Collaborating with Area Artists and Creatives on Exhibitions and Shows

Call to Artists:

12th Annual Outsider Art Inside the Beltway Exhibition

OAIB is an annual exhibition that showcases self-taught artists from across the nation together in Art Enables’ two gallery spaces in September and October 2018.

To be considered:

Please submit photos of up to 5 pieces per artist (both 2-D works and 3-D works will be considered) to by July 22nd, 2018. Submissions may also be shared using Dropbox.

Entry requirements:

1)   Work should be made by an artist(s) who identifies as a self-taught, folk, or outsider artist.

2)   All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.

3)   Work should not exceed 60” in any one dimension.

4)    Images should be submitted in the JPEG format, ideally a 4”x6” image size.

5)   Please label all images with the artist’s last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: Smith_Title.JPEG) and include a corresponding image list, with the JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.

6)   Optional: please include an artist bio with your application.


Important dates:

Digital images of submissions received on or before July 22nd, 2018

Notification of selections: August 1st, 2018 at the latest.

Works must be shipped out by August 13th at the latest to be received, ready to hang, by August 27th, 2018.

Public opening and reception: Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 4 – 6pm

Closing of show: Friday, October 19th, 2018

All unsold work mailed out by November 5th, 2018


If you have an idea for a collaborative/joint show with Art Enables Resident Artists, or if you are interested in exhibiting in our Off-Rhode Gallery, please give us a call at 202-554-9455.