To enter, artists 18 years or older must submit images of at least two, but no more than three, original works of art created after January 1, 2019, and not previously exhibited at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. Video art and jewelry are NOT accepted. A fully completed Art in Gadsden exhibition application must be submitted online by 5pm on April 30, 2021.
The Exhibition Committee accepts works that are cohesive in nature, and prefers to see 2-3 works that are similar in medium and style from an artist in order to better understand an artist’s work. Please be selective when submitting images for Art in Gadsden.
An estimated $2,500 in total cash awards for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Exhibition Committee selects the works accepted into the exhibition by digital image; the juror selects the award winners from the work on display in the museum.
The juror for the 33rd Art in Gadsden exhibition is Aja Roache, Director of the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Email notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent by June 1, 2021.
Artwork Delivery & Pick up
Accepted artwork must be delivered to the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, between 10am–4pm. Artwork must be picked up on Monday, September 20, 2021, between 10am–4pm. Artwork may be shipped but must include a pre-paid return shipping label.
Important Dates/DeadlinesFriday April 30, 2021 – Applications dueTuesday June 1, 2021 – Notifications of acceptance and nonacceptance emailedTuesday June 29, 2021 – Art due at Gadsden Arts Center & MuseumFriday July 9, 2021 – Opening Day of the Exhibition Saturday September 18, 2021– Last day of the exhibitionMonday September 20, 2021 – Pick up art from the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Artists must submit at least two (but no more than three) digital images representing original artwork (uploaded online). No prints, copies, or works that have been previously exhibited at the museum will be accepted. Save images at 300dpi resolution, no more than 3MB file size.
All accepted two-dimensional work that requires glazing must be submitted framed with plexi-glass, not glass. All two-dimension work that is meant to hang on a wall must be submitted with wire attached to the back (no sawtooth hangers).
Three-dimensional works must be self-supporting, stable, and weigh less than 50 pounds.
Staff reserves the right to reject work that is not properly presented for installation.
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum (GACM) does not participate in the sale of artwork from exhibitions on display in its exhibition galleries. The Museum does not take a commission on artwork sold, but it is the responsibility of the artist. If artwork is for sale, the museum will share the price with prospective buyers and forward the buyer information to the artist. All artwork must remain on display in the exhibition until it closes.
Artwork does not have to be for sale to be accepted
All entries must include a maximum one-page artist statement/biographyAll accepted artists are required to submit an additional $10 handling fee, due at the time of artwork delivery on June 29, 2021.
Accepted digital images will be retained for GACM archives and permission to reproduced accepted images for publicity or educational purposes is assumed with submission of the entry. The signing of the Loan Agreement submitted with art drop off is an agreement to these conditions.
Entries must be submitted online by 5pm on Friday April 30, 2021. Late entries will not be considered.
QUESTIONS? CONTACT CURATOR ANGIE BARRY: (850) 627-5021
APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 30, 2021.