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Art Gallery

Submit thought-provoking works of art.

Submissions Closed

The SIGGRAPH 2020 Art Gallery is a juried exhibition.

SIGGRAPH 2020’s venue is home to the largest public art collection in D.C., outside of a museum. Over 120 works of sculpture, painting, photography, and mixed media by artists from around the world fill every floor of the 2.3 million square feet.

For the SIGGRAPH 2020 Art Gallery, artists are invited to be inspired by the convention center’s public art collection as well as the broader concept of “public” art today, through the lens of new media that creates learning through ingenuity and exploration. Consider, for example, the ways adaptive technology is improving society and encouraging people of all backgrounds to think beyond.

You are encouraged to submit fusions of art and technology that contemplate what role public art projects and artists play in the shifting ecological, political, social, and global-relations climates of our daily world. You are welcome to incorporate hybrid practices, digital fabrication technologies, science, architecture, design, and virtual and augmented platforms in your work as a means of exploration around crucial societal questions.

Push the boundaries of art as we know it. Plan what works you will submit to further this critical dialogue.


How to Submit

Log into the submission portal, select “Make a New Submission” tab, and select the Art Gallery form. To see the information you need to submit, view the Sample Submission Form.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.


Each submission will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the call for submissions
  • Originality
  • Firmness of the conceptual framework
  • Technical and visual presentation
  • Technological objective
  • Creative use of media
  • The work’s inherent criticality and research

Upon Acceptance

Artists will receive acceptance and rejection notices via email. Then, detailed information and instructions will be sent to selected artists along with the acceptance letter.


Work presented in this exhibition will be published in a special SIGGRAPH issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. This issue will be available at the conference, so the editorial board will be working to a tight post-acceptance deadline. Please plan to be available for communications during the last two weeks of April. All work selected for the SIGGRAPH 2020 Art Gallery also will be documented on the SIGGRAPH 2020 website and in the ACM Digital Library.

Please note that, if applicable, accepted artists also will have to submit the Leonardo Image Permission and Release Form. This form will be sent to you to be completed and sent back to SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Administration.


In general, accepted artists are responsible for bringing or shipping their work to SIGGRAPH 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Artists also are responsible for return shipping after the conference.


We will work closely with you to ensure proper and effective installation of your work. You must send exhibition-ready work. Prints must be framed and ready to hang, three-dimensional works must be assembled and ready for display, installation works must be complete with detailed set-up instructions and diagrams, etc. Complex works will need your onsite individual participation for installation, so you should plan to arrive early to assist with installation.

Note: If your work arrives at the convention center, and it is not as depicted in your submission or is not ready for installation, we reserve the right to exclude it from the exhibition.

Other Details

You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included on the website. You will be required to attend SIGGRAPH 2020. Registration and travel costs are at your own expense, except for the contributor of record, who will receive recognition as specified in the SIGGRAPH 2020 Recognition Policy.


22:00 UTC/GMT, 21 January 2020
Submission deadline

Mid March 2020
Acceptance or rejection notices are sent to all submitters.

20-30 April
Editing of Leonardo publication
A 30-second video, to be used for promotional purchases, is due.

Shipping, insurance, and installation arrangements made with accepted artists

17-18 July
Installation setup

19-23 July 2020
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

ACM Rights Management Form

If your work is accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH 2020, you must complete the ACM Rights Management Form. The form will be sent to all submitters whose work is accepted.

Your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes. Several SIGGRAPH 2020 programs — Art Gallery, Art Papers, Real-Time Live!, Technical Papers, and all installation programs — will prepare preview videos for pre-conference promotion of accepted content, which may include a portion of the video you submitted for review. You have the ability to grant or deny us the ability to use the representative image and submitted video for these purposes.