Calls for Artists

The first way that most artists show their work at LibertyTown is through our juried shows. Check our our current opportunities below, and we hope to see your work at LibertyTown soon!

Summer Solstice,
a National Juried Exhibition

On Midsummer, the Northern Europeans light massive bonfires to summon the suns rays to make sure their summers are long and bright. It is a time of celebration and family. This June we would like to summon a bit of sunshine to our gallery to make this summer as joy filled as possible. Please join us by sending in your works of art representing summer in full swing. Are they images of the beach or backyard barbeques? Are they pottery to be used on the porch with loved ones? Soft summer wraps to drape over your shoulders? It can be almost anything you want that brings a sense of warmth and joy to our space.

We are pleased to announce our juror, Carole Garmon: 

Carole Garmon, Professor of Art, holds an MFA (1996) and a BFA (1993) in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught at UMW since 1998 and is a recipient of UMW’s Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award.  She teaches a senior capstone course, Professional Practices in Studio Art along with all areas of sculpture, video, performance, and installation art.  She is a member of the College Art Association and the National Council of Art Administrators.

Garmon’s research acknowledgements include the accessioning of select images and research materials on Rembrandt into the Rijks Museum Library in Amsterdam, Holland, and participating in a BBC 2 documentary on Rembrandt’s painting, The Night Watch. The segment is part of the larger series, The Private Life of the Masterpiece. She was one of two Americans chosen to participate in the international exhibition, Inspired By Rembrandt, commemorating Rembrandt’s 400th birthday. In addition to numerous private collections, her work has been exhibited at the Main Art Gallery and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, the WPA/Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C., the Arlington Arts Center, as well as Lima, Peru and Berlin, Germany.

Eligibility

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last five years.

Rules

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Fees

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each submitted piece before it will be juried. Payment may be submitted electronically via our website or by check delivered to LibertyTown. “Friends of LibertyTown” Members receive discounted jury fees. If you aren’t already, you can become a member here.

Application Fees

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $5

Awards

  • 1st Place: $250
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $75

Commission

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

  • 5/20: Submissions due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
  • 5/22: Notifications sent
  • 5/30: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 6/2: Opening reception
  • 7/2: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

Entry

Applications must be submitted electronically via Submittable https://libertytownarts.submittable.com/submit (no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Up to three images may be submitted per piece if an additional detailed view or multiple perspectives are required to convey the piece. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror if the work differs significantly from the images provided.

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Accepted Work Delivery and Return

Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping. Our address is:

LibertyTown Arts Workshop
916 Liberty Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Usage

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.