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Exhibit Opportunities

This space houses group exhibits curated by our Visual Arts Coordinator featuring high quality work created by professional artists. Exhibits are built upon a central theme or medium and are typically curated a year in advance. Exhibits in the Tevis Gallery are generally 6 weeks long. Works sold from these exhibits are subject to a 27% commission collected by CCAC. The Coordinator finds many of these artists in the community, on gallery trips and internet searches. Artists are welcome to submit samples of their work for consideration throughout the year. Please submit by email or on a disc high quality images, a resume, artist statement, exhibition history and website or other online gallery links. No actual works of art or photographs will be accepted for consideration.
These spaces on the second floor house group exhibits by local clubs, guilds or other organizations that are working together to “co-curate” their exhibits with our Visual Arts Coordinator. Works sold from these exhibits are subject to a 27% commission collected by CCAC. Groups should contact the Visual Arts Coordinator at least 6 months in advance to be considered for this space. Please be prepared to describe the show’s theme, exhibitor’s names and provide 3-5 high resolution images of representative work.

Our exhibition priorities are:

  • To display art of the highest artistic standards as determined by the professional principals of good design.
  • To offer a wide variety of mediums and styles, both within particular exhibition as well as over the course of the calendar year.
  • To feature work that is unique to the area and not regularly displayed at other local venues so that we provide a distinctive cultural experience that is not available elsewhere in the County.
  • We also proudly display works by local clubs, schools and art guilds in our Community Gallery.

Call for Artists

At least once a year a “Call for Artists” is announced for specific exhibits and for the annual Members’ Show. Participating in this type of show is an excellent chance to exhibit your work and have it viewed by the Visual Arts Coordinator and other members of our gallery committee who are charged with finding artists for future Tevis Gallery Exhibits. Artists are encouraged to seriously consider these opportunities. Works sold from these exhibits are subject to a 27% commission collected by CCAC.

Annual Members Exhibit

Every year we host a Members exhibit where any current dues-paying member can display a work of art. There is no jurying involved to enter, and artists do not need to submit images in advance. This is traditionally a well-attended show and a dynamic display of a wide range of styles and experience levels. The show is typically held in August/September.

18th Annual Members Show: September 28 – October 31, 2020
Registration is August 1 – August 31

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Call for Artists

Check back for upcoming opportunities.

Art in the Park

Our annual outdoor festival is held the first Saturday of June on the beautiful grounds of Westminster City Hall.

This is an excellent opportunity to sell artwork, get public feedback for your artistry, and be considered for future exhibits at the Arts Center. The guidelines are available on our website in March and registrations are accepted through May 1. Booth spaces are $90-$140 (Members save an additional 10%). Booths can be shared with other artists. No commissions are taken on these sales.

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Gift Shop / Gallery of Gifts

Artists who create fine crafts, small collage or paintings can be considered for consignment sales in the year-round Gift Shop in our lobby. Please send high resolution digital images of your work for consideration. Inquiries are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Gallery of Gifts is a special cash & carry exhibit in the Tevis Gallery that resembles a boutique rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, where selected artists can display their festive wares during the holiday shopping season each year without being present. CCAC staff and volunteers handle sales.

Gift Shop / Gallery of Gifts

Artists who create fine crafts, small collage or paintings can be considered for consignment sales in the year-round Gift Shop in our lobby. Please send high resolution digital images of your work for consideration. Inquiries are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Gallery of Gifts is a special cash & carry exhibit in the Tevis Gallery that resembles a boutique rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, where selected artists can display their festive wares during the holiday shopping season each year without being present. CCAC staff and volunteers handle sales.

General Information

A 27% commission is collected by CCAC for art sales in our galleries or Gift Shop. Shipping and/or delivery charges are the responsibility of the artist. All artists displaying work in the Carroll Arts Center galleries or Gift Shop agree to do so at their own risk. It is strongly encouraged that artists maintain homeowners or renters insurance on their works displayed at the CCAC.

How to Apply

Those interested in having their work considered for the Tevis Gallery, Community Gallery, or Gift Shop should submit up to 10 professional quality images for review. Digital images in JPG or TIFF format are preferred, and may be emailed or mailed on a CD. Photos or prints may also be mailed directly along with a resume or artist statement. Each image should be clearly labeled as to title, size, medium and name. Please do not submit, or bring in original art work for consideration. Images may be held for up to 3 months. Include a SASE if you want samples to be returned. All submissions are given thorough consideration and review. Being a regular visitor to our gallery is the best way for you to understand our gallery philosophy, so we hope to see you often.

Mail submission to:

Moriah Tyler, Education & Visual Arts Coordinator, CCAC
91 W. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Or email submission to:

Moriah TylerEducation & Visual Arts Coordinator