Information for Artists

Jury Information for the CVA Caroline S. Mark Gallery or CVA Vault Gallery

Proposals

Although digital submissions of proposals are preferred artists may submit via hard copy. Proposals should be presented on standard size paper (8-1/2" x 11") and sheets should not be stapled or bound together. Please do not include folders, binders, or other elaborate paper holders.

Please provide the following and state whether applying for the Caroline S. Mark Gallery or Vault Gallery:

  • Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

  • CD of work. Digital images of work must be saved to a CD in JPG format.  Please format the pictures so they are large enough for us to view, but not too large to open (approx. 700-500pixels, 72ppi).

  • Please include a list that describes each submission with its title, composition and price.*

  • A resume listing art education and prior shows or exhibits. (No formal art training or past exhibitions are required to exhibit.)

  • Copies of news articles highlighting you or your work (optional).

  • Artist Statement.

  • Include a self addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage for return of your submission. Submissions dropped off at the Center will be called for pick up.

    *Please be aware that the Center's gallery is primarily, though not totally, a sales gallery and that an adequate body of work must be for sale. We will retain a tax-deductible contribution to our organization of 40% of the sale. You must calculate this contribution into your pricing.

Exhibit Guidelines

  • Gallery standards suggest that fine art works have simple frames with neutral (not colored) mats.

  • If applicable, 2-D work must be protected by Plexiglas, not glass.

  • All 2-D work must be hung with wire - no saw tooth hangers allowed.

  • Art work must be original and created within the last 2 years.

  • Works must NOT have been shown before at the CVA galleries.

  • The CVA reserves the right not to display any work which fails to meet jury committee review expectations.

Jury process

All artists wishing to display their work in the CVA gallery must complete the jury process.

The Jury Committee meets quarterly. You will receive written notification of the jury’s decision within one to two months of the meeting.  The notification process is directly related to the number of artists who have submitted work.