GFAA GALLERY - MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS 

CALL TO ARTISTS 

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

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WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Abstract (non-representational) art that uses black and white only. What happens when we strip away representation and color? With this exhibition we are asking artists to work outside of their normal and pair down to these parameters. Even if you don't do abstract art, we challenge you to see what happens when you experiment with these rules. Think of it as an assignment in art school, and have fun with it! Within such narrow parameters we are interested in seeing the nuances and differences between the works.  

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THIS IS OUR 3RD BIENNIAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION! THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THIS SHOW ARE DIFFERENT FROM OUR NORMAL MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS. PLEASE VISIT THE CAFE WEBSITE FOR ALL INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

GFAA invites submissions that broadly explore the theme Things Unseen. We invite artists to contemplate the things in between the lines and the questions behind the questions. Who are the people or what are the ideas behind movements, trends, and culture that have been lost from view? We as individuals walk around with hidden illnesses, disabilities, stories and feelings that we keep private. On the surface of our skin are microscopic organisms and structures that are too small to see. There are people of color and women who are left out of history books and research papers. Who are the wives behind the men whose names are known by us all? There are things unknown to our eyes in the vastness of space and in the deepest of oceans, and countless species yet to be discovered. We would like to invite artists to question, investigate, and to dive deeper; to make the implicit explicit; and bring to light Things Unseen. 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MONTHLY EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS - RULES/GUIDELINES

HOW MANY PIECES CAN I SUBMIT? 

Each artist may submit 1 to 2 pieces

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT?

Entry Fees: Members: $30, Non-members $60. Click here to become a member or renew your membership.

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 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 2PM 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 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.

IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS WHO DO I CONTACT?

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