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Art Submissions for JAAMA’s Soulard Art Market Show for Black History Month (STL)

Ivan Martin extends an invitation to submit for the JAMAA art show at St. Louis' Soulard Art Market.

We are having a show at the Soulard Art Market to celebrate Black History.

Call For Art
Jamaa

A Juried Art Exhibition At: Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 258-4299

The Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery is calling for submissions to Jamaa a juried exhibition of local artists.
Exhibition runs from February 12, 2010 through March 5, 2010.

Soulard Art Market is looking to represent a select group of artists in our Contemporary Art Gallery, to exhibit alongside our 15 resident artists.

Exhibition Theme:
Jamaa, Swahili for family, recognizes the importance placed on community in African American culture. While many of us are used to celebrating black history in February, the goal of our show is to focus on what’s happening now. We are seeking works in all mediums that showcase our city’s diverse African-American community.

About Us:
The Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery is a unique studio and gallery complex located in the historic Soulard neighborhood of Saint Louis, Missouri.

Maintained by a core of fifteen professional artists, The Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery is a venture which strives towards making a difference.

In partnership with the gallery is Youth Education and Health in Soulard. YEHS is a nonprofit community-based organization that was founded in 1972 to develop needed services in order to save the historic Soulard neighborhood from being torn down and to prevent the displacement of low and moderate income residents of the area. Youth Education and Health in Soulard also hosts summer employment/training, tutoring, and recreation for disadvantaged St. Louis youths.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
-Submission is FREE!
- Artists may submit up to three original works for consideration.
- 2D artwork must be framed and ready for hanging (no saw tooth hangers please). Unframed gallery wrapped canvasses are acceptable.
- Sculpture should be no taller than six feet. Artists must provide their own pedestals, if needed.
-No video or ceiling suspended work will be accepted.
- All artwork for consideration must be submitted via JPEG/JPG image.
- File size for each JPEG/JPG cannot exceed 500kb and should be named as such:

Artist’s Name
Artwork Title
Dimensions.jpg
For example: John Smith_Artwork1_16x20.jpg

- Website address submissions will not be accepted.
- Late entries will not be accepted, no exceptions.

-Visit Soulard Art Market website and use our submission form to enter your work into the show.

- Accepted artists must be willing to be filmed and/or must be willing and available to participate in any press interviews, documentaries, and/or photo releases.

-Artists must be willing to have their artwork filmed or included in any press releases, articles or other publications as seen fit by the show curators.

-Accepted artists must submit an operational costs fee of $30.

AWARDS:

-One accepted artist will be selected to receive the Juror’s Choice Award.
-The award will be presented to the recipient during a special ceremony at the Opening Reception.
-The winning artist will be recognized as the gallery’s “Spotlight Artist” with a featured space in the gallery during a future exhibition.

SALES AND COMISSION:
-Soulard Art Market does not charge a commission on sales made during the exhibition. Artists will retain 100% of sales. Artists may list works as NFS.

SHOW SCHEDULE
– Submission Deadline:
January 30, 2009

– Accepted Artist Notification:
January 30, 2009

– Drop off Accepted Works:
February 6, 2010
12 pm to 8 pm
February 7, 2010
12 pm to 6pm

-Opening Reception:
February 12, 2010
7pm to 10pm

-Art Pickup: March 6, 2010
1pm to 7 pm
March 7, 2010
1pm to 5 pm

Artwork not picked up by the deadline will be donated to charity.

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