Gallery CALL FOR ART: Ocean Theme Exhibition

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Gallery Sitka, which is actually 2 Galleries filled with art of various styles, is located in town of Fitchburg, in Central Massachusetts, USA, has Calls for Artists. Gallery Sitka also manages The Bull Run’s Artist’s Walkway with the Current Show in Fitchburg: Comics!

Today, Gallery Sitka contacted me on Twitter to let me know that their current Call to Artists is for artwork on the theme Oceans! The show runs for all of February and March. Read the full details in their CALL TO ARTISTS here.
Follow Gallery Sitka on Twitter here. Follow Artist Marketing Resources on Twitter here and here.

And as always, you can find our extensive artist resource of art galleries here.

 

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 Blue Water Photography ocean photography sea by CarolynCochrane

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Art Consultants Accepting Artist Submissions for 2017 – 2018 Season

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Follow R. Cline Arts on Facebook here.

Find more opportunities to connect with Art Consultants here.

This Las Vegas based art consulting firm works with architects, healthcare providers, the hospitality industry and corporations world-wide. They also have an exhibition program and are seeking both national and international artists. They sent us their Call to Artists to Submit. You can contact them via Facebook or via other details provided above.

#Artists Bring New Visitors to Your Website: Create A Post About Your Art On Niume

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Niume is a platform where you can add images about your art and tell others about your work. Sign up for a free Niume account here and then write your post. Select the Art category for your article. Then add an eye-catching photo of your art as a cover image. Write an interesting title. Then add more images of your art to the body of the post. Include interesting written information about your work along with a link to your site. Include keywords such as painting, works on paper, fine art, drawing and many other possible fine art terms.

Once you publish, share on Flipboard, Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, Tumblr and many other social media platform share options offered by Niume.

View the Niume platform here.

 

 

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#Artist Apply to Exhibit at the Crypt Gallery in London 2017

Just one of the many opportunities for artists that we share here, and one of many more that you will find on our e-list of art gallery artist submission opportunities (available here), artists may apply now until February 16th 2017 to exhibit at the Crypt Gallery in London.

Factory-Art Ltd  London is organizing their  NEVERWHERE Exhibit at the Crypt Gallery to take place in Spring 2017.

Submit your art!

Factory Art Projects “NEVERWHERE” – London 2017

Factory Art invites artists from all over the world to submit their artworks for selection for their next exhibition in London, titled: “NEVERWHERE”–

“NEVERWHERE”
The Crypt gallery St Pancras is a London Below venue, that will be selecting and showing  the work of 20 artists for this upcoming exhibition opportunity.

20 artists will be selected to exhibit “Neverwhere“.

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 16th February 2017, 10pm GMT.

apply  via online form here 

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Special Discount Code for Our Readers #Artists Get 10-15% Off Printing Services on Cards, Books, Mags, Calendars, Banners

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For our readers–use these discount codes to get your art postcards, books-booklets-magazines of your art, new calendars, and retractable banner for your next open studio, exhibition or event,

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Promo Code: SINA10JAN
Click here for discount on postcards.
Click here for discount on books or booklets or magazines.
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Plans for Promoting Your Art in the New Year

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Maybe you’re feeling a bit rusty after taking time off during the holiday season and now you’re eager to reset and restarted in the new year with new ideas and new plans for your art. Many people have mixed feelings right now–during the first week or two of a new year–and you may too. Some may feel eager and optimistic, even wistfully hopeful for the months ahead, while others tend to be more earth-bound in their expectations.

Right now could be a good time for a reality check and a little tough love, especially when it comes to where and how best to place your efforts when it comes to promoting your art.

Here are some thoughts on getting off to a good start in 2017!

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So you want more visibility for your work in 2017! Great goal! How do you spend your time wisely to reach your goals?

While, yes, there are plenty of art magazines and blogs that will feature your work at no cost,  do you really know how and where to find all the best opportunities for your work? And, by the way, what is the best way to show your art to magazine editors? How many art galleries accepting submissions could you find on your own and how long would it take you and at what cost? What valuable opportunities are you missing out on in the meantime?

Plan to use your money and time wisely and effectively in 2017 

The internet has powerful search tools that cost you little more than your time, the cost of a computer, and the price of an internet connection. But, is spending hours and hours of your time searching online wearing you down and discouraging you? It can get pretty dull day after day, and confusing–just how do you organize what you’ve found?

The True Costs

Have you really calculated how much an hour of your time is worth and then multiplied your hourly worth and expenses by the total number of hours spent searching? Wouldn’t you rather be spending your time making more art and getting it out to the best opportunities as quickly as possible? Also the time you spend searching online may be time better spent developing your pitch and actually getting your CV, Artist Statement and artwork images out to be viewed and reviewed.

