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:
Harbor Day at the Docks poster contest –Submit your artwork for a chance to be featured on this year’s event poster! Artwork must pertain to the harbor and/or fishing industries. All media accepted, including photography, painting, drawing, etc. $250 award for first prize and winning entry will be printed on the 2021 poster. Deadline: July 15. To enter: email artwork image to Gallery Director Katie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and phone number, artwork title and medium.
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 Gallery Director Katie Brown at email@example.com along with your name and phone number.
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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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-524-9433.