Unsolicited Exhibition Proposals

If you are an artist interested in showing work at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, please see our artist opportunities. For our policy on unsolicited exhibition proposals, please see below.

 

-The gallery’s exhibition program is planned at least three years in advance and we are, therefore, rarely able to accommodate unsolicited proposals for exhibitions.

 

-Please note that, while all submissions are reviewed, the gallery receives hundreds of proposals a year and therefore it may not be possible to respond to each one individually.

 

-Before submitting a proposal, please consider whether your work is appropriate to the gallery’s mission and history.

 

-LAMAG presents the art of emerging, mid-career, and established artists from culturally diverse Southern California, as well as the work of international artists that are of relevance to the people of the City of Los Angeles, through large thematic group exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be sent by email only to lamagproposals@lacity.org. Proposals sent to any other gallery email address will be deleted. Mailed submissions will not be considered or returned. Proposals must include all of the following information in order to be considered:
  • Artist’s resume, or in the case of a group exhibit, resumes for all participating artists
  • 500 word description of the exhibition
  • 500 word description of:
    • the exhibition’s technical requirements
    • Funding sources, noting any relevant grant deadlines/funding cycles
    • If applicable, proposed partners/collaborators, partner organizations, advisors, etc. Please include their roles in the project.
  • 2-3 reviews or essays on the artist’s work
  • 10 – 20 digital images (300 dpi, JPEG) of the proposed work to be exhibited. Images must be properly labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, date the work was completed, media, and dimensions.
  • Images must be accompanied by an annotated image list that includes the same caption information listed above.
  • In the case of film / video please submit an online viewing link.