Call For Artists


AVA Main Gallery

Pride & Protest Exhibition

June 1, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Submission Deadline: May 16, 2018
Acceptance Notification: May 18, 2018
Artwork Delivery: May 22 - 25, 2018
Opening Reception: June 1, 2018
Work Pick-up: June 29 - July 6, 2018

"An Artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times" -- Nina Simone. Throughout history our society has faced problems from all directions. Most recently, there have been more public displays of protest and pride than ever before. Because of this, our upcoming June exhibition will give artists an opportunity to exhibit works containing the content of politics, discrimination, and injustices. Artwork can range from angst and pain, to hope and self-love. This curated exhibition is open to all artists. All 2D and 3D works will be considered as long as they abide by the submission rules. 


This call is open to local and non-local artists. You must be an AVA member to submit. For more information about our membership and benefits, please visit  All mediums are allowed.

Limitations & Restrictions

1) All artwork must be original.

2) 2D artworks must have a hanging system. 3D works must also have a hanging system (if suspended) or a secure base and weigh no more than 100 lbs.

3) All shipping or hand delivery and return of work for the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.

4) AVA reserves the right to reject works that are misrepresented in the submission process or are not properly outfitted to display in the gallery.

5) AVA handles all sales transactions and receives a 30% commission from all gallery sales.

Submission Requirements

1.) Brief artist statement that is relevant to the work submitted (no more than 1 page)

2.) Submit no more than 3 works. Each image must be:

- Saved in jpeg format

- Set color to RGB

- Image size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1920 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1080 pixels

- Saved as artist’s last name and image’s title. Example: DOE_UNTITLED.jpg

3.) Include the below listing in the submission email for each image:

- Artist First & Last name

- Title

- Medium

- Dimensions

- Price (if for sale)

Send materials to AVA's Chief Curator, Kreneshia Whiteside: Subject line should read "Pride & Protest"


Submitting your work indicates that you have read and understand all guidelines and criterion contained within this prospectus. You understand that if accepted, it will be your responsibility to deliver your work to the AVA Gallery ready for hanging and on time, concurrent with any schedules given to you upon acceptance. All works are insured while on AVA’s premises.


For more information regarding this exhibit or other AVA programming, visit or contact the Chief Curator, Kreneshia Whiteside, at or 423.265.4282.


No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regards to services, programs and employment, provided by the Association for Visual Arts based on color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.