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Open Call: The Launch Project

Thank you to all who submitted to THE LAUNCH PROJECT. Submissions are currently closed with notification of acceptance on Tuesday, September 15th.


Reynolds Gallery invites Richmond artists working in all media to submit proposals for an exhibition in one of the gallery’s upstairs spaces. The Launch Project is a solo exhibition which will spotlight work from one undiscovered contemporary artist in the Richmond community. This program is aimed to provide an opportunity to young, emerging artists practicing outside of the traditional gallery structure who may not have had formal training or representation. Our goal is to help enrich the artist’s career by providing support for artistic professionalism including writing statements, curation, installation, and sales.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 1st.
Work will be reviewed by the gallery team and acceptance notification will be sent Tuesday, September 15th.

The exhibition will open Friday, November 6th with an opening reception from 6 – 8 pm, in concurrence with the downstairs exhibitions.
All shows close Wednesday, December 23rd

Submission Guidelines
Name, address, website if applicable
Artist statement (400 word max)
8-10 JPG images of work and captions

  • captions include title, date, medium, dimensions (h x w x d), retail price if applicable
  • please name all JPGs with the format: LastName_TitleofWork.jpg

The gallery will only consider proposals by Richmond artists who have not yet held a solo exhibition. All work must be finished and work within the exhibition floor plan shown below.

Only email submissions will be accepted at the following address:

You will receive a confirmation email once your application is submitted. We ask that you direct all inquiries via email:

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 1st 2020
Acceptance Notification: Tuesday, September 15th 2020
Exhibition Opening: Friday, November 6th 2020
Exhibition Closing: Wednesday, December 23rd 2020

Reynolds Gallery retains 50% sales commission from the sale of the work. The artist is responsible for arranging the arrival and return transport of exhibited artwork, as well as any framing and production costs. It is understood all exhibition work will remain at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.