CALL FOR ARTISTS! Catalyst Small Works 2017

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5th Annual Catalyst Small Works Show, December 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

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, and title,  specific media, hxw dimensions (including frame if any, and depth if applicable) and 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).

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 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 and we sell work every year!

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

Deadline to submit images via email is 11:59pm on Thur Nov 16.

Accepted artists will be notified which works have been selected. Notifications to all entrants will be emailed by Tue Nov 21.

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

Delivery of Work

If accepted, artists must deliver work in person, or ship. Drop-off dates will be Nov 29 (6-8pm), Dec 2 and 3 (10am-12pm), Dec 4 (6-8pm). Shipped work must arrive by Dec 4.

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/party is Sat Dec 9, 6-9pm. It is Beacon’s 2nd Saturday (www.beaconarts.org). Gallery hours will be Fri-Sun 12-6 pm with many additional weekday hours tba. There will be a closing reception Sun Jan 7, 2-6pm.

Return of Work

Pick-up dates will be Jan 7 (5-7pm), Jan 8 (10-11am and 5-7pm) and Jan 13 (10am-12pm). 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.

Thank you!