Conroe Art League
127 Simonton St, Conroe,
Texas 77301


Tuesday thru Saturday:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm




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How To Show In The Gallery

Rules / Guidelines

Submitting and Fees

In order to exhibit in the gallery you must be a regular adult member of Conroe Art League. CAL artists may submit up to three (3) entries unless otherwise specified. A non-refundable fee of $10 per piece and one docent shift is required for each piece. We hang a new show each month. Art take-in and take- out is generally held the first Tuesday of the month from 11:00 - 4:00 on Tuesday. Check the calendar on the website to confirm the exact dates and times.

Any piece of artwork may be exhibited only one time per year.

All artists exhibiting their work in the gallery must also sign up for one docent (volunteer) shift per piece per month (or you can pay someone to work it for you).  Artists who are unable to work the shift that they signed up for must notify the Docent Coordinator and reschedule their shift.  

There shall be no soliciting, fundraising, or promoting any organization other than CAL or organizations of which  CAL is a member.

Courtyard Sculpture Program

Four times a year, members have the opportunity to display outdoor sculptures in the courtyard.  Each December, March, June and September artists are invited to submit a proposal for a sculpture for the courtyard to be installed the next month and be on display for three months.  The proposal will be in an email to Bob Heintzelman at rdheintz@hotmail.com.  The email must contain a title, description of the piece, the dimensions (height, width, and depth), and at least one image.  Sculptures must be at least 24" tall and fit into a 4' by 4' space.  Once approved the artist must sign up for one docent shift.

Installed sculptures must be removed the last week of the quarter.  Approved sculptures may be installed the first week of each quarter, but not on the monthly take-in day for 2D art.  The installations must be temporary, no permanent modification to the courtyard is allowed.  Based on the description, the shows and exhibits chair may require that the installation be assisted/supervised.  The sculpture may, but is not required to, be for sale.  Sales will go through square and pay the league a 20% fee.  Sold items may be replaced with an approved piece for the remainder of the quarter.  There is no fee to install an approved sculpture, but it will not be eligible for the monthly Juan Cantavella Awards.

Framing and Hanging

All 2-D art must be placed in a frame, unless it is  on a substrate that is 1 1/4" deep or more  (such as a gallery wrapped canvas) and that is painted on the edges and hung with wire.  Frames must be tidy, durable, suitable for the painting, and hung with wire. Saw tooth hangers are not acceptable. Glass or Plexiglas may be used. No wet work will be accepted. No cardboard backing. Preference is acid-free backing with dust cover. All artwork should be labeled on the back with artist’s name, contact information, and medium.


The Exhibition Team, reporting to the Gallery Manager, is responsible for determining the appropriateness, quality, and content of all work submitted for display.  Their selections are final.  All artists are asked to respect the process to display a well-balanced and artistically superior exhibit. Only the  Exhibition Team  may move or replace artwork in the exhibits. The artwork size, weight, and display requirements are considered for the safety of our members and guests, and must not cause damage to our facility. All artwork must hang for the duration of the exhibit, unless sold, and a 20% commission to CAL will be deducted from the sell price.  Artist are expected to honor the commission on sales and not make arrangements to sell outside the gallery at the end of the exhibit.

Artwork Rules

All work submitted for hanging in the gallery must be the artist's original work, created through human authorship.  This prohibits using any artificial intelligence (AI) software or program in the creation of, or assisting in the creation of, art shown in the gallery.

Computer generated art printed on a suitable substrate is acceptable but must comply with all other guidelines (see above information regarding the prohibited use of AI software).

No copies of other artists’ work, unless it is a painted copy of a 100+ year old artwork.   In that case, it must be clearly marked as a copy and include the original artist’s name and title of the original piece.

No giclĂ©e's or prints of originals are acceptable for hanging but may be available for sale in bins.   

Subject matter must be family friendly.  No nudes.

3-D Art Requirements - maximum size is 30 inches  wide by 30 inches deep by 48 inches high.  Maximum weight 40 pounds.  Must fit on CAL's table by the windows or one of the CAL pedestals. 

