We have a lot of recent graduates out there (congratulations, all!), and you may be wondering what to do with that art degree. One of the easiest ways to get your feet wet in the art world is apply to a few juried shows. If you get in, it can be a great resume booster, but also just a good learning experience in general. If you’ve already got a portfolio organized, you can start with our 16th Annual National Small Works–the call for entries ends tonight at midnight. If you need a little more time, check out these upcoming opportunities:
Press Room Mini Solos: Ok, we had to plug one more of our own. We are seeking artists age 18+ working in printmaking, papermaking, and book arts for our 2014 Press Room exhibition season. This 10×17 former vault is a great place to show a suite of prints or the beginning of a new body of work. Applications are due August 17.
14th Annual Will’s Creek Survey-put on by the Allegheny Arts Council in Maryland, this exhibition is a juried exhibition of contemporary artwork that is open to visual artists from across the United States, juried this year by Lauren Schell Dickens: assistant curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Over $5,000 in artist awards (including $2,000 for Best of Show) are at stake. Entry deadline is July 1.
Vox IX: An exhibition of emerging artists at Vox Populi Gallery, this year’s jurors are artist Hilary Harkness and arts writer Hunter Braithwaite. There are no prizes, but Vox takes no commission on any sales made. Deadline is June 7.