Call for Artists: QUARANTINE

Friday March 27, 2020 - Monday May 11, 2020 12:45 pm - 9:00 am McKeon Center for Creativity (C4C) Free & open to the public
Call for Artists: QUARANTINE (an online exhibition)

Deadline: MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 at 9 am
Issuing Agency: McKeon Center for Creativity, Tulsa
Submissions/Questions: Cindy Armstrong,

Artists, show us what you are creating while you are stuck at home during coronavirus! This online exhibition will be comprised entirely of new work created in the next 30+ days that reflects/responds to the current pandemic. Works in all media will be considered, including 2D and 3D pieces, video, and sound.


Each artist selected for the exhibition will be paid a $100 honorarium. Collaborative works created by more than one artist will receive only one honorarium. Artwork may be offered for sale, but all details of the transaction, including any applicable taxes, must be handled solely by the artist. No commission will be assessed.

Submission Instructions

Each artist may submit up to two works for consideration. Submissions are via email to Cindy Armstrong,, and must include ONE high quality photograph of each work, in JPG format. Since the exhibition is online only, photo quality is critical. See below for tips on submitting. For video and sound work, please send a LINK to the work. Should your piece be selected, we will contact you for the actual file.

Submissions must also include:

  • Artist's full name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Title & medium of work
  • Two or three sentences about the work, how it responds to the pandemic, and/or the pandemic's impact on the artist
  • If work is for sale, include purchase price and a public email or website for order inquiries

Photo Tips for Artwork Submissions

  • Clean your camera lens
  • Never use the zoom
  • Never, ever use the flash!
  • Use bright, indirect, natural light. Use the brightest room in your house (but not in direct sunlight), or try shooting outside on a cloudy day. Experiment with different light to see which best captures the colors of your piece.

For 2D works:

The piece must lay flat (do not lean it against a wall.) Hang it on a wall or lay the piece on the floor and shoot it from above. Make sure there are no shadows on the work. If your piece is behind glass and you're having trouble with reflections, remove it from the frame if possible. Completely fill the camera's frame with your work -- try not to show any background.

For 3D works:

Select a plain background with a neutral color, such as a blank wall. As much as possible, completely fill the camera's frame with your work. For small 3D works, experiment with portrait or micro modes. Remember, don't use the zoom -- instead, position the camera close to the work.

Questions? Call (918) 595-7339 or email