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The National Law Enforcement Officers Art Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 6/30/24
Days remaining to deadline: 33
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: District of Columbia
Event Dates: 9/26/24 - 8/30/25

Officers as Artists: The Creative Expression of Those Who Serve

We invite law enforcement officers to participate in an exclusive exhibition that celebrates the creative expression and transformative power of art. This exhibition serves as a platform for officers to showcase their creativity, highlighting how art has been an integral part of who they are as individuals who also happen to be officers, or, for some, how art has been instrumental for them as they navigate a complex profession, critical relationships, and process traumatic experiences they have endured head-on. Through this event, we aim to shed light on the role of art and discover the many ways in which creative expression serves law enforcement officers.

Application Requirements

Submitting Your Entry

All entries must be submitted online via CaFÉ. Artists in need of assistance in submitting their work may email: or call 301-420-8259.

Submissions must reflect the work that you will be exhibiting. The NLEOMF Staff takes the utmost care in handling entries but is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork.

Image Requirements

Digital image files may be no larger than 4MB each. By submitting this application, you hereby give NLEOMF the right to use your submitted images for any promotional materials.


Artists may submit in only ONE of the following two categories: 1. Two-Dimensional Artwork 2. Three-Dimensional Artwork

Due to the public nature of the show, visitors may take photographs of the exhibition for personal use only.

1. Two-Dimensional artwork:

This includes any work that must be hung on a wall/panel. Artwork must be ready to hang, securely framed, and fitted with a wire. Works without a proper hanging mechanism will not be shown.

2. Three-Dimensional artwork:

Work must be pedestal ready and stable for display. Note: museum wax does not hold in hot temperatures; works should be stable without additional support. The weight of each three-dimensional work (and custom stand if necessary) may not exceed 50 pounds. Please provide dimensions of your work with your application. Please keep in mind that pedestal surface areas range from 14” L x 14” W to 30” L x 30” W. Pedestal heights range from 30" to 42" H.

Eligibility Criteria

Entry is open to all active and retired law enforcement officers. All submissions must reflect the work that you will be exhibiting. All artworks must be your own and an application must be completed and submitted to be considered. All artworks must be original, no prints, photographs, or reproductions of artwork will be exhibited.