calls to artists
Shows in 2022 and other opportunities will be posted here in late September. Stay tuned!
We invite artists to submit their artwork for consideration for future shows.
Emailed submissions should be sent to: email@example.com
We are currently accepting submissions for the following SPA exhibits and opportunities:
Shows & Opportunities:
SPA Studio Residency Program:
SPA is inviting emerging artists from the greater Barre/Montpelier area to apply for an 11-month studio residency program that will take place Nov. 13, 2021 to October 31, 2022. A small private studio on the second floor of the visual arts center will be provided at no charge to an emerging artist who wants to build a new body of work for exhibition. Click here for more details...
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 6 - August 20, 2021
Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2021
Call for Teen Artists in the ‘Hood:
We’re reserving 2 shows in our Quick Change Gallery this summer for 2 teen artists between the ages of 14-18 years. Send us a short description about you and your artwork (no more than 250 words!) and 3 images of your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 11.
Show 1 takes place: July 7-July 28. Show 2 takes place: July 30-Aug. 20. Our Quick Change Gallery is a tiny gallery made from an old telephone booth. The artwork should not be framed and needs to be easily hung (pinned directly or with black metal clips). We look forward to hearing from you!
Inviting Solo & Small Group Shows:
Calendar Year 2022
SPA uses its second and third floor space for solo and small group shows. We encourage artists to submit a proposal to SPA for consideration of such a show. (Please visit SPA to determine whether this space would be ideal for your show proposal.)
Submit: A brief written statement about yourself or the artist group and what you want to accomplish with a show, a CD or DVD with 8-12 images of representative work (please label this information carefully with the name, media, size, price and date of your work). If there is a particular time of year that you prefer, please note this on your proposal.
You may also make your submission via email to: [email@example.com]
(2nd/3rd fl galleries)
Exhibit Dates: Late Jan-November, 2022
Deadline for Submissions: June 22, 2021
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. Artists are invited to share their most compelling stone artwork.
To submit: Call 479-7069 to discuss or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1, 2021
September 14 – October 30, 2021
SPA Annual Members Show
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 celebration that includes a diverse selection of fine art and crafts displayed creatively on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building.
Mark Your Calendar: Contact SPA by Oct. 8, 2021 if you are interested in showing a selection of your work in the show (your SPA membership needs to be current).
Exhibit Dates: Nov. 10 – Dec. 29, 2021
Directions for Submitting Artwork - Group Shows
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)
Payment can be mailed by check or paid online via the PayPal button below.
*If using PayPal, please enter the title of the exhibition you are submitting to in the field below:
Call: (802) 479-7069
or Email: email@example.com
Click here for the SPA Freedom of Expression Policy