2-D Art Requirements - maximum size is 48 inches wide by 72 inches tall.  Maximum weight of 30 pounds.  Must have wire hanger on back of artwork.

The Exhibition Team, reporting to the Gallery Manager, is responsible for determining the appropriateness, quality, and content of all work submitted for display.   Their selections are final.  Please contact the Gallery Manager if you have questions about hanging your art.

Jewelry Requirements

Entry fees are charged based on display space division and availability. The fee is typically $5 per shelf (with 3 shelves maximum per artist except when in high demand, then shelves will be limited to two maximum) and one docent shift per shelf.


CAL will deduct a commission of 20% from all sales of artwork. CAL will collect applicable sales tax and remit to the state. Artists will be paid for sold pieces within two weeks after the close of the exhibit. Selling artists may replace their artwork with another piece within 5 days.


CAL is not held liable for loss or damage due to: theft, fire, natural disaster, either before or during the exhibition and until the piece is returned to the artist

Bins and Greeting Cards

Take In / Out will be the same as for hanging / 3D Art and jewelry Artist may have up to 10 pieces in the bins and /or 10 packages of cards in the cardholders. Prints / Original flat art is to be in clear envelopes, with the Artist Name, Title of the piece, Price and an Inventory number. Prints on stretched canvas are not allowed in the bins due to space considerations. Each artist is to complete a Registration form, available at Take In. The artist must list name, title, price, contact information and inventory number. There is no charge for use of the bins / cardholders, however a monthly docent shift is required and artist must be a regular adult member of CAL.  Artist will be asked to remove art if unable to serve as docent. CAL will collect the Sales Tax of 8.25% on all purchases at the time of sale. CAL will retain a 20% commission for each item sold. Artist can expect to be paid for items sold within two (2) weeks of Take Out. Inventory sheets will be kept in alphabetical order by artist name in the Bin / Cardholder binder. Docents are requested to mark the sold items. Any questions should be addressed to the jewelry take-in coordinator.

Exhibiting artists are expected to attend the Artist Reception to meet our patrons and guests. Receptions are generally held on the Saturday following take in from 6-8 pm. CAL's general meeting begins at 4:00pm on the same day as the reception, followed with an artist demo from 5-6pm.  You are encouraged to invite your family and friends. Check the CAL calendar for exact dates.

CAL Application Forms

Holding a Mini Show

A group of up to five artists may request to have a Mini Show in the Gallery for up to seven days. All participating artists must be regular adult members in good standing with CAL and must have shown pieces in the gallery in the past year. To read more about the Mini Show requirements and apply please click the link on the Applications Page

Feature Artist Wall

An regular adult member may request to display their work on our Feature Wall for a month long show. To learn more about the Feature Wall requirements and apply please click the link below to download the application.

Application for the Featured Artist Wall.pdf

Panel & Grid Rental

CAL offers for rental its inventory of panels and grids. There are currently forty-eight panels and forty-three grids. A CAL regular adult member, in good standing, may rent any or all of the panels and grids for the member’s personal use. A regular adult member, in good standing, may rent any or all of the panels and grids on behalf of an individual or organization that is not related to CAL.

Rental fee is $5.00/panel and/or grid up to a maximum rental of $150.  While the rental fee is not a per day fee, the board, at its discretion, may modify the rental period. The deposit is $100.00 and will be returned to the member upon the return in good condition of the panels/grids. Payment is by check or credit/debit card.

No panel/grid rental will be approved if the date(s) requested conflicts with the quantity needed for a CAL show or exhibition.  It is the member’s responsibility to check the CAL calendar. The rental has to be returned (two) days prior to a scheduled CAL show or exhibition in which there is need for the inventory, or if there is no need by the gallery, returned within (three) days of the end of the rental event.

The member is responsible for removal from the gallery or warehouse, delivery to the place of use, and the return to the gallery or warehouse. Panels are stored upstairs in the classroom.   If access to the gallery or warehouse is required outside of the gallery’s hours, the member is to coordinate with the Chair, Building Management.

To request rental of the Panels and/or Grids, please click the link on the Applications Page to Register.

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