calls to artists
We invite artists to submit their artwork for consideration for future shows.
Emailed submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently accepting submissions for the following SPA exhibits:
Gallery Shows in 2019-2020:
SPA Annual Members Show
Studio Place Arts (SPA) invites its members to share their new work in a major show during the holiday gift-giving season – our annual members show called “CELEBRATE!” It’s a local arts extravaganza that includes a diverse selection of fine art and crafts displayed creatively on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building.
Join us - visitors are inspired by the quality and scope of this show, a staple of our art center since 2000. (Space is limited; please contact SPA at (802) 479-7069 for additional information.)
Deadline for submissions:
Contact SPA by Oct. 11, 2019, if you are interested in showing a selection of your work in the show (your SPA membership needs to be current).
Mark Your Calendar:
Exhibit Dates: November 13 – Dec. 28, 2019
Reception: Sat., Nov. 16, 4-6PM
During the most brutally cold months of winter, the SPA gallery will turn into a botanical refuge with paintings and drawings, sculptural works and installations that depict the plant, insect and animal worlds -- flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, soil, various pollinators, and maybe that rascal of a wood chuck who raided your garden. Invited works may be realistically rendered or abstracted. We are looking for your new work, in traditional and nontraditional media, to create a lavish display of color and an exhibit that celebrates the senses.
Exhibit Dates: January 21 – March 7, 2020
Deadline for Submissions: November 15, 2019
FUTURES - Studio Place Arts (SPA) is proud to participate in “Vermont’s “2020 Vision: Seeing the World through Technology” as Vermont museums of art, history, and science, as well as galleries and other exhibiting institutions, will collaborate on a suite of exhibitions around the theme. Here at SPA, we want to celebrate the role artists play in envisioning the future. This show invites artists to share works of science fiction, in traditional and non-traditional media (proposals for installations are welcome).
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020
Deadline for submissions: Fri., January 24, 2020
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The Cranbrook Academy of Art located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is known as one of the preeminent centers of education in fine art, crafts, design, and architecture since the early 1930s. SPA will be honoring the late Marc Awodey, local artist and art critic, who attended Cranbrook, by organizing an exhibit in 2020 of work by those in our area who also attended Cranbrook.
(photo credit: P.D. Rearick)
Exhibit Dates: May 12 – June 27, 2020
Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2020
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The Parade is Coming!
This vibrant show includes work in a variety of media and installations that depict the excitement, content, and vivid colors associated with parades -- marching bands, floats, color guards, politicians working the crowd, parade stands, and characters in the parade audience -- as well as more solemn processions and marches. In addition to works on the walls, we will assemble a parade involving a group of artists’ sculptural works in a variety of media. Join the parade! Individual works in this part of the show (floats, marchers, vehicles, animals, musicians, and etc.) should measure approximately 12-36 inches high.
Exhibit Dates: July 7 – August 22, 2020
Deadline for Submissions: April 24, 2020
Directions for Submitting Artwork
Submissions should include the following:
How to Submit:
Please email your submission materials to:
Physical materials (CDs & thumbdrives) can be mailed or delivered to:
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
*Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned after review.
$10 Submission Fee for Non-Members (free for members)
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