The ArtLink Open Call to Artist

The ArtLink, an Art Gallery strategically located in Wynwood Arts District in Miami, is offering the opportunity to national and international emerging and mid career artists to exhibit during Art Basel.

We look forward to the attendance of the art community and over 40,000 guests during the week.  We suggest that you submit your application now to assure your participation in this year’s Basel event, the most important international art fair in the United States.
This exhibition runs concurrent with Art Basel, Pulse, Red Dot, Aqua, Scope, Nada, Design Miami and others during Dec. 2-5, 2010, and it will be published in the Art Circuits Miami Guide and Maps- December printed edition.
The ArtLink is an artist owned Art Gallery and there will not be commission on sales during or after the exhibition of the art works.
Submissions will be accepted in the following categories:  digital art, mix media, painting, photography, printmaking, drawing and sculpture.

ENTRY DEADLINE:   Saturday October 30, 2010

Submission postmarked after October 30, 2010 will not be considered for jury and will not have reimbursement of any fee.  Submission and payment may be sent to:

The Art Link

130 NW 36th ST.

Miami, Fl (33127)

No personal deliveries will be accepted

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All works submitted must have been completed within the past 2 years, and must be original and created by the artist.
  • Applications will not be accepted if there is any deficiency or if information is missing.
  • Artists can apply for only one medium. Artists can submit up to 3 pieces to be juried.
  • Please include up to 3 images of each work submitted in high resolution JPEG format on CD or DVD discs. Be sure to include front, back and side pictures of sculptures.
  • Prints: up to 8.5″ x 11″. They can be digital (ink jet, laser etc.) or photographic prints.
  • Artist’s bio.
  • Provide information about each piece submitted (Height x Width x Depth. Indicate whether inches or feet, medium, materials, artist’s name, etc).
  • Works must be maximum 60″x60” in any direction, including frame.
  • Each application must include its own fee and set of images. Images will not be returned.

 FEES

Since The ArtLink is an artist-owned art space, there will not be any commission on sales during or after the exhibition.

To cover our efforts, The ArtLink will charge $320.oo ONLY to the selected artists for the opportunity to showcase their artwork in front of a wider audience and the ability to side step the costs of booking a show during Art Basel.

$15.00 non-refundable application fee.
$320.oo non-refundable fee for exhibition. This amount should be sent no later than November 23, 2010.

All entry fees must be paid only by checks drawn on US banks or money orders.

NOTIFICATIONS

All artists will be notified about the decision via email by November 10, 2010

ACCEPTANCE

Accepted applications are bound unconditionally by the conditions of participation described in this open call.
Selected works will be presented online.
Space allocation is made to achieve an aesthetic appealing and take into consideration the character of the work to be exhibited. Placements are at the sole discretion of The ArtLink.
Artists must install their works.
Displays must be professional, framed and aesthetically pleasing and should be ready for display.
Exhibitors may not remove their artwork from the exhibit up to the end of the Art Basel week.
Exhibitors will bring no food or beverages. The ArtLink will provide these items.
Exhibitors are responsible for their own insurance and protection of artwork and display. The ArtLink will take no responsibility of any kind for theft or damaged artwork.
Drop off and installation of the works is on Saturday Nov 27 and Sunday Nov 28 from 10am to 5pm.
Pick up of the works must be on Monday December 6 and Tuesday December 7, from 10am to 6pm.

SELECTION PROCESS

The images submitted must clearly represent only the work that is intended to be displayed or sold during the exhibition.
In order to achieve a fair jury process, a curator will select up to 15 artists for this exhibition and will score the art works to choose those with the highest markings. Decisions are based on the quality of the artwork and its concept. All decisions are final.

DATES TO REMEMBER

October 30, 2010 – Postmarked deadline.
November 10, 2010 – Notifications by email
Saturday, November 27, 2010 – Drop off and installation of the works from 10am to 5pm.
Sunday, November 28, 2010- Drop off and installation of the works from 10am to 5pm.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010- Opening reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, December 2, 2010 – Exhibition from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, December 3, 2010- Exhibition from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 2010- Exhibition from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, December 5 – Exhibition from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, December 6 -pick-up of the artworks from 10am to 6pm
Tuesday, December 7 -pick-up of the artworks from 10am to 6pm

The ArtLink is not liable for artwork left beyond Tuesday, December 7, 2010 and all artwork left will become property of The ArtLink. Exhibitors are responsible for shipping arrangements and costs to and from The ArtLink installations.

AGREEMENT & RELEASE

By submitting this application, the Artist confirms he or she has read and agrees to the conditions set forth in this open call. Artists agree to allow The ArtLink to use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art ONLY for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of The ArtLink   from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of The ArtLink

THIS IS CONSIDERED A PART OF YOUR SUBMISSION
DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN IT AND SEND IT

ARTIST’S NAME   _______________________________________________

EMAIL    ______________________________________________________

SIGNATURE      _________________________________________________

DATE  ________________________________________________________