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ArtSpace Maynard - West Gallery - Call for Proposals, 2020-2021 Season
63 Summer Street
Maynard, MA 01754

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Contact Email: artspacemaynard@gmail.com
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Massachusetts
Entry Deadline: 10/15/20
Days remaining to deadline: 105
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (ArtSpace Maynard - West Gallery - Call for Proposals, 2020-2021 Season): $35.00
ArtSpace Maynard invites New England artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for a 5-6 week solo or group exhibition during the 2020-2021 season in our new West Gallery.

Exhibitions are limited to New England artists.


SCOPE AND INTENTION
Proposals should be for group or solo exhibitions and present a coherent theme. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other.


CRITERIA
  • Quality of work
  • Clarity and coherence of concept
  • Ability of artist/curator to complete the project


GALLERY SPACE

ArtSpace Maynard houses 83 studio artists, the Acme Theater, the ArtSpace Gallery and the new West Gallery. The West Gallery is a 922 square foot, newly renovated space with 106 linear feet of wall space, a 10 foot high ceiling and state of the art lighting. The gallery is managed by a committed group of volunteer ArtSpace studio artists with years of experience.

You are encouraged to view the space prior to submitting your proposal.

Given the uncertainty of these times we will do our best to support the exhibit with an online element to the show including a Zoom reception/artist talk and an online gallery.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF SELECTED ARTISTS/CURATOR
  • For group shows there must be one point-person or curator, who will also attend a gallery orientation session prior to the exhibition.
  • Develop postcards and have them proofed by ArtSpace for approval before ordering.
  • Postcards must adhere to USPS guidelines.
  • Order and mail postcards to their mailing lists.
  • Provide 1000 postcards to ArtSpace for mailing to ArtSpace mailing list.
  • Provide artist statements and print-ready images for publicity.
  • Deliver artwork, install and remove exhibit.
  • Prepare an opening reception with refreshments.
  • Gallery sitting by artist or designee is required on Saturdays from 11-4.


ARTSPACE SUPPORT
  • Listing in Art New England, Artscope, local and regional media “Event Listings”.
  • Preparing and distributing press releases.
  • Mailing and postage to ArtSpace mailing list.
  • Gallery sitting Wednesday - Friday.
  • Organize and present a Zoom reception/artist talk and an online gallery.
  • The gallery receives a thirty percent (30%) commission on the sale of artwork. but does not guarantee a sale your work.


PROPOSAL TIMELINE
  • October 15 Proposal Deadline
  • October 30 Notification


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

ArtSpace will only be accepting electronic submission through Callforentry.org

CHECKLIST - The following is required for each proposal you submit.
  1. Statement of Concept - The statement must begin with an exhibition title and list of participating artists followed by a one paragraph summary of the intention of the show. If it is a group show, it should go on to address how each of the artist’s work relates to the central concept.
  2. Resumes - 1-2 page resume for each artist.  For a group show you will need to combine all resumes into one document before uploading it.
  3. Artist Agreement for Group Shows - You must have secured participation of all the artists in your proposal prior to submitting your application.
  4. Images - Minimum of 5, maximum of 20.
  5. Application Fee - $35.00 payable by credit card on Callforentry.org.
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