Five Deuces Galleria Presents

Abstract Art @ FIVE DEUCES GALLERIA

Saturday, March 02, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ABSTRACT ART

Abstract images are powerful -- whether bold or lyrical, severely structured or loosely composed, brightly colored or quietly muted, enigmatic or lucid. 

Our March call for submissions seeks to showcase art that abandons reality in favor of creating abstract art that emphasizes the essential elements of line, shape, color, form, gestural marks and more to achieve intense and rhythmic effects and demonstrates spontaneity in non-representational art.  We welcome any style of abstract art from color field impressions to geometric designs and far beyond.  

We invite emerging and established artists of all 2D and 3D mediums to submit a variety of visual art mediums, subjects, and techniques by a wide range of creative voices (i.e. a variety of ethnic, cultural, and gender representation) while always expressing a high standard of artistic excellence.

Please show us the expansiveness of the creative process by submitting your personal interpretations. Excite us with your variations on abstract art.  All perspectives, craftsmanship, and creativity are welcome. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 15, 2024 11:59pm

We are using CloudFolios to assist in curating the show.  If you don’t already have an account, you can set one up (free) during the submission process.  

ELIGIBILITY:  

  • Open to all mediums of art by artists who can coordinate a local drop off & pick up of any unsold work.  

  • All work must be for sale.  

  • All accepted artwork for the exhibit must be ready to hang.  

  • Submitted and accepted artwork should be priced equivalent to what you would sell it for on your own.  If an artwork sells during the exhibit the curators will work with you to replace it, thereby offering you additional sales opportunities.    

SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE: SUBMIT YOUR WORK.  Please note, the images you submit with your work are 1) the primary tool the curators use to evaluate, accept, or reject a piece and 2) the same images the marketing team will use in promotional materials for accepted work throughout the duration of the exhibit, will be displayed in our online gallery, and will be included in our buyers guide.  While the images do not have to be perfect by a hired professional, unsatisfactory images will affect the curating.  

LEARN MORE: https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/288

CALL TYPE: Month Long Gallery Exhibition

LOCATION: 2101 3rd Ave S., St. Petersburg, FL  33712

OPEN TO: All artists who can arrange for a local drop off + pick up of any unsold work

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 for a maximum of 10 entries (+ 10% CloudFolios processing fee).  All submissions will be curated by Five Deuces Galleria, selecting up to 10 of the submitted pieces per entrant.  This fee is non-refundable.

Please, do not submit your work for consideration if you are not serious about exhibiting. By submitting and if accepted, please understand that there is a possibility that 1 or more of your works may be chosen. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Final Submission Deadline:  Thursday, February 15, 2024, 11:59pm EST

  • Curation/Finalization of work: Sunday, February 18, 2023.  Artists will be notified of acceptance and or rejection via email.

  • Work drop off: Sunday & Monday February 25 & 26, 2024 11:00am-3:00pm EST  

  • Artist Conceptual Statements Due: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (for those accepted. Instructions will be sent via email.)

  • Grand Opening Event: Saturday, March 2, 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST

  • St. Pete ArtWalk - December: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 5:00pm-9:00pm EST

  • Exhibition Duration: February 18, 2024 - April 1, 2024

  • Unsold Work pick-up: Monday & Tuesday April 1 & 2, 2024 11:00am-3:00pm EST 

The gallery also will be open for other special events throughout the month, to be announced at a later date.  In addition, the gallery is open to visitors most weekdays from 11am-4pm and by appointment.

SHIPPED ARTWORK

We cannot accept shipped artwork at this time. 

COMMISSIONS & SALES

Five Deuces Galleria will retain a 30% commission on any sold work in the gallery during its exhibition run  All sales of the displayed artwork will be processed by the gallery, regardless of whether it is an in-person or offline sale.  Payment processing fees will be deducted from artist payout, when applicable.  

Any artwork that is sold during the exhibition may be taken by the buyer immediately after purchase.  The artist may replace the sold artwork with approval from the curators.  

EXPECTATIONS FOR ARTISTS SUBMITTED + ACCEPTED WORK:

If you have any additions / changes / deletions for work after you submit for this call, you can make changes up until noon on the day the call closes.  Please contact me directly at FiveDeucesGalleria@gmail.com, and I will re-open your submission.  The system will not charge you again.   

***Once curation is complete, selected work is considered to be committed to the show for the duration.  Five Deuces Galleria will begin promoting the shows and the accepted work immediately after curation.  If a buyer contacts you directly for purchase at any time between curation and the end of the show, the expectation is for you to direct the buyer to Five Deuces Galleria for completion of the sale.  

We rely heavily on the good ethics and morals of our artists to ensure that the representation and sales process is done with integrity. 

Special Instructions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What is Cloudfolios? 

Cloudfolios is a platform we use to publish our art calls. Artists submitting their work for consideration will be doing so through the Cloudfolios system. 

How and when will I know if I've been accepted?

Every artist who submitted their work for consideration will be notified by email. Once the work is finalized, an email is sent to the artists automatically by the Cloudfolios system (the same system the artist used to submit). This email will let the artists know which works were accepted and which works were rejected. If you do not receive an email within a couple of days, please double check your spam folder.

What happens and or what do I do after I am accepted? 

Accepted artists can expect a follow-up email directly from the gallery congratulating them on their acceptance as well as very detailed instructions with their exhibiting details. 

How and when do I submit my biography and conceptual statements? 

Artists will be given detailed instructions through their exhibiting details on how to submit their statements. This requirement only applies to artists who are accepted.

Why is installation, audio, and video art not allowed?

We apologize for this exclusion. Our gallery at this time is not equipped to exhibit these particular mediums of art. We hope to change this in the future. 

If I submitted my work and I forgot to include other work, can my submission/application be reopened and can I add it?

Yes, you may. Please email us at: FiveDeucesGalleria@gmail.com 

If my work was entirely rejected, can I inquire to know why?

Yes, you may. Please email us at: FiveDeucesGalleria@gmail.com

Curators

  • Julie Haura
  • Geoffrey Baris

Important Dates

Event Date: Saturday, March 02, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Art Submissions Closed
 

Art Submission Status

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Venue Information

Five Deuces Galleria
2101 3rd Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
UNITED STATES

Contact Information

fivedeucesgalleria@gmail.com

206-465-2777

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