Call to Artists

Upcoming Calls

AVA’s 50th Anniversary Benefit

Bloom! Exhibition and Live + Silent Auction

We are inviting all artists to participate in AVA’s 50th Anniversary Benefit: Bloom! Exhibition and Live + Silent Auction which will be featured in our named galleries. Create and donate artwork for our big 50th Year Fundraiser! (Or donate an existing original artwork) Your donation to AVA is an important ingredient to sustaining our community non-profit art center, please join us in nurturing the Bloom! Lend a hand by making and donating original artwork to aid in our fundraising effort. We love artists, we love AVA (we know you do too!), and this is your way of showing the community how important AVA is to you.

Solo Exhibition Proposals

Call Dates:
Now through March 31, 2023

Main Gallery Exhibitions

Rebecca Lawrence, Elizabeth Rowland Mayor, Clifford B. West, and E.N. Wennberg Galleries

Call Description:

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at AVA Gallery and Art Center. AVA features single exhibiting artists showing concurrently in our three/four spacious exhibition spaces. AVA’s Exhibition Committee consists of artists, art curators, and art professionals who review proposals with thoughtful consideration and equal representation given to artists with strong connections to NH, VT, and the greater New England region…

Mental Health Awareness Month

Call Dates:
Now through April 23, 2023

an assemblage of breaths

Carter-Kelsey Gallery

8an assemblage of breaths | May 12-June 17 | AVA’s 3rd Annual Exhibition and Event in support of Mental Health Awareness in collaboration with West Central Behavioral Health. Artist reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-6PM followed by a performance in the West Gallery by Los Lorcas, poetry-infused music. Exhibition theme summary: When we are faced with stress, anxiety, sadness, or pain we are told to breathe— in deeply and exhale. The action of our own breath is comforting, as is community (or an assemblage) just knowing that we are not alone, is somehow calming. We are looking for artwork which conveys healing, comfort, community, as well as works which encourage us to pause, reflect, and to breathe. Extended deadline: 4/23; notice: 4/26; delivery: 5/9.

Members Gallery

Call Dates:

Artist Member Featured Wall

Call Description:

AVA Artist Members receive many benefits that are separate from Individual, Family or higher level memberships, one of which is to have a presence in both our website and our bricks and mortar gallery, The Members Gallery. Email for more information.


Gallery Plans

While our exhibitions are free, we directly rely on member and donor support.