Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Image Fee): $5.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Event Dates: 7/26/23 - 8/11/23
MADE in the USA: Freedom of Expression celebrates art and all versions of creativity, and the ingenuity of materials used. This call for art allows a broad interpretation of the theme with a variety of mediums accepted. Artists can submit: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Sculpture, and Digital Art. No Video or AI art.
JUROR: Scott Yeskel – Artist and Instructor
Mr. Scott Yeskel was raised in Southern California and moved to San Francisco to pursue an education in the arts. He graduated from the Academy of Art College in 2002. He won First Place in the Landscape Category at the Academy’s Annual Spring Show. Galleries in Philadelphia, Laguna Beach and San Francisco quickly picked him up. Since that time, Mr. Yeskel has been in over a dozen solo shows, countless group exhibitions and has been featured in over 20 magazine and newspaper editorials. His work is held in prestigious corporate collections including Microsoft and NBC/Universal. He currently teaches an Abstract Workshop at the Kline Academy in West Los Angeles and resides with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.
MADE IN THE USA: Freedom of Expression call for art is open to artists 18 years and older residing in the United States.
Exhibit Entry Starts - Monday, April 24, 2023
Deadline for Entries – Thursday June 15, 11:59pm MST
Notice of Acceptance – Wednesday, June 28 – Friday, June 30, 2023
In-Person Drop Off Dates – Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22, 1-7pm
Shipped Artwork Must be Received No Later Than – Thursday, July 20, 2023
Exhibit Opens – Wednesday July 26, 2023
Reception & Awards Ceremony – Saturday, August 5, 2023 5-9pm
Exhibit Closes – Friday, August 11, 2023
Artwork Pick Up – Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 13, 2023
Shipped Artwork Returns Begin – Monday, August 14 – Monday, August 28, 2023
CASH AWARDS and AWARDS IN EXCELLENCE
1st Place: $1000 2nd Place: $500 3rd Place: $250
Awards in Excellence Certificates Presented for: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Sculpture, and Digital Art.
SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT
Entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution. Do not submit works which violate copyright laws. Artwork created and completed under the direct supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Once artwork is submitted, it may not be substituted or withdrawn by the artist. All juried artwork must remain at TAG Gallery until the end of the exhibit. All hanging artwork must have wire and hanging hardware suitable for a single hook for small frames, and the size and weight of the piece(s). All hanging artwork MUST be prepared to hang, and be sure to test that your artwork hangs flush to the wall. If your piece is complex, provide instructions/photos on exactly how you want it to be presented. We reserve the right not to hang artwork prepared in a way that risks being damaged during installation (too much weight, or fragility, or not prepared to hang). No video or AI artwork.
ARTWORK FORMAT, PRESENTATION & REQUIREMENTS
Artwork submissions are limited to six (6) original artworks per artist as JPGs. Maximum size is 60 inches framed in all directions. Maximum weight for sculptures is 35 pounds. If the accepted sculpture weighs more than 35 pounds, the artist must deliver the artwork in-person, and set up the sculpture.
FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS)
All entries must be submitted as a high resolution (1-3 MB) digital JPEG. Images should be cropped to remove background and/or frame. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image (JPG) must represent the submitted art.
ENTRIES & FEES
One entry is $35. Artist may add up to 5 additional entries at $5 each. Payment is made through CaFÉ via credit card. Fees are non-refundable. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.
All artwork MUST be for sale. All sales will be handled by TAG Gallery; artists will be notified when a sale is made. TAG Gallery will receive 35% commission for artwork in this exhibition, after acceptance and 30 days after the exhibition ends. If you are interested in TAG membership, visit https://www.taggallery.net/membership
Invited artists will receive an email with shipping and delivery information. Artists who ship artwork(s) must provide return, prepaid shipping labels along with their shipped artwork(s). TAG is not responsible for storing artwork that is shipped without a return label.
The in-person reception and awards ceremony for MADE IN USA: Freedom of Expression, will be Saturday August 5, 2023 5pm-9pm at TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Ample street parking on Wilshire Boulevard and side street parking is available.
PROMOTION OF THE EXHIBIT
Promotion is provided by TAG Gallery. We provide graphics and strongly encourage artists to promote the exhibit on social media as well.
A catalog of MADE in the USA: Freedom of Expression show will be available for purchase post-event.
TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
ABOUT THE GALLERY
TAG, The Artists’ Gallery is a fine art gallery located in Los Angeles, California. The Gallery represents award-winning contemporary Southern California local artists working in all mediums and styles, and features artists, exhibitions and events every month.
Founded in 1993, The Artists’ Gallery is an artist-founded and operated not-for-profit arts cooperative that provides mutual-benefit and creative freedom to members of the gallery, encouraging the exploration of new media, collaboration, and artistic focus among the members in hopes of enriching individual artists, our community, and the art world at large.
See Submission Criteria and Content
MADE IN THE USA: Freedom of Expression call for art is open to artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. Maximum size is 60 inches framed in all directions. Maximum weight for sculptures is 35 pounds. If the accepted sculpture weighs more than 35 pounds, the artist must deliver the artwork in-person, and set up the sculpture. No video or AI artwork.