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City Hall Art Gallery Artist Information

About the Exhibition Program

Professional or amateur artists working in two or three dimensional media are invited to apply to the schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Stockton City Hall Art Gallery program. The gallery is located in the Stockton City Hall; 1424 South St. Exhibits will be scheduled quarterly starting January 2017. More than one artist’s works may be exhibited during each period of three months.

For each exhibition, artists and their work will be publicized by the Stockton City Hall Council on Culture and Arts (COCA) through press releases sent to area media, galleries and arts organizations and on the City’s website at Artists may choose to produce supplemental publicity and show cards that will also be sent to appropriate contacts. At the beginning of each exhibition period an Artists Reception will be hosted by the Council on Culture and Arts.

NOTE: Precautions will be taken to protect the artwork from damage or theft. However, the exhibit space is not secured, and The City will provide no insurance for artwork submitted for exhibition. Artists are advised to carry their own insurance. Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is closed on government holidays.



Professional or amateur artists living in Missouri who work in two (2) or three (3) dimensional media are eligible to submit artwork. Videos will not be accepted.

Two dimensional works must be mounted or framed and ready to hang. Wire must be mounted 1/3 of distance from top of frame. No saw tooth or cloth hangers. It is possible that the mounting procedures within the gallery may require the insertion of screws into the frame.


Selection Process and Review Criteria.

The Stockton City Hall Council on Culture and Arts will jury submissions. They will select work which reflects the history, artistic, cultural and natural diversity of the State of Missouri and Stockton area. The Panel may choose themes within the general framework associated with a display period and advertise theses themes prior to artwork being submitted. Selection of work will be based upon artistic excellence and compatibility to the chosen themes.


Project Period

Exhibits are scheduled in advance. Exhibit duration will be three months.


Set Up and Take Down Process

Delivery and pick-up of artwork will be by appointment only. The COCA will handle all of the appointments, installation and removal procedures.


About the Space

The display area is restricted to the west hallways, the Mayor’s office and the City Hall Conference Room. Hanging structures will be permanently positioned and secured in the walls to allow for the display of art at no less than 36” from the floor.



The artist will not be compensated in any form by the City of Stockton for the display of the artists’ work but may include a website address or phone number in the artists bio to be shared with public and media for possible sale of any artwork.


Artists Reception

COCA will host Artists Receptions prior to each new quarterly exhibition launch. Artists are encouraged to attend and may provide the City with their invitation mailing lists.


Entry Procedure

All artwork must be original and created solely by the artist. The jury has the right to select quality work that they deem competent and in compliance with the theme chosen for the gallery, which presents an interesting variety of subjects and media and is acceptable for viewing by citizens of all ages.


Artists Should Send

  1. A completed Stockton Hall City Art Gallery Application-see reverse side
  2. Mailed photos, CD or electronic images of each proposed work (three (3) to five (5) pieces with artist name, title, medium, size and description
  3. Resume detailing exhibition history and/or artists statement
  4. Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of photos
  5. DO NOT staple any of your materials


If Selected

The artist agrees to allow the Stockton City Gallery - Art in Public Places Program to use a minimum of one of the submitted images (or other provided by the artists) and other submitted materials for the purpose of promotion and publicity of the exhibition and the Stockton City Gallery - Art in Public Places Program for the duration of the gallery season. Submission of one application constitutes an agreement to use the artists’ materials in this way.



2nd Quarter Gallery April-June
Show dates: April 3, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: February 27, 2017
Judging/notification: March 6, 2017
Artwork delivery: March 27, 2017
Download Application


3rd Quarter Gallery July-September
Show dates: July 3, 2017 - September, 2017
Registration deadline: May 29, 2017
Judging/notification: June 5, 2017
Artwork delivery: June 26, 2017
Download Application


4th Quarter Gallery October-December
Show dates: October 3, 2017 - December, 2017
Registration deadline: August 28, 2017
Judging/notification: September 4, 2017
Artwork delivery: September 25, 2017
Download Application


Send Application Information To:

The Stockton City Hall Gallery - Art in Public Places, P.O. Box 590, Stockton, Mo. 65785 or e-mail application information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 417 276 5210

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