Artist Opportunities

Auditions and Performing Artist Opportunities

Visual Artist Opportunities

  • There are no calls for applications for specific opportunities open at this time. However, we are always interested in receiving inquiries about exhibitions in our spaces. Please check our Contact Us page for information on how to contact our Arts Centers and Arts Specialists

Artists On the Rise Contest

Montpelier Arts Center presents Artists on the Rise, an annual juried teen exhibition held in the galleries of Montpelier, designed to provide local teens with an opportunity to showcase their artistic accomplishments in a professional setting. Come on, give it a try - YOU are an artist on the rise!

We welcome 13-to 18-year-old students in public or private middle and high school or home school who are residents of Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia to enter one piece of original artwork online. There is no entry fee for this competition, and there are awards given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), and Third Place ($100).

Artists On the Rise Submission (Apply by February 21, 2020)


  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021,11:59 pm
  • Notification of Results: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • Delivery of Artwork: Saturday, March 6 - Saturday, March 27, 2021, by appointment only
  • Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 3 - Sunday, May 2, 2021
  • Virtual Reception + Awards: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1-2 pm
  • Pick Up Artwork: Monday, May 3 - Saturday, May 22, 2021

For more information contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800 or via email.

*Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's competition will be virtual with a physical exhibition that is expected to be by appointment only.