What is Easy Entry?
Easy Entry offers art organizations an easy-to-use online application for hosting individual artwork and body of work exhibitions. Our platform can be used for any exhibition where entrant's work can be judged or curated on the basis of uploaded images and data. Easy Entry offers a simple way to collect and store artist information and artwork images and data. Easy Entry also provides an online gallery for outside juror(s) to judge anonymous entries and another online gallery where organizations are able to curate their exhibition either by juror's or in-house selections.
Call for Artists
You do not have to host your exhibition with Easy Entry to advertise your event on our call for artist page. All organizations have the opportunity to list and edit their event information on the Easy Entry Call for Artists page.
Easy Entry was created with the purpose of simplifying the entry process for non-profit art organizations in Maryland's capitol city of Annapolis. Our goal was to create an online application that would ease the entry process for the artists, reduce the workload for a small non-profit, and allow organizations to easily manage every stage of their exhibition. Today's application has come a long way from its first version, but our goal remains the same. We want to provide a simple approach to hosting and to give organizations the opportunity to grow their exhibitions.
Check out stories from Easy Entry's first users.
"As the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College planned and organized our first national juried art exhibition in 2011, we worked closely with the developer on the Easy Entry prototype. With this online capability, The Mitchell Gallery was able to offer for the first time in our history a national juried exhibition, attracting artist entries from 38 states, and jurors in different far-flung locations. Since then, we've mounted two national juried exhibitions and two Anne Arundel County juried shows. The system enables our small staff and one volunteer to manage a complex process, from artists’ entry, art work receipt and delivery, cataloging and wall labels and inventory control. We could not possibly consider a national juried exhibition without this invaluable program. It has enabled the Mitchell Gallery to advance its mission and streamline the work required to produce significant juried exhibitions, to put the Mitchell Gallery and Annapolis, MD on artists radar across the country, build our audience, and communicate with artists."Hydee Schaller The Mitchell Gallery at St.John's College
"When the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County decided to expand exhibit locations in 2013, we began using the Easy Entry prototype. The system easily integrated into our website, and has allowed us to manage multiple exhibits with ease. The system is user friendly for both the artist and jurors. The artists find the process straightforward, as they can enter, pay, track and display their work easily. The jurors appreciate the flexibility that the on-line system allows. Our organization recognizes the professional image that this provides to our program. The Easy Entry system has enabled the Arts Council to support artists in our region by offering them additional opportunities to display their work. Without this automated system, our small non-profit could not offer the expanded exhibit sites. The Arts Council appreciates being part of the Easy Entry prototype; we would not have been able to consider the expansion of our exhibits program without this valuable tool."April Nyman Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
"Maryland Federation of Art has been using our Easy Entry prototype since 2011. We have helped almost 4000 artists enter their work in MFA juried exhibitions. Our entering artists find the system self explanatory and easy to use, while our staff enjoys the ease of setting up calls for entry, assigning jurors, marking work as accepted, creating labels, and running reports. Since the jurying process is online, we have been able to utilize art experts outside our geographic area to select works for our exhibitions. There are other amenitiestoo numerous to name but of great value to both the artist and the arts organization. The Easy Entry System has enabled our small arts organization to expand our reach across North America to artists and art lovers alike. I honestly cannot imagine running our organization without it."Joann Vaughan, Executive Director Maryland Federation of Art