Call-for-Artists, Deadline September 30, Long River Studio, White River Junction
Call-for-Artists to Exhibit
Long River Studio, White River Junction, VT
Long River Gallery in White River Junction is excited to announce a Call for Work by emerging artists for rotating exhibits in our “Off The Grid” space. Long River Gallery features new work by regional artists, with a focus on fine art that inspires and craft that is both functional and beautiful. Started as an artists’ cooperative over 28 years ago, the Gallery carries the work of both established and emerging artists. It is located in bustling downtown White River Junction, Vermont, where everything can be found in a charming, walkable historic district.
Emerging Artist Program Objective
We are interested in offering a wide range of artistic ideas and media and are dedicated to acting as an accessible platform for the appreciation and promotion of local art. Our goal in setting aside space for emerging artists is to support the entry of new artists into the market by providing a space to show their work, and to help build the arts scene in White River Junction by providing inspiration and a place for connections to be made.
Emerging Artist Program Overview
The west wall of the “L” in the Gallery is set aside for small shows by emerging artists. The wall is approximately 8 feet wide and art can be wall mounted or displayed on shelves or pedestals. Your application should make clear how work would be presented. We will work with selected artists to figure out the details.
Emerging artist shows will run for one to three months, with show length depending on the Gallery calendar and on artist preference/availability. An opening reception will be arranged to coincide with a White River Junction First Friday or other related local event. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with local non-profit organizations that might benefit and this will be considered in the application review.
Who Can Apply
For this opportunity, an Emerging Artist is considered to be an artist without commercial representation who is pursuing a dedicated art practice as their first career and has had few opportunities to show at galleries or non-profit spaces.
Submissions of work in all media will be considered. Work must have been created during the last two calendar years and not previously exhibited in an art gallery. A proposal should include the numbers and types of objects that will be displayed and their presentation. There may be more than one type of work displayed, such as framed pieces, flat or matted work, freestanding sculpture, and even associated smaller items (e.g. cards). Each object must be presented professionally – i.e. framed if appropriate – and should be for sale. Artists receive 55% commission on work sold at the Gallery.
The Gallery is especially interested in proposals that consider the scale, location, and architecture of the Off The Grid space (see photo) – a visit to the Gallery may be useful before creating your proposal.
Artists are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their own work, and leaving the space as they found it. Specifics about timing, the installation of artwork, equipment, and resources the Gallery is able to provide will be discussed after the initial application has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.
Submissions are accepted only by email or regular mail and must be typed.
Your application should include:
1. Contact Information: Full name, physical address, mailing address (if different), email address, cell phone.
2. Up to 8 jpeg images, 300 dpi resolution, of pieces that would be shown.
3. Proposed display, including numbers and sizes of objects and a sketch of where they will go (note the need for countertop, pedestal or shelf space, flat file space, etc.)
4. Artist Statement. In 500 words or less, write a statement about your work and your process.
5. Personal Statement. In 500 words or less, explain why you consider yourself an emerging artist, how you have come to art, what you hope to communicate with your art, and what you hope to do in the future.
6. Resume. Please include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, website or Facebook page, educational background, work experience of any type, and exhibition experience (when, where).
The Selection Process
The Gallery is interested in works that foster conversation, addresses current social and environmental challenges, and/or suggests new ways of seeing the world. Exhibitors are selected by the owner and a small group of established artists whose work is in the gallery. Decisions are based on creativity, artistic merit, the likelihood of addressing the aforementioned goals, professionalism of presentation, and collateral benefits to the community if any. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
Anticipated Timeline (subject to change)
September 30, 2018: First applications reviewed
After September 2018: Rolling proposals/selection will continue
More about the gallery at longrivergallery.com
Long River Gallery
49 S Main Street, White River Junction, VT