Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Art Student Resources > Exhibition Opportunities 

Developing a record of exhibition is a crucial part of career advancement for the studio artist.  It can help you get into graduate school, apply for grants and other arts opportunities, and land art related jobs.  It helps you develop professional contacts and is a great way to meet and bond with fellow artists. Simply put, it is what artists do.

An obvious first step is to participate in the on campus opportunities including our annual student art exhibition held every spring and St. Mary’s Project in Studio Art Exhibitions. But it is well worth the effort to participate in exhibition opportunities beyond campus even while in college. There are many exhibitions specially oriented toward the emerging student artist. We constantly receive calls for submission fliers for these sorts of exhibitions. We post them on the department bulletin board and now on our online opportunities page. 

Current Call for Entries (AAH Opportunities Page)

Additional On-Going Exhibition Opportunities
Annual All Student Art Exhibition, Boyden Gallery, SMCM
St. Mary's Project Exhibitions
M&T Bank Show (selected from entries in the SMCM Annual student art show)   
ReStore Southern. Maryland Habitat for Humanity Art Auction Exhibition
Annmarie Gardens, Solomons, MD    
Art-o-matic, Washington, DC     
Artscape, Baltimore. MD  

Large Public Arts Organizations that have artist opportunities listings (exhibitions, grants, studio space etc. and artist registries where curators look for artists for exhibitions) 
Maryland Council for the Arts (with an online artist registry)   
Arlington Arts Council, artist opportunities    
WPA (with an online artist registry)     
Baltimore Office of Promotion of the Arts     

Individual Public Art Spaces that regularly have juried exhibitions or take exhibition proposals. All have ‘call for artists’ pages on their web sites.   
Maryland Art Place, artist resources        
DCAC (District  of Columbia Arts Center), call for entries       
International Arts & Artists, Hillyer Art Space       
McLean Project for the Arts, call for entries      
School 33 Art Center, exhibition opportunities        
Montpelier Arts Center, artist opportunity listing      
The Baltimore Mural Program       
Trawick Prize, Bethesda MD     

Local Art Organizations with member exhibitions (requires membership, approx. $20 per year) 
Mattawoman Arts Center, Waldorf, MD     
Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD    
Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, MD      

National Artist Opportunity Listings (including exhibitions you can participate remotely by mai)  
Art Opportunities Monthly     
College Art Association (requires annual membership)