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Calls for Entry

• Submit artwork to a juried exhibition Small Works Exhibition

Call for Entry.org tips and tricks  

• How to Apply for solo or group exhibitions

 


Small Works Exhibitionsp
November 13–January 23, 2022

applications due by October 21, 2021, 10pm

apply through Call for Entry.org

 

Theme:

The Small Works Exhibition is AWD's annual exhibit featuring a vast compendium of fine art for the holiday gift-buying public. This exhibition will feature over 70 artworks in Gallery 1337 at Art Works Downtown.

 

Juror: 

Jack Fischer; owner and director, Jack Fischer Gallery, www.jackfischergallery.com

 

Application fee: $40 for up to 3 entries. Discount provided for AWD Artist Members.

 

Artwork Requirements:

  • San Francisco Bay Area artists only (artist must live within 100 miles from San Rafael, California). Refunds will not be given to those who apply but don’t qualify.
  • Size limit: artwork must not exceed 18”x18"x18" including frame, stand, and all materials.
  • Open to all visual arts media. Video must be silent and include player, monitor, and headphones within the size limit; projections are prohibited.
  • Original artwork only. No giclées or reproductions. Editions are acceptable if they are original works such as printmaking, photography or limited original digital art.
  • Images of explicit sexual content or violence will not be considered.
  • Submissions must not have previously exhibited in the AWD Gallery 1337.
  • Artwork must be for sale.
  • Apply through CallForEntry.org. AWD will not accept hardcopy, email, or disk submissions. Apply Here: link pending

 

Exhibition Calendar:

  • October 21: Entries due via CallForEntry.org. Technically you have until 11:59 Mountain time (9:59pm Pacific time). We are not available for questions about applications after 10/20/2021.
  • October 29–30: Notification by email. Separate emails are sent to announce “invited” and “not invited” submissions.
    Note: delivery is two weeks after notification (mark your calendar).
  • November 12 and 14, 10am–4pm: Deliver accepted entries. No exceptions. Masks must be worn. No restroom or art center access.
  • December 10, 5–8pm: in-person Opening Reception and Art Walk. All attendees must wear a mask, gallery space capacity may be limited, no food or drink. This event is not guaranteed and may change or cancel depending on health and safety concerns.
  • December 24–January 2, 2022:Art Works Downtown will be closed for the Holidays. Thanksgiving hours have yet to be determined.
  • January 28–30,10am–4pm: Pick up unsold artwork.
  • Gallery Visitation Hours: Fridays 5–8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1–5pm. 

Online Entry: 
AWD uses callforentry.org (CaFÉ) to process juried exhibitions. To submit entries, visit www.callforentry.org. First create a free profile then upload images to your portfolio. Second, apply to this call. The CaFÉ website provides all the assistance you should need to prepare your submissions and apply. If you have trouble sizing your image(s), use the links provided below for help. Before you start, we recommend reviewing the CAFÉ HELP page. We also recommend reviewing our CAFÉ Tips and Tricks. AWD does not provide technical assistance for submissions.
• 3D/sculptural entries: You can only submit one image per artwork, we suggest submitting one image that includes two views.
• Free online image software:  pixlr.com/editor; online-image-editor.com
• Make sure you are using the most updated internet browser. Check the CaFÉ help page or use this link: browsehappy.com.
• First-timers: please note that adding images to your account Portfolio does not mean you submitted them to the call. You will need to add the images from your Portfolio to the call when you apply.

Delivery of Accepted Work: Work(s) must be hand delivered to Art Works Downtown 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael between the hours stated under Exhibition Calendar. All work must be ready for installation. Wall hung work must be securely wired. Artwork must be easy, and ready to install. No substitutes will be accepted for works approved by the juror. Please also deliver an artist statement and resume for the exhibition binder. We do not print these materials for you. The artist must either email or mail the signed consignment contract before delivery or upon  delivery. If a representative of the artist delivers, the artist must call ahead to give the representative’s name. Apply only if you can arrange delivery on the specified date.

Covid-19 precautionary requirements:

  • Every person must wear a mask.
  • The art center facilities are not avaiable.

Pick Up: Artists who do not retrieve their work will be charged a storage fee of $5.00 per day. Works remaining after 30 days will become property of Art Works Downtown. One person at a time, masks required.

Sales: Art Works Downtown (AWD) accepts a 40% donation upon sale. AWD processes sales as follows. All checks and credit card sales will be made payable to Art Works Downtown. AWD then reports the sales tax and passes the net sale to the artist. The artist is responsible for donating 40% of the net sale total to AWD. It is not the artist’s responsibility to report sales tax. All sold artworks will be allowed to be taken by the buyer at time of sale due to the holiday gift buying season. Sales will be paid to the artist at the end of the exhibition.

Liability and Image use Regarding Work Submitted: Precaution will be taken to safeguard all work from loss or damage, but neither Art Works Downtown nor anyone connected with this exhibition will be responsible for loss or damage from any cause. Artist permits AWD to use images(s) of accepted works for AWD promotions.

 

apply today: click here

  

 


Call for Entry.org Tips and Tricks

Internet browser:

To ensure credit card security, Call for Entry.org requires clients to use updated internet browsers (such as Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer). Before you begin using www.callforentry.org, make sure your browser is up-to-date by going to this website: http://browsehappy.com/. If you're version is not current make sure to update the software. If you are constrained by hardware limitations (example: old Mac's can't upgrade to new Safari), simply download a different, and current, browser. We recommend Firefox.

Image File format:

JPEG only, dimensions: No smaller than 1200 pixels on the longest side, resolution: 72 ppi/dpi, Size: 5 MB maximum. Make sure your images follow these parameters. If you are uploading an image and the process is taking a long time (longer than 5-10 minutes), your image is probably wrong. Unfortunately the CAFÉ message does not tell you this, it only says that it is loading and make take a while.

Learn more about CAFÉ.org image file requirements: www.callforentry.org/uploading-images-audio-and-video-files/

Free online image softwares to resize your image: 
pixlr.com/editor

www.online-image-editor.com 

Applying for a call:

Uploading images to your “Portfolio” and applying to a call for entries are two different processes. When you apply for an exhibition you will need to choose entries from your Portfolio by checking little boxes next to the images. If you only have three images in your Portfolio, you must check the box for each entry to submit that entry.  

Make sure to “PREVIEW” before checking out. Once you click “CHECK OUT” you can NOT change or correct your application.

Checking Out, Payment and Coupon Codes: 
When you have looked at your application “PREVIEW” and you see all of your entry images, click “CHECK OUT.” This will begin the payment process. Follow the prompts to pay for your entries. Only credit cards are accepted. If you are an AWD Artist Member you can use your coupon code to receive an entry fee discount. Simply follow the prompts until it asks you for the Coupon Code (you will not see this right away). Then enter the code and proceed.

Philosophical Understanding:

We understand that the online application process can be frustrating and hope you will overcome technology to participate in our exhibitions. While the CAFÉ.org service isn't perfect, it is a very helpful service for AWD and artists alike. As you apply through this process, we encourage you to take a deep breath, think logically (not emotionally) and take your time to thoroughly read the prompts and consider the buttons. If you are digitally challenged, you may want to find someone who is comfortable with the digital realm. Offer them a cup of coffee, fresh baked bread or small payment for their time. Remember to give yourself time and be patient and calm .


How to Apply for Solo or Group Exhibitions

Art Works Downtown offers a variety of exhibition opportunities and programs. Select a gallery to learn more about the specific application and proposal process.

Gallery 1337

Underground Gallery

Founders' Gallery

1325 Donors' Gallery