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Gallery 924 Seeks Contemporary Work for Young Collectors II Exhibition
Gallery 924 is seeking entries from central Indiana artists for a group show geared towards young patrons in an effort to engage, educate, and create a life-long love of the arts. All media, disciplines, sizes, and styles are welcome.
In June and July of 2018, Gallery 924 will host “The Young Collectors Show II.” Our inaugural Young Collectors Show occurred in the winter of 2016 and was our most widely attended exhibition to date. Typically, when you see a show for “young collectors” you think of the 20 and 30 – something young professionals the arts community is so eager to engage. This show is slightly different. Our target age for our “young collectors” is 3 – 12 years old. The show will be curated and installed with this age group in mind. We wish to encourage young children in their ability and inclination to appreciate unique, interesting, fine art. It is our hope that the opportunity to view, talk about, and learn about high quality artwork will build their appreciation for the arts in general; increasing the likelihood they grow up to be patrons of the arts.
Our goals with this exhibition are not only to engage young people in an accessible and welcoming gallery setting and encourage their parents to purchase original artwork for their homes and even the child’s own bedroom, but also to educate the children on what they are seeing.
Selection criteria: We do not have specific themes or aesthetic guidelines for this show other than we do not wish to “talk down” to children. The artwork should be of high quality and not feature characters from nationally recognized cartoons, movies, etc. The goal is to move away from the standard and traditional corporate aesthetic typically offered to children of this age. Contemporary, bold, fanciful, whimsical, beautiful, intriguing, conceptual, narrative, figurative, abstract, naturalistic, realistic, non-objective – all styles and media are welcome. As is typical of group shows atGallery 924, a few very strong pieces will dictate the direction of the show which could go in many foreseeable directions. It may be helpful to view images from the first Young Collectors Show here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Gallery924/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1105658949452
This group exhibition will be chosen by an internal selection committee and curated and installed by the Gallery 924 staff. The show will open with a Thursday night Collectors’ Night event followed by a public First Friday opening in June 2018. The show will be open on select Saturdays to allow more families with children to view the show.
If 2D, work must be framed (if appropriate), wired, and ready to hang. There are no size restrictions on artwork. If your large-scale work is accepted into the show, the gallery staff will work with you to find a display solution.
All central Indiana artists over the age of 18 are welcome to submit. For these purposes, central Indiana is considered Marion and the seven surrounding counties.
Work must be delivered May 25 – 28 (exact times to be announced) and if not sold must be picked up within a week of the close of the exhibition. Artists are encouraged to attend the opening, but not required. Artwork will be insured by the gallery for the entirety of the time it is in the gallery. Artists will be given a digital marketing tool kit and asked to help promote the show to their patrons.
Deadline: Monday, March 5 at midnight.
For more information about Gallery 924 or the Arts Council of Indianapolis, please visit www.indyarts.org/gallery924 . For specific questions, please contact Shannon Linker, Gallery 924 Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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