Artist Opportunities


Call for Muralists

We are continually looking for a diverse range of talented and passionate artists for mural painting and teaching opportunities in and around the Capital Region. We work to inspire our community with uplifting, educational, or thought-provoking works of public art.

The first step to becoming a muralist with #CapitalWalls is to submit your relevant experience and samples of your artwork. We will review these submissions as they are received. Strong applicants will be placed in a pool to be considered for future mural commissions and public art projects. It is free to submit. You must be 18+ years old due to necessary insurance.

If you are interested in designing and completing public art projects, or if you are an artist that would like to assist in bringing these murals to life, please submit the following:

  • Complete the form below

  • Upload a resume/CV/portfolio (optional)

  • Upload up to 10 digital image samples of your artwork

Some additional details to consider, if selected for the program:

  • You will be compensated! This is a paid gig. The exact amount will be determined based on your artist’s rate and the budget for the specific project. Cost of supplies will be a separate expense that the artist is NOT responsible for.

  • Depending which wall you are paired with, you may have to operate a lift, and be up in the air on a moving lift while painting. If you are uncomfortable with heights, please be honest. You need to be able to create!

  • Please keep in mind that painting a mural can be very physically demanding due to size, outdoor elements, and surface textures.

Thank you for your interest in the #CapitalWalls Mural Program!

Annual Call for Art

Albany Center Gallery is accepting submissions for future exhibitions and is inviting local, regional and international artists who live within 100 miles radius of Albany, NY to submit their work for consideration. All mediums welcome; artists at all stages in their art career are invited to submit. Submissions are considered for solo and group exhibitions. Albany Center Gallery accepts proposals throughout the year. ACG will continue to accept submissions to be considered for future exhibit years.

Eligibility: Anyone living within 100 miles of Albany, NY can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and strong body of work when submitting. Selected artists must exhibit work consistent with the images and proposals shown in their application.

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

Jury and Curation: ACG’s selection process involves a two-part system. Most exhibits are juried by ACG’s Exhibit Committee, which is a 6-10 member panel of professional, academic advisors and artists with a broad range of expertise. The Exhibit Committee then passes along their recommendations to the Executive Director who will make the final selections from the feedback received. Solo proposals are handled in a similar way. While artists may provide a specific goal for an exhibit, the final selection and layout of works will be determined by ACG.

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 mediums are welcome (painting, photography, sculpture, etc.)

  • Submit up to 12 images that accurately represent your body of work.

  • Do not exceed 30 seconds for Quicktime video clips.

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

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

  • Additional required documents:

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

  • Resume or CV

  • Artist statement

  • Artist biography

Submission:

  • All submissions must be sent through Submittable.com.    You will need to create an account with Submittable in order to submit. Click here    to view our Submittable New User Guide.

  • No email submissions will be accepted.

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

Call for Artist Mentors

As you may know, ACG is expanding and sustaining its youth art programming. This includes its independent youth programs (LOOK! and Art.Work.Space.), collaborative workshops, and the numerous inquiries that ACG receives to assist other organizations with their art programming. 

ACG is looking for more artists to work with who are interested in or have prior experience with hosting art workshops or lessons. This is NOT only for visual artists. We hope to have workshops in writing, mural painting, screen printing, comic book making, collaging, clothing design, graphic design, watercolor painting, music, poetry, literacy, movement, sound, and more! 

Some additional details to consider, if selected to be a mentor with ACG:

  • You will be compensated! This is a paid gig. The exact amount will be determined based on your artist’s rate and the budget for the specific project. Cost of supplies will be a separate expense that the artist is NOT responsible for.
  • You are a mentor. It’s important to give youth the space to create, explore, ask questions, be inspired and uplifted. Please only submit artwork and workshop proposals that reflect this.

This call is on-going and open year round for submissions. It is free to submit. You must be 18+ years old. Please fill out the submittable form and upload the required documentation.

Call for Artists for Art Rental

Albany Center Gallery is looking to connect with talented local artists for consideration in upcoming pop-ups and art rentals. ACG's art rental program seeks to match up local artists with businesses, organizations, and individuals looking to rent artwork. By facilitating art rentals, we hope to beautify public spaces, help businesses and homeowners customize their spaces, and promote our area's rich assortment of artists.

To be considered for future art rental opportunities, please submit the following information:

  • Requested personal information

  • Brief artist statement

  • Attach images of 5-10 artwork samples that you would be willing to rent out

  • Include the pertinent information for the respective artwork samples

Please note, your submission does not guarantee that your work will be selected for an art rental. We will contact you if/when we have an art rental opportunity for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I show my work in Albany Center Gallery?

A: The first step is to join ACG as a member. This enables you to show a work of art in our annual Members' Show in December/January. You can also submit to our Annual Call For Art to be considered for the upcoming year's exhibition schedule.

Q: Do I need an art degree to exhibit in the gallery?

A: No. Artists are selected based on the merit and quality of their work. Educational background does not factor into our selection process.

Q: When is the deadline for the Annual Call for Art?

A: We are continuously accepting new submissions, but we review artist submissions annually in late December or early January. 

Q: How will I know if my artwork was chosen for exhibition?

A: Our Exhibits Committee typically meets within the month of the cut-off deadline for the upcoming year's exhibition cycle. Artists who submit may expect a response within a few months of this meeting. Submission to our Annual Call for Art does not guarantee an exhibition at ACG for the current exhibition cycle, but ACG keeps all submissions on file for consideration for future shows.

Q: How is artwork chosen for exhibits?

A: In late December/early January, the Executive Director, along with an Exhibits Committee, will review all submissions made in the last year. Submissions are reviewed on artistic merit and quality, not on an artist's educational background.

Q: Does ACG offer appraisals?

A: No, but we do have a local appraiser option. Read more here.

If you have any questions that aren't answered here, we are glad to field your inquiries directly. Please email your questions to kwojnar@albanycentergallery.org and we will reply promptly.