Call Detail
Unfinished Democracy: Artistic Reflections
Entry Deadline: 9/8/24
Days remaining to deadline: 55

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 10/8/24 - 11/5/24
Jury Dates: 9/9/24 - 9/11/24

TITLE: "Unfinished Democracy: Artistic Reflections"

"Unfinished Democracy" delves into the intersection of art and politics, illuminating the evolving narrative of democracy in the United States. Through a diverse range of artistic expressions, this exhibition invites viewers to contemplate the unfinished nature of democracy and the role of active civic engagement in shaping a more inclusive and just society. In the spirit of civic duty, we will close this exhibition with an event on election night and guests will be asked to show that they voted to attend.

Below are a couple of themes and artistic directions to choose from. We also welcome your perspective as well.  

  • Historical Perspectives, highlighting the youth of the United States in comparison to older democracies around the world; reflecting on the nation's ongoing journey towards a more perfect union, or the perception of a perfect goal. By juxtaposing American democracy with the rich and long history of civilizations across the globe, the art can prompt and provoke ideas around this ongoing experiment in governance.
  • Civic responsibilities, emphasizing the importance of active participation in the political process and encourage viewers to embrace and activate their role as agents of change. By showcasing artworks that celebrate activism, protest, and community organizing, the exhibition underscores the power of collective action in advancing democratic ideals and effecting meaningful societal transformation.

"Ultimately I hope that "Unfinished Democracy: Artistic Reflections" serves as a call to action, urging viewers to engage critically with the challenges facing contemporary democracy and to harness the transformative potential of art in shaping a more equitable future." Molly Demeulenaere, Executive Director

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Show runs from October 8–November 5, 2024
  • JPEGs due by Sunday, September 8, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance by Wednesday, September 11, 2014
  • Local drop-off of work on Monday, October 7, 2024, between 8am - noon
  • Work being shipped must arrive by Saturday, October 5, 2024
  • Closing Event on Election Night, Tuesday, November 5, 2024
  • Pick up unsold work night of the closing event or Wednesday, November 6, 2024, between 8am-noon
  • Work being shipped will be sent the week of Monday, November 11, 2024

ENTRY FEE

$25 for first entry and $5 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.

 ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The Cultural Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 

RULES

Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibit and will remain for its entirety. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on the jpeg the Cultural Center reserves the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.

FRAMING

Framed work must be fitted firmly in frame with wire for hanging. No loose glass over mats. Gallery wrapped canvases are permitted. Poorly presented work will not be hung.

 ARTWORK DELIVERY

The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. 

Please send work to:
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Attn: Molly Demeulenaere
307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS, FedEx, or USPS.

Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and/or works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the Center.

NO PACKING PEANUTS. 

NOTIFICATION

Notification will be done by email. If for any reason you do not receive your notification by the notification date, please check the filters in your email account.

FORMATTING

All images must be in JPEG or JPG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.  

SALES

The Center lists exhibiting work for sale using the price of the work listed on the artist’s CaFe account. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their sale price is correct in their CaFe account. All works should be for sale. Members of the Cultural Center are charged a 30% commission on all sales, non-members a 40% commission.

REGULATIONS

By submitting images, you agree that the images are your own work, you own all rights to the images, and you take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals. The actual artwork will remain the property of the artist. The artists will grant copyright to the Cultural Center for display and promotional use. By entering our calls for art through Cafe you are agreeing to be added to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod's email list for forthcoming artist opportunities.

LIABILITY

The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, Center and its staff are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and also purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.

**Disclaimer: The Center’s insurance does not cover damage to art during shipping and transit to or from The Center. Artists should insure all work to and from The Center.

The Center would like to know the stories behind this work. Please make sure that your artist statement on CaFe is 1000 characters (including spaces and punctuation) or less. Please also make sure that your statement is free of grammatical errors. 

Submissions: All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact exhibitions@cultural-center.org; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 

All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those items with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 

Application Requirements

All images must be in JPEG or JPG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.  

Eligibility Criteria

This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The Cultural Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.