Call Detail
(OCT23)Austin Open Call | Group + Solo Exhibitions
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Entry Deadline: 10/8/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Austin Exhibition Consideration): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Images ): $5.00
Optional Video Consultation : $100.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas

GALLERY | Sí Gallery located in the very trendy East Sixth neighborhood of Downtown Austin. East 6th is hipster central for Austin. The eclectic local population of artists, professionals and techie's have made their home on “the Eastside” of Austin creating a unique and thriving downtown district.  It’s home to dozens of galleries, honky-tonks, dive bars, and restaurants. It’s also home to several live music venues, notably The White Horse and Hotel Vegas, both of which serve Austin’s budding musical talent. Home to the new Tesla headquarters and the famed SXSW (South By Southwest) Festival.  

EXHIBITIONS | Sí Gallery Exhibition lengths may vary from 6 to 12 weeks. Sí Gallery Online Exclusive Exhibitions will vary from 3 to 6 months. Submission considerations are for 2023. Exhibition selections are for both in gallery and online exclusives. Featured artists are invited & encouraged to personally attend receptions. A selected few may be invited for a recorded artists interview and/or panel discussion about their exhibit.

ROSTER | Artists selected for exhibition will also be considered for Dab Art Co. gallery representation. Roster artists receive priority consideration for exhibitions, ongoing professional consultation and portfolio assistance, marketing and promotional assistance in selected publications, online market inventory and website profile. Our Roster selections are open and ongoing throughout the year. 

CALL FEES | Basic media fee is $35 for 3 images. Additional media may be added, the cost is $5 per image. No more than 20 images can be added. 

OPTIONAL VIDEO CONSULTATION | If you would like to discuss your submission in detail, you may consider selecting our optional consultation with the gallery director at checkout. The director will discuss your submission in depth, reviewing your website, social media accounts, written biography, artist statements and any additional images the artist may provide. The director will also discuss any professional goals or questions about our industry from the gallery perspective. This consultation is is designed to help improve your overall online presence and increase exhibition invitations through critical and constructive feedback. The fee for our optional consultation with the director is $100.00 (USD). Consultation times vary based on the artists needs and information provided, but are limited to 1 hour maximum. Each consultation is conducted and recorded via Zoom and artists are provided with a copy of the recorded consultation for their reference. The gallery will confirm that your consultation fee has been paid through CaFE prior to your appointment. You will have 90 days to schedule your consultation, scheduling link is provided in the question portion of this submission. Please note that regardless of your invitation status at the close of the call, consultations are non-refundable. Our consultations are completely optional, offered with the intention of helping artists improve their online submissions and have absolutely no bearing on final selections. 

CONSIDERATIONS | Entries on or before 10/8/2023 are for Exhibition Consideration in Downtown Austin, Texas. Early entries are encouraged as submissions are reviewed weekly and selections are made throughout the month.

NOTIFICATIONS | Notifications are generally sent via email generally within 2 weeks after the close of each calendar month. Artists selected for exhibition will receive a notification of status. 

INVITED STATUS | An Invited status means you will receive an immediate invitation for an upcoming group or solo exhibition. 

WAIT LIST STATUS | A Wait List status means we are interested in working with you, but we may not have an immediate place for you in the program. Artists placed on our waitlist will be featured in at least one exhibition (online or gallery) within the calendar year. 

COMMISSION | Gallery retains a 50% commission on all exhibition sales in gallery & online. Artwork and artists selected for exhibition will be listed on the Dab Art Co.'s sales platform, Artsy. You can view our Artsy page HERE.

REMITTANCE | *Gallery Exhibitions: Sales remittance to Artist will be provided within 5-7 business days after the close of exhibition and receipt of payment from Buyer to Dab Art Co. has been finalized. Dab Art Co. will provide Artist with a remittance statement for any and all sales. *Online Exhibitions: Sales remittance to Artist will be provided within 5-7 business days after the completion of a sale transaction and receipt of payment from Buyer to Dab Art Co. has been finalized. Dab Art Co. will provide Artist with a remittance statement for any and all sales. 


Q: Why is there a call fee?

A: Fees are re-distributed in various ways depending on the call; time spent reviewing portfolios for consideration, submission consultations, exhibition publications, artist stipends, juror honorariums, incremental shipping costs, gallery interns and a plethora of other expenses that go into planning, marketing and executing all the facets of a large scale exhibition program such as ours.          

Q: How many artists are selected per call?

A: Selections are made based on curatorial discretion, exhibition concepts and market demands. On average each gallery selects 10-20 artists each month for solo exhibitions and group shows (online & in gallery). Since opening our first gallery in 2011, we have grown our exhibition program steadily with each passing year. In 2021, we exhibited almost 750 individual artists in a total of 42 exhibitions.

Q: Why have monthly calls?

A: Our mission is to discover, exhibit and highlight contemporary working artists at the moment. Monthly calls allow us the freedom to find and exhibit the very latest happening in the contemporary art world. The market demand for new art of all genres and mediums is overwhelming by our gallery visitors and online sales viewership. Monthly calls allow us the opportunity to select new artists and meet the demands of both our gallery audience and online sales platform. Bottom line; we are always looking for quality art for exhibition and for sale.

QUESTIONS | Please email for all inquiries regarding this call (questions about your status, late entries, additional entries, consultation appointments, etc.) Be sure to include the name on your CAFE account and date of submission. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION | Visit to find out more about the Dab Art Co. View our Exhibition Program, Artist Index, Locations and Films. We look forward to seeing your work!

ABOUT | Sí Gallery is the newest exhibition space opened by the Dab Art Co. in June of 2021. This distinctive art company is dedicated to enhancing the contemporary art experience for artists, collectors and viewers in and outside the traditional gallery setting. Dab Art Co. embraces the relentless evolution of contemporary art by featuring experimental artists, highlighting innovative techniques and utilizing technological advances. Mainly focusing on mid-career to established artists, Dab Art’s current inventory of international artwork is available for purchase online. Our partnership with ARTSY has greatly expanded our collector visibility, elevating the Dab Art sales experience. The Dab Art Co. has expanded from standard gallery exhibitions to art publications, artist talks, panel discussions, video profiles, exhibition videos and now, documentary filmmaking; featuring our most remarkable and distinguished artists. 

Application Requirements

SUBMISSIONS | Submissions will be reviewed and considered for solo and group exhibitions; both online and in gallery. A comprehensive and detailed submission will include at least 3 images, a biography and/or artist statement, artist website link and links to at least 1 social media platform. Exhibition considerations are reviewed weekly.

SUBMISSION TIP | A comprehensive and detailed submission will include at least 3 images, biography and artist statement. We want to highlight the artists, not just the artwork. 

GALLERY REQUIREMENTS | All work must be original, unsold work, & the artist must own the sole copyright to art. Frames, mats & wiring must be professional quality & in good condition. No saw- tooth hangers. Wiring must be securely fashioned & support weight of the artwork. All accepted work must remain for the duration of the exhibit. 2D Artwork selected for exhibition MUST BE READY TO HANG. 

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS | Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid UPS OR FED EX return label & be shipped in a container suitable to re-use for return shipping. Work sent through the US Postal Service, must include a shipping label, USPS stamps will not be accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

ACCEPTED ARTWORK | All mediums and genres considered. (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, Mixed Media and New Genres.) Proposals may include multiple disciplines.