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Elsewhere Open Call

OPEN CALL FOR

ELSEWHERE
PULLING FORTH THE INVISIBLE

ClearStory Arts is excited to announce our next call to art: "ELSEWHERE: Pulling Forth the Invisible." This exhibition will focus on themes of fantasy, futurism, nostalgia, alternative worlds, imaginary spaces, new scenarios, or just places that are far away from here. We encourage you to think broadly and explore what the term “Elsewhere” could mean to you - anything is on the table!

We're looking for all mediums: paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, fine craft, and more. If you're not sure if your work will fit, just reach out and we'd be happy to help.

The show will be curated by Rik Herrmann, head curator of Wanderlinger Art Gallery and co-founder of the Lobster Bowtie Association. All applications are due no later than Friday, May 10.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

THE BIG PICTURE

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 10 (1-6 pieces)

ACCEPTED ARTWORK DUE IN GALLERY: Monday, June 3

COST TO PARTICIPATE: $15 curation fee, $30 commission minimum

COMMISSION: 30% (after it exceeds the minimum)

ARTWORK PICKUP: June 29, 5-6pm

A gallery liability agreement is required to participate in the show.

Work accepted into the show is due no later than Monday, June 3, between 10am and 12pm.

PUBLIC EVENTS

OPENING RECEPTION / FIRST FRIDAY: June 7, 6-8pm

CLOSING RECEPTION: June 29, 2-5pm

Private events will be held throughout the month, and guests are welcome to reach out in advance to come see the show on display.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How many pieces can I submit?

A: You may submit up to 6 pieces to be displayed in the show.

Q: How does the selection process work?

A: We believe that every artist and artwork should be able to be displayed in our gallery, so we will do our best to allow all submitted artworks into the show. However, there is limited space in the gallery, so we will strongly prioritize work that is submitted correctly (with a high quality image), and is properly prepared and ready to be displayed.

Q: How do sales work?

A: All payments from buyers go through our point of sale. We collect and remit sales tax for you, and we’ll write you a check for your portion of sales following the show.

Q: How will buyers get the work they purchased?

A: All work will stay on display here in the Gallery until the show is over. Buyers are encouraged to pick up their purchased work after the Closing Open House, and if they can’t make it that day, we will arrange a better time with them!

 

Q: When do I bring my work to the Gallery?

A: Bring in your work in on Monday, June 3, between 10am and 12pm. If this time does not work for you, reach out as soon as possible after acceptance to coordinate a time with our staff.

Q: How do I get my work following the show?

A: You can pick up your pieces after the Closing Open House on June 29 between 5-6pm. Please note: we can’t store work here, so make sure you keep this date available!

Q: How do I price my work?

A: Pricing work is always the most difficult part. If this is your first time setting retail prices for your pieces, it is recommended that you visit either our gallery or other nearby galleries first (Area 61, Wanderlinger Art Gallery, River Gallery, AVA, etc.) to compare prices and see what is selling best. If the goal is to sell as much work as possible, most pieces that sell here are in the $300 range.

Q: How do I contact you if I have questions?

A: You can always reach out to us! Call or text 423-228-0215, email hello@clearstoryarts.com, or shoot us an Instagram message. We’re here to help!

REACH OUT

What did we miss? Let us know, or ask any questions you may have, by emailing hello@clearstoryarts.com.

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