Open Door: Call for Artists
Submissions are now closed. Artists will be notified on Nov 12th
OPEN DOOR 8: December 7-30, 2012
Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) announces a national call for entries for it’s 8th annual Open Door juried group exhibition. Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media except video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.
ABOUT ROSALUX GALLERY
Rosalux is a cooperative art gallery that was founded in Minneapolis in 2002. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Van Buren Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
Open Door is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery. Typically the Open Door exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage.
JUROR: Christina Chang
Christina Chang is the Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Originally from California, she earned her BA from the University of California at Berkeley (Cal) and her PhD in art history from the University of Michigan. She has served as an assistant curator at the Weisman Art Museum on the campus of the university of Minnesota and is currently on the Board of Directors of Photography @ the Center, a nonprofit organization started by the co‐founders of the Minneapolis Photo Center.
Submission Deadline November 5th, 2012 (Extended)
Artists Notification Nov 12th
Deadline for Receipt of Work for Exhibition Shipped (Nov 30th) Hand delivered (Dec 1st)
Opening Reception Dec 8th
Work Returned Jan 3-6th
Exhibition opens December 7th and closes December 30th. An opening reception will be held Friday December 8th from 6pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome.
Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight November 1st. Late applications will not be considered. All below written materials should be composed in Word, and images should be saved as jpegs, then attached in a email to email@example.com The email subject line should read OPEN DOOR, then your first and last name (example: OPEN DOOR, John Doe)
- Artist Statement, brief – Save with your first initial, last name, -Statement (Example: JDoe-Statement.doc)
- Resume, (no more than 1 page) – Save with your first initial, last name, -Statement (Example: JDoe-Resume.doc)
- Three images of works completed within the past two years. Save images as JPEG files, 72dpi in size, longest dimension less than 2000 pixels. Save images with your first initial, last name, and image number as it appears on your corresponding image list (Example: JDoe01.jpg).
- Image list. Title of work, medium, dimensions (L” x W” x H”), date of completion, price of piece if for sale. For installations and performance works, please list a short description of the wall, floor, ceiling space required as well as the tools, outlets, etc. required for the display of your piece(s). Save with your first initial, last name, -List (Example: JDoe-List.doc)
- $25 entry fee. Payable online through paypal via the button below.
If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at Rosalux Gallery no later than 6pm, Friday Nov 30th, 2012. Hand delivered work can be dropped off Saturday Dec 1st from noon till 4pm. Accepted work must be ready to hang or display in a professional manner.
Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways. Pack securely. No use of Styrofoam packing pellets (bubble wrap acceptable). No glass on framing of wall-based work, plexiglass only. Work that arrives at gallery damaged will be returned un-displayed. Rosalux Gallery is not responsible for work damaged in transit.
Unsold work will be packed by Rosalux Gallery in the shipping containers they arrived in, and returned promptly to the artists in early January of 2013.
Pick-up of work is Saturday January 5th from noon till 4pm. Rosalux Gallery will not store work past the pick-up time.
Ship work to:
Rosalux Gallery 1400 Van Buren Street NE #195 Minneapolis, MN 55413
Work does not have to be for sale. Sale prices are determined by the artist. 65% of sale price goes to artist, 35% to Rosalux Gallery. All work must be the property of the artist to be available for sale.
Rosalux Gallery does not provide insurance for any piece during the Open Door show though great care will be taken in handling your work. Rosalux Gallery recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit. Rosalux Gallery retains the right to decide which work is included in exhibition.
By entering the competition, selected artists grant Rosalux Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only.
Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than November 12th, 2012.
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