Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2012 Season
November 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012
Reston, Virgina
Application Dates
Sep 1 to Oct 17 '10
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Dec 15, 2010


Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2012 Season

Greater Reston Arts Center, a non-profit arts center in Northern Virginia, is seeking proposals for exhibitions that illuminate new ideas and promote dialogue between artists and the audience. The exhibition program offers artists from the mid-Atlantic region opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open contemporary space. Artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are invited to submit proposals.

The arts center is now accepting proposals for solo and/or group exhibitions for periods of approximately 4 – 6 weeks from November 2011 through September of 2012.


The mission of Greater Reston Arts Center, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts.


Foon Sham, Flow: The Landscape of Migration, interactive installation, 2007


Artists living in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia who have not had a solo exhibition at GRACE within the past three years are eligible. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.


Artwork in all media is acceptable and must have been created within the past three years. GRACE has thirty-six years of experience working with a wide range of artists including those who use non-traditional materials such as plants, soil, and water.


All proposals for exhibitions at Greater Reston Arts Center must be submitted online through


All proposals must be received by midnight, PST October 17, 2010.

Artists will be notified on December 15, 2010.


Application fees are non-refundable and due by the deadline. Fees are payable online by credit card or via mail by check.

· Mail checks payable to:

Greater Reston Arts Center

12001 Market Street, Suite 103

Reston, VA 20190


The Exhibition Committee, comprised of artists, curators, and other arts professionals, considers proposals based on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and relationship to the arts center’s mission and its unique architectural space.

To view previous exhibitions, visit

To view a floor plan of the gallery, visit


Each proposal requires an online application, a non-refundable application fee, and images and/or new media as described below.

Artists may submit multiple applications with fees and different images.

Group exhibition proposals should submit a curator’s proposal/statement, list all participating artists, and follow the guidelines regarding images. Group proposals are required to pay only one fee.

Each application requires the following:

· Images (see below for specifications)

· Resume

· Proposal for Exhibition/Artist Statement

· Non-refundable application fee

· Link to artist website (optional but encouraged)


Artists should submit 10 images labeled as follows:

  • Artist’s Name
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Date
  • Sales price or if NFS, insurance value


Video/film/sound artists should submit

2 -3 projects, each with a maximum of 5 minutes duration. Please provide a film still for each project and an online link where the committee can view your projects.


Include a brief resume. For group exhibitions, include the curator’s resume.


Include a brief statement (no more than 500 words) about your work and your exhibition concept. If you are applying as a group, include how each artist will contribute to the overall concept.

LINK TO WEBSITE (optional)

Provide a link to your artist website. For group exhibitions, provide links to all participating artists’ websites.


Please contact GRACE directly if you have questions.

703.471.9242 ext.111