Call For Entries


an exhibit capturing the perspectives of the veteran experience from both veterans and civilians

Please note this exhibit is now open to artists beyond the Metropolitan DC area


Art is expression made visible by a form. The form, static or dynamic, captures the artist's inner truth and communicates the authentic meaning of the his/her life experiences. Artists strive to comprehend the past and the present with the hope of understanding  the unknown and the transformation of the intricate to the pure.


In the tradition of our commitment to support creative minds in our communities, Stone Branch Arts and Open Space Art Gallery have created a juried exhibition featuring Veteran and civilian artwork.  This exhibition examines the veteran experience expressed through photographs, drawings, sculptures, paintings or other mediums to shed light on their compelling reflections of life and humanity.

Selected art works will be exhibition at the Open Space Art Gallery, with a special opening reception and awards ceremony. Proceeds of the exhibit will go towards an art education scholarship  for veterans and  their families.

We are looking forward to celebrating the creative works of local resident artists. Our Reception is a worthwhile event, we expect a great turn out, great fun, food, and music! Invitations will be available for you to distribute to friends and family.

AWARDS: Works will be awarded First, Second, and Third Place, other recognitions/awards maybe offered to additional works based on special qualities evident in the work. 




JURORS:  Individuals involved in the selection process include, professional artists, art educators, art administrators, art collectors.

THEME:  All artwork entries MUST depict or be inspired by the artist’s interpretation of a veterans’ experience.

MEDIA:  Works on Paper: Painting oil or Acrylic, Drawing, printmaking, chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons; inks and washes applied by pen or brush. Photography: Color or black and white. Mixed Media: 2- and 3-dimensional works incorporating more than one type of material in their production, including assemblage and collage. Sculpture: Including wood, metal, stone, glass, mosaics, ceramics, fiber, and recycled materials.

ENTRY IMAGES:  Submit digital images (photos) of the actual artwork(s) to be considered for acceptance into the juried exhibition. An artist may submit up to 3 works. Submissions should be high quality (300 dpi) jpeg’s, maximum 2 MB per image. Remember to put artist’s LAST NAME and ARTWORK TITLE when saving image files to submit. Example (Jenkins-  Rainfall-.jpg ... not image001.jpg). For three-dimensional pieces, please include images of all sides.

SUBMISSION FEE: $35 processing fee for up to 5 works per-artist.


We require that all 2-D artwork must be frames and wired across the back as follows:

Small art works must be framed in the following frame measurements:

 8”X 10” (-Minimum size allowed)- 8 ½” X 11” - 9”X12” -11”X14”- 16”X20”-20”X24”-Maximum size allowed 30”x40” framed.


DRAWINGS:  matted if needed and framed with glass & wired across the back for

Hanging 3” down from the top of the frame.

PAINTINGS: framed but no glass or mat needed (sectional frames are fine) & wired across the back for hanging 5” below the top of the frame.

PHOTOGRAPHY: must be framed with glass (mats are optional) & wired

across the back for hanging 3” below the top of the back of the frame.

3D POTTERY AND SCULPTURE: must be designed in such way that can be displayed on a pedestal—limit size12x12x24 ” and weight 40lb.

Submissions:  Must be made by February 16th.  Work submitted without payment will not be considered for the exhibit.

Acceptance Notifications:  February 18th.


All  selected works must be dropped off or received on Sat, February 29th, 10-5PM and  Sun. 1st, 11-2pm. Late works will only be accepted by pre arrangement.

Artworks are to be dropped off at OpenSpace Gallery of Art/ adjacent to Stone Branch School of Art. Only framed, wired and labeled pieces as specified above. will be exhibited.

ARTWORK Copy: Each work submitted must be accompanied with 2 Completed copies of the label provided below. (Please print and complete).

Mandatory information is marked by* please make sure the information is accurate.


The gallery will receive a 30% commission on all artwork sold. The gallery will pay the artist for the sold artwork within 30 days of the close of the exhibition. All artwork must be for sale and priced at a fair market value, and prices reported in the application should take into consideration the commission split.



Artwork must be picked up between Saturday, March 20th 10-5pm and Sunday March 21st 12-3pm. Storage fee of $10.00 per day for works that are not picked up after Sunday March 21

For the back of the work

*Title of Piece “________________________” *Artwork Media________________________

* Artist Name and title ______________________ 

Address* _______________________Email*------------------- --------------




 For the exhibit card

*Title of Piece “________________________*” Artwork Media________________________

 *Artist Name and title ______________________ 

Mar. 6th - March 20

Opening reception/award ceremony

March 6th from   7-9 pm

For any questions call:

(301) 294-3600

Stone Branch Arts

1331-M Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

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