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Calls for Exhibitions

Each year, McMaster Gallery opens a call for exhibitions to practicing contemporary artists. Calls are posted here when available. 

Prospective exhibition scheduling period: August 2024 - December 2025

Deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2024


McMaster Gallery welcomes exhibition proposals for new and existing work made by artists working in all disciplines and media. Located on the first floor of McMaster College, the home of the School of Visual Art and Design, McMaster Gallery serves as the central location for contemporary art on the University of South Carolina's downtown Columbia campus. McMaster Gallery seeks proposals for innovative and professional exhibitions that lead key conversations in contemporary art making, support curricular initiatives, and broaden student experience. At least three accepted exhibitions will take place in the planning period. Exhibition proposals may be solo or group show. A total budget of up to $2,000 per exhibition is offered to cover travel and accommodation reimbursement, visitor's fee, and/or other expenses, subject to budget approval. 

For full consideration submit your proposal by March 10, 2024. Works in all media (2D, 3D, film/video, performance, interactive/new media and more) will be considered. Notification of acceptance will be provided by May 1, 2024. 

Examples of previous exhibitions and full facility information about McMaster Gallery is available via Dropbox.|

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