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Call for Art: “Faint of Art” Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, August 28, 2017, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street

Call for Art: “Faint of Art”

Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!

September 1 through October 29
Opening Reception: Friday September 1st  from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “Faint of Art”. Our annual PEM inspirational that allows local artists to interpret concepts of fear, suspense, and horror. Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition of “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection”.

Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open non-members and current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit images that adhere to our theme of “Fear, Suspense, and Horror”.  

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 pieces.

Creative Salem members pay the Salem Arts member fee discount.*

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 judge will be a Peabody Essex Museum Curator TBD. 

·      1st Prize: $100

·      2nd Prize: $75

·      3rd Prize: $50

·      Honorable Mentions


Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, August 27, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, August 28, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by August 30, 2017. 

Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, September 2, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: September 1 – October 29, 2017

Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, October 29, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, October 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the 2017 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 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.

* Non-member artists are not required to volunteer but are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.

Please contact with questions.



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