And how about your jpeg images — are they professionally labeled for submissions? That alone can take hours of your time.

We’ve understood all of these things for a very long time! Artist Marketing Resources recently celebrated its 8 year anniversary providing artists with information resources and opportunities. That’s right, we’ve spent the past eight years compiling valuable resources for artists, working with artists, and helping artists understand how best to present their work.

Now here’s where the reality check and tough love come in.

Why do what others have already done and are making available to you?

If you really think that you can go online and find hundreds and even thousands of opportunities for your art in an afternoon or two of online searching then you are just not being realistic. You couldn’t get that accomplished in weeks or months even. You may not be spending your time productively. You may be caught up in what is known as busy work. You work hard every day but you are just not sure that you are engaged in the right efforts to reach your goals. By not calculating your true cost in time and total long-term expenses you may be spending your time, energy, and resources where they are least effective. How many valuable opportunities are you missing out on while placing your efforts in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Don’t re-do thousands of hours!

We’ve already spent thousands of hours doing the research for you and we want to share that information, to help you. We want you to put your valuable time and other resources toward your creative work. We’ve already spent thousands of hours organizing resources to help you cut back on your expenses. Don’t repeat our efforts!

Calculate Your True Costs

Realistically, why not calculate what an hour of your time is worth–give yourself  an hourly salary amount of $25-35, and add your hourly internet connection cost + the cost of computer use + overhead + utilities. That’s how any business calculates their expenses.

( If you are not familiar with the term overhead–it’s just that–how much does it cost for you to use the space, or to have the roof over your head,  while you use your computer and do your research? That includes calculating the square footage of your office space, and the corresponding  percentage amount of your rent or mortgage payment, insurance, property taxes, utilities, furniture, equipment and any other expense involved for you to use that space.)

If you can immediately cut those expenses and research time down to a fraction, wouldn’t you do that?

That’s what we are offering you.

We’re sharing thousands of hours of research at a fraction of the cost of to you and at a fraction of what others would charge if they had our resources.  Yes, we’ve been told that an e-list sold by others for $150 only contains listings for art galleries in one country–Italy.

Our e-list of art galleries is a fraction of the price and contains extensive galleries listings within all 50 states in the US and extensive listings of art galleries in countries Internationally. Plus our e-list resource contains gallery submission guidelines and policies–highlighted in red so they are easy to find. Our art gallery e-list consists of over 560 pages and approximately 10, 000 art gallery listings.

We also offer an extensive resource e-list of art licensing companies and their submission guidelines, a resource e-list of art magazines and publishers, other of our resource e-lists feature print sales opportunities, photography agents and sales venues, and another on art consultants. And if you need help with your submissions we have an ebook guide, and offer one-on-one services.

Again the question we asked at the outset–How many art galleries accepting submissions could you find on your own and how long would it take you and at what cost? What valuable opportunities are you missing out on in the meantime? Plan to use your money and time wisely and effectively in 2017 by letting us help you.

 

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Apply Today! Open Call for Artists for New Year Event Online

We announced a similar event last fall here. Now we are announcing a New Year event that’s happening this December 30th online for 24 hours and we want to invite you to apply.
Deadline to apply is 27th December!
Say Happy New Year to the world with an Online Performance at this event!

Here are the links to the site, the open call and Facebook event:

www.onlineperformanceart.com

http://www.onlineperformanceart.com/application-form/

https://www.facebook.com/events/217984015319489/

Looking forward to seeing your works.

All the best from the Online Performance Art Festival Team

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Artists + Photographers Submit to E-magazine Which Compiles All Contributors’ Best Work

 

Creative Kida online magazine is a community of creative people around the world.  The magazine is compiled from all contributors’ best work submitted via email.

According to the Creative Kida submission guidelines– If you are any kind of visual artist, designer, arts & crafts makers, inventors or photographer you can share your creative work with them in an email and they’ll publish and share it in their magazine.

You’ll find the Submission guidelines and email address here.

 

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Get the extensive e-list of Art Magazines, Art Blogs, and Art Publication Resources on Gumroad here and in our Webs store here.

Do You Have a Room, Garage or Other Domestic Space to Host A Feminist Art Project?

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There are commercial lists of art galleries online designed to attract visitors to the galleries. Our International Art Gallery e-list is for artists, with gallery submission guidelines, and includes artist-run spaces and projects, and alternative project spaces.

