Call Detail
Liberated Forms 2024
Entry Deadline: 7/6/24
Days remaining to deadline: 133

Entry Fee (Liberated Forms 2023): $35.00
Media Fee($5 ea. for 2nd & 3rd Artwork Entries): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Event Dates: 8/8/24 - 8/31/24
Jury Dates: 7/7/24 - 7/9/24

LIBERATED FORMS 2024 PROSPECTUS 

LIBERATED FORMS 2024 is a celebration of Diversity and Desire. The national exhibition of visual arts will run August 8 - 31, 2024 at The Studio Door (San Diego, CA).  This is a new exhibition for the gallery.  The Studio Door is seeking artwork that represents body and sex positive visual art. The exhibition hopes to be a safe space for dialogue and discussion surrounding contemporary experiences of sex and sexuality.

This show will include a mature contents warning and a code of conduct. Guests must be 18 years or older with valid proof of ID for the duration of the exhibition. No photography will be allowed in the gallery during this exhibit.

 

EXHIBITION DATES 

August 8 - 31, 2024

Artwork, including items sold, must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION 

A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2024  -  6 PM - 9 PM.   Guests must be 18 years or older with valid proof of ID. 

JUROR

Juror: Patric Stillman, The Studio Door Founder and Gallery Owner

In honor of The Studio Door’s 10th Anniversary, Patric Stillman will be the juror for Liberated Forms. Stillman, a dedicated professional artist, founded The Studio Door to address gaps in San Diego's visual arts scene, collaborating with numerous organizations and promoting over 2,000 visual artists. His impactful community involvement includes curating exhibitions and serving as a juror for prestigious organizations. Recognized with multiple awards, Stillman's unwavering commitment to arts promotion has made him a sought-after curator and advisor, leaving a significant impact on both local and national art scenes.

 

BEST IN SHOW

A Juror's Award certificate and a check for $100 will be presented to three artists for artworks that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme. 

 

IN GALLERY ONLY

It will be In Gallery only exhibition.  

 

USE OF IMAGERY

If your artwork is selected, Artist grants The Studio Door permission to photograph selected artwork.  The Studio Door reserves the right to use art images for marketing and publicity without compensation.

 

ARTWORK PRESENTATION 

2-D artwork must arrive 'gallery ready' and 'ready to hang' and be presented professionally. Preferably, framed artwork should be in black wood or natural wood frame. 

Due to problems with shipping 2-D artwork, no glass - plexi only. 

 

CAFÉSUBMISSION PROCESS

All submissions for this show are handled through CAFÉ ™ (Callforentry.org).  Artists are required to sign up and create a profile on CAFÉ ™.  There is no charge for using this service.

 

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS 

CAFÉ ™ provides 5 MB for the artist profile.  Image may be 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger will be resized.  Image may be JPG or JPEG only. Artist will upload images and information directly to their profile and reference when filling out the official call for submission.  

If you have problems uploading images, contact CAFÉ ™ directly. FYI, the most common problem is that the system will not accept images that are too small.

 

NOTIFICATION TO ARTISTS 

Artists will be notified by July 9, 2024. All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email. You may receive multiple notifications for acceptance into The Studio Door exhibition and on-line gallery. You will receive notification even if no artwork has been selected. If you do not receive notice by July 10, 2024, please check your email spam folder and contact The Studio Door. 

 

SHIPPING OF ARTWORK 

All shipped artwork must be received no later than Friday, August 2, 2024. Unsold artwork will be shipped out of The Studio Door on September 4, 2024. 2-D work must be sent in reusable packaging with NO styrofoam packing peanuts. Glass or ceramic sculptures and other fragile works must be double-boxed and sufficiently padded to prevent damage in transit. The Studio Door is NOT responsible for damage caused in transit. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping and arranging prepaid shipping labels with either UPS or FedEx. It is mandatory to include prepaid shipping labels with your artwork or to make the necessary arrangements with The Studio Door before the exhibition or your work will not be exhibited. 

