Sunday, September 01, 2013

The Delaplaine Large Group Proposals

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Call for Exhibit Proposal
Large Group Proposals

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Frederick, MD

Housed in a former flour mill, the Delaplaine offers five galleries on two floors that showcase solo and group exhibitions on a rotating basis. Exhibit receptions are held on the first Saturday of each month.

The Delaplaine seeks proposals on an ongoing basis for shows in five galleries as well as schools and community groups for the Community Art Wall. Proposals for large group, small group, and solo shows are reviewed by an exhibit selection panel and are scheduled two years in advance.

Large Group Proposal Criteria

This criteria applies to guilds, societies, etc.

To submit a proposal you must supply the following:
  • No more than 20 digital images on a CD. The images should be of current work and should substantially represent the type of work that will be exhibited. A Power Point presentation is preferred.
  • Preference is given to work created within the last 3 years. Preference is given to regional arts organizations.
  • A brief proposal, describing focus of the exhibit, no more than one PPT. page.
  • The group may choose to have the work juried into the exhibit. Ideally, the exhibit will contain between 40 and 80 works.

The Center’s Exhibition Selection Panel, comprised of working artists and arts administrators, collectors and gallery owners, reviews proposals and makes selections. The entries should substantially represent the scope of the work that will be exhibited; however, we recognize new work may be created for the exhibit.

FEE: $30 for each application. The contact person must be a member in order to waive the processing fee for a large group show proposal.

Visit website to download proposal guidelines:

Questions? Contact Diane Sibbison 301-698-0656 ext. 115, or by e-mail

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll St.
Frederick, MD 21701