EXHIBITION PROCEDURES & INFORMATION
The Washington Art Association & Gallery invites emerging and established artists to exhibit in our gallery. Since 1952, WAA has presented more than 500 exhibitions, drawing over 10,00 visitors annually. Please take some time to review our current submission opportunities, and check back frequently.
Artists interested in exhibiting their work at Washington Art Association should submit 10-12 images of recent work, an artist's statement and CV.
The exhibition committee meets four times a year to review work. If we do not see an immediate possibility for your work, we will keep your submission on file for 6 months.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.868.2878 for more information.
YOUNG TALENT EXHIBITION
Artists who are under 30 years of age and have completed a degree program are invited to participate in our annual Young Talent Exhibition each January.
Work submitted for Young Talent 2017 must be received by November 15, 2016
Anyone interested in submitting a curatorial proposal to the Washington Art Association & Gallery should send an email containing a general outline of their intention to email@example.com ATTN: Exhibition Committee.
ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Washington Art Association members are invited to exhibit in our annual member's exhibition.
Thanks to the generosity of Washington patrons and collectors Margaret Ferguson, Dan Sherr and Elizabeth Richbourg Rea, we are able to provide cash awards to the best works in each four categories
Ferguson - Sherr - Rea Awards
FIRST PRIZE $1000 - SECOND PRIZE $500 - THIRD PRIZE $200
2017 Juror is Darby Cardonsky.
All current members of WAA, may enter ONE recent work. Unique, one of a kind, fine art only. We request you respect our maximum size of 1300 square inches for 2D work. We will not be accepting ANY larger pieces.
FEES: $10 to submit. WAA retains a 40% commission on all pieces sold.
$30 entry fee for not for sale (NFS) pieces. Please note insurance value when work is not for sale.
ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
2016 Juror: Eric Aho
Open to US residents at least 18 years old. Three finalists will be chosen by Mr Aho from accepted works to have a three person show in April 2017.
Works submitted must be original paintings in any medium. Maximum width is 40”, maximum height 60”, maximum thickness 4”. Non compliant works will be rejected without refund. Diptychs and triptychs are accepted if total dimension is within limits. Sculpture, prints and digital works are not eligible.
Works accepted must be framed or have finished edges and be wired and ready for hanging. Works that differ substantially from digital submissions can be rejected at the juror’s discretion.
Sales: All work must be for sale. The proceeds of any sale are split 65% artist, 35% WAA. Artists are responsible for shipping and insuring of all work to and from Washington CT.
Submissions due by midnight May 25th, 2016
Responses by June 3rd, 2016
Receiving: Accepted works will be received between the 5th and 9th of July 2016.
Winners: Announcement of three finalists will be made on July 23th, 2016
Exhibition dates: July 23-August 20, 2016, Opening reception July 23th, 4-7pm. Top three winners exhibition April 2017.
All works must be for sale. The artist will be paid 65% of all art sales, the gallery will retain 35%. All purchased works must remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibit. Artists will be given the contact information for clients who purchase their work.
Work is insured for 65% of the listed price while in the WAA galleries. Washington Art Association is not responsible for any damage to or loss of artwork while in transit. Artists should insure their work in transit.
DELIVERY / RETURN OF WORK:
Drop off of accepted works can be done any time during the receivership period. Artists are responsible for shipping or bringing the artwork to Washington Art. All shipped works must be shipped in a re-usable container and received during the receivership period. Artists are responsible for picking up or arranging shipping for any work not sold by the end of the show period. Artists must incur ALL shipping expenses to and from the gallery. The gallery will take ownership of any works not picked-up or shipped after the show unless otherwise arranged.