Fall Juried Show Call for Entries

CREATE Arts Center is excited to announce a call for entries for our fall juried all-media exhibition, hosted in the Tamar Hendel Gallery at CREATE Arts Center.

Through our extended deadline of Monday, November 14th, 2022, artists across the region are invited to submit up to three (3) images of original 2-D or 3-D art—including all mediums except video or film—to be considered for inclusion in this two-month show. Artworks will be selected by jurors Cassandra McKee, textile artist and Senior Program Officer of the Economic Justice Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and Jeffry Cudlin, artist, critic, and Professor of Curatorial Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

To be considered for the Fall Juried Show, please complete and submit this form and provide the $25 submission fee at https://paypal.me/createartscenter/25.
In order to ensure that cost is not a barrier to apply, if you are unable to afford the submission fee please submit your artwork through the form, and contact Angelica Credle at angelica@createartscenter.org to receive a fee waiver.

If you have questions about the juried show or the artwork submission process, please contact Angelica Credle at angelica@createartscenter.org or 301-588-2787.

Opening reception: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00-8:30 pm. The show will run through February 3rd, 2023.


All mediums (2D & 3D) are accepted. No video/short films.  All 2D artworks must be framed with wire hanging to qualify. All chosen pieces will be hosted in Tamar Hendel Gallery through Friday, February 3, 2023.​

Submission Guidelines 

  • Complete the online application by Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Go to https://forms.gle/Un6HYCe2JN5KQrrRA to submit your application and upload your images. Refer any questions to angelica@createarstcenter.org or call 301-588-2787.
  • Pay the entry fee of $25
  • Submit up to 3 image files for works of visual art (paintings, sculpture, drawings, etc). 
  • Files should be in high resolution jpg format. 300dpi minimum.
  • Video/short film works will not be accepted.
  • The following information is required for each image: Artist’s first and last name, title of work, medium, size of work, date of completion, price/sale status.
  • For each artwork uploaded, please use the following format for the file name: “FirstName_LastName_ArtworkName”
  • Please provide a brief bio and statement about the artwork submitted. 
  • Submission of materials will be confirmed through email.
  • Work can be recent or older work.
  • Imagery and/or content should be appropriate for a mixed audience of 10 years old and up.
  • CREATE Arts Center will not submit for jury review any material that does not fit this criteria.
  • By submitting artwork, you give CREATE Arts Center limited permission to publish image(s) of your creative work on our website for the duration of the exhibition.
  • CREATE Arts Center reserves the right to use all or some of the work to promote the event. You agree to these possible uses and omissions for the duration of the exhibit and the 4 weeks prior and after the event

    Submission Fee 

    Entry fee of $25 can be paid through a link at the end of the submission form (or you can go directly to https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/createartscenter/25). If you would like to pay by check, it must be delivered in person within 24 hours of submitting your application.


    CREATE Arts Center will manage all onsite artwork sales, including collection and payment of Maryland’s 6% sales tax. Artists receive 70% of artwork sales price; CREATE Arts Center retains a 30% commission. CREATE Arts Center will provide a list of purchasers to the artist when artwork has sold. Purchased artwork on show in the onsite gallery remains in the exhibition until the show closes.

    Timeline (Please note the appliation date has been extended)

    Monday, November 14, 2022 – Application deadline

    Friday, November 18, 2022 – CREATE announces accepted artworks

    Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2 – Artists drop off their artwork

    Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:00-8:30 pm – Opening Reception

    Friday, February 3, 2023 – Final day of show

    Tuesday, February 7 through Friday, February 10 – Artwork pick up

    Our Juror​s

    Jeffry Cudlin

    Washington, D.C.-based artist, critic, and curator Jeffry Cudlin serves as Professor of Curatorial Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. Since 2011, he has worked with students developing hands-on, real-world projects in MICA’s first-in-the-nation MFA in Curatorial Practice program founded by visionary curator George Ciscle. Cudlin previously served as Director of Exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Contemporary, Baltimore’s nomadic art museum without walls. He has also worked as a performance artist, independent curator, painter, alternative comics artist, musician, and freelance writer. His exhibition reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, and the Washington City Paper—where Cudlin served as a museum critic for thirteen years, and won two First Place Altweekly Awards for Arts Criticism in papers with circulation greater than 50,000. Cudlin received his MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

    Cassandra McKee

    Cassandra McKee is a Senior Program Officer of the Economic Justice Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. During her eight years at Wellspring, she has curated a grantmaking portfolio to advance a strategy to increase family’s economic security through federal and state-based policy change, such as the historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit. She received her BA in Women’s Studies from Drew University where she studied the intersection of gender and economics. A lifelong learner, she is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Cassandra lives and works in Washington, DC where she is a board member of CREATE Arts Center and co-chair of the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s Social Justice Committee. In 2021, the DCMQG launched Wrapped in Love for Justice, a project to make quilts for social justice leaders and organizers.

    The Tamar Hendel Gallery at CREATE Arts Center is open to visitors every Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm when exhibitions are running. If you have questions, please contact us at create@createartscenter.org or 301-588-2787.

    CREATE Art Center has operated in the Silver Spring community for over thirty-five years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the visual arts. Named after CREATE’s founder, the Tamar Hendel Gallery opened in 2019. It showcases local artists who work in a variety of media.