Portals and Portholes: A National Juried Exhibition

Visual Arts
Organization Main Street Arts
Deadline February 26, 2022

A national juried exhibition open to all media. The themes of artwork submitted will deal with the notion of looking into or out of something—whether literal or metaphorical. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. This exhibition will take place physically in the gallery and work will be available to preview and purchase in our online gallery shop.

Exhibition Dates:
April 16, 2022 -May 26, 2022

Reception Date: April 16, 2022 – 3:00 PM

Juror(s): Francisco Hernandez-Illizaliturri, founder of Buffalo Art Movement

Best in Show – $500
Juror’s Choice – $150
Juror’s Choice $150
Honorable Mention – $50
Honorable Mention – $50
Honorable Mention – $50
Honorable Mention – $50
Submission Details:
Entry Fee: $30 to submit 1–3 pieces; $35 to submit up to 6
Submission Deadline: February 26, 2022
Notifications to Artists: March 7, 2022
Accepted artwork due: April 2, 2022

Artwork will be insured against loss, damage, or theft while on gallery premises. Artists should insure work during shipping to and from the gallery.

Artists will pay shipping to and from gallery, pay close attention to shipping dates after notification of acceptance. Buyer will pay for shipping if work is purchased.

All sales will be handled by gallery staff at Main Street Arts. The gallery retains 40% commission on all sales. Online sales will be an option for artists who are selected for the exhibition. Sales made in Main Street Arts online store will be under the same terms as in-gallery sales.

Selected work
All entries must be of original design and personal execution. 2 Dimensional artwork must be ready to hang. Acceptable display of 3D work may be floor based, pedestal based, or wall mounted. Artwork which differs greatly from submission images will not be accepted.

This is a national juried show. Artists will be chosen by our juror for inclusion in the exhibition.

About the Juror:

What began as a hobby of art collecting soon became a passion that led founder, Dr. Francisco J. Hernandez-Ilizaliturri (better known as Paco), to establish Buffalo Art Movement. Throughout his years of collecting, Paco has been able to curate a vast collection of works that highlight and celebrate the talents of WNY artists. Additionally, his passion for cultivating the arts in our community has led to an invitation of serving at the Burchfield Penney Art Center as a member of the board of trustees. When he is not at BAM! Paco can be found at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the Chief of the Lymphoma Section and Professor of Oncology. In creating BAM! Paco aspires to continue his work of supporting local artists by inviting them into a space where they can share their vision with our community.