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Thanks for your interest in proposing an exhibition at The Studios of Key West!
Proposals are accepted year-round, however the deadline to submit proposals for exhibitions happening in the 2022/23 season (September 2022 through May 2023) is May 27, 2022.
Applicants will be notified of their status by August 15, 2022.
Please note: The Studios does not typically cover artist housing or the shipping of artwork for exhibitions, but you may ask for special consideration in your proposal.
With four distinct exhibition spaces: Sanger Gallery, XOJ Gallery, Zabar Project Gallery and Zabar Lobby Gallery, The Studios presents just under 30 exhibitions each year across the three floors of our landmark art deco building at 533 Eaton Street in Key West, Florida.
Our goals for the exhibitions program at The Studios are to support artists producing excellent work, to foster a vibrant arts community in Key West, and to spark meaningful conversations. We present local, national and international artists, but generally only living ones. Although work can be for sale, it is not a requirement, and our commercial goals are secondary. We encourage proposals for exhibitions that might not otherwise find a venue in Key West, and/or address themes that resonate particularly in our island home.
The curator/artist proposing the exhibition is encouraged to view gallery specifications and see the space during gallery hours in order to tailor their proposal to the space.
Depending on the month, exhibitions can run from 3-4 weeks. New exhibitions open on the first Thursday of each month, and run through the last Thursday of that same month.
Please note: There is typically a high level of competition for the Sanger Gallery, particularly in-season. These slots typically are filled by mid-career artists or curated group shows. In general, for all the galleries, there is more competition for in-season slots (January-April). Please keep this in mind when submitting your proposal.
Submissions are accepted through Slideroom.com. There is no fee to submit a proposal. Please see a preview of required proposal information below and click on the teal button when you are ready to submit a proposal.