Applications are still available for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities' 1985 Artists in Education Program, which provides funds for professional District artists to be placed in the city's public schools for residencies in various disciplines (724-5613) . . . Winners of the Art for Humanity Foundation's James Wilbur Johnston Sculpture competition that ended June 5: first prize of $1,000 to Evelio Delgado Gomez of Trenton, N.J.; second prize, Kristin Eames, Washington, D.C.; third prize, Brad Parker, Bethesda, Md. . .

The only chance to see a major exhibition of 81 "for the most part never before been seen by the public" Picasso works, from the collection of the artist's widow, Jacqueline Picasso, is at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. "Pablo Picasso: Meeting in Montreal" opens June 21 . . . A collection of early and important black films will be screened at the "Lowenbrau Legends of Black Cinema Film Festival," beginning tomorrow at the Riverdale Plaza Theatre (Kenilworth Avenue and Riverdale Road; 864-2421) . . .

The Harvard University Art Museums has named Edgar Peters Bowron its new director. Bowron is currently director of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh . . . Bloomsday is here again Sunday. Hear Joyceans read from some favorite James Joyce works at a boat house (Thompson's, 8:27 p.m.; 364-0607), a bar (Dubliner, 5 p.m.; 737-3773), a cemetery (Dumbarton Oaks Cemetery, 11 a.m.; 578-0995) and other locales. Most readings are free. Call the James Joyce Society (978-0347) for more information.