HOW DO I EXHIBIT AT BDAC?

Get Connected

Sign up for our emails (see pop-up on the front page or send us an email at info@bdac.org). Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We regularly post about exhibits, events, and classes. You'll get updates on all of our calls-for-entry.

 

Submit to the Annual Call-for-Proposals

The annual Call-for-Proposal is usually open between spring and late summer. Propose a solo, dual, or group exhibit as either an artist or curator. The Exhibitions Committee reviews applications and invites the selected artists. Apply at bdac.org/call-for-proposals.

 

Submit to the Annual Statewide Competition

Check the current year's schedule to see the date for the current year. Submissions are usually accepted online two months before the opening. Before the exhibit, read instructions for that year at bdac.org/statewide-competition. A guest juror selects the artists to display and awards winners with cash prizes.

 

Submit to the Annual Plein Air Competition

Check the current year's exhibition schedule for the dates of the exhibition. Before the exhibition, read instructions for that year on our webpage for the plein air competition.

Sign Up for a Booth at Summerfest or Winterfest

Sell and exhibit your art and crafts at one of BDAC's most significant events. Contact James Bates if you're interested. More info about Summerfest can be found at bdac.org/summerfest.

 

Get to Know BDAC and the Local Art Community

Some BDAC exhibits happen because we get to know artists' work through other artists, curators, and shows at other locations. Introduce yourself to the staff at a reception! Visit as many exhibits as possible at different places and decide where your work fits.

 

Hint: BDAC is proud to exhibit a diverse range of art from contemporary and traditional fine art to crafts and commercial art. Come see us more than once.

 

What NOT to Do

Please don't bring in your art to show us and ask for an exhibit. We will tell you about the opportunities above! 

 

When you get an exhibit (congratulations!), don't be a flake! Artists who communicate well, meet deadlines, and are easy to work with often get asked to exhibit again.

Questions About Exhibitions 
Cara Krebs
Exhibitions Director
cara@bdac.org
 
Questions About Selling Art and Crafts in the Gift Shop 
Alison Neville
Education Director
alison@bdac.org