 

HAND-DELIVERY OF ARTWORK 

During weekend gallery hours on Saturday, August 3, 2024 (11 AM – 5 PM) or by earlier appointment.  Large works or small installations should be scheduled as to not interfere with other exhibitions.

If your artwork is accepted for the on-line gallery ONLY, you do NOT need to deliver your artwork.

 

PICK-UP OF ARTWORK 

Artwork may be picked up Saturday, August 31, 2024 during gallery hours at the end of the day (4 - 5 PM) or Tuesday, September 3, 2024 (11 AM - 5 PM).

Artwork left behind may be subject to a late fee of $50 per day and/or discarded by The Studio Door.

 

SALES OF ART 

50% of the sale will go to the artists and 50% of the sale will go to the Studio Door. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. The Studio Door will mail a check to the artist for any sold artwork within 30 days after the close of the show. 

 

PRICING CONSIDERATION

Artists are encouraged to consider price points when they apply for The Studio Door exhibitions.  Based upon past experience, art sales in Southern California remain strongest under $2,500 with $500 being the average first time patron purchase.  

 

ABOUT THE STUDIO DOOR

San Diego's premier art gallery is a unique art center located just minutes from downtown San Diego and Balboa Park. Since 2014, it has become known for its gallery of contemporary art, working artist studios, community events and the neighborhood’s expanding Mural Alley. It is a great destination for locals, tourist and art lovers. For more details visit the website at www.thestudiodoor.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES (SUMMARY)

    •    12/06/23        Call for Artists – Start Date

    •    07/06/24        10:59 PST • Call for Artists – Closing of Call

    •    07/09/24        Artists Notification Date

    •    08/02/24        Final Receive Date for Shipping

    •    08/03/24        Drop Off Artwork (local):  11 AM - 5 PM

    •    08/08/24        Exhibition opens

    •    08/10/24        Public Reception: 6 PM – 9 PM

    •    08/31/24        Show Closes

    •    08/31/24        Artwork Pick Up Date I: 4 PM - 5 PM

    •    09/03/24        Artwork Pick Up Date II:  11 AM - 5 PM

    •    09/04/24        Artwork Shipping Date

    •    09/30/24        Artist Commission Checks Deadline

 

QUESTIONS?

Email: forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com

If you would like to support this exhibition with a donation, or fund an award, please contact The Studio Door.  Please help get the word out about the show by encouraging your fellow artists to enter.

Visit THE STUDIO DOOR @ www.TheStudioDoor.com

Application Requirements

NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE 

An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. Payment of $35 per initial entry and $5 for per additional media. [1 work of art = $35; 2 works = $40; or 3 works = $45]. Payments are processed through CAFÉ ™. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  

July 6, 2024  - 10:59 PM PST 

Complete information including images of artwork must be submitted online with CAFÉ ™ before 10:59 PM PST to be considered by juror (Check your watch, that’s 1:59 AM EST and 11:59 PM MST).

ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE 

2-Dimensional Work: Height 7.5 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame 

3-Dimensional Work: Sculptural and small installation work is encouraged.  Works must be able to fit through an average doorway and not exceed 8’ in height.  If you are unsure if your work is size acceptable, please contact The Studio Door at forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com

Eligibility Criteria

ELIGIBILITY 

Visual Artists over the age of 18 are eligible.

 

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED 

Fine Art: Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, and sculpture.  Please note some restrictions apply to glass, stain glass, ceramics and stoneware.  Oversized jewelry that can be defined as fine art is acceptable for this show.

The Studio Door exhibitions no longer excepts shipments of glass, stain glass, ceramics or stoneware due to the amount of damage caused by shipping services.  Hand delivered artworks in these media are acceptable.  

This exhibition does not accept performance art. 

Video, film, installation and works requiring an external electrical source require gallery approval.  If you want to be considered, please contact The Studio Door at forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com before submitting to this call for artists.

Submissions must be the artist’s original work.

All artwork must be available for sale.