Propose An Exhibition:

With few exhibiting spaces devoted to contemporary art in the region, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts serves as a key venue for contemporary art in central New Jersey. Through exhibitions, public art projects, artist-in-residence opportunities, and collaborations with other institutions, the ACP’s exhibitions program engages artists in projects that explore our shared and ever-changing contemporary culture. Through thought-provoking exhibitions and related public programs, the ACP presents projects of broad aesthetic range and social, cultural and political themes relevant to our diverse audience. The goal of the Arts Council of Princeton’s exhibition program is to present exhibitions and related programs that support the Arts Council’s mission of building community through the arts by:

    • Highlighting the work of local and regional working artists;
    • Coordinating with the ACP’s teaching and multi-disciplinary programs including painting, drawing, ceramics, traditional and digital photography, sculpture, video, performing and literary arts;
    • Presenting exhibitions that are relevant to our community and reflective of our region’s cultural and socio-economic diversity; and
    • Providing related educational programs for elementary, secondary, and college level students as well as for the general public.

The ACP maintains high professional standards for the presentation of exhibitions. The ACP attempts to boost the careers of deserving emerging and mid-career artists who are often exhibited alongside the work of more established artists. The ACP aims to elevate the overall standards and experience for all exhibited artists and to strengthen their regional and national visibility while providing meaningful art experiences for the Art Council’s multigenerational and multicultural audience. The Arts Council of Princeton is actively seeking regional visual artists for exhibitions in our award winning Taplin Gallery as well as several other venues and spaces.

Exhibiting in the Taplin Gallery

Opening Reception of Philip Pearlstein: A Legacy of Influence

The Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery was founded in 2008 and has won Favorite Art Gallery in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for six of the past seven years. Located in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the Taplin Gallery is run by ACP Artistic Director, Maria Evans, and has featured artists such as Philip Pearlstein, Polly Apfelbaum, and Willie Cole, among other notable artists. The Taplin hosts a variety of events that are free and open to the public, including gallery openings and artist talks, as well as educational programming for local students K-12. ACP exhibitions and related educational programs receive funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Group/dual exhibitions are preferred in the Taplin Gallery.

To be considered for future exhibitions or to propose an exhibition in the Taplin Gallery, please send a description of the project or idea and links to 10 to 20 work examples, an artist statement and resumé to with both “Visual Artist Opportunities”  and your full name in the subject line. You will be contacted if your proposal is selected.

Exhibiting in the Solley Theater Lobby Gallery – “Show and Sell”

The Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater Lobby Gallery is ideal for community-based solo shows.

The Solley Theater Lobby gallery has limited support, therefore artists are responsible for most aspects of their exhibition. The ACP will provide labels, price list, a reception space, space on our e-blasts and hanging assistance when possible. Artists are responsible for all refreshments, printed materials and delivering and picking up of all work. All work must be for sale and the ACP receives a 30% commission on all sold work.

To be considered for future exhibitions or to propose an exhibition in the Solley Theater Lobby Gallery, please complete the form below.

Solley Lobby Gallery Artist Application