Call for Entries – CVA




 Cash prizes

Best of Show:            $1000

Juror’s award:           $500

3 Jurors’ awards:      $250

 Who may enter

Artists may enter regardless of location. 


Each artist may submit up to four works.

All entries are submitted online at

All work must have been completed in the last two years. 

No artwork previously shown at the museum will be accepted. 

Submit jpg, tif or png images not to exceed 4 mb. 

Upload 1 image for each 2d object or up to 3 photos for sculpture.  Use “Additional Notes” to enter descriptive information about medium (Mixed media – paper, paint, found object, etc…)

             Please call the museum if you need help with your submission at 301-739-5727.


Museum members:  $12.50 per entry – call museum for “promo code”

Non-members:  $15.00 per entry.  To join the museum, visit and choose “JOIN & SUPPORT”

All fees are paid online via Smarter Entry.

 Guidelines for accepted works

All wall-hung work must be ready to hang. 

D-rings or eye-screws must be installed on both sides of the picture frame.

D-ring or eye-screw OPENING should be at least ½”. 

No wire is needed; wire that interferes with the museum’s hanging system will be removed. 

No saw-tooth hangers.

Works of art must not exceed 72 inches in any direction, including frame; sculpture must not exceed 84 inches in any dimension.  

Three dimensional work must be stable or have mounting hardware and instructions. 

 Exhibition design is at the discretion of museum staff.

 Delivery and return

Any works not picked up within 30 (thirty) days following the close of the exhibition will become the property of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and may be disposed of in a manner at its sole discretion.

 Shipping:  Artists are responsible for all shipping/delivery costs before and at the conclusion of the exhibition. Shipped work must include a reusable container and pre-paid, return shipping via UPS or FedEx.

 Privacy:  Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will not sell, rent or exchange your contact information.

 Liability:  The museum is not responsible for loss or damage, although all possible care will be taken with work

submitted.  Artists should insure their own work.

 Publicity:  Unless other wise stated in writing, the exhibitor’s permission to use images for publicity purposes is


 Art sales:  The museum retains a 40% commission on all art sales. Artist retains copyright.


Contact the museum with questions at 301-739-5727 or


    rasmussenJuror Jack Rasmussen

A native of Seattle, Jack Rasmussen earned his BA in Art from Whitman College, compled an MFA in Painting, MA in Arts Management, and MA and PhD in Anthropology at American University. He became the Assistant Director of the Washington Project for the Arts when it opened in 1975. He left this position to open the Jack Rasmussen Gallery, one of the first commercial galleries to move to downtown Washington, and then helped launch Rockville Arts Place, served for ten years as the Executive Director of Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, and three years as Executive Director of di Rosa, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California. Rasmussen has been Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC, since it opened in 2005. Rasmussen currently serves as Vice Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council.