Hillyer Call for Exhibition Proposals: 2023-2024

By Editorial Team on July 26, 2022

Deadline: Fri, 16 September 2022

Featured exhibitions at Hillyer during 2021-2022.

Hillyer is accepting proposals for exhibitions to take place between January and December 2023. Through this competitive selection process, accepted artists are awarded a month-long exhibition in one of our three gallery spaces.

Selection Process

All proposals that meet the gallery’s qualifications are reviewed and selected by Hillyer’s Artist Advisory Committee, which is composed of established artists and arts professionals and is chaired by the Hillyer’s Director, Timothy Brown. Accepted artists also benefit from our Advisory program, where our highly qualified committee members work closely with each artist to help prepare them for their exhibitions and related programs. Learn more about Hillyer’s Artist Advisory Committee.


Hillyer focuses on a combination of emerging and accomplished artists. We accept proposals from regional artists that live within 150 miles of Washington, DC, although considerations are given to international artists, or curators who would like to submit proposals for group shows. Preference will be given to artists who have not had a solo exhibition in the last three years at a museum, professional gallery or art space. Artists who are selected will receive the following:

  • Support and guidance from Artist Advisory members.
  • A solo exhibition for one month in one of Hillyer’s gallery spaces.
  • A $350 stipend.
  • An opening reception.
  • Assistance with installation.
  • Assistance with labels and didactics.
  • Digital marketing and press exposure.
  • Programmatic support to include one or a combination of the following: workshops, talks, blog review/articles/Q and A, virtual programming, and video documentation.

Guidelines for Submissions

All the fields in the submission form must be completed. Artists are required to provide an artist statement (175 words or less), a title and description of their proposal (175 words or less), and a short biography (175 words or less). In addition to the textual information, artists are required to submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 images as well as an itemized list that explains what each image represents. The folder must not exceed 15 megabytes. All content must be stored in a shared folder, with permissions granted to hillyerdirector@artsandartists.org. Incomplete submission will not be reviewed.

Suggestions for formatting images:

  • Set resolution at 72 dpi.
  • Do not exceed 1000 pixels in height or width.
  • Save files as jpegs and not as pngs or tiffs.

Final Review

After the date has closed for proposals, artist submissions will be reviewed over a six-week period and the winners announced in mid November. At this time, artists who are not selected will also be contacted regarding the status of their application.

To participate in this year’s Call for Proposals, please complete the submission form provided in the link below by September 16, 2022 by 5 p.m. Click on the link below to submit your proposal.


If you have any questions, contact the Hillyer Director.

*Please note that Hillyer is a program of International Arts & Artists, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to cross-cultural and international exposure to the arts.  Hillyer is not a commercial establishment, and the DC real estate tax authority does not allow the sale of artwork on the premises. Any parties interested in the purchase of artwork presented will be put directly in contact with the artists on view.

International Arts & Artists is dedicated to cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts, and as such welcomes the broadest range of cultural expression.