Entry Fee (PROUD+ 2021): $35.00
Media Fee($5 ea. for 2nd & 3rd Artwork Entries): $5.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
PROUD+ is a national exhibition of visual arts running from July 3 - 30, 2021 at The Studio Door (San Diego, CA). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and other related community artists (LGBTQIA+) are encouraged to present contemporary works that celebrate the unique sense of pride that this diverse community has. The Studio Door is seeking artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience. Show us what your Pride looks like. The exhibition runs concurrent with San Diego Pride month.
You can review past exhibition catalogs online at:
Fine Art: Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, ceramics, stoneware, stain glass and sculpture. Oversized jewelry that can be defined as fine art is acceptable for this show.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting to this call for artists.
Submissions must be the artist’s original work.
All artwork must be available for sale.
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 ™.
Artists who have participated in previous Proud+ exhibitions at The Studio Door should contact us before applying to receive a courtesy discount.
May 31, 2021 - 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).
July 3 - 30, 2021
Artwork, including items sold, must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.
Alexis Bard Johnson, PhD • Curator, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers. ONE Archives has been a part of the University of Southern California Libraries since 2010. ONE Gallery, West Hollywood is ONE’s off-site exhibition space that presents exhibitions on queer art, history, and culture drawing from the collections at ONE Archives.
BEST IN SHOW
A Juror's Award certificate and a check for $100 will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme. Exhibition catalogs will be available online print-on-demand.
GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited at The Studio Door gallery in San Diego. Additionally, the juror will select works that will be shown in the on-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the limitations of the main gallery. You have the option to declare “in gallery”, “on-line gallery” or both during the application process. All accepted works regardless of “in gallery” or “online gallery” are eligible for Best in Show.
All artwork selected, both gallery and online, will be included in the national exhibition virtual catalog.
USE OF IMAGERY
If your artwork is selected for either the gallery or online exhibition, 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.
Note: PROUD+ is conceived as a national show (USA). Due to the costs of shipping and potential customs issues, International artists are welcome to participate exclusively in the online portion of the exhibition. Sales will be handled through The Studio Door, who will work with artists to determine cost of shipping. Those costs will be paid for by the patron.
ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE
2-Dimensional Work: Height 8 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 10’ in height. If you are unsure if your work is size acceptable, please contact The Studio Door at email@example.com.
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. No color mats. Exception is made if frame or mat is essential to the work of art. Due to problems with shipping 2-D artwork, no glass - plexi only.
CAFÉ ™ SUBMISSION 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.
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.
SELECTION OF WORK
The juror will select works that will be on display at The Studio Door gallery in San Diego. These works may also be on display in on-line gallery. Additionally, the juror will select additional works that will be shown only in the on-line gallery. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the physical limitation of the gallery.
NOTIFICATION TO ARTISTS
Artists will be notified by June 5, 2021. 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 June 6, 2020, please check your email spam folder and contact the The Studio Door.
SHIPPING OF ARTWORK
All shipped artwork must be received no later than June 25, 2021. Shipped works will be shipped out of The Studio Door on August 4, 2021. 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, June 26 (Noon – 7 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 Tuesday, July 31 (Noon – 7 PM) during gallery hours.
Artwork left behind may be subject to a late fee of $50 per day and/or discarded by The Studio Door.
SALES OF ART
60% of the sale will go to the artists and 40% 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.
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
Hillcrest's premier art gallery, The Studio Door is a unique art center located just minutes from Downtown and Balboa Park. Since 2014, The Studio Door has become known for its gallery of contemporary art, working artist studios, special events and museum store. Great destination for locals, tourists and other art lovers. For more details visit the website at www.thestudiodoor.com
IMPORTANT DATES (SUMMARY)
• 01/16/21 Call for Artists – Start Date
• 05/31/21 10:59 PST • Call for Artists – Closing of Call
• 06/05/21 Artists Notification Date
• 06/25/21 Final Receive Date for Shipping
• 06/26/21 Drop Off Artwork (local): Noon – 7 PM
• 07/03/21 Show Opens to the Public
• 07/30/21 Show Closes
• 07/31/21 Artwork Pick Up Date
• 08/04/21 Artwork Shipping Date
• 08/31/21 Artist Commission Checks Deadline
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.
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