Words of Art: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Words of Art: CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Words of Art Collaborative project is an invitation for artists of every level, to contribute in the creation of a room of expressions. Every piece submitted will be presented to our viewers in a delightfully powerful way, allowing everyone to react, interact and think. There is power in words and we want to provide a platform where you can express yourself creatively.

THE RULES

Participants will come up with ONE WORD that represents your message. You are encouraged to use words that inspire, stimulate positive interactions, enlighten and benefit others. It is OK to use certain words that would be censored on daytime media, but insulting, racially offensive, demeaning or otherwise offensive words WILL NOT be permitted.

Avoid commonly used words that may be too generic or expected. Be creative and bring us some unexpected impact with your word!

Once you have chosen your word, you will paint, collage, sculpt, draw, or use any medium of preference to create a piece highlighting your word.  

CANVAS SIZE LIMITATION and REQUIREMENTS

Because we are expecting lots of entries and space may be limited, we are stipulating the canvas or surface size to be 12 inches by 12 inches (12" x 12"). The canvas must be gallery wrap, if not framed. These are easily found at any Arts & Crafts store in town. You can use a wood canvas, also available in local stores, as long as it meets the required dimensions. Also, the finished piece MUST have hanging hardware. 

If you decide to create a 3D piece, such as a sculpture or ceramic piece, please maintain the size to no larger than 12 inches in height. The word, but be clear and readable.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK AND DEADLINES

Finished pieces can be delivered to DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts at 1400 Colonial Blvd STE 84 in Fort Myers, NO EARLIER THAN Saturday, April 14, 2018. The gallery is open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

The deadline for submission is Saturday, April 28, 2018.  

There is a NON-REFUNDABLE submission fee of $15.00 per piece. Artists CAN submit more than one piece, with an individual fee payment. There is a maximum of 3 submissions per artist.

The NON-REFUNDABLE submission fee can be paid with a check, made to DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery, cash or credit card at the gallery (UPON DELIVERY). 

The Words of Art Exhibition will officially open to the public, with a reception starting at 6PM, on Saturday, May 12 (in conjunction with the SoCo Second Saturday event). All participating artists are encourage to attend and mingle with the crowds.

YOUR ARTWORK WILL BE FOR SALE

Every piece submitted will be for sale through the gallery, with a 20% commission upon transaction. You will price your work individually and in accordance with your expenses, medium, time, etc. You will get paid 80% from the sale of your piece. 

***IMPORTANT***

YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPACE AND VERIFY PARTICIPATION

With the sign-up, not only will you help us coordinate, but also secure your space in the exhibition. In the event of having too many entries, we will take action to limit the registrations or expand the exhibition area. 

SIGN UP HERE: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E4BACAE2BA46-theart

Now get thinking, creating and expressing yourself!