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“Emerge” at WAP Gallery

February 25 - April 24, 2022 


The Wheaton Arts Parade (WAP) Gallery will exhibit a new 8-week show entitled ”Emerge” from February 25 - April 24, 2022. This is an opportunity for 20 to 25 artists to exhibit and sell their original, professional quality artwork. We are looking for the artists’ interpretations and impressions of the seasonal transition from winter to spring, longer days and, hopefully, an end to the worst of the pandemic.

Registration opens:  Friday, January 16

Registration closes:  Saturday, February 12, 10pm

Show location:

Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery

Westfield Wheaton Mall

Lower Level Entrance 11

11160 Veirs Mill Road,

Wheaton, MD 20902 and online at

Registration Opens
Registration Closes
Art Drop-off
Exhibit Opens
Opening Reception
Closing Reception
Exhibit Closes
January 16
February 12
February 16-19
February 25
April 24

Eligibility:  All media are eligible. Artists must be from MD-DC-VA in the “DMV” Metro Area and be able to volunteer at least 18 hours during the exhibition. Art must remain on display for the duration of the show and everything on display must be for sale.


Registration: There is no fee to apply. The link to the registration form is in the Prospectus. You will receive an email the day after the deadline indicating whether your work was accepted. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PROSPECTUS FOR IMPORTANT DETAILS.


Monthly Fee & Responsibilities: All WAP Gallery artists are required to volunteer to staff the gallery for a minimum of 18 hours. Volunteer hours are served in 3 hour shifts. Thus, artists must volunteer for at least 6 shifts by the end of the exhibition. Artists must pay a fee of $80 for the  8 week exhibition, due at drop-off. (This is approximately 9 hours and $40 per month.) For every shift that an artist does not serve of their required 6 shifts, there will be an additional fee of $15. Artists who are able to serve more than their required 6 shifts will be compensated $20 per shift. The Gallery's commission is 10% on all sales.


Display Policy: The WAP Gallery reserves the right to determine the artwork that will be exhibited based on size, medium, and content and aims to maintain a diverse representation of local artists. Artists can exhibit from three to six works to occupy display space equivalent to three 24"x32" paintings. The gallery has a limited amount of counter/shelf space including locked glass cases for three dimensional work. All artwork must be display-ready. Art for hanging (framed and unframed) must be wired using eye hooks or d-rings and wire that is a sufficient gauge to hold the weight of the artwork. Unframed canvases must have their edges painted. Artwork that is not ready for hanging may not be accepted. Artists may sell prints from their own standard black rack with steel frame and may bring counter items for display approval at drop off at no additional charge. 


Art Drop-Off: All accepted applicants will receive an email on Sunday, February 13 with a link to the gallery's page to reserve a time to deliver their art from February 16-19. 


​WAP Mission: The WAP Gallery’s purpose is to showcase Montgomery County artists and Wheaton's potential as an arts destination. The gallery is part of WAP’s mission to bring the community together with art at the annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival. Wheaton Arts Parade is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The WAP Gallery’s space is subsidized by Westfield Wheaton.


Artists must read and agree to the terms in the detailed prospectus. It is written to mirror the Consignment Agreement that artists must sign when they drop off their art.

Click here to review the prospectus.