Friday, July 25, 2008

Call for Entries :: Life is a bowl :: gallery show/charity event

"Life is a bowl" is our next group show at Gallery 9 and we are bubbling over with excitement about it.

Having worked on the specifics for the past few months, we're happy to announce one big change--rather than show work only by our in-house gallery artists (what a great bunch of people they are), we're inviting EVERYONE to submit. What fun!

Julie and I are looking forward to seeing how people will interpret this phrase in all sizes, shapes, and mediums. Some artists have given us a glimpse at their creations and already it has us envisioning a dynamic show of vibrant color and composition.

Submission guidelines:
All mediums are accepted provided work can be displayed, priced, and sold.
Proper framing/display is critical as we must maintain the high standard of our gallery (and good framing often leads to quick sales).
Size cannot exceed 40"x60".
Any interpretation of the phrase "Life is a bowl" is welcome be it literal or abstract.
All work submitted must be available for sale. Work will be priced by the artist and gallery.
Sales commission will apply to sold artwork with the gallery donating half of the proceeds to the Ecumenical Food Pantry of Norwood.

Here's another reason you should submit:
For the month of September, people will be voting for their "fan favorite" from the show. The artist whose piece has the most votes will win a $200 gift certificate from Custom Art Framing to use either for framing or for a gallery purchase.

Important dates:
Deadline for drop off: August 22nd
Hanging: week of August 29th
Voting for "fan favorite": September 1st-25th
Opening reception: September 12th and 13th

Looking to add to your art collection? This show is a great time to do it!

Gallery9 will be displaying a wide variety of styles, colors, and mediums for the month of September. Take advantage of the show to add the perfect piece to your home. Purchases may be made at any time during the sale and picked up after September 25th when the show comes down.

The fine print:
The gallery reserves the right to refuse any artwork for any reason.
Reasons may include size, subject, content, space limitations, and, you do you say?...just not being appropriate for the show.

The gallery is a business so we have to use our business brain.

Artwork provided by
She's from Texas so as to not show any local artist preferential treatment. And I like her style.

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