Open Call to Artists: Dream (1)
Time & Location
About the Event
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 29th
Show Dates: Saturday, November 24 – Sunday, January 13
Public Reception: Saturday, November 24, 6pm-8pm
Artwork Drop-Off: Wednesday, Nov. 7 (11am-5pm), Thursday, Nov. 8 (11am – 5pm), Friday, Nov. 9 (11am - 5pm), Sunday, Nov. 11 (12pm – 5pm)
Artwork Pick-Up: Week of Jan 14, dates/times TBD
Dream: a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep; an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream; creation of the imagination; a state of mind marked by abstraction or release from reality; something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality; a strongly desired goal or purpose . Creative Spirit’s exhibit will celebrate the artists’ unique and varied expression of this creative source.
Artist Guidelines (Please read carefully):
Artwork is not judged for selection. Artwork which complies with all requirements below will be hung for the duration of the specified show, and the work may be priced for sale.
A show registration form should be submitted online before the registration deadline.
The cost to participate in an exhibit is $30.00 per piece. No additional costs or membership are required. This fee helps cover exhibit labor, marketing, and reception. Artists may enter up to four pieces per show. The participation fee includes a $15 administrative fee, which is not refundable should an artist need to withdraw from an exhibit for any reason.
Artwork must be suitable for all ages. We reserve the right to refuse any artwork that we deem inappropriate for younger viewers.
Artwork must be 2D (paintings, drawings, collage, photographs, etc.), however, shadowboxes and assemblage pieces are acceptable as long as they fulfill size/hanging requirements. Please no reproductions or prints of original artwork, however, prints of digital work are acceptable. 3D artwork, such as sculpture, cannot be accepted due to limited floor space.
Images of Artwork
Images of artwork are not required to register for an exhibit, however, if you question whether or not your piece is suitable for our gallery, you are welcome to submit images for consideration. Please email images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each show is curated around a theme, which should inspire the creation or selection of the artist’s submitted work(s).
Selling Your Work
We wish for each artist to experience the joy of selling their art; Therefore, we urge artists to price their work to sell. We will gladly consult artists on pricing to help increase selling potential. Artists may also mark their works “NFS” (Not For Sale).
All sales must be made through Creative Spirit, which receives 30% of the sale price of any piece sold (pre-tax). A 6.25% MA sales tax is applied to all sales. Artists will be paid by Creative Spirit within one month after sale.
All artwork must remain hanging in the show until the show closes. All artwork must be paid for at the time of purchase.
Framing, Hanging, & Size Requirements
Requirements insure that a) artwork is properly protected, b) the customer is satisfied with the quality of his/her purchase, c) the gallery maintains a professional appearance, and d) the gallery can accommodate the maximum number of pieces. We reserve the right to reject any piece that does not comply with these requirements.
Each piece must be no more than 36″ on any one side, including the frame.
All work must be hang ready. Art work will be hung with wire from a frame rail (no nails). Work must be framed and have screw eyes (or D-rings) and wire across the back. Exceptions include photography mounted on unconventional material, such as metal or wood. Please no saw tooth hangers. Wire should be secured 1/4 to 1/3 down from the top of pieces to ensure that they hang at a pleasing angle.
Matted work must be framed with glass or plexi-glass. Metal frames should have hardware that screws securely in the track (no sliders). Gallery wrapped canvas (without a frame) is acceptable with deep profile stretcher, stapled on the back with clean or painted sides. Wet paintings will not be accepted.
Please contact us (email@example.com) if you have any questions regarding the hanging of your piece.
Drop-Off & Pick-Up Dates
Artwork must be dropped off and picked up during the specified time-frames. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternate arrangements, if necessary. Due to a lack of storage space, we will assess a $5/day late fee on all work not picked-up within the designated time-frame. We are not responsible for work that is damaged, lost, or stolen after that date. Artwork left more than one month after the pick-up date becomes the property of CS.
We submit local and regional press releases, lists show details on our website, use social media, and include show information in e-blasts sent to our subscribers. Artists are also encouraged to help spread the word. We reserve the right to photograph, reproduce or use an image of artwork in promotional materials.
Each show is kicked-off with a public reception. These take place on a Saturday evening, the opening day of each show. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to attend to meet patrons, network with other artists, and discuss their work.
We are not responsible in any way for the loss, damage, disappearance or harm of any kind to an artist’s work. It is recommended that all artists insure their own work(s) for the duration of the show.
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