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, mediums, & backgrounds.
AU Museum Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen will select curators to 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
If you are interested in showing your work in the Alper gallery space, please submit the following using the Submittable link below:
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 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.
Coming Summer 2018
The Alper Initiative will showcase work by members of the Washington Women's Arts Center (1975-1985).