Gallery 263 is excited to announce a new annual juried exhibition series, vs.Each year’s theme will integrate two contrasting elements into one exhibition. The inaugural call explores Light vs. Dark and invites artists of any media to submit their interpretations of either subject.

Light and dark can refer to artwork visually, but can also be depicted in the content of the work itself: Is art a way of addressing darkness in your mind, or is it how you let the light in? Some find their comfort in the dark, and shy away from the light. Submitted work can touch on either light or dark themes, or a combination of the two. 

The deadline for this call has passed and we are no longer accepting submissions.

Submission Deadline: March 31st @ Midnight
Exhibition Dates: May 2 – June 1, 2019

About the Juror

Ruth Erickson is the current Mannion Family Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA since 2017. She first joined the ICA in 2012 as a Research Fellow, then became an Assistant Curator and was promoted to Associate Curator in 2016. She additionally contributes to growing the ICA’s collection and oversees the digitization of the collection.

Erickson received her Master of Arts in History of Art in 2010 at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by her PhD in History of Art in 2014. She is a Cambridge resident and has previously juried a national exhibition at Gallery 263, On The Body


Artwork Size Restrictions & Details:

2D (painting, drawing, photography, etc.) Max Dimensions: 60” W x 108” H (40 lbs. max)

3D (sculpture, assemblage, installation) Max Dimensions: MUST be self-supportive or mountable; may not exceed 108″H x 30″W x 30″D.  Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist.

Time Media (video or audio): No length restrictions.  Submit with links to streaming (YouTube or Vimeo). Artists will be required to provide a/v equipment with selected time-based works. 

Size Restrictions of Artwork To Be Shipped:

Shipped artwork must fit in a box no larger than: 36”W  x  36”H x 8″D, 40 lbs.

Note on Size Restrictions:

We make these restrictions with regard to the capacity of our space, and we appreciate your cooperation. We are a 700-square-foot, one-room gallery.  Typically, our Juried Exhibitions show between 20 and 40 artworks.

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This is a national call, open to all US residents. Submitted work must have been created within the last five years, complete and presentation ready.


Online submissions only. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Work in all media is encouraged.

Deadline for Submission

Submissions must be received by Sunday, March 31st, 2019 @ 11:59pm. No late submissions will be accepted.  Applicants will be notified of their status by April 13th.

Entry Fee

Payment of  $25 for 1-3 submissions, $40 for 4-6.  Payment must be received by the submission deadline.