Solo Exhibitions

The application period for the Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Solo Exhibition Awards is now open!

2020/2021 Solo Show Awards - Supporting Emerging Artists

By initiating an entirely new, expansive program, we will assist emerging artists as they grow professionally and explore their media. Through a juried process, artists will be chosen for solo exhibitions that provide them with increased gallery experience and promotion. The Peeler Peacock takes this a step further by arranging a structured mentorship between the emerging artist and an experienced artist that includes vital critique and support. Finally, the program provides a stipend to the artist to offset production costs, and an honorarium to the mentors in gratitude for their time. The Peeler Peacock will serve as a primary venue of artistic and professional growth for emerging artists in the Southern Finger Lakes.

Application Guidelines

Two solo shows will be awarded. Each award includes Solo Exhibition in The Peeler Peacock Gallery, pairing with a mentoring artist, a $500 stipend to help offset production fees, promotion and marketing, and opening reception events. Please read the guidelines here:
Please see here for more information regarding the mentorship. Please see here for a schematic of the gallery space.

Application Submission

The application deadline for the Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 solo exhibitions is 11:59pm on Friday, January 17, 2020. Applications are submitted online through our online application system:


Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at or at 607-962-1332 x205 for more information and assistance.


Thank You 2020 Sponsors!

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Thank you to these additional sponsors!