Call for Entries: Sculpture NOW 2022

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and Harmony Hall Arts Center.


Harmony Hall Arts Center
10701 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744


Friday, April 22, 2022 – Friday, June 3, 2022
Opening reception: April 30th from 3-5pm

JUROR: Fitsum Shebeshe


Sunday, March 6, 2022 (11:59pm EST), received through the submission site EntryThingy)


Sculpture NOW 2022 is a non-thematic exhibition of new works, finished within the last two years. Three-dimensional, free-standing sculpture, wall-hung and ceiling-hung sculpture, and installations as well as multimedia and performance-based works are welcome. Basic technical support will be provided by Harmony Hall Arts Center. The artist must provide any video and sound equipment. The art may be finished or in the form of a proposal. We highly recommend that artists visit the space if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal.

Rooney Prize: an honorarium of $500 by WSG will be given to an artist/artist team selected by the juror whose work reflects the best qualities for the overall WSG Sculpture NOW 2022 show.


Fitsum Shebeshe is a curator and painter based in the Washington metropolitan area. He is currently the gallery manager at Harmony Hall Arts Center and curator of States of Becoming, Independent Curators International’s traveling exhibition. Before moving to the United States in 2016, he was Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Ethiopia. In 2012, Shebeshe co-founded the 1957 Initiative to annually celebrate the liberation of African countries from colonialism through the arts. In 2013, he curated the 1957 Art Show at the National Museum of Ethiopia on the occasion of the 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the African Union, and in 2017, he was the curator of Depart Africa, at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Shebeshe holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art.


Sunday, March 6, 2022 (11:59pm EST)

Participating artists can upload submissions through EntryThingy (www.entrythingy.comSculpture NOW 2022 will be juried from digital images submitted through EntryThingy site, and there is a $5 processing fee for uploading images. No entries will be accepted by mail or email.


The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website (, and send checks, along with the membership form, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. Existing WSG members must renew their dues for 2022 to be eligible for this exhibition.


  • Individual artists or teams may submit three-dimensional freestanding sculpture, wall- and ceiling-hung sculpture, installations, as well as new media and performance-based works. Artists not familiar with the space may wish to arrange a visit before submitting.
  • All proposals must be submitted online at (see instructions below). No other forms of application will be accepted.
  • Each artist or team may submit a total of five (5) images. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each. Video files must be smaller than 50MB each (about five minutes).
  • Submissions MUST be anonymous—please remove any identifying labels from titles, file names, images, etc. Submissions that are not anonymous will be disqualified.
  • Files should be named with only the title of the work (no first or last names). Use the actual title for each work. Example:

Sculpture 1.jpeg

Sculpture 1 (detail).jpeg

Sculpture 2.jpeg

Installation 1.jpeg

  • Accepted work must be delivered in person on Wednesday, April 20 or Thursday, April 21 (10am – 5 pm).
  • Submissions may be finished works or in the form of a proposal by an individual or an art team. Written proposals for new work or installations must be submitted in a 250-word (max) essay. Please create the document in Word, and upload it as a PDF file as you would upload a photo. Take care not to state your name or the names of your team in the written proposal. The juror will obtain all names of the artists or artist teams involved after jurying. We highly recommend that artists visit the space if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal.
  • All sculptures must fit through the front entrance 78” high x 35” wide doorway.
  • Artists are solely responsible for delivery and installation of their accepted work on the specified installation date and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date. Staff will be available on site to assist artists with installations. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show. WSG and the gallery will not receive shipments of artwork or mail inquiries.
  • All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications via email.


  1. Applicants should go to and click on the tab (at top) ‘for artists’.
  2. Click on ‘list of current calls’.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Sculpture NOW 2022 listing.
  4. Create a login account to if you don’t have an account, or if you do, login to your existing account with the ‘Click here to login’ button.  After logging in, select the Sculpture NOW 2022 call and complete the entry steps.
  5. There is a $5 entry fee.
  6. All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications via email.

SALES AND COMMISSIONS: a commission based on the listed sales price of the work will be applied if the work sells either during the exhibition or as a result thereof. MNCPPC takes a 25% commission on sales. Interested buyers will be directed to the Exhibition Curator and he will in turn work with a Sculpture NOW 2022 representative to notify the artist involved.

INSURANCE: MNCPPC will insure work while on site, but NOT during transportation to or from the venue. Onsite insurance value will be computed as 75% of retail price, but does not guarantee that the insurer will agree with the value assigned by the artist. Selected artists must sign a loan agreement provided by MNCPPC to be insured.

CALENDAR            Sculpture NOW 2022

Exhibition Dates:        Friday, April 22, 2022 – Friday, June 3, 2022

Call for Entry Posted:    Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Submission Deadline:    Sunday, March 6, 2022 (received by 11:59 pm EST)

Jurying Period:        Monday, March 6 – Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Artist Notification:        By Tuesday, March 14

Drop off & Installation:    Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21 (10 am – 5 pm)

Opening Reception:        April 30th, 3 pm – 5 pm

Artist & Juror Talk:        Thursday, May 19, (2 pm – 4 pm)

Deinstallation/Pickup:    Saturday, June 4, 2022 (10 am – 5  pm)

Please contact with any questions.

The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to over 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

Harmony Hall Arts Center opened its doors to the public in September of 1989 and quickly evolved into Prince George’s County’s most popular, premier arts facility. We are your one-stop-shop for all your visual and performing arts needs. The Center offers in-depth programs for the creative passions of aspiring artists of all ages in ceramics, sculpture, dance, drama, painting, voice, photography and more. Enjoy our John Addison Concert Hall for an exceptional entertainment experience, or view exceptional works of local, national and international artists in our exhibition spaces.