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A Celebration of Caribbean, Latin, and Hispanic American Art

Entry Deadline:  July 1, 2019 (9:00 pm)

Exhibition Dates: August 19 – October 12, 2019

Artwork Delivery:  August 8th, 9th, and 12th, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm 
Opening Reception:  Saturday, August 24th, 3-5pm


Venue: Harmony Hall Arts Center 

              10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744


Artists' Talks and Presentation Opportunities:

  • Saturday, August 24th, 3-5pm (opening)

  • Saturday, September 21st, 3-5pm (Tea & Talk)

  • Friday, September,  27th, 6-9pm
    (Harmony Hall 30th Anniversary Gala:
    The evening will run from 6:00 - 9:00 PM and include food, refreshments, music, and a silent auction. The evening will be split between CALIENTE artist talks and an artist talk/lecture from our Potomac Gallery artist, Fred Watkins.)


Additional Artist Opportunities: to be arranged according to individual artist request


  • "Artist Talks" - Talks will be held in the Main Gallery or Concert Hall and will include at least an hour of talking by the artist/s followed by questions from the audience.


  • "Artist Chats" - Chats will be held in the Main Gallery or Potomac Gallery space and will run from 3:00 - 3:30 PM following a Wednesday Tea event. Chats will be directed towards our Tea patrons.


  • "Artist Lectures" - Artist lectures will be held in our Concert Hall which can seat 220 people.


  • "Artist Appearances" - Artists can attend a Harmony Hall Arts Center event, mingle with guests, and be available for questions from attending patrons. Artists' presence will be acknowledged and attending patrons can be directed to them and their work.


  • "Artist Workshops" - Workshops can be developed by exhibiting artists that relate to their work. Workshops will be held in our classrooms.

Artwork Pick-up:  TBA

Venue:  Harmony Hall Arts Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Curator:  Carolyn Goodridge



Title Theme:  Caliente 

“Caliente” is Spanish for "hot."  This art exhibition honors National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Color is one focus of CALIENTE. The artists are invited to produce joyful, vibrant and colorful imagery, expressing the festive side of these hot countries. Artists may also include works which touch on current events or "hot" topics and challenges faced by any of the Latin, Hispanic or Caribbean American countries. Although this exhibition is a celebration of culture through art, it is not mandatory that the artists have a Caribbean, Latin, or Hispanic heritage. We embrace global citizenry while highlighting these countries.  

All visual artists 18 years of age or older. 


Accepted Media:
Original artwork only - no gicleé s or copies.  All 2D media including photography and 3D bas-relief artwork created to be hung on a wall is eligible.  All work must be ready to hang with the correct strength wire in place (no saw tooth or other types of hangers).  Works on paper must be framed.  All entries must include digital images of the artwork to be considered.  
Sculpture is also accepted.

Size/weight restrictions:
72 inches (6 ft) is the maximum height or width for work.  Large format work is encouraged.  No work may be suspended from the ceiling but may be placed on stands.  Each piece must weigh less than 75 lbs (22.7 kg).  

Entry Fee:  $0 for up to five images of art.


NOTE:  Selected artists will be requested to contribute $125 toward the exhibition:

  • a two-page spread in the CALIENTE art exhibition catalog (two copies will be given to each exhibiting artist with additional copies available for sale at $20 each.

  • one 30-second individualized artist video (The individual artist video file will be both sent to you directly and uploaded onto the Art Impact YouTube channel with the link so you can immediately promote and share on social media.   

  • a video with the entire group of Caliente exhibiting artists  (YouTube link may be shared on social media to promote the exhibition in general.)

  • an individual webpage  (The artist individual webpage is produced on our website and link sent to you, also to promote and share on social media.)

  • artwork installation in the Harmony Hall Arts Center Art Gallery

  • opening art reception with music and refreshments

  • closing reception with artist talks


Art Impact™ International, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities for artists to show work in high-quality spaces.  We promote the artists and the exhibition which includes spectacular receptions with live entertainment, refreshments and catalog publications.  We extend our best efforts to promote our exhibiting artists in order to attract prospective collectors. We provide artists with tools to boost and showcase their popularity and talent, which will only strengthen their creative careers.  We want to help artists shine, not add to their financial stress.  Art Impact™ International, Inc. runs primarily on charitable contributions, so additional gifts would be appreciated. 

Artist Notification: Artists will be notified by email of acceptance or non-acceptance by the end of the business day, Monday, July 8, 2019.  At the time of the hanging of the exhibition, the curators reserve the right to decline work that differs significantly from the submitted imagery.  Artwork without secure hanging apparatus may also be subject to being declined.

Selected Artists' Promotional Benefits:
In addition to participating in the Caliente exhibition, each selected artist will receive a back-link of their personal artist website placed on the "Visual Artists" page of the Art Impact™ International website.  Art Impact™ International, Inc. will promote the selected artists in email promotion, online press release marketing, online event promotions and in social media marketing to art collectors, art gallery owners and directors and related art professionals including art critics.   At least two promotional YouTube videos will be created to highlight the selected artists and their work.  Click here to view a previous video.

Art Impact™ International, Inc. will promote the Caliente exhibit by posting press releases to more than 70+ online Press Release sites and to over 35 DC area newspapers, magazines and radio stations.  The Caliente exhibition team will promote the exhibiting artists extensively and increase our website traffic in order to make the community aware of the artists' talents.  

All work must be framed and ready to hang.  If the work is not frame-able it must at least have the hanging apparatus in the back, sturdy and intact.  Please do not deliver work that looks shabby on the canvas sides.  We want all work to be presented as beautifully as possible.  Excellence is one of Art Impact™ International's values.  All glass must be plexiglass whenever possible. The curator will install the work at a pre-designated time with a supervised installation team. 

Travel and Hotel Arrangements:
Out of town artists may stay at the many hotels in the area.  Use this link for your search:

A 25% commission will be retained by M-NCPPC from sales of work through this exhibition. A buyer pays 100% of any sales transactions plus 6% sales tax to M-NCPPC, and within 4 weeks, a check for 75% of the sales value will be issued by MNCPPC to the Artist. M-NCPPC reserves the right to photograph works for archival purposes.

Hand Delivery and Shipping Deadline:
All accepted work must be delivered to Harmony Hall Arts Center:

  • August 8th, 9th, and 12th (8:30 am - 7:30 pm) 
    (Note it may take up to two to four weeks for delivery from countries outside the United States.  Schedule your shipping accordingly to have the package delivered on time.)

Deliver to:

  • Carolee Smith, Director
    Harmony Hall Arts Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    Recommended International Shippers: or


Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center staff will install the exhibit and the work must remain for the duration of the exhibit. A/HHRC reserves the right to reject any work that is not suitably presented. Work not for sale should be marked NFS. The work will be insured by M-NCPPC for 75%
ofit’s sales value up to, but not exceeding $4,500 per piece, and/or maximum of $100,000 for all risks from delivery date to pick-up date only.

Pick up/Return:
The curator will have the unsold works packaged and returned to the artists.  Payment for return shipping will be arranged individually with the curator.

Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all terms enumerated in this prospectus, and registration
agreement including a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition. All of the conditions must be met or work will not be accepted.

About the Curator
Carolyn S. Goodridge, Founder and Executive Director of Art Impact™ International, Inc.  A native of The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. An artist who received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Exhibited widely, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, Museum of African American Art, Tampa, FL, and many others. 
Questions?  Contact the curator, Carolyn Goodridge:, 877-772-6045

By submitting artwork images, you agree to grant the Organizers limited Use Rights.  

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