True North Gallery is seeking submissions for “Lighting the Night: The Lantern As Art,” a group exhibition that will run from Saturday, November 16, 2013 until Saturday, January 11, 2014. (Please feel free to share this Call for Entries with other artists!)
Only three-dimensional work is eligible. Three-dimensional entries in clay, wood, stone, glass, metal, fiber, and mixed media must be free-standing and not exceed 18” x 18” in dimensions.
All work should in some way deal with the form and nature of the lantern, and should be able to hold and carry light from a candle, oil and wick, or battery-powered bulb. (Note: If your lantern is accepted for inclusion in the show, please do NOT include oil or batteries with the lantern.)
We are looking for creative interpretations of the lantern as an art form. For example, you might think both literally and metaphorically about the concepts of carrying light, shedding light, illuminating the darkness, and finding one’s way in the dark. Consider exploring these, as well as other themes, through both the form and surfaces of the lantern.
REVIEW OF DATES
Monday, October 28: Entries Due
Thursday, October 31: Notification of Acceptance
Saturday, November 9: Accepted works due at gallery
Saturday, November 16: Exhibition Opens / Artists’ Reception
Saturday, January 11, 2014: Exhibition Closes
SALES: All artwork must be available for sale. A commission of 40% is required on all sales.
ELIGIBILITY: All artists 18 years and older are eligible. Younger artists may submit under the guardianship of a parent.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Digital submissions only. Please use the jpeg format. Label each of your submissions with your last name and a number, such as Smith1.jpeg.
Please include title of work, dimensions, medium, and retail price for each of your labeled submissions. Also include your name, address, phone number, and brief artist statement with your submission.
True North Gallery has the option, upon receipt of the artwork, of rejecting from the exhibition any works determined unsafe or unstable or not commensurate with submitted digital images.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK
If you deliver the artwork in person, please make arrangements with the gallery. Shipping to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Payment arrangements for return shipping will be made on an individual basis.
PICK-UP/RETURN OF ARTWORK
All work submitted for exhibition must be removed at the time designated. Artists who want to pick up their work in person need to make arrangements with the gallery regarding pick-up.
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
All artwork will be insured against loss or damage while on exhibit at the gallery. While work is in transit, coming to and returning from the gallery, liability and insurance are the responsibility of the artist.
CANCELLATION: The gallery reserves the right to cancel or postpone the exhibition, at its discretion, prior to the Notification of Acceptance.
True North Gallery
25 Woodbury Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982