calls to artists
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:
Shelter in Place
A digital exhibition series
presented by Studio Place Arts
The Governor’s executive order in March marked a precipitous time of change and adjustment for artists, creatives and others. Artists were challenged on many personal levels by the public health crisis; some were moved to create artwork in response. Most artists experienced a cataclysmic alteration of the art world itself, as gallery exhibitions, art fairs, and museums were quickly cancelled and closed. Additionally, sources of materials and space that artists use in their art-making practices became potentially less available. This period of time nonetheless has offered a chance for new focus and different provocations. What have you been making? Would you be willing to share your work?
Show Series Format:
There are several scheduled digital exhibitions that will be shown via the Studio Place Arts website, Facebook page and Instagram. The exhibitions will be launched via Studio Place Arts, as follows:
June 5, 2020 Show
(Deadline for submission: May 18, 2020)
June 19, 2020 Show
(Deadline for submission: June 8, 2020)
July 10, 2020 Show
(Deadline for submission: June 22, 2020)
Click here for more details about digital exhibition opportunities...
Solo & Small Group Shows in 2021
Studio Place Arts 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 in 2021. Please send SPA: 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).
Deadline for Entries: June 26, 2020
Exhibit Dates: Show dates vary during 2021
(Please let us know if there is a particular time that would NOT fit into your calendar in 2021.)
Let us know if you have questions - we look forward to hearing from you.
Rock Solid XX
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists. We are also looking for 2-D works that display the beautiful qualities of stone.
Deadline for Entries: August 3, 2020
SPA Studio Residency Program
SPA has received funding to support an 11-month studio residency program that will take place Nov. 14, 2020 to October 31, 2021. A small private studio on the second floor of the visual arts center will be provided at no charge to an emerging artist from the greater Barre/Montpelier area who wants to build a new body of work for exhibition.
For more information about this opportunity, please send us an email at: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Deadline for Applications: July 10, 2020
SPA Annual Members Show
Member artists of SPA are invited to share their work in a major show during the holiday gift-giving season – our Annual Members Show called “Celebrate.” A beautiful, diverse selection of fine art and crafts will be displayed creatively on all 3 floors of the SPA building.
Mark Your Calendar:
Contact SPA by Oct. 9, 2020, if you are interested in showing a selection of your work in the show (your SPA membership needs to be current).
For more info, please send us an email at: [email@example.com]
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: TBA (Summer 2021)
Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2021
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the SPA Freedom of Expression Policy