Red Hook Community Arts Network: Call for Artists!

June 20, 2011

Open Call To Artists for a new Pop-up Gallery in the Village of Red Hook
Brought to you jointly by Red Hook Community Arts Network,
Red Hook Chamber of Commerce and Baright Realty

CAN Art-Pop
Feel the Fizz!

Opening: As soon as we can put it together.  We’re hoping for early July.
Duration: At least a month, maybe longer
Location: On Broadway in Red Hook, next to Flatiron restaurant

What we want from you: Enthusiasm, Commitment and some jpgs.  Send us 2-3 images (please limit size of file) representative of your work.  Some parameters:
Work is 2-D, all media.  It will be in a community art situation, so please exercise restraint in the areas of porn and violence.
Art will need to be wired for hanging and dropped off to us in Red Hook, when accepted, and picked up in a timely manner.  You’ll be given more information on dates and times later. (Drop-off will probably be June 28-29,
All work is for sale, with a 10% commission to the landlord, who is lending us the space for the cost of utilities.
This opening show will be curated by CAN, and we hope to do more galleries in the near future.  This is our initial effort, and we certainly appreciate your ideas and energy.
Please e-mail your jpgs to info@redhookchamber.org with the subject line “Art-Pop”.  Give us your contact info. Do it now!  We need to make our selections by June 24th!
What this will cost you: Nothing to enter your work for consideration.

In order to fairly spread the costs out to all, we are structuring the gallery as a co-op.
Each share will get a 3 foot square of wall space ( for hanging one large or several small pieces.  You may request more than one share.  In addition to the monetary costs, we will have each artist contributing hours toward gallery sitting, doing publicity, hanging the show, and so on.
We will have to subsidize a budget for utilities, publicity, reception, etc.  We are negotiating liability insurance right now:  If we can’t do it through the Chamber of Commerce, we will have to purchase it.  Art will only be insured through the individual artist.

What this will cost accepted artists:
One share will cost $30 for the month, plus 5-6 hours approximately.  Artist gets 90% of the sale price.
After the initial month, we may be able to reduce expenses, if we should be continuing.

Questions? E-mail karifeuer@yahoo.com

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