Opportunities - Exhibitions

Call for Proposals – Arlington Arts Center

Deadline March 7: Each year, Arlington Arts Center selects 10 to 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically consider AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged. Floor plans are available on our website.

Please visit our website for more details on participation.

This year’s jurors will include: Sarah Newman, Independent Curator, and José Ruiz, Co-Director, Present Co. (NY), Director, Furthermore (DC), Professor, Curatorial Practice MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art


Fall Solos will open October 15 and run through December 18, 2016. Spring Solos will open April 8 and run through June 11, 2017.


Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.


1. Artist’s Statement. 1 page, max.

2. CV/Resume. 3 pages, max.

3. Exhibition Proposal. 2 pages, max. Describe what you plan to do, how you will do it, and what you hope to accomplish with the show. Include information in your proposal about how this project or body of work is well-suited to the galleries at AAC.

4. Work Samples. Submit either 12 images; 4 minutes of recorded materials; or 2 minutes of recorded material and 6 images.

5. Work Sample Index. List of the samples submitted, including the title, dimensions, medium, price or insurance value, and year of creation for each piece.


There is a $35 fee for non-members and a $25 fee for members. For those who would like to join, it’s $45 and your application fee is included.
Questions? We’re here to help. Email us at megan.rook-koepsel@arlingtonartscenter.org.

Opportunity posted on: February 23, 2016