With a dedication to presenting quality artwork in a variety of media, Crossroads Art Center maintains an exciting schedule of exhibitions and events open to local, regional, and national artists. Exhibiting artists can expect a high standard of professional representation at Crossroads. Crossroads features new exhibitions every other month, along with a juried all-media show and a members’ show.

CROSSROADS’ ALL-MEDIA SHOW

Crossroads’ all-media shows are open to mid-Atlantic artists through a bimonthly Call for Entries, and cash prizes are awarded for the winners. Each show is juried by a prominent arts professional from the community (a gallery director, curator, museum official, arts professor, or accomplished artist). Commission on sales is 25% for artists-in-residence and 30% for other artists.

 

ALL-MEDIA SHOW APPLICATION

CROSSROADS ART CENTER MEMBERS’ SHOW

Members of Crossroads Art Center are encouraged to submit work for the members’ shows. Members’ shows are generally held in Building III and coincide with the bimonthly opening reception and featured exhibitions. To become a member of Crossroads Art Center, see Membership.

 

MEMBERS' SHOW APPLICATION

EXHIBITIONS BY ARTIST PROPOSAL

Crossroads Art Center encourages artists and groups working in various media to submit proposals for exhibitions. The exhibition committee and exhibitions director review proposals every two to three months as they are received. Artists are selected based on overall quality, innovation, and thoroughness of the proposal. Exhibitions are scheduled two to three years in advance.

 

An exhibition proposal must consist of two parts: 1) a complete proposal package, including exhibition application, and 2) an in-person review of the proposed work. There is a $25 exhibition application fee which is applicable toward the exhibition fee is the proposal is accepted. Artists will be notified by phone or email after the jury process is complete. All artwork in a featured exhibition must be for sale or an additional $200 fee will be applied.

 

EXHIBITION APPLICATION

GALLERY-INITIATED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

The Crossroads Art Center's exhibitions director curates solo or thematic group exhibitions resulting from digital image submissions, gallery and studio visits, online research, attendance at lectures and similar events, university art department visits, and peer recommendations.

CURATOR-ORGANIZED THEMATIC GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Curators may submit proposals for thematic group exhibitions that explore an idea in-depth. Crossroads Art Center recommends that one individual serves as the project organizer (curator/artist/writer). This individual should not be one of the proposed exhibiting artists. Artistic quality, depth of research, budget feasibility, attention to administrative detail, and overall professionalism of the proposal are deciding factors in selection. Submissions should include an exhibition goal statement, a listing of artists with résumés and slides or videos of current work, curatorial experience of project organizer (résumé or curriculum vitae), comprehensive budget, outline of project needs, and a self-addressed stamped envelope with protective cardboard and sufficient postage to cover return of submission. All artwork in a featured exhibition must be for sale or an additional $200 fee will be applied.

 

Crossroads’ exhibitions director will review curatorial submissions and respond via letter or telephone. Consideration of submissions is ongoing. Applicants should be aware than that exhibitions are scheduled two to three years in advance. For more information on submitting a curatorial proposal, submit a contact form or call 804.278.8950.

TRAVELING OR SHARED EXHIBITIONS

Crossroads Art Center also presents traveling or shared exhibitions organized by other institutions. One example is the Paper Cutters Guild of North America. In its traveling schedule, the guild was able to host a show in Gallery One. Other collaborations include co-organized exhibitions with other arts institutions and artist residencies in schools or the community.

SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL

 Jenni Kirby, Exhibitions Director

Crossroads Art Center

2016 Staples Mill Road

Richmond, VA 23230

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Crossroads Art Center Exhibitions

Crossroads Art Center boasts newly renovated exhibition spaces available for group or solo shows.

RHODA MACCALLUM GALLERY

The Rhoda MacCallum Gallery is home to Crossroads’ bimonthly all-media show featuring various local artists and juried by a prominent member of the Richmond arts community. The gallery is 31'x36', irregularly shaped, with noncontiguous walls, lighting and partial hanging system, and a wall height of 10'. This gallery also may be rented for a featured artist or group show for a $1,500 fee,* plus 15% commission on sales.

GALLERY DIAGRAM PDF

MACCALLUM GALLERY EXTENSION

The Rhoda MacCallum Gallery Extension comprises eight walls with 61 linear feet of exhibition space with lighting throughout. The exhibition fee* for this gallery is $500, plus 15% commission on sales.

GALLERY DIAGRAM PDF

SIDECAR GALLERY

The Sidecar Gallery opens to the Rhoda MacCallum Gallery and has three 21' walls that are 10' high. This gallery has a hanging system and lighting throughout. The exhibition fee* for this gallery is $500, plus 15% commission on sales.

GALLERY DIAGRAM PDF

CABOOSE GALLERY

The Caboose Gallery is 11.5'x21' with contiguous 8' walls and lighting throughout. This gallery does not having a hanging system. The exhibition fee* for this gallery is $500, plus 15% commission on sales.

GALLERY DIAGRAM PDF

GALLERY ONE

Gallery One is 22’x26’ with contiguous 7' walls with lighting throughout. The exhibition fee* for this gallery is $500, plus 15% commission on sales.

GALLERY DIAGRAM PDF

GALLERY ONE EXTENSION

Gallery is 30'x13' with lighting thoughout, no hanging system, multiple heights. The exhibition fee* for this gallery is $500, plus 15% commission on sales. Gallery One Extension is available with Gallery One for group shows for one $500 fee.

GALLERY DIAGRAM PDF

* EXHIBITION FEES

Exhibition fees include the following:

  • Gallery lighting, space and wall preparation, use of facility, and hanging assistance (if needed)
  • Recognition on all press releases for one month
  • Promotion on website for one month
  • Inclusion in monthly email newsletter (distribution: 5,000)
  • Art featured on front of reception postcard (1,000 are distributed to Crossroads members and customers ; thousands more are placed throughout Richmond-area businesses).  Exhibiting artists receive 200 postcards for promotional use.
  • Opening reception, which draws approximately 1,000 visitors to Crossroads Art Center for a three-hour event with food and music.

Crossroads Galleries

Tips for a Successful Exhibition

  • Shamelessly self-promote.
  • Tell your friends and family about the opening reception event. Phone them, email them, social media them . . . don't let them forget you're having an exhibition!
  • Invite your Facebook friends to 'like' the Crossroads Art Center page, where they'll get reminders about your exhibition.
  • Create posters and brochures and distribute them at your favorite hangouts.

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