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Open Call

Marlboro College is pleased to announce an Open Call for a solo exhibition in its Drury Gallery to open in the fall of 2019.

This opportunity includes a reception, a $1,000 honorarium for the selected artist/proposal, and an event that actively engages both Marlboro College and the local community such as an interactive artist’s talk, workshop, or collaborative work of art. Both the exhibition and related program will be promoted on Marlboro College’s social media outlets. Marlboro College gallery directors and student associates will schedule a studio visit (virtual or in-person) leading up to the opening of the exhibition. Artists are required to participate in the exhibitions’ installation, although this participation need not include on-site supervision or physical labor.

Visual artists of all disciplines, at any stage of their career, from all geographical locations are encouraged to apply. Women, non-binary people, people of color, and non-able-bodied people are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that include community engagement and meaningful interaction with the Marlboro Community will be prioritized. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, clarity of their proposal, and commitment to their artistic practice by a committee of students and faculty from Marlboro College. An alternate list of candidates/runners-up will be considered for future programming at the gallery and/or visiting artist engagements at the college.

Submission Guidelines

Images: Please include at least 10 and up to 20 images of work that will be included in your exhibition or that exemplify the type of work you would present. Digital renderings or project schematics must be limited to three of these images. Parameters for digital files are indicated on the form.

Artist’s Statement: 500 words max

Narrative Bio: 200 words max


Proposal: 500 words max

  • Please describe your exhibition. What will be included in the gallery?

  • What are some of your inspirations and influences for this particular work?

  • Please describe how your exhibition and/or related program will actively engage the students of Marlboro College and the local Marlboro community.

Application fee: $15


  • Installation: Week of October 6

  • Opening: October 12

  • Closing: November 15

  • Deinstallation: November 16, 17

  • Reception and program dates are flexible and will be arranged in consideration with the artists’ schedule.

  • Application opens: March 1, 2019

  • Deadline: April 8, 11:59 pm, EST

Questions? Email Amy Beecher at abeecher@marlboro.edu.


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