Annual Member Exhibitions

Fall/Winter 2023 All Member Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, November 18–Sunday, March 3
Opening reception: Saturday, November 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Artwork drop off: Tuesday, October 31–Sunday, November 5
(10 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Exhibition closes: Sunday, March 3, 2024
Artwork pick up: Sunday, March 3 & Monday, March 4 (10 a.m.–5 p.m. each day)
Due to space limitations, we are unable to store your artwork past March 4.

In an attempt to create easily accessible forms for all of our artists, we have adapted the inventory form, contract, and artwork labels into fillable forms (instructions below).

Please click on the direct links to go to the fillable/downloadable forms.

2023 Member Artwork Inventory Form & Artist Statement – online form due by Friday, October 27
2023 SVAC Annual Contract (only one contract/calendar year needed)
Artwork Temporary Labels – download, print & affix to your artwork before you drop it off.

If you are unable to complete the online forms, you may schedule a 15-minute in-person appointment during the drop off period. Email Alison Crites to schedule: acrites@svac.org.


Only artists with active SVAC memberships are invited to submit recent work to our annual member exhibition.

You may submit:

  • Up to 4 small pieces (all dimensions under 12”), OR
  • Up to 3 medium pieces (all dimensions under 24”), OR
  • Up to 2 large pieces (one dimension is more than 24”), OR
  • Up to 1 extra-large piece (one dimension is more than 36”)

In addition, please review the following guidelines carefully:

  • Artwork should be recent—created in the last 5 years.
  • Frames are included in the overall dimensions.
  • Diptychs and triptychs are counted as two and three submissions, respectively.
  • Artwork with wet paint will NOT be accepted.
  • All 2D work should be wired and either framed or gallery wrapped.
  • Quilts
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SVAC guarantees placement of 1 piece per artist in the exhibition.

To submit, bring your pieces to SVAC during the designated drop off period and complete the paperwork by the deadlines indicated below. We can also accept artwork by mail; you are responsible for the postage to/from SVAC. 

Artwork should be original and made in the last few years. 2D works should be professionally framed and wired for hanging. All artwork must be for sale unless approved otherwise by Alison Crites, Manager of Exhibitions & Interpretive Engagement.

Spring 2023 All Member Exhibition

For this spring’s show, we will be taking an artist-by-artist approach to curating the art. This means, each artist’s work will be treated like a unit and hung/installed in the same location.

Visitors will naturally be curious why you selected the work that you did, so we will be collecting short artist statements from everyone to print and hang near your work. The artist statement will be part of the online inventory form that’s familiar to most of you. This is a Google form that asks you to enter basic information about each artwork you’re submitting (title, year, price, etc). The link is below.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 13–Sunday, July 16
Opening reception: Saturday, May 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Artwork drop off: Tuesday, May 2–Sunday, May 7 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Artwork Pick-up: Saturday, July 15, Sunday, July 16 and Monday, July 17 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.*

*Please note, due to space limitations, we are unable to store your artwork past July 17.

In an attempt to create easily accessible forms for all of our artists, we have adapted the inventory form, contract, and artwork labels into fillable forms (instructions below).

Please click on redirect link to go to the fillable forms.

2023 All Member Artwork Inventory Form – online form due by Friday, April 28
2023 SVAC Annual Contractonline form due by Friday, April 28
Artwork Temporary Labels – print & affix to your artwork before you drop it off

If you are unable to complete the online forms, you may schedule a 15-minute in-person appointment during the drop off period. Email Alison Crites to schedule: acrites@svac.org

Winter Wonderland Member Show

THEME: Joy!
Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Opening Reception: TBD

Artwork Drop-off: November 15 – 29, 2020
Artwork Pick-up: January 3 – 5, 2021

Holiday Craft Market

Now accepting applications! SVAC welcomes applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows accomplished artistry and design, and quality craftsmanship. Accepted media categories include baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.

Artisans who are interested in applying for the Holiday Market, please submit applications by October 12, 2020.

Dates: December 5 – 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2021 Solo Shows

We are now accepting applications for our 2021 Solo Exhibitions. The first installment of solo shows will be on view from mid June to late July, and the second installment will run from early August to late September. If you are interested in applying for a Solo Show, please click on the link below! If you are not a member and would like to join or renew please visit “Join and Give” tab on our website!

Part I: Early summer (mid June – late July)
Part II: Late summer (early August – late September)

Application (due January 8)*

*Please note that we will select fewer applicants next year as several of this year’s participating artists postponed to 2021 due to pandemic-related complications. Specific dates for the 2021 Solo exhibitions are forthcoming. 

Each artist is required to fill out one Annual Contract and an updated W-9 per calendar year. 

Winter Wonderland Member Show

THEME: Joy!
Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Opening Reception: TBD

Artwork Drop-off: November 15 – 29, 2020
Artwork Pick-up: January 3 – 5, 2021

Holiday Craft Market

Now accepting applications! SVAC welcomes applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows accomplished artistry and design, and quality craftsmanship. Accepted media categories include baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.

Artisans who are interested in applying for the Holiday Market, please submit applications by October 12, 2020.

Dates: December 5 – 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2022 Solo Shows

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Solo Exhibitions. Applications are due January 7, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • Applications are open to artists 18 years or older, working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramic, wood, metal, mixed media, and photography.
  • All exhibited artworks must be available for sale (no pre-sales or nfs works unless approved by SVAC’s Manager of Exhibitions & Interpretive Engagement).

In an attempt to create easily accessible forms for all of our artists, we have adapted the contract, W-9 and artwork labels into fillable PDFs (instructions below).

2022 SVAC Annual Contract (fillable form)
2022 SVAC Show Agreement (fillable form)

Artwork Labels (fillable form)

If you would prefer to print and mail/drop off these documents, simply click on each of the above links and print each one individually. Please remember to attach all artwork labels on the back of each piece before dropping them off.

In an attempt to create easily accessible forms for all of our artists, we have adapted the artwork inventory form and contract to an online form. The artwork labels will need to be printed and filled out at home (instructions below).

2020 SVAC Annual Contract (fillable form)
2020 SVAC Show Agreement (fillable form)

Artwork Labels (fillable form)
Artist W-9 (fillable form)

If you would prefer to print and mail the contract and W-9, simply click on each of the above links and print each one individually. Please remember to attach all artwork labels on the back of each piece before dropping them off.


Instructions for filling out the Artwork Inventory and Contract forms:

1. Click on the link to the fillable form
2. Type directly into the form noting that all the fields are required to be complete before submitting.
3. Click the “Submit” button.

Instructions for filling out the Artwork Labels form:

1. Click on the link and print at home.
4. Attach labels to your artwork before submission.