art of water III 

ART OF WATER III:           

An exhibition celebrating our most vital resource


Water is the most crucial resource for life. James May Gallery is seeking all mediums of work to be included in an exhibition focusing on water. The work could be about serious topics such as water conservation and protection, but it could also be about the simple beauty of water. There is something about water that attracts and fascinates us. It is our hope that by celebrating the beauty and necessity of water in all our lives that we can better protect it.





Any medium welcome- video, sound, music, visual arts (2-D/3-D), performance, or any other proposed medium.



Must be original and created within the last 3 years. Applicants must be 18+. 


Image Requirements:

Please send 3 high-quality jpg images of your work (if applicable) along with an artist statement and resume to If you would also like to include a brief statement concerning water that is separate from your statement, that would also be welcome and could be used alongside your work in the show.


Submission Process:

This exhibition is meant to be inclusive but do to the popularity and the number of entrants we can not guarantee everyones participation. We will do our best to include a piece from everyone but due to limited space some entrants may not get in. The gallery will notify all artists which of their pieces will be included on March 25. 


Submission Fee:

$25 submission fee paid via our website (pay below): to help cover costs of the Art of Water. Please submit 3 high- quality jpg images of your work along with details if needed. All work juried into the show this year will be shown in James May Gallery and the newly renovated James May North. 


Important Dates:

Entries due by: March 15


Notification: March 25


Artwork must be shipped to the gallery between April 20 and arrive no later than April 27


Hand delivered artwork should arrive during regular scheduled gallery hours April 25 - 27


Opening Reception: May 3 from 5:30-8:00


Exhibition will run May 3rd - May 31st


Pick up work: June 1-2


Ship back work: June 3-7


*Artists are responsible for all costs associated with delivery and pick up of work. If work is not picked up or arrangements made by June 3 the art work becomes property of James May Gallery. 


*The Art of Water is meant to be a community wide arts event to increase awareness and create dialog about water. This year all work that gets into the show will be hung at James May Gallery & James May North.

*All artwork will be insured during the length of the exhibition.


We look forward to your submissions. Please contact us with any questions.



Art of water prospectus download: