The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum invites artists and/or groups to apply to exhibit in the Museum's exhibition galleries. All artists or groups wishing to exhibit must submit the Exhibition Proposal Form which requires at least 10-20 quality images as examples of the work to be included in an exhibition, a biographical sketch, and a resume including a list of past exhibits, awards, and collections. Artists are encouraged to exhibit a new body of work. Proposals may be submitted at any time either by email or mail, but ALL parts of the proposal must be included.
Complete proposals are first reviewed reviewed by the Curator and Executive Director. Proposals deemed appropriate for the Sara May Love Gallery are then reviewed by the Exhibition Committee four times a year. Notifications will be sent to applicants as soon as decisions are made. Exhibitions are scheduled 24-36 months in advance.
Please note, no shipping, transportation, housing, materials allowance, or honorariums are provided to the artist/ender unless otherwise specified on the exhibition acceptance letter. Exhibiting artists are responsible for shipping/delivery and pick up of artwork or must arrange for, and cover, shipping costs. Click here to download the proposal form.
Sara May Love Gallery (150 linear feet): As the largest gallery, the Sara May Love Gallery is reserved for Major Exhibitions, i.e., artists or collections of art with an established style, cohesive body of work, and a strong record of exhibitions and/or collections; and/or collections of art that have strong historical or cultural content. Extensive educational programming is created for each exhibition including docent-guided tours, guest presentations/lectures, etc. The Sarah K. Newberry Gallery Annex is used as an extension of the Sara May Love Gallery or the Zoe Golloway Gallery.
Zoe Golloway Gallery (45 linear feet): Named after the Gadsden Arts founding director, this intimate gallery is reserved for work by artists with an established style, cohesive body of work, and strong record of exhibitions and/or collections.
Munroe Family Community Gallery (60 linear feet): Located on the 2nd floor, this gallery features regional artists in our community working in all media and levels. Artists and artist groups can sign up for 3 month exhibition slots. The space is designed to be a learning opportunity for artists, with the opportunity to work directly with Gadsden Arts Center & Museum staff to learn about preparing artwork for exhibition, installing, lighting, and labeling.