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Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Argyle Fine Art announces a call for artists for the 16th annual Pre-Shrunk Art Show. It’s the biggest “small” show of the year! The much loved annual group show asks artists to create small works on 4”x5” surfaces. Argyle encourages submissions from both established and emerging artists in their preferred mediums and all ages of artists.

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Deadline: 4 Jan 2020

Works must be on a 4×5” surface. Pieces that do not measure 4×5” will not be considered. Do not use the thin canvas or masonite boards. They are not easily wall mountable for the buyer and tend not to sell as well as other surfaces in the show. If you are sculpting the base of your sculpture must be 4×5”, but there is no height limit. Artists may submit a maximum of 5 pieces.

Do not attach hanging devices. The gallery will take care of this for continuity. If you are working on paper, it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy 4×5” surface that can be hung on the wall. Works done with materials such as charcoal and pastels must be fixed to protect the work. Submissions must be new and not previously shown.

If the jury selects your work, then you will be notified by phone or email the following week. You will then be required to bring the work in person or by mail. You will be responsible to ship your work.

Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Keep this price in mind when creating your pieces.

Show opens to the public on Friday, January 24th from 7-9 PM.

Pre-Shrunk Art Show Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will benefit in having their art seen and purchased/collected by our large customer base in person as well as online. Argyle will promote each artist’s work throughout the duration of the show on their blog and social media sites. The show will encourage artists to work small. Argyle encourages artists to connect with the others that will be selected for the show. This exhibit has a sense of community. It fosters new relationships with artists and the gallery. In fact, the gallery has continued to work with many of the artists discovered from this exhibit after the show has ended.

Argyle Fine Art

Argyle Fine Art is unique in Halifax as it’s the only gallery with a strong focus on emerging talent. It is very involved with the community at large.

Argyle Fine Art opened it’s doors on Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2000. The gallery has changed since then, with the main focus being on emerging to mid-career artists from Atlantic Canada. They have been referred to as one of Halifax’s most progressive galleries and named Best Gallery by The Coast year after year. They pride themselves in presenting art in a venue that is inviting and not pretentious. Art is for everyone.

Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned collector, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture, and photography.

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Catalyst Gallery Small Works Show – Call For Artists

Submit your art to the 4th annual Catalyst Gallery Small Works Show in Beacon, NY. Paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, and mixed media will be considered. 16″ size limit.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 Nov 2016

Entry fee: $25/3 images

We encourage affordably priced art and sell many pieces each year at this fun and popular show in the established arts and cultural destination of Beacon. Gallery retains a 25% commission on sold work.

Catalyst Gallery is an artist-run gallery in its 4th year. We have high visibility on Main St in Beacon, host a variety of exhibitions and events each year, create opportunities for area artists, and contribute to the vibrant artistic community in the Hudson Valley.

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Love at First Glance – Call for Artists

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is looking for local artists for our upcoming Love at First Glance Small Works Show & Sale. Channel the theme of love and create small treasures to be cherished by all.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 7 Jan 2016

Open to all artists on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

To participate:

  • 2 or 3 dimensional, ready to hang or free standing
  • Size – really small – your discretion
  • Price – no more than $500

Gifts for Valentines on February 4 – March 6 at Massey Gallery

Artists invited to participate will receive 50% of their art sales.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art gallery which exhibits historical and contemporary art. The art rental and sales department helps support the public gallery programming, exhibitions, and events.

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Sixty Square Inches – Call for Artists

Purdue Galleries presents the 18th North American Small Printmaking Exhibition from January 11 – February 20. Open to artists in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 2 Oct 2015

No image size larger than 60 square inches (height x width).

Juror: Kim Vito.

Entry fee: $25 for 3 digital images of original fine art prints.

Purchase awards and Awards of Merit totaling over $3000 will be presented at the discretion of the juror. We enjoy the benefit of community support that allows for the acquisition of individual works of art. Sales will be encouraged.

For over 30 years, Purdue University Galleries has been committed to providing a showcase for the best of small-scale contemporary printmaking. The Purdue University Galleries are committed to the practice of acquiring new works and building their collection of contemporary North American printmaking.

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