Do you have small "gift-able" pieces in your inventory? Blue Cat hangs a salon-style show during the holiday season with an opening reception coinciding with Wayne's Christmas on Main Street event.
Blue Cat begins reviewing work for the annual show in July.
Email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or give us a call: 402-454-5144
Blue Cat runs exhibits from March to December each year. Most exhibits are scheduled for two months, but exceptions may be made. Submit a proposal for an individual or group show. Include the following information and materials listed below when submitting your proposal.
Deadline: ongoing (currently considering work for exhibits in 2023-2024; gallery closed Jan-Feb each year; possible exhibit dates include: March-April, May-June and Sept-Oct).
Email your jpgs (images) and PDF documents to: email@example.com
In the subject line, type "Blue Cat Artist Proposal"
Expect a response within 1-2 weeks of emailing your materials
Blue Cat hosts a "Gift Shop Gallery" in addition to the featured exhibits gallery space, and is looking for artists who create small pieces such as jewelry, cards, original prints, small pottery pieces and more. Retail prices should be set at $100 or less. Blue Cat retains 25% commission on all sales.
Send jpg images of examples of your artwork to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief message expressing your interest and information about the work you create. Blue Cat will respond within 1-2 weeks of inquiry to discuss details with you.
The 2022 deadline has passed. Look for information about the 6th annual Signs of Rural Life juried exhibit in Spring 2023
· June 4: Submission deadline
· June 18: Notification of acceptance
· June 29-July 2: Deliver work to Blue Cat
· July 6-Aug 27: Exhibit on display
· July 8: Opening Reception
· Aug 27-Sept 3: Return unsold work to artists
· Best of Show - $250
. First Place - $175
. Second Place - $125
· People's Choice - $75
· Open to artists of all career levels from emerging to professional, 18 years of age or older
· Submit up to three entries created in the last five years (and not previously shown in Signs of Rural Life); $25 non-refundable entry fee required
· Max Size: no one side larger than 50” (3-D work requiring a pedestal, no more than 20” wide or deep)
· Any media including painting, works on paper, printmaking, photography, sculpture (excluding installation art)
· Works must be display ready (wrapped canvases are permitted, 2-D work must be wired and ready for hanging)
· By entering the exhibit, artists whose works are selected for the show grant Blue Cat Gallery & Studio the right to use submitted images on printed materials, gallery website & social media sites for promotional purposes.
· Artwork accepted for the exhibit must be for sale. Blue Cat Gallery will receive a 25% commission for each work sold from the exhibit. Payment for works sold during the show will be issued within 30 days of the end of the exhibit.
Glenda Drennen, a native of South Dakota, now resides in Sioux City, IA. She maintains Watermark Studio where she creates original watercolors and water media paintings. Her creativity was already apparent in childhood, and she has been painting watercolors professionally for nearly 40 years. This award-wining artist has earned signature membership in the Iowa Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA, Springfield, MO. She is a popular, sought-after watercolor workshop instructor.
Two categories: Ages 14-17 and Ages 13 and Under
DEADLINE PASSED for 2022, check back in Spring 2023 for next year's exhibit.
At least one work guaranteed accepted (so long as the work fits theme and is suitably display-ready).
No kits or direct copies of other artists' artwork, including photographs.