Ocean City

Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show

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Now accepting entries for the 22nd annual memorial event named for a former Art League board member who was passionate about the need for the Ocean City Center for the Arts. After her death in 1999, Bassford’s family established a prize in her name that grew into the annual show, still sponsored by the family. Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration: all media, 2D and 3D.

Prize Summary: 
Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions.
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Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end “Best of 2022” exhibit during the month of December 2022.   Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Deadline: 
06/June/2022

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Fee Detail: 
$10 for Art League members per piece, $15 for non-members per piece
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“Inspired by…” Online Group Show

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As artists, we learn and draw inspiration from those who’ve come before us. This month, we’re honoring “the greats” with an online exhibition of artwork inspired by a famous artist or work of art. Channel a favorite artist and borrow their distinct style, color palette, or subject matter. Or reimagine an iconic piece of artwork and bring a legendary scene into a contemporary context. No exact reproductions, please! Open to all media (photography, painting, pastel, sculpture, and more). Please note which artist/ artwork you’ve used as your inspiration.

Artwork will be featured on our website and social media for the month of May.

Exhibit judge: Jennifer M. Kruglinski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art History at Salisbury University

Online Entry Deadline: Monday April 25, 4pm EST
Online Exhibit dates: May 6-28, 2022

Entry fee: $10 for Art League members per piece, $15 for non-members per piece. Entry fees are non-refundable. Not a member yet? Click here to join. Benefits include discounts on classes and more!

Awards: Prizes awarded for first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end “Best of 2022” exhibit during the month of December 2022.   Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Eligibility: Artist must be 18 years or older. Artists may submit up to two pieces of original artwork, relevant to the theme. Work must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an ALOC judged show.

Sales: The Art League of Ocean City receives a commission of thirty percent (30%) of the sale price of artwork and all sales of artwork exhibited must be processed through the Art League. Artists are responsible for making arrangements for shipping/delivery at customer’s cost.

Prize Summary: 
Prizes awarded for first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions.
Prizes Details: 

Prizes awarded for first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end “Best of 2022” exhibit during the month of December 2022.   Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Deadline: 
25/April/2022

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Fee Detail: 
$10 for Art League members per piece, $15 for non-members per piece
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Ocean City Film Festival

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The Ocean City Film Festival was founded in January, 2017. Hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, the festival is an annual event that attracts international, national, and regional artists working in film. The 5-day festival creates both community engagement and networking opportunities for filmmakers at all levels in their careers.

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1. One submission per filmmaker.

2. Only films completed between January 1st 2020, and October 31st 2021 are eligible.

3. Upon being accepted, filmmakers must be prepared to deliver a hi-res MP4 or MOV file via e-mail, cloud transfer, or FilmFreeway.

4. The Ocean City Film Fest allows submissions of all sorts from all over the world, but films from the Delmarva Peninsula and surrounding regions will gain priority, as will short films.

5. By submitting to the Ocean City Film Festival, filmmakers consent to the public screening of their work at any of our venues. Further, if your film is accepted to the Ocean City Film Festival, filmmakers consent to the inclusion of their film at any other event we may organize, sponsor, or program within a year of the 2022 Ocean City Film Festival event. This includes but is not limited to internet streaming, in-person screenings (ticketed or otherwise), and educational purposes.

6. By participating, filmmakers acknowledge that unless stated otherwise by the festival administration through formal documentation, they are not entitled to any monetary compensation whatsoever for the screening of their projects at our main annual event or any event thereafter (virtual or otherwise) which features films from the Ocean City Film Festival selection.

7. The Ocean City Film Festival owes no explanation to applicants that were not accepted. Submission fees are NON-refundable. Submit at your own risk.

8. Attending filmmakers will be required to RSVP, and information on the RSVP will be stated explicitly in the acceptance e-mail. Be sure to read carefully as our acceptance e-mail will also include details about hotel deals, file delivery, and artist admission.

At the Ocean City Film Festival, we highly encourage submissions from emerging filmmakers who are women, people of color, non-binary, LGBTQ+, indigenous, immigrants, and/or members of historically resilient ethnic, religious, and cultural communities. We offer a significantly reduced submission fee to filmmakers who self-identify as members of these communities. We seek to make the independent film industry, and our community, an equitable and accessible place for these filmmakers looking to showcase their work.

Deadline: 
20/December/2021

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Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show

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Beverly Bassford was a former Art League board member who was passionate about the need for a new facility for the nonprofit to call home. After she passed away in 1999, her family established a prize in her name, which grew into the Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show. Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration: all media, 2D and 3D.

