The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County has issued a call for submissions of works to be considered for addition to the county’s Contemporary Works on Paper Collection.

The council is specifically looking to purchase original, unframed, two-dimensional works such as paintings and drawings in various media, photographs, mixed media and limited-edition prints.

The selections will be juried by the Public Arts Trust, which is particularly interested in works of contemporary and modern style and those that “reflect the unique and diverse character of Montgomery County.”

Artists from the county and the metropolitan area are eligible to enter up to five submissions priced at no more than $1,500 each. There is no fee for submitting works and no expenses will be reimbursed.

The arts council recently was awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works Grant Program, which is supporting this call for submissions.

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 26. The complete call, guidelines and entry application can be downloaded here.

Graphic from the AHCMC.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Arts Council Issues Call for Works on Paper