Call Detail
People & The Planet
Entry Deadline: 6/4/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: District of Columbia
Event Dates: 8/2/23 - 8/27/23

People and the Planet is an international open call that invites artists to think about our world and the humanity within it—how humans interact with the earth and all of its inhabitants. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that explore: environmental & social issues, human interactions with nature, travel, climate change, natural materials & resources, population & development, Indigenous perspectives, changing landscapes, connections to the land, new discoveries, and more.

All visual mediums are accepted, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, fine craft, installations, video, and more. Works must be original and completed within the past five years. This exhibition will include both a physical gallery show located in Washington, DC and a virtual exhibition.


Karine Aigner, International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) Associate Fellow, 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Alan C. Braddock, Professor of Art History at William & Mary; co-curator of Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment

Tarah Hogue, Curator of Indigenous Contemporary Art at Remai Modern, Métis Nation citizen

Robert Yi, Assistant Director of the School of Art & Interim Director of Painting and Drawing at George Mason University

Additional jurors to be announced

Exhibition Dates: August 2-27, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5

Application Requirements

  • Each application is for one artwork.
  • Additional images and media may be close-ups, stills from videos and performance works, etc..
  • Artists may submit up to two applications (2 artworks) total.
  • All submitted images should be high-resolution.
  • Artwork must have been made within the last five years

Eligibility Criteria

  • All artists must be at least 18 years old to apply.
  • If you wish to submit more than one artwork, you must submit a second application. Each application may only include one artwork. Submitting a second artwork is $15.
  • Accepted artist notifications will be on or around June 28, 2023.
  • Applications with images of more one artwork will be disqualified.
  • Artwork must have been made within the last five years
  • Physically installed artwork must be delivered/shipped ready to hang.
  • All physically installed artwork must be for sale (unless agreed upon by the gallery). Touchstone takes a 40% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition or if the gallery acts as the agent.
  • Artists are responsible for the delivery of the work to the gallery. Accepted works must be received by Monday, July 31, 2023.
  • Works may be dropped-off or shipped to the gallery. Shipping (and a prepaid return shipping label) is the responsibility of the artist.
  • All artwork must fit through a standard doorway.
  • Suspended works cannot weigh over 10 lbs.