Saturday, April 4, 2009

Paper Narratives' National Invitational Exhibition

Abecedarian Gallery
Phone: (303) 534-1038
Origin: Denver, Colorado
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Announcement Information
Title: Paper Narratives' National Invitational Exhibition
Deadline: May 15, 2009
Type: Call for Submissions
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee. 30% commission
National Deadline: May 15, 2009 - Paper Narratives an invitational exhibition featuring 2- and 3-dimensional works on or of paper by artists concerned with narrative as both a visual and a conceptual element of their work. Artists must be able to provide a US shipping address to be included in this exhibit and be at least 18 years of age.

Selected artists will be notified by May 25. Work will need to arrive no later than July 3 and will be returned to artists the week of September 14. Artists’ reception Friday, July 17, 2009, 5-8pm.

Selected work must be for sale. Work is sold on consignment. The artist receives 70% of the sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show.

Color postcards will be printed and each artist will receive at least 15 (more available on request). Postcards will be distributed prior to and throughout the exhibition in the Denver area. Press kits will be sent to local and regional traditional and online media. Online announcements will be made to all applicable online sites and list serves. The exhibit will be announced in the gallery’s e-mail newsletter, website and blog.

A PDF catalog will be created and be available via the gallery website. It is possible that a POD printed catalog will be created and offered for sale during and after the exhibition.

Responsibility for Loss or Damage
Artwork is insured for 60% of its retail value against theft or total loss while on premises. Certain works may be excluded if their stated value exceeds coverage limits.

Cost to Artists
There is no cost for image submission. Invited artists are asked to pay for round-trip transportation/ insurance as well as split publicity costs with other artists (the fee range $10-$30) is dependant on both the number of artists included in the exhibit and the number of pieces each artist exhibits).

Submissions should include:

5 to 10 jpeg images of up to 10 pieces (300dpi, ca.4x5 inches). Please send gallery quality images without any background clutter or descriptive text. The images you send will be used for exhibition publicity. Include a corresponding list (word/rtf/xcel doc) of the works giving dimensions, medium and retail price; a resume (pdf or word), artist’s statement and contact information.

Label each image file with artists’ last name, title of piece, with a letter or number as needed. Title files with artists’ last name plus description, such as lastname statement, lastname resume etc.

Guidelines: please follow carefully!
For environmental reasons, I prefer works be submitted via emailing to my FTP site. It is easiest if you send one compressed document containing all of your files. Send the files to this email address: with subject line gallery upload (lower case, space in between the words)

If these instructions aren’t followed exactly, the files won’t upload. It is helpful if you also send me an email letting me know you’ve sent files.

they will be discarded.

I will accept CD’s sent to:

910 Santa Fe #101
Denver, CO 80204

CD’s will not be returned - they will be recycled.
Abecedarian Gallery is located in Denver, CO. The gallery presents local and national artists working across multiple disciplines, in contemporary book arts and works on paper. It is in the heart of the nationally known Santa Fe Art District. Abecedarian Gallery is owned by artist and curator Alicia Bailey.

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