Call Detail
Primal III: The Sacred Triangle
Entry Deadline: 9/23/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee for 2 Entries): $28.00
Media Fee(Additional Entries): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Pennsylvania
Event Dates: 10/7/23 - 11/12/23

The wait for our signature fall showcase is finally over!  Primal Disposition returns as “Primal III: The Sacred Triangle”.  This show aims to highlight the mystical relationship between numbers and patterns within works of art.  In the laws of form, a third line is necessary to create the first interconnected shape beyond the circle.  Works do not have to exclusively involve triangles but could/should be evocative of the principles of numerology or powers of 3. This could include religious motifs, ancient relics, sacred geometry and symbolism, hidden meanings, the Trinity, dark arts, works that are triptychs, and exploration of three-dimensional work that may challenge the perspective of audiences.

We accept artwork from any medium, including Student, Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists.  Work should follow and/or augment the theme of the exhibit, and above all, should be attractive for audiences and collectors by providing a degree of artistic value and merit.

Sculptural and 3D works are welcomed.  

"Primal III" In-Person Opening Reception will be held Saturday, October 7th.   The show runs to November 12th.

About the Gallery:

Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities that appeal to a diverse range of artists, audiences, and buyers. Located in Lawrenceville, the new cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, the Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events.  


  • "Primal III" is open to any artists over age 18, within the United States and Canada.
  • Work must be the original artwork, ready to display.
  • The specific work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.
  • Work must be for sale. (No "NFS" or deliberate overpricing)
  • No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted unless the work itself is a Giclee or digital work of art.  Aside from monoprints, any print works must have an edition number (Please note this in the media tag or signature, if applicable- e.g. "1 of 5," etc.)


  • Applicants may submit up to ten (10) entries. Two (2) entries are included in the $28 application.
  • An additional charge of $5 per entry is charged for any additional submissions over 2.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE is Saturday, September 23rd, at Midnight (MST)
  • Artists will be notified of acceptance on or before Monday September 25th at Midnight.
  • Shipped works of art must arrive no later than Thursday, October 5th
  • Yes- local drop offs are ok, but not the day of the show and no drop offs if you live more than 1 state (or 8 hours) away from Pittsburgh with the exception of special installs.  Artists are highly encouraged to ship works of art. 


  1. Artists accepted into the show must reply email confirmation upon acceptance, and later, be willing to provide an artist pic, short bio, and web/social links (if applicable). These items are necessary for various promotions but do remain optional. By submitting this information, you provide Gallery all rights to post the work on their gallery website and on social media, unless otherwise discussed.
  2. Accepted artwork must be the actual artwork as seen in the submitted images. No substitutions. Gallery reserves the right to pull any artwork that differs from the images in the accepted submission.  Any Giclées will automatically be pulled from the show unless it was initially stated that the work itself is a Giclée or digital print.
  3. Accepted artwork listed for sale must be for the price listed in the submission. No last-minute price changes.  
  4. Vestige Concept Gallery retains a 30% commission for any artwork sold--please factor this into your pricing and update your pricing accordingly.  
  5. Artists are responsible for shipping & optional shipping insurance to and from Vestige Concept Gallery. A return-service (RS) shipping label must be included. Fedex or UPS only.  More instructions on shipping will follow during acceptance.
  6. Shipped work must be sent in reusable, sturdy boxes and marked with your name. No loose peanuts. Artwork framed with glass is the responsibility of the artist.  Artwork with glass that arrives in broken condition may be pulled from the event if artist is unable to remedy the issue.
  7. Late or damaged work will not be exhibited.
  8. Art damaged in transit is solely the responsibility of the artist and shipper. Artwork may also be hand-delivered, if within range.
  9. Wall pieces MUST be securely wired, framed, and properly prepared for display.  Painted edges and/or a clean edge (i.e. the edges were masked off prior to painting), are acceptable for paintings.  Sawtooth is ok for photography and small work only, that weighs less than 5 pounds.
  10. 2D Work must not exceed 30lbs, including frame.   3D artists of a non-traditional nature may wish to inquire with the gallery first before submitting.  "Traditional" means works such as (but not limited to) ceramics and sculptures that fit onto a pedestal. Traditional 3D generally should not require any inquiry.
  11. ORNATE AND/OR BARN STYLE FRAMES are subject to review upon arrival, and if deemed overwhelming, distracting, or egregious in size, may be removed from the show at the gallery discretion.  Ornate, barn wood, and very old, historical looking frames should be avoided.  If your work is already framed and you are unsure, please contact the gallery and include a picture.
  12. A "Yes" response on a special circumstance email (such as a question about 3D art or frames) does not indicate a "yes" acceptance into the show.
  13. Artists who "size jump" after acceptance (i.e. photography printed at larger sizes than initially stated, or adding super wide matting that increases the frame size), may be removed from the show at gallery discretion.  Any concerns about final presentation on said items, please check with the gallery first.
  14. From time to time in certain exhibits, the gallery may choose to feature 1-2 artists and include their name in the subtitle of the show, below the main exhibit title.


SEPT 23: Application deadline
SEPT 24/25: Acceptance notification
OCT 5: Deadline for shipped or dropped-off work
OCT 7: Opening Reception
OCT/NOV:  normal business hours
NOV 12 -- Show closes and any unsold artwork is packaged and shipped back during that week.

Any questions please reach out to:

Thank you for your interest in applying!

Application Requirements

Minimum 2 work samples, Artist Bio and Statement

Eligibility Criteria

18+, US and Canada