Zenith Gallery Call for Art: RESIST

By Editorial Team on June 1, 2017

Deadline: Fri, 16 June 2017

Marchers sit on Market Street in Union Square, San Francisco, during a rally against police violence, by Pax Ahimsa Gethen - Own work, via Wikimedia Commons.
Marchers sit on Market Street in Union Square, San Francisco, during a rally against police violence, by Pax Ahimsa Gethen – Own work, via Wikimedia Commons.


Deadline: Friday, June 16 at 6pm


This summer Zenith Gallery presents an exhibit titled RESIST in honor of the latest resist movements captivating the globe. We invite professional artists to submit works that interpret and reflect on the state of our world today. What has surfaced in your work, what do you need to express and protest? Have you traveled to join marches, made new connections? Whether inspiration or actual scenes – be it the Women’s March, the March for Science, Climate Change, No DAPL, Education, Air Quality, GMOs – How are these times making you feel? What is happening to our democracy and our government and the people in our city, nation and world.

To Submit:

  • Professional artists: send 1-5 images of each work at 72dpi resolution, but please have 300 DPI available. Each artist may submit up to 5 works total.
  • CV, Artist Statement.
  • Maximum height for wall art: 48” x 48” x 3”, free standing sculpture: 50lbs
  • All work submitted must be gallery ready to install (hardware on back, all artwork must be signed, dated, and labeled)
  • Artist is responsible for all shipping and insurance expenses (all shipped works must contain a return shipping label) or dropping off/retrieving work within announced timeframe.
  • Apply online at https://resist.artcall.org/

Fee: $35 for up to 5 artworks to the Zenith Community Arts Foundation. 501 C-# Non Profit, 1429 Iris St., NW WDC 20012

First Prize winner will receive $450, Second Prize, $350, and Third Prize winner will receive $250.  All submitted artists will also be judged for possible permanent representation with Zenith Gallery.

Margery Goldberg is the creator, owner, and curator of Zenith Gallery, as well as the Executive director of the Zenith Community Arts Foundation, a non-profit benefiting the children of Washington DC. Since founding Zenith Gallery in 1978, Ms. Goldberg has curated 450-plus shows (including numerous traveling exhibitions as well as shows at Zenith), multiple Art League shows, and more than 100 corporate collections and projects, including major outdoor sculptures and a permanent installation at the Smithsonian Institute’s Air and Space Museum. As an artist, she has created more than 300 pieces of sculptured furniture and neon, now in private and public collections throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Ms. Goldberg has been at the forefront of shaping DC’s art and culture and is heavily involved in her community; as executive director and founder of ZCAF, Ms. Goldberg is personally dedicated to promoting art and fostering alliances between artists, businesses, non-profits and public-sector organizations, using the transformative power of art to benefit community.


  • June 16: Deadline to apply
  • June 26: Announcement of winners
  • July 3: Deadline Ship-by Date
  • July 5-8: Hand delivered drop off timeframe (business hours are noon-5)
  • July 13: Opening reception
  • July 13-September 1: Open show
  • September 5: Deadline for picking up for all unsold art

Contestants will be notified via email and the winning artworks will be posted on our website zenithgallery.com.


  • All artwork must be original noncopyrighted works created by the artists
  • Zenith Gallery reserves the right to use any and all summitted images of artworks for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, social media, mailers, website content, and press releases. Any image used for the listed above will be properly attributed to the rightful artist.
  • Zenith Gallery is not responsible for any lost, broken, or otherwise damaged artwork during the shipping, installation, opening, exhibit time, or storage. All insurance for shipping and returning is the responsibility of the artist.
  • Zenith Gallery reserves the right to decline any artwork that does not comply with the theme of the show.