Art Impact USA has several year round exhibition opportunities in the Washington DC area, for visual artists.
We are collaborating with Art Rave DC and the Institute for Caribbean Studies to produce an art exhibition during the Caribbean American Heritage Month - June 2015. We have space for up to 15 artists to show up to four pieces in the two newly remodeled gallery spaces. Artists will be able to exhibit work for three weeks, Wednesday, June 10 through Wednesday, July 1st. The reception will be held on Sunday, May 14th, 3-6pm.
Venue: Art Rave DC, 651 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20001 (off 7th Street NW)
Eligibility: Artists 18 years of age or older who have been deeply influenced by the Caribbean or are of Caribbean heritage are eligible to submit an entry. We welcome artists of all disciplines, including painting, photography, fashion, textile, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, illustration and digital media.
Theme: A Taste of the Caribbean All works with a Caribbean theme are welcome.
Size Limitations: Dimensions of work must remain within 6 ft h x 3 ft w (including frame.) Upload up to FIVE images of your best available art and one description list list: title, dimensions, media and price. At least three of your works will be selected, more depending on size or dimension. If paintings are not framed, the edges should be neatly painted. Photography must be framed. WORK MUST BE READY TO HANG WITH STURDY HANGING APPARATUS. WORK WITH WEAK HANGING APPARATUS: Artists who submit work not ready to hang will either have their work not hung on the wall or be charged $20 per piece for hanging staff to install D-Rings or screw eyes and wire correctly.
All work does not have to be for sale. We recommend smaller pieces so collectors can easily buy and carry the art away. You are allowed to bring in more work as a replacement during this art expo if you'd like. Display bins for reproductions are being accepted.
Entry Fee: $75 entry fee includes marketing, digital invitation, hanging fee, insurance, reception refreshments and entertainment and gallery sales staff during this 3-week expo. If you are shipping work make sure to include return shipping label and reusable packaging. Make sure delivery of work is scheduled after 12 PM and not before. There is no commission on sale of artwork.
Schedule: Entry Deadline: Monday, June 8, 2015, (11:59pm) Selection Announcements: Within 24 hours of artist's entry submission. Last selection: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Art Drop Off Time: Wednesday, June 10th - Noon to 6pm Reception: Sunday, June 14th - 3pm to 6pm Art Pick Up: Wednesday, July 1st - Noon to 5pm
Call the curator, Carolyn Goodridge, if you have questions: (202) 297-3040.