Submitting Artwork

Submitting Artwork for Exhibition

What type of artwork do you look for?

We look for items that help fulfill our mission: As part of a research-extensive land-grant university, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design inspires creativity, innovation, and the expression of ideas. The Gregg Museum makes its collections and activities freely accessible to the university, community and to the public.

In fulfilling its mission, the Gregg Museum

  • Acquires and preserves a collection relevant to the university and the state;
  • Encourages the use of the collection for teaching, learning, research and enjoyment;
  • Illuminates the human experience through thought-provoking exhibitions and publications; and
  • Facilitates critical and creative thinking, lifelong learning and a passion for discovery through instruction and programs.

We encourage you to consider our mission and programming to determine whether it’s appropriate to our museum and facilities. One of the best ways to do this is to visit the museum and see some of our changing exhibitions.

When reviewing submissions, we take a variety of factors into consideration, including:

  • Excellence of function
  • Use of materials
  • Influence on the design of other objects
  • Historical or aesthetic importance

If you believe you have work that fits our mission and programming, we encourage you to submit it for consideration.

How do I submit my artwork for consideration?

Submissions should include the following:

  1. Up to 20 visual images of your work in an envelope no larger than 9”x12.” We prefer laser or inkjet printouts, but will also look at digital images (burned on a CD as low-res jpegs or a pdf) or traditional photo prints. Please do not send slides. All materials (including prints and CDs) should be clearly marked with the name and email address of the artist or owner.
  1. Your resume and a cover letter that includes your postal address, email address and phone numbers (daytime, home, mobile).
  1. Supporting materials, if any, such as reviews, articles, catalogs, and books. These will not be returned, so please don’t send anything you need to keep.

Please do not send:

  • Original works of art or models. We are not responsible for any that are sent to us.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope. Because of the large volume of submissions and the constantly changing postal regulations, we do not return any submitted materials, even if you include return postage.

Send your submission to:

Gregg Museum of Art & Design
NC State University
Campus Box 7330
Raleigh, NC 27695-7330 USA

How often do you review submissions?

Our exhibitions are scheduled at least two to three years in advance, so it may be months before responses, if any, are sent. Works are reviewed at intervals, several times a year.

I haven’t heard anything about my submission. How do I follow up?

We consider carefully everything that is submitted to us, but can’t exhibit or collect all the work we see. Because of the volume of submissions, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of submissions.

Please do not call or email us regarding any submissions. If your work seems to fit our programming plans, we’ll contact you.

If you don’t receive a response from us, please don’t interpret it as a judgment of quality. It likely means that we have recently shown or acquired similar work, or it’s not consistent with our current exhibition and program goals.

When curating new shows, we sometimes revisit past submissions and contact artists whose work is appropriate for our current goals.

Will you review my portfolio or provide an art valuation?

We review portfolios for the NC State community and general public by appointment and if staff is available. Without prior arrangement, we cannot look at original works. Please do not drop off original work for review—we aren’t responsible for any such materials left, shipped to us or delivered without prior agreement.

We do not provide art valuations to the general public.