call to artists 

Open Call for Artists 2021 – 2022 Exhibition Season

Entry Requirements: This is a juried, nationwide Open Call for Art Exhibition Proposals. All mediums, themes, and styles will be considered. Artists may propose solo or collaborative projects to be displayed as monthly gallery exhibitions. Individual proposals may also be considered for entry into a curated group show, as chosen by CANO. While artists may make specific proposals within the three galleries of the Wilber Mansion, it is not guaranteed that all aspects of the proposal will be accepted. Artists who have previously had a show at CANO should wait 2 years before applying again.

About the Galleries: Exhibitions take place in one or more of the 3 galleries in the historic Wilber Mansion located at 11 Ford Ave Oneonta NY. Each exhibit opens with an artist reception on the first Saturday of the month. Due to Covid restrictions, opening receptions may be held online, via Zoom. For specific dimensions, see the gallery floorplan.

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021

Applications: Artists should send the following:


  • 5-10 Images of recent work

  • Image List – including title, dimensions, materials and date for each work

  • Exhibition Proposal – 500 words or less

  • Artist Statement – 500 words or less


Preparing Image files: Images should be saved as jpegs, 1920 pixels on the longest side.


Files should be titled numerically followed by artist’s initials, ie: 1-jfk.jpg, 2-jfk.jpg, etc.
Email for assistance

Submission: Entries may be submitted through our website (ONLINE APPLICATION link below). Or sent by email to – with the subject “CANO Open Call – (your name).” Please submit all requested items in one single email.


Notice of Acceptance: Email notification will be sent by March 31, 2021.


Delivery of Work: Artists are responsible for delivery and return of artwork. Work may be shipped or delivered in person to the gallery.


Sales and Commission: CANO requests that at least 75% of work exhibited be available for sale. CANO retains 30% commission on all sales.


Liability: CANO cannot insure work/equipment, or be responsible for loss, theft or damage. We do the best to make sure that all work remains safe & undamaged. If your work is selected for exhibition you may wish to retain your own insurance. CANO reserves the right to use images of accepted work for promotional purposes.


*Submission of your entry indicates your acceptance of the rules of this show.