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2023 - 2024 Call to Artists for Exhibitions

Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County invites exhibition proposals for the 2023 – 2024 Main Gallery season at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (251 N Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101). All exhibitions run approximately 6 – 8 weeks long and include an opening night community reception and artist talk. Shorter exhibitions to be considered with enough notice. Artists and artist collectives at all levels are encouraged to submit proposals. There is no fee for submissions.

Proposal Details

Artworks of all media are eligible; including but not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, photography, graphic design, installations, and short films. Proposals should be specific regarding presentation and installation plans of the artwork. In addition to work samples, proposals should include artist statements, resume, and list any specific gallery needs for the exhibition. Proposals will be reviewed by Arts Council staff and a panel of content knowledge experts in the arts community.

We look forward to artists pushing the boundaries of our walls.

Submission Guidelines: What we need from you

  • Artist statement - statements should explain your artistic vision, including the subject matter or medium in which you work in and the message you hope to convey as an artist (1 page maximum)

  • A curriculum vitae or artist resumé; include name, address, phone number and email address

  • An exhibition proposal, not to exceed 175 words, that describes the scope of your proposed exhibition.

  • Answers to the following questions, not to exceed 1 page

    • How complete is your proposed exhibition?

    • What one to three ideas, concepts, or experiences does this body of work/exhibition communicate?

    • What inspirations or traditions guided or influenced this body of work/exhibition?

    • How are the methods or techniques used important to this body of work/exhibition?

    • Does your proposal require any special installation needs?

  • 5 images of visual art works

  • Artists seeking a solo exhibition may also include:

  • 2 additional detail images of two-dimensional work or 3 additional alternate views of three-dimensional works

Important Details

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

Email proposal submissions to

Questions, contact Shannon Stokes at 336-747-1416 or

Main Gallery Information Session: October 18, 2022, 5:30 PM EST

Watch the session here:

Main Gallery at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

What’s available in the Main Gallery?


Electrical Outlets

Gallery Wall Space

Main Gallery Specs

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