Webster Arts invites art submissions for our summer exhibit, WORKS ON PAPER. Eligible work includes printmaking, book arts, pen & ink, sketching, drawing, etching, silk screen on paper, monoprinting, pastel, paper sculpture, hand-coated cyanotypes and VanDyke prints, Polaroid emulsion lifts, etc. No painting (watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, encaustic, enamels, etc.). No collage. No digital or traditional wet photography. No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video. Call or email if uncertain.

Webster Arts is growing regional non-profit arts center that hosts national juried exhibitions in it's 2000 square-foot gallery, a nationally ranked juried art fair, art outreach for recent refugees, a plein air competition, an autumn music series, and other community events. Our patrons are sophisticated art consumers. An independent juror will select work for inclusion in the exhibit and for cash prizes. Artists may be selected for solo or 2 - 3 person shows in the future.

JUROR: Roxanne Phillips is Master Printer, at Pele Prints. She is part-time staff at Art Saint Louis, and teaches for Wash U. University College. She received her MFA from Washington University.

Friday, June 14, 2019: Submission deadline
Monday, June 24, 2019: All artists notified by email
July 1-3, 5, 8, 2019: In person delivery of artwork during office hours, 9 am -4:30pm
Monday, July 8: Deadline to receive shipped artwork
Tuesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m.: Exhibit Opening Reception
September 3-9: Pre-paid artwork return and in-person pick-up during office hours

$35 for up to three entries

Entry fees are non-refundable

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older, residing in the US or abroad. 

The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 48″ X 48″ and weigh no more than 20 lbs. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 60″ or weigh more than 50 lbs. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. No floor or ceiling installed work. No video.

All work must be the original conception and execution of the artist listed on the application. No reproductions. Please do not submit work that has been exhibited in any Webster Arts gallery in the past, including Paint Webster.

Submit up to three JPEG digital images. Upload options for image files:

File dimensions: 1000 to 1920 pixels on the longest side

File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from Webster Arts using FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from Webster Arts on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times.

All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through the time it is picked up by the carrier. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit. Webster Arts receives a 30% commission on all exhibition sales. Sales are encouraged.

Photographs of accepted artwork may be used for promotional purposes.