The Alper Initiative for Washington Art promotes an understanding and appreciation of the art and artists of the Washington Metropolitan Area. We provide and staff a dedicated space located within the American University Museum, to present exhibitions, programs, and resources for the study and encouragement of our creative community.


The Alper Initiative for Washington Art Submission Guidelines: 

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art features five exhibitions per year in the newly constructed first floor space in the American University Museum. We accept submissions, on a rolling bases,  from Washington artists of all ages, mediums, & backgrounds. The museum Director and Curator, Jack Rasmussen, will select curators who will review these submissions for potential use in Alper Initiative exhibitions.

To be considered, please submit the following. 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Artist Bio
  • CV
  • General Artist Statement 
  • 5-10 images of your work 
  • Image index (Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions)


The file name for each piece uploaded should be indicated as follows: 

  • Artist Name_Title


All submissions must be made online and by Washington DC area artists. Submissions made through any other platform, not the supplied online submission form, will not be accepted or viewed.  

Submissions will be made available to curators of Alper Initiative exhibitions, but are not guaranteed to be exhibited. If chosen for exhibition the artist will be contacted by Alper Initiative for Washington Art with further information. 


Questions or Concerns:

202-885-3672 or aiwa@american.edu