WPA is thrilled to announce two new opportunities for artists.

Other Worlds, Other Stories

Jefferson Pinder, Funknik (detail), 2014. Salvaged tin, wood, steel, and linoleum, with altered Funk standards for audio.

Deadline for Submissions is June 21, 2015

WPA is seeking submissions for its upcoming exhibition Other Worlds, Other Stories. Curated by Jeffry Cudlin,  Other Worlds, Other Stories is a group exhibition exploring notions of outer space. The exhibition will take place from January 6 - February 20, 2016 at WPA's new home at 2112 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 in The JBG Companies new Atlantic Plumbing Building.

WPA is seeking seeking work by contemporary artists who are thinking deeply about outer space-either what it will look like when we get there, or how it might allow us to change as a society. 

The call is open to all artists regardless of media used or geographic location. Artists do not need to be WPA members and there is no submission fee. Submissions may be for existing work or proposals for new projects to take place before or during the exhibition.

Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium. 

Submissions will only be accepted online via our online submission form. Deadline for submissions is June 21, 2015.

Questions can be directed to Samantha May, Program Director at smay@wpadc.org.



Holiday Pop Up Shop at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Deadline for Submissions is July 10, 2015

Washington Project for the Arts, in partnership with Smithsonian Enterprises, is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring a two-day holiday pop up shop at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden during the Smithsonian Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 2015. The shop will feature unique and exciting holiday gifts, including small works of art, crafts, and other handmade goods by WPA member artists. 

WPA member artists interested in participating are invited to submit proposals including original, handcrafted items or artwork they would like to sell in the store. A broad range of work is sought and items with modest, gift-friendly price tags (under $300) are desired. 

Examples of what may be considered include, but are NOT limited to: jewelry, seasonal items (ornaments, gifts, toys), personalized items, housewares, glass decorative items, ceramics, handmade books/cards/stationary, clothing, pet items, photography, digital, video and 2D artwork. Works that more esoteric, conceptual in nature, or that incorporate technology are also highly encouraged. 

 Interested applicants must be current members of WPA. Additional information about WPA Membership can be found at www.wpadc.org/membership.

Submissions will only be accepted online via our online submission form. Deadline for submissions is July 10, 2015.

Questions can be directed to Jeremy Flick, Membership Director at jflick@wpadc.org.




May 14, 2015