Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Call for Art

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Albany Center Gallery (ACG) is accepting submissions for an upcoming exhibition happening at the end of April, which is being held in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and in partnership with AAPI Heritage Month 518. ACG and curators are inviting local and regional Asian-American and Pacific Islander artists to submit their work for consideration. This call is free and open to the public. ACG is one of the organizations/businesses that AAPI Heritage Month 518 will be partnering with across the area. They will have a website as a guide and reference for the month of things to do in the Capital Region of NY. Stay tuned for the official announcement.


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From Tuesday, April 30 to Saturday, June 1, 2024, this exhibition will be held at ACG in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month. AAPI Heritage Month is a nationwide celebration that centers the rich history, notable contributions, and diverse experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This exhibition will be in partnership with AAPI Heritage Month 518, a new initiative promoting AAPI Heritage Month throughout the Capital Region. Organized by a small, grassroots group of Asian Americans in the Albany-area, one of the main goals of AAPI Heritage Month 518 is to bring attention to the diverse and dynamic Asian American community in the Capital Region. For, according to the organizers, there is no single definition for what it means to “be Asian” in the United States or in the Capital Region. And to do so would be to oversimplify and diminish a diverse range of experiences related to religion, family history, language, class, citizenship, skin color, education, and countries of origin.  


Through this call for art and anticipated exhibition, ACG is delighted to amplify this message and be part of AAPI Heritage Month 518. Join any of the events and celebrations occurring throughout the month of May. Beyond what ACG and AAPI Heritage 518 Month are working on in this exhibition, there are also countless other groups, organizations, and businesses in the area, which for years have been working on efforts to highlight and celebrate the creative work of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders and we would like to acknowledge their tireless work and energy.


All art forms and mediums are welcome to submit. Work must be submitted by Sunday, March 17, at midnight to be considered.


Eligibility: Asian-American and Pacific Islander artists living in the Capital Region/Upstate NY can submit their work (within a 100-mile radius). Selected artists must exhibit work consistent with the images shown in their application.

Media/Genre, etc: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genres and media.

Commission: Works that sell while on exhibit at ACG are subject to a 25% commission, artist retains 75%. Please take this into consideration when assigning artwork prices.

Application Guidelines:

  • All media is welcome (painting, photography, sculpture, video, installations, etc.)

  • Artists may submit once for this call. Artists may include up to 8 works for the submission.

  • Video and sound files should not exceed 60 seconds.

  • Images should be no smaller than 72 dpi or bigger than 300 dpi and should not exceed 10 MB per file.

  • Space is limited, please be sure to include artwork dimensions.

  • Save all files as Lastname_Firstname_Title_Dimensions. If the submission file of artwork isn't saved as requested, the work will not be considered.

  • The artwork must be ready-to-display. All 2-dimensional must be framed and/or ready to hang with a wire or sawtooth hanger at the time of drop-off.

  • If selected, artwork drop-off will be held at ACG on April 20, 23, or 24, 2024, between noon and 4p.m.

  • Artwork pick-up will be held at ACG on June 4-5, 2024, between noon and 4p.m. Artwork left longer than 30 days after the closing of the show will become the property of the Albany Center Gallery.

Additional required documents:

  • Exhibition list outlining each artwork submitted with title, medium, size, year, and price (including 25% commission)

  • Resume or CV (optional, but recommended)

  • Artist statement of 100 words (optional, but recommended)

  • Artist biography of 100 words (optional, but recommended)


  • All submissions must be sent through You will need to create an account with Submittable in order to submit.

  • No email submissions will be accepted.


Only complete submissions that adhere to the ACG’s guidelines will be considered.


If you have questions about this Call for Art, please email Andrew at