Life in Layers: The 2023 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition

By East City Art Editorial Team on October 6, 2023

Deadline: Fri, October 13 2023

Brentwood Arts Exchange Main Galler. Courtesy of Brentwood Arts Exhcange.

The Prince George’s County Juried exhibition is sponsored by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The exhibition will be on display at Brentwood Arts Exchange from November 2, 2023, through January 6, 2024. 

Life in Layers: The 35th Annual Prince George’s County Exhibition
Artists convey aspects of life and the current times through their work. Each moment layers on the previous ones and they create narratives and meaning through all media forms. This exhibition, Life in Layers, seeks a broad interpretation of the concept, as each artist brings their unique background to the idea. The 35th Annual Prince George’s County Juried exhibition draws on the vast core of visual artists that live, work, or maintain a studio in Prince George’s County and fosters an inclusive spirit among the participating artists as well as showcasing their talents, skills, and diverse use of media.

JUROR – Philip Hutinet
Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art, DC’s Visual Arts publication of record, which he began in 2010. In 2012-2013, his work east of the river at ARCH Development led to the founding of the Anacostia Playhouse and the Anacostia Arts Center, the relocation of Craig Kraft’s studios and the production of the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festival. From 2015-2019 he helped coordinate the annual Gateway Open Studio Tour in Prince George’s County. From 2013-2018, he also produced EMULSION, East City Art’s annual regional juried show. Currently, he produces the Capital Art Book Fair, an East City Art project held at Eastern Market’s North Hall. Hutinet has curated or produced over 150 group and solo exhibitions in his career. Hutinet’s reviews, profiles and features are published regularly in both East City Art and Hill Rag. A sought-after speaker and moderator, Hutinet makes regular appearances at regional panel discussions and artist talks. He is often interviewed by national and international media such as the BBC, Capital Community News, Euronews, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, WAMU, WJLA ABC News Channel 7/Channel 8 and WTOP.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s component of the public-private partnership with Gateway Arts Center, serving as an anchor for Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. We focus on connecting audiences to diverse forms and ideas within contemporary art through visual arts exhibitions, live musical performances, curated film screenings, and classes. We also operate a retail store, selling functional art by local artists.


The Main Gallery is approximately 2,500 sq. ft. with 1,800 sq. ft. of exhibition space. It features 14 ft. ceilings, LED track lighting, three ceiling-mounted high lumens projectors, acoustic baffling, and white walls.

This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Artists may submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration.



Deadline to apply online:
Friday, October 13, 2023, 11:59 pm

Artists notified:
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Artists drop off work at Brentwood Arts Exchange:
Sunday, October 29, 2023, 10am-2pm

Exhibition start date:
Thursday, November 2, 2023

Reception date and curator talk:
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 5-8 pm

Last day of exhibit:
Saturday, January 6, 2024

Artists pick up work from Brentwood Arts Exchange:
Saturday, January 13, 2024


Artists may submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration, including 3-Dimensional or video work. All works must be original (no reproductions). Images of works should be high quality and with enough resolution to see significant details. Due to gallery wall sizes, works must be 36″ wide or less.

All works submitted must not have been displayed in a county Juried exhibit previously.

A bio, artist statement with current contact info and a list of the works submitted with titles, media, date, dimensions, and price listed are also required with submission.

Applications must be submitted online at:


Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722
(301) 277-2863
Hours: M-F 10 am – 7pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays closed


On the recommendation of the Juror, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division may purchase select works of art for inclusion in its collection. Furthermore, each artist selected to participate in the exhibition will receive a $100 compensation in appreciation of his/her participation. Registration as a vendor with the M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Payments are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.


Artists are responsible for transporting work to and from the gallery. Artwork must be delivered ready to hang and appropriately presented. Art works that differ significantly from the images submitted for judging or are not ready for gallery installation may be rejected. If you need to ship the work, please call to let us know what arrangements you have made. The exhibition will be installed and de-installed by Arts and Cultural Heritage Division and Brentwood Arts Exchange staff. All work accepted for exhibition will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

A loading dock is not available. Work must fit through an entryway measuring 120”H x 84” L x 80”W. Some pedestals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the gallery does not have a pedestal to meet the needs of a selected work, it will be the artist’s responsibility to supply the pedestal. Arrangements for installation should be made in advance. Brentwood Arts Exchange staff will contact selected artists to establish details.


The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks under The M-NCPPC self-insurance fund as specified on the loan agreement. The M-NCPPC will insure all consigned artwork in the custody of Brentwood Arts Exchange for 75% of its sale value, from the time they are received by delivery, until the pickup date only. The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during the exhibition.


If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer, Visual Arts Specialist, 301-446-3251,
Sara Caporaletti, Visual Arts Assistant,

Participation implies agreement with all aforementioned conditions.

Life in Layers is presented by The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.