The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is one of the oldest non-collecting museums in the United States, and is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions by the finest international, national, and regional artists. The Museum’s exhibition programming is determined solely by the curatorial staff and not by unsolicited submissions.
CAMH welcomes submissions from artists for review, but asks that prior to submitting your work you consider our mission and programming in order to determine whether your submission is appropriate to our Museum. The best means to determine the appropriateness of your submission would be to visit the Museum and tour our ever-changing exhibitions. If this is not possible, please explore our website and browse our current and past exhibitions.
You may submit portfolios by email to Shane L. Platt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be in the form of PDF presentations, or links to your website or your gallery’s website.
We cannot accept actual works of art. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston cannot be held responsible for submitted material.
The process of reviewing images is performed on a quarterly basis. As a result, completing submissions may take several months. Also, it may not be possible to reply to all submissions.
While we are happy to review your work, doing so does not constitute a promise to exhibit your work. The Museum’s exhibition schedule is planned approximately two to three years in advance and is carefully balanced to present our viewers with a varied artistic program. Therefore, we are rarely able to accommodate unsolicited submissions for exhibitions.
CAMH is a non-collecting institution. Therefore, we do not review works for acquisition purposes. In addition, we cannot perform appraisals or authentications of any works of art.
We cannot make studio visits, see the work in person, or engage artists to discuss their work in our offices during the initial phase of the review. If there is sufficient interest from a curator, we will contact you about any further steps.