General Eligibility Guidelines

As a professional organization, specific Eligibility Guidelines are necessary to ensure the greatest access to our programs to as many artists as possible.

There shall be a limit of one solo exhibition for every five years, per artist, in the main Open Studio Gallery, with the following exceptions: when an artist is subsequently selected as a Nick Novak Fellowship recipient; when an artist is subsequently selected as a Visiting Artist.

Participants in group shows (of two or more artists), will be limited to a solo or another group exhibition once every three years, in the main Open Studio Gallery with the following exceptions: when an artist is subsequently selected as a Nick Novak recipient; when an artist is subsequently selected as a Visiting Artist.

Artists selected as a Nick Novak Fellowship recipient or as a Visiting Artist shall wait five years to exhibit in another solo exhibition in the main Open Studio Gallery, and shall wait at least three years to exhibit in a group exhibition.

Scholarship/Fellowship recipients must wait at least 3 years to apply for another scholarship, fellowship or for the Visiting Artist program.

Open Studio Artist Members are not eligible to apply for a Visiting Artist Residency.

Open Studio Board Members are not eligible to apply for an exhibition in the main Open Studio Gallery or to apply for the Nick Novak or Hexagon Special Projects Fellowships. They are eligible to exhibit in the George Gilmour Gallery.

Accepted by Board of Directors
May 28, 2001