2021 Exhibition
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2020, 11:59pm
Submission Fee: $25

The BAC’s Gallery Program features opportunities for artists to share their work in a truly unique space. Our galleries offer an environment where visitors are invited to experience exhibitions outside of the traditional white box setting, allowing for an intimate exploration of the work. Our call for proposals encourages solo artists and groups of all levels to organize and present a professional exhibition with the guidance and support of our staff.

"Nightwalk" by Katha Seidman

Annex Gallery

The BAC’s Annex Gallery is an installation-based space that promotes viewing within and beyond the building’s walls. With full windows on two sides, the room provides a perfect setting for site-specific works.

Studio Gallery

The BAC’s Studio Gallery provides space for wall-based work and small sculptures. Works on exhibit are viewable in working studio spaces, adding to an active and dynamic environment. The Studio Gallery serves as inspiration for students and visitors who use the spaces for a variety of classes, workshops and events throughout the year.


Local, national and international artists are eligible for consideration. All applications must be entered online through the BAC’s submission form.

Proposals should be made in consideration of the BAC’s gallery space. Visiting us before applying is strongly encouraged. No alterations to the gallery space should be made without prior written permission from the Executive Director including, but not limited to ceiling screws and painting the walls. The artist(s) must supply any A/V equipment necessary for the exhibit.

How to Submit
Please compile one PDF document made up of the submission materials listed below. Then, submit your application by following the link at the bottom of this page.

  • For proposals to the BAC’s Annex Gallery, please title your document: LastName_FirstName_AnnexGallery2021.pdf
  • For proposals to the BAC’s Studio Gallery, please title your document: LastName_FirstName_StudioGallery2021.pdf

Proposal Narrative and Sketches
Artist Statement
Please include 5-10 images of your work in your PDF document. Directly underneath each image, please provide the following information: title, media, dimensions and year completed. *Brookline Arts Center reserves the right to withdraw acceptance if quality does not reflect images or if the artist violates requirements.

Our Gallery Committee consisting of regional artists and arts professionals oversees the selection process. Artists will be notified of their status via email four weeks after the application deadline. If selected, BAC staff will arrange a meeting with you to discuss exhibition logistics. Exhibitions in the Annex Gallery will be approximately eight weeks in length. Exhibitions in the Studio Gallery will be approximately four weeks in length. The placement of the exhibit within the calendar year may be timed to accommodate BAC special events.

*Artwork can be listed for sale at a price determined by the artist. The BAC is entitled to 30% commission.


Please call 617-566-5715, or email office@brooklineartscenter.com.