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Norfolk Arts Offsite Gallery Call to Artists

Deadline Approaching: August 15, 2022


Words and Image Courtesy of Norfolk Arts.


Norfolk Arts hopes to bring innovation and experimentation to the Offsite Gallery located on the 2nd floor of MacArthur Center. We encourage artists to take visitors to a new level of participation and engagement with a contemporary approach. Exhibitions rotate every 6-8 weeks.

Call for exhibition proposals:

Open to all artists 18 years or older, working in any visual media, residing in the Hampton Roads region to include Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Suffolk, Franklin, Poquoson, Williamsburg and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Southampton, Surry, and York.

Proposals can be for solo, two-person, or group exhibitions. Special consideration will be given to proposals that include a community engagement component to be facilitated during the exhibition or opening reception such as a hands-on workshop, artist talk, etc. Offsite Gallery will consider the diversity of beliefs and values of the citizens of the City of Norfolk, VA.

Submission requirements: DEADLINE: August 15, 2022 No fee to apply. Submit 5-10 JPEG or PNG images, and a written proposal for committee review on CaFÉ.

Proposals must include: 1) Artist statement and CV or resume 2) Information about the subject of the work and intent of your exhibition 3) 5-10 JPEG or PNG images that accurately represent a cohesiveness of work to be exhibited 4) An image list that includes title, medium, dimension and year work was completed 5) Idea for a community engagement component to your exhibition 6) Name, address, phone, email and dates preferred from Exhibition Schedule Draft above.

Questions email: dorothy.coakley@norfolk.gov ph: 757.664.6854

In the event your proposal is accepted, you will be contacted by October 15, 2022

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