020. SAARC is located at: 13601 Missouri Avenue, Brandywine, MD 20613.


ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2020 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. 


ABOUT SOUTHERN AREA AQUATIC AND RECREATION COMPLEX (SAARC)

The Southern Area Aquatic and Recreation Complex (SAARC) is the first Multi-Generational Community Recreational Center in Prince George’s County. The 75,000 square-foot facility includes a natatorium including a pool with recreational water slide, a gymnasium, a fitness room, a running track elevated above the gymnasium, several rooms of flexible programmable space, and noteworthy public art.


SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other form of application will be accepted. All proposals for art must be family friendly in nature and must be suitable for viewing by all ages. 


2-Dimensional artwork proposals: These may include traditional photography, printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed-media works, etc. The availability of space includes 80 linear feet for larger works. The preferred maximum dimensions for larger artwork will be 4 feet x 6 feet, with exceptions made on a case by case basis wherein larger pieces may be considered depending on weight and overall scale. Due to the massive scale of the facility, we are seeking larger works for exhibition in order to create an impressive visual impact in the exhibition spaces provided.  

In addition, an area that spans 52 linear feet is available in another area of the facility to accommodate small works and works of standard 2D size (16 x 20, 18 x 24, etc.).


2D proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist 
  • Up to 15 image samples of a cohesive body of work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 detail images for 2D works 
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal


Contemporary digital media or video proposals: These may include video, projection, web-based, interactive or potentially experimental works. 


Digital media/video proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist 
  • 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 stills of digital works
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal


EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees and may include the addition of ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and schedule availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.


NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. Artists selected will receive an exhibition fee of $300 for participation in a solo exhibition, and must register, if they have not already done so, in the M-NCPPC vendor system in order to receive payment.


INSTALLATION

Exhibitions will be installed and de-installed by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance. 


SALES & INSURANCE

M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all artworks sold during, or as a result of the exhibition. All exhibited artworks are insured by M-NCPPC for up to 75% of their value while they are in the organization’s custody.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com


Sara Caporaletti

Visual Arts Assistant

301-446-3220

sara.caporaletti@pgparks.com

We are seeking proposals from artists to present exhibitions for exhibitions for the 2020-2021 season. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome. 

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2020-2021 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. 


ABOUT PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE

The Publick Playhouse is located at 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly, MD 20784. 


GALLERY DESCRIPTIONS

The exhibition space at the Publick Playhouse provides approximately 60 linear feet of wall space.


SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other forms of application will be accepted. 


All proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist 
  • Up to 15 image samples of a cohesive body of work; OR 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 detail images for 2D works or stills of digital works
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal


EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees or invited art professionals and may also include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.


NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. 


INSTALLATION

Exhibitions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance. 


ARTIST RECEPTION

A public reception for the artist will be held during the exhibition. Dates and times will be set according to facility availability, with preference to the artist’s schedule as well. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division will provide light refreshments for guests. 


SALES & INSURANCE

The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com


The Publick Playhouse is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. 

We are seeking proposals from artists to present exhibitions for available dates in late 2020 through 2021. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome. 


ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2020-2021 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. 


ABOUT SPORTS AND LEARNING COMPLEX

The Sports and Learning Complex is located at 8001 Sheriff Rd. Landover, MD 20785. It has many multi-use meeting spaces and other areas for athletic uses. 


GALLERY DESCRIPTIONS

The Learning Center Gallery exhibition space at Sports and Learning Complex provides approximately 144 linear feet of wall space.


SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other forms of application will be accepted. 


All proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist 
  • Up to 15 image samples of a cohesive body of work; OR 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 detail images for 2D works or stills of digital works
  • Lightweight (20 pounds or less), wall mounted sculpture will also be considered
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal


EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees or invited arts professionals and may include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.


NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. 


INSTALLATION

Exhibitions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance. 


ARTIST RECEPTION

A public reception for the artist will be held during the exhibition. Dates and times will be set according to facility availability, with preference to the artist’s schedule as well. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division will provide light refreshments for guests. 


SALES & INSURANCE

The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com


The Sports and Learning Complex is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. 

PG Parks Arts and Cultural Heritage Division