Emerging Artist Exhibition Proposal


The McDonough Museum of Art, YSU's Center for Contemporary Art, is excited to announce a call for submissions by new and emerging visual and performing/performance artists. We encourage entries by artists who represent a wide range of perspectives. You must be 18 years of age or older, and live within a 250-mile radius of Youngstown, OH. We ask that you are not enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of exhibition, and that you are not an alumni of Youngstown State University.

The McDonough Museum will review complete proposals only and decisions will be made within 3 months of receipt.


Completed exhibition proposals should be submitted via email to McDonough Museum of Art at mcdonoughmuseumofart@ysu.edu with the following information:

  • Name of Artist(s)
  • Media of Artist(s)
  • Phone #
  • E-mail Address
  • Resume or CV
  • Artist Statement (no more than one page)
  • Artist(s) Resume/CV
  • Exhibition description (no more than one page)
  • Images via artist website, or link to Google Drive, Dropbox or WeTransfer to view images/videos:
  • For solo proposals 8-10 images of work you plan to exhibit or images of past bodies of work if you intend to create new work with image list (including artist, title, medium, size, and price).
  • For group and curated proposals: 3-5 images of work the artists plan to exhibit or images of past bodies of work if the artists intend to create new work from each artist with image list (including artist, title, medium and size).