One such alternative gallery space, previously based in New York City and now hosting Craftswoman House Temporary Residence Project in Los Angeles–Craftswoman House, seeks feminist collaborators. Their guidelines ask: “Do you have a hall closet, spare room, garage or other domestic space where you could host a project? Have a curatorial proposal or idea for a show? We want to hear from you!”  Visit the Craftswoman House website here. Follow the project on their blog here.

 

 

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All art gallery submission guidelines as listed in the International Art Gallery Directory e-list available here and here.  Our e-list  art sales venues are listed here and here.

Portland Airport Gallery Shop representing over 1,000 artists

Huge Gallery/Retail Shop at International Airport Represents One Thousand Fine Craft Artists

Portland Airport Gallery Shop representing over 1,000 artists

Portland Airport Gallery Shop representing over 1,000 artists

Part gallery and part retail shop, The Real Mother Goose Gallery features over 1,000 American artist’s creations in jewelry, woodworking, furniture, glass, ceramics and clothing.
Since starting their business in 1971, they’ve expanded to two Portland, Oregon locations, including a large retail space at the Portland Oregon International Airport .

They also have a second location, with a total of over 10,000 square feet of retail gallery space for contemporary fine American craft items by more than 1,000 professional artists, designers and craftspeople from across the United States and Canada.

Some of the fine craft items in their store are there on consignment and some art items are purchased outright from the artists.

If you are interested in participating in their artist selection process, visit one of their galleries or carefully browse their collections on their website to be sure your work matches the style and quality they represent.

If you have questions, find contact details here.

Submissions from prospective new artists are evaluated using many criteria including:

  •  Quality of design, materials and craftsmanship
  •  Availability of display space for the work
  •  Conformity with our current merchandising focus
  •  Pricing and salability
  •  Ability to maintain consistent production

You are welcome to send a few samples of small items. Samples must be picked up within 5 days of our notification of the committee’s decision. If you ship samples you must include a check for return postage.

Many opportunities are cross-overs, such as this one–which could be listed as a gallery or a shop. We consider artist’s needs as we add venues to our resources for artists– all art gallery opportunities listed in the International Art Gallery Directory e-list here and here.  Shops and art sales venues are listed here and here.

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Open Call for National / International Artists and Other Opportunities

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Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, Texas has several gallery spaces , project spaces, and arts programs.

Blue Star Contemporary will have an Open Call in January 2017 for 4 artists for their 3 month Berlin Residency –find details here. They are also exhibiting artists, now and into 2019, in a major city airport–find out more here.

The Blue Star Contemporary open call for National & International Artists invites you to submit a portfolio of your work to be considered for exhibition opportunities–the next call will open in the Spring of 2017.  Blue Star exhibitions are curated from the pool of the top 10% of artists who submit their work.

To find out more about the many programs of Blue Star Contemporary Art Center click here.

Blue Star Open Call Opportunities for Artists here.

Submission Guidelines here.

Plan ahead in 2017. Keep up with thousands of opportunities in our International Art Gallery Directory e-list. In this e-list we’ve color highlighted art galleries accepting submissions and have added their submission guidelines and links to their guidelines for artists to review. If you are an artist you can quickly locate more opportunities for their art in the International Art Gallery Directory e-list available here and here.

How Do Artists Create and Cultivate Relationships With Collectors

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I recently connected with Sofia Perez, editorial director of the Clark Hulings Fund, on the Quora question and answer site. On Quora she asked a question about how artists cultivate collectors. Sofia created an article from the responses she received, including mine. The Q&A has finally gone live on their site. Here’s the link to the article: http://clarkhulingsfund.org/qa-cultivating-collectors/.

Thanks, Sofia!

Alexandria Museum of Art has changed the dates for their September Competition exhibit in 2017, 2018

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30th September Competition

Juried Exhibition

June 2 – September 22, 2017

ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ON CaFE.  TO ENTER–CLICK THIS LINK.

Megan Valentine, Curator & Registrar, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA sent us these details on their exhibition opportunities. As a courtesy, we feature non-profit organizations, including museums, when they send us their opportunities for artists.

For its 40th Anniversary, the Alexandria Museum of Art will be installing its first permanent exhibition galleries in October, 2017. Because of this and the 30th year of the September Competition, the Alexandria Museum of Art has changed the dates for the September Competition exhibit.  In 2017, the exhibition will be on display from June 2nd through September 23rd, 2017.  In 2018 and following, the September Competition exhibition will be on display for four months, from July through October. 

Eligibility

·         All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible. 

·         All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2015 or later).

·         AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.

