Call for Artists

Waldorf West Library Gallery’s Fall-Winter Show

Deadline to Submit Extended to September 22, 2017

Delivery Date: October 14, 2017

Show Runs until February 3, 2018

“Meet the Artists” Public Reception: October 28, 2017

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Fall-Winter Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD, from October 14, 2017, to February 3, 2018. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors.

Current members of the Charles County Arts Alliance are invited to submit a maximum of two works of 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art on any subject for consideration (there is no submission fee). Non-members are encouraged to join and be eligible to submit their art. Click HERE to download a Membership Form.

Artwork entries must be submitted electronically as digital images (jpegs) attached to an email sent to waldorfwestgallery@gmail.com. Please reference “Waldorf West Fall-Winter Show” in the subject line.

The email must include:

  • Artist’s name
  • Artist’s mailing address
  • Artist’s email address
  • Artist’s phone number
  • Artist’s biography (half-page max, in MS-Word)
  • Artist’s headshot (jpeg)
  • Title of artwork
  • Medium/materials used
  • Size/dimensions
  • Year created
  • Price, if applicable

Arts Alliance members who have previously shown in the gallery are invited to submit new work for consideration. Selections will be made by the Gallery Committee and the artists will be notified by email in late September or early October. To be included in the show, art must be delivered on Saturday, October 14, between 9:00 am and noon, at the Waldorf West Library.  All 2-dimensional artwork must be wired and ready to hang at time of delivery.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, a “Meet the Artists” Public Reception will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Waldorf West Library’s Main Gallery, to honor all the artists participating in the show.

For more information, contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900, or info@charlescountyarts.org.

About Our Galleries

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) manages three public gallery exhibition spaces in Charles County. These gallery spaces are provided free of charge to our very talented local artists to provide a venue for their own artworks to be displayed in a public venue, and to provide an opportunity for the public to view original artworks by their fellow citizens in a professional gallery setting. Currently, we manage the following gallery spaces:

  • Charles Regional Medical Center Gallery – La Plata
  • Charlotte Hall Veterans Home – Charlotte Hall
  • Community Bank of the Chesapeake – Waldorf
  • County Commissioners Gallery – La Plata
  • Waldorf West Library Gallery – Waldorf

The Waldorf West Library Gallery is located at 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. It actually is a set of four separate gallery spaces in this new, beautiful, state-of-the-art building. The largest of these gallery spaces is located on the first floor, in the conference room near the main lobby. The other three gallery spaces are located on the second floor, in two smaller conference rooms (study group rooms) and the wall near the Youth area. The Waldorf West Library gallery spaces are used to showcase 15-38 artists at one time. These multi-artist exhibits take place for three months each, and are promoted in our CCAA news publications, The Arts Insider monthly e-newsletter, the Arts Newsflash weekly e-calendar of events, and our periodic press releases. The CCAA does not charge any fees whatsoever to artists for displaying their artworks with us, nor does it charge a commission fee for any sales of artworks. All sales take place strictly between the artist and customer, and no artworks may be removed from the gallery space until the current show ends. Likewise, there is no charge for the public to view the artworks.

A unique feature of artworks being selected to exhibit in the Waldorf West Library Gallery is the associated “Meet the Artist” Reception that takes place for each gallery show. These receptions are sponsored by the CCAA to permit the public to have the rare opportunity to meet the group of exhibiting artists in person, and discuss their artworks and the creative process. The receptions are advertised in advance and are very well attended, with public audiences typically in the hundreds. During these receptions, the CCAA Gallery Committee holds a brief formal ceremony to introduce the artists to the public, and to formally recognize these artists with CCAA certificates of appreciation.

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Summer 2017 – July 8 – October 14

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Spring 2017

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Winter 2017

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Fall 2016

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Summer 2016

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Spring 2016

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Winter 2016

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Fall 2015

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Summer 2015

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Spring 2015

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Winter 2015

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Fall 2014

Waldorf West Library Gallery – Group Show – Summer 2014