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Artist & Curatorial Proposals for 2024

The R Gallery at Arlene’s is now accepting artist proposals for 2024. “Since our humble beginning in 2017, the R Gallery at Arlene’s has been lucky enough to feature a wide selection of talented artists and creatives that live in our community. We want to continue that narrative and are looking for regional artists to build on that tradition,” says Gallery Director and Curator Andrew Ochal. He goes on to say “Ideal applicants will have a strong body of work with a clear voice that reflects their artistic vision. As well as a willingness to share that vision with our creative community.”

Interested artists are encouraged to formulate a concept for their exhibition and effectively communicate that idea in their application. Applicants need to articulate the concept in a brief description as well as show the work included in the exhibition. “We want to see their passion and point of view”, says Ochal, “the gallery is open to all types of exhibitions and wants to foster a full range of creativity.” All applications must be submitted online through this submission form. No mail submissions will be accepted. The deadline to apply is Saturday, August 26, 2023 (5 PM).


R Gallery at Arlene's Submission Guidelines:

Please read the guidelines carefully before you submit your Artist Proposal. Artwork that does not meet the guidelines will be disqualified. If accepted work does not meet the guidelines when received at R Gallery at Arlene’s, it will not be considered. No mail submissions will be accepted. Have questions? Email Andrew, at with any questions you may have regarding this submission process. 


Submission Fee:

  • There is no fee to apply to the R Gallery at Arlene’s.


Artwork Submissions Criteria:

  • All artists wanting to submit a proposal to the R Gallery at Arlene’s must submit a complete application prior to the deadline of 5 pm (EST) on Saturday, August 26, 2023, and be selected by gallery staff. Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • We are open to all media including installations.

  • All artwork must be original done by the applicant and reflect a cohesive body of work. 

  • Title for the exhibition (The gallery staff will come up with a name if one is not provided).

  • An Exhibition Description (PDF only).

  • Artists must submit a separate PDF of their artist statement and bio.

  • Up to 15 images of the work intended to be exhibited may be submitted. Image file size must be at least 300 dpi and labeled in the following format: FristLastName_Title.jpg or FristLastName_Title.png. 

  • Exhibition List that corresponds to the images submitted. The list should include the artist's name, titles, mediums, sizes, year made, and prices (including 40% commission).

  • Applicants will be asked to provide links to their social media accounts if applicable.

  • The artwork submitted in the application must be the same work to be exhibited in the R Gallery at Arlene's. Artists are not permitted to change or replace pieces of the original submissions without prior permission from the R Gallery at Arlene’s.

  • Artwork cannot exceed 40”x60”. Click here for the R Gallery Key, which includes the dimensions


Artwork Sales:

  • Artists will receive 60% of the sale with a 40% commission to the R Gallery at Arlene’s.


Visibility and Promotion:

  • Artwork selected for the R Gallery at Arlene's will be available to view and purchase in person at the R Gallery at Arlene's located inside Arlene's Artist Materials.

  • Artwork included in the program will be featured on the gallery's website, social media posts, and newsletters.

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