Things You’ll Need to Start Applying to Art Shows

While application requirements may differ from show to show, the following six things will allow you to start submitting to most venues immediately. Good luck!


ABOVE: My artwork at the McMichael Autumn Art Sale

Some venues may require less, but if you have everything below, you should be good to go:

  • A minimum of 10 artworks
  • Have each of the 10 artworks professionally photographed. If you don’t have a camera or tripod, hire someone who does
  • Artist Biography (100 words; written in the third person)
  • Artist Statement (no more than 1 page; written in the first person)
  • Artist CV (listing past group and solo shows, grants, awards, education)
  • Image list with title, materials, year made and size