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Call to Artist: Explicit V

We are most seduced when our senses are ignited. Our eyes are easily distracted by the beautiful. Our ears are ticked when we hear sounds of ecstasy. We part our lips to taste what uniquely quenches our insatiable thirsts. We reach out to touch the soft, forbidden things when they are finally in our reach. We fill the air with the unmistakable smell of lust, passion, sweat, and perfume. With our five senses, we access a world of erotic fantasy and sensual pleasure.

Xplicit 5 is an art exhibition that explores these fantasies and pleasures. We invite artists to submit works of art that push the boundaries of the senses. This is an UNCENSORED exhibition that allows nude and erotic art without boundaries. All forms of erotic 2D and 3D art are accepted except for audio and video works.

Submit Your Art

Call Type: Month-Long Exhibition 

Deadline: February 19, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

Open to: Local, Regional, National & International Artists are welcome to submit

State/City: Tampa, Florida

Entry Fee: $30.00 for a maximum of 20 Entries.

Eligibility:  Open to all mediums of art with the exception of audio and video art. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Final work must not exceed 40x40 inches.


  • Curation/Finalization of work: February 24, 2023 (Please note that this date is always subject to change. Regardless, artists will be notified of acceptance and or rejection via email.)
  • Artist Biography & Conceptual statements Due: March 16, 2023 (For those accepted only. Instructions will come via email.)
  • Work drop off: March 14 & 15, 2023 between the hours of 12:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Shipped work: Must arrive no later than March 15, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
  • Opening Reception / Party: March 18, 2023, 6:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Exhibition Ends: April 8, 2023
  • Work pick-up:  April 11 & 12, 2023 between the hours of 12:00pm-5:00pm EST 


The artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. Digital images submitted with the artist's entry are for exhibition selection only. Artists selected to exhibit grant House of Shadows Creative Gallery & Market the right to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery website for promotional purposes only. House of Shadows retains no copyrights to the artist's work.


House of Shadows will retain a 40% commission on any sold work in the gallery during its exhibition run.


The artist is responsible for insuring and properly packaging their work. A return shipping label must be pre-purchased and provided to us. Please direct any immediate questions, comments, or concerns to


We do not accept Fine Art Photography printed on canvas unless it is a transformative multimedium work. For further details, and or questions, please email us at:


What is Cloudfolios? 

Cloudfolios is a platform we use to publish our art calls. Artists submitting their work for consideration will be doing so through the Cloudfolios system. 

How and when will I know if I've been accepted?

Every artist who submitted their work for consideration will be notified by email. Once the work is finalized, an email is sent to the artists automatically by the Cloudfolios system (the same system the artist used to submit). This email will let the artists know which works were accepted and which works were rejected. If you do not receive an email within a couple of days, please double check your spam folder and or contact us at:

What happens and or what do I do after I am accepted? 

Accepted artists can expect a follow-up email directly from the gallery congratulating them on their acceptance as well as a very detailed PDF with their exhibiting details. 

How and when do I submit my biography and conceptual statements? 

Artists will be given detailed instructions through their exhibiting details PDF on how to submit their statements. This requirement only applies to artists who are accepted.

Why is installation, audio, and video art not allowed?

We apologize for this exclusion. Our gallery at this time is not equipped to exhibit these particular mediums of art. We hope to change this in the future. 

How much is it to submit and are there any other fees during the submission process? 

For this particular exhibition, the entry fee is $30.00 for a maximum of 20 works that you can submit. Meaning, for $30.00, you will be able to submit 20 individual works of art. The Cloudfolios system will charge you a 10% processing fee. That means that the submission will cost you a total of $33.00. The gallery DOES NOT charge you a 10% processing fee. The additional $3.00 charged does not go to the gallery. It goes to CloudFolios, Inc - which is a separate company. We simply utilize the Cloudfolios software. 

If my work was entirely rejected, can I inquire to know why?

Yes, you may. Please email us at: 

Is there any assistance the gallery can provide for underprivileged artists? 

This varies depending on the medium, circumstance, and availability. Please email us at: for more information and questions. 

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Sun, Feb 19

Call to Artist: Explicit V

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Sunday, February 19

From 12:00 AM to 2/20/2023 12:00 AM

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