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(re)Building: Atlantic Gallery Juried Exhibition 2021
Atlantic Gallery
Attn: Martha Jasopersaud
548 West 28th St; Suite 540
New York, NY 10001


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York
Entry Deadline: 6/12/21
Days remaining to deadline: 30
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (1-3 works): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Atlantic Gallery Juried Exhibition 2021
July 13 – 31, 2021

A juried Group Show with Grand Prize: a Solo Show at Atlantic Gallery in NYC’s Chelsea art district.

Runner up

One artist will be awarded the book ‘Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations’ by Jerry McLaughlin & Rebecca Crowell

This past year art has been a refuge for many, a challenge for others, yet creativity prevails as we weather the ongoing storm. As artists we rely on numerous forces intrinsic to our creative process, navigating difficult and challenging periods, giving rise to beautiful and complex works. Now is the time to gather our resources and strength, and rebuild: our lives, our world, our art. Atlantic Gallery is seeking works from this past year (2020-21) that inspire, and embrace, the spirit of rebuilding, renewal and resiliency. Submitted artwork must utilize wax, whether in the form of cold wax, encaustic, or both, in two-dimensional or three-dimensional works. A printed full-color catalog will be provided to each accepted artist. One artist will be chosen by juror, Jerry McLaughlin, for the grand-prize of a weeklong solo show at Atlantic Gallery at a later date. 

JUROR: Jerry McLaughlin, painter, award-winning author and co-founder of Cold Wax Academy 

Jerry McLaughlin is best known for his powerful, rough, yet subtle paintings built through an intensive working of dozens of layers of paint, pigments, and beeswax, along with additives like earth, sand, and wood ash. His astutely textured, minimalist works are informed by the structural world of adobe, concrete, asphalt, stone, and steel, as well as by the decay, erosion, and weathering of those materials. Deliberate in its minimalism, his work is nonetheless intimate. Its detailed textures invite close examination. We feel the urge to touch them.

Exploring the interplay between beauty and darkness, his work is often inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, Edna St Vincent Millay, Constantine Cavafy, and others.

Though McLaughlin is now a full-time abstract artist, he initially trained as a pediatric critical care physician, an influence still quite palpable in his work. Recognized as an expert in cold wax medium, he teaches extensively, across the US and abroad. In 2017, he co-authored, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations, the first ever comprehensive book on cold wax medium. The book won a 2018 International Independent Publisher Gold Medal and a 2018 International Book Award.

His work has been collected across the US and internationally and has appeared in many magazines and other publications. He is represented by HG Contemporary in New York and DZine Gallery in San Francisco.

June 12, 2021: Submission Deadline
June 19 – 24, 2021: Juror reviews work
June 25 – 26, 2021: Notifications go out to accepted and Not accepted artists
July 1 – July 10, 2021: Works should be delivered to the gallery
July 13 – July 31, 2021: (re)Building Juried Show (Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 the opening reception is TBD)
July 31 & August 3, 2021: Hand delivered work picked up: Hand delivered work picked up/ Artwork gets shipped back this week

Works must utilize wax, whether cold wax or encaustic, or both. The use of additional media is permitted, including but not limited to: oils, acrylics, ceramics, plaster, etc.

Open to all artists at least 18 yrs. Old

Work, including the frame, may not exceed 36 inches in width and height including frame. All work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), wired and ready for hanging.
Standing Sculptures maximum width or depth of sculpture is 36 inches x 36 inches height.
 SQUARE PEDESTAL OR ARTIST MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN APPROPRIATE STAND. We also have two lower pedestals of 21”x18” and 20”x 24” that can be used if needed. 

The fee is $40 for 1 – 3 works.
$5 for each additional work, up to 5 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Please make payment via Paypal or mail check to
Atlantic Gallery
548 West 28th St, Suite 540
New York, NY 10001

Be sure to include your printed entry form with check.

Gallery will take 25% commission on any work sold.


Max image size: 5 MB
Image Dimensions: 1
200-1800 pixels on the smallest side
JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows: Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist’s name will not be viewed by juror.
YOUR LAST Name_ FIRST Name_title of artwork.jpg

For example:
smith_joe_ title of artwork.jpg

Sculptors must submit two views of EACH work, at no extra cost, and label each work


Delivery and Pick-up Instructions for Artwork to Atlantic Gallery

Shipping Address:
Atlantic Gallery 
Attn: Martha Jasopersaud
548 West 28th St; Suite 540
New York, NY 10001

Contact Information:

Gallery Manager: Martha Jasopersaud
(212) 219-3183 


Packages need to be Delivered: July 1 – July 10, 2021

Please be sure to tell preferred carrier service that packages need to arrive during our business hours: Tuesday – Saturday; 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Please include (AND email ahead) DETAILED instructions for unpacking and re-packing work, as well as any specific installation instructions. 

Work should be shipped in the smallest reusable container that will safely transport the piece.

 Please DO NOT use packing peanuts. 

A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed in an envelope taped to the back of your artwork or email label to atlanticgalleryinfo@gmail.comNO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. No U.S. Postal Service Or COD returns. DO NOT send check, stamps, or credit card information for return of work.

If you are shipping via UPS please be sure to pay for pickup of your piece. It is a separate fee when you purchase your return label.  

The gallery will do its best to repack work in shipped packaging, but responsibility for providing adequate packaging and instructions rests with the artist.


Hand Delivered: July 1 – July 10, 2021; Tuesday through Saturday; 12pm-6pm

Please wrap artwork in bubble wrap if you choose not to package it in a box. 

Hand-delivered packaging must be removed from the gallery upon delivery. Floor stands must be brought with sculpture unless arrangements are made to use a gallery stand. Gallery stands are 19”x19”.

Hand-delivered work must be picked up on July 31 & August 3, 2021 12pm-6pm

The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date. If other arrangements need to be made please contact gallery manager via email or phone (212) 219-3183.

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