Call for Art:
"Human / Nature"
14th Annual PEM Inspirational ExhibitionSalem Art Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum collections of art and the exhibition of "Where Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature."
Call for Art: Sunday, August 30, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Reception: Sunday, September 13, 2-4pm
Exhibit September 5 - 27, 2020
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.
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.
Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Notification of inclusion/exclusion: Notification by email by August 28, 2019.
Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, August 31, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: August 31 – September 29, 2019
Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, September 29, 12:00 – 3:00 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.
* Non-member artists are not required to volunteer but are subject to a 50% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 25%.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
FRAMING AND PRESENTING YOUR ARTWORK
Salem Arts Galleries ada Shop utilizes a hanging system consisting of a wire or rod suspended from a rail near the ceiling. We rarely use nails in our walls. Because of this it's very important to frame and present your work properly by following these rules.
Submitted items will be inspected at take in. We're having a lot of issues with poor framing.
- All work MUST be properly framed or otherwise presented for hanging.
- Works on paper must be under glass (Not Plastic).
- Plastic clip frames, Table frames (with leaning back), and document frames will no longer be accepted in the gallery. Don't use them.
- Framed items must include a taught wire properly fastened to the top quarter of the frame back.
- Artwork framed using sawtooth hangars, triangle hangars, and holes as part of the frame will be rejected.
- Loose wires or wired below the top quarter will be rejected. If you can see the wire above the frame it's wrong.
THIS IS PERFECTION