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GFAA GALLERY - MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS 

CALL TO ARTISTS

*Please read through the rules and guidelines below before submitting.

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GROWTH

SUBMISSIONS DUE & ARTWORK DROPOFF:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 4 - 7 PM

EXHIBIT DATES: NOV 28 - DEC 21, 2023 

RECEPTION: DEC 1, 7 - 10 PM

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Call for artwork that broadly interprets the theme “growth.”

$30 member submission fee

$60 non-member submission fee

VEILED: HOODED & HIDDEN

SUBMISSIONS DUE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

ARTWORK DROPOFF: TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 10 - 1 PM

EXHIBIT DATES: JAN 17-20, 2024 (4 Day Show!)

RECEPTION: JAN 19, 7-10 PM

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Hooded and Hidden is a research project to discuss America's educational barriers to Black history in institutes of higher learning. Through design, research, and various creative forms, this exhibition will feature diverse artist perspectives on select topics.

Our aim is to illuminate untold stories, fostering a meaningful dialogue on identity, community, creative expression, and civic engagement within the Afro and Black Diaspora. 

This project is funded by the Reubin Askew research program of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and in collaboration with the Gainesville Fine Arts Association. 

There are no submission fees for this show.

RULES & GUIDELINES

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MONTHLY EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS

HOW MANY PIECES CAN I SUBMIT? 

Unless otherwise noted, each artist may submit 1 to 2 pieces

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT?

Entry Fees: Unless otherwise noted, Members: $30, Non-members $60. Click here to become a member or renew your membership. NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE? Contact Katy at info@gainesvillefinearts.org

CAN I GET FINANCIAL HELP? 

 If you are unable to submit due to financial reasons, we have a donor-supported Angel Fund that your fee can come out of. Please email Katy at info@gainesvillefinearts.org to request financial assistance or if you would like to donate to the Angel Fund. We also have scholarships that start every February that cover membership and all submission fees for a year. For more information on applying to receive a scholarship click here

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP AFTER THE ONLINE SUBMISSION? 

You must submit images AND bring both pieces to the gallery on the drop off day. All exhibitions are in gallery and online. The exhibition will not be juried unless there are too many entries. At this time we can guarantee that one of your two entries will be included and you will be notified if something had to be juried out. Please note that your entry fee is an administrative fee and is the same whether one or two pieces are in the show. NO ARTWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THE GALLERY EXHIBITION AFTER 7PM on the drop off day. 

Labels need to be attached to your piece(s), and are available via the Google Form that pops up in the Thank You email upon submission. If you are unable to access the Google Form, download your labels here

DOES GFAA TAKE A COMMISSION ON THE SALE OF MY ARTWORK?

Yes, GFAA will take 30% commission of sales. Please price your work accordingly. 

CAN I SHOW WORK THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT GFAA?

Please do not submit work that has been in a previous online exhibition or shown in the GFAA gallery in the last 3 years. You may submit work that has been in community venues (such as Sweetberries Cafe or Simed). 

WHAT MEDIUMS DO YOU ACCEPT?

All Mediums are accepted! We just ask that it is original and yours.

HOW DO I PREPARE MY WORK FOR INSTALLATION?

Please refer here: GFAA Exhibition GuidelinesAll wall hanging work has to be ready for professional and safe hanging with hardware or wire in place. Pieces should be framed if needed and the display should be clean and well thought out. It is possible that your work may not be accepted if it is not deemed ready to display. If your work requires a complicated installation, you will be required to come help with the installation. 

ARE THERE AWARDS THAT ARE GIVEN OUT?

Yes! All exhibitions are judged unless noted. 8 awards will be given out by an art professional. Awards are as follows: Best in Show ($125), Award of Excellence ($100), Third Place Award ($75), and five Merit Awards ($30). No work that has won awards in previous gallery exhibitions will be accepted.

WHEN DO I PICK UP MY WORK IF IT IS NOT SOLD?

The pickup days are always the last day of the exhibition run from 4 - 7pm unless noted. If you can't pick up then please make arrangements for someone else to or work out an alternative date with us. IF WORK IS NOT PICKED UP 60 days after the pickup it will be considered a donation. 

WHAT IS GFAA'S AI POLICY?

GFAA is happy to be engaged in a continuing conversation with Artists about AI (Artificial Intelligence) generated Art. The current policy is that Artists must acknowledge if AI was a) part of their process and/or b) if the final work was produced by AI. This information can be added to the Image Material question in the submission form we ask all Artists to fill out for Exhibitions. GFAA is open to hearing your thoughts and talking to Artists further on their comments, questions, and concerns. 

IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS WHO DO I CONTACT?

Please email Katy at info@gainesvillefinearts.org or call 352-328-5027

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