Deadline: May 21, 2017 – Call for Curatorial Proposals – Curatorial Proposal Series @ Gallery 263


The Curatorial Proposal Series (CPS) offers artists of all disciplines and experience levels, the opportunity to organize and present a polished, self-curated exhibition with the guidance and support of Gallery 263 staff and facilities. The CPS is Gallery 263’s main exhibition program, amounting to four shows annually, and is the only way to be considered for a proposed group or solo exhibition.

We accept electronic submissions on a rolling basis. The next jury session will begin May 21, 2017. Only proposals submitted by that date will be considered for exhibition between June and December, 2017.

Gallery 263 seeks Curatorial Proposal exhibitions which:

  • present a strong curatorial thesis, and for group proposals, a tangible connection between the included artists’ work
  • promise high quality, contemporary, fresh and original artwork
  • are a good fit for Gallery 263’s space, and which negotiate well with our diverse event programming benefit the local community

Qualifications, Restrictions & Suggestions

  • For solo exhibitions, only New England [MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME] artists are eligible. For group proposals, at least 50% of participating artists must reside in New England.
  • At least 50% of work submitted for review must be from the last two years.
  • Group and solo exhibitions of all media are welcome to apply. Group proposals (of two artists or more) are encouraged.
  • Proposals must be submitted by a representative curator.  This can be the artist proposing a solo exhibition for him/herself, a representative proposing an exhibition as part of a group OR an independent curator(s) proposing an exhibition on behalf of an artist or group. The representative curator must be a New England resident.
  • Entries may either be existing or proposed work. Existing work is required for the first exhibition. All proposed installations must require less than 25% of floor surface area.  Any A/V equipment required for the exhibit will need to be provided by the artist(s). Exhibitions must be installed in under 3 days.
  • Proposals should be made in consideration of Gallery 263’s space. Visiting us before applying is strongly encouraged.

How to Apply

Applicants create two PDF documents for consideration, and apply via our online application form. Please read all of the available information, and prepare your documents as requested. All application materials, including the form, two documents, and $40 application fee, must be received by May 21 to be considered for exhibition between June and December, 2017. Two exhibitions will be chosen.

Curatorial Proposal Series

Deadline: April 24, 2015 – Myths, Legends & Folklore – Call for Entries

Before modern science, many unexplainable aspects of life were interpreted through cultural superstitions and oral traditions, of which some of these stories, or derivatives of them, still exist today. In this call we want to see art that depicts your interpretation of a myth, or elements of a myth, defined by either their historical or modern contexts.

Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. Work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered for the live exhibition. Freestanding 3D artworks will be displayed online only. We are now accepting video and poetry entries for online shows.

Accepted entries for this online exhibition will be judged again in the coming months for a collective live exhibition at our Los Angeles gallery. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the collective exhibition, which is not a requirement to being a part of the online exhibition.


Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

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