Opportunities for Artists!

Throughout the year, we have many opportunities for artists to show their work in our exhibits.  For more information about how to get involved, speak with one of our staff members!

 

Our typical submission guidelines can be found below.

 

Artwork Submission Guidelines
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We'd like to hear from you!  Email us at trahan@brimstonemuseum.org to let us know that you're interested in participating in one of our exhibits!  A member of our staff will contact you to set up a meeting or review your portfolio!

Here is a quick list of art galleries in the area and what you can expect from them as far as involvement potential etc goes:
Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA
Grant administrators, artist networking opportunities, yearly artist awards, and occasional open calls for art. A&HC assists artists by providing them with a newsletter (the heARTbeat Tour) about upcoming events, open calls, etc.  Arts & Humanities also organizes annual events such as Art Walk, Gallery Promenade, the Holiday Art Market, Live at the Lakefront, and more.

 

Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
A fantastic resource for artists to network and find enrichment. Inside of this gallery, there are several other independent galleries. Historic City Hall works closely with Arts & Humanities Council to put out calls for art, promote receptions, citywide events, etc.
Gallery By the Lake
Currently located inside Historic City Hall, Gallery by the Lake is a community of artists (all of whom pay dues to the gallery to keep it open). They host exhibits, receptions, and take on new members to mentor, etc and show their work.
Black Heritage Gallery
The mission of the Black Heritage Gallery is to lead a diverse audience in discovering African-American artist and to nurture artists at all stages of their careers. A vision of Stella Miller and Frankie Lane, the gallery is the only institution dedicated to the arts and culture of African -Americans in Southwest Louisiana.
Imperial Calcasieu Museum
Occasionally puts out open calls to artists, though their solo exhibitions are also organized and negotiated with the Executive Director, Stefan Borssen. They also host a gift shop for artists and (I think quarterly) put out calls for new gift shop spaces. This is not a fee to put your work in the shop, but there is a commission on sales to keep the gallery running.
Imperial Calcasieu Museum and Historic City Hall are two of the more upscale galleries in SWLA.
Flock of Five Gifts & Art Emporium
A unique shop with one-of-a-kind local art and gifts! Available for creators and artisans to rent space. Filled with hand-crafted wares by local artisans, including hand-cast jewelry, metal art, wood art, shell and driftwood art, paintings, custom glass etching, custom vinyl items, handmade soaps, bath bombs, steampunk jewelry, cutting boards, pottery, headboard benches, wood art, candles, jams and jellies, purses, wreaths, signed books by four local authors, and so much more! 
The Harrington Gallery
Framing store and folk art, the Harrington Gallery also offers consignment for artwork to be sold onsite.
The Art Studio, Inc.
Located in Beaumont, Texas, the Art Studio hosts open calls for art year-round, as well as solo exhibitions and such. They are a non-profit gallery that seeks to assist artists across SETX and beyond.
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