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Call for Artists

Turning Red
Artists of Pennsylvania respond to the 2016 election

Submission Deadline: May 1

Artist notification: May 6

Exhibition Dates: June 10 - July 29, 2017

Open to all artists who reside in Pennsylvania

Open to all media, work must be created in 2016 or 2017

Submission Fee: $25

Maximum Number of Entries: 3

 

Pennsylvania is considered a swing state though it had not voted for a republican in a presidential election for 28 years, until now. For artists living in Pennsylvania, that means a shift in perception as to the political and philosophical identity of our state. With reports that our nation is currently more polarized than any time since the civil war, we are becoming aware that the divide touches on all aspects of our lives, not only how we govern, but how we view our citizens and neighbors. Artists have always used turmoil and emotion as inspiration and fuel for creation. Turning Red seeks to give an impartial and nonpartisan platform to the voices of Pennsylvania artists who are investigating and commenting on the news of the day, varying opinions, and strong emotions surrounding the 2016 election. This exhibition invites artists of all political opinions to submit works created in response to the 2016 election.

 

 

TO SUBMIT:

 

1. Email your submission to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org with "Turning Red Submission" in the subject line.
2. Include in the body of your email: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and where you heard about the exhibition call for artists.
3. Also include in the body of the email information on up to 3 works of art: Submission Number, Title, Media, Size of artwork, Price, Year created and a 1-3 sentence statement about the piece.
4. Attach to the email: maximum of 6 jpeg images, two images for each entry. Do not send the images in the body of the email, please send as attachments. Images should be no more than 2 MB each. Name the images as follows: Your initials, submission number, title of work. examples: AW.1.Campbells Soup Cans.jpg; AW.2.Triple Elvis.jpg
5. Pay $25 submission fee via paypal here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Solo Exhibition

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017

 

Artist notification: June 12

 

Exhibition dates: August 12 – September 9, 2017

 

Sweetwater invites emerging and established artists who reside within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, PA to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a 4 week solo exhibition at Sweetwater. Open to artist working in all media. Submit 10 images of artwork created with in the last 3 years, an artist statement and CV.

 

Sweetwater hosts opening reception and creates postcards for the exhibition.

Submission fee: $30

 

 

 

To Submit:

 

1. Email your submission to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org with "Summer Solo Show Submission" in the subject line.

 

2. Include in the body of your email: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and where you heard about the exhibition call for artists.

 

3. Attach to the email an artist statement, CV, and a word document listing your 10 artworks with title, media, size, price, and year created.

 

4. Attach to the email: 10 jpeg images. Do not send the images in the body of the email, please send as attachments. Each image should be no more than 1 MB. Name the images as follows: Your initials, submission number, title of work. examples: AW.1.Campbells Soup Cans.jpg; AW.2.Triple Elvis.jpg

 

5. Pay $30 submission fee via paypal here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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