DISTRICT Arts, a contemporary art gallery located on Market Street in historic downtown Frederick, MD, is pleased to present SPRING FLING, a juried themed exhibition that features works that welcome Spring and that speak to awakening, renewal, and regeneration. It could be interesting takes on blooming flowers or trees, a barn dance, Spring Break in South Beach, or trout fishing in Idaho.  Let’s not forget pasta primavera?

SPRING FLING will be independently juried with the works of approximately 20 artists selected for the exhibition.

An opening reception with the artists will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 5 – 7pm.  The exhibition runs from May 7 to June 7, 2020, during which works by the other gallery artists will remain on display.

All artists residing in the United States are invited to enter the juried exhibition. Any original 2-D work or 3-D work created within the last three years is eligible for entry.

We are accepting submissions for jurying from February 7 until April 5, 2019.


DISTRICT Arts will retain 40% from all sales.



The Juror will be announced soon.

Exhibition Specific Terms of Entry



A maximum of 3 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered for jurying.  Accepted artists will have only their highest scoring work in the show. (Diptychs and Triptychs, etc., should be submitted as one piece.)

Works previously exhibited in a juried show at DISTRICT Arts are not eligible.

2D Works may not exceed 60 inches in width or height, including frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit.  Artwork must be ready to hang with wire and sturdy enough for normal handling.  3D Works must fit a 12″ square or 12″ x 18″ pedestal or be freestanding.

All work must be visibly signed by artist (2D front or back) and include edition numbers (1/1, 2/50, e.g.) for hand-pulled prints, photography or digital art.

Works must be priced for sale.

No Reproductions (Photography and Digital Art must be limited in edition and signed and numbered.)



Cash awards:

  • Best in Show: $500
  • Award of Merit: $250


Entries and Submission Fees


Entries must be submitted online.

Entry fees are $20 for one entry and $5 each for up to two additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Submit one JPEG image per piece entered. To provide the best image for juror, set pixel dimension to around 1900 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 2 MB.

Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of DISTRICT Arts for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.  Copyright is retained by the artist. 

Exhibition Schedule


February 7  Online entry open for submissions.

April 5  Deadline for entries.

April 15   Notifications are sent by email. Contact District Arts if you do not receive an email by the end-of-day.

April 30-May 5   Shipped work and hand-delivered work must arrive at DISTRICT Arts, 15 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD, 21701.

May 7  12-6 p.m. First day of exhibition.

May 9  5-7 p.m. Reception at DISTRICT Arts. Awards presented at 6:00 p.m.

June 7  Exhibition closes.

June 7 – 9  Pick up hand-delivered work. No early pick up. 

By June 12  Shipped work will be sent.


Jury results will be provided to all entrants by email.  A list of accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on the DISTRICT Arts website. Please set your email account to whitelist this address: info@DistrictArts.com. Contact us if you do not receive notification.