Open Call for Group Exhibit – stay tuned for exhibit in 2020
Common Threads II (2019)
CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS – Open Theme
DEADLINE March 24 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
The exhibit is supported by Art Share L.A., a non-profit at the DTLA Arts District, who provides a creative environment for artists to develop, perform, and exhibit. Art Share enables exhibit opportunities for established and emerging artists on the premises, as well as at other venues. This exhibit will be held at the Angel City Brewery, where Art Share L.A. has sponsored monthly shows highlighting work by artists of all medium.
Common Threads II, will showcase photography art, with an open theme. Work in digital, analog, color/BW, or alternative processing are all acceptable. The exhibit will continue to dialog shared voices and patterns across diverse bodies of work as introduced in Common Threads I. The exhibit will be curated by fine arts photographer Richard S. Chow, who is also the curator/co-producer for Open Show Los Angeles.
All of the entry fees obtained (minus costs) will be donated to Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) and to celebrate their 20th year anniversary, to support their charter of enabling and promoting photography communities, providing free after-school programs to underprivileged youths at local Boys and Girls Clubs in So Cal. Don’t miss the opportunity to support a great cause, while exhibiting and marketing your art at a venue with significant foot traffic and exposure.
An entry fee of $20 (potentially tax deductible) will be required for a submission of 5 images for the open call. Please indicate the size of the finished/framed work with each image, submit JPG images that are 1200 pxl on the short side and 72 dpi, include your name within the file names. If you are accepted into the show, there will be an additional fee of approximately $50 per artist to cover other at-cost expenses (e.g. labels, installation, marketing, etc.) The work must be delivered with wires in the back, ready to hang and must be framed or otherwise protected. Submission Fee of $20 can be paypal to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no insurance provided by the venue (Angel City Brewery), nor the gallery (Art Share L.A.) for the installations during the exhibit period. Please note this before submitting your work. Your submission effectively provides acceptance. Since 2016, scheduled monthly shows at the Brewery sponsored by Art Share have been presented without incident, however this is important to note.
All work should be for sale, 40% of sales will go to Art Share L.A., 60% will go to artist. Venue owner and curator will not take any % of the sales. Work, if sold, will be processed and delivered by Art Share L.A. at the end of the exhibit. Please note the schedule below to ensure you are available. Delivery of art work is preferred, if you plan to mail in your work, please provide a pre-paid return label with tracking.
The exhibit will be listed at the website by MOPLA Month of Photography L.A. during April 2019.
If questions, please email Richard@Richardschow.com
Exhibit Calendar and Key Dates (Subject to Change)
Venue: Angel City Brewery 216 Alameda Street, Los Angeles CA 90013 (DTLA Art District)
Mon–Thu & Sun: 4pm–1am
Please note age of 21+, minor can be accompanied by adult
Submissions Close: March 24
Selections Announced: March 25
Work Receipt for installation: April 3, 10am to 1pm (or deliver in advance)
Exhibit Starts: April 4
Exhibit Opening April 11, 6-9pm (during DTLA Art Walk)
Exhibit Closes / pick up: April 30 / morningInstallation images (partial) from the 1st Common Threads exhibit at Angel City Brewery. Sample image only, Common Threads II installation will be different.