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Sheldon Jackson Museum Solo Artist Exhibitions 2021-2022

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Alaska
Entry Deadline: 11/25/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 12
Entry Fee (Sheldon Jackson Museum Solo Artist Exhibitions 2021-2022): $5.00

The Sheldon Jackson Museum is accepting applications for Solo Artist Exhibitions.

All Alaska Native visual artists who live in Alaska are welcome to apply. Applications should be submitted for review by November 23, 2019. Artists may use existing work in their application but are strongly encouraged to develop new work for this opportunity.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee made up of museum staff and professional artists. Selections will based primarily on the quality of the work presented (10 digital images minimum plus up to 5 video pieces) but also on the artists record of professional activity (artist’s resume) and their exhibition proposal (letter of intent). Applications need to be submitted online at CaFÉ (  Two artists will be selected for solo exhibitions to take place from January through mid-April of 2021 and January through mid-April of 2022. Selected artists will be announced in December 2019.


Open to all resident Alaska Native visual artists.


Original work in any media.


To be considered for a solo exhibition, all applicants must submit the following on CaFÉ:

  1. 10 high quality digital images that reflect the type of work you wish to exhibit. Submit each entry as a JPEG file, size under 5 MB. (The artist also has the option to submit up to 5 video files, size under 100 MB).
  2. A cover sheet with the artist's name and address, and a detailed list of the work submitted including the title, medium, dimensions, and date of creation for each.
  3. An artist's resume listing the exhibition history of the applicant.
  4. A letter of intent detailing the artist's proposed exhibition.

Upload specifications for image files and video files:

List of acceptable upload-ready file formats can be found on the CaFÉ Media Help page


Exhibitions at the Sheldon Jackson Museum will show for approximately two and half months and will take place from January through mid-April of 2021 or January through mid-April of 2022. The exhibition will be installed in the temporary gallery space at the museum. Please see the attached floor/site plan (located above).  Note: the museum takes no commission on gallery sales; interested buyers must contact the artist or owner of the work directly.

Upon acceptance, the artist will be responsible for:

Transporting the exhibition to the museum, including insuring the artwork during shipment. If the exhibit is hand delivered, the artist is also responsible for picking up his or her exhibit at the close of the exhibition by a previously agreed upon date. Work left beyond that date is not the responsibility of the museum.

The artist must supply the museum with the text for exhibit labels and an artist's statement. In addition, the artist must supply the museum with a price list or insurance value for all works in the exhibition.

The artist must supply the museum with a high quality electronic file of a selected work to be used for an exhibition announcement image and publicity purposes, at least four months in advance of the exhibit opening.

Upon acceptance, the museum will be responsible for:

Publicity for the solo artist exhibition, including press releases and exhibition announcements.

Installation of the exhibition.

The museum and the Friends of the Sheldon Jackson Museum will host an opening reception for the exhibit.

Artwork will be insured by the museum while on premises and during return shipment. The museum will pack and return exhibit materials following the close of the exhibition.

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