2023 Open Call to Artists
Guidelines & Online Application 

CALL TO ARTISTS: Arch Enemy Arts is in search of new artists for our annual showcase exhibition

scheduled to open in March 2023 


A CALL TO ARTISTS is now open for a new group exhibition scheduled to hang for the month of March in 2023. This show is our annual spotlight exhibition of new and emerging talent, as chosen and curated by the Arch Enemy staff, with no themes or direction in subject matter allowing applicants to focus on their best personal work. Before submitting your work, understand that Arch Enemy Arts is a gallery dedicated to new contemporary work with a strong focus on pop surrealism, new contemporary, dark surrealism, lowbrow, photo-realism, figurative, urban, macabre, narrative, and illustrative styles of art. For examples of the kind of work we show, all of our past exhibitions can be viewed at www.archenemyarts.com.

If you believe we are the right gallery venue for your work, then this may be the show for you!

ELIGIBILITY: The 2023 Open Call is open to all artists aged 18+ regardless of location. International submissions are welcome!

ACCEPTED MEDIUMS: painting, drawing, digital, embroidery, sculpture, collage


• Submission Deadline: Monday, January 15th, 2023 (submissions will close at 12:01AM EST on 1/16/23)
• Notifications (for both accepted and rejected works) will be sent by end of day on Monday, January 23rd, 2023


• In-House Deadline for Accepted Submissions: Friday, February 17th, 2023

• Exhibition Opening: Friday, March 3rd, 2023 from 5pm - 9pm EST
• Last day of exhibition: Sunday, April 2nd, 2023


TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO THE 2023 OPEN CALL, you will be required to fill out & submit your application online below.

Each submission application will require a $15 non-refundable submission fee. 

Please make sure you read all the guidelines below before submitting.


• Artists can submit up to THREE individual pieces of art per submission application. JPEGs are the only acceptable format.

• Artwork should be photographed on a solid color background (white preferred) with all display/framing visible.

• Images must be labeled as "last name.artworktitle.jpeg"

• Works submitted must be for sale.

• Works submitted must be recent (created within the last 3 years).

• Each submitted work will require the following label information in your application:
Title, Year Created, Mediums, Dimensions (for both the artwork & framing/display), and Retail price. Example:

"Mona Lisa" (2022)
acrylic on stretched canvas

12" x 20" framed to 14" x 24"

$400 USD

• Works submitted must be in excellent condition and wall ready for gallery exhibition (all hanging/display hardware must be attached/included). 

AEA maintains the right to exclude any piece of accepted art if the work arrives damaged, or was misrepresented in your submission

• An artist bio will be required with your submission application

• An Artist CV will be required with your submission application, if available. This should include listing any relevant education background,

awards and achievements, exhibition history and any current/past gallery representation (if any)

• AEA follows the industry standard for gallery commission rates and receive 50% of the sales price


Shipping Information for ACCEPTED ARTISTS: 

All accepted artworks will be shipped to the gallery at the artist's expense. Should the work remain unsold after the exhibition and consignment period, the artwork will be returned at the gallery's expense. Full details and a consignment agreement will accompany your acceptance notification.


If you have any questions about the submission process, email info@archenemyarts.com directly.

2023 Open Call Application




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DO NOT REFRESH THIS PAGE AFTER YOU CLICK SUBMIT. Wait for the redirect to our submission confirmation page.

Your application might take 1-2 minutes to upload (depending on the size and amount of images you uploaded. 

A $15 submission fee is due with your application.

Payment can be made before or after your application is submitted.

If payment is not made by deadline, your application will be marked as incomplete. When making payment, please make sure to note the name/email address associated with the payment (if different from your submission email).

You can easily make payment using the PAYPAL button to the right, 

or you can pay via Venmo to @Arch-Enemy-Arts

The 2023 Open Call has officially CLOSED and is no longer accepting submissions.