GFAA GALLERY - MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS
CALL TO ARTISTS
*Please read through the rules and guidelines below before submitting.
SUBMISSION DUE: FEB 18
ARTWORK DROP OFF: FEB 18, 4 - 7 PM
*This show will not be judged
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Artwork from any Artist in any medium: Open theme OR you can choose to submit work that explores the concept of 'INCLUSION'.
INCLUSION is one of GFAA's Governing Values.
We have been focused on making sure that all artists, regardless of race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, social or economic background, and physical or mental abilities feel welcome here.
Our efforts include outreach to BIPOC, LGTBQIA+ communities, Artists with financial needs, and younger Artists through the following initiatives:
- Financial Aid for membership & exhibition fees
- In-kind student exhibition space for graduating BFA and MFA students.
With this exhibition, we hope to reach Artists who have historically been underrepresented and those who might not know about what we have to offer, and provide them with exhibition and connection opportunities through GFAA! We also hope to create conversation about inclusion - what it really means and why it's so very important.
GRADUATING STUDENT SHOWS
APPLY BY: FEB 21
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Proposals for graduating student thesis shows.
SIGN UP BY: FEB 14
ASSIGNED WRITING: FEB 23
ARTWORK DROP OFF: APRIL 22, 4 - 7 PM
* Must be a GFAA Member
*This show will not be judged
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: 40 Artists to sign up to create work based on a piece of writing. SIGN UP EARLY to ensure your spot!
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?
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 email@example.com 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.
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 Guidelines. All 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.
IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS WHO DO I CONTACT?
Please email Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-328-5027