Artist / Lenders Submissions


FAM welcomes submissions from artists and collectors/lenders for review for a possible exhibition but asks that prior to submitting your work you consider FAM’S mission, educational programming, current exhibitions, and FAM’s exhibition archive in order to determine whether your submission is an appropriate match for the Museum. The best means to determine the appropriateness of your submission would be to visit the Museum and tour the changing exhibitions. If this is not possible, please explore FAM’S website and browse our current and past exhibitions.

You may submit artwork on CD or DVD (as high-resolution jpg files not exceeding 15MB in size for each image) or you may direct us to a URL address where we can view the work online. Photographs are also permitted, however, digital files of the images are preferred. Please label each image with your name, the title of the work, date created, media, and dimensions. We cannot accept actual works of art.

Include a cover letter, a brief description of the project, and your bio or CV which should include a list of past shows and awards. Also, please see instructions below on sending materials.

FAM provides:

FAM hosts selected exhibitions for a period of three to six months. We coordinate with the artists or lenders shipment or delivery of artworks and artists’ texts; curate, promote, install, de-install, and display exhibitions, as well as archiving exhibitions on our website; provide insurance for artwork while in the Museum’s possession; coordinate educational programming.

Send material to:

Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director & Chief Curator
Fresno Art Museum
2233 N First Street
Fresno, CA  93703

OR click here to send via email

For mailed submissions, include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you would like your materials returned. Materials submitted without a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be returned. Please note that the Fresno Art Museum cannot be held responsible for submitted material.

The Museum will not accept phone calls or grant in-person appointments, but we can assure you that we will review all properly completed submissions. Because of the volume of submissions received, the review process may take several months or more. In the event that we wish to further consider your work, we will contact you directly. Thank you for your interest in the Fresno Art Museum.