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September 30th – November 10th

Gallery Opening: Thursday, October 28th from 6-9 PM


It’s baaacck!! The 5th Annual Art of Darkness Call for Submissions is now officially open!

This show has always been incredibly popular, and we expect this year to be no different.  We’re seeking work that covers anything from traditional Halloween themes to work on the darker side of the art spectrum exploring the not-so-sunny-side of the human psyche (both 2D and 3D).

Submission fees: $35 for up to 3 Entries


All 2D and 3D forms of art that can hang safely on a wall will be considered. Sculpture requiring a pedestal will also be allowed if no bigger than 18”x18” at the base, weighing no more than 50 lbs. Free standing sculpture requiring no base will also be considered.

All work must be securely wired for hanging and gallery ready. Work not properly wired will not be hung even if work has been accepted into show. No sawtooth hangers or clips. No flimsy plastic frames. Unframed paintings must be professionally presented (no staples showing/sides painted).


1) Fill out application form. (For File Uploads: Image files must be JPG files, no more than 2 MB. High quality images are important for the selection process and will be considered for promotion and printed media. If you are unable to upload, you likely need to adjust the size of your image to make it smaller.)

2) Pay submission fee ($35) via PayPal link at bottom of page. Prefer Venmo? Send fee to @JGCahoon_Artist. Check? See bottom of form for mailing address and parameters. 



Entries MUST be received by September 12th at Midnight.



Krzysztof Mathews, 1st Place Winner of the 4th Annual Art of Darkness. You can learn more about him here.



Entrants will be notified by email by Sunday, September 19th.



Thursday, September 23rd from 11-2, and Saturday, September 25th from 12-3.


First Place/ Best In Show: $200
Second Place: $100
Honorable Mention/Juror’s Selection: Certificate of Recognition
Honorable Mention/Gallerist’s Selection: Certificate of Recognition



Thursday, November 11th from 11-2 or Saturday, November 13th from 12-4. Failure to pick up work on designated days will result in a $10 storage fee/week. You may assign a 3rd party to pick up work for you if needed. Payments for sold work will be paid after pick up dates. 

By submitting this form you have agreed to the following terms and conditions. READ CAREFULLY:
The artist affirms that all works of art submitted are original. All artworks must be for sale. No NFS items will be accepted. Do not submit artwork that may not be available after acceptance. The artist determines the price agreed upon at drop-off and understands that HeARTspot LLC will take a 50% commission from the selling price. Works of art must remain on display for the length of the exhibition. The artist gives permission for work to be photographed and used for promotional purposes. All care will be taken to ensure the safety and security of work, but the artist understands that the policy for HeARTspot LLC only covers costs of materials used to create work. The director will determine the sustainability/suitability of the art, framing/support structure and if determined unsafe/unstable, work will not be hung in the show despite acceptance and returned to the artist. Works of art picked up after deadline will accrue a $10/week fee starting the day after pick-up (not pro-rated) which must be rendered to HeARTspot LLC prior to having late work returned.

THis Call is now Closed

THis Call is now Closed

If you have submitted successfully, you will see a Thank You screen. Click on "continue" to come back here and use the above PayPal Button to Submit fee. If using Venmo or Paying by Check, see directions above and alert us via email so we can verify fee.