League at Large

The Art Students League is committed to offering exhibition opportunities to our students.

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About League at Large

League at Large is a program that showcases student artwork in public venues outside the League in order to increase exposure to and appreciation of their work. Students who participate in League at Large gain experience submitting their materials to open calls, preparing their work for display, and marketing their work for sale.

Since its inception in 2006, League at Large has placed work by more than 800 students in more than 200 exhibitions.

Past League at Large exhibitions have taken place at major venues, including AT Kearney, ChaShaMa, Conference Board, New York International Arbitration Center, Riverside Park Conservancy, and Squire Patton Boggs as well as the Affordable Art Fair and Governors Island Art Fair.

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League at Large: Marlies Najaka, Stephanie Reit, Yuri Tayshete
Nordstrom West Village
Nov 27
Jan 11

League at Large: Marlies Najaka, Stephanie Reit, Yuri Tayshete

This ongoing partnership between Nordstrom and League at Large features works by League artists Marlies Najaka, Stephanie Reit, and Yuri Tayshete.

Nordstrom West Village
Opening Reception


Where do League at Large exhibitions take place?

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League at Large exhibitions take place in venues outside of the League's permanent galleries.

Historically, League at Large exhibitions have been held at major venues and fairs, including the New York Affordable Art Fair and the Governors Island Art Fair (2012–2014). League at Large artists have also participated in EOP public art events, including Sketch in the Park.

Other exhibition venues have included AT Kearney, the Conference Board, NYIAC, and Squire Patton Boggs. More recently, League at Large has expanded its reach with institutional partnerships, including with ChaShaMa and Riverside Park Conservancy.

Who is eligible to take part in the League at Large program?

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Every League at Large exhibition is different. Most League at Large exhibitions select participating artists via an Open Call. Open Calls are typically open to registered students of the Art Students League who have been actively enrolled in at least one class or workshop no more than one year prior to the application deadline.

Typically, artists may submit work in any combination of media taught at the Art Students League, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and/or mixed media.

League artists are typically limited to participating in no more than three League at Large exhibitions per calendar year.

How can artists apply to participate in a League at Large exhibition?

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To view any current Open Calls for League at Large exhibitions, see our Submittable page. If you have any questions about your application, or any current or upcoming Open Calls, please email the League’s Gallery Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Programs Ksenia Nouril, Ph.D. at

For technical questions regarding submitting to an artist call, please contact the help desk at Submittable by clicking on the live chat or call (855) 467-8264.

To check your membership status, call (212) 247-4510 or email to Please make sure to have your 7-digit ID number ready.

Who curates League at Large exhibitions?

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League at Large exhibitions are typically curated by a Guest Curator who selects participating artists and artworks, consults on exhibition layout, and helps to craft their exhibition's thematic mission. League at Large Guest Curators are practicing artists, art historians and appreciators, thought leaders, and experts in the League's history and the history of League artists.

If you are interested in working with the League at Large as a Guest Curator, please email the League’s Gallery Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Programs Ksenia Nouril, Ph.D. at  

Are the artworks in League at Large exhibitions for sale?

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Artworks in League at Large exhibitions are only made available for sale with the artist's explicit permission. Participating artists set prices for their own artworks and may choose not to have their contact information shared with potential sellers (League at Large staff will facilitate the sale).

The League will retain 15% of any fees received in the sale of an artwork during the exhibition, in order to support the program and the League's mission. All remaining proceeds are delivered directly to the artist.

Artworks sold during the exhibition remain on display until the exhibition closes and transfer to the buyer after the fact.

Artmakers: On Exhibit

The League’s exclusive video series, Artmakers On Exhibit, features interviews with artists showing work in League at Large exhibitions. What is their experience like and what lessons do they take back to the studio? Visit The League’s YouTube channel to watch recent episodes of Artmakers: On Exhibit.

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When our partners host an exhibit of diverse and powerful work by League artists, they enhance their everyday environment and demonstrate their support for the arts and for the community to their employees, clients and other visitors.

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The League at Large is made possible through the generosity of the Arlene B. Coffey Trust, the Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation, and the Ruth Katzman Fund.