Call for Artists
'ST ALBANS EXPOSED'
CALL FOR ARTISTS is NOW OPEN!!!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14 APRIL 2019
Exhibition: 11 - 30 May 2019
Opening EVENT SATURDAY 11 May 6.30pm - 9pm (ticket only event)
Drop off: Thu 9 MAY 2019, 10am - 4pm
Collection: Thu 30 May 2019, 10am - 4pm
In association with Sustainabe St Albans Festival 2019
We invite submissions from Local artists to create art with the vision of St Albans in mind. This could be Literally, Laterally, Abstractly, Figuratively, Rediculously, Conceptually, Beautifully, Quirky...you name it.
MAJOR CRITERIA TO PARTICIPATE: MUST BE LOCAL (St Albans and surrounding areas - the subject matter must be related to St Albans). Open to over 18's Only.
The exhibition is fully open to the subject. 'St Albans Exposed' get creating!!!
You can pre submit...with samples of your current work and inform us what you may intend. Otherwise you may desire to await untill your creations are complete and then submit. We will be as flexible in order to give local artists the best opportunity to particpate.
In association with Sustainable St Albans Festival the idea is the exhibition features only local artists with artwork inspired by St Albans. This will be a great event for local artists and as well as local residence and visitors alike.
A great example of one artists' vision is the painting we used in the promo...a view of the Odessey cinema from Gabriel Square by local artist John Plummer.
Open to all mediums and styles.
Professional standards in presentation will be expected.
Digital art must be limited editions and printed to archival standards.
Wall art must be framed.
Photos must not be rippled and be presented to a professional standard.
Unless the artwork is genuinly presented to be unframed such as box canvas art should be framed
All wall art must have d-rings and wire.
Sculptures must be provided with appropriate height plinths
Artwork should be no later than 2018 prerably so new you still need to create it.
RRP should not exceed £1,000.
WHEN SUBMITTING AND APPLYING: EMAIL SUBJECT HEADER: 'ST ALBANS EXPOSED' to subtincan(a)outlook.com
You MUST include full details of each artwork you are submitting (other work samples or actual intended submitted artwork) typed on the email.
Exhibition cost per artist is £45. Payable only if accepted to exhibit. Because this is a St Albans Based exhibition - You will likely be accepted providing the standard of art is executed well and presented professionally
(please appreciate the marketing costs, admin, staff, design, print and online promotion involved in our events ).
Please read submission guideline details first before submitting. Due to the number of submissions received incomplete submissions may be declined without justification. Do not use the SUBTINCAN email address for anything other than applying with submissions callforartists
Scroll down or look right (varies on devices) for the Submission Guidelines. 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.
COMING SOON: an open call for the...
MINIATURE EXHIBITION!!! 2019
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Call for Artists.
Please read before submitting
Send a maximum of 6 jpegs (items). No larger than 500kb each please.
To the subtincan(a)outlook.com email address:
EG: 'ST ALBANS EXPOSED'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. All items are owned by the artist untill sold to a buyer and paid in full.
Please respect our time and allow us to run the exhibition efficiently and quietly. 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.
During an exhibition our priority becomes the gallery and the customers and visitors who walk in. Social media has it's 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. If you need to contact the gallery for an urgent reason you must telephone the gallery on 01727 569291.
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.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS/FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBITIONS. These are available as a two week exhibition. 10m of wall space (can discuss if more needed). Please get intouch with the gallery on 01727 569291 or contact us here.
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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