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The Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park is seeking artists interested in showing their work in our Community Room gallery. The deadline to submit applications is February 15

Criteria for Exhibits:

To enhance the UEC’s educational mission, artwork must have one of the following as its theme: nature-related subjects, the natural sciences, natural products used as art or the relationship of the urban environment to nature. Work submitted in response to the call for artists must be consistent with what you will have available for the exhibition. As a neighborhood-based organization in a diverse neighborhood, we hope to host artists whose art reflects that diversity and resonates with our community. Artists with connections to the neighborhood(s) surrounding the Riverside Park Center are encouraged to apply!


Selected artwork will be displayed in one of the quarterly shows: July – September 2020, October – December 2020, January – March 2021 and April – June 2021. Art Opening receptions will always be on the second Thursday evening (5 – 7pm) of the month beginning an exhibit.

Our exhibit spaces also serve as meeting rooms and classrooms that are used daily. There are approximately 90 linear feet of the wall display area and each show typically exhibits two artists concurrently. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the gallery system. Help can be made available. The UEC provides the space, notifies its membership and community of the exhibit through a printed newsletter, email blasts and social media. Artwork may be available for purchase with a 20% sale price contribution to the UEC. The Center carries insurance for these exhibits.

Artists are also welcome to offer workshops, talks or classes relative to their work at the Center. You have the opportunity to connect in this way with community programs, educational and school program and even staff development.

Application Process:

You will need the following items in order to submit your application:

  • Artist statement (PDF, one-page max). Tell us about yourself and your work and how your work relates to our mission. Tell us if you propose incorporated a workshop, talk or class with your exhibit. Include the number of works you’d like to display and the ideal time frame.
  • Resume and exhibition record (PDF, three pages max).
  • Up to five jpeg images of artwork with filenames in the following format: ArtistName_ImageTitle_Medium_Size_Year. Size should be noted in inches, e.g. 5 x 7.

We're in the process of planning how to display art while our branches are closed to the public. For questions, contact Meghan Forseth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 414-964-8505. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to receiving your submission!

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