This space houses group exhibits curated by our Visual Arts Coordinator featuring high quality work created by professional artists. Exhibits are built upon a central theme or medium, feature 6-12 artists and are typically curated a year in advance. Exhibits in the Tevis Gallery are generally 6 weeks long. Works sold from these exhibits are subject to a 27% commission collected by CCAC. The Coordinator finds many of these artists in the community, on gallery trips and internet searches. Artists are welcome to submit samples of their work for consideration throughout the year. Please submit by email or on a disc high quality images, a resume, artist statement, exhibition history and website or other online gallery links. No actual works of art of photographs will be accepted for consideration.
These spaces on the second floor house group exhibits by local clubs, guilds or other organizations that are working together to "self-curate" their exhibits. Members of these groups will install, label and publicize their exhibits. Works sold from these exhibits are subject to a 27% commission collected by CCAC. Groups should contact the Visual Arts Coordinator at least 6 months in advance to be considered for this space. Please be prepared to describe the show's theme, exhibitor's names and provide 3-5 high resolution images of representative work.
At least once a year a "Call for Artists" is announced for specific exhibits and for the annual Members' Show. Participating in this type of show is an excellent chance to exhibit your work and have it viewed by the Visual Arts Coordinator and other members of our gallery committee who are charged with finding artists for future Tevis Gallery Exhibits. Artists are encouraged to seriously consider these opportunities. Works sold from these exhibits are subject to a 27% commission collected by CCAC.
Annual Members Exhibit
Every year we host a Members exhibit where any current dues-paying member can display a work of art. There is no jurying involved to enter, and artists do not need to submit images in advance. This is traditionally a well attended show and a dynamic display of a wide range of styles and experience levels. The show is typically held in August/September.
Registration details will be available in June 2018
There's a Monster in My (Thrift Store) Masterpiece
The Carroll County Arts Council invites artists to put on their quirky berets and breathe new life into a discarded treasure for an exhibit January 8-February 23, 2018. All works of art must start from a painting purchased from thrift store, garage sale, or at the Arts Center’s yART Sale on August 19 & 21. The finished piece must include a monster and may be altered using any medium including collage. Artists must register in advance and applications are due December 2, 2017.
Click here to download the Call for Artists form
Our annual outdoor festival is held the first Saturday of June on the beautiful grounds of Westminster City Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to sell artwork, get public feedback for your artistry, and be considered for future exhibits at the Arts Center. The guidelines are available on our website in March and registrations are accepted through mid May. Booth spaces are $75-$130 and can be shared with other artists. No commissions are taken on these sales.
Registration details will be available in Winter 2018
Artists who create fine crafts, small collage or paintings can be considered for consignment sales in the year-round Gift Shop in our lobby. Please send high resolution digital images of your work for consideration. Inquiries are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Gallery of Gifts is a special cash & carry exhibit in the Tevis Gallery that resembles a boutique rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, where selected artists can display their festive wares during the holiday shopping season each year without being present. CCAC staff and volunteers handle sales. Applications to be considered for this juried event will be available in Spring 2018.
A 27% commission is collected by CCAC for art sales in our galleries or Gift Shop. Shipping and/or delivery charges are the responsibility of the artist. All artists displaying work in the Carroll Arts Center galleries or Art Mart agree to do so at their own risk. It is strongly encouraged that artists maintain homeowners or renters insurance on their works displayed at the CCAC.
How to Apply
Those interested in having their work considered for the Tevis Gallery, Community Gallery, or Art Mart should submit up to 10 professional quality images for review. Digital images in JPG or TIFF format are preferred, and may be emailed or mailed on a CD. Photos or prints may also be mailed directly along with a resume or artist statement. Each image should be clearly labeled as to title, size, medium and name. Please do not submit, or bring in original art work for consideration. Images may be held for up to 3 months. Include a SASE if you want samples to be returned. All submissions are given thorough consideration and review. Being a regular visitor to our gallery is the best way for you to understand our gallery philosophy, so we hope to see you often.
Direct submission to:
Susan Williamson, Visual Arts Coordinator CCAC
91 W. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157