Call For Artists for Exposed: Nudes in Art 2016

Exposed: Nudes in Art 2016 – Call for Artists

Exhibition Prospectus

Throughout history, representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Whether a taboo or a revelation of mastery over form and expression, crafting life-like human figures has moved us. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons. We intend for Litmus Gallery’s ongoing annual Exposed: Nudes in Art project to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more.

This year we are excited to renew our invitation to artists to submit works in any 2-D or 3-D media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), for consideration in the Litmus Gallery seventh annual Exposed: Nudes in Art, a competitive exhibit exploring various treatments of the nude, semi-nude, and implied nude human form in modern art.

Call for Artists Nudes in Art

Artist Calendar

Monday, April 11:
Artist entry information must be received by this date

Friday, April 15:
Artist notified by this date if their work is juried into the show

Saturday, April 23:
Accepted works hand-delivered to Gallery: 10am – 2pm

Exhibit Calendar

Friday, May 6:
Exhibition opens / wine reception 6-9pm

Friday, June 3:
Closing Reception: 6-9pm

May 6 – June 3:
Exhibition open Thursdays 10am – 2pm and by appointment (email [email protected])

Friday, June 3:
Exhibition closes 9pm: unsold art may be picked up at 9pm

Saturday, June 4:
Alternative pick up of unsold art: 10am – 2pm


Exposed: Nudes in Art 2016 Exhibition Prospectus

The exhibition is a juried exhibition to showcase outstanding original visual art. It is open to both professional and emerging artists who are 18 years or older using visual media. Artists may submit for consideration up to three (3) works not previously exhibited at Litmus Gallery. 2-D and 3-D art will be selected for this exhibition. All works of art entered must be for sale. There is no fee for submitting work to be considered for inclusion in this exhibit. A fee is collected only from those juried into the exhibit.

Artists who wish to participate should:

1. Ensure that each work of art is in a separate jpg, png, or gif image (one view of 2D and two views of 3D) and that the image is named as follows: artistname_titleofwork_medium.jpg (for example: JoeSmith_Sublime_painting.jpg). If your image is not named correctly, we cannot consider it for the show, unfortunately. Images MUST be less than 5MB in size each.

2. Complete the entry form below with all information: name, address, phone #, email address, photo image, title, dimensions, medium, price, and if available, facebook name, twitter account, web site, and instagram account. PLEASE BE AWARE that this information cannot be changed once submitted and will be used as submitted on the labels of artworks submitted for the show. Therefore, please make sure the information you submit is accurate.

3. Indicate your understanding and agreement with all exhibit rules and specifications.

Rules and Specifications

1. Works must be original and committed to the show for the entire exhibition period. Litmus Gallery & Studios reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented, requires special installation, or is deemed inappropriate by the Litmus Gallery Jury committee.

2. Presentation Specifications:
– All 2D work must be completely prepared for hanging with wire.
– Wire must not be frayed and must support the weight of the piece.
– No “saw tooth” hangers may be used.
– Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any direction.
– 2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.

3. Fees: For those selected to participate, there is an entry fee of $30. The fee will be collected at the time the art is delivered to Litmus Gallery.

4. Deadline: For those wishing to submit art to be considered, Litmus Gallery & Studios must receive this entry form no later than the deadline listed.

5. Liability: Works are entered at the risk of the artist. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling all art work, Litmus Gallery & Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Submitting a work of art shall imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

6. Sales: Sales will be encouraged. A 30% commission will be collected on art sold during the exhibition. The artist is committed to the sale price submitted. In order to encourage sales Litmus Gallery may offer a discount of up to 30% on a work by an exhibiting artist. The discount is taken out of the gallery’s 30% commission and the artist still receives 70% of the sales price. Optional: To encourage sales, an artists may indicate a discount sale price that will take effect during the last week of the exhibit.

7. People’s Choice Award: Attendees at the opening reception will be allowed to vote for the art they like the most. The artist receiving the most votes will be awarded $100 and the artist with the second most votes will be awarded $50.

8. Delivery of Art: All art must be hand-delivered to Litmus Gallery on the delivery date and time specified. Special arrangements for delivery at a different time may be possible: email [email protected] to determine if a different delivery date is possible.

9. Removal: Unless sold, all artwork must remain on view until the close of the exhibition. Unsold works should be picked up on the specified date and time indicated.

Exposed: Nudes in Art 2016 Exhibition Application

Artist online application is here.

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