Exhibition Proposals

Greenville Center for Creative Arts, a community art center in Greenville, SC, invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for consideration in either solo or group exhibitions for the 2021/2022 exhibition calendar.  The GCCA Main Gallery provides approximately 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, national, and international artists from all disciplines in 6 shows per year.  All mediums will be considered for exhibition.

Click here to download the Main Gallery Floor Plan.

The Deadline for Exhibition Proposals for the 2021/2022 Calendar is Friday, January 10, 2020. Exhibition proposals submitted after the January 10 deadline will not be reviewed until January 2021.  

Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and scored by the GCCA Exhibition Committee using the following criteria:

  • Work reflects consistency of quality

  • Work reflects clear objectives and a strong overall concept or theme

  • Work represents GCCA’s mission to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration

  • Only original artwork created and executed by the applicant will be considered for exhibition

Submission Requirements:

  • Artist Statement and Exhibition Description

  • Artist Bio

  • CV or Resume

  • 6 - 8 images of artwork

  • A non-refundable $30 application fee submitted electronically with application form

The submission of your exhibition proposal and payment of the accompanying fee does not guarantee acceptance for an exhibition in GCCA’s Main Gallery.

Notification emails will be sent out in March 2020.  An exhibition agreement and additional information will be provided if the proposal is accepted.  Work will be insured by GCCA while on display.  The artist is responsible for delivery of work to and from GCCA.  Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the artist.  

Contact Gallery Manager Ben Tarcson at ben@artcentergreenville.org if you have any questions.  

Please note:  GCCA will not accept exhibition proposals submitted via email or snail mail. To submit an exhibition proposal please complete the application form that follows.

Tips For Submitting A Strong Exhibition Proposal:

Writing An Artist Statement:

  • Use simple language, avoiding art jargon and buzzwords.

  • Open with a strong, clear sentence that communicates your idea.

  • Be specific when writing about your work. Rather than describing your practice generally, write about the specific project or artwork that you want to exhibit, and make a clear, compelling case for its inclusion.

Consider Exhibition Space Before Applying:

  • Consider the scale and layout of the gallery space. We strongly recommend reviewing the Main Gallery Floor Plan before submitting your proposal. Describe your exhibition plan in your proposal: how will viewers experience or engage with the artwork?

  • Identify any special equipment or other requirements you may need for installation purposes. If your proposal hinges on something related to the limitations of the gallery space, send us a short email asking if installation is possible. We are happy to let you know. Proposals may be rejected if they aren’t realistic for our space.

Images of Work:

  • Be sure to submit high-quality images of your work. The stronger your images, the stronger the proposal.

  • Indicate whether the accompanying images are images you are proposing for exhibition, or are representative images only.

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