African Art Museum of Maryland Call to Emerging African Artists for New Exhibit Feb-April 2014

Call to Emerging African Artists

Group Exhibit – On the Wall – A Mini-Exhibit of Emerging African Artists

at African Art Museum of Maryland

11711 East Market Place (Maple Lawn Community)

Fulton, Maryland 20759 (Howard County)


Entry Deadline: February 1, 2014

The African Art Museum of Maryland (AAMM), a non-profit museum serving Maryland for 34 years, is holding an open call to emerging African artists for their February exhibit, “On The Wall – A Mini-Exhibit of Emerging African Artists.”


Name of Event: The African Art Museum of Maryland Presents "On the Wall:  A Mini-Exhibit of Emerging African Artists." The exhibit will highlight select works of emerging artists from the continent of Africa.

Work Media: All media considered.

Work Size: Space is limited. Work is considered on a case by case basis.

Exhibit Entry Requirements: All works to be considered for the exhibit must be presented for review on Saturday, February 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the AAMM by appointment.

Timeline of Exhibit: February 22 – April 12, 2014

Selection Process: Works considered by emerging African artists and meet our hanging requirements (see "Delivery"). Please call the museum at 301.490.6070 if there are questions about whether or not your specific work would be considered.

Delivery: All artwork accepted must be delivered to AAMM on Saturday February 8, 2014, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If the artist is unable to deliver on those dates, they will need to make arrangements with the museum to arrange delivery. 

2D framed media must have hanging wire. AAMM will provide a limited number of pedestals for 3D artwork, if required. AAMM does not provide shielded cases, projectors, televisions, stereos, or other devices for multimedia artwork.

Reception: The projected opening reception will be at the museum on Saturday, February 22, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Ends: April 12, 2014

Pickup Artwork by: Artwork must be picked up April 12, 2014, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If this is not possible, please make arrangements with the museum to pick it up at a different time or ship the art.

Publicity: Local media will be notified of this event through press releases, social media, and contacts within the local business community. Participating artists will also be encouraged to invite friends and followers. The museum will be providing light refreshments for this event.

Reproductions of the art will be used in publicity only with the permission of the artists.

Sales: The artists may make their work available for sale to the public. All work that is "Not For Sale" must be marked as such by the artist. The museum will take a 20% commission on all work sold. The museum will also collect sales tax (6%) in addition to the sale price.

Insurance: AAMM does not provide insurance loss or damage for the accepted work. Artists are encouraged to insure their works. The museum is fitted with a security system and a volunteer is present during all business hours.

Contact: Direct questions to or 301.490.6070. 

African Art Museum of Maryland Contact Info:

Doris Ligon, Director

11711 East Market Place, Fulton, MD 20759

Phone: 301.490.6070
General email: