’RADIANTIA’ by Articulum
Los Angeles, CA | SUMMER 2023
*1st place: $1,500 USD
2nd place: $1,000 USD
3rd place: $500 USD
GALLERY, THEME, DETAILS
OPEN CALL FOR ALL. We are seeking submissions for our upcoming in-person exhibition. An original art show featuring works that utilize fluorescent materials allowing them to interact with UV lighting (blacklight). The theme of this gallery will be the relationship between the lost and the found, the heard but not seen, night and day. Conceptual in nature and experimental in technical application of skill. Each artwork should have a distinct visual while seen in a normal setting and then a separate visual when seen in UV lighting. We urge applicants to explore this theme with us in order to create a consistent, vibrant and meaningful environment for gallery attendees.
The exhibition will be held in a gallery space where the lighting system will cycle between UV lighting and standard lighting every 90 seconds throughout the entire duration of the show. This allows all artworks to be seen in both states thus amplifying the aforementioned theme. This gallery space will have two sections. One section dedicated to the host artist and the other dedicated to the small group of selected submissions. Both sections will be open for all guests.
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Exact gallery location TBA)
Date: 2 days — 06/2023 (Exact dates TBA)
Paint, clay, textiles, fabric, ceramics, sculptures, installations, glass, mixed media. (All of these mediums can be incorporated with fluorescent material such as powders, paints and specific mixing mediums. Be creative and ambitious on your approach to including this new material.)
Call fees are one aspect of expansive gallery productions that enable the organizer to ensure necessary resources are available for each event. This is oriented to serve artists first and foremost. Fee is $15 USD per application (*3 images).
We welcome submissions from artists at various stages of their career, including emerging, mid-career, and established professionals.
Submissions will be reviewed by a small gallery-approved curation team. *Submit your work on or before 05/28/2023. Any late submissions will not be considered. Ideal submissions will follow all application requirements. You can also apply to our Artist Waitlist in order to automatically be considered for future exhibitions.
HIGH-QUALITY SCANS or ORIGINAL SOURCE FILE RECOMMENDED
Artist bio; Name, Age, artistic background, social media @, email, phone number, portfolio/website link, TITLE OF PIECES + PRICE FOR PURCHASE.
Maximum of 3 high quality images per application. JPEG, PNG.
PHOTOS MUST DISPLAY ART IN BOTH REGULAR LIGHT & BLACKLIGHT.
Resolution: 300 pixels per inch (ppi)
Maximum file size: 5MB.
Minimum canvas size; 7 in x 7 in. Maximum canvas size; 36 in x 48 in
Sculptures/installations; Maximum height; 60 in. Maximum width; 36 in
Original work only.
18+ years old
TIPS: Scans are ideal. Focus on optimal lighting and best angle(s) for art pieces. Avoid things like screen shots, large files, blurry photos, awkward lighting. Contact us with questions regarding application requirements.
Two-Day Exhibit | $3,000 in Cash Prizes*
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
No photography, digital or other media of this type.
When reviewing applications, the following criteria will be used to evaluate submissions:
· Artistic Excellence: Examples of the artist's previous work that showcase their skill, technique, and mastery of their craft. These examples should demonstrate how the artist intends to approach the project.
· Gallery Theme Relevance: The extent to which the artist's proposed work reflects and complements the gallery theme. This is reflected by the usage of various fluorescent materials and the uniquely aesthetic/conceptual implementations.
The cost of shipping or mailing the artwork to and from the designated shipping location is the artist's responsibility. In addition, the artist must ensure that a pre-paid return shipping label and return postage are included with the artwork. Alternatively, the artwork can be hand-delivered and picked up at the designated location during the scheduled times.
*SHIP CANVASES, SCULPTURES AND ALL OTHER PIECES IN STURDY SHIPPING CRATES THAT ARE APPROPRIATELY DESIGNED. ARTIST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ART DURING SHIPPING.
*BLACK WOOD/METAL FRAMES ONLY. ALL NECESSARY HANGING HARDWARE PREINSTALLED ON FRAME. PLEXI GLASS COVERS IDEAL. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS ALLOWED. To qualify for the exhibition, artwork must be properly framed according to these frame requirements. Failure to comply with the framing criteria will result in disqualification from the exhibition and the artwork will be returned at the artist's expense.
The artist will receive sales remittance between 10-15 days after the exhibition ends and Articulum has received payment from buyer. The artist will receive a comprehensive receipt detailing all sales.
Gallery retains 30% commission on all exhibition sales.
NOTIFYING SELECTED ARTISTS
Selected artist will be first notified via email 3 weeks before the exhibition. Confirm within 48 hours to remain eligible. After your confirmation a member of our team will contact you via phone to arrange shipping details.