Friday, May 04, 2007

Art League Houston

Deadline: MONDAY MAY 14, 4:00pm*

Art League Houston is accepting proposals for 2008 - 2009 exhibitions.

This opportunity is open to professional artists and curators living ANYWHERE. There is no residency requirement for this opportunity. Each year we host six exhibitions in the main gallery and typically 4 -5 of those exhibits are developed from the proposals we receive. Priority will be given to proposals that include the creation of new work.

Art League Houston is committed to supporting opportunities for artists to create and show their work. We have been providing services to artists longer than any other organization in Houston. As part of this ongoing commitment we continue to offer a $1,500 honorarium for exhibits in the main gallery.

PLEASE READ the GUIDELINES ( for more information and the submission requirements.


Individual artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals for work consistent with the Art League Houston mission and vision. Since 2005 we have offered a $1,500 honorarium for exhibits in the main gallery to help artists and curators offset material and production costs of creating and showing new work.

Click here ( for a printer friendly version of Proposal Guidelines

Art League Houston typically selects 4-5 of our six annual exhibitions from submitted proposals. The open submission process offers everyone the opportunity to present proposals for exhibitions.

Art League Houston provides the following for exhibitions:

Ÿ 1200 square foot main gallery exhibit space

Ÿ 400 square foot lobby/ exhibition space

Ÿ Design, printing and mailing of postcard invitations

Ÿ Press release and calendar listings and other promotion

Ÿ Standard gallery signage, price sheets, binder for show

Ÿ Insurance of work on site

Ÿ Assistance with installation

Ÿ An opening reception

Art League Houston does not provide framing, shipping, catalogues, professional documentation or extensive post exhibit/installation repairs. Honorariums may be used to help cover these or any other type of expenses.

Guidelines for Independent Curator Proposals

The Independent Curator Proposal Opportunity is for the development and presentation of original and previously unexhibited shows. Proposals should clearly articulate the proposed exhibit concept and format. For the purposes of this call, an installation proposal by an individual artist will be considered under the Independent Curator Proposal Opportunity.

Selection Process

Proposal selection is based upon the artistic merit of the work proposed, feasibility of the proposal and its relevance to the vision, mission and goals of Art League Houston.

Art League Houston reserves the right to reject all submissions and cancel this competition.

Art League Houston