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The 29th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition



Submission Deadline EXTENDED:
Tue, Oct 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST


Van Gogh
The Yellow House by Vincent van Gogh


Strathmore welcomes artists to submit original artwork inspired by “home.” Home may be interpreted as a physical place such as a house, dwelling, locale, or country. It may exist in the past or present, be inspired by a sentimental object or the sentiment itself, or inhabit a space in the intangible. Home may explore family, community, or lack thereof. Home may be held in high regard or may require your aspirations for change. Artwork may be of any style and medium and artists from within the DMV region and beyond are encouraged to apply.

Terence Nicholson is a longtime native of Anacostia, Washington, DC, where he served as Curator for Honfleur Gallery and Art Director of Anacostia Arts Center. He currently works as an Exhibit Specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art and recipient of the Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship Award, Nicholson has traveled extensively as a vocalist and musician with saxophonist Steve Coleman, Omar Sosa, and hip hop band Opus Akoben. In 2005 and 2006, he served as a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department’s American Music Abroad program in Asia, Suriname, Egypt, and the Middle East. Nicholson has shown his art at Honfleur Gallery in three of the East of the River exhibitions and received critical acclaim for his solo show, Intro-Circumspective, at Willow Street Gallery in DC. Terence teaches Chinese martial arts and currently fronts a rock band called Thaylobleu.

Erwin Timmers is the co-founder of the Washington Glass Studio and School. Originally from Amsterdam, he moved to California where he graduated from Santa Monica College for Design Arts and Architecture. In 1999, he moved to the Washington, DC area. Since then, his sculptural artwork has been on display in an increasing number of local galleries. He has received numerous public art commissions and is also featured in various private collections. His approach to art is multifaceted, incorporating metalwork, innovative lighting, and glass design. He teaches glass, lighting, sculpture, and metalwork. Waste and recycling are recurring themes in his work, which he sees as crucial parts to the interaction with one’s surroundings.

Submissions will be considered through a blind jurying process and juried on aesthetic value, mastery of craft, and relevance to the exhibition theme. Each artwork will be considered individually. There is no limit to how many works from one artist’s entry may be accepted.

Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, First Prize, and Second Prize at the opening reception. Honorable Mentions will also be recognized.

All media are eligible (see category section below). Any artwork previously exhibited or for sale at Strathmore is not eligible. All artwork must be matted, framed, or otherwise made exhibition-ready.

The Mansion at Strathmore uses the cable based Arakawa hanging system. All hanging artworks must be fitted with 3/4" d-rings or larger, or use screw eyes with a 1/4" diameter. If using a metal frame, omni or screw hangers must be fitted to the frame. All d-rings, screw eyes, and omni or screw hangers should be installed at 1/4 or less of the total height down from the top of the artwork to ensure that the artwork hangs flush to the wall. Cleats, sawtooth hangers, steel plates and wire, or any other hanging device requiring a nail in the wall are not acceptable hanging mechanisms.

All accepted video works will be displayed on an 11.5" monitor. Maximum size for 2D work is 56" by 48" framed. Maximum size for 3D work is 48" by 48" by 48". Larger installations will be considered on a case by case basis. Please email with any questions regarding larger installations.

All works must be for sale.

Artists are responsible for delivery and removal of artworks including any shipping costs.

All works submitted must be complete and may not be exhibited if the work that arrives differs from the image submitted.

Any accepted artwork will not, by any exception, be exhibited if not exhibition-ready upon drop-off, including installation of acceptable hanging mechanisms as listed above.

Strathmore will receive a 40% commission on all artwork sold. Strathmore will pay the artist 60% of the retail price of sold artwork within 30 days of the close of the exhibition. All artwork must be for sale and priced at a fair market value, and prices reported in the application should take into consideration the commission split. All titles, mediums, and prices provided in the application will remain final.


A submission fee of $32 is required for each artist submitting up to 8 works. Submission fees are non-refundable, but they are tax-deductible.

PAYMENT OPTION #1: Submission fees are collected through PayPal with any major credit or debit card at the end of the submission process. Please do not send payment via PayPal outside of this application.

PAYMENT OPTION #2: Checks can be sent to Strathmore at the address below. Checks must be postmarked by August 20.

Attn: Gabrielle Tillenburg
5301 Tuckerman Lane
N. Bethesda MD, 20852

Checks must be payable to Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. Please include “Call for Entry” on your check memo and a separate document with your name, phone number, and email address listed. This document should be printed but can be handwritten if legible.

Application Deadline (EXTENDED): Tue, Oct. 1, 2019 11:59pm 
Notification of Jury Results: Mon, Nov. 4, 2019  
Drop-off of All Accepted Work: Fri–Sun, Jan 3–5, 2020, 11am– 4pm*
Exhibition Opens to the Public: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 
Opening Reception: Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 7–9pm 
Exhibition Closes to the Public: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 
Required Art Pickup: Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 4–6pm*

*Artwork drop-off and pickup dates and times are subject to change. The artist is responsible for all arrangements, costs, and execution of the delivery and pickup of artwork to and from Strathmore. All artwork on exhibition must remain on the Strathmore site throughout the entire exhibition. Early removal of artwork is strictly prohibited.

The following materials and information will be needed to complete your submission when the call for entry opens in June. You may save your application and return to work on it later, but the application must be complete and submitted by the deadline to be considered. 

All media are eligible. Please specify the category most closely associated with the majority of the works in your application.

  • Drawing (including pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, ink)
  • Fiber
  • Installation
  • Mixed media (2D)
  • Painting (including acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc.)
  • Performance art*
  • Photography/Video/Digital arts (including digital illustration, sound art, and .gifs)
  • Printmaking (excluding hand-printed photography)  
  • Sculpture (3D, including functional craft works and jewelry)
  • Other

*Artists submitting performance artworks should first email Gabrielle Tillenburg at with performance specifications to determine if the piece is suitable for the physical space.

Artwork Information: 
Each artist may submit up to 8 pieces and must provide Title, Material (medium), Price, Dimensions/Running Time (for video), and Year Completed for each piece entered. All titles, mediums, and prices provided in the application will remain final.

Artists must submit high resolution images. Images must be a .jpg file, at least 1200 pixels wide and 300 dpi (or 4 inches wide at 300 dpi.) Artists with 3D pieces may submit up to 3 additional images per piece. Please be sure to add these additional images to each piece, rather than submit them as  additional pieces. Artists may also submit .gif, .mp3, .mov, or .mp4 files for video, sound, or digital pieces. All submitted files must be at least 90 kb but no more than 999 mb in size..

Artist Statement
Artists must submit an artist statement in first person outlining their processes and inspiration specific to their entry, up to 530 characters in length.

Description of Work
Artists may include a brief description of each piece up to 260 characters. Artists may briefly outline specific inspirations pertaining to the exhibition theme and/or unique processes used to create the work.

Questions regarding how to enter may be answered on the Entry Thingy FAQ page under “For Artists.” An Entry Thingy Video Tutorial is also available. For all other questions, please contact Gabrielle Tillenburg, Visual Arts Coordinator, at

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