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Entry Deadline: 3/6/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $20.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Maryland


The accumulation of memory, experience, and material over time is an inevitable aspect of life. While memory and experience have always been cumulative, at this point in history we are faced with an overflow of material due to more than 2 centuries of mass production. This aspect of modernity brought with it the opportunity for artists to begin using non-traditional materials gathered from everyday life as material for art. Historically, we see this in the collages of Braque and Picasso, to the Dadaist assemblages of Kurt Schwitters, to Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines. In more contemporary movements we see accumulation being explored through repetitive material processes as in the work of Yayoi Kusama, Sarah Sze, or Ann Hamilton. Furthermore, we see artists repurposing collected trash and recycled material as they reference industrialization, throw away culture, and environmental issues such as in Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms or Chakaia Booker’s tire sculptures. 

This exhibition invites works that engage with the concept of accumulation through the combination and exploration of non-traditional materials, repetitive processes, and/or relationships between material, time, memory, and experience.  

This gallery exhibit is open to all visual mediums.

About the Gallery:

The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery is on the western side of AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.  Located on the main floor of the Cade building on West Campus, The Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College features seven exhibits a year. The span of exhibiting artists is broad, yet each exhibit is focused by theme or medium. You can encounter an installation project juried by a museum curator, or the latest painting by an AACC student. Since March 2020 the Cade Gallery Instagram account, @cadegalleryaacc has supported the galleries mission with  content throughout the year.

Exhibit Juror

Tara Gladden is a cultural producer, curator, interdisciplinary artist, and educator.  From 2019-2023 she served as Gallery Director and Curator for the Kohl Gallery at Washington College and is currently serving as Cultural Affairs and Engagement Specialist for Salisbury University. She holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College. 


March 6 - Call closes

March 13 - Artists will be notified by this date. 

Drop Off Artwork April 15 - 17 (contact to arrange drop off time.) Must receive shipped artwork by April 16 Artists are responsible for paying for and arranging shipping to and from Cade Art Gallery, AACC, attn.: Chris Mona, Cade Art Gallery, 101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD, 21012

Exhibition: April 24 – May 22, 2024

May 1, 5 - 7pm public reception and juror talk

Submit up to 5 artworks and an artist statement for each work. Artwork may be in a media of your choice.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Two-dimensional work must have a braided picture wire on the back. Fragile media should be under plexiglass. Installation art must be prepared by the artist or have instructions that are easy to follow. The gallery has a flat screen video and access to some types of video equipment, including a projector. The gallery reserves the right to refuse any piece that is improperly presented.  If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs both to and from the gallery.

Application Requirements

Artwork must be available from April to May 2024. Artists selected for the show are responsible for shipping the artworks to the gallery and providing a prepaid return shipping.

Eligibility Criteria

Artists over the age of 18 working in all media are eligible to apply.