Gallery 924 Seeks Artwork for TINY VI

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TINY VI: Celebrating the Year of Vonnegut

December 2017

Gallery 924 is seeking submissions (existing or proposed) from central Indiana artists for the sixth annual holiday group show, TINY VI: Celebrating the Year of Vonnegut. The goal is to feature as many artists as possible (both emerging and established) while offering the widest array of styles and media to encourage patrons to learn about new artists and experience the joys of collecting original art.

Artists working in all styles and media (2D, 3D, installation, etc.) are welcome – the only limitation is size. All work should be “tiny”….or no greater than six inches in any direction. (max. size is 6” x 6” x 6”, there is no minimum size). TINY should not be confused with a more traditional “miniatures” show. Artists who create miniature works are welcome to submit, but this show is more about the element of surprise, experimentation, interaction, and whimsy!

NEW THIS YEAR! For the first time, TINY has a theme. We are joining the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library for the city-wide celebration of native Indianapolis author, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. All artwork submitted this year should relate to or reference some aspect of Vonnegut or his work. NOTE: although we would love to get a handful of Vonnegut portraits, we certainly do not want or expect a gallery full of them. Your work can still be your work, the reference to Vonnegut can be subtle and minimal and still be successful for this exhibition.

Artists have a few options to submit:

  1. Existing Work: Submit up to 5 individual artworks OR up to 10 works from a series (a unified, cohesive, related body of work).
  2. Proposed Work: If you have an idea related to Vonnegut you would like to propose, submit a brief paragraph detailing the materials, techniques, and concept/narrative you plan to utilize. We will need to see a few examples of work done in the same style/medium in order to accept unseen the work for the show.

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  • Create site-specific work!: Come to Gallery 924, choose a location within the gallery and propose a site-specific piece for the show. Your location may be just about anywhere in the gallery – ceiling, floor, walls, brick, windows, etc. Gallery 924 is known for its unique architectural elements (e.g. wood beams, brick walls, large windows, etc.)

If the work can be installed without permanently damaging the structure and only take up a 6” x 6” x 6” space, it is acceptable. When you visit the gallery to pick your spot, take a photo of the location you want for your piece and send in the photo along with the sketch/design of your proposed piece (bonus points for Photoshop-savvy artists who can super-impose a sketch onto the gallery photo and really make us see it!) If your proposal is accepted, we will do our best to ensure you can exhibit you work in the area you selected. (see images below of successful site-specific installations from past TINY shows)

Selection Process

The group exhibition will be chosen by an internal selection committee and curated and installed by the Gallery 924 staff. Work will be selected based on the quality of the work, how well it fits within the larger group show, and the relevance to the theme of the show: TINY VI: Celebrating the Year of Vonnegut.

Eligibility

All central Indiana artists over the age of 18 are welcome to submit. For these purposes, central Indiana is considered to be Marion and the seven surrounding counties. However, due to the unique theme of this year’s show, we are open to artists with a strong connection to Indianapolis or the work of Kurt Vonnegut who may currently reside outside of our normal coverage area.

Timeline

  • Deadline for entry: Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Artwork Delivery: Sunday, November 26 or Monday, November 27 (specific times TBD)
    • Artwork will be insured by the gallery for the entirety of the time it is in the gallery.
  • Opening: Friday, December 1 from 6 p.m. – 9pm
    • Artists are not required to attend the opening.
  • Gallery holiday closing: Noon on Friday, December 22, 2017 – Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • Exhibition closes: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.
  • Artwork Pick up: Unsold artwork must be picked up during the week of January 8, 2018

Submission

To submit, please email the following to gallery924@indyarts.org:

  • Up to 10 (ten) images
    • Submit up to 5 individual artworks OR up to 10 works from a series (a unified, cohesive, related body of work).
    • Images should be 72dpi and around 800 pixels in any direction (or of a file size less than 1MB each)
      • Please, no zip files or Dropbox folders/links. Images should be attached to email only, not embedded in the body of the text. Be sure you do not send multiple large files via e-mail as we may not receive them.
  • Image list
    • Include this text in the body of your email, not attached as a separate document. Include title, date, medium, dimensions (at or under 6” x 6” x 6”), price*, and (briefly) the connection to the theme. Also please list any special installation requirements on image list as well – e.g. needs electricity, comes with own plinth, etc.)
      • Work must have been completed within the last three years.
      • If 2D, work must be framed (if appropriate), wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers.
      • Frames: The frame size should not exceed 8” x 8.  NOTE: The frame should be a simple gallery frame unless the frame is a part of the artwork itself, in which case, the frame may be ornate or decorative, but should then be restricted to the artwork size of 6”x6”x6” or less as it is a part of the artwork itself.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirming your submission within 2 days excluding weekends, please contact us as we may not have received it.

*Please note that Gallery 924 takes a 25% commission on all artwork sold in the gallery; however, artists should keep their prices at a consistent level based upon previous sales, not commission rates. When pricing your work for this particular show, keep in mind that the Arts Council will be promoting the show as a great place to buy unique, Indypendent holiday gifts, so a price range at or below $100 would be most appropriate, but certainly not required. The most common and successful prices range from $35 – $150.

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For more information about Gallery 924 or the Arts Council of Indianapolis, please visit www.indyarts.org/gallery924. For specific questions, please contact Shannon M Linker, Gallery 924 Director at gallery924@indyarts.org.

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Images include artworks by Philip Campbell, Gary Schmidt, Rachel Baxter, and Bruce Lowenthal.

PHOTOS

  • Wooden column inside Gallery 924 brick wall opening by Bruce Lowenthal.

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