Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

Jewel Box: Call for Artists!

Jewel Box logo“JEWEL BOX”



ALH logo6An ART LIVES HERE program

arrow04OPEN CALL FOR GROUP EXHIBITION, JEWEL BOX (POP-UP) GALLERY Exhibition Dates: Sept 5 – Sept 28, 2013
Entry Deadline: August 16, 2013

JEWEL BOX, a 2300sf storefront, invites emerging and established artists to apply for an opportunity to participate in a Group Exhibition this September. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork in all mediums and styles, anything goes! September is a big month for openings and we would like to help revitalize this area with the addition of a pop-up gallery. The Jewel Box will advertise and promote the exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception plus additional programming during the run of the show. We look forward to seeing samples of your work.

arrow07Accepted artists will get a 10′ section of wall (art-o-matic style) with floor space in front of wall up to 4′ if applicable. We also encourage 3 dimensional works to be displayed throughout the space (pedestals may need to be supplied by artists)

Participating artists will be required to help prepare their space and install their work. Artists must also bring all materials necessary for installation. Artists will also be required to staff the gallery a maximum of 2 shifts during the run of the show. Shifts are 2 hours apiece.

A $12 fixture fee will be required of all accepted artists.
Art Lives Here will take a 15% commission on all sales.
Please send the following information to

3 work samples (size___________________________) or link to online portfolio

Hours of operation: Thursdays 7-9pm, Fridays 7-9pm, Saturdays 1-5pmarrow10
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept 5, 7-9pm
Artists Install Work: Friday, Aug 30 – Sunday, Sept 1 (Unless other arrangements have been made) Artists Take Down Work: Sunday, Sept 29 – Mon, Sept 30 (Unless other arrangements have been made) Jewel Box Organizers: John Paradiso, Tim McLoraine

arrow12Through Art Lives Here, artists are partnering with local businesses, two community development corporations, four cities, and Prince George’s County to increase regional visibility for the Gateway Arts District and enliven our area.

For information: Neena Narayanan, Art Lives Here project coordinator,, 301-699-1819


About neenajoe

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups. For additional information on programs and events, please visit

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