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Open Call for ART - Fall 2020

OPEN CALL

THEME: No specific theme. Apply with your best work!

ACCEPTING ENTRIES: Saturday, August 1st - Saturday, August 15th

EXHIBITION: Saturday, September 26th, 2020 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

LOCATION: Art for the People Gallery (1711 South 1st St. Austin, TX 78704)

ENTRY GUIDELINES

** PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE GUIDELINES.

** IF YOUR APPLICATION DOES NOT FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES IT WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

** The sooner you apply, the better. Spots will be filled as art comes in and is accepted. Please apply properly and follow guidelines.

OPEN CALL FOR ALL MEDIUMS: VISUAL & FUNCTIONAL ART

  • Visual & Functional Art
  • 2D art & 3D art
  • Painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, etc.
  • You create it! Send it in!

HOW TO APPLY:

** PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES TO PROPERLY APPLY **

- Send email application to Lynnie Goodman, Creative Director & Artisan Market Maven

  • Email: Lynnie@artforthepeoplegallery.com
  • Subject line: AFTP OPEN CALL - Artist Name
  • Body of the Email: Artwork information
  • Attachments: photos of artwork & photo of self

** REFER TO GUIDELINES BELOW FOR PROPER FORMAT **

MAXIMUM SIZE OF ARTWORK & TIME FRAME ARTWORK MUST BE CREATED

  • Maximum Size: No limits!
  • Minimum size: 8" x 10" outer measurement / Framed / final size
  • ** Canvas Artwork: If it's less than 1.5" depth, must be framed,
  • Recommend submitting artworks of varying sizes.

  • Artwork must be created in 2018-present

PRICE:

  • List your retail price.
  • 50% goes to the artist / 50% goes to Art For The People

What are the benefits of exhibiting at Art for the People & why we receive 50% when your artwork is sold......

  • Your art is beautifully curated in our gallery with an art tag that has detailed information about you and your artwork
  • Gallery staff that is educated & knowledgable about art and "how" to sell art!
  • Hundreds of eyes on your artwork through customers coming in during our open hours and while perusing and purchasing on our online store.
  • 24/7 access to your artwork via our online store!!
  • Promotion through social media and website!

HOW MANY PIECES CAN YOU SUBMIT?

  • Minimum: 3 pieces / No maximum number
  • Submit 2-3 photographs per art piece.
  • ** 1st photo - straight on photo of artwork hanging on wall with space around it
  • ** 2nd photo - side view photo of artwork hanging flush to wall.
  • ** 3rd photo (optional) - detail shot
  • ***** We ask for your photos because we use them on our website portfolio and for our online store to sell your work.

  • Attach all images as an ATTACHMENT to the email (not in the body of the email)
  • Refer to instructions below for proper labeling & attaching of photos.
  • ** If you cannot attach all photos in one email, send a second email with additional photos and title your email subject line, " AFTP Open Call - Artist Name (Part 2) "

IMAGES of Artwork and photo of self:

  • ** WE PUT YOUR PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE, ECOMMERCE, & SOCIAL MEDIA. PLEASE SEND THE BEST PHOTOS POSSIBLE OF YOUR WORK.
  • CROP - crop the photo so your artwork is the only object on the wall/ surface. We do not want furniture or other items in the photos.
  • STRAIGHTEN / LEVEL - make sure your artwork is level in the photo. Make sure when you are holding your camera straight & your artwork is level. If you notice your artwork is crooked, edit it before submitting.
  • EDIT - edit each photo so that it shows your work to its best and truest form.
  • Label each Art photo as: 1_First Name_Last Name_Title of piece_Austin_Art_Gallery_Local_Art
  • Example: 1a_Hallie_Rae_Ward_Lemon_Square_Austin_Art_Gallery_Local_Art
  • Example:

    1b_Hallie Rae_Ward_Lemon_Square_Austin_Art_Gallery_Local_Art

  • Example:

    2a_Hallie_Rae_Ward_Dancehall_Austin_Art_Gallery_Local_Art

  • Example:
  • 2b_Hallie Rae_Ward_Dancehall_Austin_Art_Gallery_Local_Art
  • Photo of Self: It can be a candid shot and casual. We have a digital picture frame that we feature the artists on.
  • Photo of Self: Hallie Rae_Ward_Photo of self_Austin_Art_Gallery_Local_Art

ARTWORK TAG INFORMATION: (submitted in the body of the email)

  • Submit the following artwork information, in this order, in the body of the email. (single space, not bullet pointed)
  • (refer to email example at bottom of page)
  • Title of artwork

  • Artist's Name

  • Medium

  • Dimensions (Height x Length) (Include outer measurement / frame)

  • Year artwork was created
  • Price (50% - artist / 50% - Art For The People)

  • Meaning/inspiration of art piece

  • GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST (please include minimum of 3 sentences about you! It can be serious or fun/whimsical, you can be wordy!)
  • Please coordinate the artwork information and the photo attached with matching numbering.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, please contact:

  • Lynnie Goodman (Creative Director & Artisan Market Maven)
  • Lynnie@artforthepeoplegallery.com

WHEN WILL WE LET YOU KNOW IF YOU WERE ACCEPTED OR NOT?

  • We will let you know by the latest by Saturday, August 22nd

IF ACCEPTED:

  • We will send you an acceptance email.
  • Artwork drop off: Thursday, Sept. 17th - Sunday, Sept. 20th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
  • Please send email to Lynnie Goodman letting us know when you will be dropping the piece/s off.
  • Please have your artwork ready to hang.
  • ** wired (with coated wire) or have one bracket. If sculptural or functional, please discuss with Lynnie before you come in.

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