Call Detail
Solo Exhibition Opportunity in The d'Art Center Vault During Divulge
Entry Deadline: 8/14/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $45.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia

General Information:

Description of The Vault at d’Art Center

This one hundred and thirty two square foot exhibition space is a historical bank vault within The d’Art Center, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District!

Learn more about the d’Art Center here:

See what artists have exhibited in The Vault before here.

Learn more about the NEON District here:

The d’Art Center Vault exhibits a solo show of one selected artist through the duration of each Main Gallery Exhibition.

The Vault is adjacent to the Main Gallery, all styles and aesthetics are considered, and is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums.

The Vault can fit between 12 - 15 pieces depending on the sizes of the works.

Proposed solo shows do not have to fit the theme of the Main Gallery exhibition, however, artists are more than welcome to propose a solo show based around the Main Gallery Exhibition theme.

This specific solo show opportunity occurs during our national exhibition, Divulge.

Divulge will feature both 2D and 3D artworks from across the country of all mediums that highlight/depict self expression, are created in art therapy, and/or raises awareness of mental health. Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. Through art, both people and artists can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century.

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 

Interested in submitting work to Divulge? Submit here.

Selection ProcessThe Vault artist is selected through an open call and jury process on CaFE that includes the d’Art Center staff, professional artists, and d’Art gallery manager, Amanda Bradley.
d’Art Center History

As Norfolk’s community art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c (3) organization, d’Art offers both youth and adult art education and classes, exhibits that give the public a broader exposure to many local and national artists, programming and outreach through art in public spaces, and events to showcase local artists, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and woodworkers. 

Celebrating thirty five years in 2021, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to provide working artists with affordable, short-term studio space. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.  After an explosion caused major damage to the d’Art Center at the Selden Arcade, the d’Art Center organization recovered, regrouped, and revived itself in the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District at its Duke Grace Building location. In 2021, d’Art Center moved into its forever home in the NEON District: The Atlantic Permanent Building.

The NEON District is anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art, Harrison Opera House, and The d’Art Center, and extends to The Plot on Granby Street. The NEON District includes many creative small businesses and arts partners


d’Art Center’s Main GalleryD’Art Center’s Main Gallery is located within The Center at 740 Boush St. Norfolk Virginia, in the heart of the NEON District; Norfolk’s Art District. D’Art’s 2,200sqft gallery has incredible visibility to Boush Street traffic and pedestrians due to its massive street side window facade. The gallery is also amongst a thriving new apartment community of over 400 new apartments and more than 1,000 residents.


Exhibition Dates and Important Information:

Exhibition datesSaturday, September 10 2022 - Saturday, October 8 2022
Main Gallery Reception:

Thursday, September 15 2022, 5:30 - 7:30pm (for Divulge)

d’Art Center will do a FB Live of the reception awards, will upload the award video to YouTube, and will upload the exhibition to be digitally viewed permanently on their NEW archive site. 

Call Open:Wednesday, July 13 2022 - Sunday, August 14 2022
Notifications (by email):  By 5pm, Monday August 22 2022
Work Arrival

If shipping, ideally, all work must arrive by end of day, Saturday, September 3, 2022

Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact:

Submission fee$45.00 for up to 20 works (one image per work submission)
Gallery Commissiond’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)
SubmissionsAll entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 

Works cannot exceed a weight of 50 pounds. Work can not be longer/larger than 60 inches in its longest dimension. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email

All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those items with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 


1. The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the d’Art Center, its staff, and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and also purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.

**Disclaimer: D’Art Center’s insurance does not cover damage to art during shipping and transit to or from The Center. Artists should insure all work to and from The Center.

2. The d’Art Center mails checks separately from the artwork and up to 45 days after the exhibition reception date. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their mailing address is correct in their CaFe account. If the artist fails to list their address correctly, d’Art Center is not responsible for any fees associated with canceling and re-issuing a new award check to the artist.

3. The d’Art Center lists exhibiting work for sale using the price of the work listed on the artist’s CaFe account. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their sale price is correct in their CaFe account, or to otherwise notify the gallery manager. If the artist fails to list the price correctly or fails to otherwise notify the gallery manager, d’Art Center is not finically responsible if the work was sold at the CaFe account listed price. Please note that d’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)


The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.

Please send work to:

d’Art Center

ATTN: Amanda Bradley

740 Boush St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned which allows us to call for pick up as the Center’s insurance does not cover transporting work offsite to local shipping companies or the United States Postal Service, which is why the postal service is not an option for shipping.

Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and/or works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center.

NO PACKING PEANUTS. Works packaged with packing peanuts will be returned immediately and not included in the exhibition.

Reception PackagesExhibiting artists have the option to have or to not have a reception. If they would like to have an opening reception for their show there are 3 options at different price points catered by d’Art with ABC licensing. Artists will pay for the reception package two weeks prior to the selected date of the reception via a digital invoice sent to the artist from d’Art Center. Reception package options will be discussed upon invitation.

Application Requirements

SubmissionsAll entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 

Eligibility Criteria

EligibilityThis exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last eight years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.