Members of the New Canaan Society for the Arts are invited to submit proposals for one-person shows in the Betty Barker Gallery for an exhibition March 17- April 14, 2013.
Nine artists will be selected by the curator for the show. This is an opportunity for members to showcase a body of work that is unified in terms of theme and style. This is not an opportunity for a retrospective, but to show a cohesive body of work that represents a recent sustained focus. Interested artists are asked to submit a CD with examples of their work for consideration. The curator will work with selected artists to choose the work for their show. The Gallery will be divided into nine “mini-galleries”, and the wood floor area in the front of the gallery will serve as one additional space for one sculptor to exhibit. Artists will pay a fee for their own space as indicated below.
PROPOSAL: Send or drop off your proposal not later than Friday, February 15th, 2013. Only members of NCSA will be considered. Notification will be via email shortly after. Final selection of the artists for 9SOLOS will be dependent on brief studio visits.
ALL PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Name, address, phone, email
2. A brief artist statement describing the body of work you intend to exhibit including an approximate number of artworks.
3. A CD with 5 – 10 images that are representative of some or all of the work you would like to show with an image list including title, medium, size and price of each of the works. These are not necessarily the only works in your exhibit, but a sample of the body of work that you would like to show.
4. Entry: $20 by check made out to NCSA
Please send proposal to: Carriage Barn Arts Center, 9SOLOS, P.O. Box 1044, New Canaan, CT 06840
THE GALLERIES: The individual “mini-galleries” will vary in size, and artists will each pay a fee for their space. The curator will allocate the galleries based on the size and best fit for the work – small work in smaller galleries, larger work in larger galleries. An artist may include 2D and 3D work in their exhibit if the work is compatible in concept. See prices below.
Solo artists’ payments are due February 28th. The fees below include signage, promotion including press release, newspaper and website listings, an e-blast invitation to forward, an Artists Reception, and staffing during the show. Payment is by check or credit card.
Beginning with the space next to the large barn doors:
Gallery 1: $400 – 2 walls total: long west wall (facing the park) with a window, and adjacent 8 ft. wide sidewall
Gallery 2: $300 – 3 walls total: 8 ft. wide sidewall, adjacent 8 ft. west wall (facing the park) with window, and adjacent 8 ft. wide sidewall
Gallery 3: $300 – 3 walls total: 8 ft. wide sidewall, adjacent 8 ft. wide west wall (facing the park) with window, and adjacent 8 ft. wide sidewall
Gallery 4: $425 – 4 walls total: 8 ft. sidewall, adjacent 5 ft. west wall plus exit door, and two walls on left half of stage (with a partition separating space from right side of stage)
Gallery 5. $425 – 4 walls total: two walls on right half of stage (with a partition separating space from left of stage), small walls on either side wall of exit door, and adjacent 8 ft. sidewall
Gallery 6: $325 – 3 walls total: 8 ft. wide sidewall, adjacent 8 ft. east wall, and adjacent 8 ft. sidewall
Gallery 7: $325 – 3 walls total: 8 ft. wide sidewall, adjacent 8 ft. east wall, and adjacent 8 ft. sidewall
Gallery 8: $425 – 3 walls total: two walls on either side of swinging kitchen doors, and adjacent long north wall
Gallery 9: $325 – wood floor area in front half of gallery for sculptor
NCSA Receives a 35% donation on sales
PROGRAMMING: While not required, the artists are asked to participate in an Artists’ Talk open to the public and are also asked to propose a demonstration that they would like to give that is open to the public. The Artists’ Talk and Demonstration Day will be held on a Sunday in the late afternoon during the show. Details are to be announced.