Title of the Exhibition:          BADC Open Call: Through Your Eyes

Organized by:                        Black Artists of DC (BADC) at the DC

Arts Center, 2438 18th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Open to all media 

Submission Deadline:            November 29, 2017

Curator:                                 Rhea A. Beckett

Exhibition Dates:                   December 15, 2017 – January 14, 2018


BADC​ ​invites​ ​artists​ ​in​ ​the​ ​D.C.​ ​metro​ area ​to submit ​entries​ ​for an ​exhibition​ ​at​ ​DC​ ​Arts Center.​ ​Artists​ ​may​ ​submit​ ​up​ ​to​ ​5​ ​original​ ​works​ ​to​ ​be​ ​reviewed,​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to painting,​ ​sculpture,​ ​installation,​ ​mixed​ ​media,​ ​etc.

Work​ ​drawing​ ​connection​ ​to​ ​consciousness,​ ​awareness,​ ​and​ ​experience​ ​is​ ​highly​ ​encouraged​ ​for submission: “your art through your eyes”.​ ​Please​ ​include​ ​artist​ ​or​ ​work​ ​statement.

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to members and non-members. BADC members receive a discounted entry fee.

Submission Guidelines: Artists may submit up to 5 digital JPEG images scaled to size 5” x 7” at 300 DPI. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, 2 images should be submitted for each work. The preferred submission is online, but can be mailed. The images for mailed submissions images must be submitted on a CD  in JPEG format only. No files larger than 1MB.

Image files should be titled as follows: number (corresponding to the Submission Form), last name, first name and title. The same information must also be written on the Submission Form/Image List including additional requested information.

Please do not send originals. CDs will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage is included. Also include a bio and artist’s statement (one page total).

Submission Fee:  (non-refundable): $30 US dollars for up to 5 images for BADC members.   Non members, the entry fee is $45.  A special new membership rate includes membership and entry fee at $60.

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Payment: Entry fee can be paid by check, money order or PayPal, payable in US dollars. Please make check or money orders payable to Black Artists of DC



Complete​ ​Submission​ ​Form​ ​and​ ​attach​ ​images Email​ ​address​:​ ​​ ​rbeckett@mica.edu Subject:​ ​​ ​​BADC Open Call-Through Your Eyes


Forward CD and Submission Form to:

BADC Open Call: Through Your Eyes
Black Artists of DC
PO Box 8063
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8063


Online Submission thru BADC WEB SITE www.blackartistsofdc.com


If submitting On Line go to PayPal at bottom of submission form.  If submitting by email Click on PayPal Button Below, then follow instruction for PayPal


Send check or money order to:

Russell Simmons, BADC Treasurer
1829 Upshur Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018 


Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later December 2, 2017.  Preferred method of notification is by email.  Phone calls will be made if there is no email contact.


  • Distribution of Invitations, Catalogue and Special Events – To Be Announced
  • Exhibition Dates: ​​ ​December​ ​15,​ ​2017​ ​-​ ​January​ ​14,​ ​2018
  • Delivery and Installation of work to The DC Arts Center-To Be Announced

Opening Reception

  • December​ ​15th​ ​from​ ​6​ ​pm-​ ​9​ ​pm
  • Closing Reception and Artists’ Talk – To Be Announced 


The artist determines sale price. DCAC keeps a 30% commission on all work(s) sold during and/or as the result of the exhibition at DCAC. An additional 10% commission to BADC will be retained for all sales of work during this exhibition.


Black Artists of DC is providing insurance for the exhibition. The insurance value should be 40 percent less than the price of your work, to reflect the commission that would be paid to the gallery and BADC for a sale.

FRAMES AND MOUNTING: All work must be framed, wired and ready to hang (No Claw hangers, thumb tacks, or ring hangers) 


The artist is responsible for all costs of shipping and handling of their artwork. We suggest the artist insure their artwork through the shipping company if one is used. All shipped artwork must include prepaid return shipping label enclosed in the packaging. If hand-delivered, artist is responsible for insuring work from theft or damage during delivery.

We reserve the right to use submitted images and information for inclusion in the exhibition, catalogs and/or other promotional materials to publicize the exhibition.

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​questions,​ ​please​ ​send​ ​them​ ​to​ ​Rhea​ ​Beckett​​ ​at​​ ​​rbeckett@mica.edu​​.

Thank​ ​you

We reserve the right to use submitted images and information for inclusion in the exhibition, catalogs and/or other promotional materials to publicize the exhibition.

Artist's Name:*
Web Site
Instructions for Image files and uploads
Image 1
Upload Image 1 Title File as: 1 Last Name, First Name, Title
Image 2
Upload Image 2, Title File as: 2 Last Name, First Name, Title
Image 3
Upload Image 3, Title File as: 3 Last Name, First Name, Title
Image 4
Upload Image 4, Title File as: 4 Last Name, First Name, Title
Image 5
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Artist's Bio
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BADC Open Call: Through Your Eyes