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.

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.

Current/Upcoming Calls for Entry:

Click here for the 2024 Group Show Schedule

Click here for Group Show Exhibit Requirements.

(March 2024): “Life in Motion”
Depict an object in motion (ex: a train, dancer, flock of birds, etc) or create movement in your artwork through techniques like line, composition, blur, etc. Open to all media. Up to two entries per artist, 32×40″ max outside frame dimensions.
Drop off (by appointment): Sunday-Monday February 25-26. Click here to make your appointment.
Exhibit dates: March 1-30, 2024
Awards: Prizes awarded for 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 (Dec 2024).
Exhibit Judge: TBA
Fee: $10 per piece for members, $20 per piece for non-members. Click here to join or renew!

(April 2024): “Juried Corporate Partner Show”

18 Spring 2022 Fiber Web

2023 Best in Show: Dale Ashera-Davis “Spring”

Annual exhibition with special “Best in Show” award. Artist’s choice of theme, all media. Artists may submit up to two pieces for consideration, 36×48″ max outside frame dimensions.
Online entry deadline: Monday February 26. Click here to enter.
Exhibit dates: April 5-27, 2024
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 (Dec 2024).
Exhibit Juror: Mehves Lelic, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History and the Director of Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Fee: $10 per piece for members, $20 per piece for non-members. Entry fees are non-refundable. Click here to join or renew!

(May 2024): “Texture”, Juried Photo Show
Use texture to add depth, detail, and interest. Photography only. Artists may submit up to two pieces for consideration, 36×48″ max outside frame dimensions.
Online entry opens: Tuesday March 5, 2024
Online entry closes: Monday March 25, 2024
Exhibit dates: May 3-June 1, 2024
Awards: Prizes awarded for 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 (Dec 2024).
Exhibit Judge: TBA
Fee: $10 per piece for members, $20 per piece for non-members. Entry fees are non-refundable. Click here to join or renew!

Ideas for upcoming group show themes? Share your input here.

Appointment Links:

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

Sun-Mon Feb 25-26: Drop-off for March’s “Life in Motion” group show, pick-up from February’s exhibit.

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.

mayshow3Winner Gerilyn Gaskill with Beverly Bassford daughtersStudio E 1 Spotlight Gallery

Group Shows:

For upcoming shows and drop-off/pick-up dates see the 2024 Group Show Schedule.

Click here for the Exhibit Entry Form.

Click here for the Exhibit Requirements.

Exhibit Applications:

Submit a proposal for a solo show to hang in the main gallery. Please click here to submit online.

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

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

Apply to be the featured artisan for the month in the gift shop area. Please click here to apply online.

Submit a proposal the new Staircase Gallery. Please click here to submit online.

Apply for a year-long space in Studios A-D as a resident studio artist. Please click here to apply online.

Gift Shop:

Art League members may put work for sale in our retail area. Each artist is allowed to submit up to 4 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. For more information, contact Kacie Neeb at kacie@artleagueofoceancity.org or call 410-524-9433.

New Artists: please click here to submit an application to sell your artwork in the Gift Shop.

Returning Artists: please click here for our revised Gift Shop requirements.

Artwork must be picked up/ dropped off by appointment – please click here to reserve your timeslot.