Call for Entries: Root to Bloom

“Root to Bloom: Places Artists Call Home” will feature paintings representative of where the featured artists call “home.” This theme can be applied to a range of views, from a studio interior to a street scene, from a rural landscape to an aerial view of city or countryside—just to name a few examples. This flexibility also applies to the time in your (the artist’s) life: whether the painting depicts the location of your birth, somewhere you spent a considerable amount of time, or the locale where you currently live, all of these options you are welcome to choose from for your subject matter.

We are pleased to announce that one of our “hometown” legends here in the DC area, renowned artist Teresa Oaxaca, will act as a juror for this exhibition.


  • Best In Show: A monetary prize of $1,200
  • Second Place: A monetary prize of $500
  • Third Place: A monetary prize of $300
  • Social Media Award: An award identifying the work most liked on our Facebook
  • Gallery Visitors’ Choice Award: An award recognizing the favorite of gallery visitors

More valuable prizes and recognitions will be announced later, so stay tuned!

Guidelines: All art must be for sale. By entering work in this show, you the artist agree to allow Principle Gallery to use images of the selected artworks for promotional purposes and on our website. To be accepted, the work must be a painting (no photography, drawing, 3 dimensional, etc.) and must measure, unframed, no more than 40 inches along the longest edge.

Please note: There is no limit to how many pieces you may submit! The $30 entry fee covers up to three pieces, and there is a $5 fee for each additional piece.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is September 28th.