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Call for Submissons

Tue. July 24th 2012 - Fri. August 31st 2012
The fifty fifty arts collective is open for exhibition and project proposals from artists and curators on an ongoing basis. We accept work in all media, with a focus on contemporary and conceptually-based practices.

The current submission deadline is August 31st 2012.

Interested in having your work at the fifty fifty? Don't be shy! Here are some FAQs to get you started...

What should I submit?
Proposals should include

  • 5 to 10 images of your work, particularly those you want to show

  • A brief statement describing the proposed show

  • A general statement about your art practice or link to your website/blog

Please email your proposal to [email protected] . Send your images as jpeg files and text as a pdf or in the body of the email.
Please also indicate in your email how soon you would be available to show and/or preferred approximate dates. We will do our best to accommodate requests.

Does it cost anything?
We require a $50 deposit in exchange for a key to the gallery. This deposit will be returned once the gallery is back in its original condition (holes in walls filled and sanded etc). We also request a 20% commission on any sales of work made through the show.

How much work do I need for a show?
It depends on the size of your work. We like to have the gallery nice and full for shows so if you do not have enough to fill the whole space we may pair you with another artist or include you in a group show. A gallery floor plan is available by request. The gallery has approximately 85 linear feet of wall space and a large bay window available for an installation or display.

How long is a show?
A show is approximately 17 days. Openings are usually on a Thursday from 7 - 10pm. Tear down is usually on a Sunday when any sold pieces will be available for collection.

What happens at the Opening Reception?
The opening reception is an opportunity for friends and family to view the art work and celebrate the beginning of the show. Receptions are open invitation and fifty fifty group members are invited too. The event will be hosted by a gallery volunteer leaving you free to mingle with your guests. There will be music and refreshments and it is possible to include a small live musical performance or talk too. Please mention this in your email if this interests you.

What happens after I submit a proposal?
Submissions are reviewed and selected by the fifty fifty board twice a year and a schedule is drafted for approximately six months in advance. Submissions received after the deadline will be kept and considered for the following season. If a submission is reviewed and not selected it will not be kept on file but you would be welcome to submit again in the future.

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