Solo Exhibitions

The application period for the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Solo Exhibition Awards has now closed.

2019/2020 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 for support and critique, 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 2019 & Spring 2020 solo exhibitions is 11:59pm on Monday, January 14, 2019. 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.

Two Webinars and one in-person seminar will be conducted. Applicants will learn general information about the solo show program, eligibility, how to use the online application system, tips on creating a competitive application, and more. Please note, advanced registration is required for webinars:


Solo Exhibition Award Recipients

The following artists have been recipients of the Peeler Peacock’s Solo Exhibition Awards:

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:


and these additional sponsors: