VisArts Open Call for Solo Exhibitions

By Editorial Team on February 25, 2016

Deadline: Wed, 30 March 2016

Gibbs Street Gallery floor plan. Courtesy of VisArts.
Gibbs Street Gallery floor plan. Courtesy of VisArts.


Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 before midnight


VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2017 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the DC/Baltimore metro area to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through their website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/30/2016.

You can find the layout for each gallery here:

SketchUp plans for the galleries is also available upon request.

Application materials may only be submitted online at

Submission Guidelines

  • Apply online: Complete the online application and submit all images and required documents on