Artist Submissions

Artist Submissions | Lucy Morgan Gallery

The Penland Gallery exhibits the work of Penland School of Craft-affiliated artists from across the country. The contemporary craft shown in the gallery represents the high regard for originality, creativity, and engagement with materials found in the school’s programs.

Please review the following criteria:

All applicants must have attended Penland School of Craft in some capacity (instructor, student, resident artist, studio assistant, core fellow).

The specific medium or technique is taught at Penland School or falls within the school’s current programming.

All eligible artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration. The gallery may place a preference on recent and current participants of Penland programming, maintaining a balance of media, and our commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Artists creating large-scale work may have limited representation in the sales gallery due to space restrictions.

Penland Gallery staff review artist submissions regularly. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are not able to provide a critique or in-depth feedback. We are not able to review materials in person without an appointment or accept mailed/shipped materials.  

Artists are asked to submit (via email) a current resume or bio which should specifically reference their Penland School affiliation. You may direct us to your website for artwork images and more information about yourself. In lieu of a website, artists may submit 6-8 images of work they are interested in exhibiting in the gallery – please include information about each artwork (title, materials, date, dimensions, and retail price).

Artists work with the gallery staff to choose artwork that will be appropriate for the Lucy Morgan Gallery. The selection of individual pieces and the consignment period is at the discretion of the gallery. All work in the sales gallery is on consignment at a 60/40% commission rate. A contract with additional information will be provided if the applicant is accepted.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Carter Norris, Gallery Operations Coordinator at  
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Betsy DeWitt at

Artist Submissions | Exhibitions

For artists interested in FOCUS or John & Robyn Horn Gallery exhibition possibilities – we welcome your interest and suggest you email a brief statement of interest for review. Penland Gallery exhibitions are limited in number, closely tied to current Penland programming, and curated to meet our mission objectives. 

Questions and submissions should be directed to:

Kathryn Gremley
Penland Gallery Curator