Call for Entries: “Shift” Online Exhibition at McLean Project for the Arts

Date - 07/15/2020 - 08/27/2020

Location -
McLean Project for the Arts

Time - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The works in this exhibition will focus on the concept of shift, change or exchange in paradigm, position, direction, tendency, viewpoint, atmosphere, needs, dreams, schedules, interactions, environment, perspective…

McLean Project for the Arts is seeking mid-Atlantic artists (DC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, DE, WV) to submit works of any size, weight or medium (it’s online after all) that they feel relates to this concept.  Time based media are welcome, but must be limited to 3 minutes. Each artist may submit up to TWO works.The two jurors will create two separate exhibits from the same pool of submissions.

It will be interesting to see how the exhibits differ from one another. Each juror will choose two artists from their exhibit to honor with awards. An artist/juror talk will be held in July on Zoom, featuring the four award-winning artists and the two jurors, moderated by MPA Curator Nancy Sausser.

APPLICATION Entry must be made online via Submittable. There is no fee for submission. For more information, visit our Submittables page.

NOTIFICATION Whether your piece has been selected
by the juror or not, notification will be sent to you via email.

SALES A 25% sales commission will be retained by MPA on all sales resulting directly from the exhibit. Work will be sold at the price listed on the typed image checklist unless marked Not For Sale (NFS).


June 26, 2020: Deadline for submission
July 15: Exhibition opens, online reception from 7- 8pm
July 23 from 7 – 8:30 pm: Artist/Juror talk
August 27: closing of exhibition


 Henry L. Thaggert is a collector and art patron in Washington, DC, where he is a corporate attorney for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Thaggert has served on boards of several arts institutions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the George Mason University’s School of the Arts, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, and the Millennium Arts Salon, an educational group focused on African-American art and culture.

Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer based in Washington, DC. Over the years, Tanguy has been the curator of twelve collections and over 250 exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to numerous exhibition-related essays, she has written for The Washington Times, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Glass, American Craft, Metalsmith, Urbanite, Hand Print Workshop International, Turning Points,Md-Atlantic Country, Baltimore, and Readers Digest. From 2004 through 2019, Sarah was a curator at ART in Embassies, U.S. Department of State. The daughter of a diplomat, Sarah was born in Penang, Malaysia, and has a BA in Fine Arts from Georgetown University and an MA in Art History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Ave
McLean, VA 22101