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Gimme Shelter
Ciel Gallery
128 E. Park Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 12/11/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Gimme Shelter): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00
National Juried Exhibition, January 6 - 26, 2017
Entry Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 11:59 PM MST

Exhibition: “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”
~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Mahatma Gandhi said that a nation’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Who do we love, and how do we express that love? And if we listened, what would we know? Show us the souls of the animals you love, whether feathered or furred, realistic, whimsical, or imaginary. We invite your participation in any medium; both 2-D and 3-D are welcome. There are no size restrictions; however, space will be a consideration. All US artists are welcome to apply.

This exhibition will feature a community component with The Humane Society. Donations to their Wish List will be accepted at the gallery on their behalf.

Prize: Best of Show $500; Honorable Mentions

Judge: Fabric Lenny, Manchester, England;
Prolific image-maker and serial collaborator Fabric Lenny has been working creatively throughout the UK in a variety of art forms for over 20 years. Although primarily concerned with drawing and the meandering line, he has collaborated with dancers, musicians, photographers and other visual artists in the creation of interesting visual meanderings which are candy for the eye and musings for the soul. His recent collaborations have taken him to Europe and North America, where his work has been exhibited alongside his live drawing performances. Recent Public Art commissions created by Fabric Lenny have been received with enthusiasm and have demonstrated how his work can animate a space and engage an audience.

Sponsor: TBA

Submission Guidelines:
NEW: All exhibited work must be for sale. A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold during the exhibition, or within 30 days as a direct result of the exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. All artists should supply their own insurance for the run of the show, if desired. Unsold works will be returned in the original packaging via artist-supplied pre-paid label two to four weeks after the exhibition closes unless other arrangements have been made. Accepted artists are required to sign a Record of Loan. Ciel Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the supplied images for all media and publicity purposes with credit to the artist.

All entries must be of original design and created by the artist submitting the work. Artists submitting non-original work will not be accepted in future exhibitions. No prints (except photography), giclées or prints on aluminum accepted. All work must be clean, securely wired (no sawtooth hangers, hooks, french cleats, or unwired pieces), and ready to hang for exhibition. Ciel reserves the right to decline gallery space for pieces that arrive without adequate wiring, or in a condition other than as shown in submission materials. Any special requirements or equipment to install pieces must be provided by the artist and noted in the submission. Submitted images must reflect the actual work as closely as possible. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

Directions for Entry: NEW, PLEASE READ
All entries will be submitted online.
Payment will be submitted online at

Image entry will be by JPEG digital files; review will be by digital image only. Images of 2 works may be submitted for the entry fee of $35.00; up to 3 additional works may be submitted for $10 Media Fee for each additional JPEG image from 3 - 5, with a maximum of 5 images total.

All digital files must be in JPEG format. JPEGs must be sized to no less than 1920 pixels on the longest side, no greater than 5MB. Information on supported upload options is available at 

A non-refundable fee of $35.00 must accompany each entry, allowing submission of 2 pieces. Add $10 for each additional piece submitted up to 5 pieces total.
The system requires at least two images. If submitting only one piece, please enter a detail for the second image.

The online entry form must be complete and include dimensions (H x W x D format) in inches, materials, price, artist’s statement for each piece, contact information, signature and date. Artist statements for submissions may be combined and listed together.
We cannot use watermarked images, and please crop out signatures for the jurying process.

Submitted photos may be used on the website, Ciel Gallery Facebook page, and print media with artist credit. Submissions may be refused if photographs are poor quality.

Delivery and Pick-Up:
Artists are responsible for shipping or delivering accepted artwork by pre-arranged time with a deadline noted below. Delivery address will be provided with acceptance. After the exhibit closes, work MUST be picked up by appointment on Friday, January 27 or EARLY on Saturday, January 28, or return-shipped with supplied pre-paid label. If you cannot meet the delivery or pickup dates, please do not enter the exhibition.

Application materials must be received by 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, December 11, 2016 through
You will need to include the following:
•  Completed entry form
•  Artist’s Statement for each piece; general Artist Statement is not required
•  Online payment for 2 - 5 pieces
Images (one per artwork submitted)

Exhibition Calendar:
    Sunday, December 11           Deadline for Entries 11:59 PM MT
    Wednesday, December 14    Artists Notified of Acceptance Status by Email
    Friday, December 30             All Shipped Artwork Must be Received by Ciel
    Monday, January 2                Hand-Delivered Artwork Must be Received by Ciel
    Friday, January 6                   Opening Reception, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, January 26            Exhibition Closes
    Friday, January 27                 Artwork Pick-Up by Appointment
    Saturday, January 28             Noon: Last Available Pick-Up by Appointment

Ciel Gallery, located in the South End Arts District of Charlotte, NC, is open Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 6:00 and participates in the First Friday Gallery Crawls each month. For more information, visit or email Member Society of American Mosaic Artists, British Association for Modern Mosaics, Community Built Association, North Carolina Arts Council, and Arts & Science Council of Mecklenburg County. Ciel offers juried exhibitions, a full range of workshops, comprehensive art instruction, commissions, and public art opportunities.
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