VisArts welcomes VisArts Faculty who have taught in 2019 to submit two-dimensional work for a special exhibition to be held in the Concourse Gallery January 10 - February 9, 2020 with an Opening Reception on Friday, January 24, 7 - 9 PM. 

Up to two works of art can be submitted for review by the curators.

Deadline for submissions is: December 15, 2019 at midnight EST (Eastern Standard Time).

All accepted applicants will be notified by e-mail by December 20.

If accepted, work must be dropped off to the Concourse Gallery between 10 AM and 5 PM on Monday, January 6. A loan and condition form must accompany the artwork that is selected for the exhibition. Artwork will only be accepted at these times. Artwork must be picked up from the Concourse Gallery on Monday, February 10, 10 AM - 5 PM. Work must be delivered ready for installation. Wall-hung work must be framed, or mounted and wired  for hanging. Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

All work is insured by VisArts while on the premises, to the extent that it would be if owned by VisArts. VisArts retains a 40 percent commission of the listed sales price, if the work sells during the exhibition, or as a result thereof.

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Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today.

Video, film, and new media work will be accepted: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, net art, interactive media, etc.

All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.

Deadline for submissions is April 5, 2020

Exhibition and screenings open to public May 5, 2020

Submission specifications:


  • Video: You may submit up to 3 works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews.
  • Resume/CV
  • Artist Bio (100 word max.)
  • Artist Statement (100 words max.)
  • $5 application fee
  • Selected artists will receive screening fees for participation


About VisArts
Transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts. From our beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage to our current contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 30,000 visitors through our doors to visit one of our four galleries, observe our studio artists on our second floor Artist Concourse, or to participate in art education classes, camp programs, and special events in our Buchanan Room.

For previous projects please visit:
Frame & Frequency 3 Vol. I
Frame & Frequency 3 Vol. II
Frame & Frequency 4 Vol. I
Frame & Frequency 4 Vol. II