Gallery Exhibition Opportunities




DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2017 (online submission by 11:59 pm EST)

Proposals are now accepted year-round. Each year, all proposals received by February 1 will be included in the annual review by a jury panel to select exhibits for the following year.

ENTRY FEE: $35 (non-refundable)

BlackRock Center for the Arts is now accepting proposals for solo, themed and group exhibitions to be presented in our gallery spaces. Visual artists, curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and arts organizations who are over the age of 18 and live or work in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia are encouraged to submit Exhibition Proposals. Each year, all proposals received by February 1 will be reviewed by a jury panel of visual arts professionals in order to make selections for exhibitions to be presented the following year. BlackRock is a nonprofit arts center which presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artist working in all media, to include site-specific installations, video and other time-based media, performance, new technologies and experimental forms. BlackRock provides curatorial and exhibition support, publicity via print and social media, as well as hosting community engagement events. While BlackRock previously required that all two-dimensional artwork be hung from the gallery cable hanging system, we now most often use alternative installation methods to include using nails, screws or other fasteners. Artists are responsible for transport of artwork to and from the gallery, materials for and assistance with installation, and attending scheduled events related to the exhibition. The annual review and selection by the jury panel will include Exhibition Proposals submitted throughout the year to our online submission system, powered by Submittable, which have been completed no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on February 1.

Please click here to view the full prospectus before applying.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Submissions may be made online throughout the year via Submittable. Annual review will include all proposals received by February 1 (online submission completed by 11:59 p.m. EST).

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While online submissions are preferred, if you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper Entry Form along with a CD of digital images and electronic documents delivered together in the same package with a check for the entry fee. The annual review and selection by jury panel will include all packages received by February 1 no later than 5:00 p.m. (unless February 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, in which case packages must be received by the Friday prior to February 1 no later than 5:00 p.m.). Hand delivery may be made during normal business hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please click here to download a printable entry form

Image (above): Holly Bass: Root Work installation view (2016) photo by Tony Hitchcock. 





Juror: Helen Frederick

Eligibility: Artists who live, work or attend school in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia

Entry Fee: Professional Artist: $20 / Student Artist: $10 (for up to 3 works)

Exhibit on View: February 11 – March 11, 2017

Reception:  Saturday, February 11 (2:00 – 4:00 pm )

INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices is an exhibition juried by Helen Frederick which highlights current fine art print practices by featuring the best graphic work by artists in the region who choose traditional and nontraditional printmaking processes to communicate images and words in multiple. These artists employ and combine techniques which include collographs, chine collé, engraving, etching, letterpress, linocut, lithography, mezzotint, monoprint, monotype, screenprinting, solar plate, and woodcut, as well as digital printing. A solo exhibition in the Terrace Gallery at BlackRock will be awarded to one artist selected by juror Helen Frederick, who is an internationally recognized artist, curator, educator, coordinator of international projects, and the founder of Pyramid Atlantic. Artists age 18 and older who live, work, or attend school in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are eligible to submit entries of up to three works completed within the past three years.

Deadline to Submit Entries: Extended to Sunday, January 15, 2017 (11:59pm EST)


Please click here to view the full prospectus before applying.


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