Representation

Thank you for your interest in exploring representation by DISTRICT Arts, a contemporary art gallery in the downtown historic district of  Frederick, MD. 

The gallery program is focused on contemporary work where the styles and techniques evoke the modern world through the dramatic use of color and form, reflect world influences and diversity, and challenge, inspire, entertain and educate. 

Not everyone who applies will be selected for representation.  We have a long list of artists seeking representation and very limited wall/pedestal space available.  Because of these limitations, there will certainly be very talented artists who are not invited.  Please do not take this personally.  (You can always apply for any of our themed exhibitions.  These exhibitions are independently juried and are open to all artists.)

2D work may be abstract or representational. Sculpture, Glass, Wood and Clay may each be functional, though they need not be. If you feel your work meets our criteria, we would be thrilled to review your application. (At this time, we are not accepting applications for Jewelry or Wearable Fiber.)

If you would like to receive a gallery information package prior to submitting your application, please email us using the CONTACT button.  (This package will include a sample artist contract and information on artist and gallery rights and obligations.)

You may want to prepare your images before starting the representation application.  Here are the requirements.  You will be asked to upload four high quality images that are representative of the range of your work and must be reflective of the type of work you would make available to the gallery.  (We will not request replacement images for those that do not meet the quality standards.)

Image submission requirements are as follows:

  1. Recommended Dimensions: 1900 pixels on the longest side
  2. File Format: Save all images as Standard JPEG
  3. File Size: JPEGs should be under 2 MB in size
  4. Recommended Resolution: between 72 and 300 ppi
  5. Color space: Save images in RGB color space, preferably sRGB

For each image, you will be asked to indicate the estimated retail price (including 40% gallery commission) you would require if the piece were for sale in the gallery.

Please click HERE to open the submission form.