5th Annual Patricia Sitar...

Sitar Arts Center offers affordable multidisciplinary arts education in a nurturing environment to the Washington, DC’s youth who otherwise wouldn’t be have access to these opportunities. The Cafritz Gallery gives our students the opportunity to learn how to showcase their accomplishments and grow as artists, as well as learn about the process of creating, to the hanging and selling of artwork. The gallery series was created to educate the Sitar Arts Center community about the visual arts, how to view and talk about art work and to give young and emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit professionally.

This year, the theme for our annual Juried Exhibition is In Movement.  The exhibition will allow the artist the opportunity to express their idea of how they perceive movement through various mediums.  All work must show objects or images in movement or imply movement through use of color, brush stroke, imagery, tonal value or use of perspective. Work must have been created within the last five years.


Work must be created by the artist stated on the work.

Images must be appropriate for school age children.

Mediums accepted for submission are 2D art, found art, photography, painting, mixed media, drawing, digital art, ceramic, printmaking, clay, wood, fiber, paper and sculpture; no video, film, installation or performance art.

Size Limitations

Two dimensional works must be no larger than 4’ in width or height and three dimensional works should not exceed 5’H x 3’D, and not have any potentially dangerous or hazardous parts. All two dimensional works must be able to be hung with our hanging system. Work must be wired in the back, holes will not be put into the walls to hang work.

Sitar Arts Center Procedure

Cost of submissions

Current Sitar Members: Youth & Young Adult: Ages 10 – 15:  Free up to three pieces (parents must sign entry form)

                                         Adults and volunteers: Ages 16 & over: $5 unlimited pieces

Non – Sitar Members: Youth & Young Adult: Ages 10 – 15: $5 up to two pieces (parents must sign entry form)

                  Adult: Ages 16 & over $10 up to two pieces     

Jury Acceptance: Please note - All work may not be chosen

All work will be reviewed by the initial jury to determine entry into exhibit

Actual work MUST be delivered to Sitar Arts Center by the deadline to be considered

Initial jury is based on appropriate content, relation to theme and presentation

Work not chosen must be picked up by November 1, 2014

            Pick up dates: October 28 & 29, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm, October 27 & October 31, 12:00 pm -  4:30 pm 

            For additional pick up times, please make an appointment

Final Jury

All works on exhibit are eligible for the final jury. Work will be judged on a point based system.

Final jury will be in two categories: Category type is determined by age of participant when work is submitted

Youth: Ages 10 - 15

1st Prize $50

2nd Prize $25

Young Adult 16 – 21

1st Prize $100   

2nd Prize $50

Adult: Ages 22 and up

1st Prize $200, and solo exhibit at Sitar Arts Center        

2nd Prize $100


Chosen works will be on exhibit from October 27 – December 6, 2014

Work does not have to be for sale, but sale prices are encouraged

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Thursday November 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Lorenna Maysonet, Programs Assistant, at: lorenna@sitarartscenter.org or 202-797-2145 Ext. 104. 

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)