Call Detail
Abandoned Haunts & Curious Trappings

162 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768



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Contact Email: jen@thefireflyartists.com
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: New York
Event Dates: 10/12/21 - 11/7/21
Entry Deadline: 9/19/21
Days remaining to deadline: 1
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Abandoned Haunts & Curious Trappings is a juried exhibition of hauntingly beautiful photography of abandoned spaces and 3D works that complement this eerie theme.

Artists from throughout the Northeastern US region are invited to apply, provided they can hand deliver and retrieve any framed works or sculpture.  Maximum size of pieces is 30” x 40”.  The exhibition will hang for roughly 4 weeks in our new expanded gallery space - The Darcy Gallery* in Northport, New York. (*Note: there is no handicapped access to this venue, which is located on the second floor of the historic building housing our gallery.)

Exhibition entries must be original artwork, no reproductions (with the exception of photography). All jewelry must be framed. While framing is not required for 2D works, canvases must be wired for hanging. Works on paper may be matted and will be hung “Clothespin Style.” All art submitted for exhibition must be for sale. The gallery will take a 35% commission on sold pieces. The sale price provided during submission of the work for exhibition may not be subsequently changed.

JUROR
Matthew Christopher - Abandoned America
The Firefly is honored to have Matthew Christopher of “Abandoned America” serving as the juror for this exhibition. Matthew’s journey to document abandoned sites began a decade ago while researching the decline of the state hospital system. Realizing that words alone could not adequately convey the harsh realities of institutional care, Matthew embarked on a journey to visit and photograph the crumbling state schools and asylums in our midst. Ten years later, Matthew’s focus has broadened to include the ruins of American infrastructure, industry, churches, schools, theaters, hospitals, prisons, resorts and hotels as realized in his books, “Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences” and "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream". His website, Abandoned America, has gained international attention and is considered one of the leading collections of images of abandoned spaces. 

Matthew earned his MFA in Imaging Arts and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2012. His photography has been featured in the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, the L.A. Times, BBC, ABC News, NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Catholic Sun, Yahoo News, Yahoo Travel, Business Insider, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, the Weather Channel, the Huffington Post, New York Daily News, the Metro, Photo District News, Photographer’s Forum, Juxtapoz, the Discovery Channel Magazine, and many others. 

See some of his work here: https://www.abandonedamerica.us/

AWARDS
Cash Awards will be given to First, Second and Third Place.

2021 CALENDAR
September 16 – Submissions due Deadline extended to September 19th!
September 21 – Acceptance Letters Sent
October 5 – 11:30am - 2:00pm and October 6 and 
5:00pm – 8:00pm – Selected works due to The Firefly Artists Gallery at 162 Main Street, Northport, NY
October 12 – November 7  – Exhibition in The Darcy Gallery, Second Floor at The Firefly Artists Gallery at 162 Main Street, Northport, NY
October 16 – 5:00pm - 8:00pm  – Art Reception
November 9 – 11:30am - 2:00pm and November 10, 5:00pm - 8:00pm – Artwork Pickup

ELIGIBILITY
Eligibility is open to all 2D photography and diverse forms of 3D such as drawing, sculpture, fabric, glass, jewelry. Entries must be original artworks, no reproductions (with the exception of photography) centered on the theme of “Abandoned Haunts and Curious Trappings”. Maximum size of pieces (including framing) is 30” x 40”.  All art must be for sale. The gallery takes a 35% commission. Artists are responsible for insuring their own works. The sale price provided during the application process may not be subsequently changed.

PRESENTATION
While framing is not required, canvases must be wired for hanging. Works on paper may be matted. Unframed works must be provided in a folder, plastic sheeting or other protective covering. Such pieces will be hung without any covering, “clothespin style” for the duration of the exhibition. Each submitted piece of work shall include (1) Artist Name (2) Name of Work, (3) medium/full description of the materials used. (4) brief statement describing the location and/or thematic significance or the work

SUBMISSION
Each artist may submit one entry for consideration for $35. Artists can submit up to three additional pieces for $5 fee each.  Up to two pieces of artwork from each selected artist will be chosen to be part of the exhibition. Please indicate whether the work is framed or unframed.

DROP OFF/PICK UP
Framed works and sculpture MUST be delivered in person to The Firefly Artists Gallery at 162 Main Street, Northport, NY. Unframed photographs may be delivered in-person OR shipped to The Firefly Artists, 162 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768 by specified dates. Each selected work shall be delivered with (1) Artist Name (2) Name of Work, (3) medium/full description of the materials used. (4) brief statement describing the location and/or thematic significance or the work.

In Person Drop off Dates - October 5, 11:30am-2:00pm and October 6, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Shipped work must arrive by October 6, 2021 and come with a prepaid UPS Return Label

Pick up Dates - November 9, 11:30am-2:00pm and November 10, 5:00pm-8:00pm

A storage fee of $5 per day will be accrued for pieces of art left beyond November 11, 2021 until the art is picked up. After 30 days of the show’s ending, The Firefly Artists reserves the right to place objects in storage at the Lender/Artist’s risk and expense.

INSURANCE
Artists shall provide insurance coverage for their own works while on view at The Firefly Artists Gallery.

PUBLICITY
The Firefly Artists assumes the cost of publicity. Such publicity, including selection of media and photographs will be made at the discretion of the managing partners of The Firefly Artists.  Publicity may include: mailing, emails and distribution of show announcements, press releases, gallery interpretive displays or other didactic material associated with the exhibition, as well as advertisements in newspapers and other publications if any are warranted.

PHOTO IMAGERY & STATEMENT
The Artist grants permission to use submitted images and statement as well as any images of your work created by The Firefly Artists for publication and promotional purposes.

The Firefly Artists shall have the right to publish any such photographs and statements furnished by the artist with no payment to the artist or the photographer who produced the image. Artists must secure publication permission from the photographer if copyrighted; and provide the same to The Firefly Artists.

Artists from throughout the Northeastern US region are invited to apply, provided they can hand deliver and retrieve any framed works or sculpture.  Maximum size of pieces is 30” x 40”.

Eligibility is open to all 2D photography and diverse forms of 3D such as drawing, sculpture, fabric, glass, jewelry. Entries must be original artworks, no reproductions (with the exception of photography) centered on the theme of “Abandoned Haunts and Curious Trappings”. Maximum size of pieces (including framing) is 30” x 40”.  All art must be for sale. The gallery takes a 35% commission. Artists are responsible for insuring their own works. The sale price provided during the application process may not be subsequently changed.

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