About the Exhibition

The Emerging Artists Exhibition is a juried exhibition open for submissions from artists ages 18 to 35 in any medium, and is geared toward artists beginning the pursuit of their creative discipline of their own volition, be they, in art-centered higher education programs or engaged in their own artistic practice while taking strides in setting their career paths.

Exhibition Dates: April 2–May 1, 2022

Grand prize winner:  Rebecca Oh’s Third Home

About the juror:

“Cycles and the Rug and My Eggs”

Lee Nowell-Wilson earned her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She has participated in artist residencies with Stay Home Gallery in Paris, TN, Creative Paradox in Annapolis, MD and the Street Art School in Lyon, France. Her work has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably New York City and Scotland, and she has also completed urban art pieces in Norway, France, Northern Ireland and Chile. In 2019, she founded MILKED, a new arts publication featuring visual art, photography and the written word by female artists investigating the maternal figure and form. Within the last year, her own work has featured in the second issue of Our Rhythms Our Blues online zine, Stay Home Gallery’s first publication and “Home-works”, a printed zine by Spilt Milk Gallery about artist-mothers in Quarantine. Other notable achievements include speaking on an artist panel hosted by Hamiltonian Gallery, D.C, about the “Maternal Creative Instinct”, being interviewed on the Artist/Mother Podcast, and receiving a Creativity Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Call for Art:

  • Artists must enter their artwork through the online EntryThingy portal.
  • In order to access EntryThingy, artists must sign in or create a login and password.
  • Scroll Down to Emerging Artists Exhibition.
  • Three submissions per artist will be accepted.
  • Artists accepted into the exhibition will be notified via email on March 7, 2022. Artists who’s work is not accepted will not receive notification.

For additional information on the the Emerging Artists Exhibition, please contact the Exhibitions Manager or call 301-698-0656 ext. 108.

Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: February 28, 2022

Notification of Results: March 7, 2022, 5 p.m.

Drop-Off of Selected Artwork: March 27, 2022, 5 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: April 2–May 1, 2022


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