How to Exhibit

If you are an artist or crafts artisan who would like to be considered for a future exhibit at Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, please submit the following:

  • A Digital Portfolio (CD or Thumb-drive) of at least eight digital images of current work
  • Resume
    • include website and/or email address, if available
  • Background Information (prizes, shows, etc)

The above must be received prior to January 15th of each year. Portfolios will be reviewed by committee between February and March for the next calendar year.

Mail portfolio to:

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center
P.O. Box 388
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Main Gallery Artists:   send to the attention of Apryl Altman
Craft Artisans:  send to the attention of Ginny Fisher


Guidelines for the Members’ Gallery (upstairs)

Note:  Artists who exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery will be required to volunteer four (4) hours per year as a Sunday Afternoon Desk Volunteer unless they are already making a significant volunteer contribution to the Gallery in other areas.

The Upstairs Members’ Gallery is open to all members of WCAC.

Members may submit either two (2) entries, each not to exceed the outside measure of 60″ combined height + width, including frame (examples:  24″ x 36″; 30″ x 30″; 34″ x 26″; 12″ x 48″), or one (1) large entry, not to exceed 48″ wide x 60″ high, including frame.

Original (first-hand, not imitative, not copied, not reproduced) works in any medium which have not been previously exhibited at the Gallery are eligible.

Paintings and other two dimensional works should be properly framed, wired, and ready for hanging. No masking tape, scotch tape, dirty mats or improper backing allowed. All Artwork should be labeled with the Artist’s name, Title, Medium, Price and Contact information.

All works must be for sale, with 35% of the selling price to be retained by WCAC. Deliver work with identification labels attached (on back of framed works or to the base of three-dimensional works).

WCAC reserves right of refusal for submitted works.

Works must be delivered at times stated unless prior arrangements have been made with the Upstairs Gallery Director, Kay Krapfl (call gallery for contact information 795-229-4949).

  • Delivery times & dates for the Upstairs Members Gallery are 10:00 am to Noon on the Saturday prior to the Opening Date of the upcoming exhibition. See the Exhibit Calendar for opening dates.
  • Delivery dates for the Annual Members’ Show are defined on the Members’ Show Information Page and in the Call For Entries Form.
  • Complete an Upstairs Gallery Inventory Form (pdf) to include when you deliver your artwork

WORKS MUST REMAIN IN THE GALLERY FOR THE DURATION OF THE SHOW!

Guidelines for displaying unframed works in bins

WCAC Member Artists are allowed to display up to six (6) matted PAINTINGS in the Upstairs Bins. Paintings should be shrink-wrapped or packaged in clear cello bags and should be labeled with the Artist’s name, Title, Medium, Price and Contact information.

Limited Edition gicleé prints of original paintings by WCAC Member Artists may be displayed in designated Upstairs Gallery Bins. The gicleés must be numbered (e.g., 2/25 = #2 of an edition of 25) and signed by the artist. The print must be matted and either shrink-wrapped or packaged in clear cello bags, and must be labeled as a gicleé print along with the Artist’s name, Title, Painting Medium, Price and Contact information. Only one print of each image may be displayed at a time. If prints are available in multiple sizes, only one print per size may be displayed, and each copy counts toward the total number of prints allowed.

A Maximum of six (6) different gicleé prints may be displayed in the designated gicleé bin

Complete an Upstairs Bins Inventory Form (pdf) for your Matted Paintings or Gicleé Prints. Print the completed form and bring to the gallery with your artwork.