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 art judges and artists may choose to sell their works.

Current/Upcoming Calls for Entry:

(November exhibit): “All Dressed Up”, all media 2D & 3D, inspired by clothing, fashion, shoes and accessories.

(December exhibit/ Online Entry): “Members Annual Juried Show”, all media 2D & 3D. Art League members only. Online entry opens Mon. October 12 and closes Mon. November 9. Selected pieces will be on display in the main gallery for the month of December.

(December exhibit): “Small Works”, featuring tiny gems in Studio E. Hanging artwork only. Must be smaller than 12″ in both directions.

Please click here for the Exhibit Entry Form

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 Sept’s “Patterns” and dropoff for Oct’s “VISION”
Pickup from Artists Paint OC

Pickup from Oct’s “VISION” and dropoff for Nov’s “All Dressed Up” & “Cookbook Art Show”

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 2020 Group Show Schedule (revised 8/28/20).

mayshow3Winner Gerilyn Gaskill with Beverly Bassford daughtersStudio E 1 Spotlight Gallery

Group Shows:

For upcoming shows and drop-off/pick-up dates see the 2020 Group Show Schedule (revised 8/28/20).

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 more information regarding the gift shop, contact Brianna Hallstrom at or call 410-524-9433.