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Submitting Exhibition Proposals

Open to National, and Regional Artists!  Free to Apply!!

Accepting applications in all media with exception to performance and video.


Arts Visalia is a nonprofit community art center located in downtown Visalia, California. Our gallery features diverse monthly exhibitions of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. Visalia, CA has 143,000 residents, and is located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.  The Arts Visalia Visual Art Center has two exhibition spaces, our large main gallery space, and a smaller feature gallery. Each space is available for one month exhibitions and both may be used for the same artist with no charge to the artists.

Please be aware that the exhibition selection is juried by a group of dedicated volunteers. Packages may be dropped off at the gallery, but will not be reviewed or discussed with the artist at that time. It may take several months before we come to a decision; should we be interested or have any questions, we will contact the artist.

Our gallery schedules exhibitions in a two-year cycle, ranging in solo and group exhibitions, as well as annual shows each spring, fall and winter. As a non-profit gallery, it is supervised by trained staff and docents. Arts Visalia will receive payment for sales, including State of California sales tax, and retain 25% of sales price as a sales commission. Artists will be compensated 75% of the sales price. Arts Visalia’s insurance will not cover the Artist’s exhibited artwork while in the gallery

Open and free to the public, Arts Visalia seeks to develop and promote the visual arts to enhance the quality of life in our community.


  1. Cover letter: addressing exhibition proposal, interest in traveling to our gallery to conduct an artist talk, preference on exhibition year, workshop, and/or demonstration.
  2. Resume or CV
  3. 10-20 Images representative of the purposed exhibition: multi-page PDF including image information (Title, year, medium, price, and size)
  4. Artist statement addressing your work
  5. Brief Artist Bio
  6. Emailed (PERFFERED) to: Tracy Polkownikow, Executive Director:
  • Can be emailed as a ONE Drive folder link or Google Docs link, documents must be downloadable
  • Links to your website DO NOT count as a substitution for sending application materials and will not be accepted

Physical applications can be mailed to: PO BOX 251, Visalia, CA 93279

  • CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Images should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 300 dpi resolution, 4″ x 6″ image size, approximately. Artists may provide a link to their professional website, but please note that websites or online portfolios do not replace the actual submission.
  • All submission materials (including disks and flash drives) will be kept by Arts Visalia and will not be returned to the artist.

Arts Visalia will reject any application that does not follow the guidelines listed above.

Please note that Arts Visalia’s Exhibition calendar is booked 1-2 years in advance.

Questions? Please call the Arts Visalia Gallery at 559-739-0905 or email Michelle Goans at

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