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Submission FAQs

The Art Garage has an open submission policy for juried exhibitions and accepts artwork from emerging and established artists in all types of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media. All artwork submitted is reviewed by a panel of judges and considered for each of our upcoming themed exhibitions. We select and show artists based on talent only. Participating artists who have been selected to exhibit will receive an acceptance email following the entry deadline for each exhibit.

Who can participate? All visual artists in Wisconsin and surrounding areas.

What type of artwork is acceptable to submit? All artwork submitted must follow the theme of the call for art. We accept 2D and 3D work, all creative medias are welcome for most shows unless stated otherwise. There are no size restrictions, however all work must be able to fit through a standard doorway. 

How is artwork selected? The Art Garage has a panel of jurors that review and select the artists that submitted work. The judges vote through a process of elimination. Pieces receiving the most votes solely get to be in the show. 

What is the cost for submitting and exhibiting? You may submit up to 6 images for a curative fee of $15 ($10 for STUDENTS ONLY) per exhibition. (Per show submission-NOT per piece.) Payment of this curation fee is final and non-refundable.

If you are accepted into an exhibition, The Art Garage charges 40% commission on all artwork sold while displayed in the gallery.

How do I submit my work? The artwork submission form can be found while a call for art is open under For Artists and the "Call For Art/Artwork Submission" tab on our website!

What do I need to submit? Please be ready to provide your contact information, an artwork list (i.e. title, artist name, medium, dimensions, price for each piece), and images of your work. Please include a photo of how the piece will be displayed. You can upload multiple images of one piece if you wish.

Save and label all your image files: Title, artist name, medium, dimensions, retail price (ex: Untitled, John Doe, Paint on Canvas, 16x20, $200). These images must be attached to the artwork submission form. 

Do my pieces have to be for sale? No, if you are submitting a piece that is not for sale put NFS instead of a retail price.

What are the expectations if I am accepted? Selected work must arrive by the end of the specified drop off dates listed in the acceptance email and must be ready to display. If your piece will be hung, it must be ready to hang (by wire is preferred.)

All accepted artists are required to send an artist statement about their piece(s) and an artist biography (we are NOT looking for a CV) that is one page long or less.

Can I ship my work if it is selected? Yes, if you will be shipping work you must send a prepaid return label with your package and work must still arrive by the end of the specified drop off dates. Work can be sent to The Art Garage, 1429 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54302.

How do you promote exhibitions? The Art Garage will advertise and promote the selected artists on our online media and host a formal artist reception for each exhibit.

What is an artist reception? An artist reception is an event hosted by the Art Garage to celebrate the opening of an exhibition. These events are open to the public and a great opportunity to meet artists displayed in the gallery. Receptions typically take place the first Thursday of an exhibition. 

Are there awards? Yes, Jurors choose awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and also choose 1-3 honorable mentions. Awards are announced at the artist reception.

What are The Art Garage gallery hours?
Sunday - Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM