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Call to Artists

Apply for our open-call exhibitions at CityArts. This is a great way to get involved! Open calls each have their own theme and require a submission fee. A number of our upcoming open-call exhibitions (H2Show, Alice in Wonderland, and Edgar Allan Poe) include prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. These winners are selected by a jury.

All art displayed at CityArts must be for sale and include a price that reflects a 30% commission. Each open call has its own entry procedure, so please read the details provided. See the drop-down below that includes all our open calls in 2023.

Open-Call Exhibitions in 2023

  • Spice in Food (Due: February 10, 2023)
  • Spice in Medicine (Due: March 10, 2023)
  • H2Show Prize Exhibition (Due: Feb 10, 2023)
  • Alice in Wonderland Prize Exhibition (Due: March 24, 2023)
  • The Art of Flowers (Due: August 11, 2023)
  • Dia de los Muertos & Monster Exhibitions (Due: October 13, 2023)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Prize Exhibition (Due: October 27, 2023)

Show Policies – by submitting your work you agree to the following:

  1. All works submitted must be original works created by the Artist, and the Artist must control all necessary rights of use and reproduction. If any third party disputes the Artist’s claims of ownership, originality, or copyrights, CA will not mediate the dispute or become involved. The work at issue will be removed and returned to the Artist. No refund will be provided.
  2.  Artwork must be framed or ready for hanging or display.
  3. All artwork submitted for exhibitions at CityArts must be FOR SALE.
  4. CityArts takes a 30% commission of all art sales, so artists must price their work, accordingly. 
  5. It is recommended and requested that the Artist attend the Third Thursday opening, and that the Artist promote the Thrid Thursday opening reception to your network, using the event reservation protocols that are being used by CityArts..
  6. All sales will be reconciled within 30 days of the show closing. Artist should include legal name on submission if different from working name.
  7. After-show closing, all work must be picked up on the day(s) indicated for pickup. CityArts is not responsible for damage during storage to any work not picked up after posted pick up date. Any art not picked up within 14 days of the show closure will become the property of CityArts.
  8. CityArts will make every effort to carefully handle and protect work, however, CityArts cannot be held liable for damage to work that you submit, or for any personal injury you may sustain while participating at CityArts shows. You agree to bear all risk of loss and damage.
  9. Neither CityArts nor the Downtown Arts District, Inc. is liable for theft of any work displayed within the premises. CityArts and DAD makes reasonable efforts to maintain a secure premise for our Artists and their works, but the Artist must accept all risks of loss due to theft..
  10. Neither CityArts nor the Downtown Arts District insures any art work displayed. Artists are welcome to provide their own insurance.

Photo credit: Viewhouse Productions

Call to Artists Alice in Wonderland V4
Call to Artists Edgar Allan Poe