Call for Solo Exhibitions 2021

Call for Solo Exhibitions 2021

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, April 5, 2020

Call for Solo Exhibitions 2021


Ends on April 5, 2020 $15.00 USD
VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for the 2021 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery.


Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art.


The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.
The Common Ground Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.


The Concourse Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 500 square feet. It has curved windows along one wall. International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2020 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 04/05/2020.

You can find the layout for each gallery here:
Gibbs Street Gallery – https://www.visartscenter.org/solo-exhibitions/
Common Ground Gallery –https://www.visartscenter.org/solo-exhibitions/
Concourse Gallery – https://www.visartscenter.org/solo-exhibitions/

SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request.


About VisArts:
VisArts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse community enriched and connected by the visual arts.
Founded in 1987 as a grassroots organization serving local artists and located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, VisArts has come a long way since our founding 30 years ago – from a staff of two to twelve; from a 12,000-square-foot garage space to a 25,000-square-foot hub of community engagement; and from welcoming 2,500 visitors per year to now more than 30,000 visitors annually.
We provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to express their ideas, develop their talents, connect with others, and enrich their lives. Our strength is our ability to bring individuals together through a shared creative experience, fostering exposure to new perspectives, respect for each other, and a more connected community.

For submissions please visit: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/153616/call-for-solo-exhibitions-2021

For more information:

Call: (301) 315-8200

Email: smain@visartscenter.org

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