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Host an Exhibition!

You Envision. You Curate.

Want to showcase and/or curate an exhibit to highlight your work? This unique opportunity calls upon artists to be involved in all facets of the exhibit planning and installation of their work, to be innovative and professionally produce an exhibit in a gallery setting.


The selected artist will receive a stipend of $1,000 and have an opportunity to be showcased for 4-8 weeks. With every exhibition, XIA will host an Opening Reception to celebrate the first day. Artists are welcomed to submit pervious or new work. Creative work can be visual designs/animations, embroidery, sculptures, and more. 

We welcome Asian artists to curate their own exhibition or to curate a collaborative exhibition.

Submit your consignment application now!

We are currently booked for 2023.

We are now accepting applications for 2024.

What we are looking for

  • Must be 18 years or older

Application Material Requirements

  • Artist Headshot

  • Artist Statement

  • Exhibit Proposal w/ Visual Samples 

  • W9

  • Art exhibition/gallery insurance certificate

About the Selection Process

XIA Gallery & Cafe's Arts & Culture Team will review every application and select one artist (or a collaborative group) to be featured in the next exhibition.

Program Requirments

As part of our Arts and Cultural Programming, Artist must participate in 2 virtual courses:
1. Financial Literacy Virtual Course
2. Digital Literacy Virtual Course


  • What are the next steps after completing the application?

When your application is accepted, you will be contacted with an official contract. According to the dates on the contract, the artist will have 3-4 days to install their exhibition. 

  • What is the size of the gallery?

The gallery space is about 27' x 20' with 3 blank white walls, the 4th wall are of window-panes. There are also 3 movable walls that are about 8' x 7', blank on both sides.  The movable walls may be shifted around in the gallery room, but may not be removed from the gallery room.

  • How are the creative works installed/removed in the exhibition?

XIA Gallery utilizes an art display railing system. All work hung, must use the railing system. XIA Gallery will provide railing supplies (cable wire, hooks) for work to be displayed on the railing system. The Artist is responsible for teardown of exhibit in a timely matter for the next artist to showcase. Artist is responsible for transportation/pick-up/drop-off plans for all exhibited artwork after the showcase. 

  • Will XIA supply and/or wall stickers for the exhibition and wall descriptions for creative pieces?

Unfortunately, XIA will not supply and/or install wall stickers or descriptions. 

  • What about installation for video equipment

Any video equipment and or special installation maintenance is the responsibility of the artist.

  • Do I need to carry art exhibition/gallery insurance?

Artist is responsible to carry adequate art exhibition/gallery insurance to protect your collection.

  • Can I sell my creative pieces that is being showcased in the exhibit?

Yes! Artists are encouraged to offer their work for sale. However, the creative piece must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, even if it is sold. In addition, you will need to sign a consignment agreement.

  • Can I sell prints of my exhibition piece or additional creative work in XIA's gift shop?

Yes! Artists are responsible for making arrangements for packaging, shipping, delivery and/or pick-up of work sold. Artist must provide final works with prices before the exhibit opening. XIA Gallery will handle displaying yout creative work in the gift shop.

  • What is the commission rate?

The commission rate is 70/30. Artist keeps 70% of their art sales made from their exhibit. XIA will collect 30%. Artist sets the price on all of their work.

  • Does tax get included during sales at the register?

Unfortunately, tax does not get included. You will have to include tax in the prices of your work if you feel that is ideal. 

  • When will I receive payment of my sales?

Artists receive payment of their sales on a monthly basis through direct deposit or a check to their house address. 

For any further questions or comments, please contact Npaus Baim Her: 

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