Call for Entries: Fall Featured Artist, The Kiernan Gallery

Deadline: August 25, 2013

Artists have a rich tradition of incorporating nature into their work. The Kiernan Gallery pleased to announce its non-photographic call for portfolio submissions to select a featured artist. The Gallery seeks works in 2D media. Photography is not eligible. Whether in bloom or decay, edible or admirable, mammoth or miniscule, all interpretations of flora are welcome. The selected work will be shown in conjunction with our upcoming photography show Botanicals.

That artist will have their work occupy the entirety of a room in the Main Gallery. The featured artist will receive:

– A one-month solo show.

– A feature on The Kiernan Gallery’s blog and website.

– An electronic show card designed and distributed by The Kiernan Gallery.

Submission Guidelines:

– Submit a body of 8-10 pieces

– Submit a written statement about the work (no more than a page).

– Artists should be prepared to ship or deliver their work (ready to hang) to the gallery if selected.

We cannot guarantee an entire body of work will fit into the exhibition space. In such cases, Director and artist will collaborate to decide which pieces will be displayed.

Submission Criteria
We accept only digital submissions. All digital files should be provided as:


72 ppi


Image width not to exceed 1500 pixels on the longest side and at least 1024.
Files should be titled as LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the submission form. No non-alpha-numeric characters.
Work that has been previously exhibited in the main gallery is not eligible to appear in subsequent shows.

Work that The Kiernan Gallery deems inappropriate (i.e. pornography) will not be submitted to the juror. When submitting images, bear in mind that The Kiernan Gallery is located in a small town in Virginia.

By Email
Email image files and Submission Form to

By Mail
CD submissions may be mailed, but must be received by the submission deadline. Submission fee may be paid by check included with CD or by PayPal via the Pay Now button. Mail the CD (not DVD) with JPG files and Submission Form to:

The Kiernan Gallery

23B West Washington St.

Lexington, VA 24450

Submission Fee
There is a non-refundable fee of $50. Credit card or PayPal payments may be made using the Pay Now button. Checks may be mailed to the address above.

International submissions are accepted.

If you have any questions about submitting, please contact

Artists will receive an email confirming their submission when we have received both payment and images.

Artists will receive an email notifying them of accepted work approximately eight days after the submission deadline.

Artists exhibiting at the gallery may offer their work for sale. The Kiernan Gallery does not take a commission on sold works, but retains the right to negotiate 20%.

Use Rights
Artists retain full rights to their work. By submitting to The Kiernan Gallery, artists grant the use of selected images for the purpose of marketing the gallery and subsequent display on this website.