Hartnett Gallery 2024-2025 Call For Exhibitions

The Hartnett Gallery at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, is now accepting proposals from individual artists, groups, and curators based in the US that are interested in exhibiting their work during the 2023-2024 academic year. Submissions from University of Rochester alumnae artists and artists based in the Rochester area are also welcomed. This year a panel of undergraduate students and the Hartnett Gallery Advisory Board will select two exhibitions to be held during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Selected artists are guaranteed:

  • A 3 to 4 week exhibition at Hartnett Gallery during the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Assistance installing the exhibition
  • A $1000 honorarium paid at the end of the exhibition
  • Limited support for shipping, travel, and hotel accommodation for installation and the exhibition reception
  • An opening reception and public artist talk
  • Press material and PR support

About Hartnett

Established in 1972, this unique triangular gallery is located in one of the main buildings of the university, Wilson Commons, which was designed by the renowned architect I.M. Pei. The gallery has a rich exhibition history that includes both artists at the initial stages of their careers and artists who are internationally known. Please visit the Hartnett Gallery Website to see the exhibition space and layout.



Emailed Applications are due April 15th, 2024 by 11:59pm. Incomplete submissions, late submissions, or submissions that do not conform to the guidelines will not be considered.

Email Subject

Hartnett Call for Exhibitions 2023-2024 Submission for [Artist Name]

Email Content

To submit your work for consideration, compile and email the following items as one PDF (under 5MB) and send to hartnett@mail.rochester.edu. Please do not send zipped files.

  • Contact Information
    • Artist Name
    • Address (City, State, Zip)
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Website and/or Instagram
  • Type of Exhibition (alumnae, individual, group, or curated)
  • Availability: Please list the exhibition dates you are able to exhibit work.
    • Work must be available for the duration of these exhibition dates
      • Fall Exhibition: October 24th - November 15th
      • Spring Exhibition: February 1st -March, 1st 2024
  • Working Title of Exhibition
  • Exhibition Statement
  • Installation Requirements:
    • Specify any out-of-the-ordinary spatial and technical needs
  • Artist Biography
  • Artist Statement
  • 5 to 10 images of recent artwork.
    • Images do not have to be of works that will definitely be included in the final show, but MUST be representative of the works to be displayed. For video/new media files, please submit as a Vimeo link. For each image include the following information below the image: Title of Work, Medium, Dimensions, Year.
  • Artist Resume


Artists will be notified by May 1st, 2024.