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Artwork that is unseen is incomplete—it is the viewer who completes the work. We hope your work will be seen by many viewers and lovers of art. "Being Seen” is an exhibit for all artists 18+ years of age who are eager to share their work with viewers. Artistic expression for this exhibit has no limits in terms of style, inspiration, or media. Our goal is to exhibit engaging, masterfully executed, perplexing or uniquely beautiful works. The subject, or lack of subject is totally up to you. "Being Seen" is about allowing your work to be seen in a quality gallery setting and regional arts destination.

Exhibit: MARCH 3–26, 2023
Reception: MARCH 4, 5–8pm



Awards will be chosen by the juror.

  • First Prize: $500.00

  • Second Prize: $250.00

  • Third Prize: $125.00

  • Three Honorable Mentions: $50.00 each



Open to all artists 18+ years living in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware living within an easy driving distance of Frederick, MD and not currently represented by TAG/The Artists Gallery.


Eligible works include original paintings, drawings, prints mixed media including original works of digital collage and manipulations, photographs (both analog and digital formats), and sculpture created within the last three years.


NO reproductions of pre-existing artwork, NO videos will be accepted. All work should have been completed in the past three years and not have been shown at TAG/The Artists Gallery.

  • All wall-hung work (2D or 3D) including, frame, may not exceed 48” in any direction and no more than 6” in depth. The maximum weight is 30 lbs. All wall hung works must be framed and ready to hang or mount on the wall with securely attached wires or cleat system. No sawtooth hangers

  • Maximum width or depth of floor sculpture is 30", height 72" and maximum weight 50 lbs.

  • Sculpture intended to be exhibited on a pedestal must fit on a 18” x 18” pedestal with a height of no more than 30". NO work can be suspended from the ceiling.


Non-refundable fee of $35.00 for one work, $5.00 for each additional work up to 3 works total. Entry forms must be completed and submitted online only through CaFÉ.


All entries must be submitted electronically in JPEG format only. Files should be 72dpi and at least 600 pixels, but not greater than 1200 pixels, in any direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 5MB. Size of work: height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is vertical or horizontal. No changes of image information including price will be made after submission.

About the Juror

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Craig Allen Subler received his BA and BFA from the Dayton Art Institute, and his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. As the Director of the University of Missouri Gallery of Art/Belger Art Center from 1980-2001 he curated over 181 exhibitions and oversaw the publication of 30 exhibit catalogues. The exhibits included a survey of Jasper Johns Prints, Yoko Ono, Twelve around One, Cuts, a Survey of Contemporary Woodcut Prints, Beauty in the Blade African Throwing Knives. His most recent curated exhibition and catalogue was Lines, Marks and Drawings through the Lens of Roger Ballen at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Craig currently lives in Washington, DC and Gerrardstown, WV.


Label JPEG as follows: Last name_First name_followed by the number that corresponds with the work’s placement on the entry form. For example: Smith_Mary_1.jpg, Smith_Mary_2.jpg,

etc. Do not include any other information in the file name. Do not use spaces or special

characters (such as @/!*).


TAG/The Artists Gallery will make every effort to notify all applicants of the juror’s decision by February 2, 2023. Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image, or does not meet dimension, weight, or hanging and display requirements. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.


TAG/The Artists Gallery receives 30% commission on all work sold during the exhibition. Work that is not for sale must be listed N.F.S. NO P.O.R (Price on Request options). Prices submitted at time of entry cannot be adjusted later.


All work must be hand-delivered to the gallery only on the following days

  • Friday, February 24, 12–6 pm

  • Saturday February 25, 12–6 pm

  • Sunday, February 26, 12–4 pm


There is no option for shipping work. The artist is responsible for the delivery and pick-up of their accepted work.


All work must be picked up from the gallery on the following days:

  • Sunday, March 26, from 3–6 pm (no work may be removed before 3 pm)

  • Monday, March 27, from 12–7 pm

  • Tuesday, March 28, from 12–7 pm


There is no option for shipping work. Artist is responsible for the delivery and pick-up of their accepted work. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on

pick-up dates and will charge the artist $5.00 a day thereafter for storage. After 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work.


TAG/The Artists Gallery (TAG) will take appropriate precautions in processing, handling and exhibiting artwork of exhibition participants. Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork.

TAG does not provide insurance for artwork or artists. By agreeing to present artwork with TAG, the artist agrees to waive all claims, and indemnifies TAG without limitation, and the artist accepts any risk of loss, related to their participation in TAG exhibits.


All artists/gallery visitors must follow current Maryland State guidance and gallery safety




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