General Submission Guidelines

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art features five exhibitions per year on the first floor of the American University Museum. We accept submissions on a rolling basis from Washington artists of all ages & backgrounds, and exploring different mediums.

AU Museum Director & Curator Jack Rasmussen will select curators to review these submissions for potential use in Alper Initiative exhibitions.

Curators

If you are interested in curating an Alper Initiative exhibition, please send a proposal & resume to aiwa@american.edu.

Artists

If you are interested in showing your work in the Alper gallery space, please submit the following using the Submittable link below:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Artist bio
  • CV
  • General artist's statement
  • 5-10 images of your work
  • Image index including title, date, medium, and dimensions of each piece.

The filename for each image must use the following format:

Artist Name_Title Of Piece

All submissions must be made online and by 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.

Click here to Submit

Group Exhibitions

If you are a curator/Project Manager who would like to propose a group show for exhibition in the Alper space, please send a proposal to aiwa@american.edu.

Please be aware that all artists must either be from the DC area or have studied in a DC-area art school.

In your email, please include the following:

  • Exhibition title and summary
  • Each artist name’s and short biography (250 words max.)
  • 3-5 images representative of proposed artwork with accompanying Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions, Credit Line

Submissions will be made available to the Director and Associate Director of the AU Museum, but are not guaranteed to be exhibited. If chosen for exhibition, the Project Manager will be contacted by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art with further information.

Questions or Concerns: 202-885-3672 or aiwa@american.edu