CALL FOR ARTISTS! Catalyst Small Works 2019

7th Annual Catalyst Small Works Show, December 7, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Deadline to submit: Nov 10.

Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media of many kinds will be considered. No video. Submit up to four quality jpegs (labeled w/your last name and/or title) to info@catalystgallery.com. Include in the email your name, email, address, phone number, website, instagram, and title/media/dimensions/price of each work.

Entry Fee

$30 for up to four images. Fee is payable by credit card through this link to Square: https://squareup.com/store/catalyst-gallery or by check (payable to Catalyst Gallery and mailed to Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St, Beacon NY 12508). Fee must be received by Mon Nov 11. You may include 1 additional image per 3D work and one additional image of proposed framing if relevant.

Guidelines for Submissions

Size must be no larger than 16″ in any direction for 2D including frame, and 20″ for 3D.The work must arrive clean, professional and ready to hang. This may mean wired or with hardware attached. 3-D pieces must be self-supporting (we have pedestals & small wall shelves but you may provide your own) or wall-mounted.

Works on paper must be framed or mounted. It is helpful if images include frame (if any) or description of proposed framing.

Price limit is $500. When selecting & pricing your work, please consider that affordability will increase the likelihood of sales during the holiday season. This is a fun and popular show!

Gallery retains a 25% commission on sold work. Artists will receive payment after the show closes.

We encourage early entries. Deadline to submit images via email is Sun Nov 10, 11:59 pm EST. Accepted artists will be notified which works have been selected. Notifications to all entrants will be emailed by Sun Nov 17.

If high-quality prints/cards are available of similar works by accepted artists, we may offer them for sale (unframed, priced and in clear bag w/backing) in our ‘gift shop’; the same 25% commission applies. Indicate interest and brief description.

Delivery of Work

If accepted, artists must deliver work in person, or ship. Drop-off dates will be Sat Nov 23, Sun Nov 24 and Sun Dec 1 (10am-12pm), and Mon Dec 2 (6-8pm). Shipped work must arrive by Dec 2.

Accepted artists must notify us beforehand if you plan to ship your work and we will provide the address. Do not ship to gallery. Artists must cover all shipping expenses. A computer-generated return label for return of work must be enclosed. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS, FedEx, or USPS. Gallery is not responsible for work arriving damaged or late. Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own work if they wish. **The gallery proprietors retain the final word on what will be in the exhibition and how the art will be installed.**

Opening Reception

The opening reception is Sat Dec 7, 6-9pm. Also open til 9 for Beacon’s Second Sat, Dec 14 (www.beaconarts.org). Gallery hours will be Fri-Sun 12-6pm with additional hours tba. There will be a closing reception on January’s Second Sat,  Sat Jan 11, 5-8pm

Return of Work

Pick-up dates will be Sun Jan 12 (4-7pm) and Mon Jan 13 (10am-12pm and 5-7pm). Other arrangements can be made if necessary. Unsold work must be picked up unless return shipping has been arranged. If work is not picked up by Jan 31 it will become property of the gallery.

Important Dates

November 10 Deadline to submit, 11:59pm EST
November 17 Notifications sent to all artists
November 23 & 24 Drop off work, 10am-12pm
December 1 Drop off work, 6pm-8pm
December 7 Opening reception, 6pm-9pm
December 14 Second Saturday reception, 6pm-9pm
January 11 Closing reception, 5pm-8pm
January 12 Pick up unsold work, 4pm-7pm
January 13 Pick up unsold work, 10am-12pm & 5pm-7pm