The Tri-Mission Gallery American Embassy of the United States Rome, Italy
Photo taken within the US Embassy, Rome Italy by Carolyn Goodridge, 2015
Exhibition Dates: May 3, through May 31, 2016 Embassy Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m
Curator: Carolyn Goodridge
Theme Transcending Boundaries is about the converging of cultures through art. The artists are asked to express their ideas of peace, harmony, freedom and other important values humanity as a whole holds dear, regardless of the national boundary. Transcending Boundaries showcases common ideals across the globe. It is expected that this exhibition will be the first of many international shows for its members. We must work together to make our international exposure successful.
Entry Fee: $0 Note: Artists may be asked to make additional contributions in order to enhance the show. In this case the selected artists will be asked to contribute $100 towards the exhibition catalog production costs. Art Impact USA is a non profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities for artists to show work in awesome places. We promote the exhibition which includes spectacular receptions with live entertainment, refreshments and catalog publications. We extend our best efforts to promote our exhibiting artists in order to attract prospective collectors. We provide artists with tools to boost and showcase their popularity and talent, which will only strengthen their creative careers. We want to help artists shine, not add to their financial stress. AIUSA runs primarily on charitable contributions, so additional gifts would be appreciated.
Restrictions: To avoid shipping at international rates, DPO postage is to be used to ship the works to the Embassy. The work or package must not exceed 50 lbs, and not exceed 108 inches (length and girth combined.) Width or length of the work or package should not exceed 38 inches. Work should be shipped at least 4 weeks prior to the exhibition opening. Click here to view more information about DPO. Artists may enter up to 10 images to be juried. Selected artists will have no more than one or two pieces in this show. The space is not very large. Up to 12 artists may be selected.
Venue The Tri-Mission Art Gallery is not open to the public, only to government staff and cleared visitors.
Tri-Mission Art Gallery United States Embassy Rome Via Sallustiana 49 00187 Rome, Italy
Artist notification: Artists will be notified by email of acceptance or non-acceptance by the end of the business day, Monday, March 7, 2016. At the time of the hanging of the exhibition, the curators reserve the right to decline work that differs significantly from the submitted imagery.
Selected Artist Promotional Benefits: In addition to participating in the Transcending Boundaries exhibition at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy, each selected artist will receive a back-link of their personal artist website placed on the "Artists" page of the Art Impact USA website. Art Impact USA will promote the selected artists in email promotion, online press release marketing, online event promotions and in social media marketing to art collectors, art gallery owners and directors and related art professionals including art critics. At least two promotional YouTube videos will be created to highlight the selected artists and their work. Click here to view a previous video.
Art Impact USA will promote the Transcending Boundaries exhibit by posting press releases to more than 70+ online Press Release sites and to over 35 DC area newspapers, magazines and radio stations. The Exhibition will receive extensive publicity and increased website traffic in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments.
Installation: All work must be framed and ready to hang. If the work is not frame-able it must at least have the hanging apparatus in the back, sturdy and intact. Please do not ship work that looks shabby on the sides. We want all work to be presented as beautifully as can be. Excellence is one of Art Impact USA's values. All glass must be plexiglass whenever possible. There are up to 12 spaces available. Curator will install the work at a pre-designated time with supervision. Access requests will have to be made where appropriate. There are no photographs allowed.
Travel and Hotel Arrangements: The curator has made reduced rate hotel arrangements for artists showing at the US Embassy. If you would like to travel to Rome, Italy anytime during this exhibition and be included in these discounts, artists must make reservations by Monday, April 11th. Please contact Carolyn Goodridge for more details.
Sales: 70% of the selling price will go to the artist. 30% of the selling price benefits Art Impact USA, Inc. All art sales are conducted directly between Art Impact USA and the collector.
Shipping Deadline: All accepted work must be delivered to Tri-Mission Art Gallery by :
Friday, April 29, 2016, 4 PM (Note it may take up to four weeks for delivery from the US.)
CLO OFFICE Box 0016 DPO AE 09624-0016
(International Shipper Delivery Address:)
United States Embassy Rome, Via Sallustiana 49, 00187 Rome, Italy Attn: Anna Maria VOLPACCHIO / DHS-ICE
Insurance: While artwork will be handled with utmost care during the exhibition, neither Tri-Mission Art Gallery nor Art Impact USA is responsible for lost or damaged artwork while it is en route to and from the gallery. Artists are advised to carry their own insurance during shipping and during the exhibition.
Pick up/Return: The curator will be present to package and return unsold work to the artists. Pre-payment for return shipping must be made prior to the exhibit, and will be refunded if the work is sold. This will be arranged individually by the curator.
Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all terms enumerated in this prospectus, and registration agreement including a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition. All of the conditions must be met or work will not be accepted.
Embassy Reception: (Friday, May 6, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m) Embassy community is invited to this event. A maximum 7 people can be invited by the Artist. 1 WEEK before reception must submit the names of the guests to: Annamaria.firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
All guests must:
Arrive at the Via Sallustiana #49 gate at the same time, at least 20 minutes prior to the event;
Have a valid ID - with nationality
In order to exit the building or use the restrooms, all guests must be accompanied by an Embassy Employee.
Sponsor Art Impact USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists so they are better able to shine the light of their creativity, nourishing humanity with inspiration. Art Impact USA emboldens an enriched community through support of its artists. Artists need our support to build their careers and finance their artistic endeavors and share their creations.
By cultivating and supporting emerging artists we can make this a better world. By creating synergistic relationships between businesses, non-profit organizations and artists around the world, Art Impact USA creates art exhibitions where our artists shine the light of their creativity to benefit humanity, inspiring communities and their leaders.
About the Curator Carolyn Goodridge Executive Director of Art Impact USA, Inc. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. An artist who received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Exhibited widely, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, Museum of African American Art, Tampa, FL, and many others. Goodridge is a professional member of the American Alliance of Museums, the National Association for Professional Women, the College Art Association, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and Ambassador of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Questions regarding this artist call may be directed to: Carolyn Goodridge: firstname.lastname@example.org