Beluthahatchie by Bob Eggleton. AoD First Place Award
THE SECOND ANNUAL ART OF DARKNESS
October 5 – November 14, 2018
Gallery Opening/Costumes Encouraged! Thursday, October 25th from 6-9 PM
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Not all art is about rainbows, butterflies and pretty pictures.
Some art takes more of a walk on the dark side, exploring the nature of life’s experiences which are not always exposed to the light. As we venture into the season of Halloween, Samhain and Dia de Los Muertos, our gallery will be home to the work of artists who have wandered down the path of melancholy, fear, grief or who just love to give their audience a good scare ;)
Consider joining us and submit work for our Second Annual Art of Darkness Art Exhibition!
Open to 2D and 3D media artists, this exhibit will feature work on the darker side of the art spectrum. Anything from classic Halloween characters, Day of the Dead themes, work that highlights any kind of monster, ghoul or ghost or art that explores any theme that could be deemed as dark, somber or supernatural. Submit existing work or create something fantastically scary just for this art show.
Submission fees: $35 for up to 3 Entries
All 2D forms of art or sculpture that can hang safely on a wall will be considered. Sculpture requiring a pedestal will also be allowed if no bigger than 18”x18” at the base, weighing no more than 50 lbs.
All work must be securely wired for hanging and gallery ready. Work not properly wired will not be hung even if work has been accepted into show. No sawtooth hangers or clips. No flimsy plastic frames. Unframed paintings must be professionally presented (no staples showing/sides painted)
HOW TO APPLY:
1) Fill out application form. (For File Uploads: Image files must be JPG files, no more than 10” in height or width, no less than 72 dpi or bigger than 300 dpi. High quality images are important for the selection process and will be considered for promotion and printed media.)
2) Pay submission fee ($35) via PayPal link at bottom of page.
DEADLINE: Entries MUST be received by September 20, 2018… after that the coffin lid is sealed!
Juror: This show will be juried by Bob Eggleton, is an American science fiction, fantasy, and horror artist who was once referred to by George RR Martin as one of the best SciFi artists of all time. Eggleton has been honored with the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times, first winning in 1994. He also won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book in 2001 for his art book "Greetings From Earth". He has also won the Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement in 1999 and was the guest of honor at Chicon 2000. Eggleton's drawing and paintings cover a wide range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror topics, depicting spaceships, alien worlds and inhabitants, dragons, vampires, and other fantasy creatures.
Notification: Entrants will be notified by email by Friday, September 25.
Accepted Entries Drop-Off Dates: Friday Sept. 28 10am-2pm and Saturday, September 29th from 12-4 PM.
First Place/ Best In Show: Winner will receive $100.
Second Place: Winner will receive $50.
Third Place: Winner will receive $35
Honorable Mention: Gallerist’s Choice
After exhibit pick up: Thursday, November 15th from 10-2 or Saturday, November 16th from 12-4. Failure to pick up work on designated days will result in a $10 storage fee/week. You may assign a 3rd party to pick up work for you if needed.
By submitting this form you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:
The artist affirms that all works of art submitted are original. All artworks must be for sale. No NFS items will be accepted. Do not submit artwork that may not be available after acceptance. The artist determines the price agreed upon at drop-off and understands that HeARTspot LLC will take a 50% commission from the selling price. Works of art must remain on display for the length of the exhibition. The artist gives permission for work to be photographed and used for promotional purposes. All care will be taken to insure the safety and security of work, but the artist understands that the policy for HeARTspot LLC only covers costs of materials used to create work. The director will determine the sustainability/suitability of the art, framing/support structure and if determined unsafe/unstable, work will not be hung in the show despite acceptance and returned to the artist. Works of art picked up after deadline will accrue a $10/week fee starting the day after pick-up (not pro-rated) which must be rendered to HeARTspot LLC prior to having late work returned.
Submit the $35 immediately after filling out form. Failure to do so may result in your work not being juried. Thank you.