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Accepting Art Work for Curatorial Review

Submission Guidelines

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art features five exhibitions per year in the newly constructed first floor space in the American University Museum. We accept submissions, on a rolling bases, from Washington artists of all ages, mediums, & backgrounds. 

The museum Director and Curator, Jack Rasmussen, will select curators who will review these submissions for potential use in Alper Initiative exhibitions. If you are interested in curating an Alper Initiative exhibition, please send a proposal & resume to


To be considered, please submit the following. 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Artist Bio
  • CV
  • General Artist Statement 
  • 5-10 images of your work 
  • Image index (Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions)


The file name for each piece uploaded should be indicated as follows: 

  • Artist Name_Title


All submissions must be made online and by Washington DC area artists. Submissions made through any other platform, not the supplied online submission form, will not be accepted or viewed.  

Submissions will be made available to curators of Alper Initiative exhibitions, but are not guaranteed to be exhibited. If chosen for exhibition the artist will be contacted by Alper Initiative for Washington Art with further information. 



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