Labor Day Art Show 2018 - Call for Entries


Saturday, Sunday & Monday, September 1 – 3, 2018: 12 – 6 pm

Reception: Friday, August 31, 2018: 7:30 pm 9 pm

Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812




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 Submissions of Applications: Wednesday, August 1, 5 pm

Notification of Acceptance to Artists: Wednesday, August 15

Drop-off: Sunday, August 26, 2018 between 11 am and 4 pm in the Spanish Ballroom

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, September 1 – 3, 2018: 12 – 6 pm

Public Reception: Friday, August 31, 2018: 7:30 – 9 pm

Pick-up of Unsold Artwork: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 12 – 8 pm


2018 Labor Day Art Show Awards

Glen Echo Park Partnership is proud to continue the Labor Day Art Show Awards Program. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for top works in the 2D and 3D categories. The Park View Artist Award 2018 for our selected winner will include the opportunity for a solo art exhibition in our Park View Gallery in January 2019.  All participants qualify to be considered. The award selection is subject to the judges’ discretion. Additional details will be posted here as available.


Submitting your Application 

All entries must be submitted online using the entry form below. Not all works will be accepted. A non-refundable entry fee of $27 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.  New members or those renewing their membership may select the option to donate and pay the reduced entry fee.


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. All artwork must be your own and must not have been entered in a prior Labor Day Art Show. The Partnership takes the utmost care in handling entries, but is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork. 


Image Requirements: Please submit a digital image for each work you are entering. 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.



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.  

Artists will be notified of their acceptance via email by Wednesday, August 15.


Conditions - Artists may submit in only ONE of the following 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 42 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. The weight of each three-dimensional work may not exceed 50 pounds. Please provide dimensions of your work with your application. 


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 (for a maximum total of 15 prints). 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.


Accepted Works

Work must be delivered to the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Sunday, August 26, 2018 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. 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. Placement of artwork is at the discretion of the Labor Day Art Show staff.  Artists' 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.  Pick up of unsold work will take place Tuesday, September 4, from 12 to 8pm.  A list of sold works will be emailed the evening of Monday, September 3.


For further information, please contact or call (301)-634-2232.