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Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery

Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery

121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730

The Arts Council of York County invites artists interested in presenting their work in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts to submit exhibition proposals for the 2023 calendar year. The Dalton Gallery is a well-appointed, 1,800 square-foot professional gallery for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. Exhibitions are 1-2 months in length.

Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 30% commission fee.


FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022 | 5 PM



Artists wishing to be considered as a solo or group exhibition for one of the Arts Council’s 2023 gallery exhibitions must submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery & Facilities Manager:

Exhibition proposal describing themes, goals, and vision of the artist(s) in the presentation of the body of work submitted for consideration. Artists may submit exhibition proposals as a group or individually.

Artist statement describing the techniques used in the creation of the work, as well as the ideas of concepts communicated through the works submitted for exhibition.

Artist(s) must include a statement of clarification within their artist statement if the works submitted are not the works intended for exhibition. In this case, artists must submit examples of previous works, as well as a discussion of the techniques and concepts that will be utilized in the planned exhibition works.

Artist resume or curriculum vitae that includes name, contact information, short biography, list of past exhibitions, education, notable honors, awards, and publications.

10 to 12 hi-res images (300 dpi jpegs) representing work intended for exhibition. Images are accepted by email or on a thumb drive. Thumb drives will not be returned.

Inventory list with titles, sizes, and mediums that are numbered to correspond with the file names of the images submitted for consideration. 


Email | mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org

Please include “2023 Dalton Gallery Submission” in the subject line.

Mail | Arts Council of York County, ATTN: Mike Gentry | PO Box 2797, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Delivered | Center for the Arts | 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730

All three forms of submissions are accepted. Submission packets will not be returned. Incomplete proposals and proposals that do not adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will not be considered. 



The $20 submission fee can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. The fee is waived for those with an active ACYC Artist Membership.

Please call or email Mike Gentry to verify the status of your membership.

Cash or checks may be mailed or delivered to the addresses above. Credit card payments may be taken in person at the Center for the Arts, by calling the office at (803) 328-2787, or online.


Artists agree that any artwork submitted and/or on display may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to the Arts Council. 



Mike Gentry, Gallery & Facilities Manager


(803) 328-2787