Call For Artists


Nude Tin Can

125 Hatfield Road

St Albans

Hertfordshire

AL1 4JS

01727 569291

OPEN HOURS

Call for Artists


'ST ALBANS EXPOSED'

CALL FOR ARTISTS is NOW CLOSED!!!

Exhibition: 11 - 30 May 2019

EVENT  SATURDAY 11 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm (ticket only event)


Drop off: Thursday 9  MAY 2019, 10am - 4pm

Collection: Thu 30 May 2019, 10am - 4pm


In association with Sustainabe St Albans Festival 2019

This very local exhibition that will encompass aspects of local sustainability including: Health and Happiness, Equity and Local Economy, Culture and Community and Sustainable Materials. We aim to provide a creative journey locally by connecting local artists to local residents and visitors via the original artwork that is based on the City of St Albans itself.


MAJOR CRITERIA TO PARTICIPATE: MUST BE LOCAL (St Albans and surrounding areas) - the subject matter must be related to St Albans).


You MUST include full details of each artwork you are submitting (other work samples or actual intended submitted artwork) typed on the email.

  • Name
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Size (cm)
  • RRP of each piece
  • Website/Instagram/Twitter/Facebook Art Page if you have one. (not your  personal)
  • Short piece about the artwork/location/inspiration.


PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY THE DATES YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO TAKE PART IN, WITH CONSIDERATION OF SETTING UP AND PRIVATE VIEW AND COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE GALLERY. ONCE CONFIRMED AND PAID YOUR EXHIBITION FEE IS NON_REFUNDABLE. IT IS UP TO ARTISTS TO BE AWARE OF THE DROP OFF DATES.






Miniature Art Exhibition

Tiny Tin Can is being organised and curated by Louise Gendrot. This really is for Miniatures. A tiny size of approx 8cm max has been set for the artwork/sculpture - there may be allowances for larger individual items that incorporate an installation or scene etc. Items must be artist created.

Please email: louisegendrot@hotmail.com for details and submissions.



Call for Artists.

Art Exhibitions

for 2019


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & EXHIBITION TERMS.

Please read before submitting.


To Submit:

Send a maximum of 6 jpegs (items). No larger than 500kb each please.


To the subtincan(a)outlook.com email address:

SUBJECT HEADER:

EG: 'ST ALBANS EXPOSED'


Include:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Size (cm)
  • RRP of each piece
  • Website. (Ensure your website is up-to-date)



The gallery will chose and curate from the selection you have submitted. Depending on size and items selected the number of items may vary per artist.


THEMED EXHIBITIONS/£45 PER  ARTIST

(To clarify - this is per artist/not per item)

Commission on sales is 25%

Please note, commission is only payable on sales. All art must be available for sale.


SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSIONS.

We try to be swift with our decision. Though please allow 7 days before contacting us again - if you're  awaiting a response or reply, we are not ignoring you, we may simply be busy over some days. As we also run the gallery 7 days a week. The   Gallery will contact successful applicants by return email and discuss  the  chosen items and will offer a slot in that exhibition.  If the artists accepts - the gallery will send a PayPal invoice for the Exhibition fee which must be paid immediately. Please ensure the details you send and your website are up-to-date before you submit. Including any bio on your website. Please ensure you are aware of the drop off and collection dates.

Unfortunately we are unable to give feedback to unsuccessful applicants - if you are unsuccessful  do not resubmit for the same exhibition with different art. 


PUBLICITY.

We will add participating artists  to the events email list in order to share the publicity and invites to the event (which are mostly online). The gallery includes events within it's print and online material throughout the year. The exhibitions will be held at: Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4JS. Any additional marketing and costs involved are at the discretion of the gallery.  You will accept the gallery will use your images for publicity and inclusion of an event. This will also include social  media.


PRIVATE VIEW

Clients love to meet artists at private views, please attend the private views you are exhibiting when possible. Refreshments for group/themed art exhibitions will be provided.


