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Artist Submissions



Brand Library & Art Center is temporarily closed for renovation and will reopen March 27. Please visit us at www.brandlibrary.org or on Facebook for further information and renovation updates.

Because the Brand Library Art Galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, we are not accepting submissions until further notice. Updates regarding the next submission cycle will be posted on this web page and on Brand Library & Art Center’s Facebook page. To be notified by email about Brand Library events, including information related to artist submissions, you may sign up for our email list. Any submissions received before the next cycle is announced will be returned. General information regarding the submission process is below.

The mission of the Brand Library Art Galleries is to offer visitors a professional gallery experience by showcasing works of established and emerging artists from California—particularly from Southern California—that educate, enlighten, challenge, and enrich people’s lives. Original work in all media is eligible for consideration. Work submitted must be current (produced within the last four years). We are particularly interested in complementing two-dimensional work with three-dimensional sculpture, ceramics, multi-media installations, etc. that make use of the galleries’ floor and air space.

To be considered, the artist/artist representative/curator submits materials including but not limited to:

  • Letter of introduction/cover letter
  • Artist statement
  • A resume outlining the artist’s or curator’s career and education, or a description of the artist group including mission, membership and exhibition history
  • Completed and signed submission form
  • Visual representations of the works of art in slide, printed or digital format. Websites cannot be used as a substitute. Acceptable digital formats are JPG and TIFF. Photoshop files (.PSD / .PDD) will not be accepted. Portfolios of original materials will not be accepted.
  • Self-Addressed and Stamped Envelope (SASE) for return of materials by mail. (Submissions without envelopes or with envelopes lacking proper postage will not be returned.)


After submissions are reviewed and notification letters are sent, the Gallery Manager will invite selected artists, curators, or groups for an interview. As part of the interview process, the artist, curator, or group will be asked to bring samples of the artist(s) work to the Brand Library Art Galleries. If the works are too large to be conveniently moved, the Gallery Manager may arrange to visit the artist’s studio. Within four weeks of the interview, the artist, curator, or group will either be assigned an exhibition date or the submission materials will be returned. The notification and interview timeline is subject to change at the discretion of Brand Library Art Galleries staff.

Artists, curators, or groups not selected may re-apply in the next submission cycle.


  • Solo artists or artist groups who have exhibited at the Brand Library Art Galleries are not eligible for resubmission for four years.
  • Works previously displayed in the Brand Library Art Galleries are not eligible to be shown again. This includes works exhibited in single artist shows and group shows.
  • No preferential treatment is given to individual members of the Associates of Brand Library, City of Glendale employees, or art associations that have previously exhibited.

1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201-1200
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 548-2051

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