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Apply for Exhibition

The Hodson and Whitaker galleries at Hood College accept proposals for solo and group exhibitions on a rolling basis. Exhibitions are normally scheduled at least six months in advance. All artists and curators 18 years and older are eligible to submit.

Special Exhibit

In the Kitchen

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Oct. 22- Dec. 4, 2015

In the Kitchen is an exhibit that highlights sculptural and functional pieces that are used in
 the kitchen, including utensils, butter dishes, storage containers and more. Sculptural work is open to interpretation but could be trompe l’oeil or narrative, and open to ceramics with mixed media components.

The preparation of meals, beverages, and culinary delights are part of our daily rituals. The tools we use when preparing, storing and presenting foods are integral to the experience we enjoy and provide for others when we dine. From the ceremonious to the mundane this exhibition explores the norms in the kitchen.

Juror: Kristin Muller

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Kristin Muller is the Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, NJ and a passionate ceramic artist and writer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Arts from Southern Connecticut State University and a Graduate Certificate and Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Hood College. Before taking on the roll of Director of Peters Valley she was the Education Director, Gallery Curator and Ceramics Instructor at Brookfield Craft Center and an adjunct instructor at Southern Connecticut State University and Albertus Magnus College. Her studio and home are located in Dingmans Ferry, PA where she fires an Anagama hybrid kiln with wood. Her book “ The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Start to Finish Guide to Hand-built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics” published by Quarry books in 2007 has been translated into Dutch and Swedish languages.


  • Aug. 31, 2015: Entry deadline
  • Sept. 21, 2015: Notification begins via email
  • Oct. 12, 2015: All Work has arrived at gallery
  • Oct. 22, 2015 - 6-8 p.m.: Opening Reception
  • Dec. 4, 2015: exhibition Closes


  • Open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C.
  • Submitted work produced within the last two years.
  • Must be 18 years or older.


  • All applications must be submitted through
  • Applicants may enter 3 entries for the $25 entry fee and may add up to two more images for an additional $10 fee per image.
  • All exhibited work must be for sale.
  • Specific piece(s) accepted must be available for entire exhibition. No substitutions will be accepted.
  • Work will be disqualified if it is not the same piece that was accepted or if it displays poor craftsmanship.
  • Work must arrive in time for the opening.
  • Entries must be delivered ready to hang.

Entry Fee

$25 for three entries, nonrefundable. Pay by either credit card or PayPal after entering images through

Applicants may submit up to two more entries for $10 each (i.e. 5 entries for $45, 4 entries for $35)


Hood College collects 40% of all retail sales of artwork sold, the artists receive 60% of sales.

Freight and insurance

The artist is responsible for freight and insurance on the work to and from this exhibition. Hood College will provide insurance coverage for work during the exhibition. Artist work must be delivered to Lisa York, Whitaker Commons Gallery, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick MD, 21701

Digital Image Requirements

  • Submit only one image per work entered.
  • Save images as a high quality JPG before you submit it.
  • Images should be with resolution of 72 - 300 dpi, 1920 pixels on longest side.
  • Please no text on images.
  • Label images with first four letters of your last name, your first initial, and entry number (A, B, C). (i.e. Lisa York would be - YorkL_A.jpg, YorkL_B.jpeg, YorkL_C.jpeg)

Contact for help entering your images or using the site at or by calling 949-287-8645949-287-8645.


Hood College reserves the right to photograph works, and use submitted photo materials of accepted pieces for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity, promotion and future grant proposals.

For questions or further information, contact Hood College Gallery Director, Lisa York, at

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How to submit a proposal

Proposals for solo exhibitions should include:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Proposal of no more than one page of text, single spaced;
  • Artist statement of no more than one page of text, single spaced;
  • 10 images maximum (including detail images);
  • Image list (with artwork title, materials, dimensions, date); and
  • Installation requirements.

Proposals for group exhibitions should include:

  • A curriculum vitae for each artist;
  • Proposal of no more than one page of text, single spaced;
  • Artist statement for each artist of no more than one page of text, single spaced;
  • 15 images maximum (including detail images);
  • Image list (with artist name, artwork title, materials, dimensions, date); and
  • Installation requirements.


All high res (300 dpi) image files should be .jpg or .jpeg files and should be no larger than 1MB each and titled in the following format:


CVs, proposals and image lists should be saved as pdf files.


Entries are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

There is no application fee. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of any mailed documents. The Hodson and Whitaker galleries do not have the capability to exhibit video work, although one-time screenings may be scheduled for the Whitaker Commons. All other art forms are accepted. Proposals for related events (such as screenings, workshops, lectures, etc.) will also be considered along with exhibition proposals. *Floor plan(s) and/or photographs of the galleries are available by request.

Accepted applicants are responsible to pay for the shipment of artwork to and from the gallery. All artworks exhibited at Hood College are insured against damages during the duration of the exhibition.

Proposals can be emailed to the gallery director at or mailed to Gallery Director, Hood College, Hodson and Whitaker Galleries, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701.