Call For Entries

Each month one of the galleries at the Ocean City Center for the Arts features artwork by local and regional artists, many of whom are members of the Art League of Ocean City. This provides an opportunity for artists of all levels and mediums to show their work in a professional gallery. Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded by qualified judges and artists may choose to sell their works. 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 participate.

Current/Upcoming Calls for Entry:

(March 2021): “Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show” featuring artwork by Worcester county middle and high school students. One entry per artist, original artwork only (no prints or copies), in any 2D media including painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. Maximum size is 16×20″. Artwork must be created in the past year, matted and/or framed, and ready to hang. Click here for the printable entry form.
Enter in-person: Feb 21-27 (Mon-Fri 9-4pm, Sat-Sun 11-4pm)
Exhibit dates: March 5-27, 2021.

(March 2021): “Travelogues” All media, 2d & 3d, two entries per artist.
Exhibit judge: Nancy Ellen Thompson.
The best way to see the world is undoubtedly to travel. But when travel isn’t possible, paintings of faraway cities and stunning landscapes can transport the mind. Have you seen a mountain so tall its peak disappeared beyond the clouds, or a city street pulsing with color? Whether memories or dreams, share with us those moments you’ve been swept away by places far from home. Click here for more information.
Enter in-person: Feb 28-March 1, by appointment. Click here to reserve your slot.
Exhibit dates: March 5-27, 2021.

(April 2021): “Juried Corporate Partner Show” All media, 2d & 3d, two entries per artist.
Exhibit juror: Jay Pastore.
Enter online: Feb 8-March 8 at
Exhibit dates: April 2- May 1, 2021.

Please click here for the Exhibit Entry Form. You’re encouraged to fill out your entry form ahead of time but blank copies will be available as needed.

(May 2021): Artist Residency, Studio E
Apply for a month as artist-in-residence in Studio E. Use this space to reflect, experiment, and create a body of work in any medium, including painting, drawing, fiber, mixed media, video or performing arts. Interact with visitors, share your process in-person and online, and be featured in our e-blasts, press, and social media. The studio includes two south-facing windows, a sink, hanging system, and wifi. Artists may access the studio any time during gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9-4pm, Sat-Sun 11-4pm. There is no fee to apply. A 35% commission will be retained on all sales. TO APPLY: Click here for the application. Please complete and return to gallery manager Katie Brown at

Appointment Links:

Thank you for helping us stay safe and organized! Make your appointment to pickup from a current show or drop-off for an upcoming exhibit by clicking the link(s) below.

Pickup from “Hope & Healing”/ “Shared Visions” and drop-off for “Travelogues” (Feb 28-Mar 1)

Because art appreciation is highly subjective, the ALOC makes every effort to select qualified judges from a variety of art professionals, working artists and gallery owners. All judges are expected to recognize quality works based on the artists’ understanding of the principles and elements of design and the ability to use their chosen media.

Click here for the 2021 Group Show Schedule

mayshow3Winner Gerilyn Gaskill with Beverly Bassford daughtersStudio E 1 Spotlight Gallery

Group Shows:

For upcoming shows and drop-off/pick-up dates see the 2021 Group Show Schedule.

Click here for the Exhibit Entry Form.

Click here for the Exhibit Requirements.

Exhibit Applications:

Apply for a solo show to hang in the main gallery. Please click here for the Main Gallery Application.

Rent Studio E for the month as “artist in residence”. Please click here for the application.

Apply for a “mini show” in the Spotlight Gallery, located in the first floor classroom. Please click here for the application.

Apply to be the featured artisan for the month in the gift shop area. Please click here for the Members Artisan Showcase Application.

Gift Shop:

ALOC members may put work for sale in our retail area. Each artist is allowed to submit up to 6 pieces for sale. Items will be displayed on a “space available” basis. Items should be clearly marked with price and artist’s name. Inventory forms will be supplied to record items for sale. Acceptable mediums include: paintings (shrink-wrapped original and giclee prints), matted photography, pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, wood, and metal. All items for sale must be hand made entirely by the artist. No manufactured items are allowed. Items accepted for sale are subject to approval and a 30% commission will be retained by the ALOC on all sales. Click on the link to view and download the  Submission of Art For Sale – Gift Shop form.
For questions regarding the gift shop, contact Kacie Neeb at or call 410-524-9433.