Proposals for the Exhibition Program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Lawndale is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally, regionally, and nationally for our traditional galleries, Sculpture Garden, and other non-traditional sites including the elevator, stairwells, windows, and other forms of intervention.

Exhibitions selected through this open call will be programmed by invitation through 2021 and beyond.

Review Process & Criteria

Lawndale encourages proposals from artists and curators that include, but are not limited to, the visual and performing arts in all media. All proposals are reviewed by Lawndale’s Advisory Board and proposals are selected based on quality, originality, and the overall composition of the exhibition calendar.

Please note that artists who are accepted into the Lawndale Artist Studio Program are not eligible for the 2020-2021 exhibition season and vice versa. Artists who have exhibited with Lawndale within the past 2 years are not eligible.

Exhibition Honorarium

Lawndale offers an honorarium of $1,000 to $1,500 for each exhibition in order to assist with costs related to materials, travel, packing and/or shipping of artwork. Additional Lawndale-approved support is available for materials, exhibition design, public programs, writer honorarium, and poster/book design and printing.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals are accepted through Submittable.com. All files must be complete and compatible with Submittable and include the following information:

–  Artist or Curator Statement (250 words max)
– List of 2 references
–  Project Description, including proposed gallery and installation requirements (500 words max)
–  Why is Lawndale the right venue for this project (250 words max)
–  What impact do you believe this project will have on your career at this time (250 words max)
–  Curriculum Vitae (CV) saved as PDF or Word Document
–  A maximum of 10 images and captions (title, year, medium, dimensions) representative of the proposal in JPG format. Videos must be no longer than 5 minutes, must include proper caption information, and be in the .MOV format.

Please email askus@lawndaleartcenter.org with questions as they relate to the submission process.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.