1st PLACE: A solo show at FRONT art space gallery and 2nd floor studio + $100
2nd PLACE: $200
3rd PLACE: $100
SELECTION OF 5-10: Selected from the 20 finalists, five to ten artists will be part of an audio discussion featuring historians, art critiques, and or gallery owners. This conversation will be audio recorded and will be part of a series of discussions available for anyone to listen to.
20 FINALISTS: Will be included in a printed publication and online exhibition. The 20 finalists will receive a free copy of the printed book.
CRITERIA: Originality - Technical skill - Critical thinking. The criteria is only a basis for the review process. There are many factors that come into play during the jurying. As we all know, art can be rooted in subjective ideas and critiques, especially non-technical and abstract art. The selected artists are those who present new ideas for thoughtful conversation. Technical skill might not enough to land you a place in our top selection. We want to see ideas, we want thinkers, and we want to challenge the conventions of art. We are not here to help you decorate someones living room, we are here to help you make people happy, angry, sad, and possibly even re-think the way they have been living their lives.
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FRONT art space has two main exhibition spaces. The first space is the storefront gallery, as seen in the picture above, and it measures 6 feet by 6 feet and has a 12 foot tall ceiling. The second space is a second floor studio that measures 16 feet by 14 feet and has a 13 foot tall ceiling. Please keep these dimensions in mind when submitting your work.
IMPORTANT DATES - CALENDAR
APRIL 3, 2016 - Submission Deadline (11:59PM)
APRIL 11, 2016 - Notification of selected artists
MAY 6, 2016 - Deadline delivery of art work to FRONT art space
MAY 19 to JUNE 25, 2016 - Show on view
JUNE 2, 2016 - Opening reception
JULY 29, 2016 - Deadline to pick up work if dropped off in person
JUNE 30, 2016 - Deadline to submit high-resolution images if part of selection of 20 for printed publication
OCTOBER 30, 2016 - Approximate date publication will be available
PLEASE READ THE OPEN16 GUIDELINES here BEFORE PARTICIPATING
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE OPEN CALL YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING THREE STEPS:
1 - SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY FORM | 2- EMAIL IMAGE AND IMAGE INFORMATION | 3- SUBMIT ENTRY PAYMENT