Abstractions Exhibition – May 2019 – Open Call for Artists

Open Call For Artists,
Motion Gallery invites visual artists to an open call for the new May exhibition and art sale “abstractions”
pairing, drawing, photography, mixed media, and sculpture will be accepted. The show is open to anyone,
emerging artists are encouraged to submit their work, as this is a not for profit artist run gallery, that helps
emerging artists get established. Artists can submit up to 4 paintings (pieces must be no larger than a
2×3’ area per piece) for the month long show. This exhibit is for artwork created any time, however, it
must be abstract art, and must meet the requirements as an abstract piece. “Abstract painting is
considered one of the purest forms of expression, as it allows its creator to freely communicate visually
without the constraint of forms found in objective reality”.
Important notes:
1) Online Registration for Submission Deadline is April 29 .
2) Art drop off will be Monday April 29, or Wednesday May 1st, both from 6-8pm, , either day
you must come with signed contract and labelled artwork.
3) Public Artist’s Reception will be Saturday May 11, with a second reception and art sale May
25th, in which artists will be encouraged to bring other items to be displayed for sale in the
resident artists area. Artists participating will also have a chance to plan their own events if they
want to invite their own groups to the gallery.
4) Exhibition will run from Saturday May 4th to Friday May 31st.
5) Art can be picked up Saturday June 1st , any time between noon and 6 pm. Art not picked up will
be stored for 30 days and then it will be forfeited to the gallery.
6) Artists payment will be made within 3 weeks of event end.
Buy-In for the event is $80 for members of Motion Gallery Society, $125 non-members.
All artwork must be wired properly with D rings, and ready to hang, absolutely no clip frames and saw
tooth hangers will be accepted (liability). Artwork can be wired for you at $10 per piece. All art must be
available for purchases do should originals, any prints of original work must be labelled as prints. Artists
will be required to volunteer at least one two hour session during the month of the event. Artists should be
available during the receptions. The gallery will retain 25% of the sale as the gallery commission, Artists
will receive 75% of Sale. Any work not picked up will be stored for 30 days, if not picked up it will then be
forfeited to the gallery.
Contract, art details, and tags must be brought to the gallery with your work at drop off times, payment
must be received by the April 29th, late entries will be charged a late entry fee of $20. There’s is limited
space for this show, early registration is recommended.

You can register and pay online using this link: Abstractions Exhibition – May 2019 Artist Registration

Motion Gallery is located in Sunalta. 2001b, 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta.
For further questions or enquiries, email info@motiongallery.ca .