Please check back for updated submission deadline.
New deadline will be set sometime in Fall of 2011
Cedar Art Center’s Houghton Gallery seeks
to present visual art exhibitions of unique vision and sound intellectual premise. Artists are selected for exhibitions based
on overall artistic integrity and how the subject, medium or curatorial content fits in with exhibit and program plans each
Annually a Review Panel of qualified art professionals from
outside of the organization reviews submissions and makes recommendations for upcoming exhibitions. 171's Visual Arts Curator
coordinates the exhibition schedule and may select additional artists to participate in order to facilitate a well rounded
exhibition program. While artists are primarily chosen through the annual review process artists are also selected from past
submissions that have been kept on file, studio and gallery visits, referrals, artist web sites, and ongoing research. In
addition the Houghton Gallery occasionally works with guest curators.
We generally schedule exhibitions 18 - 24 months in advance.
(A note to artists who have previously shown at
171: Artists who have had solo exhibition in the past
8 years or been included a two or a three person exhibition in the 5 years will not be selected for a solo exhibition. Contact
us if you have questions about eligibility.)
Submissions: To be considered for exhibition in 171 Cedar Arts Center’s
Houghton Gallery submit the following materials for review:
1. Letter of interest
2. 8-10 Digital Images on CD (recommended) or 8-10
Slides, labeled, in slide sheet.
3. List of Images with title, dimensions, medium and date of each work
4. Resume or C.V.
5. Artist's Statement
be some variation for curatorial
proposals. Please contact Ann Welles for further details.)
of Submission Materials: Put name & contact information
are on all materials
Letter of interest:
Introduce yourself, tell us how you know about Houghton Gallery and explain what you envision (for example, ‘an
exhibition of my recent paintings’). Briefly tell us what our audience
would gain from experiencing your work. Let us know if you have a website or if there is a place online we can see your recent
8-10 Images: Please submit recent work. Images will not be accepted via email.
CD’s - JPEGs or PDFs recommended. Label CD with
name and contact information.
Keep image size reasonable. Be sure files will open on a PC.
File names should include the number of the image as it appears on your separate List of Images.
Slides - label slides with your name, which side is up, and a numbers coordinating with the numbers
on your List of Images. Put slides in a slide sheet.
List of Images: A numbered list that coordinates with the images you have submitted. Include title, dimensions, medium and year of each artwork
4. Resume or C.V.
one page artist’s statement or essay about a curatorial proposition.
may submit additional materials such as reviews or promotional materials, if they lend insight into your work.
Remember materials will not be returned to you.
● 171 may
or may not opt to retain submissions for further consideration