2021 Artist Exhibit Proposals
2021 Submission Guidelines
The Georgetown Art Center provides a welcoming environment for visitors to view, appreciate, create, and purchase art. Through innovative, intelligent exhibits and programs, we promote visual literacy in the greater community.
Unlike a general call for individual entries from artists, the GAC Exhibition Proposal offers artists an opportunity to use the Georgetown Art Center gallery space to present a body of work, solo exhibit, group exhibit, installation, or other presentation. A generous timeline provides artists additional time to plan, create, and organize a unique and singular exhibit.
The 2021 Artist Proposals call is open December 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020. All artists will receive notification in March, 2020.
December 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020 – Entries received
February 15, 2020 – Panel completes review of submissions
February 16, 2020 – Recommendations sent to Exhibits Committee
March 1, 2020 – All Artists Notified
March 2 – March 31, 2020 – Finalist Interviews
April 1, 2020 – Finalists/Alternates Identified by Exhibits Committee
May 1, 2020 – Contracts Due
Each year, the Art Center will select a panel of curators, artists, gallery owners, and guest judges with considerable experience in the visual arts to review artist proposals.
The panel recommends finalists to the GAC Exhibits Committee, where final selections are made.
Submissions are open to U.S. residents who reside and work in the United States. All work must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
Artworks may be in any media, providing the GAC exhibition space can accommodate the work. Installation or other work requiring special accommodations must be approved in writing prior to exhibition.
Application requires an Artist’s Statement, CV, Images of Artworks, Proposal Statement, and Image List. All submissions are received via Submittable.com and require a submission fee. Incomplete applications or applications which do not follow guidelines are subject to disqualification.
The Georgetown Art Center reserves the right to reject entries that contain any form of hate speech, gratuitous violence, or racism at its sole discretion.
Submitting a proposal is considered confirmation that the artist is the creator and copyright owner of the work.
All submissions must be received before midnight, January 31, 2020.
How to Enter
All entries must be completed using the online form. Please read these guidelines carefully before beginning your application.
Once the online application process is begun, you may save your work, close your browser, and return at any time prior to the deadline. Do not click the “Submit” button until you are fully satisfied with the contents.
When you have completed your application, paid your entry fee, and submitted the entry, the submission process is complete and you may not return to revise or edit.
Click the “Submit” button to finalize your submission. Applications not submitted by 11:59 pm CST on January 31, 2020 will not be reviewed.
To begin the application process, you will be required to create a Submittable user account. There is a $35 application fee for each entry. Application fees are not refundable and will not be refunded for entries deemed ineligible, incomplete, or disqualified.
Entries may be from individual artists or from artists who work collaboratively. You may submit as many applications as you wish, however a user account must be created for each application.
Artist Information within the application form may be uploaded. Up to four (4) documents may be submitted to satisfy background information requirements for CV, Artist Statement, Exhibit Proposal, and Image List. Acceptable formats include:( .doc, .pdf, .rtf, and .txt.)
“Images” within the application form may be uploaded. Up to fifteen (15) images may be uploaded. Multiple images of a single artwork may be used to provide detail, setting, or context, provided the image total does not exceed fifteen (15) images. Files may include still images, video files, and written documentation. Acceptable formats include: .jpg, .pdf, .mov, .gif, .tiff, .doc, .rtf.
• Image resolution should be large enough for the curator to view the work clearly on a computer screen.
• Name image files: lastname_image#
Be sure to include the following information on your Image List. Be sure each upload image# matches the image numbers on your list.
• Number each image listed with corresponding image#
• Dimensions: width x height x depth in inches
• Year completed
• URL’s for videos hosted online may be used instead of uploading large video files. Links must include http:// or https:// at the beginning of the URL
Notification of the review panel’s selections will be sent to all artists in March, 2020. Notice will be sent to the email address entered in the application.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified via email in March, 2020. All work may be subject to in-person, curatorial review prior to final acceptance. Selected artists must agree to provide images for promotional purposes. Accepted artists who qualify may be eligible to receive limited financial assistance to offset travel expenses. See Artists Agreement for promotional considerations, shipping & handling considerations, special installation considerations, sales guidelines and other documentation.