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Exhibition Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals from professional artists for solo and group artists that would like to exhibit in 2025. The final date to be considered for 2025 is October 1, 2023. 

We appreciate your patience and are grateful for your interest in exhibiting at the Chester Art Centre Gallery.


The Chester Art Centre is now accepting proposals of current or proposed work for the 2025 exhibition season. Artists working in all media are invited to submit a proposal. Group exhibition proposals are also accepted.
Proposal submission shall be accepted by email to

Proposal Submission Criteria 

Proposals must include the following information in order to be considered

  1. An application cover letter including a title for the show, a clear description of the theme concept and medium.

  2. An Artist Statement and current photo.

  3. A list of works to be exhibited including artist, title, medium, dimensions, and date of work. If work is not yet completed a list of what is planned for inclusion.

  4.  Images of works in jpeg format max. 1024 x 768 resolution.

  5. A current curriculum vitae for all artists included in exhibition.

Jury Process

  • a jury of 5 including at least one professional artist will make it’s selection based on the quality of the work, the overall integrity of the proposal and it’s relation to the programs of the CAC.

  • All artists whose proposals have been reviewed by the jury will be notified of the jury’s decision within 3 weeks of the jury meeting. All decisions are final.


Once the jury has met, additional exhibits will be selected by the exhibition committee if space becomes available.

Conditions of Exhibition

Selected artist will be responsible for shipping/transport of work to and from CAC.


All special equipment and/or display materials will be supplied by artist. If the artist does not have this equipment or materials CAC will make their best efforts to assist in procuring them.

Chester Art Centre will supply:

  • Artist fees/honorarium

  • Opening reception

  • Colour promotional materials

  • Inclusion in CAC publicity

  • Personnel to invigilate the show during exhibition’s open hours (we do encourage artists to invigilate as well and promote these times with their audience).

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We regularly welcome youth to exhibit in our Inspired Youth Series. If you are between the ages of 10-19 and love creating art please get in touch with us. You will choose the pieces you exhibit, the title of your exhibit and how you would like them to be hung as well as welcome guests at your very own opening reception. Email or call us for more information.
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