Artist Submissions

WMA is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions by the finest regional, national, and international artists. We ask that prior to submitting your work you consider our mission and programming in order to determine whether your submission is appropriate to our Museum.

Proposals may include ideas for exhibitions, performances, public art and site-specific projects, new media, or projects that require temporary residency. Artists from Alabama and the Southeast will receive priority consideration, although artists from all locations, and any stage of their career may be considered.

Exhibitions are scheduled approximately 18-24 months in advance and are carefully balanced to present our viewers with a varied artistic program; some exceptions may apply. A confirmation notification will be sent when all proposal materials are received. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the anticipation of a large number of submissions, WMA will only notify you if they are able to pursue your project. Museum staff may require additional information during the review process, and will reach out for clarifications and next steps.

Submissions are only accepted through this online process. Do not send unique or valued materials by mail as they will not be returned or reviewed. While we are happy to review your work, doing so does not constitute a promise to exhibit your work. We cannot accept actual works of art. WMA cannot be held responsible for submitted material.

If you have any questions, please email Robin Johnston at

To submit an exhibition idea, please complete the submission form here.

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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