Call for Artists


Sweetwater Center for the Arts hosts a variety of juried and curated exhibitions in its gallery each season. We are committed to offering opportunities to regional, national, emerging, and accomplished artists. Annual opportunities include a solo exhibition for regional artists, an exhibition coinciding with our MAVUNO Festival of African American culture and participation in Holiday mART, our annual sale of handmade gifts. Below is a list of our current opportunities.



Holiday mART Call for Artists


Sweetwater is currently seeking artists for Holiday mART 2017. Holiday mART is a fundraising event where we transform our center into a holiday boutique, selling of one-of-a-kind items including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, ornaments, home décor, children’s gifts, pet gifts, stationary, photography, fine art & more!

Holiday mART is in its 23rd year and has a wide and loyal audience with multiple special events that increase customer attendance. 

Submission Deadline is October 7, 2017

New artist notification: Oct 15
Art work drop off/received by date: Nov 19 & 20
Art work pick up: Dec 11 & 12
Art work return ship date: Dec 15

*Only a 3 item minimum. Artists do not need large inventories to participate.
*Artists do not have to attend, allowing flexibility to participate in other sales during the busy buying season.
*Sweetwater retains 30% of sales.
*Holiday mART is a juried event.


$20 submission fee.

All submissions must be made via email.


1. Email your completed SUBMISSION FORM to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org with "Holiday Mart Submission" in the subject line.


2. Include in the body of your email: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address


3. Attach to the email 7 images that represent your work. OR a link to your website if it has photos that represent your work well.


4. Attach to the images to email as .jpgs. Do not send the images in the body of the email, please send as attachments. Each image should be no more than 1 MB. 


5. Pay submisssion fee via paypal by clicking here.

































Sweetwater Gallery Policies: Sweetwater retains 40% of gallery sales; We have a height limitation of 7.5 feet on 2D work; The artist is responsible for transport/shipment of artwork; All submission fees are non-refundable; We do not have size specifications on images you send for submission, please be reasonable! We want to see them, but not have them break the inbox; PLEASE follow instructions for submission carefully, we retain the right to not consider your work if instructions are not followed.