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Calls for Artists


Pelham Art Center accepts proposals to be considered for group exhibitions in our gallery, and solo and group exhibition proposal are accepted as part of our Public Art initiatives: PAC Courtyard and Wolfs Lane Park. See more information below


Guest Curator Application Process

Applications for Guest Curators are reviewed on an annual basis and kept on file for up to 2 years.

Selected Curators will be expected to work independently and be self motivated in developing their proposals.   Curators will have access to the team at Pelham Art Center and support from volunteers if requested.  

All resources and equipment in the gallery will be made available for the curator including but not limited to the following; 

  • Marketing & Graphics.
  • Website and social Media representation and assistance.
  • Installation with a professional art installer as well as de-installation assistance 
  • Support on logistics and theme from Pelham Gallery staff  
  • Opening Reception and additional public program

The curator’s role can be described as follows:

  • To develop and communicate the concept for an art presentation and conceptualize the manner in which this art can be presented to the public;
  • To be a liaison between the Pelham Art Center and the artist(s),  making sure the needs and requirements of artists and the institution are met
  • Curators will follow up with artists to ensure that the artists’ work is in line with the vision of the exhibition’s theme or mission.

What we are looking for.

  • Curatorial Ideas that show relevant, cultural significance 
  • Feasibility of the show based on budgetary and time constraints and gallery space.  (See Floor Plan)
  • All curated show themes and participating work are contingent upon Gallery Advisory Committee approval.  The gallery space is an entrance to studio space shared by children and adults and the exhibit must be suitable for a wide range of viewers. 

To submit a proposal, email [email protected]

Subject line: “Curatorial Submission  NAME  Month/Year”

Provide the following info in a single, multi-page pdf: 

Make sure your letter includes:

  • A short Curator proposal (150-300 words)
  • Contact Information 
  • Information on the proposed work or the scale of the project.
  • Information on proposed participating artists including artist bios and images for each artist showing style and subject in which artist typically works. 

Stipends will be available for the Guest Curator and participating Artists.  Amounts will depend on availability of Grant funding

Open Call Pop-Up Exhibition

Teen Artist Council at Pelham Art Center announces open call for artists of all ages. The open call will accept artist submissions from Dec. 8 – February 10th 2023. Artist Submissions are FREE. Pelham Art Center established its Teen Artist Council in 2022.

Exhibition Theme:

The experience of going through changes, growing as a person, and experiencing a life metamorphosis. From the first day of school, leaving for college, into early adulthood, and beyond the coming of age, the story is layered, complex and about our human nature.

This open call is seeking art that is inspired by or reflects personal experiences and emotions through the process of creating. Artwork examining an event, time or place that is universally significant like coming of age is encouraged.

This open call is open to ALL AGES.

All artwork sizes, medium, are encouraged including: drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, digital work, animation, etc.

Selected Artists will be contacted at the end of February.

Participating artists will be responsible for the delivery and pick up of their work.

Deadline for artwork submission is Friday February 10th, 2023.

To apply, email [email protected]

Subject line: “Artist Submission  NAME  Year TAC”.

Provide the following info in a single, multi-page pdf: Name, Contact information, brief statement about art submitted (process, concept, etc.), 1-4 images and Image List.

File name should be “ArtistSub_NAME_Year_TAC”

Make sure the total size of document does not exceed 10 MB.

Public Art - Courtyard

Public Art initiatives: Sculpture in the Courtyard. Click below for more information and application.

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Public Art - Wolfs Lane Park

Public Art initiatives: Sculpture in Wolfs Lane Park. Click below for more information and application.

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