Calls for Art

Submission guidelines:
*only submit your own work
*maximum 5 pieces/images per artist per show
*max length for literary pieces: 1000 words
*include a bio (100-200 words), website and social media details, and headshot or logo (or a link to something we can copy that includes this information)
*Tidal Artist Haven will not use work submitted for these projects for anything unrelated to the project without permission.
*For inclusion in our digital exhibitions, you may be asked to provide a high quality scan or photograph of your work watermarked on the left margin with the title of the show and the lower right corner with your name and copyright year of the piece. Tidal Artist Haven is not currently able to cover the cost of shipping work, if you do not wish to be selected for in-gallery exhibition, please let us know in your submission email.


August 2020: The Art of Social Distancing

During 2020 most of us have been practicing social distancing to protect each other from Covid-19. As art is one of the many ways we cope with upheaval, creative pursuits have been a fairly common way for people to cope with everything else being cancelled due to the Rona.

The Art of Social Distancing exhibition will feature work created by community members during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Works may specifically address the pandemic (or any of the circumstances that lead to deaths in the United States being more concentrated in communities of color), or be explorations meant to comfort us in dire times.

Call deadline: July 31, 2020
Show to run: August 16-September 16, 2020


September 2020: The Witching Hour

In order to pull some magic together, our Fall exhibitions will emphasize revealing that which is hidden with visual and literary artwork in our gallery and our events.

Featured artwork will have creepy, spooky, magical, or occult themes. Magically themed works with the intention of manifesting and sharing abundance, protection of family/home, inspiration, and/or balance are especially encouraged.

Call deadline: September 9, 2020
Show to run: September 20-October 31, 2020


November 2020: Native Heritage Month

This call is specifically for visual and literary work from Indigenous Artists to celebrate Native American History & Heritage Month during November. Traditional and modern visual art (including short films), short stories, poetry, videos of song and dance, and personal essays are all encouraged. A limited selection of pieces will be invited to show in our gallery, and addition pieces will be featured on our website and social media.

Call deadline: October 15, 2020
Show to run: November 8-December 16, 2020


December 2020: Art As Praxis

There’s a saying: “art is praxis.” This means that art has the power to both inspire direct political action against injustice, while being direct action itself. Protest art can also be a force for education, or aid in developing/maintaining resolve, and importantly comforting those affected by systemic injustice.  Artist Haven wants to promote protest art by showing 2D, 3D, and digital works in our gallery and on our social media platforms.

Selected works will draw attention to a specific cause, (such as Black Lives Matter, protecting natural resources, indigenous sovereignty, the rights of refugees, global working class solidarity, global LGBTQ+ rights, and other related causes not mentioned here), and artists are encouraged to share educational and/or activism resources for the cause addressed in their work.

Call deadline: December 10, 2020
The dates for this show have not yet been selected.

To submit work for any of these shows, send an email with the title of the show in the subject line to curator@tidalartisthaven.org.
If you wish to submit for multiple shows, send one email per show.

To pitch a remote event that would compliment any of the above exhibition themes contact Jessica@tidalartisthaven.org.


Past Calls

March 2020: Spring Dreams

The Vernal Equinox is on March 19th, and our art community will celebrate by imagining all the wonders Spring can bring from the tiny mushroom homes of our fae friends to majestic fluffiness of clouds unburdened by rain. Our bird friends have returned to the neighborhood, and bees are once again buzzing in the early spring flowers, but what might they get up to when humans aren’t observing them? Allow yourself a trip into the surreality of the natural world and all its possibilities within and beyond our capitalist hellscape. Including light refreshments.

This show will be open to the public during our regular gallery hours (posted on our website), and there will be a closing reception on April 15th from 5-7pm.

Show dates: 3/15/20 – 4/15/20
Call date: 2/10/20
Submission deadline: 3/5/20


February 2020: Odyssey Below the Tides

This time of year it rains so much that there might as well be an entire ocean under our feet. It leads a body to wonder what’s really out there in the deeps. For this show we want to feature 2D and 3D work depicting sea monsters, seascapes, and the general mystery of Davy Jones’s Locker.

In choosing or composing your submissions for this show consider the following ideas: what the heck is down there? What is the cost of human activity for underwater beings? How far down must one go to hear the Heartbeat of the Earth? Are there, or have there ever been advanced societies thriving below the surface of the ocean? What is so special about the Dead Sea? Why are humans so intrigued by merfolk? What metaphorical significance can water hold?

Fees: $10 per accepted piece. If you cannot afford the Showing Fee, it may be possible to have it waived. (Showing Fee does not apply to Tidal Artist Haven members and resident artists.) If a piece sells, TAH will collect a 30% commission (20% for TAH members and resident artists).

Submission guidelines:
*2D and 3D works accepted (it may also be possible to screen video artwork)
*2D art MUST BE WALL READY. We will not be attaching wires or brackets to your work, and dislike hanging canvases that have no hanging hardware. If you need help making your pieces wall ready, special arrangements can be made. We will do our best to accommodate display requirements of 3D works that cannot be hung on a wall.
*Accepted works must be delivered to Tidal Artist Haven by February 6th at 7pm. If you cannot deliver your work, special arrangements can be made. Any unsold works may be picked up from Tidal Artist Haven after the closing reception on March 11th. If you cannot pick up your work by March 19th, special arrangements can be made, but we will not store work indefinitely.

Show Dates: 2/16-3/11
Call Date: 1/23
Submission deadline: 2/6


January 2020: Making Time

This is the call for art, for information about the opening reception go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504075896424589/

Time is a fundamental aspect of human existence, but it is so amorphous and mysterious that everyone relates to it differently. How we relate to it changes every second of every day from the point we are aware of time, until the point where it stops being relevant. The means by which it is measured and what it means has changed so much throughout human existence, that just about every culture relates to time differently. Much of the industrialized world is driven by strict linear time, but cultures less dependent on industry have a more cyclical understanding of time.

In choosing or composing your submissions for this show, please consider the following ideas: How do you relate to time as an artist? What do you think time is? What is it about? How do you measure and experience time? Is time Real? What will happen to your art over time? What is the best way for art to communicate across long stretches of time?

Fees: $10 per accepted piece. If you cannot afford the Showing Fee, it may be possible to have it waived. (Showing Fee does not apply to Tidal Artist Haven members and resident artists.) If a piece sells, TAH will collect a 30% commission.

Submission guidelines:
*2D and 3D works accepted (it may also be possible to screen video artwork)
*2D art MUST BE WALL READY. We will not be attaching wires or brackets to your work, and dislike hanging canvases that have no hanging hardware. If you need help making your pieces wall ready, special arrangements can be made. We will do our best to accommodate display requirements of 3D works that cannot be hung on a wall.
*Accepted works must be delivered to Tidal Artist Haven by January 15th at 10pm. If you cannot deliver your work, special arrangements can be made. Any unsold works may be picked up from Tidal Artist Haven after the closing reception on February 14th. If you cannot pick up your work by February 16th, special arrangements can be made, but we will not store work.
*Submit up to 5 pieces thru this webform: https://forms.gle/W8mZ7pcjg757M6dk7
*We will begin going thru submissions on January 6th

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2489253501346659/