Rules 

·         By entering the competition, the artist agrees that all entered work will be available for exhibition if chosen.  No substitutions will be allowed.       

·         Each artist may submit TWO full view works of art with a non-refundable entry fee of $40. (Additional works, including views and details of 3D works may be submitted for a fee $20 per each entry.)

·         Entries will be blind juried by digital images.

·         All digital images submitted must be smaller than 5MB and saved as a JPG at  the highest resolution possible. Video files must be a maximum of 100 MB.

·         Deadline for entry is March 18, 2017.

·         Video entries must not exceed 30 minutes in length.

·         No work should exceed seven (7) feet (84”) in any direction, or 200 lbs. in weight. Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified.

·         If digital images are not correctly representative of work chosen, AMoA has the right to disqualify the entry from the exhibition.

·         By entering the competition, the artist agrees to allow their work to reproduced for the purpose of publicity.

·         Entry must include digital images, entry fee, and a maximum 100 word artist statement for catalog and label use only (not available to juror before selected).

·         ALL SELECTED WORKS MUST ARRIVE PRE-PAID BY May 19, 2017  ­– ALONG WITH A PRE-PAID RETURN ADDRESS LABEL (no order forms with account numbers will be accepted, must be a completed label). 

Awards

$2000 will be available for juror-designated cash awards. These awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on June 2, 2017

Juror

AMoA proudly welcomes Mark Tullos as the juror for the 30th September Competition.  As the 30th year of our annual competition and the 40th anniversary of the Alexandria Museum of Art, the AMoA staff is happy to welcome back a former AMoA Director as the competition juror.

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Mark A Tullos, Jr., has served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of State Museum and Director of the Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has served as Executive Director in art museums and visual arts organizations for over 30 years. In the 1990s Tullos was Director for the Alexandria Museum of Art. Under his eight-year administration, the Alexandria Museum of Art completed a six million dollar campaign for the expansion of museum facilities and the creation of a larger operations endowment. Tullos also served as the founding director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Tullos has also served as curator and juror for a number of exhibitions of contemporary art over the past two decades. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence given by the National Endowment for the Arts and most recently was nominated for a prize from the Giacometti Foundation in Paris for his work in protecting the rights of art and artists.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge he is a graduate in Fine Art from Louisiana State University and has conducted graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University and Museum Management Institute conducted by the Getty Foundation.

Calendar

March 18        Application deadline.

April 17           Jury notification by email.

No phone calls please!

May 19            Deadline for receipt of juried works and pre-paid return shipment label.

June 2             Artists’ Reception and Gallery Talk.

Sept. 22          Exhibition Closes.

Oct. 1              Deadline for pick up of hand delivered work.

Shipping of art work with pre-paid return label provided by the artist

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Exhibit Delivery and Packaging

  • After notification of selection, ship entries to:

Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA  71301. 

  • All artwork must arrive no later than May 19, 2017.
  • ALL SHIPMENTS MUST HAVE A PRE-PAID RETURN LABEL FOR THE RETURN OF WORK.  (Example: FedEx, UPS, or USPS.)  NO ORDER FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • Be sure to select a carrier that delivers to Alexandria, LA.
  • Hand deliveries will be accepted Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm.
  • Please do NOT include personal checks for return shipping.
  • All artwork must have a completed identification card attached to the backside.
  • All shipped works must be in sturdy reusable packaging.
  • Do not use styrofoam peanuts or pieced boxes.
  • Opening instructions should be printed on the outside.
  • All necessary installation instructions must be included with the work.
  • All damaged packages will be returned unopened C.O.D.
  • When open packages contain damaged works the artist will be consulted.
  • Return shipping of artwork will begin October 1, 2017.
  • ALL WORK WILL BE SHIPPED USING THE PRE-PAID RETURN LABEL SUPPLIED BY THE ARTIST.
  • AMoA will not take responsibility for works returned undeliverable.
  • Art work unclaimed after one year becomes the property of AMoA

Exhibitor Obligations

  • Selected work must be display ready.
  • All 2-D work should be wired for hanging, and where appropriate, framed with Plexiglas.
  • Any work notably different from the submitted digital file will be disqualified.
  • Any submitted artwork must be available for exhibition.  No substitutions will be allowed.  

Sales and Liability

  • A 30% commission will be charged on all sales.
  • Every reasonable precaution will be taken to assure protection of entries, but the Alexandria Museum of Art assumes no responsibility for loss or damage from any cause during transit.
  • Works will be insured for the duration of the show while on AMoA premises.
  • Any entries delivered without insurance value will be assigned a maximum value of $500.   

