Saturday, April 10, 2010

Art League Houston

Deadline: MAY 13, 2010 by 4:00 p.m. (RECEIVE)

Art League Houston
Houston, Texas

Art League Houston is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Open Call for Proposals. Curators and individual artists are encouraged to submit proposals for work consistent with the Art League Houston's mission and vision.


In 2005, Art League Houston began supporting the creation of new works by offering a $1,500 honorarium for exhibitions in our main gallery, to be used without restriction, such as to help defray shipping, travel, and material and framing costs. The open call for submissions is part of our continuing commitment to broadening accessibility to the visual arts for the community.

Each year, Art League Houston presents four to six major exhibitions in its main gallery, additional exhibitions in the adjacent Art League Project Gallery, and an undetermined number of outdoor exhibitions.


The Artist Proposal Opportunity is for individual artists or small groups wanting to be considered for inclusion in upcoming Art League Houston exhibitions. Work which has been shown in Texas will not be considered unless it has been significantly altered, either by changing the previous context or other means. ALH emphasizes new works. Emerging or mid-career visual artists may submit proposals for consideration.

The Independent Curator Proposal Opportunity is for the development and presentation of original and previously un-exhibited shows. Independent curators are the primary coordinator of their exhibit.

Proposal selection is based on the artistic merit of the work proposed, feasibility of the proposal and its relevance to the vision, mission, and goals of the Art League Houston. Curators and artists will be notified if their proposal has been selected in the fall of 2009. Art League Houston asks to hold submission packets for up to one full year. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Art League Houston reserves the right to reject all submissions.

SUBMISSIONS CHECKLIST: Proposals NOT containing all items on the list below WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

□ Contact information
□ Biography
□ Resume
□ Proposal Narrative
□ Artist/Curatorial Statement
□ 10-20 Images
□ Slide Script (numbered image list)
□ Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope with sufficient return Postage (Not mandatory but the submission will not be returned without it.)


Email questions regarding exhibitions or proposals to If email is not available, call 713-523-9530 and ask for Sarah Schellenberg or Beth Secor.

Visit website for full details including complete proposal guidelines: