Opportunities for Visual Artists

The City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Commission is accepting proposals for exhibits in the Takoma Park Community Center for Winter/Spring 2017.

Gallery Exhibits

The Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center is a vibrant hub of activity with hundreds of people passing through each week and hosts exciting and thought provoking art exhibits in a variety of mediums throughout the calendar year. We encourage artists from all walks of life and perspectives to apply and exhibit. An online application is available at the bottom of the page. See the Gallery Information page for details on the exhibit space and current exhibitions.

A photo of a leaf in Sligo Creek by Julius Kassovic
A photo of a leaf in Sligo Creek by Julius Kassovic

Proposal Deadlines

  • Artists: Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis

Submit your application with the form at the bottom of the page.

Gallery Exhibit Details

Exhibits run for two months and are scheduled at least six months in advance. Exhibits are thematically grouped.

Selected artists are responsible for all details of the exhibit, including delivery, display and removal of exhibit materials. Guidelines for the development of a successful exhibit in the Community Center will be provided to selected exhibitors.


The City of Takoma Park does not take commission for art sales. All sale proceeds go to the artist. All sold works must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.


The City will promote gallery exhbit events on the City of Takoma Park website, City TV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the We Are Takoma arts e-newsletter. Additional promotion efforts may include the distribution of fliers and announcements in the Takoma Park Newsletter, We Are Takoma program brochures, and the City Guide.

All work entered will be considered available for marketing purposes. Participants are encouraged to assist in the promotion of the event by providing and authorizing the use of requested copy, images and video clips, if available. Participants can also promote the event using available marketing and social media outlets.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by City arts staff as well as our Gallery Coordinator, Shanthi Chandrasekar. We will notify applicants within three months of receiving your proposal. We schedule exhibits approximately six months before they open. We currently have exhibits booked through December 2016. Submit your Visual Artist application!


For questions about the gallery contact:Shanthi Chandrasekar
Gallery Coordinator

"One Soul" by digital artist Atousa Raissyan.
“One Soul” by digital artist Atousa Raissyan.

Call For Visual Artists

How to apply:

Visual artists that want to considered for exhibition in the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center's galleries should fill out the application below. Visual artist submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Fields marked with an * (asterisk) are mandatory.

Artist Contact Information

Enter in your contact information.

*Artist or organization name:

*Contact name:






ZIP Code:

About the Artist's Work

Enter in a short biography, answer basic questions about your work, and supply a web address where your work can be previewed (if available.)


*Artist bio:

*Artist statement:

*Description of work:
Include information about the medium and a plan for installation.

*Estimated number of pieces in exhibit:

*Average dimensions of your work:

*Smallest size artwork you propose to exhibit:

*Largest size artwork you propose to exhibit:

Work Examples

Upload at least three images of art you plan to exhibit. Files must be in gif, png, or jpg/jpeg format. Individual files must be under 1 megabyte is size. Failure to adhere to this size limit will cause form to timeout and your application will not be submitted.

*Work example 1:

*Work example 2:

*Work example 3:

Work example 4:

Work example 5:

Submit Application

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