calls to artists
We invite artists to submit their artwork for consideration for future shows.
Emailed submissions should be sent to: email@example.com
We are currently accepting submissions for the following SPA exhibits:
CELEBRATE: Annual Holiday Show
Artists who are members of Studio Place Arts (SPA) are invited to share their work in a major show during the holiday gift-giving season. The show includes a diverse selection of fine art and crafts displayed creatively on all 3 floors of the SPA art center.
Mark Your Calendar:
Contact SPA by Oct. 12, 2018, if you are interested in showing a selection of your work in the show (your SPA membership needs to be current – see “Support” for details and a Paypal option). The reception is: Saturday, Nov 17, 4-6PM.
Members who would like to display 2-D work: You may enter 2 large-sized works, 3 medium-sized works or 4 small-sized works. Members who would like to display a group of crafts (jewelry, art cards, ceramics, textiles, glass) – please speak to SPA staff members about quantity and display needs. (SPA has a number of cases and other props on hand). Additionally, SPA has bins for displaying unframed 2-D works (in early December when the show expands to include the first floor classroom space, artists may bring their own bins and an extra supply of unframed works.)
Exhibit Dates: November 13 – December 27, 2018
Deadline for Entries: October 12, 2018
Main Floor Gallery Shows
in early 2019:
This show includes all of the layered artwork that defines collage art, including but not limited to various papers, wood, stone, fabric, photographs, mylar, cardboard, wax & foil. (Actual layers are desired more than manipulated computer images.)
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – March 9, 2019
Deadline for Entries: November 30, 2018
The Deep Blue
Oceans cover more than 70% of our globe and they are teeming with life, from single celled organisms and invertebrates to giant sea mammals, to yet undiscovered monsters lurking in the depths! This group show includes 2-D and 3-D artworks, real or imagined, that are inspired by oceanic life forms. We invite traditional and non-traditional media (e.g., use the plastics that you’re keeping from being dumped into the ocean) and proposals for installations.
Exhibit Dates: March 19 – May 4, 2019
Deadline for Entries: February 1, 2019
Whether it’s derived from “real news” or “fake news” the fractures in our world threaten political discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy. We are confronted with the historical, echoing cries of “America First,” digital media posts that are fixated on dystopian futures, and the “Q-anon” conspiracy theorists. Whose fault is it and how do we respond? Artists are urged to consider a myriad of current topics that contribute to the fault lines in a variety of traditional and nontraditional media; installations (including building a wall to divide one portion of the gallery from the other side) are welcome.
Exhibit Dates: May 14 – June 29, 2019
Deadline for Entries: March 29, 2019
Let us know if you have questions - we look forward to hearing from you.
Directions for Submitting Artwork
Submissions should include the following:
How to Submit:
Please email your submission materials to:
Physical materials (CDs & thumbdrives) can be mailed or delivered to:
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
*Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned after review.
$10 Submission Fee for Non-Members (free for members)
Payment can be mailed by check or paid online via the PayPal button below.
*If using PayPal, please enter the title of the exhibition you are submitting to in the field below:
Call: (802) 479-7069
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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