Artwork Online Entry

Please use the form below to enter your contact information and images of your artwork into our current call for entry. Images must be high quality and accurately represent your work. We reserve the right to disqualify accepted artwork that does not adhere to our guidelines and/or is significantly different than the uploaded image. By completing the form below, you are accepting the conditions outlined in our exhibit requirements and terms of exhibit entry. Please click here for a video tutorial.

Questions? Please contact gallery director Katie Joyce at

Please review the details below and scroll down to use the form to submit your entry.

July 2024: Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show

 Best In Show Barbara Kern Bush Once Upon A Time Oil $4800

2023 Best In Show: Barbara Kern-Bush “Once Upon A Time”, Oil

Now accepting submissions for the 24th annual memorial event named for a former Art League board member who was passionate about the need for the Ocean City Center for the Arts. After her death in 1999, Bassford’s family established a prize in her name that grew into the annual show, still sponsored by the family. Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration: all media, 2D and 3D. Selected artwork will hang in-person at the OC Center for the Arts, July 2024

Exhibit juror: Jinchul Kim, artist and professor of art at Salisbury University.

Awards: Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $175, second place: $125, third place: $100, and 3 honorable mentions. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end “Best of 2024” exhibit during the month of December 2024.
Awards sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Online Entry Deadline: Monday June 3, 4pm EST
*artists will be notified of acceptance by email
Dates for delivery of accepted work: Sun June 30- Mon July 1 (by appointment)
Exhibit Dates:
July 5- August 15, 2024

Entry fee: $10 per piece for Art League members, $20 per piece for non-members (up to two pieces per artist). Entry fees are non-refundable. Not a member yet? Click here to join. Benefits include discounts on classes and more!

Eligibility: Artist must be 18 years or older and may submit up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration, securely framed and properly wired for hanging. Work must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an Art League judged show. The maximum outside frame dimensions may not exceed 36×48″. Please click here for complete entry requirements.

Sales: The Art League of Ocean City receives a commission of thirty percent (30%) of the sale price of artwork and all sales of artwork exhibited must be processed through the Art League.

Additional Information: The Art League has the right to refuse any artwork that does not meet its exhibit criteria.

Shipping: Accepted artists are responsible for hand-delivering or shipping their work to and from the Art League and insuring it while in transit. Shipped entries must be securely packed (please no styrofoam peanuts) and sent in substantial reusable containers. Artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label for the return of unsold items. Artwork left with the gallery more than 30 days after the close of the exhibition without return arrangements will be deemed abandoned and become the property of the Art League. Selected artwork must be received by Monday July 1.

Ship Selected Work To:

Art League of Ocean City
Attention: Katie Joyce, Gallery Director
502 94th St, Ocean City MD 21842

The Art League of Ocean City is committed to featuring a broad spectrum of artists from diverse backgrounds (including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion) and encourage all to apply.

Artwork Entry Form

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Entry One

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Entry Two