Gallery Underground National Call for Entry: Claim to Fame

By Editorial Team on October 13, 2022

Deadline: Mon, 02 January 2023


Deadline: 5pm EST Monday, January 2, 2023
Apply HERE



  • Open to all artists residing in the United States.
  • Gallery Underground, 2120 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
  • January 30 – February 24, 2023
  • Deadline to enter: 5PM EST Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Juried by: Felecia B McFail


$500 in cash prizes awarded

Claim To Fame
Artists are invited to submit works to Claim to Fame which they consider to be their best work. This is an open call with no theme. We want to see the art you are most proud of. This call is open to all mediums, including any form of 2D or 3D work. Entrants will be asked to submit a paragraph indicating why this work is their Claim to Fame.

All media accepted. Digital Entries accepted online only at:
Entry fee: $40 for up to 2 digital Images – jpeg format only, 72 or 300 dpi, not larger than 1,000 pixels on the longest side.

Entry Deadline:                                               5pm EST Monday, January 2, 2023
Notifications to artists:                                   January 9, 2023
Receiving:                                                      10am-12pm EST Saturday January 28, 2023
Exhibit opens:                                                10am EST Monday, January 30, 2023
Reception and Awards Ceremony:                5pm to 7pm EST Friday, February 3, 2023
Exhibition closes:                                           6pm EST Friday, February 24, 2023
Pickup of unsold work:                                  10am-12PM EST Saturday, February 25, 2023

About the Juror
Felecia Brice McFail is a calligrapher who started as a self-taught hand-lettering artist. She continued to study her craft by attending the Corcoran School of the Arts in Washington, DC. After completing several calligraphy courses, she started From One Hand To Another — The FOHTA is a unique calligraphy business that turns the spoken word into visual art and promotes the importance of good handwriting. With over 30 years in business, McFail expanded her company by opening The FOHTA Gallery in 2007 in Arlington, Virginia. The gallery is home to her calligraphy as well as works from other local artists whose talents and art may have been overlooked within the mainstream art scene. McFail is a graduate of Norfolk State University and a two-time recipient of the Hermann Zapf Scholarship and currently serves as an Arts Commissioner for Arlington County, Virginia.

Curator: Steena Fullmer,  phone: 571-483-0652