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we believe that artistic vision comes through in curating as well as in art making itself. with this in mind, we invite individuals and groups to submit curatorial proposals for pterodactyl's exhibition schedule. you do not need to have past curatorial experience to submit a proposal. we are more interested in your ideas for the show than in your credentials. exhibitions are open to all media and sizes of visual art, including 2-d, 3-d, new media, performance art, etc.
Proposals should include a curatorial statement with a description of the exhibition and the concept behind it. In addition, curators should include a list of potential artists to be included in the exhibit, along with images of the listed artists' work. If new work will be created for the exhibition, curators can send images of artists' past work. A gallery floorplan is available for download here.

To upload your proposal and related images through our website, click here. You can send your proposal via email or mail to the contact information listed on the contact page.

There will be a public reception, press release, announcement cards, email blasts, online gallery, and other publicity for each exhibit. In addition to the exhibit, curators are invited to work with Pterodactyl in coordinating events related to the show, occurring thoughout the duration of the exhibit. Although unpaid, curators will benefit from being credited and receiving coverage on the pterodactyl website. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot cover shipping costs for artists' work.

Proposals are accepted ongoingly. Because of this there are no notification deadlines. If your proposal is accepted, we will notify you at least two months before the date of the show, in order to give you time to coordinate the exhibit.

******We also accept submissions of artwork on an ongoing basis. Click here to send over examples of your work. You can also tell us about your ideas, send us a link to your website, or request more information by emailing To download a floorplan, click here.

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