$30.00 USD

The Artist Program is a core part of the historic Workhouse Arts Center in the greater Washington DC area. The 80+ artists at Workhouse comprise several groups: Studio Artists, who sublease one of 60 studios on campus; Arches Gallery Artists, associate artists who pay pay a fee to exhibit and operate on campus; and Emerging Artists and Resident Artists, who sublease studios in special programs.
This application is for Studio Artist submissions. Please return to our Submittable home page for the open call for Arches Gallery Artists.  

This open call facilitates submissions from parties interested in having a rental studio at Workhouse. There is no deadline for entries and applicants will be notified within 2 months of their submission date. Selections will be made based on images and information submitted on the entry form.

The entry fee is $30.00. 

Please Note: All applicants must be prepared to interview in person with staff/jurors and to present 3 to 5 pieces of their work if their juror ratings are high enough.

Please be prepared to include the following information in the entry form:

Artist Information

  • Full name
  • Mailing address 
  • Email address 
  • Phone number
  • Professional website 
  • Artist statement
  • Resume/CV

Artwork / Image Information (Minimum 5 artworks submissions / maximum 10 artwork submissions)

  • Title 
  • Year of Completion
  • Materials Used
  • At least 5 full-size images of artwork, maximum 10 full-size images. The images must be professional quality JPEG images in 2400 x 3000 pixels. Images must be smaller than 5MB.

Photography and Permissions: The artist verifies he/she owns or has copyright(s) to the artwork being submitted and therefore allows Workhouse Arts Center to display the artwork in its galleries. If accepted, the artist provides approval to Workhouse Arts Center to photograph or use submitted photographs of the artwork for advertising, educational or archival purposes online and in print without monetary compensation. Images of artwork may be cropped to fit advertisements and credits will be included when possible.

Sales: A 30% commission on sales will be taken by Workhouse Arts Center. The artist must provide a federal W-9 tax form to receive their 70%.

For questions about the application process or being an artist at Workhouse Arts Center, contact Sharon Moores, Artist Liaison, at sharonmoores@workhousearts.org.
Thank you for your interest in Workhouse Arts Center!

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