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The Gem Gallery is a flexible exhibition space for the exploration of unique media and multi-disciplinary practices. The Gem Gallery gives priority to emerging artists and curators who may have been historically overlooked by traditional gallery spaces, and to work that demonstrates or establishes quality in both conceptualization and technique. The Gem Gallery serves as the building’s epicenter during community events and happenings, and in this role, facilitates visitors’ interactions with contemporary ideas of art practice.

Each year, there are two opportunities to submit an exhibition proposal to show your work at the Gem Center for the Arts. Applications are reviewed by the Gem Center for the Arts Exhibition Panel, which consists of independent art professionals working in the field.

The proposal round for exhibitions in 2019 has closed. The next call will be issued in July 2019.


Proposal Requirements

  • Cover letter including:

    • Title of the exhibition.

    • Concept of the exhibition.

    • Description of the work (media, theme, scale etc). Art does not have to be complete, but relevant examples of previous work should be included in the samples.

    • How the work will be displayed. A floorplan is available in the Proposal Guidelines link below.

    • Preferred time frame. Each exhibition runs for 6 weeks and is preceded by 5 days of installation and followed by 2 days of removal.

    • Plans for engaging your audience such as an artist talk, panel discussion, workshop, performance etc. (Optional)

  • Résumé or CV

  • 10- 20 images or other relevant support (links to online samples are acceptable). 

  • List of works including title, date, media, size in inches (h x w x d), and prices (if for sale).


Please note that:

You will be responsible for installation and removal, unless otherwise agreed.

All works must be professionally presented. The Gem reserves the right to exclude any work deemed unsuitable for exhibition.

The exhibitor is responsible for ensuring that all artworks are installed in a way that will not endanger the public.


There will be a 30 percent commission on all sales made as a result of the exhibition.

The Gem Center for the Arts will cover the costs of an opening reception, design of evite and invitations (or you may choose to do this yourself) and exhibition signage. 

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