Call Detail
Works on Paper
Entry Deadline: 7/14/24
Days remaining to deadline: 32

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New York

“I wish they would only take me as I am.”  ~ Vincent Van Gogh

The Firefly Artists are pleased to once again offer “Works on Paper,” a juried exhibition of unframed, unmatted works that will be hung "Clothespin Style" throughout the month of August, 2024 in the “Darcy Arts Center” of our 90 Main Street, Northport, NY gallery.

Artists nationwide are invited to apply. All unframed, unmatted 2D original media on paper are acceptable, such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage, and digital media. Maximum size is 36" x 36”. All works must be for sale. The gallery takes a 35% commission on works sold.

Every year, we are delighted at what this open prompt elicits. We cannot wait to see what you’ve created.


July 14 – Submissions due.

July 19 – Final acceptance Letters Sent

July 28, 10am-5pm– Selected works drop off

July 29, 11am-6pm - Selected works drop off

The Firefly Artists Gallery at 90 Main Street, Northport, NY

August 1 – August 31 Exhibition at The Firefly Artists, Northport, NY

August 8, 7-9pm – Art Reception

Aug 31 – 10:00am-8:00pm – Artwork Pickup

Sept 1 – 10:00am-5:00pm – Artwork Pickup


First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention.


Application Requirements


Each Applicant Artist may submit one entry for consideration for $35. Up to two additional pieces may be submitted for $5 each. A maximum of one piece from each selected artist will be chosen to be part of the exhibition.


Maximum size of pieces is 36” x 36”. Accepted work must be provided in a folder, plastic sheeting or other protective covering until it is hung. Pieces will be hung “clothespin style” On the back of each piece, please include (1) Artist Name (2) Name of Work, (3) Date of Work, and (4) medium


All art must be for sale. The gallery will take a 35% commission on sold pieces. The sale price must be provided during the application process and may not be subsequently changed.


Physical drop off and pick up of work is strongly preferred, but we understand that may not be possible. Please note: While we will do our best to accommodate, there is no wheelchair access to this venue, which is located in an historic building. If you do choose to ship, a prepaid return shipping label MUST be included.

In Person Drop off Dates –

July 28, 10am-5pm

July 29, 11am-6pm

Pick up Dates – 

Aug 31 – 10:00am-8:00pm

Sept 1 – 10:00am-5:00pm

A storage fee of $5 per day will be accrued for pieces of art left beyond Sept 5, 2024 until the art is picked up. Special arrangements must be made for any pickup that must occur after Sept 5, 2024. After 30 days of the show’s ending, The Firefly Artists reserves the right to place objects in storage at the Lender/Applicant Artist's risk and expense.


The Firefly Artists will give reasonable care and supervision to objects on loan. Applicant Artists shall provide insurance coverage for their own works while at The Firefly Artists Gallery.


The Firefly Artists assumes the cost of publicity and shall have the right to photograph accepted works and to create videos including accepted works for such purposes. Such publicity, including selection of media and photographs, will be made at the discretion of the managing partners of The Firefly Artists. Publicity may include: mailing, emails, social media and website postings, and distribution of show announcements, press releases, gallery interpretive displays or other didactic material associated with the exhibition, as well as advertisements in newspapers and other publications if any are warranted.


The applicant artist grants permission to use any submitted images and statements as well as any images of work created by The Firefly Artists for publication and promotional purposes. The Firefly Artists shall have the right to publish any such photographs and statements furnished by the applicant artist with no payment to the artist or the photographer who produced the image. Applicant artists must secure publication permission from the photographer if copyrighted; and provide the same to The Firefly Artists.

Eligibility Criteria

All artists within the United State are invited to apply. Eligibility is open to original, unframed, unmatted 2D works on paper, such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, and digital media. Maximum size of pieces is 36” x 36”. All works must be for sale.

Entries must be original, human-created artworks. While digital artwork is eligible, AI-generated art is not, nor are works created in a workshop or class, or otherwise under the close instruction of a teacher. No reproductions will be accepted, with the exception of photography and digital art.