Looking Forward

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Looking Forward


April Members-Only Exhibition
(Choose "Quantity 1" and pay only $20, no matter how many pieces you're submitting!)



Looking Forward, a Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) Members Exhibition
April 4th - 15th

"The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of" -Leonardo Da Vinci

Open Call to DVAA Members
Deadline to Submit: March 4th
(Always choose "Quantity 1" to submit, no matter how many images you're submitting!)

In the wake of a tumultuous year we, as artists, nevertheless have a responsibility to explore, challenge, and innovate within our artistic practices and daily lives. Looking Forward will seek to encapsulate this momentum by exhibiting new and exploratory artwork happening in our membership now. DVAA members submitting to Looking Forward are encouraged to send us artwork that is forward thinking or experimental in its undertaking.  Are you working on a new body of work, introducing new processes or mediums into your repertoire, or concerned with ideas that are critical of contemporary artistic conventions? We urge you to apply. This exhibition is open to all forms of artwork, capturing any subject, of any theme, using any artistic discipline.

In keeping with the theme of this exhibition, Looking Forward will be the first Members Exhibition held in DVAA’s newly renovated (and beautiful) main gallery space! We are very thankful for the accumulated hard work of so many members that helped make this transformation a reality and are excited for the things to come. So let us all take a cue from our organization’s namesake, Leonardo Da Vinci, to be on the forefront of artistic, cultural, and political discourse.


Submission deadline:  March 4th, midnight
Artwork Drop-off:  March 25th, 11am-1pm and 28th 6-8pm
Opening reception:   April 4th, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition dates:   April 4th - 15th
Artwork pick up:   April 15th, 5pm - 8pm


  • Artist may submit maximum of 2 entries. Suggest no larger than 36” x 36” however larger work may be submitted if approved before.

  • All artwork must be ready to display. Wall hanging pieces must be wired. If your work requires any additional apparatus to be shown, it must be provided. For artworks that require particularly complex or unique display methods, email Bryant at bryant@davinciartalliance.org

  • Label the back of your work with your name and title of work

  • You may not submit work that has been previously exhibited at DVAA

  • DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

  • When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality.

  • The artist receives 80% commission on artwork sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days or sooner after the show closes.

  • All artwork left after pick-up date is subject to a $5.00 per day late fee unless other arrangements have been made. After 30 days the artwork becomes property of the gallery.


  • Go to http://www.davinciartalliance.org/calls/lookingforward and complete the submission order form and $20 submission fee

  • Email submission images to : bryant@davinciartalliance.org with the subject - Looking Forward submission

  • Total of 2 works may be submitted  (the cost for 1 or 2 entries remains $20 either way)

  • All images must be submitted as a jpeg, 72 dpi, 2000 pixels max on longest dimension

  • Identify each image as follows: entry number_last name_artwork title.jpg (ex.  1_Smith_Untitled.jpg)

  • Number your images to correspond with their entry number in the online form. The statement and images may be used for promotion.

  • Improperly formatted submissions will not be accepted