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Marion Cultural Alliance

Call To Artists for November 2017 Exhibit

Who’s​ ​Eligible:​ MCA Artist Members

Title​ ​of​ ​Exhibit:​ The Best of the Best

Description​ ​of​ ​Exhibit:​ For this exhibit we are asking you to submit what you think is your best work from the past few years! All work for this show must have been completed in the past two years; please do not bring in anything that has been exhibited before at ‘The Brick City Center for the Arts’.

This goes for Gift Shop Artists as well! If your items have been in the Gallery Gift Shop at ‘The Brick’ for a while, please contact Angie to make an appointment to swap things out. We are excited about showcasing your new work over the holiday season.

Mediums:​ All mediums are encouraged and welcome!

Artists’​ ​Reception:​ November 3rd, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Exhibit​ ​Dates:​ November 3rd – November 25th

Drop​ ​Off​ ​Dates:​ ​October 31st and November 1st, 11:00am-5:00pm

Pick​ ​Up​ ​Dates:​ ​November 27th and November 28th, 11:00am-5:00pm

If you cannot make any of the Drop Off or Pick Up dates above, contact Gallery Director Xochi Smith to see if other options are available: [email protected]

Complete lists of requirements for submitted work:

Calls​ ​to​ ​Artists:​ MCA will issue Calls to Artists at least 60 days prior to the deadline for submission. Calls will be issued through a targeted email to all members and through media releases. Artists may also visit to learn of upcoming shows.

Media:​ MCA’s shows are open to any media including, but by no means limited to traditional drawing, glass, printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc.

Submission​ ​Dates:​ Submissions are indicated in the Calls to Artists, typically the last week of the month. If you have questions, need clarification regarding dates or if you can not make any of the listed dates, please contact Gallery Director, Xochi Smith; [email protected]

Submission​ ​Format:​ Artists may bring up to three (3) pieces of art for review by the Gallery Director on the given dates listed in the Call to Artists. If 2D artwork is oversized, only one (1) submission per Artist will be seen and considered. If Artists are not able to attend the given dates, please contact the Gallery Director, Xochi Smith, to see if it’s possible to make an appointment; [email protected]

Limitations:​ All 2D work must include suitable hanging mechanisms, and either be framed or created on a gallery wrapped canvas. If work is not ready to be hung, it will not be accepted. All 3D work must be assembled, by the artist, before it is accepted. Artist is responsible for installing their 3D piece unless otherwise specified by Gallery Director.

All work must have been completed in the last three years only. Please do not re-submit work that has already been shown in a previous exhibit at ‘The Brick City Center for the Arts’.

All work must be completed before submission. Any work that is not yet dry or incomplete will not be accepted.

All​ ​work​ ​that​ ​is​ ​shown​ ​must​ ​be​ ​for​ ​sale.​ ​All work that is shown at ‘The Brick’ must be for sale, no exceptions.

Liability:​ MCA’s Gallery Director will take great care in handling artworks for exhibition. MCA is not liable for any damage that may occur.

Shipping:​ The Artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from ‘The Brick City Center for the Arts’. Specific shipping and labeling details can be requested from the Gallery Director.

Post​ ​Show​ ​Pick​ ​Up:​ Accepted artwork must remain in ‘The Brick’ through the designated end of the show and must be picked up by the date established by the Gallery Director. If an Artist cannot make the pick-up dates, arrangements must be made with Gallery Director before the end of the show. Any work left at ‘The Brick’ for over 90 days without prior consent from the Gallery Director will be considered a donation to the Marion Cultural Alliance.

Exhibition​ ​Selection​ ​Process:​ Selection of work is at the discretion of the Gallery Director. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that does not meet the above requirements or does not match the intent of the exhibit. Artists will be notified in person at time of submission.

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​our​ ​Gallery​ ​Director,​ ​Angie​ ​McCormack​ ​at [email protected]


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