Thursday, July 01, 2010


New Deadline (received):

The deadline for receiving applications for 2011 SOLOS has been extended! The folks at AAC sympathize with your early summer submission fatigue. So, as a result, they've given you SEVEN EXTRA DAYS to organize your proposals, images, checklists, and statements for their panel of arts professionals!

As you know: Every year, the AAC announces a call for entry for contemporary artists living and working in the Mid-Atlantic region--Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, and all points in between.

They then convene a panel of experts to review submissions. This year the panel features DC collector and curator Michael Pollack, and international curator Melissa Keys.

These panelists will screen the work of all applicants and select 14 artists to receive exhibitions in the Spring or Fall of the next calendar year.

Why 14? The AAC is a 17,000 square foot facility, with seven separate exhibition spaces throughout the building. Each space functions as a self-contained, roughly 20' X 30' gallery.

Twice a year, AAC brings in a group of seven artists culled from a large pool of applicants and give each artist a gallery. These SOLOS shows not only offer contemporary artists--emerging, established, or in-between--a professional space in which to present new projects or developing bodies of work, but also work together to maximize turnout for well-attended receptions, lectures, and special events.

AAC exhibitions typically run for seven to eight weeks. AAC shows are often reviewed in The Washington Post, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, and other publications, both in print and online.

Prospectus for entries can be downloaded from here:

Founded in 1974, the AAC is primarily dedicated to supporting new work by contemporary artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Located in the historic Maury School building, it mounts five exhibitions of contemporary art per year, rents studio spaces, and conducts educational programs for students of all ages. Normal public hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 703.248.6800 or visit
Jeffry Cudlin

Director of Exhibitions

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