Foundry Gallery Call to Artists: Artist’s Choice Regional Juried Show

By Editorial Team on May 10, 2021

Deadline: Wed, 30 June 2021

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Exhibition Date: August 6 – 29, 2021

Eligibility  This month-long group show at the Foundry’s industrial-style space in Washington, DC is open to painting, drawing, mixed media and photography by artists age 18 and up in the greater Washington area (you have to be close enough to deliver your work).  One of Washington’s premier contemporary galleries, the Foundry promotes the work of emerging and accomplished regional artists.

Work is limited to 36” wide.  If accepted it should be professionally presented, with a wire on the back, and works on paper should be framed.  There is no theme

All art will be for sale, and the gallery retains a 40% commission.  Work may not be removed before the end of the show.

How to Enter  

  • Apply through SmarterEntry. Go to and follow the instructions.
  • Applicants may submit up to 5 images.
  • Entry Fee: $40, payable by credit card.
  • Open for submissions: May 1, 2021
  • Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2021

 Schedule, notification and delivery

  • Application deadline  June 30, 2021
  • Notification July 9, 2021   Applicants will be told the results of the jury by email.
  • Delivery   Accepted work must be delivered and picked up in person.  Shipments cannot be accepted.  Please bring accepted work to the gallery on Sunday, August 1 between 4:00 and 7:00, or Monday, August 2 between 1:00 and 5:00 pm.
  • Show starts  August 6
  • Opening reception  Saturday, August 7,  5 – 8 pm.  This will be in-person or online depending on circumstances.
  • Pick-up  Unsold work must be picked up in person on Monday, August 30 between 1:00 and 5:00 pm.

Publicity and opening reception
Foundry Gallery will prepare and send out a press release and otherwise publicize the exhibit.  Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception on Saturday, August 7 from 5 – 8 pm, whether the reception is in person or online.  If there is no in-person reception artists are encouraged to bring friends to see the show during open hours and the gallery will have light refreshments available.

Artists retain copyright to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen grant Foundry Gallery permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, the artist, or Foundry Gallery, including use on social media. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.

Liability and permission
All care will be taken to ensure the safety of artwork.  However, Foundry Gallery will not be liable for damage or loss that occurs during the delivery, exhibition or removal of artwork.  Submission of an entry application constitutes the artist’s agreement to all terms and conditions described in this call to artists.

Contact: Matt Malone at

Foundry Gallery
2118 – 8th St, N.W., Washington, DC 20001  202-463-0203
Hours:  Friday – Sunday, 1 – 7 pm