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Small Works Project

On View: June 2022–May 2023
Submission Deadline: April 20, 2022 by 11:59 PM (EST)

Gallery 263 is pleased to invite Massachusetts-based visual artists working in drawing, painting, collage, photography, fiber, and other two-dimensional media to apply for the Gallery 263 Small Works Project. This project presents original, quality artworks in our flat file drawers in the gallery and on our website. Artists will be selected by the staff and board of Gallery 263 based on the quality of their work and commitment to their practice. 

With the guidance of Gallery 263 staff, visitors will be able to carefully browse and handle works from the flat files. Participating artists will be able to display works in their flat file drawer for twelve months, with the ability to add or remove work as they like during this time. Works will be stacked in each drawer. We encourage artists to replace sold pieces with new work. There will be a binder at the gallery containing information about each artist, including a CV, artist statement, and works list. The drawers, which are located at the back of the gallery, are open for viewing during gallery hours or by appointment. We invite artists of all career levels to submit.

Submission Criteria

  • 5 images of work including title, year, media, dimensions, price
  • All work must be available for purchase for $500 or less
  • Work should have been made within the past five years 
  • Maximum dimensions are 16 x 34, 1/2 inches thick. Any works that exceed these dimensions will not be considered
  • Create a single PDF file containing your five artwork images
  • Submitted work should be unframed and unmounted
  • A CV that is no longer than 2 pages

Application Fee

The application fee is $10.
Gallery 263 is a nonprofit. Application fees help support our operating costs.

Additional Information

  • 12 artists will be selected for the 2021 Small Works Project at Gallery 263 for a duration of 12 months (June 2022 through May 2023).
  • Gallery 263 does not take a commission for sales; however, we suggest a 30% donation back to the gallery. Donations from artwork sales contribute to supporting Gallery 263, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization.

Gallery 263 advances the artistic endeavors of makers and performers, while fostering public engagement, enrichment, and exchange. Functioning as a creative nexus, Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and our regional communities.

Gallery 263 exhibits are free and open to the public.