Call for Artists

Teeny Tiny Trifecta
Second Street Gallery - Dové Gallery
September 7 – 28, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 5:00-8:00pm

Second Street Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our Season 45 Juried Exhibition, Teeny Tiny Trifecta, to be held in the Dové Gallery from September 7 – 28, 2018.


Each artist will have 3 works of art on display for the exhibition. Artists MUST submit 3 works of art for inclusion in the exhibition.

Each artwork should measure NO GREATER than 10 x 10 inches (up to 12 x 12 inches, including any frame or matting).  Any work of art that exceeds these size requirements will not be included in the installation. Please note that all photography and works on paper must be framed.

Each work of art will be priced at $100.

The artist and Second Street Gallery will split the commission 50/50 for any works of art sold during the exhibition.

The exhibition is open all artists, with preference given to artists living in Charlottesville and the state of Virginia.  While the exhibition is open to all, please note that delivery of the artwork to Second Street Gallery and return of any unsold artwork after the exhibition is the full responsibility of the artist.

All artworks must be delivered to Second Street Gallery READY FOR INSTALLATION.  Second Street Gallery is not able to attach hanging hardware to works of art once received, so please take care of this in advance.

Artworks will be available for sale on a first come, first serve basis at the First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, September 7 at 5pm.

All works that are not sold at the opening reception will be available for purchase in person and online, beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018.

After the close of the exhibition, any unsold works of art may be collected beginning on Saturday, September 29th.  Any artwork that is not collected by October 15, 2018 becomes the property of Second Street Gallery. Second Street Gallery will not be responsible for the return shipment of any works of art.



-Completed Artist Form. Available for download HERE.

-Curriculum Vitae (Artist Resume)  - not to exceed 1 typed page.

-Artist Statement  - not to exceed ½ typed page.

-3-5 images, suitable for online publication. Images must be individually labeled with artist last name, title, date, and orientation. Please note that you do not need to submit images of the works that will be included in the exhibition. However, it is recommended that you submit images that are representative of the type of work that you would plan to include in the exhibition.

-Submission fee of $25 ($15 for members of Second Street Gallery ).  The fee may be paid via check made out to Second Street Gallery or submitted electronically HERE. Checks should be mailed to Second Street Gallery, 115 Second Street SE, Charlottesville, VA, 22902.

-All applications should be submitted digitally to Applications may not be accepted in person or in the mail. Any applications mailed to Second Street Gallery will be discarded.


You will be notified via e-mail if your application is incomplete.



Artists will be notified of acceptance to the exhibition no later than May 15, 2018.

If you are accepted to participate in the exhibition, you will receive an artwork submission form to complete. Your 3 artworks and the accompanying form must be received by Second Street Gallery no later than Wednesday, August 1st at 4pm. NO EXCEPTIONS. 


Submissions will be juried by Kristen Chiacchia, the current Executive Director and Chief Curator of Second Street Gallery.  Since being named the gallery’s curator in February of 2017, Ms. Chiacchia has curated exhibitions by Adejoke Tugbiyele, Paul Brainard, Peter Alexander Benedetti, Judith Pratt, a group show of 12 local artists from Charlottesville, and SSG’s 2017 Triennial Auction Selections.   

Prior to joining Second Street Gallery, Ms. Chiacchia was Director at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art in New York, where she organized exhibitions of work by Ed Ruscha, Joan Mitchell, Hew Locke, Andres Serrano, Farideh Lashai, Erik Benson, and a number of group shows featuring Abstract Expressionist Masters.

Ms. Chiacchia received her BA in the History of Art & Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies at Columbia University. She also completed a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts at New York University.

Read the Press Release HERE.