A Call for Art is similar to an audition, in a sense. It's an opportunity for an artist to introduce a body of work to an art gallery in consideration for an upcoming exhibition. Whether this is a full collection or a small group of select pieces worthy of showing, the artwork submitted to a Call for Art represents the theme of the show through the perspective of the artist.
Check out the open Calls for Art below for our upcoming shows and exhibitions. Interested in showing your artwork with us? Apply using the buttons below and fill out the application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Show dates: March 15th - April 12th, 2024
We'll build on our popular Color Pops show with a vibrant collection of art that explores the properties of color. How do colors combine to convey moods from harmony to dissonance?
Show dates: April 19th - May 10th, 2024
Street Art is a collection of pieces inspired by graffiti-style artwork. Street Art highlights the social influence of a community and draws inspiration from its people.
Show dates: May 17th - June 14th, 2024
Music has long influenced the visual arts, both as a subject and a muse. The show will depict musicians, but also art that conveys the flow, rhythm and color of music.
Show dates: June 21st - July 12th, 2024
Travel art reflects the rich diversity of cultures and societies around the world, encompasses a wide range of subject matters and tells a story.
Show dates: July 19th - August 9th, 2024
Everyday objects can be leant poignancy and meaning through still lives, but ordinary things can also be the launching point for artistic flights of fancy.
Show dates: August 16th - September 13th, 2024
How does technology impact the way art is produced, but also influence our depiction of the world? Artists have helped provide a vision of future worlds, but now technologies such as AI are helping to shape that vision.
Show dates: September 20th - October 11th, 2024
While Plein Air typically features directly observed paintings of pastoral scenes, we'll welcome depictions of all types of outdoor scenes, done in a variety of media.
Show dates: November 22nd, 2024 - January 10th, 2025
Small Works is designed to feature giftable pieces, items should be $300 and under, no larger than 20" x 20", and Etsy-style art is okay.
Interested in showing your art but not sure where to start? Here are a few of our most commonly asked questions from artists.
While it may depend on each show, our parameters for artwork are open to include painting, photography, 3-dimensional work, fiber art and textiles, sculpture, pottery and ceramics, and others. If you have any questions regarding accommodations for your work, please inquire here.
Yes! We encourage artists of all levels of experience to apply.
Because there is an artist agreement involved, we require our artists to be 18 or older.
Unfortunately, we do not accept artwork via shipping. Artists will need to be present at the gallery for drop-off and pick-up. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Each exhibition will be on display for roughly 3 weeks so we can allow for a week of transition between each month. Specific details for drop-off and pick-up will be given to you via email.
To apply to be a showing artist, you can fill out the submission form by clicking on the button under Open Calls for Art at the top of this page. You will also need to supply photos or digital copies of your artwork for us to share in the shop and on social media.
Opening receptions are held on the 3rd Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00 PM CST. Specific details will be released on our website, social media, and through our e-newsletter.
Absolutely! You're more than welcome to invite your friends and family to come and see your artwork. While there is no limit to the number of guests you may have, please keep in mind that we share only a limited amount of space and are also open to the general public as well.
Yes, please do! All we ask if that you tag @80santafe if you're sharing on Facebook and Instagram. We will do our best to tag and share your information in our social media content as well.
Yes! Several pieces throughout the gallery are available for purchase. If you're interested in buying a featured piece, visit our shop here. If you would prefer to show without selling, please let us know in your application.