MAIL ART

Show dates - June 25, 2021 - August 14, 2021

Call to Create

We are currently accepting submissions to a show featuring small work in a variety of mediums that deal with societies' need to "downsize". While our GalleRE space is all about featuring artwork with reused materials, for our open calls we invite any artist regardless of past experience with upcycled materials to apply. We just ask that artist attempt to work with alternative materials for this particular show. Artists may just discover a new medium! Whether submitting a piece already created that fits our criteria or making a piece specifically for this show, we love for artists to be inspired by the "stuff" in our Materials Marketplace. All the items we collect are part of our society's overabundance of things and we hope they will be into something fabulous.  

Timeline:

  • Deadline for artist to apply Thursday, March 5 by 11:59 PM - After your application is reviewed, applicants will get an email confirming participation

    Entry Requirements:  

  • New or established local artist with quality artwork.

  • Completed application with samples of artwork and resume/artist CV 

  • Openness to reused materials

  • Work created must fit size restriction 
     

​Upon acceptance, artist agrees to:

  • Drop off work Tuesday, March 10 between 9am - 5pm

  • Attend Show Opening on Friday, March 13 from 5pm - 7pm

  • Keep work in exhibition until show closes on Saturday, April 25 at 2pm.

  • Artist pick up Monday April, 27 between  9am - 5pm

 

Media: 
No restriction in the type of media used for artwork, we only ask that w
ork must incorporate 50% or more reusable/repurposed/recycled/reclaimed content. Artist may use items that did not come from Resource Depot as well, we just ask that large quantities of new items are not purchased to make artwork that otherwise could be reclaimed (i.e. such as plastic spoons or straws to make a point about plastic consumption). Artist may submit artwork that is already completed, as long as it fits our criteria. 

 

Work Size: 
Work must be no larger than 20" x 20" in any direction, and there is no limit to how small it could be. Jewelry and wearable art may be included as well. 

 

Content:

We ask artists think about the idea of downsizing. 

 ​While we are open to artistic expression, we serve families and are a multi-use space & must make our GalleRe content suitable for that environment.  Resource Depot reserves the right to not display any work unsuitable for a younger audience. 

 

Selection Process: 
Just looking for artist with quality work, this show will not be juried, but will be reviewed to check for quality. Artist or work can be turned away if they do not meet the standard or have obvious inappropriate content. 

 

Sales:
A commission of 40% of the selling price will be retained for any item sold from any exhibition sponsored by Resource Depot. This includes those sold within 30 days of the close of the exhibit.  Price work accordingly.  Checks will be released for any sales within

7-10 business days of exhibition closing dates to the attention of artist at the address provided.

Our Space:

Our GalleRE is about 20’ X 20’ with movable gallery walls, so the size does flex from one show to the next. The space has three

6' x 6' windows, which provide excellent natural light as well as a wonderful space to exhibit in. Our GalleRE has two white concert walls and two movable drywall walls (8' x 8' each). For the concert walls and the window spaces we have a track system for hanging, which just requires artwork to have two high positioned D-rings on the back for hanging. We have raw grey concrete floors to act as a blank canvas for emerging artists. Our Space is open air to a warehouse ceiling that is 19'. For less color interference, the GalleRE track lighting has daylight LED bulbs. 

We have glass double doors that measure 82" x 69" to enter our building so items must fit through them. Outside our building we have a ramp allowing for easy unloading/loading of larger artwork, the ramp width is 4'. 

 

Send any question to:

Chelsea Odum Director of Education & Artist Relations at education@resourcedepot.org

GalleRE Hours:*

Tuesdays & Thursdays:  11 am - 5 pm  |  Wednesdays:  11 am - 7 pm  |  Saturdays:  9 am- 2 pm

 

*Also open during special events.

The GalleRE @ RESOURCE DEPOT

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