Exhibit juror: Jess Cross

Online Entry Deadline: Monday June 7, 4pm
*Artists will be notified by email of acceptance
Dates for hand-delivery of accepted work: Sunday-Monday June 27-28, by appointment
Exhibit dates: July 2-Aug 12, 2021
Artwork pickup: Friday August 13, by appointment
Please see below for shipping information.

Entry fee: $10 for members, $15 for non members per piece. Entry fees are non-refundable. Not a member yet? Click here to join. Benefits include discounts on classes and more!

Awards: Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end “Best of 2021” exhibit during the month of December. Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Eligibility: Artist must be 18 years or older. Artists may submit up to two pieces of original artwork. Work must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an ALOC judged show. All hanging artwork must be securely framed and properly wired for hanging. The maximum outside frame dimensions may not exceed 36″x48″. Click here for complete exhibit requirements.

Sales: The ALOC receives a commission of thirty percent (30%) of the sale price of artwork and all sales of artwork exhibited must be processed through the ALOC.

Shipping: Accepted artists are responsible for hand-delivering or shipping their work to and from the ALOC and insuring it while in transit. Shipped entries must be securely packed (no styrofoam peanuts) and sent in substantial reusable containers. Pieces must be received by Monday June 28.

Return Shipping: Artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label for the return of unsold items. Artwork left with the gallery more than 30 days after the close of the exhibition without return arrangements will be deemed abandoned and become the property of the ALOC.

Ship Selected Work To:
Art League of Ocean City
502 94th St, Ocean City MD 21842

Deadline: 
07/June/2021

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“Clayapalooza” Online Ceramics Group Show

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In collaboration with the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore, this online exhibition will showcase contemporary ceramic artists from across the region and feature functional and non-functional work. Artwork will be displayed online on our website and on a monitor at the OC Center for the Arts during the month of June.
**Please indicate functional or non-functional in the “MEDIUM” field below

Exhibit judge: David Smith

Online entry deadline: Monday May 24, 4pm EST.

Online exhibit dates: June 4-26, 2021

Entry fee: $10 for members/ $15 for non-members per piece. Up to two pieces per artist. Entry fees are non-refundable. Member rate extends to both members of the Art League of Ocean City and the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore.

Prizes awarded for first place in the functional category: $200, first place non-functional: $200, and honorable mentions as merited.
Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years or older and may submit up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration. Artwork must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an ALOC judged show.

Sales: The ALOC receives a commission of thirty percent (30%) of the sale price of artwork and all sales of artwork exhibited must be processed through the ALOC. If the sale price was discounted through an ALOC member purchase discount, the artist will still receive 70% compensation as a percentage of the asking price. Payment will be made by check to the artist by the end of the month following the exhibit.

Prize Summary: 
Prizes awarded for first place in the functional category: $200, first place non-functional: $200, and honorable mentions as merited.
Deadline: 
24/May/2021

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$10 members, $15 non members
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“Up Close and Personal” Juried Photography Show

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Featuring macro-photography: close-ups of small subjects. Zoom in on those moments that often go overlooked and share with us a new perspective. Whatever subject you choose (droplets of rain, the texture of a stone path, pencil shavings, a spider’s web…), highlight those tiny, unexpected moments we might’ve otherwise missed.

**Artists will be notified by email of acceptance. Selected works will be displayed in-person at the OC Center for the Arts during the month of May.

Exhibit juror: Brook Hedge

Entry deadline: Monday April 5, 4pm EST.

Dates for hand-delivery of selected work: Sun. May 2- Mon. May 3, by appointment. Please see below for shipping information.

Exhibit dates: May 7-29, 2021

Entry fee: $10 for members/ $15 for non-members per piece. Up to two pieces per artist. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Prizes awarded for first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions.
Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years or older and may submit up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration. Artwork must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an ALOC judged show. All hanging artwork must be securely framed and properly wired for hanging. The maximum outside frame dimensions may not exceed 36×48″.

Shipping: Accepted artists are responsible for hand-delivering or shipping their work to and from the ALOC and insuring it while in transit. Shipped entries must be securely packed (no styrofoam peanuts) and sent in substantial reusable containers. Pieces must be received by Monday May 3.

Ship Selected Work To: Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St, Ocean City MD 21842.

Return Shipping: Artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label for the return of unsold items. Artwork left with the gallery more than 30 days after the close of the exhibition without return arrangements will be deemed abandoned and become the property of the ALOC.

Sales: The ALOC receives a commission of thirty percent (30%) of the sale price of artwork and all sales of artwork exhibited must be processed through the ALOC. If the sale price was discounted through an ALOC member purchase discount, the artist will still receive 70% compensation as a percentage of the asking price. Payment will be made by check to the artist by the end of the month following the exhibit.

Prize Summary: 
Up to $325 in prizes.
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Prizes awarded for first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions.

Deadline: 
05/April/2021
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