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    Labor Day Art Show 2021  |  September 4 - 6, 2021  |  12 pm  – 6 pm

    Reception: September 3, 2021  |  7:30 pm – 9 pm

    In the Spanish Ballroom

    Submit Your Entry Here!



    Entry is open to all artists with original works created within the last two years. All works must be for sale and submissions must reflect the work that you will be exhibiting in the Labor Day Art Show. All artwork must be your own and must not have been entered in a prior Labor Day Art Show. An application must be completed and submitted to be considered. A limited section of children's work will also be accepted.


    Important Dates

    Deadline for Submission of Applications: Monday, August 2, 2021: 5 pm

    Notification of Acceptance to Artists: Monday, August 16, 2021

    Drop-off: Sunday, August 29, 2021 between 11 am and 4 pm in the Spanish Ballroom

    Exhibition Dates: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, September 4 - 6, 2021: 12 – 6 pm

    Public Reception: Friday, September 3, 2021: 7:30 – 9 pm

    Pick-up of Unsold Artwork: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 12 – 8 pm


    2021 Labor Day Art Show Awards

    Glen Echo Park Partnership is proud to present the Labor Day Art Show Awards Program. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for top works in the 2D and 3D categories. In addition, the Park View Artist Award 2021 will include the opportunity for a solo art exhibition for our selected winner in our Park View Gallery in 2022. All participants qualify to be considered. The award selection is subject to the judges’ discretion. Please visit our website for additional information.


    Submitting Your Entry 

    All entries must be submitted using the online form  (click the button above or below to access the form). Not all works will be accepted. A non-refundable entry fee of $30 is required. If you are using a valid member coupon to receive a $10 discount on the Artist Entry Fee, please select the member option and enter your Member ID and Coupon number online.

    Artists in need of assistance in submitting their work may visit the Partnership office. To schedule an appointment, please email us at or call 301.634.2232.

    Submissions must reflect the work that you will be exhibiting in the Labor Day Art Show. The Partnership takes the utmost care in handling entries, but is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork. 

    Due to the public nature of the show, visitors may take photographs of the exhibition for personal use only.  

    Image Requirements: Digital image files may be no larger than 4MB each. Images for postcard publicity may be selected from the application but must be 300dpi to be considered. By submitting this application you hereby give Glen Echo Park Partnership the right to use your submitted images for any promotional materials.


    Conditions - Artists may submit in only ONE of the following four categories:

    1. Two-dimensional work:

    This includes any work that must be hung on a wall/panel. Two entries per artist are accepted in this category. Artwork must be ready to hang, securely framed, and fitted with a wire. Works without proper hanging mechanism will not be shown. The sum of the width and height of each framed two-dimensional work may not exceed 60 inches. (Example 20" width + 40" height = 60") The longest dimension including the frame cannot exceed 36 inches. The weight of each two-dimensional work may not exceed 30 pounds.

    2. Three-dimensional artwork:

    Three entries per artist are accepted in this category. Work must be pedestal ready and stable for display. Note museum wax does not hold in hot temperatures; works should be stable without additional support. The weight of each three-dimensional work (and custom stand if necessary) may not exceed 50 pounds. Please provide dimensions of your work with your application. Please keep in mind that pedestal surface areas range from L:14” x W 14” to L: 30”x W 30.” Pedestal heights range from 30" to 42" H.

    3. Jewelry:

    Artists may submit a maximum of ten pieces individually priced, or ten sets priced as sets, or a combination. At least three pieces will be on display at all times. Jewelry will be replenished as work is sold. Jewelry sales will be on a “cash and carry” basis. 

    4. Sleeved Prints:

    Screenprints, linocuts, woodblocks and prints of two-dimensional artwork must be sleeved and bin ready. Five different prints can be submitted with no more than three of each print. The sum of the width and height of each print work may not exceed 50 inches. Print sales will be on a “cash and carry” basis. 

    * For artists under the age of 18, only one piece of artwork will be accepted per submission.



    Entries are reviewed by a panel using the digital images of the artists’ work as submitted online. Entries will be reviewed on evidence of quality, craftsmanship and professionalism. The Partnership reserves the right to exclude any item that has not been suitably prepared for display, is too large, heavy, is otherwise inappropriate or does not follow the guidelines. The Partnership may select to display only a portion of the works submitted, based on volume of entries received. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email by Monday, August 16.


    Accepted Works

    Work must be delivered to the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Sunday, August 29, 2021 between 11 am and 4 pm. Late entries will not be accepted. All artwork MUST be labeled with the artist's name and the title of the piece. The Partnership will create labels for exhibition display. NO APPLICATION CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AT DROP-OFF. Placement of artwork is at the discretion of the Labor Day Art Show staff. Websites and email addresses will be made available to the public along with the artists’ statements unless otherwise noted. Artists will have an opportunity to submit a bio or artist statement as part of the application process.



    The Partnership will facilitate the artwork sales and retain a 30% commission on all sold work. All work must be for sale, with the exception of children's work. Pricing is at the artist's discretion, but we ask that all works be priced under $2,000. Works that fall under Jewelry and Sleeved Prints will be on a “cash and carry” basis. All other work must be on display for the duration of the show.

    Pick up of unsold work will take place Tuesday, September 7, from 12 to 8pm.  A list of sold works will be emailed the evening of Monday, September 6.



    The Partnership is looking for volunteers to help assist in the production of the 2021 Labor Day Art Show. Volunteers will be assisting staff in sales and installation of artwork for the duration of the show.

    For further information, please contact or 301.634.2232.


    Submit Your Entry Today!