Smack Mellon reviews submissions from Emerging Artists wishing to have their work considered. The work will be reviewed and considered for the Emerging Artists Summer Show by Smack Mellon staff and the Emerging Curator specifically selected to curate this show.

Smack Mellon is interested in proposals that consider the unusual architecture of the gallery space and encourages site-specific projects. If you are applying with a site-specific project, there will be an area in the online submission form for additional materials.

Artists involved in exhibitions are responsible for the execution and installation of their own artwork. Artists should understand that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon staff can assist in installation of work requiring a scissor lift or special mounting, when arranged in advance. Our staff may also assist artists and curators with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site.

Specifics about the installation of artwork, the equipment and resources that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.


This is an entirely online application process.

The application will require:
1. Up to 10 images or 3 three minute video.
2. Resume
3. Artist Statement

For site-specific proposals (optional):
1. Project statement
2. Drawing or rendering of proposal
3. Map of where the project would be ideally placed.