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CALL FOR SUBMISSION
“Secret” National Juried Exhibition 2015 - at Arc Gallery
DEADLINE: September 13th, 2015
THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED
Do you have a secret? What deep place do you keep it? What does your soul whisper in the dark and where does that voice come from? Is it made up of your fantasies, dreams, desires, fears, transgressions or lies? Arc is looking for artwork that tells of your heart’s desire and/or manifests with hidden nightmares. These can be portrayed through texture, form, words, narrative, symbols or codes. Secrets can be shared overtly or be obscured. Don’t you have an aching need to show and tell? Reveal your secret to us.
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book
This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.
Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103
JUROR: Joan McLoughlin of The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The McLoughlin Gallery is an approachable, inviting gallery with a social conscience. The mission of the gallery is to educate and intrigue by showcasing established mid-career and emerging contemporary artists whose work is unique, integrating bright, bold colors and conveying an emotional punch. Artwork that makes you think.
A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.
November 7, 2015 - December 5, 2015
“Secret” OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 7th 7-9PM
“Secret” ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, December 5th, 1-3PM
GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc website’s On-Line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown on the Arc website’s On-Line Gallery only. The On-Line Gallery only works will also be shown on a monitor in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.
All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
September 13th, 2015. Works must be submitted online before midnight (in your time zone) to be considered by juror.
Artists residing in the United States.
ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE
2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame
3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16 inches x 16 inches or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space.
Artworks must arrive 'ready to hang' and be presented professionally. Framed artwork must use black wood or natural wood frame. No color mats. No glass, plexi only.
Provide a statement about how your work relates to the title of the show.
Submit JPG images sized approximately 4 inches wide x 6 inches high at 300 dpi resolution. In order to upload successfully, your image must be at least 1200 pixels wide. The maximum uploadable file size is 8 megabytes. High-resolution images are requested for printed publicity of accepted works. Works displayed on-line will be reduced to web-standard low resolution by Arc. All images must be submitted in RGB color mode. You will NOT be able to upload images in CMYK. Your JPG file name must be Artist's Last Name, under-score, and Title. Example: Smith_ScratchMarks2.JPG. You may upload up to three additional views per piece if you have a difficult-to-photograph work such as sculpture or artist's book.
NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE
Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. A maximum of two entries per person is allowed. Credit card payment through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.
SELECTION OF WORK
The juror will select works that will be on display at the Arc Gallery on 1246 Folsom Street. These works will also be on display in the Arc on-line gallery. Additionally, the juror will select works that will be shown in the Arc on-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.
NOTIFICATION TO ARTISTS
Artists will be notified by October 18th, 2015. All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email. You may receive multiple notifications for acceptance into the Arc Gallery and On-Line Gallery. You will receive notification even if no artwork has been selected. If you do not receive notice by October 18th, please check your email spam folder and contact us if you do not hear from Arc.
HAND-DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
Tuesday, November 3rd, 5-7PM & Wednesday, November 4th, 12-2PM, 2015. IF YOUR ARTWORK IS ACCEPTED FOR THE ON-LINE GALLERY ONLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DELIVER YOUR ARTWORK.
SHIPPING OF ARTWORK
All shipped artwork must be received between October 26th and 30th, 2015. Shipped works will be shipped back by December 15th, 2015. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping. Artwork must be accompanied with a UPS or FedEx prepaid return label or it will not be exhibited. Put an envelope inside your box marked 'return label' with the return label. Include any special hanging instructions. The maximum shipment weight including packing materials and crate must not exceed 40 pounds. Work must be sent in reusable packaging with no styrofoam packing peanuts. Glass or ceramic sculptures and other fragile works must be double-boxed and sufficiently padded to prevent damage in transit. Arc Gallery is not responsible for damage caused in transit.
INSURANCE & LIABILITY
Artwork is insured only while on the premises of Arc Studios & Gallery from October 26th to December 7th, 2015, and according to the terms of our fine arts insurance policy. The coverage is limited to the fair market value of the artwork or $2,000, whichever is less.
PICK-UP OF ARTWORK
Saturday, December 5th, 3-4PM and Monday, December 7th, 4-5PM. Artwork left behind may be subject to a late fee of $50 per day and/or discarded by Arc Gallery.
SALES OF ART
60% of the sale will go to the artists, 40% of the sale will go to Arc. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. Arc will mail a check to the artist for any sold artwork within six weeks after the close of the show.
EXHIBITIONS AT ARC GALLERY
Since Arc Gallery started in 2010, eight artists blind-juried into Arc exhibitions have been selected for solo or group exhibitions and/or picked up for representation in other San Francisco Bay Area galleries. We are delighted that various artists who have submitted works to our juried shows have been given additional exhibition opportunities at Arc and other venues.
An important aspect of Arc Gallery’s mission is supporting the making of quality art and promoting public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the City of San Francisco. Juried and curated group exhibitions are our primary means of showcasing and discovering artists. Publicity through Bay Area publications and social media, as well as personal invitations to jurors, gallerists and art admirers generate an average of 200 to 400+ attendees at our openings.
Arc Gallery is a mixed-use art center in San Francisco’s South of Market district consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two alternative exhibition spaces, art education center, ten artist studios, offices for Kearny Street Workshop and San Francisco Artist Network, and Vega Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk. Our website is www.arc-sf.com.
Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco. Our exhibitions have attracted many art enthusiasts, collectors and gallerists. Several of the artists selected in our juried exhibitions have been invited to participate in additional shows by visiting jurors and gallerists.
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