DISTRICT Arts, a contemporary art gallery located on Market Street in historic downtown Frederick, MD, is pleased to present NIGHT and DAY, a juried themed exhibition that features works where “opposites” are contrasted in the same piece.  It could be the juxtaposition of light and dark or good and evil.  Maybe war and peace or shadow and saturation.  How about garbage and treasure in the same piece?  Or is one person’s treasure truly another’s garbage?

NIGHT and DAY will be independently juried with the works of approximately 20 artists selected for the exhibition.

An opening reception with the artists will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 5 – 7pm. The reception is free and open to the public, and will feature light hors d’oeuvres. The exhibition runs from January 30 to March 1, 2020, during which works by the other gallery artists will remain on display.

Details about the selected artists will appear on our website closer to the exhibition date.

All artists residing in the United States are invited to enter the juried exhibition. Any original 2-D work or 3-D work created within the last three years is eligible for entry.

We are accepting submissions for jurying from November 1 until December 31, 2019.


Accepting Submissions from November 1, 2019–December 31, 2019

All 2D and 3D artists are invited to submit an application for participation.

  • Each artist may submit up to three pieces for consideration.
  • All 2D work should be ready to hang.
  • All work should be labeled with the artist’s name, title, process, date, and sale price.

Selected work may be dropped off at the gallery or shipped to arrive between 1/23/20 and 1/26/20.

Select work will be displayed on the DISTRICT Arts website prior to and during the exhibition.

For artists who wish to have unsold work shipped back to them, returns will only be made via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please provide postage, shipper account number or a check to cover the amount for the return.

Best in Show: $500

Award of Merit: $250