HANGING/DISPLAY.

The gallery has an installed hanging system. All wall art is hung from adjustable hooks that can move up and down the wall. All wall art must be fitted with d-rings and picture wire. Nothing is screwed into our walls.

Picture wire must be professionally used - taught with no frayed wires protruding. Ensure wires and our hooks will not stick out at the top once your picture is hanging with its full weight.


SIZE RESTRICTIONS.

  • Wall Art/Sculpture Height Max 200cm. 
  • Wall Art Width MAX 200cm.
  • Sculpture Width Approx Max 100cm


(it does not mean we expect to exhibit artwork of this size, but we can)


Items larger than 90cm x 90cm must be delivered by the artists and all packing removed at the time of delivery (accept for a jiffy bag)


Electrics must be freshly PAT tested. We cannot exhibit any items with electrics unless they have been PAT tested.


PRESENTATION.

All art, frames, sculptures and photography must be professionally presented and gallery ready. Sculptors will need to supply their own plinths if needed.  Glass must be clean inside and out.   


LABELS

Participants must supply his or her own labeling. Simple white card/paper 12pt:

we used double sided tape to stick to the walls eg:


   Its Not Me, It's You

  by Molly Lightly

  Oil on canvas

  50cm x 30cm

  £600



PRICES

Your RRP must be consistant across all your outlets.  We do not expect artists to add additional RRP or have varying studio prices and  gallery prices, if we dont agree with your retail price, we may not accept your submission.


DELIVERY/COLLECTION

Artists are fully responsible for the delivery and collection of their art items to and from the gallery including their own insurance. Any artist delivering by courier is fully responsible and liable for their own arrangements, packaging and delivery to and from the gallery. The gallery is not responsible for arranging any courier or packing of your art items.


INSURANCE

Artists are responsible for ensuring they have adequate insurance cover for their own items/artwork for the full duration  of their time at the gallery and any transit involved to and from. The gallery will  not be liable for any loss or damage to any item no matter how caused or by whom. Due to the varying nature of contemporary art, it is the artists full responsibility  to have the appropriate cover for their own belongings including their artwork. 


COMMUNICATION

Please respect our time and allow us to run the exhibition efficiently.  We expect participating artists to act and conduct themselves in a professional manner.  We are happy to give feedback in person after an exhibition has ended. We cannot engage in feedback and individual photo  requests during an exhibition though artist are always free to visit during opening hours and take their own photos. 


SOCIAL MEDIA

During an exhibition our priority becomes the gallery and the customers and visitors  who walk in. Social media has its purpose but not everyone uses it, therefore, the balance of posting photos for artists to share and like online is not our obligation during a show.   We do however want to entice and welcome visitors to the gallery.  Any artwork or photo we post on social media is at the full discretion of the gallery. The timing of any posts will be upto the gallery.   If you need to contact the gallery for an urgent reason you must telephone the gallery on 01727 569291.


CANCELLATION

Please ensure you have checked the dates of drop off and collection etc. and that you are certain you can commit to the exhibition dates with the artwork submitted before you submit.  Once the exhibition fee has been paid, due to the time spent in admin and marketing this will be non-refundable.    If  the gallery cancels an exhibition  then a full refund will be given. 


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES



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SOLO EXHIBITIONS/FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBITIONS. These are available as a two week exhibitions 10 days of 14. 10m of wall space. Please get intouch with the gallery on 01727 569291 or contact us here.


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PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY THE DATES YOU HAVE CHOSEN WHEN BOOKING A SOLO SLOT OR ENTERING A CALL, WITH CONSIDERATION OF SETTING UP AND PRIVATE VIEW AND COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE GALLERY.


For queries please telephone the gallery on 01727 569291. Telephone is the best way to deal with queries.


Our Ethos is to introduce unique contemporary art to our clients while giving  artists valuable and exciting opportunities to be part of our gallery.






 

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125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 4JS

Tel: 01727 569291