Call for 2018 Exhibit Proposals

The Photoworks Gallery 2018 Call For Proposals offers artists locally, nationally, and internationally an opportunity to submit up to 15 images with a proposal for an exhibition. Solo and group exhibitions considered. This year we are planning two exhibits, March 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018 and July 6 – August 12, 2018. There is no fee for submission, selected artists are responsible for $600 exhibition costs. Please check the details.

Photoworks exhibits have been frequently reviewed by the Washington City Paper and mentioned in the Washington Post.

Glen Echo Park is a vibrant community of artists and attracts a large and eclectic audience.

Exhibit Dates:
March 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018
July 6 – August 12, 2018

Deadline for submissions:  November 12, 2017

Notification of acceptance:  December 10, 2017

Each participating artist should submit:

  • A one page proposal, a description of the work, and a short artist bio.
  • 15 images labeled with the number, artist name and image title

Example: 01_Keating_Karen_Reaching for the Light. jpg

  • Image list to include artist name, image title, medium, dimensions of framed work saved as .doc file Not .docx file.
  • Images Sized:

-Dimensions: 1500 pixels longest side, maximum.
-File format:  JPEG, Resolution 72dpi, Save as .jpeg quality = 8

  • For exhibit publicity in print media, PW will need images 5”x7” at 300ppi.
  • Deliver images electronically to  OR deliver a CD or DVD (SASE for return) to:

7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812 (
1st floor Arcade Bldg.)

  • There is no fee for submission.
  • Proposals may be submitted as a group or individual artist.
  • Exhibitions selected may be for a solo, two or three person exhibit.


  • Selected artists will be responsible for $600 exhibition costs if applying for a solo exhibition.  Two and three person and group exhibits divide the fee accordingly.  Checks made payable to Photoworks, Inc.,
  • Artists are required to attend an organizational meeting with exhibitions director. (2 months before the exhibit).
  • For electronic publicity artists must provide a jpeg image, a two or three line statement describing the work, and an email list of artists guests for exhibit announcements.
  • Work must be professionally presented with wires and ready to hang.
  • Labels for walls and handouts with statement, bio, price.
  • Opening Reception and Gallery talk. Artists provide food, drink, etc.
  • Exhibitors will be expected to be at the gallery for informal talks at least 2 of the Saturdays, 1-4pm during the length of the exhibit.
  • SALES:   Artist receives 60% of sale, Photoworks receives 40% of sale


  • Professional hanging of the exhibition.
  • Signage
  • Publicity to include:  sending an email blast to our data base and to artist guest list announcing the exhibition and reception.
  • The exhibit will be listed on Photoworks website, Facebook,and GEPPAC events.
  • Photoworks will write a press release with your information and distribute to media in the Washington, DC area.
  • Required liquor license for the reception.

We look forward to seeing your work.

Questions contact: Gayle Rothschild, or

Karen Keating,

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