Exhibitions are selected based on overall artistic integrity and how the subject, medium or curatorial content fits in with annual exhibit and program plans each year. Exhibits are planned 2-3 years in advance. The Art Center generally does not consider exhibits based solely on membership in a club or an organization. The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center obtains exhibitions in several ways:

  1. Juried Exhibits

    Works for these exhibits are selected by a juror or jurors. A prospectus is mailed out to artists on our mailing lists and is issued in press releases to newspapers and other arts organizations. Works are initially selected from digital images. Annual juried exhibits include Made in NY and Quilts=Art=Quilts.
  2. Curated Exhibitions

    Each year the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center curates solo or group shows based on a theme. Artists are selected from studio and gallery visits, referrals, artist web sites, artist proposals on file and ongoing research. Occasionally the Art Center works with guest curators.
  3. Traveling Exhibitions

    These exhibits are curated and organized by other institutions, and are made available to travel to sites such as the Art Center.

How to propose an exhibit:

Whether you wish to propose a solo artist exhibit, group show, or traveling exhibit, the following information is needed to consider an exhibition. Proposals are reviewed periodically. Exhibits are planned 2-3 years in advance.

  • Statement of the premise of the exhibition, or artist statement
  • Resume or bio of artist and curator
  • Checklist of works in the exhibit (title, artist, date, dimensions, medium, insurance value)
  • Explanation of facility and installation requirements
  • Any shipping, security, environmental, or insurance requirements
  • Any Fees
  • When the exhibit is available
  • List of other venues for exhibit
  • Contact information

If you wish to submit images of your work for general consideration please submit photographs or digital images that you do not need returned. These will be kept on file and will be referred to when we are selecting artists for solo, group or curated exhibits. If you would like confirmation that your proposal or cd have been received, please enclose a self-addressed reply envelope or post card. Please do not send unsolicited slides or cds that need to be returned.