Short Notice
Invitation to Exhibit
This Summer in the FPAC Gallery

Initial Deadline: 11:59 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019
Note: Applications will be accepted after June 1 until the space is filled from July 1, 2019 through September 15, 2019.


You want to exhibit a particular body of work you finished recently, or you are right in the middle of and just want feedback. You would like to curate a small show of a group of artists. You and your friend/s want to mount an exhibition together. Imagine, organize, and fill the space of the FPAC Gallery at 300 Summer Street. Any and all ideas will be considered.

The FPAC Gallery is available for exhibitions this coming summer from July 1, 2019 through September 15, 2019. If you would like to exhibit in the gallery for any length of time during that period, please submit a proposal as soon as possible. The FPAC Gallery Committee will help you organize and get the exhibition off the ground.

Please let us know what you would like to do ASAP by submitting an online proposal. Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The gallery has a preference for exhibits by two or more members, but proposals for a one-person show will be considered.

Soon after June 1, 2019, the Gallery Committee will review and select one or more shows. The committee will consider proposals after that day for any unfilled slots. Shows can be for one day up to the entire two-and-a-half months.

The Gallery seeks proposals in all media (sculpture, photography, painting, multimedia, other).

Submissions are open to all serious artists of any race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. The space is wheelchair accessible.


Criteria for Selection

  • Quality of the art, both the individuals and as a group
  • Capacity to self-curate the proposed exhibit
  • Preference for group shows (2+ artists)


For questions, please contact the Gallery Committee,


Artist Responsibilities

  • All exhibiting artists must be FPAC members at the time the exhibit opens. Membership forms and information are on the FPAC website:
  • Prepare gallery labels and price list, along with resumes and other support materials that will be on display in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Provide a complete price list of all artworks (for sale or not) for insurance purposes.
  • Install and de-install the exhibit. FPAC will provide assistance if needed.
  • After de-installing, restore the gallery walls to the same condition in which they were found. FPAC will provide spackle, paint, and brushes.
  • The gallery can also be opened when the exhibiting artists wish to staff the exhibit themselves, by arrangement with FPAC staff.
  • Supply their own equipment for all aspects of their installations.
  • Supply FPAC with detailed instructions describing the process of starting and stopping any art work if needed.
  • Install their equipment safely and securely and ensure it will continue to operate throughout the duration of the exhibit.
  • Maintain their technical equipment.
  • Pay FPAC a 25% commission on sales of work sold during the exhibition.


FPAC Gallery Responsibilities

  • Assign a member of the Gallery Committee as the point person for each exhibition.
  • Open the gallery at times to be arranged, when FPAC staff are in the office, and when the adjoining café opens and closes the gallery.
  • Give final approval of work not represented in the original accepted proposal.
  • Provide signage at the building entrance and in the Gallery announcing the exhibition.
  • Advertise the exhibit through the FPAC e-newsletter and maintain the exhibit information with provided images on the FPAC website.
  • Insure exhibited work for the stated value, with a limit of $40,000 for an exhibition. It is the responsibility of the artist to specify if the stated value differs from retail value.


The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc.
The Fort Point Arts Community builds cultural vibrancy in Boston by cultivating an empowered community of artists, organizations, and supporters. FPAC promotes the work of our artists to a broad and diverse audience, advocates for art opportunities, develops permanent, affordable live-work studio space and ensures that art is an essential part of the life of a creative city.


The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery
The FPAC Gallery is dedicated to supporting artistic creation through exhibitions and public programs of local and regional artists. Opened in 1995, the gallery is a 1,000+ square foot space at The Artist Building, 300 Summer Street, Boston.

The FPAC Gallery is community-based, operated by volunteers, supports the mission of FPAC, and draws on the Fort Point neighborhood, home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media. Fort Point is one of New England’s largest artists’ communities, including painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, ceramicists, performance artists, jewelers, book artists, digital media artists, and more.

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