Megan Valentine

Curator & Registrar

Alexandria Museum of Art

933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

Gallery Accepts Submissions for Solo and Collaborative Group Exhibits

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There are so many art galleries accepting submissions! We’re giving you just a small sampling from our  International Art Gallery Directory of over nine thousand art galleries.  We’ve been working on this e-list for years and it has now reached over 550+ pages. This November and December we’ve reviewed the entire list checking every link and all details to be sure that you have access to the latest information. This is a great resource that we want artists to use. In our International Art Gallery Directory e-list  we’ve color highlighted art galleries accepting submissions and added their submission guidelines for artists to quickly locate more opportunities for their art. Get the International Art Gallery Directory e-list here and here.

The same day that she purchased the International Art Gallery Directory, November 2016, an artist wrote to me:
“Marie, and I had a quick look in the iCloud version – this is a wonderful resource, very, very impressive.”   Marilyn Green, artist

Today, we’re sharing this art gallery from our e-list resources — Gray Duck Gallery in Austin, Texas. If you are in artist in the Texas region, or would like to travel there,  you might consider submitting a solo or group exhibition project proposal to Grey Duck Gallery.

Gray Duck Gallery accepts submissions for solo and collaborative group exhibits. Curatorial proposals are also accepted. Works in any media by artists at various stages in their career will be considered.

Please note that they are now accepting submissions only via email in .jpg (JPEG), .pdf, (Acrobat), or pps, (PowerPoint) formats. Include 5-10 digital images along with resume/CV, artist statement and website link. Read the full gallery submission guidelines here.

Get our International Art Gallery Directory of over nine thousand art galleries– here and here

 

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#Artists Now you can sell your #art on ArtStack!

Now you can sell your art on Art Stack!

We just received the news. If you have an Art Stack account you may have received the notification too. In case you missed it, and for those not yet posting their art on Art Stack, this new sales option should bring some interesting activity to the Art Stack site.

Many art galleries have a presence on ArtStack. Will they now offer work for sale Art Stack by the artists they represent? If some do, will this bring increased activity to the Art Stack site that will  benefit self-represented artists also offering their work for sale there?

According to Art Stack, their new features will  “ensure several hundred thousand people will see your works for sale every month” and – you can now:

  • Include prices on all your artworks and list them for sale on your Artist Page
  • List artworks on the Buy Art page
  • Promote your works in all users’ Feeds
  • Plus Art Stack will be sending a selection of works for sale in their regular email newsletters to all users too!

I’m excited by this new sales venue, although I am not surprised by the new turn. In e-mail exchanges with the Art Stack site owner, over the past few years, he had mentioned wanting to monetize the site. True to the innovative nature of Art Stack, they’re offering some great new options. No Commissions on sales, but a small monthly fee (different levels available).

Find out more about Art Stack sales options here.  Check out our resource e-list of art sales venues here and here.

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Art Galleries Shift From Once-A-Year Calls To Accepting #Artist Submissions Year-Round

Yesterday, we posted here on how New York art galleries have begun to accept artist submissions on an ongoing basis.

As we double checking and triple checking every link in each gallery listing in our International Art Gallery Directory of over five thousand galleries–available here and here–we’re discovering more and more updated art gallery submission guidelines adopting this “more fluid” artist submission policy.

Here is another–

Art in General in New York City, writes–  “Responding to the current state of artistic and curatorial practice, Art in General’s Open Call has shifted from its once-a-year online deadline to a more fluid model of receiving and reviewing artists’ work. Artists are encouraged to submit project proposals at any point throughout the year.” Proposals are accepted via email –read the full submission details here.

 

For more opportunities get our International Art Gallery Directory of over five thousand galleries–available here and here.

NEW YORK Arts Projects Now Accepting Artist Submissions on an Ongoing Basis

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We’ve been busy double checking and triple checking every link in each gallery listing in our International Art Gallery Directory of over five thousand galleries–available here and here.  Public art projects are listed in our Directory of Art Consultants here and here.

Some art projects put on exhibitions and public art projects. To save time and cut back on administrative tasks, many galleries and projects have begun accepting ongoing submissions.

The New York ARTBRIDGE PROJECTS  is now accepting art submission on an ongoing basis! That means that your art submissions will be considered for all ArtBridge exhibitions that do not have sufficient time for an open call. Artists may submit as many individual pieces or series as they wish. Series must not exceed ten images.  All genres of art, except film and video, are allowed –though film and video stills are permitted.

Art Bridge ArtBridge Projects

Click this Link to SUBMIT

Art Under the Bridge

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