Call for Artists - Octagon Center for the Arts

Call for Artists

Show Your Work at the Octagon...

The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, Iowa seeks to be a resource for local, regional, and national artists and our local community art-seekers. The Octagon and its sponsors offer two kinds of opportunities for artists to show their work: Solo or small group exhibits scheduled throughout the year or group juried shows


Solo or Small Group Show Application

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting in the Octagon Galleries! The Octagon is constantly on the look-out for new and exciting concepts, group or themed shows, and solo exhibits. The Octagon schedules shows up to two years in advance. The exhibitor should keep this in mind when proposing their exhibit.  

Exhibitors are responsible for transporting their work to and from the Octagon, including shipping cost and insurance.

The Octagon has three galleries: 1) the Community Gallery (located on the main level with street frontage), Sweeney Gallery (located on the third floor), and the Main Gallery (located on the third floor). 

The application process will open on August 1, 2018 for the 2020 gallery season. The solo show application deadline for the 2020 gallery season is January 31, 2019. Applications for solo shows will be juried in February and March of 2019 for the 2020 gallery season.

Community Gallery






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