“Hope & Pride” at WAP Gallery -- May-July 2021 


The Wheaton Arts Parade (WAP) Gallery will exhibit a new 3-month show entitled ”Hope & Pride” from May 7 through July 25, 2021. This is an opportunity for up to 30 artists to show their original, professional quality artwork. We are looking for unique interpretations of the theme and ask that your artwork in some way express the words or concepts “Hope & Pride.”

Registration opens:  Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Registration closes:  Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:59 EDT 

Show location:

Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery, Westfield Wheaton Mall

Lower Level Entrance 11

11160 Veirs Mill Road,

Wheaton, MD 20902 and online at 


Eligibility:  All mediums are eligible. Artists must reside or have their studio in Montgomery County and provide proof of address. Artists must display their art for the duration of the show.


Registration: Register using the online 123FormThere is no fee to register.

Display Policy: The WAP Gallery reserves the right to determine what artwork will be exhibited based on size, medium, and content in an effort to maintain a diverse representation of local artists. Artists can exhibit from three to six works to occupy display space equivalent to three 24"x30" 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 with eye hooks or D-rings and weight bearing wire. 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.


Monthly Fee & Other Responsibilities. All WAP Gallery artists are required to volunteer to staff the gallery and pay a monthly fee. HOWEVER, DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC THE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT IS WAIVED and the monthly fee to exhibit is $40, due at drop-off and on the first of each month. Artists who are able to volunteer to staff the gallery will be reimbursed a portion or all of their fee depending on the number of hours they volunteer. See the prospectus for full details.

Art Drop-Off: All registrants will receive an email with a link to the gallery's signup.com page to reserve a time to deliver their art on May 2 and 3.

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 that takes place every September. Wheaton Arts Parade is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. WAP activities are supported in part by grants from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.  The WAP Gallery’s space is donated by Westfield Wheaton.

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Wheaton Arts Parade is supported in part with funds from the Montgomery County Government, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.

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