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Call For Artists

Thomas Bovo

Jun 2008

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May 2, 2011
440 Gallery hosts "TEXT" June 30th, through July 24, 2011. Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2011 A book, words, calligraphy, a message tapped out from a cell phone: They are all TEXT and the theme of our next juried show. 440 Gallery is currently seeking artists' submissions for an exhibition to be presented at the gallery June 30 - July 24, 2011. The juror for "Text" is Susan Fleminger. Ms. Fleminger is an artist, art educator and curator. As the Deputy Director for Visual Arts and Arts-in-Education at the Abrons Arts Center of Henry Street Settlement, she organized numerous group and solo exhibitions including traveling shows of the work of Vincent Smith and Joseph Delaney, the In-Sites Series through which Lower East Side artists designed community improvements, and the Exchanges series where artists selected others who influenced or interested them. Ms. Fleminger was the guest curator of Rare Editions: The Book as Art at Lehman College Gallery/CCNY in 2009 which presented interpretations of unique artists books and limited editions by contemporary artists. She has been part of artists selection panels for the MTA/Art for Transit, % For Art/ NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the artists workspace programs of Dieu Donne, the American Indian Museum and Henry Street. Ms. Fleminger is the curator of Dialogues in the Visual Arts, a yearly conversation series concerned with artist's work, ideas and concerns at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Her collages and artists books have been on view recently at Figureworks Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, St. Joseph's College, the Parrish Museum, the Cummings Foundation, and The Painting Center. Eligibility: All artists who currently reside or work in the USA are eligible to apply. Work in any medium will be considered, including painting, drawing, photography, book art, sculpture, collage, mixed media, video, new media. There is no size restriction for this show, however our space is limited and very large work is less likely to be chosen. Requirements: Work must be ready to hang or display. Sculpture must be provided with shelf and anchoring for secure wall mounting. Fees: The entry fee of $30 will cover the submission of up to three (3) works of art. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be considered. The fee is payable through PayPal or check or money order, made payable to "440 Gallery Ltd" and mailed to: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Submissions: Work may be submitted via e-mail to with the Subject line: 440 Text Show_Your Name. Follow the specifications below. Digital specifications: Each JPEG image should be no larger than 7 inches (504x504 pixels) 72 dpi resolution and rgb color mode (no cmyk). Label each image with your name and a number corresponding to a Title List with: artist's name, title, medium, size (HxWxD in inches) and price. Accepted Work: Artists will be informed of the juror's decisions by June 10, 2011. All work must be dropped off no later than Sunday, June 26. Actual work that differs dramatically from the submitted image may be disqualified. Selected work that is shipped must arrive via US POST OFFICE in a reusable container, ready to hang with a prepaid, return-mailing label. Sales: All works are for sale unless otherwise stated. 440 Gallery will charge a 20% commission on sales. Liability: All possible care will be taken to ensure the safety of work but we cannot bear liability for the loss or damage of any artwork. Insurance is the responsibility of each artist. Removal of Art: Work not picked up on July 24th from 12pm ? 6pm will be stored at a fee of $5 a day unless other arrangements are made. Questions? E-mail or call Nancy Lunsford 917-957-6356. CALENDAR DATES: MAY 15: SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all properly formatted materials JUNE 10: Notification of acceptance, by e-mail or return postage JUNE 25, Saturday: Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM JUNE 26, Sunday: Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM JUNE 30, Thursday: Opening Reception, 6-9 PM July 24, Show closes. All work picked up from 12 noon to 6 PM JULY 24: Sunday: Pick Up. All work picked up from 12 noon to 6 PM *440 Gallery is not responsible for works held beyond pick up dates.

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