Call Detail
Bitfactory Gallery Call for Entries
851 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204-4300


Contact Email: info@bitfactory.net
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 11/15/19 - 1/9/20
Entry Deadline: 10/1/19
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Bitfactory Gallery Call for Entries): $35.00
Prospectus
Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces for consideration.

Schedule for 2019 - 2020
October 1, 2019 - Deadline for entries (entries must be received by midnight)
October 15, 2019 - Artist Notification
November 8, 2109 - Deadline for receipt of all shipped artwork
November 8 – November 9, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Accepted artwork delivered in-person to Bitfactory Gallery
Friday, November 15, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Exhibit Opening reception
November 15, 2019 - Juror's Talk & Award presentation
November 15, 2019 - January 9, 2020 - Exhibit dates
​January 10 – January 11, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Artists pick up work at Bitfactory Gallery
January 14 – January 24, 2020 – Artwork shipped back to artists


Submission Criteria
  • Entries will only be accepted through the CaFE online system.
  • Artwork must be of original design and personal execution, completed within the last two years and not previously shown at Bitfactory Gallery. 
  • Artists may submit up to three individual pieces of work with a maximum of 3 images in total. This may be any two-dimensional work.
  • The maximum size for two-dimensional work is 40" X 40" (including frame). 
  • Entries must be original art in any form of two-dimensional media, including photography, painting, collage, fiber/textile, mixed media, wood, glass and printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition will be accepted. No open-ended or poster prints. Giclée prints are not permitted.
  • The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 artworks. All fees are nonrefundable.
  • Artists may upload up a total of three images of their work (one for each piece entered). NOTE:  artists submitting more than three pieces will have the extra pieces withdrawn by the curator.
  • Works submitted must be ready for installation upon arrival at Bitfactory Gallery. All artwork must be wired and ready to hang. NO sawtooth, D-loop, hook type hangers, etc.
  • Any works submitted or delivered that are not deemed ready for installation will be not be hung. 
  • Any wall hanging Artwork must weigh less than 35 pounds.
  • Unframed artwork edges must be finished. No staples. Canvas or cradled substrates may be no less than 1 3/8" deep.
  • Artist is responsible for any and all insurance covering their artwork while on display in the gallery.

Awards:
  • Best of Show - $250
  • First, Second & Honorable Mention.

Commission
Work must be available for sale. Bitfactory Gallery will retain a 30% commission on sales.

How to Apply
  • Entries will only be accepted through the CaFE online system.
  • The deadline for entries is October 1, 2019 at midnight.
  • Artists may enter up to 3 works of art.
  • The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 artworks. All fees are nonrefundable.
  • Submissions must include the following:
    •      Artist’s full name
    •      Contact information including:
      •  mailing address
      •  telephone number
      •  e-mail address
    •      Title of piece
    •      Medium & Substrate
    •      Dimensions (height X width)
    •      Year Completed
    •      Price
  • Artist statement (optional)
Bitfactory Gallery reserves the right to images of artwork in the exhibition for promotional and sales use.

Delivery of Work:
  • Artwork may be shipped to the following address:
                     Bitfactory Gallery
                     851 Santa Fe Dr
                     Denver, CO 80204-4344
 
  • Shipped artwork must arrive at the above address on or before November 8, 2109. Late artwork will not be hung. Please plan accordingly.
  • Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping charges and shipping insurance.
  • All shipments must include a prepaid return-shipping label and be shipped in a container appropriate for re-use in return shipping. NO packing peanuts will be accepted.
  • Artwork can be shipped to an agent of your choice who will then hand-deliver the artwork to Bitfactory Gallery. Any fees will be handled between the artist and agent.
  • Hand delivery of artwork to Bitfactory Gallery will occur on November 8 – November 9, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • No late deliveries will be accepted.
  • Artist is responsible for any and all insurance covering their artwork while on display in the gallery.
Pick-up of Work:
  • All unsold artwork can be picked up from Bitfactory Gallery on January 10 – January 11, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Any work left at Bitfactory gallery 5 days after the close of the exhibition will be subject to a $10 per day storage fee.
  • Any work left at Bitfactory Gallery for more than two weeks after the close of the exhibition will be considered abandoned and will be subject to sale or disposal without notification.

About the Juror:
Brenda LaBier currently serves as the Director of Estate & Gift Planning for the Joellyn T. Duesberry Collection and Estate and continues with special projects with Michele Mosko Fine Art. Formerly the Curator of MOCA in Virginia, she curated and designed over 60 contemporary art exhibitions encompassing diverse concepts, media, and artistic styles and subsequently the Curatorial Administrator for the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles where LaBier organized and traveled with exhibitions nationally from the collection, executed collections management, and a sculpture conservation project.
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