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Call for Artists

 

Student/Instructor Show

Exhibition Dates: March 4 - April 1, 2016

Artist Reception: Friday, March 4th, 6:00-8:00pm

Each year, Sweetwater reserves its gallery to showcase the rich talent of its students and its instructors.  Sweetwater offers more than 500 classes annually, taught by artists and educators with outstanding qualifications, beginning at age 3-adult in a variety of artistic mediums. All students and instructors from 2015 are invited to participate in this exhibition.


No Submission Fee

Open to artists of any age who were a student or instructor at Sweetwater in 2015

 

 

Submission Instructions:

1.    Each participant may enter 2 works in any medium (work does not need to be framed, but must be wired for hanging and/or prepared for display)
2.    Click here to print out label forms to attach to each artwork you are submitting.
3.    Drop off artwork at Sweetwater on Monday, February 29th or Tuesday, March  1st  (between 9am-7:30pm). Registration will take place in the Sweetwater office on the first floor.
4.    Come to the Open House & Reception on Friday, March 4th from 6-8pm. Bring friends & family for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, instructor demos and art activities for all ages.
ALL AGES AND MEDIA ACCEPTED!

 

 

 

 

 

Interwoven States

Exhibition Dates: April 8 - June 10, 2016

Artist Reception: Friday, April 15th, 6:00-9:00pm. Coincides with Sewickley's Spring Gallery & Art Walk

Fiber art practices have a regional historical significance within our local craft history. In today’s contemporary technologically fueled world, textile artists are finding new ways to work with traditional materials, creating a dialog with the past and reflecting the significance contemporary culture on our lives today.

 

Interwoven States is a juried exhibition highlighting the diverse textile practices of our regional fiber arts community and the creativity in which artists express contemporary aesthetics and concepts. Open to artists working in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia who are creating contemporary textile and fiber art.

 

 

Please review Sweetwater Gallery Policies at the bottom of this page
Submission fee $25 
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2016
Artist Notification: March 16th, 2016
Open to artists residing in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

 

Interwoven States is juried by Joanne Arnett. Joanne Arnett is a textile artist living in northern Ohio. She spent most of her creative career in Germany and California, working as an artist and photographer, as well as in the fashion industry. Her personal work combines the practices of photography and textiles into a single discipline and explores the dualities of transience and permanence, public and private, the mundane and the extraordinary. She has shown regionally and nationally. She is currently represented by Gallerie Noir in Texas. Joanne received her BFA from California Design College and her MFA from Kent State University. She is an assistant professor at Kent State University. www.joannearnett.net

 

 

 

Submission Instructions:
1. Email 4 images to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org as attachments
2. The subject line of the email should state: Submission Interwoven States
3. Label images with your initials_submission number_title of work: example:EM_1_TheScream.jpeg
4. In the body of the email include: Artist's Name, Address, Phone number, Email, and a list of works including: submission number, title of work, size, medium, year, price.
5. Pay $25.00 submission fee via paypal by clicking on the button below.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Solo Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: June 18 - August 5, 2016

 

Sweetwater invites emerging and established artists who reside within 200 miles of Pittsburgh to submit artwork for an opportunity to have an 8 week solo exhibition in our gallery. Open to artists working in any media except video/film. Submit 10 images of artwork created within the last 3 years, an artist statement and CV.

 

Please review Sweetwater Gallery Policies at the bottom of this page

Submission fee $30  
Submission Deadline: May 2, 2016

Artist Notification: May 16th, 2016

Open to artists residing within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, PA.

 


Submission Instructions:

 

1. Email 10 images to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org as attachments

2. The subject line of the email should state: Summer Solo Exhibition

3. Label images with your initials_submission number_title of work: example:EM_1_TheScream.jpeg

4. In the body of the email include: Artist's Name, Address, Phone number, Email, and a list of works including: submission number, title of work, size, medium, year, price.

5. Attach to the email a current CV and an artist statement that is one page or less.

6. Pay $30.00 submission fee via paypal by clicking on the button below.

 

Note: You may send more than one email if necessary or use dropbox. Work must have been created within the last 3 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Brew Artist Market

Event Date: July 9th, 2016

Sweetwater is seeking artist to participate in this year’s Art Brew Artist Market! This one day sale of Art and Handmade Crafts will take place during Sweetwater’s annual fundraiser Art Brew on July 9th, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Artists creating jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art are encouraged to apply. We are especially seeking items with a beer related theme, but it is not necessary. There is no submission fee and artists are not required to attend the sale.

Submission Deadline is June 10, 2016

No Submission Fee 

Artist Notification: June 24

Drop Off/Check In: July 4 & July 5 

Pick Up/Check Out: July 11 & July 12

 


Submission Instructions:

1. Email 7 images that are an example of your work to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org as attachments

2. The subject line of the email should state: Submission Art Brew Artist Market Submission

3. Label images with your initials_submission number_title of work: example: AW_1_Blue Mug.jpeg
4. In the body of the email include: Artist's Name, Address, Phone number, Email, a brief discription of your work and the materials you use, and the retail price range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweetwater Gallery Policies: Sweetwater retains 40% of gallery sales; We have a height limitation of 7.5 feet on 2D work; The artist is responsible for transport/shipment of artwork; All submission fees are non-refundable; We do not have size specifications on images you send for submission, please be reasonable! We want to see them, but not have them break the inbox; PLEASE follow instructions for submission carefully, we retain the right to not consider your work if instructions are not followed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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