Since 1989, thousands of artists have participated in 1460 Wallmountables, DCAC’s annual summer open exhibition. Every year we celebrate the diversity of artists working in the D.C. area in this unjuried, non-curated, hang-it-yourself show. Artists of any experience, background, age, or discipline are welcome- 1460 Wallmountables is not to be missed!
We divide the gallery walls into two foot by two foot squares, in which everyone and anyone can hang their artwork on a first-come basis. At 1460 Wallmountables, we present over three hundred artworks by at least one hundred artists on practically every inch of our gallery.
This DCAC tradition reflects our core commitment to supporting and showing under-represented artists. We receive calls and emails about the exhibition all year, and many people make work just to fit in the show. There will be work by children, students, self-taught artists, emerging, mid, and late career artists alike. Artists who have participated include Richard Seigman, JoAnne Kent, Michael Booker, Chris Combs, Pat Goslee, Megan Maher, Karen Joan Topping, and Charlie Visconage to name just a few. The inclusive nature of 1460 Wallmountables makes it one of the most diverse exhibitions in Washington and it stays up all summer long, so participating artists can enjoy a substantial amount of exposure.
Artists can purchase up to five 2′ x 2′ spaces to hang their artwork. Spaces sell on a first-come, first-served basis for $15 per square. Current DCAC members receive one free space and brand new members receive 3 spaces for their membership fee of $30.
Installation and gallery visits by appointment only. Artists are responsible for hanging their own work. Don’t forget to bring hanging materials! Work is accepted from a wide range of media created by artists at various stages in their careers. There is no curating; if it fits, it shows.
This year gallery attendees will vote for artists who made the most innovative use of the limited space. There will be 3 winners who will each receive a $100 “Best Use of Space” prize which is presented during the online reception.
1460 WALLMOUNTABLES 2020
Exhibition: August 8th – October 18th 2020.
Installation Dates (Wednesday-Sunday from 1-8pm by appointment only):
• Renewing & Existing Members | July 22nd – July 26th.
• New Members & Non Members | July 29th – August 7th.
Deinstallation Dates: October 21st – Sunday November 1st
There are 3 $100 prizes for best use of space. Gallery attendees will be able to cast a vote (visits
only by appointment, mask required, max party of 5 people).
BUY YOUR SQUARES HERE (LINK)
Use the calendar below to book your installation appointment (1/2 hour timeslots from 1pm-8pm):
GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
Each 2′ x 2′ space is $15 for non-members
DCAC members receive one free space, and can purchase up to four additional spaces for $10 each
Become a first-time DCAC member at the event for $30 and receive a total of 3 spaces!
Each artist can purchase up to 4 spaces
Online registration required before you show up on a hang-your-work day with your art and hanging tools.
Unsurprisingly, all work must be Wall-Mountable. Artwork can protrude off the wall, but it must fit within the 2’ x 2’ square. You can use screws or nails, but not adhesives.