open calls


AVA is currently taking proposals for our 2020 OPEN CALL 6-week exhibitions!

Submissions must be sent prior to deadlines given below. If interested, please send your proposal with the following information to AVA's Chief Curator, Kreneshia Whiteside, at

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Proposals from professional artists and artist collectives will be considered for the Main Gallery. There is no charge for AVA members; Non-AVA members must submit a $25 submission fee.

Proposals from local schools/classes/educational programs will be considered for the Landis Education Gallery (no submission fee necessary).



February 28th — April 10

Reception TBD

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2019



May 1 — June 12

*Reception Friday, May 5th

Proposal Deadline: February 28, 2020



August 7 — September 18

*Reception TBD

Proposal Deadline: June 5, 2020

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Submitting your work indicates that you have read and understand all guidelines and criterion contained within this prospectus. You understand that it will be your responsibility to uphold given gallery and participation standards, concurrent with any schedules given to you.

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.