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:

(November 2021): “Off the Wall” – abstract art & surrealism. All media, 2d & 3d. Up to two entries per artist. Click here for more info.
Drop off by appointment: Oct 31-Nov 1. Click here to reserve your slot.
Exhibit dates: Nov 5-27, 2021.
Exhibit judge: John Mosher

(Nov 2021-spring 2022): Offsite Exhibits – at the OC Convention Center Visitor’s Center and OC Chamber of Commerce. All media, hanging work only. Up to two entries per artist. Artwork should represent the OC area and its beaches, boardwalk, streets or marshes. Click here for more info.
Drop off by appointment: Oct 31-Nov 1. Click here to reserve your slot.
Artwork will hang for approx. 6 months.

(December 2021): “Members Juried Show” – artist’s choice of theme. All media, 2d & 3d. Up to two entries per artist. Click here for more info.
Online entry: Oct. 4 – Nov. 8. Click here to enter. *artists will be notified of acceptance by email.
Exhibit dates: Dec 3-31, 2021
Exhibit juror: Bill Wolff

(Sat. Nov 13): Annual Yard Sale – perfect for clearing out your studio of extra art supplies, books, frames, and more. Interested in a table? Contact Kacie Neeb at kacie@artleagueofoceancity.org for more information.

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.

October 31 – November 1 (Sun 12-4pm, Mon 10-2pm): Pickup from “I Am” and drop-off for “Off the Wall” and offsite exhibits

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 kacie@artleagueofoceancity.org or call 410-524-9433.