Call for Art: Salem Arts Member Showcase - Grand Opening Exhibition

Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:28 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

Call for Art “Salem Arts Membership Showcase”

Salem Arts Association is excited to kick-off our 2017 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Lets show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  


Submission Criteria: All current member artists may submit artwork in a variety of 2D & 3D media for the juror’s consideration. This Membership Showcase encourages artists to submit artwork of any subject matter, medium, style, or inspiration.

Submission Fee: $5.00 per artwork; artists may submit up to five pieces.

Submission Form: Please download the gallery submission form below and provide all required information requested, and follow instructions on the form. Printed copies must be submitted with your submissions.

Gallery-Exhibition-TakeIn-Form.pdf

Gallery-Exhibition-TakeIn-Form.docx


Exhibition Jurying: Exhibit Chairpersons, Jim Bostick, and Mary Taddie will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality and space available. Every effort will be made to include as many submissions as possible. 

Awards: Our guest judge will be Doris Sung, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research, Peabody Essex Museum. She will select submissions for awards. 

  • 1st Prize: $100
  • 2nd Prize: $75
  • 3rd Prize: $50
  • Plus Honorable Mention

"Doris Sung is Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum. Prior to joining PEM in 2016, Sung was an adjunct professor of painting, drawing, and Chinese and East Asian art at York University, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Sung has worked in a number of artist-run centers in Toronto as programming committee member and exhibition coordinator. Sung earned her Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University in 2016. She is also a visual artist and holds an MFA in visual arts. "


IMPORTANT DATES:

Drop Off Submissions:  Friday, February 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 26, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by March 1, 2017. 

Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, March 4, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: March 4 - April 30, 2017

Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Pick Up of Artwork: Friday, May 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, and Saturday May 6, 2017 10-Noon.

Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the 2017 Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page.

Volunteer Requirements: All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.


Salem Arts Gallery Shop 

The new Gallery Shop is also looking for retail submissions. See the Gallery Shop Information for details. 

Drop Off Submissions:  Friday, February 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 26, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Each member may submit items with prices below $200.00
  • 5 Pieces of wall art per artist allowed in the Gallery Shop (20”x24” max).
  • 10 stand-alone jewelry, ceramic, pottery, glass, sculpture or wearables allowed.
  • 15 matted prints, cards, or publications allowed.
  • Identical items (cards, publications) may use the same item code.

Click here for more info about selling in the shop

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