General Exhibitions call for entry- 2024 season

We are seeking proposals from artists to present exhibitions for the 2024 season. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome. 


This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2023-2024 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. Additional consideration will be given to artists who have not exhibited with any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility in the past 2 years. 


We are seeking exhibition proposals for various M-NCPPC facilities including The Publick Playhouse, Watkins Nature Center, The Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex (SPLEX), the Southern Area Aquatic & Recreation Complex (SAARC), and Snow Hill Manor. 



Publick Playhouse- 60 linear feet of wall space. 

Watkins Nature Center- 95 linear feet of hallway wall space that provides an intimate and up-close viewing experience. Artworks that are in the size range of 11 x 14 inches to approximately 20 x 24 inches are best suited for this space.

SPLEX- 144 linear feet of wall space. Artworks that are in the size range of 18 x 24 inches and larger would be best suited for this space.

SAARC- availability of space includes 80 linear feet of wall space for larger works up to 4x6 feet

Snow Hill Manor- new space for 2024!



All proposals must be submitted online at No other forms of application will be accepted. 

Only two-dimensional wall-mounted works or contemporary digital media/video works can be accommodated in the various facilities that we are programming at this time.


All proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist 
  • 15-25 image samples of a cohesive body of work; OR 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work 
  • Proposals may include detail images for 2D works or stills of digital works
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal


Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees and may include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.



Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. Proposals will be selected for the facility that the work would be best suited for, though we will take artist’s choice of facility into consideration.  



Exhibitions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance. Exhibitions will last for 3-4 months. Selected artists will be required to transport their pieces to the facility prior to the exhibition and to pick up and transport pieces from the facility at the close of the exhibition. 


A video exhibit will be created by MNCPPC staff and will be shared during the time of the exhibit via Prince George’s Parks Arts social media platforms and will also be given to the exhibiting artist to share with their own art networks as well. 

Samples of previous art exhibition videos in these gallery spaces can be viewed on the ArtsPGParks social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram). 



A public reception for the artist be held during the exhibition if the artist desires to have one. Dates and times will be set according to facility availability, with preference to the artist’s schedule. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division will provide light refreshments for guests.



The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.



If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist


Sara Caporaletti

Visual Arts Assistant 


The Publick Playhouse, Watkins Nature Center, The Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex (SPLEX), the Southern Area Aquatic & Recreation Complex (SAARC), and Snow Hill Manor are facilities of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County. 

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