OPEN CALL

ACCEPTING ENTRIES: 

Monday, November 30th -  Thursday, December 31st
 

EXHIBITION: 

Saturday, January 30th - Saturday, August 14th, 2021


LOCATION: 

Art for the People Gallery

(1711 South 1st St. Austin, TX 78704)
Open Hours & Online Store

ENTRY GUIDELINES

  • ** PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE GUIDELINES.

  • ** IF YOUR APPLICATION DOES NOT FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES IT WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

  • ** The sooner you apply, the better. Spots will be filled as art comes in and is accepted. Please apply properly and follow guidelines.

EXHIBITION DATES 

  • The exhibition is Saturday, January. 30th - Saturday, August 14th, 2021

  • As artwork sells, it will go home with the client right away. 

  • We will then reach out to you to see what other artwork you have available to include in the show. 

OPEN CALL FOR ALL MEDIUMS: VISUAL & FUNCTIONAL ART

  • Visual & Functional Art

  • 2D art & 3D art

  • Painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, etc.

  • No specific theme

  • You create it! Send it in!

HOW TO APPLY:

  • ** PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES TO PROPERLY APPLY **
     

  • Send email application to Lynnie Goodman, Creative Director

  • Email: Lynnie@artforthepeoplegallery.com
     

  • Subject line:  Artist Name - AFTPG OPEN CALL

  • Body of the Email: Artwork information

  • Attachments: photos of artwork (to review & online store) & photo of self (artist digital slideshow & online store)

  • ** REFER TO GUIDELINES BELOW FOR PROPER FORMAT **

MAXIMUM SIZE OF ARTWORK & TIME FRAME ARTWORK MUST BE CREATED

  • Maximum Size: No limits!

  • Minimum Size: 12" x 12" (unframed)
     

  • Canvas Artwork: If it's less than 1.5" depth, must be framed.

  • Mattes & Frames - If your artwork needs a matte and a frame, we recommend steering away from the white matte with the white frame look. Artwork in wood or another color frame compliments the art better in our space. 
     

  • Recommend submitting artworks of varying sizes.

  • Artwork must be created in 2018-present

PRICE:

  • List your retail price.

  • 50% goes to the artist / 50% goes to Art For The People Gallery

What are the benefits of exhibiting at Art for the People & why we receive 50% when your artwork is sold......

  • Your art is beautifully curated in our gallery with an art tag that has detailed information about you and your artwork.

  • Gallery staff that is educated & knowledgable about art and "how" to sell art!

  • Hundreds of eyes on your artwork through customers coming in during our open hours and while perusing and purchasing on our online store.

  • 24/7 access to your artwork via our online store!!

  • Promotion through social media and website!

HOW MANY PIECES CAN YOU SUBMIT?

  • Minimum: 3 pieces / No maximum number

  • Submit 2-3 photographs per art piece. (we use these for our online store when accepted)

  • If you are not able to get together all of these photos right away, but have one photo ready --- Email us to let us know.​
     

  • 1st photo - straight on photo of artwork hanging on wall with space around it

  • 2nd photo - side view photo of artwork hanging flush to wall.

  • 3rd photo (optional) - detail shot
     

  • Attach all images as an ATTACHMENT to the email (not in the body of the email)

  • Refer to instructions below for proper labeling & attaching of photos.

  • ** If you cannot attach all photos in one email, send a second email with additional photos and title your email subject line,

    • " Artist Name - AFTPG Open Call (Part 2) "

IMAGES of Artwork and Photo of Self: 

  • ** WE PUT THE PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE, ECOMMERCE, & SOCIAL MEDIA.

  • ** Photo of self is for our digital slideshow showcasing the exhibition artists. 
     

  • PLEASE SEND THE BEST PHOTOS POSSIBLE OF YOUR WORK.
     

  • CROP - crop the photo so your artwork is the only object on the wall/ surface. We do not want furniture or other items in the photos.

  • STRAIGHTEN / LEVEL - make sure your artwork is level in the photo. Make sure when you are holding your camera straight & your artwork is level. If you notice your artwork is crooked, edit it before submitting.

  • EDIT - edit each photo so that it shows your work to its best and truest form.
     

  • Label each Art photo as: 1-First Name-Last Name-Title of piece-Art-For-The-People-Gallery-Austin-Art-Gallery-Local-Art

  • Example: 

    • 1a-Hallie-Rae-Ward-Lemon-Square-Art-For-The-People-Gallery-Austin-Art-Gallery-Local-Art

  • Example: 

    • 1b-Hallie Rae-Ward-Lemon-Square-Art-For-The-People-Gallery-Austin-Art-Gallery-Local-Art

  • Example:

    • 2a-Hallie-Rae-Ward-Dancehall-Art-For-The-People-Gallery-Austin-Art-Gallery-Local-Art

  • Example:

    • 2b-Hallie-Rae-Ward-Dancehall-Art-For-The-People-Gallery-Austin-Art-Gallery-Local-Art
       

  • Photo of Self: It can be candid, casual, or artsy. We have a digital picture frame that we feature the artists on.

    • Photo of Self: Hallie-Rae-Ward-Photo-of-self-Art-For-The-People-Gallery-Austin-Art-Gallery-Local-Art

ARTWORK TAG INFORMATION: (submitted in the body of the email)

  • Submit the following artwork information, in this order, in the body of the email. (single space, not bullet pointed)

    • (refer to email example at bottom of page)
       

  • Title of artwork

  • Artist's Name

  • Medium

  • Dimensions (Height x Length) (Include outer measurement / frame)

  • Year artwork was created

  • Price (50% - artist / 50% - Art For The People Gallery)
     

  • Meaning/inspiration of art piece
     

  • GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST (please include minimum of 3 sentences about you! It can be serious or fun/whimsical, you can be wordy!)

  • Please coordinate the artwork information and the photo attached with matching numbering.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, please contact:

WHEN WILL WE LET YOU KNOW IF YOU WERE ACCEPTED OR NOT?

  • We will let you know by the latest by Friday, January 15th

IF ACCEPTED:

  • We will send you an acceptance email.

  • Artwork drop off: Thursday, January 21st - Sunday, January 24th, 2021 (TH - SAT, 12:00pm - 5:00pm // SUN, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Please send email to Lynnie Goodman letting us know when you will be dropping the piece/s off.

  • Please have your artwork ready to hang.

    • wired (with coated wire) or have one bracket.

    • If sculptural or functional, please discuss with Lynnie before you come in.

  • Mattes & Frames - If your artwork needs a matte and a frame, we recommend steering away from the white matte with the white frame look. Artwork in wood, black, or another color frame compliments the art better in our space. 

EXAMPLE APPLICATION

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512 - 761 - 4708

hello@artforthepeoplegallery.com

1711 South 1st Street

Austin, TX 78704

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