Target Gallery invites regional artists living in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2021. The individual with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from May 29 - July 18, 2021 as well as a virtual online catalog. The artist will also receive a $2000 stipend as well as $100 for providing an artist talk and guided tour. 

Directions For Entry

The gallery accepts online submission form only via Submittable. To apply, you must create an account first. This will allow you to monitor the status and receive notifications about your submission. You will only need to create the account onceā€”if you have used Submittable before you can simply log in to your account to submit. This includes uploading your images and paying via Submittable. A non-refundable $35* entry fee includes one proposal submission with up to 25 images. The application must be received by Target Gallery via Submittable no later than 11:59pm E.S.T. on the deadline listed above. 

* Due to impacts of COVID-19, this year Target Gallery will be offering $10 off the application fee for students, veterans, or active military as well as emerging artists. An emerging artist for the purpose of this opportunity is defined as someone who has been exhibiting professionally for less than 5 years. To request the discounted application, a resume or relevant documentation will need to be sent to: 

targetgallery@alexandriava.gov by Friday, December 18 by 6pm to be sent a private link to the discounted application. Please note that the discounted application is a separate application and the costs cannot be taken off this application. If you are eligible and would like to request a discount on your application, do not fill out this application. You will receive a private emailed link to the discounted application upon the verification of the required documentation. 

Guidelines

A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition installation. Works are insured while in Target Gallery. Artists are required to sign an Artist Agreement and Loan Agreement if accepted. Target Gallery will keep the images of accepted works and reserves the right to reproduce the images for all media and publicity purposes. Proposals must be new bodies of work or works that have not been previously shown in the region. Individual works that have been previously shown can be entered if they are a part of new bodies of work and/or a new concept.

Delivery

Artists are responsible for the delivery of their work to the gallery. Target Gallery will not be responsible for any damage incurred in transit or post-exhibition.

Limitations

Please be mindful of the gallery dimensions that are provided in the floorplan in the prospectus. Adjustments, if possible, shall be noted by the artist(s) in the proposal if their works exceed the appropriate size. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work and must have been created in the last 5 years. All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. Work can be hung, depending on weight, but not drilled to the ceiling or the floor. Contact gallery directly to confirm for accommodations. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images. Please refer to the application for specific instructions for each exhibition.

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