Call for Art: “Game On!” Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, May 27

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:04 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)



Call for Art: “Game On!”

In conjunction with the Salem Arts Festival, Salem Arts Association presents “Game On!” an exhibition exploring the meaning of “Play”, one of the themes of the Festival, and also in celebration of the 130th Anniversary of Salem’s own Parker Brothers Toy and Game Company.  Salem Arts encourages all local talent to submit their interpretation this themes by entering artwork in any medium or style. 

  • Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, May 27, 2018 (or by appointment)
  • Exhibit Dates: Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, July 29
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Salem Arts Association Gallery, 211 Bridge Street (Ash St. Entrance) Salem MA 01970

We're proud to announce a Call for Art for “Game On!”, an exhibition exploring the meaning of “Play”, one of the themes of the Festival, and also in celebration of the 130th Anniversary of Salem’s own Parker Brothers Toy and Game Company.  Salem Arts encourages all local talent to submit their interpretation this themes by entering artwork in any medium or style

Salem Arts encourages all local artists to submit their interpretation of these themes by entering artwork in any medium or style

Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit artworks that adhere to our theme.  

Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per image submission.  Non members fee is $10.00 per submission.  Artists may submit up to three items.

Submission Form: Please download the gallery submission form and provide all required information requested, and follow instructions on the form. Printed copies must be submitted with your submissions.

Exhibition Jurying: Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.  

Awards: Our guest juror is Maureen Creegan-Quinquis. 

Maureen Creegan-Quinquis is currently a full-time Associate Professor and the Director of the Creative Arts and Learning Division of the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. Maureen is ABD status and completing a PhD in Education in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Her research focuses on the relationship of the arts to American education policy history. She has co-published books on arts integration strategies for teachers and research articles on the benefits of the arts in the teaching of social studies and the sciences.

She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tufts University / Boston Museum School program, and a Masters in Education from Endicott College in the Creative Arts and Learning program. Maureen received her professional studio arts diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.  Maureen has worked in education administration designing and assessing arts integration teacher preparation programs. She has taught studio drawing and painting courses at institutions such as: Harvard University, Tufts University, The Boston Museum School, Endicott College, Montserrat College of Art, and Salem State College.

A working and exhibiting artist, Maureen’s work has been included in juried group exhibits. She has exhibited at the Stein Gallery in OH., the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York, Symphony Hall of Boston, Joseph Carroll & Sons in Boston, Center for the Arts, Harvard University, Mingo Gallery in Beverly, and various other local Boston galleries.

  • 1st Prize: $100
  • 2nd Prize: $75
  • 3rd Prize: $50
  • Honorable Mentions

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00
  • Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by Wednesday, May 30.
  •  Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, June 2, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 2, through Sunday July 29, 2018
  • Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, July 29, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

Presentation and framing: All submissions must be properly framed, matted, appropriately wired (no saw tooth hangars), and ready to hang. Wired images must have a tight wire positioned within the top quarter of the image height. All submissions will be inspected at take-in to assure they adhere to gallery standards. Submissions not meeting our standards will be rejected.

Sales and Volunteer Requirements: Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

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