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Marion Cultural Alliance

Submission Guidelines for MCA Member Shows

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 mcaocala.com 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, Angie McCormack; [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, Angie McCormack, 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.

We​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​your​ ​submissions!

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