Application Deadline:  Monday, April 10, 2017- 11:59pm.

School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2017 juried group exhibitions, to take place September 1 – October 28, 2017, and November 3 – January 6, 2018 in our first floor Main Gallery.  The call for entry is open to visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad.  Our jurors will select between four and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision.  School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming.

Our 2017 Jurors

Natalie Campbell

Natalie Campbell is an independent curator and arts worker active in Washington DC and New York. She studied Art History at Hunter College CUNY. Her teaching includes the Corcoran School of Arts + Design at George Washington University and the Maryland Institute College of Art MFA Program in Curatorial Practice (Spring 2017). She has curated and co-curated exhibitions at venues including the American University Museum, Washington, DC; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, the Center for Book Arts, New York, as well as numerous temporary, collaborative, and publication-based projects outside of traditional exhibition spaces. Upcoming projects include an exhibition at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (Asheville, NC, summer 2017) and a project with the artist collective FURTHERMORE at Washington Project for the Arts (DC, fall 2017).

Jarvis S. DuBois

Since moving to Washington, DC In 2002, DuBois has independently curated and consulted on many exhibitions including: Black Abstraction– Harmony Hall Regional Art Gallery, Fort Washington, MD (2011); GA Gardner: Interconnections– The Athenaeum, VA (2012); A/Way Home- DC Arts Center (2012-13); Of a Place and Time: Photographic Memories and Imaginings– Hillyer Art Space (2013); (in)Visible and (dis)Embodied: Repositioning the Marginalized– DC Arts Center (2014); Of Present Bodies- Arlington Arts Center, VA (2014); Looking Back/Looking Forward: 15 Years of the Millennium Arts Salon- Brentwood Arts Exchange, MD. (co-curation, 2015); Dream Ship- Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, DC. (2015) Hear/Here-Honfleur Gallery, DC. (2016);  and most recently, Lest We Forget- A co-curation with Deirdre Darden- Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD. DuBois curated the work of performance artist Sheldon Scott at (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC. (2013-14), is a member of the Millennium Arts Salon board, and serves upon the Hillyer Art Space Artist Advisory committee. He currently serves as a Museum Specialist at Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (2002-present).

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Individual visual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium may apply.
  • Artists should apply with their most recent works.
  • Artists who apply should be available to participate in either of the exhibitions. Artists cannot be selected for more than one exhibition.
  • Selected artists will be fully responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick-up of their artwork.
  • Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are ineligible to apply.
  • Late and incomplete entries will not be considered.

Application and Exhibition Timeline:

  • Call for Entry applications due by 11:59pm Monday, April 10, 2017.
  • Notifications will go out to artists on Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • Two exhibitions will take place on the following dates: (1) September 1 – October 27, 2017, and (2) November 3 – January 6, 2018 The artwork delivery and installation period for each exhibition will take place 1.5 weeks before each opening. An opening reception (dates TBA) will take place for each exhibition.

Complete submissions should include:

  • Personal information (name, home and email addresses, phone number, and website url where applicable)
  • 10 .jpg images of artwork, no larger than 5 MB each.  Please label works by last name, then first name followed by the number the image is on your image list (for example: smithjohn01.jpg, smithjohn02.jpg, etc.).
  • Artists submitting time-based works may submit up to 10 minutes of video. in .mov or .mp4 format, no larger than 200MB.
  • Current CV / artist’s resume
  • Artist Statement
  • Image description list including title, date, medium and dimensions in .doc or .pdf format.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager @, or call 443-263-4352.

School 33 Art Center is a program of Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

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