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 2022 Group Show Schedule

(June 2022): “Stages of Life” all media group show. This month, we’re honoring the voyage of life. Aging is both a universal and deeply personal experience and with each stage of life comes significant milestones and memories – whether it’s a child’s first steps, true love’s embrace, a wrinkled smile. Enter artwork inspired by one (or more) stages of life: infancy, youth, adulthood, elder years. Please indicate on your entry form which stage(s) of life you’ve selected as your inspiration. Artists may include 1-2 sentences, if desired. Lengthier artist notes will be edited for space as needed.

Open to all media, 2D & 3D. Up to two entries per artist, relevant to the theme. 32×40″ maximum outside frame dimensions.

Exhibit judge: TBA
Dates for in-person entry, by appointment: Sunday-Tuesday May 29-31 (extended hours due to Memorial Day Weekend) Click here to reserve your timeslot.
Exhibit dates: June 3-25, 2022
Prizes awarded for first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions.

(July 2022): “Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show”. Now accepting entries for the 22nd 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. Open to all media, artists choice of theme. Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration, 36×48″ maximum outside frame dimensions.
Exhibit juror: Aric Snee, glass artist, educator, and Art League’s Robinson Fellow for 2022.
Deadline for online entry: Mon Jun 6, 2022. Click here to enter.
Exhibit dates: July 1-30, 2022
Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions.

Painted utility boxes ongoing public art project in collaboration with the Ocean City Development Corporation. Artists are needed to transform electrical boxes across OC into works of art. Artists will be notified on an ongoing basis, as projects become available. Selected artists will receive a $400 stipend to cover material costs and labor. For consideration, email 1-3 artwork samples to Aubrey Sizemore at aubrey@artleagueofoceancity.org along with your name and phone number.

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.

May pick-up/ June drop-off May 29-31

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 2022 Group Show Schedule

Click here for the Exhibit Entry Form.2022 Group Show Schedule

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.

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.