**This call for art is now closed. We are currently accepting exhibition proposals. Learn more about submitting a proposal.**


It’s no secret that human activities are drastically impacting our environment and climate while affecting vulnerable wildlife and entire ecosystems. Artists have always been inspired by the beauty of nature, but how is this relationship evolving when we know flora and fauna are disappearing? WILD—a national exhibition at Gallery 263 juried by Jane Winchell—invites artists to submit work that considers their definition of ‘wild’ in a time of planetary change.

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Exhibition Dates: February 20–March 14, 2020

About the Juror

Jane Winchell has been the director of Peabody Essex Museum’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center since its founding in 2003. She started at PEM in 1992 as curator of the Natural History collection and led the development of the museum’s original Art & Nature Center, as well as the newly revamped and expanded Center that opened in 2013. She has curated more than 15 interdisciplinary exhibitions on myriad topics at PEM, ranging from water as art to visual perception. Her background is in the natural sciences and the performing arts. She holds a B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, and two graduate degrees – an M.S. in Science Communication and an M.A. in Biology – both from Boston University.

The photograph featured in ‘WILD’ is courtesy of past Gallery 263 exhibiting artist Kateri Quirk.


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 Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:59pm. No late submissions will be accepted.

Entry Fee

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

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