Call For Submisisons – “Handle With Care: Local Art Matters”

Gallery in the House: “Handle With Care: Local Art Matters”

Deadline for Submissions: May 20th, 2011
Deadline for Works: June 6th, 2011
Show Dates: June 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, (possibly the 25th & 26th as well).

Gallery in the House is a community-based, independently curated, roving gallery project. Organized and operated by Elizabeth Fennell (BA, MMC), this project seeks to exhibit and sell visual art works (and crafts) by local producers. The project’s goals are twofold: to raise community awareness about local artists and artisans, and to get artists the most money for their work. To that end Gallery in the House keeps overhead costs low by using private residences as host spaces. By only charging a minimal participation & commission fee, the costs incurred by the host are covered as well as some of the time spent organizing and promoting the show.

“Handle With Care: Local Art Matters” is the title of the upcoming show. The theme therefore, is local works/Local Works! In order to create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing show, I would like to curate this one a little differently than previous incarnations. If you are interested in participating, I would like to pick the works in person, by visiting your studio if possible, or at least seeing a variety of images. That way I can meet you, discuss what might work in the Gallery in the House setting, and better understand your medium and process, the better to represent you to the public.

Participating artists should reside in or around Peterborough, make works of a craft or visual art nature, and be willing to accept a $25 participation fee and 10% commission on works sold. The process of participating is simple. Express your desire by contacting Elizabeth Fennell, via any of the methods below: Phone: 705.743.6471 In person or by mail: 569 Sherbrooke St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2P4

Email images to: Galleryinthehouse@gmail.com

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