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Downtown Los Angeles | Winter 2020 Exhibition Consideration & Roster Opportunity



PROPOSALS | Dab Art will review proposals for group exhibitions. Artists chosen for these group exhibitions will be further evaluated and considered for roster selections. Early applications are encouraged as exhibition considerations will made prior to the deadlines.

GALLERY | Located within Downtown LA’s infamous Historic Core, Dab Art Co. & Gallery is in the heart of the LA Arts District. All year round a Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a monthly event that positively impacts the local community, artists, galleries and businesses by injecting an additional 200,000 patrons each year into the local economy.

ABOUT | In 2011 Yessíca Torres co-opened H Gallery + Studios in Ventura, California. As co-owner and chief curator of H Gallery, Yessíca’s contemporary and modern program was a clear break from the conventional art scene that surrounded her. Keeping focused on emerging and mid-career artists, H Gallery’s progressive gallery design and ambitious exhibition schedule were received with immediate regional success. Yessíca still owns H Gallery, which is now one of the most prevailing contemporary art spaces in the greater Los Angeles area.

With the revelation that art exposure should not be limited by physical location, Yessíca independently established Dab Art in 2014. This distinctive art company is dedicated to enhancing the contemporary art experience for artists, collectors and viewers in and outside the gallery setting. Dab Art embraces the relentless evolution of contemporary art by featuring experimental artists, highlighting innovative techniques and utilizing technological advances. Mainly focusing on mid-career to established artists, Dab Art’s current inventory of international artwork is available for purchase online. Our partnership with Arsty has greatly expanded our collector visibility, elevating the Dab Art sales experience.

Dab Art Co. headquarters and main Gallery are located in the historic District of Downtown Los Angeles. Since it’s initial launch, Dab Art has expanded from standard gallery exhibitions to art publications, artist talks, panel discussions, video profiles, exhibition videos and now, documentary filmmaking; featuring our most remarkable and distinguished artists.

EXHIBITIONS | Exact exhibition lengths may vary from 4 to 10 weeks. Featured artists are invited & encouraged to personally attend receptions. A selected few may be invited for a recorded artists interview and/or panel discussion about their exhibit.

CONSIDERATIONS | Entries on or before 11/30/2019 are for 2020 Consideration. Entries are reviewed weekly.

ACCEPTED ARTWORK | Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, mixed media and New Genres. Proposals may include multiple disciplines.

SPECIFICATIONS | All work must be original, unsold work, & the artist must own the sole copyright to art. Frames, mats & wiring must be professional quality & in good condition. No saw- tooth hangers. Wiring must be securely fashioned & support weight of the artwork. All accepted work must remain for the duration of the exhibit. 2D Artwork selected for exhibition MUST BE READY TO HANG. Unframed or improperly mounted work will not be accepted. The number of pieces varies depending on the artist’s medium, sizes and shapes of selected work and available wall space. Every artist will be able to exhibit a sizable body of work so that they are well represented in the exhibition. The number of pieces can vary considerably.

OPTIONAL CONSULTATION | If you would like to discuss your entries in detail, you may consider a phone consultation. There is an option at checkout for a 15-minute consultation by phone. We can discuss your entries and any questions you may have about your submission. Consultations are scheduled after you have received notification on your application status.

SHIPPING (READ CAREFULLY) | Absolutely no packing peanuts. Crates, boxes, even small packages containing packing peanuts will be resealed & immediately shipped back to you, no exceptions. Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping & insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid UPS OR FED EX return label & be shipped in a container suitable to re-use for return shipping. Work sent through the US Postal Service, must include a shipping label, USPS stamps will not be accepted.

COMMISSION | Dab Art retains a 50% commission on all exhibition sales in gallery & online.

SALES | All sales remittances by Dab Art are sent after the close of exhibition. Payment to Artist will be provided within 60 days after the exhibit concludes and receipt of full payment from Buyer to Dab Art.

NOTIFICATIONS | Notifications are sent via email. Artists selected for an exhibition will be given sufficient time to prepare their work & make shipping or delivery arrangements prior to their exhibit date. There is no maximum or minimum number of artists for our roster and artist selection is ongoing. Early applications are encouraged as exhibition considerations are made monthly.

FOR MORE INFORMATION | Visit to find out more about Dab Art Co. View our Artist Index, current & upcoming exhibitions & installation views. We look forward to seeing your work!


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Entry Fee (2020 Exhibitions | Los Angeles): $35.00
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