Call for Entires
TwentyThirteen: The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites artists from the Boston area to the North Shore to submit work to twentythirteen, a juried exhibition to be held at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck from July 11 through August 4. This prize show will be judged by Blyth Hazen, Professor, Montserrat College Art. A number of gift certificates, compliments of Blick Art Materials will be awarded. DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS
Call for Curators
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Gallery Exhibitions
6 Wonson StreetGloucester MA 01930
Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops and meetings we are making the vision of a contemporary center for the arts on Rocky Neck a reality.
All exhibitions at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center are open to RNAC members with the exception of occasional “Special” shows and those being curated by members. Exhibition proposals may include non-members if organized by a RNAC member.
Eligibility: We are currently booking art exhibits at the Cultural Center for 2013. We are seeking artwork that has not been exhibited at other Cape Ann venues. All art must be original and framed for exhibition. No giclée prints of paintings are allowed. All work must be for sale. Preference will be given to artists who have not shown their work at the Cultural Center in the past year.
Submissions: Artists are invited to submit proposals to curate exhibitions. For group shows, at least one exhibiting member must be a RNAC member and act as the representative for the group. The Cultural Center Exhibition Committee (CCEC) will select proposals that lend variety to the schedule.
Fees: Exhibition fees and commissions cover operating expenses and support the Cultural Center building fund. The cost of the exhibition space is $600 per four-week show, based on $150 a week with a three-week minimum. A 50 percent deposit, made payable to “RNAC Cultural Center Fund” is due on acceptance to reserve the gallery. The balance is due with delivery of the art. There is a 25% commission on sales for RNAC members, and 30% for exhibiting non-members. Sales tax will be collected by the RNAC. Payment to artists will be made after all sales are finalized, within four weeks after the close of the show.
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM
All exhibiting artists must be willing to cover the gallery hours for the duration of the exhibition or provide a substitute. Please complete the gallery duty schedule (provided) at least two weeks prior to the beginning date of the show. A Center member will open the gallery for you and provide instructions for closing at the end of the day. Groups are encouraged to arrange to be open more days and longer hours dependent on the availability of exhibitors.
Receptions: Exhibitors should choose a date for an opening reception in consultation with the CCEC liaison. The fee will include the basic necessities for the reception—glasses, napkins, non-alcoholic drinks and a simple platter, such as cheese and crackers. Artists may want to bring additional treats and are responsible for set up, cleaning up and removal of trash.
Publicity: RNAC Cultural Center will promote each exhibition through the weekly Rocky Neck News online, Facebook, RNAC calendar updates, Good Morning Gloucester and other media. The RNAC Marketing team will work with you to provide a RNAC approved postcard design six weeks prior to the exhibition. Artists are responsible for printing and mailing costs.
Installing Your Show: Please be familiar with the hanging and lighting systems when conceiving your exhibition. Art must be delivered, installed, and removed on designated dates. The Exhibition Committee will oversee installations. Please deliver your art with a completed inventory sheet (PDF form provided).
Two-dimensional work must be suitably framed and firmly wired. Wires must be at least two inches below the top edge of the frame when stretched to hide the hanging system hooks. No sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames please. Sculptors must provide their own pedestals or other special requirements.
Labeling of Art: Please provide a complete list of works with prices two weeks prior to show opening. Any additional wall text should be reviewed and formatted by the CCEC. The cost of materials needed for large wall labels will be the responsibility of the artists.
Sample label list format: Artist, title, medium, date created (optional), and price as shown in the sample below.
Acrylic on paper, 2012
Liability: Artists are responsible for insuring their work. The RNAC will take all reasonable precautions to preserve submitted work from damage, theft or other harm but cannot accept responsibility if any such event occurs.
How to make a proposal: A single page, double spaced description of the exhibition must include the title, scope and appeal of the exhibit, a complete list of the participating artists with bios and available websites, preferred dates (from the list of available time slots) and the name of the group representative with contact information.
JPEG images: two images of art (.jpg format) per artist. Jpegs should be 180 dpi and 768 pixels for the longest dimension (horizontal or vertical). Please include a separate list of credit information for each piece (in the order submitted) including title, year, media, and size.
Submit the proposal and all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submission date:
- Exhibition title:
- Proposal (include as separate document)
- List of artists:
- Dates: Preferred choice, alternate choice
- Curator/contact person:
- Jpeg Images: (send as separate attachments)
- List of credits for jpeg images: (include as separate document)